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Okay.. this is Wonderful news! thank you, Su!

Obergefell introduces Obama at fundraiser


Supreme Court gay marriage plaintiff Jim Obergefell backs Hillary Clinton for president


Not feelin' the bern.

bernie's been busted about saying he's a Longtime Champion of Marriage Equality

"Bernie Sanders Claims He’s a Longtime Champion of Marriage Equality. It’s Just Not True."


And as recently as 2006, Sanders opposed marriage equality for his adopted home state of Vermont. The senator may have evolved earlier than his primary opponents. But the fact remains that, in the critical early days of the modern marriage equality movement, Sanders was neutral at best and hostile at worst.

Ten years later, Sanders took a similarly cautious approach to same-sex marriage. In 2006, he took a stand against same-sex marriage in Vermont, stating that he instead endorsed civil unions. Sanders told reporters that he was “comfortable” with civil unions, not full marriage equality. (To justify his stance, Sanders complained that a battle for same-sex marriage would be too “divisive.”) At the time, he also opposed a federal anti-gay-marriage amendment—but so did his Republican opponent for the Senate seat, Richard Tarrant, who also supported civil unions. With a wide lead in the polls and little at stake, Sanders declined to differentiate himself from his opponent by taking the lead on gay rights.

Earlier in his political career, Sanders was even more indifferent toward gay rights: As mayor of Burlington in 1990, Sanders told an interviewer that LGBT rights were not a “major priority” for him. Asked if he would support a bill to protect gays from job discrimination, Sanders responded, “probably not.” That was 25 years ago. Sanders has, no doubt, come a long way since then: The senator endorsed Vermont’s successful Marriage Equality Act in 2009 and has cheered the Supreme Court’s marriage rulings. And he is co-sponsoring the Equality Act, a sweeping federal LGBT rights bill that advocacy groups place high on their post-marriage agenda.


He acts like he doesn't think people can check on his history.. same with his saying he "didn't work against President Obama when it's all out there and People are noticing.. especially the President's Black Coalition.

I can see why you don't trust him.. you're not the one who's "lying" as that BS fan proclaims.

And, why was bernie "caught flat footed".. his aide pitched a fit when he found out there were going

to talk about Paris. So he knew.. why didn't he prepare?

Circumstances change fast.. it's too bad he didn't expect to talk about the tragedy in Paris.. they didn't expect it to happen either.

Life changes on a dime especially if you're POTUS.. After a brief condolences to Paris he went to his "token stump speech on economics".. really? that's just a little robotic.


Sanders said he was “shocked” and “disgusted” by the attacks, for which ISIS terrorists have claimed responsibility, and vowed that the U.S. would lead the world to “rid our planet of this barbarous organization.” But immediately thereafter shifted back to his domestic policy.

“I’m running for president because,” Sanders said, “what I hear is people’s concerned that the economy we have is a rigged economy.”


Bottom line is .. Why was he unprepared?

I know.. BS fans don't know the damage they do when they campaign in his name like this.

I've seen it too many times.. they started out liking Bernie and then his supporters just ruined it for him.

They like to ask "how can you change because of us.. you have to look at what sanders says.. etc etc.." well it's hard to differentiate between the two when he's being pushed hard down people's throats by personally attacking them.

And, many are hearing what sanders is saying and not liking it so much.

Thank you for your OP, brave..

Actually BS lost it right out of the gate.. "He made a mistake right off the bat in switching from

Paris to the economy, and had an uneven performance,” a New Hampshire Democrat said."

"Focused entirely on his base which demands the pure," said an unaligned Iowa Democrat. "Worst answer: Asked directly how he would work with a GOP Congress, he argued that the Political Revolution would sweep aside all in its path.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/insiders-bad-night-for-bernie-215901#ixzz3rZFddBKv

Wow! Thanks for telling me about this, napkinz! With everyting goin' on I would have missed


Thank you so much for all of this!

Interesting background on Peter Daou and Tom Watson.. #HillaryMen, DM M..

and the history of Hillary's work in New York after 9/11.

So what she helped rebuild Wall Street after Manhattan was devastated by suicide terrorists? Bernie gives her credit for it. But, his campaigners try to twist everything.

Later in the debate Bernie Sanders agreed: “I applaud Secretary Clinton. She did. She's the senator from New York. She worked – and many of us supported you – in trying to rebuild that devastation.”

Furthermore, as Bernie Sanders explicitly agreed, her remarks were accurate. Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta noted after the debate: "When people attack her and call her quote-unquote the 'Senator from Wall Street,' they ought to remember that she was instrumental in trying to rebuild an important part of the New York economy."


"It's no wonder that the Sanders campaign reportedly protested the shift in focus of Saturday's

debate to include more questions about foreign policy."

Yeah, the Bernie campaign didn't expect the focus to change at Saturday's debate in Iowa.. Well, Paris didn't expect to be attacked either. Life can change on a freaking dime especially if you're POTUS.. they showed the world they can't handle it.

“It was a little bit of a bizarre scene. The Sanders representative, you know, really laid into CBS and basically … kind of threw, like, a little bit of a fit and said, ‘You are trying to turn this into a foreign policy debate. That’s not what any of us agreed to. How can you change the terms of the debate, you know, on the day of the debate. That’s not right,’” the staffer recounted.

And, this is from the media who wants a horserace!

Mahalo DM M

Hillary knows things her rivals are only guessing at.. from your link..

"When Sanders called for regional powers, including Jordan, to get more involved in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria, she countered. “That is very unfair to a few you mentioned, most particularly Jordan, which has put a lot on the line for the United States, has also taken in hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria.”


Thank you DM M!

For those who campaign for BS... this is it in a nutshell.. "Some folks are trying to make something

out of nothing.”

In Iowa, Democratic activists not upset by Clinton’s Sept. 11 comments


Thank you so much for this, DM M!
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