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Sat Nov 7, 2015, 02:27 PM

Bernie Sanders Slams GOP On Voting Rights: 'They're Political Cowards!'

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called Republicans "political cowards" for their efforts to restrict voting rights and suggested a constitutional amendment might be necessary to protect the franchise.

"Maybe this is personal because I run for office. Sometimes you lose, sometimes you win," Sanders said, when Rachel Maddow brought the topic up at Friday's MSNBC Democratic 2016 Forum."It has never occurred to me as a candidate to figure out a way to deny the vote to people because they might vote against me. People who do that are political cowards. They're afraid of a fair election."

He said the push for voting restrictions was a "a real crisis in this country" and said legislation or "maybe a constitutional amendment" was needed to guarentee that everyone 18 years of age is registered to vote.


"What Republican are doing is so un-American, so outrageous. It is literally beyond belief," Sanders said. "They're political cowards and if they can't face a free election, they should get another job."



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Reply Bernie Sanders Slams GOP On Voting Rights: 'They're Political Cowards!' (Original post)
kpete Nov 2015 OP
Eric J in MN Nov 2015 #1
daleanime Nov 2015 #2
BlueCaliDem Nov 2015 #3
Qutzupalotl Nov 2015 #9
BlueCaliDem Nov 2015 #14
Faux pas Nov 2015 #4
NYCButterfinger Nov 2015 #5
Ed Suspicious Nov 2015 #7
SmittynMo Nov 2015 #11
Dodo Nov 2015 #6
FairWinds Nov 2015 #8
Plucketeer Nov 2015 #10
erronis Nov 2015 #12
lindysalsagal Nov 2015 #13
Enthusiast Nov 2015 #15
LWolf Nov 2015 #16

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 02:34 PM

1. That was Bernie Sanders' most passionate moment last night.

He showed how strongly he believes in voting rights, and what a low opinion he has of Republicans who disenfranchise people.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 02:36 PM

2. Yeah, 5th Rec....

And need I say it-K&R.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 02:53 PM

3. 9th rec and a kick from this Hillary Clinton supporter.

Bernie is correct. Republicans are political cowards who don't want to own up to the fact that they've been fleecing their constituents while raking in the dough for their mega-donors.

What irks me is, Democratic leaders aren't holding these ALEC-loving shysters to account. Democrats need to go after them hard, just as hard as Republicans have been going after Democrats. They should all borrow from President Truman "philosophy":

"I never give the Republicans Hell. I just tell the truth on them and they think it's Hell."

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Response to BlueCaliDem (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 03:51 PM

9. Thank you.

During primary season, any points of agreement are to be celebrated and savored.

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 8, 2015, 10:07 AM

14. My pleasure, Qutzupalot. eom

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 03:08 PM

4. Oh Yeah!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 03:26 PM

5. Do you really want everyone in this country to vote? Really? I disagree with Bernie

on this.

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Response to NYCButterfinger (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 03:42 PM

7. Yes. Everyone. Even criminals.

Everyone should have a say.

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Response to NYCButterfinger (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 04:56 PM

11. I think you missed the point

I'm pretty sure he wants everyone eligible to vote at 18. It's automatic. He didn't have time to explain what rules would be in place to where you would not qualify to vote.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 03:27 PM

6. Yes, the Republicans are cowards.

 

They are trying to shift the votes to their favor, and suppress it. I've been seeing that for years. This time, a giant turnout will signal on how tired they are of the same old crap and throw out the establishment on both ends of the spectrum.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 03:50 PM

8. I disagree with Bernie's choice of words . .

 

At my voting precinct on Tuesday, I called voting suppression, very loudly
(almost got thrown out!) "crimes against the republic."

It's much more than cowardice - it's downright evil and criminal.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 04:48 PM

10. That was - I think - the best line of the night!

 

" "They're political cowards and if they can't face a free election, they should get another job."

Hell, they're not qualified to be anything more than weasels and grifters. Can't blame them for tryin' to hold on to the gravy train they've contrived for themselves.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 05:39 PM

12. In other work they're called paid shills.

Most politicians couldn't mend a fence or help put up a barn. They probably don't know how babies are made and wouldn't be capable of taking care of one if it was put their arms for a day.

Somehow this country has turned into a place where certain people have way too much money and want to control the little that they still can't.

This didn't happen overnight and it can't be solved quickly. First we need to give everyone access to real information, not media or even this site.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 06:58 PM

13. Lovin me some Bern

The corporate overlords will surely put a stop to his truth-telling.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2015, 10:23 AM

15. K&R! This post should have hundreds of recommendations!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2015, 12:59 PM

16. K & R

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