Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Donkees

Donkees's Journal
Donkees's Journal
March 2, 2019

Welcome Back, Bernie!



Published on Apr 10, 2016

Welcome Back, Bernie!
March 2, 2019

Sanders plans to weave family story into first major 2020 speech

By Gregory Krieg, CNN
Updated 6:10 PM ET, Fri March 1, 2019


Excerpt:

Sen. Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally on Saturday will deliver some of his most deeply personal remarks since emerging as a national political figure, according to excerpts provided to CNN by a campaign source.

Casting his own family's working class struggles against President Donald Trump's childhood as the son of a wealthy real estate developer, Sanders is expected to tell supporters at Brooklyn College, "I did not have a mom and dad who gave me millions of dollars to build luxury skyscrapers and casinos and country clubs. But I had something more valuable: I had the role model of a father who had unbelievable courage in journeying across an ocean, with no money in his pocket and not knowing a word of English."

Sanders has spoken at times and written occasionally about his youth in Brooklyn, where he was raised in a small, rent-controlled apartment the decade after World War II. But his refusal to weave it more deeply into his campaign message, or address his family history in a political context, has been a source of frustration among some of his allies, who are desperate for the 77-year-old to articulate a fuller picture of his life to voters. Aides say that in a pair of speeches this weekend, the second coming on Sunday night in Chicago -- where he graduated from college and became an activist in the heat of the Civil Rights movement -- that will change.

"I did not come from a family that had the power to go on television to entertain people by telling workers: 'You're fired,'" Sanders is expected to say on Saturday, a shot at Trump that aligns with his broader message. "I came from a family who knew all too well the frightening power employers can have over everyday workers."

"People need to know how he got to where he is right now, what makes him tick," Sanders campaign co-chair Nina Turner told CNN on Friday morning. "All of us have stories, everybody has a story and our stories are our strength, our stories are what connect us. So (people) need to hear his biography from him."

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/01/politics/bernie-sanders-personal-story-new-york-brooklyn-college/index.html


March 1, 2019

Ben And Jerry's Founder On Why Bernie Is The People's Choice



Published on Mar 1, 2019
Why is Bernie Sanders so popular to millions of Americans? Cenk Uygur and Ben Cohen, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
March 1, 2019

Full Interview: Bernie Sanders The View



Published on Mar 1, 2019

Full interview recorded on 3/1/2019
March 1, 2019

Bernie Sanders on 2016 Vs. 2020 Campaign - The View



Published on Mar 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

Photo: Bernie : )

Profile Information

Member since: Sun Sep 30, 2012, 09:51 AM
Number of posts: 31,724
Latest Discussions»Donkees's Journal