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    Quote Originally Posted by Sofnr View Post
    He just wants other millionaires and billionaires to do the same.
    You'd think he'd mention both of those then, wouldn't ya?

    Good selective reading, though.


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    Posts a MSNBC article to support his case

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlakeyFool View Post
    Posts a MSNBC article to support his case
    Got me again!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sofnr View Post
    “Millionaires and billionaires are pouring unbelievable sums of money into the political process in order to fund super PACs and to elect candidates who represent their interests, not the interests of working people,” he said in an October 2015 debate, according to The New York Times.

    Tell me where in this quote he claims millionaires are a problem. He says rich people funding our politicians to represent their interests over the working class is a problem. He's right. I've still got no idea how so many people are ok with our government being bought and sold so easily. Has Bernie Sanders been funding super PACs with the money he got from his books? You'd have to show me proof. He became a millionaire because he wrote a few books and his message resonates. His message hasn't changed and he's still willing to pay his fair share. He just wants other millionaires and billionaires to do the same. Seems like he's leading by example if anything.

    You can have one million dollars, ten million dollars, a hundred million dollars, 900 million dollars and 999 million dollars and technically be a millionaire. You and I and even turnaround know who the hell he's talking about
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    Quote Originally Posted by turnaround3 View Post

    And the "millionaires aren't *akshually* rich, if you really think about it guys" routine might play with some sects of the Sanders crowd, but that is the only place wherein that's the case. The working class that Bernie claims to champion, does not share in this sentiment. Millionaires aren't really rich anymore is not an angle that plays.
    Not to get involved in the political aspect of it, but that comment on it's own is 100% true

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    Five thirty eight has Texas as a toss up. I think that would be a killler to Sanders if he can’t be successful and take that state with relative authority.

    Also gonna need Bloomberg to not flounder in places like Virginia to keep that close.


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    Not sure which of the two debates we got going are worse
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    Quote Originally Posted by turnaround3 View Post
    Except for the bit where for years he publicly condemned millionaires and billionaires and now it's just billionaires, since the exact moment he became a millionaire himself. Except for that bit.

    Your argument is that millionaires aren't actually wealthy anymore, or actually representative of wealth, or they're still bad but they're not as bad as billionaires, or something. My argument is that's all nonsense.
    Close, but what you actually mean is your argument is all nonsense.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManRam View Post
    You can have one million dollars, ten million dollars, a hundred million dollars, 900 million dollars and 999 million dollars and technically be a millionaire. You and I and even turnaround know who the hell he's talking about
    ManRam sums it up perfectly. You are being incredibly disingenuous. This would be like me claiming that Trump means the local city councilman for a small town in Kansas when he talks about dangerous government officials. We know who he's talking about. Similarly, we know who Bernie is talking about and it's not a family who managed to save $1 million for retirement...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeW-Star View Post
    Five thirty eight has Texas as a toss up. I think that would be a killler to Sanders if he can’t be successful and take that state with relative authority.

    Also gonna need Bloomberg to not flounder in places like Virginia to keep that close.


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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    Similarly, we know who Bernie is talking about and it's not a family who managed to save $1 million for retirement...
    Talking about when he says what?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DeW-Star View Post
    Five thirty eight has Texas as a toss up. I think that would be a killler to Sanders if he can’t be successful and take that state with relative authority.

    Also gonna need Bloomberg to not flounder in places like Virginia to keep that close.
    538's model has taken a drastic turn over the past few days and certainly is painting a dire picture for Sanders all of a sudden. It's always been an overly volatile model and that fact alone means something. At the same time it's not like they're guessing and it is responding to actual data. Part of me just wants to say that everything we thought we knew no longer matters now and thus I should log off and just wait...the other part of me realizes these last second polls probably mean something, as is usually the case.

    Either way, my expectations have plummeted.


    But the irony of Michael Bloomberg essentially being the one thing out of Bernie's control that might end up helping Sanders take home the most delegates today is truly amazing. So much for a centrist savior! I'll definitely bask in some schadenfreude there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turnaround3 View Post
    Talking about when he says what?
    Wealth Inequality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    ManRam sums it up perfectly. You are being incredibly disingenuous. This would be like me claiming that Trump means the local city councilman for a small town in Kansas when he talks about dangerous government officials. We know who he's talking about. Similarly, we know who Bernie is talking about and it's not a family who managed to save $1 million for retirement...
    I think some of this disingenuousness might also be in part due to the S-word and what many people think Bernie Sanders's brand of Democratic Socialism is, but very obviously isn't. I think many genuinely believe that his platform is one where no one should be worth $2M and that low-end millionaires can't or shouldn't exist in his utopian society? People think "socialism" and their brains just start to short circuit! Maybe I'm wrong, but it would at least help me understand what the heck it is they think they're achieving with this silly semantic argument.

    Luckily for everyone I gotta hop off but I'll just say it again: I think Sanders would argue that what he has could and should be much more readily attainable to a much larger group of people under his presidency if we take all that wealth bottled up among the tiny few and get it spread out again. Pretty simple concept. There should be way more 78 year-olds with $1M in savings It would be really great if the elderly didn't have to worry about finances and the immense cost of all the healthcare that awaits them.
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    HELLO

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    Quote Originally Posted by KobeOwnSU View Post
    I don’t think the endorsements and drop outs will hurt much today because a lot of early voting was already done. What is going to hurt today is Warren staying in the race.

    Honestly, the only way anyone has a chance to win outright by delegates (1991), is if they win California and Texas today. The only one that even has a shot at that is Bernie so pretty much if Bernie doesn’t win big in California and win in Texas, this is going to a contested convention.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ManRam View Post
    There should be way more 78 year-olds with $1M in savings
    Agree to disagree, I suppose.


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