HomeBernie SandersLIVE Stream: Bernie Sanders Speech at The Town Hall in New York
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Benny

The crowd is rowdy and ready. Did y’all see the Never Hillary sign? Who’s lining up on the stage?

Benny

Nina–I 8> that woman!

Benny

Think about the movements. They never gave up. 100 years ago women did not the right to vote, get education, or jobs they wanted, but women did not allow the establishment to determine their lives. They stood and decided to determine their own lives.

Mary Mike
Mary Mike

Without a strong trade union movement in this country, there won’t be a strong middle class

Benny

Looks like someone tried to disrupt and Bernie retorted, “It’s not about ME. It’s about US.”

Benny

Looks like the “Closed Primaries” issue is one of the things being negotiated, along with SD’s (who can ignore their constituents and not respect the voters will).

And….while we’re at it, transform the DNC!

He’s hitting the notion of Clinton having lobbyists on running the party (& convention).

mkls

The most inspiring speech I’ve ever heard him give. He is just on fire!!!

katchen

Bernie: “NEVER EVER LOSE YOUR SENSE OF OUTRAGE!”

dear occupant
dear occupant

‘NEVER, EVER LOSE YOUR SENSE OF OUTRAGE!

Bernie has the fire burning tonight.

delphine

If you’re a patriotic person who loves this country, you gotta love the children of this country.

phatkhat

Started the tears! He’s so right.

Chriscrisp

So inspiring. So moving because he really is outraged!

Benny

My interpretation: MEMO to DNC: Don’t be complacent!

mkls

We need fireside chats every week. And he needs to give them in this type of forum. No TV station. A live audience.

katchen

“YESTERDAY we should have banned fracking, and we should damn well do it tomorrow!”

katchen

didn’t mean that as a reply to you, mkls!

dear occupant
dear occupant

Yes, I’m convinced more than ever. Maybe this speech is him beginning to do that.

phatkhat

YES! PLEASE ban fracking!!!

delphine

What kind of morality is that?

Wow, he’s mad.

delphine

What kind of morality is that?

Wow, he’s mad.

Good job!

katchen

everybody’s booing CNN now. Bernie: “I touched a nerve there, I can see that.”

delphine

I missed what he said about CNN.

CaliforniaPat
CaliforniaPat

Checking out his site, he has more speeches schedule for upstate NY tomorrow. Plus, looks like he may also be doing more of them. Interesting. I wonder if he needs contributions?

mkls

He did an email ask along with a questionnaire on what’s most important for the platform late this afternoon. I gave, then the page I got was a shared page for progressive candidates. I would trust him to distribute what he gets toward the campaigns he thinks most needs help.

polarbear4

I’m sure donations are always welcome, but agree with LD, most will likely go to downballot. But there are always costs to rallies. (just send a slew of text invites to tomorrow’s speech). There are still lots of volunteers.

Bern_So_Good

My fav part of speech so far:

β€œWe cannot allow ourselves to get used the fact that we have hundreds of thousands of children that are homeless. That is our greatest danger, is becoming used to it and thinking it is normal. It is not normal. It is an outrage. And never, ever lose your sense of outrage!”

chasingorion

You did great on Tool’s blog–kudos.
Also a big hug for the data support on today’s BNR. I thought I was gonna lose my sh!t and had to leave after my comment!

Bern_So_Good

Thanks! Hugs back!

CaliforniaPat
CaliforniaPat

Clinton team must be bursting at the seams. I think he is trying to get the delegates to the convention to carry out his ideas. He has a method with these speeches.

mkls

He is the best poker player I have ever seen. Losing hand? Think again. Not by a long shot.

mkls

He will redirect the anger and angst in the electorate into a mighty force for change. Is the Donald hoping to harness that anger into a victory? I think not.

phatkhat

I like that – Obama is a chess master, and Bernie is a brilliant poker player.

MILAGRO1313
MILAGRO1313

MY PSYCHIC GUIDES TELL ME $HILLARY IS ORDERING A CASE OF DEPENDS TONIGHT.

Bern_So_Good

β€œDemocracy is not a spectator sport. When we stand together, we can transform this country.”

polarbear4

Thank you!

polarbear4

what is dead? i was typing.

Benny

Platform is only a document, the platform needs to become ideas to implement for public policy. TPP should be DOA in Congress, ban assault weapons, take on the NRA, close gun loopholes (hear that Clintonistas?), expand SS (Dems now think we should since Bernie has brought this up in the last year), take on the special interests (and that means WS). Our goal is two-fold: 1) Establishment of a modern day Glass-Steagall, and 2) take on the greed of WS.

polarbear4

So moving. omgosh.

belle de jour

Oh, this man is taking no prisoners.

magsview

That’s the exact phrase I used to describe it to my friend,

I told her that I’d interrupted my viewing of it to talk to her, that Bernie was describing his vision of going forward, and that “Bernie is taking no prisoners…as the saying goes ;)”

belle de jour

This speech – with all the extempore touches, with the comfort he has in a vocal NYC crowd – is one of the best, most passionate barnberners I’ve heard from him.

And he did everything but hold up a Hillary voodoo doll and point to it whilst guiding us down a very dirty laundry list of Bad People – And Things They Do That Are Not OK.
Mmmmwwwwaaaaahhhhh.

With the knowledge he will never be respected by the usual suspects in the party – and with the knowledge he doesn’t need to be – I think he feels even more liberated than ever.

This was the righteous speech of a truth teller who doesn’t give a single damn about fear or silent resignation.

chasingorion

Funny, I didn’t think it would be as passionate and authentic as it was. I forget what interview it was in, but the news person (a male) called him a New Yorker and he got strange and hedged reinforcing his Vermonter status. I remember it because I saw a mixture of pain and anger, and I found it simultaneously unnerving and endearing. That is, he felt kind of rejected by his true home state that really isn’t his home any longer and it seemed to have ‘hit him’. (I really believe he was robbed here…but well…the Clinton-Cuomo machine…).

All of this to say, I thought he would have been more measured and was absolutely glad he ‘came home’–’cause he was too unBernie in the Vermont Fireside Chat.

TomP

Thanks LD!

wi61

Heads are exploding as he speaks— Bernie “is keeping the fire Bern’in:”
Go Bernie Go He is reinforcing my decision to back him Bern baby Bern

mkls

On screen font on the live stream — another rally tomorrow in Syracuse? Be still my heart.

CaliforniaPat
CaliforniaPat

Go to Bernie’s website, he will be all over upstate NY starting with Albany.

CaliforniaPat
CaliforniaPat

Albany tomorrow at 11am
Syracuse tomorrow at 4 pm

polarbear4

i hope it’s Albany!

CaliforniaPat
CaliforniaPat

He will be there tomorrow.

chasingorion

ever the NYer that I am–NO that means more damn traffic! LOL

polarbear4

p.s. i would love a “delete” button. but edit is better than nothing, :O) no worries, LD, just muttering.

polarbear4

Something that didn’t work out. I thought we had a chance to contribute our thoughts for the platform, but the link didn’t work and I couldn’t find it on teh Google.

mkls

Please nobody take this wrong. I want to hear Bernie just like Christopher Walken wanted more cowbell. “I’ve got a fever, and the only cure is MORE COWBELL.”

loneaudience
loneaudience

Damn. I missed it. Sorry folks. πŸ™

chasingorion

Don’t feel badly–for some reason I had to choose between watching and typing…of course I put it on widescreen and watched πŸ™‚

Terre
Terre

Yeah – I missed it too. Shit. I’ll have to watch the video. Not quite the same.

polarbear4

There might be a livestream from his rallies tomorrow 11 & 4 iirc, it’s on his web page. via California Pat.

TheLeftistheCenter

I know I have said this in other diaries, but I think again this is all about leverage.

Bernie does not need Hillary for anything and hes already on her shit list, so there is no way he would politically castrate himself enough to remedy this anyway. He has nothing to lose playing hardball, for no matter how this ends he will be seen as an adversary to Hillary and the Establishment.

Bernie has been in the sausage making business for over two decades now and he knows how to sneak some real meat into those by-products. He is just doing it on the largest scale he ever has, squeezing every ounce out of his current political capital.

He is either going to get something or he is going to make them have to give nothing in full daylight, but one way or another he is going to get value out of it.

katchen

that’s today’s Democratic party all right: GIVING NOTHING IN FULL DAYLIGHT

Quite the motto.

TheLeftistheCenter

Honestly this would be as good a result as any because it would remove all doubt about the party and which direction people should go, no one serious would consider working within the party as an option anymore.

I know I am personally torn and that would clear my lingering doubts real fast.

polarbear4

One could go so far as to say HARMING IN FULL DAYLIGHT or worse.

One Bite
One Bite

Would loved to have watched with you all. Look!!! No trolls!!
I will enjoy watching repeat when posted. I see Tool posted a liveblog with a great pic of him with Nina Turner. Didn’t go into the comments. Heh.
This sounds like it was a “tone setter”? That Bernie takes very seriously what he has helped to create and is devising a path forward.
An amazing man who’s time has come.
Occupy the Democratic Party!

Terre
Terre

I’m about a two-thirds of the way through, and the only shithead is BlueFranco who ended up getting a TO. Other than that, so far so good. Make sure you T&R Tool if nothing else.

One Bite
One Bite

Yes, I recc’d and so good to hear it’s not as nasty as usual. Thank you. I admire Tool and was super excited to see he was there.

I did try to go into comments but I just can’t do Dkos right now. A wise person on Dkos described this revolution as being comprised of those who change the party from within and those who venture out, helping to pull the party in a new direction by being part of a movement. I know I am better suited for the latter though agree that both types of revolutionaries are needed.

chasingorion

Yup, T&R’ed . He got a pic with TURNER!!!!!

grapevines

I R& T as well…oh and I did throw a little flag BlueFranco way..hehehe

magsview

That was incredible! I’m sorry I missed you all, was so busy tonight, but saw some of Tool’s live blog over there, I’d seen that Tool was to be there in person so tuned in.

I was so amazed that Bernie seems to be kicking into another gear! He’s worried about us getting burned out, but meanwhile he’s apparently got plans to tour around the country supporting down-ballots! How motivating is that?

Does he have enough funds to do that? I sure hope so!

chasingorion

I think my favoritist part was when he told everybody not to be afraid of venturing into office and normalized his experience as having only attended one council meeting before being mayor. Who humbles himself like that in purpose to others? Only someone of great heart and soul.

Benny

Comical at TOP. One after another diary bemoaning that Bernie won’t concede and why won’t he! They want answers! I decided to stay out out of the last one, it’s just troll bait.

Meantime, Bernie won’t back down. Here’s a link to Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down.” Perfect for tonight! If someone can embed the video as a response (if they wish), it’s worth watching and listening!

chasingorion

Benny

Thank You!

chasingorion

I went over there–silly silly me. Threw a couple of flags. How many do we get a day? I think I will go out flagging people. It is just so damn ugly and the vitriol is un-freaking-believable.

Terre
Terre

@chasingorion – I threw a flag too, and warned a new user in a comment that if they weren’t careful they’d find themselves in a TO. They were TO’d about 30 mins later. πŸ™‚

Anyway, wanted to say that I’m glad you did venture over there because I loved the comment you made that I completely agree with. Not sure why I didn’t reply, but I’d like to give your comment a bigger audience here:

ChasingOrion’s comment.

chasingorion

:$
Thanks, I was thinking about expanding on it and writing a post as a response to all the ego nonsense.

One Bite
One Bite

They just don’t understand what’s going on right in front of their eyes. I really believe that. They think the “game” is happening on the field when indeed, it’s happening off the field.

Benny

FYI, Nina Turner was on “The Last Word” for a couple of minutes. They showed the clips of Bernie lambasting Trump’s bigotry. Tomorrow, I’ll see if there’s a clip available.

NIna pointed out that she was an “elected delegate” for Bernie, not a SD! I’m so glad she’s still a surrogate for Bernie.

Raggedy Ann

Is there somewhere I can watch it? I just got home. πŸ™‚

Bern_So_Good
Raggedy Ann

Thank you!!

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