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[–] Womb_Raider 4 points 40 points (+44|-4) ago 

Damn right. You go Bern. I still think this man is worthy of the white house, even if it appears a majority of you disagree. Anyone trying to stop Obama's madness is a boon to us.

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[–] Sinful_Casshern 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm really hoping for a bernie/trump showdown.

Or as long as hilary stays as far away as fucking possible from the white house would be ok with me

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[–] Womb_Raider 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Yeah, I agree. In my mind, it's Rand > Bernie > Trump > Anything with a pulse > Clinton

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[–] MedicalMountainGoat 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Hillary needs to go to jail and stay there for the rest of her life.

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[–] Lemongarb 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Why not Trump/Sanders partnership? Obviously, they have their differences, but that could have it's advantages. They're both anti-establishment.

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[–] Aboresh 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I want the bernie/trump showdown simply for the debates.

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

A year ago, I was in enthusiastic agreement with your support of him. Since then, he has repeatedly said things that made me question my commitment to his campaign. I am not going to donate to him, but I still plan on voting for him, unless hillary gets the nomination, then it's Trump, who I also don't like. At all. But America needs a wake up call, and both Trump and Bernie seem capable of providing this.

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[–] common_sense 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Just curious, what did he say that you disagreed with?

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[–] Sir-Real 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The only person who you can agree completely with is yourself. You'll find things you dislike from any candidate in any election.

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[–] ShitArchon 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Question: can we have an anti-Big Pharma government that doesn't side with looters?

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[–] Muffins_on_Tuesdays 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I honestly think both Bernie AND Trump should be in the White House. I don't see why hey can't co-lead this Nation.

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[–] BoringMiddleAmerica 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

This is such great news for anyone who cares about the integrity of the regulatory bodies in the government designed to keep people safe from greedy pharma executives who would sell you arsenic labelled as aspirin if they thought they had plausible deniability.

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[–] Lodley 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

As a researcher at Duke University, Califf took millions in funding and “consultation fees” from pharmaceutical giants like Eli Lilly, Merck, and Novartis

If you get an education in pharmaceuticals the only places you can use that knowledge is research universities (funded, by big pharma), big pharma itself, or the FDA. If you want someone that's actually knowledgeable about the subject your not going to be able to avoid these kind of ties.

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[–] chodie 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I think people are so fed up with the cronyism in our government that they will gladly take someone who has no experience over someone who's gonna suck big pharma's dick.

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[–] Lodley 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Then you get things like the person regulating the internet doesn't know what it is "it's not a dump-truck, it's a series of tubes" (actual quote from the senator regulating the internet) who are really susceptible to lobbyists. For a long time everyone regulating telecommunications only knew about net neutrality from cable companies and were convinced it was some extra government intervention.

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[–] binky 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I'm happy to inform you that Sanders has a shit-ton of experience.

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[–] meemers 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I was actually about to ask... is there anyone with experience to head the FDA that doesn't have ties to big pharma? I'm not well-read enough on the subject to know.

On another note, I think its interesting how each senator holding back the nomination has a different reason:

Sanders joins Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in halting Califf’s nomination. Markey, who intervened late last week, said he would continue the blockade until the FDA changes its approval process for opioid painkillers, citing the agency’s decision to use OxyContin to treat children as young as 11.

And from a Washington Post article:

Earlier this month, a Senate health committee voted unanimously to advance the nomination to the full Senate. Just before that vote, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told her colleagues that she intended to hold up Califf's nomination until the FDA agrees to mandatory labeling requirements for genetically engineered salmon.

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[–] ShitArchon 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

she intended to hold up Califf's nomination until the FDA agrees to mandatory labeling requirements for genetically engineered salmon

Since she's a Republican and beholden to Alaska's fishing industry? CorpGov cuckservatives gonna CorpGov.

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[–] 4071140? 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

No, he's just scoring political points. He will do the same thing if elected.

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[–] Gracchi 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'll take someone that lacks knowledge but has people's best interests at heart.

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[–] drakesdoom 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Why do we need a pharmaceutical specialized doctor? Wouldn't any medical doctor with actual experience treating patients be viable? There would be specialties he would need to consult on, but so would anyone these days.

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[–] Lodley 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Good luck finding a doctor that didn't work at a hospital doing drug trials or a research lab. Even honest unbiased doctors routinely accept tens of thousands of dollars in free samples to give to poor patients.

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[–] Iforgotmy_other_acct 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Doctors who are good at their jobs - i.e. treating patients - don't become administrators. Doctors who are knowledgeable but don't particularly like the dealing-with-the-common-folk part of the job, those are the ones that become administrators.

Source: personal opinion cross applied from what I've seen in other service professions.

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[–] OhBlindOne [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

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[–] drj2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

But oh I thought he was a weak individual who can't stand up to anyone after the BLM whore took his mic? /s

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[–] ShitArchon 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I told one of my friends who explained labor law to me that Sanders would be a lot more popular if it weren't for the anti-white stuff.

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[–] Ruthven 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hey I finally found something I agree with him on!