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'They Underestimate Me at Their Own Peril': Sanders Says GOP Will Regret Hoping for His Nomination in 2020

'They Underestimate Me at Their Own Peril': Sanders Says GOP Will Regret Hoping for His Nomination in 2020

Jake Johnson, staff writer

Bernie Sanders wants Republicans to believe he would be easy to beat in 2020.

Politico reported on Tuesday that Republicans in Congress watching Sanders are "practically cheering him on" in the Democratic presidential primary, arguing that a self-described democratic socialist cannot possibly defeat President Donald Trump in the general election.

"I would suggest they underestimate me at their own peril and I hope they do."
—Bernie Sanders

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The Republicans arevfree to make all the comments they like. They won’t be the ones kneecapping Bernie’s candidacy, the d-party establishment will handle that.

Get ready for 4 more years of presidency by Tweet – the Ds would rather lose to Trump than win with Sanders. Corporate donors have been and always will be the biggest priority for brand D.

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I would vote for Bernie, but I don’t think the corporate DemocRAT leaders will let him be the nominee.

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Yep. Ella Mahoney’s “overpaid smartasses” perfectly describes the DNC establishment.

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Sen. Thune of S. Dakota: an-out-of-the-closet moron and bigot, to boot.
Sen. Thune loves to wear Western-style dress boots with his suits, even on the Senate floor. He’s very style conscious that way. When ask by a constiuent whether he knew the difference between dress boots and cowboy boots he replied, " yes, the 4" inch heel ". " No Senator " replied the constiuent, " the difference is that with Western-style boots the shit is on the inside. "

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Someone should hit them up for a contribution to Sanders’ campaign for candidacy.

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Yes, that is because Joe Biden is their sycophant and stooge. He is their BS front runner and one reason Joe waited so long, it seems to me, Joe wanted to make sure he has the majority of the corrupt, Democratic, super delegates in his hip pocket.

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It’s a Private Club. They can do what ever they want.

Status Quo Joe will be rammed down out throats

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That’s what the republicans and the DNC want to have happen, they want enough people who admit they like Bernie, but won’t vote for him because they have been told again and again that he can’t win.

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Step 1: The mainstream media consider Bernie Sanders to be dead to them. Not one major advertiser has ever told their editors that their company favors Bernie.

Step 2: All Democratic insiders and all Republican insiders read the mainstream media. Therefore they are all convinced that Bernie doesn’t exist. Also, a number of Republican operatives watch Fox News and they too are convinced that Bernie probably passed away years ago.

Step 3: The Republican machine gets it together to go after, um, Joe Biden. They have Biden’s leftist scandals all ready for their big money contributors, raw meat, and a few centrist scandals ready to roll out to the libruls. As a rule, “GET THOSE SCANDALS IN EARLY AND POUND THEM OFTEN”. Fox News, Oxycontin Rush and the whole gang live for these scandals.

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Bernie has my vote at this time

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They can underestimate Sanders, I’m sure he knows all about it. Let them all be ever confident with creepy Joe. Keep building the Army and flank them on all sides. Then unleash the Mother of Dragons…

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They must truly be afraid of Sanders. They’re just saying they hope he’ll be the nominee to scare democrats away from voting for him in the primary. What they really hope for is Biden because they’re pretty confident that he can be defeated as easily or even easier than Clinton.

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Biden is the MSDNC & DCNN candidate. With Bloomberg News & DCNBC kicking their .02 cents in, for some extra mild hot sauce.
If Biden & Sanders were the only two choices and, they both had to officially announce VP picks before the last poll was taken, it would be Biden/Harris 48% and Sanders/Warren 41%. With 11% Undecided and up for grabs. Since historically the Undecided votes splits 2 to 1 for the challenger; the primary results today would be 51.7% to 48.3% advantage Biden/Harris, pretty much.
Biden will be " damaged goods " and Harris will be " used goods " if they stand pat and support a Bolton/Pompeo/Abrams/Trump interventionist foreign policy, though. The curse of the Humphrey/Muskie ticket in 1968, pretty much…
A Sanders/Warren ticket could " flip the Neo-Con script " the Establishment Dimocrats are going to put forth in foreign policy. And, more importantly, destroy the Dimocratic Neo-Liberal mania.
On human rights for all, regulatory and overall domestic policy the progressives now hold at least a 2/1 advantage over the Corporate Dimocrats like Biden and Harris.
Biden and Harris better pay attention to what’s closing in the rearview mirror on their duopoly of the status quo. It’s closing on them fast.
Just sayin’.

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I just wish Sanders didn’t underestimate the lengths that the DNC are willing to go to deny him the nomination again.

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i don’t think he underestimates it. i could of course be wrong, i’m not in Sanders’ mind. But i think he honestly believes:
A. The most likely path for a much-needed progressive shift in the USA is via a successful presidential run by someone (him) running for a duopoly nomination as a Democrat;
B. A mass grassroots electoral mobilization around anti-oligarchic economic issues has real potential to shift power away from capital without mass violence (his “political revolution” by which he really means an electoral revolution because all revolutions are political, just sayin’);
C. Yes the neoliberal neocon Democratic Party power establishment will, without hesitation and without question, seek to undermine and marginalize him at every moment, but;
D. He thinks his grassroots mobilization has a real chance to overcome Party machinations and secure him the nomination.

He might be wrong, but i think he’s sincere. All-in-all it’s a long-shot, but i think he has a chance.

And as a corollary:
E. He sincerely thinks he is by far the best candidate to go toe-to-toe with Trump and whip his ass.

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After some editing:

Bernie Sanders believes:

A. The most likely path for a much-needed progressive shift in the USA is via a successful presidential run by someone (him) running for a duopoly nomination as a Democrat;

B. A mass grassroots electoral mobilization around anti-oligarchic economic issues has real potential to shift power away from capital without mass violence (a “political revolution” by which Sanders really means an electoral revolution because all revolutions are political, just sayin’);

C. Effective mobilization around anti-oligarchic economic issues is a necessary step toward racial and social justice in the USA;

D. The neoliberal neocon Democratic Party power establishment will, without hesitation and without question, seek to undermine and marginalize him at every moment, but;

E. A grassroots mobilization has a real chance to overcome Party machinations and secure him the nomination; and:

F. He is by far the best candidate to go toe-to-toe with Trump and whip his ass.

He could be wrong, but he’s sincere. It’s a long-shot, but he has a chance. His main hurdle is the Democratic Party establishment. If he gets past that, he’ll wipe the floor with Trump.

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" ‘If we can run a race against a person that’s an out-of-the-closet socialist and promoting socialist ideas, it’s a great contrast for us,’ said Sen. John Thune (R-N.D.)."

I would much rather have an " out of the closet socialist" who supports and works for the people "than an out of the closet Fascistic, racist, billionaire wannabe, with delusions of empire, sitting in the White House. But I’m sure such an idea is head-explodingly, unthinkable to Trump and those who avidly support his destruction of American democracy, our culture and our economy. Putin chose his henchman based upon the flaws apparent in the dying gasps of the GOP, and they are now his useful idiot allies in the demolition of American hegemony.

I was thinking in the same vane. I hope republicans continue to promote Bernie.