HomeUncategorizedBernie NYT OpEd:Democrats Need to Wake Up
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Benny

I can imagine the TOPs think with this op-ed that he is still running for the nomination and will throw more trash at him for not endorsing Clinton. They are afraid of the Ted Kennedy thing from 1980. I don’t see it that way. I think he is doing what he said he would: ensure the Democratic Party actually stands for something in its messaging in order to strengthen Clinton’s message, whereby those who are undecided can read more about what the Dem Party stands for. And to vote for, not just against Trump.

He’s also telling the Dem Party: stand up or else the under 45 crowd (and this over 45 yr blogger) perceive you will shove them in the drawer along with a weak platform after November. It’s about persuasion, not just winning. And if he’s asked to speak, he has something to go on to speak about at the Convention.

Expat Zuzzguzz
Expat Zuzzguzz

Amen, Brother!

Toby Ziegler
Toby Ziegler

Great piece.

This is why it astounds me every time I see some Liar for Her dismiss Bernie’s demands as irrelevant since he lost and ‘losers don’t dictate terms’. Almost everything in his platform is supported by the large majority of Democratic voters (or even the public) and essentially everyone who isn’t evil. And Hillary Clinton won thanks to imitating Bernie on many of his platform ideas! Remember when she magically became someone who had ‘fought for $15/hr’ in the Brooklyn debate? Or when she suddenly decided to oppose the TPP after years of supporting it? Or when she tried to paint herself as the ‘small donor’ candidate? Or when she started repeating Bernie-isms word by word, like “no executive too big to jail” in her speeches?

Many of the progressive policy proposals, outlined by Bernie and brought up again here, should not take a backseat just because the other candidate is the presumptive nominee.

polarbear4

Almost everything in his platform is supported by the large majority of Democratic voters (or even the public) and essentially everyone who isn’t evil.

LOL and so true. :O)

Arthur Y
Arthur Y

Totally amen to that Bernie! When Bernie has campaigned of a need to create a government and an economy that works for all of us, he means it. The global economic system can not sustain itself for much longer as more and more people are awakening to the reality that Bernie and other “true” progressives have spoken.

It kind of reminds me of a YouTube video I saw recently of another revolutionary in the world. And his name is Yanis Varoufakis:

https://youtu.be/i_tT-qmX7Xg

Watch the part about # power. No wonder the DNC has lost its way.

NVPainter

# power comes at 11:36.

magsview

Was this actually written by Bernie?? “Surprise, surprise.”? How freaking snarky is that?! (love it)

Then he goes on:

“We need a president who will vigorously support international cooperation that brings the people of the world closer together, reduces hypernationalism and decreases the possibility of war. We also need a president who respects the democratic rights of the people, and who will fight for an economy that protects the interests of working people, not just Wall Street, the drug companies and other powerful special interests.”

As many here have already expressed, Amen Brother Bernie! XO

polarbear4

Found a link for Platform input. At the bottom is a box where you can say that stopping TPP is the most important, b/c it governs all corporate behavior.

spooks51
spooks51

We must get serious about global warming, money will mean nothing if we don’t have any fresh water.

Jo Crain
Jo Crain

Trump is already out stumping using trade policies against Clinton. So her buddies who kept in the trade abilities like tpp in the platform haven’t done her any favors and it makes it more suspicious that she was really only saying those things to win democratic primary voters but intending to shift back as soon as possible.

Dro

What a great editorial!
I can’t believe the reception this piece got over at TOP. Well, I guess i should. I posted a few comments yesterday on BNT and the trolls were in fighting form. I swear, the place is getting worse. I must stay away for my sanity. Hats off to @nomandates for posting and trying to insert sanity, but I think it is futile at this point.
Happy we have asite here to discuss. We’re still with you, Bernie!
Keep doing what you’re doing! It’s not over!

crbngville
crbngville

Bernie or bust!

Ellen North
Ellen North

YESSSSS! Only sustainable, Fair Trade where everyone involved sees a benefit, rather than a very few literally draining/polluting/destroying the rest of the living world for their own short-term profits at all cost to everyone else! To quote one of my favorite people ever: Enough is enough, already!

Skip to toolbar