CC-Rob
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Jul 7 CC-Rob commented on Hillary to be Endorsed by Unknown Vermont Senator Bernie Something.
It's fascinating to me seeing all these anti-Sanders posts, that keep telling me that Bernie is no longer relevant and his actions no longer have any value or political worth. Yet, these posts keep happening - almost on a daily basis. What gives?
Jul 5 CC-Rob commented on FBI: Clinton "Extremely Careless" With Classified Material, But No Charges.
If I ever get arrested or ticketed, I will have to remember the "I didn't intend to break the law" defense. Since it worked for Hillary, I am sure it will work for average citizens.

Jul 5 CC-Rob commented on The Morning News: The FBI Looks into State Senator Pam Roach, But Doesn't Recommend Charging Hillary Clinton.
The system works!*

* For the well connected. The rest of us are screwed.
Jun 30 CC-Rob commented on An Actually Reasonable Email From an Actually Sane Sanders Supporter.
More posts about Bernie? I thought you were no longer worrying about him. What gives?
Jun 29 CC-Rob commented on How I Learned To Stop Worrying About Bernie-Or-Busters and Love the Polls*.
Having daily, "scolding" posts aimed towards Bernie supporters is a funny way of not worrying. It also does little to win over his supporters.

Here's the thing... Approximately 45% of the people who voted in the Democratic primaries, latched on to Bernie because he's talking about specific issues. (The influence of money in politics and the Democratic party, the climate change crisis, the eroding of the middle class, student debt, single payer healthcare, stupid foreign policy decisions etc,,,, ) They supported Sanders because he has been more consistent with these issues over the years.

Rather than berating Sander's supporters, Hillary, her surrogates and the Democratic party would do much better winning them over by addressing some of these issues. How about you Dan? What do you think about money's corrupting influence in politics? How about the 20 plus million who still aren't covered by healthcare?

In the end, a majority of Sanders' voters will vote for Hillary. A Trump presidency would surely be a disaster. It would be nice if Clinton supporters would at least also acknowledge the disaster of the status quo, We have about 3 weeks until the convention. Let the process happen and hopefully we'll have a unified party when it's over,
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Jun 25 CC-Rob commented on Watch: Oil Train Protesters Interrupt President Obama at Jay Inslee Fundraiser.
"If we get cynical and vote on fears, or we don't vote at all, we won't build on the progress we've started," the president said.

We are voting on fear. If we don't vote for corporate loving, highly unpopular Hilary, we'll have Donald Trump. Meanwhile, despite public popularity, the Democratic Platform committee voted down measures like $15.00 minimum wage, Medicare for all/Single Payer and rejection of the TPP. Let's all pretend that the party supports ordinary people over corporate/financial interests.
Jun 24 CC-Rob commented on Bernie Sanders Will "In All Likelihood" Vote for Hillary Clinton.
@10 I have actually heard of voting. It's part of something called a democracy, In this case, we had a primary where voters chose their candidate. However, there is still a process to go through, including a convention and platform committees. You know were people decide stuff. The Democratic party is closely split and working together to defeat Trump. In a tight election, what's the best way ? Unite the party? (Hillary's 55% + Bernie's 45%) Or alienate a sizable chunk of potential supporters?

"I would love to see Bernie supporter's reaction if he'd won and Hillary voters went to Trump."

Bernie supporters would probably react the same way Obama supporters reacted back in 2008 . http://www.salon.com/2008/06/23/pumas/
Jun 24 CC-Rob commented on Bernie Sanders Will "In All Likelihood" Vote for Hillary Clinton.
@7 What is it with those 45% of the Democratic Voter Base who think they should have a say in the direction of the party?

"This term the Supreme Court was deadlocked on issues critical to unions, immigrants, and women. Sanders may not have spent much time focusing on those issues," Comedy gold!

Jun 24 CC-Rob commented on Bernie Sanders Will "In All Likelihood" Vote for Hillary Clinton.
This is Breaking News! (Even though from the beginning of his campaign Sanders said he would likely support the Democratic candidate.)
Jun 23 CC-Rob commented on Are Democrats Taking a Bold Stand on the Wrong Gun Control Bill?.
I would have been more impressed if they did a sit in to ban all assault weapons. By the way, how many gun control measures made it to the floor of the house when Nancy Pelosi was running the show?