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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkady View Post
    For those who don't know me, here's a quick intro. I'm a long-time junkie of political chat boards, having shared a few with various users here. I'm a forty-something corporate lawyer and family man living in Massachusetts, with a love of travel, languages, and science. I'm pretty hard-left, politically, but I tend to think in terms of market-oriented solutions and efficiency, which might be a little unusual among liberals. I also generally lean away from an identity-politics approach to issues (favoring class-based approaches, instead). I voted for Bernie Sanders in both the primary and the general election, but would have voted for Clinton if I were in a competitive state. I'm currently pushing a lefty-solidarity vision, because I think the last thing we liberals need, at the moment, is to be indulging in in-fighting. I feel myself to be allied with every centrist and liberal in this country who is opposed to the dark turn taken by the GOP leadership, and so I'm not inclined to do things that would undermine that much-needed unity in opposition.
    Bernie wasn't in the general election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatist View Post
    Bernie wasn't in the general election.
    He's probably just very excited about his return here that he inadvertently said that.

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    "Dark turn".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatist View Post
    Bernie wasn't in the general election.

    I imagine he used a crayon to write the commie's name in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemoWhip View Post
    He's probably just very excited about his return here that he inadvertently said that.
    Or wrote it in. I did in 2008.
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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    I imagine he used a crayon to write the commie's name in.
    This is an introduction. Get off the insults.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkady View Post
    For those who don't know me, here's a quick intro. I'm a long-time junkie of political chat boards, having shared a few with various users here. I'm a forty-something corporate lawyer and family man living in Massachusetts, with a love of travel, languages, and science. I'm pretty hard-left, politically, but I tend to think in terms of market-oriented solutions and efficiency, which might be a little unusual among liberals. I also generally lean away from an identity-politics approach to issues (favoring class-based approaches, instead). I voted for Bernie Sanders in both the primary and the general election, but would have voted for Clinton if I were in a competitive state. I'm currently pushing a lefty-solidarity vision, because I think the last thing we liberals need, at the moment, is to be indulging in in-fighting. I feel myself to be allied with every centrist and liberal in this country who is opposed to the dark turn taken by the GOP leadership, and so I'm not inclined to do things that would undermine that much-needed unity in opposition.
    Howdy, Arkady! We've already said hello, but hello again.

    A liberal corporate lawyer? Now there's a rare breed. But I like your market-oriented approach to solutions. So what drew you to support Sanders over Clinton considering your own political-economic ideology? I would have thought HRC would have appealed to you more taking that into account.

    Anywho, I agree with the lefty-solidarity concept. Until the GOP regains their sanity, any lefty is a good lefty. Unfortunately, I have liberal family and friends who disagree and want purity. They don't seem to realize that ideological purity brought us to where we are today with an embarrassing orange shit gibbon as president.

    But I'm so glad to meet you and please don't be a stranger at our little corner of the intertubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    I imagine he used a crayon to write the commie's name in.
    Says the RepubliKKKan.
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    Welcome aboard, Arkady.

    Hope all is well with you and yours.
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