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You are missing my point.

He has always been able to refer to the democrats as "they" because while he has always caucused with them, he was not a party member. He ran as a democrat so that he would not play the same role as Nader and split the progressive vote. He did so because he put the progressive cause above his own need to identify as a socialist. The democrats never gave him credit for that.

I did so for my own different reasons. Having been born in a country where socialism was a respected term, I always agreed with its principles. I knew that voting independent or social democrat, was not a winning idea in this country, that always puzzled me, but I wanted to make my vote for a progressive cause count so I registered as a democrat after I became a citizen.

So, I do not vote as a democrat "because it suits me", I do so because it is more important that I vote for a progressive cause rather than be concerned about what label would I wear.

I always wonder if republicans in his situation

would ever plead so passionately for providing quality care for our homeless population.

While I wish Mr. Jeans no harm, I am not particularly moved by his message. A republican whose life was saved by the ACA and now is publicly pushing for its survival is not surprising. However, the majority of them do not care who lives or who dies when they are healthy, wealthy and usually very unwise. Their message is more like "I've got mine" and why should I pay the bill for others less worthy people.

If your strange dislike of Bernie could be put on hold for a moment,

have you even given a single thought about what the Bill sought to accomplish.

People with limited means would have been able to purchase drugs at a lower cost. You do not have to like Bernie to want a Bill that would allowed people a chance to obtain life saving drugs. It is hard to imagine how a true democrat that would not support the choice of achieving that goal over an opportunity of to air their dislike of the person promoting it.

I still love Bernie

and Hillary ran a good campaign. We have to stop fighting over this and unite in destroying the Trump presidency and republican control of the house and senate. These are our real problems.

Just sent of the following letter to the NYT about their criticism of Hillary.

I cannot believe that NYT would expect its reader's to pay for such "Yellow Journalism. Here is an older critique of this so called "writer's" work: http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/wrong_wrong_wrong_wrong_wrong.php. Is the Old Grey Lady losing her marbles.

This was posted to the following article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/07/style/hillary-clinton-hand-on-heart-michelle-obama.html?login=email , on,their site, it has not been approved for publication yet.
Posted by pennylane100 | Sun Aug 7, 2016, 02:08 PM (2 replies)


He may not have won the election but he can be thanked for the progressive party platform. It is an outstanding achievement and he deserves all our thanks.

I wonder if there has ever been a legal challenge to allowing unelecteed Super delegates

to have a role in choosing our candidate. It seems ridiculous to me and defeats the purpose of a candidate winning by getting the most votes.

A clip from The Daily show to brighten your day.


Ding Dong, the witch is dead.

Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead - YouTube

I have just joined an ever expanding group here on DU,

yes, I have been banned from the Hillary group. I knew my post was very closed to being unacceptable but the hostility shown in the post I responded to apparently clouded my judgement. I did not realize I was replying to a Hillary forum post but I did not often post there anyway.

The one thing that bothered me was that while my post was in poor taste, the OP that started the thread was, again in my opinion, just as nasty. It seems there are two very different standards in who and how we discuss our candidates. FYI the original post was

"Bernie Sanders is currently the beneficiary of an anti-Hillary Clinton ratfucking assault that would make Donald Segretti
cringe. How can you possibly say he has clean hands in this matter?"
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