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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 05:52 AM

5. What I continue to observe

 

is one example of Sander's record that is not 'liberal' enough is trotted out to attempt to prove that he is either worse than other candidates (which right now only includes Clinton) or is not pure as the driven snow.

Sanders has one instance in his entire record of supporting an military action that on the surface seemed like the wrong idea. But for those of us aware of what was actually happening there, it was not. That hardly makes him 'hawkish'.

Cali has already addressed the Town Hall, and it was a non-starter a week ago. But hey let's throw it back out there again and see if the bullshit will stick this time.

The belief is somehow that progressives are equal to purists. That we demand a blemish free messiah to lead us into the promised land of New Deal liberal bliss. We are realists. When I compare Sanders voting record on war to Clinton's, it is factually obvious that Clinton is the hawk. I dare say she is neo-conservative even.

I will still take Sanders over Clinton any day.

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