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Vowing to Put People Before Corporate Interests, Sanders Agrees He Poses 'Existential Threat to the Democratic Party'

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/10/29/vowing-put-people-corporate-interests-sanders-agrees-he-poses-existential-threat

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I loved Bernie in 2016, and I still love his honesty and integrity. However, I refuse to trust the Democratic Party establishment and there need to push their NeoLiberal agenda.

I will remain optimistic about Bernie’s chances.

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Bernie is correct when he says" he is an existential threat to the Democratic, Party".

I say that we Bernie acolytes need to also pose a threat! To the corrupt, corporate, Democrats and refuse to let the corruption of the DNC and the Super Delegates shove a Biden/Harris ticket down our throats!

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If someone is not supporting Bernie, they are either extremely wealthy, extremely programmed, or extremely stoopid.

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I hope I am right when I believe that, as soon as sworn in, Bernie will put that bee-you-tee-full “I” after his name again and toss the “D” like a bad penny.

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You mean about 40 million brainwashed Amerikans?

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Me too. They screwed Bernie in 2016 and no doubt will try to screw Bernie again io 2020!

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I haven’t counted but I’m assuming that’s close.

What is pathetic is that people of my “Boomer” generation have defected into the realm of “dumb-asses”! Where have all the people who struggled so hard to end a war and change a country disappear to??? I am truly at a loss when I see the stats that those of us from that period have either flipped or gone insane with media brainwashing, as you said.

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Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice you feel the wrath of Berners!
(That what you mean, Shantiananda?)

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ABSOLUTELY!

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I love Bernie, however his insistence on trying to reform the DNC is mind boggling at times. Even to
start that process you would have to pump enough sewage out of the party to fill a large lake. I only have 4 dems that I would ever vote for and that would be Bernie and “the squad”.
I am currently represented by Feinstein, Harris and Katie Porter. I would never nor have I ever voted for these Corp. Shills. I leave it blank or vote for 3rd party here.

Bernie 2020

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We progressives have to give Bernie credit for at least trying but alas, from my perspective, it is also mind boggling!

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I agree Carl, the boomer generation are sold out and out of touch. My neighbors spend their days watching CNN, fly giant Flags (from flag poles no less) and have giant magnetic yellow support out troops magnets on their cars. They are registered Dems and read the LA times. They parrot every Democratic talking point. Think the CIA and FBI are great and that Snowden and Assange are traitors.
I pretty much have nothing in common with anyone over 35.

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What so many fail to realize or remember is that the dem party has moved so far right they are in actuality republicans and the repub’s are fascists. Bernie claims to be a democratic socialist, which is true but he is also a “true” democrat if you follow the reasoning’s of Plato and yes, you have to go back that far to understand these labels. Is he a threat?, you bet, we all are if we stand for common decency and logical governance.

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I wonder, Shelby: WHAT HAPPENED?!
Truthfully, except for my driver’s license proving me not, I have MUCH MORE in common with millennials than my own generation!!!

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Wonderful words from Sanders. He sounds a lot like FDR. However, the corrupt DNC will do everything they can to make sure that he doesn’t get the nomination. This is sounding more and more like the 1944 DNC convention when the nomination for the VP spot was stolen from the people’s favorite, Henry Wallace, and given to a mediocrity named Harry S. Truman.

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Cowan is wrong.
Unless the democratic party embraces the long term future - the party itself becomes the minority party, forever.
Unless the democratic party embraces our young peoples - boldly,relentlessly, honestly - the dem party of wall street, bankers, nancy and schumer dies.
If dem party play Hillary again, the dems lose senate, house and white house. Her foundation still has big loot to hand out to super delegates, advertising, softball opinion writers.

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Well said. I’m a “boomer” and I ended up having more respect for my parent’s generation than my own. My parents grew up in a time when social mores were more restrictive. My generation supposedly championed a big change and represented social reform and even a soft form of revolution. However, in the end, many of us sold out big time. George Carlin had a great part of one of his shows about this. One line - “They went from cocaine to Rogaine.”
Chris Hedges has said that we will need some kind of peaceful revolution to turn this country around. I really don’t see that happening. Americans seem to be a lot more interested in being consumers than real citizens. Remember that although 110 million people voted in the “Blue Wave” of last year 120 million did not vote.

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Here’s your d-party in a nutshell. In a constant battle to protect its right flank in swing districts and thus forced to pay lip service to or downright denigrate left-leaning policy. And that’s me being generous enough to suppose that they’d entertain left leaning policy in any case. Your latest example:

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Might be hard to navigate the negative. But if it comes down in a way that leaves Bernie out, I pray he will join forces with a different party, or run as a write in.
Damn, if that happens it will likely take yet another election to get what we really want. AOC will be about ready by then.
Four more years of trump is national suicide.

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