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Old 02-15-2016, 01:17 AM   #331
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I've reconsidered my evaluation of him as a fascist in recent times.

I'm not sure what made you feel the need to reconsider this.


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It's not so much that he's suddenly become less reprehensible in my view, far from it, more so a reevaluation of what he really is. I try not to use fascism as a descriptor for every far-right position, generally.
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Sanders is a modern day FDR, Trump is a modern day George Wallace.


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Old 02-15-2016, 07:12 AM   #334
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Today's college education only qualifies people to be Uber drivers
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I wasn't referring to so much how their campaigns are financed, but more so their respective positions on the political compass relative to the other candidates. In the sense that they're both represented as "extremes" by centrists/Clinton supporters - in which, I can still understand in Trump's case although I've reconsidered my evaluation of him as a fascist in recent times.

We get it. You're sooooo much more far left than Bernie Sanders.

At some point, you're just going to have to get over it and accept the fact that, for the U.S., he's pretty far left. Noticeably so, versus the norm.
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Vlad brings an international perspective, ok
We have posters in here from Canada and Australia, again ok, their life experiences influence their opinions, again good, more discussion from various points of view.
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I'm qualified to be modern slave in labs, I hope after graduating college.
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Bill_of_Rights

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Vlad brings an international perspective, ok
We have posters in here from Canada and Australia, again ok, their life experiences influence their opinions, again good, more discussion from various points of view.
I would just like more conversation and less talking down to people/short quips.
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:56 PM   #341
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Vlad brings an international perspective, ok
We have posters in here from Canada and Australia, again ok, their life experiences influence their opinions, again good, more discussion from various points of view.

Yeah? I get that. That doesn't mean he has to pretend like he just 'doesn't get it'. He gets it just fine. It's just a condescending eye roll to make a point about how Americans aren't left enough. We get it.
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the political calculus i'm seeing is that Obama will choose someone hugely sympathetic to the Democratic base. so when the GOP lights itself on fire to oppose the nominee, that will spark the needed outrage to drive critical demographics to the polls and increase electoral turnout which should then all but guarantee a D victory in November and cement O's forever reputation.
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Sanders supporters revolt against superdelegates - POLITICO

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Bernie Sanders lost by a hair in Iowa and won by a landslide in New Hampshire. Yet Hillary Clinton has amassed an enormous 350-delegate advantage over the Vermont senator after just two states.
Clinton has superdelegate edge in Nevada and South Carolina | TheHill

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Hillary Clinton has already locked up half the Democratic superdelegates in Nevada and South Carolina before the first votes are cast in either state.

The former secretary of State has won public support from half of South Carolina’s six superdelegates and three of Nevada’s eight superdelegates. Bernie Sanders has secured only one, a Democratic national committeewoman from Nevada.
Is this noteworthy? Seems to be a discouraging process if you're not considered the top dog.
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Clinton didn't "pick up" 350 delegates more than Sanders did in Iowa and New Hampshire. Those states don't have that many delegates. I wish people would stop citing that number. Those are unpledged DNC members who have given their votes to Clinton. Those include tons and tons of DNC members from virtually every state. And they're not official, even if all but guaranteed. At the moment, Clinton leads 45-36.
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it's noteworthy insofar as it gives the Sanderistas something else to be outraged about.

from that same Hill article:

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While the majority of superdelegates are backing Clinton, they are free to change their minds up until their votes are cast at the nominating conventions. That’s what happened in 2008 as it became clear that Barack Obama could challenge and ultimately defeat Clinton.
it's how the Dems have operated since that big old mess in 1968. if Sanders wins, he'll win the superdelegates as well.
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