Bernie is almost universally getting ignored by the MSM, or getting direct or indirect

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    negative press from the MSM in the form of deliberately deceitful, opinion based propaganda.  The bulk of this anti-Bernie, anti-democratic and biased piss poor excuse for journalism is coming from Right Wing and Third Way Center Right neo-liberal owned and operated MSM press.

    This definitely means that Bernie is doing it right.  The Plutarch/Oligarch establishment is doubling down, doing whatever it takes to ensure that oligarchy promoting candidates, whether Republican or Democrat, are elected in order that control of the United States Government remains under sole, anti-democratic control of wealthy private interests.

    If we want to begin the end of the dictatorship of the wealthy, we are going to have to hit the streets, and flood social media, to spread Bernie’s message of Government of, by, and for, the People.

    We already have a strong, informed progressive base that understands that the system is rigged for the 1% and their corporations, and that neither Establishment Democrats nor Republicans will ever even so much as attempt to challenge the anti-democratic stranglehold of total power and control that the 1% has over our Government, our political system, our media, our economy, our environment, our healthcare system, and all of our lives.

    They own it all except, maybe, our lives.

    Electing Bernie in 2020 is our last shot at beginning the end of enormously wealthy people, and their profit interests, controlling our government, and our collective and individual destinies, and the destinies of our children and grandchildren.

    Do we, as citizens of the United States of America, want a cleaner, healthier environment for ourselves, and our descendants?  Do we want a healthcare system that is based on serving the needs and interests of all people, of sick people, instead being based on serving the profit interests of the 1%?  Do we want a government based in equality, and social and economic justice, instead of a government of, by and for the wealthy, where all are equal under the law, instead of a government where the President of the United States can place himself and his appointees, friends, and relatives above, and immune to, the Law that governs the rest of us?  Do we want free, fair, and transparent genuinely democratic elections, instead of voter purges, gerrymandered voting districts, and a electoral system that has been perverted in such a way as to ensure control of our government by the 1%?  Do we want a government that pursues world peace, instead of this government that takes our tax money and then spends more of it on war than all of the rest of the countries in the world combined?  Do we want sovereign control over our own lives and bodies, and equality for ourselves, our families, and all our friends and neighbors throughout the United States?

    Let me tell you, sisters and brothers…if the Republicans and Establishment Democrats haven’t brought about all these good, nice things by now, it is because they, and their wealthy donors, don’t want us to have these nice things, and they will never want us to have these nice things.

    Yet, somehow, they convince voters to keep electing these corporate owned and operated representatives of the wealthy over and over and over, as things in our country keep getting worse for the majority our People.  It’s a pattern that should be completely obvious to any reasonable person.

    If we want real democracy, a health care system that serves human beings instead of wealthy corporate private interests, a cleaner, healthier environment, equality under the law and social and economic justice, and so many other nice things  that we all deserve…

    then please, for your sake and everyone elses sakes including our children and all our descendants, be sure to vote for Bernie in the primaries, and the General Election of 2020.

    Because none of the other candidates who are running in this election, Republican or Establishment Democrat, despite what they may claim, will even attempt to work to bring to the people of the US the nice things that every adult and child should have, because they are natural human rights, and not goods that are owned by the super wealthy to be withheld or sold according to their greed driven desires.

    Bernie is the real thing. He will do whatever he can to make life better for everyone in our country, the planet, and our planet herself.

    Accept no cheap substitutes or knock-offs who are suddenly attempting to co-opt and capitalize on the popularity of the ideas that Bernie has been promoting for decades.  If we elect a Republican or and Establishment Democrat in 2020, everything will continue as business as usual, meaning the quality of life for the overwhelming majority of people in the US, and the quality of the environment, will continue to decline.

    To summarize, let’s do whatever we can to get Bernie elected, so we can have the opportunity to begin to put an end to the insanity that is causing people to suffer unnecessarily, the very same insanity that is destroying our environment.  The oligarch owned MSM, Republicans, and Establishment Democrats will do whatever they can to try to stop us from electing Bernie in the Democratic primaries, in a desperate attempt to prevent us from making the critical change in the course of history that will enable us to save our planet and our children’s children’s children’s future.

    The real life Hunger Games have begun, and you’ve been chosen to compete.

    Bernie/Tulsi 2020.

    Promote Freedom From Religion, and Separation of Church and State.

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    Together, together, my friends, we have begun a political revolution to transform America, and that revolution, our revolution, continues! ~ Bernie

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    Senator Bernie Sanders, June 12, 2019

    Promote Freedom From Religion, and Separation of Church and State.

    See how much you will pay for Healthcare under Bernie Sanders Medicare for All plan:
    Together, together, my friends, we have begun a political revolution to transform America, and that revolution, our revolution, continues! ~ Bernie

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      It’s been a long time since I watched speeches, being so involved in 2016, then so disengaged when I saw his loyalty to the current Democratic “leaders” who screwed the pooch on everything he stood for.

      It’s an improved message, clarified, and once again, I think attendees should show up with signs for t-shirts “Free Julian Assange” so that he includes the freedom of this true 4th estate. That is the thing that has veered my support to Tulsi, not convinced that his campaign wants this message of support to come out (why? I don’t understand that part).

      I remain torn, yet supported that he or Tulsi rise to the top… by HOW? The universe can’t keep ignoring the ENTIRE message of Tulsi Gabbard, inspired by Bernie Sanders. May they both overcome our corporate state!


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

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        I like Tulsi.  I’ve donated to her campaign several times.  She doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the Democratic primary. Bernie does have a good chance of winning the Democratic primary.

        I’m going to vote for the the progressive candidate who has the best chance of defeating the Establishment Democrats in the Democratic Primary.

        If Tulsi is still in the race and polling much higher than Bernie right before the Democratic primary, and is the progressive candidate who has the best chance of beating the Establishment Democrats, I would vote for her in the primary.

        When the primary comes around, I’m not going to vote for a progressive candidate who is polling at 2% over a progressive candidate polling at 40%, because the candidate polling at 40% ran over a skunk on a back road years ago.  For example, if  Tulsi was the candidate polling at 40%, and Bernie was the candidate polling at 2%, I would not let her much apologized for anti-LGBT activity that occurred many years ago prevent me from voting for her, if she is the only real progressive candidate capable of defeating Biden, or one of his clones, in the primary.

        That would clearly be the very epitome of stupid.

        I hope, when the Democratic primary rolls around, that all progressives of every stripe will unite in support of the progressive candidate that has the best chance of defeating the Establishment Democrat, whether that candidate is Tulsi, Bernie, or Bugs Bunny.

        Promote Freedom From Religion, and Separation of Church and State.

        See how much you will pay for Healthcare under Bernie Sanders Medicare for All plan:
        Together, together, my friends, we have begun a political revolution to transform America, and that revolution, our revolution, continues! ~ Bernie

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    Most excellent, ravensong!  I had the great fortune of attending a rally in Pasadena for Bernie last month, and to be right up front to shake his hand and thank him.  The energy from him and the several thousand gathered on that day was incredible!  It was not something I’ll soon forget…I saw from my vantage point the enthusiastic faces of much of the crowd.  Like Bernie says, “Young, old, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight…”  Not me.  US.  I hope a lot of JPR folks have an experience like that in the coming months.

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    I would like to thank the MSM in helping me rank the candidates.

    The more they tout a given candidate, the more I am against that candidate. It is a simple rule of thumb, but is fairly accurate when ranking a candidate’s progressive credentials.

    In the end, I am likely “Bernie or Bust”. I think I could go for Warren in the general, but I would be doing so with my eyes wide open. I totally get that she may be a trojan horse, but I think she is still to the left of Obama.

    "I welcome their hatred" Franklin D Roosevelt

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    Left of Obama is a pretty low benchmark.

  • #79918

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    i agree – bernie needs to re-think his voter outreach strategy.    i went to a phone bank in 2016 and it was an instruction session to prepare people to make calls from home.    IMO this lacks a bit of oversight and takes some fun out of the process.    social media might be helpful (i’m a little social media ignorant) but it seems to be this can also be subverted.     this is the election of the deepfake – who knows what we’ll see.   i’m sure that’s been tested in third-world countries already.

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    The Corporations, Republicans and Corporate Democrats are well on their way in trying to destroy Bernie Sanders.  They know damn well he can beat them, and they are afraid of him.  They are already well on their way doing the dirty tricks they were using 4 years ago.  Only, this time their tricks will be even dirtier.

    How do we fight back?  Sometimes I think giving them a dose of their own medicine could do some good.  But this would be difficult to do, since the Republicans own 90% of the MSM.  Other ideas, anyone?

    none yet

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    The corporate media bias in favor of the corporate candidates is becoming more obvious as Bernie hangs on to the #2 spot for the nomination. It’s worse this year than in 2016.

    News, including PBS, (which is half funded by taxpayers), talk shows, and even late night monologues favor the establishment Dems.

    They’re trying very hard to control the narrative.

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    Maybe we can at least partially skirt the MSM by throwing a lot of support to people like Jimmy Dore, Kyle Kulinski, Kim Iverson, Tim Black, Lee Camp, Mike Figueredo, etc.  Those are our best voices at this point.

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    I saw Bernie on Colbert last week (possible rerun?).  So at least one network is not ignoring him.

    He had some harsh words for Trump, harsher than usually come out of Bernie’s mouth (and I’ve been listening to him talk about Wall Street for many years now).

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