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Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:27 AM

 

Sanders Drops Out, But Arizona Supporters Say They Are Still In The Fight

TEMPE – Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his 2020 Democratic presidential bid Wednesday, but his Arizona supporters said they will still push his message of Medicare for all, eliminating student debt and raising the minimum wage.

“He’s changed the paradigm in American politics and we’re never going to go back,” said Dan O’Neal. He said Sanders’ campaign was “something that inspires people, you know, for what’s possible in the future. So I’m optimistic, not pessimistic.”

In an online address to supporters Wednesday, Sanders said that while “the path toward victory is virtually impossible,” he plans to stay on the ballot in the remaining states and continue to gather delegates.

Sanders’ decision clears the way for former Vice President Joe Biden, the only major Democrat remaining in the races. Sanders called the end of his bid a “very difficult and painful decision,” but said he will be working with Biden to “move our progressive ideas forward.”

Read more: https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2020/04/09/sanders-drops-out-but-arizona-supporters-say-they-are-still-in-the-fight/
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TexasTowelie Apr 2020 OP
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betsuni Apr 2020 #2
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:30 AM

1. There will be no money

 

They will get over it fast.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:31 AM

2. This is why The Onion's "Undaunted Sanders Supporters Announce They Will Continue

 

Presidential Campaign Without Candidate" isn't really funny.
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Response to betsuni (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:41 AM

3. Exactly.. Why it got me until I read the link..

 

they want trump to win.. don't care about the people trump is killing, the Supreme Court, or the Planet.. just their wee fees.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:48 AM

4. Messiah Complex.

 

Not Helpful.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 07:38 AM

5. And Joe Arpaio files to run for sheriff as he waits for his pardon.

 

Good 'ol Arizona. At least as tough a place if not worse to be a liberal Democrat than here in Georgia.

I have no respect for even well meaning people who want to destroy the ACA because it's profoundly misguided, to the point of being outrageously irresponsible. A sign of the current political craziness. The Republicans are doing their best to make sure we NEVER have universal healthcare, and pretending that the enormous powers ranged against it aren't a huge problem, using the cry for "MfA" to try to undermine support for the very real system they've so far failed to destroy, is shamefully delusional.

That the Republican Party and its power backers and Sanders, and his, are united in trying to destroy our current healthcare system should have been a huge, flaming red flag to all. And their failure -- so far -- should in contrast create great appreciation for the strength of the ACA on this battlefield.

With Sanders' help in creating the current majority, SCOTUS may still bring it down, but if that happens it means SCOTUS will also destroy all chance for any national healthcare system Am I claiming Sanders doesn't want universal? No. I'm claiming he is a big reason we don't have it right now and its future, and that of Medicare itself, is now in very grave danger.

And on that subject, those who imagine trying to destroy universal healthcare through the ACA is somehow nevertheless all about creating universal healthcare should take a good look at some of the people they're allied with. Social conservatives in both Trump and Sanders' populist movements raged from the very beginning, even without a replacement in sight, against the ACA -- which is both a Democratic Party product and will go down in history as a black president's achievement. Who's negatively motivated more by which offense is an individual matter, but they were one in immediately leaping to insist the ACA had to be destroyed and replaced with something completely nonexistent that would passed by Trump or Sanders with a different name.

Not okay. Democratic Party is committed to universal healthcare, and over the years we've elected good people who want it also. Nancy Pelosi, a huge power behind the passage of the ACA, is still completely committed, just waiting for Democratic control of the senate.

Any of these AZ noisies who sincerely want universal healthcare, instead of some other, unexamined and far less admirable goal, need to support them in doing what they were elected to do. And start by dumping their association with those using it as an excuse for acting out against the Democratic Party.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 08:02 AM

6. I posted the emails, Sanders movement works for many downballot and local Ds.

 

The Sanders started movement meets in April soon in my state, Texas- to help local and down ballot Ds win their election. The same for Arizona. The same for the 20 states who haven't voted in primary. You do know several other Ds also suspended & will also still be on primary ballots.

We don't want to go back to for example, super delegates and caucuses....What O'neal says is spot on.


“He’s changed the paradigm in American politics and we’re never going to go back,” said Dan O’Neal. He said Sanders’ campaign was “something that inspires people, you know, for what’s possible in the future. So I’m optimistic, not pessimistic.”

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