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Privilege is what allows some Bernie supporters to say they will never back HRC

Privilege is what allows Sanders supporters to say they’ll “never” vote for Clinton
Melissa Hillman March 22, 2016

The latest installment of “The Internet Explodes with Hatred for Hillary Clinton” happened earlier this month. The Democratic presidential candidate, whose own record on AIDS research and funding is better than any other candidate, mistakenly said that former US first lady Nancy Reagan was a key supporter of AIDS research. Reagan was, in reality, horrible about AIDS in every possible way. Clinton immediately apologized, then apologized again, at length. Yet we’re still seeing a wagonload of “I’ll never vote for her” claims from progressives, as if her words about Reagan trump–and I’m using that verb deliberately–her actual record on AIDS research and funding. Why?
Clinton’s stellar record on AIDS is ignored while people indignantly attack her for making an inaccurate statement. I like Bernie Sanders. I really do feel the Bern. But I see Democrats brush aside things that he and other male politicians have done while raining fire on Hillary for the exact same thing–or something much less.
This happens all the time. Clinton is flamed for being a “career politician” and an “insider” when Sanders has been in political office much longer than she has. (Clinton was first elected to political office in 2000; Sanders was elected to his first office in 1981 and his first national office in 1991.) People flame Clinton for speaking in favor of the omnibus crime bill in the 1990s when she was first lady, a position with no political power. But Sanders, as a member of Congress, actually had the power to enact it into law, voting in favor of it despite the fact that many of his colleagues did not.

Posted by arely staircase | Wed Mar 23, 2016, 01:41 PM (147 replies)

If Sanders wins the nomination I will work my ass off for him.

But I am supporting HRC in the primary. And I am working my ass off for her at the present. Politics is a rough fucking game and I make no apologies for not worshiping the latest shiny object- which to many Bernie seems to be.

Bookmark this thread because if he becomes POTUS I will be here defending him from many of those who claim to love him now.

Just just like Obama.
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Feb 11, 2016, 06:56 PM (24 replies)

Bernie is a democratic socialist.

Not the kind who wants to silence his opposition.
Posted by arely staircase | Thu Feb 11, 2016, 06:19 PM (17 replies)

Bernie Sanders takes Wall St. Money

Through the DSCC.

That is a fact.

Posted by arely staircase | Thu Feb 11, 2016, 03:01 PM (42 replies)

They are just staight up hiding anything not pro-Bernie in GDP

Posted by arely staircase | Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:59 PM (22 replies)

Just found out I take Wall St. money?

Posted by arely staircase | Wed Feb 10, 2016, 06:47 PM (2 replies)

Why is it ok for Bernie to take Wall St. money?

But not Clinton? Seriously where do you think his DSCC money comes from, the Sandinistas?

Edited to say: notice how all the answers are non-answers.
Posted by arely staircase | Wed Feb 10, 2016, 01:13 PM (112 replies)

Democratic Socialism

Here, since nobody seems to know what it means.
Busky, Donald F. (July 20, 2000). Democratic Socialism: A Global Survey. Praeger. pp. 7–8. ISBN 978-0275968861. Democratic socialism is the wing of the socialist movement that combines a belief in a socially owned economy with that of political democracy. Sometimes simply called socialism, more often than not, the adjective democratic is added by democratic socialists to attempt to distinguish themselves from Communists who also call themselves socialists...democratic socialists wish to emphasize by their name that they disagree strongly with the Marxist-Leninist brand of socialism.

You are welcome.
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Jan 30, 2016, 12:28 PM (69 replies)

Pathetic: Sanders campaign workers pose as union members

His most fervent advocates will do him in.

Posted by arely staircase | Fri Jan 29, 2016, 05:54 PM (27 replies)

Does Sen. Sanders believe there should be private property?

Some? None? Let the 'spalini of his democratic socialism begin.
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Jan 29, 2016, 11:46 AM (189 replies)
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