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With Sanders Seen as Top 2020 Contender, Recent Moves Spark Campaign Suspicions


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With Sanders Seen as Top 2020 Contender, Recent Moves Spark Campaign Suspicions

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Pushing "theory of grass-roots change," longtime independent now key figure among Democratic leadership

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

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The corporate party, demo or repub, will not allow Sanders to win unless he sells out totally. The harassment to do so has already started.


#3

Sanders is being absorbed into the Democratic party. He is not changing the party, the party is changing him. Mainline Democrats will be thrilled to know that he has finally embraced their beloved “pragmatism,” or acquiescing and moving to the right.

He has worked closely with [Sen. Chuck] Schumer and others on defending Obamacare. He has traveled in conjunction with giant liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org to hold health care-focused rallies.

There is no “defense” for Obamacare, it is a Republican program to insure the privatization of health care for all time. Sanders’ calls for single payer while defending the opposite in Obamacare is ludicrous.

And MoveOn? MoveOn is dedicated to Third Way politics and the corporatization of government, Clinton style. No thanks.


#4

Bernie is a sharp cookie, so the notion that Bernie is sheepdoging for the Democratic establishment is nonsense. It is sad to see this meme, originally promulgated by Bruce Dixon of the Green Party and, yes, of The Black Agenda Report, reemerge. Realistic observers know the only practical road to power for progressives and democratic socialists is to take over, from top to bottom, the Democratic Party, that, I think is what motivates Bernie. Sadly, I don’t think Bernie will run in 2020.

Bernie is in his eighth decade, he has nothing to gain by playing ball with the establishment and a lot to lose, his reputation and place in history.


#5

You sound like a Republican in sheep’s clothing!


#6

Okay, this time I hope Sanders takes a more noticeable and distinct stance on foreign policy. End our empire of bases, covert interventions, and unending wars.


#7

While Bernie is not perfect (who is?) and I certainly wish he would start bucking the MIC, he is still far better than anyone else in congress. He is the only one who consistently stands against moneyed interests and for ordinary citizens. If he runs, he’ll have my vote. If he does not, he will always have my appreciation for speaking truth to power and igniting a far more progressive stance than we’ve seen in my lifetime. Go, Bernie!


#8

But, was he speaking ‘truth to power’ when he urged us all to vote for Clinton, after her and her henchmen did every dirty trick in the political handbook of Unethical Elites, to submarine his campaign and show the entire world that the Democrats would rather f*€k the entire country with 4 years of Trump than support the clear progressive whose campaign was surging unlike the two most hated candidates, in history?

I think not.

If Bernie Sanders wanted to be remembered as a fighter for the middle and lower class, a person of integrity that vowed to take, “the fight for the nomination all the way to the Democratic National Convention”, he should have stood on those convictions, instead of relenting and becoming a Submissive Trojan Horse.

We must hold our elected officials to a much higher standard than we do.

The Democrats were willing to f*€k the entire country with 4 years of Trump, rather than support the clear progressive whose campaign was surging unlike the two most hated candidates in history.

And for what?

Money.

The root of all evil, yet we allow only 535 humans make decisions for 330 million people about money matters.

Perhaps it’s time to change this.


#9

Does sound like outreach. Doing his new job I guess.


#10

I say let’s go with a fresh face. Joe Kennedy III for POTUS 2020!


#11

What about Joe Kennedy III?


#12

The complexity of working within the political structure and gaining more power. We have proven over and over again that third parties do not work in our narrow power structure which should be changed.

But Bernie know how to leverage and stick to his beliefs which align with young, middle age and old. He has learned you can’t get things done unless you are within the idiotic structure.


#13

I have faith in Bernie knowing how to maneuver within the idiotic political system of two parties having control.


#14

Excellent choice Nycat!


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He’s doing his job, alright. Preventing any outside challenge to the duopoly.
Mission nearly accomplished.


#16

I supported Bernie in 2016 financially, but in my opinion, he sold me out and millions more like me that gave funds to his campaign in 2016. Some of his delegates said he was somehow intimidated, but even if true, when he said that I needed to throw my support to HRC in order to stop Trump, that was a complete sell out!

Bernie to run in 2020? FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU; FOOL ME TWICE SHAME ON ME!


#17

nice.

“I don’t understand how people can not be either a Democrat or Republican! It makes my head hurt and my eyes rain!”


#18

Good choice.


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Yes! When **_[quote=“nineteen50, post:2, topic:47078, full:true”]
The corporate party, demo or repub, will not allow Sanders to win unless he sells out totally. The harassment to do so has already started.
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When will the American, people realize that their POTUS is selected by the billionaire, economic, corporate, elite? Elections for POTUS are nothing but a fixed horse race to entertain the masses!


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Bernie can never repair his foreign policy flaws because they are similar to those of the Democrats (and Republicans). Regime change wars are US foreign policy; anti-Russia aggression is US foreign policy; being pro apartheid Israel is US foreign policy; wanting war with Iran is US foreign policy. Sanders fits right in with US foreign policy.