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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 09:55 PM

Susan Sarandon: I Don't Think I Could Vote For Hillary If Sanders Loses

Bernie Sanders supporter and actress Susan Sarandon tells MSNBC's Chris Hayes she doesn't think she would be able to vote for Hillary Clinton if she is the Democratic party's presidential nominee.
"I think Bernie would probably encourage people to [support Hillary if he loses] because he doesn't have any ego in this thing," Sarandon said. "But I think a lot of people are, 'sorry, I just can't bring myself to [vote for Hillary].'"

"How about you personally," host Chris Hayes asked.
"I don't know. I'm going to see what happens?
"Really?" An incredulous Hayes reacted.
"Really," Sarandon said.

"It's dangerous to think we can continue the way we are with the militarized police force, with the death penalty and the low minimum wage and threats to women's rights and think you can't do something huge to turn that around. The country is not in good shape if you're in the middle class. It's disappearing," Sarandon said Monday night on MSNBC.

more at link

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/03/28/susan_sarandon_i_dont_think_i_could_vote_for_hillary_if_sanders_loses.html

I think the title is a little misleading as she says that she doesn't know yet, but she is saying a lot of what others are saying. Hillary is too much part of what we want to get away from.

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Reply Susan Sarandon: I Don't Think I Could Vote For Hillary If Sanders Loses (Original post)
dana_b Mar 2016 OP
Depaysement Mar 2016 #1
dana_b Mar 2016 #5
polichick Mar 2016 #7
MisterP Mar 2016 #2
TDale313 Mar 2016 #4
Califonz Mar 2016 #3
Hydra Mar 2016 #6
arcane1 Mar 2016 #8
NJCher Mar 2016 #9
Cassiopeia Mar 2016 #10
Ino Mar 2016 #16
deepestblue Mar 2016 #11
Baobab Mar 2016 #12
eridani Mar 2016 #13
dana_b Mar 2016 #14
delrem Mar 2016 #15
Bernin4U Mar 2016 #17
davidpdx Mar 2016 #18
nc4bo Mar 2016 #19
SoapBox Mar 2016 #20
SoapBox Mar 2016 #21
dana_b Mar 2016 #22
dana_b Mar 2016 #23
EyeOnLife Mar 2016 #24
dana_b Mar 2016 #25
Faux pas Mar 2016 #26
CoffeeCat Mar 2016 #27
dana_b Mar 2016 #28
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2016 #31
PFunk1 Mar 2016 #29
dana_b Mar 2016 #30

Response to dana_b (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 09:58 PM

1. I don't know yet either

Reading Tom Frank's new book and another Clinton Presidencey makes me queasy.

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Response to Depaysement (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 10:06 PM

5. I need to read that one

I also think Susan's comments give light to the false idea that it's only young, ignorant millenials who want "free stuff" who are not going to for Hillary. Even older people with world experience are thinking about it.

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Response to dana_b (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 10:13 PM

7. Yes, a lot of us are carefully considering the situation - glad she expressed it!

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 09:59 PM

2. "unelectable"

many are just gonna take it as further proof that Clinton's loss will be Sanders' fault and shriek privilege--but they're already accidentally admitting she's unwinnable even if they're casting the blame far afield

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Response to MisterP (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 10:04 PM

4. The centrists always do this.

Trash and ignore the left and then blame them when the electorate isn't buying what they're selling. And btw it's often those oh so coveted independents and not those on the left that don't show or jump ship but pointing that out ruins their little narrative.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 10:02 PM

3. Could the Green Party nominate Bernie at this point?

 

It's better than having to start a write-in effort.

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Response to Califonz (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 10:13 PM

6. Depends on what happens at the convention

If Bernie does manage to win 50%+ the pledged delegates and does not get the nod...interesting things are going to happen.

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Response to Hydra (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 10:18 PM

8. I believe that no matter the outcome of 2016, national elections will never be the same n/t

 

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 10:18 PM

9. Don't worry, Susan

Bernie's gonna' win this thing and save you from that dilemma.




Cher

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 10:21 PM

10. 2024

If Hillary wins the GE, which will be a real horse race with Trump at best, it will be 2024 until we get a chance to run a progressive for the WH again and that's only if Hillary loses after 4 years. If Hillary were to pull off a 2nd term 2028 will our first serious chance because we will not hold the WH for a 5th consecutive term. That simply will not happen.

We can't afford the risk a Hillary Presidency would bring. We can not afford to simply slow the plunge, we must reverse it. If we can't reverse it then we may very well be better off taking the plunge so the rest of the sheeple wake up and realize what we're doing.

What will I do in Nonmember if Bernie doesn't make it? I'm not sure either, but I know I'm tired of the difference between Republicans and Democrats in the WH just being how much the brakes are applied.

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Response to Cassiopeia (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 12:13 AM

16. My thoughts exactly.

Well put.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 10:35 PM

11. Momentum

Bernie is going to be the nominee so these questions are completely irrelevant.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:10 PM

12. I may vote for Jill Stein

I would never vote for Donald Trump

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:35 PM

13. Doesn't matter. CA is blue no matter what n/y

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Response to eridani (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:41 PM

14. yes, but I'm sure that she wants her vote to mean something

if lots of people in California think "well, my vote doesn't matter anyway so I'll not vote or vote for such and such candidate", then it can affect an election.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:49 PM

15. She's telling the Dem party something.

It can't just be so totally bought out, as to go with Hillary Clinton.

It's... not an option to be contemplated by good people.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 01:22 AM

17. Heard it so many times on Caucus day

"Just remember, we're all Democrats," the apologists were so quick to point out.

Was this a faxed talking point, sent to all the HRH supporters? Considering how few of them there were, their message was awfully consistent.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 05:37 AM

18. I agree with Sarandon

I will indeed wait until the end of the primary. There is a chance I will be changing my party affiliation.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 07:07 AM

19. So....THIS is why Hillary supporters are having a spaz?! Couldn't figure out what Sarandon could

Possibly say to get them into a double occurring meltdown.

I guess truth hurts afterall.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 09:53 AM

20. Love, love, love her!

I just happened to catch the interview (or at least the part that aired in his repeat show...full interview is supposed to be online...and, I've officially abandoned MSNBC except wanted to see her)...

She is FANTASTIC! She absolutely spoke how I feel! Period!

If you are a diehard Berner, give it a watch...Thank you Susan!

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 11:20 AM

22. thanks for posting it n/t

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 11:21 AM

23. people freaking out over this

Yeah, here on DU, on twitter and other places some are freaking out thinking that she said that she would vote for Trump if Bernie didn't get the nomination. She NEVER said that! She did say that if Trump becomes President that it would push us to get our revolution going. If everything stays the same (as it would under Clinton) then people go back to sleep. So there's a lot of "well thanks for Trump!" and "she's a rich celebrity with white privilege" kind of comments.

She's fighting for people who AREN'T privileged. What is so difficult to see about that?

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 11:41 AM

24. Gotta keep my principles...

 

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Response to EyeOnLife (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 11:46 AM

25. they're good to have n/t

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 11:55 AM

26. Chris Hayes and Rachel

have been making me wanna smack them lately. I'm especially disgusted when they appear 'incredulous'. Not very professional and NOT, in any way, unbiased.

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 11:56 AM

27. I've been a Democrat my entire life

and a faithful volunteer for the party during the last several election cycles.

I don't know either.

I do know that I'll never vote for Clinton.

She's earned every bit of the distrust and disappointment that I have for her candidacy.

Many Democrats share this view; and that number grows stronger as every state votes and experiences Hillary and her sideshow of dirty tricks and malfeasance happening in their own backyard.

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #27)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 12:12 PM

28. she, Bill and their friends are a big part of the reason

that so many have become independents. I became one 7 years ago and I just found out that my brother and his wife (both 61 y.o. and lifelong Dems) have registered as indys. They are saying "no more" and they don't feel like either of the parties represent them.

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #27)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 12:42 PM

31. same here...

 

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Response to dana_b (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 12:20 PM

29. Im just glad she made it public

Because a lot of dems are thinking the same but are afraid to voice it due to being shunned my other dems. Now (hopefully) more can be more vocal about it that a 'famous' person has voiced those same concerns. It 'may' also cause the DNC to think twice about pushing HRC and the 'terror meme'-but I doubt it.

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Response to PFunk1 (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 12:37 PM

30. good points

and then maybe they will see that it's not only disaffected Millenials and the very far left who are feeling this way

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