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Tue Dec 1, 2015, 06:37 PM

Bernie Sanders Storms The Senate Floor And Drops A Megaton Reality Bomb On Republicans (video)

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Sen. Bernie Sanders took to the Senate floor and shattered the Mitch McConnell’s Obamacare repeal delusion by dropping a fact bomb on the GOP.

On the Senate floor, Sen. Sanders said:

I think everybody here in the Senate understands this, the bill we are debating today is a complete waste of time. This is just another reason why the American people have so little respect for the Congress.

There are major crises facing our country and the Republican leadership once again is attempting to repeal Obamacare. I kind of lost track about how many times this effort has been made. I think in the House it was over fifty. I don’t know how many it is here in the Senate.

So let me break the news to my Republican colleagues, although I am sure that they already got the news. And that is Obama is not going to sign a bill repealing Obamacare. I think that is not likely to happen, and what we are doing today is just a waste of time.


http://www.politicususa.com/2015/12/01/bernie-sanders-storms-senate-floor-drops-megaton-reality-bomb-republicans.html

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Reply Bernie Sanders Storms The Senate Floor And Drops A Megaton Reality Bomb On Republicans (video) (Original post)
cal04 Dec 2015 OP
clydefrand Dec 2015 #1
sarge43 Dec 2015 #2
SmittynMo Dec 2015 #3
Hiraeth Dec 2015 #18
Fearless Dec 2015 #4
Kalidurga Dec 2015 #5
Wounded Bear Dec 2015 #6
zentrum Dec 2015 #7
cantbeserious Dec 2015 #9
The Second Stone Dec 2015 #44
zentrum Dec 2015 #46
The Second Stone Dec 2015 #47
Doctor_J Dec 2015 #8
cantbeserious Dec 2015 #10
roomtomove Dec 2015 #23
cantbeserious Dec 2015 #29
DrBulldog Dec 2015 #11
senz Dec 2015 #24
The Wizard Dec 2015 #33
senz Dec 2015 #34
LiberalArkie Dec 2015 #12
ChiciB1 Dec 2015 #13
senz Dec 2015 #25
daleanime Dec 2015 #28
jwirr Dec 2015 #40
mdbl Dec 2015 #14
Elmer S. E. Dump Dec 2015 #15
Rosa Luxemburg Dec 2015 #16
sorechasm Dec 2015 #17
chapdrum Dec 2015 #43
Thespian2 Dec 2015 #19
allan01 Dec 2015 #20
WinkyDink Dec 2015 #22
Major Hogwash Dec 2015 #37
aidbo Dec 2015 #21
senz Dec 2015 #26
stopwastingmymoney Dec 2015 #27
retrowire Dec 2015 #30
tazkcmo Dec 2015 #32
Live and Learn Dec 2015 #31
Gregorian Dec 2015 #35
raouldukelives Dec 2015 #48
marym625 Dec 2015 #36
bleedinglib Dec 2015 #38
jwirr Dec 2015 #41
klook Dec 2015 #39
rhett o rick Dec 2015 #45
jomin41 Dec 2015 #42
Name removed Dec 2015 #49
cal04 Dec 2015 #50
WillyT Dec 2015 #51

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 06:46 PM

1. Way to go Bernie, another

reason he needs to be PRESIDENT!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 06:53 PM

2. He has the best crap detector in town and he's not afraid to it.

Burn 'em up, Senator.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 07:14 PM

3. This is 1 day after his surgery too

You could tell he was still recovering, yet he made it to Congress to make his point. I know of no one else that would do this. No one. He's one of a kind, which we cannot ignore.

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Response to SmittynMo (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 09:15 PM

18. ^^^ so. much. this. ^^^

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 07:25 PM

4. Agreed 100%

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 07:29 PM

5. Thank you Bernie

now please take your pain medication.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 07:34 PM

6. Yeah, but the Repubs will get brownie points from their base...

they'll go back to their states and whine, "Hey I voted to repeal Obamacare, but those nasty liberal, commie, socialist, Democrats wouldn't let me."

Lather, rinse, repeat.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 07:47 PM

7. So wish this man

…could be President.

Really disheartened by our Democratic machine.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 07:57 PM

9. Agree Completely

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Response to zentrum (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 06:12 PM

44. Then go campaign and get him the nomination

 

Hillary was beaten by a first term Senator last time in the primaries. If you think you are going to fail at something, you probably are.

By the way, I voted for Hillary in 08 and will again in 16. And I like Sanders. But you guys need to pick your chins off the floor and get busy campaigning the way Sen. Sanders would like you to campaign. You get him the nomination, and I'll work harder for him than I would for Hillary. But stop your bellyaching. Put on a smile and make calls, walk precincts, register voters and get out the vote. Wishing will get you nothing.

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Response to The Second Stone (Reply #44)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 07:45 PM

46. I'm doing all that.

…and not just wishing. Your message is a good one!





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Response to zentrum (Reply #46)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 10:16 PM

47. Good! We need you doing this the rest of your life

 

it will help.

Thank you.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 07:57 PM

8. I don't know. Fighting and angering the Republicans seems so...

 

...untriangular. We'll never make any progress if we don't give in to them.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 07:57 PM

10. Chuckles - Thank You For The Laugh

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Response to cantbeserious (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 09:36 PM

23. that bug

is SOOOOOO annoying

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Response to roomtomove (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 04:08 AM

29. As Intended

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 08:16 PM

11. Look what this superhuman is doing ... every day right in front of our eyes.

 

Working FULLTIME as a U.S. Senator while simultaneously traveling everywhere to talk to the people in leading a Presidential campaign. This man at the age of 74 does more real work in a DAY than Hillary Clinton does in a MONTH. And it is all for the poor and the middle class. Wake up, people!

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Response to DrBulldog (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 01:12 AM

24. True. And he made that speech one day after hernia surgery.

 

He is tough, strong, and entirely committed to doing what is right for the American people.

They don't make 'em like that anymore -- if they ever did.

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Response to senz (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 11:27 AM

33. Unfortunately

there's a large element that sees Bernie as just another old white guy.
Nietzsche was right. We really can't govern ourselves.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #33)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 11:44 AM

34. Well let's give it a try just one more time, Wizard.

 

It won't be that long before we know if we've won or lost. In the meantime, it's worth our effort.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 08:23 PM

12. K&R

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 08:37 PM

13. I It NOT So Very Sad AND Even Disgusting

that our very own Democratic Party DOES NOT want this man elected??? I know I'm working very, very hard for this man and doing what I can to help him as best I can.

I just attended a meeting today that's being organized called The Democratic PROGRESSIVE Caucus that's already filed papers, formed By-Laws and elected officers and directors at the state level. The meeting was to organize local counties around our state in the same way they did. We elected officers, directors and accepted the By-Laws that will be filed at the state level. This is NOT the state Democratic Party, it's a "grassroots" project to move our Party BACK to what it once was.

Every single person at the meeting was a Bernie supporter! What does that say to anyone here?? Our state Party Chairman already pledged her support for Hillary and I'm not even sure that's legal! I should have asked that question but didn't. I keep running into people who support him, but so many say "but he CAN'T win!" It sickens me.

Anyway, to be a member of this PROGRESSIVE Caucus we were required to pledge to vote for the Democratic nominee regardless. Still, this organization is in it's infancy and with the help of people like me and so many others, in time WE intend to be heard!

Bernie Sanders will be remembered for a very, very long time as THE MAN who tells the truth and has always believed what he's proposing now. WHY do our Democrats NOT understand this country is in decline and WHY don't they WANT to stop it?? Yeah, MONEY AND GREED!

And guess who's going to lose in the end? I keep saying WAKE UP, but TPTB simply choose NOT to listen. What will become of this country when it goes the way of Rome????


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Response to ChiciB1 (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 01:20 AM

25. So glad there are groups like that, ChiciB1.

 

I hope you can find a way to bring up the Party chair's support for Hillary. It would be interesting to know what the caucus members think about it.

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Response to ChiciB1 (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 02:20 AM

28. I think our Democratic Party does want to elect him it's just our 'leaders' who don't.....

I wonder why?

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Response to ChiciB1 (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 02:55 PM

40. What you are doing is solidifying that Movement. We should

be doing that in all states and connecting each state to the others. We have a Minnesota For Bernie internet site but I have not found a place that actually keeps us informed on what they are doing. I go into that site and ask a question - useless and so far no one has contacted me.

I have a bulletin board in front of me and on it is a sign: "Change only happens when you organize." It is an Obama sign but it is still true. Let us get more organized for Bernie.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 08:38 PM

14. In this speech Bernie says "This bill would add 17 million more americans to the uninsured"

Not too long after he says "now i think any sensible person would ask an obvious question: What happens to people who lose their health insurance?"

To which I say..

There's the problem. This country has elected a bunch of nonsense moronic republicans, so there aren't enough sensible people.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 08:38 PM

15. He sure sounded presidential to me! He sounds like a statesman.

 

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 08:57 PM

16. Bookmarked

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 09:07 PM

17. 'People will DIE if this bill is passed', and Bernie explains why.

Does the GOP care? No. They will keep trying to pass it anyway.

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Response to sorechasm (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 05:44 PM

43. It's an open secret that the GOP doesn't care

 

and yet, they garner millions of votes, repeatedly.

I recall the previous "vice president" being interviewed by Martha Raddatz on ABC-TV national news.
This was on the day that the 4,000th U.S. solider had died in service in Iraq/Afghanistan.
Raddatz asked him to comment. He looked at her for a second, and then asked "So?"

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 09:22 PM

19. I know many voters do not understand much...

electing Bernie is not only the right thing to do...it is the only thing to do to save what is left of America...even save it for the people who take no interest...you know, the ones who do not know the names of either of their senators, the name of their governor, what political party controls their state, or such small things as the name of the vice-president...



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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 09:27 PM

20. the want us in debt . and they would love to punish our children for our debt

so, how many times do we have to vote to defund the aca and hurt people that you dont give a hoot , hoot hoot about . how may times must we defund a.c.o.r.n which is doa alrady? how many times must u try to defund planned parenthood huh ? how the bloomin heck does that balance the budget and give us a surpluse ?? silence or no plan at all? hmmm. sound familiar ?

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Response to allan01 (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 09:34 PM

22. Yes! You nailed it! The United States as one huge "company town" for most of us!

 

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Response to allan01 (Reply #20)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 12:45 PM

37. They don't want baby boomers like me to live long enough to vote those sonsofbitches out of office!!

I'm not sure, but I think the life expectancy of my hatred for Republicans just increased about 20 more years!!!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 09:33 PM

21. Kicking for truth!

 

Thanks!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 01:23 AM

26. What a good man.

 

There isn't anyone better running for president.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 02:15 AM

27. Rec and kick for later, thanks! nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 08:42 AM

30. aka

"don't you idiots understand you're just doing this all for posturing? you're getting literally NOTHING done. NOTHING. can we PLEASE get back to work on some shit that fucking matters? you wonder why my hair is a mess?! YOU MOTHERFUCKERS THATS WHY. I'M ACTUALLY 34 YRS OLD AND YOU ASSHOLES STOLE MY YOUTH. AHH I JUST WANNA PUNCH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU IN ONE EYE BALL. JUST ONE."

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Response to retrowire (Reply #30)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 09:48 AM

32. lol Nice summary!

My fave: I'm actually 34 years old...
Again, well done!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 08:58 AM

31. K&R nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 12:00 PM

35. Mister Sanders Goes To Washington

He's the odd man out in a corrupt system. Except this time he knows what he's doing. Will the people back him up? To be continued...

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #35)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 09:01 AM

48. He is the Capra candidate. Closest thing in my short lifetime. nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 12:19 PM

36. He's unstoppable!

Our next President, Bernie Sanders!

#Bernie2016 #FeelTheBern

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 02:32 PM

38. LUVTHEBERN!!!

I'm 71 & I live in very conservative so. west Missour-a !! I haven't seen any Hillary stickers or any mad dog stickers either, but I have seen several Bernie supporters !! I was talking with my conservative son-in-law over the Thanksgiving holidays & he likes Bernie !! WOW was I surprised !! He didn't have anything good to say about any of the wing nuts !! I really believe we can win in November !!
We're working too Legalize Medical Marijuana this election cycle !! Our polling says we have a very good chance !! Bernie supports MJ !!!!!!! Another reason to elect him !!!!!

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Response to bleedinglib (Reply #38)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 03:22 PM

41. I think there are a lot of people out there who feel like that

because TPTB in both parties are out of touch. As one post yesterday said they are still back in 1984. That leaves a lot of really smart people saying that they have no one to vote for. But this time we have Bernie - what he is saying is the answer for those of us left behind by the DLC and the tea party. Bernie is talking about an America we are losing and need to retrieve.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 02:35 PM

39. If only he weren't so *angry* I could support him!

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...not to mention so white, and male, and old! And Vermont-y! ... or so I gather from reading many DU threads.

And there he goes again, advocating Medicare for All, supporting Planned Parenthood, and calling out the Republicans for their staunch support of the welfare of 20 grotesquely wealthy individuals at the expense of 150 million others... Sanders is so out of touch! So tone deaf! So ignorant of the day-to-day experience of people of color!!

Or so we've been told, a few thousand times lately.

Meanwhile, back in the real world, this is a great speech by Sen. Sanders. In measured and direct statements, he completely eviscerates the Republicans' idiotic and cruel agenda.

Bravo!

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Response to klook (Reply #39)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 06:39 PM

45. Well said. nm

 

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Response to Name removed (Reply #49)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 08:39 PM

50. Thank you teach4bernie

Welcome to DU

Can you post it in Bernie's group for everyone?
Thanks for posting. I am a teacher aide and will give the site out at work

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Dec 4, 2015, 10:28 AM

51. HUGE K & R !!! - THANK YOU !!!

 


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