Tom Friedman wants the Democratic Party to pick someone else if Bernie Sanders wins the most votes
February 27, 2020 at 3:26 AM - Views: 133 #276145JonLPParticipant
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I watched it again. Friedman wasn’t necessarily explicitly calling for the will of voters to be discarded — but he does seem to be demanding that Democratic Party officials intervene to try to halt the grassroots movement behind Bernie Sanders. pic.twitter.com/nDhmTRMMkC
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) February 27, 2020
It is only 30-40% of the vote because they were like 20 candidates running. The reason why most of the moderates are still in the face is because Bernie Sanders is most voters 2nd choice. Also he wants us to pick a candidate like Bloomberg. Sorry I will not vote for a Republican and I doubt the base will. Dollars don’t equal votes.
February 27, 2020 at 3:31 AM #276147
February 27, 2020 at 3:45 AM #276150leftcoast mountainsParticipant
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vote for nobody
February 27, 2020 at 4:51 AM #276163PunxsutawneyModerator
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How are the Democrats supposed to stop a “Grass Roots” movement. By definition it’s the people looking for solutions to their problems. For a while you can try to co-opt it and give lip service to its goals, but that only works so long without results and that’s where we are now. So their options are ignore it, and you can bet that the movement will ignore your politicians. Or you can try to suppress it but that just engenders more anger at the base.
Again, and this is what pisses me off. There is no introspection, no willingness to even think for a second about why there is a Grass Roots movement to begin with. It’s just bad Bernie using us or some such bs. Well Tom, Bernie is who people like us are putting our energy behind because imperfect though he may be, we know he cares and will try to make life more fair for the 99%. Until the problems your neoliberal bullshit have caused get fixed, the movement isn’t going away, it’s just going to get stronger.
This was my polite opinion.
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February 27, 2020 at 5:07 AM #276169
February 27, 2020 at 5:13 AM #276170Mick063Participant
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I fault the corporate media for giving the guy a platform.
His comments only make me despise his “part elders” more. Folks want to know why we want to burn down the Democratic Party? This media clip pretty much sums it up.
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February 27, 2020 at 5:25 AM #276175youroutParticipant
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It should be coming crystal clear to any real Progressive that the DNC serves only one purpose.
Stop anything Progressive.
February 27, 2020 at 6:23 AM #276186SegamiParticipant
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Who the f*ck is Tom Friedman (I know who he is) to ‘lean into’ the will of voters and demand to pick someone else because HE believes those voters don’t know what they’re doing and can’t be trusted so we’ll need to bring in the adults to intervene?………Who the f*ck does he think he is to talk down to those who support and voted for Bernie?
Hey flathead, you only have 1 f*cking vote……who died and appointed you disruptor of primaries? Sit down and STFU!!
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February 27, 2020 at 7:54 AM #2762113fingerbrownParticipant
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rich arrogant bubble dweller who has been wrong about everything going on more than 20 years now! Hey Tom, how are those Friedman Units working out about Iraq, you bloodthirsty bastard?
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February 27, 2020 at 7:59 AM #276213YanathParticipant
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and tell them to “suck on this!”. That’s what he told Charlie Rose. He’s pure evil. Can you imagine how abysmally ignorant someone would have to be, in order believe this person had anything of merit to say?
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