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Response to longship (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 10:44 AM

21. Nobody has to post on DU. We are here to discuss issues.

Bernie is the best candidate. There really isn't any argument to the contrary other than to tell Bernie supporters to shut up. I'm not being divisive. I am trying to unite Democrats around Bernie's candidacy. That's what I am supposed to do as a Bernie supporter. Hillary is not yet the candidate. Bernie will be the candidate. That is my opinion.

And that is essentially what all the posts about dividing Democrats are about. The Hillary supporters don't have good arguments for backing their candidate, so instead of arguing in favor of their candidate, they tell us Bernie supporters to shut up.

I was talking about the issue, not about hair or about hating Hillary.

I talk about the issues and I am told that is divisive. The only reason that it feels divisive is that my arguments are strong. They are the believable. They are well thought out. Bernie is right on the issues. Hillary is wrong on the issues -- or at least on the ones they disagree on, and Hillary supporters can't really explain why anyone should vote for Hillary based on the issues rather than for Bernie based on the issues.

It is not divisive to write on a discussion website like DU which candidate I support and why.

Bernie wants us to decide on the issues. I'm talking about the issues.

But that is not enough for me as a voters.

The candidates should stick to the issues and not use negative ads. But we voters will inevitably decide in part on how we think a candidate will represent our side in the general election. I think that Bernie is more capable of winning.

So, my posts are not intended to be divisive.

But the primaries are inevitably about making a decision. We each only get to vote for one candidate. Voters who come here need to make that decision. No one comes here to read about the Kardashians. They come here because they want to read about politics.

The only reason Hillary supporters object to Bernie supporters pointing to Bernie's strengths is that deep in their hearts, they know they should vote for Bernie, but they feel emotionally committed to Hillary. The Hillary supporters need to rethink the issue. Bernie is clearly the right candidate for this time. That's all there is to it.

No. I'm not being divisive. I am trying to unite the Democratic Party around our best candidate: Bernie Sanders.

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