searunner
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Apr 20 searunner commented on Bernie Sanders Campaign Discovers They Actually Like Superdelegates After All.
@6 Actually, Bernie's campaign manager was on MSNBC arguing just that. He doesn't believe that either candidate will have secured enough pledged delegates, and he doesn't think it's a problem for the superdelegates to choose Sanders over Clinton even if Clinton has more pledged delegates and more votes.
Apr 20 searunner commented on Bernie Sanders Campaign Discovers They Actually Like Superdelegates After All.
@1 Though Obama won a majority of southern states and the delegates from MI and FL weren't seated. So, 2008 is not really comparable.
Apr 10 searunner commented on BMW Just Launched A New Car Sharing Service In Seattle.
@22 And being a regular driver in no ways makes you a non-terrible driver.
Apr 8 searunner commented on BMW Just Launched A New Car Sharing Service In Seattle.
@2 leaving aside the nonsense about how carsharing only increases the number of cars on the road, I can think of two reasons why someone would opt for ReachNow over Car2Go and neither have to do with "car envy", To start, you might have a need for a car that can seat more than 2! It's also possible that there's a ReachNow vehicle closer to you than a Car2Go.
Mar 31 searunner commented on Democratic Party Close to Keeping Bernie Off the Ballot in DC.
Another day, another perceived slight against Sanders. It's hard to believe that a party stalwart (member since fall of 2015!) like Sanders is subject to the same kind of inside politics we saw in PA when a Rubio supporter tried to keep Kasich off the ballot.
Mar 23 searunner commented on Support the Real Progressive.
@60 It's not. You are. You're making that leap. Their argument is Clinton is the candidate that best represents the diverse, multi-cultural coalition that makes up the Democratic Party. Sanders is essentially the candidate of white liberals, and the primary results to date have shown this.

Since you're big on "uncomplicated prose", I didn't say DC outsider, I said "outside the Democratic Party", which is not synonymous with being a DC outsider or someone who is running as a DC outsider (and running as a DC outsider, is meaningless as anyone can say they are a running as a DC outside, and in fact many have).

Now, the DLC was not outside the Democratic Party in 1992, so Clinton was not outside the party when he ran. Obama gave a key address at the 2004 Convention, he was not someone outside of the Democratic Party when he ran in 2008.

As for Jimmy Carter, great ex-president, horrible, ineffective president. And I didn't say his "outsider nature" was the cause of his failure to win reelection, that's you putting words in my mouth. His presidency was a failure because his WH was poorly staffed and he had an antagonistic relationship with a Democratic Congress, both caused by him essentially operating outside of the Party he's supposed to lead.

I never said politicians without a D beside their name are bad, again, that's you putting words in my mouth. I suggest you stop doing that as you're failing miserably. What a Sanders WH will look like is a legitimate question and one that needs to be answered. I have a good idea what a Clinton WH will look like.
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Mar 23 searunner commented on Support the Real Progressive.
@53 I did and it's telling you left off "and they're speaking unambiguously in favor of Hillary" both times you quoted that part of the endorsement. Don't just quote part of a sentence and use it as a justification for your opinion, that's just sloppy.

It's not a tribalistic argument against Sanders, it's a realistic and pragmatic one. Jimmy Carter ran and was elected as, essentially, someone outside of the Democratic Party. The result was a disaster of a presidency and the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980. I'd prefer we don't have repeat of another ineffective Democratic President that accomplishes little while in office for only 4 years.
Mar 23 searunner commented on Support the Real Progressive.
@48

Sanders' bubble would undoubtedly deflate and I have no idea what the constant drumbeat of "Socialist" will do.
Mar 23 searunner commented on Support the Real Progressive.
@37 Wow statistics! And a passive aggressive apology to boot!

I'm not upset that you are taking for granted that African-Americans are a reliable voting bloc of the Democratic Party. It just demonstrates you don't understand party politics and that national political parties are essentially coalitions, which is why you think the Stranger was insinuating Sanders won't receive the same level of support as previous Democratic nominees. That's not the argument they are making though. The argument they are making is that a very large and important part of the Democratic coalition is resoundingly behind one candidate, and it's probably good idea to listen to them on this issue. if you have an issue with that, fine. Though, if you hope to keep African-Americans as part of the Democratic coalition you're reason for discounting their opinions shouldn't be to get more white votes.

Regardless, the reason to support Clinton over Sanders as the Democratic nominee is that Sanders was not a member of the Democratic Party until recently, he's not worked to get other democrats elected, and as he said in an interview, the only reason he's running in the Democratic primary is because of the media exposure.
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Mar 23 searunner commented on Support the Real Progressive.
@12 Yeah, let's support Bernie even though African-American voters (a very large and important part of the Democratic Party) have signaled their strong support for Hillary because Bernie might get us more white voters and African-Americans will vote Democratic regardless.

Way to discount, undervalue and take for granted the support of African-Americans for the Democratic Party. I hope you're not doing outreach for the Sanders campaign.