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Will it be a Democratic Platform or a Corporatist Platform?!

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    Hillary has been bad mouthing Bernie and his followers demands for economic fairness and the programs that create such fairness so there is no doubt her lack of interest in establishing such programs.

    If the Democratic Party Convention Delegates refuse to elect Bernie Sanders and to include his programs in the Democratic Platform that Bernie Sanders and his supporters have been supporting then Bernie and his supporters must continue their movement and establish a new Independent Party that will represent the wishes of the American people.

    Bernie has been promising his followers a New American Revolution and the only hope the American people have left to regain their Republic is that he keeps his promise.

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    Connie Wrote: Hillary has been bad mouthing Bernie and his followers demands for economic fairness and the programs that create such fairness so there is no doubt her lack of interest in establishing such programs.

    If the Democratic Party Convention Delegates refuse to elect Bernie Sanders and to include his programs in the Democratic Platform that Bernie Sanders and his supporters have been supporting then Bernie and his supporters must continue their movement and establish a new Independent Party that will represent the wishes of the American people.

    No, Hillary has not been bad mouthing Bernie and his followers demands for economic fairness. Please inform me of a single time she has done so.

    The delegates at the Democratic convention are bound to vote for the person who they are slated to represent. Just because your person didn't win doesn't mean that the person who won the majority of the votes should be cast aside. That is the antithesis of democracy.

    And good luck with that new "Independent Party." I encourage you to read up on the Whigs and the Know Nothings of our nations past. There's a reason they aren't around anymore.

    Connie Wrote: Bernie has been promising his followers a New American Revolution and the only hope the American people have left to regain their Republic is that he keeps his promise.

    I don't quote the Bible often, but I will encourage you to read up on Matthew 7:15. We should always beware of false prophets that promise us the world, but know they can't deliver on those promises.

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    Bernie Sanders will be offered more seats on the Platform Committee. On most issues of the day, there should be common ground between the two of them. However, on such issues as health care, it will be interesting how the issue is written...Hillary language of universal health care for all, building on the ACA. Or Bernie's revolutionary total redo of the health care system. And on the issue of free college for everyone?

    In any case, the party platform is more of a feel good wish list than a policy statement. Very few people read the party platforms.

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    Debbie must go!

    alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/democr...

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    pr Wrote:

    Debbie must go!

    alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/democr...

    Yes Bernie said if he gets elected the first thing he will do is fire the leaders of the DNC including ugly "Debbie"
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    Now the battle is turning into Hillary's right to run since she is losing the battle to win the Presidency. I keep seeing news references to the Democratic Party being the party of the working people and the oppressed. I wonder if that is how DWS refers to herself? If she does then she needs to address the description.
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    Does Hillary's right to run supersede the needs of the people?
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    "And on the issue of free college for everyone?"

    Why is this such a shocker? In the first place it is in the National Interest of the USA to have educated workers to make a stronger country. Second, college is only expensive because of predatory NINJA loans guaranteed by the government. This gave colleges unlimited, unrestrained and unfocused budgets. Colleges spent more money making campuses more attractive for recruiting than they did on curriculum. News is campus expansions and not curriculum. Third is the passive fraud perpetrated on students letting them think college led to jobs that would provide them money for a good life while paying back the loans. It is in the National Interest to have all educstion(Freudian) free. A no brainer and an insult to think otherwise.

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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Does Hillary's right to run supersede the needs of the people?
    Hillary has won three million more votes than Bernie. What are you even talking about?
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    Because according to you Hillary is at a loss for identifying problems. She wants Bill to revitalize an economy that you said didn't need revitalizing. Hillary herself has referred to the good economy under Obama. The remark can't be spun without pointing to a left behind sector. And more pointedly she admits she doesn't know how to do it anyway. She said Bill knows how. Do we have to count on Bill staying healthy for her to have a successful presidency? The revitalization announcement was a poorly worded mistake. I have expressed by admiration for her to Schmidt about her extemporaneous and acutely pertinent responses. The Presidency is a competition and she is losing her edge. Does the process demand continuation of a losing candidate in the face of evolving determinations? Or is there an obligation to serve the greater good. A statistical tie at this point is atrocious for anybody running against Trump. Hillary can't disarm Trump because she would have to adopt new and different positions. Three million is not worth 300 million. Trump will emaciate Hillary when he challenges 30 years of nothing now endorsed by Hillary's revitalization faux pas.
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: A statistical tie at this point is atrocious for anybody running against Trump. Hillary can't disarm Trump because she would have to adopt new and different positions. Three million is not worth 300 million. Trump will emaciate Hillary when he challenges 30 years of nothing now endorsed by Hillary's revitalization faux pas.

    General election polls at this point in the race are as worthless as a three dollar bill. Bernie supporters continue to insist that they will never support Hillary in the same way the Hillary supporters insisted they would never support Obama in '08. How did that turn out?

    What you're saying is that the popular will of the Democratic Party shouldn't matter because they didn't line up behind your preferred candidate. It would be a different story if she had fewer popular votes and if the super delegates were keeping her alive, but she has three million more popular votes than Sanders. That's just a fact.

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    An interesting Op Ed on life after Bernie

    truth-out.org/opinion/item/36083-the-af...

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    pr Wrote:

    An interesting Op Ed on life after Bernie

    truth-out.org/opinion/item/36083-the-af...

    P.R. Good piece; however the way it looks like if Hillary wins with the present leaders in the party; Bernie's ideas will be "has been" since Hillary will have to satisfy her super PAC"s for the "gifts" she got.
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Chet Ruminski Wrote: A statistical tie at this point is atrocious for anybody running against Trump. Hillary can't disarm Trump because she would have to adopt new and different positions. Three million is not worth 300 million. Trump will emaciate Hillary when he challenges 30 years of nothing now endorsed by Hillary's revitalization faux pas.

    General election polls at this point in the race are as worthless as a three dollar bill. Bernie supporters continue to insist that they will never support Hillary in the same way the Hillary supporters insisted they would never support Obama in '08. How did that turn out?

    What you're saying is that the popular will of the Democratic Party shouldn't matter because they didn't line up behind your preferred candidate. It would be a different story if she had fewer popular votes and if the super delegates were keeping her alive, but she has three million more popular votes than Sanders. That's just a fact.

    jaredsxtn, You pointed out the power base that the right wing coalesced over a period of time and you are proposing countering that with an incrementalist candidate. That only entrenched the right. My "candidate" is the people, working people, working poor and impoverished people. If they are not recognized with the income producing jobs they deserve almost the entire system will suffer.
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: jaredsxtn, You pointed out the power base that the right wing coalesced over a period of time and you are proposing countering that with an incrementalist candidate. That only entrenched the right. My "candidate" is the people, working people, working poor and impoverished people. If they are not recognized with the income producing jobs they deserve almost the entire system will suffer.

    No, I pointed out that three million more people have voted for Secretary Clinton over Senator Sanders. It's fine that you don't like it, but the vast majority of people who have voted in Democratic primaries have chosen Secretary Clinton over Senator Sanders.