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Wed May 18, 2016, 03:35 PM

 

Bernie's Tone Deafness

By now, we're all familiar with the racially dismissive connotations of Bernie's claims that he didn't even try to win in the South, and that those states "distorted" the process. We also heard in his statement last night his odd assertion that his campaign has held events in "high crime" areas, which is language we would call dog-whistle if used by a Republican.

I was thinking, though, that we've missed one of the biggest examples of Bernie's dismissal towards voters of color:

He has said all along that he is staying in until the last vote is counted, and talks ad nauseum about California..... except California isn't the last primary. That would be Washington DC, which is not only expected to be terrible terrain for him, but features a tremendously diverse electorate.

I don't know if it's just convenience, but the way Bernie talks as though DC isn't even on the schedule falls right into the narrative of him running a campaign centered on white voters and white concerns.

Why hasn't this been picked up on more?

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 03:37 PM

1. Racially dismissive? No, he knew there was little chance of winning the south.

 

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 03:38 PM

2. Funny how all the newbies changed the subject to race, all at once, once the other lies failed.

 

So synchronous! And so independently spontaneous!

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 03:38 PM

3. Thanks for the free press for Bernie

 

We at Camp BoB appreciate your efforts of keeping Mr. Bernie Sanders front and center on DU!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 03:39 PM

4. What Bull shit. You guys keep thinking of anything you can to discredit Senator Sanders

Unbelievable. CA has the most delegates period! Bring in the race card again and again...and any other little thing you can make up. When are you HRC group gonna stop with the constant berating of Bernie...it's getting old and is disgusting!

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 03:40 PM

5. Tell you what, why don't you quit telling Bernie how he should be. He's the loser, according to

 

your posts. How about concentrating on the flaws in your own house? How about starting to mend fences, finding points of commonality, finding ways to reach out and smooth the waters dividing the two camps?

How about that? I mean would you rather have a half a party or a whole party? Would you rather have a much better chance of winning in November, and then enjoying a Progressive year to come, or would you rather take the chance of losing the election and then losing even if you win - because if Democrats just help get Republican-appealing programs enacted, they haven't really done that much for us, have they?

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 03:44 PM

7. He's the white people's candidate

 

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 03:45 PM

8. It's time for him to drop out, he is going to destroy our chances in the fall.

What he is doing is just destructive to the party, he wouldn't even call himself a Democrat until
convenient to run for president. He should have run as a Socialist.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #8)

Wed May 18, 2016, 03:56 PM

11. Hillary is going to and is destroying your chances in the fall by her actions.

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Response to bkkyosemite (Reply #11)

Wed May 18, 2016, 04:01 PM

14. Bla Bla Bla Bernie has lost the primaries there is just no point in

running now but to feed his own bloated ego. The reason I couldn't support him is the juvenile actions from his supporters.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 03:49 PM

9. It's a great thing the superdelegates avoided him like he was a leper.

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 03:51 PM

10. That's one thing that's always puzzled me about him.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #10)

Wed May 18, 2016, 03:57 PM

12. It's called the establishment supers who are bought by the corrupt system. They are

bought!...don't want their sweet sweet jobs gone ....cuz people realize how they don't do the people's bidding. Time to check blood pressure..

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Response to CrowCityDem (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 04:00 PM

13. Realistically, DC is very unlikely to matter.

California with its 475 delegates is really his last shot. Unless he's within 20 delegates of a majority the following Tuesday (which is highly unlikely), DC can't do anything for him. The race will effectively be over the previous Tuesday, when CA votes (along with others).

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