Hillary needs to stop pissing Bernie supporters off

Months ago we would have bet good money that the Trump juggernaut would have long since gone off the rails. Surprise! Now the there is a REAL possibility that we may see a President Trump. At this point if Clinton if going to be the nominee she needs to stop pissing Bernie supporters off.

She also needs to become more of a progressive.

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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders said in an interview broadcast Friday that he would wait to see what Hillary Clinton includes in her platform before deciding how actively to campaign for her in the fall if she is the party’s nominee.

The senator from Vermont, who has vowed to stay in the race until the Democratic convention, was asked by Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC whether he would try to persuade his young supporters to back Clinton in the same fashion that she supported President Obama after losing the nomination to him in 2008.

“Well, first of all, I’ve got to find out what her platform is, what the views are that she is going to be bringing forth, to what degree she will adopt many of the ideas that I think are extremely popular and I think very sensible,” Sanders told Mitchell.

He described the process as “a two-way street.”

“I want to see the Democratic Party have the courage to stand up to big-money interests in a way that they have not in the past, take on the drug companies, take on Wall Street, take on the fossil fuel industry, and I want to see them come up with ideas that really do excite working families and young people in this country,” Sanders said.

His comments came during an interview Thursday, portions of which were aired on NBC’s “Nightly News.” Other segments were broadcast Friday.

The interview underscored the challenge Clinton has ahead in uniting the party if she continues on her path to secure the Democratic nomination. Although Clinton has a formidable lead in delegates, Sanders has dominated among younger voters, and many of his supporters remained unenthusiastic about her candidacy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sanders-says-clintons-platform-could-determine-how-much-he-would-campaign-for-her/2016/04/22/6ac1f1ee-08a3-11e6-bdcb-0133da18418d_story.html?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_headlines

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6 thoughts on “Hillary needs to stop pissing Bernie supporters off

  1. If Hilary is nominated, Trump will win

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  2. According to hearsay: Hillary will be nominated. All hell will break loose. Martial law will be called. The election will be canceled. Obama extends his reign.
    It’s not that unfeasible. Look at the long list of last straws, created for civil unrest, but most of the people were too savvy to oblige. The Hillary nomination will be the final push. Both party’s will rise in fever pitch.

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  3. Glenn, and JP. Hillary will be the next president. Enough Bernie Democrats get this and half the Republican Party understands the danger of Trump. Anyone willing to wager otherwise? What about a coffee the Saturday after the election?

    Shak, step away from the hearsay b/c it is making you crazy. Same wager offer, but for the day after the election in 2024 when Elizabeth Warren is elected as our second in a long line of future women Presidents.

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    “Hillary needs to stop pissing Bernie supporters off” Or what? You won’t vote for Hillary? Don’t talk crazy.

    Bernie supporters, like myself, need to understand change takes time and they “need” to get involved in infrastructure proven over centuries to make a difference.

    Bernie is a great example for the culture war generation. He found a way in a tiny demographically homogeneous state to win outside the traditional political structure. When he had to, he joined and hopefully found enough supporters to continue to change the Democratic Party. BTW, the fact he did come from an ideologically bifurcated state with little appeal to Democrats in the South which was why we are where we are today. Who knows, maybe if he found a way to be a Democrat all these years he would have had to spend more time explaining that Democratic Socialism isn’t to be feared. On the contrary, it is who we are as Americans.

    Yes there are innumerable problems with the Democrats (don’t get me started), but these problems are not going to be solved by standing outside our local Democratic headquarters with our collective fists in the air or by stubbornly failing to get involved or by not going to the polls when you DO care about the issues at hand. Part of being in a democracy is we individually are not monarchs and we will not get what we want 100, 90, 80 or even 70% of the time.

    The Dems are desperately looking for warm bodies looking to change the future with small “d” democratic values and you all sound like people who want things to change. Seems like a perfect fit to me.

    At the very least saying you won’t vote for Bernie if Hillary is elected is counterproductive in the system as it is. If Florida did not teach us all this, then we simply are not paying attention.

    Like, I hope, most of you, I’ve digested Hillary’s political finance contributions and they are outrageous. More than likely a H. Clinton Presidency will be somewhere between a B. Clinton and Obama Presidency rather than further significant movement to an economy where their exist economic royalists.

    This is disappointing, but not written in stone (outside the Hillary Presidency). Change will not happen from the top (imho) in a Hillary Clinton presidency. She will need us to be active and not motivated solely by anger from the outside looking in. We need to work within the system, like Bernie has, maintaining our principles, like Bernie has, so we can continue to fix a country the economic royalists have (ONCE AGAIN) broken.

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  4. Polls, pundits and primaries showed Clinton winning the nomination in 2008.

    So far, “working within the system”, “reaching across the isle”, “compromising”, “inviting opponents to the table”, “staying positive” et al, have failed miserably, never delivering a single major change in social justice in human history.

    Maybe this time will be different? Neither candidates dare appeal to “hope and change” again.

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  5. I think it is high time we elect an Orange President. Even though he is only half orange is doesn’t really matter. Anyone that doesn’t vote for him is obviously a racist.

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