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Forum Post: Why Bernie Sanders Will Become the Democratic Nominee and Defeat Any Republican in 2016

Posted 2 years ago on June 30, 2015, 9:54 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8846) from Phoenix, AZ
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"In other words, the electoral map shows that Bernie Sanders is not only a realistic candidate for president, but his record on a number of issues speaks to a wide range of voters. If Democrats simply vote based on their value system (considering demographic shifts favor Democrats), Bernie Sanders can easily win the presidency. If they nominate Hillary Clinton out of despair, thinking this is still 1999, then email scandals and an Iraq War vote could mitigate any advantages a Democratic challenger has over Jeb Bush or another Republican.

These aren't the days where Karl Rove can tap into a well of homophobia (Hillary was also against gay marriage at the time, stating "I don't support gay marriages, but I do support extending benefits to couples...") and gain millions of GOP votes by pushing for an amendment banning gay marriage. While "Moral Values" once carried GOP candidates into the White House, our outlook on social issues has changed as a nation. Americans care more about wealth inequality nowadays than marching with Mike Huckabee against the recent Supreme Court decision on gay marriage.

Ultimately, the only way for the GOP to win the White House in 2016 would be to campaign against a Democratic candidate who most resembles the Republican platforms on Wall Street, war, trade, and other issues. Hillary Clinton voted for Iraq, she's amassed $328,759,064 over the years (three of her top five donors are Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan), and she was against gay marriage up until recently. Bernie Sanders is actually the only hope Democrats have of winning the White House without a controversial email showing up days before people line up at the voting booths. While the GOP is ready for Hillary Clinton, Sanders represents a real challenge to union busting Scott Walker and Jeb Bush's support for the Iraq War. In today's political environment, Hillary Clinton winning the presidency is the "fairy tale," while Senator Bernie Sanders is the most realistic choice for president in 2016."

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goodman/why-bernie-sanders-will-become-the-democratic-nominee_b_7685364.html

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

More support for Bernie:

Elizabeth Warren doesn't dismiss campaigning for Bernie Sanders in the primaries

Specifically (from the article) :

Over the past hour--and just 10 days after the “Ready for Warren” organization changed its name to “Ready to Fight,” and announced that the organization was supporting Bernie Sanders for President

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

3 - More reason Why Bernie Sanders SHOULD Become the Democratic Nominee and Defeat Any Republican in 2016 :

Wall Street's Worries about the Leap Second, serve to prove Sander's Point

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

2 - More reason Why Bernie Sanders SHOULD Become the Democratic Nominee and Defeat Any Republican in 2016 :

This is huge -- and there's a good chance you missed it.

In a 5-4 decision yesterday, the Supreme Court handed Republicans another stinging defeat. They upheld the constitutionality of Congressional districts drawn by independent redistricting commissions -- as an alternative to districts drawn by partisan legislatures.

I know, I know, that sounds really wonky. But here's the thing: This is a BFD.

Here's why. After winning the 2010 elections, Republicans in state legislatures across America abused the redistricting process to favor themselves -- a practice known as gerrymandering. They drew maps that gave Republicans an unfair advantage, allowing them to retain control of the U.S. House in 2012 despite the fact that House Democrats received a million more votes than House Republicans.

The good news is there are two ways to beat Republicans at this game and restore a fair vote at the same time. The first is to flip as many state legislatures as possible before the next census in 2020. DFA created our Purple to Blue project with exactly that goal in mind. The other is through citizen-led initiatives and propositions putting redistricting into the hands of state level independent commissions -- exactly like the commission the Supreme Court just upheld.

That makes Florida the very next battleground and if we win it has major implications for elections in 2016. Florida's Fair Districts Now campaign has challenged an appalling Republican gerrymander that cost Florida Democrats as many as seven seats in Congress. Now, the Florida Supreme Court is about to hear their case, but the Fair Districts campaign needs funding to fuel the fight in court. We can't win this with one hand tied behind our backs because of lack of resources.

Fair Districts Now needs your help RIGHT NOW. Chip in $3 or more today and fuel the fight to overturn Republican gerrymandering in Florida before the 2016 election.

Fair Districts Now is a remarkable group of activists. With help from DFA members, Fair Districts Now successfully gathered 1.5 million signatures, broke through numerous roadblocks set by the Republican state legislature, and earned 63% of the vote to amend Florida's constitution to outlaw gerrymandering.

After this stunning loss at the Supreme Court yesterday, Republicans know the Florida case is their best chance to keep stacking the deck. They've unleashed the full resources of the Florida legislature to try and win this case, because they know their power is at stake.

Fair districts wouldn't just mean more competitive elections in swing districts. It would also break up some of the super-conservative districts that have helped to give rise to the Tea Party and made Republicans the party of "No."

Stopping gerrymandering is one of the major reasons Democracy for America first launched our Purple to Blue program. If Democrats ever want to take back Congress, or control the legislature in states like Florida, we need fair districts to win.

Our friends at Fair Districts Now can win this fight, but they need your support to help cover the legal costs. Chip in $3 or more today to help make sure we win.

We have too much at stake in 2016 to not do everything we can to win.

Thank you for making change happen.

  • Charles

Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director Democracy for America

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

1 - More reason Why Bernie Sanders SHOULD Become the Democratic Nominee and Defeat Any Republican in 2016 :

1 = HRC is just another elitist and so is no better than the following = ALEC Legislative members = Some 537 odd Rs and 14 odd Ds when this list was compiled (now there's some real bi-partisan membership aaaAHAA HAAAHAahahahahaha).

In other news -

Lobbyists are secretly writing Georgia laws https://represent.us/action/alec-georgia/ … via @representdotus ALEC is not "just" in Georgia

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8846) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

we got to expose and stop ALEC.

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

Still waiting for the opt-out do nothing mutts to start shouting that it is a bipartisan organization. The FOOLs.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8846) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

They will never discuss anything that is real.

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

That is why they will never present a voting record - yeah they have a lot of game with their rhetoric - they just have no game when it comes down to showing any facts.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8846) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

If Bernie keeps pulling the crowds he has been, these nutcases won't matter at all.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-sanders-gains-on-hillary-clintons-lead-in-iowa/

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

these nutcases won't matter at all.

But they will get increasingly hysterical.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8846) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

If Bernie keeps pulling the crowds he has been, these nutcases won't matter at all.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-sanders-gains-on-hillary-clintons-lead-in-iowa/