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    I cannot even begin to explain how little I care about which primary candidate freshmen house members in incredibly safe districts endorse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyan D. Funk View Post
    I cannot even begin to explain how little I care about which primary candidate freshmen house members in incredibly safe districts endorse.
    Good thing no one asked you to explain then. Really saves you a tremendous amount of effort. Joking aside, a lot of people probably do care who these women endorse, seeing as how they're pretty prominent voices in the progressive movement. And I don't think anyone should disregard their voices simply because they're young and new. Look at what embracing the old and tired has gotten us.
    Gonna give ya the D.!

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    It’s going to be hard to get people to see from your perspective of you keep taking that tone.

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    Dude, you're allowed to say what you want in this thread. But be civil about it.

    Insulting others will get you thread banned.
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    Supporting Bernie does not make you sexist. It's when you vote for Trump instead of Clinton because you're pissed that Bernie wasn't nominated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyan D. Funk View Post
    For context, the article's headline reads "State Department probe of Clinton emails finds no deliberate mishandling of classified information"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Satsuki View Post
    Supporting Bernie does not make you sexist. It's when you vote for Trump instead of Clinton because you're pissed that Bernie wasn't nominated.
    While also making misogynistic remarks about Hillary.

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    Followed by the ultimate punchline of dumbasses still calling for her to be investigated and insisting she covered up everything relating to Benghazi.
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    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
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    Alright, I apologize for being a douche. I just hate being attacked as a sexist just for supporting Bernie Sanders. But that doesn't excuse acting like an asshole in this thread and venting my frustrations on you guys, who definitely don't deserve it.
    Gonna give ya the D.!

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    It was certainly putting a few toes across the line but nothing horrible.

    I still think it Bernie's made a few selfish decisions along the way and he probably shouldn't have run this election, but the evaporation of good will towards him has mostly been a result of his most obnoxious and/or sexist supporters, not much he's done himself (though one could argue he could have done more to support Hillary in 2016). I have a few friends supporting him this year and I don't really think less of them for it or anything. He's still the most progressive candidate and that's going to earn followers.

    On that note, it really shouldn't surprise anyone that AOC and Omar endorsed him considering how liberal they are. I'm just curious to see how much it moves polling numbers, since I'd imagine that most of their followers were already supporting him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwok View Post
    It was certainly putting a few toes across the line but nothing horrible.

    I still think it Bernie's made a few selfish decisions along the way and he probably shouldn't have run this election, but the evaporation of good will towards him has mostly been a result of his most obnoxious and/or sexist supporters, not much he's done himself (though one could argue he could have done more to support Hillary in 2016). I have a few friends supporting him this year and I don't really think less of them for it or anything. He's still the most progressive candidate and that's going to earn followers.

    On that note, it really shouldn't surprise anyone that AOC and Omar endorsed him considering how liberal they are. I'm just curious to see how much it moves polling numbers, since I'd imagine that most of their followers were already supporting him.
    I don't expect Bernie to gain much if at all in the polls from these endorsements, but I'll still support him all the way until the general if I have to. That being said I'd gladly vote for Warren in 2020, seeing as how she is the next best thing to Bernie. I just don't see her beating trumpy, but I'll still vote for her regardless.
    Gonna give ya the D.!

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    What REALLY bothers me about Bernie is how single-minded he seems about his pet issues.

    He seems very dismissive of any issue he can't tie back into economics, money in politics, financially disenfranchised white dudes, Universal health care etc.

    I mean, he even started a tweet about the latest round of rape accusations about Brett Kavanaugh with: "As a federal judge who overwhelmingly sided with corporate power and Wall Street, Brett Kavanaugh should never have been nominated."

    The part where he talks about the rape accusation starts on the third tweet in the thread.

    It REALLY Comes off as if he's going:

    "Brett Kavanaugh is a bad Wall Street Guy!... Oh yeah, and maybe also some rape stuff. that's bad too.

    This crap makes me feel like he'll de-prioritize anything he can't tie into his pet issues and really rubs me the wrong way about him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon Rin View Post
    What REALLY bothers me about Bernie is how single-minded he seems about his pet issues.

    He seems very dismissive of any issue he can't tie back into economics, money in politics, financially disenfranchised white dudes, Universal health care etc.

    I mean, he even started a tweet about the latest round of rape accusations about Brett Kavanaugh with: "As a federal judge who overwhelmingly sided with corporate power and Wall Street, Brett Kavanaugh should never have been nominated."

    The part where he talks about the rape accusation starts on the third tweet in the thread.

    It REALLY Comes off as if he's going:

    "Brett Kavanaugh is a bad Wall Street Guy!... Oh yeah, and maybe also some rape stuff. that's bad too.

    This crap makes me feel like he'll de-prioritize anything he can't tie into his pet issues and really rubs me the wrong way about him.
    That's fair. But to me all that shows is that he's passionate and does care about the things he talks about. Medicare for all, free college, and anti corruption are all extremely important things to address going forward.
    Kavanaugh is a disgusting scumbag who shouldn't be allowed anything resembling power, especially not one of the most powerful positions in the country. Unfortunately we live in times where things like country over party and common human decency don't really hold a lot of sway. But if you believe that Bernie doesn't care about a sexual predator being in the white house and on the supreme court...then I really don't know what to tell you. The people who support trumpy and kavanaugh don't care that they're rapists, and the people who don't support them know and are disgusted by it. As they should be.
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    Passion and care about issues facing Americans today is always something that election candidates ride on every election season. It's to be expected. What we need to see is how these issues will get addressed in an elaborate fashion. Sanders is no exception here.
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    Seriously, my only true objection to Bernie is how old he is. Unless he makes Warren his vice-president or something there is too big a chance of him croaking in office and leaving us in the lurch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satsuki View Post
    Seriously, my only true objection to Bernie is how old he is. Unless he makes Warren his vice-president or something there is too big a chance of him croaking in office and leaving us in the lurch.
    Honestly? Sanders/Warren or Warren/Sanders are my dream tickets.
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    He would also be our first Jewish president.

    But again, I'm sorry Bernie, you just had a heart attack, your body is not up to snuff to be president.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satsuki View Post
    He would also be our first Jewish president.

    But again, I'm sorry Bernie, you just had a heart attack, your body is not up to snuff to be president.
    Bernie had a heart attack. And? My grandfather had a heart attack when he was younger than Bernie, and he's older than Bernie now. My grandfather didn't slow down after his either. He still drives, works around the house, mows lawn, blows snow, etcetera. I've seen first hand that a heart attack doesn't destroy your life, so people saying it somehow disqualifies Bernie should sit down.
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    Election Year 2036. Bernie Sanders runs for president again while in a wheelchair and hooked up to an IV bag and oxygen tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satsuki View Post
    Supporting Bernie does not make you sexist. It's when you vote for Trump instead of Clinton because you're pissed that Bernie wasn't nominated.
    The vast majority of Bernie supporters voted for Hillary. And even if they didn't, it's not at all hard to believe that they could have believed any number of theories about her instead of being sexist. Lots of people are just stupid, gullible, or both.

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