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Tue May 10, 2016, 10:53 AM

 

The only reason Hillary is winning the Dem. Primaries is because the Dem. Establishment

people are doing their best to help her along with their crooked ways. Perhaps many of them
are in her political debt? She has had so much experience in her long political life - and a lot
of it seems to have been experience of the unpleasant negative type.

The only presidential candidate who is a decent human being and still running is Bernie. I
hope he stays in. If it hadn't been for all the dirty tricks played against him, he would have
easily been the Dem. Front Runner today.

For the above reasons I would like to see Bernie win, even if it should be only at the expense
of Hillary's coming into difficulties - brought on herself by herself - such as the result of her
present FBI investigation, or the exposure of her Goldman Sachs speech, or whatever else.

Yet, if she should win the Dem. Primaries, I would vote for her against any Republican. The
reason is simple - I'd like to help prevent still greater misery and more unnecessary deaths
for the vast majority of the American people by doing what I can to fight the greater evil.

If some find the above crazy, my answer is: These are crazy times. And that is WHAT IS
taking place right now. What else better can one do than play along with it -- until these
times change? No situation on earth is permanent. The life of our planet, itself, is only a
temporary one.

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Reply The only reason Hillary is winning the Dem. Primaries is because the Dem. Establishment (Original post)
Cal33 May 2016 OP
artyteacher May 2016 #1
firebrand80 May 2016 #3
Blue_Adept May 2016 #34
leeroysphitz May 2016 #68
Cal33 May 2016 #8
politicaljunkie41910 May 2016 #47
Lizzie Poppet May 2016 #61
politicaljunkie41910 May 2016 #79
Cal33 May 2016 #74
politicaljunkie41910 May 2016 #80
Ferd Berfel May 2016 #53
Cal33 May 2016 #78
w4rma May 2016 #64
peggysue2 May 2016 #65
w4rma May 2016 #66
Adrahil May 2016 #75
w4rma May 2016 #84
Juicy_Bellows May 2016 #88
Adrahil May 2016 #90
Cal33 May 2016 #89
Adrahil May 2016 #91
Cal33 May 2016 #97
mythology May 2016 #95
onehandle May 2016 #2
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firebrand80 May 2016 #4
libdem4life May 2016 #6
firebrand80 May 2016 #9
Cal33 May 2016 #10
hamsterjill May 2016 #5
rhett o rick May 2016 #16
Tarc May 2016 #22
hamsterjill May 2016 #23
bahrbearian May 2016 #30
hamsterjill May 2016 #45
Orsino May 2016 #7
Cal33 May 2016 #12
J_J_ May 2016 #11
Dragonfli May 2016 #49
Cal33 May 2016 #96
Arkansas Granny May 2016 #52
sasmath May 2016 #54
lastone May 2016 #13
Cal33 May 2016 #15
rhett o rick May 2016 #17
apcalc May 2016 #14
Cal33 May 2016 #19
Nonhlanhla May 2016 #58
LexVegas May 2016 #18
tonyt53 May 2016 #35
mindwalker_i May 2016 #20
redstateblues May 2016 #21
Cal33 May 2016 #25
JoePhilly May 2016 #70
seabeyond May 2016 #24
Cal33 May 2016 #32
asuhornets May 2016 #41
seabeyond May 2016 #63
polly7 May 2016 #85
YoungDemCA May 2016 #26
asuhornets May 2016 #27
tonyt53 May 2016 #33
CrowCityDem May 2016 #28
Cal33 May 2016 #38
CrowCityDem May 2016 #39
Cal33 May 2016 #56
CrowCityDem May 2016 #60
Attorney in Texas May 2016 #29
Cal33 May 2016 #42
polly7 May 2016 #44
Cal33 May 2016 #69
RufusTFirefly May 2016 #31
sasmath May 2016 #55
Maedhros May 2016 #57
RufusTFirefly May 2016 #93
workinclasszero May 2016 #36
NewImproved Deal May 2016 #37
CrispyQ May 2016 #40
asuhornets May 2016 #43
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Dragonfli May 2016 #50
Maedhros May 2016 #59
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Cal33 May 2016 #71
wendylaroux May 2016 #77
CobaltBlue May 2016 #72
Sparkly May 2016 #73
Gomez163 May 2016 #76
pdsimdars May 2016 #81
jamese777 May 2016 #82
Cal33 May 2016 #94
Turin_C3PO May 2016 #83
1StrongBlackMan May 2016 #86
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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:54 AM

1. nope. its because votes. eom

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Response to artyteacher (Reply #1)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:56 AM

3. The establishment tricked those people

into voting for her

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Response to firebrand80 (Reply #3)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:40 AM

34. It's too early in the day for such bullshit

Poor rubes, being tricked into voting for someone. If only these rubes were smarter.

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Response to Blue_Adept (Reply #34)

Tue May 10, 2016, 01:11 PM

68. true. n/t

 

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Response to artyteacher (Reply #1)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:00 AM

8. An example: You don't think DWS's scheduling of the Dem. Primary Presidential Debates played

 

a role in keeping Bernie and other Dem. candidates down, and pushing Hillary up?

I hear DWS is also rigging the Dem. Convention in July.

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Response to Cal33 (Reply #8)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:59 AM

47. No I don't. What's your next conspiracy?

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #47)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:52 PM

61. Then you're wrong.

 

Front loading primaries the establishment candidate was sure to win had the obvious benefit of creating momentum...creating the impression of an insurmountable lead. If you don't think that influences voter behavior in subsequent races, you're naive.

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Response to Lizzie Poppet (Reply #61)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:32 PM

79. So you're saying DWS colluded with the GOP since almost all the Dem and GOP Primaries were held on

the same day or within a week apart.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #47)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:27 PM

74. It's not a conspiracy theory. It's a fact. Everybody knows that there were around 6 Dem.

 

candidates running for the presidency at the start. Most of them complained to DWS
at the way she scheduled the debate in favor of Hillary. DWS made no changes
in spite of their complaints.

This is general knowledge.

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Response to Cal33 (Reply #74)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:34 PM

80. See my other post. I don't have time to keep repeating myself like Bernie's folks do.

Apparently you have nothing else constructive to do with your time.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=1935320

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Response to Cal33 (Reply #8)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:08 PM

53. You're not going to convince any of them

they are obligated (in one way or another) to support Clinton regardless.

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #53)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:31 PM

78. I agree with you. It might help to bring out your point though, and make it clearer to

 

everyone, how they operate.

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Response to artyteacher (Reply #1)

Tue May 10, 2016, 01:00 PM

64. Suppressed independent votes. (nt)

 

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Response to artyteacher (Reply #1)

Tue May 10, 2016, 01:05 PM

65. Yup.

3 million more votes, in fact.

Reality is a hard mistress.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #65)

Tue May 10, 2016, 01:05 PM

66. 6 million suppressed independent voters, at least. (nt)

 

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Response to w4rma (Reply #66)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:28 PM

75. Independents aren't Democrats. NT

 

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #75)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:44 PM

84. And, yet, if they don't vote for a Democrat then there will never be a Democratic President. (nt)

 

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Response to w4rma (Reply #84)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:50 PM

88. Ain't that something?

Shame they are too blind to see.

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Response to w4rma (Reply #84)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:56 PM

90. And that's an argument you can make to other Democrats.

 

But I don't see why that means they get to vote in Democratic primaries? Independents voting in party primaries are people who want to have their cake (not be part of the "System" and eat it too (but still get a say in the nominee).

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #75)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:51 PM

89. True, and some of them are Democrats who quit their party in disgust, because too

 

many members of the Democratic Establishment have come under the influence of
the Corporate Power people. They have lost their ideals, become pawns of Wall
Street, and have become Democrats in name only. Bernie is trying to reverse
this trend.

I understand that in recent years many Republicans have left their Party, too. And
if you count these people together with all the small political groups as Independents,
they outnumber either one of the major political parties.

I see change coming. Whether we like it or not, change is coming. It's only a question of time.

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Response to Cal33 (Reply #89)

Tue May 10, 2016, 03:05 PM

91. Well, if there are enough of them to form a party...

 

they can do that, I suppose.

I'm not sure that's an argument for letting them vote in our party primary. If they left the party, they left the party, though of course, I would welcome them back. I'm not opposed to multiple points of view in the party. A debate of ideas is good.

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Response to Adrahil (Reply #91)

Tue May 10, 2016, 06:49 PM

97. Independents are not a party, I don't think. It's a convenient place to put all those

 

people who are neither Democrats nor Republicans.

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Response to w4rma (Reply #66)

Tue May 10, 2016, 05:06 PM

95. And your basis for this claim is what?

 

Besides even if it was, it's not exactly an arduous task to change one's registration other than perhaps New York where the deadline is months ahead.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:56 AM

2. Cool story, bro. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:57 AM

4. .

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Response to firebrand80 (Reply #4)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:00 AM

6. Sexist...ridiculuous. Where are the men's briefs to match?

 

Should self-delete.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #6)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:01 AM

9. I suspect there are no men's briefs to match this item nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:01 AM

10. And true.

 

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:57 AM

5. Yeah, those extra millions of popular votes don't mean anything, right?

We're all "the establishment", I'm sure.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #5)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:13 AM

16. It's time to eliminate the control of Big Money Fat Cats in our government.

 

Some are terrified to fight for our freedoms and liberties apparently more comfort in their bubble of denial. They need to wake up and smell the class war. Every day more and more of the wealth and resources of the 99% are being transferred via taxing laws/regulations to the 1%.

There are two candidates, Sen Sanders clearly favors the 99% while Clinton whose own wealth puts her and Bill comfortably in the 0.1% of wealthiest and they got it from the 1% class. They represent the 1% as the Koch Bros have recently admitted.

It's one thing to be terrified to go against the Wealthy but it's another to turn backs on those struggling among us just so Goldman-Sachs and the Clinton Family can amass more and more wealth.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #16)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:26 AM

22. "Big Money Fat Cats" ?

Ok, Ms. Palin.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #16)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:27 AM

23. So, are you advocating simply disregarding the popular vote?

Because Hillary is ahead by millions of votes. Forget any discussion of superdelegates at this moment. Popular votes. Are you saying that those of us who voted for her in the primaries are just to stupid to know what we're doing?

How do you reconcile that the majority of voters to this point have voted for her? Could it be that those voters simply disagree with your assessment?

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #23)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:36 AM

30. Disregarding the Independent voter , gives us the 2 most disliked candidates ever!

I know, I know , independents aren't real Americans

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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #30)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:52 AM

45. I didn't realize that I was disregarding the Independent voter.

So, are you suggesting that no independents are a part of those millions of votes that Hillary has accumulated?

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:00 AM

7. That's not the only reason. n/t

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Response to Orsino (Reply #7)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:02 AM

12. Of course, there are many more.

 

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:01 AM

11. I agree

 

and they all think she is so entitled to the nomination they don't care if they set us up to lose.

They think Hillary will win over Republicans?

Have they listened to talk radio in the last 15 years?

And if she actually 'wins'...

Can everyone just imagine what we will go through with these nitwit Republicans?

They are already preparing to impeach her.

We need to fix some serious problems in this country, not just give the Republicans some ammo to bash Democrats for the next decade.

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Response to J_J_ (Reply #11)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:03 PM

49. More and more people are becoming aware of how screwed we the 99% are with no help

to be expected from anyone on the political horizon, no matter the party, when help comes, it is destroyed before our reality can be changed.

We have allowed the party of the people to devolve into a co-conspirator that would have us all as slave labor feeding the wealthy, a country where those that have nothing to contribute to the wealth of the few are left to perish as useless eaters. A country where bloody empire for the profit of of an out of control military industry and a thriving new mercenary industry are gorged on the blood of those that are no threat to us in any military sense. A modern form of feudalism that is developing before our eyes.

Without a party to protect us from the unwavering desire of some to recreate this nation as a neo-feudal fascism it's rebirth will continue unabated on it's course toward the neo-feudal goal, they have recently showed us that not only is their goal clear, it has also shown us the intend to make futile any attempts from within to change such a destructive and unwavering course.

The 99% are beginning to see that they are on their own now against the purchased post-partisanship that will lead us to that goal faster or slower, but on the same course, ever rightward ever more cruel and ever more a threat to their well being and happiness.

We are almost there and there appears to be nothing to stop it, even when a good man tried, the entire party moved heaven and earth to insure he could not be an agent for the change all of us need.

I blame us that are on the front of liberal thought for allowing our party to so easily be taken over by the republican castaways that dare claim to be more than what they are, purchased lackeys of the wealthy elite.

I blame myself for allowing myself to be used as shamelessly as any poverty stricken GOP member that would support and vote for what is demonstrably against their best interests and the interests of over 99% of the citizens of this country.

I blame the party faithful for so easily adopting and even cheering well known and deeply damaging right wing policy simply because they follow the party line (policies that they are well educated about and once fought against).

I blame the party itself for being so easily bought and co-opted by the policies of the Heritage Foundation and The Chamber of Commerce simply for a pittance in campaign contributions just as I blame them for lying cheating and stealing their maintenance of complete control


Without a party to oppose the neo-feudalists, what is left to stop them?
What can we do?
What can YOU do?

WHAT THE HELL CAN I DO!

The last sentence describes not only my feelings, but also the feelings of a growing number of citizens that can not help but see what is happening because it grows more blatant every day.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #49)

Tue May 10, 2016, 05:27 PM

96. Yes, dissatisfaction among us is mounting, and Bernie saw this and he also saw that

 

there were no responsible and capable leaders among those running for the
presidency. So he decided to take the step. He is trying to stop the
Democratic Party from going further right, which is the trend of corruption
and is responsible for the degenerate state our country is now in.

Bernie is trying to bring us back to the state of being the great nation we
once were -- and he is doing this against the formidable forces that are
opposing him.

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Response to J_J_ (Reply #11)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:05 PM

52. Speaking of talk radio, how do you think they would treat Bernie if

he was the nominee? I'm sure they would uncover and capitalize on things in his past that his supporters are not even aware of.

Bernie has not yet been vetted by the right wing slime machine. They've been saving that in case he did make it to the GE.

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Response to J_J_ (Reply #11)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:10 PM

54. Talk radio is not representative of the electorate. Thankfully.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:04 AM

13. Yes, this is true.

 

Hrc was the "chosen" candidate by establishment democrats, the dnc has been ignoring the Sanders campaign from the beginning and now as donnie boy pivots to the general he's trying to co op Sanders message. To those who think that hrc is a "shoe in" wake up and smell the fake tan cause she's in serious trouble where as Sanders still polls better vs donnie boy.

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Response to lastone (Reply #13)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:13 AM

15. Hillary supporters refuse to see this, even when it's staring at them in the face.

 

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Response to Cal33 (Reply #15)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:15 AM

17. It's Authoritarian Adulation

 

The excuse to turn backs on those suffering.

Mammon: The greedy pursuit of wealth.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:05 AM

14. She is winning because of VOTES.

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Response to apcalc (Reply #14)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:16 AM

19. Bernie would have had more votes than Hillary, if he hadn't been unfairly suppressed by DWS and

 

others, who are in positions of power, and can do so.

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Response to Cal33 (Reply #19)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:20 PM

58. How did DWS suppress votes?

If you mean closed primaries, DWS does not set those rules, and independents had every chance to register Dem if they wanted to vote in the Dem primary.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:16 AM

18. Those minorities screwed it up for Bernie!

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Response to LexVegas (Reply #18)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:40 AM

35. How dare they?????

 

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:25 AM

20. Hillary is running as the first woman prez

Her whole campaign is centered around fighting sexism, and racism got tacked on because it's similar. That wouldn't be enough, but Trump got in there and provided Hillary with a straw-man turned into a real boy, which boosted her campaign by an immesurable amount. Without Trump, she'd be nothing.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:25 AM

21. I've never heard so many weak excuses for losing

It's like voting totals don't matter

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Response to redstateblues (Reply #21)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:31 AM

25. Did you take into consideration, for example, the different voter suppression methods involved? Or

 

did you deliberately chose to avoid them - and for your own home-consumption?

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Response to redstateblues (Reply #21)

Tue May 10, 2016, 01:59 PM

70. +1

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:28 AM

24. Gasp*** Because Democrats support Democrats. God Forbid. The audacity of the woman. And Dems,

 

for that matter.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #24)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:38 AM

32. If Hillary had been as honest as Bernie, I don't think he would have even considered running. I

 

think Bernie believes our country has a desperate need for someone who really
would try to bring up the standard of living and hope to the vast majority of our fellow
citizens. Hillary seems to be only interested in making herself wealthy.

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Response to Cal33 (Reply #32)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:48 AM

41. Or could it be that Hillary is not as dishonest as you and others want people to believe

Is the reason why she is winning?

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Response to Cal33 (Reply #32)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:59 PM

63. Clinton kicks Sanders ass in honest. Policy given alone shows Clinton much more honest.

 

Not to mention the fact Clinton rates more honest and Sanders has tons of Pinocchios.

Sanders can "believe" what ever he likes, it does not make it reality.

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Response to Cal33 (Reply #32)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:46 PM

85. +1,000,000. nt.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:31 AM

26. No, it's because women and especially voters of color have consistently supported her

 

Or were you not paying attention to the primary season?

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:34 AM

27. The Democratic Establishment bat mobile kipnapped me and made me vote for Hillary..n/t

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Response to asuhornets (Reply #27)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:39 AM

33. Sounds reasonable enough - if I was a Bernie conspiracy theorist

 

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:35 AM

28. "The only ... decent human being" is Bernie. Wow, you convinced me.

 

You convinced me I would feel cheap and dirty to ever support Bernie, if that's the way his hardcore supporters think. No thanks, I want no part of that.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Reply #28)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:42 AM

38. You picked from what you read only what you chose to see. I made it quite plain that

 

I was referring to those candidates still running for the presidency. There are only 3 left.
Please read the OP again.

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Response to Cal33 (Reply #38)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:44 AM

39. I know exactly what you mean. Saying that about Hillary is disgusting.

 

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Response to CrowCityDem (Reply #39)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:19 PM

56. Disgustingly true.

 

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Response to Cal33 (Reply #56)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:49 PM

60. You showed who isn't a decent human being, that's for sure. Just wasn't who you think.

 

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:35 AM

29. With a HUGE SuperPAC funded by corporations and millionaires, with DWS tilting the playing field to

unfairly favor the establishment pick, with the overwhelming support of lobbyists and other super delegates, Hillary has still managed to LOSE

New Hampshire
Colorado
Minnesota
Oklahoma
Vermon
Kansas
Nebraska
Maine
Michigan
Idaho
Utah
Alaska
Hawaii
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Rhode Island
Indiana
and Democrats Abroad



Hillary is likely to lose AGAIN today.

In the general election, Hillary won't be running against a candidate who raised his campaign funds from the grassroots, she won't be running with DWS twisting the rules to favor her, and the Republican establishment will work to neutralize her NeoLiberal/NewCon establishment support within the (neo?)Democrat party.

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Reply #29)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:49 AM

42. And in the GE the Republicans have had much more experience at voter and election fraud than

 

she does. Yes, her competition would become much stiffer!

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Reply #29)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:51 AM

44. It makes you wonder just how well Sanders would have done without the

(obvious from the start) obstacles against him to benefit the already chosen candidate.

It would have been a blow-out, imo.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #44)

Tue May 10, 2016, 01:57 PM

69. Yes. It certainly would have been a blow-out!

 

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:38 AM

31. The more exposure Bernie gets, the more people like him

It's the exact opposite with Hillary.

DWS and company knew what they were doing.
Plus, they had a supine corporate media to help carry their water.

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #31)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:15 PM

55. Your first sentence is false.

I like him less as a candidate as time goes on.

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Response to sasmath (Reply #55)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:19 PM

57. Well, aren't you special.

 

/ignore.

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Response to sasmath (Reply #55)

Tue May 10, 2016, 04:08 PM

93. Sorry, but the plural of anecdote isn't data. n/t

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:41 AM

36. 3 million more votes for Hillary vs Sanders

 

is the reason.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:41 AM

37. Yep...

 

[link:|

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:46 AM

40. I think dem establishment is stunned at how well Sanders has done.

I think they thought they'd blow him out of the water months ago. I just warms the cockles of my heart to think he is a thorn in dem leadership's paw.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #40)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:50 AM

43. And yet he is still losing...Nothing will change that..n/t

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Response to asuhornets (Reply #43)

Tue May 10, 2016, 11:56 AM

46. WTF

You can't even admit that Sanders has made a remarkable accomplishment in a corporate controlled process? Whatthefuckever.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #46)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:00 PM

48. NOPE...

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #46)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:05 PM

51. No they can't

I still remember the "He won't even win Vermont" talk when he started this campaign.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:05 PM

50. K&R

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:24 PM

59. Maybe not the 'only' reason, but the DNC clearly colluded with the Hillary campaign

 

to undermine Sanders and boost Clinton.

I prefer the Party leadership to provide a level playing field for the people to decide on a nominee. That they would so openly and sleazily subvert the democratic process is a deal-killer. The Party has shown that it doesn't care what the rank-and-file think, and that it insists on a top-down policy strategy: "We'll tell you what to think, and for whom to vote."

Fuck that.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 12:52 PM

62. K & R

 

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 01:09 PM

67. The Democratic establishment and their blind followers

are all in on the oligarchy. They're propping up the billionaire class and perpetuating economic misery for untold millions. They're very much like Bush supporters. There's nothing you can say or do to get them to see the error of their ways.

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Response to Broward (Reply #67)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:17 PM

71. There are people who feel very uncomfortable when they have to deal with uncertainty. A few

 

even become filled with anxiety. They feel much more comfortable when they have orders from
above telling them what to do.

Some professions have more such people than in the general population -- the military, for
instance. From the political point of view, more of such people would be inclined to join the
Republicans than the Democrats.

There are pluses and minuses on both sides.

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Response to Broward (Reply #67)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:31 PM

77. Oh shit!!! Right on!!!

thank you!!

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:19 PM

72. Cal33—Media. Closed Primaries. 45–64 and 65+ outweighing 17–29 and 30–44 turnout size of the vote.

 

Cal33,

Right now the pledged delegates count gives Hillary Clinton 54 percent to Bernie Sanders having 45 percent of the vote. (Effective 05.10.2016 @ 03:00 p.m. ET.)

I see three factors helping to explain:

• Media: Deliverate lack of coverage for Bernie Sanders. Intentional bias from broadcast and cable networks which have reported a folding in of superdelegate numbers—which do not account before all primaries’ voters have their say before us voters (no matter any arrangements)—and reporting them without indicating the difference. (Or, in some cases, doing so in fine print.) The purpose has been to get less informed people to think the primaries are essentially done.

• Closed Primaries: Having a mix of states which are open and closed primaries. Some would say they should all be uniform. Well, given that tax payers fund these elections, they should all be open. (I say this no matter how many political parties.)

• 45–64 and 65+ voters have turned out a 3-to-2 advantage over 17–29 and 30–44 voters in these 2016 Democratic presidential primaries. In general elections, and as pairs, they are 50/50. (The in-between groups, in general elections, are the ones which are usually closer to that 3-to-2 advantage.) So, when doing some numbers crunching, this explains why Hillary Clinton eked out small victories in states like Illinois and Missouri. (Add Nevada and especially Iowa to that. I’d have to do even more numbers crunching to figure out which additional states might have otherwise tipped.)

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:20 PM

73. I find it amusing how many people judge her

as not a "decent human being."

Such sanctimony.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:30 PM

76. Another reason - I AND PEOPLE LIKE ME VOTED FOR HER.

 

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:34 PM

81. and because there seem to be these "voting irregularities" in important states. Hmmmmmmm.

 

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:37 PM

82. Thus far

Primaries' Popular Vote as of May 8, 2016
Hillary Clinton: 12,561,272
Donald Trump: 10,717,357
Bernie Sanders: 9,446,660

Hillary Clinton has been a Democrat for more than 40 years. Bernie Sanders joined the party months ago. Of course the establishment is favoring her over him. Anybody who finds that strange isn't very bright.

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Response to jamese777 (Reply #82)

Tue May 10, 2016, 04:55 PM

94. The Dem. Establishment has shifted right during those 40 years, and Hillary shifted along

 

with them. Bernie joined neither major party because both of them have become
corrupted by the Corporatists. He remained true to the ideals of FDR's Democratic
Party. He remained a lefty. Had he decided to run as an Independent, he would
have split the Dem. Party. And this would have surely helped the Republicans to
win. And this he did not want to do. That's why he joined the Dem. Party. (I
realize that you chose not to know this).

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:40 PM

83. Much of the base

voted for her in large numbers; AA's, women, Hispanics, LQBT. I agree she had an advantage from the beginning due toestablishment support but the bottom line is that he didn't talk about civil rights very much and it cost him big. Plus many of his supporters savaged minorities and women on social media saying terrible bigoted things.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 02:49 PM

87. That's nice

I'll file this with the 10,000 other theories on "excuses as to why my favorite candidate didn't win"

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Tue May 10, 2016, 03:25 PM

92. The reason Hillary is winning is that voters prefer her policies and experience

 

to Bernie's crooked vagueness and RW attacks. Yes, she has experienced a lot of unpleasant negativity, just not usually from people pretend to be progressives and liberals while mouthing Right Wing trash.

The decent human being here is the one who did not go negative, and that's not Bernie or Jane. Even with his dirty tricks and RW nastiness, he's lost.

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