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(11,814 posts)
Wed Apr 29, 2015, 04:40 PM Apr 2015

Give 'Em Hell, Bernie

But Sanders genuinely, sincerely, does not care about optics. He is the rarest of Washington animals, a completely honest person. If he's motivated by anything other than a desire to use his influence to protect people who can't protect themselves, I've never seen it. Bernie Sanders is the kind of person who goes to bed at night thinking about how to increase the heating-oil aid program for the poor.

This is why his entrance into the 2016 presidential race is a great thing and not a mere footnote to the inevitable coronation of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee. If the press is smart enough to grasp it, his entrance into the race makes for a profound storyline that could force all of us to ask some very uncomfortable questions.


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Give 'Em Hell, Bernie (Original Post) MerryBlooms Apr 2015 OP
Checkin in! Puglover Apr 2015 #1
Taibbi's enthusiasm is contagious! arcane1 Apr 2015 #2
Checking in for Bernie. pa28 Apr 2015 #3
Let the campaign begin. Cleita Apr 2015 #4
He needs US!!!! arcane1 Apr 2015 #5
You said it! BrotherIvan Apr 2015 #6
... TBF Apr 2015 #7
This is wonderful. Autumn Apr 2015 #8
And so... aspirant Apr 2015 #9
K & R L0oniX Apr 2015 #10
an elected government should ... offer an objection ... toward our progress to undisguised oligarchy Agony Apr 2015 #11
K&R for Bernie and Matt Cosmic Kitten Apr 2015 #12


(75,480 posts)
4. Let the campaign begin.
Wed Apr 29, 2015, 04:49 PM
Apr 2015

First and foremost, Bernie needs funding because he won't take it from the lobbyists who will fund Hillary.

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