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Undecided 38%
Elizabeth Warren22%
Joe Biden14%
Bernie Sanders8%
Kamala Harris8%

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:48 PM

 

If we let people play us against each other... we will lose 2020

Trust me, I do not agree with the policies of many of the Democratic candidates.. I disagree with their policies.. not the person.. some of the supporters of other candidates, can give me the hives... and I am sure I give them the same hives when they see me post... all that being said... any of our people would be 100 times better than anything a Trumpian would present...


So for the love of mike people.. keep the debate on policies .. We have to win this..
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Reply If we let people play us against each other... we will lose 2020 (Original post)
Peacetrain Oct 17 OP
vsrazdem Oct 17 #1
Sherman A1 Oct 17 #3
vsrazdem Oct 17 #4
Sherman A1 Oct 17 #5
NurseJackie Oct 18 #12
Turin_C3PO Oct 17 #2
WinstonSmith4740 Oct 17 #6
cate94 Oct 17 #7
Thekaspervote Oct 17 #8
lagomorph777 Oct 18 #9
LanternWaste Oct 18 #10
LakeArenal Oct 18 #11
renate Oct 18 #13
PaulRevere08 Oct 18 #14
BlueMTexpat Oct 19 #15
YOHABLO Oct 19 #16
cstanleytech Oct 20 #17
Prof.Higgins Oct 20 #18
Boomer Oct 20 #19
Uncle Joe Oct 20 #20
The Wizard Oct 21 #21

Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:58 PM

1. I agree. We have plenty of people here doing just that. I don't understand why they think

 

insulting candidates will somehow change the minds of of people who have chosen their candidate. You can agree and disagree about policy issues, but it is getting tiresome hearing the constant snide comments about someone's preferred candidate. I have heard it since the beginning of this primary, and it is getting really old. I am afraid the infighting will turn people off of the party completely, which would be devastating. We need to vote Blue. But please can we give the snide comments and inuendos a break.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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Response to vsrazdem (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:04 PM

3. I would point out

 

that we have not even reached the primaries. This is not the primary season, that comes next year. People will have preferences on candidates and their proposed policies, they will disagree about this and than, the debate will be spirited and sometimes it will go over the top. That is the nature of things.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Andrew Yang

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:15 PM

4. I know, but it already pretty ugly. It is a shame, because we have such a good lineup of candidates

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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Response to vsrazdem (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:19 PM

5. Things will sort themselves out

 

they always do.
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Andrew Yang

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Response to vsrazdem (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 01:31 PM

12. How do you feel about the attacks and smears on the Democratic party?

 

I am afraid the infighting will turn people off of the party completely, which would be devastating.
How do you feel about the attacks and smears on the Democratic party? Oh, you know... things like someone calling the Democratic party "feeble" and "ideologically bankrupt", or saying that the Democratic party is "corrupt" and "no different than the Republicans" or that the Democratic party is "the party of the one percent" or "the party of the elite".

We can't win national elections whenever someone keeps repeating lies about the Democratic party... lies that discourage participation, volunteerism, support of our party's candidates, donating, canvassing, VOTING FOR DEMOCRATS!!!

I have heard it since the beginning of this primary, and it is getting really old.
Yeah, that can be tiresome and tedious... HOWEVER, I think it's fair for me to point out that smears and attacks on the party itself are even MORE harmful than mere bickering between candidates and their supporters.

So, look... here's the bottom line when it comes to things like this: Negativity generates apathy. Apathy discourages voter turnout. Low voter turnout gives Republicans a chance to steal the elections. It just makes zero sense for ANYONE to do (or defend, or make excuses for) those who try to divide and weaken the Democratic party. What good purpose does it serve?

Are you opposed to those types of "constant snide comments"? If so, will you pledge to speak out against it whenever it happens? Silence equals approval and it will only stop whenever everyone publicly rejects that tactic.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Kamala Harris

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Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:02 PM

2. I agree.

 

I hate the infighting. I get that itís the primaries but please, people, letís focus on whatís truly important: kicking the Orange Fraudís ass out of the Oval Office!
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Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:21 PM

6. Totally agree.

 

We've got to keep our eyes on the prize. I've liked Corey Booker ever since his speech at the convention in 2008, but he rose quite a bit in my eyes at the debate. His call to end the damn sniping impressed me. I mean, damn. They're up there writing the Rethugs campaign commercials for them.

Still a Biden supporter, but I can definitely see Corey as VP now.
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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:54 PM

7. +1

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:49 PM

8. Yes we all need to tone it down... stick to policy and leave neg opinions and sniping to yourself

 

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Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 10:46 AM

9. I firmly agree. But it does appear there is one "ringer" in the crowd.

 

How should we handle that?
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 11:00 AM

10. Thankfully, our Democratic candidates all have courage, conviction and intelligence...

 

Unfortunately, this courage, this conviction and this intelligence are not reflected by many of their supporters who are simply throwing crap at the walls week after week hoping it sticks, pretending it's important.

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Joe Biden

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Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 01:21 PM

11. Please. Avoid the lure of Flame Bait!

 

See who is posting threads. Eventually you will see a consistency. Lots of the same characters use flames to get you started.
If you see a regular hater is posting the same crap on another day, just tune out.

Save your energy for trump

Fight for the candidates you like. Not against the ones you donít.

Trump is the enemy and his minions.
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Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 02:37 PM

13. there's only one candidate I don't like

 

I would be ecstatic to see any of the others in the White House. (Well, I wouldn't be ecstatic to see Marianne Williamson as President, but at least she means well.)

Constructive criticism of our nonpreferred candidates should be fine, but I don't like it when it's more personal than that. United we stand, etc.
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Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 05:17 PM

14. I'm voting for Insert_Name_Here(D).

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 02:15 AM

15. Thanks!

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Elizabeth Warren

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Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:32 PM

16. So if Bernie Sanders is our nominee will you support him with your vote?

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Undecided

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Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 02:14 AM

17. This is why I remain undecided because to me all our main candidates are excellent and any

 

of them would make a better President than Trump by far.
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Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 05:29 PM

18. Sagacious commentary here. United we stand. Divided we fall. nt

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Kamala Harris

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Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 06:08 PM

19. Debate is healthy, critiques are necessary

 

There's no easy line to draw between spirited and constructive commentary and divisive attacks. Too often I see the calls for "unity" as a device to stifle debate about contentious issues that should be discussed, even if they're uncomfortable. Some people have low tolerance for the inevitable rough-and-tumble of high stakes politics and other people engage fiercely with equal conviction. I'd rather err on the side of allowing voices to be heard than shushing everyone because it ruffles feathers.
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Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 07:21 PM

20. Kicked and recommended.

 

Thanks for the thread Peacetrain.
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Response to Peacetrain (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2019, 06:32 AM

21. Petty primary battles

 

that divide are not helpful.
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