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Sun Feb 26, 2017, 02:33 PM

Bernie's blistering criticisms of Trump knocks it out of the park to a crowd of THOUSANDS in Topeka!

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Bernie Sanders: "I was … told that Kansas was a Republican state."

Sen. Bernie Sanders delivered the keynote speech for the Kansas Democratic Party’s annual convention Saturday night in Topeka.

READ MORE, Plus a GREAT video at:
http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article135063849.html

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Some of Bernie's closing remarks (below) inspired me to tears. What an amazing man! (I hand-typed this quote directly from a video of Bernie's rally in Topeka, Kansas. Check out the above link to watch the video. This rally gives me renewed hope.)

"I understand in Vermont, here and all across this country people are nervous and they are apprehensive and you have reason to feel that way, but two things:

"Number 1: Nobody has the right to throw their hands up and say, 'I quit. I am not going to be involved in the struggle.' Despair is not an option.

"Number 2: Remember that Trump lost the popular vote by almost 3 million votes. He has a mandate for NOTHING. And on every major issue, the vast majority of the American people are on our side -- not his side. The truth is that Donald Trump has changed the rules about political engagement. We have never had a president who is a pathological liar. We have never had a pathological president who was so cynical about what he said during the campaign and what he did the day after he took office and our job is to respond accordingly.

"We can defeat the Trump agenda. We can create a progressive America if millions of people stand up and fight back and we are beginning to see that already. We are seeing it here at this incredible turnout. We saw it a month ago with the woman's march that brought out millions. We saw it today in 130 congressional offices. There were people outside those offices saying to the Republican members of Congress: 'Have the guts to meet with us! Do not repeal the Affordable Care Act!'

So, my message to you all is: We are the majority and our job, which is not an easy job, is to bring people together. To demand of your members of Congress, of your members of Senate, of your governor, to start listening to the people -- not to wealthy campaign contributors.

Kansas, I know that you are ground zero for trickle-down economics and I look forward to working with you in the years to come. If you transform Kansas, as I know you can, we are going to transform this country.

Thank you all very much."

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Personal note from BigBearJohn:

Trump thinks he can excite a crowd to resurrect his popularity? Man 'o man! Bernie handed Trump his lunch. Bernie's rally in Kansas was a great counter measure to Trump's recent rally. His speech was inspiring and new. Bernie is taking off the gloves. He is getting TOUGH with Trump and I LOVE IT!!!#$!!!

Note: The website I quoted had an OLD picture on its website. I can't find a current picture of the crowd, but the video of his speech shows the size and articles about the event say the event had 4,000 attendees.

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Reply Bernie's blistering criticisms of Trump knocks it out of the park to a crowd of THOUSANDS in Topeka! (Original post)
BigBearJohn Feb 2017 OP
democrank Feb 2017 #1
smirkymonkey Feb 2017 #2
Talk Is Cheap Feb 2017 #3
azmom Feb 2017 #4
BigBearJohn Feb 2017 #5
putitinD Feb 2017 #26
SammyWinstonJack Feb 2017 #28
msongs Feb 2017 #6
leftofcool Feb 2017 #10
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2017 #11
nikibatts Feb 2017 #15
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2017 #17
Ned Flanders Feb 2017 #12
Liberty Belle Feb 2017 #24
SMC22307 Feb 2017 #22
Quixote1818 Feb 2017 #7
madokie Feb 2017 #8
zentrum Feb 2017 #9
LAS14 Feb 2017 #13
dchill Feb 2017 #14
Barack_America Feb 2017 #16
leftstreet Feb 2017 #18
Mountain Mule Feb 2017 #19
Luciferous Feb 2017 #20
Zing Zing Zingbah Feb 2017 #21
JudyM Feb 2017 #23
SixString Feb 2017 #25
lapucelle Feb 2017 #27

Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 02:49 PM

1. Enthusiasm was uplifting.

Thanks, Bernie

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 03:01 PM

2. K&R

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 03:04 PM

3. Wow, what a crowd!

 

And, wow - great job Senator Sanders!

Is there a list of the other Senators that spoke?

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 03:07 PM

4. Bernie 2020

He's such an inspiration.

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Response to azmom (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 04:01 PM

5. Whoops. It was a current article but they included a picture from 2/25/2016

My mistake. Mea Culpa I'll see if I can find a more current picture

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Response to azmom (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 06:31 AM

26. +1

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Response to azmom (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 07:33 AM

28. He is!.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 04:06 PM

6. Good job Bernie. Hillary should be out there saying similar things. Nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 04:43 PM

10. Hillary is a private citizen, Bernie is an elected official

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 04:49 PM

11. Her being a private citizen doesn't prevent

her from going out there. And it's really too bad she's not speaking up more.

I don't think she has said anything about Trump since she conceded the election last November.

And if she has and I've missed that, an advance apology for my ignorance.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 05:25 PM

15. Apology accepted.

 

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Response to nikibatts (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 07:00 PM

17. I just did a quick Google search, and I see nothing about

Hilary Clinton speaking out against Trump. Can you or someone else point in the direction of such?

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 05:01 PM

12. Oh, is that what leaders do?

 

HRC was our candidate for President of the United States less than 4 months ago! Remember all those claims of her "extraordinary leadership" and "vast experience." How long of a vacation does she need before she starts acting like a leader? Is this how leaders lead? She is still in a unique position to mobilize tens of thousands of people to the Progressive cause, but instead she remains silent?

Or are you saying that as she is a private citizen, she can't make any more contributions to our society?

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Response to Ned Flanders (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 02:49 AM

24. Maybe she's afraid he will have her arrested,

as he threatened to do in the campaign, and as his followers have chanted at his rallies.

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 09:07 PM

22. So fucking what? Private citizens are speaking out...

all over the country. Hillary can choose to speak or not speak, but why does "private citizen" factor in?

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 04:10 PM

7. K and R

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 04:15 PM

8. Bernie Sanders is one Awesome dude is all I know for sure

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 04:37 PM

9. Thank you Bernie!

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 05:07 PM

13. K & R

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 05:20 PM

14. K&R.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 06:41 PM

16. Thank you, Bernie. Nt

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 07:02 PM

18. DURec

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 08:21 PM

19. I love you with all my heart, Bernie!

You have saved me (and everyone else) from despair yet one more time. Keep fighting the best fight ever. Bernie Sanders will go down in the history books as one of the greatest American patriots of this era, if not all time!


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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 08:34 PM

20. Go Bernie!

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 09:00 PM

21. Great message! n/t

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2017, 09:29 PM

23. He needs to continue keeping people engaged for the next couple years. I hope he does!

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 06:22 AM

25. DU Rec.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 07:02 AM

27. There was a nice crowd in Kansas,

Such a shame that the media ignored it to report on a scolding tweet to the new DNC leadership team and a presidential tweet stoking the "rigged system" conspiracy theories. These were not the things Democrats wanted to be talking about on Sunday morning.

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