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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni View Post
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    If you care one iota about party membership and use it as an indicator of political capital, rather than using political capital as a bellwether of where the party called "democratic" should place its priorities, then you will fail to recognize the disconnect between the current makeup of Democratic politicians and the needs of their constituents and the populace at large. When that's the reality, and it is, expect and welcome provocateurs (who, like FDR, can make exceptional leaders).
    Bernie ain't no FDR and I don't give a rat's ass what name's on the party.
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    You're right. More rightly like Teddy than Franklin, but without his fascination with warfare.

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    Left: donors for each candidate
    Right: income distribution

    You can't make it up, it fits so perfectly


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    Quote Originally Posted by PyramidHead View Post
    Left: donors for each candidate
    Right: income distribution

    You can't make it up, it fits so perfectly

    Is the message here that it is people who have disposable income that can donate to political parties? Would we see the same distribution of "number of TV's owned" as "dollars contributed to a political party" maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treedbear View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Toni View Post
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    If you care one iota about party membership and use it as an indicator of political capital, rather than using political capital as a bellwether of where the party called "democratic" should place its priorities, then you will fail to recognize the disconnect between the current makeup of Democratic politicians and the needs of their constituents and the populace at large. When that's the reality, and it is, expect and welcome provocateurs (who, like FDR, can make exceptional leaders).
    Bernie ain't no FDR and I don't give a rat's ass what name's on the party.
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    You're right. More rightly like Teddy than Franklin, but without his fascination with warfare.
    Hahahahahaha.

    Bernie ain't no Teddy, either.

    Seriously, he's all bluster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Treedbear View Post

    You're right. More rightly like Teddy than Franklin, but without his fascination with warfare.
    Hahahahahaha.

    Bernie ain't no Teddy, either.

    Seriously, he's all bluster.
    Actually I'm surprized you don't like him. You sure sound alike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treedbear View Post
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    You're right. More rightly like Teddy than Franklin, but without his fascination with warfare.
    Hahahahahaha.

    Bernie ain't no Teddy, either.

    Seriously, he's all bluster.
    Actually I'm surprized you don't like him. You sure sound alike.
    I'm afraid I can't quite get his accent down and my spittle doesn't have quite the same range his does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koyaanisqatsi View Post
    Irony. Big fan.

    First of all, the NYT tweet is referencing the fact that Sanders evidently did not speak to people on the ground; ie., he didn't "press the flesh" as the saying goes:



    It's not a reference to him giving a speech, it's a reference to the fact that when he's NOT giving a speech--ie., when he's off of the soapbox--he didn't seem to engage with people around him, like other candidates do. Like other human beings do. And it was a reflection of the voters themselves:
    To be fair, meet and greets at state fairs are really taxing. Plus, they involve at least pretending to listen to the person whose vote you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni View Post
    Hahahahahaha.

    Bernie ain't no Teddy, either.
    I'd love to see Bernie rough ridin' to liberate Cuba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni View Post
    To be fair, meet and greets at state fairs are really taxing. Plus, they involve at least pretending to listen to the person whose vote you want.
    They are taxing, but at least you get pork chops to help you power through.

    Unless you are Cory Booker or Tulsi Gabbard, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Nut View Post
    Is the message here that it is people who have disposable income that can donate to political parties? Would we see the same distribution of "number of TV's owned" as "dollars contributed to a political party" maybe?
    I think the message is that the rich Manhattanites love Mayor Pete while the poors in Queens and Brooklyn go for Bernie and Warren respectively.

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