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Friday, June 08, 2018

Since most of the congressional candidates that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed this year are losing contested primaries, then Sanders' political clout must be fading, right? "That's a stupid argument," Sanders told NPR this week. "You know, he has a much broader look at politics than just elections," Sanders' longtime strategist Jeff Weaver said.

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Sanders has had the prescription to fix america for a long time - get money out of elections.

It's no surprise the republicans don't want to do it, but it's pathetic that democrats won't support that agenda either.

Until we fix election funding, the government will serve donors instead of voters.

It sounds boring, but it is the most critical issue facing america today. If we fix this, all our other problems become fixable too.

#1 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-06-08 07:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Universal health care, Medicare-for-all, around universal preschool, around debt-free college. Around increasing the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 is what Sanders and more Democrats are talking about. Many of these issues were considered fringe issues, and now they are mainstream issues that we take for granted that there, of course, are legions of Democratic candidates running on those platforms. Three or four years ago you would not have seen candidates running on that platform I would have considered to be outside the mainstream.

#2 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-06-08 10:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- it's pathetic that democrats won't support that agenda either.

They support campaign finance reform up to and including getting rid of CU, even if that means a Constitutional amendment. It's in the platform and they ran on it last time and this time.

What they don't support is unilateral disarmament when no one has ever won without both big and little money.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2018-06-08 10:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"They support campaign finance reform up to and including getting rid of CU, even if that means a Constitutional amendment. It's in the platform and they ran on it last time and this time.
What they don't support is unilateral disarmament when no one has ever won without both big and little money.
POSTED BY CORKY AT 2018-06-08 10:23 PM | REPLY"

100 percent correct.

#4 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-06-08 10:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"They support campaign finance reform up to and including getting rid of CU, even if that means a Constitutional amendment. It's in the platform and they ran on it last time and this time.
What they don't support is unilateral disarmament when no one has ever won without both big and little money.
POSTED BY CORKY AT 2018-06-08 10:23 PM | REPLY"
100 percent correct.

POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE AT 2018-06-08 10:30 PM | REPLY

That's hillaryious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep your sense of humour about you. That's beautiful.

#5 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-06-09 01:35 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What they don't support is unilateral disarmament when no one has ever won without both big and little money.
POSTED BY CORKY AT 2018-06-08 10:23 PM | REPLY"
100 percent correct.
POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE AT 2018-06-08 10:30 PM | REPLY
That's hillaryious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep your sense of humour about you. That's beautiful.

#5 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

With all due respect Laura, please give an example that proves his statement incorrect.

Side note - At least for myself, your Aunt Bee persona is growing tiring.

#6 | Posted by memyselfini at 2018-06-09 02:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Side note - At least for myself, your Aunt Bee persona is growing tiring.

Posted by memyselfini at 2018-06-09 02:23 AM | Reply

I can't help it honey. I grew up only 4 blocks from Andy Taylors love interest on the show, Helen Crump. It comes naturally to me.

#7 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-06-09 06:57 AM | Reply

- your Aunt Bee persona is growing tiring.

Careful. She stopped speaking to me after I noted her uncanny resemblance to Dan Blocker.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2018-06-09 03:02 PM | Reply

Funny Bernie Sanders out raised hillary during the primaries with out corporate money.

To think that the Dems will try to push a conditional amendment to out law
CU is living in a fantasy world to think it could pass is insane

#9 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-06-09 11:25 PM | Reply

Sanders nearly matched Clinton in fundraising, raising $229 million compared to her $238 million, according to the latest FEC filings. Sanders spent about $219 million on his campaign through May.

According the Center for Responsive Politics, 62 percent of Sanders' donations to his campaign came from small donors.

Despite the many, many claims that Sanders didn't have a super PAC, he did benefit from outside spending – specifically a union-backed super PAC.

sunlightfoundation.com

Look at the chart of outside spending, too. Clinton had much more money spent both for and against her by outside groups, which are an even bigger part of general election spending.

Sanders would have taken Dem PAC money and outside money would have been spent for him had he won the nomination.

Besides which:

www.huffingtonpost.com

www.motherjones.com

https://medium.com/@sashastone/ten-reasons-bernie-sanders-would-not-and-could-not-have-beaten-trump- b596674c1c93

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2018-06-10 01:05 AM | Reply

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