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15. I Doubt Any Of Us Will Every Really Know...
Fri Jun 17, 2016, 10:06 PM
Jun 2016

the actual numbers of those who knew of Bernie BEFORE he decided to run for POTUS or how many knew that HE didn't really want to be the one to do what he's done. He always believed in his message and that it was a message that this country needed to here. He has always been a fighter, but he could see as so many of his followers have come to see that this country could no longer continue down the path we're on.

He finally gave in and I was super happy and have been one of his earliest supporters, but I had no illusions. BUT, I have to say that he has done a magnificent fantastic job in the face of so much adversity. And ADVERSITY is the least you can call it. NEVER in my life have I seen almost the whole Democratic Party come together to keep him from getting his message out. This fact alone should have been clear to so many people who have been activists for a long time. I do have to admit that there are people here who I once thought were well informed and who I felt really believed in the voices of "we the people," but for reasons I'll never understand they decided to IGNORE real facts and turn against what so many of them professed to believe in and simply chose to support a person as if this was some popularity contest.

The name Bernie Sanders will live on long after this election and many will come to realize this man for who he really is. I see posts now saying he should "get over himself" and other comments like this, but they've completely and BLINDLY MISSED the reality of what he wants to do. It's NEVER been about him or his ego... it IS ABOUT this country and "we the people!"

I was raised as a Catholic but left all religion many years ago, but so very many times I've had to say to myself... Father forgive them for they know not what they do, but of late FORGIVENESS is hard to keep in front of me.

There are still times that I wonder if Hillary may not be able to overcome what still lays ahead of her. You can fool some of the people all of the time, you can fool all of the people some of the time, BUT you CAN'T fool ALL OF THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME! I think that's the way the quote goes. Regardless, I'm sure people know what I'm trying to say. Many years ago the Clintons started down a certain path, and THAT PATH had many crooks and curves and gravel and pits. They've navigated very well so far, but there's always boulders too!

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