There’s no denying the meteoric rise of Bernie Sanders as a rare inspiration in politics, and you need look no further than this clip in which he fields questions from reporters to see why.
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Speaking on issues like America’s vanishing middle class, minimum wage and the Right’s strategy of dividing working-class Americans on gay marriage among other issues, Sanders comes out as something of a David to the establishment’s Goliath.
We’ll be tuning closely in to his future debates with Hillary.
SANDERS TAKES ON CORPORATE MEDIA IN IOWABernie Sanders takes on reporters for their failure to address the issues. Watch….
Posted by Media Makers for Bernie on Monday, August 17, 2015
Good for him. Too bad he let those phony protesters walk all over him. It made him look weak.
Every time I see this guy I see a resurrected Lyndon LaRouche. He has great knowledge and wisdom but is too old for the job in my opinion. There are a few of us who remember Reagan going senile while in office with those around him knowing it but said nothing.
not only is he an economic illiterate but a historical one as well. bashing your political opponent is as old and honored tradition going back to the second presidential election between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. but of course he calls it “corporate media game” because he’s a one note wonder and the word “corporate” makes low information voters ginies tingle. what a joke.
There is no meteoric rise. This is much like what we saw in Ron Paul in the 2008 election. It was much of nothing in the end. Strawpolls are not significant at this point. And I don’t think he’s a really imposing character. You need to be imposing in this country. He looked incredibly weak when confronted with the protesters. He looked at a loss for words. I don’t think he would survive in Washington.
But when it comes to activists storming the stage and stealing his mic?
But, considering all the Dems have are Clownie Sanders and Shrillary Clinton, I guess anything seems a victory.
@BJ McFrisky: And what do the republiturds have? A bunch of weak clowns who fold to anything the extreme right says. You’re a fool who can’t even write properly.
So tell me… what republican candidate is inspiring? Which one is good? I have a feeling I won’t get an answer because no such candidate exists.
HILLARY for PRISON 2016
And funny BJ shows up. He doesn’t post in articles when republicans make themselves look like idiots (which is basically a weekly occurrence).
Which republican candidate is any good? None of them are.
Let me go over the republiturds…
Donald Trump – Idiot can’t stop making a fool of himself in the media, insults minorities.
Bobby Jindal – Ran his own state in the ground and has a 10% approval rating. He took a billion dollar surplus turning it into a deficit.
John Kasich – Right wing asskisser tried to prevent gay marriage at every step and said he was very disappointed with the Supreme Court Ruling. Also has a piss poor approval rating in his state.
Rick Santorum – We know everything about this turd already.
Ben Carson – Looks to becoming senile after making a lot of ridiculous comments. I’m waiting for the republican comment on rape… it’s most likely to come from Carson.
Rand Paul – He’s sinking faster than the Hindenburg and his own crazy comments speak for themselves.
Carly Fiorina – She did a fine job at crashing HP. What makes her fit to run a country? She mismanaged the HP-Compaq merger so badly, thousands lost their jobs.
Ted Cruz – Nutcase.
Jeb Bush – He talked about the economy lol. His brother and daddy did such a great job at causing recessions.
And so many more… I could keep going on and on…
@Alistair Wiseman: Alistair gets a brain and uses it. 2016.
Wishful thinking on my part.
If republicans were held accountable for their crimes, they wouldn’t exist as a political party. Half of their candidates would be sitting in jail. Why doesn’t anyone investigate Carly Fiorina and her dealings at HP? Or how about Jeb Bush?
Republicans are such fucking idiotic hypocrites.
Bernie looks as though he’s going to pop. It’s like a scene out of, “Scanners.”
@Bob LaBlah: Do you have any idea who Lyndon LaRouche was? If you are reminded of Larouche, an extreme RIGHT wing nut who ran repeatedly as a Democrat- never won anything, was probably a John Bircher, THEN you are older than I am and I worry about your connection to reality.
@jimontp: Bob McBigMac has said he is a “Reagan democrat”… whatever the heck that means.
@Giancarlo85: It’s unbelievable to have these anti-Democrat posts on a gay web site. Republicans are as virulently anti-gay as they were in the 1980s. Are these guys who post snide comments against Democrats really gay? Are they shils? Are they stupid? Or are they like those 2 rich New York queens who continually host fund raisers for Republicans who would deprive all Gays of equal rights? I just don’t get it. Are they all so concerned with their tax breaks instead of any respect for equal rights?
@jimontp: I think they have actually become more anti-gay. All this log cabin talk about the republican party turning around is a lot of nonsense. I think they are just stupid fools who dno’t quite understand what they are saying. The republican party has been incredibly destructive to this entire nation.
Barney Frank, a gay democrat, spearheaded Wall Street reform and helped pass key legislation to prevent financial malfeasance.
Guess who gutted it? Republicans.
Republicans are clearly more interested in corporations than any people. What good is a tax break when your job gets cut and shipped off to India? I think Carly Fiorina is the one that should be asked that question lol.
@Giancarlo85: Reagan democrat sounds oxymoronic, but means a voter whose economic interests put him in the working-lower middle class, normally a Democratic constiuency. But in 1980, he/she voted against his economic interests and supported Reagan, for a variety of reasons; letting his racism out, dispirited by Viet Nam and wanted to be “patriotic,” or were just misled by the slick “Morning in America” ads. They definitely voted against their economic interests and Reagan’s economic policies led to this gross income inequality we have in the US now. As it happens, their votes led to a Reagan presidency that completely ignorned the AIDs epidemic and probably contributed to thousands of gay men dying. How’s that for a definition of a Reagan democrat?
@jimontp: I think any American voting republican is voting against their own economic interests and against the interests of this nation. Republicans have a disastrous economic record. That alone should dissuade these so called gay republicans.
Look at who they have running? Fiorina killed 30,000+ jobs alone. Bobby Jindal took a state with a surplus and turned it into an economic basketcase. The others are also jokes. Ted Cruz presides over a one trick pony Texas which is now in an economic mess because of the sharp decline in oil prices.
And Reagan… now there is a criminal that should have been locked up. But he forgot everything in his second term.
@Alistair Wiseman: I couldn’t agree more. She deserves prison, not the Presidency. I’d just about vote for any of the candidates running over Hillary.
Hillary has so much baggage and her truthworthy numbers are collapsing as Trump climbs with his xenophobic campaign message. I hope VP Joe Biden runs. He will make a great president.
I’m guessing that all the Hillary haters are the same gays that were turning on President Obama when he didn’t sprinkle fairy dust over the US during his first term and immed. establish marriage equality. You people are never satisfied. Never.
@aliengod: You deserve to go to prison simply because you’re an idiot. Hillary has done nothing wrong. You’d vote for a republican because you are a republican who hates immigrants and liberals. Go fuck yourself you self centered tool.
@Desert Boy: You are so full of shit. And that’s being nice. You don’t even read the poll numbers. “Collapsing?” I don’t think so. Trump is climbing AMONG republican voters. But you don’t read anything.
None of the right wing gays can respond to my posts on the economy and other major issues republicans fail miserably at. What a fucking shocker.
@Alistair Wiseman: That is sheer insanity and there is no logic in what you said im afraid.
If anyone belongs in prison…much less a mental ward it is all of these politicians whose words and actions have been responsible for so many LGBT suicides in this country as well as hate crimes.
Hilary is a wonderful intelligent and compassionate person and she would make a wonderful president .
23% of LGBT voted for Romney in 2012
27% of LGBT voted for McCain in 2008
23% of LGBT voted for Bush in 2004
Although Queerty has the motto “Free of an Agenda. Except that Gay One.” Of course they have an agenda which is demonstrated by the stories they choose and the way they are written. If they didn’t have an agenda where are the stories for the 23%-27% that vote Republican?
Wake up! It’s not all about you.
So I see you are trolling on how wonderful Obama has been for the U.S. economy. With a record number of people out of the work force, astronomical number of people on food stamps and the worst economic recovery since World War II, I would say it is not going so well.
“Hillary has done nothing wrong.”
For starters, having her server (which has been conveniently wiped clean)compromised by foreign intelligence services is not part of her Secretary of State job description.
“Hilary [sic] is a wonderful intelligent and compassionate person and she would make a wonderful president .
Louis, keep drinking that delicious Clinton Kool-Aid!
@jimontp: Rest assured in no way am I supporting this old “passed gas” politician. I meant to point out that his is a copy of LaRouche in speech, tone and rhetoric. I do not support his views nor think he is worthy of the presidency. Who would seriously take HIM seriously baffles me too.
“Who would seriously take HIM seriously baffles me too.”
Communists would take him seriously. Also, anyone who believes in much bigger government and taxes. He wants to take the tax rate back up to a confiscatory 90%.
Yet he can’t tell the [email protected]$t #blacklivesmatter fools to STFU at his own speech/presentation…I agree with other people here he’s far too old, and is not any sort of expert on economics, taxes, world affairs, or things that actually matter.
@Spike: Hilary is not exactly for LGBT rights…look at how in the past she was very anti-LGBT rights. But she and her husband and other political dynasties like the Kennedys, and Bushes will say or do anything for a power and support.
@Louis: Hilary a wonderful, intelligent, and compassionate person? No she’s not.
@Alistair Wiseman: Republican gays are morons. Nobody cares for those self hating idiots. And who is to say 23% even voted republican? Many probably didn’t vote for either. So that probably leaves less than 5% that did vote republican. You are a vapid airhead.
@Alistair Wiseman: Thanks for the shitbag right wing website! Have anything else to share little wiseass? Any more right wing commentary?
@Alistair Wiseman: And you drink republican koolaid and eat your own shit. You bath in republican diarrhea daily.
And you’re calling people communists on here? What decade are you from? Do you even have a mind to think with?
You republican right wing idiots are all the fucking same. Same thing with this clark asshole who is always posting.
Republican gays have never done anything for the community. And if you republican right wing gays think Hillary is so bad, look at your own damn party. If there was a real investigation into illegal activity, half of your fucking party would be in prison where they fucking belong.
@Alistair Wiseman: “If they didn’t have an agenda where are the stories for the 23%-27% that vote Republican?”
NOBODY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT THOSE SELF HATING ASSHOLES. They shouldn’t even exist. They shouldn’t be part of the community. We don’t have room for right wing gays and gay republicans. They don’t serve anyone except their republican masters. They live in the closet so who fucking cares?
@Alistair Wiseman: “Communists would take him seriously.”
Twenty years ago I would have seen a communist takeover conspiracy in his candidacy. But lets look at the world the way it presently is: China, Vietnam, Cuba, Nicaragua (for reasons I won’t go into I left Russia off of the list intentionally)……..they are communist in name only. EVERYONE knows how important it is to own something for themselves, even they. I do find myself in total agreement with most of their view on education and healthcare ( FREE for everyone, though I don’t think thats the way it is in Nicaragua) but I still can not embrace their philosophy totally. When the giant NBA basketball player Ya Ming had to fork over forty-percent of his salary to the state while playing for the NBA I said then MOTHERfuck that system.
(Did you also notice how the NBA not only didn’t object but more or less set up direct-deposit for the poor guy? So much for the defenders of capitalism, but thats another argument).
Sanders isn’t exactly on welfare himself. He will preach that shit but reality will come around come April 15th of every year and eventually he would shut the fuck up if by some miracle he got elected. They ALL would.
@Bob LaBlah: Communist this, communist that… coming from the guy who supported that murderous Ronald Reagan, nothing you say surprises me anymore. Reagan afterall invited the taliban into the White House and called them freedom fighters. You don’t even know what communism is. You just blabbere on like an idiot.
President Reagan met with the Afghan Mujahideen in the Oval Office in 1985. The Taliban didn’t even form a militia until 6 years after Reagan left office.
I wish I knew half of what you think you know.
@Alistair Wiseman: President Reagan met with terrorists, and many of those Mujahideen were responsible for mass human rights abuses. Many of the ones he met later became part of the Taliban. You’re an idiot revisionist. Typical. They didn’t adopt the name “Taliban”, but those who he met were indeed Muslim fundamentalists. This is a bit of history an ignorant stupid mind like yours cannot accept.
Reagan was a criminal. This is a fact. His administration has a record number of indictments and convictions. Many in his cabinet ulimately ended up behind bars. They say Reagan didn’t know what people in his cabinet were doing (like with the Iran-Contra scandal)… perhaps because he couldn’t even remember how to take shit by 1985.
@Alistair Wiseman: I wish you knew even the slightest amount. But then again you’re a right wing blowhard who refuses to learn.
@Alistair Wiseman: You’re wasting your breath with @Giancrazy85. He is mentally incapable of processing reality. In his delusional brain, he’s at war with “Republicans and right wingers” and sees anyone who disagrees with him as such. I stopped responding to his comments a while ago because he’s bat shit crazy and impossible to have a rational discussion with. Notice how he’s trying to make a point about Reagan meeting with terrorists, but he absolutely loves Obama, who is making deals with Iran (who happens to be one of the largest sponsors of terrorist groups in the Middle East). His points are void of logic and often laced with blatant lies. Please, take my advice and do what I’ve done, don’t respond. It only feeds his insanity.
@aliengod: Oh look it’s the alienturd directly from outerspace. Alienturd never provides the slightest shred of proof for any of his statements. He lives in right wing fantasy land. His view of the world is brought on by mental paranoia and delusions (probably from his recreational drug use). I am at war with those who are a threat to this entire country, the people who work for a living to put food on the table for the families and to equality. Republicans and right wingers seek to impoverish this nation, hurt those who are different and prevent minorities from succeeding.
Reagan did absolutely meet with terrorists, funnel weapons to them, and some of his staffers committed crimes that would land any regular person in prison for life. Imagine if I was funneling arms to illegal armed groups that committed mass atrocities.
And little dipshit is now talking bad about Obama’s deal with Iran. First off that is an internationally backed deal aimed at negotiating with the Rouhani government. Richard Nixon opened up China and Reagan talked with the Soviet Union in regards to the limitation and reduction of strategic arms (one of the VERY FEW achievements of his dreadful administration – START I which merely was concluding what Carter had done with SALT II). Diplomacy does happen even between countries of different governance. The US does regular economic trading with the People’s Republic of China, which has a questionable human rights record especially in certain provinces and towards Tibetans.
Diplomacy and international talks happen. That’s just the way the world works. Obama has an obligation to come to a settlement (and not war). Alienturd wants to see troops on the ground in Iran, which results in the deaths of thousands of Americans. Alienturd wants to see countries blown up to pieces. Even though Obama is negotiating an internationally backed deal it does not mean he endorses Iran or its viewpoints. Ronald Reagan on the other hand got cozy with religious fundamentalists in Afghanistan and Joseph Savimbi in Angola. He outright endorsed all of their views and mission. Both were committing mass murders. Ronald Reagan also endorsed various military governments throughout Latin America outright. He said they were defending freedom, even though these same military governments threw people out of airplanes over the Pacific Ocean or shot up crowds. One military government explicitly backed by Ronald Reagan also had an arch-bishop murdered.
You are the one that is devoid of all logic and you are a complete and total liar. You are also an idiotic buffoon that needs to be locked immediately in a mental hospital. You should not be allowed to use the internet or even voice your views. You are a danger to yourself and are nearing mental collapse.
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