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Response to nc4bo (Reply #72)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 05:48 PM

96. "Dems can disagree .... but they don't believe in silencing those who don't agree with them"- do you

... mean I was wrong to say true Bernie supporters, being Democrats, would not silence or ban people for not agreeing with their choice of candidate? ... You are saying I am wrong to think that about actual Democratic Party Bernie supporters????

All the rest of my comment was about GOPers who are pretending to be Bernie supporters and using that artifice to attack Clinton --- and hoping this will .....

1) cause doubts in some minds about Clinton - since (ostensibly) it is Democrats making the same criticisms of Clinton that the GOP throws out - regardless of the lack of substance to any of the innuendos or insinuations.

2) create mutual animosity and hopefully, dissension and division, among Democrats by making Clinton supporters angry at (supposed) Bernie supporters for engaging in the same McCarthyist campaign tactics that the GOP are using .... and hopefully (from the GOPers perspective) causing some Clinton supporters to make harsh and perhaps untoward statements about Sanders - or more likely - about pseudo Sanders supporters (i.e. GOPers "for" Bernie) for using inflammatory rhetoric and making unfounded charges. Such responses from HRC supporters will likely cause some true Bernie supporters (i.e. Democratic Party Bernie supporters) to get angry with Clinton supporters and thus, a bar-room brawl ensues. Just what the GOP would like to see.

IT seems to me TRUE Bernie Sanders supporters could find positive things to say about Sanders which make their point that Sanders is the guy to support. It further seems to me that a rather large proportion of the comments supporting Sanders are just attacks on Clinton parroting the same McCarthyist rhetoric the GOP uses against Clinton.

I just don't like the tactics of McCarthyism - insinuation and innuendo. I think Democrats, including Bernie Sanders, find that sort of thing repulsive and indefensible.







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