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Re: “Democratic endgame

Cute - I really hope you checked out some of the links I provided for two reasons: 1) to prove that voter irregularities REALLY DO EXIST and most of them affected the Sanders votes and 2) if they're NOT fixed by November you're going to have the same problems again. PLEASE don't be a fool like Liyns. America deserves EVERY vote counted! It's up to all of us.

Anyway I'm done. Good luck and take care.

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Posted by John Peterson on 06/11/2016 at 3:20 AM

Re: “Democratic endgame

:) Sorry, Tony - I have absolutely no devotional ties to the democratic party (democratic - who's kidding who? Since 1992 when Bill presided the party shifted so far to the right you might as well call it the republican-lite party. Gene Lyins represents this. And like it or not, so does Hillary). And Drumpf's doing a wonderful job destroying the republican party himself.

And I hope you're having a pleasant evening, Tony.

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Posted by John Peterson on 06/11/2016 at 1:27 AM

Re: “Democratic endgame

Yeah, nice column Gene... it's wonderful to see the cranky curmudgeon hard at work.

"You see, "objective" has always been radical-speak for "in my opinion." Back in his Socialist Workers Party days, I'm sure Bernie won a lot of arguments browbeating people that way." I'm sure ole Gene would be right at home with the Goldwater girl herself.

"My own scientific view is that twentysomethings go to rallies; older people vote." Older people eventually die, I'm sorry to say. The "twentysomethings", many who DID proudly vote for Bernie, are the voters of tomorrow and insulting them isn't the way to curry favor towards Hillary (or the democratic party for that matter) - is Gene this clueless not to comprehend this?

"Meanwhile, instead of complaining about the complexity of election rules, Sanders would have been wise to explain them to his supporters. No, you can't vote in a New York Democratic primary unless you're a registered Democrat. Too bad, but there it is, and it's been that way for a generation." Not a single word about numerous people with different party affiliations that switched to democrat before the deadline and were mysteriously switched back and therefore COULDN"T vote. I personally know three people who had this happen to them.

"Instead, Sanders and his minions went around kvetching that ineligible voters would have put them over the top. They seized upon every election glitch nationwide to complain that they were being cheated." Like Arizona?
And Massachusetts?
And several states in the south?
And California?

"It's an infinite loop of bullsh*t." Pretty much like Gene Lyins's columns.

I'd like to see the look on Gene's face when "the anointed one" doesn't get anointed on November 8th and will say to himself, "What went wrong?"

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Posted by John Peterson on 06/10/2016 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Bash Bernie

I fully agree with you about Sanders and my guess is once he exhausts every possible avenue trying to convince the super delegates that he can defeat Drumpf on election day he will support Hillary - he has said that he'd do this before the Iowa caucus. The thing is many Bernie supporters (myself included) are independent and hold absolutely no devotional ties to the democratic party, and are either going to write in Bernie or vote for a third party candidate, some (Gary Johnson, Jill Stein) that have far less baggage than either Clinton or Drumpf. It's incumbent upon Hillary to make her case why Bernie supporters should vote for her.

I'm not quite sure where you got the idea that I said that Lyons is seeking a job with the Clinton administration - I did say it's odd behavior bashing Bernie when Hillary will need every vote she can get.

"Incidentally, the Dem primary contest has been over since NY and PA voted. Clinton will have earned a clear majority of pledged delegates after the NJ votes are counted next week and before the CA polls close." The pledged delegate count is 1769 for Hillary and 1501 for Bernie. Hillary has the advantage - there's no denying that. But it's flat-out wrong to call it before all remaining states and DC voters have their say. Let the process play itself out.

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Posted by John Peterson on 06/04/2016 at 11:55 PM

Re: “Bash Bernie

To Aloysius:"If you're still feeling the Bern, you're kidding yourself."

And if you think Hillary can beat Donald Drumpf without Bernie Sanders's supporters, you're kidding yourself. Apparently Gene Lyons isn't able to comprehend this. It's up to Hillary and her supporters to make the case.

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Posted by John Peterson on 06/04/2016 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Bash Bernie

Way to go, Gene!

I didn't realize that name calling was a way to enticed Bernie supporters to vote for your candidate, because you're going to need them in November.

"Personal experience of '60s-style left-wing posturing left me allergic to the word "revolution" and the kinds of humorless autodidacts who bandy it about." Sounds like you're for Johnson and the Viet Nam war and against the protesters including those who served honorably.

"Meanwhile, it's become common to see Clinton described as "evil," a "war-monger" and worse on social media" Actually her actions as secretary of state specifically her role with the coup that ousted the democratically elected president of Honduras and the Libya intervention that led to the death of Qaddafi and the instability it lead to are reason enough to call her a war monger. "While the Sanders campaign whines that it was cheated." 125,000 voter registrations "missing" in the borough of Brooklyn alone and the Arizona primary fiasco shows that action was warranted.

"The "revolutionary" turnout Bernie kept predicting never materialized." What DID materialize - voter suppression in Arizona and New York, Bill Clinton being sued for election fraud in Massachusetts, voters who saw their party affiliations mysteriously switched, etc. etc. - was completely ignored by the corporate media which of course Gene Lyons belongs to... What say you. Mr Lyons?

"The revolution remains imaginary." I wonder if Gene will be eating those words when the democratic and republican conventions happens in July.

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Posted by John Peterson on 06/03/2016 at 9:14 PM


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