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58 minutes ago, cigarjoe said:

No I didn't like Hillary under any circumstances, I would have held my nose and voted for a B&A ticket, against Twump.

B&A ticket?  Who is the A (assuming B is Bernie)

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Ocasio-Cortez defends being politically illiterate. If you're running for office then you should be expected to have some idea what you're talking about. I don't see what's wrong with having "a defined political ideology." 

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John Nichols @NicholsUprising 9h9 hours ago

 
 

If you’re interested in who is drawing the crowds on the mid-term trail, consider what @BernieSanders just did with @LizForIndiana and @gretchenwhitmer in Michigan. @OurRevolution @ninaturner

 
 
 
 

Bernie Sanders - the best thing the Republicans have going for them.  The more visible he is, the more independents and anti-Trump GOPers will vote Republican.  He will even turn off moderate Democrats.

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19 minutes ago, mr6666 said:

Bernie SandersVerified account @SenSanders 7m7 minutes ago

 
 

HISTORIC VICTORY: The Senate has voted to stop U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.

This is the first time ever that the Senate has voted to end an unauthorized war.

Bernie sounds confused.  This US Senate vote will NOT end the fighting.  It it NOT end the killing.   It just ends U.S. military support of the Saudi-led coalition.   But the coalition will continue on.  

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Bernie SandersVerified account @BernieSanders 3h3 hours ago

 
 

This is what we mean when we talk about a rigged economy.

If Sears has $25 million to give bonuses to executives after closing over 100 stores,

 

why is the company telling thousands of laid off employees they don't have the money to pay their severance?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sears-bankruptcy-court-oks-25-million-in-bonuses-for-top-execs/

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How Come So Many Bernie Bros Are Women and People of Color?

Despite data to the contrary, the media continues to distort Sanders' politics

and the diversity of his supporters-

 

"......Sanders' critics smear him as blinded by straight, white, male privilege. The mere mention of class gets Sanders and others condemned as class reductionists. The irony is that many of the most vocal critics attacking him for being insufficiently intersectional fail to address class altogether as an aspect of identity.

It's cruel, immoral and politically disastrous to dismiss the experience of working class people of all colors and backgrounds. But even those who openly mock the concerns of the white working class, undermine their own alleged commitment to marginalized voices when they ignore the diversity of Sanders' supporters.....

 

"What we are fighting for is to bring people together—Black and White and Latino, Native American and Asian American—around an agenda that speaks to the needs of ordinary Americans and not just the one percent. We want Medicare for All, we want to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, we don't want our kids to be living in a planet ravaged by climate change. So we are making progress. We expect opposition to continue. And we're gonna do the best in this fight that we can.

When you look at corporate media, you're looking at media owned by large, often international corporate conglomerates, which are owned by some of the wealthiest people in this country or in the world. They will do anything and everything they can do to protect their own interest...."

-B. Sanders

 

"nobody in the Democratic Party has ever spoken to all the issues in the depth that Bernie Sanders has." :former mayor, Gus Newport.

When I asked him what he thought about the claim, often perpetuated by the media, that socialism is a white project, Newport responded:

The media—look who they work for, that's corporate America....

 

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/12/17/how-come-so-many-bernie-bros-are-women-and-people-color?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

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Critics Say Bernie Sanders Is Too Old, Too White, and Too Socialist to Run for President in 2020.

-They’re Wrong.

 

:...... Yet the arguments that these diverse critics offer against another Sanders bid for the White House seem to be either overstated, irrelevant, or flat-out false. Consider five of the most common criticisms of the independent senator from Vermont: .............

 

...the case for Sanders in 2020 is as strong as it was in 2016 — if not stronger. He now has much better name recognition, a standing army of loyal and experienced activists, an unrivaled social media presence, an authenticity that cannot be bought or taught, and a string of substantive policy wins under his belt, from big-name Democratic support for his “Medicare for All” bill to the Stop BEZOS Act to the historic Senate vote on Yemen last week.

Will he emerge victorious? In an age of Trump, predictions are a fool’s game.

The Democratic primaries will feature more than a dozen talented, ambitious, and experienced presidential wannabes, from a bevy of senators and governors to a popular former vice president.

But ignore the opinion polls and the bogus arguments against him: whether you like him or not, Bernie Sanders is the frontrunner right now."

https://theintercept.com/2018/12/19/bernie-sanders-2020-election/

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NBC NewsVerified account @NBCNews

 

Forces loyal to Sen. Sanders are waging an increasingly public war against Rep. O'Rourke, the new darling of Democratic activists, as the two men weigh whether to seek the party's presidential nomination in 2020.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/inside-bernie-world-s-war-beto-o-rourke-n951016?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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Glenn GreenwaldVerified account @ggreenwald 8h8 hours ago

 

This ongoing claim from establishment Dems

- that Bernie a) somehow possesses the power to stop journalists from scrutinizing the records of other presidential candidates

& b) should use this imaginary power

- is one of the creepiest & most bizarre delusions I've seen in awhile:   :blink:

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Hey, I like Beto too, but WHY blame Sanders for journalist's reporting on O'Rourke's voting record??

Facts are still facts :unsure:

https://capitalandmain.com/beto-vs-democrats-texas-lawmaker-frequently-voted-to-help-trump-and-gop-1220

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Bernie SandersVerified account @BernieSanders 11m11 minutes ago

 
 

It’s a disgrace and embarrassment that we have a president who doesn’t even understand that climate change is real and caused by human activity. #SandersTownHall

Sanders: 4 years ago when ppl asked me what's the #1 risk to national security, I said #climatechange.
And people laughed.
 
Now everyone knows that I was right.  
 
 
 
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Bernie Sanders Asks the Right Question on Reparations:

What Does It Mean?

......“There are massive disparities that must be addressed,” Sanders answered. “There is legislation that I like introduced by Congressman Jim Clyburn — it’s called the 10/20/30 legislation — which focuses federal resources in a very significant way on distressed communities.”

He went on: “I think we have to do everything that we can to end institutional racism in this country. It is not acceptable to me that the rate of childhood poverty among the African-American community is over 30 percent in this country — that is beyond belief — that African-Americans die from cancer at higher rates than whites. So we’re going to do everything we can to put resources into distressed communities and improve lives for those people who have been hurt by the legacy of slavery.”  

Sanders’s response was broadly similar to the other candidates who support reparations. Unlike in 2016, when Sanders joined Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in not supporting reparations.......

 

At this point, Sanders asked a crucial, as yet unasked question:

 “What does that mean? What do they mean? I don’t think anyone’s been very clear.”

And he’s right.

Up until now, no one’s bothered to define reparations in the context of 2020 vetting. And the discourse has suffered for it....

Because they’ve not been pressed for details, the candidates have been able to voice “support” for reparations without committing to any particular policy or goals. But while the press may not appreciate the difference between symbolic posturing and genuine policy commitments, many black Americans have. ....

 

The preliminary questions journalists should ask instead of “do you support reparations?” are these: 1) Will you commit to meaningfully researching and developing a plan for reparations, and 2) If and when you develop a policy, will you commit to implementing it? ........

 

By asking Blitzer to define what reparations actually means, Sanders shifted the conversation from speculative rhetoric to practical policy ......

https://theintercept.com/2019/02/26/reparations-bernie-sanders/

 

 

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Bernie SandersVerified account @BernieSanders 11m11 minutes ago

 
 

It’s a disgrace and embarrassment that we have a president who doesn’t even understand that climate change is real and caused by human activity. #SandersTownHall

Sanders: 4 years ago when ppl asked me what's the #1 risk to national security, I said #climatechange.
And people laughed.
 
Now everyone knows that I was right.  
 
 
 

there are enough thermonuclear ICBMs stockpiled in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere to destroy all life on the earth 150 times over...

but lets worry about climate change.

Obama saying that climate change is the greatest threat to human existence is one of the stupidest remarks anyone has ever made in my lifetime...

and that from such an intelligent man as Obama is some kinda BS.

:lol:

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