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Response to longship (Reply #47)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 12:31 PM

51. It seems difficult, because we Bernie supporters are trying to right the "long ship," the wide ship

that is the Democratic Party so that we return to being a party that is a big tent but that sticks together because we all agree on certain fundamental values.

The Third Way was the wrong way for the Democratic Party.

Not since the end of the industrial revolution have unions been so weak, has the relationship between employers and employees so tilted in favor of employers, and our basic rights as working people been in such jeopardy. Look at the list of Republican candidates and their stances on labor issues and you will see that the danger of a Republican victory in 2016 is unthinkable. It would devastate working families in America.

The Clinton administration was unsuccessful in representing the interests of the American people. They are to acquiescent to the interests and views of their rich friends. Most of us out here simply cannot afford to vote for their political philosophy, their compromise, any more.

I have washed dishes in a pizza restaurant. I worked for McDonalds. I did catering in college. I know what it is to have tired legs and feet when my eight hours are finished. I lived overseas, in Europe. I know what it is to have single payer insurance that just continues even when your job doesn't. I know what it is to live in a country in which you know everyone is insured. I know what it is to walk the streets of the poorest area of my city and see homeless people sleeping in makeshift beds, lines of them on city streets. I have seen so much, and Bernie is the candidate who will best speak of and to the suffering that is ignored in our country.

It's time for us to take an accounting of the people who lost out in the greedy frenzy of the 1980s through 2008, from the beginning of the Reagan era to its end in the economic free-fall of 2008.

Our economy is still a mess. There is far more unemployment, especially among the very young and among older workers than the official numbers reveal. I see it around me. People who lost their homes and jobs and maybe even families in the aftermath of 2008 are still trying to find their ways back just to living in dignity.

Bernie Sanders is the person to lead at this time of great division and economic and racial division in our country. We need the moral voice that only he is offering at this time.

So I hope you will get on board with Bernie. Thanks for this discussion.

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