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THIS! It's A Great Day For American Democracy

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Are TRADITIONAL Democratic values making a comeback? With Bernie Sanders I believe they are. Even the rank and file union members defied their leadership to embrace what was once a proud Democratic tradition: support the public, keep corporations and monopolies in check, and the public will prosper. Small business will prosper.

It’s A Great Day For American Democracy
Despite the freakout from TV pundits, the Nevada caucuses are a cause for optimism in dark days.

By Zach Carter, Huffington Post
02/22/2020

The results of the Nevada caucuses are, first and foremost, a great sign of hope for American democracy. In an era of rampant corruption and corporate control in both political parties, Nevada handed a blowout win to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ― one of two candidates in the race who have sworn off the old pattern of billionaire patronage and instead produced a policy platform designed to make this country work for working people of all colors.

The caucus results are also a reason for optimism about the future of the Democratic Party. Despite the best efforts of the party’s power brokers and big donors, voters overwhelmingly decided to back a candidate whose agenda calls for a transfer of power away from those elites and into the hands of the people.

These are causes for celebration. It has been a dark decade for democracy around the world, and the spectacle of Americans coming together to rebuke the Democratic Party’s aristocratic drift, which has driven so much of the turn to President Donald Trump’s authoritarian populism, is both beautiful and profound.

But you wouldn’t know this from the way establishment pundits, including many ostensible Democrats, reacted to Sanders’ win Saturday evening. On MSNBC, Chris Matthews literally compared Sanders’ victory to the fall of France to Nazi Germany. MSNBC host Nicole Wallace, a former George W. Bush staffer, described Democratic enthusiasm for Sanders as “political suicide,” and, puzzlingly, said the supporters of the night’s runaway victor constitute only “a squeaky, angry minority.”

This reaction is yet more evidence of the haplessness of the Democratic elite. It has been clear all year that Sanders is the front-runner for the party’s presidential nomination. And after his impressive showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, the moneyed minds of the party scrambled to get behind untested thirty-something ex-Mayor Pete Buttigieg and erstwhile Republican billionaire Michael Bloomberg. On the debate stage earlier this week in Las Vegas, both men did their best to beat up on Sanders, but failed to deliver so much as a scratch. Meanwhile, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) did as she promised she would, torching Bloomberg in a debate performance for the ages.
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DemocracyMouse Feb 2020 OP
dem4decades Feb 2020 #1
Sloumeau Feb 2020 #2
DemocracyMouse Feb 2020 #12
Sloumeau Feb 2020 #14
rzemanfl Feb 2020 #3
mr_lebowski Feb 2020 #4
Butterflylady Feb 2020 #5
DemocracyMouse Feb 2020 #11
SidDithers Feb 2020 #6
2naSalit Feb 2020 #7
wyldwolf Feb 2020 #8
emmaverybo Feb 2020 #9
stopdiggin Feb 2020 #10
bucolic_frolic Feb 2020 #13
DemocracyMouse Feb 2020 #15
William769 Feb 2020 #16
DemocracyMouse Feb 2020 #17
DemocracyMouse Feb 2020 #20
alittlelark Feb 2020 #18
Squinch Feb 2020 #19
DemocracyMouse Feb 2020 #21
DemocracyMouse Feb 2020 #22

Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:33 PM

1. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:33 PM

2. Sure, a Socialist will definitely wind up in the White House.

 

I mean, it has happened before, right?
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Response to Sloumeau (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:08 PM

12. You clearly are coming from outside the Democratic world.

 

Bernie is a registered Democrat and this party doesn't need any more Republican talking points!
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:20 PM

14. You do not have to be a Republican to notice that no Socialist has ever been elected President.

 

I've only ever been a Democrat. The same is not true of Bernie Sanders.
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:33 PM

3. Apparently, "clear all year" means 53 days. It doesn't sound as mighty

 

put the latter way.
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:34 PM

4. Well ... that's some positive spin ...

 

Zach Carter at HuffPo has got his rose-tints handy, to be sure.

Something to be said for that ...
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:40 PM

5. Well then folks, it's over. Pack it in.

 

No need for democrats to bother voting anymore. We have our nominee. Our opinion doesn't count at all. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Now that I have said that, I'm going to be the first in line at my polling place to vote for Biden.
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Response to Butterflylady (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:05 PM

11. Is Biden still taking money from Billionaires?

 

How sincere is he about keeping us out of endless wars? How much fight does he have to protect Americans with a real healthcare solution? How likely is he to continue his tendency to fall back on a 1970s/80s perspective?

I'll take the man who is demonstrably fighting for Americans and not talking about compromising with Republicans before he's even rallied citizens to embrace their democratic AND Democratic heritage.

I've watched this country slide to the pro-corporate right for way too long – and evidence shows most of the voting public wants a change.
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:42 PM

6. Celebrating a caucus as a "great day for Democracy"...

 



Sid
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Response to SidDithers (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:47 PM

7. +1

 

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:49 PM

8. Using "traditional Democratic values" and "Bernie Sanders" in the same breath is laughable.

 

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:50 PM

9. I am rendered speechless.

 

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 05:53 PM

10. yessir. great day for democracy

 

Sure got those corporate Democrats on the run. 'Bout time somebody showed Pelosi and Obama and Schumer and Schiff which end of the stick was up. What the heck do they know?

(having said that .. exercising your right to vote your own conscience and opinion .. even if misguided .. IS the essence of democracy. So there is that.)
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:14 PM

13. Wow is that author out in left field

 

Is it rehashed Limbaugh for Bernie supporters? That "Democratic Establishment" equivalency is not going to help Bernie anywhere. The party is not ready to head for the fringe especially when they see the price tag on Bernie's policies. Promises that can't ever be delivered are hollow and voters will see then as such.
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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:22 PM

15. We used to tax the wealthiest 80-90%

 

To pay for programs that will bring public education, roads, bridges, etc., back to pre-Reagan health, Bernie has proposed a top rate of about 53%. That's hardly fringe. Such rhetoric! Did someone slip you the Republican/Russian talking points?

Also, Medicare for all will actually save money AND lives. It would provide health security between jobs and help the country to prosper. By taking out the middlemen of the insurance industry billions are saved, just as has been proven to be the case in every other industrialized nation.
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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:25 PM

16. Russia would agree with you. nt

 

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Response to William769 (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:40 PM

17. If you want change....

 

1) Please ask Buttigieg to have more insight into the lives of people of color.

2) Vote for the true blue American and my fellow Brooklynite who is polling in double digits ahead of Trump.

3) Tell us how Buttigieg's policies will help average struggling Americans instead of throwing rhetoric at Bernie.
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Response to William769 (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 07:37 PM

20. America agrees with me. See Newsweek below.

 

Newsweek:

72% OF DEMOCRATIC VOTERS BELIEVE BERNIE SANDERS WOULD BEAT TRUMP IN 2020 ELECTION, NEW POLL SHOWS

BY HUNTER MOYLER ON 2/19/20

https://www.newsweek.com/72-democratic-voters-believe-bernie-sanders-would-beat-trump-2020-election-new-poll-shows-1488010?utm_source=GoogleNewsstandUS&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Partnerships&fbclid=IwAR3lSwsFFvK3n86f2RPei7Rs76U4rRMaNCay38DLvWgc4iwYW-3MMd6hb-g

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 06:46 PM

18. As I read that article All I could think was

 

Propaganda..... seriously. The wording, the cadence.... I cannot explain exactly why, but it is the only word that came to mind when I read it.
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Response to alittlelark (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 07:14 PM

19. Yup.

 

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Sun Feb 23, 2020, 07:59 PM

22. And the union rank and file of Nevada like Sanders

 

...along with a diverse spread of ethnic groups.

BUZZFEED:
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/bernie-sanders-nevada-caucus-culinary-union?fbclid=IwAR2DfBUViJIZHqKxEiErW26IrGIOp7zeKXL0ZhlG6N_1tQTo_vNy6GphYVM
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