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2016 Postmortem

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geek tragedy

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Sun Jul 10, 2016, 11:11 AM Jul 2016

"We got 80% of what we wanted in this platform,"--Sanders campaign [View all]


Overall, though, they celebrated, touting the party's platform -- finalized in the wee Sunday morning hours -- as one that reflects the causes that animated the Vermont senator's campaign.

"We got 80% of what we wanted in this platform," top Sanders foreign policy adviser Warren Gunnels told CNN.

Those successes could keep in place plans for Sanders to appear in person with Clinton on Tuesday in New Hampshire, finally endorsing his Democratic primary rival.

Clinton's campaign also touted the platform. "We are proud of the work that Democrats did in Orlando and for coming together to further strengthen the most progressive platform in the history of our party," said Clinton senior policy adviser Maya Harris.

NB: Gunnels was in charge of negotiating all platform items for the Sanders campaign.

The people complaining that the 2016 Democratic platform is Republican lite are the same purist idiots who gave us wisdom such as "Bush=Gore." Get back to us when Bernie Sanders likes >80% of the RNC platform.
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That's no surprise considering Hillary and Bernie agree on 93% of things Renew Deal Jul 2016 #1
That was my first thought, too. AgadorSparticus Jul 2016 #2
Precisely. Johnny2X2X Jul 2016 #3
+1. Nt seabeyond Jul 2016 #14
Pragmatic is a funny word. kacekwl Jul 2016 #48
Same Sheepshank Jul 2016 #22
Yes, what it means is that Sanders should stick with the Democratic Party. Tal Vez Jul 2016 #28
Sanders shockey80 Jul 2016 #4
.+1 840high Jul 2016 #31
We are better for his candidacy. Orsino Jul 2016 #55
So does the platform matter or not? Scootaloo Jul 2016 #5
^^^ THIS ^^^ HumanityExperiment Jul 2016 #6
it matters, and it doesn't matter geek tragedy Jul 2016 #7
I'm questioning the effort to have it both ways Scootaloo Jul 2016 #8
kind of like saying that the losing candidate getting 80% of his geek tragedy Jul 2016 #9
How much of that 80% was in Hillary's campaign all along Arkansas Granny Jul 2016 #18
Things in the platform to the left of HRC's positions. Eric J in MN Jul 2016 #33
Proof of 4? And she has no problem with 2 and has said this probably pathway itself seabeyond Jul 2016 #41
It is just a symbolic document cosmicone Jul 2016 #19
Yep. None of this matters. nt stevenleser Jul 2016 #32
Sanders does not get to own Democratic issues. seabeyond Jul 2016 #10
no, but I also have confidence Clinton wouldn't agree to anything geek tragedy Jul 2016 #11
That is the point. A lot of that 80% is Clintons stand, the Democratic stand. Sanders did not seabeyond Jul 2016 #12
agreed nt geek tragedy Jul 2016 #13
This is what really "gets" BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #16
You and mean both. And Clinton for sure. And not just talk, she has been out there seabeyond Jul 2016 #17
All of his positions poll a very large majority of Democrats. Ash_F Jul 2016 #44
LOL, is there any reporting at all on the writing of the GOP platform? Schema Thing Jul 2016 #15
"You're gonna get a platform. It's gonna be the BEST platform. We're gonna have a platform, it's Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #21
Ha! Schema Thing Jul 2016 #49
The language on marijuana is better than I expected. Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #20
Since it is slowly being legalized thru out the states, it is an inevitable, just like marriage seabeyond Jul 2016 #23
It certainly isn't hurting with the state budget. Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #24
I mean, Colorado wants what? free college? No, it is not hurting the states, hence more getting seabeyond Jul 2016 #25
Exactly. Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #26
I went up to Colorado springs over a year ago, when they had just past the law. seabeyond Jul 2016 #29
Do they have little shops in Oregon? Still not very many? How does Washington work? seabeyond Jul 2016 #30
Good question. WA did it in 2012 vs. 2014 for OR so for a little while they had an advantage Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #35
Thanks for all that. Very informative. seabeyond Jul 2016 #43
Hillary still not sure it should be legal. nt Logical Jul 2016 #50
first they ignore you, then they laugh at you ... nt geek tragedy Jul 2016 #47
Proving the Democratic Party was already progressive puffy socks Jul 2016 #27
If Bernie Sanders hadn't focused on the platform Eric J in MN Jul 2016 #34
and yet Barnet Frank introduced puffy socks Jul 2016 #37
Barney Frank is to the left of HRC. NT Eric J in MN Jul 2016 #40
No kidding there's range of puffy socks Jul 2016 #42
I'd give you the first 3, but definitely not the last one. SaschaHM Jul 2016 #46
I care about actual progress. Not who gets credit. Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #36
I care puffy socks Jul 2016 #38
Yeah, and the people who deserve credit for the DNC finally taking marijuana legalization seriously Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #39
HRC and BS were never all that far apart in the first place, but if it makes everybody happy I say Hekate Jul 2016 #45
It's pretty easy to tell the difference between people who genuinely want unity and to move forward Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #51
It isn't about grudges or fighting. Sanders made it sound like 80% of his policy. seabeyond Jul 2016 #52
I think he should concede and endorse, myself Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #54
Is he bragging or complaining? senseandsensibility Jul 2016 #53
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