US Senator and former Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders I-VT told CNN’s “State of the Union” program that the Democratic Party needs a major overhaul and need to make a more aggressive effort to court America’s working class voters and fight the Corporatist on Wall Street. Sanders said it is crucial Dems do more to mobilize grassroots supporters in their battle against POTUS Trump.
“We need a total transformation,” Sanders said. “We need to open up the party to working people, to young people, and make it crystal clear that the Democratic Party is going to take on Wall Street, it’s going to take on the greed of the pharmaceutical industry, it’s going to take on corporate America that is shutting down plants in this country and moving jobs abroad.”
In the last election (Nov 2016) the Dems lost not only the WH to Trump but both houses of Congress and 33 state governorships! Sanders comments come one day after the DNC elected former Obama Administration Secretary of Labor Tom Perez as the new chairman of the DNC. Perez says he wants to rebuild the party from the bottom up. Perez said today on “Meet the Press” that Dems need to elect people on State and Local levels and “everywhere inbetween.”
Perez also said that in the last election Dems did not do enough and ignored large numbers of rural Americans. Speaking of the anger being expressed at several recent Town Hall meetings across the country held by Congressional Republicans, Perez said the Dems need to harness that energy in the ballot box.
I’d say before the Dem Party can be transformed they need to weed out the many Corporatists among them. Further, they need to come back a bit closer to the center as many Americans think the Dems have gone too far left. Americans are not buying the leftist agenda or ideology. Americans do not want to live under a Communist regime. I would also suggest they throw out the Saul Alinsky ideology!
The Secretary of the Army Corp of Engineers announced today that the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline will be DENIED. The corp said that the best alternative is to explore other routes for the pipeline at this point. Cheers erupted within the makeshift camp of protesters and veterans who have been gathered for months now in North Dakota opposing the pipeline route which would have run within 1/2 mile of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and crossed under the Missouri River. Protesters say the pipeline would have adverse effects on drinking water and sacred sites in the area.
Tomorrow is the deadline given by the US Government for protesters to abandon their makeshift camp due to, alleged, worries about plunging temps and snow in the area. As far as we know that deadline is still scheduled to take effect tomorrow.
President Obama has repeatedly asked the Energy Transfer Partners company who is behind the pipeline project to stop construction but those requests have been ignored. Spokesmen with the company said last month that they were 100% sure that the pipeline will be approved by the incoming Trump Administration regardless of what the US Army Corp of Engineers says to the contrary!
Senator Bernie Sanders praised today’s move saying he was thankful the project has listened to Native American concerns and others who oppose the pipeline.
For now the indigenous peoples of North Dakota are victorious but we’ll see what happens when the Trump Administration takes over the reigns of power come January 20. One thing is certain and that is that the protesters WILL be back if today’s victory is short-lived!
WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — U.S. Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that he is prepared to work with Donald Trump to help the working class. But Sanders said he will “vigorously oppose” other policies promised by the president-elect. The independent Vermont senator has released a statement noting Trump “tapped into the anger… via […]
Since having bowed out of the 2016 Democratic nomination for POTUS I’m wondering where Senator Bernie is nowadays. Oh I know he changed his party affiliation back to “Independent” and I heard he bought a beach house but I think it odd he’s been avoiding the public spotlight lately.
Bernie vowed to take our struggle to the DNC floor but that never happened. And I thought he was going to work and help Clinton get elected and unite the Dem Party but that hasn’t happened either.
Oddly, it seems to me that Bernie has become STRANGELY SILENT and I can’t help but wonder why. Did the Clinton Mafioso get to him? Did he get a little “visit” from Itchy and The Cleaner perhaps “instructing” him to not be seen or heard until Hillary is elected in November?
It’s almost like Bernie has simply abandoned all of his supporters and former supporters living them without direction or leadership and that is NOT characteristic of Bernie Sanders! One would think he’d be leading the charge to garnish support for Clinton. And one would think he’d be making plans in the Senate to ram through some of the things he promised once Clinton is in office and the Dems hold the majority in the Senate and House, with the glorious Nancy Pelosi sitting again as Speaker, no doubt.
So WHERE THE HELL IS BERNIE SANDERS?!!
Hmmm….has he perhaps joined the 1% and abandoned the 99%? Did he simply play us during his bid for POTUS?
BY ASHE SCHOW PHILADELPHIA — Shortly after Debbie Wasserman Schultz abruptly resigned from the Democratic National Committee, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton named the Florida congresswoman to her campaign team. Wasserman Schultz will serve as the “honorary chair” of Clinton’s campaign, a move the candidate announced in a short letter to supporters. “I look forward […]
Wikileaks DNC emails reveal the the DNC plotted against Senator Bernie Sanders in his bid for the Democratic nomination for POTUS. Wasserman was forced to resign as Chairwoman of the party as a result. Question is why the rest of the DNC leadership hasn’t resigned as well. THEY ALL SHOULD!
And now Hillary has hired Wasserman as Honorary Chair of her campaign. Is Hillary desperate OR is Hillary afraid Wasserman just might go bananas and spill the frijoles on Hillary? I think the later may be near the truth. Here’s something to think about….
Hillary Clinton hasn’t even been elected POTUS (and hopefully never will) and once again she is embroiled in controversy. I can only imagine if elected POTUS what kind of controversies she’ll be embroiled in then. Do we really need anymore controversy and incompetence America????
One thing that is now clear from the Wikileaks email dumps is that BERNIE SANDERS was RIGHT. The system IS RIGGED!! Proof positive!!
Senator Bernie Sanders today threw his support behind the QUEEN OF WALL STREET Hillary Clinton in the name of “party unity” and asked his supporters to follow him in electing her the next POTUS. WTF? I thought he was going to carry his fight all of the way to the Dem Convention??? Apparently not! Thousands of fans of Sanders are now dumping him and the Democratic Party as they feel betrayed by Sanders and they DON’T like Hillary Clinton! Needless to say today Bernie Sanders lost a lot of support and so did the Dem Party as many now feel absolutely BETRAYED!!
Ironically, it appears Sanders sold out to one of the BIGGEST Corporatist on Wall Street! He betrayed the 99% in favor of the 1%!! I think he would have fared better had he simply exited the race and endorsed NO ONE rather than Clinton and apparently many of his FORMER fans feel the same way I do. I’m NOT voting for Clinton period!! I like many others will consider the Green Party or even Trump! Many on Twitter today were sounding the same feeling. Not only has Bernie lost but the Dem Party has LOST!
All of his talk about fighting against the 1% was just a bunch of BULLSHIT! All of his talk about Corporatism was just a bunch of BULLSHIT! All of his talk about Democratic Socialism and redistribution of income was just a bunch of BULLSHIT! Clinton isn’t going to adopt ANY of these positions because SHE IS A CORPORATIST and the Democratic Party is CLEARLY now controlled by Corporatist! It is a Party that has little difference with the Republican! It is a Party that NO LONGER ADVOCATES FOR THE WORKING POOR but for the RICH Corporatist! The Dem Party like Sanders has BETRAYED us! All of Sander’s talk about taking the fight to the convention floor was just a bunch of BULLSHIT!!
As one person on Twitter said, GOOD LUCK Bernie! I WON’T be following you to the Clinton camp nor the Democratic Party. In fact, Green looks much more in line with my desires.” Or as another said, “Over to the Trump camp I go after being betrayed by Sanders today.” Amen to both!!
And so….once again….the American Working Poor are STABBED IN THE BACK by SLICK POLITICIANS who do nothing but LIE and PLAY US like FOOLS! And where does this CRAP and BULLSHIT all stop? It doesn’t! It just keeps on and on and on for as long as We The People continue to listen to and believe the OUTRIGHT LIES of these politicians who are really SNAKES in the grass. And, in fact, that is where Sanders is now in my mind. Just another SNAKE in the grass!!
Who REALLY runs this nation? Well it sure as hell isn’t poor or working White people! Take a look at the following stats:
1. America today has MORE wealth and income inequality than any major developed country on the planet.
2. The gap between RICH and everyone else in this country is WIDER than at any time since the 1920s!
3. The top 1/10th of 1% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%.
4. An astounding 58% of all new income since the Wall Street crash has gone to the top 1%.
5. We have an overflow of millionaires and billionaires in this nation YET at the same time millions of not-rich Americans work longer hours and for LOWER wages!
6. America has one of the HIGHEST child poverty rates of any developed country on the planet!! And yet we are the richest nation on the planet?
These are pretty DISGUSTING statistics for a nation who prides itself for being the richest nation on earth and a fortress for social justice, equality, opportunity, freedom and democracy!!
And yet, these stats PROVE beyond doubt who is REALLY running things in this nation and who has been for MANY decades now. It’s time for a REALITY CHECK America! It’s time to identify the REAL OPPRESSORS in this nation!!