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Massive wealth inequality, Too Big to Fail, Henry Kissinger praise.

This is not the Democratic Party that inspired me in my youth with the likes of Bobby Kennedy.

When was the last time any of you marched for civil rights,

lgbt rights, workers rights, environmental rights, and voting rights? For me it was last year and every year since 2010. I support Bernie Sanders and am also a disability rights activist. Your lines of attack are offensive to us that take the time to do these things. I wish I could explain the advantages of fusion politics and how we should advance together while still have proper debates on issues that divide America and that we should stand together in general terms. But I see that is out the window in some regards. What a pity at this time in history of our republic. The choice, however, still remains yours.

Both political parties seem to have a southern strategy

to divide the electorate along racial lines. Probably because they answer to the same interests. A people's campaign like Bernie's tries to bring people together.

Do you hear the people sing?

Many of our leaders today seem to be saying that you can have economic justice or social

and racial justice. You must choose. But without both walking hand in hand, justice and victory will remain out of reach.

I hope I don't offend too many here but it comes

from a realization drummed into my consciousness by this primary of a real progressive finally having support after around 40 years in the desert and is facing a hostile two party system and the probability of America returning to a great middle class that made it such a great economic power post depression through the seventies is slim. That saddens me greatly. You see, the great middle class did not come into being without progressive taxation, regulation, and fair trade as opposed to free trade as defined by today (repatriation of corporate jobs and money). As Waylon Jennings said before his death, he saw a great country before it started its decline. I just wanted to say that and give a hat tip to those fighting against the odds to try and bring it back. Have a nice evening and may the odds be forever in your favor.

I'm in a bit of a somber mood today. The reason I support

Bernie Sanders for president is that people in America struggling in their everyday lives shouldn't have to fight so hard just to be heard. Really, that's all I have to say. I hope you all have a great day.

It's too bad the tone of our primary has taken

such a sour tone as it is an interesting primary. I'm also finding the irony of a billionaire Bloomberg run should Bernie win the primary the ultimate in tone deafness.

A message to the Clinton campaign surrogates on red baiting.

I oppose the ACA as being both the beginning and the end

concerning healthcare. There is no way in the end the ACA will hold down costs. One reason is that subsidizing our health insurance industry with all its lobbying power will not end up cheaper in the long term than single payer. The 2nd is that the government is not negotiating prices on drugs on behalf of our citizens. In the end, millions will still be left out due to states being able to opt out of Medicaid expansion. There also isn't protection from repeal from political interests. My two cents. Therefore, I support Bernie Sanders's position.
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