Bernie Sanders Congratulates Joe Biden for Shedding His Moderate Past

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      He’s being vastly overoptimistic here IMO.

      He mentioned two reasons why he thought so many younger voters cast their ballots for him. He said: “For a variety of reasons, the younger generation today is the most progressive generation in the modern history of this country. This is a generation that is firmly anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobia, anti-xenophobia, a very compassionate generation that believes in economic and social and environmental justice.”

      He added: “The second thing you’ve got is … This is a generation of young people that is really hurting economically. This is the first generation in the modern history of this country where, everything being equal, they’re going to have a lower standard of living than their parents, and that’s even before the pandemic, which has made a bad situation worse.

      “This is a generation where, on average, young workers are making less money than their parents. They’re having a much harder time buying a home or paying the rent. This is a generation stuck with a huge amount of student debt.”

      Mr Sanders pitched the Raise the Wage Act, which would have raised the minimum independently of the American Rescue Plan, but eight moderate Democrats joined the Republicans in voting it down.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

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      I understand that Bernie is trying to sweet-talk Biden into actually being progressive, but I think all he will accomplish there is making progressives gag.


      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

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        Yep. That’s why I usually avoid articles on Bernie anymore.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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