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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2016, 05:04 AM

167. He was not really welcomed by the party, they never thought he would garner the support ...

he did, so they let him run on the ticket.

They never imagined he would garner the support he has, few were willing to take on the Clinton machine.

You say he is damaging the party, but 45% of the electorate agree with his views, not too shabby in elections that block almost a third of citizens who declare themselves as independents and cannot vote in certain states.

Some seem to think elections are about parties, the my team vs. your team, others are more concerned with the outcome of the majority of citizens. If the majority of citizens do not do well we lose our nation, it is a rather simple fact. We cannot survive as a nation when people are suffering and marginalized and I could honestly care less which team gets to fly their flag.

Can we just have a people flag? Both parties try and use the masses as pawns, maybe we can acknowledge that fact and speak of issues instead.

Sanders gave a great speech at Liberty University, he knew he was in unfriendly territory, but that is where you sometimes need to tread.

In case you have not noticed many people now consider themselves independents or unaffiliated, would you dismiss them or try to sway them to your point of view?





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