Bernie Sanders

09/17/2020
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is right about the shortcomings of Joe Biden’s campaign for president against Donald Trump. He not focusing enough on what he will do differently to help Americans regain their economic footing.  “We … have to give people a reason to vote for Joe Biden,” Sanders (I-Vt.) said late last week. “And Joe has some pretty strong positions on the economy, and I think we should be talking about that more than we have.” Biden is, in short, making the same mistake Hillary Clinton did in 2016. Like her, Biden is being too conservative to excite his base the same way that Trump...
04/20/2020
The office of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont provided this list of resources for Vermonters looking for help during the pandemic crisis. Health   Vermont 2-1-1: If you are sick and have questions on how to proceed, contact your health care provider or call 2-1-1. Visit 2-1-1's site here: https://vermont211.org/ Vermont Department of Health (VDH): For the most up-to-date guidance on public health measures in Vermont, visit: https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/coronavirus-covid-19 The VDH has translated information about how to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and stay...
04/09/2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders played his hand well. He exited his bid to be the presidential nominee for the Democratic Party in an Wednesday morning speech with grace, eloquence and his determined and passionate appeal for his own brand of revolution — and he did so after moving his once-radical ideas into the mainstream of American politics over the past five years. In the end, Bernie’s revolution will hopefully become a core of what Democrats think of as their solutions to what ails America. That transition has already happened on many fronts. Bernie’s call for free-college education was once a...
04/08/2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his decision to concede the presidential race to Joe Biden earlier today. Here is his concession speech. I want to express to each of you my deep gratitude for helping to create an unprecedented grassroots political campaign that has had a profound impact in changing our nation. I want to thank the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who knocked on millions of doors in the freezing winters of Iowa and New Hampshire and in the heat of Nevada and South Carolina – and in states throughout the country. I want to thank the 2.1 million Americans who have contributed to...
04/03/2020
Members of Vermont’s Congressional delegation have been working hard to help Vermont businesses weather the economic and health crisis. Here are some of their comments from Thursday night’s COVID-19 telephone town hall organized by Congressman Peter Welch. U.S. Rep. Peter Welch   “We, your Congressional delegation, have a fundamental responsibility to have the federal government be the economic backstop for you, and also for our state and our hospitals.”   U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy   Sen. Leahy is vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and an architect of the federal stimulus...
03/12/2020
Give Sen. Bernie Sanders credit. After his shellacking in Tuesday’s primaries — in which former vice president Joe Biden won in four or five of the six states, including a trouncing of Sanders in Michigan, 53-40 percent, and blowouts in Mississippi, Missouri and Idaho — Sanders chose to remain quiet. Rather than issue a fiery commentary or create excuses, he left the space open for Biden to claim victory, which he did with grace. Furthermore, in comments to the press this Wednesday, while Sanders announced he would continue his race for the Democratic primary nomination through next Tuesday’s...
03/09/2020
As I write this day, my concern and focus is on Bernie Sanders. I feel that Bernie’s avid intelligence and open-heartedness are much to be admired. His ability to withstand continuous criticism, and in my opinion, the unwarranted unkindness of the mainstream Republican and Democratic establishments, is amazingly brave. We, without pause, proclaim our gratitude, respect and admiration for Martin Luther King. He was, without doubt, a Democratic Socialist. In the last few years, we recite praises for the character and political philosophy of Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter endured the ridicule of the...
03/02/2020
No surprise that former Vice-President Joe Biden got his expected bounce out of the South Carolina primary, but Sen. Bernie Sanders placed a strong second and is well-poised to win major contests on Super Tuesday. Criticize the primary process all you want, but the political reality is that Sanders is likely to have such a substantial lead after this coming Tuesday that he’ll be hard to catch. That’s particulary true because the moderate vote continues to be split between Biden, Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Peter Buttigieg. Sanders’s early advantage is sparking near panic among...
02/20/2020
We appreciated Angelo Lynn’s sensible response to the Democratic establishment panic over Bernie Sanders’ front-runner status in the nomination race. For anyone who cares about the future of our country, the prime objective must be defeating Donald Trump in November. But choosing a Democratic candidate solely on speculation as to who can beat him is folly. No one has that kind of crystal ball. Who thought Hillary Clinton could lose or Trump could win in 2016? And, alas, who knows how such factors as voter suppression, ballot box fraud and foreign intervention (solicited or not) will influence...
02/13/2020
We have an authoritarian in the White House who, this week, is undermining the very foundation of our judicial system, interfering with justice in the courts on a case-by-case basis and telegraphing his desires to a corrupt Attorney General — and yet, liberal pundits around the country are panicked about what to do if Bernie Sanders is the Democrat’s nominee. Seriously? Get a grip, pundits — and many Democrats. First, Sanders has long held an advantage in New Hampshire, as well as in Iowa due to his name recognition, large numbers of loyal supporters and a grassroots campaign ideally suited...

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