Bernie fundraising off Third Way's attack ads.

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    • #5559
      leftcoast mountains
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      Let me take this opportunity to wish you a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year.

      Whenever I am asked about running for president in 2020, I answer that if I am the best candidate to beat Donald Trump, then I will probably run. That is the truth.

      If that happens, the political, financial and media elite of this country will stop at nothing to defeat us. You know that. We’ve lived through it together once before. Our ideas terrify them. So what they will do is try to divide us up with attacks — some old, some new — and our political opponents will spend obscene sums of money on ads to defeat us.

      I just did not expect the attack ads to begin before I even made a decision. But they have…

      Right now, a group of Wall Street Democrats known as the Third Way is running ads in early primary states — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — calling me out by name and saying our ideas, like Medicare for all, are a path to defeat in 2020.

      They not only want to discourage or defeat a Sanders candidacy, they want to make sure that the progressive agenda is not advanced by anyone. They want us to go back to their failed corporate approach which has led to a massive level of income and wealth inequality, a bloated military budget and a failure to address the crises of climate change, a broken criminal justice system and inhumane immigration policies.

      Last time we ran, we made the financial elite pay a price for their attacks on our progressive agenda. It is just as important we do it again today:

      Make a $50 donation to our campaign to help us fight back and send a message that we will NOT let the political and financial elite of this country buy this election and scare candidates from supporting a progressive agenda.

      Our agenda terrifies the political and financial establishment of this country.

      But the truth is, their agenda should terrify all of us.

      Our ideas will lift people out of poverty, they will guarantee health care as a right for every man, woman and child, and they will make certain that every person in this country with the ability and the desire can get the education they need, regardless of the income of their family.

      Ours is not a radical agenda. It’s the agenda the American people want.

      Their agenda, paid for by wealthy campaign contributors, has led to record levels of inequality, a health care system that costs more per capita than any other developed nation while leaving millions uninsured and underinsured, and grotesque amounts of student debt that rob many of our young people of their futures.

      Theirs is the agenda that made Donald Trump possible. Ours is the agenda that will defeat him.

      And that’s why it’s so important progressives stand up to their attacks today:

      Make a $50 donation to our campaign as a way of saying we will NOT let the political and financial elite scare candidates from supporting a progressive agenda. Make them pay a price for their attacks.

      In 2016 we faced the kitchen sink. If we run again, you should expect no less. But the political revolution is stronger and larger than ever, and they will be no match for us if we’re in this fight together.

      In solidarity,

      Bernie Sanders

      vote for nobody

    • #5569
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      Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of People walking on it. - RFK

    • #5607
      Babel 17
      • Total Posts: 6,833

      Go after their record of bad judgement, when they attack.

      They bear a lot of the responsibility for the Democrats failing to connect with the voters in 2016.

      Don't Kill the Whale
      Don't feed the trolls

    • #5632
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
      • Total Posts: 8,177

      First… I have acknowledged his run this time, which a year ago I would have doubted.

      Then, come back the memories of what I did, how many I tried to do it with and how frustrating it was after the Primary to see these same 3rd way Democrats (who were not so easily painted by Bernie as the bad guys) influenced every thing Sanders said from the moment the Primary was stolen. It still stings, and the thought of going all out on his behalf this time causes a visceral recoil from my ascending colon to my small intestine.

      Third…. notice how it always takes money… It always did…Only now, the money is needed to counter-act the Machines propaganda in the moment.

      I have the yen to vent, but I honestly don’t have the words to vent (yet).

      Does this feeling parrot the unfortunate thing we see sometimes in domestic abuse? I hear the call to stick up for something I still believe in, with an exhausted heart to endure.

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #5652
      • Total Posts: 6,358

      to give Bernie an early Leg UP!


      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
      ~Samuel Clemens

      • #5656
        Ohio Barbarian
        • Total Posts: 25,046

        And to use them to finance his own campaign against them. That’s gotta sting. 

        Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

        The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

        • #5854
          • Total Posts: 179

          It is great to see Senator Sanders out of the gate, punching back strongly and naming names. He knows the danger of letting any bogus framing take hold.

          The more that establishment Democrats and media attack, the more it proves his points. The fundraising and future ads will write themselves.

    • #5712
      HalfCentury Man
      • Total Posts: 862

      Last time it was just money laundring for Hillary. This time it will be the same.

      Donate to individual candidates only.

      Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

      John F. Kennedy: 13 March 1962.

    • #5816
      • Total Posts: 1,660

      Obviously the corporate establishment has already started their campaign.



      Bernie: "Not Me. Us"

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