Tag: Bernie Sanders

Is Bernie “Trumpian”?

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.

Is Bernie “Trumpian”?

Trump Grows Concerned About Sanders as 2020 Opponent

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a 'Homecoming' rally in Sunrise, Florida, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Trump is preparing to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into Florida for his 2020 campaign after changes in demographics and voting laws put the linchpin swing state up for grabs. Photographer: Jayme Gershen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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. 

via Trump Grows Concerned About Sanders as 2020 Opponent

How Bernie Sanders trounced Fox on Medicare for All, and why a Carbon Tax could help Pay for It

This step would be very bad for ExxonMobile and the Koch brothers, but would be very, very good, for everyone else on earth.

via How Bernie Sanders trounced Fox on Medicare for All, and why a Carbon Tax could help Pay for It

As Trump Attacks Press and Spreads Inane Voter Fraud Lies, Bernie Sanders Says ‘Authoritarian’ Is Only Way to Describe Him

“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.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/11/14/trump-attacks-press-and-spreads-inane-voter-fraud-lies-bernie-sanders-says

As White House Declares Summit a Success, Sanders Rips Trump-Putin Presser as ‘Embarrassing Spectacle’

“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.”

via As White House Declares Summit a Success, Sanders Rips Trump-Putin Presser as ‘Embarrassing Spectacle’

Alexander Reed Kelly: Truthdigger of the Week: Susan Sarandon, Defender of Those Who’ll Vote for Bernie Sanders Only – Truthdigger of the Week – Truthdig

In an interview with Chris Hayes, the Academy Award-winning actress denounced the premise that Hillary Clinton would represent people over her big-money backers as “naive and egotistical.”

Source: Alexander Reed Kelly: Truthdigger of the Week: Susan Sarandon, Defender of Those Who’ll Vote for Bernie Sanders Only – Truthdigger of the Week – Truthdig

How the Media Iced Out Bernie Sanders and Helped Donald Trump Win – Truthdig

The Vermont senator has spent his life fighting for progressive causes. As the world braces for a Trump presidency, Sanders shows no signs of slowing down.

Source: How the Media Iced Out Bernie Sanders and Helped Donald Trump Win – Truthdig

Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by one point in new California poll | US news | The Guardian

With 546 Democratic delegates available, California is the single most influential state this primary season – but things are far more complicated than they seem

Source: Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by one point in new California poll | US news | The Guardian

Chomsky: Bernie Sanders’ Movement Is a “Force That Could Change The Country”

Noam Chomsky confirmed that Bernie Sanders’ policy ideas aren’t radical — in fact, a wide majority of Americans support them.

Source: Chomsky: Bernie Sanders’ Movement Is a “Force That Could Change The Country”

Trump Supporters Threaten To Crash Bernie Sanders Rally. Sanders Responds By Setting Up IQ Test At Entrance

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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.

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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”.

As Panic Grips Clinton Campaign, The Real Question: What’s Wrong with Hillary? | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Panic now grips the Clinton campaign. Polls show Bernie Sanders surging to a dramatic lead in New Hampshire and closing in Iowa.

Source: As Panic Grips Clinton Campaign, The Real Question: What’s Wrong with Hillary? | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire by nine points – poll | US news | The Guardian

Senator would receive backing of 41% of Democrats to Clinton’s 32% as Clinton holds shrinking lead in Iowa, NBC finds

Source: Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire by nine points – poll | US news | The Guardian

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