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merrily

(45,251 posts)
Thu Feb 4, 2016, 09:53 AM Feb 2016

Sea changes in US politics, thanks to Senator Sanders and his supporters

Last edited Fri May 6, 2016, 11:02 AM - Edit history (2)

1. Thanks to United States Senator Bernie Sanders, Americans learned that a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States can run a campaign solely on contributions from individuals, to a maximum of $2,700 per individual, without donations from PACs and corporations or so-called "dark money." In your face, Citizens' United!

2. Thanks to donors of Senator Sanders, we learned that small donors to a political campaign can provide at least a million dollars in ninety minutes, at least three million dollars in twenty-four hours, at least twenty million dollars in one month and at least 3.5 million individual donations in seven months. In your face, Citizens' United!

3. The only two candidates for the Democratic Presidential nomination are vying to be the more progressive--and one of them is DLC founding member, Secretary Hillary Clinton!

4. The only two candidates for the Democratic Presidential nomination are promising help for students seeking formal education beyond high school--and one of them is DLC founding member, Secretary Clinton!

5. Neither candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination is mentioning cutting "entitlements"--and one of them is DLC founding member, Secretary Clinton!

6. A candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination cancelled a fund-raising trip to Bain Capitol this week, ahead of the New Hampshire primary--and that candidate is DLC founding member, Secretary Clinton!

7. Instead of running from terms like "left" and "liberal," down ticket federal candidates and state candidates are now bragging about challenging incumbents from the left, not taking campaign contributions from corporations, etc.

Edited to add this: 8. Maine Democrats are voting on whether to end super delegates.

http://jackpineradicals.org/showthread.php?10572-It%92s-Happening-Maine-Dem-Party-Officials-to-Vote-on-Eliminating-Superdelegates&p=64722#post64722


That is an impressive list of sea changes (so far) for only one Presidential run, especially given an uphill battle against the DNC, almost all of the Democratic Party, the msm and big money donors.

THANK YOU, Senator Sanders.

As for the no good, no account supporters of Senator Sanders, every dollar and every hour you have spent so far has changed United States Presidential politics and the story of the modern Democratic Party going forward for some time to come.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1280&pid=104497






THANK YOU, supporters of Senator Sanders.

You/We are not finished, so PLEASE do not stop now, but double down.

And now, because you've been so very very good and sea change-y:





http://jackpineradicals.org/entry.php?191-Chansons-de-Charles-Trenet












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Sea changes in US politics, thanks to Senator Sanders and his supporters (Original Post) merrily Feb 2016 OP
Tough crowd. I'll kick it myself. merrily Feb 2016 #1
LOL SoapBox Feb 2016 #2
It isn't that long without the music, but I tend to hit "Enter" a lot. merrily Feb 2016 #6
Damn, here I thought Bernin4U Feb 2016 #12
I kicked my briny boast post about Bernie and Bernie Bros a couple of hours after I posted it. merrily Feb 2016 #13
If you don't mind my asking, how does one "bump" by the way? Yes, good post. highprincipleswork Mar 2016 #32
K&R! Melissa G Feb 2016 #3
Thank you! merrily Feb 2016 #5
Thing is, these are not structural changes...not yet ErisDiscordia Feb 2016 #4
It isn't about HIllary individually, though I can see how it seems that way. merrily Feb 2016 #7
I know it isn't ErisDiscordia Feb 2016 #8
K & R, merrily, well done! mother earth Feb 2016 #9
Thanks so much, mother earth. Good to see you! merrily Feb 2016 #10
Same to you, merrily. mother earth Feb 2016 #11
. merrily Feb 2016 #14
Late K&R..... daleanime Feb 2016 #15
Late thanks for your kick. I hadn't noticed. Sorry! merrily Mar 2016 #16
Excellent OP, merrily! senz Mar 2016 #17
Thank you! I took a booze cruise once. They played just about every "sea" song over and over merrily Mar 2016 #18
LOL! Well I suppose you could snicker behind your wide brimmed hat & shades. senz Mar 2016 #19
It was at night. No wide brimmed hat. No shades. Just my bare face for all to see. merrily Mar 2016 #20
lol, well now you know you'll never do that again! senz Mar 2016 #21
Done! merrily Mar 2016 #22
Lyrics - Let Go the Long White Sails Donkees Mar 2016 #23
Beautiful lyrics and so appropriate to Bernie's campaign: "to a place where dreams prevail." nt Stardust Mar 2016 #24
Wonderful OP, Merrily! I missed it the first time around. So glad you brought us back to it. nt Stardust Mar 2016 #25
Thank you. My pleasure. LOL! The first time around, I had to kick it myself. merrily Mar 2016 #29
It's hard to keep up because Berners are so prolific. If you miss a day ... Stardust Mar 2016 #34
Yep. "Miss a little, miss a lot" as the saying goes. merrily Mar 2016 #35
Bravissimo Merrily! Land of Enchantment Mar 2016 #26
Thank you. My pleasure. merrily Mar 2016 #30
Sea of Joy Zorra Mar 2016 #27
Great addition to the thread, Zorra! Thank you! merrily Mar 2016 #28
Backatcha, darlin' Zorra Mar 2016 #31
Love it. ~ Music that brings back an exceptional era and my young teen spirit. appalachiablue May 2016 #38
Good stuff. Thank you. highprincipleswork Mar 2016 #33
My pleasure! Thank you. merrily Mar 2016 #36
Kicking for the edited part of the OP, as follows: merrily May 2016 #37
Recommend.... KoKo Jun 2016 #39
This message was self-deleted by its author Autumn Colors Jun 2016 #40

Bernin4U

(812 posts)
12. Damn, here I thought
Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:09 PM
Feb 2016

...you'd be breaking the Rec button!

Just noticed you had to bump from yesterday.

merrily

(45,251 posts)
13. I kicked my briny boast post about Bernie and Bernie Bros a couple of hours after I posted it.
Fri Feb 5, 2016, 09:41 PM
Feb 2016

Soap box may be on to something: Adding the music videos and spacing between every sentence may have made it look much longer and more daunting than it is.

However, there may also be a comment about what motivates people to reply hidden in the lack of replies to this OP: the OP I did telling people to shut up with their insults and smears to Bernie' s supporters did much better, statistically, anyway

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1280&pid=104497 (146 recs, 110 replies, and 2946 views--in a group, not in one of the main forums).


We're implored repeatedly to post only positive things, but the behavior of DUers says something else--if you're posting for recs and replies. As the OPs on which I've worked hardest and longest, the ones that have required a lot of research, show, I don't post for recs, though they are certainly nice to get. However, if you want the most response from DU, shout stirring is probably your safest bet.

 

ErisDiscordia

(443 posts)
4. Thing is, these are not structural changes...not yet
Thu Feb 4, 2016, 01:07 PM
Feb 2016

they are only cosmetic changes (for Hillary--like camouflage) and seedlings for the rest of us. The seedlings have to root, and grow, and become a forest that cannot be chopped down or burnt up.

 

ErisDiscordia

(443 posts)
8. I know it isn't
Thu Feb 4, 2016, 05:32 PM
Feb 2016

God knows, there are plenty of wannbe's in the pipeline, just like her or worse.

but the need to restructure the DNC cannot be addressed until the Hillary is out of the pipeline....because Obama is so not into it.

merrily

(45,251 posts)
18. Thank you! I took a booze cruise once. They played just about every "sea" song over and over
Sat Mar 12, 2016, 02:17 AM
Mar 2016

for hours.

What in hell was I thinking? I drink alcohol maybe once every two years, maybe half a glass of wine even then.

Do you know what a booze cruise looks, sounds and smells like when you are sober?

It ain't pretty.

 

senz

(11,945 posts)
19. LOL! Well I suppose you could snicker behind your wide brimmed hat & shades.
Sat Mar 12, 2016, 02:29 AM
Mar 2016

Watching people get loaded can be interesting, sometimes.

Donkees

(30,782 posts)
23. Lyrics - Let Go the Long White Sails
Sat Mar 12, 2016, 08:13 AM
Mar 2016
Lyrics

Let Go the Long White Sails

By Paul Jarman

Steady hold, ropes and shackles blowing
Feel the sun glowing
And the sea spray washing over the bough
Steady hold, watch the dolphins frolic
See the eagle flying
Over seas and golden skies

Steady hold, oil the decks, they’re burning
Block and tackle grinding
Free the main sail let the wind sway our course
Steady hold, though my heart is leaving
There’s a new life calling
Rise to the challenge of our journey

Let go the long white sails
Across the ocean to the far side of the world
Let go the long white sails
Far, far away to a place where dreams prevail

Fare thee well, oh fare thee well
This is our final goodbye
Fare thee well, oh fare thee well
Our future lies on a distant shores

Steady hold, climb the upper rigging
Comes a trade wind blowing
Down below the captain’s bell strikes a call
Say a prayer for the land we’re leaving
Far away they’re singing songs for the spirit of our journey

Let go the long white sails
Across the ocean to the far side of the world
Let go the long white sails
Far, far away to a place where dreams prevail

© Paul Jarman 2004

merrily

(45,251 posts)
29. Thank you. My pleasure. LOL! The first time around, I had to kick it myself.
Tue Mar 15, 2016, 12:12 PM
Mar 2016

Maybe I included too many "sea" videos?

merrily

(45,251 posts)
28. Great addition to the thread, Zorra! Thank you!
Tue Mar 15, 2016, 12:07 PM
Mar 2016

LOL! I googled for a gif to bow to you, but I got Clara Bow instead.

I am posting her anyway because she looks a lot like my mom! (My mom was more sultry, but close enough.)

appalachiablue

(40,902 posts)
38. Love it. ~ Music that brings back an exceptional era and my young teen spirit.
Sun May 8, 2016, 12:38 AM
May 2016

The Way to come home is in sight now. ~ Thanks Merrily.

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