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I thought Sanders wanted platform planks. Turns out, he only wants a fight? merrily Jul 2016 #1
He'll be completely shut out, then. eom MohRokTah Jul 2016 #2
Good luck with that AgingAmerican Jul 2016 #3
I don't see why shutting him out would be difficult. Lord Magus Jul 2016 #8
It would be easy, and stupid AgingAmerican Jul 2016 #10
Meh... most grown ups know, throwing out threats will result in people doing what is necessary to seabeyond Jul 2016 #14
Pure speculation AgingAmerican Jul 2016 #31
Listening to Sanders and taking him at his words, along with his supporters. At what point are we seabeyond Jul 2016 #33
+ a million! eom BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #68
Sanders is one of the few politicians whom you can trust to speak truth to power. InAbLuEsTaTe Jul 2016 #105
I disagree. I know that is the meme, but I did not find the reality in his campaign. I think, seabeyond Jul 2016 #107
I respect your opinion, but disagree strenuously with your dim view of Bernie. His influence over the party platform speaks to his non-establishment pedigree. InAbLuEsTaTe Jul 2016 #109
Why would she emulate Sanders when being herself gained 4-million more votes than Sanders? stopbush Jul 2016 #111
This is just one of many oddities. Clinton success thru out the campaign. Historical success. seabeyond Jul 2016 #115
Sanders has not been vetted. I on the other hand, researched Sanders when he first threw his hat in. seabeyond Jul 2016 #114
Perhaps getting shut out is his goal. JaneQPublic Jul 2016 #39
I had heard but not positive, that he already registered as Independent for his senate run. seabeyond Jul 2016 #42
+1 JaneQPublic Jul 2016 #43
Offended here too, but anti-Democrats on both Hortensis Jul 2016 #75
Back in April, Weaver confirmed that Sanders would remain a Democrat for life, post-primaries caquillo Jul 2016 #45
I disagree with Weaver. Pretty certain he won't but what do I know. I'm not even willing to invest seabeyond Jul 2016 #47
He is already set up to run as an Independent in 2018, even has his campaign committee registered... George II Jul 2016 #102
The rules are clear. MohRokTah Jul 2016 #25
There have been a large number of compromises made to platform Gothmog Jul 2016 #59
Will the 1,879 Sanders delegates be shut out as well? David__77 Jul 2016 #51
It would take a vote of 3,177 delegates in favor of suspending the rules in order to allow.... MohRokTah Jul 2016 #53
I never said that Clinton delegates would support Sanders speaking. David__77 Jul 2016 #54
Only one of his delegates will be allowed to speak. MohRokTah Jul 2016 #56
I don't personally think that is what will happen. David__77 Jul 2016 #60
I judge potential future behavior on past actions. MohRokTah Jul 2016 #61
I can understand that. David__77 Jul 2016 #62
IT will definitely be well managed. MohRokTah Jul 2016 #64
Thank you for providing real BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #69
How would they be "shut out"? They'll be at the convention and will be permitted to participate... George II Jul 2016 #101
The platform will be, as always, a compromise. MineralMan Jul 2016 #4
Not sure fight is right word Funtatlaguy Jul 2016 #5
This^^^ thank you! Silver_Witch Jul 2016 #12
Sanders, a non Democrat who is still registered as Independent, running senate as Independent seabeyond Jul 2016 #15
Bingo! tonyt53 Jul 2016 #22
45% say otherwise. GeorgeGist Jul 2016 #26
You're absolutely correct...and the system we have is that the majority wins brooklynite Jul 2016 #27
No, 45% voted for him in the primary elections, but those are over (nt) LongtimeAZDem Jul 2016 #30
35 to 65.... bettyellen Jul 2016 #66
No. The number is not 45%. Much lower. Like 35%, regardless the votes spoke. Also, another point seabeyond Jul 2016 #32
Do not neglect the fact that many of those that voted for Sanders sis so in an open primary. tonyt53 Jul 2016 #37
He can do whatever he wants AgingAmerican Jul 2016 #34
He can do whatever he wants. Calling all of us 'establishment' is suppose seabeyond Jul 2016 #36
He has been in public office for 30 years... tallahasseedem Jul 2016 #63
Politico click-bait. Orsino Jul 2016 #48
True, Hillary is the presumptive nominee, but she'd be smart to take Bernie's wise counsel seriously, as it would only benefit her in the general. InAbLuEsTaTe Jul 2016 #108
Bernie wise? C'mon. Did you read his plans for funding healthcare? stopbush Jul 2016 #112
This would be one. The College plan though, I think is the most clear on the unlevel playing seabeyond Jul 2016 #116
On the face of it, this country should be able to fund free college for all stopbush Jul 2016 #123
You seriously are bringin Reagan into a discussion about Bernie's brilliance?! I read somewhere Bernie's IQ is over 140... Reagan was a blithering idiot! InAbLuEsTaTe Jul 2016 #124
My IQ is over 140. So what? stopbush Jul 2016 #125
As David Corn's headline today reads: Can Bernie Take Yes For An Answer? CrowCityDem Jul 2016 #6
I don't believe he ever will take yes for an answer MO_Dem Jul 2016 #23
The train has already left the station BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #70
Hilarious. bvf Jul 2016 #73
Look, Sanders mouths off shit about Denocrats or Clinton, people will address. That simple. seabeyond Jul 2016 #83
There's a world of difference bvf Jul 2016 #85
Sanders lost his relevance. More petulance and people do not respect that. And still, insult all seabeyond Jul 2016 #86
Irrelevant enough to keep you posting. Uh huh. I see. bvf Jul 2016 #88
I find Sanders fascinating. Hence, continued conversation. That does not equate to relevance. seabeyond Jul 2016 #89
Fascinating but irrelevant. bvf Jul 2016 #90
Fascinating, hell yes. What privilege and entitlement looks like so very clearly. seabeyond Jul 2016 #91
*Do* go on. bvf Jul 2016 #93
Go on with what? I said what I wanted to say. If you do not see that we have progressed forward seabeyond Jul 2016 #94
The only thing on me bvf Jul 2016 #98
There is no need for any of us to be mean to other members. DemocratSinceBirth Jul 2016 #99
You must be lots of fun at parties. lapucelle Jul 2016 #126
Which alternative are you performing here? Cary Jul 2016 #120
I haven't seen many posts bashing Sanders in recent weeks, and the few that have.... George II Jul 2016 #103
He's itching for a spotlight. It seems to be a drug sufrommich Jul 2016 #7
More than anything. You are right WhiteTara Jul 2016 #13
To bathe in the light, lol. Ya. But, he would have actually gotten to do that if he had walked seabeyond Jul 2016 #16
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel Jul 2016 #17
Does he want his entire platform adopted? Lord Magus Jul 2016 #9
Yup! pandr32 Jul 2016 #55
They started rallying for it a month ago. Why would we pretend otherwise. It behooves Democrats to seabeyond Jul 2016 #11
It really sounds like he's experiencing an end-of-life crisis. randome Jul 2016 #18
It's just a rash. nt. NCTraveler Jul 2016 #19
At this point, it might be the only reasonable answer. tonyt53 Jul 2016 #21
NPR played a few lines form the Biden interview that will be played this weekend. tonyt53 Jul 2016 #20
This is just getting sad now. JaneyVee Jul 2016 #24
No. This was getting sad on the first Super Tuesday. nolawarlock Jul 2016 #79
This appears to be a re-run of 1992... brooklynite Jul 2016 #28
Such a difficult sheepdog. Bad, Bernie, bad. aikoaiko Jul 2016 #29
Wow, who cares? MoonRiver Jul 2016 #35
Many. n/t Jester Messiah Jul 2016 #52
I will be there and will ready to stand up to Sanders' sad demands Gothmog Jul 2016 #38
These are sad demands? "...a $15 minimum wage, opposition to TPP, and a ban on fracking directly MelissaB Jul 2016 #41
The Minimum wage was agreed to last week Gothmog Jul 2016 #57
What's sad is his inability to actively work with the Democratic Party. randome Jul 2016 #58
What's sad is that he feels entitled to have his every demand met even though he lost. Lord Magus Jul 2016 #67
Oi! MelissaB Jul 2016 #71
Who? zappaman Jul 2016 #40
He is irrelevant at this point MaggieD Jul 2016 #44
Couldn't agree more, absolutely spot on... Surya Gayatri Jul 2016 #50
Couldn't havesaid it any better! AgadorSparticus Jul 2016 #78
Yes. Cary Jul 2016 #121
Post removed Post removed Jul 2016 #46
Whatever...anything to stay on the national stage. Surya Gayatri Jul 2016 #49
More silliness. nt BootinUp Jul 2016 #65
Hopefully this is being seen by the GOP the way it looks to the average citizen. nt eastwestdem Jul 2016 #72
He's not going to get one mcar Jul 2016 #74
Well, I never. . . floriduck Jul 2016 #76
He should be banned from the convention. Bernie - you lost. You're not the nominee. Now get lost. Lil Missy Jul 2016 #77
It's the spotlight ... NanceGreggs Jul 2016 #80
What the hell is he thinking... RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #81
Correction.... pokerfan Jul 2016 #82
right.... RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #84
Democrats have been fighting Democratic values long before Sanders voice came into play. seabeyond Jul 2016 #87
Nice Freudian slip, there. bvf Jul 2016 #92
When you put it that way... (nt) pokerfan Jul 2016 #95
How you get to reshape the Democratic Party? You win the nomination! CajunBlazer Jul 2016 #96
oh c'mon man oasis Jul 2016 #97
An itch? This works: MineralMan Jul 2016 #100
+10 Agnosticsherbet Jul 2016 #104
Here is a good article by Noam Chomsky: this is why Bernie is doing what he is YOHABLO Jul 2016 #106
Here is the truth. I do not care why or what we think is the reason, Sanders is doing what he is. seabeyond Jul 2016 #117
Too bad he's not itching to get out there and campaign stopbush Jul 2016 #110
The attitude of the OP and many of the posters here of express hostility to Bernie ONLY helps Trump cloudythescribbler Jul 2016 #113
Over 80% of Sanders supporters have already walked into Clintons camp. You get that, right? seabeyond Jul 2016 #118
as I suggested in the post, I am less than positive about that 80% figure widely bandied about cloudythescribbler Jul 2016 #119
Ya, whatever. You get to believe what you want. seabeyond Jul 2016 #122
Go home and take a nap, Bernie. mwrguy Jul 2016 #127
No fight to be had...he lost beachbumbob Jul 2016 #128
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