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Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:08 PM

 

"Because of the delegates behind Biden..."

NO. It was the voters who chose. Just admit it for a change. It will help your supporters heal and face reality.

And everything isn't corrupt just because they didn't choose you. "a corrupt campaign finance system" Will we ever get to see your reconciliations?

It's so nice he quit, but this speech was just unnecessarily inflammatory. Again. Now we have Trump saying mail-in voting is corrupt.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Reply "Because of the delegates behind Biden..." (Original post)
R B Garr Apr 2020 OP
zackymilly Apr 2020 #1
samnsara Apr 2020 #2
Cha Apr 2020 #21
George II Apr 2020 #3
onetexan Apr 2020 #8
Cha Apr 2020 #22
GeorgiaPeanut Apr 2020 #4
TreasonousBastard Apr 2020 #5
ancianita Apr 2020 #6
R B Garr Apr 2020 #9
ancianita Apr 2020 #10
R B Garr Apr 2020 #12
ancianita Apr 2020 #14
R B Garr Apr 2020 #16
Cha Apr 2020 #23
The Magistrate Apr 2020 #7
ancianita Apr 2020 #11
The Magistrate Apr 2020 #13
ancianita Apr 2020 #15
R B Garr Apr 2020 #17
The Magistrate Apr 2020 #20
TwilightZone Apr 2020 #18
R B Garr Apr 2020 #19
Cha Apr 2020 #24
murielm99 Apr 2020 #26
Cha Apr 2020 #25
Afromania Apr 2020 #27
Hortensis Apr 2020 #28

Response to R B Garr (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:09 PM

1. It's all about the Bernie, Bernie, Bernie....n/t

 

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Response to R B Garr (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:09 PM

2. yes it was long and.. i thought.... full of dog whistles

 

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Response to samnsara (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 02:43 AM

21. IOW.. nothing new.

 

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Response to R B Garr (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:09 PM

3. I'm not surprised, hanging on to the bitter end, even after he ended it.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:17 PM

8. Bernie's end is bitter, as is evident, just as it was bitter when he finally dropped out in 2016.

 

The man is a bitter man. Selfish people get bitter when things don't go their way.
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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 02:44 AM

22. Always "consistent" .. even when

 

a change is needed.
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Response to R B Garr (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:12 PM

4. He will never accept that the electorate did not want a revolution

 

after 4 years of a clusterfuck by Trump.
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Response to R B Garr (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:13 PM

5. Thirty yeas in congress and did he ever try to reform the campaign finance system? Not...

 

just bluster and scribbling a bill that would never get to committee, but really try for reform.
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Response to R B Garr (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:15 PM

6. He SAID: there is no path forward. That Biden is the presumptive nominee. That any delegates

 

gained are to be used as progressive leverage in the party platform.

THAT'S IT.

Do not see what isn't there.
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Response to ancianita (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:17 PM

9. I heard what he SAID. Note that nothing in your own interpretations talks about VOTERS.

 

Just admit that VOTERS were his downfall, not some imaginary evil cabal of delegates.
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Response to R B Garr (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:25 PM

10. He didn't SAY evil cabal of delegates. You did. He has to thank, review their influence in the US,

 

explain how there is no path forward, no delegate leverage except to help write the platform, and then turn them over to Biden in the first vote round of the DNC.

Don't make up what you KNOW he meant.

We've been through a Bernie loss before.

Stop fussing. This will be his last rodeo.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:31 PM

12. Still no mention of VOTERS. That is the point. It looks like you are the one making things up.

 

VOTERS rejected Bernie. His implications about delegates match all the other sinister implications about "rigged" elections, so it's obvious what he means. It's obvious he can't bring himself to admit that voters rejected him. There is no need to inject inflammatory aspersions about "delegates" as if they are rigged against him. VOTERS chose. The sooner he admits that, the better for his supporters.
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Response to R B Garr (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:38 PM

14. He was speaking to his voters. His voters. He told them to unify behind who he supports now -- Biden

 

Stop demanding more.

Your demands that he say what you want are divisive at a time we now need to unify by convention time.
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Response to ancianita (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:41 PM

16. He was still pushing his brand of "rigged" nonsense. That's the point.

 

He can't admit that voters rejected him. The delegates were only assigned on the basis of what VOTERS chose. To ignore that and blame it on "delegates" is what is divisive. See The Magistrate's post No. 13.

I was repeating Sanders words -- those were the words that were divisive.
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Response to R B Garr (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 02:51 AM

23. Thank you for explaining that so well and patiently..

 

it's amazing to me how some don't get what he's doing. It's so obvious after all these years.

But, hey.. it didn't work again and for that we can we grateful.

Look what he's doing here..

https://upload.democraticunderground.com/1287701849

Mahalo, RB~StaySafe
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Response to R B Garr (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:15 PM

7. Those Delegates, Sir, Were Elected by VOTERS, Who Did Not Want 'Bernie' As President

 

The man really should get basic facts like that through his head, if he means to be a positive influence and assist in the overthrow of the cheap thug Trump.





"When things are not called by their right names, what is said cannot make sense. When what is said does not make sense, what is planned cannot succeed. When plans do not succeed, people become uneasy. When people are uneasy, punishments do not fit crimes. When punishments do not fit crimes, people cannot know where to put hand or foot."
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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:28 PM

11. It would behoove you, Sir, to remember the basic fact that no delegates were on the ballot.

 

Bernie was.

The argument is specious and now "played out," as the young say.
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Response to ancianita (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:35 PM

13. You Do Understand How Things Work, Do You Not?

 

When people cast votes in a primary, they are selecting delegates to the Party's convention. In some states they may be listed as a separate ballot line, with their allegiance noted. In any case, voters send delegates to the convention bound to vote for a specific candidate on the first ballot. Mr. Biden has a much larger number of delegates than Sanders because because a great many voters wanted him to be President, rather than Sanders. A vote for any candidate is necessarily a vote against any other candidates or candidate.

This is not rocket surgery.





"When things are not called by their right names, what is said cannot make sense. When what is said does not make sense, what is planned cannot succeed. When plans do not succeed, people become uneasy. When people are uneasy, punishments do not fit crimes. When punishments do not fit crimes, people cannot know where to put hand or foot."
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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:40 PM

15. That Bernie was on the ballot, and the delegates were not is also not rocket surgery.

 

Don't get things twisted.

Everything you've said here is exactly what Bernie spoke to.

Voting in primaries, yes, is voting against as much as for. You make a distinction without any meaning now that we must move forward in unity.

Sir.
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Response to ancianita (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:45 PM

17. No offense, but you seem to be the one "twisting"

 

Bernie didn't mention that voters rejected him. He brought up "delegates behind Biden" because his smears against delegates is part of his anti-establishment platform. Voters rejected Bernie soundly. Time for him to tell his supporters that voters decided and quit using his anti-establishment crutches. It's not honest and definitely not needed at this time.
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Response to R B Garr (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:47 PM

20. Thank You, Ma'am

 

It is an inescapable conclusion that a portion of Sanders; supporters know little about politics and public affairs.





"When things are not called by their right names, what is said cannot make sense. When what is said does not make sense, what is planned cannot succeed. When plans do not succeed, people become uneasy. When people are uneasy, punishments do not fit crimes. When punishments do not fit crimes, people cannot know where to put hand or foot."
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Response to ancianita (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:46 PM

18. Candidates and their delegates are both on the ballot.

 

Here, for example, is one from Alabama:



https://leftinalabama.com/how-the-alabama-2020-presidential-primary-ballot-works-explained/
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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:46 PM

19. +++thank you, Magistrate. Great post. There was simply no reason to bring up delegates.

 

It was about the voters.
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Response to R B Garr (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 02:55 AM

24. Yeah, BS knows better.. ".. delegates.. " is

 

is one of his buzz words. he knows, his supporters know. and we know it.

Thank you, for shining the Light on it!
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Response to ancianita (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 03:39 AM

26. There were delegates on my ballot.

 

There were delegates for Biden, Pete, Warren, Sanders and some others.

I voted for four Biden delegates and for Biden. That is how we do it in my state. The delegates have to circulate petitions just like any other candidate.
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Response to R B Garr (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 03:20 AM

25. Because of THE VOTERS BEHIND BIDEN in these states..

 

Joe Biden Winning in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Arkansas, Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Arizona, Michigan, Maine, Massachusetts, Washington, Virginia,& Minnesota.. so far..

ETA~
Take the South Carolina primary on Feb. 29, which Biden won, or the 10 of 14 states he captured on Super Tuesday: In all, he appealed to the same coalitions that boosted Democrats so strongly in the 2018 midterm elections, turning out large numbers of suburban voters, while maintaining support from longstanding elements of the Democratic coalition, particularly African American voters.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/why-did-bernie-sanders-drop-out-progressive-majority-he-needed-ncna1179571
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Response to R B Garr (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 05:17 AM

27. Man, why can't they just stop.

 

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Response to R B Garr (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 08:29 AM

28. Sanders seriously has NO respect for those who don't gather behind him.

 

Worse because we're the problem, never the solution.

And I feel sure he has little if any for his own supporters who buy whatever he tells them instead of sharing his own true views and goals. He's famous for disrespecting anyone who disagrees even slightly, and what would he except them for?
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