Saturday, March 26, 2016

Bernie's Concerning Answers

These are very interesting answers by Bernie Sanders on The Young Turks to the question "Will Bernie Send Grassroots Movement To Hillary If She's The Nominee?"

In his answers, he says the Democrat Party has written off the South, yet he wrote it off during much of his presidential campaign. 

In his answer, you also get this impression Bernie enjoys these big rallies where people listen to him, which he spins around and says the 'establishment' should come in and listen to all those who attend these rallies. Now, on its face, this sounds like a grand idea.

Of course the party should listen to the voters. But, how would that work, exactly? 50,000 people, as he put it, talking to the Senate Democratic Caucus? I'm sorry, but this doesn't make any sense.

This, unfortunately, has become a cult of personality for Bernie personally, and also about creating animosity, division, and further distrust within our country for its public servants as well as its public officials to further his own political ambitions. It's not only not a positive message for the future of our country, it's counterproductive to achieving any of his stated campaign principles and objectives.

Does Bernie Sanders have some relevant policy principles to his campaign? Yes.

And, certainly, Democrats need to run a 50-state strategy, running candidates in every district in the nation.

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I happen to live in a Midwest congressional district that doesn't even bother to run a Democrat against their Representative, nor do Democrats even care to run candidates in state legislative races. It's one of the major reasons I'll always remain an independent.

However, Bernie Sanders' actual actions speak louder than his words. He didn't run a real campaign in the South. Look at the map of the primary contests in the South to see the results.

The divisive rhetoric in this race is coming out of one side of the Democratic contest. Calling it out is not being divisive, as I'm sure some will try and label me for daring to challenge the Bernie Sanders innuendo-laced narratives that leave him the lone candidate able to lead the progressive cause. Calling it out is an attempt to shed some necessary sunlight into this race because cheap talking points are not going to win in November. That's something we can always expect from the other side. 

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