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Ninga

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I went to the RNC last week and walked through the streets.

I had several interesting conversations, among them was with a tee shirt vendor selling very vitriolic messages. I asked how was business. She said just as I hoped. I said I understood she needed to make a living and hoped she would be voting for Hillary. She blinked and looked quite surprised and high fived me saying of course. I didn't buy anything from her, and moved on.

I talked with anti Hillary protestors wearing "Hilllary for Prison" tee shirts, some carrying bullhorns chanting "lock her up." They dressed like scruffy hippy types and were mostly young 20 somethings. I said I understood they needed to make a living- so is it worth it? One young man said he made more in 4 days than he did in 4 months.

Point being. It's probably a good idea for the WSJ, NYT, and other rags to disarm these demonstrators to learn who they really might be.

If Ninga can do this, anyone can.

Point being. It's very possible that printed stories might not contain the entire truth.

Ninga also says "painting with a broad brush leaves many bare spots on the wall"

No one thing is all

Bobby Kennedy and the Rev Martin Luther King are raising arms in

solidarity - casting their powerful aura and energy down on Bernie Sanders words and endorsement of Sec Clinton.

Listen dear citizens, and you will hear the words of a man of the people, who only ever wanted to hoist those at the bottom of the ladder onto his shoulders, and to a better life.

Comey is a clever and sophicicated snake-in-the-grass. He keeps

circulating back to his "opinion" and editoralizing re Sec Clinton's supposed judgement.

Lots of quotes for GOP fodder, unfortunately, not many of which will declare that no laws were broken.

Just crap.

Al Gore had Nader, John Kerry had Dean....

Hillary Clinton has Sanders.

This time it's different. The Party and presumptive nominee will recognize the voters who support Sanders by incorporating some of his policies into the party platform.

Gore and Kerry might have fared better had they adopted some of the policies of their closest competitors.

Sen Sanders will stand with Sec Clinton on the podium and declare that the Democrats are the true party of inclusiveness. He will declare a win for those policies that will help restore the middle class.

Hillary Clinton is very smart and she has already championed this move.

Mark my word. Remember where you heard this.

Love to my progressive peeps!

Bernie Sanders? Who is Bernie Sanders?

Bernie Sanders, Senator from Vermont, virtually unknown, has received nearly 9 million primary votes to date, that's who he is!

This is astounding. That his messages resonated with nearly 9 million people. The importance of this can not, and must not be left at the curb.

Hillary Clinton is known world wide. She is the most well-known woman in American politics.
To date, she is only 3 million popular votes ahead of Sanders. This is astounding. This is meaningful that she did not stop him, the unknown, in his tracks earlier in the primary season.

Bernie Sanders, the unknown, did not and does not have the support of many progressive Democrats, like Sen Sharrod Brown - very few to no nationally known progressives have taken the stage to stand in solidarity with Sanders and his message because the Clinton's spent their life time doing political favors, rasing money and collecting political chits to cash in for a Hillary Clinton presidency. Senators like Brown owe the Clintons. This is a simple and true fact.

Elizabeth Warren did not show up for Sanders, not because he and his message isn't valid or worthy, but because she blinked. Hedge for one second...and the moment is lost.

Who will step into Bernie Sanders shoes and lift the movement to their shoulders to carry it on?
That person will need to introduce themselves to the American primary voter, Sanders at their side.

While I am heart broken Sanders has not catapulted over Clinton, I am hopeful that this is time the progressive movement will not wither away...like it did with McGovern and the death of Bobby Kennedy...

Please tell me you are with me and won't go away...please tell me you are in it for the duration.








Hey guys, I love you all, but it's just not working...

You might as well be standing in the corner talking to the wall because your wordy diatribes about how the other candidate is so awful - falls on deaf ears.
What, You say! But but but!

Please tell me why voting for your candidate is a good thing, post links, show examples, argue forcefully. The nana nana boo boo finger pointing does not resonate!!

Too much work? Not as much fun?

It's just not working. DU has become a hot mess of borning pissing matches. I've been a member here since 2003, although not a prolific poster, I've read a lot and learned a lot.

This from Ninga, who,turns 72 tomorrow. (Although I really think and feel like I'm 40!)

The end.

"Why Bernie vs. Hillary Matters More Than People Think"

-snip-
"....Sanders and Clinton represent two very different ideologies. Each of these ideologies wants control of the Democratic Party so that this party’s resources can be used to advance a different conception of what a good society looks like."


The full article posted at the link demonstrates why history matters now, more than ever. It is exactly this kind of article that draws me to the validity of Bernie Sanders.

I look forward to reading the responses and thoughts about what this author has to say about how and why Democrats have evolved away from the true liberal policies of FDR and LBJ.


http://benjaminstudebaker.com/2016/02/05/why-bernie-vs-hillary-matters-more-than-people-think/




Fires are burning this primary season. The smoke is overwhelming.

Burning bridges is the cause of the overwhelming smoke...smoke clouds the vision.

Burned bridges permanently removes the ability to retrace steps and reconsider the path not taken.

I have not racked up big numbers of discussions here at DU - I've only been here since 2003. But I sure have seen a lot, heard a lot and changed my views a lot.

I check in with DU everyday and can not figure out for the life of me what this place will sound like once the Democratic nominee has been settled on...

Will hate continue to reign? Will passions subside and be replaced with apathy? Will people go away, never to return and post again?

Will a Republican win in the fall and give us Citizens United Part Two? Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a female Anton Scalia or Clarence Thomas?

All of the yelling and screeching and name calling and he said/she said going on now, foreshadows passionate people staying home on election day - because burned bridges will do that.

Hillary Clinton is a warrior.

She has traveled more bumpy roads than anyone else in public life.

While she may not like being hauled in to face the same questions asked twelve ways to Sunday,
she has faced much much worse.

She will prevail. She has this.

The GOP is not interested in anything other than gotcha politics. Maybe the result of this hearing will be the voting public finally seeing what slime balls they are.

Whether you support her or not, she deserves our best wishes and supportive energies in her effort to slay the GOP dragon.

I am a strong, life long Democrat. I intend to support

Bernie Sanders in the primary.

Why?

I support Bernie because of his stand up, progressive values and his stellar history of never wavering from his values.

Voting for him will demonstrate that the progressive movement is large and loud. Not some fringe, hippy element. We need our progressive values represented.

If Bernie's numbers are shockingly high then he will be able to leverage that into policy.

If Hillary is the nominee, then she can stand on the shoulders of the progressive movement knowing there are millions who support such values.
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