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Fri May 20, 2016, 09:58 AM

Whoever Wins The Democratic Primary Is Responsible For Party Unity

But Sanders’ success points to a significant insurgency among Democrats: Clinton faces a far more daunting task than simply nabbing the nomination or winning the election — she must secure the future of the Democratic Party.

Over the next six months, the choices Clinton makes will help determine whether the Democrats will be the new majority party or be consigned to the wilderness for a generation. Can she bring Sanders supporters into an enduring majority, or will she alienate them and leave a fractious, fractured party in her wake?

The challenge — and opportunity — for Clinton comes from the unusual political conditions in the U.S. The two major parties are shuddering through a period of realignment. As the coalitions built in the 1980s and `90s break apart, a throng of interest groups are scrambling to shape new partnerships that will take their place.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/democrats-party-unity_us_573e26fce4b00e09e89e81db?section=politics

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Reply Whoever Wins The Democratic Primary Is Responsible For Party Unity (Original post)
Fresh_Start May 2016 OP
Else You Are Mad May 2016 #1
Fresh_Start May 2016 #2
Else You Are Mad May 2016 #3
Fresh_Start May 2016 #4
timlot May 2016 #5
Fresh_Start May 2016 #6

Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2016, 10:03 AM

1. Indeed.

It is Hillary's job to win over the Sanders supporters through her actions and platforms and NOT for the Sanders supporters to just be expected to fall in line and vote against their beliefs.

Though, that isn't the meme I have been hearing lately.

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Response to Else You Are Mad (Reply #1)

Fri May 20, 2016, 10:25 AM

2. Hillary has to make the case to the voters

Bernie will have to stop throwing fuel on the fire

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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #2)

Fri May 20, 2016, 10:26 AM

3. If Hillary is in the GE

Bernie said he will stop running against her. But this is a primary and he is just discussing her policies.

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Response to Else You Are Mad (Reply #3)

Fri May 20, 2016, 10:28 AM

4. absolutely...this is about the nominee

not the primary

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2016, 10:35 AM

5. Bernie does have some responsibility in this...

 

So Hillary needs to appease Sanders supporters?

Hillary:
Accepts the $15 min wage.

Sanders Supporter:
Liar we don't believe you. Stop pandering.

Hillary:
Accepts free public tuition proposal.

Sanders Supporter:
Stop steal Bernie's ideal. We don't like you.

This can go on, but I think you get the picture. Some Sanders supporters are more in tune with the messenger than the message.

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Response to timlot (Reply #5)

Fri May 20, 2016, 10:44 AM

6. I thought the article was correct is saying the burden falls on the nominee

however I agree that the losing candidate has responsibility to support the party
but sadly there will always be some deranged supporters who will not accept the results.
Thank god it is a very small minority

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