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  • Manny Goldstein (1465 posts)
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    Other than being the second-worst traitor on Earth,

    I think Bernie’s done – and will continue to do – a wonderful job of moving Americans forward. He may have been cheated out of the Presidency, but he’s left quite a set of footprints; discussions today are much different than they were two years ago.

    And he’ll continue to make big shoe prints (but some will look a little funny, in the spots where he pauses to kick Republicans (both admitted, and Third Way) in the ass).

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    • elias39 (2299 posts)
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      1. and the first worst is..

      “Name, no, nothing is nameable, tell, no, nothing can be told, what then, I don't know, I shouldn't have begun.” ― Samuel Beckett, Stories and Texts for Nothing
      • vattel (888 posts)
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        6. and the first worst is . . .

        I hate it when I don’t get Manny’s jokes

    • sadoldgirl (1321 posts)
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      2. Oh, Manny, dreaming is such a pleasant way to convince

      oneself that the world will turn around. And,yes, I agree he’s done.

      Anyone who supports the latest Obama actions and still pretends

      that the democratic party stands up to his goals when they run away

      from those, is losing it, sorry. He is being used as window dressing,

      and he should realize it by now.

      • Marym625 (13879 posts)
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        4. He's smarter than you're giving him credit for

        He knows what he’s doing. And he will continue to fight the good fight

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        • Phlem (362 posts)
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          29. Yep.

          Outside of his what I think is faux support for the establishment, we would be listening to Hillary and Trump, Trump and Hillary 24/7. There would be nothing about the 99% and the issues would be drowned out.

          I very much appreciate him for that.

          :)

          • Marym625 (13879 posts)
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            34. I as well!

            He brought some of the real issues to the table

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      • Rosa Luxemburg (1011 posts)
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        38. Bernie will never be window dressing

        He is a man with a mission

        The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands. Rosa Luxemburg.    
    • Marym625 (13879 posts)
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      3. Absolutely!

      He’s been doing it for decades but now he has the national stage. Those who didn’t know him before the primary, will now help him fight for what’s right.

       

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      • sadoldgirl (1321 posts)
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        7. Oh, Mary, he is smart alright, no doubt about that. Do you really

        think that Schumer, Pelosi and the third way are stupid? I don’t.

        Right now they welcome him to fight Trump. but after that? And

        I think that they know that they have the power in the end, not

        just the money, but the whole bloody establishment. Their effort

        right now is to unite everyone against Trump, but by no means

        to change the party. We heard it from Pelosi herself. So, no,

        I am not deceived again.

        • ASimpleGame (916 posts)
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          27. I think Schumer sees the writing on the wall, just like Governor Cuomo

          did which is probably why he presented a proposal for free tuition for all New York State and City colleges.  I think there may be a Presidential run in Cuomo’s near future so he is moving himself to the left.

          You’re right they aren’t stupid but they also know which way the wind is blowing and why Hillary lost to the worst candidate the Republicans have ever had for President.  They also know it wasn’t because of the Russians.  They also know they are getting old but still want to keep their jobs for a little longer.

        • Marym625 (13879 posts)
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          31. I meant us. The people. Not the elected traitors

          :)

          I’ve said a bunch of times, I refuse to “wait and see” with anyone. My assumption is they’ll do us wrong. If they surprise us and do something good, I’ll give them credit. But I don’t see that happening with any current member of Congress except Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

           

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          • sadoldgirl (1321 posts)
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            33. The problem is much greater than Trump or the Repugs. I remember a time

            when Bernie said that he was fighting the establishment.At this point

            he did not claim only the Democratic establishment, but the whole deep

            state. Domestic policy will be disastrous, just coming from the repugs.

            I grew up in a city that was destroyed by war, saw men crying and women

            physically fighting about 2 potatoes, so that they could feed their kids. I saw

            fear, famine, and many cripples, who lost a way to earn a living. Sorry, my

            former country deserved that and more.  There was only one item in Trump’s

            agenda that seemed reasonable: No war with Russia and no more regime changes,

            which have killed and hurt too many. No, I could and would never have voted for

            him. My choice was Green. However, I hoped that Trump may have had the courage

            to stop further slaughter, hunger and diseases in countries, which did not deserve it.

            By now, even that small hope is gone. NATO is mobilized, US special forces have been

            ordered to Lithuania at the Russian border, and large amount of US tanks have been

            delivered to Germany to go to Poland and the Baltic States with 5,000 of our troops.

            Repugs and Dems are attacking Russia for hacking and thereby indirectly Trump. Thus

            I suppose he will be forced to do the bidding of the MIC/CIA and all its contractors. Most

            people here have never experienced a war zone, and only 1% are involved with the active

            military due to Nixon. That means that most here think mostly about domestic issues, and

            not about world wide implications. I understand it, but am worried not only about Russia,

            but Bolivia, Brazil, Cyprus, and all the other countries and their people, who will suffer for

            “our” demand to be the world’s empire. I apologize for this rant, and thank you for your

            response.

            • Marym625 (13879 posts)
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              42. You have nothing to apologize for.

              I appreciate your perspective. And I agree with you.

              As far as Bernie, he’s not going after just one thing. He’s going after everything just individually.

              There are some things that are uniquely GOP. Completely overturning Roe v Wade for example. Many dems and independents may want limitations but the GOP wants to overturn it 100%.

              But I agree it is the entirety that we must fight. What piece of legislation actually helps the people? None I can think of. Yet they’re supposed to work for us.

              As far as foreign policy, I don’t believe for a moment Trump had any intention of fighting to stop the U.S. from pulling all the same shit we have for decades.

              I’m keeping the current highlighted picture up for another day because it’s dead on right.

              Thank you for your important response

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    • donDonE (172 posts)
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      5. I actually read the body of your OP and hit recommend. After reading

      the lead it seems you refer to Bernie as the second-worst traitor on Earth. If so, consider my rec withdrawn.

      TY

      There are three kinds of men, ones that learn by reading, a few who learn by observation, and the rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and learn for themselves. Will Rogers
      • BillZBubb (1661 posts)
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        8. Manny was referring to what some others say, then spears it in his text.

        Manny supports Bernie all the way.

        “All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; Third, it is accepted as self-evident.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer
        • donDonE (172 posts)
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          10. Thanks for the clarification. I'm not very good with subtleness, sarcasm,

          or any of the finer language skills.

          I was with Bernie from the begining and will remain so.

          There are three kinds of men, ones that learn by reading, a few who learn by observation, and the rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and learn for themselves. Will Rogers
          • Manny Goldstein (1465 posts)
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            12. A number of JPR members think Bernie's a horrible traitor,

            basically for believing that keeping Trump out of office was more important than keeping the Clintons out of office.

            I happen to think that Bernie was right. And so, said members ain’t too fond of me, either!

            • Samantha (556 posts)
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              16. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Trump would be the worst of the two

              On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, Hillary would have been the worst of the two.  On Sundays, both rest to build up energy for the week to pursue the Championship Belt for the Best of the Worst from Here to Political Eternity.  Unfortunately, neither would be eligible for that belt since a tie decision would be inevitable.  And that is the best I can say for either one of them, but it does make all participants in this JPR controversy somewhat correct.

              No problemo.

              Sam

            • donDonE (172 posts)
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              36. I'm with you, Bernie was always in for the long haul and clear

              about the “revolution” taking at least several cycles.

              Anyone who thought our nation’s problems could be fixed with the November election was extremely naive.

              There are three kinds of men, ones that learn by reading, a few who learn by observation, and the rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and learn for themselves. Will Rogers
              • Manny Goldstein (1465 posts)
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                40. Thank you!

                Better put on your asbestos undies, though… tough crowd here.

            • Silver Witch (3194 posts)
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              43. If true those JPRers don't know Bernie.

              Or understand he is fighting the big picture. His heart is doing right by us and I join him in stopping the bad seeds wherever planted.

              Use your energy, resources and time more wisely to create a better world instead of falling for and spreading all this oligarch generated hysteria. ~Dont call me Shirley Science 101. Just do it…. and hope you live through it and can report about it. ~So Far From Heaven
            • nxylas (212 posts)
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              45. Surely Third Way Manny also considers Bernie the worst traitor on earth

              With the possible exception of James Comey (and maybe Trump, though True Democratic Loyalists™ hate Bernie far more than Trump).

              • Manny Goldstein (1465 posts)
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                46. Kinda

                I heard him mumbling about needing to do some sort of charm offensive for those Leftbaggers, or some such thing.

    • TRex (1615 posts)
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      9. But Manny, he is not a Democrat!

      And therefore the Purity Police say he will not pass go or Nevada. Chairs were thrown Manny, think of the horror!

      I never promised you a rose garden.
      • Manny Goldstein (1465 posts)
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        13. Or, at least, liars claimed that chairs were thrown

        Perception being reality, and all that stuff.

        • BillZBubb (1661 posts)
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          22. Are you saying that was fake news?!!!!

          The Democrats are against fake news, don’tcha know.

          “All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; Third, it is accepted as self-evident.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer
        • TRex (1615 posts)
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          24. Are you saying the DNC would use fake news to their advantage?

          Shocked am I!

          I never promised you a rose garden.
      • cascadiance (1402 posts)
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        18. But at least he was NEVER a Republican…

        … which a certain other candidate can’t claim to be!

        Vote AGAINST the race to the bottom by both corporate parties who seek to screw workers over globally!                                                                                  
        • TRex (1615 posts)
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          23. Ouch! That has to hurt!

          True, Sanders has been a progressive all his political life. Unlike a former Goldwater supporter.

          I never promised you a rose garden.
    • PADemD (711 posts)
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      11. Bernie is our gray champion

      Would the Gray Champion ever return? “I have heard,” added Hawthorne, “that whenever the descendants of the Puritans are to show the spirit of their sires, the old man appears again.”

      http://www.fourthturning.com/html/gray_champions.html

      • Silver Witch (3194 posts)
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        44. Thank you. Old sayings are my favorite. Especially when they come true.

        Use your energy, resources and time more wisely to create a better world instead of falling for and spreading all this oligarch generated hysteria. ~Dont call me Shirley Science 101. Just do it…. and hope you live through it and can report about it. ~So Far From Heaven
    • so far from heaven (6323 posts)
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      14. Wasn't George Washinton and those other pesky liberals traitors?

      Course they were.

      Don’t worry @mannygoldstein , we’re in good company. Traitors one and all…….

      Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
      • Manny Goldstein (1465 posts)
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        15. We must all hang together (until Putin saves us)'

        or we will most certainly hang apart.

    • id-entity (1557 posts)
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      17. When discourse changes for the better

      it’s bigger than one man. Sanders has been a usefull catalyst, change in discussion, attitudes and atmosphere is what started with OWS, it’s each of us.

      Disclaimer: You are free to reproduce, distribute, interpret, misinterpret, distort, garble, do what you like, even claim authorship, without my consent or the permission of anybody.
    • d3lic (792 posts)
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      19. Could anyone be a more perfect opposite to Trump?

      The guy is a dynamo and the US had better take it while it can still get it, and that timeline is short.

      • Rosa Luxemburg (1011 posts)
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        37. Bernie is the Anti-Trump

        The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands. Rosa Luxemburg.    
    • ravensong (929 posts)
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      20. Bernie gets it, and more people are seeing that he gets

      it every day.

      Real political rEvolution.

      “Democratic socialism means that we must reform a political system which is corrupt—that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy,”  ~ Sen. Bernie Sanders  
    • disillusioned73 (136 posts)
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      21. The Bernie is dead to me sect…

      best wake up quick.. who else is out there pushing liberal values/ policies – no one.. like it or not he is our only hope at this point moving forward…

      • ChiciB1 (377 posts)
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        25. YES! I Totally Agree… To All

        disillusioned, please provide names of ANYONE else who actually STOOD UP when NOBODY else DID!! Democrat OR Not, warts and all and any perceived fopahs since his Primary attempt (which I believe he DID win) tell me WHO else stood I when the Democratic Party tucked their tails between their butts, sat down AND beat their drums for the DLC/Third Way Agenda??!

        And even today many are still groveling at the feet of these same IDIOTS!! Out, Out you spineless shells of what Democrats ONCE stood for!!

        ENOUGH!

        • disillusioned73 (136 posts)
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          26. Makes one wonder…

          what their intentions are… the internet has me leary these days, if we keep marginalizing our cause and the few we have left to push it.. what will be left to salvage?? Infiltrating and transforming the D party is unfortunately the only reasonable & realistic plan going forward – I am with Bernie..

          • dlegendary1 (707 posts)
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            28. So am I

            He’s playing a bigger game the establishment hasn’t caught yet. He may have lost but he still going out there and kicking ass, unlike a certain candidate who dissipated after losing the election. He’s sowing seeds and I’m interested in seeing how big those trees will grow.

      • doh1304 (66 posts)
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        30. Just an opinion, but

        I think that when Hillary stole the nomination Bernie was faced with a choice, he could run independent or Green, and lose like Teddy Roosevelt, or play loyal, and not lose his power base after the election.

        Now there are two theories, replace the Democratic Party or reform it. Bernie is obviously in the reform camp. But also, at least superficially his hand is stronger with the reformists – he can always, if 2018 is the utter annihilation of the DP that I think it will be, be one of the few left standing to pick up the pieces. And he will have millions with him to work with if he looks good today, much more than he would have if he abandoned the Dems now.

      • When Crabs Roar (34 posts)
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        35. Bernie left a clear road map to follow

        No need to reinvent the wheel here, just adopt most of those well thought out positions, keep it simple and repeat them often.

        But I fear we may have to start a new party to keep the message from being hijacked and twisted into something that panders to the very groups that brought us defeat in this last election.

        Lots of progressive groups are coming together right now to oppose what seems to be a disaster that is fast approaching and with some good coordinated organizing the timing might be good for the Political Revolution.

        Now is not the time to lick our wounds, now is the time to organize and fight the fascists for control of our country.

        These 75 year old eyes have never seen the magnitude of threats to our country and to our world as they observe now.

        Ready to leave your comfort zone?

    • MrMickeysMom (955 posts)
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      32. Correct your subject line, Manny…

      Unless you are using a wink and nod that I don’t see through…

      The DNC were and continue to be the worst traders, meanwhile.

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      • malokvale77 (940 posts)
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        39. Absolutely. nt

    • Enthusiast (5482 posts)
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      41. Bernie must continue to emphasize the need for single payer,

      preserving social security, American jobs, higher taxes on the wealthy and low or no tuition higher education.

      "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