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JimDandy

(7,318 posts)
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 11:25 AM Mar 2016

Sanders is Rocking The Dem Base heading in to the WA State Caucus!!!!

When 2/3 of the attendees in a packed room at our caucus orientation training raised their hands for Sanders in a straw poll, I knew for sure the East side of the state was going to go strong for him on the 26th. And those attendees were Dems-not Independents-not Repubs-DEMS!

We're headed for a potential Sanders home run streak of states. Keep phonebanking in to our state y'all and we'll bring it on home for all of us!



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Sanders is Rocking The Dem Base heading in to the WA State Caucus!!!! (Original Post) JimDandy Mar 2016 OP
Awesome! My mother in law is in Wash state and she has been phone banking & working for Bernie peacebird Mar 2016 #1
Thanks to your Mom-I-L. That's what will do it peacebird. JimDandy Mar 2016 #2
A really great testament to the fine DEMS of WA! StandingInLeftField Mar 2016 #3
Open primary, same-day registration and surrogate ballots JimDandy Mar 2016 #8
Actually, not primary, caucus LisaM Mar 2016 #33
It is OPEN to any registered voter, the only restriction... ReallyIAmAnOptimist Mar 2016 #37
It's a signed declaration. LisaM Mar 2016 #41
well done. I was just told that my state doesn't matter. roguevalley Mar 2016 #20
Walking is good for the soul! StandingInLeftField Mar 2016 #23
excellent! FrostyAusty Mar 2016 #4
You got it FrostyAusty! n/t JimDandy Mar 2016 #15
Same thing happened in my precinct training meeting. floriduck Mar 2016 #5
Are you a west-sider? Excellent to hear, if so. JimDandy Mar 2016 #16
Yep, Vancouver. floriduck Mar 2016 #29
Bernie's alive and kicking as are his ideas.The establishment doesn't like it. jalan48 Mar 2016 #6
It's going to be harder to ignore Sanders when he starts massively eroding Clinton's delegate lead JimDandy Mar 2016 #11
Yep. Either we are the future or Trump and his Fascists are. jalan48 Mar 2016 #19
Post removed Post removed Mar 2016 #7
Are you lost? Your post is non-responsive to this thread. n/t JimDandy Mar 2016 #9
Jury Results for that post stevenleser Mar 2016 #10
So you only alerted to prove a point? Hoping to catch someone... Blue State Bandit Mar 2016 #31
Nope, I was not the original alerter, I alerted on the results because I think stevenleser Mar 2016 #52
Stop it LiberalLovinLug Mar 2016 #12
We need you Bernieonkonobi! Tragl1 Mar 2016 #13
Ha! We will! 8 days to go for Change We Can Believe In. n/t JimDandy Mar 2016 #14
Got to pound the pavement for Senator Sanders. Hope someone can take over... JimDandy Mar 2016 #17
I agree FreshStart1 Mar 2016 #18
Thank you, Washington!!! FourScore Mar 2016 #21
+1!! zentrum Mar 2016 #22
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Mar 2016 #24
I hope so dr60omg Mar 2016 #25
We will. Raring to go in California. JDPriestly Mar 2016 #36
K&R! Duval Mar 2016 #26
Bernie should win most of the western states coming up calguy Mar 2016 #27
I don't know about AZ... Aquavit Mar 2016 #34
Arizona will probably be close FreedomRain Mar 2016 #35
I think we can all be thrilled with 60-40... Aquavit Mar 2016 #38
we need easier access to information CarrieLynne Mar 2016 #28
All 8 states between now and NY can choose every single delegate for Bernie pnwmom Mar 2016 #30
KnR Dont call me Shirley Mar 2016 #32
Call Voters For Bernie link and two events in Washington on Sunday ... slipslidingaway Mar 2016 #39
A couple weeks ago, I saw a #Feel the Bern banner along SR 14 neverforget Mar 2016 #40
As I was driving home tonight on I-5 DebbieCDC Mar 2016 #42
Was doing that myself until a week ago. Now focusing on caucus turnout n/t eridani Mar 2016 #48
You'll need it, given that Sanders needs to win by landslides in every single state NYC Liberal Mar 2016 #43
We're going to try, NYC Liberal Scootaloo Mar 2016 #46
Will neve quit until the convention. This isn't just about who is president, but-- eridani Mar 2016 #47
Eridani Hon, this is from Cat in Seattle mntleo2 Mar 2016 #50
I'm in South King County, and have been really busy with caucus organizing eridani Mar 2016 #51
The only two political signs close to where I live Simongren Mar 2016 #44
K&R from Vashon Island Scootaloo Mar 2016 #45
I will be there! mntleo2 Mar 2016 #49

JimDandy

(7,318 posts)
2. Thanks to your Mom-I-L. That's what will do it peacebird.
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 11:36 AM
Mar 2016

300 volunteers for Bernie showed up last week in a packed venue with 3-rows deep of standing room only. The enthusiasm is palpable!

3. A really great testament to the fine DEMS of WA!
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 11:55 AM
Mar 2016

Is WA a closed primary or will indies and crossovers be allowed to vote?

JimDandy

(7,318 posts)
8. Open primary, same-day registration and surrogate ballots
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:48 PM
Mar 2016

for people who are working, sick, disabled or have religious observences that day or have military service. Come one, come all!

37. It is OPEN to any registered voter, the only restriction...
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 11:11 PM
Mar 2016

...in WA is that you can't vote in the GOP primary (in May) if you participated in the Dem caucus. "Closed" caucuses/primaries only allow participation of registered Dems/Repubs. We do have a loyalty declaration on the form, but that is basically fluff.

roguevalley

(40,656 posts)
20. well done. I was just told that my state doesn't matter.
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:26 PM
Mar 2016

I AM FUCKING PISSED! Nothing like being told about your state from someone who has never been here. Apparently we aren't diverse enough to suit their tastes. GO, WASHINGTON! GO, ALASKA!

I may have to take a walk to cool off.

FrostyAusty

(57 posts)
4. excellent!
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 12:18 PM
Mar 2016

Can't wait for next Saturday!!
Will be caucusing for Bernie in the Emerald City!
Keep up the good work on the east side of the state!

JimDandy

(7,318 posts)
11. It's going to be harder to ignore Sanders when he starts massively eroding Clinton's delegate lead
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:04 PM
Mar 2016

shortly. The media will keep trying to shut him and us out, until they simply can't. Corporatism and Oligarchy is what we're up against.

jalan48

(13,763 posts)
19. Yep. Either we are the future or Trump and his Fascists are.
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:18 PM
Mar 2016

Some folks are just are not aware yet.

Response to JimDandy (Original post)

 

stevenleser

(32,886 posts)
10. Jury Results for that post
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:03 PM
Mar 2016

I alerted on the results so that admins can see that someone did not vote to hide something that should have been an obvious slam dunk:

On Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:50 PM an alert was sent on the following post:

Stop backing Shillary!!!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1082&pid=5066

REASON FOR ALERT

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.

ALERTER'S COMMENTS

'Shillary"? A criminal? For pity's sake!

JURY RESULTS

You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:02 PM, and the Jury voted 6-1 to HIDE IT.

Juror #1 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #2 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: She's under investigation from the FBI. Nothing has been proven yet. Until that happens, calling her a criminal is unwarranted.
Juror #3 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: This post is over the top - for clarity, though I support Clinton, I would vote the same way if this was said of Sanders. You just don't post this kind of stuff aout our candidates. This vindictiveness on both sides has to stop.
Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: That was the easiest decision to make.
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: While calling Clinton Shillary and a criminal isn't very cool, it's not unheard of on DU and certainly is on par with some of the vitriol I read directed towards Sanders. I'd be more swayed to hide it as an off-topic response for the post, but that's being policed by a member in the thread.
Juror #6 voted to HIDE IT
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Thank you very much for participating in our Jury system, and we hope you will be able to participate again in the future.

Blue State Bandit

(2,122 posts)
31. So you only alerted to prove a point? Hoping to catch someone...
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 05:20 PM
Mar 2016

who doesn't agree with you? Nice job handing over your integrity. Admitting that your actual intention of the alert was "so that admins can see that someone did not vote to hide something" is flagrant alert abuse. I wonder how many more times you have alerted people and for what cause?

Admins should take note of this action. I'm considering alerting this myself, but would like input from others first.

 

stevenleser

(32,886 posts)
52. Nope, I was not the original alerter, I alerted on the results because I think
Sun Mar 20, 2016, 12:05 AM
Mar 2016

By any reasonable DU standards, it should have been an easy vote to hide and anyone not voting to hide should be considered as unable or unwilling to uphold DU standards.

If you object to me alerting on the alert on those grounds, take it up with Skinner or EarlG.

LiberalLovinLug

(14,138 posts)
12. Stop it
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:05 PM
Mar 2016

You are highjacking this thread with inflammatory BS rhetoric. It does Bernie supporters no good. And it does the Democratic Party no good.

JDPriestly

(57,936 posts)
36. We will. Raring to go in California.
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 10:37 PM
Mar 2016

I'm about ready to start registering voters. We have lots of new young people in our community. As an oldtimer, I'm excited about getting them registered.

calguy

(5,097 posts)
27. Bernie should win most of the western states coming up
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 01:50 PM
Mar 2016

unfortunately for him Hillary should score a blow out victory in AZ and really not lose much ground, if any, in the delegate count.

Playing catch-up is a bitch.

Aquavit

(488 posts)
34. I don't know about AZ...
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 06:28 PM
Mar 2016

Not sure that's necessarily a given for Hillary at this point. I saw somewhere on the interwebs today that Secretary Clinton's campaign is even thinking they may lose AZ, but I can't find the source for that info right at the moment.

FreedomRain

(413 posts)
35. Arizona will probably be close
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 10:10 PM
Mar 2016

based on the local reports, but based on gut feeling I think 60-40 Sanders is quite possible.

Aquavit

(488 posts)
38. I think we can all be thrilled with 60-40...
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 11:40 PM
Mar 2016

But will anyone in the corporate media say one word about a 20 point win and/or running the table this week?

CarrieLynne

(497 posts)
28. we need easier access to information
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 02:33 PM
Mar 2016

I had no idea about how to do this...where to go....I have been googling, asking, downloading apps....only just now did I discover:
http://www.wa-democrats.org/page/2016-democratic-caucuses

so I have pre-registered and I will caucus on 3/26 for sanders


but sheesh - we need to help people figure this out....its not immediately obvious or easily available unless you know where to go to look....

pnwmom

(108,880 posts)
30. All 8 states between now and NY can choose every single delegate for Bernie
Fri Mar 18, 2016, 05:05 PM
Mar 2016

and Hillary would still be ahead by 40 delegates.

But that ain't gonna happen. Obama beat Hillary by a total of 60 delegates in these upcoming northern and western states, and Bernie will be lucky if he matches Obama's numbers -- which would reduce her lead from 320 delegates to 260.

DebbieCDC

(2,542 posts)
42. As I was driving home tonight on I-5
Sat Mar 19, 2016, 12:47 AM
Mar 2016

There were Bernie supporters on a freeway overpass with their signs and flags. ALL the cars around me started honking their horns and waving

NYC Liberal

(20,112 posts)
43. You'll need it, given that Sanders needs to win by landslides in every single state
Sat Mar 19, 2016, 12:53 AM
Mar 2016

left to even have a prayer at coming close to the nomination. Which won't happen.

Sanders is done. Hillary Clinton's lead is 3x Obama's largest in 2008. His campaign is on life support, but hey, until he quits then keep at it.

 

Scootaloo

(25,699 posts)
46. We're going to try, NYC Liberal
Sat Mar 19, 2016, 02:02 AM
Mar 2016

And even if we fail, we're carving out that "place at the table." Contrary to the wishes of some, we're not going to be relegated to being wait staff at the convention. if absolutely nothing else we are showing ourselves - and everyone else, that the left of the party ARE out there, and now we know about each other. it doesn't end with Sanders, no matter the outcome.

Thank you for your applause

eridani

(51,907 posts)
47. Will neve quit until the convention. This isn't just about who is president, but--
Sat Mar 19, 2016, 04:15 AM
Mar 2016

--changing the direction of the Democratic Party.

mntleo2

(2,535 posts)
50. Eridani Hon, this is from Cat in Seattle
Sat Mar 19, 2016, 10:48 AM
Mar 2016

Hey Hon I hope we can meet up sometimes. I have been following you for a long time and really love what you post. I notice you post a great deal of poverty stuff and I am a long time activist for low income people here. I am a member of the Lake City Homeless Coalition working on affordable housing issues as well as the board member of P.O.W.E.R., (http:www.mamapower.org) which works on our (very tattered) safety net as well as on the council of Lake City Christian Disciples of Christ church and we work with the North Help Line on hunger and services for low income families, vets, homeless adults,and individuals. I also support multi-faith issues, but that is another story to tell later if you want to know, lol. PM me if you want to know more and/or meet me sometime.

Sincerely, your sister in fighting the power,
Cat Sullivan

eridani

(51,907 posts)
51. I'm in South King County, and have been really busy with caucus organizing
Sat Mar 19, 2016, 08:29 PM
Mar 2016

North Highline is low income as well. The SAFE people are pretty good to work with--unfortunately they meet on Tuesdays which conflicts with other meetings I have. This gentrification crap needs serious remediation.

Simongren

(8 posts)
44. The only two political signs close to where I live
Sat Mar 19, 2016, 01:06 AM
Mar 2016

are a large Bernie Sanders banner and a small trump banner next door to it.

mntleo2

(2,535 posts)
49. I will be there!
Sat Mar 19, 2016, 10:29 AM
Mar 2016

I have RSVP'd and am bringing 2 more people. Hope to see and meet some DUers, tho I am not sure how to tell any of you or you to tell me as a DU member, lol. See you there!

Love, Cat in Seattle

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