Bernie Sanders is right about practically everything he said but he has a snowflake –in-hell chance of winning the nomination, never mind the election.
There is no government on the planet that can control the banks. He should be aware of this actuality. He’s a fool to think they would ever let him be president or that he and his idealistic followers would ever be allowed to control Wall Street.
Also, he and the other naive candidates agreed during the debate that the war in Iraq was “the worst mistake in the history of our country” that destabilized the entire region creating a perpetual quagmire of war with no end in sight.
A mistake? How innocent. Note Hillary did not agree with the others on this.
That “mistake” created an insatiable demand for weapons of all sizes every side can use against one another and a backbone for the fragile stock market by keeping defense stocks healthy and strong.
So maybe it was not a mistake. Maybe the chaos is maintained to keep the Arab world from ever uniting and posing a real threat to the West. Depends on your portfolio. If you are making money from your defense industry investments you may not be that inclined to call our involvement a “mistake.”
Nor did he make it clear private jails need a steady influx of passive marijuana offenders to maintain profit, although he did note how full jails are of minor offenders. Jails are big business. Don’t mess with big business.
Wall Street, the defense industry, private jail owners, the drug companies; they hate him.
He will be painted as a “socialist” and likened to a “communist” by the media and marginalized. People are Pavlovic when they hear either of those two politically taboo words.
Now Hillary, she was OK and held her ground. Sanders is right. People are getting tired of the repetitious and ever increasingly boring attacks, by Fox News and the Republican Party about the emails and Benghazi.
She got her “I’ll kick your ass” style on and she’s chomping at the bit to get into a real fight. Obviously, she got the word from the big boys the Benghazi and email distractions will soon be squashed. She will move forward quickly, unencumbered by the investigations and decimate whichever Republican that runs against her.
Except for Trump. And Bush, maybe.
But it will not be Trump who runs. The Republican hierarchy has plans for him and they most definitely are not going to be to the billionaire’s liking.
The smart money is still on Bush. Once Trump is neutralized Bush’s dynasty will spring to life and he will be the one to take on Hillary.
Bush is the chosen one. Bush will be our next president.
Dunno how anyone with a fully functional brain cell could vote for that Clinton thing.
My money’s on Obama staying put bu whatever means possible.
I watched the debate and Sanders nailed it. I followed the comments on Facebook, and what I (and many others noticed) was that CNN constantly deleted comments in support of Sanders.
There ARE laws – but no one wants to enforce those laws. A couple of years ago, HSBC was caught red-handed laundering Mexican drug lord money – and nothing happened. They were fined 1.9 Billion dollars, which sounds like a lot, but in reality is about a week’s wages to them. If you or I got caught laundering drug money for Mexican drug lords, we’d be carted off to jail, never to see the light of day for years and years – after the government emptied our bank accounts, taking everything including the change in the couch cushions. Not only does this prove that the War on Drugs is a joke, it also shows that if you’re rich enough, you’re above the law.
HSBC’s lax anti-money laundering policies allowed Mexican drug money, Iranian terrorist money, and even suspicious Russian money to enter the U.S. and gain access to U.S. dollar liquidity over the last couple of years.
In one case, “two HSBC affiliates sent nearly 25,000 transactions involving $19.4 billion through their HBUS [HSBC’s U.S. affiliate] accounts over seven years without disclosing the transactions’ links to Iran.” They provided U.S. dollar financing and services to banks in Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh that were tied to terrorist organizations, while also clearing $290 million in “obviously suspicious travelers cheques” that benefitted Russians “who claimed to be in the used car business.”
And your telling me that NO US president can put a stop this? God help us all.
Don’t be so dismissive of Bernie Sanders. He is the only candidate in either party that knows where he stands and does not change views with the polls. I an a longtime Republican that is backing Bernie because you cnd believe what he says whether it can be accomplished or not. That is called integrity and none of the other candidates have it.
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A slug would be a better candidate than any of the candidates calling themselves Democrats in this election. Bernie has said he is a Socialist and the others believe in that also. The Democrats/Socialists/Progressives (whatever they want to call themselves) are ruining this country. All they want is for the population to be on the government dole. They don’t promote self reliance, lower taxes, smaller government and rule of law.
A working, tax paying populace is the best for everyone – everyone should have “skin in the game”. This administration has brought our nation down in every way and, should the Dems/Soc/Prog succeed in this election will bring our nation even further down.
It is outrageous that this author is giving Hillary a pass on Bengazi and her email/server issue – she should be in jail!!! How can you run for president when you are too stupid not to know when emails are confidential or with Whitewater, state when questioned, “I don’t remember” or be physically fit after her head “trauma”. There’s more – look at all the scandal behind her. I believe Hillary is a farce and worse, a criminal.
To the group of GOP – G reed O bstruction P rofiteering – the ..01% who own 90% of the wealth of the United States.
To those yearning for a return to the 1800’s, or becoming the Neanderthal Party — sorry to insult the Neanderthals —
To the right-wing wingnuts — shame, shame, shame on you
To those who would even remotely consider the Repugnant Party = see the following quote, it applies to thee…
“never underestimate the stupidity of the American electorate” – H L Menken
This is in response to Carol Rizzi’s comment.
Well, they call themselves Democrats, because they ARE Democrats.
1. an advocate of democracy.
2. a person who believes in the political or social equality of all people.
3. (initial capital letter) Politics. a member of the Democratic Party.
You say “Democrats/Socialists/Progressives are “ruining” this country?
The fact is, you have no specifics. Conservatives never do, naively repeating the nonsense they hear from party leaders. As a good friend of mine once said, “You wear the comfortable blanket of ignorance.”
The word Progressive” stems from the word “progress.” Progress involves and suggests a forward movement or improvement. Progress is not stale, static nor drowning in stagnant waters. Without progress, the world would not be what it is today.
Without progress the automobile, the use of electricity, rock and roll, the space program, the iPhone you’re holding would not exist. It is through Science and Art that the world moves forward. Liberal thinkers improve the world. It is those who think outside the box who have improved the world. This includes, homosexuals (the most artistic people throughout history), scientists and artists. Republican Conservatives reject all of the former.
Progress does not ruin things. Keep in mind conservative thinkers once believed the world was flat.
Dictionary meaning of Conservative:
1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
2. cautiously moderate or purposefully low: a conservative estimate.
3. traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty or showiness: conservative suit.
4. of or relating to the Conservative party.
The word suggests, a stern holding back, a rigid fear of forward movement. Keep conditions as they are, even if conditions are unfair. Conservatism is the result of a need to preserve so-called traditions, ideas, cultures. The future is the past.
Questioning what is “established” does not enter the Conservative mind. This is because Conservatives have been trained to never think outside the box. Probably don’t even know a box exists.
You spout the Republican Party line because it’s been fed to you. Conservatives accept the religion of their parents without questioning veracity or observing hippocricy.
Government comes in handy when gun laws that appeal to you need protection.
Conservatives confuse dictatorship with democracy. I don’t think they know the crater-like difference.
The fact is Conservative beliefs are taking this country toward something like a dictatorship.
The irony with present day Conservatives is that they do not realize during the 1960’s it was the youth, today’s Democrats, Liberals and Progressives, who rallied against the Vietnam War, created the youth vote, led the charge for climate awareness and other issues of that time and are now mature enough to vote with intelligence and wisdom.
It is a little ironic that it is Republicans who always push for war, thanks to vested war interests.
Back in the 60s however, the Conservative party was somewhat intelligent. You could actually have logical conversations and debates between Nixon and Gore Vidal. As to the candidates running, your 16-plus Republicans running for president can already be simultaneously smashed beneath one Democrat’s high heel.
Believe me, Hilary Clinton is far from stupid. BUT it is the progressive socialist Bernie Sanders who will win!!! Look up “socialist.” Most socialist countries are doing better than the U. S. Thank your W. Bush for that.
We are NOT a democracy but a Republic ..gonegreenstore.com ;how wrong can you be….study your history
Nowhere do I say we are a democracy. I was giving definitions for idiots. Read context carefully. Don’t be one yourself.