Voting on Daily Kos polls is harming the Sanders campaign, please consider a boycott!

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Every month we have some very well meaning supporters who post the monthly daily kos straw poll to get supporters to vote for Bernie in that poll, and every month Markos, the founder of the site shits all over Bernie no matter what the result of the poll, if Bernie is leading, it is because all the "Bernie Bros" flooded the site and the poll is meaningless, if anyone else wins, then the "Bernie is irrelevant" commentary is breathlessly celebrated by those centrist boomers.

At this point in time, voting on Daily Kos is detrimental to the cause of getting Sanders elected.

By driving traffic and voting on that poll, you are essentially giving credibility to Dailykos, an establishment blog masquerading as a progressive site. It allows them to continually carry on the charade that their site is a "progressive" site and allows their founder to go on TV and try to speak for all progressives.

All Bernie supporters should boycott voting for Bernie on their site, in the next poll, if Bernie is at 0% on their poll, then basically the credibility of their site claiming to represent progressives is basically in the toilet.

Bernie himself boycotted Netroots Nation, the annual dailykos conference, let's band together as supporters and do the same.

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“Why Bernie Sanders’ plan to recruit 1 million volunteers is a winning movement strategy” and Corporate Democrats are already at a disadvantage

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Back in February (2019), Senator Sanders had 400,000 volunteers (see #1) and the movement raised $ 18 million in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (see #2). But it seems to me that in addition to the large movement and associated fund raising, each dollar donated to the Sanders campaign ends up being more useful than to a Corporate Democrat. If you start with the assumption that Corporate Democratic politicians and their minions are in the game for money and power, then it seems reasonable to think that they might have some folks charging more for their services and pocketing the difference, or getting contracted to do work that isn't the highest priority. So until I hear that there is strong enforcement of ethics requirements, and audits, I won't get too concerned if the Sanders' grassroots donations don't quite match those few that go from billionaires to his Corporate Democrat competitors … 1) "His residual 2016 infrastructure alone establishes him as a front-runner. He’s got an all volunteer meme-factory 400,000 strong, no less than three distinct organizations supporting his candidacy, and a grassroots donor base of over 200,000 so eager for another round of Sanders’ that they raised him $ 6 million dollars in the first 24 hours of his campaign."2) "Bernie Sanders raises $ 18 million in second quarter, campaign says"

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Graphic Designer here, if anyone needs help with some Bernie related designs I’d love to help!

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I just graduated from uni with a degree in design and I'd love to help with Bernie's campaign! I filled out the volunteer form, but in the meantime if anyone here needs posters, social media graphics, stickers, whatever, I'd be happy to help out! Just comment or DM me and we can get to work!

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The difference between polling the general public and those who will actually participate in the primary

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We shouldn't allow ourselves to get discouraged by polling one bit. Polling already has some issues, but what's more is that they poll the general public, usually people that identify as democrats. These people have average interest in politics. But, the people that actually turn out to vote in the primaries are those people that are very interested in politics.

In 2016, there were an estimated 61 million registered democrats in the USA. Only 30 million turned out to participate in the primaries, whereas almost 66 million people voted for Clinton. My point is that there is a difference in voting groups, and I think that it is a fair assumption that Biden has a larger following among voters with a passing interest in politics, and will have the largest loss in voting strength come primary time.

Bernie was consistently 10 to 30 points behind Clinton in the polls in 2016, and yet Bernie got 43% of votes. Hell at this time in the campaign cycle in 2016, Bernie was trailing Clinton by 40 to 60 points. 12 points back is a lot better than that.

We have 1,000,000 volunteers and more donors than any candidate in history. We need to remember that it's the active few that are going to determine this race, not the docile many.

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Cancelling NPR subscription and donating it to Bernie!

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Today was the final straw. This morning they were speaking very positively about Steve Bullock and his emphasis on removing dark money out of politics. Definitely a fringe candidate as far as I know but touched on a very important issue.

Just now on my drive home from work, they basically laughed at Bernie and his continuation to push for Medicare for all, more or less calling him a broken record. They further pushed the narrative that all Bernie has been doing of late is criticizing Biden, and that his campaign has done nothing to stand out from the rest of the crowd. Also talking about how Harris and Warren have been gaining on him in the polls.

They basically sounded like Fox News lite and I am done supporting them. That monthly donation is now going to my boy Bernie, who has been working hard to support everyday Americans his entire life!

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Will Bernie please call out Biden by name already?

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Just finished watching the M4A speech. Will Bernie please call out Biden by name already? Christ, during the entire 45 minutes or so speech I didn't hear Biden's name being uttered once.

Calling out republicans and companies matters shit, this election, the primary that is, is not against them. He needs to show how truly corrupt and weak the democratic opponents are on this issue. As long as it's faceless "companies" or a general statement about "other candidates" that take money from these companies, people have no clear target, and no candidate has to answer for or be confronted by anything.

Why does he keep playing it so passive on his current opponents? He refutes the lies being spread about M4A without directly saying "Joe Biden LIES and claims that…", instead just saying "our opponents are talking about…", "lies that have been spread…". Spread by whom? Who are the opponents? With all due respect, the people who eventually make the decisions are the ones in government, they are the ones taking bribes from the health insurance companies and defend them. You can't rally people against health insurance companies because everyday people have no power over these companies' decisions. You can and should however, rally people against specific elected officials who support these companies, especially ones running to be presidents.Without targeting the relevant people and exposing the frauds in the democratic party for what they are no one will pay attention. His tactic of never going on the direct offensive doesn't do him any favors, especially since it reinforces Biden's and other candidates confidence that Bernie won't go after them if they outright spread lies and smears about his campaign. I love Bernie, but if he keeps playing the game like that on extreme-cautiousness he won't gain much of any new supporters.

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