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    Bernie Sanders Defends Campaigning For Anti-Abortion Rights Democrat.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders is campaigning for Omaha, Neb., mayoral candidate Heath Mello Thursday night, and he's not apologizing for it.

    "Absolutely, and I want him to win," Sanders, I-Vt., told NPR Thursday, after a rally in Grand Prairie, Texas.

    The Thursday event with Mello, a Nebraska state senator who's running as a Democrat in the mayoral race, is one of several rallies Sanders is holding across the country this week. It's part of a Democratic National Committee-organized unity tour with DNC Chair Tom Perez.The Omaha event wasn't that notable – just one of several red state visits on the DNC itinerary — until Thursday morning. That's when Ilyse Hogue, the president of abortion rights advocate NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued a statement blasting Sanders and Perez for spending time and resources campaigning alongside a Democrat who opposes abortion rights.
    The DNC is doing its best to distance itself from the Mello endorsement. Party staffers were quick to tell reporters that it was Sanders', and not the DNC's, idea to hold a rally for Mello.
    Bernie Sanders Defends Campaigning With Nebraska Anti-Abortion Rights Democrat Heath Mello : NPR

    and this is the current state of the Democrat party. Sanders isn't making any Earthly sense. How is helping to elect an anti-abortion advocate to congress standing up for women's rights? How does this square with him saying that he thinks the party should be more progressive? This is the Sanders that Dems have gotten used to over a years. He has all the best intentions in the world. As well as a well as a compelling message that he's meticulously crafted for decades. But, let's face it. He's a bit of an odd ball.

    This is just one issue where Mello departs from the DNC platform. Why not emphasize all the other policy platform positions that would benefit Democrats if he were elected? Or, I don't know, the fact that Dems would rather elect one of their own who generally supports the same issues they do, save one issue, than a Republican? Like I say, this is the current state of affairs of the Democrat party. It just can't seem to get out of it's own way.
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    At this point, Watchman,just let Bernie go. His over inflated ego is doing him in. The real Bernie is coming out.

    He refuses to back a true Progressive but backs a guy who actually backed the bill that goes against women.

    Some one posted that Bernie had no filter, he says what he thinks and it is becoming clearer by the day what Bernie is.

    By 2018 there will be new faces, Bernie will be 74. Reagan was 69 when he took office and we ended up with an Alzheimer's case. Now we have Trump,who is already showing signs of Dementia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    At this point, Watchman,just let Bernie go. His over inflated ego is doing him in. The real Bernie is coming out.

    He refuses to back a true Progressive but backs a guy who actually backed the bill that goes against women.

    Some one posted that Bernie had no filter, he says what he thinks and it is becoming clearer by the day what Bernie is.

    By 2018 there will be new faces, Bernie will be 74. Reagan was 69 when he took office and we ended up with an Alzheimer's case. Now we have Trump,who is already showing signs of Dementia.
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    that's what I'm saying. It's not just Sanders The irony here is so rich. He's right about the Democrat party needing to make radical changes. But one of those changes needs to be to figure out what they are going to do with him?
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    I have a feeling both Bernie and Perez will be gone by 2018.

    Bernie backed Ellison and now Perez is sucking up to Bernie? There are too many bright,attractive young men and women in the party. They are already stepping forward.

    Chris Hays and Perez are keeping Bernie alive now.
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    Good Lord. Ellison on TV bashing Obama. The guy that has already earned a high place as an ex President.

    When did Obama have the time to keep the grass roots that put him in offfice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    I have a feeling both Bernie and Perez will be gone by 2018.

    Bernie backed Ellison and now Perez is sucking up to Bernie? There are too many bright,attractive young men and women in the party. They are already stepping forward.

    Chris Hays and Perez are keeping Bernie alive now.
    my god we agree on a lot. Hayes is struggling in the ratings. He's pretty good at the town hall formats. So he obviously thinks Sanders is the answer to saving his show. I personally would rather he did town halls with "the resistance" organizers. They are the future of the party. Not Sanders and certainly not Perez. BTW - Related.

    Sanders: I don't consider myself a Democrat | TheHill
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    The Town Hall with the Coal miner whose only concern was he got his job back was a fiasco of the worst kind when they talked about all the dead kids in the Cemetary having nothing to do but do drugs.

    The god awful Pharmacy raking in $500,000 a week. A State Legislature making it clear coal jobs were not coming back simply revealed the futility of people sitting on their butts,doing nothing to move,show some gumption and pride.

    You never get ahead by whining. It takes hard work. This country would never bounce back if all of us were like that.
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    This is one of those situations democrats need to figure out. The GOP has a similar purity test and it is failing. We see that with Congress not agreeing. Not everyone from every area of the country can agree. We have several mayors and higher up democrats here in New England that are against abortion. They are Irish Catholics and pro life. Much of their communities are as well so it keeps democrats elected. Pro choice candidates don't win in these areas. So dems need to figure out, can we allow some pro life or pro gun candidates to win here and there or do we just let the GOP take those victories?

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