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thucythucy

(8,262 posts)
22. Okay, that makes sense.
Fri Feb 5, 2016, 12:02 PM
Feb 2016

It's just that your comment was so cryptic I couldn't tell what it was you were trying to say.

I'd qualify it by saying there are still pockets, large pockets, in this country where cold war slogans (generally anti-left, anti-union, anti "big government"--not to mention racist, sexist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic themes) still prevail. But neither Bernie nor Hillary are ever going to win over those folks anyway, so it makes no sense to tailor any sort of message or policy for them, since this would only hurt us among independents who remain to be swayed. Not to mention that any policy such people support is bound to be bat-shit crazy.

In part too, it depends on current events. If the US is hit again in a major attack like 9-11, carried out by foreigners, the whole "who's strongest against terror" question will re-emerge with a vengeance. This is the closest thing we have now to the "who lost China" nonsense of the 1950s, which was exploited so well by Republicans (and which ended up with the Democratic Party taking a sharp swerve to the right. People forget how conservative JFK was viewed by the liberal wing of the Democratic Party).

Hopefully Senator Sanders, who's run a pretty brilliant campaign thus far, would be able to counter such attacks at least as well as Secretary Clinton. That's my hope, anyway.

Best wishes.

Just remember that Mondale polled within MoE with Reagan at this point. Then lost by 18 points. stevenleser Feb 2016 #1
Correct - the only exception is when Hillary is leading. Then polls matter. closeupready Feb 2016 #3
LOL!! Fawke Em Feb 2016 #6
Nope, same rules apply. nt stevenleser Feb 2016 #8
Hope you are well, amigo. closeupready Feb 2016 #11
I proudly stand with Steven Leser v2.0.08, that dude was a keen judge of character Fumesucker Feb 2016 #19
He truly was! His description of HRC was spot on. kath Feb 2016 #24
Stop it! in_cog_ni_to Feb 2016 #25
There were crooks on Nixons staff too INdemo Feb 2016 #45
Hillary shares some of Reagan's policies, so that's a fitting comparison. n/t Gore1FL Feb 2016 #47
It's simple to see a key reason why: Jarqui Feb 2016 #2
That is true. HooptieWagon Feb 2016 #7
They're not shocking to me! Fawke Em Feb 2016 #4
Krispy Kreme ummmmmmm greiner3 Feb 2016 #46
HUGE K & R !!! - THANK YOU !!! WillyT Feb 2016 #5
The differences aren't even in the margin of error anymore. Bernie outperforms Hillary in the GE! reformist2 Feb 2016 #9
that is flat out false dsc Feb 2016 #31
Wait Until Republican Billions Paint Him as Karl Marx Stallion Feb 2016 #10
It isn't 1968 anymore. (nt) jeff47 Feb 2016 #12
Meaning what? Nt thucythucy Feb 2016 #14
That campaign slogans from the cold war are nowhere near as effective. (nt) jeff47 Feb 2016 #18
Okay, that makes sense. thucythucy Feb 2016 #22
but.... jham123 Feb 2016 #26
Meaning what? Trajan Feb 2016 #20
In general I agree. thucythucy Feb 2016 #27
It also happened in 2004 NewJeffCT Feb 2016 #43
Well, that's going to be the case whoever gets the nomination. thucythucy Feb 2016 #49
I think there is a difference, though NewJeffCT Feb 2016 #50
I have the same concern. thucythucy Feb 2016 #54
No it's not... the revolution is on! Time to join in. InAbLuEsTaTe Feb 2016 #15
He hasn't been vetted yeoman6987 Feb 2016 #28
Are you operating under the illusion that the Clinton campaign is incompetent? (nt) jeff47 Feb 2016 #30
That is a point. Can he be that clean? It just seems that when getting starts, something is found yeoman6987 Feb 2016 #34
It doesn't matter how clean he is NewJeffCT Feb 2016 #44
It's what's known that IS the problem 2pooped2pop Feb 2016 #56
Exactly the Republicans haven't touched him, I wonder why? They even doc03 Feb 2016 #21
You mean like the TV pundits do every time he has a sit down interview? A Simple Game Feb 2016 #40
WOLVERINES!!1 frylock Feb 2016 #42
I really think that's why the youth vote is buying into this. They don't remember 1984 or 1972 stevenleser Feb 2016 #48
Republicans tried to paint Obama a Muslim. HooptieWagon Feb 2016 #53
Any Democrat is going to be painted as Karl Marx. Odin2005 Feb 2016 #55
Can you feel it ????? SamKnause Feb 2016 #13
I'm feelin' it! Bernie rocked last night... best debate performance ever! InAbLuEsTaTe Feb 2016 #17
loooooove it FrostyAusty Feb 2016 #35
Heartening news. thucythucy Feb 2016 #16
knr amborin Feb 2016 #23
If speaktruthtopower Feb 2016 #29
As Bernie wins more contests, his numbers will get better and better CoffeeCat Feb 2016 #32
Thank you for saying it, CoffeeCat! SoapBox Feb 2016 #41
National Polls? Shocking? kenn3d Feb 2016 #33
K & R! TIME TO PANIC Feb 2016 #36
Bernie!! AzDar Feb 2016 #37
What I see as very hopeful for Sanders is this small datum: thereismore Feb 2016 #38
In reading over the poll/pdf I couldn't tell WHO was being polled ... 99th_Monkey Feb 2016 #39
Message auto-removed Name removed Feb 2016 #51
When he says I have a plan he tells us the plan without statements like " Experts agree my plan " orpupilofnature57 Feb 2016 #52
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