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Fri May 20, 2016, 09:22 AM

The problem isn't Bernie Sanders' supporters. It's Bernie Sanders himself

That's the title of a near perfect Kos OP on the Front Page of DailyKos. There are too many good points to add here, please read it for yourself.

Here's the link:
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/5/20/1528657/-The-problem-isn-t-Bernie-Sanders-supporters-It-s-Bernie-Sanders-himself



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Reply The problem isn't Bernie Sanders' supporters. It's Bernie Sanders himself (Original post)
SharonClark May 2016 OP
misterhighwasted May 2016 #1
NurseJackie May 2016 #4
Rose Siding May 2016 #2
wryter2000 May 2016 #6
liberal N proud May 2016 #3
Cha May 2016 #5
Cha May 2016 #7
Cha May 2016 #8
Gothmog May 2016 #9

Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2016, 09:35 AM

1. Thank you



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The same guy who once said, “Mr. Trump should take responsibility for addressing his supporters’ violent actions,” now can’t be bothered to do the same when it’s a few rotten apples in his crowd acting insane. 

To say this is stunning is an understatement. All movements are infused with a little bit of crazy, it’s the leadership’s job to marginalize it. Otherwise, you get the Tea Party—you indulge the crazy fringe, bad things happen.

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Response to misterhighwasted (Reply #1)

Fri May 20, 2016, 09:46 AM

4. It's his "last chance" ... and his ego won't let him condemn it. Other than ...

... to make passive comments that include the correct words, but all the words are in the wrong order. And then to qualify his statement with a "but" and add additional words that make excuses, and attempt to portray his campaign as being the actual victims.

In the flurry of activity, and in the heat of battle, his hard core followers don't (won't) see it, but when all is said and done ... and after the dust settles ... history will not be kind to his candidacy or his campaign.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2016, 09:40 AM

2. Totally agree but I think changes are afoot

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #2)

Fri May 20, 2016, 10:03 AM

6. Good news

We might end up with 2008, after all.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2016, 09:42 AM

3. The BS campaing was alredy off the rails but here is were it went deep

from the link:
The problem is Bernie Sanders himself, who as a leader refuses to forcefully and unambiguously reject that violence, instead rationalizing and explaining it away with a mix of grievances and outright conspiracy theory. The same guy who once said, “Mr. Trump should take responsibility for addressing his supporters’ violent actions,” now can’t be bothered to do the same when it’s a few rotten apples in his crowd acting insane


it’s the leadership’s job to marginalize it


And from Jeff Weaver:
AUDIE CORNISH: But if he has to win 68 percent of all the delegates going forward, in all the races, and he falls short of that — you know, do you have an obligation to be honest about what his path is?

JEFF WEAVER: Well, no, but see, but that’s a media narrative from people who think that politics is just standing at a board, doing mathematics. But it’s much more than that




Well, no???????



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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2016, 09:51 AM

5. “Mr. Trump should take responsibility for addressing his supporters’ violent actions,” now can’t be

The problem is Bernie Sanders himself, who as a leader refuses to forcefully and unambiguously reject that violence, instead rationalizing and explaining it away with a mix of grievances and outright conspiracy theory. The same guy who once said, “Mr. Trump should take responsibility for addressing his supporters’ violent reactions,” now can’t be bothered to do the same when it’s a few rotten apples in his crowd acting insane.

burnie's such a hypocrite.

Thank you for this, Sharon~

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2016, 10:07 AM

7. "..you indulge the crazy fringe, bad things happen." Well @ least Kos is speaking out against this

To say this is stunning is an understatement. All movements are infused with a little bit of crazy, it’s the leadership’s job to marginalize it. Otherwise, you get the Tea Party—you indulge the crazy fringe, bad things happen. You indulge people who can’t keep passions in check, you damage your broader efforts and your own personal image. Armando may be one of my favorite people online, and a genuine and true friend, but several years ago when he … ahem…. hit a rough patch and kinda lost it, I banned him. (Lucky for me, and hopefully for you, he’s now back and better than ever!) Several other front page writers have suffered the ban hammer as well.

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2016, 11:19 AM

8. More from Kos..

And why would he correct something he so clearly believes? He’s been talking “revolution” for so long that it’s clear he actually believes in it … in the literal sense of the word. He didn’t forcefully condemn the violence in Nevada because revolutions are violent. He doesn’t care about the will of the Democratic electorate because revolutions aren’t democratic elections.

At this point, his entire message is “Nice party you got there, sure would be a shame if something happened to it!” So hey superdelegates, toss aside the will of the electorate because otherwise he’ll burn the place down. Viva la revolución! So screw your math and your numbers!

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Response to SharonClark (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 02:43 PM

9. There is a great deal of truth to the article in OP

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