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What drives the extreme age division between Sanders and Clinton voters?

I think this may have a lot to do with it.

The Ring of Truth

Bernie has it, he speaks the plain language of everyday Americans rather than the carefully calibrated and focus group tested jargon of the average politician. He actually knows how to say yes and no, something most politicians are loath to do.



Trump will swing pretty far left if he gets the nomination

Trump's not an ideologue he's the ultimate pragmatist, whatever the hell will get him elected is fine with him.

It wouldn't surprise me at all to hear him call his own primary rhetoric bullshit if he were to get the nom, he's got enough money to get away with a lot and I"m gradually realizing he's actually wicked smaht, he certainly taking the Republican party for a ride.

What makes Hillary happy, what makes Hillary mad




"I feel your pain" Nice thing to say to someone or not?

A DUer wrote that to me some months back in fairly obvious sarcasm, who it was and why is immaterial and I'm truly sorry that it made me so angry that I lashed out at them the other day when I got the chance.

I want to apologize to that person for things I wrote which were hurtful and I want to apologize to DU for losing my temper. My very deepest button got pushed hard and combined with a currently stressful situation with a close relative and the usual personal problems of an old I lost my cool.

I'm sorry I acted like an idiot and an asshole.

Period. Full stop.

With that being said I would like to open a discussion about the phrase, particularly as used by a politician, what do you think? What I think should be self evident, no, no you don't.

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton

"I feel your pain." Response to AIDS activist Bob Rafsky at the Laura Belle nightclub in Manhattan (March 27, 1992)



Sadly, over the Hill

Another blast from the past, some great writing here, powerful stuff.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x5314138

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When I heard Hillary’s comment that she and John McCain brought the necessary experience and expertise to the table, while her fellow Democrat, Barack Obama, was to be dismissed as nothing more than a speech, I was truly astounded. This was not the Hillary of sense and sensibility, but the Hillary of pride and prejudice, a woman who would stop at nothing to achieve her goal, with an immediate and vicious bias against anyone who had the audacity to try and stand in her way.

This code of conduct has not subsided, but instead has persisted and become more blatantly apparent with every passing day. It is the same “you’re with us or against us” mentality that has divided a nation for more than seven years; it is the same rhetoric that screams of entitlement and arrogance, rather than a sense of accepting the will of the people who have spoken, and continue to speak, about something more important than the ego of one politician with their eye focused on nothing else but the prize.

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Float like a Butterfly, sting like a Bee, feel the Bern

I become more impressed with Bernie Sanders on a regular basis, he has the game figured out I do believe. He is letting his opponent wear themselves out futilely swinging at him while he concentrates on his message.

Bernie Sanders probably has the worst case of attention surplus disorder I've ever seen.

Feel the Bern!

The question to ask yourself regarding the email brouhaha

How would I feel about this if it were a Republican SoS who had top secret information on an unsecured private server in their bathroom?

Electric vehicles take to the fields to ease the labor of crop picking

These are brilliant, the second one is solar powered even.



Read my lips

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