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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 01:48 PM

18. Bernie is our friend and ally

"I think that right now, no one can deny that Bernie Sanders is probably one of the most powerful U.S. senators ... on progressive issues, women’s issues, mobilizing millennials. He is really in line with the principles of the Women's March,"

Democrats in Washington see this. Kamala Harris is a close ally on issues with him as well as other Democratic women. But on DU we have this grumpy group that is still fighting the primaries, (even though they won which is doubley bizzare)

Some have convinced themselves that if only Sanders had never existed. Or just chosen not to run. Or failing that, just chose to bow out earlier...then Hillary would have swept to power.

In fact I would contend she would have done worse. She would have faced all the Russian and GOP assaults on her own. Case in point, even Sanders running against her, scolded the press about obsessing about "her damn emails". Hillary, though no fault of her own, was seen as a cold bureaucrat without much stage presence, also someone that, once again through no fault of her own, was seen as damaged goods due to relentless fake news about her for years. And that would have been the only face of the Democratic party. I don't think the GOP or Putin for that matter was prepared for Sanders. They had no dirt. And the SOCIALIST! bogeyman meme just didn't catch on. So he was free to extol the advantages of voting Democrat. And he did it in a loud, populist, full arena kind of way. He drew many more, including young people into the party......many whom then voted for Hillary.

The Democrats as a party owe Bernie a yuuuuuuuuge debt of gratitude for all the work he has done and continues to do. And for this purpose, Sanders speaking will raise the profile of the event, as he is such a popular politician. Also, isn't it important that its NOT always women talking to women on women's issues? That its important for others, specifically other men, to see a "bro" stand with women and their concerns?

I just find all the irrational hatred tiring.

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