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2016 Postmortem

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26. He's a public servant. I don't think
Mon Feb 1, 2016, 10:51 AM
Feb 2016

anyone can realistically state that someone like Ted Cruz is a public servant. Cruz serves his Christ and will burn every bridge in Christendom in the serving.

Yet Republican primary voters may put Trump or Cruz at the top of their ticket. I'm sure they don't care what I think of that, but they are risking the dissolution of their beloved Republican Party if they do. The Trump voters are all anger and no brains. The Cruz voters are so imbued with the Afterworld that they have lodged their heads up their butts in this one.

Bernie is beholden to none of the money that motivates Trump. He is not flogging fundamental Christianity like Cruz. He's talking issues, with a powerful undergirding of financial justice.

From the size of his campaign audiences, I'd say folks are interested in hearing what he has to say.

The Ring of Truth [View all] Fumesucker Feb 2016 OP
He is so pure. nt Cali_Democrat Feb 2016 #1
You say that like it's a bad thing Fumesucker Feb 2016 #2
Not hardly. He voted for intervening in Afghanistan and the Balkans eridani Feb 2016 #15
Not pure, just not a calculating phony flip flopper like Hill. cali Feb 2016 #21
He doesn't have the blood of a million INNOCENT Iraqis dripping from his hands. - nt KingCharlemagne Feb 2016 #24
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Feb 2016 #3
mmmmmmmmnoooo, coming out ever so slowly that Sanders is human... a human politician uponit7771 Feb 2016 #4
OK Fumesucker Feb 2016 #6
+1 uponit7771 Feb 2016 #12
Well that's a silly argument Kentonio Feb 2016 #19
A lot of his supporters don't think it is, to them he's rationally MORE pure than anyone on the... uponit7771 Feb 2016 #22
We've been over the reasons why bringing up the CFMA is disingenuous. Kentonio Feb 2016 #23
I'll bet you can argue that Sanders was responsible for the Iraq War too. - nt KingCharlemagne Feb 2016 #25
He's practically a saint. n/t zappaman Feb 2016 #5
Thanks for kicking my thread Fumesucker Feb 2016 #7
You're welcome and please accept my apology for inserting the word "practically". zappaman Feb 2016 #11
if he's so truthful hill2016 Feb 2016 #8
Lots of them are invested in it not adding up. Ron Green Feb 2016 #9
cause they're not for revolution and they get paid by Exxon and Goldman Sachs to hug Hillary uponit7771 Feb 2016 #13
Clueless TV commentators gyroscope Feb 2016 #14
I don't think they're clueless. I think they are lying to protect entrenched interests. Enthusiast Feb 2016 #18
The commentators are protecting the interests of health care profiteers. Enthusiast Feb 2016 #20
Not taking money from Wall Street gyroscope Feb 2016 #10
Its refreshing to listen to Bernie. He isn't condescending. He speaks honestly and simply. SammyWinstonJack Feb 2016 #16
Kicked and recommended to the Max! Enthusiast Feb 2016 #17
He's a public servant. I don't think saltpoint Feb 2016 #26
Real speaktruthtopower Feb 2016 #27
Matter of taste, I guess Recursion Feb 2016 #28
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