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Bernie appreciation thread (Original Post) Tab Jul 2016 OP
He's a gem! I so appreciate everything he stands for. Thirties Child Jul 2016 #1
Bernie is a good guy. bigwillq Jul 2016 #2
KICK AND REC!!! LostOne4Ever Jul 2016 #3
Maybe he could have a chat with his #1guy, Cornel West. misterhighwasted Jul 2016 #4
Seems no unity from you. 840high Jul 2016 #5
Actually the not-unity is from race-baiting asshat West Maru Kitteh Jul 2016 #7
Bar Cornel West from the convention. He lost his access by endorsing Stein. BobbyDrake Jul 2016 #10
Probably the dumbest thing he could have done. liberalnarb Jul 2016 #15
Good riddance. BobbyDrake Jul 2016 #17
That's his style. OKDem08 Jul 2016 #32
Not disparaging him over principles. I'm disparaging him because he's an idiot w/ verbal diarrhea. BobbyDrake Jul 2016 #35
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I admire West. 840high Jul 2016 #37
I like Dr West. Some don't like that he speaks a number inconvenient truths. avaistheone1 Jul 2016 #38
I disagree. Completely. BobbyDrake Jul 2016 #6
"I think you have to concede". I probably could have stayed out of this thread but for this comment seabeyond Jul 2016 #8
And if I'm a future candidate, I'm much more likely to model after the campaign BobbyDrake Jul 2016 #9
Ya, I have question on that and we will never see. Nt seabeyond Jul 2016 #11
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So true. George II Jul 2016 #19
Probably at least a dozen before it's all done AgingAmerican Jul 2016 #23
LOL, not a shock from the usual suspects here. nt Logical Jul 2016 #28
Yes Logical, it really really bothers me an Independent comes into our party and tries to own seabeyond Jul 2016 #31
Thank you Bernie! denvine Jul 2016 #12
Thanks, Bernie!! KansDem Jul 2016 #14
He was and is still a class act! Thank you Bernie for helping to make the Democrat party secondwind Jul 2016 #16
Nope. But glad he came onboard and joined the Clinton team. nt LexVegas Jul 2016 #18
"Nope", another classy Hillary fan. Thank goodness most of them are not jerks. nt Logical Jul 2016 #27
I was excited by Bernie, hoping to see the young inspired to sinkingfeeling Jul 2016 #20
He ran a gallant campaign and glad to have our team together vs. Trump book_worm Jul 2016 #21
Bernie's made a vast difference for the better... VOX Jul 2016 #22
Senator Sanders is a Statesperson, a person of for and by the People TheProgressive Jul 2016 #24
I can think of many ways I would rather seen a campaign ran. NCTraveler Jul 2016 #25
He helped this party! nt Logical Jul 2016 #26
he helps the people swhisper1 Jul 2016 #30
Hi Tab, just logged in to give your thread a knr ... slipslidingaway Jul 2016 #33
I love me some Bernie. I am thrilled that he ran and that a good part of his agenda sueh Jul 2016 #34
Bernie ran a great campaign Terra Alta Jul 2016 #36
 

bigwillq

(72,790 posts)
2. Bernie is a good guy.
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 03:13 PM
Jul 2016

He fought a good fight. I expected him to get on board and support Hillary and Democrats, and he did.

LostOne4Ever

(9,286 posts)
3. KICK AND REC!!!
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 03:19 PM
Jul 2016

Last edited Thu Jul 14, 2016, 03:51 PM - Edit history (1)

[font style="font-family:'Georgia','Baskerville Old Face','Helvetica',fantasy;" size=4 color=#00009d]Thank you Bernie for all you did. And especially, thank you Bernie for working within the system to bring your revolution. The party and America are better for it!!!



Now lets work together to kick Trump and the Republican's asses! He probably just selected a colossal bigot as a running mate and the GOP has just passed the most hatefilled and bigoted platform in its history!

WE HAVE TO STOP THESE ASSHOLES!!!![/font]

#nevertrump #fucktrump #nevergop #fucktherepublicans

Maru Kitteh

(28,313 posts)
7. Actually the not-unity is from race-baiting asshat West
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 03:45 PM
Jul 2016

But he's not a Democrat or elected official. He's allowed. And we're allowed to call him on his ugly behavior. Now that West has endorsed the Green Party incompetent loon and quack, Stein, for president - we won't have to put up with his insufferable ass at the convention. So that's a bonus!

[font size = 5]Now BERNIE on the other hand - BERNIE has provided an excellent example for unity that is to be commended and should be followed. So YES. On unity - CHEERS TO BERNIE

 

BobbyDrake

(2,542 posts)
10. Bar Cornel West from the convention. He lost his access by endorsing Stein.
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 04:15 PM
Jul 2016

Let them celebrate their match made in wingnut heaven somewhere besides our Democratic Convention.

 

BobbyDrake

(2,542 posts)
17. Good riddance.
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 05:01 PM
Jul 2016

He spent so much time playing the part of a radical on TV that he failed to notice when he became a caricature of one. His look, with the hair and the scarves, the whole church pastor cadence to his speech, brother this, sister that, ugh. It's like he forgot that time moves forward.

OKDem08

(1,340 posts)
32. That's his style.
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 09:32 PM
Jul 2016

I don't think we should disparage one for being resolute regarding their principles.

 

BobbyDrake

(2,542 posts)
35. Not disparaging him over principles. I'm disparaging him because he's an idiot w/ verbal diarrhea.
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:12 PM
Jul 2016

Maybe Cornel West should spend less time on his "style" and more on his "substance," because he currently has none.

Response to misterhighwasted (Reply #4)

 

BobbyDrake

(2,542 posts)
6. I disagree. Completely.
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 03:43 PM
Jul 2016

The "positive campaign" disappeared pretty quickly, and what replaced it was disappointing in its resemblance to politics as usual.

 

seabeyond

(110,159 posts)
8. "I think you have to concede". I probably could have stayed out of this thread but for this comment
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 03:49 PM
Jul 2016

I expected much more from the reputation of Sanders and I was very disappointed how he executed his campaign. I could not disagree with the Op more.

 

BobbyDrake

(2,542 posts)
9. And if I'm a future candidate, I'm much more likely to model after the campaign
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 04:00 PM
Jul 2016

that won. Slate had a great analysis of how conventional the revolution's campaign ended up being.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/07/how_bernie_spent_his_millions_was_anything_but_revolutionary.html

Bernie’s Fundraising Was Revolutionary. How He Spent His Money Was Not.
What did $220 million buy? Ads, consultants, and a dispiritingly conventional campaign.

But what did that money buy, exactly? Where did all those $27 checks go? A close examination of public records and interviews with campaign finance experts and grass-roots organizers suggests that, in some significant ways, a campaign that took in money like folk bandits wound up spending it like drearily conventional pols. In April, the campaign had a burn rate of 143 percent, meaning it was spending nearly half as much again as it was bringing in. A great deal of that money bought a blast of commercials preceding caucuses and primaries across the country, one effect of which was to enrich a small group of Democratic consultants whose compensation is tied to media spending. Disclosure forms examined by Slate suggest the campaign contracted with a front company—possibly created to obscure who made what off the Sanders movement—and in one cozy arrangement, effectively shared a third-party vendor with a pro-Bernie dark money group.


Response to BobbyDrake (Reply #9)

 

seabeyond

(110,159 posts)
31. Yes Logical, it really really bothers me an Independent comes into our party and tries to own
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 09:22 PM
Jul 2016

our positions.

And I will always speak out against that when I hear it.

denvine

(799 posts)
12. Thank you Bernie!
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 04:29 PM
Jul 2016

Despite all the negative comments, I think Bernie was great for the process and moving the party to the left.

secondwind

(16,903 posts)
16. He was and is still a class act! Thank you Bernie for helping to make the Democrat party
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 04:55 PM
Jul 2016

more Progressive!

sinkingfeeling

(51,432 posts)
20. I was excited by Bernie, hoping to see the young inspired to
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 05:24 PM
Jul 2016

work for a better country and a better world. I hadn't felt that way about a candidate since Bobby Kennedy. I will vote for Clinton as I have voted for every Democratic candidate since 1968 but she leaves me flat.

VOX

(22,976 posts)
22. Bernie's made a vast difference for the better...
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 06:05 PM
Jul 2016

The Democratic platform now reflects this. What Howard Dean once ironically called "the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party" has been heard from. Bernie's success is something all Democrats and progressives can appreciate and be proud of.

 

TheProgressive

(1,656 posts)
24. Senator Sanders is a Statesperson, a person of for and by the People
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 08:58 PM
Jul 2016

Sanders ran an Honorable campaign focusing on issues for the people.

No corporate bribing Money to influence him. I personally understand this - Sanders works for the betterment of America and especially *all* Americans.

How many years must we wait for another TR/FDR/JFK/LBJ/Sanders candidate?

 

NCTraveler

(30,481 posts)
25. I can think of many ways I would rather seen a campaign ran.
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 09:02 PM
Jul 2016

I say that as someone who likes Sanders. Adding the campaign aspect makes this about the primaries.

sueh

(1,824 posts)
34. I love me some Bernie. I am thrilled that he ran and that a good part of his agenda
Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:10 PM
Jul 2016

will move forward.

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