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Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:06 PM

 

According to Bernie, voters in the Deep South don't matter because ...?

I didn't quite understand his argument.

Is he saying they are from conservative states that are unlikely to go blue in the GE? In which case what about Idaho, Utah etc?

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Reply According to Bernie, voters in the Deep South don't matter because ...? (Original post)
hill2016 Apr 2016 OP
Jefferson23 Apr 2016 #1
guillaumeb Apr 2016 #7
Jefferson23 Apr 2016 #8
artyteacher Apr 2016 #2
Dawgs Apr 2016 #11
guillaumeb Apr 2016 #3
Autumn Apr 2016 #17
guillaumeb Apr 2016 #18
Goblinmonger Apr 2016 #4
workinclasszero Apr 2016 #5
astrophuss42 Apr 2016 #6
Arkansas Granny Apr 2016 #9
Gomez163 Apr 2016 #10
NorthCarolina Apr 2016 #12
Dem2 Apr 2016 #13
Sheepshank Apr 2016 #19
Orsino Apr 2016 #14
Sheepshank Apr 2016 #15
azurnoir Apr 2016 #16

Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:07 PM

1. Not what he said or meant..but spin away. n/t

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:10 PM

7. This explains the non-responses in the earlier post.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:12 PM

8. Yes, post questionable titles in OP's and hope it sinks in as truth...rinse/repeat. n/t

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:07 PM

2. they're not white?

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Response to artyteacher (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:13 PM

11. I'm not white?

 

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:08 PM

3. Perhaps you should concentrate on responding to your earlier post?

Just a thought.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:40 PM

17. Come on. That's not how the game is played.

The more it's posted the higher it goes in searches.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:45 PM

18. Now on the third post in about a 30 minute period,

with one response back. Meme-central at HRC headquarters must be a busy place.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:08 PM

4. That would suck if he actually said that.

 

He seemed to be indicating that those were states that heavily favored Clinton and that now they are on to states that favor him. So things are evening out.

Why is that so hard to grasp?

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:09 PM

5. "Deep South" equals AA democratic voters

 

in the south.

Red states he won are different though.

Usually 90% plus white so they are ok. SMDH

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:09 PM

6. More like

The votes have already been cast.

But go ahead and call the guy who noted the racist elements of the crime bill out in 1994 a racist.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:12 PM

9. I don't understand that either. Even if my state is unlikely to go blue this election cycle, I

still get to help choose the Democratic nominee. Otherwise, why even have Democratic Presidential candidates on the ballot for primaries in red states?

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:13 PM

10. Hillary won the following blue states

 

Massachusetts, Illinois, Iowa, Virginia, Nevada, Ohio, and Florida.

All voted for Obama.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:13 PM

12. Because the Southern States she won in the primary won't mean squat to the Democrats in the GE

 

if Hillary is the nominee because those states will all go for the GOP candidate. She has an almost zero share of support from Independents, and she is despised by about 100% of Republican voters in the south.

Bernie on the other hand not only has roughly 50% (and that's being conservative I think) of support right now in the Democratic Party, plus he attracts a huge percentage of Independents and even a subset of traditionally Republican voters who are disillusioned by their current crop of candidates. That's a winning combination.

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Response to NorthCarolina (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:17 PM

13. That's a nice Theory

Too bad it doesn't really have any basis in reality and it's been disproven over and over again.

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Response to NorthCarolina (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:46 PM

19. This thought process only works if states never, ever flip their color.

 

and dismissing those states Democrats and marginalizing their ability to pick the party nominee completely sucks. Bernie sucks in this regard as does anyone else who repeats these false talking points.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:37 PM

14. Idaho and Utah aren't in the deep South.

And yes, states from the Confederacy are likely to go Republican in the general. As usual.

An unfortunate effect is to make those states count for less in the Democratic primary as far as measuring GE "electability." I'm not too worried about it, as other states are made to matter less in other ways.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:39 PM

15. He said...Blue voters don't count and their message means nothing because there are more Red voters

 

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:39 PM

16. Bernie Sanders said that -got a link?

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