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Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:20 PM

I stand with John Lewis and Bernie Sanders

Two American heroes. I am honored and privileged to live in a time where these two men have existed, cared and fought for the rights of all Americans.

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Reply I stand with John Lewis and Bernie Sanders (Original post)
Autumn Feb 2016 OP
myrna minx Feb 2016 #1
AtomicKitten Feb 2016 #2
SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #3
Autumn Feb 2016 #9
SoLeftIAmRight Feb 2016 #10
senz Feb 2016 #4
roguevalley Feb 2016 #34
senz Feb 2016 #36
roguevalley Feb 2016 #37
retrowire Feb 2016 #5
lasttrip Feb 2016 #6
restorefreedom Feb 2016 #7
Avalux Feb 2016 #8
polly7 Feb 2016 #11
Ron Green Feb 2016 #14
polly7 Feb 2016 #15
cali Feb 2016 #12
Punkingal Feb 2016 #13
aspirant Feb 2016 #16
saidsimplesimon Feb 2016 #35
randys1 Feb 2016 #51
randys1 Feb 2016 #53
left-of-center2012 Feb 2016 #17
Dems to Win Feb 2016 #18
NikolaC Feb 2016 #19
FailureToCommunicate Feb 2016 #20
Kip Humphrey Feb 2016 #33
FailureToCommunicate Feb 2016 #58
pinstikfartherin Feb 2016 #21
suffragette Feb 2016 #22
jtuck004 Feb 2016 #23
JimDandy Feb 2016 #39
Raine1967 Feb 2016 #46
longship Feb 2016 #24
Land Shark Feb 2016 #25
JimDandy Feb 2016 #43
Land Shark Feb 2016 #62
jwirr Feb 2016 #26
wouldsman Feb 2016 #27
MuttLikeMe Feb 2016 #28
randys1 Feb 2016 #55
MuttLikeMe Feb 2016 #61
gregcrawford Feb 2016 #29
fredamae Feb 2016 #30
dpatbrown Feb 2016 #31
d_legendary1 Feb 2016 #32
raindaddy Feb 2016 #38
Bluenorthwest Feb 2016 #40
Vattel Feb 2016 #50
madfloridian Feb 2016 #41
Autumn Feb 2016 #49
joshcryer Feb 2016 #42
Chakab Feb 2016 #44
Amimnoch Feb 2016 #45
tavernier Feb 2016 #47
liberal_at_heart Feb 2016 #48
NowSam Feb 2016 #52
marlakay Feb 2016 #54
madfloridian Feb 2016 #56
MuseRider Feb 2016 #57
TheProgressive Feb 2016 #59
mcar Feb 2016 #60
Enthusiast Feb 2016 #63
MuttLikeMe Feb 2016 #64

Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:27 PM

1. I am a Bernie supporter and I also wholly respect and appreciate all that John Lewis has done and

continues to do to fight for equality in this country.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:27 PM

2. k/r

 

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:27 PM

3. John Lewis does not know me

 

am I suspect?

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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:34 PM

9. Here's what matters. We know John Lewis and

we know Bernie Sanders. Elon James White nailed it in this tweet, Bernie was not known then. Bernie was among the thousands in the crowd.

https://twitter.com/elonjames/status/697867310644658176

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Response to Autumn (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:36 PM

10. and not two gadflies looking for a step up

 

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:28 PM

4. Two lifelong champions of Civil Rights.

 

Good men, both of them.

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Response to senz (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 06:29 PM

34. that and my cousin Debby who left rural Oregon near where the refuge thing is

going on and was a freedom rider all through the south. Go, DEBBIE too!

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Response to roguevalley (Reply #34)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 06:34 PM

36. Gawd that sounds exciting. :D Go Debbie!!!

 

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Response to senz (Reply #36)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 06:38 PM

37. she blew everyone's minds. She was on a bus and went door to door to register

AA's to vote. The Klan would come at night and discourage them. It was so fucking dangerous that when I look at her now, a sweet middle aged girl who teaches, I still am in awe.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:29 PM

5. As do I. nt

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:30 PM

6. +1

Thank you for the post Autumn.
Peace.
LT

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:32 PM

7. two warriors for the people! nt

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:32 PM

8. Me too. Thank you for the thread. n/t

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:38 PM

11. :)



Always like this clip and what's going on today reminded me of it.

I also think John Lewis and Bernie Sanders are both definitely heroes.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:44 PM

14. Tommy Douglas: a great truth-teller; puts me in mind of

Bernie Sanders, eh?

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Response to Ron Green (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:46 PM

15. He sure does. I saw similarities the first time I read about Bernie and watched some videos. nt.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:39 PM

12. Wonderful op.

 

I admire and respect both of them.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:41 PM

13. Absolutely!

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 04:51 PM

16. We unite, why would Lewis want to divide?

Did MLK welcome all?

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Response to aspirant (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 06:32 PM

35. "Did MLK welcome all?"

I don't know, not in the inner circle. That said, why is Mr. Lewis relevant today?

We need more unity to move forward, not more division, imo.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #35)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:22 PM

51. Why is Lewis relevant?

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Response to aspirant (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:23 PM

53. Who is Lewis dividing?

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:06 PM

17. I never met John Lewis

And he never met me.
Does that negate my worth?

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:17 PM

18. My admiration and respect for John Lewis is lifelong

 


My admiration and respect for John Lewis is lifelong. No primary kerfluffle could ever change that. Good people can come to different conclusions about the best candidate for the Democrats.

I will vote for Bernie and continue to respect John Lewis.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:17 PM

19. K&R

Well said.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:22 PM

20. I'm surprised Lewis didn't see Bernie (or me for that matter). He is RIGHT THERE by the Reflecting

Pool:

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 06:26 PM

33. oh yeah, I see you! You're the one in the white shirt, right?

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Response to Kip Humphrey (Reply #33)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 09:31 PM

58. Well, yes. You have good vision! It WAS hot and my father insisted we dress well.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:23 PM

21. K&R!

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:32 PM

22. K&R

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:36 PM

23. Wouldn't be the first time a hero stumbled. Makes 'em seem more like us, doesn't it?

 

I think that is valuable, not everyone sees it that way.

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 07:01 PM

39. I am going to keep in mind what you just wrote,

because otherwise my heart will break over what a good man such as John Lewis just did in the name of politics and Hillary's kitchen sink.

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 07:42 PM

46. He did not stumble. He spoke his truth. eom

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:53 PM

24. Likewise, but I am not allowed to say so in the Bernie group.

Because I supported the DU TOS. Apparently that is against the Bernie group SOP.

Under such conditions, I don't know what good the candidate groups do other than to just piss off people, no matter who they support.

Remarkably, I can still post in the Hillary group, since I am respectful, something the Bernie group hosts apparently never take into consideration. It isn't sufficient that one should support the candidate, one must also support all the group members, even when they flagrantly violate the DU TOS and are tombstoned.

Pitiful!

And apparently the same is happening in the other candidate groups.

I cherish my freedom in the Hillary group and promise to never abuse it.

Too bad about the Bernie group. Their hosts need to get a grip on what's helpful and what's not. They also need to align their SOP so that it supports the DU TOS.

Sorry for the rant, but this bullshit needs to be exposed.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:54 PM

25. Ditto. Nt

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Response to Land Shark (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 07:17 PM

43. Land Shark!! How are you? Haven't seen you post in ages

You always had good info for the DU Elections forum.

Boy this primary season has gotten ugly. "Ditto" may be the least inflamatory thing to say in this atmosphere.

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #43)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 01:02 AM

62. Thanks JimDandy, yeah it's time to get back in the saddle! nt

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:58 PM

26. Both men are absolutely heroes. I was an activist at that

time also. But absolutely not one in the front line.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:58 PM

27. I love this thread.

John is a hero of mine. Bernie is a hero of mine. Bernie supporters are awesome. I feel the love. Let's meet their "wedgy" ways with our inclusive ways. Quit building walls and start mending fences.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 05:59 PM

28. I will tolerate ZERO disrespect of John Lewis. ZERO.

Yeah, Bernie marched....but he didn't get his head bludgeoned within an inch of his fucking life for MY RIGHT TO VOTE.....John Lewis did.

I respect Sen. Sanders very much....I love his passion....if he's the nominee you better fucking believe I'm a vote for him....but I will NOT TOLERATE ANY disrespect of Congressman lewis...FUCKING PERIOD.

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Response to MuttLikeMe (Reply #28)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:25 PM

55. Nice to hear. Keep saying it, please.

So far today I heard he was Hillary's slave with a bad memory and that he is trying to divide the American people.

I heard those fucking things right here on DU, believe it or not.

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Response to randys1 (Reply #55)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 10:00 PM

61. oh they can miss me with that BULLSHIT

dividing the country? I don't THINK so.

watch this new take on white privilege get real interesting.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 06:08 PM

29. I mentioned in another thread on this subject...

... that I think Mr. Lewis' remarks were grossly misrepresented by an oily reporter with an axe to grind. In the first OP I saw, Darren Sands interjected misleading characterizations between quotes attributed to Mr. Lewis in an obvious effort to throw shade on Bernie's participation in the Civil Rights movement in the early sixties. In typical fashion, certain factions within the Clinton camp implied, with no real proof, that John Lewis was casting doubt on the veracity of Bernie's documented Civil Rights record.

Such underhanded efforts to discredit Sanders really should be beneath Secretary Clinton. She would be wise to rein in the less scrupulous members of her staff; they are doing more harm than good.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 06:09 PM

30. Rep Lewis is a Hero, imo

This is all a mountain of crap stirred by Media, imo.

Regardless of intent in publishing this piece-it Has succeeded as Bait to have yet another argument.
This is only deepening the Divide between HRC supporters and Bernie supporters.

I personally have Long admired Rep Lewis. I do believe that he and everyone else who have made their choices of whom to support have every bit as much right to choose a candidate of Their choice as I do.
It's democracy.

Let's don't do this. Please.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 06:15 PM

31. Stab in the back

 

I really believe the exposure Lewis and the others received, downplaying Sanders involvement in civil rights for the last 50 years, and also trying to convince us that they(or some) were from the streets to justify themselves, equates to me as "a stab in the back".

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 06:25 PM

32. I still stand with both men

I'm just saddened that one of them came after the other.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 06:39 PM

38. You can endorse someone without questioning their rival's integrity...

Like John Lewis had his antenna extended for a young bespectacled curly haired Jewish dude during the civil rights movement way back in the 60's...

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 07:08 PM

40. John Lewis and Bernie Sanders -2 of just 67 Members of the House to vote No on DOMA

 

Lewis asked his colleagues this: “Why do you want to destroy the love they hold in their hearts? Why do you want to crush their hopes, their dreams, their unions, their aspirations? We are talking about human beings, people like you.”

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #40)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:20 PM

50. Wow, powerful words. Thx for the quote.

 

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 07:09 PM

41. I took time to find the video.

I think it would have been better if he simply endorsed Hillary and left out the other.

It sounds as though he is questioning Bernie's honesty.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 07:10 PM

42. Yes. It's possible to stand with those who don't endorse my candidate.

It's not a big deal.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 07:19 PM

44. I have all of the respect in the world for John Lewis.

 

He's a more courageos person than I could ever hope to be.

However, that doesn't change the fact that his comments on Sanders' civil rights record were totally disingenuous, nor does it prevent me from pointing out the logical inconsistency of people who are hostile to Sanders for his positions on racial issues while supporting two people who've actually done damage to the black community with their actions as elected officials.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 07:26 PM

45. K&R Autumn. Real class.

 

I can very honestly say I'd have done the same thing had it been the other way around.

I still admire the hell out of Susan Sarandon as well.

There's been waaaay too much tossing people under the bus (both sides) because of our support of our candidates (especially perplexing to me since in my estimate we've got 2 damn fine ones to be proud of.. ESPECIALLY when you consider that clown car the Republicans are running.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:18 PM

47. What most people don't know about Lewis

is how funny he is. He had us rolling in the aisles at a State convention, and it was genuine off the cuff interesting and humorous story telling. He outshined all the other speakers, including Obama.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:19 PM

48. I agree. We cannot allow the Clinton campaign to divide all of us who fight for civil rights.

John Lewis and Bernie Sanders both fought for civil rights and both deserve respect for it.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:23 PM

52. Me too. I just wish Lewis hadn't sounded so suspicious of Bernie

When he mentioned he never met him Bernie was one of how many thousands and thousands who demonstrated and marched? He was not yet a leader in the community. I believe him when he says he was there. Didn't Bernie even get arrested for protesting?

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:24 PM

54. Bernie should make a statement saying he respects his opinion

Or something like that. I think they are trying to bait him and us by the things they are saying.

I think Bernie should be like Will Smith when that girl talked crap about him and he talked about how good she was on movie and how much he respected her.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:31 PM

56. He's implying Bernie is not being honest. No excuse for that.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 08:33 PM

57. Exactly.

This push to throw anyone who has done a hero's work for this country under the bus because of one thing, even if it is a big thing, they did or said is so immature. Nader is one example, Cornel West another and there are so many others.

I think what he said was terrible and I am upset that he is doing this and pissed off at the Clinton campaign (I don't think I can get any more pissed off than I have been at them for the last few decades) for their scummy but usual tactics. They obviously believe in laying waste to any and all good things done by someone that is not in their corner.

Sad.

Standing next to you.

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 09:33 PM

59. Thank you for this thoughtful and civil post.

 

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 09:37 PM

60. Nicely said!

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:42 AM

63. Kicked and recommended!

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Response to Autumn (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2016, 04:43 PM

64. John Lewis took to the streets ready to die for black liberation

don't come for him if he didn't call you.

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