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Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:02 PM

Professional Left throws Bernie under bus

Stunned at how fast that was. But knew it was coming.


http://www.truthdig.com/report/print/bernie_blew_it_he_sold_out_instead_of_confronting_clinton_20151016

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Reply Professional Left throws Bernie under bus (Original post)
arely staircase Oct 2015 OP
Tierra_y_Libertad Oct 2015 #1
Cheese Sandwich Oct 2015 #23
leftofcool Oct 2015 #2
AtomicKitten Oct 2015 #9
RobertEarl Oct 2015 #11
Live and Learn Oct 2015 #15
MuseRider Oct 2015 #17
JaneyVee Oct 2015 #3
Scootaloo Oct 2015 #16
deutsey Oct 2015 #4
Live and Learn Oct 2015 #5
aidbo Oct 2015 #7
AtomicKitten Oct 2015 #19
aidbo Oct 2015 #20
AtomicKitten Oct 2015 #21
catnhatnh Oct 2015 #6
AtomicKitten Oct 2015 #8
72DejaVu Oct 2015 #10
gwheezie Oct 2015 #12
Scootaloo Oct 2015 #13
Vincardog Oct 2015 #14
edgineered Oct 2015 #18
Rosa Luxemburg Oct 2015 #22

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:06 PM

1. Under the bus? I think it is a fair criticism of Bernie's softpeddalling a point.

 

Note: I am not a member of the "professional" Left. Whatever that is.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 07:14 PM

23. I guess he wanted to play the nice guy role but I would have rather seen more of a pit bull.

 

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:06 PM

2. Maybe while bernie is under the bus he can apologize to John Lewis for his supporters

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:19 PM

9. Back the fuck off Bernie's supporters with these low-hanging fruit attacks.

 

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:23 PM

11. That's all they have

 

All they do is attack Bernie and his supporters.

Instead of building up their candidate, they attack others. They don't care about party unity.

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:35 PM

15. +1 nt

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:44 PM

17. Thank you.

Posters making such *amazing* points. Nice, cool shut down.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:09 PM

3. That's just a ridiculous article all around.

 

Not a shred of nuance in Bernie or Hillary's favor.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:36 PM

16. Thanks, JaneyVee.

 

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:11 PM

4. The Liberty Union Party did that a long time ago

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:12 PM

5. Who the hell is the "Professional Left"? nt

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:17 PM

7. It's a dismissive term for people who hold elected officials' feet to the fire.

 

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Response to aidbo (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 06:56 PM

19. I forgot who coined that term. ProSense pinpointed its origin.

 

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 07:07 PM

20. I haven't heard it used in a long time, but this is where I remember it from.

 

During an interview with The Hill in his West Wing office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted liberal naysayers, whom he said would never regard anything the president did as good enough.

“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”
The press secretary dismissed the “professional left” in terms very similar to those used by their opponents on the ideological right
, saying, “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.”

Of those who complain that Obama caved to centrists on issues such as healthcare reform, Gibbs said: “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.”

The White House, constantly under fire from expected enemies on the right, has been frustrated by nightly attacks on cable news shows catering to the left, where Obama and top lieutenants like Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel have been excoriated for abandoning the public option in healthcare reform; for not moving faster to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay; and for failing, so far, to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/113431-white-house-unloads-on-professional-left

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Response to aidbo (Reply #20)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 07:10 PM

21. I do remember that. That's certainly the first time I recall hearing it.

 

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:14 PM

6. There is no such thing as the "Professional Left"...

Just assholes using extreme leftism to promote their "career"...

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:18 PM

8. The author went completely off the tracks here.

 

Sanders’ eagerness to forgive Clinton for any malfeasance in her email scandal was the debate’s most celebrated but disgraceful moment.


Nonsense. Bernie's obvious point was to steer the debate back onto the issues and not the salacious MSM navel-gazing on something the FBI is handling. This was not forgiveness, it was redirection.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:22 PM

10. Well, that's what happens in revolutions nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:24 PM

12. Oh dear

More of this will be coming, I'm sure Bernie didn't really think he was going to get a pass from the left.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:35 PM

13. I did not know Robert Scheer defined any amount of the left. When did this happen?

 

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:35 PM

14. While I would have preferred a more vigorous attack on HRC's policies I was not running the "Debate

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 04:47 PM

18. While Bernie went into the debate sans preparation,

or at least that's what we're lead to believe, does anyone truly believe that he does not have both a short and long range plan? Think back to the second(?) Obama debate where everyone thought he looked weak. The effect of a performance in an early debate is not as strongly reflected in the voting booths. What many may see as a lackluster effort on his part may be viewed as a failed attempt to assail him with meaningless issues. He will play his hand skillfully and from a position in which he has power.

It is not as if a Senator shows up for work with no idea of what is going to happen that day. The work they're doing is generally for long term projects, not like a mechanic who gets what comes in the door. To discredit him at this point means little.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2015, 07:11 PM

22. I'm sure that

Bernie won't be as nice in the future.

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