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Forum Post: Trust Bernie! He says make sure Dems keep control of the Senate!

Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 1, 2012, 3:02 p.m. EST by VQkag2 (16478)
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Dear Victor,

Thank you for the support that you have given me during this campaign. The result: We have received more individual campaign contributions than any other incumbent senator -- over 140,000 separate contributions. An incredible number! And you made it happen.

At a time when billionaire funded PACs are pouring millions into campaigns, our average individual contribution is $45. Yes, $45. In other words, because of your support we have shown that a progressive campaign can raise the money it needs without becoming dependent upon wealthy campaign contributors or Big Money interests.

As I promised you we would do, we are in the process of completing a very strong grass-roots campaign. By Election Day, we will have held some 45 political town meetings in every area of Vermont -- including some of our smallest towns. At these meetings, which last at least 1 ½ hours, serious political discussion takes place (along with great music and food). Our goal here is not just to win votes. It is to educate, organize and get people involved in the political process. By the time this campaign ends I will, at these meetings alone, have spoken to some 7,000 Vermonters (please remember, we are a state of only 630,000). Click here to watch! In case you missed it, click here to watch a video of our 41st campaign meeting.

Further, with our great staff and volunteers, we will have knocked on some 20,000 doors throughout the state -- and distributed thousands of lawn signs.

I am proud of the grass-roots campaign we have run. It is, to my mind, an alternative to the 'war of negative ads' that is the way most political campaigns are run these days. We are educating people about political realities, building new political communities, increasing -- not diminishing -- voter turnout. All of this would not have been possible without your support.

In my view, during the next five days, we have got to do everything we can to defeat right-wing extremism. We have got to re-elect President Obama, make sure the Democrats continue to control the Senate, and do everything we can to expand Democratic seats in the House.

But that is not enough!

On the day after the election we must aggressively make certain that President Obama and the Democrats address the needs of the struggling middle class of this country. We must demand that they stand up forcefully to the Big Money interests who have so much power and influence over what goes on in Washington.

As the lame duck session approaches on November 13, our demand must be: the White House and Congress must not balance the budget on the backs of the elderly, the children, the sick and the poor -- the people who are already suffering because of this horrendous Wall Street caused recession. NO CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, MEDICAID and other important programs which millions of working families depend upon.

Deficit reduction is important, but there are ways to do it that are fair and economically responsible. The deficit was largely caused by two unpaid for wars, tax breaks for the rich, an unpaid for Medicare Part D prescription drug program and a significant decline in revenue because of the recession.

The way to go forward with deficit reduction AND raising the revenue needed for a strong jobs program is to ask the wealthy and large corporations to start paying their fair share in taxes, and to end the absurd policies which allow the rich and corporate interests to stash trillions in tax havens in the Cayman Islands and elsewhere to avoid paying U.S. taxes. We must also take a hard look at excessive and unneeded military spending as well as waste which exists in many other federal agencies.

These are very tough times for our country. The rich are getting richer while the middle class continues to decline. Corporate political power, because of the absurd Citizens United Supreme Court decision, is now at an all time high. Women’s rights are under fierce attack from right-wing extremists. Global warming threatens the stability of the planet. Among many other issues!

Can we win this struggle? Yes! But only if we stay involved and keep fighting.

Once again, thank you very much for your support. There are five days left until this vitally important election. Let’s get out the vote and do everything we can to win.

Best Wishes,

Bernie Sanders

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[-] 6 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Bernie Sanders supports OWS!

[-] 5 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Defeat every Tea Party candidate!

[-] 4 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Mayor Bloomberg endorses Pres Obama.

Will he use his private army to support Obama voting?

[-] 3 points by WSmith (2033) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

The 5 Most Racist Ads Of 2012

By Igor Volsky on Nov 2, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Economic issues dominated the 2012 election season, with candidates from both parties vying to convince voters that they are more qualified to create jobs and help the economy recover. But unfortunately, some campaigns and third-party groups strayed from policy issues and relied on racism to win over voters. Below are the top 5 racist ads of the 2012:

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/11/02/1133671/the-5-most-racist-ads-of-2012/

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/10/31/1120421/christie-obama-conservatives/

Why are RepubliCons soooo Racist? And why do they Hate America soooooo much?

Keep 'em out, get out the VOTE!

[-] 6 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

They are the party of fear.

They scare their constituents to get them to accept the agenda of greed, & selfishness.

Race is an old tool of fear. For them reliable. Over time it will lose it's potency. But repubs always search for new targets. Muslims most recent.

[+] -7 points by KevinLark (-103) 1 year ago

They are the party of fear.////////////////////Yes that is true and dems are the party of fear. Their largest scare tactic is the Global warming hoax

[-] 6 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

LOL. 97% of scientists agree. The massive storm that just hit the east coast is proof.

Stop protecting big oil. Face the facts. The science is settled we MUST work together to protect ourselves.

[-] -2 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 1 year ago

Maybe, maybe not. I still see alot of studies that cast doubt. And what caused the two hurricanes that ht NY in the same month in '55?

And about that 97%

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/07/18/about-that-overwhelming-98-number-of-scientists-consensus/

[-] 5 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Unlike your republicans I believe in science.

There is no doubt about what we are facing. We must move on to deciding solutions and put aside the phoney partisan debate about the cause.

I must disagree with your assessment.

Defeat all climate change deniers.

"It's the only way to be sure"

[-] 0 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 1 year ago

I believe in science too, but you should be open to the idea that it can be wrong sonetimes. Science once told us thalidomide was awesome, remember? I'm undecided, not a denier.

Plus, some scientists are political jerks. That doesn't help

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/6679082/Climate-change-this-is-the-worst-scientific-scandal-of-our-generation.html

[-] 4 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

There is no doubt about what we are facing. We must move on to deciding solutions and put aside the phoney partisan debate about the cause.

I must disagree with your assessment.

Defeat all climate change deniering republicans!

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Everybody gets their science form the telegraph. It's the very latest in communication tech.

NOT!

http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2007/05/start-here/

[-] -2 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 1 year ago

Of course, Climategate never happened. All of those emails were made up by Fox News. You are right. Foolish of me. I'm going to adopt your philosophy: if I don't like or agree with something, it never happened. Should make life a lot simpler.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

FLAKESnews makes up a lot of stuff.

What makes you think they wouldn't make up stuff about that?

You are foolish indeed, if you refuse to peruse the link I provided to you.

It will however make your life more difficult, unlike FLAKESnews.

[-] -1 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 1 year ago

Are you actually saying Climategate was made up? That it never happened?

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Much of what was reported was very much made up bullshit.

You just bought it, hook line and sinker.

[-] -2 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 1 year ago

At least you knew what Climategate was. That's a step in the right direction. Maybe one day I may even get you to acknowledge something like how the Democratic party dumped Cindy Sheehan when they didn't need her anymore, but that's a long way off. You probably haven't heard about that either. Head in sand. Head in sand.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Whatever does Cindy have to do with global warming denial?

Your head is certainly stuck someplace alright, and it's not in the sand.

[-] -1 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 1 year ago

Shs's just another example of a news event you probably ignored because you didn't like it. Like Corzine. You are kind of like the Climategate scientists. You ignore or deny anything anti Dem since it doesn't fit your world view.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

R U a Fred Singer acolyte? Heritage institute or CATO member? or are you just plain blind?

[-] 0 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 1 year ago

None of the above. What I am is: a. someone who reads articles from both sides of the argument b. not a scientist, so I can't dismiss either side c. someone who recognizes the historical problem of politicizing science. look up eugenics for an example.

Remember, if you lived in the '20's and disagreed with eugenics, a lot of "smart" people would call you "just plain blind". People who think for themselves usually make others angry.

[-] 4 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

replace climate denying conservative w/ pro green tech progressives

[+] -6 points by KevinLark (-103) 1 year ago

They are only deniers because of the truth. Global warming is all about redistribution of wealth and nothing more

[-] 4 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

You are mistaken. We MUST stop burning things. It is destroying our air, water, food, and climate.

We MUST embrace non polluting 21st century green tech and stop subsidizing old dirty antiquated 19th century fossil fuel tech.

"it's the only way to be sure"

[+] -6 points by KevinLark (-103) 1 year ago

And please do not forget about the cows farting, just ask ole Al Gore. The friggin cows are killing us all. bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

[-] 7 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

We should stop eating beef because of all the global warming gases cows create. Unless we could keep cows indoors & capture the gas they create.

Whatever, doesn't change the need for us to STOP burning things, and investing in future greentech corps/jobs.

[+] -7 points by KevinLark (-103) 1 year ago

That is the most intelligent thing you have ever said and yes maybe the dems and libs should just stop eating period. Maybe you nutjobs could strap some type of emission deal on the cows asses. hahahahaha

[-] 6 points by agkaiser (1321) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

You don't like it here. Why do you hang around? Does it get you off? Are you some kind of sadomasochistic freak? What do you hope to accomplish? Or, like Hannity, Limbaugh and O'Reilly, do you just like to hear your own drivel?

[+] -6 points by KevinLark (-103) 1 year ago

Libs must be in a frenzy now that their leader obummer is losing grim on his socialist regime plan

[-] 9 points by agkaiser (1321) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

Thanks for the delusanews. I never check out Fox looneytunes, even for laughs. Don't need 'em! Your very entertaining off your meds. Pay no attention to them. The doctors are all wrong.

[-] 0 points by KevinLark (-103) 1 year ago

New York Daily News joins growing number of newspapers switching endorsement to Romney

[-] 3 points by agkaiser (1321) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

Right next to " Jessica Simpson's dad denies gay rumor"

Who cares what the NYDN rag, Fox Fake News or other morons do. We know millions of fools will support idiots like Romney. How do you think America was destroyed anyway? Nevermind! Your bound to get that wrong like everything else you say. Keep up the comedy. Eventually some of the base knuckle draggers are going to start to awaken then your days will be numbered.

[-] 2 points by agkaiser (1321) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

See how the little bird picks on one question and gives the predicted (with the question above) answer. He then ignores all the facts and other, stronger, points. Is that typical con behavior a sign of their weak minds? Yes! Yes! Yes! Then when caught in their evasions, distractions, dissemblings and other more obvious lies, they might say it's all a Lark. Eh Kevin?

[-] -3 points by KevinLark (-103) 1 year ago

How do you think America was destroyed anyway? ///////////////////// it was destroyed by the obama regime. Before he took office gas was 1.80 per gallon and look at it now. Sure it has come down because of the upcoming election but look for it to skyrocket again in a week or so. Vote the loser out

[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

I guess you have nothing fact based left. Silly middle school insults means you have lost.

I guess I smoked you too!

I beat you like an old salvation army drum!

Consider yourself dispatched & dismissed.!

LMFAO!

[-] 3 points by agkaiser (1321) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

Vos combibo domini vestri irrumabo!

[-] 0 points by Futurevision1 (-75) 1 year ago

Good boy! Here's your treat!

[-] 3 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Offensive! personal attacks that show your inability to argue honestly, with facts.