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    •  none of the above (14+ / 0-)

      I do support Sen. Sanders

      -7.75, -6.05 And these wars; they can't be won Does anyone know or care how they begun?-Matt Bellamy

      by nicolemm on Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 10:04:42 PM PDT

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      •  Bernie Sanders is a threat to both parties (21+ / 0-)

        because he is rational and he cuts through the spin to get to the real truth.

        He sounds very much like a traditional Democrat when he speaks...in his case, the Socialist label doesn't mean much...it is the message that is important.

        •  Rational (8+ / 0-)

          See, that's the "problem."  Rationality doesn't play well in Moronic Media when they talk politics, and especially not when they talk about illegal and unconstitutional wars and record-setting corporate profits, thanks to the money they get at their private Treasury teats.

          Neither party has been rational since election day 2000 and the subsequent SCOTUS decision on 12 Dec 2000 to give the election to the dumbest cretin who's ever inhabited the oval office, and then the voters put the moron right back in office in '04 (probably with the help of rigged e-voting machines)..., and both Gore and Kerry oh-so-meekly gave in.  Why?  I dunno..., but Dems have been spinelessly caving to Repuke demands since 2000, and I (for one) am damned sick of it.  They are absolutely, completely, and disgustingly predictable EVERY time for the last eleven years.  If I were a gambler, I could have become rich just betting Dems would cave EVERY time.  [Very likely Democratic spinelessness is that's what's going to get our Social Security money turned over to Casino Wall Street to be gambled away..., or turned over to the Pentagon to help pay for the continuing illegal and unconstitutional wars of aggression that no one is willing to stop.  Bastards!]

          Besides Bernie Sanders, the only other rational politician was Dennis Kucinich who had a not-for-profit single-payer health care plan.  He was ignored and lambasted (often here on DKos) as a short man with big ears (I dunno why; Obama is a tall man with big ears and he made jokes about his ears, so everyone ignored his ears except cartoonists).  Dennis is also concise and eloquent.  Go to his YouTube video page and you can see him in action when he brought the impeachment resolutions against Dumbya (2) and Dickie (1).  Kucinich's health care plan was guaranteed to piss off the insurance, medical, and pharmaceutical corporations, so I suspect some who lambasted him with the most unkind terms were/are paid corporate shills.  They will literally do anything, attack anyone in any way they can, even personal attacks on appearances, to get their way.

          I'm really tired of the whining rationalization "Well, we did the best we could under the circumstances and we had to vote for something, and we didn't have enough votes to invoke cloture otherwise so this is the best deal we could do."  [Want some cheese with that whine?  Grow up you silly sods in Congress!]  I don't know where this 60 votes to invoke cloture came from, but it's a passive-aggressive filibustering technique..., and it should be changed.  It only takes 51 votes to get most bills through the Senate, and a simple majority in the House.

          Why Obama didn't take advantage of that when he had a Democratic majority in both houses for two years to stop the illegal and unconstitutional wars and repeal the unconstitutional Patriot Acts, MCA '06, and FISA fiasco '08, I'll never know.  I don't understand why those things, along with the Bushista tax breaks that were supposed to be temporary, were extended either, nor do I understand why Obama added a second "temporary" tax break on top of that.  It just confirmed what I suspected all along: Obama's a DINO, right along with a lot of other Democrats who are getting buku bucks from corporations.  Utter nonsense and insanity!

          Bernie is a practical, rational human being with common sense.  He's perfect for us..., and he'd be a good president, I believe.  His rational common sense is what would guarantee him never to be elected to an office higher than senator.  Corporate heads would explode if Bernie were elected president, and Moronic Media would be leading the charge against him.

          I am, so far, still planning on writing in Bernie's name for president in '12.

          I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

          by NonnyO on Sun Aug 07, 2011 at 01:39:31 AM PDT

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