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The Dems Could Bern It All Down

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Posted By: MissMolly, 1/16/2020 5:21:17 AM

Communist curmudgeon Bernie Sanders is having his moment, threatening to actually win some of the early primaries and maybe even the nomination. This is bad, at least for the Democrats, since the idea of a weird crusty admitted socialist as their candidate is problematic – the problem being Americans aren’t insanely stupid enough to elect this guy president. We hope. Also note that I am excluding Vermont, New York and California from that statement, if you have somehow confused those mutant provinces with America. But with Bernie rising in the polls, and his poisonous ideology gathering steam among the Democrat base, can we really laugh off this Soviet Union-loving crank?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HammerDax56 1/16/2020 5:56:58 AM (No. 289772)
Kurt has yet another Word To The Wise! Laugh at Bernie at your own peril. I’m old enough to remember jesting at the possibility of many absurdities, including but not limited to: drag queen story hour for kiddies, human beings changing the weather by writ and menstrual products for males.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DW626 1/16/2020 6:03:41 AM (No. 289778)
I can’t think of a better case to be made in favor of the electoral college than what Kurt writes here. Scary beyond measure if lazy, crazy, loser Bernie got elected. We all must do our part to make certain that this never happens.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Laotzu 1/16/2020 8:00:39 AM (No. 289843)
Threatening to win some of the early primaries? He did win the early primaries . . . last time. It's already happened. But Hildebeast had rigged the nomination. Bernie actually won the majority of votes in the early primaries, but Hillary still had a huge margin in delegate votes because of the Democrats rigged Super Delegate system, which you still hear NOTHING about in current reporting.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sunhan65 1/16/2020 8:12:09 AM (No. 289857)
I was laughing, and with him, until I got to this: "American patriots are not going socialist, not while they have the means to resist. You are under no moral obligation to allow yourself to be voted into tyranny by other people." No. I hate that argument coming from crybaby Democrats, and I hate it even more coming from our side. If you participate in an election, you accept the moral obligation to abide by the possible outcomes. I have no patience with people who believe that they are only required to respect elections if they win. The best statement of this I have ever heard was from Robert Heinlein, the science fiction author. As a former naval officer, he despised President Johnson's conduct over Vietnam and worked publicly for Goldwater. After Goldwater lost, Heinlein was asked why he didn't denounce the outcome. He said it was because "I participated in the election of President Johnson by opposing him."
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Reply 5 - Posted by: HotRod 1/16/2020 9:22:51 AM (No. 289978)
FAR: ''If you participate in an election, you accept the moral obligation to abide by the possible outcomes.'' I disagree. If the winner of an election institutes a socialist/communist form of government, by eschewing the Constitution, I have no obligation to accept or abide with that outcome. This is a Constitutional Republic and no politician has the right to change that. If he takes the oath of office, he must abide by the Constitution. If he refuses to take the Oath of Office, he will be disqualified.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: paral04 1/16/2020 9:30:40 AM (No. 289987)
Bernie is not the benign old dude the proposes to be. His henchmen are spewing the rhetoric of the Communists under Lenin, Stalin and of Hitler and more recently, Castro and Maduro. Kill anyone who does not agree with them, turn schools into indoctrination centers and destroy the middle class. Any sane Democrat, if there are any left out there, need to make sure he and other of his ilk never get in power.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bigfatslob 1/16/2020 10:30:07 AM (No. 290071)
Yesterday I happened to tune in the cheesy, over the top music of Laura's Theme constantly playing in the movie Dr. Zhivago. As I watched I thought to myself this would be a great movie for the young hipsters to watch and see how real communism works. Though cornball is was a bit factual minus the adultery. Having property confiscated, tearing down wooden fences for firewood to be warm during Russian winters not to mention murders between the Bolsheviks and Whites. Someone would have to be crazy and nuts to desire that but here we are with the unapologetic crazy curmudgeon Bernie Sanders. He is the real deal on the far left not to be taken lightly and laughed off. Hillary stopped him but maybe it is his time to win the nomination of the left.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: cor-vet 1/16/2020 10:46:53 AM (No. 290096)
Only basement dwelling snowflakes, living off of someone elses money, would actually vote for someone who's never done an honest days work. A multi-millionaire whose never worked a day in his life, is what these SJW snowflakes aspire to be!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sunhan65 1/16/2020 2:10:53 PM (No. 290307)
Sincere question for #5: "What is FAR"? (I've never seen that acronym before.) On substance, I understand and share concerns. I'll try to expand my view respectfully here and then leave you to yours. The Constitution contains rights designed to protect our republic and secure liberty for its citizens. Those rights come with corresponding responsibilities. I cannot claim the right to free speech while denying it to others, even though I disagree passionately with what they are saying. Part of the genius of our Constitution is that it is designed to govern our passions. A major part of that governance is a participatory political process. I have the right to vote against politicians I disagree with just as others have the right to vote for them. Implicit in this is the principle that only one will win, and the rest must accept the outcome. If I only agree with elections until my candidate loses, then I'm not voting in good faith. I'm choosing to abide by the rules only when they serve me. Having said all that, the Constitution has other protections against tyranny, and they do not end when one election is over. Separation of powers prevents tyrants from acting unilaterally, and we always have the mechanism of the next election. If anything threatens our next election, we have the mechanism of impeachment. In extremis, if all these other safeguards fail, we have the mechanisms that the Constitutional authors carefully placed in our hands to oppose tyranny more forcefully. Our opponents elected a crypto-socialist in 2008 and 8 years later, we elected President Trump to fix all that. Bernie would be bad, but not bad enough for me to repudiate an election I voted in.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: BillW. 1/16/2020 2:43:27 PM (No. 290326)
Agree with #5: "If the winner of an election institutes a socialist/communist form of government, by eschewing the Constitution, I have no obligation to accept or abide with that outcome...." With their allies in the media, we've seen progressive Dems doing exactly that since 2016. --Vets for Trump 2020
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