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Wed Jun 15, 2016, 02:11 AM

CLEARING UP SOME MISINFORMATION about Senator Merkley

Senator Merkley's super delegate vote is still pledged to Bernie.
some people here on du are believing the cnn MISINFORMATION that senator merkley is endorsing hillary. he is not. he is "supporting" her. this is the language the sanders campaign is using at this time.

"we" are going to the convention and "we" are doing everything we can to build the dnc platform to reflect the campaign's platform.

senator merkley will not change his super delegate vote for 2 reasons: he is pledged to bernie AND his district and the state of oregon voted overwhelming for bernie in the primary. only one county favored hillary and it was by 1 vote.

please correct persons who continue to repeat the lie that merkley has gone the way of elizabeth warren to camp hillary.

p.s. i feel somewhat responsible because over the weekend i also misinterpreted the cnn report of their interview last friday with senator merkley.

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Reply CLEARING UP SOME MISINFORMATION about Senator Merkley (Original post)
hopemountain Jun 2016 OP
JonLeibowitz Jun 2016 #1
hopemountain Jun 2016 #2
Pastiche423 Jun 2016 #3
KPN Jun 2016 #4
Pastiche423 Jun 2016 #5
hopemountain Jun 2016 #8
Pastiche423 Jun 2016 #9
hopemountain Jun 2016 #10
Pastiche423 Jun 2016 #11
hopemountain Jun 2016 #12
hopemountain Jun 2016 #7
Duckfan Jun 2016 #6
Karma13612 Jun 2016 #13

Response to hopemountain (Original post)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 02:47 AM

1. @congressedits on twitter, from a few days ago had this *highly* revealing tidbit

List of Democratic Party superdelegates, 2016 Wikipedia article edited anonymously from US Senate


https://twitter.com/congressedits/status/741361045843890176 (by the way, great twitter account to follow)

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?diff=724681252&oldid=724671209

(Changed Sen. Jeff Merkley endorsement back to Sanders - he said he supports Clinton but didn't endorse her)


So this means someone in Congress' IP block wanted to make clear that Merkley still supports Sanders. How much you want to bet that was Merkley's staff?

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Response to JonLeibowitz (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 02:57 AM

2. hmmm. interesting.

so, someone (not merkley) had changed the senators status to clinton and then someone (merkley staff) changed it back to sanders? am i following correctly?

thanks for the twitter feed info. i will follow. and thanks for the tidbit. shenanigans.

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Response to hopemountain (Original post)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 03:50 AM

3. What's the difference?

Supporting or endorsing? He's still for Her not Bernie.

And I knew Jeff could not be depended on. I know he's my senator.

Merkley talks out of both sides of his mouth. And I simply can not stand a liar.

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Response to Pastiche423 (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 01:46 PM

4. Well, he's mine too ... and I

respectfully disagree. Merkley is exceptionally progressive. What are your specifics?

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Response to KPN (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 15, 2016, 03:11 PM

5. From time to time

I will send Merkley an email about certain issues. He responds and most of the time agrees with me. That's good until I get a Megavote email. That email tells me how he really voted (many times opposite of what he was told me). I do not understand this.

But what finally did it was LNG. I don't know where you live, but on the southern coast, we have been dealing with the threat of LNG in our communities. For years Merkley would state in emails that he was against it. (Years, as in over ten.)

Yet when he came for a townhall, he 1st met with the LNG backers and promised them his support. It was obvious to all in the townhall as they all came out together, high fiving each other.

This is a huge deal down here. LNG kills property values and is unsafe.

I do not like representatives that lie. A big reason I will not for Her.

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Response to Pastiche423 (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 12:43 AM

8. sounds like wyden to me. because this is

exactly what wyden did/said.

and, unfortunately, defazio also supported the lng. but i distinctly remember merkley was against it and he sent me a letter affirming this.

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 02:32 AM

9. Merkley "affirmed" to us (the anti-LNG people) he was against it

Until he was for it. When he came out of his secret meetings with the boosters for LNG, people were slapping him the back and giving him high fives.

Kinda like he supported Bernie until he supported Her.

Wyden is totally worthless.

Some residents of Coos County held a meeting regarding the TPP. Wyden was there trying his damnedest to convince us that TPP was the bestest thing ever for everyone. But his main selling point was...

Blueberries!

Everyone in the audience began looking at each other saying, blueberries? There is a large blueberry farm 10 miles south of town. But, blueberries?

He never explained his blueberries.

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Response to Pastiche423 (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 02:58 AM

10. yup. did you know wyden was gop

and then became democrat to run for senate? a very shrewd man.

merkley is pledged to sanders - and i don't see how he could flip his vote for her. if he does, he will not win his next senate race.

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 03:39 AM

11. Yes, I knew that about Wyden

Story highlights

"I'm ready to say that Elizabeth Warren would make a great vice president," he said
"We have our nominee. I want to help her be successful," Merkley said

Washington (CNN)Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley is "supporting" Hillary Clinton for president but stopped short of saying he endorses the presumptive Democratic nominee.
Merkley was the only Senator to endorse Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president.

"Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the president and the vice president all endorse Hillary Clinton. Are you ready to endorse her as well," CNN's Kate Bolduan asked Merkley Friday.
"Certainly, I'm going to support our nominee and our nominee is Secretary Clinton, but what I really want to see is success in November," he said on CNN's "At This Hour with John Berman and Kate Bolduan."

"This is the first time I think that we've heard you say that you're going to support the nominee and acknowledge that the nominee is Hillary Clinton. Is this an endorsement of some sort," Bolduan asked.
"Well, I absolutely support Hillary Clinton. What I've said all along is once a candidate has the majority of the pledged delegates and the majority of the voters and that happened on last Tuesday night, that we have our nominee," he said. "We have our nominee. I want to help her be successful."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/10/politics/jeff-merkley-hillary-clinton/

Does that sound like he is endorsing Bernie?

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Response to Pastiche423 (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 03:50 AM

12. i did not see the interview nor hear his

exact words. last saturday he announced that bernie was having a meeting of his top supporters and that he would be there. and he was. in the group photo he is standing next to jane - it just seems odd.

i know it is semantics - but there is a reason they are using the words "support" and not endorsing.

we will see at the convention.

as a superdelegate i expect merkley to vote according to the majority votes of those who elected him to office and whom he represents. i expect him to keep his pledge to bernie.

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Response to Pastiche423 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 12:41 AM

7. merkley has integrity and has a progressive agenda.

your statement is false.

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Response to hopemountain (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 12:34 AM

6. Thanks for clearing that up for us.

Always like to know what my Senators are doing in the State of Oregon.

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Response to hopemountain (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 08:20 AM

13. thanks for this, I also misinterpreted the news and

was equally PO'd at Merkley for his supposed betrayal.

Now, he is back in good standing!

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