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Nearly 3,000 people lined the sidewalks around the Twin Arrows Casino in Flagstaff on Thursday to hear what Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had to say. With a capacity of only 900 people in the main ballroom, many Bernie supporters only made it as far as the casino lobby where they listened to the senator from Vermont’s speech over speakers.
The “A Future to Believe In” rally hit many of the same talking points Sanders has been hammering home throughout his campaign. Sanders talked about vote suppression and how the U.S has the lowest voter turnout of any county on earth, the “rigged economy” with the top 1/10th of 1% having as much wealth as the bottom 90%, and his plans to create tuition free public colleges and universities, a universal healthcare system, and raise the minimum wage to $15 a hour. But what made this rally different from others Sanders has hosted was the focus on Native American issues.
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye opened the rally with a speech and acknowledged that the senator was the first candidate to come to the Navajo Nation,
“(Sanders) is the very first presidential candidate to step foot on our sacred land. No other candidate has done this ever. That says a lot about this presidential candidate to come and stand on Indian land, in Indian country.”
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Swills
I find myself impressed with the enthusiasm of the "Bernouts". Even though he has already lost the Democratic nomination to Hilary, you are able to deceive yourselves into thinking he is still in the race.
originally posted by: AlaskanDad
a reply to: Gothmog
Sen Sanders campaign was a long shot; HRC has been scheming her way to the presidency from 2008.
“Shame on the Park Service and Forest Service for ramming a bogus historic place listing down the throats of Arizonans,” Gosar said in a statement. “Clearly, the Obama Administration cares more about pandering to extremist environmental groups and a D.C. lobbyist from the Clinton Administration than following the law and listening to the American public.”
“If Oak Flat were a Christian holy site, or for that matter Jewish or Muslim, no senator who wished to remain in office would dare to sneak a backdoor deal for its destruction into a spending bill — no matter what mining-company profits or jobs might result,” the Times’ Lydia Millet notes. “But this is Indian religion. Clearly the Arizona congressional delegation isn’t afraid of a couple of million conquered natives.”
originally posted by: neo96
As a person with Native American ancestry.
And looking back through American history with the 'Great White Father always speaking with fork tongue'.
Hasn't changed one damn bit.
For pete sake look at what was done to them.
The land taken, and the only thing they got out of were 'casino's'.
So Vote for another 'white father'.