It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Bernie Sanders in Kansas City at the NCLR

page: 1
24
<<   2  3  4 >>

log in

join
share:
+2 more 
posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 02:25 PM
link   
ELECTION 2016
Why Bernie Sanders Got Twice as Much Applause as Hillary Clinton When He Spoke to La Raza


Wanted to post some excerpts from the National Council of La Raza Conference (held in Kansas City, MO).

This city has its problems, just like ALL metropolitan areas in the US. This city is also a true 'melting pot' of ethnicities, races, languages, and recent immigrants as well as people whose ancestry goes back to the beginning.

I am a proponent of Bernie Sanders; I believe in EVERYTHING he is saying. Not just SOME things, but ALL of the things he is saying.

I am so weary of the partisan bickering (in which I have taken part, I admit, and will not 'justify' myself in doing so.).

So - the link above has excerpts from his entire speech.

Thirty-seven excerpts. And each sentence or paragraph received at LEAST one applause from the crowd. I really wish I could have been there....

Anyway, here a just the last few of the comments, which illustrate his overall view. The article contains many more, that run from education to health care to income equality to immigration to lobbying. ALL OF WHICH, in my liberal opinion, need to be overhauled.


The United States is the only major industrialized country that does not guarantee medical and parental leave for its people. That’s wrong. When a woman has a baby, regardless of her income, she should be able to stay home with that baby (applause) and not be forced to go back to work. (applause)

We need to overturn this disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision (applause) which allows billionaires to buy elections. (applause)

I voted for the Affordable Care Act, but it doesn’t go far enough. Every other major industrialized country guarantees healthcare to all of its people as a right, and so should we in the United States of America. (applause)

We are, in America today, the wealthiest country in the history of the world. But most people don’t know that because almost all of the wealth rests in the hands of the few. So what I would like you to do is to think big, not small. Think of a nation where every working parent has quality and affordable childcare. (applause) Think of a nation… where every person, regardless of income, can get all of the education that they need. (applause) Think of a nation where youth unemployment is not over 30 percent, but are in school or have training or have quality jobs. (applause)

Last but not least, think of a nation where every person in this country—no matter their race, no matter their country of origin, no matter their religion, no matter their disability, no matter their sexual orientation—that all come together, to create the greatest country that anyone has even seen; a country that works for all of our people, and we do it when we stand together, and we do not allow people to divide us, divide us, divide us. (applause)




Here is the vid:


I hope you, dear readers, will take the time to listen and/or read Senator Sanders's talking points. He is the ONE of the 'presidential hopefuls' that speaks to ALL of our problems in an optimistic, can-do way.

He is a long-time Senator, with a clear voting record that backs up ALL of what he's saying in his touring - and he is garnering LOTS of donations, applauses, and surprised/baffled ears.

Feel free to comment and describe your reactions. I promise to behave.
I want us ALL to have 'nice things' (specifically, food, housing, education, jobs, security, health care, and futures).
I want us ALL to feel PROUD of who we are.
Do you?

Have at it, folks.
Just posting it for your information.
edit on 7/17/2015 by BuzzyWigs because: spelling, formatting, bold-emphasis, etc. Okay, now I'm done. Sorry, folks.




posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 02:29 PM
link   
I know who I'm voting for in 2016



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 02:46 PM
link   
Here's a bit more from the beginning of the article:


On Monday, three Democratic presidential candidates—Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley—gave half-hour speeches at the National Council of La Raza’s annual convention in Kansas City.

While Clinton spoke with familiarity to an audience she’s long known, it was Sanders whose speech was the most riveting, drawing twice as many applause interruptions as Clinton's.

Sanders' speech to the nation's largest Latino civil rights organization was notable because he confronted the "stain of racism," his father’s immigrant experience and his impoverished upbringing, and he went into greater detail than Clinton about what federal government could and should do to create more dignity and economic security for individuals and families.

Many pundits have written that Sanders has a problem addressing audiences of color, because he comes from nearly all-white Vermont. But Sanders’ La Raza speech shows that he can deeply connect with Latino audiences. What follows is a transcript of excerpts from his remarks that prompted 45 applauses and a concluding standing ovation.


Just for the record: he's an Independent. A Democratic Socialist, who is caucusing with the Dems. And he is very worth listening to and considering.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 03:00 PM
link   
Go bernie, wish i could vote for him.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:04 PM
link   
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

As the support for Sanders grows and he attracts more and more of the middle of the road electorate; watch the campaign dialog change with the GOP running scared from their right wing approach.

I would love to see a debate between the Donald and Bernie....
edit on 17-7-2015 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:24 PM
link   
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

I think Sanders has a good chance at the presidency. I certainly do not agree with him on every issue, but there are a lt of issues I do agree with him on.

I realize there will never be a perfect candidate that I will align myself with unless I am the one running. Not going to happen.

One of the main reasons I think he has a good chance at winning is because of his competition which is piss poor IMHO. Any other election I have been alive for the very mention of Democratic socialist would have completely destroyed a candidate's chances, but not now with the parties being so overtly polarized. Just the idea of another Bush or Clinton makes may ill and I do not know anyone that hopes for their leadership. The GOP for some reason thinks they need an even more conservative candidate than previous elections and if they stay that course I don't think they will have the slightest chance of winning the presidency. That mindset works for state elections but will completely fail on a national level.

In a way they are eliminating themselves on a national level. Bernie seems to be the only real contender for the position at this time.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:28 PM
link   
a reply to: olaru12

Trump is attacting people because he is going as the HAWK in this.
Talk about polar opposites.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:39 PM
link   
a reply to: olaru12


I would love to see a debate between the Donald and Bernie....


So would I.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:42 PM
link   
a reply to: Grimpachi


In a way they are eliminating themselves on a national level. Bernie seems to be the only real contender for the position at this time.

My hunch, when the midterms were over and the Republicans "won back" Congress, was that they would implode.

But - that's just my hunch. Just because it's happening doesn't mean my hunch was anything worth paying attention to.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:43 PM
link   
I predict that Trump will drop out before the first debate. I honestly do not believe he is even serious about becoming president. The man likes the spotlight and this is just a game to him.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:47 PM
link   
a reply to: Grimpachi


I predict that Trump will drop out before the first debate. I honestly do not believe he is even serious about becoming president. The man likes the spotlight and this is just a game to him.

I think he will drop out, also.
This is just a 'gimmick'.

And it certainly is NOT helping the GOP. Not one of their 'offerings' is serious about this whole thing. (Well, they may be serious themselves, but they are NOT BEING TAKEN seriously by the mainstream.)
Makes ya wonder about the whole "already decided" conspiracy....
do you think Trump is being paid (as well as all the other GOP people) just to stir things up?



edit on 7/17/2015 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:48 PM
link   
LaRaza is a racist organization that all democrats should be ashamed of speaking in front of. But I guess for a socialist it would make sense.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:49 PM
link   
a reply to: WUNK22


LaRaza is a racist organization that all democrats should be ashamed of speaking in front of. But I guess for a socialist it would make sense.

Really?

So - what are your counterpoints, and what 'hopefuls' do you hold forward as awesome?



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:50 PM
link   
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

This time next year things should be fairly interesting, but unless both parties add some new faces with different stances there will not be much of a mystery about who will take the election.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:51 PM
link   

originally posted by: Grimpachi
Any other election I have been alive for the very mention of Democratic socialist would have completely destroyed a candidate's chances, but not now with the parties being so overtly polarized.


Actually, it's the Boy Who Cried Wolf in action here. We called Obama a socialist... he's not. We called Clinton a Scoialist... he's not. Now Sanders IS a socialist, but the people are too jaded at the accusation to realize it.

I sincerely hope to God he doesn't get elected. I'm middle class, thus I cannot afford a Bernie Sanders' presidency. If I was poor and looking for the world to pay my way, I'd probably vote for him in a heartbeat.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:55 PM
link   
I think the fact that Sanders is getting a lot of young followers is the more important point of this campaign. Sanders has had more than one IAMA at reddit, a place where most politicians go down in flames in a very short time.

Could you imagine Jeb or Hilary doing an IAMA at reddit??? lmao

Not sure where this election is going, but it's obvious the younger voters are for Bernie Sanders.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 04:56 PM
link   
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

No, I don't think Trump is being paid. I think he just likes the spotlight.

The man likes money too much to give up his current paycheck for the presidential pay.

If he were to become president there would be a lot of conflict of interest if he still had control or ties to his companies.


The current gimmicks keep him as an A-lister.



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 05:00 PM
link   
They all suck unfortunately, but LaRaza is a segregated racist organization that is pro Latino only, I thought we should all be Americans. But LaRaza wants to take California back to Mexico, last time I was there it looks like there doing a good job of it. a reply to: BuzzyWigs



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 05:03 PM
link   

originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

As the support for Sanders grows and he attracts more and more of the middle of the road electorate; watch the campaign dialog change with the GOP running scared from their right wing approach.

I would love to see a debate between the Donald and Bernie....


Couldn't agree more, except for that part about watching Donald in a debate. I would prefer to limit the clowns to circuses and childrens birthday parties.

On the other hand, I would like to watch Bernie Sanders debate Rand Paul.

While I have no doubt that Bernie would eat Rand's lunch in a debate, I think it's important for people to see how two completely different versions of freedom & liberty stack up against each other in a debate.

Go Bernie!!!



posted on Jul, 17 2015 @ 05:08 PM
link   
a reply to: WUNK22

Then you need to check again, CA is still part of America and no signs of that letting up.

Or is it just that the population may be more latino for your liking?



new topics

top topics



 
24
<<   2  3  4 >>

log in

join