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...has nearly no chance of winning the Democratic Party nomination, sadly, but stranger things have happened. The nice thing about Sanders entering the race is that I can now both vote for a socialist for president and vote for the first woman president.

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On the plus side she can't get to the left of him.
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Elfbane wrote:
...has nearly no chance of winning the Democratic Party nomination, sadly, but stranger things have happened. The nice thing about Sanders entering the race is that I can now both vote for a socialist for president and vote for the first woman president.



I would dearly love to see him take a couple of primaries. What fun would ensue then
 
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The real tragedy here is that so many misinformed and/or disingenuous people have called Obama a socialist, that the term has been drained of meaning in advance of this *actual* socialist running for president.
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But I thought Americans wanted more socialism ? I have got to stop listening to you RSP moonbats.....

I can only imagine his campaign teams excitement when the next poll numbers drop.

"Good news B-man, we are finally over 1% in the latest poll !, whoo hoo !!!!!"

The only good thing here is that Bernie will still think of himself as a winner. Because socialists don't really care about results, only intent.
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bjlillo wrote:
Osirus wrote:
The real tragedy here is that so many misinformed and/or disingenuous people have called Obama a socialist, that the term has been drained of meaning in advance of this *actual* socialist running for president.


He's not an "actual socialist", he's a democratic socialist. Totally different.


Who is an "actual socialist" then? John Bachtell?
 
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He lost any credibility with me when he was crying that his committee wasn't at fault for the financial meltdown, it was those evil other guys that came before him.

Man up and take some responsibility or give up the mantle of being sincere.
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Here is a quick list of What Bernie Sanders thinks about the issues, from Vox (with a couple paragraphs for each in the original article):

Move to a single-payer health care system
Overturn Citizens United, publicly fund elections
Free trade's expansion has been a "disaster"
Combat climate change with a carbon tax
Don't cut Social Security — expand it (by taxing the wealthy more)
More spending on infrastructure, less on defense
Don't tax the middle class more — they're already getting squeezed
Raise the minimum wage quite a lot
Supports immigration reform — but not guest worker programs for unskilled labor
Does not support drug legalization
Label foods with GMO ingredients
Supports more gun control — but hasn't always
Much more government funding for higher education
Less foreign policy interventionism
Stop the NSA's "out-of-control" surveillance
Supports abortion rights and same-sex marriage
Network neutrality is essential for free speech
Reform the Export-Import Bank
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That New Republic article itself notes that Sanders sometimes labels himself a socialist, or at the very least doesn't run from the label, although he does generally refer to himself as a democratic socialist.
 
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Elfbane wrote:
Here is a quick list of What Bernie Sanders thinks about the issues, from Vox (with a couple paragraphs for each in the original article):


I'd seriously consider voting for him in the primaries.
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TheChin! wrote:
Elfbane wrote:
Here is a quick list of What Bernie Sanders thinks about the issues, from Vox (with a couple paragraphs for each in the original article):


I'd seriously consider voting for him in the primaries.

I'll toss in a second protest vote.
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TheChin! wrote:
Elfbane wrote:
Here is a quick list of What Bernie Sanders thinks about the issues, from Vox (with a couple paragraphs for each in the original article):


I'd seriously consider voting for him in the primaries.


Seconded. I agree with him waaay more often than not on the issues, which is more than can be said for the other contenders. Seriously doubt he's gonna get the nomination, since Hillary basically has it in the bag. I mean, she's been building up to this run since 'ol Bill left the White House.
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Well, according to http://www.selectsmart.com/president my ideal choice would be Bernie Sanders.
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Kempeth wrote:
Well, according to http://www.selectsmart.com/president my ideal choice would be Bernie Sanders.


I got Lincoln Chafee... never even heard of him before.
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I'm going to very happily vote for Sanders in the primary and will no doubt leave the polling station with a smile on my face...
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Kempeth wrote:
Well, according to http://www.selectsmart.com/president my ideal choice would be Bernie Sanders.


I got Sanders also, but there isn't a Green party candidate yet so it's premature.
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like wrote:
Move to a single-payer health care system
Overturn Citizens United, publicly fund elections
Free trade's expansion has been a "disaster"
Combat climate change with a carbon tax
Don't cut Social Security — expand it (by taxing the wealthy more)
More spending on infrastructure, less on defense
Don't tax the middle class more — they're already getting squeezed
Raise the minimum wage quite a lot
Supports immigration reform — but not guest worker programs for unskilled labor
Supports more gun control
Much more government funding for higher education
Less foreign policy interventionism
Stop the NSA's "out-of-control" surveillance
Supports abortion rights and same-sex marriage
Network neutrality is essential for free speech
Reform the Export-Import Bank


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Label foods with GMO ingredients
Does not support drug legalization
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Elfbane wrote:
...has nearly no chance of winning the Democratic Party nomination, sadly


Would it be better if he won the Democratic nomination and that gave us President Ted Cruz?

I think I'm probably slightly more aligned with Sanders than Hillary (although it's hard to compare), but winning has to count for something, too.
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dislike wrote:
Label foods with GMO ingredients


How can you be against letting people know what's in their food? This seems like the easiest of all of the issues to get behind.
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Elfbane wrote:
That New Republic article itself notes that Sanders sometimes labels himself a socialist, or at the very least doesn't run from the label, although he does generally refer to himself as a democratic socialist.


I'll call him a socialist when he goes on record as wanting to nationalize the banks. Until then, he's just a common sense middle of the road guy.
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According to my answers Ted Cruz is less preferable to electing a turnip.
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DaviddesJ wrote:
dislike wrote:
Label foods with GMO ingredients


How can you be against letting people know what's in their food? This seems like the easiest of all of the issues to get behind.

It would be simpler to just label every food as GMO. Do you consider an animal GMO if it eats GMO food? If so, then virtually all meat in grocery stores are GMO.

I think there are other things that cause a health impact that could be added, before going down the GMO rabbit hole.
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DaviddesJ wrote:
dislike wrote:
Label foods with GMO ingredients


How can you be against letting people know what's in their food? This seems like the easiest of all of the issues to get behind.


Some people might call it unscientific scaremongering.
Like, say, me.
Find some evidence that GMO foods are harmful, then I'll be in favour of labelling or banning.
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BimmyJim wrote:
Kempeth wrote:
Well, according to http://www.selectsmart.com/president my ideal choice would be Bernie Sanders.


I got Lincoln Chafee... never even heard of him before.

I had no idea Lincoln Chafee was even running! He was RI Governor for a while, reasonably well-liked. (His father John Chafee had the rare reputation of being an honest senator for decades who was liked and respected by both sides of the aisle, but of course politicians are not their fathers.)
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Kempeth wrote:
Well, according to http://www.selectsmart.com/president my ideal choice would be Bernie Sanders.

I got Bernie at 95%
 
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