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Bernie Sanders grass roots campaign is nothing like I've ever seen

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posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 11:10 PM
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Bernie Sanders’s Millions Raised Sans Moneymen


It’s no secret that Bernie Sanders is raising tons of money, but that fact that he’s doing it without a finance team is highly unusual.
Bernie Sanders loves to talk about the fact that he doesn’t have a super-PAC backing his campaign. But the true state of his fundraising strategy is even more astonishing than that: The Sanders campaign doesn’t have a finance team.

And that’s a big deal.

Every competitive presidential campaign in recent election cycles has had team of people exclusively dedicated to finances: figuring out how much money the campaign needs, putting together a plan to get that money, and then making it all come together.

It’s considered a fundamental part of a modern presidential campaign, right up there with having a team to deal with the press. But Sanders may be changing that.


He's raised over $73 million dollars so far and he doesn't accept money from the wealthy, the Big Biz types. He depends on the working class people and just going by his donations he's got a lot of support. A lot of support, Ron Paul only raised around $30 million in 2012 to put this in perspective. I wouldn't count Sanders out because he's an enigma in the political world!



Symone Sanders, a spokesperson for the campaign, confirmed to The Daily Beast that the campaign doesn’t have anyone on staff focused full-time on raising money. Instead, she said, the campaign relies on its digital and data teams to bring home the small-dollar bacon.

“We do the bulk of our fundraising through the digital grassroots media,” said Symone Sanders. “We don’t have an official fundraising team.”

“We don’t have quote-unquote fundraisers,” she added. “Sen. Sanders doesn’t go to the fancy dinners where people pay upwards of $5,000 to attend. We have mini-rallies, if you will, fundraiser rallies, if you will. We’ve only done a few of those.”


Nobody's heard of a campaign ran like this. Even if Sanders doesn't get into office he's already paved a path for future generations to follow. Remember when you watched that movie as a kid and the movie mom told her movie son one day he could be president? Well, that future just may be upon us.
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posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 11:24 PM
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This sort of "grassroots" fundraising has become more and more popular. It is cheap and when done online exempt from campaign finance rules. Its seems like every election it becomes more and more a part of financing these campaigns.



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 11:26 PM
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From googling "socialism definition"


so·cial·ism
ˈsōSHəˌlizəm/Submit
noun
a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.
synonyms: leftism, welfarism; radicalism, progressivism, social democracy; communism, Marxism, labor movement
"my appreciation for certain aspects of socialism does not mean I'm a socialist"
policy or practice based on the political and economic theory of socialism.
synonyms: leftism, welfarism; radicalism, progressivism, social democracy; communism, Marxism, labor movement
"my appreciation for certain aspects of socialism does not mean I'm a socialist"
(in Marxist theory) a transitional social state between the overthrow of capitalism and the realization of communism.

So you see it is communism, communism sucks, one of the s in USSR stood for socialism. I don't want to live in Greece. If you want socialism move to china where it's still legal. The Netherlands has a tax rate of up to 85%. Move there if it's so great.



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 11:42 PM
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a reply to: SpecialSauce

Hmmm? Let's see, vote for Trump, Cruz, Clinton, or Sanders? Yeah, I dunno, I guess I'll go with Sanders.

Who do you wanna vote for?



posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 11:56 PM
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a reply to: Swills

Well I am going to take Trump thank you very much. And I do love most of what Sanders is for, but being a Democrat he will want to continue the slow creep towards second amendment destruction. I would vote for the Devil and apocalypse now as long as they leave the second alone.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 12:02 AM
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a reply to: AmericanRealist

He's as much of a democrat as Ron Paul was a republican.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 12:20 AM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: SpecialSauce

Hmmm? Let's see, vote for Trump, Cruz, Clinton, or Sanders? Yeah, I dunno, I guess I'll go with Sanders.

Who do you wanna vote for?
None of the above. If Sanders likes socialism, then he should move out of the country to Europe where his views are mainstream. Why trash the US more than it already has been destroyed by his philosophy like under FDR and Johnson. FDR decided to take 15% of our money and then give it back 40 years later with no interest under Social Security. Bad deal. Bad. I want to opt out immediately and get the 15% raise for a real retirement fund that won't go bankrupt and pays more than 0% interest.

I like Capitalism, unlike Trump who can't wait for all sorts of protectionist regulations like tariffs. Capitalism is the private ownership of means of production as any dictionary and encyclopedia says. I like to make things, and I don't like other people taking my ways of making things. I like respecting other people's personal property, so needless to say I cannot be voting for any of the popular candidates who all advocate spending other people's money generously, with or without their express written permission. No Uncle Sam, you don't have permission to take my property. I respect other people's property rights and expect the same in return.

What capitalism has nothing to do with is modern banking, which is a Fascist mix of government and private ownership. A study of world economies has shown that a 50/50 blend is even worse than 100% communism. The US is not far from that 50/50 mix and most of Europe is quite close to the worst case scenario for economies at 50/50 private/public spending.

Sanders is not particularly corrupt, but he did vote no to audit the Federal Reserve*. To me that means he is a banker's best friend, making him unelectable. If he had voted yes to audit the Federal Reserve, I would say he isn't corrupted. But. he is. So he is corrupt and, just as bad, he is a socialist. How is socialism working out for Venezuela? How did it work out for Greece? How are all those free goodies working out in Europe, now getting over-run, predictably, by immigrants.

If you want to lock your country up like a Fascist dictatorship by rejecting all immigration, then maybe you can hand out free stuff to the select who are born in the country. All I know is freedom is proven to work, and socialism is proven to fail. But that never seems to stop anyone from their beliefs, especially Venezuela who think oh it must be the capitalists who are at fault for failure after we converted to socialism. Ha! Ignorance is everywhere. Facts and evidence are important.

I'll end by saying the most important fact to mankind today which is that the signatures of 13 people 250 years ago does not bind me to their rules. I reject their authority because they do not do good in this world. The social contract is all but non-existent. People must learn the importance of the social contract if they wish to survive the collapse that is happening now and will continue to happen. The middle class in the US is collapsing. The collapse is now and started in 1971 with the end of the gold standard. The 1990's were brief reprieve as computer tech caused more wealth creation.

*Correction: Destroyed it. Citation: www.youtube.com...
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posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 12:26 AM
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a reply to: AmericanRealist

Meanwhile, the fourth is chained in some sex offender's dungeon, neglected and forgotten.

Sanders is actually pretty reasonable on gun policy, as far as I'm aware.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 12:45 AM
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a reply to: AmericanRealist

Just shows how little you know about Sanders. He's one of the most pro second amendment democrats in the senate



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 12:51 AM
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a reply to: Eilasvaleleyn
As much as I weep for the fourth, Obama killed it in 2012 when he signed into law the authority to assassinate any one of us without due process. Would take a miracle to bring back.

a reply to: muse7
I get that, but he will still be beholden to his party, and his party's fanatics have made clear they want us all disarmed.
Like Even with the following
Like Even with the following


The day before then-Vermont Representative Bernie Sanders voted to grant the gun industry immunity from legal liability, he voted against doing the same for fast-food companies and opposed doing the same for half a dozen other industries during his time in the House, roll call records show.

“When it really mattered, Senator Sanders voted with the gun lobby, and I voted against the gun lobby," Clinton said of the immunity vote in a Friday interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews.
Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said in a statement to Bloomberg Politics that "Senator Sanders' record shows he is willing to hold most industries accountable for their abuses, but not gun manufacturers. It makes zero sense to provide an exception for the gun industry."

Podesta also repeated Clinton's call for Sanders to commit to fully repealing immunity for the gun industry.

[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabrielle_Giffords#Advocate_for_gun_control]Gabrielle Giffords
also comes to mind.
And of course the legendary fascist herself


I like Sanders, I really do. But I dont see him having the spine to stand against his own party fanatics. He would be bullied by the likes of the above mentioned into attacking the second the way Alan Greenspan was bullied by Bush admin to loosen a monetary policy that he managed very well during Bill Clinton's tenure, which resulted in a very bad economic turmoil the ramifications of which we are still dealing with today.
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posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 01:21 AM
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I like Sanders, I really do. But I dont see him having the spine to stand against his own party fanatics.


That is literally the premise of his campaign. The Democratic Party is the Corporatist Party (well, the Republicans are too but I digress), and that's what he's fighting against. Sanders has more than enough spine.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 01:39 AM
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a reply to: Eilasvaleleyn

hmm, so he is essentially Trump, without the divisive rhetoric is what is being alluded too?
Then the only thing that would have me on the fence is Trump knowing we need to establish absolute control over Afghanistan for the mineral wealth and a hedge against China's monopoly of the worlds rare Earth metals.


This is the only time I get to hear what his foreign policy ambitions (resources for the empire) are prioritized, and I agree with him.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 01:45 AM
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a reply to: AmericanRealist

Well... Vaguely? They're definitely both party outsiders. Bernie possibly even more than Trump, considering he's fighting against the corruption that Trump participated in (not that I'd really blame him.)

Bernie's foreign policy is probably summed up by the statement "War is always on the table, but it should also always be the last resort, not the first resort."
Not that he made it.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 03:42 AM
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a reply to: muse7

He supports an assault weapons ban.

How does that make him pro 2nd?

It seems like he is quite the opposite to me.

www.nbcnews.com...
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posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 04:18 AM
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www.diffen.com...

Before someone pops in and tells us all he is a dirty commie.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 07:10 AM
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I posted a topic similar to this regarding Bernie's campaign finances: www.abovetopsecret.com...


Please take a look



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: Swills




He's raised over $73 million dollars so far and he doesn't accept money from the wealthy, the Big Biz types. He depends on the working class people and just going by his donations he's got a lot of support.



I'm not a US resident so I dont know anything about Bernie...but going by what you state here...I'm pretty sure he's not going anywhere
...nomination wise...



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 07:46 AM
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I'm still waiting for the MSM to insinuate that Bernie is a racist. Any candidate who threatens to side with the American people over big business and Big Brother is going to be labeled a racist. I was optimistic when his speech was interrupted by BLM protestors. But when BLM was told, "Shut up! You don't know what you are talking about," I figured maybe Senator Sander's promises were a lot like Senator Obama's promises.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 08:01 AM
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Awesome! Sanders is the man! Oh yeah and he is neck and neck with Hillary now.
Sanders almost even with ‘inevitable’ Hillary Clinton in national poll

Sanders is really starting to gain momentum and I'm liking it a lot!



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: SpecialSauce

You do know that America already has Socialist policies right?



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