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Fri Sep 18, 2015, 01:40 PM

Well, my fellow Sandernistas, it's been a pretty good week, has it not?

We've got the positive feedback from the Liberty U appearance, another million dollars raised and Bernie continuing to rise in the polls.

Furthermore, we should consider it a positive sign that the establishment has stopped ignoring Bernie and have moved on to attacking him. It sounds like they're trying to smear him as a socialist. Now, against any other Democrat, that would just be ridiculous. Remember, the Republicans are the same people who are still trying to convince us that President Obama is a socialist. In Bernie's case, calling him a socialist is no more a smear than would be calling him a Jew. If any wants to know if Bernie is a socialist, he doesn't need Republicans or Third Way Democrats to tell him. One need only ask Bernie and he will tell you that he is a socialist.

By 2015, thirty-five years after the introduction of Reaganomics (called the Third Way or neoliberalism by it adherents in the Democratic Party), Bernie's socialism looks like a good thing. It's not Mao or Stalin, although the establishment will try hard to make it look that way; it's the socialism of Clement Atlee or Olof Palme. It's certainly better to think about a future where criminal bankers go to jail, industrial polluters are told to clean up their mess and we can call a spade a spade and refer to large corporate campaign contributions as bribes than to face another thirty-five years of the status quo in which factory are shut down and college graduates have more debt than job prospects.

Overturn Citizens United, stop "free" trade, end endless wars and preserve justice and democracy. Vote for Bernie!

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Reply Well, my fellow Sandernistas, it's been a pretty good week, has it not? (Original post)
Jack Rabbit Sep 2015 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2015 #1
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marym625 Sep 2015 #6
smokey nj Sep 2015 #10
daleanime Sep 2015 #11
Cleita Sep 2015 #14
roguevalley Sep 2015 #17
NJCher Sep 2015 #34
Jack Rabbit Sep 2015 #26
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Pope Sweet Jesus Sep 2015 #30
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2015 #31
Catherina Sep 2015 #39
RoccoR5955 Sep 2015 #2
dorkzilla Sep 2015 #25
HassleCat Sep 2015 #3
Demeter Sep 2015 #4
redruddyred Sep 2015 #9
Elmer S. E. Dump Sep 2015 #21
zeemike Sep 2015 #23
marym625 Sep 2015 #5
secondwind Sep 2015 #7
Dustlawyer Sep 2015 #8
Elmer S. E. Dump Sep 2015 #22
mak3cats Sep 2015 #12
99th_Monkey Sep 2015 #13
appalachiablue Sep 2015 #15
Motown_Johnny Sep 2015 #16
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2015 #18
immoderate Sep 2015 #19
Elmer S. E. Dump Sep 2015 #20
navarth Sep 2015 #24
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2015 #27
Divernan Sep 2015 #35
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Sep 2015 #28
LiberalElite Sep 2015 #32
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Sep 2015 #36
LiberalElite Sep 2015 #37
Gregorian Sep 2015 #29
Maineman Sep 2015 #33
Catherina Sep 2015 #38

Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 01:43 PM

1. It has been a good week.

Except I lost a friend of some years standing over my politics. It hurts big time.

I'll recover, eventually. And seeing Bernie do well is certainly a good thing.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 02:05 PM

6. .

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 02:46 PM

10. I'm sorry, Peggy.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 02:49 PM

11. We can all identify with that...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 03:18 PM

14. That's no friend.

I'm sorry though. It hurts.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #14)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 03:41 PM

17. I hug you too, Peggy. I lost my brother over Bill Clinton. Even to this day.

Take care out there, my friend.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 19, 2015, 01:38 PM

34. Yeah, I avoid that problem

By eliminating Republican "friends."

Easy for me to say; I live in a Democratic stronghold. Not so easy for others.


Cher

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 04:36 PM

26. !!


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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2015, 11:35 AM

30. .

 

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2015, 11:42 AM

31. Thanks everybody for your hugs and good wishes! Love you all...n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2015, 10:04 PM

39. I'm sorry

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 01:44 PM

2. It's not over.

 

There is still the fund raiser in NYC, and Colbert's new show.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 04:35 PM

25. I was going to go to the fundraiser but this $&$% MS won’t let me do shit

I was supposed to go to a Bernie Kickoff meeting last night too but the MS fatigue is killing me. It took 10 weeks to get an appointment with a specialist and that time is nearly at hand. Wednesday is the day!

I look forward to working my ass off for this guy as soon as I can!!!

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 01:45 PM

3. And people are talking

 

Even some of the old retired guys who hang out at the fast food place where I have breakfast are talking about Sanders. They like the fact he answers questions directly, that he doesn't take money from big financial interests, wants universal health care, and so on. What amazes me is that they know all these things about Sanders, all these details of where he stands on issues. According to the conventional wisdom, only 141 people in the US even know who Sanders is, and only 109 of those know he's running for president. When you hear the name "Sanders" spoken at McDonalds and WalMart and Costco, something unusual is going on.

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 01:56 PM

4. That IS good news!

 

Bernie's flying under the radar, and the people on the ground are seeing him, and their hearts are lifted in a real hope for a real change in Washington and around the world.

This is exciting!

The old guys, might they be old enough to remember FDR? I think Bernie is an FDR without the quibbling over the classes.

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Response to Demeter (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 02:38 PM

9. someone at a democratic committee meeting the other day confided in me that she didn't trust

 

the electorate
esp re: the sudden popularity of trump
but the success of so many far right candidates is because most working class wouldbe dems can't be arsed to run to the polling booth for some guy who is likely to sell them out after the spectacle is over.
I don't like that sort of contempt, your average american is not that stupid, just brainwashed and uninformed. sanders has done a great job so far not just as a candidate but esp as a political analyst and communicator.

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Response to Demeter (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 04:11 PM

21. You are so right, Demeter

 

Bernie, (bless his heart) if elected will become a great president, and may be compared to FDR. He is picking up steam. Get out of the way for the Sanders Steamroller!

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Response to Demeter (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 04:30 PM

23. He is an FDR with a Truman strategy.

Taking it to the people when the conventional wisdom says the conventional candidate is inevitable.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 02:04 PM

5. K&R!

YAY!
Well said, Jack Rabbit!

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 02:20 PM

7. YES, IT'S BEEN A GOOD WEEK!!!

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 02:35 PM

8. Bernie's campaign is a Juggernaut! Nothing can stop it!

Bernie and his followers (us) will keep on spreading his message which will keep gaining supporters. The more that learn about him and where he actually stands the stronger her gets! He cuts through all of the lies, agendas, and crap that get spewed in Washington and in the corporate media and tells it like it is! The difference is that he is not doing this for power, money, or ego, unlike all of the other candidates. He is doing it for us and patriotism, it doesn't get better than that!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 04:16 PM

22. Agree 100%, It's a political REVOLUTION!

 

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 02:59 PM

12. K & R! (eom)

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 03:08 PM

13. K&R nt

 

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 03:19 PM

15. K & R. It's been a very good week. Bernie's done a great job in interviews and at the rallies

in Atlanta, Liberty Univ., Greensboro, N.C. where over 9,100 people! came out on a Sunday night, and then outside DC in Manassas, VA which turned out almost 3,000 folks on a Monday work night.
And Bernie's message and ideas are exploding more and more and connecting with thousands of folks of all ages and everywhere including students and millennials who are feeling the surge and the Bern!

Wonderful work Bernie and cheers to all your many dedicated supporters!

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 03:40 PM

16. Plus...... $1.2 million raised in 2 days...

 

Gonna be on the cover of Time

Gonna be on Colbert's show

Was on Rachel's show

Was on MTP



Pretty good week indeed.




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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 03:41 PM

18. There are still people who think the biggest threat to America is communism....

 

They think communism is guys in long grey coats with big bolt action rifles and round helmets loading their daughter in a truck headed to the "citizen population center".

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 03:42 PM

19. Yes, they "used up" socialist on Obama. It's ineffective on Bernie.

 

The word has lost its potency.

--imm

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 04:02 PM

20. Things are definitely looking up! GO Bernie! n/t

 

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 04:34 PM

24. An excellent op. nt

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 04:42 PM

27. I'm starting to see Bernie bumper stickers.

Maybe it's because I live in the People's Republic of Minneapolis. But I haven't seen a single Hillary sticker yet. I've ordered a Bernie sticker and hope it arrives soon.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #27)

Sat Sep 19, 2015, 01:42 PM

35. Ya know, I never saw a single Hillary sticker in 2008

I think her supporters who pony up $1,000, $2,700 or more at her fundraisers this time around find bumper stickers too de classe, gauche, etc.

I have Bernie stickers on the front bumper and in the rear window of my car. And not only haven't I seen a single Hillary sticker this time around, but I haven't heard one positive comment about her from my fellow Dem & independent friends - and that includes a lot of politically active, very accomplished, professional women - lawyer, nurse, pharmacist, psychiatrist, CPA, banker, molecular biologist, mathematician, botanist, librarian.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 05:19 PM

28. On a personal note, I got my pack of buttons and black tee in the mail today.

So I wore my Bernie t-shirt out to the store this evening.

One thing I noticed, my earlier blue shirt had both a Bernie 2016 logo on the front and a 'Join the Revolution' logo on the back, the black one only has the Bernie 2016 logo on the front. Must be how they got them out in the mail quicker.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #28)

Sat Sep 19, 2015, 11:51 AM

32. "quicker"

compared to? I'm not going to complain to them but - I ordered shirts (the blue and the black) and a hat and buttons on Aug. 29 and it's still "unfulfilled."

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #32)

Sat Sep 19, 2015, 04:27 PM

36. quicker than they got me my blue shirt the first time I ordered.

I don't remember the exact date of my first order, but it took over a month to fulfill.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Reply #36)

Sat Sep 19, 2015, 08:32 PM

37. ok I'll look on the bright side-

it's getting closer....

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2015, 11:22 AM

29. Yes. However, I measure good in decades.

Long after Bernie's gone, if we have a lasting legacy where this democracy is indeed democratic, and we live in an economy which is actually friendly, that will be good.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2015, 01:24 PM

33. I especially like this part of your post:

"It's certainly better to think about a future where criminal bankers go to jail, industrial polluters are told to clean up their mess and we can call a spade a spade and refer to large corporate campaign contributions as bribes than to face another thirty-five years of the status quo in which factory (factories) are shut down and college graduates have more debt than job prospects."

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2015, 10:03 PM

38. It's been an excellent week and energizing which we need

because as Bernie clearly put it, we won't be done for years.

Thanks for a great post!

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