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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 12:02 AM

15. Good OP, we need to push for platform considerations

I don't think any DU Bernie person is going to vote for Trump, at least I'd be shocked. I guess, given the large numbers of people, there's bound to be one or two, but overall, I don't see it.

But I'm definitely an issues voter, not a party voter, and I'm sure there are many others this is true for. Hillary is pretty much the worst of the worst Democrats from my perspective, doesn't support my issues with anything more than campaign rhetoric.

They'll need to incorporate some serious reforms we are pushing for, and its a good idea to push this. We'll only get small bones, IMO, on the party platform, but we might as well fight for the most we can get, and let them know we vote based on issues. The whole reason for Bernie's campaign is that the party has ignored our issues for too long, hopefully we can get something substantial on the platform out of this campaign, and then we can decide how to proceed from there.

Personally, some bones I would want would be to end fracking (edit: and to stop supporting it in other countries), to support a massive effort to retool our energy use to renewables, overturning Citizen''s United, ending private prisons, a financial transaction tax, or a platform plank that supports single payer healthcare with no health insurance industry. Getting the party to support these things, or at least some of them, in the platform, would be better than nothing.

Better yet, let's win the primary for Bernie. Still possible if improbable.

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