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Response to RBInMaine (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2016, 09:57 AM

104. I frankly don't give a damn.

In my eyes, he's doing what's necessary-- do I find it slightly distasteful, yes, but he wouldn't have the same swell of support if he ran from outside. And if he ran from outside, y'all Weathervanes would be bitching that he's running as a spoiler. Y'all can't have it both ways either.

At least this way, some things can change. But from where I sit, voting for wars, voting for privacy violating, Big Brother shit like the Patriot Act, like SOPA, like the TTP, lying, conniving, accepting Wall Street dollars to fuck Main Street-- that is no more Democratic Party than Sanders is.

A real long-term political movement needs people. We'll see who's willing to walk their talk if that time comes. I don't know how he'll sell his government ideas or how a European socialist will make it, but we're going to try. As for the Republican attack machine, Bernie's a classy enough guy to pull off defense without stooping to the nasty Republican/Third-Way style of attacking that has come to define modern politics-- and even if he can't field them, he's got more than enough people ready to walk by him. Us, not me. Sure, I don't have all the answers, but it's better than nothing but doubt-- which I would have were it only Clinton running.

Y'all can't have it both ways either.

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