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Bill USA

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Quotes I like: "Prediction is very difficult, especially concerning the future." "There are some things so serious that you have to laugh at them. __ Niels Bohr Given his contribution to the establishment of quantum mechanics, I guess it's not surprising he had such a quirky of sense of humor. ......................."Deliberate misinterpretation and misrepresentation of another's position is a basic technique of (dis)information processing" __ I said that

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"Dems can disagree .... but they don't believe in silencing those who don't agree with them"- do you

... mean I was wrong to say true Bernie supporters, being Democrats, would not silence or ban people for not agreeing with their choice of candidate? ... You are saying I am wrong to think that about actual Democratic Party Bernie supporters????

All the rest of my comment was about GOPers who are pretending to be Bernie supporters and using that artifice to attack Clinton --- and hoping this will .....

1) cause doubts in some minds about Clinton - since (ostensibly) it is Democrats making the same criticisms of Clinton that the GOP throws out - regardless of the lack of substance to any of the innuendos or insinuations.

2) create mutual animosity and hopefully, dissension and division, among Democrats by making Clinton supporters angry at (supposed) Bernie supporters for engaging in the same McCarthyist campaign tactics that the GOP are using .... and hopefully (from the GOPers perspective) causing some Clinton supporters to make harsh and perhaps untoward statements about Sanders - or more likely - about pseudo Sanders supporters (i.e. GOPers "for" Bernie) for using inflammatory rhetoric and making unfounded charges. Such responses from HRC supporters will likely cause some true Bernie supporters (i.e. Democratic Party Bernie supporters) to get angry with Clinton supporters and thus, a bar-room brawl ensues. Just what the GOP would like to see.

IT seems to me TRUE Bernie Sanders supporters could find positive things to say about Sanders which make their point that Sanders is the guy to support. It further seems to me that a rather large proportion of the comments supporting Sanders are just attacks on Clinton parroting the same McCarthyist rhetoric the GOP uses against Clinton.

I just don't like the tactics of McCarthyism - insinuation and innuendo. I think Democrats, including Bernie Sanders, find that sort of thing repulsive and indefensible.

Hillary should take off the gloves & say the Donald sounds like a 14 yr old boy trying to impress

the other boys at school with how 'bad' his language is. THis is impressive if you are still a child which is where the Donald is 'frozen'. He, like other's who lack authentic confidence has to talk 'tough' (in his childish mind) and use Punk Talk to try to impress. It works with 14 year olds but not with grown-ups.

it's amazing how often Sanders "supporters" use the same rhetoric of the GOP.. claiming

anybody they disagree with engages in the very practices they use relentlessly. I had several comments hidden by Bernie "supporters" that were ridiculous hides. To assert that they were in violation of any standards of this site was nonsense.

the reason I put the word supporters (Sanders "supporters" in quotes, above, is because I so often see Sanders "supporters" using the same rhetoric as is used relentlessly by RWers. I have decided that many of those Sanders 'supporters' are actually GOPers 'for' Sanders - engaging in 'fifth column' work here on DU. I just can't imagine Democrats behaving that way. Democrats can disagree on issues or candidates but they don't believe in silencing those who dont' agree with them.

You have accused people who are for Clinton as guilty of having anyone who is not a Clinton supporter banned. This is typical RW style rhetoric and just as legitimate as any other RW propaganda. Democrats can disagree on many issues but they don't believe in silencing those who disagree with them - even nut-job RWers. That's a Right Wingers way of engaging in 'debate' of the issues or merits of candidates.

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