In my opinion Sanders is the only candidate to get us started on the path to saving ourselves. Clinton and Joe Biden (if he gets in) are establishment politicians who won't change the status quo. In fact, in this NBC news article, Clinton says as much when she subtly criticizes Bernie Sanders.
"Hillary Clinton's Not-So-Subtle Message to Bernie Sanders"
'"But the fact now that I have so many of my Democratic colleagues, present and former, in the House and the Senate, out in state Houses who are lined up to say, you know, 'This is the person we want to see as president,' is very gratifying," she said. "Because they look at what they think I can do for them."'
what worries me in the debates is that hilary can SAY whatever is polling favorably that week. she's just parrotting elizabeth warren talking points to get elected so she can protect the big banks once she's in office. it's rhetoric. if you want someone who means it, vote for bernie sanders.
I heard Thom Hartmann say this morning that out of the total amount of time major media sources have devoted to covering the presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders has received only 8%. Let's see if we can guess why.
'And rather than benefit from million-dollar contributions through a “super PAC,” Mr. Sanders — who has called such fund-raising groups corrupt — has amassed a million online donations over the past five months, faster than Barack Obama did in his first, digitally groundbreaking, campaign for president.'
"Fahrenthold says a President Sanders couldn't get any of his ideas implemented anyway because Congress would reject them. But if Bernie Sanders is elected president, American politics will have been altered, reducing the moneyed interests' choke hold over the public agenda.
Fahrenthold may not see the populism that's fueling Bernie's campaign, but it is gaining strength and conviction. Other politicians, as well as political reporters, ignore this upsurge at their peril."
That's an excellent article, Katie. Here's a paragraph from it that may surprise some who don't understand how the Koch brothers are meddling in our education system.
'When the Charles Koch Foundation pledged $1.5 million to Florida State University's economics department, for example, it stipulated that a Koch-appointed advisory committee would select professors and undertake annual evaluations. The Koch brothers now fund 350 programs at over 250 colleges and universities across America. You can bet that funding doesn't underwrite research on inequality and environmental justice.'
"One of several important policy differences between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton -- that will likely come up at the first Democratic debate next Tuesday -- concerns the Glass-Steagall Act, the Depression-era legislation that separated investment from commercial banking and was repealed in 1999 by Bill Clinton and congressional Republicans. Bernie wants it resurrected; Hillary doesn't. Here's a piece explaining why Bernie is right and Hillary is wrong."
m: Wishing one and all a historically significant New Year! Let's enter a new decade fully awake, with our eyes wide open, so we may observe the nightmare our world has become, and dream of creating a paradise on Earth, for everyone! 20 /20 vision!
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