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Sat Mar 5, 2016, 05:52 PM

Well I guess that I upset the good doctor..

My twitter posts:
Dana Born ‏@D_Born Mar 5
@GovHowardDean Your SD vote goes 2 Hillary no matter what? Way to represent the people! @BernieSanders will make a great Prez in spite of u
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Howard Dean ‏@GovHowardDean 55m55 minutes ago
@D_Born @BernieSanders Super delegates don't "represent people" I'm not elected by anyone. I'll do what I think is right for the country
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Um, so now there a LOT of people who are angry with me on twitter. lol... And of course some who support it.

And yes, I do understand that the SD vote is not to represent the people, but the fact that he has already pledged to Hillary when his state went overwhelmingly for Bernie is confounding. I guess he either truly believes that she is best for the country or he doesn't give a shit and his lobbyist money and not getting on the Clintons' bad side is more important.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 05:55 PM

1. The country seems better with a lot more money in your pocket!

 

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Response to CdnExtraNational (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:59 PM

26. The country is a lot better with a lot more of Big Pharma $$ in HIS pocket

 

There. Fixed it.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 05:56 PM

2. I bet it's the latter nt

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 05:56 PM

3. Thank you

For your courage.

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Response to warrprayer (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:05 PM

5. thanks

man - people are angry though! Calling him a corporate tool, just going at him. I kind of feel bad because I don't think it's necessary to name call or be so rude. Yes, I was a bit rude, but at least he saw enough in my post to respond.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 05:59 PM

4. Awesome, you now have irrefutable evidence that Super Delegates are a tool

used to skew the election in favor of the powers that be!

This is highly discouraging, but I will fight for Bernie until the end, at which point, unless Super Delegates are gotten rid of... I may just retire from politics.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:39 PM

17. The Super Delegates are to influence who the party nominates in case the people are wrong.

Like back in 68 the delegates choosing McCarthy instead of Humphrey. The party doesn't want just any rift raft to be their candidate. Even if a person won every state, they reserve the right to make the correct decision to do what it best for THEIR party.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:40 PM

18. If superdelegates win for Hillary, I'm turning my back on American Democracy. nt

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Response to retrowire (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:55 PM

24. That would be "democracy".

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Response to roody (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:56 PM

25. Noo... There are other forms of democracy where one vote actually means one vote.

Germany I believe is an example. I may be wrong.

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Response to roody (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:26 PM

61. Republic

Difference. I found that out in HS.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:20 PM

57. don't retire

Choices:
retire
go over to the dark side
keep fighting.

From Galaxy Quest: never give up, never surrender that's my choice!

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Response to retrowire (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:41 PM

64. Very similar in purpose to the electoral college...

Don't want the rabble to get big heads.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:06 PM

6. His excuse is only slightly worse than Leahy's:

"I want to keep my word to vote for Clinton"

Roger that.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:07 PM

7. my response to him:

@GovHowardDean @BernieSanders I understand the SD system. So you don't believe that 73% of Vt. Dems also want what's best for the country?

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Response to dana_b (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:12 PM

9. Perfect response!

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Response to MelissaB (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:16 PM

11. thanks! I don't want to be rude

just drive the point home

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Response to dana_b (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:06 PM

28. Perfect. Can't wait to see how he responds to that one

Waiting... waiting...

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #28)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:08 PM

31. I'll let you know if he does

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Response to dana_b (Reply #31)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:13 PM

33. Sometimes I just want to say to the superdelegates

"Well, aren't you special!"

Democracy my ass.

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Response to dana_b (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:07 PM

30. 73% ? Shouldn't that be 86% ?

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Reply #30)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:22 PM

38. I saw that 86% of the votes were from Dems

and then 13.5% of those were for Hillary and 73% for Howard. I may be wrong though. Did they have an open primary?

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Response to dana_b (Reply #38)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:28 PM

40. I am talking about the Super Tuesday outcome.

http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/vermont

Sanders 86.1 - 13.6 Clinton

I believe it is an open primary, as there is no political registration in Vermont.

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Reply #40)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:36 PM

45. right. I thought that

86% were the TOTAL amount of Dems that voted in the primary (so 14% being indys or even repubs) and then from the 86%, 73% of total voters were Dems voting for Bernie and 13-14% of total voters were Dems voting for Hillary.

Now that I look at it, my numbers are screwy. lol... Argh!

What's weird is that no one on twitter has disputed my numbers - yet.

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Response to dana_b (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:20 PM

35. Clever, but it doesn't follow.

Mr Dean said he would do what he deems best. That 73% of Vermont voters think something else is best demonstrates neither that Mr Dean "knows," nor that Vermont "knows."

More to the point, I think, would be the question of why, if say the majority of the country wanted Mr Sanders, Mr Dean would still think Mrs Clinton was best. However, what is "best" is not really a question subject to majority choice, unless you consider "best" to equate to "most desired."

Ya know, we fought this battle a long time ago, on the other side. Something about "virtual representation" and "taxation without representation."

However, there is another point. The Democratic Party is not the United States. It is a party. A faction, to put a finer point on it. Super Delegates do not exist to serve the nation, they exist to serve the Party. We may be facing a situation this year, where the two do not coincide, and where "the good of the Party" does not correlate to "The good of the country" (Mr Dean's explanation notwithstanding)

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #35)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:27 PM

39. Yes - you make a lot of sense

and this: Super Delegates do not exist to serve the nation, they exist to serve the Party
is especially true.

My last tweet to him (when he included me on a tweet that he was responding to someone else about) did say something more like that:
Magwyer ‏@MagwyerGrimes 2h2 hours ago
@GovHowardDean @D_Born @BernieSanders Hillary wasn't even viable in your state. It's your duty to vote for Bernie.
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@MagwyerGrimes @D_Born @BernieSanders if you don't tell me what to do I won't tell you what to do. I'm sure we can make up our own minds

Then I said: Dana Born ‏@D_Born now
@GovHowardDean @MagwyerGrimes @BernieSanders well, he can vote however he wants but it doesn't answer why he's going against 73% of VT Dem

You are right and thanks!

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Response to dana_b (Reply #39)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:34 PM

44. You clearly did piss him off, though.

Pretty tetchy, aren't we, Mr Dean? Guilty conscience maybe? Probably not, in fact, just frustrated that his alliance costs him credibility.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #44)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:37 PM

46. yeah, he even posted

"Are you even from Vermont??". lol... he's mad.

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Response to dana_b (Reply #46)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 01:48 PM

84. As if that mattered.

We can see what he thinks of Vermonters and their silly "votes."

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Response to dana_b (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:49 PM

69. Can you also make Leahy a little uncomfortable?

 

I'm not on twitter.
But breaking his oath of office, ie represent the people, to keep a promise to Hilary, is just wrong.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #69)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 10:38 PM

76. I can try

but I'll bet he won't respond IF he sees what happened to Dr. Dean.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:08 PM

8. Just one more way he's selling out.

Giving his support to the very same establishment that crucified him in 2004. Stockholm syndrome?

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:15 PM

10. I think that I let the cat out of the bag for ol' Howard on twitter, Oops!! :P

Here's a small TASTE of the many, many responses:


sashaxweiss, Andrea for Obama  and DZ liked a Tweet you were mentioned in
1h: @GovHowardDean @D_Born @BernieSanders
In a democracy, why should a superdelegate's vote be more important than any other individual's?
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Andrea for Obama , Aerin Cruz and usbsnowcrash Retweeted you
Mar 5: @GovHowardDean Your SD vote goes 2 Hillary no matter what? Way to represent the people! @BernieSanders will make a great Prez in spite of u
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37m: @Mellynjess @GovHowardDean @D_Born @BernieSanders How arrogant is that statement??? I hope everyone is seeing this corruption now.
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1h: @GovHowardDean @D_Born @BernieSanders Hillary wasn't even viable in your state. It's your duty to vote for Bernie.
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1h: @D_Born @BernieSanders Super delegates don't "represent people" I'm not elected by anyone. I'll do what I think is right for the country
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3m: @GovHowardDean @D_Born @BernieSanders you're really showing your true crooked colours mister we don't want to shilly or you
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@GovHowardDean @D_Born @BernieSanders "Super Delegates" shouldn't exist. I don't want to continue to be ruled by elites.
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45m: @GovHowardDean @D_Born @BernieSanders well, looks like you not winning the Presidency was good for "those people you don't represent" then
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55m: @GovHowardDean @D_Born @BernieSanders As a Vermonter, this makes me sick. The people spoke, overwhelmingly. 86-14. Time to do what is right.
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@wavesofeuphoria @Mellynjess @GovHowardDean @D_Born No. Rule in place to protect against, e.g., Trump.
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55m: @GovHowardDean @D_Born @BernieSanders As a Vermonter, this makes me sick. The people spoke, overwhelmingly. 86-14. Time to do what is right.
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DZ ‏@dzprod 1m1 minute ago
@youngshane @GovHowardDean @D_Born @BernieSanders he won't answer this because he can't without giving himself an unwanted reality check.
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Lee Junn ‏@LeeJunn8 1m1 minute ago
@D_Born @GovHowardDean @BernieSanders No, Howie knows better than anyone else does, because he likes ushering in the Oligarchy.
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41m: @GovHowardDean @TheBpDShow @D_Born @BernieSanders No shit U don't represent people or care about democracy-U want to protect the donor class
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Andrea for Obama  and DZ Retweeted a Tweet you were mentioned in
1h: @GovHowardDean @D_Born @BernieSanders
In a democracy, why should a superdelegate's vote be more important than any other individual's?
Andrea for Obama  DZ
Howard Dean ‏@GovHowardDean 1m1 minute ago
@MagwyerGrimes @D_Born @BernieSanders if you don't tell me what to do I won't tell you what to do. I'm sure we can make up our own minds
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Mellowcow ‏@Mellowcow 1m1 minute ago
[email protected] @D_Born @BernieSanders Funny how many superdelegates also turn out to be lobbyists like you. #Undemocrat
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3m: @armsivilli @Mellynjess @GovHowardDean @D_Born Not about Bernie, it's about democracy. Dem Party is exposed as corrupt & undemocratic.
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@GovHowardDean @D_Born @BernieSanders Did she promise you an ambassadorship? What? What did she offer you?
Lee Junn ‏@LeeJunn8 2m2 minutes ago
@GovHowardDean @D_Born @BernieSanders No, Howie, you represent the healthcare lobby who pays your bills. You'll do whatever you're told.
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Steve O ‏@Nysteveo2AOLcom 2m2 minutes ago
@D_Born @GovHowardDean @BernieSanders has 11 SDs.That has been the rule 4 decades. Bernie should've done his homework like Obama did
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53m: [email protected] @D_Born @BernieSanders You know that we live in a DEMOCRACY right? A REPUBLIC?
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Mar 5: @GovHowardDean Your SD vote goes 2 Hillary no matter what? Way to represent the people! @BernieSanders will make a great Prez in spite of u
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Linda Larned ‏@2creus 2m2 minutes ago
RT @MissGyde: @GovHowardDean @UvKLvr47 @D_Born @BernieSanders
very sad from a progressive rebel (cont) http://tl.gd/nm16t1
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Response to dana_b (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:06 PM

29. You are a superstar!!! I "know" someone famous on Twitter now

 

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #29)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:28 PM

41. lol... not really.

I just really would love an answer from him as to why he thinks that he knows better than so many Vermonters as to what is better for the country.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:18 PM

12. Dean will "feel the Bern"

when Hillary is indicted.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:20 PM

13. Who made him God?

In a DEMOCRACY, the PEOPLE get to determine who represents them, not some UNELECTED official. His response is tone deaf - that he ADMITS he's not elected by the people and HE gets to determine what's right for them is exactly what we're fighting against.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:24 PM

14. Well, he has me blocked at Twitter.

So at least you can have your say.

I regret all the support he got from me and my late hubby. never thought I would say that.

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:37 PM

15. aww... I'm sorry

I guess as time goes on, the political game gets to people and maybe they just give in. I don't think he's a bad guy at all. I just think he's done with the fight.

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Response to dana_b (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:42 PM

19. The many hundreds we donated.....

make me feel differently. I think he's going to hurt our country by voting for hillary even if bernie wins.

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #19)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:45 PM

21. I don't blame you

I think he's hurting the country and especially thr Democratic party. People are furious. Even f they don't do away with the SD system, at least look at the will of the people and follow through. His is so blatantly wrong. When 73% of the Dems in your state vote for someone, you'd think that you would know who you should throw your SD vote to!

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Response to dana_b (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:17 PM

34. 86.1% !!

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Response to dana_b (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:38 PM

63. Maybe you should tweet something to that effect

the the democrats have left the building and the DNC won't see them coming back until they start supporting them again.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:38 PM

16. more from Howard:

Magwyer ‏@MagwyerGrimes 2h2 hours ago
@GovHowardDean @D_Born @BernieSanders Hillary wasn't even viable in your state. It's your duty to vote for Bernie.
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Howard Dean ‏@GovHowardDean 19m19 minutes ago
@MagwyerGrimes @D_Born @BernieSanders Just curious. If Bernie is nominated how do you get HRC supporters on board with this kind of approach

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Dana Born ‏@D_Born 4m4 minutes ago
@MagwyerGrimes @GovHowardDean @BernieSanders what kind of approach is that? We're asking U 2 wait on yr decision until primaries are over.

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Response to dana_b (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:45 PM

23. Ha, he's trying the tone policiing strategy.

You're being mean to me tho, so I don't have to listen!

No, sometimes an angry voice is the right voice, now pull up your big boy pants Dean, and understand what the people are saying.

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Response to retrowire (Reply #23)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:53 PM

48. "Tone policing" strategy, eh? Interesting term.

In eastern Asia, it's called "face." And it is generally thought a bad way to get things done to not allow someone to "save face."

It's a question I have for both sides of this primary, actually. Supporters of either candidate are abusing and alienating people who disagree with them. Mrs Clinton's supporters are roundly criticized for taking the voters for granted, and assuming they they will vote for the candidate no matter how they are treated. Yet supporters of Mr Sanders do the same thing to groups who don't agree with them. Worked right, no candidate will be able to muster a sufficient coalition to get their candidate elected in the GE, which is, after all, more important than the primary.

However, Mr Dean is also being disingenuous in raising the issue, since he has already made it clear he intends no compromise. And being more disingenuous still, because it can be reasonably expected that he, as a good party functionary, can be counted on to support whomever wins the primary.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #48)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:07 PM

50. Don't get me started on the both sides do it.

There's one group pretending to be Bernie supporters which is being outed I hear...so not all is as it seems.

However I have been here thru 4 primaries, and I have never seen anything like it.

The party chair has all along been openly standing with one candidate...the local parties that run the caucuses and the primaries are...as it is here in FL....staunch Hilllary supporters in most cases.

The media has declared Hillary the winner when many many states have not voted.

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Response to madfloridian (Reply #50)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:46 PM

66. But both sides do it.

Neither is right to do so. But one must expect partisans to be partisan.

As for the issues of "anointment" and "inevitability," these can only be laid at the door of the Clinton camp, who we may be tolerably sure are not pleased to have to go through this primary process and justify their existence.

Some of the vitriol poured out on AA voters by (ostensible) Bernie supporters has been quite nasty, and it makes one sad, because one would like to think better of them. If such are "Bernites in name only" (Binos?), then so much the better if they are "outed" and assume their true colors. With friends like those...

But of course, the Clinton camp has it in for millennials, and women who won't toe the line, and are not kind about it, at all. And the last time I looked (quite awhile ago, as it happens), the Hillary group had half the supporters of the Bernie group, and yet more people blocked than they had members, whereas the Bernie group had blocked only about half as many. Which can be interpreted different ways, but clearly goes to show that a lot of people on both sides are pretty pissed off. Which one might discount as mere partisan passion, if one were not worried that such alienation might cause problems in the GE.

I haven't been at DU so long as you, but I have been going forth upon this sorry Earth and walking up and down on it for six decades, now, and this election is the craziest in memory, and the Party infighting more vicious than I have ever seen it. Which on the one hand is a positive sign: it means people are engaged (but then, why is turnout faltering?). On the other hand, of course, it is something to cause concern, because one can not be sure that all differences will be patched up in time to focus on the GE. Certainly at least some of this concern must influence the Clinton supporters, who want everyone to fall in line now, and give up this Sanders pipe dream. Not all of them can be rascals, one might think. They are misguided, certainly. And doubtless frustrated. But not necessarily malicious. It is a shame that so many of the malicious ones make so much noise.

-- Mal

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:42 PM

20. He is an example of many that really got started around that

"Clinton Era" and now don't want anyone messing with their Cushy Elite Lives.

I keep saying...what a shocker when they started to shill for Hill big time.

At least we see their true colors.

Dr. Lobbyist Dean can kiss my butt...and I'm off to Twitter to tell him such.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 06:45 PM

22. Lol... good luck! Join our conversation, please! n/t

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:05 PM

27. He's not even ALLOWED to vote for Bernie...

HIS senator.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:09 PM

32. The fact that the Democratic Party allows a lobbyist

to be a super delegate speaks volumes about our democracy (or lack thereof).

Peace

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:20 PM

36. so, he tweeted this. how would YOU respond? :


Howard DeanVerified account
‏@GovHowardDean
@MagwyerGrimes @D_Born @BernieSanders if you don't tell me what to do I won't tell you what to do. I'm sure we can make up our own minds

He was actually responding to @MagwyerGrimes who said:
Magwyer ‏@MagwyerGrimes 2h2 hours ago
@GovHowardDean @D_Born @BernieSanders Hillary wasn't even viable in your state. It's your duty to vote for Bernie.

This is how I responded:
@GovHowardDean @MagwyerGrimes @BernieSanders well, he can vote however he wants but it doesn't answer why he's going against 73% of VT Dems

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:21 PM

37. Good for you. Give 'em hell.

This superdelegate thing stinks to high heaven. Even Pelosi hates it!

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Response to jhart3333 (Reply #37)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:56 PM

71. Our caucus presented a resolution (a plank in the platform)

to get rid of super-delegates. It won with no descent. Now we will be taking it to the next level. Hopefully other states are advancing the same resolution.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:30 PM

42. I so regret having supported him

 

Former Deaniac

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Response to Autumn Colors (Reply #42)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:09 PM

52. My brother and I were big Deaniacs. Now I feel ill.

 

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:31 PM

43. Thanks Dana

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:48 PM

47. Fucking arrogant prick.

 

You are not supposed to do what you think is best. You are supposed to represent the will of the voters in your damned state. They chose Sanders.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 07:55 PM

49. Super delegates don't "represent people" but the winner of the primary should.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:08 PM

51. So, Dr. Howie's remark begs the question...

... if super delegate votes do NOT represent the people, what the fuck DO they represent? Oh yeah. Debbie already told us. They let the Democratic elite wait... doesn't the very concept of "elite" defy everything democracy is supposed to stand for? thwart the will of the people, protect entrenched interests, and the lead of whomever the Party Grand Poobahs have anointed.

Oh yeah... that's as democratic as all hell.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:09 PM

53. He's not wrong

If Bernie loses big in Florida and Hawaii, should Grayson and Gabbard switch over to Clinton? I think the superdelegate system should be abolished, but what Dean said is true. It sucks, but that's how the system works.

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Response to Dreamfall (Reply #53)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:14 PM

55. valid question

and I'd say yes. But that's me.

Btw - I didn't know that Grayson had made a choice. I wish they'd all wait until the convention.

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Response to dana_b (Reply #55)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:48 PM

68. I think Grayson set up a poll and took comments

Still bad for him to commit early, but this is primary is in uncharted waters.

I'm still glad Dr. Dean spelled it out for us so clearly- how often does one get such a straight answer in public?

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Response to Hydra (Reply #68)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 09:51 PM

73. that's true

he's getting berated for it though. I kind of feel bad.

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Response to dana_b (Reply #73)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 10:04 PM

74. He's not stupid, if he didn't know what the response would be, he should have

To the people who believe in our election process, it was a deadly insult.

Personally, I haven't believed in our election system since 2000, so to me this was just a crass but useful quote for me to use in my advocacy against the establishment.

In a way, Dean is helping support the removal of bad gov't again in his own way. Keep it up plz!

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:10 PM

54. wow.. even Glenn Greenwald is tweeting about this n/t

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:15 PM

56. another tweet from him:

Howard Dean ‏@GovHowardDean 2h2 hours ago
@robertweissvt @D_Born @BernieSanders Consider first in the nation marriage equality bill. Did what I thought was right,not what was popular
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Dana Born ‏@D_Born 3m3 minutes ago
@GovHowardDean @robertweissvt @BernieSanders excellent, not discounting yr good works. I want 2 know why you feel Vt's choice is wrong..
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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:20 PM

58. He is part of the establishment.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:24 PM

59. LOL I saw this exchange on Twitter

Good on you, and boy was his response telling.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:25 PM

60. Confounding for us ...

... convenient and comfortable for him ...

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:37 PM

62. Upset him some more, please

 

Remind him he doesn't really have superpowers

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #62)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:41 PM

65. David Sirota:

David Sirota ‏@davidsirota 2h2 hours ago
David Sirota Retweeted Howard Dean
Former Dem governor -- who now works at lobbying firm -- brags that "superdelegates don't represent people" David Sirota added,
Howard Dean @GovHowardDean
@D_Born @BernieSanders Super delegates don't "represent people" I'm not elected by anyone. I'll do what I think is right for the country
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uh oh..

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:48 PM

67. all over FB. gone viral.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 08:51 PM

70. Dean bought and sold by Denton's

Dana b? Not.

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Response to Depaysement (Reply #70)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 09:19 PM

72. lol... thanks

if I was, then someone must have broke into my bank account!!

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 10:21 PM

75. Vermont is no longer his state

He is a denizen of the Beltway. He sold his soul for a pocketful of corporate gold.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 10:40 PM

77. They're talking about it on TYT!

Nice work

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Response to Mufaddal (Reply #77)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 10:51 PM

79. I just heard it

wow - he really let the cat out of the bag for himself and others.

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Response to dana_b (Reply #79)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 01:19 AM

81. He blocked some of the responders

I guess he didn't like being called a sell out. But alas, that's exactly what he did. BTW - thank you for sharing.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 10:42 PM

78. The Young Turks just talking about this!

You get around girl!

The Young Turks - Live Election Coverage and Reaction

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Response to ebayfool (Reply #78)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 10:52 PM

80. lol... I try!!

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 02:26 AM

82. TYT's video

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 07:18 AM

83. Dean has revealed himself to be a phony, a fake, and a fraud.

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