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Sat May 21, 2016, 04:31 PM

Bit Player Bernie, or...

Bit player Sanders poised to become Senate force

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/bernie-sanders-senate-democrats-223336

senator risks frittering away that newfound clout, Democratic senators said Wednesday, if he doesn’t move soon to unite the party and train his fire on Donald Trump

The lawmakers said they’re disturbed that Sanders hasn’t more forcefully repudiated the behavior of his supporters in Nevada last weekend. Sanders backers threw chairs, shouted down Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and threatened a state party chairwoman — raising the specter of similar ugliness at the Democratic National Convention in July.

“I appreciate that he’s going to continue to stay defiant, but the fact is Hillary Clinton’s going to win the nomination. Is he going to support her and campaign for her, or is he going to help elect Donald Trump?”

“What I’ve seen I don’t think has been adequate,... As a candidate, you can come out very strongly against that violence stuff, and that would be the right thing for Bernie to do.”

“He’s doing what he thinks is right. I think he should speak out more about what went on in Nevada. But he decided, obviously, not to do that.”

“Does Bernie Sanders have a right to continue? Absolutely he does; he can do whatever he wants to do .... but for me, I just see real dangers coming down the pike, and I would hope he’d be aware of that.”




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reACTIONary May 2016 OP
passiveporcupine May 2016 #1
virtualobserver May 2016 #2
grossproffit May 2016 #3
djean111 May 2016 #4
barrow-wight May 2016 #5

Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 04:34 PM

1. Still going for the vilence smear/meme?

This is starting to look like Popegate. Or maybe I should say poopgate.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 04:35 PM

2. Bernie's clout comes from the people.

 

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Sat May 21, 2016, 04:35 PM

3. I couldn't care less what he does.

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Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 04:39 PM

4. That's really just a pile of reeking bullshit.

 

Nicest thing I can say about it. Bullshit.

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Sat May 21, 2016, 04:41 PM

5. He's going to be even more of a bit player.

Because I'm sure they're going to strip him of any committee positions and isolate him if he continues to declare war on the party and turn a blind eye to the kind of behavior seen in Nevada.

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