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Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:17 AM

I watched a live stream of Bernie's Birmingham Rally tonight and have a few thoughts to share:

No other candidate has the depth and breadth of wisdom that exists within the soul of Bernie. Bernie campaigns on a "future to believe in." You can FEEL the PASSION, feel the LOVE, and FEEL the CONCERN he has for his fellow Americans. That's not something that can be faked, at least for very long. When someone is speaking from their heart -- you know it -- you feel it because it resonates in your soul. Bernie has a powerful, unifying VISION for America -- for his fellow human beings. He's a TRUE VISIONARY -- a REAL LEADER. someone we can trust and believe in. What does Hillary preach? More of the same. I'm sorry to say that at times she seems nothing more than just another player in poorly acted political Kabuki theater.

Bernie Sanders is the real deal. Make no mistake about it. Bernie has no need to posture. He sees the truth and he speaks it. He asks us to "think BIG, not small." The status quo teaches to not expect much. Hillary relegates us to mediocrity by encouraging us to think small... to be "reasonable." There is NO reason why we can't achieve our important, lofty goals TOGETHER. Bernie urges us NOT to vote against our own interests!!! If we work together, there is NOTHING we cannot accomplish. WE CAN AND WILL DO IT!!!

In the words of the great Winston Churchill: "Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense."

REMEMBER THIS: “Those that say it can’t be done should get out of the way of those doing it” GO BERNIE!!

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BigBearJohn Jan 2016 OP
highprincipleswork Jan 2016 #1
BigBearJohn Jan 2016 #2
madokie Jan 2016 #3
BigBearJohn Jan 2016 #4
Bohunk68 Jan 2016 #12
SamKnause Jan 2016 #32
ejbr Jan 2016 #5
BigBearJohn Jan 2016 #7
ejbr Jan 2016 #17
Le Taz Hot Jan 2016 #26
tazkcmo Jan 2016 #29
snoringvoter Jan 2016 #34
Vattel Jan 2016 #6
BigBearJohn Jan 2016 #8
Vattel Jan 2016 #9
GoneFishin Jan 2016 #10
Bohunk68 Jan 2016 #13
BigBearJohn Jan 2016 #15
cui bono Jan 2016 #42
onehandle Jan 2016 #11
BigBearJohn Jan 2016 #14
nashville_brook Jan 2016 #27
BigBearJohn Jan 2016 #28
RiverLover Jan 2016 #16
BigBearJohn Jan 2016 #18
notadmblnd Jan 2016 #19
cantbeserious Jan 2016 #20
AlbertCat Jan 2016 #24
cantbeserious Jan 2016 #35
beam me up scottie Jan 2016 #21
BigBearJohn Jan 2016 #23
Robbins Jan 2016 #22
cui bono Jan 2016 #40
LittleGirl Jan 2016 #25
BigBearJohn Jan 2016 #30
MisterP Jan 2016 #31
cui bono Jan 2016 #41
MisterP Jan 2016 #43
Uncle Joe Jan 2016 #33
BigBearJohn Jan 2016 #36
Uncle Joe Jan 2016 #37
thereismore Jan 2016 #38
cui bono Jan 2016 #39
BigBearJohn Jan 2016 #44
IllinoisBrenel Jan 2016 #45
BigBearJohn Jan 2016 #46
WillyT Jan 2016 #47
BigBearJohn Jan 2016 #48
99th_Monkey Jan 2016 #49
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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:24 AM

1. This is a very fine post!

 

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Response to highprincipleswork (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:26 AM

2. Thank you soooo much.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:28 AM

3. I like positive messages

Last edited Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:03 AM - Edit history (1)

and Bernie's message is definitely a positive one. As you say Hillary's message is more of the same. If on one hand you are doing good in this economy then Hillary will be a good bet for you but if you aren't then its Bernie all the way. Most of us aren't doing well enough to embrace more of the same when our choices is Hillary or the Clown Car. My choice is Bernie Sanders and the positiveness he brings to the table. Bernie Sanders has a Vision for our country and it's a positive one.

ETA: Link to the address we're discussing here.

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Response to madokie (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:29 AM

4. Very well said!

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Response to madokie (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:08 AM

12. Couldn't agree with you more.

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Response to madokie (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 11:43 AM

32. Damn, Birmingham got scorched !!!!!!!!!!!!

Those beautiful black ladies were really feeling the Bern.

Thank you so much for posting.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:37 AM

5. One of the excuses

of his detractors is that he won't get things through a Republican Congress. And Hillary can?! If there is someone they hate more than Obama, it is Hillary! And how did Obama fair with those knuckle heads. The only thing she'll pass is Republican handouts to the rich, which she'll do in an attempt to have them do her a solid by passing a progressive bill.

At least they don't hate Bernie enough to be spiteful, from what I can tell. Yes, they loathe his ideas, but ideas can be discussed and argued; their hatred of Hillary is irrational and irreversible.

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Response to ejbr (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:46 AM

7. So true. And ~~ just think of the size of crowds that our President Sanders will attract!!!

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Response to BigBearJohn (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:24 AM

17. Someone posted

a Bloomberg clip here where it showed a young lady from South America who traveled here to work on his campaign. Not even sure she was even being paid. eom

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Response to ejbr (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 09:44 AM

26. I saw that.

I saw that and I can tell you she wasn't being paid. Bernie pays his campaign staff and his interns but the vast majority are volunteers like you and me who will get paid when he wins the nomination and the election. Hillary Goldman-Sachs Clinton DOESN'T pay her interns even though she's raking in millions from corporate interests.

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Response to ejbr (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 09:47 AM

29. Enemy Number One

The GOP and Sec Clinton share that title. And now we're to believe she can work with her self avowed Enemy Number One and that the GOP will welcome the bipartisanship of their Enemy Number One on economic and social issues. They'll only cooperate of weakening those and strengthening Corporate Welfare through TPP and other deals.

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Response to ejbr (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 11:55 AM

34. Even Jim Inhofe has so much respect for Bernie

 

that he's willing to work with him

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:46 AM

6. Bernie knows that the president alone cannot accomplish the needed changes.

 

But he is doing his best to change the hearts and minds of the people, and when that happens, change will come.

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Response to Vattel (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:47 AM

8. Absolutely correct. Sounds like the definition of a leader to me, eh?

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Response to BigBearJohn (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:49 AM

9. Exactly!

 

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:57 AM

10. Most people know the difference between a reason some goal could not be attained versus excuses

why they should not be attempted. I am sick of the excuses. Try for it. Fight for it. Work for it. Get off your ass and try, or STFU and admit you are really playing for the other team.

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Response to GoneFishin (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:12 AM

13. Exactly the way I feel about her husband's signing of DOMA, DADT, NAFTA

Repeal of Glass-Steagol, so-called Welfare change. He didn't have what it took to stand his ground and veto the shit. Yeah, yeah, the Rethugs would have passed it anyway, but at least he would've stood up for something. C'mon, the guy couldn't even own up to a bj, fer crying out loud. She is just echoing the same attitude.

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Response to GoneFishin (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:16 AM

15. WOW. Wish I said that.

to BOTH of the above messages

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Response to GoneFishin (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 03:47 PM

42. The GOP sure doesn't stop trying. And even if they don't get it all, they have accomplished this:

(along with the help of the Dems who say why bother, it won't pass)



BERNIE!!! BECAUSE FUCK THIS SHIT!!!

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:00 AM

11. Any references to the homeless?

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Response to onehandle (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:14 AM

14. Local Vermonter tells touching story about Bernie Sanders kindness for a homeless citizen

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Response to BigBearJohn (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 09:45 AM

27. that's so real and classic, thanks for sharing.

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Response to nashville_brook (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 09:46 AM

28. thanks

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Response to onehandle (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:23 AM

16. There were other shelters & the police were on the lookout to make sure people had a warm bed,

at least acc to the article in your link.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:26 AM

18. YIKES! Just heard on Mornin' Joe:

Both the Roosevelts were part of the system and both of them took on the system and changed the system in dramatic ways. It can be done.

-- Joe Scarborough

(I guess even a broken clock can be right 2 times a day)

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:29 AM

19. I hope Sander's people see this.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:30 AM

20. HRC - Kabuki Master - Par Excellence

eom

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 09:27 AM

24. HRC - Kabuki Master - Par Excellence

 

Except real Kabuki is a finely tuned art....

More like:

HRC - Kabuki wannabe - Par incompetence.


Only reason we even know her name is because of Bill.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 12:16 PM

35. Chuckkes

eom

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:43 AM

21. Awesome op!

Keep 'em coming BigBearJohn!


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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 09:00 AM

23. Thanks Scottie!!

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:50 AM

22. Consider this

we keep being tole Bernie can't attract Black people.well this crowd was very enthustic.they sure didn't seem bored after seeing cornal west and nina turner speak.

The memo is about to go out the window.At SC focus group during debate which included 14 blacks many said Bernie was connecting
with them,and Clinton wasn't.Her attacks on Bernie's health care plan fell flat.

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Response to Robbins (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 03:43 PM

40. The people who said that were catapulting the propaganda.

Hoping it would sink in as truth.



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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 09:38 AM

25. Bernie has been on my radar

since at least 2007 and for all of the reasons you have so elegantly stated. Well done.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 09:48 AM

30. thanks LittleGirl

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 11:42 AM

31. furthermore, Clintonism *divides*--what ever did happen to that talk of Black people fearing

for their safety at Sanders rallies?

Sanders doesn't have the need to appeal to group X or Y by isolating them from another: it's almost like what he says to Y he can also say to X, without having to firewall his constituencies from one another to keep them from comparing notes

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Response to MisterP (Reply #31)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 03:44 PM

41. That talk is on a time out.



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Response to cui bono (Reply #41)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 03:53 PM

43. it's also vanished from Kos and HuffPo and Salon, all in a flash

it's actually a very dangerous game, since it subsumes any racial discussion into the primary fight, tainting both of them

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 11:50 AM

33. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, BigBearJohn.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #33)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 01:50 PM

36. thanks UJ

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Response to BigBearJohn (Reply #36)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 01:53 PM

37. It was my pleasure.

Peace to you, BigBearJohn.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 03:04 PM

38. His stump speech is getting better all the time. nt

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 03:39 PM

39. “Those that say it can’t be done should get out of the way of those doing it”

THAT needs to be an OP title.

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Response to cui bono (Reply #39)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 07:34 PM

44. Agree 100%

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:15 PM

45. Pragmatic Visionary!

He's able to get things done today, while having BIG goals for tomorrow.That's great leadership, especially all accomplished having a true moral compass!!

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Response to IllinoisBrenel (Reply #45)

Tue Jan 19, 2016, 08:17 PM

46. very well said

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 12:06 AM

47. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!

 






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Response to WillyT (Reply #47)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 12:56 AM

48. You're quite welcome.

And thank YOU too! Love your posts.

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 03:20 AM

49. Big K&R!! n/t

 

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Response to BigBearJohn (Original post)

Wed Jan 20, 2016, 11:17 AM

50. Alabama = Gotta get pa$t Joe Reed's machine

Dude is a disgrace, but very, very powerful.

Part of the "SHUT UP AND GET IN LINE" generation.

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