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RBInMaine

(13,570 posts)
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:04 PM Feb 2016

What will Sanders supporters do if and when Hillary wins the nomination?

Hillary supporters will support the Dem nominee no matter who it is. How about the Sanders folks? Will they vote for Hillary who, YES, is damn well PROGRESSIVE too (even if not a purist), or will they bitch like hell and make excuses and stay home "in protest" or out of some "purity principle" thus helping the vile rotten RePukelican? Or will they abandon their "progressiveness" entirely and actually go vote for the rotten RePUKE?

If Hillary is the nominee, Sanders supporters damn well get a PROGRESSIVE and should be HIGHLY motivated to defeat the slumlord RePUKE, and anyone who equates Hillary Clinton who is HATED by the right wing with a RePUKE is living in an alternative universe.

So, what will the Sanders people do if he's not the nominee?

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What will Sanders supporters do if and when Hillary wins the nomination? (Original Post) RBInMaine Feb 2016 OP
Hold my nose, tighter than I ever have... TCJ70 Feb 2016 #1
Hillary is PROGRESSIVE. Purity is NOT because it seldom achieves anything. RBInMaine Feb 2016 #4
Keep telling yourself that. kath Feb 2016 #6
Some people are drowning in a purist zero-reality universe, and it is SAD. RBInMaine Feb 2016 #73
So, Hillary uses the word 'purity' in a slimy statement, and now, as she knew would happen, pangaia Feb 2016 #25
I wouldn't ask Hillary supporters to vote for someone..... daleanime Feb 2016 #2
Who is sexist and racist other than The Trump and most of the other RePukes? RBInMaine Feb 2016 #11
Apparently Bernie and his supporters.... daleanime Feb 2016 #20
Steinem said that (ick), not me. nt SusanCalvin Feb 2016 #60
Vote for her. JRLeft Feb 2016 #3
First of all, put you on ignore for life. Live and Learn Feb 2016 #5
Thin-skinners love to growl and ask tough questions but never like to answer them. RBInMaine Feb 2016 #16
Thanks for the explanation, I was wondering why you did that. nt Live and Learn Feb 2016 #27
Apparently you didn't quite make it onto "ignore for life" yet? Agschmid Feb 2016 #72
lol Renew Deal Feb 2016 #54
I approve this plan! Iggy Knorr Feb 2016 #61
I remember 2008. Clinton supporters had a frigging Cow. Warren Stupidity Feb 2016 #7
i remember them. DesertFlower Feb 2016 #12
Bullshit. They voted for Obama and he won an historic election. PUMA was a tiny silly fringe. Now RBInMaine Feb 2016 #21
Ah, good times. AtomicKitten Feb 2016 #42
I will vote for every DEM on the ballot bigwillq Feb 2016 #8
Personally HassleCat Feb 2016 #9
i will vote for hillary. DesertFlower Feb 2016 #10
It's going to be a dark night of the soul moment for me, that's for sure. n/t Avalux Feb 2016 #13
Ehm...so you now speak for all Hillary supporters. That is not a good thereismore Feb 2016 #14
I'd vote for her, of course renate Feb 2016 #15
We all will... pangaia Feb 2016 #17
When. onehandle Feb 2016 #18
Zero chance? SheenaR Feb 2016 #28
OK. Kinda hard to really say at this point, though, as I'm sure you actually realize. nt SusanCalvin Feb 2016 #62
Some will go back to their principal constituencies (which ain't here or the Democratic Party). MADem Feb 2016 #19
Great post ... thanks! NurseJackie Feb 2016 #31
I feel very uncomfortable ejbr Feb 2016 #34
Shifty character, from what I understand!! MADem Feb 2016 #37
Ha! ejbr Feb 2016 #40
BINGO! ^^^This!^^^ BlueCaliDem Feb 2016 #53
I'm quite sure Bernie will endorse if necessary. SusanCalvin Feb 2016 #63
This Citizen Will Vote On Conscience - That Vote Will Be None Of Your Business cantbeserious Feb 2016 #22
Sorry, not gonna happen, she has no chance. litlbilly Feb 2016 #23
Luckily, we'll probably never have to find out. NorthCarolina Feb 2016 #24
IF not when. trash thread. Hiraeth Feb 2016 #26
Start this at 5:50 and full volume Fumesucker Feb 2016 #29
It seems this question is asked every other day on here. bkkyosemite Feb 2016 #30
I live in blue New York ejbr Feb 2016 #32
More flame bait about Bernie supporters SHRED Feb 2016 #33
Hillary supporters will support the Dem nominee no matter who it is left-of-center2012 Feb 2016 #35
Have you read the book passiveporcupine Feb 2016 #36
oh, goody, a loyalty thread! restorefreedom Feb 2016 #38
A thinly veiled Purity Pledge OP artislife Feb 2016 #39
after all the murderous death cults and golpistas? MisterP Feb 2016 #41
Cry and pitch a b***h Iliyah Feb 2016 #43
If Clinton gets the nomination I will place a write in vote. edgineered Feb 2016 #44
I'll decide what to do with my vote. Rocky the Leprechaun Feb 2016 #45
If hillary worms her way into the nomination, bowens43 Feb 2016 #46
Some will support her, some won't. Same as any primary. cyberswede Feb 2016 #47
I will write him in anyway, and leave with a clear conscience. n/t PonyUp Feb 2016 #48
I doubt many will be out actively working for her. jalan48 Feb 2016 #49
they'll never accept it. They'll create voter fraud stories, complain she cheated... wyldwolf Feb 2016 #50
They will be made to drink of the unicorn's blood and enter LuvLoogie Feb 2016 #51
I guess you will never know. MuseRider Feb 2016 #52
Bingo ... Autumn Colors Feb 2016 #59
I'm a Bernie supporter absolutely. If Hillary honeylady Feb 2016 #55
Many will vote for Clinton, some will be unenthused and not vote mythology Feb 2016 #56
Really? Hillary supporters will vote for Bernie? Autumn Colors Feb 2016 #57
Vote for her, also work and contribute. (ick) nt SusanCalvin Feb 2016 #58
Actually, that's none of your business tularetom Feb 2016 #64
I salute you! SusanCalvin Feb 2016 #65
I will vote against the GOP candidate jillan Feb 2016 #66
That's how I plan to look at it dflprincess Feb 2016 #69
Take something for nausea. polichick Feb 2016 #67
Guess you'll just have to wait and find out. whatchamacallit Feb 2016 #68
I've heard talk... OilemFirchen Feb 2016 #70
Track down the FaceBook pages ... NanceGreggs Feb 2016 #71
Then, I'll Go Green srobert Feb 2016 #74
Will Hillary supporters vote for Bernie??? Fearless Feb 2016 #75
I strongly support Bernie but will vote for whoever our candidate turns out to be. Binkie The Clown Feb 2016 #76
Not Cayenneman Feb 2016 #77
I'll vote for the most progressive candidate on the ballot. Tierra_y_Libertad Feb 2016 #78
Vote their consciences. aikoaiko Feb 2016 #79
I think I know..... A lot of them will not vote for her because they are independents and fourcents Feb 2016 #80
Vomit Kilgore Feb 2016 #81

TCJ70

(4,387 posts)
1. Hold my nose, tighter than I ever have...
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:06 PM
Feb 2016

...and vote for her. I'll probably sigh at the missed opportunity and non-change as well.

Oh, and she's only Progressive by her own definition...but so is everyone since it has no hard definition.

 

RBInMaine

(13,570 posts)
73. Some people are drowning in a purist zero-reality universe, and it is SAD.
Sun Feb 7, 2016, 01:30 AM
Feb 2016

Please stop the nonsense. She is progressive and if I had time to write a book I prove it a thousand times over. But there have been PLENTY of posts outlining all the evidence. Look it up.

pangaia

(24,324 posts)
25. So, Hillary uses the word 'purity' in a slimy statement, and now, as she knew would happen,
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:14 PM
Feb 2016

her supporters start using it.

daleanime

(17,796 posts)
2. I wouldn't ask Hillary supporters to vote for someone.....
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:06 PM
Feb 2016

who they feel is sexist and racist. They have every right to find some one that they do feel they can support.

daleanime

(17,796 posts)
20. Apparently Bernie and his supporters....
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:13 PM
Feb 2016

although I'm hearing now that young women just follow Bernie to be around Boys.

 

RBInMaine

(13,570 posts)
21. Bullshit. They voted for Obama and he won an historic election. PUMA was a tiny silly fringe. Now
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:13 PM
Feb 2016

please answer the question.

 

bigwillq

(72,790 posts)
8. I will vote for every DEM on the ballot
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:09 PM
Feb 2016

except Hillary. I just can't vote for her. Luckily I live in CT, so it won't really matter. The DEM nominee will win my state with or without my vote.

If Hillary wins the presidency, fine. I support democracy, so if that's who is elected, I'm cool with it. But I just can't vote for her.

 

HassleCat

(6,409 posts)
9. Personally
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:10 PM
Feb 2016

Yes, I will whine and bitch and cry. Then I will vote for Clinton. Would I consider voting for a Republican? Sure. Teddy Roosevelt. Robert LaFollette. Tom McCall (Oregon governor). Maybe a couple others. Nobody still alive, of course.

thereismore

(13,326 posts)
14. Ehm...so you now speak for all Hillary supporters. That is not a good
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:11 PM
Feb 2016

start. It makes you into a phony. It's a phony premise and your question is nothing but flame bait.

BTW I will support her.

renate

(13,776 posts)
15. I'd vote for her, of course
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:11 PM
Feb 2016

And I'd be happy to do so--just a little less happy than if I were voting for Bernie.

pangaia

(24,324 posts)
17. We all will...
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:12 PM
Feb 2016
".. whine and bitch and cry and make excuses and stay home thus helping the vile rotten RePukelican?"

That's what you wanted to hear, right?

MADem

(135,425 posts)
19. Some will go back to their principal constituencies (which ain't here or the Democratic Party).
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:13 PM
Feb 2016

Others will lay low for awhile...maybe run around deleting the nastiest of their posts.

Most will get onboard, especially when Sanders gives a full-throated endorsement. They'll feel even better when he's named to her cabinet.

Some may stay home. A few might cut off their noses to spite their faces and pull the lever for the Republican-but they'll be few and far between I think.

Some will vote for Jill Stein--as if that makes a difference, or one of the quirky oddball candidates that turn up on many state ballots (Deez Nutz, e.g. or Vermin Supreme).

Then, after a while, not too long after the inauguration, they'll start criticizing every decision she makes as POTUS, because DU is NEVER united, and we are often not decent, when we have a Democratic president. It's a very weird thing.

That's assuming the GOP doesn't steal it. Let's hope not!

MADem

(135,425 posts)
37. Shifty character, from what I understand!!
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:27 PM
Feb 2016

Sometimes full of himself...!! Always looking to bust a move!

Ok, ok...I'll stop....I'm no Pinboy on that pun stuff~~~!!!!!

BlueCaliDem

(15,438 posts)
53. BINGO! ^^^This!^^^
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:23 PM
Feb 2016

Thank you for posting your analysis, MADem. I believe it'll go exactly as you outlined.

SusanCalvin

(6,592 posts)
63. I'm quite sure Bernie will endorse if necessary.
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:43 PM
Feb 2016

He is a very good politician, and I mean that as a compliment.

Here's hoping it won't be necessary!

(Yeah, I did a Bernie bounce. So sue me.... ;-> )

left-of-center2012

(34,195 posts)
35. Hillary supporters will support the Dem nominee no matter who it is
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:23 PM
Feb 2016

Happy you can speak for all Hillary supporters.

edgineered

(2,101 posts)
44. If Clinton gets the nomination I will place a write in vote.
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:42 PM
Feb 2016

I will write her name in, but for a position other than POTUS. It would be both a vote for the Democratic candidate and in compliance with the TOS here.

Yes, I will vote for the Democratic candidate.

 

bowens43

(16,064 posts)
46. If hillary worms her way into the nomination,
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:08 PM
Feb 2016

for the first since 1976 I will not be casting a vote for president. I will not be responsible for putting her in power

wyldwolf

(43,883 posts)
50. they'll never accept it. They'll create voter fraud stories, complain she cheated...
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:16 PM
Feb 2016

... then balk when asked for proof. 'The proof is she's the nominee. She couldn't have done that without cheating because all my friend voted for Bernie!!!"

You get the picture.

LuvLoogie

(7,248 posts)
51. They will be made to drink of the unicorn's blood and enter
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:20 PM
Feb 2016

Hillary's coded covenant upon her ascension.

MuseRider

(34,277 posts)
52. I guess you will never know.
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:20 PM
Feb 2016

Poor Hillary supporters don't get to know how we vote. It is none of your business.

honeylady

(157 posts)
55. I'm a Bernie supporter absolutely. If Hillary
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:26 PM
Feb 2016

wins, then I'll vote for Hillary, of course. I can't imagine any self-respecting democrat staying home and letting the Republican win. And what about you Hillary supporters, what if Bernie wins, will you support him?

 

mythology

(9,527 posts)
56. Many will vote for Clinton, some will be unenthused and not vote
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:29 PM
Feb 2016

If Clinton wins, it will be her job (and to an extent Sanders' job as well) to bridge the gap between the two camps. The same will be true if Sanders win. Nobody has a right to anybody else's vote. If the nominee can't find a way to maintain the Obama or Bill Clinton coalitions, or form a similarly sized one of their own, then we lose.

Personally I think it's a no brainer to vote for the winner of the Democratic primary even though I have problems with both candidates. Either of them are far closer to my ideal position than any of the Republicans are.

 

Autumn Colors

(2,379 posts)
57. Really? Hillary supporters will vote for Bernie?
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:32 PM
Feb 2016

Sounds like they're keeping Joe Biden in the wings just in case ... so it doesn't sound like they're willing to vote for Bernie to me ...

As for me, I will NOT vote for Hillary, I'll write in Bernie's name on my ballot.

Sounds like I'm not the only one either ...

LA Times article:
If Bernie Sanders loses, his backers may not be there for Hillary Clinton in November

tularetom

(23,664 posts)
64. Actually, that's none of your business
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:43 PM
Feb 2016

I don't even tell my wife how I vote.

Do you think I'd tell you?

dflprincess

(28,259 posts)
69. That's how I plan to look at it
Sat Feb 6, 2016, 11:54 PM
Feb 2016

Once upon a time I said I'd vote for her - but the more I see of her, the harder it is for me to think of it that way.

OilemFirchen

(7,143 posts)
70. I've heard talk...
Sun Feb 7, 2016, 12:01 AM
Feb 2016

of planned BernieBro riots in brewpubs all over part of the Pacific Northwest.

It'll be apocalyptic.

 

srobert

(81 posts)
74. Then, I'll Go Green
Sun Feb 7, 2016, 02:14 AM
Feb 2016

If Bernie Sanders is not the Democratic nominee, I'll change my registration to the Green party and begin working to get Jill Stein onto my state's ballot. Failing that I will vote "None of the Above". If this results in a Republican being President, then maybe in 2020 Democrats will give us a more progressive candidate. I don't want a Republican to be President. For God's sake, give me a nominee that I can vote for.

Fearless

(18,448 posts)
75. Will Hillary supporters vote for Bernie???
Sun Feb 7, 2016, 02:19 AM
Feb 2016

You make a dangerous assumption there and double down on in by suggesting that Bernie supporters won't vote for her.

What is your evidence??

Binkie The Clown

(7,911 posts)
76. I strongly support Bernie but will vote for whoever our candidate turns out to be.
Sun Feb 7, 2016, 02:21 AM
Feb 2016

Maybe not joyfully, or enthusiastically, but I will support our party against the horrific alternative.

 

fourcents

(107 posts)
80. I think I know..... A lot of them will not vote for her because they are independents and
Sun Feb 7, 2016, 02:50 AM
Feb 2016

progressive Democratic voters with high ideological standards. They think of her as a Republican light. Then their is those that know the system is rigged so what is the point. Funny thing though a lot of Republicans and Libertarians would vote for Senator Sanders. Even though he can be trusted on reforming gun laws their is a vast amount of voters that thinks Hillary will take away their guns so that would help Senator Sanders if he was the POTUS candidate.

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