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Response to randys1 (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 3, 2015, 11:47 AM

17. I suspect, we know the answer ...

 

That he does support Women and Minorities, I believe that for sure

So WHY is he ignoring these issues, if he is, I am assuming this


He and his team of advisors have made the political calculation that the economic justice/topple the oligarchy message is bigger and will be more effective at getting the "working class" (read: white males) vote. Talking about issues that affect women and other minorities, exclusively, is distracting and divisive . And, they are betting that capturing this segment of the electorate will more than compensate for the votes lost by playing those issues short.

Now ... do I think a Bernie Presidency would be bad for women and/or "minorities"? ... No. Though, my fear is that his focus on economics will leave little time/resources for anything else.

(But I'm told that's okay ... because, alternately, without economic justice and toppling the oligarchy nothing else matters; and/or, economic justice will make everything else better.)

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