Bernie Sanders After The Debate: “We Are Going To Win”

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From Bernie Sanders:

I just walked off the debate stage and I am more certain than ever: we are going to win.

Our country is at a moment of truth. The middle class is disappearing and more than half of new income is going to the top 1%. The rich are getting richer and using their wealth to buy elections. And the American people are looking for an alternative to endless war that has destabilized the Middle East and given rise to new threats.

This moment requires us to think differently about our challenges. The same old establishment ideas won’t do. But charting a new course will require the active participation of millions of Americans in every community in our country.

So I need to ask you directly:

Make a contribution of $28.54 — the average donation made to our campaign — as a way of saying you have had ENOUGH of the billionaire class buying our elections.

The billionaire class has never dealt with a threat like ours. And I am sure that if we stand together, we will win.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders

11 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders After The Debate: “We Are Going To Win”

  • November 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm
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    I’m all in for you Bernie. May I make a suggestion? I would like you to consider if you might realize, like I have recently realized, something about racism in America. If you know it or not, you (or I, as a white guy), can NEVER fully understand white privilege. Can you say something like, ‘ I was surprised by the BLM people coming on the stage. I was sure they just didn’t know my record (fill in march, etc here). I later had an awakening, when I realized that I thought I understood something that I can NEVER fully understand.I can never understand the true plight of many people of color, even though I try, I will never get all the way to being able to see the whole picture. But I will listen to those people of color who DO understand, and together we’ll build the best country for everyone’. I really think, that BLM, and racial minorities in general, DON’T want to hear JUST about what you want to do (all the LE,prison changes, etc, are good) I think they would like to hear the white folks running to represent them, say that they really don’t understand the whole picture, because they CAN’T. I think this glimpse of your understanding would help you a great deal with the minority voters. For me, it IS Bernie or BUST!

    • November 14, 2015 at 9:55 pm
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      William, I agree that Bernie need to include black minorities in every speech but when Bernie stepped aside on that stage for BLM, I completely took that not as a weakness but as an acknowledgment from Bernie that he totally understood that it was really important for them to speak at that very moment and he respected that. It’s a shame that people took it that he was pushed off his own stage and he had no control. I felt he was very much in control. I honestly think that Bernie is like myself and we do not see color in anyone so it’s difficult to point out the needs of BLM. When you are totally equal to people whether it be black, white, gay, straight, etc., you just don’t easily see the difference.

    • November 16, 2015 at 4:57 am
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      I TOTALLY agree! Bernie needs to come out with the acknowledgement that he will never be black, and therefore personally able to understand their plight. However, he is able to empathize, and he DOES know that institutionalized and systemic racism, bigotry, and gederism harm us ALL, and that blacks and Latinos have suffered the most under these policies, and he will do everything he can to work with those communities and to end those systems from the top down!

      Additionally, Bernie. Please bring out statements from Robert Reich, and others who say your plan to reinstate Glass-Stegall is the right plan, and Hillary’s screeching about “shadow banking” is baloney! Please don’t let her call on known experts such as Paul Krugman, when her own husband’s Secretary of Labor, and eminent economist in his own right, supports your plan. You have to show the American people why she’s full oh baloney, and it must be more than just her ties to Wall Street!

  • November 14, 2015 at 9:14 pm
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    i think because Nina has overwhelmingly supported bernie and is willing to stand up as a Black woman and say why she has switched to bernie will be very strong.

  • November 15, 2015 at 12:40 am
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    I think you need to come up with some new words in your stump speech. I think saying the same words over and over are losing your momentum. You need to start being more critical of Hillary Clinton, the way you were tonight and stop repeating the same thing over and over. Your ideas are enormous and great! Just mix the words up and add new thoughts! I’m your biggest fan, Bernie! You can do this! Create some excitement! Say the same things in more exciting terms! You’re going to WIN!!!!

  • November 15, 2015 at 5:48 am
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    Bernie,
    You must make a point of what Glass-Stegal is and you must ask Hillary specifically what it is that she does not like about it. Ask if she will leave the banks as monopolies. To many she seemed to win the battle on banking while any of us with knowledge know she was simply prepared on smooth talking. It is most important people realize this . Simply saying she is backed by super-pacs wont do it. Also why dont you bring up her ties to Monsanto and ask if she backs agri-business. All studies, including be the UN, show we must stop the chemicals and go organic if we are to feed the world, have small farmers, and save our environment. You must win 🙂

  • November 15, 2015 at 5:59 am
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    I am so confident in you Bernie that I donated before the debate. You did not disappoint. Keep rocking in the free world.

  • November 15, 2015 at 12:54 pm
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    Dear Bernie Sanders,
    Thank you for accepting the call to run for the US Presidency. It is almost an impossible job, demanding incredible acuity on numerous continuously changing fronts at once, both at home and abroad. You will need to have the very best people working for you in the White House, well delegated and appropriately placed in your administration (one of my votes goes to Robert Reich!). The purpose of my comment, however, is to 1)respectfully request that you strengthen your opening statement 2) increase your commitment to people of color but for some less obvious reasons 3) rework your climate change statement and finally 4) end your closing statement on a high note of “shared vision,”.
    1) First, your opening statement, with great affectionate respect, must not just be a “canned” enumeration of your talking points. In the second debate, it sounded flat, robotic. It should be an energetic portent of your plan, which should include UNIFYING the American people, thereby STRENGTHENING AMERICA through CITIZEN PARTICIPATION in their democracy, more equitable economic opportunity for all (through revision of the tax structure, revocation of income inequality, a higher minimum wage, creation of new jobs, etc,), through more assured opportunity for all (through free vocational and college education, improved k-12 education, review of discriminatory policies in our institutions of higher education and other institutions that provide access to resources in our country), providing a safer America (review of policing policies and procedures, especially with regard to people of color and migrant issues, rebuilding our infrastructure and providing mental and physical healthcare for all, and increasing stronger gun safety policies), *DEVELOPING A COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION PROGRAM ESPECIALLY IN THE FACE OF ‘AN HOUR GLASS POPULATION CRISIS IN THIS COUNTRY (below) and finally, understanding the clear relationship between international violence, which isn’t JUST about IDEOLOGY, but which is also about resources and the way CLIMATE CHANGE affects civilization and why we must lead in that effort, as well as be leaders for international peace. if we are to survive into the next century.
    2) increase your commitment to people of color- this needs to be made clear in your public debates because you are not well known in communities of color- you need to reference your meetings that you are having NOW- with Native American tribes, BLM, Latinos, Student of Color groups on campuses and Asian groups, as well as the Disabled (our largest minority?) and Veterans- but talk about who you are meeting with NOW and emphasize the words: I’M LISTENING! I can never know what it is to live the experienced life of a person of color so that’s why I must listen and have many people of color and ethnicity in my administration so that I can have a full and represented view of the American people. I MUST LISTEN SO THAI CAN KNOW THE EXPERIENCE OF ALL OF OUR CITIZENS BECAUSE WE ARE A NATION WHOSE STRENGTH IS IN ITS DIVERSITY. Then talk about why ALL OF OUR CITIZENS ARE VITAL TO OUR ECONOMY. Talk about our “hour glass population”- where there are more older people above 65 and more kids under 5 than there are working aged citizens and those are the people who are the wage earners and the ones who pay into social security and taxes, etc. Talk about how important it is to have a large working age population. Explain that’s why there has been a NEED for migrant labor and that’s one reason why AGRIBUSINESS has been ENCOURAGING people to come across the border to work. Talk about the benefits of an immigration policy which puts people on a path to citizenship, that maintains the dreamers because we need math and science graduates in our society and a way clear for people to work immediately and pay taxes. Talk about a plan to find out what kinds of jobs will be needed in the next two decades and charge the vocational/technical colleges to provide that kind of education and fill those critically needed areas. Finally. talk about the number of jobs that will come available at all levels as we refurbish our infrastructure as it is not fair to have young people train for a profession, only to be unable to find a job. Also, talk about the “injustice of the justice system” and that low level drug offenses should not be prison incarcerations. All police training must be reviewed and renewed on an national basis and there should be a nation standard of ethical and professional police action plus mandatory body and car cameras.. And prisons must cease to be a capitalistic endeavor but a rehabilitative option with educational training (and a humane holding tank for the most incorrigible only). The legalization of marijuana should do a great deal to DIMINISH THE DRUG WAR, but the growing and selling should remain in the hands of small growers so that BIG PHARMA doesn’t co-opt the system like it has with phamacologics.
    4) Finally, it is almost too complex for average citizens to understand that water wars and resource wars contribute to the kind of terroristic activity we are currently experiencing. You must make it as elementary as possible…That ,as the planet suffers more devastating drought, famine and other climate disasters, the human misery and political unrest that comes with a lack of resources is likely to increase in the future. That’s why we must stand together as a nation, to not only strengthen ourselves internally, but to try to help keep our world from imploding in a climate disaster which will stress every nation beyond its ability to cope.
    FINALLY, I urge you to end with a hopeful, even JOYOUS, VISION OF OUR FUTURE AS A NATION, as your closing statement- Kind of like John Lennon’s “Imagine”- Imagine our nation as a diverse, yet unified America, in which all citizens have a vested interest in their government, where each voice is truly part of every solution, from their neighborhood to the highest form of their democracy. It has not bought by anyone but belongs to them. Imagine all of us having enough to eat, a place to live, educational opportunity, healthcare, and a future to look forward to in an environment that is better and more peaceful than the past. Government can’t do this alone. We’ve demonstrated that already. We need a REVOLUTION. We need it NOW. This isn’t about BERNIE SANDERS. It’s ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE , EACH OF US, FROM EVERY STREET IN AMERICA, TAKING BACK OUR DEMOCRACY, OUR DREAMS AND OUR FUTURE. THIS IS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR VERY PLANET………or something to that effect. Thanks for hearing me out. A concerned and grateful citizen, Linda M. Alvarez Proud Latina! Proud Senior for Sanders!

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