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Bernie Sanders announces plans for a new left party

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posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:22 AM
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With all of the games of the DNC's Wasser Schultz colluding with the HRC machine to insure Hilley is the Democrats presidential nominee, Sen Sanders has had enough, Sanders is going to start a new left wing party in 2017.

I wonder if this is hisway of telling the Dems he will be challenging their sweetheart Hilley in 2020?

I feel that Sen Sanders has gained name recognition and interest in his campaign platform to the point he could become a very serious threat to corporate politics, Go Bernie!


Bernie Sanders announces plans for a new left party


My fellow Americans, it is always difficult to admit you are wrong especially when you are a Senator. But the refusal of the convention to approve or even consider reforms that will make the Democratic Party more attractive to voters leaves me with no alternative but to begin the difficult but necessary task of building a new party that not only embraces such reforms but fights for them in municipal, state and national elections. It was my hope that the Democrats could return to the values of the New Deal and the New Society but in the final analysis they insisted on defending the values of Wall Street banks. If they refuse to stand up for the middle class, we have no alternative except to make a stand for the overwhelming majority of Americans who survive from paycheck to paycheck.



After meeting with my closest advisers, we have decided to launch the new party at a national founding convention in Chicago on May 1, 2017. At this point what we call the party is far less important than what it stands for. We are confident that we can win a majority of Americans to a program based on the goals I identified in my campaign for President, especially that of ending income inequality. As long as the superrich use their wealth to game the system, especially the electoral system, it will be difficult to achieve any other basic reforms.



As an independent third party, we will obviously have to deal with attempts by the one percent to marginalize us but at least we will be able to rely on our own resources and not be beholden to the kind of corporate influences that have made the Democratic Party willing to throw the middle class under the bus. Concretely, our new party will benefit from the ten million dollars that remain in my 2016 campaign’s treasury that will be used as seed money. The priority will not be on glitzy television commercials but in creating the infrastructure that can help us get rooted in all fifty states and begin the process of funding the campaigns of party members running for municipal and state office. To that end, I have asked Jeff Weaver to staff an office in Chicago that will organize our founding convention and begin the process of carrying out our agenda of creating a new political party that has a nationwide reach.


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edit on 22-5-2016 by AlaskanDad because: code snafu




posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

Now that is scary.

But it was only a matter of time. I'm real curious about this "New Left" party platform.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:28 AM
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Do you have a better source for this? I hope it's true, the two party system is corrupt as hell.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:30 AM
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Good luck to Bernie in 2020, if there are Presidential elections then.


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posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

More like is he's alive then ...



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko

That as well.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: AlaskanDad

Now that is scary.

But it was only a matter of time. I'm real curious about this "New Left" party platform.


Don't be so frightened, the Two Party has Failed us Royally.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:35 AM
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originally posted by: ugmold

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: AlaskanDad

Now that is scary.

But it was only a matter of time. I'm real curious about this "New Left" party platform.


Don't be so frightened, the Two Party has Failed us Royally.


I agree that our 2 party system sucks.

But the alternative isn't always better.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:36 AM
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I hope this is true.
If he gets it started at least there will be others that will keep it going.
The establishment types that infest the DNC and RNC should not be allowed to join.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:39 AM
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originally posted by: jacobe001
I hope this is true.
If he gets it started at least there will be others that will keep it going.
The establishment types that infest the DNC and RNC should not be allowed to join.


Ah. I see it will start out as a very inclusive party then.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:43 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: AlaskanDad

Now that is scary.

But it was only a matter of time. I'm real curious about this "New Left" party platform.




To really...."Make America Great Again"



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

America definitely needs a 3rd party to challenge the corrupt double sided coin that is the Dems and Repubs but conservatives will poop their pants if the 3rd party is a Leftist one, good!

That said, I don't think old Bernie will be running in 2020 when he's 79/80. God bless his soul but it ain't gonna happen so the next best thing he can do is create and support a party to challenge the status quo.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:44 AM
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I couldn't find another source for this, even bernies website



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: jacobe001

I wouldn't get to excited... Australia has a second left party (the Greens), but as soon as they formed a significant amount of popularity, they just sold out to the main left party (labour) and formed an alliance.

Now its just business as usual, the same old two party system!



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: olaru12

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: AlaskanDad

Now that is scary.

But it was only a matter of time. I'm real curious about this "New Left" party platform.




To really...."Make America Great Again"



Oh, a slogan.

Well that describes everything!

*whew*

I'm glad that's settled.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: syrinx high priest
I couldn't find another source for this, even bernies website


The author of the piece admits in the comments it is merely a thought exercise.

Not real news.

Eta: the comment

Louis Proyect May 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Ben, you should be aware that this is only a thought experiment. In fact the Green Party is the only left alternative to the Democratic Party today. But if by some miracle Sanders decided to implement such a strategy, I would strongly advise the Greens to become part of it and constitute its left wing.
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posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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You go old man. I don't know the outcome but waiting on the 2 parties we have will still have us all b*tching at eachother twenty years from now.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: jacobe001
I hope this is true.
If he gets it started at least there will be others that will keep it going.
The establishment types that infest the DNC and RNC should not be allowed to join.


Ah. I see it will start out as a very inclusive party then.


That is what the DNC and RNC is right now. They can stay on their inclusive team
The people tell them who they want and they give the finger to the people.



posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:48 AM
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But note these words at the beginning of the article;


(This is a thought experiment based on some of the discussion taking place around the need for the Sanders campaign to “continue the struggle” after Clinton becomes the Democratic Party candidate for president. It is of course highly unlikely that Sanders would ever follow such a path so in terms of the real world I will be voting for Jill Stein in November and urge everybody else to do so as well, even in “swing states”. )

This appears to be someone imagining what Sanders might say.


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posted on May, 22 2016 @ 11:51 AM
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Isn't there already a socialist party in the US?

Why didn't he just run with that in the 1st place? Seems a little disingenuous to me.

But with that being said, I'd take Bernie over Hillary any day of the week.



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