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Sanders "Scorched Earth" Stance Will Only Help Trump


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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Connie Wrote: If the Democratic Establishment at the Democratic Convention ignores Bernie and his supporters and refuses to include their ideas and demands in the Democratic Platform then the Democratic Establishment doesn't deserve their support and they should instead create a new political party that will represent the best interests of the American people and will get us out of all these insane destructive endless costing trillions wars.

    Winners get to make demands. Losers do not.

    Would you be singing the same tune if the roles were reversed and Bernie had a nearly insurmountable lead over Hillary and she was threatening to wreak havoc at the convention because she believed in her heart of hearts that her views were the "right" ones?


    Good luck with creating a new political party that will have any staying power. How would they ever accomplish anything without convincing a majority of Americans to join their team? We are not a European style parliamentary here.

    Multiple parties creating coalitions just doesn't happen. The only thing that has ever happened when a major party splits is the ushering in of an era of dominance for the party that stuck together. Ask the Whigs and Know Nothings how things worked out for them when they formed their own parties...

    Jared; your statement: "Winners get to make demands. Losers do not" . I must say that is an very "democratic" statement!

    Thus if Trump wins he can demand everything he likes? Sure the way things are going, it looks like we are preparing for an "dictatorship" Of course you will say our "Constitution" prevents such; let's hope so!!! Just one question what is happening to Obama's demand to appoint an SCOTUS member under his reign? It is dead quiet about that; thus the "next" president (Trump?) is appointing that after all? So the GOP got again their wish? In this government at present there are no "winners" so "demands" float in thin air; only plenty of losers and chameleons at present in the GOP.

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    Dutch Wrote: Jared; your statement: "Winners get to make demands. Losers do not" . I must say that is an very "democratic" statement!

    You are taking my statement way out of context. I was referring to Connie's demand that all of Bernie's demands be included in the Democratic platform at their convention. I'm sure some of Bernie's ideas will be included in the platform, but demanding all of them is a bit extreme for someone who lost fair and square.

    I also asked her if she would be saying the same thing if Bernie won and Hillary wanted to have all of her demands included in the Democratic platform.

    Dutch Wrote: Thus if Trump wins he can demand everything he likes? Sure the way things are going, it looks like we are preparing for an "dictatorship" Of course you will say our "Constitution" prevents such; let's hope so!!!

    No, he can not. He can ask to paint the White House gold, but he will still need funds from Congress to do it. The same goes with pretty much everything else.

    He can make demands at the Republican National Convention and push for his priorities to be included in their party platform, but a party platform is far different than passing bills into law.

    Dutch Wrote: Just one question what is happening to Obama's demand to appoint an SCOTUS member under his reign? It is dead quiet about that; thus the "next" president (Trump?) is appointing that after all? So the GOP got again their wish? In this government at present there are no "winners" so "demands" float in thin air; only plenty of losers and chameleons at present in the GOP.

    He's appointed someone, but the Senate has the power to block it if they wish. That's what happens when Democrats sit on their ass during midterm elections. We get a Republican Senate that can block anything the President asks for.