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Mon May 11, 2015, 06:33 PM

'I'm Right and Everybody Else Is Wrong. Clear About That?'

http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/i-m-right-and-everybody-else-is-wrong-clear-about-that-20140618


"...Sanders has indicated he's willing to use his fire-and-brimstone act not simply to influence a presidential election, but also to lay the groundwork for something of a "political revolution." "Let me ask you," he says, his gangly frame struggling to contain itself to our couch, "what is the largest voting bloc in America? Is it gay people? No. Is it African-Americans? No. Hispanics? No. What?" Answer: "White working-class people." Bring them back into the liberal fold, he figures, and you've got your revolution...

"He totally changed Burlington from a place that was run by cronyism and the old-boys network for the benefit of the developers and the business community," says Ben & Jerry's cofounder Ben Cohen, who opened up shop in town shortly before Sanders assumed office...
... Sanders, to use the early 20th-century term of art, governed more as a "sewer socialist" than a genuine radical...

...Clearly, a Sanders presidential campaign would be a tempestuous affair. As Graff puts it, "He has no social skills." The media, specifically, would be likely to find itself on the receiving end of his wrath. That's because Sandersólike many true believers of all political inclinationsódoesn't have lot of patience for those who want to question him. "His idea of coverage is just: Report what he said," Graff explains. "And if he says it, it's important."

...Warren and Sanders, on substance, disagree about basically nothing. They both grew up working-class. Each has a loyal progressive following. (Sanders, for what it's worth, has more than double her Twitter followers.) Yet, watching Warren charm Charlie Rose, the differences between the two are clear. Warren speaks in a way that is designed to persuade and convert. Sanders, by contrast, proudly touts the tedium of his own rhetoric. He just wants you to eat your vegetables..."

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Reply 'I'm Right and Everybody Else Is Wrong. Clear About That?' (Original post)
handmade34 May 2015 OP
leftofcool May 2015 #1
CaliforniaPeggy May 2015 #2
LiberalElite May 2015 #3
handmade34 May 2015 #4
djean111 May 2015 #5
bvf May 2015 #6
marble falls May 2015 #7
Blue_Tires May 2015 #8

Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 06:41 PM

1. This OP will not go over well for his supporters

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #1)

Mon May 11, 2015, 06:51 PM

2. Oh yeah? Why not? It went over just fine for me.

I like a plain-spoken politician whose message I trust.

Bernie is such a politician.

It's very refreshing.

I see you support Hillary, which is your right. She is far from plain-spoken. Her finger is always in the air, as she checks for what folks want to hear.

Not good enough.

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #1)

Mon May 11, 2015, 06:57 PM

3. Your concern is noted nt

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #1)

Mon May 11, 2015, 07:23 PM

4. I know Bernie, I love Bernie...

and I thought this was a great article...

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2015, 07:41 PM

5. I thought it was great! HRC supporter sensibilities must be very delicate. Or else you

 

misunderstand why some of us love Bernie. And Warren. It is the issues.

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 05:29 AM

6. Lost me at "fire-and-brimstone act."

 

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 08:03 AM

7. Classic hatchet piece. "He just wants you to eat your vegetables..." Ohhhhhh noooooooo!

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Response to handmade34 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 08:36 AM

8. That needs to be my new DU sig...

(only because it's true)

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