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On account of the shit-talking and general hissy fits of the partisans of Sanders & Clinton.

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 01:23:13 am »
I'm inclined to agree, though I'd like to see Sanders get a shot the infighting really could screw the pooch.

I just don't want to think about who that might leave as winner from among the Republicans.

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2015, 01:33:19 am »
Sanders seems cool, but some of his supporters make me want to vote for a Romney.
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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2015, 01:38:41 am »
Sanders seems cool, but some of his supporters make me want to vote for a Romney.

Pretty much.  It's like watching Palin voters in 2008. 

The rule of thumb is that anyone who refers to him as "Bernie" is an assbucket.  Pretty sure the proper way to say his name is "Senator Sanders".

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2015, 02:33:19 am »
Sanders seems cool, but some of his supporters make me want to vote for a Romney.

Pretty much.  It's like watching Palin voters in 2008. 

The rule of thumb is that anyone who refers to him as "Bernie" is an assbucket.  Pretty sure the proper way to say his name is "Senator Sanders".

Right? HE'S NOT YOUR GODDAMNED DRINKING BUDDY.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2015, 02:38:08 am »
Reddit is supporting Sanders in the same way they supported Ron Paul in 2008.  Ie; with cult-like adoration and general creepiness.

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2015, 02:46:46 am »
Reddit is supporting Sanders in the same way they supported Ron Paul in 2008.  Ie; with cult-like adoration and general creepiness.

That seems to be the majority of his vocal supporters.

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2015, 02:51:32 am »
Reddit is supporting Sanders in the same way they supported Ron Paul in 2008.  Ie; with cult-like adoration and general creepiness.

It did occur to me half a month ago that Sanders just might be the Ron Paul of the left. It was a pretty dismaying realization.
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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2015, 02:55:16 am »
Sanders seems cool, but some of his supporters make me want to vote for a Romney.

Pretty much.  It's like watching Palin voters in 2008. 

The rule of thumb is that anyone who refers to him as "Bernie" is an assbucket.  Pretty sure the proper way to say his name is "Senator Sanders".

Doesn't he prefer "Bernie?" All of his official stuff uses it.
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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2015, 02:55:36 am »
Reddit is supporting Sanders in the same way they supported Ron Paul in 2008.  Ie; with cult-like adoration and general creepiness.

It did occur to me half a month ago that Sanders just might be the Ron Paul of the left. It was a pretty dismaying realization.

Amazingly enough, one of Hillary's senator pals just called him exactly that.

The shit is now flinging both ways.  Eat popcorn, watch the clown car take over America.

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2015, 02:56:31 am »
Sanders seems cool, but some of his supporters make me want to vote for a Romney.

Pretty much.  It's like watching Palin voters in 2008. 

The rule of thumb is that anyone who refers to him as "Bernie" is an assbucket.  Pretty sure the proper way to say his name is "Senator Sanders".

Doesn't he prefer "Bernie?" All of his official stuff uses it.

There's a direct correlation between the use of the name "Bernie" and the apparent desire to alienate everyone who isn't already a fanatic.

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2015, 04:13:14 am »
Sanders seems cool, but some of his supporters make me want to vote for a Romney.

Pretty much.  It's like watching Palin voters in 2008. 

The rule of thumb is that anyone who refers to him as "Bernie" is an assbucket.  Pretty sure the proper way to say his name is "Senator Sanders".

Doesn't he prefer "Bernie?" All of his official stuff uses it.

There's a huge difference between, say, your doctor using her first name, and random strangers addressing her by her first name at a professional conference where she's talking.
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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2015, 04:15:29 am »
Like, one of my closest friends prefers Annie. But people who don't know her personally address her as Dr. Frank, because that's how you do.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2015, 04:33:15 am »
Using a first name or nickname is very bad strategy.  Ask Ron Paul, Ed Muskie, or "Howie" Dean.

In fact, the last politician to get away with it was Ike, and he could have shat on the podium and been elected.

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Re: Calling it now: Dems snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2016.
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2015, 04:33:41 am »
The reason for this is that it makes your base look like groupies, so nobody else takes you seriously.