Bernie!

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mmeadow
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Post   » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:20 pm


The pundits keep promising that the dinosaurs are on their last legs--younger people are definitely more socially tolerant--but I don't see this reflected in Congressl Is it all just from gerrymandered districts, faux news, and youth apathy? How much can a President get done with a completely obstructionist Congress?

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:55 pm


Sanders is pushing for a revolution - he wants people to become involved and get representatives in congress that will actually work for us. He can't do it alone.

I always vote. I wish everyone did. And I sure wish we could vote for better congress people.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:40 pm


I have my bumper stickers on my cars and my sign in the front yard! Go Bernie! I want someone who cares about me, who is not raising hundreds of thousands of dollars from Wall Street!

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/21/1488640/-Here-s-a- ... -Fundraisers

There was another great page comparing what the two people have DONE but I can't find it at the moment.

bpatters
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Post   » Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:44 pm


The Texas primary is soon -- early voting is already going on.

I'm totally in agreement with Bernie. But I'm not sure he can be elected. He flirted with, but didn't join, the communist party when he was young, and I'm sure the Republicans will crucify him for that. And almost nobody, particularly down here in Republican country, can tell you the difference between a socialist, a democratic socialist, and a communist. You get the big knee-jerk reaction, and they're pretty much against him. In addition, he has no executive experience.

On the other hand, you've got Hillary. On foreign policy, she's head and shoulders ahead of anybody else in the race from either party. But we haven't heard the last of the email stuff, and whether there was a problem or not, it will be very ugly.

I could vote for either one of them. I'd prefer Bernie, but I can live with Hillary. But I think the worst possible outcome of this election is that any of the Republican nominees becomes president. The country will be well and truly screwed, starting with the Supreme Court.

So, I need a crystal ball to tell me which one of them has the best chance of winning. Any of you have one?

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:44 pm


All the stats I have seen have Bernie winning against any Repub with a wider margin than Hillary. There are just so many reasons to vote for Bernie - he is definitely getting my vote!

bpatters
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Post   » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:57 pm


I've seen polls with Bernie (and Hillary) both losing and winning. The really reliable pollers on who might win won't weigh in until closer to the election time.

GPIG

Post   » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:44 pm


I had a long drive the other night and listened to several candidates speak at the Republican Town Halls in South Carolina. I don’t know how it’s possible some of these people get this far. Not even thinking about Trump, that’s a whole nother other but listening to a guy like Rubio for instance, or Christie, who I know as Governor of my state. I would like to hear a candidate say I have only one issue I want to fix as president; to find out exactly where the system is broken that allows guys like these to get where they are instead of real leaders who are the brightest and most capable, then fix the problem.

Trump as president seriously scares me. His reality is not real. It's a fantasy world he's created using other people's money. I believe it very likely he will get us into a global conflict with devastating consequences.

I like Bernie too.

Crazy4me

Post   » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:10 am


I did hear some of the republican debate. They all should be ashamed of themselves as it was a complete mud slinging fest, and not much talk about what they can do for US!

I like Bernie and he still has my vote.

Bookfan
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Post   » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:32 pm


Ditto everything you said, bpatters. The rest of my family is voting for Bernie. I just want to vote for whoever can beat the Republican. Where's that crystal ball?

"and almost nobody, particularly down here in Republican country, can tell you the difference between a socialist, a democratic socialist, and a communist"

Agreed, but most of those people wouldn't be voting for him anyway, would they? But still, it doesn't help.

bpatters
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Post   » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:39 pm


I know a fair number of Republicans who won't vote for either Trump or Cruz, and aren't excited about Rubio. They might (repeat might) vote for Hillary if either Trump or Cruz is the nominee, but I think the socialist label will keep them away from Bernie.

Bookfan
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Post   » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:22 pm


Yeah, I agree. A moderate Republican, if there is such a thing these days, who doesn't like the right-wing extremists who are in the offing, would find Hillary more palatable that Bernie. Bernie'd be a no go for them.

One thing I don't have a feel for is the youth vote. I know they're a real stronghold for Bernie, but I don't know how big a voting block they are & how likely they are to vote.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:58 pm


I think Bernie is much more electable. More cross-over votes and much more enthusiasm from younger people - some of whom work their hearts out to get him elected.

Unfortunately, there are no moderate republicans. Not any more.

Hillary is widely hated among republicans.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:38 am


This excellent article comparing actions of Clinton and Sanders over time should be read by every person who will cast a vote in this election:

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/22/1489185/-The-Defin ... Wrong-Choice

It puts together the many reasons that while I find Hillary appealing personally, I will not vote for her in the primary. Article above expands on the article I was trying to find earlier listing some of these:
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/17/1486245/-12-Exampl ... ssives-Trust

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:31 pm


Right now he's in the town where my relatives live (Warren, MI). That's kind of cool.

Bookfan
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Post   » Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:28 pm


DH went to Sanders rally today. Not home yet - looking forward to his report..

A coworker said yesterday she hasn't decided between voting in the primary for Bernie, Cruz or Rubio. Is there something I'm missing here?? We have open primaries here so you can vote whichever ticket you want.

Talishan
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Post   » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:32 pm


Georgia's is the same. You don't have to be a registered anything (well, except registered to vote), you ask for whichever ballot you want. But you can only have one.

Your coworker has to decide whether to get a Democratic ballot and vote for Bernie, or whether to ask for a Republican one and choose Rubio or Cruz. That's what she's saying, although she didn't phrase it right.

I personally think open states should let you have one of each, but I do realize that'd probably become a verification/validation/counting nightmare.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:50 pm


That's how it works in Virginia (you choose which ballot you want to use (mine was Democratic) and choose your candidate (mine was BERNIE!).

Bernie does repeat himself over and over. I guess that's because he's been fighting for the same things all his life ;-)

Bookfan
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Post   » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:30 pm


DH didn't have a lot to say, except for the fact that most of the people were under 40. He said there were about 4 Trump people there who were pathetic. He considered going to the Trump rally here on Friday, but (rightly) assumed I would not be pleased because of safety issues. He said he can't run as fast as when he was young & might break a hip if he fell. :p Don't get me wrong. He's Bernie all the way.

Bookfan
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Post   » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:00 pm


OK Lynx. My sister & I ended up voting for Bernie along with the rest of our families! They haven't called it yet in MO - Hillary's ahead by 1,500 approx.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:48 pm


It would be nice to at least win one state (looks good - how close it is means it is not all that significant though). Bernie has challenges - I'm sure a lot of people think he has no chance but that doesn't mean he is not the right person for the job.

I wish more people were high information voters. Counting on the remaining smart people to vote Bernie!

p.s. his presence is doubtlessly helping to get some progressive down ticket people elected to state and federal offices!

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