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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #109)

Tue Aug 15, 2017, 12:39 AM

111. Uh, no, I wasn't saying anything like that.

 

I spelled out what I was saying. I cited the losses over the past eight or nine years.

In this year's special elections for Congress, every seat has been won by the same party that won it in 2016. That's mostly Republicans, because the elections were to replace Trump appointees. In those districts the Republicans won whether or not Bernie endorsed the Democrat.

In the California special election, I'm not aware that Bernie made any endorsement. The organization he founded, Our Revolution, did make an endorsement. It endorsed Jimmy Gomez. He won. (No link for that -- I'm sure your buddies at Google can confirm it for you if you don't happen to remember that election.)

I'm not clear what your conclusion is. Maybe it's the good old triangulation approach? The Democrats need to reject anything remotely progressive, take a hard turn to the right, and go after those Third Way votes? Manchin/Heitkamp 2020!

BTW, you might want to rethink your devotion to Google. A couple years ago, someone on DU turned me on to duckduckgo.com, a search engine that doesn't track you. The FBI or the NSA can't get your search history from the company because the company doesn't have your search history. I made the switch when Obama was President. It's even more compelling with the federal government in the hands of Dorito Mussolini.

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