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Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:19 PM

 

What if Skinner "Calls it" and Bernie wins?

There are several more states that are far more open than NY still, meaning Hillary won't do so well in them since MORE PEOPLE CAN VOTE. And her numbers continue to landslide while Bernies continue to go up.

ie. California which is delegate rich state where Hillary has been falling and Bernie has been rising.

The actual math is that Bernie can still win.

What if Skinner calls it and is wrong? Does he email all of us who flee this place when he "Calls it" because we refuse to be part of a silenced majority when we are still supporting our candidate who is running? Does he tell us all he made a big fat mistake and apologize?

Do all of you demanding the race that is months from being over be called so prematurely also appologize?

Just asking.

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Reply What if Skinner "Calls it" and Bernie wins? (Original post)
Zira Apr 2016 OP
beaglelover Apr 2016 #1
highprincipleswork Apr 2016 #11
nolawarlock Apr 2016 #97
eomer Apr 2016 #14
merrily Apr 2016 #56
beaglelover Apr 2016 #63
merrily Apr 2016 #78
Gore1FL Apr 2016 #86
Marrah_G Apr 2016 #92
lagomorph777 Apr 2016 #102
pangaia Apr 2016 #103
Hissyspit Apr 2016 #106
CentralCoaster Apr 2016 #2
Zira Apr 2016 #7
840high Apr 2016 #59
global1 Apr 2016 #65
CentralCoaster Apr 2016 #75
Kittycat Apr 2016 #84
pangaia Apr 2016 #107
jwirr Apr 2016 #109
pangaia Apr 2016 #105
geek tragedy Apr 2016 #3
demwing Apr 2016 #50
northernsouthern Apr 2016 #53
Jackie Wilson Said Apr 2016 #4
w4rma Apr 2016 #77
Jackie Wilson Said Apr 2016 #94
w4rma Apr 2016 #98
RobertEarl Apr 2016 #5
Zira Apr 2016 #8
RobertEarl Apr 2016 #19
grasswire Apr 2016 #27
litlbilly Apr 2016 #66
pangaia Apr 2016 #110
JohnnyRingo Apr 2016 #42
demwing Apr 2016 #54
snooper2 Apr 2016 #62
That Guy 888 Apr 2016 #85
snooper2 Apr 2016 #87
That Guy 888 Apr 2016 #90
global1 Apr 2016 #67
restorefreedom Apr 2016 #89
musicblind Apr 2016 #91
Gomez163 Apr 2016 #10
cherokeeprogressive Apr 2016 #25
pat_k Apr 2016 #58
RobertEarl Apr 2016 #68
litlbilly Apr 2016 #69
Cooley Hurd Apr 2016 #6
JoePhilly Apr 2016 #51
mythology Apr 2016 #9
Codeine Apr 2016 #12
Tarc Apr 2016 #13
JohnnyRingo Apr 2016 #48
.99center Apr 2016 #64
Tarc Apr 2016 #73
Barack_America Apr 2016 #15
geek tragedy Apr 2016 #23
Barack_America Apr 2016 #30
obamanut2012 Apr 2016 #32
geek tragedy Apr 2016 #33
obamanut2012 Apr 2016 #83
Starry Messenger Apr 2016 #99
Bluenorthwest Apr 2016 #96
grasswire Apr 2016 #29
Thinkingabout Apr 2016 #80
Arkansas Granny Apr 2016 #16
blm Apr 2016 #17
RobertEarl Apr 2016 #21
blm Apr 2016 #24
RobertEarl Apr 2016 #34
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litlbilly Apr 2016 #70
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Zira Apr 2016 #39
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Adrahil Apr 2016 #41
litlbilly Apr 2016 #72
Adrahil Apr 2016 #74
Bleacher Creature Apr 2016 #43
Agnosticsherbet Apr 2016 #55
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Thinkingabout Apr 2016 #82
Generic Brad Apr 2016 #88
marlakay Apr 2016 #93
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lagomorph777 Apr 2016 #100
Renew Deal Apr 2016 #101
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2016 #104
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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:21 PM

1. It's a mathmatical impossibility at this point. Give it a rest. St Bernard has LOST LOST LOST!!!!

LOL!!! You guys and your #berniemath!!!!

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Response to beaglelover (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:24 PM

11. You guys and your "superdelegates", who don't count until the convention.

 

It's a long way off.

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Response to highprincipleswork (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 01:09 PM

97. Few super delegates will ever switch.

1) They are specifically set up to address the needs of the Party. Not only has Bernie not helped the down-ticket, he has made numerous statements over the years against the Democratic party. Yes, he caucused with them, but he had a lot of negative things to say.

2) Hordes of Bernie supporters have harassed, abused, and threatened numerous super delegates on their social media pages, particularly Facebook from what I can see, and I doubt very much that's going to help motivate these people after they see home addresses being posted and other nefarious behavior.

That super delegate ship has sailed. It won't be coming back. They should have known they could have caught that bee better with honey.

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Response to beaglelover (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:26 PM

14. Hard to tell what's sarcasm these days.

You're not actually saying it's a mathematical impossibility, correct? You're making fun of someone who would say something so obviously incorrect?

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Response to beaglelover (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:30 PM

56. Actually, it isn't, but Hillary stayed in past the mathematical impossibility stage

Hard to understand why people who admire her so much aren't happy to see her shining example being followed.

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Response to merrily (Reply #56)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:44 PM

63. She and Obama were much closer in the delegate count.

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Response to beaglelover (Reply #63)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:19 PM

78. Irrelevant: Mathematically impossible is mathematically impossible.

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Response to beaglelover (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:29 PM

86. You need to use a dictionary and figure out the difference between improbable and impossible.

I bet your beagle thinks you are awesome. If your post is indicative of who you are in real life, your beagle is wrong.

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Response to beaglelover (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 10:07 PM

92. No it is not.

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Response to beaglelover (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 03:51 PM

102. The "Resistance is Futile" meme is so tired and boring - we don't knuckle under to bullies.

If Hillarians were actually confident of victory, they wouldn't be so desperate to get us to give up.

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Response to beaglelover (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 03:54 PM

103. YOU call him st bernard. I don't.

I call him Bernie.

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Response to beaglelover (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 03:57 PM

106. You say that like it's a good thing.

Fuck the Third Way.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:21 PM

2. My prediction: Skinner doesn't call it.

 

The recent calls for him to call it are most entertaining.

One is serious (if delusional), and another OP is joking but being taken quite seriously by come members.

DU has a lot of Bernie blood in it's system, it's unlikely to "Call it" for Hillary any time soon.

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Response to CentralCoaster (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:23 PM

7. I hope so because It's really giving me an awful taste of this place

 

The election isn't over until it's over.

Us newbies here are sure learning a lot about some sites.

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Response to Zira (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:35 PM

59. .that^

 

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Response to CentralCoaster (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:49 PM

65. What Exactly Does "Skinner Calling It" Mean?....

What does Skinner have to do with 'calling it'? Bernie is in this till Philadelphia - he's not calling it. What am I missing here?

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Response to global1 (Reply #65)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:10 PM

75. I can only guess, were you to ask the authors of the OPs:

 

I think the Hillary supporters would like Skinner to call the primaries over, change the name of the group to General Discussion, Presidency (or something) and prohibit negative talk about Clinton.

These Clinton supporters probably think that the change would lead to expulsion, banning, from the sight many good members who have been supporting Sanders over Clinton.

This would really make DU suck but they'd feel some sense of victory, I suppose.

If she's the candidate then Sanders supporters will have to toe the line, but then after she loses to the GOP it would change again to yet another kind of community.

Don't expect Skinner to call it until the convention is over. Then we'll see what happens.

Gonna be interesting!

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Response to CentralCoaster (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:27 PM

84. He's already responded to this in the Admin Forum.

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Response to Kittycat (Reply #84)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 04:01 PM

107. "Everyone knows where this is going,

everyone understands what is at stake in the general election. It'll all be fine. "

from Skinner's post in that other thread..


Well, I sure as hell don't know where it is going..
I'll bet my opinion of what is at stake ain't the same as St Skinner's.
All just may NOT be fine.


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Response to Kittycat (Reply #84)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 04:03 PM

109. I said at the beginning of this election that I was going to

keep my sig-line no matter what and I am. I am proud that I have supported Bernie and I will still be supporting his movement until true change happens.

Too bad if someone does not like it.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:22 PM

3. the race was over March 15, and is even more over now.

 

It will be painfully, "please make it stop" over a week from today.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:26 PM

50. You are consistently contentious

 

but at least you're consistent. Time for you to go back on ignore.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:28 PM

53. Please tell her...

 

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:22 PM

4. I predict it wont be called here until the very last possible minute.

Partly for selfish, monetary reasons, but it can also work to the advantage of us all if we all stick around, so to speak, to mend the fences and start fresh.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:14 PM

77. Irony: A Hillary supporter saying that it's the other person with the selfish, monetary reasons.(nt)

 

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Response to w4rma (Reply #77)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 11:25 AM

94. First, I am a Bernie voter and second, what if I support Bernie for the reasons

you do such as tuition free education and universal healthcare, etc, but I dont need those things because I am wealthy.

What if that was the case?

I am a Hillary voter if necessary, because I am not insane.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #94)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 03:24 PM

98. Mea Culpa on calling you a Hillary supporter. I still disagree with you on the point I noted.

 

Continuing the campaign has absolutely nothing to do with greed. In fact the campaign is one that is basically against greed. And just about every Sanders donor will tell you that they want the campaign to continue.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:22 PM

5. What does call it even mean?

 

Does it mean the rest of us are denied any free-speech on DU?

Don't worry about Skinner. He s not going to skin DU. Or his business.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:24 PM

8. From what I gathered it means we have to support Hillary or get banned.

 

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Response to Zira (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:29 PM

19. Banned?

 

My gawd, what would that accomplish? There'd be like 10% of the current posters left.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:37 PM

27. a ghost town

It's pretty pushy for people to demand that skinner lose 90 percent of his customers.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #27)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:50 PM

66. If he bans us all, this place would be more than a joke. How much fun they would have

 

just kissing each other and how great their candidate is.

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Response to litlbilly (Reply #66)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 04:05 PM

110. They could call it the ....eh,, I better not.....

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:04 PM

42. No one has to be banned.

It's not like there'd be a loyalty test to continue posting.

Eventually, if indeed Hillary does prove to be the Democratic nominee, there would only be restrictions on those who want the Democratic Party to lose in November, or state that our nominee has to step down.

Obviously, there would be no petitioning for a third party as has always been the rule in DU. That's why a lot of Ron Paul supporters have been shown the door. They complained about "free speech" here as I recall.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:28 PM

54. which is why it is unlikely to happen

 

page clicks drive advertising rates, if no one is around to click pages...

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:42 PM

62. Nope- a bunch of trolls will be gone that never supported Democrats, and some hard core PUMAs

 

Then we will continue to bash the Repuke till the cows get lost in the bottom of a lake

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #62)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:27 PM

85. Does part of your sig line read "No Bush and No Clinton!"?

 

Just curious if I'm reading that right.

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Response to That Guy 888 (Reply #85)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:39 PM

87. Yep, might have to change it- Got any ideas? My dude lost :(

 

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #87)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:49 PM

90. Look on the bright side, you don't need the No Bush anymore.

 

Unfortunately I'm too "p.u.m.a." to help you out with something pro Clinton. My opinions on her have nothing to do with Sanders or freeper sites.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:52 PM

67. Maybe The Hillary Group Then Will Turn On Each Other....

they have to find some outlet for their nastiness.

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Response to Zira (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:47 PM

89. i understand it to mean

not supporting or advocating for another candidate (trump, stein, etc). it does not mean we have to come on here and be pro hillary. we can discuss other races, other topics. and we don't hsve to vote for her although advertising that would not be advisable. basicslly don't come here and criticize her even if you are not voting for her.

for many, enforced silence will not be acceptable, and neither will sticking to other topics.

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Response to Zira (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 10:05 PM

91. That is how it went down in 2008.

I imagine that is how it will go down this time around, if Hillary wins. If Bernie wins then the same would happen to Hillary supporters. You don't have to stop liking Bernie or Hillary, but you'd have to support the nominee and could not post negative things about the nominee.

I would also point out that in 2008, Skinner did not "call it" until much later on. I imagine he will use the same time frame this time around.

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Response to Gomez163 (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:36 PM

25. Who's the "they" that stacks juries?

 

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:31 PM

58. "Call it" = Close GD: P (I think)

I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure "call it" means close GP: P. That is, effectively declare the primary over; declare that it's time to rally round the Democratic nominee.

From Terms of Service:
During the ups-and-downs of politics and policy-making, it is perfectly normal to have mixed feelings about the Democratic officials we worked hard to help elect. When we are not in the heat of election season, members are permitted to post strong criticism or disappointment with our Democratic elected officials, or to express ambivalence about voting for them. In Democratic primaries, members may support whomever they choose. But when general election season begins, DU members must support Democratic nominees (EXCEPT in rare cases where a non-Democrat is most likely to defeat the conservative alternative, or where there is no possibility of splitting the liberal vote and inadvertently throwing the election to the conservative alternative). For presidential contests, election season begins when both major-party nominees become clear. For non-presidential contests, election season begins on Labor Day. Everyone here on DU needs to work together to elect more Democrats and fewer Republicans to all levels of American government. If you are bashing, trashing, undermining, or depressing turnout for our candidates during election season, we'll assume you are rooting for the other side.


The problem I have with this is that the convention is about more than nominating our pres and vp candidates. It's also about creating the Democratic Party platform. And I want as many Bernie delegates there as possible to support bold goals. Winning delegates is what this presidential primary season is about, and as long as there are reasons to help Bernie win as many of them as possible, the primary is not "over."

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Response to pat_k (Reply #58)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:52 PM

68. No call until the convention is done?

 

That makes perfect sense.

Why are there so many wanting to jump ahead then, and limit participation? What are they afraid of?

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Response to pat_k (Reply #58)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:52 PM

69. funny cause thats all they do to Bernie, trash all day long, i dont see any of them getting

 

banned. funny how that works.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:23 PM

6. Skinner's not going to call anything soon, and calls for him to do so...

 

...shows a significant insecurity from those asking him to do so.

There's a post in AtA asking him to (essentially) do so. Linking the thread might constitute a callout, but of you go to AtA, you'll see what I mean.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:27 PM

51. One of the hosts of the Bernie group has asked ...

... Skinner to "call it".

True story.

Go check the Bernie group.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:24 PM

9. And what if pigs fly?

 

The odds of Sanders winning are really really small.

But also the rules turn to don't disparage the nominee. If you can't not insult Clinton that's on you.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:25 PM

12. Really? Come on now.

 

He's not going to win California by the kind of percentages that would dig him out of his hole, assuming he pulls off a win at all. By the time he gets here he'll likely be at a 275-300 delegate deficit. he'd have to win California by a wildly astronomical margin.

It. Is. Over.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:25 PM

13. #berniemath strikes again

Sanders has to carry the rest at ~58%. If projections hold, then after Hillary goes 5/5 or at worst 4/5 April 26th, that jumps up to 62%.

Stop being this guy;


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Response to Tarc (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:20 PM

48. It's only about fundraising now

Bernie probably has campaign debts like payroll, and I'm not sure what happens to a surplus. I don't know what they're allowed to spend it on, but I'd hope Bernie handed extra cash down to the party he's claimed loyalty to. I think that's the exact definition of a Democratic Socialist.

I'm telling friends who support Sanders that it's now or never. I say if they think he's still in the running, it's time to put their money where their mouth is and top off that donation to the $2500 limit. They can't expect to fund a bargain basement revolution on $25.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:48 PM

64. Or this woman?

Less than 300 delegates separate us out of 4765! "NO ONE HAS THE NOMINATION"

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Response to .99center (Reply #64)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:02 PM

73. You really don't get how this works

Is the concept of percentages relegated to "old math" now?

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:27 PM

15. What if Skinner calls it and the FBI recommends indictment?

Anyone not recognizing this is actually a possibility is delusional.

Anyone who recognizes this and still thinks we should just go ahead and crown Hillary is not thinking of the best interests of the Democratic Party, or our country.

Just sayin'...

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Response to Barack_America (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:35 PM

23. you're back? nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #23)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:39 PM

30. I didn't say I was leaving. I said I was expecting to be TS'ed.

I can't quit politics.

Wish I could. Working on channeling it into local activism. Small steps.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #23)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:44 PM

32. hahahaha

Was there ever a doubt?

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #32)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:45 PM

33. none of us can ever stay away nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #33)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:27 PM

83. i know, alas

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #32)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 03:43 PM

99. They just love the drama.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #23)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 01:01 PM

96. you're still here? Posts hidden by Jury: 12

 

If it was not for Skinner's Special Rules you would not even be present to berate and bait like you do all day everyday on DU.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=profile&uid=144296&sub=trans

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Response to Barack_America (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:39 PM

29. absolutely

That would be disastrous.

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Response to Barack_America (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:22 PM

80. What is she going to be indicted, what crime has she committed?

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:27 PM

16. Skinner says that it appears that the primary is still going on.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:28 PM

17. I know you've only been here a month and this is your first primary here, but,

think back to why you wanted to join this place in the first place. It is no secret that DU is here for Democrats to congregate and engage with the goal of countering the GOP agenda by winning elections EVERY election cycle.

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Response to blm (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:31 PM

21. So that means ignore any negatives?

 

Does that mean be delusional and act like there is nothing wrong with the candidate, and if one does, one is banned?

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:35 PM

24. no….but, acting like this place is all about ONE primary election isn't exactly

healthy thinking, imo.

I have no problem supporting Sanders for my own personal reasons and ALSO remain mindful of how hard I and other Democratic workers and volunteers work as GOTV activists, and many of us do it in a purple state where every single vote matters.

Of course, I don't expect others to be on the exact same page with me….though it sure would make "ME, ME, ME" feel a whole lot better…….wouldn't it?

BTW…the majority of threats and scolding has been coming from recent members…..my personal take: I don't believe 70% of them are anything less than GOP operatives. Or Putin pushers.

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Response to blm (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:47 PM

34. They are nasty

 

And most of them, imo, are against GOTV. So your 70% being trolls is probably close to correct.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #34)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:49 PM

35. Thank you. I try to maintain a sense about GOP counterattacks to Dem voting...

I have to….I work GOTV in North Carolina.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:58 PM

70. theyve done such a great job too, with DWS, the third way, the DNC and on and on.

 

they might want to rethink their priorities.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:28 PM

18. Ha! :-)

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:29 PM

20. Skinner is unlikely to call it, and Bernie is unlikely to win.

 

But I do think Skinner should wait until the nominee is confirmed.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #20)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:59 PM

71. Im calling it now, Oregon is going to be the king maker, Bernie overtakes Hillary

 

in the pledged delegate count. If I'm wrong, oh well...

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:34 PM

22. He is going to lose Maryland, PA, Delaware, and probably CT next week.

There is not enough of the country to close the gap.

Even if he narrowly wins CA, it can't make up that gap.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:36 PM

26. Hillary can lose every state going forward and still win...

In other words, she only needs 29% of the vote in each state going forward and she will still win the delegates needed for nomination.
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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:38 PM

28. From what I've read from Skinner in various forums,

he considers it primary season still.

As do I.

Bernie has been a great candidate, and I expect him to ride it out a bit.
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Response to cwydro (Reply #28)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:13 PM

45. And so he should -- for more than "a bit"

Nominating pres and vp is not the only thing the convention is about.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511794471

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Response to pat_k (Reply #45)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:15 PM

47. Sure.

And I support Hillary.

More than happy for Bernie to be in the mix to the end however!
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Response to cwydro (Reply #47)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:39 PM

60. Good to hear.

I think there are plenty of other Hillary supporters who see the value of Bernie staying in. But I haven't run into many in GD-P.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:39 PM

31. LmFuckin'ao after reading your title. Sanders win? Bah hahahahahah

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #31)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:50 PM

36. And they truly believe it.

 

Arithmetic, probability, political realities are beyond them.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #36)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:54 PM

38. Ya, well, being in California the 70's, I would never have done the cult thing in my late teens or

 

early 20's. What more can I say.

Hey... You.... I want out of Texas. I am connecting with all those on the west coast. Tell me how much I NEED to get out of here.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #38)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:23 PM

81. A boatload.

 

Ain't nuthin' cheap on this coast.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #81)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 06:32 PM

112. Lol. I wasn't talking money. I was talking more, you gotta tell me i really need to get out.

 

Get this. Went to a woman empowering luncheon today of 800 women. It was a Laura Bush program. I know very little. $ people on the stage, ALL men, talking about women and girls.

The speaker was Chris Kyles wife. Though interesting, ultimately she told us.... Inherently being different, men need to be respected. Women need to be cherished.

I am saying.... one year. I am gone. I have one more year.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #31)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:11 PM

44. And you think you are a winner

After looking at your transparency page, I think I know who the winner is.

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Response to passiveporcupine (Reply #44)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:15 PM

46. I think Clinton and the Democratic Party is the winner. I really do not give a shit what you think

 

about me.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #46)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:22 PM

49. don't worry sweetie...we are on the same page

as far as shits given.

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Response to passiveporcupine (Reply #49)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:28 PM

52. Sweetie? Ya, I get it ... darlin'.

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #52)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:30 PM

57. It's far nicer than the language you tend to use against Bernie

and his supporters.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:54 PM

37. IF he calls it before the convention, then it's not really Democratic Underground, is it? n/t

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #37)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:55 PM

39. +1

 

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:58 PM

40. What if I win the lotto tomorrow?

 

Odds are it will never happen.

Same for Bernie winning the nomination now after NY.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:02 PM

41. Well, I suppose I could win the lottery tomorrow too....

 

Although I don't think Skinner will (or should) "call it" at this point. Maybe if Hillary clobbers Bernie next Tuesday. If Hillary extends her lead again next week, then seriously.... it's done.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #41)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:01 PM

72. you would like to think so wouldnt you?

 

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Response to litlbilly (Reply #72)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:06 PM

74. Well, I am an engineer, so I understand math.

 

I just don;t see how you think Bernie somehow gonna to increase his delegate performance by 50%. Whjat on earth is the basis of such fantasy? I mean, I get candidate loyalty, but seriously....

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:10 PM

43. What if Rocky De La Fuente wins??

He has about the same chance as Bernie.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:29 PM

55. Are there anymore caucuses? Those are the really low turn out states

Where Sanders has been quite successful.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:40 PM

61. With comedy like this, there's a Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in your future! nt

 

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:13 PM

76. How can anyone call it while the investigation ramps up?

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:21 PM

79. What if a butterfly flaps its wings ????

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:26 PM

82. Looking forward to the primaries through June 7, more delegates for Hillary, taking it to the

convention. Skinner has taken action when there is a direct action of members which is against his rules.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:41 PM

88. He'll call it as soon as the first candidate secures the delegates needed for the nomination

To do so sooner would be pointless and an insult to voters that will be needed in the fall if we are to trounce the GOP the way they deserve to be trounced on.

Petal to the metal and may the candidate with the most votes win!

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 10:23 PM

93. If Skinner "calls it" before primary is over

I am out of here and i have been here since 2004.

I understand why Clinton people feel she is ahead but until Bernie himself concedes and he is not in the race we should be able on this forum to discuss it.
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Response to Zira (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 12:40 PM

95. Skinner isn't in a hurry. Why should we be?

Those without the stomach for more campaigning can use the ignore feature for the next however long.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 03:50 PM

100. How can Skinner call the election?

Did he suddenly get a seat on the Supreme Court or something?

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 03:51 PM

101. He can call it again

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 03:55 PM

104. What if Skinner "Calls it" and the invective continues?

Does he then send Grovelbot to break some legs?

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 04:02 PM

108. What if everyone just leaves Skinner alone?

I bet he'd give that suggestion two thumbs up.

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Response to Zira (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 04:08 PM

111. He already answered the question, in ATA. The primary is still going on.

Everyone should just calm down, and the people who can't wait to demand bans of everyone they don't like who has a Bernie avatar, are just gonna have to deal.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/125910112
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