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Bernie Sanders agreed (voted) with Hillary 93% of the time.

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posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 10:23 AM
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Thats the case according to this NY Times article.


Hillary Rodham Clinton is a liberal Democrat on domestic matters, and Bernie Sanders is a socialist.

They voted the same way 93 percent of the time in the two years they shared in the Senate. In fact, from January 2007 to January 2009, Mrs. Clinton, representing New York, voted with Mr. Sanders about as often as she did with the like-minded Democrats Ron Wyden of Oregon and Barbara Mikulski of Maryland.

As Ive said before, Sanders is, in essence, a Democrat whos also a (self-described) socialist.

Is he a better choice than Hillary? Probably, but lets be honest, thats not saying much.

Theres a thread on ATS about how he "called out" the banks' CEOs, a publicity stunt aimed at the masses. If he's really against corporate welfare, work to stop the government policies which allow it.

Instead, he recently demanded that the "Fed" bail out an entire country...

When he actually had the chance to reform the "Fed", he sold out.



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posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

Bernie Sanders agreed (voted) with Hillary 93% of the time.

Proving again.....they're all cut from the same cloth.


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posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 10:36 AM
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Perhaps that's why they call it a Caucus.

(You might be shocked to find that Republicans do the same thing.)



posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 10:37 AM
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Well there goes the "choice" right out the window!

Unless maybe their "differences" have a greater impact on the majority of the population in different ways?




posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 10:42 AM
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Except for the patriot act, the Iraq war...just to name a couple.



posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 10:42 AM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Well there goes the "choice" right out the window!

Unless maybe their "differences" have a greater impact on the majority of the population in different ways?



Far more differences than similarities between them as compared to the bloviating, hypocritical, war-mongering theocrats that are the other "choice."



posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 10:43 AM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
Perhaps that's why they call it a Caucus.

(You might be shocked to find that Republicans do the same thing.)


Not when the official names have "I" next to Sanders...the only "I" in for many years.



posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 10:44 AM
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originally posted by: Granite

originally posted by: Gryphon66
Perhaps that's why they call it a Caucus.

(You might be shocked to find that Republicans do the same thing.)


Not when the official names have "I" next to Sanders...the only "I" in for many years.


The fact that Sanders is an Independent changes the meaning of the word "caucus" or that Republicans also have a "caucus" and vote in a bloc?

How so?



posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 10:47 AM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
Perhaps that's why they call it a Caucus.

(You might be shocked to find that Republicans do the same thing.)


Of course they do. All of them do. But if your going to come out swinging as the different politician your record to date better match the rhetoric or you will get called out. Sanders won't get a pass in this as no politician ever does.

Best option is to come out and say during my time in congress I had three options, yes, no, or not vote. Based on those options I did what I thought was best for the people I was representing even if what was presented did not match my views. I worked with what was given. Seeing that I am now pursuing a different role I will share my views and hope they resonate with enough people to not only get me elected but also get enough people into congress to make these changes happen. I will not address this again as I am working at a disadvantage and need to spend my time connecting with voters........check mate, move on.


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posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

He disagrees with her on the important issues, IMO. Bernie is NOT Hillary, regardless how people try to characterize him.

From your source:



The 31 times that Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Sanders disagreed happened to be on some the biggest issues of the day, including measures on continuing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, an immigration reform bill and bank bailouts during the depths of the Great Recession. Mr. Sanders, who formally kicked off his campaign Tuesday evening in Burlington, Vt., was opposed to all these actions.


Bern, Baby, Bern!
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posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Changes to Bernie=Hillary=all other Dems.


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posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 10:50 AM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

Why not continue quoting the article??? When you keep reading the narrative changes a bit from what you seem to be implying.




In many of the cases in which she differed with Mr. Sanders, who represents Vermont and is also running for the Democratic presidential nomination, Mrs. Clinton went with the crowd. She voted with an overwhelming majority of her colleagues, including Republicans. Her positions on the votes that differed from Mr. Sanders represented policy differences, but they may have also reflected political calculations by Mrs. Clinton, who was preparing for a presidential run in 2008. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage

The 31 times that Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Sanders disagreed happened to be on some the biggest issues of the day, including measures on continuing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, an immigration reform bill and bank bailouts during the depths of the Great Recession. Mr. Sanders, who formally kicked off his campaign Tuesday evening in Burlington, Vt., was opposed to all these actions.


Not cut from the same cloth after all apparently. It seems Clinton and Republicans are more closely aligned.
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posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 11:02 AM
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originally posted by: Reallyfolks
But if your going to come out swinging as the different politician your record to date better match the rhetoric or you will get called out. Sanders won't get a pass in this as no politician ever does.


Or you guys could just read the actual article next time and see for yourselves that he is the different politician. It's pretty easy to know the truth if you just look for it.



posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: Reallyfolks

Perhaps then, OP should have presented actual positions of Bernie Sanders, were they actually trying to compare him with Mrs. Clinton.

Of course, they weren't. Thus my point.

Mr. Sanders is a night-and-day difference from Mrs. Clinton, in multiple ways.



posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: Granite
a reply to: Gryphon66

Changes to Bernie=Hillary=all other Dems.


That's absolutely inscrutable. What are you saying?

All Democrats are alike?

Well, relatively speaking, all humans are "alike" ... all material things are "alike" ... that really doesn't say much.

Here ... let's have a simple rejoinder:

All Republicans are also alike. There.



posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66
Really? What wars have the Dems saved us from? Hypocritical? Guffaw....



posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: Granite

originally posted by: Gryphon66
Perhaps that's why they call it a Caucus.

(You might be shocked to find that Republicans do the same thing.)


Not when the official names have "I" next to Sanders...the only "I" in for many years.


I am sure anyone who is selected will have a ..!.. next to their name.



posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

There's no point in micro-dissecting the positions of the Democrat candidates. The OP makes the salient point.

Push comes to shove, Hillary, Sanders and Biden have been in virtual lock-step with Obama and his policies.

That fact will be pointed out no matter who buys...er wins the nomination.....



posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: Daedal
Except for the patriot act, the Iraq war...just to name a couple.



Yep, important ones too.



posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 11:19 AM
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originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: Gryphon66

There's no point in micro-dissecting the positions of the Democrat candidates. The OP makes the salient point.

Push comes to shove, Hillary, Sanders and Biden have been in virtual lock-step with Obama and his policies.

That fact will be pointed out no matter who buys...er wins the nomination.....



Well, if you feel that way, don't discuss the differences.

OP didn't make any point, salient or otherwise, aside from the gross generalization that is common on the American Right.

Buy the nomination, oh, what incisive political analysis! LOL.




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