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Sanders' Supporters, Don't Forget the Mission

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  • Green Party
    Mobile, AL
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    One by one, Sanders' supporters are being picked off by a brainwashing media, told to line up with the corporate candidate. And like in "The Invasion" they're giving in, citing slogans like "First Woman President," and "Trump is awful, do you want Trump?"

    I'm here to say we've got alternatives, and to suggest strategically voting. Who you vote for is your choice, but if you supported Sanders, then you should not be focusing on Hillary, but on holding her corporate feet, to the fire. If your state is a big-win, particularly like mine, Alabama, you can vote for anyone--I'm going to vote Green if they manage to get on the ballot again. Alabama will stupidly, with all its poor people, vote 67% for Republicans. All Democrats could vote for the Green Party in protest, and of course for all down-ticket Democrats running for the Senate or House, and it won't make a bit of difference to the outcome of the election. Save Virginia, and "maybe" North Carolina and Georgia, the rest of the South will be overwhelmingly red. Oklahoma is another one. You can check. In these states you don't have to vote for Hillary, you can safely do whatever you want, write in, vote for someone else, whatever.

    The same thing applies to huge blue States, like New York, or California, or Connecticut. If you're going to win by 20 points, Sanders' voters straying to Green won't hurt.

    And don't bother sending your $27 to Hillary--she's got a fault splitting open of corporate money, now that she's won the primary corporate donors are lining up to fill her PAC's anew.

    I'd suggest contributing to liberal sources, like Truthout, or Truthdig, or Reader Supported News, as they've been stressed. We need to continue focusing on liberal issues, and ripping the corporatocracy out of government, on Peace, and campaign finance reform, on campaign reform, and liberal issues that will at least bring our Democratic Party back to the people.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    The Sanders supporters can drive the mission by helping Clinton in her voter registration drives and then voting for her in large numbers. As Bernie said, his political movement is bigger than any individual. His influence on the campaign and platform is already a victory of sorts as you will see if you take the time to read it.

    Democratic Party Platform, 2016

    Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine along with the entire Democratic Party are committed to making as much of it happen as possible. If it doesn't pass your purity test, fine, but take time to also look at the Republican Party platform and also Jill Stein's Green Party platform. Read them carefully, word for word as I have done. Then do some critical thinking. What platform is realistically possible? What platform is achievable? What platform has Bernie's full support?

    I have done my research on all the candidates. Those who are "anti-corporate" and use that as a reason for not voting for Hillary are voting for ignorance. They do not know Hillary like I do. All they do is propagate hate. For the Hillary haters, if you want to see the ugly face of hate, look in the mirror and study it. It consumes you. It makes you a worst person, not the person your parents wanted you to be.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    The Sanders supporters can drive the mission by helping Clinton in her voter registration drives and then voting for her in large numbers. As Bernie said, his political movement is bigger than any individual. His influence on the campaign and platform is already a victory of sorts as you will see if you take the time to read it.

    Democratic Party Platform, 2016

    Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine along with the entire Democratic Party are committed to making as much of it happen as possible. If it doesn't pass your purity test, fine, but take time to also look at the Republican Party platform and also Jill Stein's Green Party platform. Read them carefully, word for word as I have done. Then do some critical thinking. What platform is realistically possible? What platform is achievable? What platform has Bernie's full support?

    I have done my research on all the candidates. Those who are "anti-corporate" and use that as a reason for not voting for Hillary are voting for ignorance. They do not know Hillary like I do. All they do is propagate hate. For the Hillary haters, if you want to see the ugly face of hate, look in the mirror and study it. It consumes you. It makes you a worst person, not the person your parents wanted you to be.

    Schmidt; your analyses is wrong; all your "what platform.........." answers don't tell you their real "faces and brains" All these platform promises are written to help getting elected. Once elected then the real "face" and "brains" come forward. Question: Is this the real "Clinton" or the "real" Trump or the "real" Stein? I may look like an nice old man, but as you found out I'm not really so nice especially if B.S. is presented.

    Just as an example: Trump has got an big mouth now; will he still have that once elected? I guess not, because then others will tell him what is acceptable; he will have very little power; ask Obama.

  • Green Party
    Mobile, AL
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    Dutch Wrote:
    Schmidt Wrote:

    The Sanders supporters can drive the mission by helping Clinton in her voter registration drives and then voting for her in large numbers. As Bernie said, his political movement is bigger than any individual. His influence on the campaign and platform is already a victory of sorts as you will see if you take the time to read it.

    Democratic Party Platform, 2016

    Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine along with the entire Democratic Party are committed to making as much of it happen as possible. If it doesn't pass your purity test, fine, but take time to also look at the Republican Party platform and also Jill Stein's Green Party platform. Read them carefully, word for word as I have done. Then do some critical thinking. What platform is realistically possible? What platform is achievable? What platform has Bernie's full support?

    I have done my research on all the candidates. Those who are "anti-corporate" and use that as a reason for not voting for Hillary are voting for ignorance. They do not know Hillary like I do. All they do is propagate hate. For the Hillary haters, if you want to see the ugly face of hate, look in the mirror and study it. It consumes you. It makes you a worst person, not the person your parents wanted you to be.

    Schmidt; your analyses is wrong; all your "what platform.........." answers don't tell you their real "faces and brains" All these platform promises are written to help getting elected. Once elected then the real "face" and "brains" come forward. Question: Is this the real "Clinton" or the "real" Trump or the "real" Stein? I may look like an nice old man, but as you found out I'm not really so nice especially if B.S. is presented.

    Just as an example: Trump has got an big mouth now; will he still have that once elected? I guess not, because then others will tell him what is acceptable; he will have very little power; ask Obama.

    You'll never hit the target, if you're not aiming for it, with regards to whether a platform is achievable. The truth is, unless Hillary is planning on giving away the barn, she's not likely to get anything either.
    I will vote for down ballot Democrats, and yes, I know what each party stands for in these modern times. They're both owned by corporations, and the rich. Sadly that means the things they end up doing will be much similar. I hate that more than anyone, and that enough Americans did not realize ideology was more important that another milestone, the "first women."
    http://harpers.org/archive/2014/03/nothing-left-2/
    Great article, that pretty much sums up where we are--it is long, but you will learn a lot.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    I forget when it all started but thinking for yourself is the tool of the people that want total control. It creates confusion. It is the same as deregulating. It gives more power to the powerful. There is simply no choice. You dont need to think, or study or decide. Simply vote Democratic.