Zephyr Teachout : Bernie Sanders Brings Big Dreams

Bernie Sanders

I was contemplating a post about the horrible mess in Syria and Iraq, and how the USA is involved in yet another complicated, unwinnable war halfway around the world (this time without any congressional authorization). The facts are depressing, especially the mounting indications that our government is lying to us regarding just how badly the war is going. I’m going to leave that for later.

HuffPo has an upbeat piece by Zephyr Teachout titled simply: Bernie Sanders for President: 10 Reasons. It was a joy to read. One sentence just about made my day:

There is too much fear in our political life: he brings big dreams instead.

Bernie Sanders is the only 2016 presidential contender who doesn’t make me worry that he’s not on our side. Virtually every other candidate has taken policy positions and made statements that ought to disqualify them from seeking the presidency.

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on December 9, 2015 - 8:52 pm

    Sanders is the man!

  2. #2 by Richard Warnick on December 11, 2015 - 10:16 am

    Fear not: More Americans support Bernie Sanders than Donald Trump — no matter what TV says

    Sanders, who is supported by more voters than Trump, has received just 10 minutes of network airtime throughout the entire campaign — which translates to 1/23 of Trump’s campaign coverage.

    That has distorted perceptions about Trump’s true level of support, which [Nate] Silver has estimated as 6 percent to 8 percent of the electorate — or roughly “the same share of people who think the Apollo moon landings were faked,” the pollster said.

    • #3 by Larry Bergan on December 11, 2015 - 10:57 am

      You cannot overestimate how much media drives the national discussion. These media corporations are violating their responsibility to the American public, and they have been, ever since the fairness doctrine when south.

      This is a national emergency. Rush Limbaugh-like framing has to be removed from the airwaves. We’re literally losing the world.

  3. #4 by Larry Bergan on December 13, 2015 - 6:08 pm

    Man, I’m telling you, If we don’t do something about this “liberal media“…

    …ABC World News Tonight devoted a total 81 minutes this year to Donald Trump’s campaign and just about 20 seconds to Sanders’ candidacy—a ratio of 81:1 which Boehlert calls a “stunning revelation.”This comes despite the fact that a recent poll found that Sanders would beat Trump by eight points in the general election.

    Seems a little one sided, doesn’t it?

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