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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 06:45 PM

Bernie is a metaphor for the change this country needs to start rebuilding its middle class

"he American people have been waiting a long time for someone to actually represent them. That means protecting them from the fraud and corruption that is happening in the name of lobbying. Those with money are sending lobbyists to Congress to change existing laws and make new ones; meanwhile, many representatives who were elected to serve the people are leaving their government positions to go into lobbying careers, or working for those they used to regulate and oversee.

Lost in the shuffle, the people are left to wait the next turn, and then the next, and the next, and one day they realize that life has flown by and nothing has changed except that their kids are now in a worse position that they were – with so much student debt after college that it’s hard to start contemplating even more debt when it comes to buying a house or continuing with higher education. What happened, and how did we get here, to this point where our kids’ future is no longer promising, where they’re working low-paid jobs with their college degrees while those on the other side – those who perpetrated some of the biggest financial crimes in history – are getting richer and our politicians are still protecting them?

The time has come to give a chance to someone who has fought for this country and its people all his life, who stood by his words and never labeled Wall Street fraud as mere “shenanigans” the way his opponent, Hillary Clinton, has done. The country needs Bernie Sanders more than ever; we need his honesty and his fearlessness when he calls out the deeds committed by bankers by their real name: crime and fraud."

http://www.occupy.com/article/bernie-sanders-and-movement-where-people-found-their-voice

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Reply Bernie is a metaphor for the change this country needs to start rebuilding its middle class (Original post)
midnight Jun 2016 OP
kadaholo Jun 2016 #1
midnight Jun 2016 #9
Tarc Jun 2016 #2
leftofcool Jun 2016 #3
bobthedrummer Jun 2016 #4
midnight Jun 2016 #8
MaggieD Jun 2016 #5
Live and Learn Jun 2016 #12
MineralMan Jun 2016 #6
BreakfastClub Jun 2016 #7
Live and Learn Jun 2016 #11
CorkySt.Clair Jun 2016 #13
Live and Learn Jun 2016 #10
Live and Learn Jun 2016 #14

Response to midnight (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:48 PM

1. "The country needs...

...Bernie Sanders more than ever; we need his honesty and his fearlessness when he calls out the deeds committed by bankers by their real name: crime and fraud."

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Response to kadaholo (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:03 PM

9. His efforts to bring attention to the wall street crimes when so many will not is why so many

main street people like him.

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:16 PM

2. The primary is over

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:37 PM

3. Sorry, sanders lost. The primary is over.

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:45 PM

4. Yep.

 

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Response to bobthedrummer (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 10:56 PM

8. Thanks

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:53 PM

5. To me, he is a very poor representative

 

.... of this ideal that most of us probably agree with. That might be a reason he lost.

By the way, where are his tax returns? There is a reason he never produced them.

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Response to MaggieD (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:39 PM

12. He did produce them. You should 'look into that'. nt

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 03:55 PM

6. Yes, OK. If you can work to get a majority

of votes for any race, you'll win. Time to start organizing, I guess, for the next round of elections in 2018.

Turnout will matter. Turnout always matters. If you plan to primary a bunch of Democrats who you don't feel are progressive enough, you'll need to start working on turnout now for 2018. Incumbents have a serious advantage from the start. It's hard to knock any incumbent out in a primary. Why? Because it's mostly loyal Democratic party voters who show up.

If you think you can do it, then I say go for it. We could use more progressive legislators. But you'll have your work cut out for you. Better get started right now. Two years goes by in a flash.

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 04:00 PM

7. He's none of that. He's just a guy who lost a primary. nt

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Response to BreakfastClub (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:38 PM

11. Maybe to you but we know better. nt

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Response to BreakfastClub (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:39 PM

13. +1

 

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:38 PM

10. And including the lower class in the middle class.

There is enough for everyone.

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Mon Jun 13, 2016, 11:41 PM

14. Wow some here still don't get it. Bernie didn't lose. His (and our) ideas have taken hold.

That was all he really wanted. We will ensure the ideas are listened to and acted upon. Bernie won!

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