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Sat Jun 27, 2015, 10:56 PM

36. Sanders will deliver on all of our platform

Imo Sanders will deliver on all of our party platform because he recognizes, and has allowed for, the GOP propaganda juggernaut. The GOP will have a sizable contingent in both houses of congress. We need to subvert and undermine the hold the GOP has on their voters, those who vote against their economic best interests.

If we Democrats don't undermine the GOP then the GOP will continue to hold government hostage and force us to, at best, settle for the most incremental/partial of advances of our platform.

Sanders, and lots of Progressives, have always been clear about this. If Sanders, or any candidate, needs to recite our party platform in toto when introducing themselves, and their campaign, we are doomed. I once attended a meeting of Marxists, they made old time Catholics reciting a litany of faith look lazy. Every bit of the agenda has to get mentioned. Every struggle must get mentioned.

Marxists aren't relevant here in the USA. Sanders knows how to get our message out, the same way all our greatest leaders have. Lincoln, FDR, Kennedy, they all knew that you start by addressing the entire nation, and you speak to the common denominator.

I think many Sanders supporters saw fake concern for how Sanders introduced his campaign. I think Sanders supporters had no doubt that he would address all the major concerns of our party, and our nation. Quite frankly, this is politics, and anything leveled against the Sanders campaign by parts of our party looking to advance their agenda, are rightly viewed as such. (And there's nothing wrong with making sure you don't get ignored.)

Personalities, and unfortunate exchanges of words, will also enter into it, and one way or the other that gets put behind us.

That's pretty much all I have to say.

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