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(13,145 posts)
Sat Jan 23, 2016, 02:09 AM Jan 2016

Take a look at the frail Bernie Sanders;

Bernie's filibuster;


8 1/2 hours standing.

No bathroom breaks.

No breaks for meals.

8 1/2 hours of taking on the establishment.

8 1/2 hours of fighting for the needs and wants of 'We The People'.

8 1/2 hours of passion and truth telling.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen is wrong to insinuate that Bernie lacks

strength or staying power.

He is a fighter.

It is the essence of his being.

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Betty Karlson

(7,231 posts)
8. This is why they don't want him to run:
Sat Jan 23, 2016, 03:28 AM
Jan 2016

he usually catches his targets. And the 1 % don't want to be targeted.

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(109,037 posts)
7. And for all that effort he accomplished absolutely nothing
Sat Jan 23, 2016, 03:26 AM
Jan 2016

except for spending 8 hours scolding Obama about his deal to pass an economic stimulus.

Which worked, by the way.


It looked a lot like a good old-fashioned filibuster, only Sanders wasn't actually stopping anything. Under a bipartisan deal reached Thursday, a vote would be held Monday on the tax deal no matter how long Sanders spoke or what he said Friday.

"You can call what I am doing today whatever you want, you it [sic] call it a filibuster, you can call it a very long speech," said Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats. "I'm not here to set any great records or to make a spectacle. I am simply here today to take as long as I can to explain to the American people the fact that we have got to do a lot better than this agreement provides."


As Sanders provided the emotional appeal against the tax deal in the Senate, House Democrats continued discussions about ways to amend the $858 billion package of tax-cut extensions and other efforts aimed at economic stimulus when it crosses the Capitol later next week.


(3,919 posts)
10. well, thank you, senator sanders,
Sat Jan 23, 2016, 03:42 AM
Jan 2016

he did what no one else would do - stand up for the american people. head, heart and soul is what he has in his commitment to speak against the exploitation of the people and the government. that is something far more worthy in my book. he walks his talk.


(109,037 posts)
11. He fought against the economic stimulus bill that helped bring the economy
Sat Jan 23, 2016, 03:45 AM
Jan 2016

back from the brink.

Yeah, great job, Bernie Sanders.


(3,919 posts)
12. he wanted a stimulus - but not the riders
Sat Jan 23, 2016, 03:48 AM
Jan 2016

the gop added.and you know very well, those riders are going to cost the american workers jobs and much more. he knew he it was going to pass. but he had to stand for the principle. he is not a weakling or a wishy washy hillary. that's for sure.
yes, thank you, senator sanders for standing for us.


(980 posts)
13. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks for 8 hours against tax cuts, while Congressional Black Caucus joins oppo
Sat Jan 23, 2016, 04:01 AM
Jan 2016

Vermont's Sen. Sanders rails against tax deal
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made a marathon 8 1/2-hour Senate speech railing against President Barack Obama's proposed tax cut compromise. The 69-year-old said 'tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires who don't need it' were unconscionable.

"We are simply here to say that we want a fair deal," said Rep. Donald M. Payne (D-N.J.). "You know, there was the New Deal under Roosevelt, and then there was a Fair Deal under Truman. Every new deal is not necessarily fair, and we see this new deal as not necessarily fair."

Payne was joined by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus - considered President Obama's most loyal backers - who announced that the "vast majority" of caucus members would oppose the plan as it is currently drafted.

Along with many other liberals, the CBC members said the estate tax provisions went too far, exempting up to $5 million per person and setting a top rate of 35 percent for larger estates.
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That comes in addition to the two-year extension of all the Bush-era tax breaks, despite repeated pledges by Obama to only extend those benefits to the middle class.

So you're arguing that tax cuts for the rich are a good thing?


(3,366 posts)
14. And yet his detractors are scornful...
Sat Jan 23, 2016, 04:25 AM
Jan 2016

because he doesn't put a (D) after his name. Supposedly, Hillary is a Real Democrat.

No one embodies True Democratic Ideals more than Bernie Sanders. No one fights more for them, for us.


(3,795 posts)
15. Jeanne Shaheen needs a primary opponent.
Sat Jan 23, 2016, 08:14 AM
Jan 2016

NH seems to be VERY supportive of Bernie's vision/policies.

Let's get a NH Senator that also holds that vision.

An FDR Democrat.

Polling PROVES that we can have FDR Democrats in New Hampshire. We CAN have nice things.



(13,877 posts)
17. Bernie is inspiring "upstarts" to actually go headfirst into the political process.
Sat Jan 23, 2016, 08:19 PM
Jan 2016

Tim Conova attempting to Primary DWS was the first, I believe. I've read about a few others, albeit at lower levels. But that is what is called Coat Tails. And Down Ticket. It's already happening.

Bobbie Jo

(14,341 posts)
18. 8 1/2 hours of no one talking back
Sat Jan 23, 2016, 08:31 PM
Jan 2016

hurling questions, or pushing back in any way.

The filibuster is indeed his forte'. Trouble is, when it comes time to govern, there's those pesky people one has to contend with.

Big deal, purdy speech.

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