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This country is in the midst of a political revolution

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All across this country, from coast to coast, people are standing up and fighting back -- not only against Trump, but for an agenda that works for the working families of this country.

We've seen that this year from the striking teachers who demanded a decent education for their kids. We saw it from students across the country leading the fight for sensible changes to our gun laws. And we've seen it from the Disney workers, Amazon workers, and fast food workers demanding a living wage and safe working conditions.

And I will tell you what I saw it all across the country on our tour we wrapped up with a massive event in California. At every stop, I saw huge numbers of people who are ready to send a message to Washington that will be heard all over this country, and all around the world, on Election Day.

But we cannot stop now, not with so much at stake. So I intend to spend the next eight days doing everything I can to rally progressives in Vermont and across the country to volunteer and to vote. But I need your help to make sure our message is heard.

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Trump is going to try to divide us in this final week before the election. He is going to try to pit us against each other by race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status and however he can do it.

He is desperate to do it because he knows that if working people, young people, and people of color stand united, we are going to win. If he can divide us up, right-wing Republicans and the big-money interests will win.

What I saw on my tour was a people who are united. People who know that real change is possible when large numbers of ordinary Americans speak out, get involved in the democratic process, and vote.

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Progressive change is coming. But we can't stop fighting now. I won't. But I need you with me.

Sisters and brothers, this country is in the midst of a political revolution. People are tired of the status quo and a government that only benefits the 1 percent. On Election Day, we are going to stand together and fight back.

Eight days. Let's give it all we've got.

 

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Bernie, Should we vote Democratic or Green?

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I'm guessing he'd choose Dem

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You mean 'dem hypocrites?

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You are correct, Bernie. A political revolution is happening.


For the Reich wing.


The Republicrats are identical to the Republican'ts except with social issues.

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"If he can divide us up, right-wing Republicans and the big-money interests will win."

Yes, everyone needs to work together to make sure the right-wing DEMOCRATS and big-money interests win, instead!

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The intention had been to post the following as a comment to David Kanegis, but I've decided it's pointless even to attempt to dialog on the subject with his group.

Hopefully it will serve a better purpose here, rather than in the trash.

Now, according to Bernie Sanders's hyperbole "This country is in the midst of a political revolution". Could've fooled me, but then perhaps, I don't agree with his definition of revolution. To me it's only more of his empty political rhetoric.

Is this what you would deem incendiary political rhetoric? Or is it simply rousing political rhetoric, even if only to the still gullible?

"This article isn't about specific political positions, it is about the dangers of hateful political rhetoric."

What I find odious about Sanders's political rhetoric is its hypocrisy. This is hateful speech! Change comes about, not through stating of rhetorical political positions, but through economic as well as social evolution (elevation) for all. In all three categories it is about who controls the means, and there are those of us who know who they are. And this, in a Democracy???

"The brutal slayings and wounding of congregants and police officers at the Tree of Life Synagogue are a human tragedy."

"We need to examine the root causes to try and determine what empowered the accused perpetrator Robert Bowers to act."

Not to beat a dead horse, but here are a couple of - four, root causes, which you appear to gloss over, without even blinking.

1.) Bigotry and hatred are only bigotry and hatred when others pick on Jews?

2.) Perpetually dealing the religious paranoia card only serves to assuage the conscience of the unenlightened. It serves to promote feelings of retributive hostility, away from those who are truly to blame, and to scapegoating all 'minorities' -- Jews included. Jews act, in like manner, towards those whom they hate and openly persecute abroad; namely Palestinians.

3.) Israel has the right of brutal retaliation against the sticks and stones of Palestinians, yet your concerns appear to be based solely on selective subjectivity.

4.) In Israel they don't have lunatics with guns, unless of course they are the 'other'.

You think this is conflating the issues? There is one root cause and it's not racism and hate. They are mere 'derivatives' of the divide and rule stinginess of greed.

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Thank you.

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I'll second all that, Em!

It appears identity politics has been used successfully to distract everyone from the bigger picture, and fuel enough division to make a pretty clean getaway.

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It is conflating the issues.

There are more roots than one.

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Bernie wanted his followers to vote for Hillary. Noam Chomsky too said we should vote for the lesser of two evils. Only the Trump trolls and the fantasy-mongers suggested voting for Nader or Stein.

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Two tired, baseless arguments...

1) Faulting 3rd party voting.

2) The need to vote for any "evil".

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Lesser evil is not evil, it is just "worse choice".

Practice semantics.

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Practice reading comprehension.

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Of course I fault third-party candidates! Al Gore was a great environmentalist and a left-of-center Democrat. Bill Clinton sold out on a few issues, for sure (NAFTA, deregulation of Wall Street, ending welfare), but Gore was a decent Democrat, an environmentalist, and wasn't Clinton. But the XXXXX [censored] Nader supporters handed us eight years of George W Bush!

Hillary is, I admit, hawkish and corporatist. But on women's rights and gun control she would have been good. On almost every issue she would have been decent. Certainly, incomparably better than Donald Trump, who has chosen two far right ideologues for the Supreme Court and who is destroying environmental regulations, the EPA, financial regulations and so many other things we hold dear.

Third-party voters are like cry babies throwing a tantrum because they didn't get their favorite dessert. So they knock over the tray from their high chair and refuse to eat. Hence Trump.


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"Of course I fault third-party candidates!"

"Third-party voters are like cry babies throwing a tantrum because they didn't get their favorite dessert. So they knock over the tray from their high chair and refuse to eat. Hence Trump."

I guess there's not really much to add to your own words. Like a lot of confused Americans, you all continue to wear the 2-party noose and pull each other's tighter, while blaming your predicament on anyone who wants to start cutting the ropes.

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In the interests of Accuracy-in-Media, and the avoidance of unintentional/misquoted, or fake news:

You've got the wrong fantasy-mongers, in the wrong year, for Nader was not even a third-party candidate in 2016! Nor was he a write-in candidate, without ballot status.

Perhaps you're one of the fantasy-mongers you refer to?

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