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Response to Kentonio (Reply #57)

Sun Nov 22, 2015, 12:27 PM

58. You miss most of the points

Income inequality can be a lead issue, but when it becomes the focal point of your worldview, is presented as a panacea, you have a problem, no matter how good your intentions.

Using the word "pathetic" was about the whining, not the people. And no one is asserting guilt...I am asserting cause and effect. The cause was one-dimensional strategy, the effect is SBS is losing at this point.

To say that there was an equal amount of vitriol from both sides ignores what actually happened on DU. As Bernie began to get more than just micro support, there were tidal waves of vitriol coming from the BS folks here. Nothing compared to what the HRC folks did. Ask around in the AA group and see what they say, lol. In fact many HRC supporters left to another site because it was so bad on DU. Further, the vitriol is not nearly as important as the tactics / strategy.

The message from the Sanders side was one-dimensional...that's what's important. It is much more persuasive to demonstrate Sanders effectiveness as a city administrator (went from a dump to "best small city" in 8 years...his people ran that town for 31 of 32 years after he left) and record in the Senate helping people than to spew HRC sucks posts.

Lastly, if the message was or is so darned good, there would be more than just support from white people. If the goal is to plateau in the 30% range, you are correct, the strategy was effective. While I agree he is trying to be less one-dimensional, the problem is many don't believe that message. That's why he has plateaued in the polls.

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