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Her Sister

(6,444 posts)
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:15 AM Mar 2016

At Hollywood Fundraiser, Bernie Admits Many with Money ‘Believe in Social Justice’

http://bluenationreview.com/bernie-many-with-money-believe-in-social-justice/

“The truth is there are many people in this country who have money but also believe in social justice.” – Bernie Sanders

Income inequality is a major problem that Bernie Sanders has spoken passionately and convincingly about. It is one of the most compelling aspects of his campaign message. We share Bernie’s progressive values and we are gratified that he has brought greater awareness to this issue.

Where we seem to have diverged from Bernie (until now) is that we acknowledge there are certain individuals, like Bill and Melinda Gates, who use their wealth to bring about positive change in the world. We have also repeatedly taken issue with Bernie’s incessant efforts to impugn Hillary Clinton’s character with the Wall Street dog whistle.


In light of Bernie’s newfangled attack on Hillary Clinton, Amal Clooney and George Clooney for holding a fundraiser to benefit Democrats, we came across this October, 2015 New York Times article:

Mr. Sanders has repeatedly talked on the campaign trail about how small-dollar donations are driving his campaign war chest … But the fund-raiser at the Leibovitch home was the type of event that most politicians typically hold. As Mr. Sanders began speaking to the guests, he joked that the Leibovitch house was a “proletariat” home, and told them, “The truth is there are many people in this country who have money but also believe in social justice.”
Bernie is right.

And three of those people are Hillary Clinton, Amal Clooney and George Clooney.
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At Hollywood Fundraiser, Bernie Admits Many with Money ‘Believe in Social Justice’ (Original Post) Her Sister Mar 2016 OP
Well, well, so the "billionaire class" (TM) aren't all callous, unfeeling bastards? Who knew? Surya Gayatri Mar 2016 #1
He was critiquing George and Amal's fundraiser for HRC this wknd Her Sister Mar 2016 #2
His obvious and opportunistic pandering is beginning to wear thin... Surya Gayatri Mar 2016 #3
In many sites for HRC supporters Her Sister Mar 2016 #5
I was neutral, Treant Mar 2016 #12
don't realize they're berning bridges!! Her Sister Mar 2016 #14
+1 I also didnt like the use of her lifetime donations as a candidate Lucinda Mar 2016 #15
Yeah, the human rights award winning Amal Clooney needs attacking by Rose Siding Mar 2016 #4
So only those with money who support Bernie are OK? mcar Mar 2016 #6
Bingo Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2016 #8
Bernie's hypocrisy grows worse and worse every day. CalvinballPro Mar 2016 #9
I need a list. Treant Mar 2016 #13
He keeps pandering n/t cosmicone Mar 2016 #7
Great debate question is he for Democratic fundraising? MattP Mar 2016 #10
His vitriol aimed at the Clooneys DemonGoddess Mar 2016 #11
 

Her Sister

(6,444 posts)
5. In many sites for HRC supporters
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:46 AM
Mar 2016

People at the beginning mostly liked BS but still voting for HRC. Most would say: I like the guy! His ideas are great!

But things have changed: BS' supporters happened, BS got negative plus taking purity ground, and here we are....

READY FOR HER!

Treant

(1,968 posts)
12. I was neutral,
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:52 AM
Mar 2016

but positive toward Clinton, so she had my vote at the beginning.

I thought Sanders' ideas were great--before he ran, but the opportunistic carpetbagging into the Democratic party was a turn off. Still, I was mostly neutral.

Then came Datagate and that eroded into negative territory. So far, that's just getting more negative with every passing inconsistency and attack.

At this point, I consider Sanders an unacceptable and heavily flawed candidate, and entirely too toxic for the nomination or to compete against the Republican.

Lucinda

(31,170 posts)
15. +1 I also didnt like the use of her lifetime donations as a candidate
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:57 AM
Mar 2016

to imply that she was corrupt. That was shady af.

Rose Siding

(32,623 posts)
4. Yeah, the human rights award winning Amal Clooney needs attacking by
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:42 AM
Mar 2016

by some ideological pipsqueak. Good GOD the things I've lived to see

mcar

(42,913 posts)
6. So only those with money who support Bernie are OK?
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 08:53 AM
Mar 2016

Everyone else is a tool, oligarch, etc? I'm really trying to keep this all straight.

 

CalvinballPro

(1,019 posts)
9. Bernie's hypocrisy grows worse and worse every day.
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 09:25 AM
Mar 2016

Between this and his super-delegate flip-flopping, it's a wonder people can even pretend he has integrity any more.

Treant

(1,968 posts)
13. I need a list.
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:54 AM
Mar 2016

We can highlight people and groups that are OK with him, as long as we allow for massive numbers of footnotes to list the exceptions and times and places when they aren't acceptable.

DemonGoddess

(4,640 posts)
11. His vitriol aimed at the Clooneys
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 10:56 AM
Mar 2016

says that he is not. Those fundraisers? Are for, collectively, 32 states, the DNC, Puerto Rico, AND her presidential campaign. DOWN BALLOT fundraising for the most part. MOST of that money will be going DOWN BALLOT

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