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Republicans pretending to be Bernie Sanders supporters infiltrate Hillary Clinton Facebook groups (Original Post) ronnykmarshall Dec 2015 OP
Not just Facebook. okasha Dec 2015 #1
I've wondered about that. A lot of the viciousness on both sides seems hyped up. Nt JudyM Dec 2015 #2
Indeed. n/t JTFrog Dec 2015 #3
Agreed! NurseJackie Dec 2015 #6
Agree. MeNMyVolt Dec 2015 #7
Absolutely nothing at the link to support bvf Dec 2015 #4
Why ain't you sweet? ronnykmarshall Dec 2015 #5
Let it be. MeNMyVolt Dec 2015 #8
You mean the page linked by the OP? bvf Dec 2015 #32
Thank you for saying so. bvf Dec 2015 #14
There really is nothing at the link PERIOD Blus4u Dec 2015 #30
Well, whaddaya know... bvf Dec 2015 #31
It's not too difficult to wonder just that with the responses on this thread Sheepshank Dec 2015 #9
that is some fucked up shit ronnykmarshall Dec 2015 #10
I say that everyone should remember this shit. MeNMyVolt Dec 2015 #11
That was the "Holy Effing Sh*t!!!" post of 2015 right there Number23 Dec 2015 #20
And judging by my most recent alert stalker....some don't like their own posts revisted Sheepshank Dec 2015 #25
Sanders is continually reaching out for Republican, Libertarian, Teabagger support and their votes. seabeyond Dec 2015 #12
All candidates reach across the aisle - including Obama, or don't you remember 'Obamacans'? beam me up scottie Dec 2015 #15
Candidates reach across the aisle for the GE cosmicone Dec 2015 #16
Bullshit, Hillary pandered to the racists and gun nuts in 2008. beam me up scottie Dec 2015 #17
Show me a link where she pandered to cosmicone Dec 2015 #18
Like when she pandered to Rick Warren and his followers at Saddleback Church? beam me up scottie Dec 2015 #19
well yeah, but, show me some OTHER links! Warren DeMontague Dec 2015 #23
Shhhh! You're interrupting the crickets! beam me up scottie Dec 2015 #24
Makes sense to me, that's why he wins all those "online" polls. George II Dec 2015 #13
The link isn't working for me. Jamaal510 Dec 2015 #21
^^THIS^^ 2naSalit Dec 2015 #28
"dailynewsbin" Warren DeMontague Dec 2015 #22
And nobody had 2naSalit Dec 2015 #26
But the online polls....nt LexVegas Dec 2015 #27
Uh... workinclasszero Dec 2015 #29
Wow, they took this down in a hurry--they are trying like hell to cover their tracks. MADem Jan 2016 #33
 

bvf

(6,604 posts)
4. Absolutely nothing at the link to support
Sat Dec 12, 2015, 08:51 PM
Dec 2015

the title, which implies at least the existence of more content than one moron's opinion.

Blus4u

(608 posts)
30. There really is nothing at the link PERIOD
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 02:13 PM
Dec 2015

I just clicked on it and got the dreaded "This page doesn't exist" message.

Peace

 

Sheepshank

(12,504 posts)
9. It's not too difficult to wonder just that with the responses on this thread
Mon Dec 14, 2015, 10:38 PM
Dec 2015
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027367805

The hidden post, that was reposting tweets...from a supposed good DUer?
 

MeNMyVolt

(1,095 posts)
11. I say that everyone should remember this shit.
Mon Dec 14, 2015, 10:55 PM
Dec 2015

Remember who posted this shit, and rec'd, and did tributes. Remember this, because they are NOT liberals.

Number23

(24,544 posts)
20. That was the "Holy Effing Sh*t!!!" post of 2015 right there
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 02:43 AM
Dec 2015

Ground breaking. Vindicating. Illuminating.

I give it a 5 out of 5.

 

Sheepshank

(12,504 posts)
25. And judging by my most recent alert stalker....some don't like their own posts revisted
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 12:45 PM
Dec 2015

some should really check out post #190

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seabeyond

(110,159 posts)
12. Sanders is continually reaching out for Republican, Libertarian, Teabagger support and their votes.
Mon Dec 14, 2015, 11:15 PM
Dec 2015

We have talked about it often. Sanders supporters not only acknowledge this, but they cheer it.

So, I have to ask.... So? One way or another, aren't these Sanders supporters?

beam me up scottie

(57,349 posts)
15. All candidates reach across the aisle - including Obama, or don't you remember 'Obamacans'?
Mon Dec 14, 2015, 11:34 PM
Dec 2015

Hillary pandered to the right when she agreed to support late term abortions along with her Republican opponent Lazio. Then there was her racist 2008 campaign where she smeared Obama to gain votes.

At least Bernie sticks to his principles and won't sell us out like she did.

 

cosmicone

(11,014 posts)
16. Candidates reach across the aisle for the GE
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 01:05 AM
Dec 2015

Not in primaries.

Doing so in primaries is tantamount to treason -- inviting outsiders to an exclusive primary process in order to hijack it.

beam me up scottie

(57,349 posts)
17. Bullshit, Hillary pandered to the racists and gun nuts in 2008.
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 01:08 AM
Dec 2015

Or did you think she was appealing to Democrats?

 

cosmicone

(11,014 posts)
18. Show me a link where she pandered to
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 01:23 AM
Dec 2015

She appealed to people who didn't think Barack Obama was electable and "gun nuts" come from BOTH parties.

Hillary didn't go to Liberty University did she? Or coopted Rand/Ron Paul supporters?

Reaching across the aisle is an attempt to hijack an election.

That is almost like inviting people across the street to come and vote in an HOA election. It is tantamount to tampering with a party's faithful members and trampling on them with a herd from the outside.

We are democrats and we should decide who our nominee is -- not republicans. Plain and simple, open and shut. Getting outsiders to disenfranchise us is TREASON.

beam me up scottie

(57,349 posts)
19. Like when she pandered to Rick Warren and his followers at Saddleback Church?
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 01:47 AM
Dec 2015
Hillary Clinton
Remarks at the Global Summit on AIDS and the Church at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California
November 29, 2007


"And first, let me first say how relieved Bill and I were to hear that Saddleback was spared from the recent wildfires - and how impressed and moved we were to hear about the love and support that you gave those who were not so fortunate.

It's another example of the way in which this church is not measured by numbers. Yes, the numbers are big, they're certainly impressive. But it's measured by your impact. It's measured by the meaning that you give to lives here within this complex and so far beyond its boundaries. And the commitment that you demonstrate both to our faith in God and to doing His work here on earth is exemplary and that is one of the many reasons that I wanted to be here today.

You know, Rick has helped so many people with his lessons for a 40-day spiritual journey. But he knows those 40 days are just the beginning...."

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=77080


Clinton Gets Praise From Rick Warren for Showing up to Church
December 17, 2007

ABC News' Eloise Harper Reports: Sen. Hillary Clinton showed up to Pastor Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in California on Wednesday for a conference on AIDS. Warren offered praise to Clinton before the crowd of more than 500 people for showing up. "Most of you know that we invited all of the leading candidates, presidential candidates, to come to Saddleback Church to share about their view on AIDS." Warren said to the crowd. "Four of the candidates said they would send a video, but one of the candidates said ‘I’ll come.’" Warren went on "she was the one that showed up" clearly a boost to Clinton over her rival candidates.

Warren, the author of the best selling book The Purpose Driven Life, which has sold 30 million copies, created the Saddleback Community. He has created a global alliance of more than 400,000 pastors representing 163 countries and hundreds of denominations and has been influential in the evangelical community.

Warren, asked Clinton "Why'd you show?" Clinton responded "well first you asked me, and second in a burst of enthusiasm I said I would and I have been looking forward to this."

Five other presidential candidates spoke by video - Huckabee, Edwards, McCain, Obama Romney. The video speeches given by other candidates did not elicit nearly the applause or attention that Clinton received. The democratic frontrunner spoke of her travels abroad – speaking powerfully about one visit to Bangkok and meeting to a 12 year old girl who had contracted AIDS from a brothel. Clinton also spoke about the unjust way that men in the 1980’s were treated when they were too ashamed to tell their loved ones that they were sick with the disease. "We are taught to heal the sick to love them as our own but 25 years ago too many of them died alone."

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2007/11/clinton-gets-pr.html



Compare that to how Bernie stood up for our rights when he spoke at Liberty U:



Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
23. well yeah, but, show me some OTHER links!
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 04:28 AM
Dec 2015

Some fly-by-night rumor mill like abc news, pshaw.

How about a reputable news site, like "dailynewsbin"?

beam me up scottie

(57,349 posts)
24. Shhhh! You're interrupting the crickets!
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 04:30 AM
Dec 2015





eta: the other link is from Hillary's page at The American Presidency Project.

Jamaal510

(10,893 posts)
21. The link isn't working for me.
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 03:26 AM
Dec 2015

Point taken, though. For a long time, I suspected that happening not just there, but places like here and on C&L. It's hard to tell who is who online and if people are truly who they say they are. It's understandable why they'd pretend to be Bernie supporters: to attack her from the left on issues they perceive her to be moderate on, while hoping to dampen Democrats' enthusiasm for her and maybe even get someone else to run against. This is typical of the GOP to be sneaky enough to attempt to ratfuck our party. They can't win fairly on the issues nationally, so this is all they've got aside from voter suppression. Every time I hear about stories like these, though, it helps keep me inspired and motivated to pay attention to politics and to continue voting against them in every election.

2naSalit

(87,209 posts)
28. ^^THIS^^
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 01:18 PM
Dec 2015

The strategy is; Divide and conquer by any and all means possible. Playing fair is never an option for them (used to be moderate Rs) anymore.

2naSalit

(87,209 posts)
26. And nobody had
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 01:15 PM
Dec 2015

anticipated this early on? I get that proof is required for confirmation but, I expected this kind of behavior in the interwebs.

MADem

(135,425 posts)
33. Wow, they took this down in a hurry--they are trying like hell to cover their tracks.
Thu Jan 21, 2016, 04:58 PM
Jan 2016

If you research the issue, though, you find out that a lot of them changed their fb avatars to HRC ones to do their trolling. Unbelievable...

More from another source, here= http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-01-19/republican-operatives-are-trying-to-help-bernie-sanders


.....These Republican operatives are attempting to pick their Democratic opponent in the general election, and they’re making clear they’d rather face Sanders than Clinton. It is age-old political manipulation tactic, typically used with some subtlety. It comes as recent polls show Sanders as competitive in Iowa and leading in New Hampshire, where back-to-back Sanders victories could endanger Clinton's national lead.
“In Iowa, American Crossroads is helping Bernie Sanders by depicting Hillary Clinton as a Wall Street insider,” Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College, wrote on his blog.
“My guess is that Republican operatives know that Clinton is likely to win the nomination even if Sanders upsets her in Iowa and New Hampshire. But an extended challenge will force her to use up money too early, and nudge her farther to the left,” Pitney said in an e-mail. Whether it will work remains to be seen, he said. “But at this stage, campaigns will grab for every advantage they can get.”
Priorities USA, a group backing Clinton, said the ad was designed by Republicans to “interfere with our primary process” in an “attempt to clear their path to the White House.”
At Sunday night's debate, Clinton made a note of the ad, too. “I’m the one they don’t want to be up against,” she said, referring to the financial sector.
The efforts indicate that Republicans aren't buying recent polls that show Sanders out-performing Clinton in hypothetical head-to-head match-ups against GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. One reason may be that, unlike Sanders, Clinton has been through the wringer of Republican attacks. While a spokesman for Sanders didn't immediately return a request for comment on the Republican attempts to boost him, the senator went out of his way in Sunday's debate to invoke recent surveys to make the case that he's electable.....
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