Bernie Sanders didn’t just put forward a set of progressive policies that we can fight for — he showed us that a completely different way of doing politics was possible.
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But Bernie is the only internationalist in the race. He’s been outspoken in criticizing the US war machine, working across party lines to end the war in Yemen and even criticizing past US interventions in Latin America. Though he hasn’t been as radical on immigration as some supporters would like, he’s articulated a clear critique of Trump’s cruel policies. Compared to 2016, he has been far bolder about identifying as a person from a working-class immigrant family, raised by people who faced genocide abroad as well as poverty and discrimination in their chosen country.
It’s no surprise that he’s enormously popular among American Muslims and Latinos. While Trump’s war on immigrants is intended to appeal to provincial elites who disdain the global poor, and to divide the white American working class from its immigrant counterparts, Bernie’s support of immigrants represents a genuine socialist solidarity with the international working class.
In stump speeches made in January, Trump mentioned Sanders’s name — or, as Trump refers to him, “Crazy Bernie” — eight times as often as Biden.
Trump, if he wants to get serious about Sanders, may need to come up with a more effective nickname for the unorthodox independent senator from Vermont. “Crazy Bernie,” like Trump’s “Crazy Nancy” for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is the name Trump resorts to for political rivals he doesn’t know how to handle.
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“Trump describes the free media as an ‘enemy of the people’; attacks leaders of democratic countries while cozying up to authoritarian nations; and now uses his influence to try to stop the counting of votes in Florida and Georgia,” Sanders wrote, referring to the president’s demand earlier this week that Florida immediately end its legally required recount and declare the GOP candidates he endorsed the winners.
“There is only one way to describe him: Authoritarian,” the Vermont senator added.
“Today is a good day for Putin and the oligarchs in Russia. It is a bad day for people in the United States and all over the world who believe in democracy and who are trying to understand what world our idiot president lives in.”
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Democrat Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has responded to a threat from Donald Trump supporters to disrupt his future rallies, setting up a simple IQ test at the entrance to each event.
A spokesperson for the Sanders campaign said she did not expect the new measure to create lengthy delays. “This will be a very straightforward process. We’ll ask each person entering the event a single question – maybe a times table problem, or naming a country outside of the US. And then if you get the answer correct, you just come straight in as usual,” she said.
“Think of it like checking your bags before you enter a sports game. We’ll have everyone inside as quickly as possible”.
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