The obstructionism of the last 8 years was due completely to the fact that no one was put into office to support Obama. In fact the worst thing that could have possibly happened - DID = rethuglicans gained the majorities needed to obstruct.
This year with the insanity of The Donald as the front runner in a party that has gone totally insane "should" be the death rattle of the GOP as a viable party.
Bernie has not made a good effort to promote people who stand by his platform and thereby the people - this is a huge failure (repeated on the failure of Obama's 2 terms campaigning for the office of president).
Sure. Bernie seems to know this because he had said that his effort was part of a "movement." Geoduck had been sent in without reinforcements so we got mostly 'half-assed threadbare see-through underwear' solutions to our people's problems.
I keep telling Bernie to endorse like minded people for other offices in state and federal government as he or anyone else would need a working majority to push the peoples platform.
He should be prepared to run as a 3rd party candidate - but he should also be campaigning for his needed support in office!
Bernie does not have to run as a Green Party nominee but joining forces with others makes getting onto ballots easier. The Green Party is likeminded on a number of issues, far more so than any one of the duopoly which has given us many decades of blood, sweat, tears, dismemberments, crippling disabilities, inflations, recessions, depressions, unemployments, suicides, murders, crimes, divorces, broken homes, orphans, etc.
Hopping on makes sense because the Green Party will likely become entrenched as a viable third party even if Bernie could not capture the Presidency. There was precedent set before by geoduck for exceeding public finance campaign spending limit - "by popular demands."
Going Third Party even if unsuccessful in capturing the Presidency will blaze a new trail that will be long remembered and followed again. If I had viewed myself as being alone, I would have dropped out from here years ago. By viewing oneself as being a part of a far greater process allows perseverance.
It's really about leaving a legacy for posterity that we can be proud of while lifting up our eyes and seeing that others are there.
If Bernie re-registers prior to May 9th to run as an independent as a back-up to the DNC screwing him at a contested convention (if it even gets that far- gotta keep in mind the DNC gave sHillary 520 SD's prior to the race even beginning). I don't know how he would run as an independent - would he be locked into running green(?) or could he run as an independent democrat?
The thing for Bernie to keep in mind and for his supporters to stress the point to him "is" the fact that an HRC win or a tRump win would both be catastrophic to the people of the USA as well as to the environment and the whole world!
It will take Bernie going independent (Green?) to avoid the certainty of the election result from monster v. monster. Shule had a good point that a supermodel would be a definite plus. Big hands are also positive but the hair may be less competitive with the ones resistant to pulling. Strong-armed enforcers need to be hairless (like the sexy bald ones) or have extremely short hair.
The DNC is hung up on catering to the wealthy. Not as toxic-ly as the republicans (yet) but still pretty badly.
Which is exactly why Bernie should continue as he is through the dem convention - but - be ready to continue as an ind if the convention screws him as I expect them to.
Either sHillary or tRump would be a travesty for this country.
I believe Bernie has said that he wouldn't run as an independent if he were going to be a "spoiler" but....ahhhh.....as a winner, he just might. Have hope, will ya?
LOL = eyeballs popping out of her head. Yeah looking at some of her crazy eyed photos I sometimes wonder how close they are to popping out.
Also funny = that foreign hacker lately coming to light saying he hacked her personal server. USA extradited and is talking to him now. Seriously don't expect anything to come from it all though.
If the public can not change Bernie's mind - then - this country is really screwed come Nov
Bernie already said he is not going to run a third party campaign. You might be better off writing the FBI to hurry up with their investigation and get her into jail. Or pray that her eyeballs will fall out of her head.
But the problem is the Democratic elite are way too hung up on their darling Hag to give Bernie a chance, and Bernie already said he is not going to run a third party campaign.
Actually I think a lot of the people that are on Bernie's official team, while they certainly feel an allegiance to Bernie, feel a bigger allegiance the 99% and the platform that is being pushed to make their lives better. This movement didn't begin with Bernie and it will not end with Bernie, no matter how much we love him. He wouldn't want that anyway.
Yesterday, 5/4/16, he said he's going all the way to a contested convention. That doesn't sound like handing it over to Clinton. He also keeps reminding of the fact that he beats Trump more handily than Clinton. So, we'll just have to wait and see.
I think he should go Third Party and free himself of the Democratic Party chains. Go Green with Jill Stein or create a new party. And, I think he should do it soon.
I think demandthegoodlifedotcom who used to post here had that number figured out. He used to say, and forgive me if I'm wrong, but he used to say that each one of us could earn $115,000 per year. That would indeed end poverty.
In the end, taxing the wealthy, would be good for them too, they just don't know it (well, some do), because living in a world where everyone lives decently would be so much better than this.
How about, let's all of us Occupy people encourage Bernie to go Third Party.
Free yourself, Bernie, from the chains of the party that has let us all down for decades and that has treated you unfairly from the get go! You have every right. Let the Democratic Party down, but don't let the 99% down (their forgotten constituents). Please, Bernie.
Life is a journey and we've all been on one big long ride on this forum but I'll say this, each and every one of us here has made a difference in getting out this message for the past almost 5 years. And, we all have so much more in common than where we differ. So, SOLIDARITY always to you and yours and to the 99% not just in America but all over this earth.
We're ready for some CH-CH-CH-CHANGES!
Come on, Bernie. The time is now! Third Party!
WOW at all that Cenk Uyghur says above. It is happening. This scenario can play out quite easily as all of the groundwork has been laid and support for Bernie is more and more entrenched in the minds of so many people. Fingers crossed and little P-U-S-H to Bernie.
It's TIME Bernie! Some songs:
The FBI interviews Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's closest aid today, 5/5/16. What shall we make of that?
It ain't over 'til it's over folks.
GO BERNIE! Stay in until November no matter how you have to do it. You will beat the imperialist and the fascist!
"Neoliberalism sees competition as the defining characteristic of human relations. It redefines citizens as consumers, whose democratic choices are best exercised by buying and selling, a process that rewards merit and punishes inefficiency. It maintains that “the market” delivers benefits that could never be achieved by planning." From that excellent piece by Monbiot.
Bernie's platform tries to turn neoliberalism on it's head. Hard to imagine why any of the 99% would be against that. If they only knew....or understood....
http://www.leftforum.org/ - 2016
fiat lux ...
''Let's Drop Acid and Have a Presidential Race'', by William Rivers Pitt:
verum ex absurdo?
''Let's Get Serious About Inequality and Socialism'', by Michael D. Yates:
Which ends :''Hold fast to ... vision and principles -- the grand narrative that best explains the reality in which we find ourselves. Put our shoulders to the wheel - no matter the opposition ... and struggle on.''
per aspera ad astra ...
''The 2016 election is make or break for the climate. We don't have time to make a mistake in our selection for our 2016 leaders.'' - which is how your excellent link, ends. Also fyi ...
''Combating Climate Change to Save the Planet'' - #PEOPLEBEFOREPOLLUTERS: https://berniesanders.com/people-before-polluters/ and
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/35860-as-climate-disruption-advances-un-warns-the-future-is-happening-now by Dahr Jamail - one of The Key journalists in the field, imo.
Once a lifetime comes a man
Exuding love - bringing a plan
Next time it may be a lady
But NOT one called Hillary
So of Bernie - Yes I am a fan!
https://www.districtsentinel.com/sanders-dws-clash-dem-party-inclusivity/ by Sam Sachs, also
pls see P2 of a p-o-v u know already https://johnlaurits.com/2016/05/03/indiana-the-after-math/
''And, Bernie, win or lose in the end, continues to awaken the masses. I'm grateful to him.'' Ditto x 10!
43% of Registered Voters are Independents and that is the sleeping GIANT fact of US Politics right now. Furthermore, I agree with DKAt's reply to you here too. Finally Shule - I believe that there's every chance that it will be a Contested Convention in Philly and, that there is still time for those undemocratic, Super Delegates to realize, that while there is every chance that tRUMP will beat Hitlary ... EVERY poll on the matter - shows Bernie beating The Donald with clear double digit margins! Also fyi, please consider this:
a very recent P2 to P1 above - https://johnlaurits.com/2016/05/03/indiana-the-after-math/ +
dum spiro, spero ....