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Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:03 PM

 

The down ticket & here come the Bernie progressives!

One of the things we hear a lot from Hillary supporters is how Bernie will hurt the down ticket.
Well, here they come! Welcome to "Bernie Progressives" who are challenging incumbent corporate Dems!

Here are 4 which come to mind & there are a lot more where this came from.

Preston Picus https://twitter.com/Picus4Congress

Tim Canova https://twitter.com/Tim_Canova

Gary Kroeger https://twitter.com/KroegerIA01

Thomas L. Fiegen https://twitter.com/tlfiegen

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Reply The down ticket & here come the Bernie progressives! (Original post)
pinebox Jan 2016 OP
Kip Humphrey Jan 2016 #1
Arazi Jan 2016 #4
Qutzupalotl Jan 2016 #2
Faux pas Jan 2016 #3
wavesofeuphoria Jan 2016 #5
wavesofeuphoria Jan 2016 #6
wavesofeuphoria Jan 2016 #7
wavesofeuphoria Jan 2016 #8
wavesofeuphoria Jan 2016 #9
wavesofeuphoria Jan 2016 #10
Fawke Em Jan 2016 #11
wavesofeuphoria Jan 2016 #12
wavesofeuphoria Jan 2016 #13
firebrand80 Jan 2016 #14
pinebox Jan 2016 #15
firebrand80 Jan 2016 #16
pinebox Jan 2016 #18
thesquanderer Jan 2016 #21
TIME TO PANIC Jan 2016 #28
Metric System Jan 2016 #17
pinebox Jan 2016 #19
oasis Jan 2016 #25
TIME TO PANIC Jan 2016 #30
Zorra Jan 2016 #20
pinebox Jan 2016 #23
MisterP Jan 2016 #22
pinebox Jan 2016 #24
TIME TO PANIC Jan 2016 #32
Uncle Joe Jan 2016 #26
pinebox Jan 2016 #27
Chathamization Jan 2016 #29
TIME TO PANIC Jan 2016 #31

Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:13 PM

1. I love the portrait & the start of something wonderful! We need a Bernie Progressives website NOW!!

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Response to Kip Humphrey (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:39 PM

4. Jackpineradicals.org is a terrific Bernie Sanders progressive board! nt

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:18 PM

2. And many more to come if he wins in November.

Let's make his policies the new normal!

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:37 PM

3. He's already my pick,

the kittens will make all the difference to others!

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:58 PM

5. Alex Singer - Nev 3rd cong district

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:59 PM

6. John Fetterman - PA US Senate

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:00 PM

7. Terence Strait - Maryland dist 4

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Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:01 PM

8. Kerith Strano Taylor - PA 5th cong dist

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:03 PM

9. Jessie T. Smith - AL #03

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:06 PM

10. Pramilla Jayapal - WA, state sen running for congressional seat

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:07 PM

11. The kitten pics are cute, but I picture Bernie more as a dog fan.





We KNOW they like him so much they want to be like him!



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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:07 PM

12. Shawn O'Connor - NH 1

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:08 PM

13. Zephyr Teachout - NY 19

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:10 PM

14. Dems fighting each other

Is not what we need

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Response to firebrand80 (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:25 PM

15. Actually

 

how about we just put a crown on one person? By your statement here we should have no contenders in any race and just 1 person straight across. No thank you, having choices is good and it's DEMOCRATIC.

Sorry, it's time and it's time to correct the right turn the party has taken.

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Response to pinebox (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:28 PM

16. We need a congressional majority

Before we can even bring our ideas to the floor. To do that, we need to beat republicans.

Primary challenges to incumbent Dems at best moves a minority seat slightly left

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Response to firebrand80 (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 04:31 PM

18. Not when

 

many Dems act like Republicans. See the 89 who gutted SNAP including DWS
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/1/29/1273428/-These-89-Democrats-Voted-to-Cut-8-7-Billion-from-Food-Stamps

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Response to firebrand80 (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 06:46 PM

21. They *should* fight in primaries.

It costs them nothing in the general. But it's the only way to have an impact if there are DINO or other dems whose positions you do not share.

If I vote for Sanders in a primary, I will vote for a congressional Dem--incumbent or not--who says he generally supports Sanders' positions.

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Response to firebrand80 (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 10:20 PM

28. It's called democracy.

This is exactly what we need!

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 03:32 PM

17. Great, so the Democratic party now has it's version of the Tea Party, and the country becomes even

more polarized.

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Response to Metric System (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 04:32 PM

19. Yes I mean

 

fighting for the people instead of corps is awful.

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Response to Metric System (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 10:10 PM

25. Are any of these, bona fide Democrats?

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Response to Metric System (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 10:29 PM

30. Nice try, but most people can tell the difference between a progressive and a tea-bagger.

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 04:34 PM

20. K&R! Thank you for this OP.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 10:07 PM

23. You're welcome!

 

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 10:02 PM

22. aw, they really do think primaries are treasonous

Pushing Independent candidates against Democratic candidates (Such as Picus against Pelosi) is 100% against the DU TOS: Winning elections is important therefore, advocating in favor of Republican nominees or in favor of third-party spoiler candidates that could split the vote and throw an election to our conservative opponents is never permitted on Democratic Underground.

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Response to MisterP (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 10:07 PM

24. lol /shrug

 

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Response to pinebox (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 10:40 PM

32. How dare you want the party pulled back to the left.

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 10:16 PM

26. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, pinebox.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #26)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 10:17 PM

27. welcome!

 

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 10:24 PM

29. Thanks! Democracy for America and the Working Families Party are two good organizations that have

been working hard to get progressive candidates as well. Hope all progressives sign up with them. If you're Reddit inclined (and there are some good subreddits around), Grass Roots Select is a good subreddit to check out (and if you're Sanders inclined you probably want to check out Reddit's r/politics and r/SandersForPresident).

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Response to pinebox (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 10:30 PM

31. K & R !

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