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Friday, May 1, 2015

Sen Bernie Sanders.. A True-Blue Real Democrat

The other day Democrat Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders announced that he was throwing his proverbial 'hat' into the ring and run for President.

Does he have a legitimate chance to win the Democrat nomination?

Honestly.. No.  

The Democrat Party and many of those who vote that way sold their souls into eternal damnation starting back in 1992 by allying itself with the greedy evil muck which is Wall Street since they took a woodshed-like beating in 1980, '84 and '88 and donations from unions were drying up.

This is why you really don't have a true two-party system anymore.
~ With the right barber, he might be a good candidate..

What we call 'Real' or 'True-Blue' Democrats.. you know, the Dems of Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy and LBJ are now an ostracized minority within their party, allowed every four years to cackle a little bit during primaries before the figurative duck-tape goes back over their mouths

Democrats would rather vote for an old rotten cunt like Hillary (sorry for such a strong word but its really the only one accurately applicable) who has hungered to be President since before her hubby Bill won the job with less the 50% of the popular vote in 1992 and will do Anything to appease the financial power elite since of course the Clintons are now part of that inner circle..

We at A&G admire and like Bernie Sanders..   Not necessarily 100% agree with him in all areas and ideologies but we can say the man is sincere, genuine and his ideas would improve the US domestically far more than most D or R candidates' 1% approved positions.
Back in 2013 Sanders did an interview with Playboy, which he posts a link to on his web page.

http://www.playboy.com/articles/bernie-sanders-playboy-interview

For those who may not have the time or interest to read it all the way through, we provide a few excerpts:

Q:  You have said, “There are people working three jobs and four jobs, trying to cobble together an income in order to support their families.” Has the middle class died forever?

A:  Well, I certainly hope it’s not forever...  until 1973, we saw an expanding middle class, with people’s incomes going up. Since that point, and especially since the Wall Street–driven financial crisis, you’ve seen a real collapse. 
Since 1999 median family income has gone down $5,000. Real unemployment, counting people who have given up looking for work or who are working part-time when they want to work full-time, is more than 14 percent. More than 14 percent! You’re seeing millions of people working longer hours for lower wages. 

When I was growing up in a lower-middle-class family, the gold standard for blue-collar workers was union manufacturing in the automobile industry. As the big three have been rehiring, they’re hiring people at something like $14 an hour, half the wages. 

The U.S. has 46 million people living in poverty today. We have the highest rate of childhood poverty in the industrialized world. 
Q:  How do you explain that?

A:  We live in a hypercapitalist society, which means the function of every institution is not to perform a public service but to make as much money as possible.  There’s an effort to privatize water, for God’s sake. I suppose somebody will figure out how to charge you for the oxygen you breathe..

Q:  Has this hypercapitalism accelerated lately?

A:  People have lost sight of America as a society where everyone has at least a minimal standard of living and is entitled to certain basic rights, a nation in which every child has a good-quality education, has access to health care and lives in an environmentally clean community, not as an opportunity for billionaires to make even more money and avoid taxes by stashing their money in the Cayman Islands. 
Can you argue that the era of unfettered capitalism should be over? Absolutely. Does this system of hypercapitalism, this incredibly unequal distribution of wealth and income, need fundamental reform? Absolutely it does. 

You have the entire scientific community saying we have to be very aggressive in cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Yet you’re seeing the heads of coal companies and oil companies willing to sacrifice the well-being of the entire planet for their short-term profits. And these folks are funding phony organizations to try to create doubt about the reality of global warming. 
Q:  You’ve said that today the wealthiest 400 individuals in this country own more wealth than the bottom half of America, 150 million people.

A:  One family, the Waltons, who own Walmart, has more wealth than the bottom 40 percent. The top one percent today owns 38 percent of all wealth. Take a wild and crazy guess as to what the bottom 60 percent own.

Q:  Probably five percent.

A:  No, 2.3 percent. When we were growing up and read about oligarchic countries in Latin America and elsewhere, did you ever think that in the United States one percent would own 38 percent of the wealth and the bottom 60 percent only 2.3 percent?
~ 'I squish your greedy little head..'

Q:  How would you describe the differences between FDR and Bill Clinton?

A:  Well, Clinton was and is a very smart guy, but he is the guy who signed NAFTA. I like Bill Clinton, like Hillary Clinton, but they live in a world surrounded by a lot of money. 

It’s not an accident that Clinton is doing a fantastic job with his Foundation. Where do you think that money is coming from? 

The point being that Clinton was a moderate Democrat who was heavily influenced by Wall Street and big-money interests, and Obama is governing in that same way...

Its a very good and informative interview..  We didn't want to re-post the whole thing here so as we said before, just click the link below if interested in reading:

http://www.playboy.com/articles/bernie-sanders-playboy-interview

The morale of the story is this:   There really are Democrats with good ideas in touch with the problems facing Americans and want to make this a better nation..

Its just the leading Democrat contender, the old cunt Hillary is the one everyone is the most excited to give money to and vote for..

And That as much as anything else is why nothing ever gets fixed in Washington..
Blame the candidates and Big Money all one wants..  Its still the millions of American imbeciles who vote scum like Hillary and Bill and Obama into office and then naively expect 'Change' and 'Hope' and improvement

All people did was vote into office Wall Street 1% lackies.

We've made this comparison many times before.. We will do so again..

Here's the difference between Republicans and Democrats:
A Republican will come up to you, not say a word and simply slap you hard across the jaw..

A Democrat will come up to you, slap you hard across the jaw then make up some lie that they were doing it for your benefit like trying to kill a mosquito.

A slap is a slap..

Question is, do you prefer the honesty of the unspoken strike or do you need the rationalization lie in order to accept the sting?