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2016 Postmortem

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Wed Jul 6, 2016, 11:40 AM Jul 2016

Without getting into it too much, many of you aren't getting it.... [View all]

Here at DU there is a new thing going on... Looks like this.

OP- Bernie Sanders.... anything... anything...

Snarky Commenter 1: Who?

Snarky Commenter 2: He won't get a speaking slot

Snarky Commenter 3: His ego is too huge at this point.

What is difficult to understand? He does not want your speaking slot. He does not care if you like him. He is NOT campaigning for President for Christ's sake.

What he is doing is fighting for the American people, whether you appreciate it or not.

Text yesterday from him: Help include an amendment to oppose the TPP

Today's text: Call your Senator and ask them to oppose the GMO labeling bill supported by Monsanto.

What an asshole, right? The nerve??

He is fighting for our values and our Party. This "Democrat" as some like to call him in quotes, is fighting his ass off so that the powers that be at the federal and state level are on notice that we are in fact paying attention now and you aren't going to screw us when it's convenient.

It's not his fight? Bullshit. It's a fight for all of us. And why would his endorsement matter at this point, especially to those of you who have marginalized him for not bowing out/down sooner? He's out there saying he will vote for Clinton. We will win with her in November and we will regain the Senate.

You think he is still running for President as a candidate and that's just not true in the literal sense. He's staying in to keep his voice out there for us, which he has been. And I hope it continues.

Note: I am not fighting the Primary, I am not calling out specific users. I am not bashing Democratic figures.

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Who? zappaman Jul 2016 #1
The one who got Hillary to change her position on college tuition. NWCorona Jul 2016 #32
If he hasn't conceded the race, he is still in it. MissB Jul 2016 #2
He can't do any of them as effectively... Chan790 Jul 2016 #17
Please list those bad reasons missingthebigdog Jul 2016 #43
Q: "What does he lose by conceding?" A: Leverage demwing Jul 2016 #100
Nope, he has no leverage left. Hasnt had any in weeks. nt stevenleser Jul 2016 #101
What leverage? missingthebigdog Jul 2016 #103
"Leverage implies that he has something of value" Of COURSE he does demwing Jul 2016 #108
The party is already unified better than it was in 2008. We dont need him for that anymore. stevenleser Jul 2016 #116
Its dividing the party puffy socks Jul 2016 #77
What is truly amazing the argument fighting for American people. We voted for another and her fight, seabeyond Jul 2016 #3
... rateyes Jul 2016 #53
Sanders has blown his chance annavictorious Jul 2016 #5
I doubt he cares. Chan790 Jul 2016 #21
Don't the convention rules stipulate that no one who is still a candidate can speak at the calimary Jul 2016 #44
so now tell me again about how he is fighting for our party and it isn't about his ego... Squinch Jul 2016 #62
Recommended. guillaumeb Jul 2016 #6
Right, we're all just too embarrassed by his purity! randome Jul 2016 #10
Your words. Perhaps a Freudian slip? eom guillaumeb Jul 2016 #11
No, mockery. Sanders has no idea what can be accomplished by working as a team. randome Jul 2016 #33
Bingo! stopbush Jul 2016 #80
The vast majority of Bernie's supporters Andy823 Jul 2016 #96
While we may differ in this particular analysis, guillaumeb Jul 2016 #98
Yep. It's bigger than the nomination. Hillary must win and Bernie must carry our values. The Wielding Truth Jul 2016 #102
I disagree DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #7
The Primary is over. leftofcool Jul 2016 #8
You are correct SheenaR Jul 2016 #12
Post removed Post removed Jul 2016 #14
Then perhaps you are taking this a bit too personally SheenaR Jul 2016 #16
He is't working for progrssive reform. MohRokTah Jul 2016 #23
Lol rateyes Jul 2016 #55
Good for Sanders. I think he is really really tired and should get some rest. NCTraveler Jul 2016 #9
NC SheenaR Jul 2016 #13
I try not to piss my Clinton friends off with my positive Sanders talk. lol NCTraveler Jul 2016 #26
Good on you Armstead Jul 2016 #54
Sorry, but he appears to be fighting for attention. MoonRiver Jul 2016 #15
Yes, yes he is SheenaR Jul 2016 #20
I haven't noticed anybody outside of DU paying attention to him anymore. MoonRiver Jul 2016 #29
Bernie is head of the circular firing squad MaggieD Jul 2016 #18
That has been my issue- tarring all Dems for taking legal campaign contributions.... bettyellen Jul 2016 #75
Not to mention convincing.... MaggieD Jul 2016 #86
Is it possible you can make your point LoverOfLiberty Jul 2016 #19
Denigrate my audience? SheenaR Jul 2016 #22
If the posts haven't been removed, then they pass the new ToS. You may disagree BobbyDrake Jul 2016 #41
If a post calling Bernie 'obnoxious' isn't removed Kentonio Jul 2016 #74
The rules are to prevent open insults, not eliminate all criticism. BobbyDrake Jul 2016 #76
So the rules are meaningless and only applied on your side. Right, glad to clear that up. Kentonio Jul 2016 #85
Post removed Post removed Jul 2016 #87
So that's how you treat loyal Democrats who stayed here despite not getting the nominee they wanted. Kentonio Jul 2016 #88
Post removed Post removed Jul 2016 #90
Yeah bravenak Jul 2016 #89
tone Triana Jul 2016 #45
You expected different? Mika Jul 2016 #24
+1 SheenaR Jul 2016 #31
Why wouldn't he want a speaking slot? How else does one get to be heard by a national audience? eastwestdem Jul 2016 #25
Because...experience suggests media will just break away to Trump. HereSince1628 Jul 2016 #40
Throughout the primary the accusation was that he hasn't done anything... TCJ70 Jul 2016 #27
Yes. He is trying to tweet and he is trying to get a rally together to compete with the DNC. Squinch Jul 2016 #63
It's not about Bernie anymore, it's about discrediting progressives in general. arcane1 Jul 2016 #28
"...others will do anything to fight against that." KansDem Jul 2016 #36
On this very website n/t arcane1 Jul 2016 #42
shh... KansDem Jul 2016 #47
yep 840high Jul 2016 #48
On this very thread n/t MgtPA Jul 2016 #52
Oligarchs on this web site? Sheepshank Jul 2016 #64
once again we have the "o" word DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #71
+1 nt riderinthestorm Jul 2016 #78
Sanders is not a progressive in any meaningful sense of the word. NYC Liberal Jul 2016 #92
Same old tired copy/pasted horse shit. arcane1 Jul 2016 #93
Bernie Sanders is still a United States Senator, is he not? NYC Liberal Jul 2016 #94
Like I said, it's a petty obsession. arcane1 Jul 2016 #95
When did he say that "He does not want your speaking slot" LongtimeAZDem Jul 2016 #30
Wow, he's texting... Blanks Jul 2016 #34
Who is his campaign carrier? I heard it was Verizon. BobbyDrake Jul 2016 #39
Even if Bernie fell in line from jump. People would still be hating and that's not gonna change. NWCorona Jul 2016 #35
Bingo. Triana Jul 2016 #37
I find his plot to block a vote too close to the GOP behavior we've been criticizing for a while now BobbyDrake Jul 2016 #38
Right on!! They will get it eventually!! Keep up the good fight, Bernie!! rateyes Jul 2016 #46
+ I Million! Armstead Jul 2016 #49
The people saying it's about his ego know damn well it's not about his ego. arcane1 Jul 2016 #51
Same with the people going on about how he lost his leverage. Does anyone seriously think Clinton Chathamization Jul 2016 #59
This message was self-deleted by its author CobaltBlue Jul 2016 #50
"Texting"? ismnotwasm Jul 2016 #56
He IS campaigning for President, forchrissakes. If he were not, he would have conceded. Squinch Jul 2016 #57
What you don't seem to want to understand is his negativity toward the Dem Party. Sheepshank Jul 2016 #58
Just be because you add a note charlyvi Jul 2016 #60
and one more thing... Sheepshank Jul 2016 #61
This thread turned out exactly as one would expect after reading the thread title. LonePirate Jul 2016 #65
I fail to see how this OP is not an example of "baiting and pouring salt on old wounds" LongtimeAZDem Jul 2016 #66
How is this baiting SheenaR Jul 2016 #67
"You think he is still running for President as a candidate and that's cute." LongtimeAZDem Jul 2016 #69
Sorry you feel that way SheenaR Jul 2016 #82
The convention eve rally in Phily is a "Bernie" event. What oasis Jul 2016 #68
what he sees is a Dem party that can only win against other Dems MisterP Jul 2016 #70
The program is liberal creeksneakers2 Jul 2016 #104
I am so sick of being told what's good for me. one_voice Jul 2016 #72
K&R Spot On! B Calm Jul 2016 #73
K&R! Great OP! nt riderinthestorm Jul 2016 #79
Exactly! And this site says it fights for dems. It's interesting how much their policy resembles onecaliberal Jul 2016 #81
Can this Democrat take five minutes out of his crusade Blue_Tires Jul 2016 #83
He gave his word MFM008 Jul 2016 #84
As a Hillary supporter... I agree. (nt) MirrorAshes Jul 2016 #91
"He does not want your speaking slot. " MyNameGoesHere Jul 2016 #97
Democrats are the great, unwashed enemy. Try and keep up. randome Jul 2016 #113
My gawd, such nastiness still. SMH. nt ChisolmTrailDem Jul 2016 #99
Amazing how many are still so rude about Bernie. I guess still upset about the primaries. nt Logical Jul 2016 #105
He has gotten A LOT already, can't have everything, and if he wants things to change, then ENDORSE. RBInMaine Jul 2016 #106
Thanks Sheena - and please - everyone - get your elected SDs on board with Clinton floppyboo Jul 2016 #107
Elections either matter or not. Make up your mind. If they do, you lost. Find other venue robbedvoter Jul 2016 #109
Maybe meta isn't against the rules any more. cwydro Jul 2016 #110
K & effing-R! Scuba Jul 2016 #111
K & R. Silver_Witch Jul 2016 #112
K&R JEB Jul 2016 #114
He's not fighting for the American people. Sorry if you bought into campaign propaganda. stevenleser Jul 2016 #115
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