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Pavlovitz calls it perfectly, as usual


Man: Hi, I'm a politician running against Hitler.
Group: Earn our vote!
Man: I'm running against Hitler and I can stop Hitler.
Group: Move left or else!
Man: I mean, sure we can talk about my policies—but you know the other guy is Hitler, right?
Group: We're still undecided.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Apr 27, 2020, 11:02 AM (9 replies)

Bernie Sanders just endorsed Biden


Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Apr 13, 2020, 02:30 PM (70 replies)

Lucy's son-in-law looks into Trump's soul andreads it to him: "All tyrants end the same way"

Lucie Arnaz Shares Her Husband’s Letter to Trump; “All Tyrants End the Same Way –in Misery. That is Your Destiny…”

...I am wondering how it came to be that you don’t seem to feel anything that normal people feel. Perhaps your father or mother beat you? Maybe not with an electric cord, but with words and demands which may have shamed you so deeply and driven you so far back into your small Ego chamber or your dark Id cave that you have never been able to find your way to escape into the light that ordinary people see. You must have tried often, and failed every time ... I am sorry for you. I sympathize. Your life is awful. Very sad. You are a little boy playing at being a big villain. But it doesn’t seem to help you feel better. You are the most unhappy man I’ve ever seen.

I’m curious–did you have the natural feelings of empathy that the rest of us have, beaten out of you, so now you must inflict punishment on everyone else–especially those you can dominate in your mind–the ones who have little recourse against your fury? Do you realize that you are a bully? Do you know that bullies are basically cowards who dominate those who will allow it? We people out here see a huge number of your victims–the entire Republican Party has fallen beneath your heel–and you seem to really like that. It is very sad.

Do you ever dream? Do your dreams consist of a desire to have everyone on earth bow down to you–to kneel and kiss your hand like the old mob bosses and the tyrants of old? Have you ever felt anything but the raging urge to hurt and dominate? Your poor son Baron looks so deeply sad and disassociated when you bring him out in one of your shows. Your wife seems to be either beaten down to her round heels or to be planning a great revenge on you. Is this possible?
The people see all that you are doing to destroy the country that belongs to us. There are so many, many, many things you and your captive minions have done and are doing to change the people into your servants, slaves, even. The people can only tolerate the theft of their freedom for so long–but finally, as in our original Revolution, they will gather en masse to remove you and every one of your party from any position of power ever again.

Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Apr 13, 2020, 07:57 AM (16 replies)

C'mon, Bernie - you're either with us or against us

Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Apr 8, 2020, 02:09 PM (14 replies)

Sen. Sanders - this is your chance to be a great man

Please give a speech worthy of you and our party and the times we are in. Don't blame anyone for your second-place finish. Don't bash the " Democratic Establishment."

Whole-heartedly endorse our presumptive nominee and urge every single one of your supporters to get behind him and explain why.

We need you to rise to the occasion. Please don't let us down.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:43 AM (6 replies)

Grio Op-Ed: "I worked for Bernie in 2016. Here's why Black voters aren't feeling the Bern in 2020"

I was working as Bernie Sanders‘ 2016 national Black outreach director. One morning while doing early outreach in South Carolina my Facebook page blew up. I was pinged in messages that said, “Bernie Sanders does not support reparations ... I sent an email to the campaign leadership asking exactly what are we thinking? This lacks tactical savvy! There was zero response from any of them. Right after we got past Black Lives Matter protests, this was the message from the campaign? I was in for a long road and, somehow, I needed to get through to Bernie on this issue. That never happened. (He has since acknowledged that if Congress passes a study of reparations bill he would sign it.)
The hot take on Bernie is that he was too risky for Black voters. Meanwhile the patriarchal progressive Bernie zealot types believe that Black folks are uninformed voters that already have blind loyalty to any neoliberal candidate associated with the Democratic Party.

Blaming Black folks is never a good look, and they feed into moderate talking points every single time they say it. Both arguments about why Bernie struggles with Black voters are way off.
Black and indigenous people are the original progressive people of America. How do you call yourself a progressive without consistently acknowledging us? The problem is, as is the problem with most of the white progressive spaces, he took everything from the Black movement and forgot about the Black part.

Bernie simply didn’t do what was needed to take his energy, popularity, and email list to boost his Black support during the 2016 election and leading up to 2020. This is not an indictment against what he stands for, but rather the political will to implement necessary tactics to earn Black trust ... Bernie had 4 years to set up in Black communities and engage them with his message, organization, but he instead chose to do the same thing — only to get the same result. It’s political insanity.

Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Apr 1, 2020, 11:45 AM (18 replies)
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