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Wed May 18, 2016, 12:26 PM

 

Newsweek lays the smackdown on Bernie

http://www.newsweek.com/bernie-sanders-get-control-get-out-race-461195

Violence. Death threats. Vile, misogynistic names screamed at women. Rage. Hatred. Menacing, anonymous phone calls to homes and offices. Public officials whisked offstage by security agents frightened of the growing mob. None of this has any place in a political campaign. And the candidate who has been tolerating this obscene behavior among his supporters is showing himself to be unfit for office.

So, Senator Sanders, either get control of what is becoming your increasingly unhinged cult or get out of the race. Whatever respect sane liberals had for you is rapidly dwindling, and the damage being inflicted on your reputation may be unfixable. If you can’t even manage the vicious thugs who act in your name, you can’t be trusted to run a convenience store, much less the country.


Signs are emerging that the Sanders campaign is transmogrifying into the type of movement through which tyrants are born.


Yeah, these are exactly the kind of people who Americans want to have as the next president’s base—vicious, sociopathic misogynists. And their threats of violence at the convention is just another sign that Sanders could go down as one of the most destructive forces in American history. Riots and flames at the convention—a repeat of the chaos of the 1968 Democratic Convention—would help open the White House doors for Donald Trump when compared to a nose-holding coronation by Republicans at their gathering in Cleveland.


But when the time came for a presidential run, the party poo-bahs agreed to allow him to run as a Democrat; eventually, he turned on the party, slashing at his erstwhile political home. It was as if you invited someone into your home who proceeded to leave a huge, steaming pile in your living room.


Damn.

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Reply Newsweek lays the smackdown on Bernie (Original post)
CrowCityDem May 2016 OP
redstateblues May 2016 #1
uponit7771 May 2016 #11
azurnoir May 2016 #16
uponit7771 May 2016 #27
azurnoir May 2016 #28
uponit7771 May 2016 #29
Fawke Em May 2016 #60
Hortensis May 2016 #52
Fawke Em May 2016 #61
Hortensis May 2016 #63
Skwmom May 2016 #2
NurseJackie May 2016 #7
Skwmom May 2016 #12
NurseJackie May 2016 #13
nc4bo May 2016 #3
alcibiades_mystery May 2016 #4
scscholar May 2016 #5
stevenleser May 2016 #6
jillan May 2016 #8
Vinca May 2016 #15
JackRiddler May 2016 #49
LoverOfLiberty May 2016 #9
B2G May 2016 #10
imagine2015 May 2016 #14
Tavarious Jackson May 2016 #38
hobbit709 May 2016 #46
JackRiddler May 2016 #50
azurnoir May 2016 #17
workinclasszero May 2016 #18
Fawke Em May 2016 #62
Doctor_J May 2016 #19
JCanete May 2016 #20
WhiteTara May 2016 #22
JCanete May 2016 #23
WhiteTara May 2016 #53
JCanete May 2016 #59
WhiteTara May 2016 #64
frylock May 2016 #35
WhiteTara May 2016 #55
frylock May 2016 #56
WhiteTara May 2016 #57
WhiteTara May 2016 #21
frylock May 2016 #36
okasha May 2016 #24
frylock May 2016 #37
okasha May 2016 #39
frylock May 2016 #41
okasha May 2016 #44
frylock May 2016 #45
TM99 May 2016 #54
okasha May 2016 #58
betsuni May 2016 #25
Scootaloo May 2016 #26
QC May 2016 #30
Scootaloo May 2016 #32
nadinbrzezinski May 2016 #47
aikoaiko May 2016 #31
auntpurl May 2016 #33
QC May 2016 #34
TimPlo May 2016 #40
Yurovsky May 2016 #42
mcar May 2016 #43
nadinbrzezinski May 2016 #48
The_Casual_Observer May 2016 #51
Number23 May 2016 #65
apnu May 2016 #68
Number23 May 2016 #69
Number23 May 2016 #66
GReedDiamond May 2016 #67

Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 12:31 PM

1. Bernie's campaign has been one big temper tantrum-it's not surprising

that a lot of his followers are constantly outraged about something. It's been that way since day one. Bernie is the anger and envy merchant-like an outboard motor in a cesspool.


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Response to redstateblues (Reply #1)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:01 PM

11. +1, privileged people don't like to be told no

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #11)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:14 PM

16. yep I hear Hillary does not being told no-that seems her privilege to say

but I know to some Hillary is underprivileged to others though she's the very embodiment of privilege

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #16)

Wed May 18, 2016, 04:03 PM

27. People who don't like Clinton believe she killed Abe Lincoln, adults ignore them

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #27)

Wed May 18, 2016, 04:06 PM

28. well I guess i'm all growed up 'cause she didn't kill Abe Lincoln

and on that thought I' don't ignore anyone

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #28)

Wed May 18, 2016, 04:07 PM

29. neither do I but the ClintonSoEvil is bout stupid as one could get

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #27)

Wed May 18, 2016, 07:58 PM

60. Adults also know actions have consequences.

Like voting for a candidate under criminal investigation and expecting nothing to happen.

That may be true: it could be that nothing happens. But I wouldn't want to take that risk.

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Response to redstateblues (Reply #1)

Wed May 18, 2016, 07:11 PM

52. +1. "Whatever respect sane liberals had for you is rapidly dwindling"

Correction: It is gone.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #52)

Wed May 18, 2016, 07:59 PM

61. Sane liberals don't vote for candidates under criminal investigation.

That's a huge risk.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #61)

Wed May 18, 2016, 08:06 PM

63. I do believe it would be if you could arrange it.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 12:33 PM

2. Corporate media LIES and SMEARS. I am shocked!

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Response to Skwmom (Reply #2)

Wed May 18, 2016, 12:57 PM

7. Accusations of lies and smears. I am shocked!

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #7)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:02 PM

12. You shouldn't be.

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Response to Skwmom (Reply #12)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:04 PM

13. I am.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 12:33 PM

3. So much bullshit, so little time. "They" really do think we're all a herd of dumb sheep. nt

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 12:36 PM

4. Bernie be Like

 

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 12:37 PM

5. And after July 28, ...

 

they'll just search and replace the names and republish this to hurt Trump. It's sad that it is applicable to both. Of course, both are late-comers to their party. They didn't want to be in the party until they needed us so they could use us. Both are like that.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 12:40 PM

6. Yep, "Sanders, either get control of what is becoming your increasingly unhinged cult or get out"

 

Or both.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 12:59 PM

8. Newsweek? This Newsweek?






Besides, didn't they go under because no one read them anymore?

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Response to jillan (Reply #8)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:10 PM

15. People gave up on "Newsweek" after John Meacham turned it into "Jesus Week."

Totally irrelevant.

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Response to jillan (Reply #8)

Wed May 18, 2016, 06:11 PM

49. Newsweek? The floundering blog site?

 

Didn't they used to be a magazine or something?

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:01 PM

9. Its starting to look as if

our fear of radicals taking over the RNC was misplaced.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:01 PM

10. It seems the media is intent on ensuring no party unity

 

And Clinton supporters are totally on board with that.

Good luck in the GE.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:07 PM

14. Great source. A corporate rag in love with corporate billionnaires and Wall Street sharks.

 

Did the article mention that Bernie and his supporters are communistic terrorist hippies bent on establishing a Marxist dictatorship that will make women and children slaves to serve the almighty federal government overlords?

Or, where you going to make that point CrowCityDem?

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Response to imagine2015 (Reply #14)

Wed May 18, 2016, 04:55 PM

38. I think most hippies reject Bernie,

 

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Response to Tavarious Jackson (Reply #38)

Wed May 18, 2016, 05:46 PM

46. not this boy.

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Response to imagine2015 (Reply #14)

Wed May 18, 2016, 06:13 PM

50. True enough, but also a failed one.

 

They don't publish (or at any rate distribute) a magazine any more and they no longer report news. It's just a collection of editorials and "analysis" by self-important blowhards. Blogs, in other words. Clickbait. "Upworthy."

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:16 PM

17. ooh New Week trying to stay relevant

are they still giving away subscriptions for 1.95 a month? Maybe after this they can raise it to 2.50

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:25 PM

18. The Bagger Left snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?

 

"Sanders could go down as one of the most destructive forces in American history. Riots and flames at the convention—a repeat of the chaos of the 1968 Democratic Convention—would help open the White House doors for Donald Trump"


Of course it won't hurt Sanders surrogates like Rosario Dawson, 1% Susan Sarandon or Dr. Paul Song when Trump's fascists take over, they won the lottery of life long ago.

But it will be a living hell for the rest of us and much of the world as well no doubt.

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #18)

Wed May 18, 2016, 08:04 PM

62. Either Trump or Clinton will hurt most of us.

He's a bigoted blowhard who hates immigrants and she's a corporate-owned war hawk who'll have us bombing Iran.

In fact, Trump may be less effective at blowing up the country because most of the Democrats and half the Republicans in Congress probably will work to block any hair-brained legislation he favors, but if Hillary tries to effectively kill Social Security by means-testing it, all the Third Way Democrats and Republicans will be behind her 100 percent.

#ImScrewedNoMatterWho

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:33 PM

19. I don't know of any far right wing media that would be for Bernie. They're all for Clinton or trump

 

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:34 PM

20. Newsweek reporters, doing what they're paid to do. NT

 

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Response to JCanete (Reply #20)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:46 PM

22. report?

From the article

"Even the Nevada state Democratic chairwoman, Roberta Lange, who had endorsed Sanders, needed a security detail just to go to the bathroom in order to protect her from the hypocritical “humanity lovers” who seem to hate everyone but themselves and their idol."

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #22)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:50 PM

23. No. Paint Bernie's party as radical. Anybody could do it to anybody. There are enough crazies to go

 


around. And there are ways to stoke anger and provoke reactions from generally sane people. You know this. Or you don't, I don't know. You should though.

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Response to JCanete (Reply #23)

Wed May 18, 2016, 07:17 PM

53. Bernie's party? I thought he became a Democrat. But that was really telling

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #53)

Wed May 18, 2016, 07:47 PM

59. No, it wasn't telling. it was convenient for you that I misspoke. You should definitely run with it.

 


Whatever you do don't elevate the level of conversation.

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Response to JCanete (Reply #59)

Wed May 18, 2016, 08:14 PM

64. Thanks for letting me know you misspoke

I usually take people at their word.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #22)

Wed May 18, 2016, 04:49 PM

35. Is there a link to her announcement that she was endorsing Sanders?

Smells like bullshit to me.

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Response to frylock (Reply #35)

Wed May 18, 2016, 07:19 PM

55. No one said "endorsing." The article says

she was a supporter. Different. Believe what you will.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #55)

Wed May 18, 2016, 07:24 PM

56. A supporter, without a shred of evidence.

Hey, I'm an astronaut.

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Response to frylock (Reply #56)

Wed May 18, 2016, 07:29 PM

57. I can tell you are a supporter

just by

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:43 PM

21. Here's this gem

When Bernie Sanders launched his presidential campaign, he seemed to be the kind of candidate who would inspire voters from the liberal blocs of the Democratic Party, push the party leftward and influence the future direction of politics—either as the nominee or as a force for change. But Sanders has increasingly signaled that he is in this race for Sanders, and day after day shows himself to be a whining crybaby with little interest in a broader movement. His vicious—and often ridiculous—attacks on the party whenever he doesn’t win a contest have inspired a level of ignorant fanaticism among a large swath of his supporters that is becoming more akin to what might be seen at an out-of-control rally for Donald Trump. Signs are emerging that the Sanders campaign is transmogrifying into the type of movement through which tyrants are born.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #21)

Wed May 18, 2016, 04:51 PM

36. Unfuckingbelivable horseshit.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 02:09 PM

24. Righteous!

Bro babies, this is what you look like to the real world.

Deal.

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Response to okasha (Reply #24)

Wed May 18, 2016, 04:51 PM

37. This is a media driven narrative.

Only idiots are buying this bullshit.

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Response to frylock (Reply #37)

Wed May 18, 2016, 05:32 PM

39. This is a fact-driven narrative.

Only cultists and idiots believe it isn't.

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Response to okasha (Reply #39)

Wed May 18, 2016, 05:35 PM

41. Cultists?

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Response to frylock (Reply #41)

Wed May 18, 2016, 05:40 PM

44. I was being polite.

There are other words to describe Bro behavior, but I chose not to use them.

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Response to okasha (Reply #44)

Wed May 18, 2016, 05:44 PM

45. Bless your heart.

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Response to TM99 (Reply #54)

Wed May 18, 2016, 07:35 PM

58. And I'll be polite to you, too

I believe my "lyin' eyes," thank you very much, that tell me that the Bros are no myth.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 02:30 PM

25. A movement that should've been intellectual turned anti-intellectual.

That's a shame.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 02:33 PM

26. Meanwhile it's Clinton supporters getting arrested for beating up women

 

Go figure, I guess

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #26)

Wed May 18, 2016, 04:08 PM

30. Quite a few people here thought that was actually funny,

a real knee-slapper of a joke that some deranged fan would punch a woman in the face.

Ugly stuff, but not surprising, considering the sort of people we're dealing with.

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Response to QC (Reply #30)

Wed May 18, 2016, 04:12 PM

32. Doesn't surprise me

 

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #26)

Wed May 18, 2016, 05:46 PM

47. Or shooting at campaign headquarters

 

or breaking and entering into living quarters and ransacking them.

Virtual assassins...

And then they wonder why we take them seriously, not

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 04:10 PM

31. Another HRC partisan op-ed piece by Eichenwald.


Maybe he wants a DC job.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 04:12 PM

33. Seriously, DAMN.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 04:19 PM

34. Is this the same Newsweek that's published by a fundamentalist Christian cult?

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 05:35 PM

40. Which is worse

 

The media lying or the idiots who buy it?

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 05:37 PM

42. Gee, a failing magazine with Clinton ties attacks Bernie...

I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you!

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 05:39 PM

43. K&R

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 05:48 PM

48. So a friendly outlet to Clinton continues the comparison to Trump

 

so only one sane leader, yes I wrote LEADER with all that is implies emerges.

Hmm. And they wonder why I call them a modern version of Pravda.

What is next? Erasing people from history like Stalin used to do... oh wait. Capeheart tried.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 06:29 PM

51. Bernie reminds me of Charles Bukowski, an angry twisted up old geezer beloved

by the the young and disenfranchised.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 08:47 PM

65. Holy Shit, Lange had already ENDORSED Sanders???!!!



Way to go, Berners! I'm sure she's super eager beaver to pull that lever for your guy now!

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Response to apnu (Reply #68)

Wed May 18, 2016, 09:21 PM

69. No, I hadn't but thanks very much for posting that. This entire ordeal has sullied Sanders' name

made a mockery of his claims to be all about "truth and fairness," and have made far too may of his supporters look like lunatics.

Which of course, everyone on EARTH understands but said supporters that are so far gone no one really worries about what they think anyway.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 09:00 PM

66. This read was so good I need a cigarette now. Dayuum!!

Every freaking word of it, TRUTH starting with the headline "Get Control or GET OUT." Lord have mercy!!!


Why is there no organized effort by his supporters, led by Sanders, to start changing the direction of the Democrats by snagging local and state-level positions in the party? Why are Sanders and his revolutionaries doing so little to find like-minded people who could run for office down-ballot—without such people sitting in Congress, the Vermont senator’s proposals could never be transformed into policy. Why is Sanders continuing to bilk his delusional supporters of money, despite the impossibility of his winning the nomination, rather than directing it to candidates who support his ideals? Why do so many of his supporters scream “fraud!” when he loses a state and demand changes to the rules that they proclaim would have led him to victory? (Hey, folks: The way you change rules is by gaining positions in the party, not by screaming and name-calling.)


Questions of the freaking century. But after Sanders has shown his ass so spectacularly, I sincerely doubt if there are hardly any people in politics or thinking about going into politics that would openly admit to sharing his ideals about anything.

So, Senator Sanders, either get control of what is becoming your increasingly unhinged cult or get out of the race. Whatever respect sane liberals had for you is rapidly dwindling, and the damage being inflicted on your reputation may be unfixable. If you can’t even manage the vicious thugs who act in your name, you can’t be trusted to run a convenience store, much less the country.


Truth!

But Sanders has increasingly signaled that he is in this race for Sanders, and day after day shows himself to be a whining crybaby with little interest in a broader movement. His vicious—and often ridiculous—attacks on the party whenever he doesn’t win a contest have inspired a level of ignorant fanaticism among a large swath of his supporters that is becoming more akin to what might be seen at an out-of-control rally for Donald Trump.


TRUTH!!!!

That was one HELL of a read. Good Lord, that was spectacular. K& Fucking Rec'd.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 09:06 PM

67. That ranks right up ther with the most over the top...

...totally contrived BULLSHIT that I've ever seen or heard about ANYTHING!

And I notice it permeates all forms of media, including here at DU.

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