HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Groups » Bernie Sanders (Group) » The stark differences » Reply #41
In the discussion thread: The stark differences [View all]

Response to longship (Reply #38)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 11:44 AM

41. It isn't intraparty friction. It is the process of picking a candidate.

Bernie is relying on volunteers to do some of the work on his campaign that Hillary is hiring people and buying ads to do.

That means that we Bernie supporters are responsible for getting Bernie's message out as volunteers. And that is what I am doing. Getting Bernie's message out. Organizing. Speaking (writing actually) my mind.

The Hillary faction wants to stop Bernie and the way they are doing that is by trying to silence Bernie supporters.

Rather than telling Bernie supporters to shut up, Hillary supporters should explain why they want to vote for a candidate who changes her mind so often and so easily on issues on which Bernie has always been on the morally and socially correct side.

The "flip-flop card" is important to me because one of my doubts about Hillary is her ability to make good decisions on the issues. I think that she has poor judgment, that she is not morally grounded on social issues. That moral grounding that Bernie has is really important to me. He just takes the high road when it comes to things like human rights, making sure everyone is safe and OK, when it comes to loving others and having compassion. He just has the values that I was raised with. His economic stances come from those values. That's why he is concerned about the silent, hidden unemployment, about the college debt our children are facing, about fair immigration laws that don't throw good people out of our country, about fair treatment of minorities, especially in our justice and police system, about the TPP courts, about all the issues that I care about.

I will explain to you where I come from. My father was a Methodist minister and a social worker. I care about justice. That is why I am a Democrat. Justice means fairness and respect for all not only with regard to jobs and economics (especially with regard to discouraging fraud and the taking advantage of people by the very rich), race, poverty (I worked raising money for a large homeless project for years), equality (gender, age, race) and other social issues. I'm with Bernie on these issues. He is much stronger say on the idea of single payer insurance than Hillary is. He is stronger on protecting Social Security than Hillary is. I care about the poor. I was actually raised to be a Christian. I don't know where the so-called religious right comes from, but they certainly have not read the same Bible I was raised on.

So that is why Hillary's flip-flopping is important to me. How can anyone favor the death penalty? It makes no sense to me. How could she have? It looks like political expediency on her part to me. Supporting the death penalty got you votes in 2000. Not such a big issue now, so maybe she will have her pollsters check the national pulse and change her mind. I have no idea, but I do know that Bernie stands solidly on issues even gun laws where I and most Americans do. And that is why I think he stands a very good chance of being our next president.

Bernie has not had to change his mind on every other issue because he made his mind up in the first place based on certain moral principles and not on the polls or what he thought people wanted to hear. And that is Bernie's greatest strength. In this time of social upheaval, this time of great change, Bernie has steadfast moral principles that are very, very American. He speaks for the country in that moral sense. That's why people are so excited about hearing him speak. He speaks for the best that is in our nation.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 70 replies Author Time Post
SHRED Aug 2015 OP
Doctor_J Aug 2015 #1
HFRN Aug 2015 #2
a2liberal Aug 2015 #18
HFRN Aug 2015 #33
a2liberal Aug 2015 #53
whathehell Aug 2015 #52
peacebird Aug 2015 #57
abelenkpe Aug 2015 #59
DonaldChump Aug 2015 #3
Fuddnik Aug 2015 #4
longship Aug 2015 #5
JDPriestly Aug 2015 #7
longship Aug 2015 #9
JDPriestly Aug 2015 #10
longship Aug 2015 #13
kenfrequed Aug 2015 #16
longship Aug 2015 #20
kenfrequed Aug 2015 #23
longship Aug 2015 #28
kenfrequed Aug 2015 #42
longship Aug 2015 #43
kenfrequed Aug 2015 #50
JDPriestly Aug 2015 #25
longship Aug 2015 #31
JDPriestly Aug 2015 #35
longship Aug 2015 #38
LineLineLineLineLineLineLineLineLineLineReply It isn't intraparty friction. It is the process of picking a candidate.
JDPriestly Aug 2015 #41
longship Aug 2015 #47
JDPriestly Aug 2015 #51
longship Aug 2015 #55
jwirr Aug 2015 #37
JDPriestly Aug 2015 #21
longship Aug 2015 #36
jwirr Aug 2015 #32
longship Aug 2015 #39
jwirr Aug 2015 #45
longship Aug 2015 #49
Dawgs Aug 2015 #12
SHRED Aug 2015 #14
longship Aug 2015 #17
ish of the hammer Aug 2015 #29
Autumn Aug 2015 #44
smokey nj Aug 2015 #58
longship Aug 2015 #60
smokey nj Aug 2015 #61
longship Aug 2015 #62
Rilgin Aug 2015 #65
libdem4life Aug 2015 #70
tex-wyo-dem Aug 2015 #15
longship Aug 2015 #22
kenfrequed Aug 2015 #24
smokey nj Aug 2015 #63
longship Aug 2015 #64
smokey nj Aug 2015 #66
longship Aug 2015 #67
PatrickforO Aug 2015 #19
longship Aug 2015 #40
wendylaroux Aug 2015 #54
zeemike Aug 2015 #30
jwirr Aug 2015 #34
JayhawkSD Aug 2015 #6
JDPriestly Aug 2015 #8
JayhawkSD Aug 2015 #11
JDPriestly Aug 2015 #27
JayhawkSD Aug 2015 #46
JDPriestly Aug 2015 #69
nashville_brook Aug 2015 #68
ladjf Aug 2015 #26
SoapBox Aug 2015 #48
Zorra Aug 2015 #56
Please login to view edit histories.