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Mon Mar 14, 2016, 04:19 PM

 

NY Times: To make real change, Bernie Sanders needs his young revolutionaries to run for Congress.

“Revolution” is Bernie Sanders’s go-to word. The candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination uses it to celebrate primary victories and explain losses, to rally his young supporters and, most of all, to answer sticky questions about how he’ll get what he wants.

Asked in Wednesday’s debate how he would address climate change, given opposition by Republicans in Congress, he answered: “I’m the only candidate who says no president, not Bernie Sanders, can do it all. You know what we need? We need a political revolution in this country.”

But, as he seemed to acknowledge, revolutions are typically bottom-up, not top-down, events. Mr. Sanders’s campaign is powered by $30 contributions and an army of young volunteers, but there are not enough elected office holders in Congress or in statehouses to carry out his revolution through new laws or policies. And that’s the big difference between running an inspiring campaign and actually governing.


read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/opinion/sunday/the-bernie-sanders-revolution.html?emc=eta1

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redruddyred Mar 2016 OP
ladjf Mar 2016 #1
DemocraticSocialist8 Mar 2016 #2
nichomachus Mar 2016 #3
cyberpj Mar 2016 #4
Ferd Berfel Mar 2016 #5

Response to redruddyred (Original post)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 04:43 PM

1. Now, you are talking. nt

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Response to redruddyred (Original post)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 04:50 PM

2. This is a MAJOR missing key to all of this revolution talk...

We cannot depend on establishment politicians at this point. We need a new slew of leftist Democrats who never thought about running for office before actually deciding to run. Sanders has shown that there is true support for his message. We need people running for city council, mayor, governor, senate, etc, etc.

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Response to DemocraticSocialist8 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 05:26 PM

3. You're asking a lot

Why would someone put themselves out where the right-wing slime machine can slime them day after day.

Look what Hillary, her hired character assasins, and her followers are doing to Bernie. Would you subject yourself to that?

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Response to redruddyred (Original post)

Mon Mar 14, 2016, 05:33 PM

4. He knows that. He's said that. I've heard him. He's been educating young supporters all along

 

that this has to be a committed, sustained effort for change.

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Mon Mar 14, 2016, 05:34 PM

5. Only a matter of time

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