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Yep, I saw all of this too. There's one poster here that will most likely try to say that Robert Reich is wroking for tRump. 

 

Yes, and that we have to vote for the centrist candidates or we'll be giving the election to Trump.

 

Electability


This election will be a referendum on Trump's presidency. If he doesn't pass muster, he will not be re-elected. The most logical thing for Democrats to do is choose the candidate they like the most. Electability will take care of itself.


The argument that Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren simply aren't electable doesn't hold water. Or as Robert Reich says -- "Rubbish".

Those who favor other candidates would do better by arguing for them on their merits, instead of relying on the flawed narrative of "electability" or that the Progressive candidates can't win.

 

"Enthusiasm" and "Voter Turnout". That's the key.

 

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 Republicans like their chances of keeping the Senate in 2020. But there’s one thing they think would all but seal the deal: Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential nominee.

 

Robert Reich disagrees with you.

 

Robert Reich Makes Case for Why Sanders or Warren—'Not Some Billionaire-Backed Milquetoast Moderate'—Offer Best Chance to Beat Trump


"These two have most of the grassroots energy, most of the enthusiasm, and most of the ideas that are critical for winning in 2020."


Robert Reich is an American economist, professor, author, and political commentator.


He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton.


He was Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997.


He was a member of President Barack Obama's economic transition advisory board.


"Most importantly, both Warren and Sanders understand that our system is rigged and that economic and political power must be reallocated from a corporate Wall Street elite to the vast majority," Reich said. "This is why both Warren and Sanders are hated by the corporate Wall Street wing of the Democratic Party."


Calling the notion that Sanders and Warren are too far to the left "total rubbish," Reich said the progressive senators stand the best chance to beat Trump in the general election.


Nominating a moderate like former Vice President Joe Biden or South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Reich argued, "will increase the odds Trump gets a second term."


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Yep, I saw all of this too. There's one poster here that will most likely try to say that Robert Reich is wroking for tRump. ROFLMAO !!!!!


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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 Republicans like their chances of keeping the Senate in 2020. But there’s one thing they think would all but seal the deal: Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential nominee.

 

Robert Reich disagrees with you.

 

Robert Reich Makes Case for Why Sanders or Warren—'Not Some Billionaire-Backed Milquetoast Moderate'—Offer Best Chance to Beat Trump


"These two have most of the grassroots energy, most of the enthusiasm, and most of the ideas that are critical for winning in 2020."


Robert Reich is an American economist, professor, author, and political commentator.


He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton.


He was Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997.


He was a member of President Barack Obama's economic transition advisory board.


"Most importantly, both Warren and Sanders understand that our system is rigged and that economic and political power must be reallocated from a corporate Wall Street elite to the vast majority," Reich said. "This is why both Warren and Sanders are hated by the corporate Wall Street wing of the Democratic Party."


Calling the notion that Sanders and Warren are too far to the left "total rubbish," Reich said the progressive senators stand the best chance to beat Trump in the general election.


Nominating a moderate like former Vice President Joe Biden or South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Reich argued, "will increase the odds Trump gets a second term."


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 Republicans like their chances of keeping the Senate in 2020. But there’s one thing they think would all but seal the deal:   Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential nominee.


Rolling back time....the Washington Post reported  about the NRA’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders in 1990.    They used the money their members gave them to help elect Bernie Sanders to Congress:      “A few days before Election Day in 1990, the National Rifle Association sent a letter to it’s 12,000 members in Vermont, with an urgent message about the race for the state’s single house seat.  

 

Bernie Sanders was to the right of Hillary Clinton  on   GUN CONTROL  ..Bernie  who voted five times against moderate gun control.  

 

 While Hillary was working hard to help Ted Kennedy and the broad bipartisan coalition that backed comprehensive immigration reform bill, Senator Sanders voted against it six times. He even went on the Lou Dobbs show on CNN – the number one propaganda broadcast of the anti-immigration movement at the time – to proclaim how immigrants were bad for the American economy and other twisted ideas about immigrants\ 

 

BERNIE  silver tongue  SANDER'S VOTERS HELPED TRUMP WIN ...    I HOPE HE DOESN'T DO IT AGAIN.   

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In 1981, Bernie Sanders ran for mayor of Burlington as an Independent and defeated six-term Democratic Party incumbent Gordon Paquette by ten votes. Voters re-elected Bernie three times by increasingly wider margins: 52 percent in 1983, 55 percent in 1985, and 56 percent in 1987.


Bernie showed that when you can make government work for average folks, they turn out to vote. In his first re-election race in 1983, voter turnout in the city doubled.


Vermont, has always had a large working-class population who, until Sanders came on the scene, tended to vote for moderate Democrats and Republicans. Each time he ran for mayor, Sanders attracted increasing support from the city’s blue-collar precincts.


In his first two years in office, the City Council refused to allow Sanders to hire more than a handful of staff, while the entrenched bureaucrats in City Hall sought to thwart his initiatives. Randy Kamerbeek, the city’s planning director, “tried to sabotage everything that Bernie proposed,” recalled Michael Monte, who worked in that agency. “He told us not to allow Bernie to have any visible successes. He figured Bernie would be out of office after his first term.”


After he was re-elected in 1983, and voters swept in a more progressive City Council, Sanders gained a stronger foothold in City Hall. With the support of local Republicans and business leaders, he created the Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) to carry out his vision for more affordable housing, more locally owned small businesses, greater community engagement in planning, and job development.
“When Bernie first got elected, the local media said he was anti-business,” recalled Bruce Seifer, an architect of Sanders’s economic development efforts. “They called us the ‘Sanderistas.’”


After Sanders’s re-election victory in 1983, business groups concluded they could not defeat him and thus had to work with him. But many businesspeople also saw that Sanders shared their interest in “development”—what he saw as “good development”—while opposing projects that would hurt middle- and working-class neighborhoods or victimize low-wage workers.
Most of Burlington’s business leaders initially distrusted Sanders. But even many of Sanders’s early opponents came to respect and even admire his willingness to listen to their views and his efforts to adopt progressive municipal policies.
“Bernie was never anti-growth, anti-development, or anti-business,” explained Monte. “He just wanted businesses to be responsible toward their employees and the community. He wanted local entrepreneurs to thrive. He wanted people to have good jobs that pay a living wage. If you could deal with that, you could deal with Bernie and Bernie would deal with you.”


But the most important lesson we can draw from Bernie’s tenure as Mayor of Burlington, which applies to our situation now, is that the establishment never thought he could win.

 

Through this grassroots engagement, Bernie was able to move major citywide policies because enough of the councilors either changed their positions, or the constituents changed their city councilors.


Some of Bernie Sanders accomplishments as mayor:

 

  • He not only balanced the city budget, but undertook ambitious downtown revitalization projects. He even helped bring in a minor-league baseball team to the town, the Vermont Reds.
  • He sued the town’s local cable franchise and won reduced rates for customers.
  • Kept a developer from turning important waterfront property into condominiums, hotels, and offices to be used only by the wealthy and affluent. Instead, it was made into housing, parks, and public space. Even today, the area still has many parks and miles of public beach and bike baths, including a science center.
  • Provided new firms with seed funding, and helped businesses create trade associations. He funded training programs to give women access to nontraditional jobs and even gave special attention to women wanting to become entrepreneurs.

Mayor Bernie Sanders brings Cincinati Reds minor league baseball team to Burlington...

 

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In 1987, U.S. News & World Report ranked Sanders one of "America's Best Mayors".

 

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