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chknltl

(10,558 posts)
38. Nor should you.
Sat Jul 9, 2016, 07:44 PM
Jul 2016

You brought up agreeing with a Sanders supporter. I pointed out my feelings about economic equality based on my honest feelings-feelings I have had long before coming to DU-feelings that Senator Sanders has spoken to long before he threw his hat in the ring. As you might recall most of Senator Sanders's campaign was based on economic inequality.

I watched all of each of the debates. I do not recall Senator Clinton's discussions being as strong around economic equality as was Senator Sanders's. I've further reasons for skepticism that a President Clinton will do as well as a President Sanders when it comes specifically to economic changes that narrow inequalities but the primaries are over, Senator Clinton is the nominee. DU is no longer the place for such debate anyway.

I do find it interesting though, now that you've made the bruha over this, just how many other fellow DUer's made a case for economic equality in this thread prior to mine. Was it not that important regardless of whom one supported?

My feelings about equality are not about to change, nor will my perspective on how economic royalists see the rest of us. My sense of how our government has drifted to oligarchy since President Carter's time is not likely to change either. Perhaps if you find me that offensive you might just want to bid me a nice day and hit the ignore button.

Curious about your thoughts [View all] RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 OP
It's not a comparative thing. MineralMan Jul 2016 #1
Agree, trying to make it a competition is silly. Rex Jul 2016 #2
silly is a dumb word. RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #8
Your poll makes it into a competition. Rex Jul 2016 #9
interesting RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #15
Well now you know. Rex Jul 2016 #16
My thoughts as well. Boomerproud Jul 2016 #10
thank you for the thoughtful response. n/t RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #17
Silly poll. Both of them are prevalent. What is the point of this? Squinch Jul 2016 #3
just asking a question RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #12
Who got the vote first? Who got the Presidency first. Privilege of white as we walk in the world. Nt seabeyond Jul 2016 #13
"Which will influence the current election cycle more" is an entirely different question from Squinch Jul 2016 #23
Dear God RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #24
Other. LWolf Jul 2016 #4
Racism is overt, sexism not as much, but prevelant. A dead black man is pretty profound. seabeyond Jul 2016 #5
We have a man running for President edhopper Jul 2016 #6
yes we do RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #18
Other: Zero-sum thinking. nt Tommy_Carcetti Jul 2016 #7
Both are at about the same levels. eom MohRokTah Jul 2016 #11
both. it's not a competition. La Lioness Priyanka Jul 2016 #14
At least (most) people today see that racism is a problem. athena Jul 2016 #19
Excellent post. Nt seabeyond Jul 2016 #20
this was seriously not to prove a "winner" RazBerryBeret Jul 2016 #21
And yet it is structured so that the responder must pick a "winner." Perhaps the problem is Squinch Jul 2016 #25
OK, I understand, but I still think it's too hard to choose one over the other. athena Jul 2016 #27
Excellent post. I would add two words to one of your sentences: chknltl Jul 2016 #31
I was trying to say in that sentence athena Jul 2016 #32
Half the planet might agree with you chknltl Jul 2016 #35
+1000 smirkymonkey Jul 2016 #36
Thhe reason for them-why? SheriffBob Jul 2016 #22
I believe that if you are one you are likely to not believe in other forms of equality.. chknltl Jul 2016 #26
I agree with that. Birds of a feather. Rex Jul 2016 #28
It's great to finally be able to agree with a Bernie supporter on something! athena Jul 2016 #29
We agree here so far but maybe not further. chknltl Jul 2016 #34
You shouldn't assume to know what others believe athena Jul 2016 #37
Nor should you. chknltl Jul 2016 #38
I personally believe Clintons position is more strong. She addressed the unlevel playing field those seabeyond Jul 2016 #39
You are someone I'd rather not be in disagreement with. chknltl Jul 2016 #40
Clearly, it doesn't pay to compliment a Bernie supporter. athena Jul 2016 #41
No compliments were paid, only agreements and disagreements chknltl Jul 2016 #43
Doesn't matter. Act_of_Reparation Jul 2016 #30
Other: Racism is deep, sexism is wide... uponit7771 Jul 2016 #33
Neither. The entire system is built on both. Brickbat Jul 2016 #42
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