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    If you are actually left leaning the prospect of being able to vote for a candidate who represents more than half of your views is tempting... if you are right leaning, you should be welcoming the opportunity to split the left. Either way, Bernie Sanders should be your man.
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    I am fed up with the current system which provides a choice between a right leaning moderate and a far right candidate. "Communists" who implement health care reform developed by the Heritage foundation, "progressives" who assassinate suspected terrorists around the world without any kind of due process... I'd say the world has gone mad, however what I know of history leads me to believe that's the norm rather than the exception.
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    I think that he would make an excellent president.

    Unfortunately I don't believe he could be elected. The word "socialist" in the subtitle gives you an idea of what he would be facing from the Republicans. Many of whom do not understand the difference between socialism and communism.
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    Not much difference and neither one is good for America. You like that sort of stuff, move to a nice socialist country like Valenzuela or Cuba or Russia or Sweden (that one might be a better fit) but don't drag America down with you.
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    Don't tell me to move, goddamn it! This is MY country. I was born in the US, served in its defense for over two decades, and I pay my taxes. This is the nation I love and I will not let you continue to destroy it.

    If you have a problem with that then YOU move away. Somalia comes to mind as they have virtually no government. Freedom from all government intrusions is just the way you want it.

    You have a different idea of what
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    That's the best part. All they could do was label Our President a socialist/communist, because the mouth-breathers don't know what either of those things are, and he still got elected. Twice. Republicans are a fart in the wind. They've already proven that they can't beat an (according to them) 'socialist'. No problem there.
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    I was going to ask Tralee if she ever drives on socialist roads. Or if she ever eats food that has been inspected by a socialist. And if her house ever catches fire its safe to bet that she would not wave away socialist fire engines.
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    At least with him you know what you're getting. He seems to be an honest man. Which is rare in DC. That alone would make me vote for him. But I totally disagree with his view points.
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  • #101
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    "We'd all enjoy the crazies show."
    I don't think Sanders is interested in running in the Republican primary.
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    You know what, If Sanders got the nomination I'd vote for him. I'm not one for socialism but he has some pretty good ideas on social policy. And I'd rather have a Sanders Presidency over a Clinton one. But he shouldn't run, 76 is too old for a Job with that much stress. Now that I think about it 76 might be too old for congress.
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  • #96
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    A major talking point of Sanders is the push to rebuild the infrastructure to restore the economy. If he continues to push this issue for his campaign platform I think hld have an excellent chance of becoming our next President. I would suggest he run on the Democrat ticket though. History isn't fond of Independents in the Oval Office.
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    I can understand a Southerns disdain for those that played a major role in kicking their collective butts during the Civil War. It must be hard even after all these years to accept the humiliation of such an utter defeat and failure to keep the proud tradition of "SLAVERY" alive. Hee haw.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermont_in_the_A...
    "Historian Howard Coffin claimed that the state's most important contribution to the war was at the Battle of the Wilderness where the Vermont Brigade held the crucial intersection of two roads, the loss of which would have split the Union forces in half. 1,200 Vermonters died. They also played a crucial role at the Battle of Gettysburg, where, under General George J. Stannard, the 2nd Vermont Brigade broke Pickett's charge by stepping out of a protected area and firing at the flank of the attackers.[4]"
    LOL!
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    I've felt the Clinton's were too corporate friendly. After all it was Bill Clinton who signed the legislation that repealed Steagall-Glass and enabled Wall Street to run amuck! Hillary Clinton has never shown a willingness nor policy plan/stance on reigning in the very lucrative but destructive financial sector. Obama has been equally useless. He's signed one FTA after another with developing countries further disabling our manufacturing companies from being able to compete. In a time where he should have been protectionist, he decides to honor Bush FTA deals. Utterly useless POTUS.

    I think Sanders will at least be inventive with his policy ideas. As long as he doesn't go full socialist on the country. Socialism cannot survive because it needs the oxygen of capital to breathe. But he as a politician on the national stage has been the most consumer and civilian oriented of all the highly visible politicians. What we need is a liberal republican, and Sanders is probably as close to that as you're going to get.
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    "...this country is moving very rapidly toward an oligarchic form of society, where a handful of billionaires control the economic and political life of this country."

    Bernie needs to up his game. The U.S. has always been an oligarchy. It has now become what he describes: a plutocracy.

    Bernie's greatest contribution is his tireless work to move the national conversation in necessary directions. His strategic and policy skills are less impressive.
  • #39
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    The only thing Bernie Sanders has going for him is that his politics are well known. Unlike the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., who has spent millions of dollars on obfuscating of the facts of his background; and who deserves a championship ribbon for prevarication.
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    Ohhhhhh no, please don't do that.

    "72-year-old Sanders railed against the influence of the ultra-rich"

    Hopefully he complained about George Soros!
  • #83
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    LOL - now, now, now, we all know that the left only hates conservative rich people contributing to conservative candidates. Why else do they want to know each and every persons name? How can they call for an SEIU boycott of them if they don't know who they are?:D
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  • #12
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    Yeah, Bernie's an "independent" who caucuses with, and faithfully votes with the Democrats. Run Bernie, run. I'm sure the even richer and more partisan than the Koch bros. George Soros will be happy to fund your campaign since the two of you think exactly alike.
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    @Cal Koch brothers worth $25 billion each. Soros worth $23 billion. Were Bernie to win the nomination he would also have the backing of the unions.
  • #109
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    @Cal Not according to the website networth, which says the Kochs are worth $25 B each. Which makes you way off by claiming them to be worth TEN times Soros's wealth.
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