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Tanned, Exquisitely Coiffed Bernie Sanders Tells Supporters Corporations Actually Have Alot To Offer

Of course it's from The Onion...

DAVENPORT, IA—Expounding upon the many ways in which they’ve positively impacted the country at large, a tanned and impeccably coiffed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reportedly informed supporters gathered at a campaign stop Thursday that corporations actually have a tremendous amount to offer the American people. “Businesses both large and small play a vital role in our society, creating good jobs and pumping billions back into the economy, and corporations are just the largest and most successful of these businesses—and certainly we shouldn’t punish success,” said the presidential hopeful, adjusting the alligator-skin band on his diamond-encrusted Bulgari watch as he elaborated on the ways in which publicly held companies in the financial, telecommunications, and oil and gas sectors have spurred growth and development in communities across the country. “And when you think about it, these companies aren’t just some faceless entities—they’re our neighbors, our family members, and our friends, all working together to make America the truly great nation it is.” At press time, Sanders could be seen smiling and waving from the stairs leading up to a brand-new Gulfstream personal jet before heading off to a private fundraiser at Sheldon Adelson’s estate.


Let's be perfectly honest: He could never win the election.

Sat Jun 06, 2015 at 07:31 AM PDT
Let's be perfectly honest: He could never win the election.
by Rob in Vermont

Bill Clinton 1992 Campaign Button

It may not be fair, but let's face it - other than people who think just the way we do, no one's hearing this guy's message. What they're hearing is draft-dodging, pot-smoking, woman-chasing. Untrustworthy. Irresponsible. "Slick Willy." It's Gennifer Flowers tapes today, what will it be tomorrow? Jesus, people, it's Gary Hart all over again!

Granted, George Bush doesn't have Ronald Reagan's movie-star charm, but he's very respected for serving his country as a young pilot in World War II (yes, we may respect Clinton for protesting the Vietnam War, but let's be honest - a whole lot of voters see it very differently.) And most of the country thinks Bush did a good job building a coalition to force Iraq out of Kuwait. What foreign policy cred does Clinton have? That he studied at Oxford when he wasn't inhaling?

Sure, Bill Clinton can fire up a crowd, and sure he seems to really empathize with average Americans, and sure he's a very smart guy who does great in debates, and sure the electorate may be tilting Democratic, and sure people may be more concerned about pocketbook issues right now than foreign policy - but how anyone could think Clinton has any shot in the general election is beyond me.

Honestly, I'm not even sure Paul Tsongas can win, but at least he has a reasonable chance. But "Slick Willy" Clinton is unelectable, period.

Don't get me wrong - I think he's a smart, decent guy and would be about a zillion times better than Bush.

But I'm also realistic. As we all should be, as members of the reality community.


Bernie Sanders: The Moderate Centrist

Thu Jun 04, 2015 at 11:56 PM PDT
Bernie Sanders: The Moderate Centrist
by LaFeminista

Forget the labels thrown around without thought these days, what we are talking about is radicalism rather than political leanings.

So the question should be phrased as follows:

Which is the moderate stance, between a progressive and fair taxation system when compared to one which is designed to expand income inequality?

Which is the moderate stance, between allowing everyone access to education without throwing them immediately into a debt based system, or the one where you come out at 24 with $100,000 + of debt?

Which is the more moderate stance, one which prevents businesses from becoming too big to fail and one that encourages this by bailing them out, yet throws millions [about 4 million] out of their homes?

Which is the more moderate stance, the one that encourages equality for all or the one that denigrates women, strips voting rights and longs for the segregationist past?

Which is the more moderate stance, a stance that encourages religious freedom or the one that will allow religions to legally impose their dogma upon others?

Which is the more moderate position, the one that stands for democracy through campaign finance reform or the one that encourages Oligarchs to buy the elections?

Which is the more moderate stance, between working 40 hours a week for a livable wage or one that means having to have two or three jobs just to get by?

Which is the more moderate stance, a transparent and open government or one that negotiates trade agreements in secrecy?

I could go on and on but hopefully you get the point.

What we have an upside-down distinction between what is moderate and what is truly radical, if you believe that democracy is a radical concept, then perhaps Bernie is the radical in the room. This was the case when the founding fathers wrote the Constitution and laid the basis for full democracy when the Civil Rights Act was eventually passed, apparently many believe it is still the radical position.

If wanting a level playing field where everyone has a chance at a succeeding.

If wanting that all work is valued, from toilet cleaners to CEOs

If wanting that all have equal rights no matter their, gender, sexual orientation or color of their skin

If wanting that government is open, fair and democratic.

If wanting everyone to have the right to vote

If wanting these is radical communism, then call me Rosa Luxemburg.

Bernie Sanders 2016. The moderates choice.


Rolling Stone: Three Days on the Campaign Trail With Bernie Sanders

Thu Jun 04, 2015 at 06:44 PM PDT
Rolling Stone: Three Days on the Campaign Trail With Bernie Sanders
VL Baker

Rolling Stone has created this mini-documentary chronicling three days on the campaign trail with Bernie Sanders; beginning with his campaign launch May 26 in his hometown of Burlington, VT.


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