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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:15 AM

 

A revolution in the sense Bernie refers to it, isn't instant oatmeal. [View all]

And historically it never has been. Clearly Bernie is referring to a non-violent revolution, one I think is better referred to as building a movement for real, substantive change.

It's something that takes time, dedication, direction, leadership and dogged determination.

Will it take hold? I feel hopeful that that it will. I hate to refer to the tea party or make comparisons with such an odious movement, but there can be no doubt that it transformed the republican party- for the worse. But the millions of Bernie voters despite the largely bullshit meme about Bernie bros, overwhelmingly support racial equality, women's rights, economic reform and other issues that have been staples of democratic politics for decades- before the big money interests gained such purchase within the democratic party.

It doesn't matter who leads the movement nearly as much as the involvement of people who support the goals voiced by Bernie and others.

You can support Hillary Clinton wholeheartedly and still believe we need serious election finance reform and other issues such as reducing college loan debt and providing opportunities for the far too many impoverished children that live in this country. One can support Hillary wholeheartedly and still believe in raising the Social Security cap. One can support her and still believe in limiting, not expanding fracking.

The eagerness of the establishment and MSM to pronounce Bernie's revolution dead and to bury it with haste is premature as all hell.

Only time will tell.

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