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From today's local paper in Marshalltown, IA- "The only candidate who paid was Bernie Sanders." (Original Post) bluedigger Feb 2016 OP
No surprise, is it. pangaia Feb 2016 #1
No surprise. Sadly Clinton's fans don't care. She is the American Aristocrat and they rhett o rick Feb 2016 #63
This is WHY... Rockyj Feb 2016 #67
K&R. I'm glad they publicized it! CharlotteVale Feb 2016 #2
Good going Bernie. /nt think Feb 2016 #3
The guy is amazing. SoapBox Feb 2016 #4
No kidding Doctor_J Feb 2016 #5
He's ethical to the core MissDeeds Feb 2016 #16
he seems like such a genuinely decent guy Fast Walker 52 Feb 2016 #6
But, but, but Bill Clinton says he's "dishonest and hermetically sealed" Depaysement Feb 2016 #7
He's stuck back in a time when morals and integrity counted. tecelote Feb 2016 #8
hermetically sealed? 8 track mind Feb 2016 #11
Exactly! dchill Feb 2016 #25
Oh, good memory! dixiegrrrrl Feb 2016 #74
By not taking SuperPAC money, Sanders IS hermetically sealed... dchill Feb 2016 #28
"Hermetosexual" klook Feb 2016 #41
Lol Depaysement Feb 2016 #48
Bill Clinton was the biggest disappointment I ever voted for. Ikonoklast Feb 2016 #80
Bernie "The Real Deal" Sanders! AzDar Feb 2016 #9
Integrity. Pure integrity. A man of principle. cui bono Feb 2016 #10
This will come back to him. Good karma. nt thereismore Feb 2016 #12
A mensch. That's the fundamental reason I support him. sarge43 Feb 2016 #13
Salt of the Earth - love Bernie 840high Feb 2016 #51
That's beautiful. And so totally true. CoffeeCat Feb 2016 #62
Thank you, CoffeeCat sarge43 Feb 2016 #73
Because Bernie really zentrum Feb 2016 #14
It's not a "focus group strategy" AlbertCat Feb 2016 #42
He's just old-fashioned decent farleftlib Feb 2016 #49
Did you see zentrum Feb 2016 #57
That was truly impressive. There have been research studies that show that-- eridani Feb 2016 #81
What a good, good, decent man. in_cog_ni_to Feb 2016 #15
Class. TIME TO PANIC Feb 2016 #17
Having been in local politics, he understands how unexpected costs snagglepuss Feb 2016 #18
Great digging, Blue! Colorado Rambler Feb 2016 #19
He doesn't take for granted Lazy Daisy Feb 2016 #20
Bernie's a MENSCH! Worth every little bit of our support. highprincipleswork Feb 2016 #21
Imagine that. A politician who doesn't expect a free ride for himself. Marie Marie Feb 2016 #22
That is not surprising, which is precisely why Bernie is surprising the beltway insiders. Moostache Feb 2016 #23
Having been a mayor he knows whatssup. Voice for Peace Feb 2016 #24
Someone ought to tell the local paper in Marshalltown, IA markbark Feb 2016 #26
Yay Bernie! azmom Feb 2016 #27
I love this guy Nite Owl Feb 2016 #29
Thank you sir! n/t jtuck004 Feb 2016 #30
In the Clinton's defense left-of-center2012 Feb 2016 #31
Absolutely brilliant. snagglepuss Feb 2016 #47
hahaha!!!! Truth. 840high Feb 2016 #50
love it Duckhunter935 Feb 2016 #53
Integrity !! TryLogic Feb 2016 #32
Doesn't surprise me. onecaliberal Feb 2016 #33
How in the world could you not LOVE this guy dorkzilla Feb 2016 #34
WTG BERNIE! SammyWinstonJack Feb 2016 #35
This is how to lead by example is it not punguin54 Feb 2016 #36
naturally, the scrooge style rich never paid for anything they don't need to PatrynXX Feb 2016 #37
Why am I not surprised. Joe Shlabotnik Feb 2016 #38
Nice insight -- Bernie does not feel entitled to special treatment senz Feb 2016 #71
Glad for the story, Mike Donahey, mountain grammy Feb 2016 #39
See my response below :) n/t phylny Feb 2016 #56
No Surprise gomez106 Feb 2016 #40
I support a guy who knows how to do the right thing day to day. Makes me glad. marble falls Feb 2016 #43
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Feb 2016 #44
Kicked and recommended! Enthusiast Feb 2016 #45
"Democrat Party." catbyte Feb 2016 #46
My pet peeve as well, which meant I had to send an e-mail: phylny Feb 2016 #55
Good! Thanks. mountain grammy Feb 2016 #66
I've always believed that there's psychology behind this. pablo_marmol Feb 2016 #69
awesome man he is Duckhunter935 Feb 2016 #52
He's a class act - He walks the walk Ferd Berfel Feb 2016 #54
He does! Rosa Luxemburg Feb 2016 #76
Good man, that Bernie Sanders. democrank Feb 2016 #58
"DemocratIC Party's" Lorien Feb 2016 #59
It's stories like this, that it amazes me anyone still supports Hillary. nt Javaman Feb 2016 #60
It's totally authoritarian worship. nm rhett o rick Feb 2016 #64
Win or Lose, Hillary will probably try to get us to pay HER bills.....AGAIN. bvar22 Feb 2016 #61
An NRA Client of Ours burrowowl Feb 2016 #65
That's how he rolls. nt OnyxCollie Feb 2016 #68
It's just a matter of time bvf Feb 2016 #70
Yet one more among many reasons to vote for Sanders. PatrickforO Feb 2016 #72
Why should the Queen have to pay for any of these services? RoccoR5955 Feb 2016 #75
I think it is highly unfair to continue to show HillaryCampô is such a bad light... islandmkl Feb 2016 #77
Cuz Bernie's philosophy is "share" not "take." nt valerief Feb 2016 #78
Socialism. Spreading the misery equally... malthaussen Feb 2016 #79
The old Soviet joke was that under capitqliam, man exploits man, and-- eridani Feb 2016 #82
Example of Privatists vs Socialists MarthaA Feb 2016 #83
Indeed it is! bluedigger Feb 2016 #84
 

rhett o rick

(55,981 posts)
63. No surprise. Sadly Clinton's fans don't care. She is the American Aristocrat and they
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 11:21 PM
Feb 2016

love her. They don't care what's she's done or that she sides with the banksters over those in poverty, they love her and that's all that counts.

Rockyj

(538 posts)
67. This is WHY...
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 12:02 AM
Feb 2016

...we love Bernie! We are not crazy nuts that aren't thinking rationally! We are Americans from all walks of life that REALLY wanted change & got hoodwinked by Obama! Hillary represents the same and Senator Bernie Sanders DOES NOT! That's it PLAIN & SIMPLE!

 

Fast Walker 52

(7,723 posts)
6. he seems like such a genuinely decent guy
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:12 PM
Feb 2016

it's kind of scary, because I keep expecting something bad to come out about him that will break my heart.

8 track mind

(1,638 posts)
11. hermetically sealed?
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:21 PM
Feb 2016

Has he been in a mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnell's porch since noon yesterday? (J. Carson refernece_

dchill

(37,529 posts)
28. By not taking SuperPAC money, Sanders IS hermetically sealed...
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 04:19 PM
Feb 2016

from the corruption that has infected everyone who has taken it. Or indeed, asked for it.

Ikonoklast

(23,973 posts)
80. Bill Clinton was the biggest disappointment I ever voted for.
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:03 PM
Feb 2016

Not going to make that same bad decision ever again.

CoffeeCat

(24,411 posts)
62. That's beautiful. And so totally true.
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 11:05 PM
Feb 2016

I love that word "mensch". You know one when you meet one--although the definition is very subjective.

They're rare.

So happy that our candidate is the epitome of a mensch.

Love him.

sarge43

(28,893 posts)
73. Thank you, CoffeeCat
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 06:01 AM
Feb 2016

Here. Let me help you with that.

I got your back.

I'm sorry. Forgive me.

That's wrong and it's got to stop.

We can do this.

You definitely know one when you hear one.

zentrum

(9,865 posts)
14. Because Bernie really
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:29 PM
Feb 2016

…truly, deep down cares about ordinary people.

It's not a "focus group strategy". It comes from life long conviction.

I love the guy.

 

AlbertCat

(17,505 posts)
42. It's not a "focus group strategy"
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 05:35 PM
Feb 2016

He probably doesn't even think about it. I mean, like, it never occurred to him NOT to help pay for his (required) special security and stuff.

 

farleftlib

(2,125 posts)
49. He's just old-fashioned decent
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 07:28 PM
Feb 2016

It's a shame how odd and out-of-place that seems today. Go, Bernie.

zentrum

(9,865 posts)
57. Did you see
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 08:22 PM
Feb 2016

….that video of somebody collapsing on stage when Bernie was at the podium speaking? He immediately ran over to help. I mean, ran. Other people stood around looking at the fallen person. You could tell it was such a deep instinct him to help. He didn't hesitate.

He's a classic.

eridani

(51,907 posts)
81. That was truly impressive. There have been research studies that show that--
Wed Feb 10, 2016, 03:41 AM
Feb 2016

--the more people witness an event like that, the more likely everyone is to stand around waiting for someone else to go first. He's breaking that mold for sure.

snagglepuss

(12,704 posts)
18. Having been in local politics, he understands how unexpected costs
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:52 PM
Feb 2016

are a burden especially for towns and small cities. That Bernie did the right thing doesn't surprise me because that's how Bernie rolls.



Colorado Rambler

(40 posts)
19. Great digging, Blue!
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:53 PM
Feb 2016

Keep up the good work! Any other candidate who did that would make sure it was front page news - helping the taxpayers keep more money in their pockets. I'm sure Trump would be trumpeting himself to the skies, except that it would never cross whatever it is that passes for Trump's mind to do such a thing.

Are we feeling the Bern yet, everybody?

WOO-HOO!

 

Lazy Daisy

(928 posts)
20. He doesn't take for granted
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:54 PM
Feb 2016

that people just want to PAY to see him, but that maybe he should be accountable for the expense a little town incurs and the effects that will have.

The rest suffer from privilege.

Marie Marie

(9,999 posts)
22. Imagine that. A politician who doesn't expect a free ride for himself.
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 03:58 PM
Feb 2016

I am liking this man more every day.

Moostache

(9,885 posts)
23. That is not surprising, which is precisely why Bernie is surprising the beltway insiders.
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 04:03 PM
Feb 2016

They live in the bubble and talk to each other in the echo chamber.
They have become utterly tone deaf and unable to relate to the rest of us.

I can't say I'm surprised...if you are Bill or Hillary Clinton and your speaking fees yield an hourly income around $30,000 it has to be hard to maintain perspective and understand what real humanity looks like and does. To burden small Iowa communities with bills due to the campaigning and NOT kick in to pay for it is more than amoral...it begs the question, what exactly DO campaign contributions to them go for?

markbark

(1,542 posts)
26. Someone ought to tell the local paper in Marshalltown, IA
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 04:17 PM
Feb 2016

That there is no such thing as the "Democrat Party"
(....but with a name like the "Times-Republican" one shouldn't be too surprised, should one?)

PatrynXX

(5,668 posts)
37. naturally, the scrooge style rich never paid for anything they don't need to
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 05:17 PM
Feb 2016

Hmmm which reminds me , sure hope Hillary paid for her trip to Flint, they sure can't afford anything extra at the moment.

 

senz

(11,945 posts)
71. Nice insight -- Bernie does not feel entitled to special treatment
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:32 AM
Feb 2016

This simple fact speaks to so much of what makes him special. Yet, he probably does not consider himself special.

Meanwhile, the entitled ones, the Hillaries, the Trumps, are a dime a dozen -- and are certain they're special.

I hope there's enough love, hope, energy, creativity, persistence, courage, honesty, generosity, versatility, cleverness, guts, strength, good fortune, and vision to take us all the way to a Sanders presidency.

mountain grammy

(26,226 posts)
39. Glad for the story, Mike Donahey,
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 05:25 PM
Feb 2016

but it's the Democratic party. Try to get that right. You managed to use the word in the first paragraph.

phylny

(8,253 posts)
55. My pet peeve as well, which meant I had to send an e-mail:
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 08:15 PM
Feb 2016

Regarding your article about Candidate visit costs

Dear Mr. Donahey,

I'm currently a speech-language pathologist, but my first degree/career was in journalism. Your above-mentioned article has two errors that I saw: First, you refer to Hillary Clinton as "Secreatary of State," most likely a typo, and second, you refer to Senator Sanders as seeking the nomination of the "Democrat" party. As you used it properly in a previous paragraph, you know it is the "Democratic" party. A person or candidate can be a Democrat, the party is the Democratic party.

I'm not sure if you have an editor, but if so, he or she should also be informed of the correct usage.


Sincerely,

mountain grammy

(26,226 posts)
66. Good! Thanks.
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 11:52 PM
Feb 2016

A few days ago, a winger had the nerve to say in my presence, the Democrat party.. I said what you did. "I'm a Democrat, my party is the Democratic Party. Certainly you're intelligent enough to know that." and I walked away. Of all their idiotic liberal bashing and bullshit, that one gets to me.

pablo_marmol

(2,375 posts)
69. I've always believed that there's psychology behind this.
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:37 AM
Feb 2016

Democratic has a positive ring to it which is neutralized by reducing it to Democrat.



bvar22

(39,909 posts)
61. Win or Lose, Hillary will probably try to get us to pay HER bills.....AGAIN.
Mon Feb 8, 2016, 10:13 PM
Feb 2016

That is how The Clintons roll!
 

bvf

(6,604 posts)
70. It's just a matter of time
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:56 AM
Feb 2016

until someone tries to spin this as a bribe for the favorable mention by the paper.

I love this guy, and every handful of shit the Clintons throw at him makes me love him even more.


 

RoccoR5955

(12,471 posts)
75. Why should the Queen have to pay for any of these services?
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 10:54 AM
Feb 2016

She is Queen Hillary I after all.
Let the little people pay.
They should stop complaining and just eat their cake

islandmkl

(5,275 posts)
77. I think it is highly unfair to continue to show HillaryCampô is such a bad light...
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:01 AM
Feb 2016

I am sure that, as far as the expenses incurred by these various departments, she will be 'looking into it...' and no doubt has plans to 'get back to them later...'

probably with an 'offer' to pay her expenses as long as all the other candidates have paid theirs....



oops....

malthaussen

(16,658 posts)
79. Socialism. Spreading the misery equally...
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 11:56 AM
Feb 2016

... unlike, you know, capitalism, which spreads the misery unequally.

-- Mal

eridani

(51,907 posts)
82. The old Soviet joke was that under capitqliam, man exploits man, and--
Wed Feb 10, 2016, 03:44 AM
Feb 2016

under socialism it's the other way around.

MarthaA

(1 post)
83. Example of Privatists vs Socialists
Wed Feb 10, 2016, 02:29 PM
Feb 2016

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1280112858

This is an example of the difference between capitalism's privatists and capitalism's socialists. Bernie Sanders is the only candidate who saw the need to reimburse the city, because he is a democratic socialist and that is what democratic socialists do. Privatism's capitalists destroy the USA money supply and the USA economy; and socialism and socialists replenish the USA money supply and the USA economy in the same way as Bernie Sanders did in Marshalltown, Iowa. A good example and a good contrast of privatist vs socialist behavior.
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