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originally posted by: pavil
a reply to: AlaskanDad
Sanders will be like Ron Paul, the establishment status quo in his party will do everything in their power to defeat him. If he were to win, mainstream Dems would probably not like his Administration, just like Ron Paul.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the Ron Paul of the 2016 election — with his enormous crowds, a network of hardcore supporters and an iconoclasm that seems to transcend the politics-as-usual establishment.
But none of that will be enough to carry him to victory. The fringe candidate drawing huge crowds and surging in the polls because he appeals to the party base is nothing new. He'll strut and fret his hour upon the stage and then be heard no more — just like then-Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in 2012.
Do you honestly believe that he is going to do anything that will make a difference?
What? What will he change? What will he do or undo to fix this mess our country is in?
He is just like everyone of the other career politicians that make Capitol Hill their bread and butter.
Sorry. He is not going to save us.
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
Because he's REAL.
Because he discusses REAL issues.
Because people are sick of the FAKES and their FAKE promises and FAKE concern and their transparent pandering.
I say he has a really good shot at it.
He made “a direct appeal to black voters” at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference gala in Baton Rouge on Saturday according to MSNBC, and “whipped up a thunderous crowd” of 4,500 in Kenner’s Pontchartrain Center according to the Times Picayune. (When I mentioned to Reed that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal only managed to draw 1,000 people to the same venue for his presidential announcement, she quipped “and he probably had to pay them to get them there.”)
“The media pundits are worried and they’re wondering—how does it happen, why are four, five thousand people out here in Louisiana? You’re not supposed to be here. Why were 11,000 people out a week ago in Arizona, in Phoenix?” he said. “And the answer, I think, it that people are catching on, that there is something fundamentally wrong with the way we do economics, and politics, in America today.”
originally posted by: akaal
a reply to: beezzer
I live in the great state of Vermont. Bernie Sanders has been bringing the same message for 40 years, beating both Democrats and Republicans in State elections.
Running for President will be a major test of his convictions for sure. But I believe he will hang tough and not be compromised in his convictions by the political wranglings of the present party enforcers.
originally posted by: Excallibacca
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
There is no loophole. There never was. There is the possibility that a citizen might conduct a private sale during a gun show. Any vendor at the show follows applicable law.
The Wikipedia article you quoted me says that itself. "A PERCEIVED gap in the law." Perceived meaning it doesn't exist.
And no, I don't believe in common ground reform. I believe in "shall not be infringed."