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Response to farleftlib (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 12:46 AM

14. Sometimes I wonder.

Certainly I don't think he's being Jewish makes him less qualified, and, yes, Obama was elected, but part of the equation of "are we ready?" is the aftermath. Look at the racism and jump in hate groups after Obama was elected! Clearly, many were not ready, including some who voted for him. It simply brought out some deeply ingrained racism. I don't think we can nor should "wait" for America to "be ready", those of good conscious are already ready and can help those who are not. If Sanders is selected as the candidate and wins the election, he will face much of the same, including from our side, that Obama has faced. So, the question, while making it sound like it about the electability of the candidate, IMO, is really about the psyche of the nation and our nation, while I love it, is deeply bigoted. If it were not, then silly questions like this wouldn't even need to be asked about any candidate based on his or her basic being (sex/gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion/lack thereof, dis/ability, etc.).

As for " thinly-disguised Jewish dog whistles", no offense, but there is one in your very remarks. I also saw, the other day, on this very site, where Sanders was accused of "playing the Jewish card" when he actually said he was Jewish...in response to a question about diversity! Anti-Semitism won't just be a problem from the right; it never has been. It is a bipartisan bigotry.

Quite honestly, I think what is really throwing people is the fact he rarely discusses his religion and isn't that a quality we should want in a leader of our country? I certainly think so!

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