Monday, December 21, 2015

Bernie Sanders





WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Aides to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., say he has now received more than 2 million campaign contributions.
The campaign told The Washington Post they expect to surpass President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign by the end of the year. They have already beat out Obama's 2008 presidential run by this point in the election cycle.
While the senator has not raised the most money in the race so far, he has received the largest number of contributions of any candidate in either party.
Sanders' campaign made a big push Wednesday to pass the 2 million mark, which aides say happened around 8:11 p.m. EST. The campaign put together an ad commemorating the event.

According to the Federal Election Commission, Sanders raised just more than $41 million in the last filing period that ended Sept. 30. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised just more than $77 million during the same period.

Since the start, Bernie Sanders has built his entire movement on the support of small donors. In fact, he's uniquely positioned among all other presidential challengers in that he refuses to accept money from super PACs and pledges to return their money if it accidentally finds him. The best part is, Sanders walks the walk.
When Martin Shkreli, who infamously jacked up the price of an AIDS medication, donated to the Sanders campaign, Sanders flat out rejected his money. However, rather than returning it to Shkreli, Sanders donated its entirety to an HIV clinic.


Bernie Sanders opens can of whoop-ass on ‘pathological liar’ Donald Trump: ‘Much of what he says are lies’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) lambasted GOP presidential aspirant Donald Trump on Sunday,  calling the blustery billionaire a “pathological liar” over claims he has made while on the campaign trail
Speaking with host George Stephanopolous on ABC’s This Week, Sanders got right to the point when asked about Trump
“I think, and I say this straightforwardly, you’ve got a pathological liar there,” he stated. “I think much of what he says are lies or gross distortions of reality.”
Sanders hit on Trump’s claims that he saw thousands of Muslims celebrating as the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11,  saying , “Either that’s true, or it’s not true.”
“From what I understand there has been a lot of research, they archive what goes on television, you’re a TV guy, right? Everyone was saying it’s gotta be archived. Either it is true or it’s not true,” he said. “Nobody has seen a tape of thousands of people celebrating the destruction of the Twin Towers in New Jersey. It doesn’t exist and he keeps claiming it. That’s called pathological lying.”
What somebody like a Donald Trump is doing, is playing on the fears and anxieties of the American public,” Sanders explained. “And people are afraid. They’re afraid of terrorism, rightfully so. They’re anxious about an economy in which the middle class is disappearing, we’re seeing massive examples of income and wealth inequality, people are worried about the future for their kids. These are legitimate fears. So instead of having a rational discussion about how we rebuild the middle class, how we deal with Wall Street, how we have a tax system in which the wealthy and powerful start paying their fair share of taxes — what Trump is saying is, ‘It’s all the Muslims fault. It’s all the Mexicans fault.'”



3 comments:

  1. Congratulations on having an avowed socialist running a strong second in democrat poling.

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    1. thank you, it's long overdue.

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    2. I like the guy. He's an honest leftest. No problem with that what so ever. He and Patrick Leahy compose a formidable one two leftest punch. More power to them.

      More free stuff for everyone! Whhhhheeeeeeee!

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