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Bernie Sanders

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Flying Squirrel

(3,041 posts)
Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:49 PM Jun 2016

Official "Goodbye DU" post [View all]

Last edited Fri Aug 4, 2017, 01:50 PM - Edit history (1)

I was going to wait till the 15th, but it is clear that the wolves are howling at the door and the DU I knew will be pretty much toast after tomorrow, regardless of the results in CA. Better to just start settling into a new home now (that would be JPR of course).


Edit: JPR = Jackpine Radicals:



Official "Goodbye DU" Post

1. We won't let the door hit us on the way out -- thanks for your concern.

2. We won't be returning while Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is the presumptive or actual Democratic nominee -- and perhaps not even after her inevitable fall. That should comfort many of you, which I guess just goes to show you were never really our friends.

3. We won't be voting for Trump, but have fun with that talking point.

4(a). We may not be voting for Hillary -- deal with it. If that means we were "never Democrats anyway", so be it (just ignore all our previous votes for Obama, Kerry, Gore, Clinton, et al.)

4(b). Oh, and Bernie Sanders and Ralph Nader are in fact two completely different people.

5. We're not magically going to disappear, nor are the many others who showed up to Sanders' rallies, phone banked for him, put up bumper stickers and/or lawn signs, or just honked at people standing on the corner with a Bernie sign. We will grow more numerous and more powerful, and we will eventually win. (And we will do so without throwing chairs.) You are on the wrong side of history.

6. Many, many of us are African American, women, Latino, elderly, LGBT, you name it. And some of us are young white males, not that there's anything wrong with it. Oh, and some of us are young independent millennial women with our own minds who don't choose a candidate based on who young men our age are supporting. Lol.

7. We leave sadly, not gleefully or spitefully. We sincerely wish more of you had not become so blind, deluded, jaded, fearful, peer-pressured, militant, or whatever it was that could cause you to support such a flawed individual or candidate for the Democratic Party nominee for President. For you, not for us.

8. Mostly, we leave because there's no use even talking to you anymore. We know you feel the same way about us. Call it irreconcilable differences.

(If I missed anything, please add it below.)



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Official "Goodbye DU" post [View all] Flying Squirrel Jun 2016 OP
K&r +1,000,000 nt LiberalElite Jun 2016 #1
Those who depart do so with honor. grasswire Jun 2016 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author Corruption Inc Jun 2016 #3
The admins from DU are able to read on those sites also. HubertHeaver Jun 2016 #12
Bullies are the foot soldiers of the status quo AZ Progressive Jun 2016 #17
Precisely. Enthusiast Jun 2016 #37
I am not sure why they would want to. However, all posters did not use their DU names elsewhere/ merrily Jun 2016 #52
I won't be making this post. I plan to soldier on and make the movements presence known brewens Jun 2016 #4
If Trump is the nominee, down ticket Democrats won't need much help. merrily Jun 2016 #53
Pretty much sums it up, me too! djean111 Jun 2016 #5
Count me in, although I'm still here in body. Gregorian Jun 2016 #6
Wondering: at what point will you consider the Party to have been taken over? merrily Jun 2016 #54
When I say you will be missed, I mean that those that stay will miss the chance to alert on you, to rhett o rick Jun 2016 #7
I will miss your posts DI Freighter Watcher Jun 2016 #8
Where are we going to find another Flying squirrel Skink Jun 2016 #9
Maybe we'll all meet elsewhere felix_numinous Jun 2016 #10
Yeah, I'm just about done with this cesspit. Jester Messiah Jun 2016 #11
JPR? Dyedinthewoolliberal Jun 2016 #13
Jackpine Radicals Flying Squirrel Jun 2016 #15
see you there! Cobalt Violet Jun 2016 #14
I'll see you over at JPR mvd Jun 2016 #16
Flying Squirrel—Take good care! (Q: What is ‘JPR’?) CobaltBlue Jun 2016 #18
Jackpine Radicals Flying Squirrel Jun 2016 #20
Jackpine Radicals! captainsardonicus Jun 2016 #36
I will be joining you soon. I just donated $5,000 to another site AikidoSoul Jun 2016 #19
see you in the nice place! nt restorefreedom Jun 2016 #21
We're going to make history at JPR. Zorra Jun 2016 #22
see you there noiretextatique Jun 2016 #23
See you "over there" Babel_17 Jun 2016 #24
bye, Flying Squirrel Hiraeth Jun 2016 #25
See you there, signed up a few months ago. nt slipslidingaway Jun 2016 #26
Ahh, the glorious sounds of sour grapes squishing into the floorboards... TreasonousBastard Jun 2016 #27
Your post is proof the bullying. Silver_Witch Jun 2016 #29
That's bullying? TreasonousBastard Jun 2016 #30
So sour grapes squished into the floor boards trudyco Jun 2016 #32
Huge +1! Enthusiast Jun 2016 #38
+1 chwaliszewski Jun 2016 #42
+1 sandyshoes17 Jun 2016 #47
Yeap. Not surprised you don't recognize it! Silver_Witch Jun 2016 #43
Bernie Sanders and Ralph Nader are in fact two completely different people nilram Jun 2016 #28
Didn't know JPR had a website. Thanks. lonestarnot Jun 2016 #31
Look at any institution you care to name. The longer it goes on, the more corrupt it gets. Binkie The Clown Jun 2016 #33
I created an account at JPR for myself n/t davidlynch Jun 2016 #34
Absolutely Perfect.... LovingA2andMI Jun 2016 #35
I'm 98% in agreement jimlup Jun 2016 #39
I've decided I'm going to go out with a bang davidpdx Jun 2016 #40
Are you going to do it Walt Starr style! snooper2 Jun 2016 #45
lots of gbcw posts. Mary Mac Jun 2016 #41
Is JPR going to get a format change? snooper2 Jun 2016 #44
From your low post count, you only came here to push BS anyway robbedvoter Jun 2016 #46
I might be right behind you. chervilant Jun 2016 #48
Out bloody standing sangfroid Jun 2016 #49
And some of us are female senior citizens nt LiberalEsto Jun 2016 #50
Some of us are older women, like me. A solid D voter for 41 years! See you over at JPR! peacebird Jun 2016 #51
You speak for me as well. The Blue Flower Jun 2016 #55
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