SandersForPresident

Huge overflow crowd for @IronStache and Bernie in Racine

Huge overflow crowd for @IronStache and Bernie in Racine

How is 538 polling Biden higher than Bernie?

He, at his age, has more energy than I do... at 28!

I just kind of think 538 is lying

It's completely baffling. Last thing I remember from this guy was him insulting millenials.

@RoKhanna: 6 in 10 Americans oppose defense increases. But only 8 Senate Democrats voted against Trump’s huge military increases. We can make every college & university free instead. Dems will only deserve victory if we have the guts to offer an alternative vision!

@RoKhanna: 6 in 10 Americans oppose defense increases. But only 8 Senate Democrats voted against ...

Fuk em.

This is the type of thing Democrats should be resisting. They know the tax cut is going to be used as an excuse by the GOP to cut social programs and yet they're letting them waste billions more tax dollars on something we don't need. Then they turn around and pretend to care about healthcare while opposing single-payer because "it's too expensive". Is this a different proposal than the other billion dollar increase we heard about last year?

California 2018 Election

Primary Election Registration Deadline: May 16, 2018

Primary Election: June 5, 2018

General Election Registration Deadline: October 22, 2018

General Election: November 6, 2018

Linked article: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/democrats-defense-spending/553670/

Yes, Russia Likely Did Swing Votes For Donald Trump

Yes, Russia Likely Did Swing Votes For Donald Trump
Yes, Russia Likely Did Swing Votes For Donald Trump

The corrupt corporate system did way more to influence the election than Russia could ever dream of.

So those shitty memes posted by the trolls, you're telling me, swayed 100k people from Clinton. It absolutely could not have been anything else?

And people wonder why I can't take the Russia hysteria seriously.

Plus it's not like a ton of people were excited about Hillary.

Now we’re getting to the heart of the matter.

Wut

Delta Airlines ends discount program for NRA members

Delta Airlines ends discount program for NRA members
Delta Airlines ends discount program for NRA members

Why would they offer discounts to NRA members? It's not like they are a charity or something like that.

Is it paid for by AAA or does it some take make sense to offer a small discount to organizations with millions of members in order to capture a higher % of those members. Lots of companies used to have partnerships with the NRA, I say lets applaud the ones ending those partnerships and continue to pressure those that still haven't

For anyone who didn’t read:

“[a]ny group with more than ten people traveling from more than two departure cities, within a defined period, can qualify​ for a group discount (excluding weddings and family reunions). Delta has more than 2,000 such contracts in place.​”

Anyone could have this, delta just denied the NRA

Seems like a strange thing to have been a thing.

Florida shooting survivor: We should call AR-15s ‘Marco Rubio’ because they’re both easy to buy

Florida shooting survivor: We should call AR-15s ‘Marco Rubio’ because they’re both easy to buy
Florida shooting survivor: We should call AR-15s ‘Marco Rubio’ because they’re both easy to buy

I love how these survivors are not only addressing the gun and mental health problem, but also the money in politics problem. If the NRA didn't buy these politicians, the gun reform the vast majority of Americans want would have been passed a long time ago. Not to mention how these same politicians gut mental health coverage funding at the behest of their pharma "donor" buddies.

New trap music:

Hit chu wit dat Marco Rubio

Did anyone watch his full comments?

I think his argument made a lot of sense, with regards to the assault weapon ban specifically. He's right, creating more loopholes for the same weapons to be legally sold doesn't actually change anything. Similar laws were circumvented in California almost right away. Focusing on funding for mental health and expanded background checks and raising the legal age required to purchase firearms seems like much better ways forward.

40 million Americans are living in poverty, 28 million Americans have no health insurance and our infrastructure is crumbling. We should be investing in our people, not spending over a hundred billion even more than this on the military industrial complex as Trump wants.

40 million Americans are living in poverty, 28 million Americans have no health insurance and our infrastructure is crumbling. We should be investing in our people, not spending over a hundred billion even more than this on the military industrial complex as Trump wants.

A strong military is important but defense contractors spend millions in lobbying to influence such spending. Why? What would their honest opinions be otherwise? What does America need with such a military? Let's improve the home that we're proud to protect. Soldiers deserve better, and America can afford better.

The fact that tens of thousands of military families are paid wages so low that they have to rely on food stamps is unconscionable. The U.S. spends more on defense than the next 12 countries combined and the Pentagon will be receiving a $165 billion increase in funding over the next two years. The very least we must do is pay everyone in the military a living wage so that they never have to worry about their children going hungry while they fight to defend our nation.

-Bernie

Military spending isn't for the people in the military, it's for the people that bribe the government to expand it's war making capabilities so they can make more money. I don't think there's a better case study for getting money out of politics. If that's the one improvement made to our government in my lifetime I'd die happy. It would lead to so many other things being fixed by extension.

"Defense"

I'm uncertain on that, he dropped a MOAB and it kinda felt like it was just because he could. The stereotype of strongman-type leaders usually do go all in for that military stuff, almost a symptom in the system. Asking for the parade was a very Trumpy move too. Though I agree about that last fun sentence.

Bernie Sanders' son wants to run for Congress

Bernie Sanders' son wants to run for Congress
Bernie Sanders' son wants to run for Congress

This scares me. Bernie has been in congress for 16 years and not only has be not had any notable real gaffes, but has managed to be on the right side of history well before it was popular. I fear a possible mistake/scandal by Bernie's less experienced son could pull down the revolution by all media being shifted to said potential event.

Is he good though

I'm becoming an old man at 27. Just general worry. lol

Yeah, those are quite the shoes to fill. But if Bernie raised him with the same ideals that he's shaped and maintained for the better part of his political/activist life, I'm hopeful that his son will be on the track of fighting the good fight.

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