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November 3, 2017

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Filed under: Economics, History, News, opinion, Political — Scottie @ 10:59

I keep saying to people that Bernie Sanders was an independent, not a democrat.   He was using the DNC, the democratic party to do what he couldn’t do as an independant without becoming a democrat.   I ask how anyone could reasonably expect the party to work against itself?    You have a non-democrat running for the nomination of the democratic party.   OF course they would side with their own party member.  I liked Bernie’s message but I disliked the campaign he ran.   He should have joined the party he wanted to help him.   Then I and others would have supported him.  Instead he wanted his cake and everyone else’s also.   Hugs

1. Worth recalling that during the primaries/first quarter of 2016, Clinton raised $15 million for DNC/down ballot Democrats Sanders: $0 2. When pressed in March (when he was sitting on $109 million) whether he plans to raise for other Democrats, San

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  1. Good point, Scottie. Elections are all about the money

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    Comment by larrypaulbrown — November 3, 2017 @ 13:06

    • I just get so tired of some people say that Bernie had the primary stolen from him or that the democrats did not treat him like the golden boy. I liked his ideas, but not how he went about them. I supported Hillary because I did not think Bernie would be able to do any better with congress than Obama did. I felt they would treat Bernie the same as they did Obama. However I think had Hillary been elected they would have had to deal with her on her terms. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — November 3, 2017 @ 13:08

      • What’s interesting about Bernie is his platform appealed to us “liberals” (as opposed to tRumpsky and the “deplorables”) but because of the circumstances, he never had a chance. I voted for Hillary for only ONE reason and it was NOT because I liked her or her platform. She is/was way too beholden to Washington politics and stuck in the same-old, same-old.

        I doubt very much Bernie will run again. I’m hoping the Justice Democrats are able to get someone on the ballot and has the wherewithal so that person actually has a chance.

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        Comment by Nan — November 3, 2017 @ 13:22

        • I also support the Justice Democrats. I also want Wolf-Pac to succeed. I wonder if Bernie would have had a better chance if he had joined the party? I want someof the older stuck democrats to get out of congress as I feel they no longer represent progressives and they don’t represent the current time we live in. Look how many 70Plus and 80 plus year olds in congress are making laws dealing with the culture today that they can not understand. We as a people have moved past their ability to represent us. Nancy Pelosi is one such person, Dianne Feinstein , the rest of them. WHile I would love to have had an elizabeth Warren / Bernie Sanders ticket in 2016 I think both are past it. Maybe I am wrong, but we do have people in their 30’s and 40’s who are ready and able to lead. Well that is my opinion and we all know what they are worth. 😋😊😃😄 Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — November 3, 2017 @ 13:29

          • TOTALLY agree that we need some young whippersnappers in office! 😀

            Seriously, you’re absolutely correct. The current crop of guys (and gals) simply have no clue … and have no desire to change, which is even worse. Hopefully I’ll be around long enough to see a major shift in U.S. politics … but I’m not going to hold my breath.

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            Comment by Nan — November 3, 2017 @ 13:43

            • I hope you will be around and happy when we get change. I think it will happen fast once it starts. Maybe with the 12 republicans in the house now saying they are going to not run again, plus remember Rubio ( R- Fl ) had to be basically forced back into the Senate, we may just have a chance. Be well and always happy. Hugs

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              Comment by Scottie — November 3, 2017 @ 13:53

  2. Good points Scottie. 🙂

    This is a good example of why the USA badly needs a strong, large 3rd political party and HAS needed another for many decades — or if you weakly argue the Libertarian Party as that 3rd, then a 4th strong, large political party so that “good/great” candidates can begin permeating our branches of federal and state government.

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    Comment by Professor Taboo — November 4, 2017 @ 07:49

    • I see no reason we shouldn’t have as many diverse parties as we have diverse opinions. Other countries do and they do quite well. That way we might just get a coalition government that may not be so one sided all the time. Personally I want either the democrats to get much more progressive, liberal like it use to be, or I want a new political party for progressives. The bad thing is the two majority parties have made all the rules so only their parties can have any rights or authority. Even the independents have to caucus with one of the parties and hope the party will give them seats on committees, floor time to speak, chairmanships of committees, so much more. The parties in congress have entrenched themselves so deeply that it may be almost impossible to get other parties started and functionable. Thanks. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — November 4, 2017 @ 12:34

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