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Tue Mar 15, 2016, 12:55 AM

 

Bernie Sanders vs. Homophobic congressman in 1995

I'm sure most people here have seen this but I hadn't and I didn't find it posted so I'm posting it now because this man is a leader and I admire him so much for it.

He doesn't wait till it's politically convenient to lead in the direction we should be going.

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Reply Bernie Sanders vs. Homophobic congressman in 1995 (Original post)
vintx Mar 2016 OP
MadCrow Mar 2016 #1
dchill Mar 2016 #2
dchill Mar 2016 #3
BernieforPres2016 Mar 2016 #4
Docreed2003 Mar 2016 #5
renate Mar 2016 #6
Betty Karlson Mar 2016 #7
pfitz59 Mar 2016 #8
closeupready Mar 2016 #9
me b zola Mar 2016 #10
Lancero Mar 2016 #11
closeupready Mar 2016 #12
Bluenorthwest Mar 2016 #13
vintx Mar 2016 #14

Response to vintx (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 01:04 AM

1. Didn't Duke Cunningham end up going to jail for corruprtion?

Seems like I remember that. Can anybody fill in the details? Same old consistent Bernie, still on message today.

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Response to MadCrow (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 01:05 AM

2. Yes. Yes he did.

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Response to MadCrow (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 01:07 AM

3. Details:

Cunningham resigned from the House on November 28, 2005, after pleading guilty to accepting at least $2.4 million in bribes and under-reporting his taxable income for 2004. He pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion. He was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison and was ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution.[1] On June 4, 2013, Cunningham completed his prison sentence and he currently lives in Arkansas.

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Response to MadCrow (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 01:18 AM

4. Yes, biggest corruption case in the history of Congress

Or at least it was at the time. He took at least $2.4 million in bribes.

Here's a link to a story on it I found online awhile back. It is a pretty fascinating tale.

http://truth-out.org/archive/component/k2/item/64895:kitty-kelley--ace-in-the-hole-duke-cunninghams-wife-tells-all

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Response to vintx (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 01:50 AM

5. And that smug bastard Cunningham...

Had a sick smile on his face from calling out "homos in the military". Bernie is Bernie....yes, he's been the same for years, but his time has come, and people are listening! Thank you Sen Sanders for taking positions which were/have been/continue to be unpopular because you choose humanity over unfounded ideology.

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Response to vintx (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 03:37 AM

6. I know I'm biased but I really don't get how anybody could not ADORE this man

Twenty years before he thought about running for President he got right up in the face of prejudice. His outrage was genuine, not posturing.

What a wonderful man. We are so lucky that he is running.

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Response to vintx (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 03:40 AM

7. Don't worry about reposting it.

 

I rewatch it a lot just to remind myself that there is ONE leader who always has had my back and always will have it.

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Response to vintx (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:53 AM

8. Duke Cunningham was just one of many bastards in office

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Response to vintx (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:41 AM

9. Love this, thank you for posting it. Bernie is the real deal.

 

K&R

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Response to vintx (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:53 AM

10. K&R

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Response to vintx (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:06 AM

11. Where was Hillary, around that time?

Oh yeah. Pushing DADT and DOMA in what she now calls a attempt to 'protect' the LGBT community.

She was doing 180 after 180 during that time and still to this day. She started out supporting DADT/DOMA one day, then she goes around attacking them saying that we shouldn't discriminate against the LGBT community, then gives a interview saying that the LGBT community shouldn't be allowed to marry and that she doesn't support marriage equality, then she comes out saying that they deserve the right to marry and that she never should have supported DADT/DOMA, then she goes on and on about how she has always supported LGBT rights and finally - and, as far as I know, what is her most recent position - says that it was a good thing that she supported DADT and DOMA because something something constitutional amendment.

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Response to Lancero (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 10:33 AM

12. yep. That's pretty much both her and Bill, in a nutshell.

 

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Response to vintx (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 10:59 AM

13. Democrat Patricia Schoeder in response to Cunningham that day:

 

“Mr. Chairman, do we have to call the gentleman ‘the gentleman’ if he is not one?”


Here is what Schoeder said on the occasion of the DOMA vote, very informative considering Hillary's recent retelling of the reasons:
"You can't amend the Constitution with a statute. Everybody knows that. This is just stirring the political waters and seeing what hate you can unleash."

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 11:33 AM

14. I can't keep track of Hillary's retelling of the reasons.

 

For this or any other issue. Hence the untrustworthiness.

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