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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 12:24 AM

The Difference Between Clinton and Sanders Supporters

I am not a pie in the sky idealist; I'm realist. I don't see the world in just black and white; I see all shades of gray in between. I am willing to compromise with those that don't view the world as I do if that will move me closer to achieving my goals. I'm not a dreamer, I'm a doer; I get things done. So I approach politics from that prospective.

That doesn't mean that I don't have principals and idealistic goals, far from it. What it means is even if we had identical principles and goals, you and I go would go about trying to make the world a better place using very different methods. With you it seems to all or nothing; you go for the whole enchilada even if the odds of succeeding are very much against you. I tend chose incremental steps with high probabilities of success, and then I chose the next step, and then another. In some cases when the odds are very much against succeeding, not allowing the other side to win is equivalent to a victory.

In large measure that explains our choice of candidates. The Sanders campaign was an all or nothing affair from the start. ....

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CajunBlazer Mar 2016 OP
DemonGoddess Mar 2016 #1
Thinkingabout Mar 2016 #2
Haveadream Mar 2016 #3
CajunBlazer Mar 2016 #6
msongs Mar 2016 #4
Stand and Fight Mar 2016 #5
mcar Mar 2016 #7
Her Sister Mar 2016 #8
JSup Mar 2016 #9
CajunBlazer Mar 2016 #10

Response to CajunBlazer (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 12:28 AM

1. K&R!

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Response to CajunBlazer (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 12:30 AM

2. Is the glass half full or half empty, I want to look to a better future, not only for myself but

for the younger generations. I would love to see progressive ideas fulfilled, we can do this.

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Response to CajunBlazer (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 12:49 AM

3. Excellent insight

CanjunBlazer!



Great post, thank you!

The "gambling" analogy is perfect.

I suspect the different approaches come from a combination of life experiences and circumstances. So much progress and success is hard fought and therefore incredibly valuable. It is definitely not something many of us are willing to risk on almost certain failure. It also says everything about the ability to not just take risk but to absorb the loss. Clinton supporters are just as serious, if not more so about the challenges that lie ahead. Many just have more to lose.





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Response to Haveadream (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:26 AM

6. Thanks,

It's something I've thinking about in background for some time. You're right of course, the differences about how we approach situations do come from combination of life experiences and circumstances. However, like every thing else that makes us individuals, we are a product of our genes and our environment and our experiences.

Some people are more influenced in their thinking and decision making by logic and some by emotion. I don't think that I need to elaborate on which group is more likely to support Hillary and which are more likely to support Bernie.

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Response to CajunBlazer (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 01:07 AM

4. sanders supporters re maddow: "did you just want to smack her?" "the urge is there" "yes" nt

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Response to CajunBlazer (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 05:01 AM

5. Good stuff, Cajun.

Thanks for sharing! Gave me some things to ruminate on as I lay down to sleep.

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Response to CajunBlazer (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:26 AM

7. K&R

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Response to CajunBlazer (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 09:35 AM

8. America is a huge country with a huge population

 

We cannot just implement crazy experiments. Too much at stake! Our constitution made it possible for steady and well thought out progress! The whole world looks up to us! I lived in a few countries in the other hemisphere, I learnt what people think of us!
I met Asians, Europeans, Middle Eastern, Africans, Latin Americans and Australians. We are a key country, like it or not! We ought to be responsible with that.

Steady progress ensures we are on the right path! I find that exciting!! Actually!

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Response to CajunBlazer (Original post)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 02:08 PM

9. Not to mention...

...if we change things too quickly we create a million reactionaries to take us back the dark ages of rights.

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Response to JSup (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 03:45 PM

10. Now that's something that I had not considered...

I never thought it through to its logical conclusion because I never considered Sanders electable. Even if by some miracle he did take the White House, I've always thought it would be impossible for him to enact any of his programs.

Actually I think that far right conservatives would enjoy having a totally shut down President and they would be salivating at their chances in the next Presidential election.

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