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Weigel writes: "With more than 1 million people watching at home, and hundreds watching from the studio audience, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leaned across his desk with a crucial health-care question."

Sen. Bernie Sanders. (photo: Bloomberg)
Sen. Bernie Sanders. (photo: Bloomberg)

Bernie Sanders Talks Universal Medicare, and 1.1 Million People Click to Watch Him

By David Weigel, The Washington Post

24 January 18


e’re live with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders for a groundbreaking town hall event to discuss how to fix health care. Watch along as Bernie answers your questions on Medicare for All your social media marketing partner


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+27 # bread and butter 2018-01-24 21:38
Once again, another article about Sanders - WORKING.

Once again, NOTHING from Clinton. Too busy NOT returning donations to the Clinton Foundation.

I think Clinton got what she wanted all along.

Trump was duped into thinking he could lose to her, and here he is, stuck being forced to at least PRETEND to work.

Meanwhile, Clinton gets to take quiet walks through the woods, mumble to herself about Russians, millenials, Bernie-bros, sexists, and Bill. Then, she gets to go spend more of the unreturned campaign money from Saudi investors, and Wall Street.

The only one still actually doing something for this country is Sanders.

Yep, I made the right choice.
+8 # Robbee 2018-01-25 13:33
Quoting bread and butter 2018-01-24 21:38:
NOTHING from Clinton

- lets stop making this about what, or who, it is not

this is bernie's moment, and ours!

we are not bookies! - this is no time to place bets against bernie running for? or becoming prez? nor for bernie becomes prez automatically enacts single-payer healthcare?

what this does is resumes the campaign for single-payer, where it left off!

on its own merits single-payer healthcare is a most-important goal! - and bernie restarted our campaign! - bernie shows leadership! - in bernie's heart and mind, the cause of single-payer lives! - for now, that's all that matters

as for anyone and everyone who does not take up this cause, even repukes and the private insurers who oppose it, robbee welcomes their silence!
+38 # Moxa 2018-01-24 23:07
Bernie is the only one responsible enough, independent enough, compassionate enough and courageous enough to be our next president. He may also be the only one who can win.
+18 # indian weaver 2018-01-25 11:36
I'm afraid Bernie is too good of a person to be allowed president. The deep state wants whores like Trump and Pence whom they readily own. Bernie would be hard for them to own. He's been on the front lines since he was in college, with decades of confronting bullshit laws, politicians' lies and corruption. The deep state hates him, obviously, and so do most of the congress and administration whores.
+5 # ThorunnPS 2018-01-26 05:57
And of course, Obama was also such a whore - only he was a sympatico whore with a heart of gold. Still though, he was owned by the Democratic establishment (ie Big Business), which Bernie isn't.
+18 # bread and butter 2018-01-25 12:04
Didn't you hear?

Oprah is running!

"The Rock" is running!

The puppy who won, "cutest dog on Twitter" is running!

Some black, female, lesbian, bodybuilder, who loves puppies and kittens is running!

They'll find someone to make sure Sanders is the underdog again, and accuse him of racism and sexism again, for having the nerve to run, while continuing to insult his age.
+12 # Benign Observer 2018-01-25 13:08
Ed Rendell and others are saying it's time to let 'a new generation' take charge -- yet remarkably he doesn't mention Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein or Joe Biden -- just Bernie Sanders.

And yesterday I saw the woman who runs Emily's List say that 2020 is going to be the year a woman wins the presidency, mentioning Warren, Gillibrand and (gag) Kamala Harris.

They are lining up their arguments and their apologists because they know what's coming. They would have a better chance primarying Bernie with one or two challengers -- but the egos in the Senate guarantee there will be more than a dozen -- and he will clean up early on. As the primaries ended he was gaining support among blacks and Hispanics, and I still hear Trump voters say they wish they'd had the chance to vote for him.

Last year more than one politico said that Sanders' supporters were the most well-informed and knowledgeable. They are not going to fall for this bs. But I think this is a big reason Democrats are not trying to correct voter purges and election integrity.

We need to make sure progressives are registered to vote, and understand the urgency of voting in the midterms as well as the general election.
+2 # bread and butter 2018-01-25 22:20
Where have you been? You went from someone I never heard of before to, within the last few days, becoming one of my favorite commenter on this site.

Great comments!
+6 # vicnada 2018-01-26 13:06
Rendell and the democratic establishment are set on teaching Bernie a lesson for not converting, complying and conforming. It's time to burn their sorry incumbent asses on their way out the Congressional doorways in 2018.
+14 # Moxa 2018-01-25 16:34
This in reply to bread and butter and indian weaver:

Yes, they will do everything they can to beat him, and they might succeed. But things are VERY different this time. He is starting as the Democratic front runner; the DNC may not want to admit it, but he is the most popular politician in America. When he started last time he had about 3% name recognition. Look how far he has come--in spite of the DNC and the media. People love him, and now they KNOW him. People recognize him as a unique politician: TRULY a populist, truly honest. He HAS started a revolution, which means he understands thoroughly, and more than most of us, that a revolution takes PEOPLE. I don't think anyone else can mobilize people the way Bernie can--surely not Trump, who won by default.

The situation we have now cannot be compared to previous elections. When was the last time you voted for a mainstream presidential nominee without feeling like you were compromising yourself? That's the difference!
0 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-01-25 22:26
So is Mark Zuckerberg
-3 # Depressionborn 2018-03-01 09:38
Quoting Moxa:
Bernie is the only one responsible enough, independent enough, compassionate enough and courageous enough to be our next president. He may also be the only one who can win.

"What the welfare system and other kinds of governmental programs are doing is paying people to fail. In so far as they fail, they receive the money; in so far as they succeed, even to a moderate extent, the money is taken away."

Thomas Sowell
+9 # elkingo 2018-01-25 12:45
How can we wait any longer? Guy has to die while Big Insurer decides which imaging system it will it fund? Murder by bureaucracy? How is this humanly tolerable? Nationalize Big Pharma* and disband private insurers. Socialize medicine and everything else. Join the sane world. Bernie is the only choice of compassion, humanity and sanity.

Btw, my video crapped out about an hour in. Hmmm.

*Bring it under Medicare.
+10 # bread and butter 2018-01-25 22:26
Tell me about it. I'm too emotionally wrapped up in dealing with this very issue right now, to even talk about it. I'm trying to go to bed soon.

Suffice it to say, I'm a caregiver for my elderly mom. The things I've seen in the past few years have really undermined my faith in humanity. There's something profoundly wrong with American society today, and I honestly think Single-Payer is only one step. We need sweeping changes from the top down, to everything from our education system, to our very culture.

It's no hyperbole for me to say that I really think there's a cancer eating away at American society right now.

I'd talk about it more, but I think it's time for me to purse my lips in front of a mirror with my selfie-stick and post it on Facebook. Please "like" me.
+6 # Benign Observer 2018-01-25 18:58
Hey, remember how Keith Ellison couldn't head the DNC while he was a Congressman because it was a full time job? It turns out Tom Perez has a year-long senior fellowship .. in Rhode Island. Good thing nothing important -- like the 2018 midterms -- is coming up!

But how will he manage to submarine this month's (in)action by the DNC's Rules and Bylaws Committee regarding measures recommended by the Unity Reform Commission?

Norm Solomon's musings on Tom Perez as grim metaphor:
-7 # Depressionborn 2018-02-13 22:42
When something is “free” it becomes expensive. Being free there never is enough. Becoming very expensive it is rationed and vanishes. (see Venezuela). But somebody has to pay. Demand grows, supply needs more payers. Then the payers vanish too. Then the riots start the revolution and the revolutionaries are hung. Then we start over without any free stuff. Simple really.

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