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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-10 07:10 PM
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31. I don't know why he calls himself Democratic Socialist
But his stances as far as I know are pretty standard old-fashioned Democratic. I haven't heard much from him that I would consider Socialist. I don't think he opposes private business or capitalism. I think he just favors regulation. Maybe he likes being independent in Congress. There is probably, as we have seen here, a lot of pressure on Democrats to vote with their Caucus and with the president. And generally, I think that is as it should be.

I'm very grateful to all the Democrats who are speaking out loud and clear on the Obama giveaway deal. The taxes for the super-rich are just unacceptable.

It would seem to me that Republicans would have been ashamed to vote against Schumer's proposal to continue the tax cuts for all income up to one million and then raise the marginal tax on income above that. That was more than enough of a giveaway to the Waltons and their ilk.
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  -What Bernie Sanders won today. JDPriestly  Dec-10-10 04:58 PM   #0 
  - Bravo Bernie!  Individualist   Dec-10-10 05:00 PM   #1 
  - Thank you Senator Sanders.  myrna minx   Dec-10-10 05:01 PM   #2 
  - Just to hear ALL the lies debunked FROM Washington.  FredStembottom   Dec-10-10 05:02 PM   #3 
  - Sen. Sanders represents prime example of integrity.  yellerpup   Dec-10-10 05:03 PM   #4 
  - Bernie Sanders for President, no more voting for Colonel Sanders  upi402   Dec-10-10 05:04 PM   #5 
  - The bluest of blue states - I think we should all move there. n/t  Peregrine Took   Dec-10-10 05:25 PM   #14 
     - and metastasize! n/t  upi402   Dec-10-10 05:33 PM   #16 
  - I have been listening since I got home from work ~45 minutes ago  Ruby the Liberal   Dec-10-10 05:06 PM   #6 
  - Tears of joy right here  Politicub   Dec-10-10 05:06 PM   #7 
  - Me too  molly77   Dec-11-10 09:09 AM   #49 
  - I got MSNBC in the background  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-10-10 05:09 PM   #8 
  - MSM Fail!  bwthor   Dec-11-10 09:11 AM   #50 
  - K&R  frogmarch   Dec-10-10 05:11 PM   #9 
  - Go Bernie Go!! (from a former Vermonter)  wtbymark   Dec-10-10 05:14 PM   #10 
  - I think a lot of Americans  KT2000   Dec-10-10 05:19 PM   #11 
  - Good post JD. re:"He is willing to stand up and be counted. He has proved his integrity."  AlinPA   Dec-10-10 05:19 PM   #12 
  - My undying respect and admiration, for starters. Go Bernie!! n/t  Peregrine Took   Dec-10-10 05:22 PM   #13 
  - Sanders is not a Democrat, but many here at DU share his views on many issues.  Gold Metal Flake   Dec-10-10 05:27 PM   #15 
  - I don't know why he calls himself Democratic Socialist  JDPriestly   Dec-10-10 07:10 PM   #31 
     - He served in the house for many years as a Socialist. When he ran for Senate  glowing   Dec-11-10 06:35 AM   #45 
  - Bernie Sanders is awesome and correct in everything he has said today.  PufPuf23   Dec-10-10 05:33 PM   #17 
  - "America's Senator" didn't get that nickname without good reason  Bozita   Dec-10-10 05:41 PM   #18 
  - He just yielded the floor - what happens now?  jwirr   Dec-10-10 06:02 PM   #19 
  - Obama goes on an extensive round of Christmas Parties, while Bill Clinton  truedelphi   Dec-11-10 04:00 PM   #65 
  - K & R nt  laughingliberal   Dec-10-10 06:05 PM   #20 
  - I called one of my senators and told her that I am  Cleita   Dec-10-10 06:06 PM   #21 
  - Bernie represents integrity and decency  somone   Dec-10-10 06:08 PM   #22 
  - I'm both sad and glad he's not a democrat. Nt  xchrom   Dec-10-10 06:08 PM   #23 
  - got over 5000 new twitter followers - the technological people  2Design   Dec-10-10 06:32 PM   #24 
  - K&R  Individualist   Dec-10-10 06:33 PM   #25 
  - K&R  amborin   Dec-10-10 06:34 PM   #26 
  - Exactly !!! - K & R !!!  WillyT   Dec-10-10 06:35 PM   #27 
  - Why isn't this "just words?"  treestar   Dec-10-10 06:38 PM   #28 
  - Because Sanders has shown that one honest man stood for something.  JDPriestly   Dec-10-10 07:14 PM   #32 
  - Because his words didn't begin and end at "kumbaya"  Smashcut   Dec-11-10 03:25 AM   #36 
  - because he spoke honestly and angrily, in detail, with facts & figures, about  Hannah Bell   Dec-11-10 05:09 AM   #40 
  - Your Biden avatar is quite telling.  NeoConsSuck   Dec-11-10 05:22 AM   #41 
  - He also showed America what a real filibuster is, not this "threatening" bullshit...  Frank Cannon   Dec-11-10 05:22 AM   #42 
  - the is educational aspect you mention is perhaps the most important aspect...  tomp   Dec-11-10 06:49 AM   #47 
  - Because the Biden/McConnel deal must not pass! (n/t)  ProudDad   Dec-11-10 11:20 AM   #52 
  - recommend.  Poboy   Dec-10-10 06:38 PM   #29 
  - Sure, he won't change anything in the Senate but he won ground.  pa28   Dec-10-10 06:50 PM   #30 
  - K&+R  Senator   Dec-10-10 07:53 PM   #33 
  - I wrote a letter to Bernie Sanders via his website  Bryn   Dec-10-10 08:24 PM   #34 
  - Sorry for your loss  madmax   Dec-11-10 04:31 AM   #38 
  - Is it gettign any play? I can't watch the MSM. I start hitting my head on any available desk.  pam4water   Dec-11-10 03:23 AM   #35 
  - Play? Number one trending topic on Twitter.  aquart   Dec-11-10 09:48 AM   #51 
  - One fine man right there  democrank   Dec-11-10 04:04 AM   #37 
  - first part is on you tube & was getting comments last i checked over 1650 views.  Hannah Bell   Dec-11-10 05:06 AM   #39 
  - Great post!  B Calm   Dec-11-10 05:38 AM   #43 
  - along with the gratitude and respect of every Progressive!  DailyGrind51   Dec-11-10 05:52 AM   #44 
  - i agree, standing up for what is right is commendable.  tomp   Dec-11-10 06:43 AM   #46 
  - K&R n/t  OneGrassRoot   Dec-11-10 07:25 AM   #48 
  - And there are people here saying he and those who stood with him are naive  AllyCat   Dec-11-10 11:56 AM   #53 
  - K and R. Go, Bernie! nt  AdHocSolver   Dec-11-10 12:27 PM   #54 
  - r  mdmc   Dec-11-10 01:00 PM   #55 
  - Another benefit  bongbong   Dec-11-10 01:09 PM   #56 
  - BERNIE FOR PRESIDENT!  Odin2005   Dec-11-10 01:11 PM   #57 
  - The third thing that Sen. Sanders has done is ...  aggiesal   Dec-11-10 01:43 PM   #58 
  - ABC News summarizes Sanders filibuster: He doesn't think billionaires and millionaires deserve  bulloney   Dec-11-10 01:48 PM   #59 
  - The blurb on MSNBC was even worse.  killbotfactory   Dec-11-10 01:53 PM   #60 
     - The media get their instructions from Corporate America.  sabrina 1   Dec-11-10 02:04 PM   #61 
  - He is MAKING THE FUCKING CASE!!!!  ibegurpard   Dec-11-10 02:22 PM   #62 
  - Bravo, Bravissimo  digidigido   Dec-11-10 03:39 PM   #63 
  - K&R  Jeffersons Ghost   Dec-11-10 03:59 PM   #64 
 

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