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The louder he spoke of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons

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How Bernie Lost the Black Vote Long Before Super Tuesday


Sanders hits Clinton on gitmo despite his own similar vote

Clinton serving as Obama's secretary of state, Sanders broke with his fellow Vermont senator Patrick Leahy, a Democrat, on another Guantanamo Bay-related measure.

That vote, like the one Sanders criticized Clinton for casting, was overwhelming -- a 90-to-6 vote to block Obama's request for funds to shutter the facility in Cuba until the President laid out plans for what to do with the then-240 detainees there.

Sanders was among the 90 opponents of Obama on that measure; Leahy was among the six supporters.
Sanders' spokesman did not respond to CNN's requests for an explanation of his campaign's criticism of Clinton, or of that 2009 vote. Clinton has not attacked Sanders' record on Guantanamo Bay.

Clinton, before departing the State Department, had urged Obama to close the facility.
"I remain a strong advocate of your policy to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility (GTMO) responsibly and to ensure U.S. detention policy and practice for terrorism suspects are consistent with U.S. values and do not strengthen our enemies," Clinton wrote in the memo.

Edit: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00196

Dolores Huerta: Bernie Sanders supporters 'don't know who I am'


Bernie Who? Sanders is a phantom to black voters in South Carolina


Rhrealitycheck: "Yes, Progressives, there is a problem."


Why Sanders's millennial appeal won't promise him the black vote


Bernie Sanders's revolution is not showing up


Young voters failing Sanders, just as they've failed so many before


She messed up in 2008

Listened to Bill. She was always better than him. He knows it himself. He limited her. Now she can grow and govern. I hated her until This summer. Boy did i used to diatribe!!!

Then i met the revolution. And auntie hillary seemed, well, almost comforting, like oatmeal cookies. Are they the most jazzy snack? No! But they are delicious and have raisins and cinnamon, and dipped in milk, yum yum yum. The revolution is like girl scout cookies. You gotta do all this work, wait for those cookie dealers to visit, order them, and a month later a kid comes to yr door with a note saying they 'accidentally' ate YOUR cookies, so sorry.

Does Bernie Sanders deserve the black voters he needs?

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