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    Spread This Around Please: 'Why Bernie Is the Most Popular Politician in America

    Why Bernie Is the Most Popular Politician in America – AlterNet



    Bernie Sanders has the highest approval rating of any politician in the country with 61 percent approving, with only 32 percent disapproving, according to a March 15 Fox News poll. The Sanders 29-plus percent favorable/unfavorable gap is far superior to Trump’s negative 8 percent.

    What accounts for Sanders’ popularity and how can progressives build on it?

    Bernie Sanders has been saying the same things for nearly a half-century. He’s been a consistent democratic-socialist fighting on behalf of working people and against financial/corporate power. While his straightforward commitment to his ideals is refreshingly genuine, he did not make his mark on the national scene until last year at age 74.

    Sanders didn’t change, but the world did.

    His message about the ravages and unfairness of runaway inequality hit home because it is true. He and his campaign became the next phase of the revolt against the one percent initiated by the remarkable, yet short-lived, Occupy Wall Street.

    Sanders took this discontent many steps forward by clearly articulating a social-democratic agenda for working people. He turned “We are the 99 percent” into a clear policy agenda. That agenda, not just his enormous integrity, is why he remains so popular.

    He stands for something and so should we.

    Here’s a rough draft of such an agenda:



    Much More: http://www.alternet.org/economy/why-bernie-most-popular-politician-America


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  • TwilightSporkle (1796 posts)
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    1. And that 32% is almost totally pouty Clinton supporters.

    Even Republicans like the guy when they hear his ideas. But the fascist party loyalists in the Democratic Party still can’t get over the idea that a liberal ¬†Jewish man dared contest against their right wing Great White Savioress.

    What if I want to tell you to leave me and my beloved ones in peace

    But you only understand the language of the sword

    I let the blade do the talking

    So my tongue shall become iron

    And my words the mighty roar of war