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Response to karynnj (Reply #91)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 04:45 PM

95. It's not word salad.

It's detail and nuance based on facts straight from the .gov sources. It's also complex, but certainly not beyond comprehension. The Outreach Committee has a political role, rather than governmental role. Because it's a new committee as well, Sanders has the opportunity to define the mission and set the parameters. Why would you limit him so?

If you think Sanders should confine his outreach efforts to senators, candidates in senatorial elections, and voters choosing senators (i.e. things that have the word "senate" in them), then you are assigning him a remarkably limited and parochial influence. And if that's what you believe is his job, perhaps you should advise the Senator to stop reaching out to voters in small mayoral elections. It's beyond the scope of his outreach as you define it.

And by the way, Schumer is both the Senate Minority Leader (a governmental role) and the Leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus (a political role). Those are not my opinions. Those are facts. Distinctions are hard, but they are important.

There's lots of information out there, for those who can be bothered to do their homework. But perhaps a reluctance to make the effort to learn what one does not know is symptomatic of a trend.

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