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Thu Jun 18, 2015, 07:30 AM

Bernie Sanders Charleston SC venue change (OP title change due to tragedy)

(Because of the tragic mass killing in Charleston on Wednesday evening, I have changed the title of this thread. The original title read "Bernie Sanders wil NOT be meeting at the ILA headquarters in Charleston SC..." I did not want any DU'ers who had not previously seen the OP to think the venue had changed or the meeting was cancelled due to the shooting. Bernie has issued a emotional response to the shooting and has labelled it for what it was - a racially-motivated killing.)

Over 1,000 people in ultra-red Charleston SC have signed up to see Bernie. The ILA headquarters is just not big enough to accommodate that many folks. So, the new location is 244 President Street, Charleston SC. The time for the meeting remains the same - 7:00 PM, Sunday, June 21.

Here's the link to Bernie's organizing page for Charleston: https://go.berniesanders.com/page/event/detail/townmeeting/jjq

See you there!

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Reply Bernie Sanders Charleston SC venue change (OP title change due to tragedy) (Original post)
StandingInLeftField Jun 2015 OP
Enthusiast Jun 2015 #1
azmom Jun 2015 #2
SoapBox Jun 2015 #3
daleanime Jun 2015 #4
Joe Bacon Jun 2015 #5
SCantiGOP Jun 2015 #6
StandingInLeftField Jun 2015 #9
SCantiGOP Jun 2015 #10
StandingInLeftField Jun 2015 #12
SCantiGOP Jun 2015 #13
StandingInLeftField Jun 2015 #14
AlbertCat Jun 2015 #7
Snotcicles Jun 2015 #8
glinda Jun 2015 #11

Response to StandingInLeftField (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 07:56 AM

1. Kicked and recommended a whole bunch!

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Response to StandingInLeftField (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 09:06 AM

2. Great News!

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Response to StandingInLeftField (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 09:15 AM

3. More and more and more Americans, want to Feel the Bern!

Excellent!

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Response to StandingInLeftField (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 09:36 AM

4. K&R.....

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Response to StandingInLeftField (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 10:03 AM

5. I LOVE IT!!!

GO BERNIE!

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Response to StandingInLeftField (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 10:14 AM

6. one correction

No one would classify Charleston as "ultra-red." The district is represented by disgraced adulterer Mark Sanford, but it was gerrymandered to include areas up the coast and conservative rural areas to insure it goes GOP. Charleston itself is very liberal for the South. They had a black Jewish police chief for several decades, and about three election cycles back an openly gay woman running as the Democrat lost the Congressional seat by 2%.

On edit: not meaning to buzzkill your post, but wanted to point out that Charleston is a liberal bastion in an otherwise very red state. The Bernie visit is generating a lot of local attention, and he will have a good size crowd there. I know there are a couple of buses making the trip from the U of SC for the event.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 12:33 PM

9. Not sure you live in the same Charleston as I do...

...but then again you might.

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Response to StandingInLeftField (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 12:48 PM

10. I live in Columbia

But spend a lot of my time on Isle of Palms and in Charleston. Not sure anyone can disagree that in a relative sense Charleston is much more cosmopolitan and liberal than the rest of the state, especially the upstate.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 08:08 AM

12. Cosmopolitan perhaps...

...liberal, not really.

The African-American community and some College of Charleston students (who usually don't or can't vote in SC) and professors are the bulwark of liberalism in Charleston. The White community, not so much. "Uncle" Joe Riley - D has been voted into office six times, more out of habit than from any sense that he offers a progressive or liberal agenda. Local elections carry a heavy pall of "us against them." You can guess who the "them" are.

When you are talking "relative" in SC, you are usually still far right of center.

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Response to StandingInLeftField (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 09:56 AM

13. Standinginleftfield:

I have to disagree with you on Joe Riley. He courageously led a march from Charleston to Columbia to demand that the flag be taken off the statehouse dome. He was the highest profile politician in SC to take such an aggressive stand.
I know we are talking relative relationships, but in a state where the rebel flag flies conspicuously in rural areas Charleston is much more liberal. How else to explain a lesbian candidate getting 48% of the vote in a Congressional race?

See here about Riley's march:
April 7, 2000
Long March Ends in South Carolina,
But Little Time Is Left to Lower Flag

COLUMBIA, S.C., April 6 -- By his own estimate, Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. of Charleston had walked nearly 275,000 steps when he turned the corner onto Main Street this morning and finally saw the Confederate battle flag that he and hundreds of others had been marching since Sunday to remove.

Since setting out from Charleston, 120 miles away, he had endured death threats, roadside obscenities, wet clothes and blisters so painful that they needed medical attention. And for all that, there was only a slim hope that the state Legislature would vote to remove the flag from atop the Statehouse dome before the end of the year's session.


http://partners.nytimes.com/library/national/race/040700race-ra.html

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 22, 2015, 07:21 AM

14. I appreciate your measured responses and viewpoint SCantiGOP.

I understand, in his heart, Mayor Riley is a good and honest man. The fact that the NAACP organized a national boycott in 1998-99 to protest the flying of the Confederate Battle Flag over the State House in Columbia, and said boycott was impacting the heavily tourist-based economy of Charleston may or may not have had any bearing on Riley's decision to join the march to the capital.

I'm afraid I'm becoming very cynical in my old age.

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Response to StandingInLeftField (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 10:30 AM

7. Just watch....

 

....people count the number of whites that show up!


'Cause y'know black voters "just don't get him"....or something....

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Response to StandingInLeftField (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 11:28 AM

8. I hope they keep an eye out for Lindsey Graham and his shotgun. nt

 

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Response to StandingInLeftField (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2015, 12:49 PM

11. Do we know if he is given the right to protection yet?

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