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    Sanders movement turns to midterms

    Pretty topical since progressives are watching to see if any dems vote to confirm SC nominee Neil Gorsuch.

    During his presidential campaign, Sen. Bernie Sanders never quite decided whether his "political revolution" could coexist with the Democratic Party or needed to overthrow it. Now, Sanders is one of the most popular political figures in the country and the activists he galvanized have gone on to start new groups, join old ones, or run electoral campaigns.

    While they've yet to prove they are capable of being any kind of a force to be reckoned with, a handful of groups that grew out of the Sanders movement have already begun issuing primary threats against Democratic incumbents. One called #WeWillReplaceYou has warned specific members of congress it may challenge them. But it promises to use discretion in targeting only those Democrats it feels have strayed from the party. It's a step farther than previous liberal efforts, which have fielded challenges to establishment favorite Democrats in open races but generally not against elected party members.

    Democratic officials say they're not too worried about primary challenges in next year's midterm elections the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee declined to comment but the Tea Party showed in 2009 and 2010 that grassroots opposition movements can sometimes turn on their own party. But for Justice Democrats' founder, liberal media personality Cenk Uygur, what seems to matter most is inflicting damage on the Democratic Party. The group's website features an image of a sledgehammer smashing the "D" logo of the Democratic National Committee and declares "it's time to rebuild the Democratic Party from scratch."

    Democrats Beware: Sanders 'Movement' Turns to Midterms - NBC News
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    The left's version of the Paulites. All they'll ever do is siphon votes from the candidate Legacy/Left-Media picks.

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    there's a "political revolution" going on in this country that has nothing to do with Sanders. I think he gets more credit for that than he deserves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    there's a "political revolution" going on in this country that has nothing to do with Sanders. I think he gets more credit for that than he deserves.
    They are referring to the organizations that he has begun and also others like the Justice Democrats who began by one of those on his campaign staff. Appears its a populist grass roots movement going against establishment dems. Virginia's progressives are attempting this in November by primarying the dem running for governor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Pretty topical since progressives are watching to see if any dems vote to confirm SC nominee Neil Gorsuch.

    During his presidential campaign, Sen. Bernie Sanders never quite decided whether his "political revolution" could coexist with the Democratic Party or needed to overthrow it. Now, Sanders is one of the most popular political figures in the country and the activists he galvanized have gone on to start new groups, join old ones, or run electoral campaigns.

    While they've yet to prove they are capable of being any kind of a force to be reckoned with, a handful of groups that grew out of the Sanders movement have already begun issuing primary threats against Democratic incumbents. One called #WeWillReplaceYou has warned specific members of congress it may challenge them. But it promises to use discretion in targeting only those Democrats it feels have strayed from the party. It's a step farther than previous liberal efforts, which have fielded challenges to establishment favorite Democrats in open races but generally not against elected party members.

    Democratic officials say they're not too worried about primary challenges in next year's midterm elections — the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee declined to comment — but the Tea Party showed in 2009 and 2010 that grassroots opposition movements can sometimes turn on their own party. But for Justice Democrats' founder, liberal media personality Cenk Uygur, what seems to matter most is inflicting damage on the Democratic Party. The group's website features an image of a sledgehammer smashing the "D" logo of the Democratic National Committee and declares "it's time to rebuild the Democratic Party from scratch."

    Democrats Beware: Sanders 'Movement' Turns to Midterms - NBC News
    So, Sanders who was never a Democrat to begin with is still trying to destroy the Democratic Party. Interesting. I mean how much closer can it get than to go along with what his group is proposing that would only play into Donald Trump's hands. What they need to do is to Officially Join The Democratic Party once and for all and COMPEL Bernie Sanders to do the same. That's the only way that group can prove their worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    They are referring to the organizations that he has begun and also others like the Justice Democrats who began by one of those on his campaign staff. Appears its a populist grass roots movement going against establishment dems. Virginia's progressives are attempting this in November by primarying the dem running for governor.

    well, bet you know what I'm going to say because I've said it enough. Where does Sanders get off launching a primary offensive against "establishment Dems". He's not even a Democrat. If these groups like Sanders so much they should run candidates as Independents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemoWhip View Post
    So, Sanders who was never a Democrat to begin with is still trying to destroy the Democratic Party. Interesting. I mean how much closer can it get than to go along with what his group is proposing that would only play into Donald Trump's hands. What they need to do is to Officially Join The Democratic Party once and for all and COMPEL Bernie Sanders to do the same. That's the only way that group can prove their worth.

    That's funny -- a shrinking party detached from the average American -- saying that others have to join them or they can't prove their "worth".

    The shrinking Democratic party needs to think a little harder about why it is that people not only don't want to join but have left in droves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    That's funny -- a shrinking party detached from the average American -- saying that others have to join them or they can't prove their "worth".

    The shrinking Democratic party needs to think a little harder about why it is that people not only don't want to join but have left in droves.
    It was the "Smoke and Mirror Effect" of the Trump promises that many foolishly believed would happen but that now are proving to not be the case. Those who voted for Trump are now regretting that vote and this is only the very beginning. Wait a while longer when it really starts to hit their pocketbook in great proportions! Then they'll fully realize the error in their vote.

    The Democratic Party suffered a hit due to that and nothing else. It is still alive and well and becoming reorganized to take many Republican seats in 2018 and certainly the presidency in 2020! After seeing what Trump is doing to the country, you can sure count on that happening!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemoWhip View Post
    It was the "Smoke and Mirror Effect" of the Trump promises that many foolishly believed would happen but that now are proving to not be the case. Those who voted for Trump are now regretting that vote and this is only the very beginning. Wait a while longer when it really starts to hit their pocketbook in great proportions! Then they'll fully realize the error in their vote.

    The Democratic Party suffered a hit due to that and nothing else. It is still alive and well and becoming reorganized to take many Republican seats in 2018 and certainly the presidency in 2020! After seeing what Trump is doing to the country, you can sure count on that happening!


    Yeah, sure.

    The Democratic party lost to Trump. Trump.

    You deniers still can't grasp what that means about the things Democrats failed to do to get their message to the people, and to encourage the people to believe their own message was getting to the politicians.

    Democrats are so detached from the general public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    Yeah, sure.

    The Democratic party lost to Trump. Trump.

    You deniers still can't grasp what that means about the things Democrats failed to do to get their message to the people, and to encourage the people to believe their own message was getting to the politicians.

    Democrats are so detached from the general public.
    Sanders and his supporters also lost to Trump..even though he pleaded with them to not do something dumb and cast a protest vote.
    Take some responsibility and quit blaming everybody else.

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