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Sanders Accuses Biden of Parroting Pharma and Insurance Industry Script With Attacks on Medicare for All

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/07/15/sanders-accuses-biden-parroting-pharma-and-insurance-industry-script-attacks

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The ever predictable Biden. Once a corporate whore, always a corporate whore.

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“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

Declaration of Independence

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It was a mistake for Bernie to go soft of Hillary in 2016. He should not repeat hiimself now with HRC’s replacement.

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It is up to US to counter the mind mapping in the rhetoric of the smarmy insur-pharma lord Biden. “High costs” is dog whistle till yer lungs collapse this-means-prospect-of-ending-tax-loopholes-and-predatory pricing-for-pharma-and-insurance-serving-as-death panels.

We need all hands on board, on deck, to work together to clean up not only politics, but a planet drowning in the consequences of “externalized costs” from corporate predators. First step: call a spade a spade and remove from office all Citizens United sellouts in THIS ELECTION CYCLE!!
Joe Biden, Campaign Finance Reformer, Is Now One Of Big Money’s Favorite Candidates
The epitomization of what of Noam Chomsky refers to the ‘schizophrenic’ patterns in US government. Seems that one of the ‘veils’ being worn these day is that of time over history.

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Lies, more lies and damned lies. Vote Bernie and, more importantly, stand up and call out the media and politicians supporting the corporate murderers - that is what they are whether through millions uninsured, crap coverage full of holes or pharmaceuticals priced out of reach for even those with the current version of Medicare.

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… and even more interesting to compare the exact reasons cited against the “King of Great Britain” in the Declaration. Very much worth a quick scroll through, and to give pause.

How could anybody still be surprised that ol uncle Joe has the Third Way playbook tucked under his arm, and he is running it?
Biden, Harris, an to a lesser extent Buttigieg (even though he stands little to no chance) are the chosen ones for 2020. The Third Way is in its death throws and they see 2020 as their last beach head. They know that, if they don’t win next year Clintonianism will go the way of the Dodo. Big business is praying that they can get rid of Trump, but keep conservatives of any persuasion in charge of the House an Senate.
Isn’t it a shame, the GOPs fallback chick for 2020 is Joe Biden.

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Agreed, on both your sentences, for both of which, Thank you!

It is clear, isn’t it, that Biden is the only “Democratic” candidate that will appeal to the GOP and he knows this and is courting their vote. But worse-The DNC knows this too and is courting their corporate dollars and votes. Horrible people!

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Thank you Bernie! Now let’s all get serious and call out all the lies.

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Authenticity is important in a political knock-off world. Look how far left President Obama pushed and pushed and pushed for the Public Option in his version of trickle-down healthcare, AKA Republican Romneycare!

We can’t afford to invest our future in another knock-off.

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You seem to forget that in open primary states that Sen. Sanders received support ranging between 12-14% from registered Republican Voters.

Old Republicans love Social Security and want to see it expanded. They love Medicare. They don’t like trickle-down smoke and mirror transfers to the .ooo1%

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The clintonites still fall back on the same myth every election cycle, the myth that Bill Clinton won in 1992 because moderate republicans crossed over and voted for him.
Poppycock.
He only won because the recently late Ross Perot stole about 12% of the republican votes from Bush, while only taking about 5-6% from the democrats. But hey, never let facts get in the way of good story.
Third Way democrats have turned into Reagan republicans. In reality, they were all along.

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Don’t expect me to show up and vote for Biden. I won’t as I’m done with corporate democrats. You abandon the American public so I’m abandoning you. What a tool.

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In a distant future, children have a way to deal with such grups!

“Bonk, bonk!
Bonk them in the head!
Bonk, Bonk!
Bonk them till they’re …”
(from the famous “Bonk, Bonk” episode)

We may have more complicated processes today, but we can always hold the future examples in reserve, if these current tactics prove unsuccessful!

Biden out pimping Obama’s used Cars.

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“Don’t expect me to show up and vote for Biden…”

I fully empathize with your feelings and agree with your plan of action. Of course, Biden isn’t the only 2020 tool in that bucket.

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Unfortunately, Our Founders gave us no tools to peaceably remove fascists
from office – nor any real leverage over our elected representatives or the purse.

And even more unfortunately, Our Founders put the government in Elite/Patriarchal
hands, endowed them with land grants, gave them immense influence and control
over our “people’s” government the nation’s wealth and natural resources.

Our Founders used their powers not for the people but to save and support the system
of Slavery for the benefit of themselves and their fellow Elites and to continue the theft
of land from the native people here 13,000 years.

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“…Isn’t it a shame, the GOPs fallback chick for 2020 is Joe Biden.”

Oh, they have a whole harem of such corporatist neolib. “chicks”:
Biden, Harris, Bennet (to a somewhat lessor degree), Bullock, Booker, Buttigieg, Castro, de Blasio, Delany, Gillibrand, Hickenlooper (to a lessor extent), Klobuchar, Moultan, Beto, Ryan, Sestak (to a lessor extent), and Yang (a Libertarian in techno babble geek disguise).
Though I’m tempted to include Warren in that group, she is actually more of a Left leaning Republican with more good ideas than bad but its all forced into a conservative repubican framework that is concerning, if not completely disqualifying.

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