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Wed Feb 17, 2016, 06:18 PM

 

Open Discussion by & for Berners re: Funding Bernie's long-term GE win. [View all]

A group of wealthy progressives announced today their intention to form a PAC
or a 501c4 to support Bernie "whether he likes it or not":
http://g.thehill.com/homenews/campaign/269706-big-money-liberals-vow-to-back-bernie-whether-he-likes-it-or-not

This is EXACTLY what I was hoping would happen i.e. Wealthy people with a progressive
conscience band together to do what's allowable by law, to stand with the 99% because
they really get that we are "all in this together", not to mention because it's good for the
'little people' and ultimately the economy.

Bernie's already made it very clear that he is NOT for sale, and that any money donated
is totally to advance exactly what Bernie is saying he's going to do: i.e. his platform in it's
entirety.

Not that I agree with all of Bernie's positions (guns), but on balance it's nearly an exact
replica of my own personal priorities and goals for the nation. If I had a ton of money,
but could only give $2700, why should people who have money and support Bernie's
platform should have to sit on their wallets, denied the same latitude to USE Citizens
United in an entirely clean way, i.e. in solidarity w/ We the People's Political Revolution,
i.e. Bernie's platform.

Until CU is revoked, null & void, all bets are off. Bernie can blaze the trail re
demonstrating how a principled candidate can conscientiously allow wealthy
progressives to support him within the framework of existing laws, not because
Hilary's already doing it, precisely because it IS "above board" and above being
lambasted with disingenuous innuendos i.e. 'Bernie's just as bad as Hillary"

I think there's a good case to be made here. Not sure if I'm doing it justice, but
damn .. this could easily make the difference for Bernie. PLUS, it totally destroys
the following Clinton meme, that "Bernie Can't Compete in the GE" due to not
having $uper-pac$.

From The Hill Article
A number of Hillary Clinton’s fundraisers and donors say that no matter how impressive Sanders’s small-dollar fundraising is — and many are stunned that he has managed to haul in close to $100 million in donations averaging around $30 — they remain skeptical that the small-dollar approach can work in a general election against a Republican nominee backed by numerous tycoons and likely by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch's powerful donor network.


Also, as I understand it, for what it's worth, the nurse's union that endorsed Bernie
is also pledging to do their own thing, and i don't think Bernie has gone out of his way
to quash their support.

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99th_Monkey Feb 2016 OP
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