Democratic Presidential Primary |February OT| It Can't be Worse than Iowa, Right? (Discussion Guidelines in OP)

Who's Your Pick for the Democratic Nominee (Round 2)

  • Bernie Sanders

    Votes: 1,299 80.8%
  • Joe Biden

    Votes: 19 1.2%
  • Elizabeth Warren

    Votes: 190 11.8%
  • Pete Buttigieg

    Votes: 52 3.2%
  • Amy Klobuchar

    Votes: 12 0.7%
  • Mike Bloomberg

    Votes: 31 1.9%
  • Tom Steyer

    Votes: 4 0.2%

  • Total voters
    1,607
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Lentic

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,443
Pointing to a few toxic people as a way to undermine progressive movements is nothing new. If someone is going overboard, call them out, but don't fall for the trap of letting certain people attach toxicity to the movement as a way to undermine it. Especially not when the movement itself is about human rights and equality.

People shouldn't fall for the trap of thinking this is going to stop with Bernie.
 

lmcfigs

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
8,697
Bernie chose to make both of them surrogates and parts of his campaign well after the stuff they did was made known. He may not advocate for what they did, but by making them a prominent part of his campaign he’s saying “the bad stuff they did doesn’t bother me enough to seek outreach elsewhere”.
you make it sound like she committed a crime. yeah some leftists are going to vote for the green party. it's the way it is
 

TheHunter

Member
Oct 25, 2017
8,219
That happened because the Republican party was and is full of fascists, and Trump's platform was fascism. It wasn't some fluke. "Uh oh, Trump was really mean so now everyone loves border concentration camps." It was always there, and it was always the heart of the party. Republicans love Trump because he disposed with the dog whistles and just appealed to the racism and bigotry of Republican voters directly, and they loved it.

Like, if you think lots of Sanders supporters are a bunch of dickheads, whatever. But what is the actual fear, here? That the Democratic party is going to be taken over by a bunch of crazed, ruthless sycophants who will stop at nothing to enact their insidious agenda of- ...universal health care and a more equitable society?
No, I'm afraid of irrational actors/personality cultists being seized by a total shithead who uses Bernie Sanders(his image not the man himself) to control them and then do terrible shit.

Again, we should be picking Sanders for his policy. Not because he hurts those we don't like.
 
Jun 20, 2019
1,092
Sanders promised to run until the convention. That’s what he did. Since he’s engaging in movement politics it made good sense for him to do so.