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Levi Sanders, Bernie's son, Responds To Clinton's Absurd Negative Sour Grapes Comments about Bernie

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Levi Sanders, Bernie's son, wrote this on Facebook: This is a surprisingly good article by CNN and will get people that much more motivated to get involved in the campaign. Particularly apathetic voters who are so disillusioned with politics and yet are barely making ends meet.

from CNN Chris Cillizza's superb article:

Sanders is running this 2020 presidential campaign (as he did the 2016 campaign) on a simple premise: the powerful have been sitting comfortably for way too long and it's time to shake things up. Sanders was vilifying the elites and the political establishment (of both parties) long before Donald Trump even started considering running for president.

Clinton says 'nobody likes' Sanders and won't commit to backing him if he's the Democratic nominee

This is who Sanders is; it's who he has always been. It's at the core of why people support him and why he has been able to build a movement around his back-to-back presidential candidacies.

Guess who, for lots and lots of Sanders supporters (and even other Democrats who don't support him) epitomizes that elite establishment? The Clintons! Hillary Clinton's friendliness with Wall Street and well-heeled donors always irked Sanders and his backers during the 2016 campaign, although, with very few exceptions, he rarely attacked her over it. (And there were ample chances for Sanders to attack. One example:Clinton's paid speech-giving even after it was clear she was going to run for president in 2016.)

For Clinton to attack Sanders as friendless and ineffective then -- and to do so with the Iowa caucuses just 13 days away -- affirms to Sanders backers that everything he has been running against within the Democratic Party is still out there, and still doesn't like him. That it is coming from Clinton, who not only represents the dynastic streak within Democratic politics that many within the grassroots reject, but who also lost what everyone assumed to be a sure thing victory over Trump in 2016, makes this all even more powerful for Sanders.

The likely reaction from Sanders world will be righteous anger. See, this is what we're fighting against! The establishment is afraid of Bernie! They are attacking him because they can't contr ol him!

And in terms of activating emotions that can turn out voters, man, righteous anger is right at the top of the list. If ever the Sanders loyalists needed motivation to stick it to the establishment, which has taken the form, in this race, of Joe Biden, then they got it and more with this Clinton interview.

    "Look, look, Secretary Clinton is entitled to her point of view," Sanders said Tuesday of Clinton's comments. "My job today is to focus on the impeachment trial. My job today is to put together a team that can defeat the most dangerous president in the history of the United States."

    In truth, the Vermont senator should send Clinton a thank you note for her well-timed attack on him.

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    Both Bernie and his son respond perfectly, I would say.


    I don't think Bernie should lose any sleep on this, and also, I am certain he won't lose any votes on this. Her remarks are quite transparent.


    This clip is about Bernie's daughter in law, Levi's wife, passing away from cancer.





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    If I were Bernie, I'd take a page from FDR in 1936. Faced with attacks fro the bankers, he went public and said, "If the bankers hate me I welcome their hatred." He should say, "If Hillary Clinton thinks I'm terrible, I take that as an endorsement that I'm doing the right thing. I welccome her enmity. And please Hillary, I certainly don't want your support -- now or in the general election!"

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    Would you care to expand that thought into a full scale article? I would help by sending to lots of Bernie Facebook groups.

    Submitted on Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at 5:03:26 AM

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    Interesting. Chris Cilizza is usually a real anti-Bernie jerk. But he nails it here. Got find Stephen.

    Submitted on Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at 3:14:47 AM

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    Maybe Chris has turned the corner. Intelligent people do mature and evolve, especially with something so compelling as Bernie's movement and the ripple effect that we are all noticing so strongly.


    For example, a very important one from Des Moines School Board Member:



    Dionna Langford Endorses Bernie Sanders for President .One of the things I think is so powerful about his campaign is the empowerment of everyday working people.. --Dionna Langford, Des Moines School Board ...
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    Submitted on Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 at 4:36:03 AM

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