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Mon Apr 25, 2016, 06:35 PM

THE OTHER PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES TAKING ON THE DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT

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“TODAY,” BERNIE SANDERS BOOMS IN HIS MONOTONE SHOUT, “we begin a political revolution to transform our country—economically, politically, socially and environmentally.” He marks each beat with his right hand, as if conducting with an invisible baton. Behind him, a lone seagull flaps its wings as it flies across Lake Champlain. The crowd of 5,000 that has come to Burlington, Vt., on a sunny afternoon in May to witness Sanders’ official campaign announcement breaks into a cheer.

At the time, it was easy to dismiss talk of revolution as the rallying cry of a 74-year-old democratic socialist who clings too dearly to memories of the 1960s. Eleven months and more than six million votes later, Sanders’ call for revolution is harder to ignore.

But what, exactly, would this political revolution look like? It’s not hard to imagine Sanders marching in the streets with the masses—he’s walked plenty of picket lines, most recently alongside Verizon workers in New York City last October—but that’s not the revolution he’s calling for. For Sanders, political revolution means shifting control of American politics away from corporate interests, convincing non-voters to go to the polls and attracting white working-class voters back to the Democratic Party, all while moving the party left enough to embrace democratic socialist policies.

A political revolution of that kind is going to require two things: a wave of candidates committed to a bold set of progressive ideas and a mass of voters with the political will to elect them. There’s evidence both of these are already here.



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http://inthesetimes.com/features/bernie_sanders_democrats_political_revolution_candidates.html

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Reply THE OTHER PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES TAKING ON THE DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT (Original post)
LiberalArkie Apr 2016 OP
appalachiablue Apr 2016 #1
G_j Apr 2016 #2
appalachiablue Apr 2016 #3
TIME TO PANIC Apr 2016 #4
MJJP21 Apr 2016 #5
liberalnarb Apr 2016 #6
elleng Apr 2016 #8
liberalnarb Apr 2016 #7
elleng Apr 2016 #9
Dustlawyer Apr 2016 #10
zentrum Apr 2016 #11
me b zola Apr 2016 #12
felix_numinous Apr 2016 #13
one_voice Apr 2016 #14

Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 07:17 PM

1. K & R. Fantastic, thanks!

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 07:19 PM

2. K&R!

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 07:34 PM

3. *THE CHALLENGERS- They're YUUGE! : )

The number one lesson that everyone can learn from Bernie Sanders, and that I’ve tried to emulate, is: Tell the truth. —Tom Fiegen.
Fiegen himself has endorsed Sanders, & you can hear in his voice the same passion that has animated so many young people: “We are idealists. We want a better world. We think we can achieve it. We’re willing to basically throw our bodies in front of the bus to do that.”

*The Challengers:



Tim Canova (FL)



Donna Edwards (MD)



Tom Fiegen (IA)



Lucy Flores (NV)



Alan Grayson (FL)


Eric Kingson (NY)



Pramila Jayapal (WA)



Susannah Randolph (FL)



Joseline Peña-Melnyk (MD)


Jamie Raskin (M)

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 07:35 PM

4. K & R!

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 08:33 PM

5. Don't forget

 

Joseph Sestak from PA running again for senate. He lost to TOOMEY by just 2% last time but the Dem party is backing another more conservative challenger.

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Response to MJJP21 (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 08:44 PM

6. I identify ideologically more with John Fetterman, but I think we might need Sestak to win.

 

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Response to MJJP21 (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 08:46 PM

8. Yes, and the Dem party's been fighting him tooth and nail for years.

He's not a YES-man, which they can't stand. It's a good sign, imo.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 08:45 PM

7. You forgot John Fetterman - US Senate Candidate - Pennsylvania.

 



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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 08:47 PM

9. Endorsed by Martin O'Malley.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 08:49 PM

10. We will continue our ground game, one person at a time.

I drop it in casual conversations wherever I go to let people know what we stand for and what has been going on with the corruption. I have learned to keep things short and casual, not pushing too hard. If they start to engage then I will carefully explain how both sides are corrupted by the legal bribery.

I will not stop until we win and I am not talking about the election either. The greedy Plutocrats cannot stop either because there is never enough. They are at an all you can eat money buffet and they have been gorging. We have been consigned to the dumpsters out behind the buffet in the alley. No more!

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 09:06 PM

11. Very hopeful.

Don't you think Russ Feingold belongs in the group?

And Warren too is a key fighter

Zypher Teachout in New York.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 09:23 PM

12. K&R

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Mon Apr 25, 2016, 10:06 PM

13. Yes!! This is what the bots want to interfere with

we've got work to do! Thank you for this

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 01:25 AM

14. Locking..

Doesn't meet SoP for GD. Please re-post in GDP.

Skinner (61,494 posts)
1. If it mentions one of the primary candidates then it still belongs in GDP.

You are welcome to post about the general election in GD without reference to the primary candidates.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12599837#post1

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