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'I know where I came from': Sanders outlines life story at campaign kickoff rally

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posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 05:20 AM
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BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Bernie Sanders finally got personal.

After rarely talking about his early years in his first chase for the White House, the Vermont senator started his 2020 bid here at a rally highlighting his origins as the son of an immigrant, a lower-middle-class child and a young civil rights activist.

Sanders and a group of speakers that preceded him, including South Carolina state Rep. Terry Alexander, criminal justice activist Shaun King and former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, sought to weave together his little-known personal history with his well-known left-wing policies.

They also contrasted Sanders' life story with that of President Donald Trump's.

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It looks like Bernie has learned some things from his last run as President. One of the biggest criticisms of how he ran his last campaign was that he focused too much on the issues while avoiding talking about his own history. This time around it looks like he will be using his past to explain the positions he has held for the ~40 years he has been in office.

Another change we're seeing from his previous campaign is his willingness to go after his opponents. Once again, Sanders' previous campaign was focused almost entirely on the issues and it wasn't until the end that we saw him taking shots at his opponents. This time around though he started off comparing his working class upbringing to Trump's privileged life.

While I personally thought that Sanders didn't stand a chance due to his age, this new strategy may actually see him to the General Election. He's already had a very strong start. He's outraising his opponents by a fair margin and this first rally was able to draw an estimated 13,000 people. If this new strategy helps him connect with the demographics he had trouble with last time around I don't see how any of the other Dems can beat him.

As an added bonus he's already come out and said that he will not be accepting any advice from Hillary. Which of course has got the DNC in an uproar.




posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 06:07 AM
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Bernie doesn't stand a chance.

He'll let himself be the next chosen's floormat again.

Waste of time and effort.

Sanders should retire and move to Florida.

That way he could spend his time having rape fantasy every spring break drinking koolaid.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 06:34 AM
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It looks like Bernie has learned some things from his last run as President.

Get more money from the DNC ?
Be my guess
From a once Bernie supporter
And , just as a FYI for you. It wasn't a "run for President" , it was a "run for the Democratic Nomination"

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posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 06:45 AM
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... Didn't he "come from" a rich taxpayer funded upbringing, where he never had to get a job?



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 06:53 AM
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Because



I have nothing, but contempt for people like him.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 07:19 AM
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a reply to: neo96

Yea... if he can ever get around to explaining why he thinks it isn't immoral to vote to steal other people's money I'll give him a listen.

Until then he's just a walking economic disaster waiting to happen.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 07:34 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

A big reason his supporters liked him was because they knew about his past.

So this is a smart move.

It's hard to argue with what this man has done for the innocent and at his own peril.

I don't think trump has any stories from his own past to counter with.
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posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 07:37 AM
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originally posted by: a325nt
... Didn't he "come from" a rich taxpayer funded upbringing, where he never had to get a job?


If you really cared to know you would listen to what he has to say about his own life instead of believing what your told by the media.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 08:24 AM
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I know where I came from.

Came from two parents that equipped me with the tools to grow up.

Shame Sanders never did.
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posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 08:31 AM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254

. . . . One of the biggest criticisms of how he ran his last campaign was that he focused too much on the issues while avoiding talking about his own history. . . . . .


What the hell?

This "identity politics" is utter crap!

It's always about the issues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't care if you're a five-armed reptilian from the planet Gloobar and eat raw live mice for breakfast!

WHAT ARE THE ISSUES????

WHAT ARE THE ISSUES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's ALWAYS about the issues. It should never be about how you tied your shoes when you were 7.

JEZUS CRIPES!

SMH

/rant



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 08:41 AM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: Xcalibur254

A big reason his supporters liked him was because they knew about his past.

So this is a smart move.

It's hard to argue with what this man has done for the innocent and at his own peril.

I don't think trump has any stories from his own past to counter with.


He indirectly praised the suffering of many people by legitimizing the systems in place in various socialist dictatorships.

Strike one.

He can only talk about perceived injustices in capitalism, yet he can not personally relate, as supposedly he didn't have a job until his 40s.

Strike two.

He also took his campaign money the first time around and gave it to Hillary, after rolling over for her and the super delegates.

Strike three.


Its easy to argue why this man is a fake.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I completely agree. Apparently the people as a whole don't however.

Remember that Trump was more elected on his personality and celebrity than his ability to debate and discuss the issues.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

No.

He wanted to lower taxes, Hillary wanted to raise taxes.

Period.


It's always about the issues. ALWAYS.

If a candidate, ANY candidate tries to obfuscate and WON'T talk about the issues, then that should be a huge red flag about the content of "said" issues.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 08:49 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Evidence?

Because I elected him to MAGA. You know, tackle illegal immigration, rising taxes, job creation, not being A Clinton/Bush or socialist.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 08:50 AM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep

originally posted by: a325nt
... Didn't he "come from" a rich taxpayer funded upbringing, where he never had to get a job?


If you really cared to know you would listen to what he has to say about his own life instead of believing what your told by the media.



Sorry, too busy watching youtube videos of him praising breadlines as a metric for equality.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 09:04 AM
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The man who rails against the 1%, but must count himself in their number.

The man who decries capitalism, but who has made enough money within that system to own three personal residences, and makes millions per year from book deals.

The man who said that the fact people in socialist countries often have to line up daily just to get food "is a good thing"...because supposedly in (some) non-socialist countries the rich keep all of the food for themselves, and everybody else starves to death.

The man who has made, and continues to try to make, his political mark by offering piles of free things to the young and/or uninitiated (who, still being on the parent-dole...have not yet figured out that there is no such thing as a free lunch).

The man who refuses to call Maduro, of Venezuela, a dictator...who, oddly enough, very recently forceably refused to allow food and medicine aide to be delivered to his desparate and starving population. What say you Bernie?

I could go on, of course, but while he says that Donald Trump is "the most dangerous President in recent history", he - and his fellow socialists, and globalists, in the democratic party - are the true danger to the United States. I truly hope that he gets himself eliminated from the nomination process early on (not likely, but I can dream), because I just can't handle watching his hand and arm gestures for more than about 8 seconds at a time!



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 09:36 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254


In 2011 Bernie said the U.S. should be like Venezuela.


He does not have the foresight to be a leader of any country.

But unfortunately the left will not realize the mistake before they are standing at the end of a bread line when the food runs out.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Who care what a rich white cisgender heteronormative male thinks?



I only vote for nonbinary disembodied otherkin who don't own $500k cars and preach to me about the joys of Socialism.

I bet he still can taste Hildawg....



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Bernie focusing "too much" on issues was why he had respect.

I knew many Bernie supporters, and they all loved him because he wasn't another template cut out. He appeared different and genuine.

Now he's playing the game, and this time around its not just him and Hillary (even much of the left saw Hillary as a neo con in dems clothing).

He identified his strengths as weakness, and that will be his folly.



posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 01:44 PM
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His life is a stark contrast to Trump...

Did he talk about how he never payed income tax or had a legitimate job till his mid 40's?

Or how he used his parents immigrant status for personal gain?

Shaun King was there too?

Well if Talcum X was there it must have been one big virtue signaling race baiting party. Where an old rich white millionaire was the guest of honor...

I couldn't even make this crap up if I tried.




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