As Democratic Candidates Gather in Iowa, Sanders Marches Alongside McDonald's Workers to Demand $15 Minimum Wage
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Bernie, Walking the walk…
If you haven’t seen the photos coming out of Hong Kong this morning, take a look, they are showing the US how to peacefully protest (est. to be over 500,000). Our marches need this kind of support and more if we expect any change with this method.
The only question that needs asked now is, where are the other democrats?
Where are all the other candidates for POTUS? Where’s Nancy? Where’s chuck? Where is Barack Obama?
They are the same places they were four years ago, sitting at dinner with the CEOs and promising them that $15 will never come to be.
Well, accept for Barry. He didn’t even know it was going on, nor did he care. And he still doesn’t.
The problem with the Democratic Party is obvious. It comes in the form of an old independent from Vermont who is trying to remind them that what he stands for used to be considered middle of the road Democratic stances. And for those stances, he and his acolytes are now called alt-left, and or radicals.
Oh, how far we have fallen…
In my lifetime (I am 65) there has never been a candidate running in the Democratic primary who marches with workers and speaks out for workers demanding they deserve a living wage and the right to unionize. I have often chosen to disengage from presidential elections because no candidate was going to really change this country.
Bernie is so different. He will work to create a more just America. For this he is loved and he is hated. He excites many people and terrifies others. Supporters will work so hard to elect him while others will do all they can to destroy him.
I will do all I can to help him get elected president knowing full well how hard this is going to be.
We all must commit to making this happen.
Union yes !!!
Let’s get modern!
Decent life minimum wage:
Figure out a decent life minimum wage in real ination adjusted candy bar dollars;
When the minimum wage was $1/hr a candy bar cost 5¢. That’s 20 candy bars per hour. The price of a candy bar now is $1.25. Twenty candy bars at $1.25 = $25/hr minimum wage adjusted to constant candy bar dollars.
$15/hr has inflatoed into the past. Get modern and go for a dignified living wage adjusted annually for inflation.
It wouldn’t be hard if it wasn’t for the politically, corrupt, powerful, Democratic, elite who have already selected Biden, just like they selected Hillary in 2016.
Think about Howie Hawkins. Just in case Bernie folds again.
This is what a Real Presidential Candidate does… Shows support and marches for the people!!! Now remind me again why lame ass Biden is the Front Runner, when in reality he’s the Last Licker ???
…marches for and WITH the people…
“The Democratic Party can’t go too far left or we’ll lose the middle” is the rallying cry of corporate leadership. It seems progressives are even scarier than reelecting Trump. Message to the DP, if you force the nomination of Biden or a Biden-like nominee, progressive will stay home or vote third party. Do you really think you can win without us? You tried it in 2016 and that didn’t work out so well for you. Listen to us or lose us. Given everything you continue to do to rig the process and I think I see which way you are leaning.
DNC Chair: Obama-Clinton force through Perez ahead of Keith Ellison
Unity Reform Commission: stuffed with centrists
Unity Rules Committee: all appointed by the Tom Perez, shot down all rules changes
Independence: Cannot vote in the nomination process and you must declare to be Democratic month before any election
Platform: ruled to be non-binding on the candidate
DCCC: outlaw consultants and vendors from working with anyone working against an incumbant
Pelosi: First House rule was Pay-Go, killing any change for Med4All.
Blue Wave: didn’t happen. Except for a few high profile candidates, most who won are centrist, neoliberal, military background, anti-Med4All, blue dogs.
When the Republicans have a more democratic nominating process, it is time to dump the Democratic Party as it is beyond reform.
Howie Hawkins is not yet the Green Party nominee. Currently Roland G. Aranjo, Alan Augustson, Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifiza Curry, Dario Hunter, Dennis Lambert, David Rolde, Ian Schlakman, and Jason Vaughan have announced as challenging for the GP presidential nomination.
Biden is who they are desperately telling you is the front runner, Our government has fallen side by side with the media, in total unity.
Totally deja vu. I can’t believe that they really don’t understand why they lost in 2016 (Russia? A lot more than that was their problem. Perhaps getting caught rigging things was a factor for many) The DNC will not pick up one extra vote from Republicans by moving to the right but will pick up much extra cash from certain donors.
I am a supporter of the Green Party but unfortunately in my view, has no chance even if Bernie folds again.
Tulsi Gabbard has a few competitors for democratic nomination, too.
I remember Bobby Kennedy among the workers and fighting for their rights and just wages.
There are several comments in this thread about the Democratic Party potentially losing this election like they did in 2016. From the way things played out I don’t think the corporate democrats feel they lost, just more of the same by an unstable ‘businessman’. The core party leaders would rather keep the status quo rather then going ‘socialistic’.
Bernie and his campaign are shaking it up. I foresee mass rallies of the 99% supporting Bernie as he takes to the streets in his marches for equality and justice. The tidal wave often starts with a minor disturbance on the ocean floor, and builds until it is a force to behold, cleansing the land.
So you are a supporter of a military revolution to bring in our new seven facet nonhierarchical and peaceful government?