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    Bernie Sanders to Charleston crowd: ‘stand up and fight’

    February 12, 2017

    U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., spoke to more than 2,000 in Charleston Sunday evening, a gathering he said might be the largest crowd he’s spoken to while promoting his book “Our Revolution.”

    In a speech that largely focused on themes the senator might have spoken on while he was campaigning to be the Democratic party’s presidential nominee, Sanders challenged the people of West Virginia to resist any efforts by President Donald Trump to become an authoritarian and undermine the country’s court system.

    “What he is doing is what demagogues have always done, and that is to pick on minorities and try to divide this country up,” Sanders said. “What a real statesman attempts to do — what good government is about — is bringing people together to improve life for all.”

    Sanders, who handily won West Virginia’s Democratic primary, told an energized crowd in Charleston’s Municipal Auditorium that more people should run for office and they shouldn’t be deterred from losing an election. When he first entered public service, he won the Burlington, Vermont, mayoral race by just 10 votes.

    – See more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-politics/20170212/bernie-sanders-to-charleston-crowd-stand-up-and-fight#sthash.rlXHQ4Tt.dpuf

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  • Enthusiast (6002 posts)
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    1. Go, Bernie!

    :bounce:

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
    • Jefferson23 (2363 posts)
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      2. It's great, he is everywhere. lol

      The man waits for no one.

  • FanBoy (6309 posts)
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    3. Sanders is the president we should have had. I honestly believe he could

    have brought the country together and made it a better and more ‘wholesome’ place for everyone.

    Corruption is ugly in every way, and it turns citizens into ugly human beings.

    He just keeps plugging away.  I really admire the man.

    • Enthusiast (6002 posts)
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      4. Plus One!

      "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
  • bvar22 (298 posts)
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    5. The only person I know with higher negatives and a longer baggage train….

    than Hillary……..is me.

    I’ll help in any way I can, but I could never be the “front man” in any election.