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Sat Apr 16, 2016, 06:28 AM

Bernie Sanders DEFINITELY met privately with Pope Francis

Washington Post
4/16/2016

Bernie Sanders meets privately with Pope Francis

ROME U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders met privately with Pope Francis during his overnight trip here, his spokesman said.

The brief meeting took place at the papal residence early Saturday, according Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs.

"They discussed the issues that the senator raised, that the pope has raised so often, at the conference yesterday," Briggs said, adding that there was no discussion of U.S. politics or Sanders's candidacy.

"He said that there was radiance in his presence and that he was very honored and humbled to have the opportunity to meet with the pontiff."

Sanders does not consider the meeting in any way an endorsement of his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Briggs said.

Under Vatican rules there were no photographs of the meeting because it took place at the papal residence, Briggs said.

A source inside the Vatican, speaking on condition of anonymity, also confirmed the meeting.

"It was a private meeting and was not supposed to become public," the source said. "It had been planned for, and it happened."

And the Pontifical Academy of Sciences confirmed the meeting via Twitter.

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.@Pontifex spoke to @SenSanders about foreign policy and climate issues, five minutes before leaving for Lesbos https://twitter.com/iscaramuzzi/status/721246027995561984
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/04/16/italian-media-sanders-met-privately-with-pope-francis/




If even for just 5 minutes, what a THRILL for Bernie. I'm so happy for him!

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Reply Bernie Sanders DEFINITELY met privately with Pope Francis (Original post)
RiverLover Apr 2016 OP
Uncle Joe Apr 2016 #1
Human101948 Apr 2016 #2
RiverLover Apr 2016 #3
Bread and Circus Apr 2016 #7
FlatBaroque Apr 2016 #4
BernieforPres2016 Apr 2016 #13
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #22
randome Apr 2016 #23
geek tragedy Apr 2016 #5
RiverLover Apr 2016 #15
geek tragedy Apr 2016 #17
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #21
RiverLover Apr 2016 #37
DisgustipatedinCA Apr 2016 #58
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #18
Capt. Obvious Apr 2016 #26
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #28
Capt. Obvious Apr 2016 #30
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #31
islandmkl Apr 2016 #33
Loudestlib Apr 2016 #40
Bread and Circus Apr 2016 #6
randome Apr 2016 #8
Bread and Circus Apr 2016 #16
randome Apr 2016 #20
KittyWampus Apr 2016 #59
pinebox Apr 2016 #61
CoffeeCat Apr 2016 #55
Capt. Obvious Apr 2016 #27
Bread and Circus Apr 2016 #41
roguevalley Apr 2016 #54
Betty Karlson Apr 2016 #9
FlatBaroque Apr 2016 #25
Betty Karlson Apr 2016 #29
mythology Apr 2016 #10
geek tragedy Apr 2016 #12
RiverLover Apr 2016 #14
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #19
FreakinDJ Apr 2016 #11
Tarc Apr 2016 #24
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #32
Tarc Apr 2016 #36
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #38
islandmkl Apr 2016 #34
Tarc Apr 2016 #35
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #39
Tarc Apr 2016 #42
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #43
islandmkl Apr 2016 #45
Aerows Apr 2016 #66
islandmkl Apr 2016 #44
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #46
islandmkl Apr 2016 #47
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #48
Buns_of_Fire Apr 2016 #49
NWCorona Apr 2016 #50
winter is coming Apr 2016 #52
NWCorona Apr 2016 #53
islandmkl Apr 2016 #51
KittyWampus Apr 2016 #56
DisgustipatedinCA Apr 2016 #57
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #62
CentralCoaster Apr 2016 #65
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #67
CentralCoaster Apr 2016 #69
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #70
amborin Apr 2016 #60
EndElectoral Apr 2016 #63
kiva Apr 2016 #64
pa28 Apr 2016 #68

Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 06:32 AM

1. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, RiverLover.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 06:49 AM

2. Cannot have happened...all the Hillary supporters here told us so...

 

They're going to be so unhappy.

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Response to Human101948 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 06:59 AM

3. They'll say its a Rightwing Conspiracy! Sexism! Benghazi!!



I'm so proud of Bernie.

He's a good man. A good person. Trying to do good in the world.

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 07:51 AM

7. It's apparently the only three words they know.

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Response to FlatBaroque (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:03 AM

13. Like their candidate and her husband

They all deserve each other.

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Response to Human101948 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:25 AM

22. He ambushed the pope! He bragged to the press! He eats babies for breakfast!

So much butthurt but they brought it on themselves by taunting and sneering all week.

And I'm enjoying it immensely.


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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:28 AM

23. No, they shared a baby between them!

 


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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 07:44 AM

5. "Was not supposed to become public"

 

Bernie lied to the Pope

Tacky

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:17 AM

15. You are lying with this post.

It WAS kept private before they met.

Afterwards he was permitted to talk about it. The tweet telling about it came from the vatican! See above.





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Response to RiverLover (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:19 AM

17. Yes, after Bernie started bragging about it to reporters nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:22 AM

21. Proof of that claim? You wouldn't want people to think you're making it up.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:10 AM

37. I'd brag about it too! Who wouldn't? And he had the Pope's blessing to tell the world.

nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:04 AM

58. You lied. Again.

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:20 AM

18. Awww, you has a sad so now you're making up stories.


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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:46 AM

26. I have a feeling

he may go for a baker's dozen today.

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #26)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:48 AM

28. He's headed that way, should be a fun day.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #28)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:51 AM

30. The flag will go up

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #30)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:55 AM

31. Time to review accounts.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:03 AM

33. thanks for posting current retort #3...please advance to retort #4 for all further posts

in your attempt to help Hillary's supporters diminish yesterday's supposed (hint: please use that word) meeting between Bernie Sanders and that Pope...

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:14 AM

40. Ohhh someone is lying around here alright.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 07:49 AM

6. Normally I wouldn't care....but...the Hillary supporters made such a huge fucking deal out of this

So, if true, I would like to see an apology or at least recognition.

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Response to Bread and Circus (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 07:52 AM

8. Why would anyone apologize for taking the Pope at his word? He said he wouldn't be there.

 

Clearly he changed his mind but whose fault is that?
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Response to randome (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:17 AM

16. The ceaseless and breathless mockery of Sanders regarding the whole Vatican visit has been awful.

Thus, I think an apology or at least recognition would be the honorable thing to do.

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Response to Bread and Circus (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:22 AM

20. It's definitely overblown on both sides. Some of those I agree with are culprits, too.

 

It's the "Sanders Is Pure" crowd versus the "Sanders Is Dirt" crowd. I'm alternately amused/disappointed by them all.
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Response to Bread and Circus (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:05 AM

59. Sanders LIED repeatedly about it. And is lying NOW using the Pope's image to pretend

 

there's an endorsement.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #59)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:10 AM

61. Your faux outrage is noted while your candidate lies constantly

 

and has for years.
I find it hilarious you're so concerned suddenly when Hillary's lies read like a laundry list.
Hypocrite.

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Response to randome (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:01 AM

55. But most Clinton supporters here

behaved as if they personally knew the facts. And you accused Bernie of being a liar, when you had no clue about what was really going on. Even though you had no clue what was happening behind the scenes, that didn't stop your gaggle from mocking Bernie and making up lies that turned out to have no basis in reality.

"Bernie was never invited." "The Vatican doesn't want him there." "Bernie will not be speaking." "Bernie will only be speaking for ten minutes before a coffee break" "The Pope is leaving for Greece and wants nothing to do with Bernie." "Bernie is not meeting with the Pope."

This article mentions that the meeting had been planned.

Now you guys just look like vacuous gossips who were wrong the entire time.

No, we don't accept your apology for behaving like a mean gaggle of narcissistic sorority girls.

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Response to Bread and Circus (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:47 AM

27. Would you settle for a double down?

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Response to Bread and Circus (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:15 AM

41. Sanders is far from pure, his utilitarian votes on gun control and the F35 are examples of that.

I still think he's mostly good.

But the severe mockery here in regards to this Vatican thing has been particularly hard to understand.

Speaking about a moral economy is a GOOD thing.... how it's been a subject of ridicule is beyond the pale.

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Response to Bread and Circus (Reply #41)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 10:50 AM

54. yeah. I heard he hired a criminal lawyer.

Oh wait ...

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 07:53 AM

9. Eat your words, Hill-bullies!

 

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:46 AM

25. Can you even wait for the next Hillarious attack?

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Response to FlatBaroque (Reply #25)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:48 AM

29. Ew! That is gross. But crude as the cartoon is, you have a point. eom

 

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 07:58 AM

10. If it was supposed to remain private

 

that's a crappy thing for Sanders' spokesman to have announced.

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Response to mythology (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:02 AM

12. Pope was foolish to trust BS nt

 

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Response to mythology (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:08 AM

14. Ummm, it was to be private BEFORE they met so the press wouldn't be all over it. Not afterwards.

But I suspect you knew that.

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Response to mythology (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:22 AM

19. Only before the meeting, not after, why is this so difficult to comprehend?

Jeez it's like you guys are sore about it or something.


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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:00 AM

11. But the HilBots are now calling Pope Francis a "BernieBro"

 

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 08:43 AM

24. Lol, what bullshit. Sander strategically bumped into the Pope's retinue in a foyer

Camp Sanders has lost this spin machine at turn after turn.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:00 AM

32. Vatican source: "It had been planned for, and it happened"

It was a private meeting and was not supposed to become public," the source said. "It had been planned for, and it happened."

Bernie Sanders meets privately with Pope Francis




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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #32)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:10 AM

36. Oh yea, I did clear my ignore list the other day


But, sorry, a meeting in a foyer is not "private".

Keep digging though, that 2nd-place hole is getting pretty deep.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #36)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:13 AM

38. That's it, KEEP MOVING THOSE GOALPOSTS!!!




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Response to Tarc (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:06 AM

34. please stop using retort #2 and skip #3...they have both expired...

please advance to retort #4...

see post #33 above

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Response to islandmkl (Reply #34)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:09 AM

35. It must be hard for you

having such a letdown from "an audience with the Pope" to "we said hi in a foyer".

Lot of face to save.

Good luck.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #35)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:14 AM

39. Actually we're the ones laughing while you eat crow.

How is it?




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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #39)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:32 AM

42. Once again

"The Pope invited Sanders to visit the Vatican" FICTION <-----> TRUTH "Sanders was invited to a conference"

"Sanders has a prized and prominent speaking slot at the conference" FICTION <-----> TRUTH "Sanders spoke for 10 mins before a coffee break"

"Sanders received a letter from the Pope" FICTION <-----> TRUTH "The Poe sent a letter to the conference attendees in general"

"Sanders will meet with the Pope" FICTION <-----> TRUTH "Sanders (conveniently) ran across the Pope's retinue (on its way out of the country) in a foyer (for a 5-min chat)"



And back to ignore.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #42)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:33 AM

43. Fact: the Vatican confirmed the meeting was planned

Enjoy:


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Response to Tarc (Reply #42)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:43 AM

45. which is it that you cannot process: TRUTH or FACT?

you are an embarrassment of ignorance...

but you ARE amusing on an early Saturday morning...

i think i'll go hit the beach and know i'm having a much better day than you...

PS - i see you are doing the hit & run 'ignore' method....nice

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Response to Tarc (Reply #42)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:30 AM

66. Um, yeah

 

because everybody is allowed to roam around in the Pope's private residence.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #35)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:40 AM

44. YEAH...the Pope is just running around in his pajamas and Bernie is just waiting...is that it?

you are merely...vacuous...

the Pope just might have a little 'security' around him at all times...and you know that...or maybe you don't...

like anybody is going to get near the Pope without prior planning...

and maybe you should check out the arrangements that were made for the...oh damn...only about 5 minutes of face time...

you don't have a clue, so you post some 'said hi' bullshit...boy, that one really stung...or not...but definitely one of the two...

i hope you keep posting because i am really beginning to admire your hole...don't stop digging...

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Response to islandmkl (Reply #44)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:43 AM

46. They're in full meltdown mode, it's something to behold, isn't it?

The tears are going to short out those nice new servers.


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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #46)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:49 AM

47. Pope must check in on DU and just did what was necessary...

he has always exhibited a certain sense of humor...

this is so much better than we could have ever expected...not really the part where Bernie meets the Pope (which is great)...but the total meltdown/denial/obfuscation/anti-Catholic tones of all those who were not only wrong, but continue to double-down and think they are looking 'right'...

some minor karma for a Saturday morning...

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Response to islandmkl (Reply #47)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 09:51 AM

48. Yep! Honestly I wish all politicians would stay away from the pope.

But the more they sneered and taunted the more I wanted this to happen.

Just. To. Piss. Them. Off.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 10:09 AM

49. Next up: "Yeah, but it was only a BRIEF meeting!" nt

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 10:20 AM

50. So it was planned and happened in the pope's resistance.

That sounds like a highly personal meeting.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #50)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 10:22 AM

52. I think you've been a victim of autocorrect.

If not, I really don't want to know what the Pope's resistance is.

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Response to winter is coming (Reply #52)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 10:46 AM

53. Yeah my new phone and the predictive text is bugging me. Still should have caught it tho

I frequent a few electrical forums and use that word a bit.

Thanks!

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 10:21 AM

51. upcoming retort (#? - i've lost count): "yeah, well did the Pope write a check to Bernie's campaign?

...so...FAIL!"

time for me to give the local rum factory some revenue...

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:03 AM

56. So Sanders co-opts and uses the Popes image again? It's disgusting to pretend

 

he's got the Pope's endorsement.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:03 AM

57. He sure did! And lots of malcontent troublemakers are grinding their teeth over it.

 

Good. They need this, and a thousand other things thrown right into their dishonest faces.

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Response to DisgustipatedinCA (Reply #57)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:13 AM

62. They deserve it, what goes around comes around.

You can't spit in people's faces for a week and not expect a backlash.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #62)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:18 AM

65. No picture? Prove it happened! They took a picture? What a creepy media whore he is!

 

Haters have to work overtime constructing multiple outrage scenarios.

It must be brutal.

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Response to CentralCoaster (Reply #65)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:32 AM

67. They're trying the "we're OUTRAGED by the pope" talking point now.

It's like watching toddlers have tantrums, peeking at their parents to see if it's working.


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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #67)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:56 AM

69. OMG, I was just half-kidding and then found this:

 

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Response to CentralCoaster (Reply #69)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 12:01 PM

70. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt! Derp!

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:07 AM

60. KNR

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:14 AM

63. I'm glad he met with the Pope, but even happier he spoke at the conference on income inequality.

Honestly, this has been one of the lower moments of the campaign by Hillary supporters who are somehow attacking him for going.

I'll give it to HRC that she has not taken the same "tone" on this as some of her supporters.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:16 AM

64. But the Pope's not a delegate!

And only delegates count, you know. Well, delegates and Wall Street.



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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Apr 16, 2016, 11:44 AM

68. The meeting Hillary supporters claim he lied about? Yup. I believe it is. n/t

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