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Gave some Sanders supporters a civics lesson today....

A few of us from the a local democratic organization helped out with a voter registration effort at a community college. It was three of us and about 16 college students (mostly ardent Sanders fans).

This is what I learned about what Sanders is going to do as President:

1. Issue an executive order making college free for all.
2. Issue another executive order forgiving all student loan debt.
3. Issue a third executive order changing the tax rate for billionaires to 90% AND reduce taxes to almost nothing for everyone else.

Needless to say what followed was a quick 20 min civics lesson on the distribution of powers. They were beyond shocked that he would need BOTH houses of congress to get any of this done. Furthermore, he would need to compromise to get the relevant bills passed and enacted into law-- the compromise might not look like anything resembling what his intentions were. And more importantly if there was no compromise from all sides NOTHING would change.

What bothered me the most was the shock and disappointment that most of these student felt. It was almost like a "Santa Claus isn't real" moment. A couple of student even articulated why bother voting then?

My take-away from this:

1. It seems a lot of people are caught up in the Sanders hype and have no idea how our government functions.
2. Even if Sanders were to become President- we would lose these young people starting 2022 when Sanders can't wave a magic wand and make all their wishes come true.
3. How this is like some Trump voters who were promised something that never materialized.

This has me worried for our future. It seems that there will be a significant percentage of the electorate that will get disappointed/disillusioned and stop participating in our political process.

Really loved 1 thing about Trump's presser today

He seemed to be encouraging everyone in America to vote for his opponent in November

If the goal is to stop Sanders.... CA needs special attention

He seems to be walking away with all of the almost 500 delegates in CA... That will be a big disadvantage for any candidate to overcome if he gets that many from just 1 state

Thread to lighten the mood.... Say something about Tulsi the candidate.

She will surge in the polls and win all the primaries once the coveted Assad/Modi endorsement drops

When's the next debate?

After Super Tuesday?

I am ready for a brutal debate tomorrow night

Who else thinks it will be a fire-cracker of a debate?

Democratic Party Logistics-trying again

What happens if hundreds of local/state level candidates and dozens of people in Congress will have to go against the party's "standard bearer". I wanted to start a discussion on how these people would be supported by the national Democratic Party apparatus? Does the Party even have the means to run two parallel operations like this or will these candidates be left to their own devices without Party support?

Democratic Party logistics with Sanders as the nominee...

If Sanders is the nominee, hundreds of local/state level candidates and dozens of people in Congress will have to go against the party's "standard bearer". I wanted to start a discussion on how these people would be supported by the national Democratic Party apparatus? Does the Party even have the means to run two parallel operations like this or will these candidates be left to their own devices without Party support?

Did the Democratic Party of Nevada go to sleep?

We have been at 50% reporting since early this morning. What is taking so long?

We desperately need a brokered convention...

I just do not see how we unite the party otherwise. A brokered convention will force the nominee to pick someone from the other side of the party as the VP candidate.

If Sanders is the nominee and he picks Nina Turner or Tulsi Gabbard, we will be killed in a GE due to turnout

If Biden is the nominee and he picks Bloomberg, we will be killed in the GE due to turnout

The only way forward is a unity ticket between the moderates and the left wing of the party
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