“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
Parenthetically, I would like to bring it to everyone's attention that at least we are discussing it, thanks to Sanders. It's the kind of discussion we should be having about our own self governance. It is healthy for America to have these kinds of discussions. This is what campaigning should be about - but rarely is anymore.
I appreciate it and I appreciate Sanders because of it. He is actually inviting American voters to think. Sadly, that is a departure from the norm.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
I like this guy!
Sanders Announces Family Values Agenda - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont
Source 2: http://www.sanders.senate.gov/downlo...ct?inline=fileSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today outlined a family values agenda, a package of legislation to provide paid family and medical leave, paid sick leave and paid vacation. “When you look at what other wealthy countries are doing, what you find is that the United States of America is the only advanced economy that does not guarantee its workers some form of paid family leave, paid sick time or paid vacation time. In other words, when it comes to basic workplace protections and family benefits, workers in every other major industrialized country in the world get a better deal than workers in the United States. That is wrong,” Sanders said.
For formatting reasons(I hate having to take out the 1000000 line breaks those things put in) I am not quoting the bill he cosponsered and referenced in his speech, but it is clearly family leave, not maternity leave.
So can we talk about what he is really proposing instead of what you assume he is proposing?
This shocked even the Bernie camp in that they didn't have any reps there working the crowd.
Bernie gets a substantial turn out in the primaries but still falls a bit short of Hilary who gets the party nomination.
Bernie then assumes that he can do on a national level what he did in Vermont based on his surprising appeal in the primaries. Sanders decides to run as an Independent in the general election just as he does in Vermont, effectively Ross Perot-ing Hilary's presidential bid.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
If Bernie Sanders Runs For President, It Won’t Be as an Independent: “I will not be a spoiler”
To the dismay some idealists, Sanders rejected the idea of running for president as an independent. “No matter what I do, I will not be a spoiler,” Sanders said. “I will not play that role in helping to elect some right-wing Republican as President of the United States.”
Bernie says a lot of good stuff, it definitely outnumbers the meh stuff he pushes, though he loses me when I heard about him wanting a $15 dollar minimum wage and free public university -- I could run with the first two years being free given the core curriculum crap we all have to deal with though.
He knows he can't win the big show, but he'll bring serious issues up and smack around a number of the better funded, yet comparatively poorly spoken candidates running against him. Really hope he pushes on the infrastructure issue.
I never planned on voting for him though, but that's another story.
"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882