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Be quite careful if you’re wishing
for a nominee named Bernie

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 2/27/2020 4:25:49 AM

Stop rubbing your hands with glee over the opening turmoil in Democrats’ primary struggles centered on the current front-runner status of ancient Bernie Sanders. Yes, he’s older than anyone ever to occupy the White House, entering or exiting. Sure, he’s a loon. He’s done some crazy stuff in writing and speaking. You bet party elders are worried sick about nominating a socialist in a center-right nation. But it’s still quite early in their selection process. We’ll know a little more come Saturday night with the results of South Carolina’s primary, assuming that beautiful state doesn’t pull an Iowa or Florida with a flood of irregularities and hanging chads.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: NancyD 2/27/2020 6:36:30 AM (No. 330877)
I think it's time to put this "socialist" crap to a vote. Sanders Socialism vs Trump Freedom and Capitalism. Let's go, I want to see it. I want it on record who voted for what. Personally, I think this will be the end of the Democrat party. Then, I want Soros kicked out of the USA along with all of the communists who are trying to steal American's freedoms.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Strike3 2/27/2020 7:28:25 AM (No. 330910)
Sir Gaffalot guarantees us a win in South Carolina and the domino effect will carry him across the South. Bernie claims that his frontrunner status will carry him through even though he's a flaming commie. Donald Trump will make coleslaw out of either one of them.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: edgar 2/27/2020 7:45:40 AM (No. 330925)
Saw him referred to as "Bernholio" on another site. I got a chuckle out of that one. If I am Mini Mike, I would pound Bernie on how he will fund all of his free stuff. I did not realize Mini Mike was such a stiff. The man has no personality, no charisma. But he can buy a boatload of ads with someone else doing the talking. After all, he bought the House for the Dems.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 2/27/2020 7:47:27 AM (No. 330930)
This is a stupid comparison. Bernie has the support, on a good primary day, of 50% of his party. As a whole, probably a third of the party supports him. The rest of the party isn't ambivalent about him, they are repulsed by him. It's not that they think he can't be elected, it's that his brand of extremism WILL NOT WORK. Trump on the other hand had the support of most Republicans. Most liked his message. They weren't sure he would actually deliver. They crossed their fingers and voted for him. In addition, in 16, the Country was in BO's malaise. Voters were not OK with where the Country was at. Hillary promised BO III. Trump offered something different. Now, things are good. The public KNOWS that things are good. They say so in repeated polls and most of them give the credit to Trump. They are not looking for major change even if they have a few gripes. They are going to be especially wary of a wildly gesticulating, messy haired, old Communist vowing to completely upset the Country and pursue being Venezuela. The two men are different. The core support from their party is different. The situation is different. That doesn't mean we should be lax. In fact, with focus, we have the opportunity to score a major victory and significantly devalue the dems. We should diligently seek that end. The possible accomplishments in Trump II could safeguard our freedoms and success for decades.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40 2/27/2020 7:51:15 AM (No. 330937)
Comparing Trump and Bernie at this stage of their game is silly. Both a surgeon and a slasher cut up people with a knife. But that is where it ends.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: walcb 2/27/2020 8:20:18 AM (No. 330963)
I'm with #1, operation chaos if you can cross over.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: little guy 2/27/2020 8:41:50 AM (No. 330997)
The first presidential election I was eligible to vote in was 1972 and they say if you remember the '60's you probably weren't there ... so I looked up these facts. As crazy as McGovern was he still got 37.5% of the popular vote in 1972 (only one electoral state, Massachusetts as he lost his home state of South Dakota and he also took D.C. --- which figures). He ran against a socially unpopular incumbent President named Nixon who was as hated by the Left as Trump is now. The 1968 election, however, was Dump the Hump (Hubert Humphrey against Nixon's FIRST run). HHH took on the mantle to run, after a brokered convention (where he was nominated from the floor and hadn't run in a single primary) and he got 42.7% of the votes against RMN's 43.4%. The winning spread was only about 500,000. (George Wallace took the other 13.5% and almost 10 million votes!). Despite the riots, they came back together and almost won. I think we are more likely to see the 1972 convention all over again rather than the 1968 one with all the riots. In a repeat of the former rather than the latter, the Demo-crats --- on principle (ha,ha) --- will go down in flames backing another radical nut job for POTUS. Also, remember in 1988, as crazy as Michael Dukakis was he got 45.6% of the vote against GHW Bush.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 2/27/2020 8:42:00 AM (No. 330998)
Well I can crossover, but I am still waiting for instructions from El Rushbo on what to do. After all, I'm a deplorable unthinking neanderthal conservative type, so I'm incapable of thinking for myself.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: qr4j 2/27/2020 8:44:53 AM (No. 331005)
I don't want any socialist/communist anywhere near the possibility of being President of the United States. I do not want Comrade Bernie to have the nomination.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: fysammy 2/27/2020 10:00:16 AM (No. 331075)
I'm a "cross-over" and voting for Bernie. Can't wait to see the DNC steal the nomination from Sanders and watch Milwaukee "bern"!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Golden Goose 2/27/2020 3:34:47 PM (No. 331435)
I agree with #10, but I actually hope the Establishment Dems deny Comrade Bernie the nomination. This will trigger a civil war within their wretched party and help them lose elections all across our beloved country.
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