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LiberalFighter

(50,094 posts)
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:02 AM Apr 2016

Sanders to Democratic Party: Whose Side are We On?

Bernie Sanders Press Release

He said a key reason why 63 percent of voters did not go to the polls in the last election and nearly 80 percent of young and low-income people stayed home is that “the Democratic Party, up until now, has not been clear on which side they are on on the major issues facing this country.”

On issue after issue, Sanders challenged the Democratic Party to pick sides. “You can’t be for Wall Street and the working people of this country. You cannot be for the drug companies and senior citizens and veterans,” he said. “You cannot be on the side of workers and support those corporations that have thrown millions on the street.”

The failure of Democratic leadership to send a clear message on where the party stands is why Republicans have grabbed control Congress and Statehouses. “The problem in my view is not that the Republicans are winning elections. It’s that Democrats are losing elections,” he said.

Sanders also faulted Democrats for not pushing election reforms that would increase voter turnout and help Democrats win elections. For example, he said, Democrats should get behind legislation he introduced in the Senate to register everyone to vote when they turn 18 years old. “The Democratic Party has got to be very clear. We need automatic voter registration.” In 2015, Oregon became the first state in the nation to require state agencies to automatically register voters when they get a new driver’s license or identification card.

Still attacking the Democratic Party.
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Sanders to Democratic Party: Whose Side are We On? (Original Post) LiberalFighter Apr 2016 OP
He needs to stop DemonGoddess Apr 2016 #1
Does he not care that Republicans are also running for office? What is his mental problem? IamMab Apr 2016 #2
Because it never was his party DemonGoddess Apr 2016 #4
Yeah dictate to our Party! Her Sister Apr 2016 #3
He's right about one thing: yallerdawg Apr 2016 #5
I'd ask Sanders to stop the whining stopbush Apr 2016 #6
I see what you did there! NastyRiffraff Apr 2016 #20
What do you mean "WE", Bernie? George II Apr 2016 #7
He's just throwing red meat to his supporters if you ask me. nt BootinUp Apr 2016 #8
Yes, they hate the Democratic Party SharonClark Apr 2016 #16
And he just wants their $$$$$$$$! So that he can pay to fly around the country acting.... Walk away May 2016 #24
Need to keep that cha ching flowing Iliyah Apr 2016 #9
The worst kind of party crasher.....nt 2naSalit Apr 2016 #10
Well, why didn't you fix any of this Bernie? kjones Apr 2016 #11
Because he's a man with no plan. Just words. Just gripes. Rose Siding Apr 2016 #12
Sometimes, even rhetorical questions deserve answers... kjones Apr 2016 #13
Interesting how he's decided to wage his "revolution" NYC Liberal Apr 2016 #17
All that time he was attacking the Democrats too. LiberalFighter May 2016 #22
That's one of many issues I have with him. In Congress/Senate 25 years and NOW he's a revolutionary? Fla Dem May 2016 #23
Was the press release attached to a fundraising request? Kber Apr 2016 #14
It was on their website under News. LiberalFighter Apr 2016 #15
Whose side is Sanders on? SunSeeker Apr 2016 #18
Spot on, Sunseeker! BlueMTexpat Apr 2016 #19
And when he has to crawl back to the Senate, Loki May 2016 #21
 

IamMab

(1,359 posts)
2. Does he not care that Republicans are also running for office? What is his mental problem?
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:07 AM
Apr 2016

It was one thing to criticize Clinton when he was running for the nomination, but that's over now. Why turn his attacks on his own party? WTF?

yallerdawg

(16,104 posts)
5. He's right about one thing:
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:11 AM
Apr 2016
“This is the campaign that is generating excitement and enthusiasm and a large voter turnout.”

We ARE excited, enthusiastic - and turning out for Hillary Clinton!

I do think Bernie and his supporters have given us an incentive to turnout and make sure he is not this disastrous independent DINO nominee of our party!

stopbush

(24,319 posts)
6. I'd ask Sanders to stop the whining
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 11:15 AM
Apr 2016

and to STFU, but that would probably earn me a hide on DU, so I won't say that.

Walk away

(9,494 posts)
24. And he just wants their $$$$$$$$! So that he can pay to fly around the country acting....
Sun May 1, 2016, 10:16 AM
May 2016

as if He can walk on water in front of thousands of his faithful.

kjones

(1,053 posts)
13. Sometimes, even rhetorical questions deserve answers...
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:33 PM
Apr 2016



Oh Bernie. He's in deep and doesn't know how to climb out

NYC Liberal

(20,112 posts)
17. Interesting how he's decided to wage his "revolution"
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 01:40 PM
Apr 2016

not during the 8 years of the Bush presidency, but on the heels of 8 years of Obama's presidency.

25 years in Congress, and NOW is the time. Not in the 90s when all the legislation he says is the problem was being debated and passed.

Fla Dem

(23,176 posts)
23. That's one of many issues I have with him. In Congress/Senate 25 years and NOW he's a revolutionary?
Sun May 1, 2016, 09:04 AM
May 2016

Elizabeth Warren has done more and has a larger impact on the public discourse in the 3 years she has been a senator, than Bernie has in 25 years collecting his government checks.

Kber

(5,043 posts)
14. Was the press release attached to a fundraising request?
Sat Apr 30, 2016, 12:36 PM
Apr 2016

Bees usage if you're wondering why he's still doing this, there's your answer.

Loki

(3,825 posts)
21. And when he has to crawl back to the Senate,
Sun May 1, 2016, 06:49 AM
May 2016

We will remember every thing you said BS. You can forget those Committee Assignments. Go and caucus with the Republicans and see just how much they like their new "comrade". Don't let the door hit you in your sorry ass when you leave.

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