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Response to DanTex (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 10:37 AM

3. Trump refuses to embrace the fact of global warming. What good does that do him? We can refuse to

embrace the fact that Sanders brought new people into the party (which is good) and there are some few who will not support Hillary (that is to be expected - it happened in 2008, too), but -- ultimately -- 90% of Sanders' supporters WILL support Hillary (that's been reported as a higher percentage than Hillary '08 supporters who said they would be voting for Obama at this stage in '08).

Bernie or Bust exists. Just like PUMA existed in '08. Importantly, Sanders is doing everything he can to bring his supporters to Hillary (and he's had great success as indicated by the 90% support of Hillary from his supporters). We can deny the Bernie or Busters of we can acknowledge that they exist and we can work together to shrink that already small group. Then, we face the next choice of dening the existence of that shrunken group or pointing to their recalcitrant opposition as evidence that Hillary stands with the middle and not the outliers.

We live in a democracy where people of all kinds with a full spectrum of beliefs participate with us in choosing our own leadership.

I understand the frustration, but dissent on the left and on the right is a feature of democracy, not a bug in the system.

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