Bernie Sanders is presenting himself as the leader of a revolutionary movement. The truth is he is part of the political establishment in Washington. He refuses to help create a third party despite the Democrats conspiring against him and the 99 percent. Worse yet, he endorsed the most establishment presidential candidate in 2016--Hillary Clinton. He refused to support Jill Stein despite her calling for him join the ticket. Stein has views almost identical to his. He apparently is seeking to run for president again in 2020 despite the Democratic Party continuing to ignore him and his views. The 99 percent can't trust him to lead America towards revolutionary change in the future.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will rally in at least five states later this month, just weeks after Perez defeated Sanders’s preferred candidate to run the DNC.
“We’ll be traveling — and Tom will be traveling with me — to traditionally conservative states,” Sanders said. “It’s absolutely absurd that the Democratic Party has turned its back on working people in literally half the country.”
“We’ve talked a lot about the need to compete everywhere, and when we talked about a 57-state-and-territory strategy, we meant it,” Perez said.
- Sanders is obviously running for President in 2020. And he doesn't care who he works with, apparently. As long as he gets the nomination. That's not the behavior of a revolutionary.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday said President Trump did not have the authority to launch missile strikes on the Syrian regime and called on the president to seek approval from Congress before any other actions.
“I think he has got to come to the United States Congress. I think he has got to explain to us what his long-term goals are,” Sanders told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”[/font][/quote][/font]
Sounds to me like you are fighting the Democratic Party. You could do that much more easily if you #DemExit. Why do want to be the nominee of a party that you are not a member of and who stands diametrically opposed to your beliefs. The Dems have not changed one bit since you ran an inspired campaigned against Hillary last year. They are incapable of changing for the better:
“We need a Democratic Party which is not the party of the liberal elite but a party of the working class of this country,” he said. “We need a party that is a grass roots party, a party where candidates are talking to working people, not spending their time raising money for the wealthy and the powerful.”
Last week, Sanders threw his support behind a challenger to the Democratic Party's preferred choice for Virginia's governorship.
Once again Howard Dean was on a news network denouncing Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for her views on the bombing of Syria. We are still waiting for Bernie Sanders to denounce the outrageous smear of the Congresswoman. If you remember, Gabbard put her career on the line by defending Bernie Sanders in last years Democratic primaries. Still waiting.
If you didn't hear about the Dean's outburst here is some background info:
furious Howard Dean blasted Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) on MSNBC Sunday morning for her defense of Syrian President Assad, with Dean saying the Hawaiian lawmaker should resign from Congress.
Speaking with MSNBC host Alex Witt, the former Vermont governor reacted harshly to Gabbard’s comments following Thursday’s missile attack on Syria. Appearing on CNN, Gabbard questioned whether Assad was behind the gas attack on his own people that reportedly precipitated President Donald Trump’s war-like response.
“How do you respond to Tulsi Gabbard?” host Witt asked Dean.
“I think it’s outrageous,” a terse Deann responded. “There’s a long well-known history, both in our intelligence community, Amnesty International and Doctors Without Borders. Every single one of these agencies has said that Assad is using chemical weapons. He’s a barbarian, he’s murdered half a million of his own people.”
“I can’t imagine how you could make a statement like that, especially being on the Foreign Relations Committee,” he continued. “I can’t imagine what could possibly be going through her head.”
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that Democrats should have done more to help a special election candidate in last week's surprisingly close Kansas race.
Democrat James Thompson, a veteran and civil rights attorney who Sanders endorsed, lost by just 6 percentage points to Republican Kansas Treasurer Ron Estes in the heavily Republican 4th District. Progressives have criticized the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and national strategists for not doing more to help Thompson win.
"It is true that the Democratic Party should have put more resources into that election," Sanders said on CNN's "State of the Union" of the Thompson campaign. "But it is also true that he ran 20 points better than the Democratic candidate for president did in Kansas."
Sanders is about to embark on a nine-state tour with new Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, focusing on red states.
"So many of our people are giving up on the political process. It is very frightening. In the last presidential election, when Trump won, we had the lowest voter turnout over — in 20 years. And in the previous two years before that, in the midterm election, we had the lowest voter turnout in 70 years," Sanders said. "We're going to be fighting to see that the Democratic Party becomes a 50-state party. You can't just be a West Coast party and an East Coast party."
- This is another example in where a candidate endorsed by Sanders has not been elected. He blames the Democratic Party. It only shows what little clout the Vermont Senator has within the party. So why does he still insist on trying to reform the Dems. He obviously doesn't get it.
The Democratic National Committee and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are under fire for supporting a mayoral candidate with a mixed record on abortion, highlighting divisions within the party even as the DNC seeks to mend fences with its high-profile unity tour.
The tour, which kicked off Monday, seemed to get off to a rocky start. But the biggest bump came when progressives began withdrawing support for Omaha, Nebraska mayoral candidate Heath Mello after discovering that, as a Nebraska state senator eight years ago, he supported legislation to require women to undergo an ultrasound before getting an abortion.
... Sanders was criticized on social media Wednesday night for telling the Wall Street Journal that he didn't know if Ossoff is a "progressive," even as he was preparing to support Mello. While Sanders' endorsement of Ossoff would likely end up in a GOP attack ad in the conservative district, critics accused Sanders of a double standard. Meanwhile, the flap could reignite questions about whether there's room within the Democratic Party for anti-abortion candidates.
Perez, who is will be in Georgia to campaign for Ossoff while Sanders and Ellison head to Omaha, tried to smooth things over in a statement.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is campaigning for Omaha, Neb., mayoral candidate Heath Mello Thursday night, and he's not apologizing for it.
"Absolutely, and I want him to win," Sanders, I-Vt., told NPR Thursday, after a rally in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The Thursday event with Mello, a Nebraska state senator who's running as a Democrat in the mayoral race, is one of several rallies Sanders is holding across the country this week. It's part of a Democratic National Committee-organized unity tour with DNC Chair Tom Perez.
...The Omaha event wasn't that notable – just one of several red state visits on the DNC itinerary — until Thursday morning. That's when Ilyse Hogue, the president of abortion rights advocate NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued a statement blasting Sanders and Perez for spending time and resources campaigning alongside a Democrat who opposes abortion rights.
"The actions today by the DNC to embrace and support a candidate for office who will strip women – one of the most critical constituencies for the party – of our basic rights and freedom is not only disappointing, it is politically stupid," Hogue said. "Today's action makes this so-called 'fight back tour' look more like a throw-back tour for women and our rights."
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders clarified his support for Jon Ossoff on Friday, after catching flack for saying earlier that he didn't know if the Democratic congressional candidate is a progressive.
"Let me be very clear. It is imperative that Jon Ossoff be elected congressman from Georgia's 6th District and that Democrats take back the U.S. House," Sanders said in statement. "I applaud the energy and grassroots activism in Jon's campaign. His victory would be an important step forward in fighting back against Trump's reactionary agenda."
It was an attempt to clean up an earlier comment Sanders made, which led to accusations that he was undermining both Ossoff, in whom many Democrats have invested their hopes, and an ongoing tour with Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez that was intended to demonstrate the party's unity.