Why Bernie Sanders Is the Left’s Ron Paul

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Why Bernie Sanders Is the Left’s Ron Paul

Post by Riddick » 07-07-2015 12:22 AM

He isn’t going to win his party’s nomination, but his popularity still matters. FULL STORY

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Post by kbot » 07-07-2015 11:22 AM

Sanders won't get the nomination because of all the Democrat candidates, he is the only one giving more than mere lip service to saving and keeping American jobs here at home. So, he's not Wall St's favorite, and he isn't taking corporate money as Hillary is either.
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Post by Doka » 07-07-2015 01:46 PM

Bernie has integerity, not seen in polititons, of late , to bad he is a socialist (think Greece). He is still a breath of fresh air, for the Dems. And better than A Bush!
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Post by BenSlain » 07-07-2015 10:59 PM

Although the Dems would never vote a socialist into office on purpose they have done it by accident. Or blindness. :cool:
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Post by Doka » 07-08-2015 08:06 AM

BenSlain wrote: Although the Dems would never vote a socialist into office on purpose they have done it by accident. Or blindness. :cool:



Ha! So true, Ben! I'm sure it is just an "accident" :D

Nothing wrong with socialism it just needs to be financed by something other than "other" peoples money, other wise it is just a greed and power play. The intention is to hurt and divide, certainly not to help. If we could find our way to a capitalist financed socialisim, we could have a win win. IMHO. But solutions would certainly hinder "revenge" And that is not a popular idea at this time. :rolleyes:
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Post by kbot » 07-08-2015 11:23 AM

BenSlain wrote: Although the Dems would never vote a socialist into office on purpose they have done it by accident. Or blindness. :cool:


Agreed, Sanders is at least honest and up-front with his views, unlike any politicians who change positions frequently depending no their audience. Just look at the past 20-30 years now..........
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Post by Riddick » 07-08-2015 04:30 PM

kbot wrote: Agreed, Sanders is at least honest and up-front with his views, unlike any politicians who change positions frequently depending no their audience. Just look at the past 20-30 years now..........
Yah, in the race for Prez pretty much nobody else in that time has been so straight shootin', other than of course Ron Paul; IMO Dennis The Menace was another anomaly, along with Ross The Boss -

For the most shady and dishonest candidates far and away I'd say HRC and her hubby take the prize!

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Post by kbot » 07-09-2015 11:07 AM

'course, then there's Trump freaking out BOTH sides of the aisle bringing-up issues as diverse as illegal immigration and the national debt. Neither side wants to address these issues. Trump mentioned Ford's plans to open another factory in Mexico on an MSNBC interview the other day, and all the reporter wanted to talk about was his words on illegal immigrants. He started talking about US debt to China, and he got the same question on illegal immigration. When he tried to address the issue in SF and how the city's sanctuary city status may have contributed to the tragedy, the interviewer went completely blank.

What was better, when MSNBC followed-up in the interview on Alex Wagner's show, she didn't even mention the issues of job loss and climbing debt, all they focused on was "the crazy racist" angle......

Almost on-cue - Trump said that the media won't cover issues of job losses to Mexico and escalating debt owed to foreign countries, and the very next interview broadcast on MSNBC didn't even cover his points on the issue.

Sometimes, between "the crazy" characters like Sanders and Trump (and others before them) and the media shills who carry water for the PTB that blissfully watch the country go down the tubes with job losses, you have to wonder, "who's the crazy one here.....?". The people who are factually correct, or those with the fake smiles broadcasting the company line..........???
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Post by Riddick » 07-10-2015 02:08 AM

Trump Vows Long Campaign, Won’t Commit To Backing GOP Nominee
Leaves third party door open - FULL STORY

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Post by Riddick » 07-10-2015 04:53 AM

LOSS LEADER
Donald Trump must really want to be president. Because he is letting his brand take a beating.


Remember when Sen. Barack Obama campaigned as No Drama Obama? Donald Trump is following the opposite strategy. There’s no fracas he won’t join. Occasionally voters give presidential candidates the single-finger salute for blocking traffic in primary states. You can imagine Trump stopping his motorcade to return fire.

This isn’t the normal behavior of a presidential candidate—which is exactly the ticket that Trump is running on. He’s not a candidate; he’s a brand. But the brand is taking a hit. What’s happening now is that companies find it profitable, or at least to their public relations advantage, to get in the news cycle for abandoning Trump.

Shouldn’t Trump, the consummate marketer, know what’s going on here? People are willing to boast about abandoning their associations with him no matter how small because the bandwagon is rolling and they want to do the cool thing. It’s so hip to drop Trump, it’s amazing that it didn’t start in Brooklyn.

This isn’t about votes. There is a group of Republican voters who like what Trump is saying, how he says it, and don’t mind that the political clowns are being ruffled by this party-crasher. So the controversy could help Trump in a limited way politically. Still, his chances of becoming president are less than infinitesimal. However, he will still be Trump the brand after the race is over.

Though the political class may not take his candidacy seriously, the fact that Trump is willing to let his business brand be tarnished in the service of his campaign is a sign that at least he takes his candidacy seriously.

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Post by Riddick » 07-12-2015 08:51 PM

Weiner Bites Bernie:
Mr. Abedin Flashes Hillary Plan to Take Out Sanders

Carlos Danger lays the groundwork for pulling the rug out from under the Sanders campaign on technical grounds, delegitimizing his delegates' right to vote at the Democrat convention next year should that be necessary for Hillary to win the nomination. FULL STORY

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