Itís clear: the world wants Bernie Sanders


mentalfloss
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Itís clear: the world wants Bernie Sanders

As an American living abroad, I rarely think of myself as belonging to any sort of expat bloc, even though, taken together, we would constitute the 12th most populous state: there are 8.7 million US citizens living outside the country. I did, however, vote in the Democratic primary as part of this constituency.

Democrats Abroad will send 13 delegates (as well as eight superdelegates) to the Democratic convention, which is more than Wyoming. The results came in a few days ago, and Bernie Sanders is the winner.

Are Americans who go abroad more liberal, or do they become more liberal as a result?
He is, in fact, the overwhelming winner: 69% of the vote, to Clintonís 31%, with just under 35,000 votes cast internationally. In the UK, which had the most overseas voters of any country, he gained 62%. Of seven expat Democrats in Afghanistan, five voted for Sanders and two for Clinton. She came top only in the Dominican Republic, Singapore and Nigeria.

Itís even harder to know what to make of the 75 Americans living abroad who went to the trouble of registering as a Democrat in order to vote ďDonít KnowĒ; five were in the UK. It was raining on the day I went. And cold. If you hadnít made up your mind, why would you bother?

If itís an interesting, and potentially revealing, win for Bernie, itís not a terribly significant one. He picked up all of nine delegates. Hillary got four.

It’s clear: the world wants Bernie Sanders | Tim Dowling | Opinion | The Guardian (external - login to view)
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
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Probably a good choice! Perhaps a little more stable than Trump!
 
EagleSmack
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The Democrat Primaries are fixed via Super Delegates so people like Obama and Bernie will never get in again.
 
Sons of Liberty
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Good for us the world doesn't vote in the US
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

The Democrat Primaries are fixed via Super Delegates so people like Obama and Bernie will never get in again.

They're still proportional, which is a hell of a lot better than the Republican side.
 
Nick Danger
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Could it be that a wider world view shows people that Mr. Sanders is not quite the socialist that continental Americans see him as? Left leaning to be sure, but certainly closer to center than the extremist his political opponents paint him as. Elections are carried by voters, and sadly so, most voters do not fall under the heading of informed voters. The mere tag of "Socialist" is enough to turn voters away, and I'd hazard a guess that most of them don't even know what a socialist is, and those that have some idea still can't see that Mr. Sanders comes nowhere near the dictionary definition of a socialist. He would represent a step to the left for government, but only in comparison to one that is already leaning to the far right.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Itís clear: the world wants Bernie Sanders

But only because they confuse him with Colonel Sanders.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote:

It’s clear: the world wants Bernie Sanders

It's funny watching Flossie post American jingoistic crap. How the hell does 8.7 million American ex-pats equal "the world"?
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

But only because they confuse him with Colonel Sanders.

I always get colonel sanders confused with colonel parker. Probably because elvis loved fried chicken
 
Sons of Liberty
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Quote: Originally Posted by JinentonixView Post

It's funny watching Flossie post American jingoistic crap. How the hell does 8.7 million American ex-pats equal "the world"?

Why don't you ask the Guardian that question you idiot.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sons of LibertyView Post

Why don't you ask the Guardian that question you idiot.

I don't need to. It's just typical of Flossie. You see, Flossie tends to read the headline and maybe the first two sentences of an article before he decides if it's worth posting. And of course instead of pointing out the obvious glaring error in the title, he just happily ran with it because he agrees with the sentiment. There's NO objectivity with that one.
And YOU sir are the idiot. Look at the f*cking author of the piece. Surprise , surprise, it's an ex-pat American who wrote it.

Yeah, and I'M the idiot.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by JinentonixView Post

I don't need to. It's just typical of Flossie. You see, Flossie tends to read the headline and maybe the first two sentences of an article before he decides if it's worth posting. And of course instead of pointing out the obvious glaring error in the title, he just happily ran with it because he agrees with the sentiment. There's NO objectivity with that one. And YOU sir are the idiot. Look at the f*cking author of the piece. Surprise , surprise, it's an ex-pat American who wrote it.


So, f*ck you!

When addressing an American, the preferred form is "Go f*ck yourself," as Vice President Richard Cheney said to Senator Patrick Leahy on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

When addressing an American, the preferred form is "Go f*ck yourself," as Vice President Richard Cheney said to Senator Patrick Leahy on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

I thought Dick Cheney's preferred method was to shotgun blast the person.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by JinentonixView Post

I thought Dick Cheney's preferred method was to shotgun blast the person.

That's the local variation in Texas.
 
Sons of Liberty
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Quote: Originally Posted by JinentonixView Post

And YOU sir are the idiot. Look at the f*cking author of the piece. Surprise , surprise, it's an ex-pat American who wrote it.

Yeah, and I'M the idiot.

Actually you're more of an imbecil than an idiot, Tim Dowling has lived more years in the UK than he has in the US. But as usual people with heavy bias (AKA imbecils) stop where their mind takes them.
 
Ludlow
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I don't know much but from what I'm reading in the news Hillary is kicking some azz in regard to Sanders. I think this article is wishful thinking. Trump looks impressive so far but I live in a conservative part of the country and that's what I see here. That's not really representative of the whole country. I'm thinking we may very well have our first Lady president come January.
 
MHz
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Clearly Trump is out manoeuvring them at every step and they do not want any changes made to the way things are currently done..
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

Clearly Trump is out manoeuvring them at every step and they do not want any changes made to the way things are currently done..

Agreed . Trump is making some noise.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

That's not really representative of the whole country. I'm thinking we may very well have our first Lady president come January.

No better way to show how corrupt the system is, prosecute her hubby over a blow-job but her selling state secrets is just fine and dandy. About as fukked as it can get, no wonder you lover her so much you little LowLife.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

No better way to show how corrupt the system is, prosecute her hubby over a blow-job but her selling state secrets is just fine and dandy. About as fukked as it can get, no wonder you lover her so much you little LowLife.

You really are an idiotic presumptuous dickhead aren't you Flanagan. I don't support anyone. But now that I know an imbecile such as yeself hates the woman, That may influence my vote.

Now, get back to your bible and fabricate some more bullshyt for the folks.
 
Sons of Liberty
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

You really are an idiotic presumptuous dickhead aren't you Flanagan. I don't support anyone. But now that I know an imbecile such as yeself hates the woman, That may influence my vote.

Now, get back to your bible and fabricate some more bullshyt for the folks.

Ludlow, the meek inherited the earth. Don't bother.
 
MHz
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In LowLife's case the earth will inherit him.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

In LowLife's case the earth will inherit him.

I'm glad I made a difference in your otherwise pathetic existence the Flanagan. Consider me just another form of therapy other than your meds and conspiracy articles.
 
MHz
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You are an example of what needs to be stepped on, . . . hard. Is it comforting to know you have a purpose in life? (as an example of what not to do unfortunately)
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

They're still proportional, which is a hell of a lot better than the Republican side.

Sanders is proportional to Clinton? Clearly you do not know much about either of the two candidates if that is what you mean.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

You are an example of what needs to be stepped on, . . . hard. Is it comforting to know you have a purpose in life? (as an example of what not to do unfortunately)

Well there's not a whole lot of purpose in wingless flys and smelly basements there Renfield. Nurse Ratchett tells me that your relationships with new boyfriends is putting some sense of hope in you yet she is concerned about your bathing habits. Wash up and get out in the world and stop sitting behind a computer typing bullshyt that you hope someone will believe and stinking up the room.
 
MHz
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Sure there is, they can relay to the ones that still have wings that there are in a danger zone and they should 'fly away'. BTW I sit in front of the computer rather than behind it.
 
coldstream
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Far more than Trump, Sanders has presented a specific platform that addresses the catastrophic failure of Global Free Market Capitalism in America and around the world. He is a Social Democrat.. not a Socialist as his opponents label him.

The problem is he is completely invested in the post structural credo of promoting feminism, homosexuality, abortion, euthenasia.. radical idividualism, moral relativism, gnostic eroticism.. that is fundamentally anti-family, anti-faith, anti-national. That alone will sabotage his economic agenda (as it will with our own nitwit PM Justin).

The Republican Party has been rotted out by it adherence of Goldwater, Nixon, Reagan, Bush(x2).. equally supported by Carter, Clinton, Obama.. neoconservative (neoliberal) economic ideology.

Both party's cohesion is crumbling from the inside.. but the old Republican Party has already collapsed. In order to survive the Democrats will have to abandon their alliance to the New Age cultural forces that control it. And it's not ready to do that yet.

I'm pretty sure that the Democrats will nominate Hillary and offer the American public a clear choice between the failed programs of the past, and the potential for a change in course.
Last edited by coldstream; Mar 24th, 2016 at 02:00 PM..
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Sons of LibertyView Post

Actually you're more of an imbecil than an idiot, Tim Dowling has lived more years in the UK than he has in the US. But as usual people with heavy bias (AKA imbecils) stop where their mind takes them.

I'm the imbecile? Listen you mental midget, Dowling was born in Boston in 1963. He moved to the UK when he was 27. Do the f*cking math, pinhead. Don't worry, your computer should have a calculator to help you subtract 1963 from 2016 since you're obviously not bright enough to do the math yourself.. On top of that he's NOT a UK citizen. He does not even have duel citizenship. That means he is still a full-on US citizen. But thanks for playing, dumbass.
 
Ludlow
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Flossie you retard. Do you remember Upton Sinclaire back in the thirties? The US is free enterprise. Get that in your skull. It ain't gonna change.

Quote: Originally Posted by JinentonixView Post

I'm the imbecile? Listen you mental midget, Dowling was born in Boston in 1963. He moved to the UK when he was 27. Do the f*cking math, pinhead. Don't worry, your computer should have a calculator to help you subtract 1963 from 2016 since you're obviously not bright enough to do the math yourself.. On top of that he's NOT a UK citizen. He does not even have duel citizenship. That means he is still a full-on US citizen. But thanks for playing, dumbass.

Mental midget, pinhead and dumbazz. Three in one paragraph. That ain't bad. . LOL.
 
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