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Tue Jun 16, 2015, 10:21 AM

 

Bernie has successfully framed the debate on the 2016 elections.

This election is about income inequality and wealth disparity. It's now about how billionaires and banksters are controlling our government. It's about costly trade agreements that offshore American jobs. Its about Medicare for All. Its about the wealthiest paying their fair share of taxes. Its about less war and more diplomacy. Its about a sales tax for stock transactions. Its about investing in tuition free education for public universities. Its about Black Lives Matter, police brutality, education over prisons, LGBT, Latinos, women's right to choose and pay equity. Its about your family and mine being able to have a middle class life again - livable wages, $15/hr minimum wage, guaranteed sick leave and vacations.

How anyone thinks they can out-Bernie Bernie on these issues is beyond me.

He's won the first battle, and that was a big one.

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Reply Bernie has successfully framed the debate on the 2016 elections. (Original post)
grahamhgreen Jun 2015 OP
Autumn Jun 2015 #1
Scuba Jun 2015 #16
grahamhgreen Jun 2015 #18
Rosa Luxemburg Jun 2015 #24
leftofcool Jun 2015 #2
grahamhgreen Jun 2015 #4
merrily Jun 2015 #7
grahamhgreen Jun 2015 #23
merrily Jun 2015 #25
jalan48 Jun 2015 #11
kentuck Jun 2015 #3
appalachiablue Jun 2015 #22
haikugal Jun 2015 #27
Indepatriot Jun 2015 #5
grahamhgreen Jun 2015 #6
SusanCalvin Jun 2015 #15
jwirr Jun 2015 #10
MuseRider Jun 2015 #8
grahamhgreen Jun 2015 #12
cantbeserious Jun 2015 #9
2banon Jun 2015 #13
Dont call me Shirley Jun 2015 #14
SixString Jun 2015 #17
1000words Jun 2015 #19
NewSystemNeeded Jun 2015 #20
KoKo Jun 2015 #21
Rosa Luxemburg Jun 2015 #26
JDPriestly Jun 2015 #28
Kalidurga Jun 2015 #29

Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 10:24 AM

1. Yes he has. Anything that a candidate says now is simply

riding Bernie's coat tails.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 12:56 PM

16. ...

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 08:42 PM

18. Love it:)

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 17, 2015, 01:20 AM

24. LOL!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 10:25 AM

2. Is this all the election is about?

If you believe that, you haven't been listening to Black Lives Matter, LGBT, Latinos, woman and a whole host of other people.

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 10:33 AM

4. Added :)

 

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 10:55 AM

7. Thanks for bringing up all that. One of the first federal officeholders to speak out after Ferguson

co-sponsoring youth employment package with Conyers, equal rights activist for decades; 97% rating from NAACP, 100% rating from Human Rights Campaign, outstanding record on reproductive choice legislation (rated ZERO by anti-abortion groups and 100% by NARAL); contrary to Gutierrez's lie, has been speaking out about immigration for a long time (rated ZERO by a "border security" group); and a whole host of other things.

See also
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017271517

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12809672

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=6743489'

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/video-audio/ferguson

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017271517 (video of 20 minute speech on immigration given in the Senate 2013)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=6819505

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141115277 see replies

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026817096 see replies

Luckily, Sanders has been an activist so long that facts trump insinuations and attempted smears.

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Response to merrily (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 17, 2015, 01:17 AM

23. Great list! Thank you!

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 17, 2015, 01:21 AM

25. You're most welcome.

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 12:28 PM

11. Not all, but it does cut across all the groups you've listed.

Like the environment, it's an issue that's bigger than any individual part.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 10:28 AM

3. Bernie has made it possible for "liberals" to get back into the water...

They are no longer afraid of drowning.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 17, 2015, 12:48 AM

22. +1 Amen, out of the wilderness finally!

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 17, 2015, 02:28 AM

27. Woot!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 10:34 AM

5. I sure hope the wide-eyed socialist doesn't offend anyone on Wall Street...

 

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Response to Indepatriot (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 10:38 AM

6. I believe he "welcomes their hatred";)

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 12:50 PM

15. Ooooooooh!

I would so love to hear him use those words!

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Response to Indepatriot (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 12:26 PM

10. LOL I like the slogan Give them hell Bernie.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 11:08 AM

8. I always had hope but he has stunned me with his

agile way of moving the goal posts toward all of us who have been screwed.

He really has done this and you are right, it WAS a big battle and he has not broken a sweat yet.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 12:32 PM

12. This is s big deal, the deeper we go into the weeds, the better Sanders will look. His ability to

 

frame it so fast tells me he is the voice of the majority. He's a formidable candidate. I can't wait for the debates!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 12:18 PM

9. Yes - I Will No Longer Settle For The Lesser Of Two Corporate Evils - Go Bernie Go

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 12:39 PM

13. K&R Well Done g.g.!

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 12:43 PM

14. K, R & B for future reference!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 01:06 PM

17. DU rec.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 08:49 PM

20. I hope any elected representatives on the left who are holding back start taking off their gloves.

 

Now that they've seen Bernie's message resonates.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2015, 08:57 PM

21. ....!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2015, 01:24 AM

26. This election is going to be about fairness

fairness and what politicians are going to do about it.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2015, 02:58 AM

28. K&R.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2015, 06:49 AM

29. If you win the framing you have essentially won.

This changes all those over the fence backyard conversations. He has managed to roll back 30 years of hate enough so that people can see where it came from and now they will have to think about whether or not it makes sense to keep on punishing people for the sin of being poor.

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