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More Responses on the Idea of Bernie as Vice President, My Recent OpEdNews Article

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It is vital in a Democracy to let the people speak, as this compilation of responses does here now. This concept of participatory democracy goes back to the earliest days of Athens and Pericles, and even before. In this article about Bernie as VP, I have posited an idea I feel very strongly about, and am here presenting the reactions thereunto. Vice President is a powerful position in that the powers include President of the Senate, and Bernie might find that attractive given his vast legislative agenda and the chance to get passed long overdue and desperately needed reforms in America.

Of course, this all depends on what happens at the Convention, but I want the idea to be out there to some extent, so that the Democratic National Committee cannot continue to blindside our voting base, with no impunity, as if they were ushers to the millions of lemmings they are leading to jump off the cliff, or as if they were the swindlers in the Emperor's New Clothes.

This has been the case thus far, and the complicity of the "lamestream" media has worsened matters, most egregiously in the New York based media, which has been almost totally oblivious to the hijacking and causes and of those responsible for the voter purgings in that state, as have the key law enforcement officials in that 21st Century Tammany Hall that New York has devolved into.

Let's get real here, folks! Bernie might have won the whole thing if the so-called "victory" in NY had not been thrown into his path. When the historians take apart this election, they will see how true this was, and, further, that this was the dirtiest election in American History in many decades, full of enough dirty tricks to fill several volumes.

f there are no attributions to Facebook groups as the source of the comment, then the comment came from one of the 6700 signers of the petition to New York's Attorney General for a redo of the NY Primary. I originally wanted to publish ALL of the comments but that wasn't possible, so here they are.

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Kristan Hill-Love in California Grassroots Organizing: We can only hope. Hoping. I wouldn't find it selling out. I would find this Sanders at his best constantly chastising Clinton to stay straight and not becoming more corporatist and sadly corrupt as VP Bernie would constantly be kicking Hillary in the a-- to improve.

Dan Hutchinson in Bernie Sanders: Advice and Strategies to Win! LBJ said the VP job was where some politicians go to die.

Dianne Douthat: As there is a very limited job description for the VP (other than presiding over/breaking Senate ties), it's very possible that Clinton's VP could be irrelevant after the campaign ends. I'd hate to see Sanders hog-tied by the restraints of his office. In the Senate, on the other hand, Bernie( and hopefully Warren-- same reasoning about VP makes me want her in the Senate)can work together from the Leg. branch to keep HRC and the DNC accountable for their platform by what they do/say, and by activating us, their Progressive Army. (As VP, if the Boss told Bernie to shut up-- what choice/power would he have, as part of the Executive branch??)

Lydia Melendez: I can't see Bernie even excepting VP. I think the Movement has moved on to a third party, the Convention will tell the fate, but we are ready to move on, out of the Dem Party completely..

Andy Ball: She won't pick him and VP and he won't do it. I find it incredulous that Bernie is so naive that he's not aware of how much she is despised by the electorate.

Katherine Treffi: As much as I can like that this is an alternative, I like it. I hate that Hillary would be president. She scares me. I think her lack of control and sociopathic tendencies could lead us right into a world war with Russia and China. I would like to see Bernie in a position of as much power as possible. And if by some miracle they go into investigating the Clinton Foundation the whole house of cards would fall and Bernie would be President. I would, unfortunately, vote that ticket. I don't know if Bernie wants the job, however. I would be just desserts that he become President of the Senate.

Colleen Caddell commenting in Uncensored Progressives:

Anger and outrage at the DNC is palpable, and thousands have made their minds up that, under NO circumstances, will they vote for Hillary if she wins the Democratic nomination. I am still and will remain steadfastly behind Bernie, and will wait till the very end results of the convention, before heeding his far-reaching vision for America. Which is to rally behind the Democratic Party, NO MATTER who's the nominee, in order to keep Trump from becoming President. THAT! Is our worse-case scenario...

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