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Biden 'A Good Friend of Mine,' Says Sanders, But Not Much 'Question About Who's More Progressive'

Biden 'A Good Friend of Mine,' Says Sanders, But Not Much 'Question About Who's More Progressive'

Common Dreams staff

In the ostensibly friendly battle between the more than twenty candidates now running for the Democrat's presidential nominee, the battle over who is "most progressive" has emerged as one theme that makes the 2020 primary race stand apart from previous election years.

And while former vice president Joe Biden, largely considered the frontrunner in the field despite only entering the race officially just last month, made headlines for claiming he should be granted that title, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday morning pushed gently back on that idea.

"Better to call Biden your colleague Bernie, than your friend."

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Who says so? The super, corrupt, delegates to the 2020 convention…THAT’S WHO!

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Also highly flawed, biased polls by corporate media sources doing the bidding of the Democratic establishment. A couple of progressive commentators (like Status Coup) have shown that when you look at the methology of the polls, you find that they either under-represented or ignored voters under the age of 50, more likely to support Sanders and other progressive candidates.

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(Paraphrasing) “I have the most progressive record of any candidate running. Along with my colleagues and good friends like Hillary Clinton (a progressive who gets things done,) Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Chuck Schumer, and Barack Obama, et al, I have worked tirelessly for three decades to move the Democrats and the country progressively further to the right, until one day we can have a single fascist party that will no longer have to concern itself with the petty bickering of national elections.”

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‘largely considered the front runner’? “Largely” is that the same thing as “Biggly”. Don’t you just love the smell of propaganda on a Sunday morning?

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Biden has a record of harming workers that spans decades.

Joe Biden’s first three public endorsements — from conservative Democratic Senators Chris Coons (Delaware), Bob Casey (Pennsylvania) and Doug Jones (Alabama) — tell you all you need to know about who is rooting for his candidacy. A significant number of the policies he has devoted his life to are simply terrible. He’s a bannerman for a failed Democratic Party experiment, and the only people who don’t seem capable of perceiving that failure are the “centrist” Democrats cheering him on.

With Joe, It’s Status Quo

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Absolutely! Now the Chief Moron of New York City is entering the primary for one reason: Further dilute Bernie’s votes so the super corrupt delegates can decide ‘your’ candidate.

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“Say it Ain’t” Joe sez:
“I have the most progressive record of anybody running.”

Meh. Just another Biden verbal gaffe. What he was trying to say was that he has the most “progressive rock records” of anybody running.
You should see his extensive vinyl collection of Yes, Rush, Soft Machine, National Health and early Genesis, among others.

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The elite, corrupt, Democrats is: ANYONE BUT BERNIE!

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Here we fucking go again!!!

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Better if he called him what he was: a lying, despicable, paid-for piece of political shit!

I just don’t understand why more people aren’t defecting to The Greens! How much more evidence will it take to prove that the D’s and R’s are almost I-fucking-dentical in their CORRUPTION?!

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The neoliberal Biden is the enemy of working people. What Bernie’s statement about their “friendship” should alert people to is that he will not challenge the Democratic Party hierarchy.

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Stop with the kid gloves Bernie. You might consider Biden your friend if for nothing else because you are a decent human being but Bernie you should be well aware that Biden and the rest of the Dem establishment don’t consider you a friend and WILL stab you in the back when opportunity comes.

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It is a catch 22, because for how much people have given up on the two party system they believe that a third party can work in the U.S. even less. Like it or not as impossible as it seems to change the Democratic party it seems just as if not more so to establish a third party. The game is completely rigged and it will take a while before we manage to change the game to our favor. A shame that our species essentially has a short time limit though due to climate change.

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There are many reasons, but consider this: The fasted growing and largest “socialist” organization in the US, that is, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) , is actively running candidates as Democrats. They either don’t understand, or don’t want to understand that the Democratic Party is a party of the 1%, of the capitalist ruling class. I think that the DSA is doing more harm than good: they are effectively re-branding the Democratic Party w/o changing the Party 's undemocratic structure at all. They will never be allowed any real power withing the Party. But what they are doing is breathing more life into a moribund party, that only represents the super rich. We could be building the Green Party into a working class powerhouse…

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Excellent points, Tom. Thanks for the post. I’d never thought about how the DSA is screwing up by holding hands with the corrupt Ds.

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It’s ALL about the methodology!
And we rarely dive into THAT. And we NEED to.

Just not buying any of those.
But tx for posting