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Tue May 26, 2015, 12:28 PM

 

Sanders launches 2016 presidential campaign from Clinton's left

Source: Associated Press via ReadingEagle.com

[font size=6]Sanders launches 2016 presidential campaign from Clinton's left[/font size]



The Associated Press Tuesday May 26, 2015 11:00 AM

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton from the left, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders formally launched his Democratic presidential campaign on Tuesday by vowing to start a "political revolution" to address core economic issues, massive student debt and the role of big money in politics.

Already in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sanders was opening his campaign with a kickoff event — complete with free Ben & Jerry's ice cream — in Burlington, the place where he won his first election by beating a longtime incumbent Democrat by 10 votes to become mayor.

"I know what I believe," Sanders said in a fundraising email hours before his launch that pushed back against "the billionaire class" trying to buy the election. "That's why today marks the beginning of our political revolution."

Sanders, a self-described "democratic socialist," is trying to ignite a grassroots fire among left-leaning Democrats wary of Clinton — a group that pined for months for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to get in to race. Some still do.
- See more at: http://readingeagle.com/news/article/sanders-launches-2016-presidential-campaign-from-clintons-left#sthash.ck11IL0v.dpuf

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/news/article/sanders-launches-2016-presidential-campaign-from-clintons-left



Here we go, baby!

Watch his video at 5:00pm Eastern:



https://berniesanders.com/news/bernies-announcement/

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NYC_SKP May 2015 OP
polichick May 2015 #1
bobthedrummer May 2015 #2
peacebird May 2015 #3
brooklynite May 2015 #4
SoapBox May 2015 #23
elleng May 2015 #5
Maedhros May 2015 #7
elleng May 2015 #9
Maedhros May 2015 #10
elleng May 2015 #12
LiberalLovinLug May 2015 #30
Scootaloo May 2015 #51
cui bono May 2015 #52
erronis May 2015 #16
elleng May 2015 #17
NYC_SKP May 2015 #11
elleng May 2015 #13
grahamhgreen May 2015 #18
Mnpaul May 2015 #39
Jester Messiah May 2015 #19
blm May 2015 #6
JEB May 2015 #8
LuvNewcastle May 2015 #14
swilton May 2015 #15
Spitfire of ATJ May 2015 #20
NYC_SKP May 2015 #27
arcane1 May 2015 #35
Spitfire of ATJ May 2015 #38
WillyT May 2015 #21
Jack Rabbit May 2015 #22
SoapBox May 2015 #24
silenttigersong May 2015 #25
red dog 1 May 2015 #26
kenfrequed May 2015 #29
red dog 1 May 2015 #36
kenfrequed May 2015 #37
kenfrequed May 2015 #28
NYC_SKP May 2015 #32
kenfrequed May 2015 #33
CANDO May 2015 #31
bigdarryl May 2015 #34
rhett o rick May 2015 #49
bigdarryl May 2015 #54
rhett o rick May 2015 #57
JudyM May 2015 #40
DCBob May 2015 #41
workinclasszero May 2015 #43
NYC_SKP May 2015 #44
DCBob May 2015 #45
PufPuf23 May 2015 #42
Judi Lynn May 2015 #46
sheshe2 May 2015 #47
NYC_SKP May 2015 #48
sheshe2 May 2015 #50
NYC_SKP May 2015 #56
cui bono May 2015 #53
Scuba May 2015 #55

Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 12:32 PM

1. The "revolution" will take time and lots of people...

But it has surely begun!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 12:39 PM

2. K&R for Bernie n/t

 

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 12:46 PM

3. K&R for Bernie!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 12:49 PM

4. Why does this read like it was pre-written from a Press Release?

The announcement isn't until this evening.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Tue May 26, 2015, 03:28 PM

23. It's no longer happening "this evening", it's in just 30 minutes.

How exciting.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 12:56 PM

5. Anyone object to leading with 'from Clinton's left?'

How about 'Sanders launches Presidential campaign,' and letting the facts speak for themselves???

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Tue May 26, 2015, 01:35 PM

7. It's the definining feature of his campaign, so I'd say it's accurate and reasonable. [n/t]

 

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #7)

Tue May 26, 2015, 01:40 PM

9. It may be accurate,

I'm not sure its the defining feature of his campaign. 'Reasonable,' imo, would be to let we the people decide. Glad to hear your thoughts, Maedhros.

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Response to elleng (Reply #9)

Tue May 26, 2015, 01:42 PM

10. Why is it unreasonable to state a fact in a headline? [n/t]

 

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #10)

Tue May 26, 2015, 01:48 PM

12. I think it's editorializing in a headline,

to which I object.

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Response to elleng (Reply #12)

Tue May 26, 2015, 04:24 PM

30. I agree too

They seem to pounce on any opportunity to use the word "left" at every opportunity. This after decades of demonizing the word into the American consciousness, along with "liberal" and "socialist". When in fact Sanders is probably closer to an FDR Democrat, what used to be described as a moderate Democrat. It is more accurate to say Hillary will be fighting Bernie "from the right".

How many times have you heard a Republican candidate running against another candidate "from the right"? Maybe because they are all so far right already but you never hear for instance, Ted Cruz will enter the race "from Jeb's right".

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Response to elleng (Reply #12)

Wed May 27, 2015, 12:31 AM

51. It's not.

 

sanders is to the left of Clinton. That's just a plain political fact, sort of like how Clinton is to the left of say, Feinstein. and all three are to the left of Cruz.

Alignment on the political spectrum is a notable fact, not an editorial opinion

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #51)

Wed May 27, 2015, 02:26 AM

52. Exactly.

And if a fact is taken as an insult, then whoever is insulted should take a look at why that is.

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Response to elleng (Reply #9)

Tue May 26, 2015, 02:11 PM

16. I agree. The less "leading" we do is the best. Leave that to the other candidates.

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Response to erronis (Reply #16)

Tue May 26, 2015, 02:14 PM

17. Yes, I agree,

the 'others,' repugs may do it, and msm surely will.

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Tue May 26, 2015, 01:46 PM

11. Actually, I didn't look for that headline deliberately. First I got a text message about the launch

 

Then I checked LBN for an earlier post, found nothing.

Then I did a Google search for fresh news related to it, and this is was the first thing (at the time) to grab with the freshest posting time and an AP sticker.

I would prefer it had not had that additional editorial element but LBN rules require verbatim headline use.



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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #11)

Tue May 26, 2015, 01:50 PM

13. Capisco, SKP!

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Tue May 26, 2015, 02:17 PM

18. Though true, Bernie is square in the center of the country - a fact they don' want people to realize

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #18)

Tue May 26, 2015, 07:02 PM

39. No, only liberals like his policies

From the article:

Sanders' disdain for big money in politics is also shared by liberals.

I would like to see how many Americans share that disdain.

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Tue May 26, 2015, 02:51 PM

19. Fair point, that's a wide open space.

 

That's like saying "from his campaign headquarters in the United States."

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 01:27 PM

6. Political Revolution….

"...vowing to start a "political revolution" to address core economic issues, massive student debt and the role of big money in politics."

The REAL Deal, unlike the RandPaulPollution.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 01:38 PM

8. Hip hip hurrah!

 

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 01:54 PM

14. A whole lot of people in this country

want to express themselves and speak out about where we're headed as a nation. I think this campaign could provide an avenue for people to work at and feel like they're doing something positive to change the horrible future we have waiting for us. If we can get the campaign off the ground, I think it will draw in all kinds of people.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 02:05 PM

15. 1,000 K&R

 

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 02:56 PM

20. The media can't mention Bernie without mentioning Clinton.

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #20)

Tue May 26, 2015, 03:59 PM

27. That's true of the media, and it's an insult to Bernie Sanders.

 

And he keeps it classy when they keep needling him for comments.

Last week he said, "I don't know, I don't work for her."

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #20)

Tue May 26, 2015, 05:46 PM

35. Naturally. Conflict is their #1 product n/t

 

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #35)

Tue May 26, 2015, 06:22 PM

38. Jon Stewart exposed that. It got "Crossfire" cancelled.

 

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 03:03 PM

21. K & R !!!

 




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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 03:03 PM

22. K/R

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 03:29 PM

24. 30 minutes and counting down!

The TV machine is on and ready.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 03:52 PM

25. Bernie

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 03:54 PM

26. K&R

Anyone know when he'll actually become a Democrat?

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #26)

Tue May 26, 2015, 04:09 PM

29. He is running as a Democrat.

He caucuses with Democrats and is running for the Democratic endorsement. If you disagree with him on his policies I wish you would just say so.

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Response to kenfrequed (Reply #29)

Tue May 26, 2015, 06:00 PM

36. "If you disagree with him on his policies I wish you would just say so"??

As a matter of fact, I AGREE with him "on his policies"......ALL of them...I fully support him!
and you're right, "he caucuses with Democrats"
However, how can an INDEPENDENT run for the DEMOCRATIC nomination?
That's all I asked.
There's no need fro you to get nasty.

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #36)

Tue May 26, 2015, 06:05 PM

37. I apologize.

I have been seeing that line used way too often by detractors and people overly enthusiastic about supporters of another candidate. I apologize for getting defensive about it. It was wrong of me.

Personally, I have always liked Bernie's scrappy independence and how he could make the principled stand from the left. I always saw it as a positive.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 04:00 PM

28. I disagree with the headline

I don't like it when the media frames this race as any particular candidates "Hillary's left" etc.

I am a strong Bernie Sanders supporter and putting it in these terms suggests he is a spoiler or projects the idea that she is moderate.

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Response to kenfrequed (Reply #28)

Tue May 26, 2015, 04:47 PM

32. I do too, but LBN rules require posting the actual title as it appears in the article.

 

He's his own candidate, he's plenty!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #32)

Tue May 26, 2015, 04:59 PM

33. True!

I just disagree with the headline from the news story itself, I totally get that those are the rules.

The media in this country likes to make this a horse-race and a lot of the various outlets don't like getting too bogged down in horrible things like 'policy issues.' Personally I blame the owners and editors.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 04:37 PM

31. I voted!

 

With my wallet! Gave a $5 contribution online, and more to come. So go Bernie! Anyone who can afford $5 bucks, go to his website and vote with your wallet!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 05:19 PM

34. Bernie Sanders is behind in the polls against every republican running

 

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #34)

Tue May 26, 2015, 11:49 PM

49. So what is your point? Seriously, what is your point? nm

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #49)

Wed May 27, 2015, 05:31 AM

54. The point is if he gets out of the primary he doesn't matchup well with

 

The top tier republicans.

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #54)

Wed May 27, 2015, 08:59 AM

57. The only way he will win the primary is that he will have millions of supporters that

 

will take him to the presidency. If the American people can resist the billions of dollars the billionaires will throw at the race to elect HRC, I think they can resist the lies of the Republicons. Right now it looks like HRC is the candidate of choice for the Plutocrats.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 08:18 PM

40. Very happy he's in - and running as a dem - so we don't have another Naderesque "loss" n/t

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 08:39 PM

41. Reality check: "Several leading Vermont Democrats were notably absent"...

"including Sen. Patrick Leahy, Gov. Peter Shumlin and former Gov. Howard Dean, all of whom are supporting Clinton."

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Response to DCBob (Reply #41)

Tue May 26, 2015, 08:47 PM

43. Awesome

 

Hillary is well liked by most democrats

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #43)

Tue May 26, 2015, 08:52 PM

44. They do that until they don't. Like Donna Brazile in 2007-2008. nt

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #43)

Tue May 26, 2015, 09:13 PM

45. I trust Howard Dean's judgement on this.

Surely he knows Bernie very well and if Howard backs Hillary then that's good enough for me.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 08:47 PM

42. Thank you Barnie Sanders. Stay the course. Demand Party support.

We need a like-minded VP candidate, hopefully ASAP.

Why?

Bernie Sanders is likely too old for two terms.

A like-minded VP ASAP would could share the burden of this campaign.

A Bernie Sanders entering office in January 2017 would be more physically able for "good presidenting" sworn into office well-rested.

Common Bernie, I don't have that many election cycles left myself.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 09:57 PM

46. Bernie's the one. n/t

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 10:34 PM

47. Well...

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders formally launched his Democratic presidential campaign on Tuesday by vowing to start a "political revolution" to address core economic issues, massive student debt and the role of big money in politics.


I know he is only starting out here, yet where is he on social justice? He speaks only of economic justice here. The two go hand in hand or we have nothing. One is not good without the other. I want a revolution that includes social justice. I do not believe in trickle down justice, nor should Bernie.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #47)

Tue May 26, 2015, 10:52 PM

48. If you like Hillary Clinton on Social Issues, you'll Love Sanders!

 

Bernie Sanders on the issues:

Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
Voted NO on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)

Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record:
Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 97% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 93% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)

ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays. (Jun 2009)
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)

http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/bernie_sanders.htm#Civil_Rights


Senator Sanders compared to Secretary Clinton:


Sanders:

Rated 93% by the ACLU, indicating a pro-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 97% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)

Clinton:

Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Rated 89% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 96% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)

http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/bernie_sanders.htm
http://www.ontheissues.org/Hillary_Clinton.htm


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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #48)

Wed May 27, 2015, 12:21 AM

50. Skp.

I like you a lot, you have been a friend here. Please do not keep throwing that link at me.

This is not just about two candidates. This is about social justice. A vote by a candidate is not good enough for me. I want to see passion for the rights of PoC not to be shot in the back. I want to see them rail over a woman being sent to jail for a miscarriage.

Conservative Mississippi Seeks To Toss Women In Prison For Miscarriages

Women who miscarry a pregnancy could face imprisonment if Mississippi has its way. The state Supreme Court is set to rule on whether or not the state can arrest women for delivering a stillborn or losing a pregnancy any time throughout the nine-month period of time a fetus is developing.

According to Mother Jones, the current case involves a woman named Nina Buckhalter, who was arrested in 2009 for giving birth to a stillborn baby. Devastated, Nina named the baby Hayley and was arrested two months later for manslaughter. The grand jury found that the 29-year-old woman “willfully, unlawfully, feloniously” killed “a human being by culpable negligence” because she had a trace amount of methamphetamines in her system.

If the state Supreme Court rules that Nina can be prosecuted for having a stillbirth, it opens the door for Mississippi to charge any woman who has a miscarriage for murder. Mississippi is the one conservative state at the epicenter of the war against abortion. Anti-abortion activists and politicians have made effort upon effort to define a fetus as a human being so they can charge women who have abortions with murder, therefore making abortion illegal.

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Last time I checked, inconclusive evidence does not land people in prison and we certainly should not jail women who lose pregnancies through no fault of their own. Miscarriages and stillbirths happen naturally all the time. We shouldn’t punish women for losing pregnancies. That’s the kind of thing that belongs in the Middle Ages, not 21st century America.

Read More http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/05/23/conservative-controlled-mississippi-seeks-to-toss-women-in-prison-for-miscarriages/

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #50)

Wed May 27, 2015, 08:45 AM

56. We agree.

 

I'm sorry that yesterday I was kind of piled on with work to be done, last minute stuff.

Of course you're right, we are barely treading water on these social matters even as we lose our grip on other matters like fair trade, minimum pay, etc.

I hope that cui bono's examples are something that represent passion for women and women's rights, and I'm sorry that I couldn't find these to post myself.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #47)

Wed May 27, 2015, 02:39 AM

53. Here's a link to a great rant about women's rights:



http://www.democraticunderground.com/12803170


And here's an OP about him fighting for civil rights:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026614874


There was an OP about him fighting for LGBT rights as well, don't have a link for it but I think it was posted around May 3 as well.


Bernie has been and is currently fighting for the people on ALL fronts. I don't know where this idea started that he is weak on social rights, he is anything but that. He's always spoken out for and tried to legislate for social justice. He's the whole package.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2015, 05:46 AM

55. "Clinton's left" includes the middle and a chunk of the right. Sheeeeze.

 

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