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Wed May 25, 2016, 02:34 PM

 

If you plan for a coup, you’ve already lost

Last edited Wed May 25, 2016, 03:47 PM - Edit history (1)

If you plan for a coup, you’ve already lost

Let’s just take a moment to appreciate what Sanders is trying to accomplish here—he knows he’s lost the election. He’s all but acknowledged it. Which is why he’s now focused so heavily on getting the establishment superdelegates to overturn the election in his favor.

Like a despotic dictator, he is so sure of his supremacy that he sneers at the choices of his electorate and seeks to callously toss them aside. He dishonestly tells his supporters that there’s a conspiracy standing between him and victory.

Not only is this undemocratic, it’s outright delusional. These are the same superdelegates representing the same establishment he’s repeatedly bashed and even sued. These are the superdelegates he spent the first year of his campaign blasting as an affront to the democratic process and illegitimate. NOW, things are different. Having lost the election, he expects these supers to overturn the will of the electorate, including the heavy preferences of key growth party demographics like Latinos and African Americans, in order to hand the nomination to the loser of the contest.

There are 11 of them you can read the rest here
http://m.dailykos.com/story/2016/05/23/1529938/-11-reasons-why-Bernie-Sanders-lost-this-thing-fair-and-square?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dailykos%2Findex+%28Daily+Kos%29

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Reply If you plan for a coup, you’ve already lost (Original post)
Ohioblue22 May 2016 OP
SpareribSP May 2016 #1
RobertEarl May 2016 #4
MoonRiver May 2016 #2
Ohioblue22 May 2016 #11
Eleanors38 May 2016 #3
tonyt53 May 2016 #5
LanternWaste May 2016 #6
VulgarPoet May 2016 #7
GreatGazoo May 2016 #8
Orsino May 2016 #9
Old Codger May 2016 #10
frylock May 2016 #12

Response to Ohioblue22 (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:37 PM

1. The only way superdelegates will flip

Is if Hillary Clinton is so damaged that her running for president would be suicidal, and in that case their decision would be in line with the people. Given new information, they wouldn't have voted for her. Barring some sort of cataclysmic event, it's just not going to happen, so there's no need to post these "sneering despotic delusional illegitimate dictator" posts.

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Response to SpareribSP (Reply #1)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:45 PM

4. Yep

 

Hillary is damaged beyond redemption.

The rules of the party allow for the super delegates to keep the party from destroying itself by nomination a damaged candidate.

The so called 'dictator', Bernie, smh, is doing nothing more that playing by the rules - same as Hillary did in 2008.

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:40 PM

2. Perfectly stated Ohioblue2!

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:42 PM

3. "Despotic dictator:" Heh. All the authentic resonance of "dystopic deli."

 

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:46 PM

5. He has turned into the old guy that yells at kids "get off my lawn!". Bitter and mad

 

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:46 PM

6. I don't think covering all bases nor examining any possible outcome is a loss.

 

I don't think covering all bases nor examining any possible outcome is a loss. Were that so, many of the best military and political minds throughout history would have to be considered "losers."

I do however, think bias often prevents us from thinking rationally, consistently and in good faith.

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:48 PM

7. Unrec. eom

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:57 PM

8. Sanders is doing extremely well in these primaries

He will be an excellent, even preferable, choice if/when Clinton stumbles.

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:57 PM

9. The coup is on the way, with or without Sanders.

Continued and widening inequality will marginalize any party that fails to address it. Failing to plan for that coup guarantees deeper and more permanent losses.

Sanders' agenda is in accordance with the progressive change we need. If we're not boing to nominate him, we'd better begin emulating him.

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 03:47 PM

10. A stinking pile

 

Of used food right there for sure... OFF to the IL with ya..

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Response to Ohioblue22 (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 04:05 PM

12. Despotic dictator is what shithead conservatives call Obama.

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