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Disqualifying: Bernie thinks Senator Inhofe (R) a climate-change denier is a decent guy and a friend

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Let me note that my reason for posting this is to point out the irony in the numerous threads and posts (from non-Biden supporters) that relentlessly criticize him for having Republican friends and for desiring to work along with the other side - for Joe daring to give a speech about unity and not being angry.

I refer to a thread posted several days ago that read:

Disqualifying: Biden gave paid speech supporting Repuke in 2018


I am showing, through irony, how foolish it is to blast a politician for being amicable toward a colleague that might have differing views. Like Joe and Bernie, elected officials should be able to befriend Republicans and find common ground to work together, without being pummeled for doing so.

I hope that, after my explanation, the point that I am trying to drive home does not escape anybody...


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“Jim is a climate-change denier. He is really, really conservative, but you know what, he is a decent guy and I like him, and he and I are friends,” Sanders told CNN’s Jake Tapper.

The above quote is found in parapgraph #10, in the article...


https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-bernie-sanders-loves-the-most-conservative-man-in-the-senate?ref=scroll
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Reply Disqualifying: Bernie thinks Senator Inhofe (R) a climate-change denier is a decent guy and a friend (Original post)
Skya Rhen May 2019 OP
4139 May 2019 #1
Eyeball_Kid May 2019 #16
InAbLuEsTaTe May 2019 #24
TheCowsCameHome May 2019 #2
Scurrilous May 2019 #3
caraher May 2019 #4
NYMinute May 2019 #33
caraher May 2019 #42
LakeArenal May 2019 #5
yardwork May 2019 #6
sheshe2 May 2019 #9
LakeArenal May 2019 #15
Skya Rhen May 2019 #7
sheshe2 May 2019 #10
Skya Rhen May 2019 #12
SharonClark May 2019 #28
sheshe2 May 2019 #31
caraher May 2019 #41
Nuggets May 2019 #27
mcar May 2019 #39
oldsoftie May 2019 #8
NYMinute May 2019 #34
oldsoftie May 2019 #35
Cha May 2019 #11
Skya Rhen May 2019 #14
Eyeball_Kid May 2019 #13
tymorial May 2019 #17
LongtimeAZDem May 2019 #19
BannonsLiver May 2019 #20
LongtimeAZDem May 2019 #22
tymorial May 2019 #23
murielm99 May 2019 #18
still_one May 2019 #21
vsrazdem May 2019 #25
comradebillyboy May 2019 #26
andym May 2019 #29
elleng May 2019 #30
betsuni May 2019 #32
oldsoftie May 2019 #36
betsuni May 2019 #37
LongtimeAZDem May 2019 #38
George Eliot May 2019 #40
oasis May 2019 #43
Gothmog May 2019 #44

Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 03:41 PM

1. Biden: "one of my problems, if I ever run for president, is that I like Republicans."

 

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged Thursday that “one of my problems, if I ever run for president, is that I like Republicans.”

“Bless me, Father, if I have sinned,” Biden added to laughs, as he spoke before the US Conference of Mayors’ winter meeting in Washington....

https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2019/01/24/biden-reveals-his-biggest-problem-about-running-for-president/amp/


I guess Biden is out also
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Response to 4139 (Reply #1)

Sun May 19, 2019, 04:01 PM

16. Republicans, to a person, treated Biden's former boss, and "good friend," like a slave boy.

 

And Biden likes Republicans?
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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #16)

Sun May 19, 2019, 04:56 PM

24. Disappointing tho not surprising to hear Joe say it, yes...disqualifying to run for President, no.

 


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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 03:42 PM

2. Yeah, he's cooked. The bottom just fell out.

 



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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 03:45 PM

3. I guess friendships are really important to BS.

 

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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 03:45 PM

4. How is that disqualifying?

 

From a distance Inhofe strikes me as a class-A asshole, but I've never met him. Sanders isn't saying he thinks Inhofe has any good ideas, just that he is friendly with him. The same article mentions Ted Kennedy's friendship with Orrin Hatch - does that mean Kennedy was a horrible senator?
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Response to caraher (Reply #4)

Sun May 19, 2019, 06:50 PM

33. It is a sarcastic post

 

in response to this: https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1287&pid=122637
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Response to NYMinute (Reply #33)

Mon May 20, 2019, 12:30 AM

42. Thanks

 

I tend to skim the forums and so am not going to "get it" if I missed the right set of other threads
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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 03:45 PM

5. Don't like the "Disqualifying" thing.

 

Let us judge what’s disqualifying.
Disliked it against Joe, too.
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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #5)

Sun May 19, 2019, 03:47 PM

6. Maybe that's the point of this thread.

 

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Response to yardwork (Reply #6)

Sun May 19, 2019, 03:51 PM

9. Exactly, yardwork.

 

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Response to yardwork (Reply #6)

Sun May 19, 2019, 04:01 PM

15. Well, yes, I get the "irony"

 

I hate copying any negative crap. That simple.
I had already decided to not read anymore click bait like that. However, when I saw the author was a poster I had come to respect I did click on. Like the content, author, like to point out the hypocrisy.

Edit: point out the hypocrisy of the of the petty accusation not on any DUers part

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #5)

Sun May 19, 2019, 03:49 PM

7. I am pointing out the irony in how foolish it is to chastise Joe for being amicable to Republicans.

 

I do not believe for one second that something like this is disqualifying - just to clarify...
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Response to Skya Rhen (Reply #7)

Sun May 19, 2019, 03:53 PM

10. I got the irony, Skya Rhen.

 

Thanks~
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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #10)

Sun May 19, 2019, 03:57 PM

12. Thank you, sheshe2 - I'm shocked that the sarcasm is not so glaringly obvious to some others...

 

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Response to Skya Rhen (Reply #12)

Sun May 19, 2019, 05:23 PM

28. It's as though they didn't read your post.

 

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Response to Skya Rhen (Reply #12)

Sun May 19, 2019, 06:31 PM

31. Don't be shocked.

 

That is DU.

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Response to Skya Rhen (Reply #12)

Mon May 20, 2019, 12:29 AM

41. I didn't get it

 

but I didn't have the context of having read the relevant threads

Sarcasm has its dangers!
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Response to Skya Rhen (Reply #7)

Sun May 19, 2019, 05:21 PM

27. Good! The double standards are annoying. nt

 

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Response to Skya Rhen (Reply #7)

Sun May 19, 2019, 10:27 PM

39. Your OP is obvious

 

Some here seem to be going out of their way to misunderstand.
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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 03:51 PM

8. There are things to be critical about of Sanders. This isnt one. Just makes one look like an ass.

 

Otherwise, you can say nothing about any of the trumpers who feel the same about democrats. Unless you're a hypocrite.

ETA: The "you" is a generalization, not a criticism of the OP author.
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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #8)

Sun May 19, 2019, 06:51 PM

34. It was irony

 

In response to https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1287&pid=122637
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Response to NYMinute (Reply #34)

Sun May 19, 2019, 07:04 PM

35. I missed that one. Thank you.

 

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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 03:56 PM

11. Pointing out hypocrisy.. I

 

like it!
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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Sun May 19, 2019, 03:58 PM

14. Thanks Cha - I knew that you would take it in the manner it was intended...

 

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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 03:58 PM

13. BFD. Inhofe is still a flaming asshole. Bernie might like to pick the snot off Inhofe's shoulder,

 

but that doesn't mean that Inhofe shouldn't be tarred and feathered.

How many times have we heard people describe serial killers as nice people? Sometimes, even rape victims have nice words to describe their assailants. Go figure. I don't understand any of it. But it happens. Sanders is just as wrong-headed. Sanders needs to look at what Inhofe has DONE as a politician and make assessments on his record of behavior. How many lives has Inhofe ripped apart because of Inhofe's draconian political views? How many terminal illnesses has Inhofe caused by his asinine anti-environment, climate denying decisions? And Sanders thinks he's a nice guy?
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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 04:04 PM

17. This disqualifying thing has the stink of purity tests and I am not having it. Nt

 

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Response to tymorial (Reply #17)

Sun May 19, 2019, 04:10 PM

19. Agreed, which was the OP's point; this is a response to an anti-Biden thread

 

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #19)

Sun May 19, 2019, 04:30 PM

20. The one started by a Sanders supporter?

 

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #20)

Sun May 19, 2019, 04:32 PM

22. Can't say for sure, as they deny it.

 

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #19)

Sun May 19, 2019, 04:54 PM

23. Oh sorry. Yes, I know. I read the post. I probably should have stated more

 

Internet such a poor medium for communication even though it has become prevalent in our Modern Age. We are missing the physical component, body language and vocal tone.

It's why there is so much miscommunication between people. An innocuous comment can be taken out of context so easily without being able to observe the person's Behavior
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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 04:07 PM

18. We want them to get along with each other.

 

They need to find common ground so they can work together.

I can't judge Bernie for this.
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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 04:31 PM

21. and that is the point. All the Democratic candidates will never campaign that they won't try to

 

work with republicans, and not call for unity.

So when some decided to trash Biden yesterday and today, it was disingenuous bullshit



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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 05:14 PM

25. The point you are trying to make with the Bernie disqualifying OPs is very clear.

 

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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 05:20 PM

26. These 'disqualifying' threads are getting silly.

 

And I have minimal sympathy for Sanders.
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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 05:23 PM

29. The Liberal Lion Ted Kennedy was good friends with Orrin Hatch

 

Hatch is an arch-conservative with regressive policies. Friendship doesn't mean political support. Biden and Sanders have friends on both sides of the aisle, as do many of the other senators running. Btw, the way to point out the irony is to include both Sanders and Biden in the title of a thread about "disqualification."
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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 05:24 PM

30. THANKS and with you, Skya Rhen.

 

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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 06:37 PM

32. Attacking Biden for being a politician is silly.

 

Al Franken: "You see, there are only a hundred of us senators. And none of us can do the job without working with the other ninety-nine. ... sure, a lone senator can hold things up with a filibuster or some other procedural maneuver. But actual passing legislation takes teamwork. Very often, the only way a bill stands a chance is if you can find a cosponsor in the other party, to make it bipartisan. ... And it's why, as silly as it may sound, it's important that we try to like each each other. That's right, like each other."
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Response to betsuni (Reply #32)

Sun May 19, 2019, 07:05 PM

36. Great quote

 

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #36)

Sun May 19, 2019, 07:33 PM

37. "Giant of the Senate" is a terrific book!

 

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Response to betsuni (Reply #32)

Sun May 19, 2019, 08:13 PM

38. Awesome. Thanks!

 

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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 10:46 PM

40. I've never heard Bernie speak badly in a personal way of anybody.

 

If Biden can say same, I respect that. I don't think any candidate speaks well of Trump. Thank goodness. I'm not Bernie. Inhofe is an ignorant person who should not be near any government office.
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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 12:32 AM

43. I can't imagine anyone having more a 30 sec. conversation with Inhofe.

 

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Response to Skya Rhen (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 12:35 PM

44. K&R

 

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