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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:46 PM

 

Bernie Sanders gets support for 'Medicare for All' proposal from Fox News audience

Bernie is breaking through the bubble! Fox is not happy.

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Reply Bernie Sanders gets support for 'Medicare for All' proposal from Fox News audience (Original post)
Power 2 the People Apr 15 OP
Progressive2020 Apr 15 #1
Power 2 the People Apr 15 #2
Progressive2020 Apr 15 #3
VarryOn Apr 15 #4
InAbLuEsTaTe Tuesday #6
Progressive2020 Tuesday #14
Progressive2020 Tuesday #16
InAbLuEsTaTe Tuesday #19
Hortensis Tuesday #42
workinclasszero Tuesday #20
ehrnst Wednesday #46
Skya Rhen Tuesday #21
Progressive2020 Tuesday #24
ehrnst Wednesday #47
InAbLuEsTaTe Tuesday #5
BlueFlorida Tuesday #10
Progressive2020 Tuesday #18
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Power 2 the People Tuesday #8
BlueFlorida Tuesday #9
Power 2 the People Tuesday #11
InAbLuEsTaTe Tuesday #12
Power 2 the People Tuesday #13
InAbLuEsTaTe Tuesday #15
Power 2 the People Tuesday #17
Lancero Tuesday #22
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TexasTowelie Tuesday #31
Power 2 the People Tuesday #34
TexasTowelie Tuesday #35
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Response to Power 2 the People (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:52 PM

1. Go Bernie!

 

He has a lot of guts to go into the lions den and confront the Fox talking heads on their own ground. More power to him! Great that the audience is for Medicare For All. We progressives ARE the majority. Bernie is right that most Americans want these sort of policies. These values ARE mainstream.
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Response to Progressive2020 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:54 PM

2. Well said Progressive2020!

 

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Response to Power 2 the People (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:56 PM

3. Thanks!

 

Glad that you started this Thread!
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Response to Progressive2020 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:57 PM

4. I watched him this evening...

 

I thought he did pretty well. While I'm not close to making him my candidate of choice, I did come away with a more favorable impression than before the townhall started.
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Response to Progressive2020 (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:05 AM

6. Precisely!! MFA in fact IS mainstream... and that's because Bernie has MADE IT mainstream!!!

 

Let's give credit where credit is due... to Bernie!!


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:30 AM

14. Dang Right!

 

Bernie is a smart campaigner. Going on Fox and beating them on their own ground is a brilliant move. I was just on Twitter. He is getting a lot of social media attention for this. He is smart, principled, and a cagey campaigner. I think he would serve a beat-down to Trump in a debate- Because Bernie speaks the truth, all of the time, whereas Trump wouldn't know the truth if it bit him in the ass...
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Response to Progressive2020 (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:34 AM

16. Also

 

Win or Lose, Bernie has changed the national conversation since his run for 2016. There would be no AOC or New Progressive Movement without our elder statesman Bernie. He has taken issues that naysayers scoffed at and made them mainstream. Medicare For All, Free Tuition, $15 Minimum Wage, on and on, all Progressive Positions made mainstream by Bernie. More power to Bernie Sanders!
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Response to Progressive2020 (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:38 AM

19. Brilliant is precisely how I described Bernie's decision to go on Faux News...

 

Yet, so many were quick to criticize him for that... except, of course, when their favorite candidate, once again, is forced to follow Bernie's lead... then, no doubt, they'll see it as "brilliant"!!

Bernie will not be denied this go round... I like the way he's pulling out all the stops early in the contest and getting most of the good press!!


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:37 PM

42. Wait until "Harry and Louise" return to talk to their people.

 

These are THE "I've got mine and others should take care of themselves" folk. We've got too many on the left also, but they're nothing compared to the ones who watch Fox.

A socialist's plot that REQUIRES 160 million Americans to lose insurance through the workplace because it's TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM by an autocratic government fiat isn't going to go over well. As soon as Fox explains it to them.

Now, Medicare for America, which allows those who want to go on an expanded Medicare to do so and those who want to remain with the coverage that they don't want to give up to keep that, is doable. It's also democratic and as respectful of the will of the people as Sanders' extreme plan is not.
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Response to Progressive2020 (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:18 AM

20. Bernie ain't afraid

 

He got the audience on his side!

This is how you win a national election!
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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #20)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:51 AM

46. Well yes, the audience was on his side. They were Sanders supporters...

 

You win a national election by winning over the majority of voters. Getting applause from a bunch of your supporters isn't an indication of how one fares with the rest of the electorate.





https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1287&pid=72826
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Response to Progressive2020 (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:38 AM

21. Everything on Fox (Faux) News is staged - fact. Am I supposed to believe this is any different?

 

Fox's sole reason for existing is to ensure Trump's re-election - fact.

What better way than to give Bernie a few minutes of faux support in order to sway public opinion so that he can win the primaries, knowing that he will lose in the battleground states, thus giving Trump the ultimate victory.

As evidenced by all the posts in this thread, Bernie is miraculously now set to win the general election because the plants at the Fox Town Hall gave a cheer. Let's not be so gullible, shall we?

I continue to take anything that comes out of Fox News as fake - always have, always will...


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Response to Skya Rhen (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:18 PM

24. Conspiracy Theory

 

So you are saying that Fox News staged this? Sounds mildly paranoid and delusional. These people are too dumb to organize a tea party, much less some sort of complicated conspiracy.
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Response to Progressive2020 (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:54 AM

47. FoxNews didn't need to stage anything to get a "town hall" packed with Sanders' supporters

 








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Response to Power 2 the People (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:02 AM

5. Only Bernie is fearless enough to go on Faux News and kick their sorry asses.

 

No wonder they're not happy!!


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:17 AM

10. He bombed

 

See post 9
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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:38 AM

18. What Are You Smoking?

 

I would like some of it. Watch the video. Bernie gets major applause, over and over, from an audience at an event put on by Fox News! Bernie's Progressive Positions are Mainstream and Populist.
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Response to Power 2 the People (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:11 AM

7. This shows that communication is our biggest problem.

 

Republicans communicate by lying, playing on people's fears and prejudices, and yelling the loudest. We need to find ways to break through that to communicate that our policies and values are in their best interest.
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Response to Doodley (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:13 AM

8. Well said Doodley.

 

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Response to Power 2 the People (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:16 AM

9. They hated him

 

They polled the audience and it showed medicare for all bombed.


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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:18 AM

11. Hmmmm. Very curious post comrade.

 

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Response to Power 2 the People (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:22 AM

12. More like predictable.

 


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:26 AM

13. Made no sense. The poster attached a Twitter feed and video contradicting his own comment.

 

Looks like they're out early for 2020.
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Response to Power 2 the People (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:31 AM

15. Ironically, though, it made sense only because it WAS contradictory!!

 




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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:37 AM

17. Yep

 

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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:19 AM

22. Um... Did you bother watching your own source?

 

You just seen 'it backfired' and immedietely ran off taking that as 'yeah, the audience hated it'... The poll certainly did backfire for someone, but given the amount of hands and cheers going off in favor of MFA it wasn't on Sanders.
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Response to Lancero (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:12 AM

23. Knowing Fox, the applause by members of the audience was staged

 

for the purpose of giving a false sense of support to Bernie in order to influence public opinion, thereby making him the Democratic nominee and ultimately giving Trump the win in the battleground states. They are the masters of manipulation and they had lots of time to plot and prepare for this.

There is no way that Brett Baier would have asked a question that he did not already know the answer to. Everything that Fox hosts have ever done has been strategize and scripted and this is no different. The set-up is glaringly obvious to me.

I will never subscribe to Fox News propaganda - but that's just me...
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Response to Skya Rhen (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:24 PM

25. Paranoid

 

The people at Fox are too stupid to plan some sort of covert scheme to get Bernie the nomination. These are the people who talked about immigrants being from "Three Mexican Countries". The simpler explanation tends to be the true explanation (Occam's Razor)- Fox got duped.

Most people want Medicare For All, including many working class people who might be conservative in other ways. I think Bernie could win by securing the progressive vote and adding to it the white working class voters who voted for Trump last time around and now have buyer's remorse.

Bernie's policies appeal to a wide spectrum of people. Progressive now is in many ways mainstream. Even some Fox viewers might agree with that.
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Response to Progressive2020 (Reply #25)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:20 PM

36. In a post, further down, 70% of the audience were Bernie supporters, according to

 

one of the town hall participants. Fox News packed the audience with friendly supporters to sway public opinion into believing that "Bernie's policies appeal to a wide spectrum of people" - your exact words.

It was obviously staged, as I had always believed...
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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:23 PM

37. Wait...

 

On edit - the poster is confused.

The audience was enthusiastic about switching to Medicare for all from their plan at work when Baier asked the question. It was a great moment. Iím guessing Bret received a demerit from Fox leadership for his fumble.
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Response to Power 2 the People (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:34 PM

26. Democratic Sanders Haters, Please Opine

 

I'm not surprised that a viewer of Faux News would stare truth in the face and conclude that the audience's overwhelming response to Medicare For All means that the scenario backfired on Sanders.

What I'd like to see is some of the Sanders haters who are Democrats and love to pick every little nit about his campaign here on DU give the man some credit. April 15, 2019 was a BIG DAY for Bernie!
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Response to corbettkroehler (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:36 PM

27. +1000

 

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Response to corbettkroehler (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:37 PM

28. A right-wing propaganda network puts on a crowd that cheers a socialist, and you don't find that

 

suspicious?

This is seriously beyond the pale.
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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:13 PM

32. See below.

 

They packed the crowd with Bernie supporters such that it became a Bernie rally rather than a town hall with a mixed audience.
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Response to corbettkroehler (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:27 PM

38. It gets as much credit

 

as a Christian missionary trying to get converts in Mecca.

An impossible task and a waste of time. However, good for headlines and media coverage.
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Response to Power 2 the People (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:55 PM

29. It turns out that the audience was not primarily Fox News viewers.

 

Nassar said he voted for Sanders in the 2016 primary, and was open-minded coming into Monday nightís event. He estimated about 70 percent of the audience was supportive of Sanders.

https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2019/04/bernie-sanders-faces-lively-audience-in-bethlehem-town-hall.html

There was also a live blog on PennLive that noted that the audience was mostly Sanders supporters. It definitely was not a typical "Fox News audience."
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:03 PM

30. Thank you for this post. This proves what Bernie supporters have known all along.

 

Bernie appeals to all Americans,even Fox News viewers. Even though Fox organized and orchestrated the proceedings, Mr. Nassar felt that when the show was over, 70% of the people in the room supported Bernie Sanders. That's great news for Democrats!
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Response to Power 2 the People (Reply #30)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:10 PM

31. No, 70% or more of the people that arrived to the show were already Bernie supporters.

 

Bernie didn't convince anybody of anything new. Nice attempt to spin it though.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #31)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:58 PM

34. That's even better news!

 

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Response to Power 2 the People (Reply #34)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:13 PM

35. I wouldn't consider it good news.

 

It means that the audience already had their minds made up and Bernie didn't convince many new people to agree with him. It shows that the only people that would take the time to see Bernie were his hard core supporters rather than typical Fox News viewers. That isn't much of an accomplishment.
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Response to Power 2 the People (Reply #34)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:39 AM

45. Even though it disproves the premise of your OP that there was a FoxNews "bubble" there?

 

And the house was packed with fans, so there was no persuading going on?

I guess that's one way to attempt to convince people that you're still right when you've been shown to be wrong.

Does that work for you other places?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #31)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:37 PM

41. I have always said this was staged... Fox can never be trusted...

 

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Response to Power 2 the People (Reply #30)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:29 PM

39. They were not Fox News viewers ROFL

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:34 PM

33. k&r for truth and transparency

 

Should be a stand alone thread.
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Response to Power 2 the People (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:32 PM

40. The audience was packed with Sanders supporters

 

The ratings came from Democrats watching.
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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #40)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:33 AM

44. Those ratings indeed...

 









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Response to Power 2 the People (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:26 AM

43. The audience wasn't exactly a "FoxNews audience."

 




https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1287&pid=72826










And I doubt that all those watching were FoxNews viewers...









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