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Tue Feb 19, 2019, 09:01 AM

Jacobin: Bernie Is Running, Thank God



Itís finally happening. Bernie Sanders just announced that heíll be running for president again.

Judging from its early entrants, the politics of this upcoming Democratic presidential primary will be the most progressive in decades. All of the confirmed contenders claim to support Medicare for All, for example ó an idea that most in the party ignored or outright rejected as recently as three years ago. Some candidates are also running on ideas like universal child care and a Green New Deal, a notable departure from the pro-corporate politics that have characterized the partyís program for years.

That leftward shift is a positive development, and thereís a reason for it. The reason is Bernie Sanders.

Now Sanders has announced that heís throwing his hat in the ring with them. Some progressive voters may want to gravitate toward another candidate in the crowded field. But donít be fooled ó if you seek economic and social justice, you should support Bernie Sanders for president.

Why? Because thereís a class war raging, and Sanders is the only one running who sees it, and who wants to build working-class forces to fight back.


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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 09:26 AM

1. DU will be a mess..


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Response to disillusioned73 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 10:14 AM

2. Thank God you can trash threads. But yeah, not looking forward to DU main forums.

Donating. Donating to Bernie and to Mayor Pete. Want them both on debate stages.

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