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Sanders writes: "I want to tell you about a very exciting trip that I took last weekend to Texas and Arizona. That follows the trip we took several weeks ago to Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan. Of these six states, Trump won five. And, in Illinois, where Trump lost, progressives are taking on the old and moribund Democratic machine."

Bernie Sanders. (photo: Jewel Samad/Getty Images)
Bernie Sanders. (photo: Jewel Samad/Getty Images)

The Political Revolution Is Moving Beyond Progressive States

By Bernie Sanders, Reader Supported News

14 March 18


want to tell you about a very exciting trip that I took last weekend to Texas and Arizona. That follows the trip we took several weeks ago to Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan. Of these six states, Trump won five. And, in Illinois, where Trump lost, progressives are taking on the old and moribund Democratic machine.

The very good news is: the political revolution is on the move, not only in progressive states but in conservative areas as well. You have heard me say it a million times. This country will not change if the Democratic Party continues to ignore half the states in this country, including some of the poorest.

We're not going to transform the politics of the United States by just doing fundraisers with wealthy people in New York and California or starting Super PACs funded by special interests. We have got to take the fight for economic, social, racial and environmental justice to every county in every state in this country.

And the good news is that is exactly what is beginning to happen.*This year, there are more candidates than ever on the ballot - in progressive and conservative areas - who support Medicare for all, free tuition at public colleges and universities, a $15 minimum wage, gun safety legislation and our entire progressive agenda.*

In many instances, these candidates are fighting against a political establishment that tells them they cannot win running on a progressive agenda, and they are fighting against a financial elite who will spend anything to stop them.*We should work as hard as we can to elect those candidates, and I intend to - just as I did this past weekend. But I cannot do it alone. So I have to ask:*

That's what the political revolution is about and that's what, with your support, we're doing. And, trust me, it's not me alone. Hundreds of volunteers helped on this trip and I spoke alongside of great progressives like Jim Hightower of Texas and Nina Turner, the national president of Our Revolution.

Do you want to hear about success? In Texas earlier last week, progressive candidates have either won or advanced to runoffs in 19 out of 27 races that were contested, and voter turnout shot way up statewide.

On our visit to Texas we had thousands of people come out in San Antonio and Lubbock. Yes. In Lubbock, one of the most conservative areas in Texas, where Trump won 2-1, we had a standing room only crowd of 1,300. This is a place where the Democratic Party is incredibly weak and where the local newspaper claimed no progressive rally like ours had taken place in a "long time, if ever."

In Lubbock, 46 percent of the population is Latino or African American and the overwhelming majority of the community is poor or working class. Yet like in many other rural parts of the country, the Democratic Party has conceded the area and right-wing Republicans keep winning. That's pathetic, and we're in the process of changing that.

And what was our message in Trump country? It was that the political pundits are wrong when they say there are "blue states" like Vermont, "red states" like Texas, and "purple states" like Arizona, and that we need to be "realistic" in our goals because there are big differences between them all.

*Well, I don't believe that for a second and neither should you. I believe that in every state in this country, working people are struggling. There must be - and there will be - a progressive government that fights for all of us, not just the 1 percent.*

Because no matter where you live, the vast majority of people don't believe in a Republican agenda that provides huge tax breaks to billionaires while cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

No matter where you live, the vast majority of the people understand that in the wealthiest country in the history of the world people should not be forced to work two or three jobs to pay the bills because we have a national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour - a starvation wage. They also understand that women should not be earning 80 percent or less of what men make for doing the same work.

No matter where you live, we all get sick, we all have accidents and we all need health care. And we now see a growing majority in this country who understand that health care is a right, not a privilege. We also see more and more people who want a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system.

No matter where you live, the majority of people understand that is is insane and counterproductive to the best interests of our country that hundreds of thousands of bright people cannot afford to go to college and that millions of others leave school with a mountain of debt that burdens them for decades.

No matter where you live, more and more Americans, including gun owners, understand that we need to do everything possible to end the unspeakable level of gun violence that is currently taking place. They know that, no matter what the NRA thinks, we need to pass commonsense gun safety legislation which keeps guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.

The final stop of our trip was Phoenix, Arizona. When I arrived on Saturday evening a young women working at the hotel I was staying at told me something that should shock and disgust you. In 2016, she waited in line for seven hours to vote in Arizona. Imagine that - seven hours in line to participate in our democracy. That she waited seven hours in line to vote for me was extremely humbling. But what about all those who couldn't wait, because of their families or their jobs? Every one of us should work to end voter suppression in Arizona and many other states across the country. We need a vigorous democracy in which every single person can participate in our electoral process.

At our rally the next day thousands of people came out to talk about the importance of comprehensive immigration reform that is based on justice, not racism; the urgent need to ensure health care is a right for every man, woman and child in this country; and the importance of energizing and electing progressives in Arizona and all across the country in 2018.

We can elect progressives in Arizona in 2018. We can elect them in Texas as well. We can elect them in New York and North Dakota, Mississippi, Kansas, South Carolina and Idaho.

And we must. Because the continued decline of the middle class, grotesque levels of income and wealth inequality, disastrous trade policies and an inadequate educational system affect all of us.

This year, I am going to campaign hard to elect progressives in communities Democrats have long written off. But I cannot do it alone. I need your help to make it happen.

We are at a critical moment for the future of the Democratic Party, and for our country. As progressives we are making progress, but much more needs to be done. Trump is trying to divide our country up through racism, bigotry and xenophobia. We are bringing people together in the fight for justice and dignity for all.

Make a $50 donation to support my work traveling the country and rallying people to support progressive causes and candidates? I would not ask if it were not so important.

Thank you for your support in realizing that goal.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders your social media marketing partner


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We too were alarmed at the patterns we were, and still are, seeing. It is clear that the provocateurs are far more savvy, disciplined, and purposeful than anything we have ever experienced before.

It is also clear that we still have elements of the same activity in our article discussion forums at this time.

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+29 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-03-14 09:40
this is great. Sanders is exactly right. There is a connection between the right wing populists who voted for Trump and the left wing populists who support Sanders and true progressive democrats. The enemy is the military-indust iral-banking-is raeli complex controlled establishment republicans and democrats.

Most of these populists are not party hard-liners. They are more independent than the party establishment. They could easily cross over and vote for progressive democrats, if they get the message that the policies of progressive democrats are true and genuine -- not the fake liberalism of Hillary Clinton.

Progressives have the right issues -- wages, healthcare, end to war, schools, infrastructure, jobs, police brutality, environment. These are people's issues. Populists of all sides of the spectrum can be brought to vote for candidates who stand for them.

(I'm pretty sure that supporters of the democratic party establishment will be quick to say that I'm sowing discord and disrupting the United States. They will say Sanders is sowing discord. And that we are all Russian dupes.)
+6 # paulkinzelman 2018-03-14 12:35
Well you do have a Russian-soundin g name, are you duping us? :-)

Well put. I've long been advocating that the left and right need to come together against our common enemy. Our agreement issues are more important than our differences right now.
+7 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-03-14 19:09
Paul -- yes, if you look at american politics from the perspective of class, then a left-right populist coalition makes sense. Politics is or should be mostly about class. In my work life I've belonged to three labor unions -- the Teamsters, the Postal Workers Union, and the Amer. Assoc of Univ Professors. I've known many people with social views that I could not stand: racists, homophobes, xenophobes, and all the rest. Bust we shared class interests. The problem today is that both the left and the right vote against their class interests just in order to vote for their social interests. So they lose. They all lose.

Universal healthcare, good schools, good retirement, wages, and many more are all class issues.
0 # librarian1984 2018-03-15 08:01
Sanders is the lynchpin of a left-right populist alliance.
+3 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-03-16 07:45
librarian -- yes, Sanders has been travelling around the country talking to people who voted for Trump and they are receptive to him message. They got burned by Trump and the know it. Sanders probably knows he will never get the Hillary faction in the Demo party to vote for him. They are still too bitter and vengeful (i.e., Eric, Faragalla, and many more on this board). But he can more than make up for that with populists who voted for Trump.

This is an ugly alliance. But we have to see it the way Sanders does: even people with anti-progressiv e social views like the gun-nuts, racists, homophobes and so on who supported Trump have a right to universal healthcare, good schools, decent wages, a clean environment, and all the rest of the things that progressives believe in. This is because all these things are "human rights," not rewards that go to a privileged group.

This is a hard lesson to accept. But it is also the best way to challenge the hegemony of the ruling elites who now own both parties but they don't own the people.
+1 # librarian1984 2018-03-16 17:55
Other Democrats should be the easiest group to pull in but I agree with you: acid, bitter and sad.

I also agree we can get SOME of Trump's populist-seeker s but think there are two other groups more worthy of our focus: Independents and those who no longer vote.

It looks like the DNC isn't going to eliminate any superdelegates, so we have to depend on better primaries. The DNC seems ready to allow same day registration but NOT open primaries, so the fix is in.

The question becomes: what will Sanders do?

The winning message is clearly economic and it seems like our biggest hurdle will not be Trump but our own party, especially ruthless political operatives like David Brock and troll Albright.

It is not desirable to team up with social conservatives but this has always been class warfare (disguised as everything else), and we HAVE to unite to defeat the oligarchs, who have proven they are unfit to rule over anyone, and cannot be trusted with the world's most powerful army, economy or with the climate.

Our oligarchs are insane. The party is corrupt to its core. Hillary apologists are crazed. It is going to be a long three years but I'll be damned if I'm going to let all these arseholes win.
0 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-03-17 07:08
Yes, I agree. But I'd say many of those independents were Trump voters. They would never vote for Hillary or anyone connected to her at all. But they are listening to Sanders and they are receptive -- at least as far as I can see now

The neo-liberal faction in the Demo party will hold on to its power just as long as it can. The end for them may come suddenly and unexpectedly. Maybe the primaries will show something.

If the Demos don't reform, we may just get more of Trump. I'm not sure I could endure much more. It would be a temporary blessing if Mueller took him out. But then the reality of the absolute and obvious control of the Deep State would sink in. The next president would do exactly as the CIA/FBI/NSA ordered.
+1 # librarian1984 2018-03-17 22:33
Geez I *hope* it comes suddenly and unexpectedly. We are about bled dry, and the country can't afford to have neo-whatevers in power any longer.

Even after another debacle I don't think anybody's going to get woke about the ds though. Does anybody change their mind anymore? The media is one big psyops machine and they're doing a fine job of shutting out alternative sources of information. The US is in one big misinformation bubble. We're the richest country on earth yet most believe it's normal that most of US are broke, afraid, angry and/or armed. ANY criticism of the NYT or FBI gets dozens of down votes -- on a progressive site?

Maybe people are tired and don't want to deal with all the reform that's needed. It's hard work. But I think it's coming whether anybody wants it or not, and I'd rather be part of it. I want to see things get better. It's another opportunity to get it right.

I often use some variant of the name 'Cassandra' online. I'm used to being scoffed at, if ultimately proved right. It is a common enough experience for the rational few.
-5 # Depressionborn 2018-03-16 11:28
Bernie is more of a progressive-wel fare state guy. He would destroy jobs and the nation too:

Job openings in the U.S. surged to a record 6.3 million, according to the most recent count from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of new positions surged by 645,000 as of the end of January, a new high for the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.

A republic is best. We are losing ours to political corruption.
+5 # librarian1984 2018-03-16 23:18
He wants to employ millions in green technology. We should not let China control this industry.

He's talked about a national day care system, which would employ millions and help parents.

He wants millions to work on infrastructure.

Why does the government subsidize Big Agra and Big Oil, who are already making record profits? We've known for decades automation was going to displace workers. Why have we done nothing to help them?

When NAFTA was passed they said workers would get training but it never happened. Is anybody addressing what we're going to do when 3 million drivers lose their jobs to autonomous vehicles?

Sanders is the only one even talking about these things.

We've been brainwashed to think our government doesn't owe us anything, to think the way things are now is normal. That's bs. Government is there to SERVE US. We live in the richest country in the history of the planet but infant mortality is going up and life expectancy for white men is going down. Half of us make below poverty wages. 64% don't have $1000 in savings.

That is not right. It is not right for a few people to steal our labor and the country's resources, to become obscenely rich when 1 out of 5 American kids don't get regular meals. Something is very wrong. And Sanders is the only one trying to make things better.

The jobs that are surging are punk-ass service and food jobs. Not good enough. We are wasting our people.
0 # Depressionborn 2018-03-17 08:43
hi 1984, lots of what you say is evident.

But you are one mixed up mess when you admit to thinking "Government is there to SERVE US." Gov is there to serve only it's self. Socialism requires force and a bunch of big bosses.
somebody has to do the work and pay the bills.

Gov is NOT free. It is very expensive and always goes to war when nobody will pay more in taxes. (The Founders were the ultimate in progressives-re member, they dumped king Geo))

We were poor but we ate well. Yes, oatmeal is a good bkst. So if you want your school to provide meals, (hungry kids don't do well), put the cost on your schools budget. I don't like being forced to pay your bills. And there are help wanted signs all over town.
+1 # librarian1984 2018-03-17 15:06
I agree government is expensive and we are paying for it. The problem is that the government is not taking that money and using it to help citizens. The money is being used to subsidize corporations and pay for an obscenely bloated military. It's the distribution that's the problem.

The government IS there to serve us .. by repairing roads and inspecting food, etc. It's just not doing what it's supposed to.

In real dollars minimum wage is less than what it was in 1968, when one salary could support a family with a car. You demonize socialism but it is a more moral system than capitalism, and surely we can figure out an American form of capito-socialis m or something.

Whatever we have now isn't working for 90% of US.
0 # Depressionborn 2018-03-18 12:44
of course, 1984, only worse I think.
So why expect more gov to work for us? Gov has only one stated purpose: to protect the nation against enemies foreign and domestic, It is NOT ok for gov to be our nany. Simple, just think of your neighbor as gov. [scarry???]

gov out of control is force gone bad.
+3 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-03-17 07:12
Depression -- why would a progressive welfare state guy destroy jobs? This is what conservatives sometimes say but it has never been true. Jobs have been destroyed because of neo-liberal, globalist policies, along with union busting.

If you look at specific cases you can see the problem clearly. Many corps move their factories to Canada where there is universal government run healthcare, so they don't have to mess with healthcare for workers. Or to other countries where there is no healthcare insurance at all. In the US, healthcare is a huge cost and trouble for companies. They are reluctant to hire because of the healthcare costs. If we had universal, single payer, there would be no healthcare mess for employers to deal with. They'd hire more.
0 # Depressionborn 2018-03-20 09:17
except RR, no one i know thinks they have a "class" interest. Why should they? People can be whatever they want to be. It is an individual thing. One of the most successful guys i know grew up in an orphanage. From many one, remember? It made us a great nation. Why do RR, you not want to be your own individual?
-6 # chemtex2611 2018-03-14 16:43
You are not IN the United States? Who are you? Where are you? Why are you here?
+2 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-03-16 08:00
chemtex -- where are you? Are you human or a chemical? Why do you exist? Who created you? Is there a god? To whom do you answer?
-8 # Robbee 2018-03-15 08:31
Quoting Rodion Raskolnikov:
(Some) will be quick to say that I'm sowing discord and Sanders is sowing discord. And that we are all Russian dupes.

- Sanders does not sow discord, just rr!

we are not all putin dupes, just those who think that the path to progress runs thru putin's russia
-9 # Robbee 2018-03-15 08:33
Quoting Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-02-22 10:56:
The fact that the democratic party leaders have made Russiagate a "litums test" for party loyalty is very dangerous.

- to whom? putin? dickhead? who?

your bootstrap approach is illogical and suffocating - does not prove what you set out to prove - that democratic party leaders have made Russiagate a "litums test"

what is your evidence? where is evidence of your so-called fact?

who has been singled-out for failing to notice gathering evidence of russian meddling? who has been extorted to pledge solidarity? how were those who failed to pledge solidarity punished?

you comrades are so full of it!

you talk and talk and what comes out is exactly what putin wants us to hear - "these are not the droids you are looking for!" - "The Russians did not add even a scintilla to the viciousness of American politics. They did not divide anyone. They did not sow any discord." the russians are pure as the driven snow! putin has nothing to do with troll farms! putin has no interest in electing dickhead! russia has no oligarchs! russians love america as they are told! yada! yada!

- comrade! you exhaust foreigners outside russia with your putin babble! even dickhead's mirror pales to your passion for putin! give it a rest? okay?

b&b is funnier and more entertaining; let b&b take over for awhile, okay? that's b&b tapping at your cubicle; answer, okay?
+4 # Moxa 2018-03-15 22:05
Robbee, you accuse Rodion of illogic, but it is you who are illogical. You make the mistake of assuming that someone who is critical of the Russia investigation must be pro-Russian. Logically, it makes as much sense to say if something isn't blue it must be green.

There are many reasons to be critical of the Russia investigation and the hysteria among
establishment Democratic politicians. The evidence that Russia had influence of any real significance on the outcome of the election is--so far--just not there. There are so many scandalous influences on the election that are completely home grown, you hardly have to look for outside help.

But this investigation is stirring up a Red scare and a new cold war, which means a real war is more likely. It is also a distraction from the fact that the Democrats (apart from the true progressives) are offering very little of value, very little that people really want.

The Russian government is terrible. That fact is not inconsistent with seeing the investigation into Russian interference in our election as relatively unimportant and potentially very dangerous.

And if you think the intelligence community won't lie to you, just remember all those Iraqi WMD's and where that got us.
+3 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-03-16 08:11
Moxa -- thanks. you nail it. I just don't believe the Russiagate propaganda because of who is promoting the story -- the Intel Agencies and their lackeys in the major media. Every few years, they run a major psy-op on the American people because they have some policy goal in mind. In 2003 it was WMD and war against Iraq. Now it is Russiagate and a new cold war.

Americans have really not progressed from the 1950s McCarthy era. They are still accusing and browbeating each other into line behind the likes of Clapper and Brennan. In 1971, I was called a "commie" because I opposed the war against Vietnam. I was told to get out of the US because I did not support the war. "America: love it or leave it."

Nothing has changed. People have not learned. There's an old saying that goes "people get the government they deserve." Well, it may be true that Americans deserved the 2016 race between Trump and Clinton. It really would not have mattered which won. We'd have the new cold war in either case. And the lumpen proletariat would be out there cheering it on and jeering its opponents -- as they always do.
+4 # librarian1984 2018-03-16 18:14
I don't blame the people. The Powell Memorandum and "The Crisis of Democracy" show us there was a systematic, organized and pervasive program set in motion to dumb down the populace and bury us in debt so we'd be too overwhelmed to fight back -- and it's all worked perfectly.

They keep us afraid and freaked out. In addition, the CIA has spent decades honing the skills needed to sway and manipulate us. All these dirty games they play abroad, why wouldn't they use them on US? I have a cognitive science background and am very aware of the constant gaslighting from news outlets and pundits, telling us that we're mistaken .. torture doesn't disqualify anyone; it's acceptable for a man to be killed for selling loose cigarettes; it was okay for five million people to lose their homes when not one banker went to trial, let alone jail; that it's 'purist' to demand standards; corporations are people; money is speech; some are more equal than others.

'They', incl certain posters here, tell us we need to be loyal, not question, shut up, do what we're told, believe what we're fed, vote for who we're supposed to vote for.

They tell us candidates don't need to win our votes, that if someone loses it's not because they didn't earn our vote but that WE failed to be loyal enough.

OTOH there has always been an ugly side to the American psyche, even in prosperous times: xenophobic and anti-intellectu al -- even as we declare ourselves exceptional.
+1 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-03-17 07:32
librarian -- Yes, I agree that we are the victims of a massive though control campaigns that have been going on since the Creel Commission merged consumerism with government policy promotion. The really great book by Stuart Ewen called "Captians of Consciousness" makes the point that in the early 20th century many corporate tycoons with their hired psychologists (Edward Bernays, Freud's nephew) procalaimed that the last frontier of capitalism was the human mind or consciousness.

Capitalists needed to create the people who would buy their products. They created the consumer. The Creel Commission adopted this to politics. It would create the citizens the totalitarian state wanted to govern. This was all in the 1910s. We've had about 100 years of massive programs to create us as citizens of the type our rulers wanted to rule.

As you say, we should not blame the victims. The only solution is revolt. This is where Hedges is so good. Revolt means Wake Up.

BTW -- on cognitive science, do you know the work of Michael Gazzaniga? I like his work, esp. his efforts against the psycho-biologis ts like Pinker or Wilson. I think the effort to promote a coneception of the "human" as a sort of machine is part of the thought control program of the US. The CIA certainly funded a lot of research in this area, esp. people like Skinner. They want us to be mechanical or numerical. Gassaniga is good on all this.
+1 # librarian1984 2018-03-18 07:37
Hedges is inspirational. I used to watch his show twice a week on RT. Thom Hartmann five times a week. Ed Schultz on labor issues. Lee Camp. That famous Russian troll Larry King.

I used to see Glenn Greenwald, Noam Chomsky, Matt Taibbi and Medea Benjamin on as guests .. genuine progressives .. people I rarely, if ever, saw on CNN.

They covered DAPL and OWS and our military actions abroad -- more in a week than MSDNC in a year.

But suddenly PropOrNot, an obvious propaganda organ run by that odious Clint Watts, and put forward by the CIA's favorite organ, WaPo, says they're fake news .. and they're gone.

And the good citizens say Yessir and NoSir and MayIHaveAnother . Obedient and ovine. The hardest part of the revolution is that first step.

I do not know Gazzaniga but will look him up. Thanks. Many of the people I went to graduate school with went in to advertising or less savory occupations, part of the machine, bent on herding.

They THINK we're quantifiable. But they didn't know the Berlin Wall was coming down. They didn't know the Soviet Union was failing. They didn't know Bernie Sanders would put the lie to Hillary's bs.

What they don't know may be our salvation. If only we can rouse the herd.

+9 # Benign Observer 2018-03-14 12:59
While Sanders works his butt off to save the Democrats, one of their consultants, Sally Albright, has been using Russian tactics to attack him, reports HuffPo.

Albright seems surprised that anyone is upset with what she's done, which includes 'borrowing' others' accounts to automatically retweet her attacks, making them seem to trend.

She uses hijacked accounts and pictures from dead account holders:

Isn't it WEIRD that Hillary and David Brock and Sally Albright adopted these Russian techniques? I look forward to the outrage of those here who condemn Russian trolls. Surely they will be just as upset by this Democrat Party troll who seeks to disrupt and demoralize progressives. Because hypocrisy.
+6 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-03-14 19:14
Mueller indicted 13 Russians for using those tactics. He thinks they are crimes. Maybe he thinks they are OK for Americans, however.

Jimmy Dore has done a few shows on how Russiagate is being used by democrats to silence the progressives in the party. That's what's happening here on RSN. I don't believe in Russiagate so I'm lectured by some people and a lot of my comments are censored. I think if I changed to a Russiagate believer, I'd be welcomed into the club. Russiagate just makes democrats look very bad.
+10 # Benign Observer 2018-03-14 13:17
Here is a great analysis of Albright's tweets:

She would tweet something inane, like 'free college is racist' and then have her sockpuppet army retweet it, making it look as if it was a popular idea.

She attacks Sanders a lot, as well as the Unity Reform Commission.

At one point she even accuses Sanders of not being truly popular but bussing drunk college kids from rally to rally and *using Russian bots* to seem more popular than he really was -- while SHE'S using bots!

THIS is what the Clintons have brought this party to -- faux liberals attacking their own party with ZERO INTEGRITY or HONESTY.

Farafalla, I think we've found your hero.
+3 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-03-14 19:16
B. O. -- " she even accuses Sanders of not being truly popular but bussing drunk college kids from rally to rally"

Well, Hillary tried to bus sober college kids from rally to rally, but she could not find any. It sort of makes sense to go where the people are.
-5 # Robbee 2018-03-14 19:24
Quoting Benign Observer 018-03-14 13:17:
Here is a great analysis of Albright's tweets:

THIS is what the Clintons have brought this party to

rr + bo = putin's tag-team is back!

note to self! - the next time putin tells me that there is no difference between dem and repuke parties, i will resolve to vote for breathable air!

"Next time, we must resolve to MAKE OUR VOTE COUNT!" - (caps in original) - bernie
+2 # Benign Observer 2018-03-15 18:52
Yea, it's called a 'conversation', @$$wipe. I know you've done your very best to destroy any civilized discourse on this site, but fortunately most people just ignore you.

Sure Putin is well aware of your great service though, comrade.
-6 # Robbee 2018-03-14 19:27
*WARNING! this note, reminding us that the dem party stands with us against crap that putin, dickhead and repukes controlling congress do, OFFENDS b&b!
Quoting bread and butter 2018-03-02 08:52:
Robbee ... you don't deserve a response

now my post -
if there’s no difference between parties? how come dems never come up with crap like dickhead? how come dems fight for chip, medicaid, medicare, social security, black lives, me too, equal pay, choice, immigrants, marijuana, lgbtq, free college, single payer, family leave, a living minimum wage, EPA. CDC, science, Puerto Rico, free press, free market, free speech, bank regs, clean air & water, no arctic drilling, hike taxes on the rich (3x under barak), justices on scotus who would reverse “citizens united” for bmillionaires, gun safety measures, a prez who is not a dickhead, renewable fuel, so forth?

or is that too much to ask here on rsn? whatsa matta? are differences over such matters too small to care?

- we had our last clear shot at escaping dickhead in nov. 2016 - AND WHIFFED!

“never hillary!” = “dickhead forever!”

don’t it always seem to go?
that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone? - j. mitchell

“we have seen the enemy! and they are us! - pogo

"Next time, we must resolve to MAKE OUR VOTE COUNT!" - (caps in original) - bernie
0 # PCPrincess 2018-03-15 13:07
This is absolutely amazingly disgusting. OMG. I can NEVER ever again trust anyone or anything associating themselves with ShareBlue. I will next take some time to determine the associations of this organization. Was this not an organization used by Hillary during the elections? I'm going to barf. I'm guessing this 'sock-puppeter' is doing it for low-ball pay?
0 # librarian1984 2018-03-16 18:20
Hi, PCP. Hope you're well.

I think ShareBlue is analyzing the tweets. I don't think they had anything to do with Albright's activities.

Fusion GPS was used by the DNC. Maybe that's who you're thinking of?
+4 # Working Class 2018-03-14 15:30
Rodion: I gave you a thumbs up even though I am not totally on board with each of the issues you listed. While I am totally against brutality when it comes to law enforcement. I also contend such incidents are the rarity rather than the rule. I know that statement will get me many thumbs down. So be it. There are over 500,000 police interactions with the public every day. Only a very small fraction of these get physical, let alone involve lethal force. I do acknowledge there are bad applies in law enforcement and they should be held accountable. However, the vast majority of men and women in law enforcement go to work everyday with one goal, to serve and protect the public. With today's media, both social and established, any use of deadly force gets attention that may, or may not, be accurate and factual. A classic example of things being totally mis-represented is what happened in Ferguson. Mike Brown surely did reach for the officers gun while the officer was sitting in his police cruiser. Brown's blood/DNA was found inside the car, as was gunshot residue. The gun shot wound to Brown's hand happened inside the police car. That fact played a key role in US Attorney General Eric Holder's findings that the officer was justified in using deadly force. If we really want to see improvements in policing we need to have a national standard for entering the field of law enforcement, followed by continuous re-training.
+2 # librarian1984 2018-03-16 11:16
Hillary Clinton just pulled a Deplorables 2.0

In India recently, HRC told an audience that she won the coasts and the productive, earning parts of the US.

When Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, running in a tough re-election campaign in a 'nonproductive' state was asked when Clinton will get out of the limelight (and stop sabotaging Democrats) she said, "Not soon enough".

All you Hillary defenders: here's another instance for you to explain. Please, tell us about how selfless she is, how politically savvy, how much she cares about the party and women and children.

Do you think she just helped ANY Democrats? Any women? Any children? Or did she just .. again .. make life and electoral politics more difficult?

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