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Forum Post: 3 reasons Bernie Sanders is now the Democratic front-runner

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 25, 2015, 11:08 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ
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[-] 2 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

the senators supports 10 to 40 air strikes on foreign countries daily

none of the senators have opposed air strikes

I'm writing in "NO WAR"

[-] 1 points by gsw (3024) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

he can bring that to the senate today

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

you might as well write in Jeb! but then you have shown many times you don't give a damn about anything really

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

I'm writing in "NO WAR"

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

you will allow the 1% to pick who they want and bomb who they want just as you allowed the Iraq War

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33167) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

tattoo it on your forehead - it will make a longer lasting statement - and instead of wasting a vote - you may actually influence some of the general public before you die of old age or a climate catastrophe or something.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

the senate should stop the airstrikes ?

the sex pistols pretty vacant

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33167) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

tweet -

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Socially Responsible Gaming? ;-)

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Yes I've been watching Bernie for many years, I always considered Warren to be a newcomer to the battle though I welcome her.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 2 years ago

Excellent.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33167) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Bernie Sanders Gets Stamp of Approval From Cornel West New York Times · 3 hours ago

Cornel West, the influential scholar and civil rights activist, has endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for president

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

This excellent news.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33167) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Very much so! I sent Elizabeth an e-mail asking when she was ever gonna come out in full support of Bernie. I said that she should be 100% behind Bernie as they both state much that is the same publicly. I asked what she was waiting for - as the choice was simple = support the public or support the same old same old establishment politics.

[-] 2 points by turbocharger (1756) 2 years ago

Hmmm... at the end of the day, whats the career politician going to do?

You need to remember that the D/R thing is a racket. Its not a democracy. Once the DNC gives Bernie the nod, here comes all the money for all the campaign offices, commercials, etc.

Unless you think the racket is going to voluntarily allow someone to mess up a century old power structure that seems to be functioning very well for the most part, still?

Change is only going to come from the outside, you will never get it joining their racket. Its all a game of mass psychology. And right now theres a lot of borderline outside energy being sucked right back in, all because of one human, because we are a celebrity culture.

Occupy nailed how to get change. Its why the racket needed to shut it down. Its why the racket doesnt allow democracy at the conventions. Its why the racket doesnt allow outsiders in their debates.

Its time for YOU to decide what you are waiting for.

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

I think Biden asked for the meeting with Warren to find out if and when she will endorse someone and who that would be.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33167) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Yeah - Biden - HRC is taking a nose dive so Biden is now being sought to take her place.

It would so totally suck if Elizabeth went with endorsing establishment politics.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

the only label I care about is GOP, hunt them down and take them out by any means possible, but I do hope Bernie wins and I think he will get Elizabeth's endorsement

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33167) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

The GOP in office are very clearly the actively evil in office. That being said HRC is another elitist who only says what she needs to say (lip service) to get elected and then do her own thing for her own goals.

If Elizabeth is really for the people and really against establishment politics - then - there really is no other candidate at this time that she should endorse. She needs to endorse Bernie and there-by also endorse others like her and Bernie for all other offices. Yes the democratic party could be a whole lot better than it is - still it is like life giving water right now as compared to the poisonous death dealing GOP.

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

If I got to use a knife to carve up the GOP, I ain't dulling up the edge first. I see this as a serious battle for the future and we absolutely can not have another Bush.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33167) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Keep your knife sharp by honing it's use and cutting out all of the enemies of the population.

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[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33167) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Bernie Sanders booked to appear next week on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Washington Post · 7 hours ago

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he’s looking forward to his turn on Stephen Colbert’s new show and plans to have a good …

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33167) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

" As we celebrate Labor Day 2015, it’s worth pausing to consider which candidate running for president best represents the working class. The Republicans, despite their folksy rhetoric, are the party of Big Business. For decades, their policies have undermined the economic interests of their social base. They support corporate tax cuts; they push trade deals that outsource jobs to low-wage countries; they oppose raising the minimum wage; they want to shrink social safety nets; they refuse to invest in America’s crumbling infrastructure and their pro-corporate policies, which masquerade as small government initiatives, have increased income inequality and put the squeeze on the middle class."

http://www.salon.com/2015/09/07/bernie_sanders_is_the_cantankerous_champion_american_labor_needs_why_hes_the_most_authentic_pro_worker_warrior/

[-] 0 points by east (110) 2 years ago

Don't absolve Democrats for the state of affairs in the US but you're right about Bernie and the 99%.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33167) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

The democrats in office have much to do to get away from supporting establishment politics. That being said - the most of em (except for Blue Dogs - Rethuglicans that ran as dem to gain office) - are like life giving water as compared to the toxic death dealing rethuglicans who are in office.

You may want to add your voice: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/09/07/1419217/--As-we-celebrate-Labor-Day-2015

[-] 1 points by grapes (4988) 2 years ago

Establishment politics may well be dead. The so-called frontrunners backed by big money seem to be stumbling badly. I am happy that I am getting Alzheimer's memory about them. In this case, forgetfulness is bliss. Who? What?

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33167) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Perhaps "rethuglican" establishment politics is on life support - but - the dems are still fairly healthy (at this point in time still running a fever like they have the flu) in their support of establishment politics.

The dems are nowhere near as toxic as the rethuglicans at this point in time - but - they still need to take the full cure.

Bernie and Elizabeth show real possibility for a cure to be delivered - but - they can not do it alone - so the revolution (change in representation local state and federal) still has a ways to go..

[-] 2 points by grapes (4988) 2 years ago

Planned Parenthood is in big trouble and is being claimed that it may cause another shutdown of the U.S. government. The proper response to this national crisis is to declare categorically that "I did not have sex with that server, Mr. Goldman."

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

tyried oh waiting for parties to never catch up rxcuses

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33167) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

What did you mean - if not tired or tried?

Is English your second language? 3rd? . . .?

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33167) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

tired?

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

yes

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (33167) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

So not - tired?

Hmmmmmm

Did you mean tried?

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33167) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Influencing politics = it takes more than one voice or action.

Add your voice.

Contact e-mail I sent to the DNC http://my.democrats.org/... :

You are looking for public support.

1st you need to support the public!

Consider the fact that the Party is too much establishment politics = catering to the wealthy few and corporations.

You wanna change your image?

Consider:

Get the potus to drop/rescind his insane all of the above energy program and stance.

Get the potus to join in Bernie Sanders campaign.

Stop limiting Bernie Sanders debate opportunities.

Make your debates solidly about issues and not about popularity contests.

And THEN we can talk about supporting the DNC.

Get your membership (in office) BUSY = supporting the issues that concern us all: (take Bernie's full campaign agenda as a good starting point)

Wealth Inequality

An immediate Living minimum "living wage" (tied to inflation) of no less than $15.00 an hour to START with.

Remove corruption from legislation = PUSH FOR ONE SUBJECT AT A TIME LEGISLATION ! Push for it NOW !!

Corporate money and wealthy individuals - buying government. (do something like come out in full support of overturning citizens united - perhaps endorse The Move To Amend Campaign).

End fossil Fuel Subsidies and transfer that money to implementation of clean energy alternatives.

Close tax loopholes of the wealthy and corporations - end the off shore tax havens.

Join together as a united front to do this (and so much more) - or expect to see continued dwindling support for the DNC by the majority of the public!

Do these things - starting "NOW" - the public is tired of hearing you just give lip service!

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