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MMC
04-15-2019, 02:00 PM
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sent a scathing letter to the liberal and arguably pro-Democratic establishment group ThinkProgress after the organization released a video slamming the democratic socialist for dropping criticism of millionaire from his rhetoric as soon as he started earning income in that price range.


“This counterproductive negative campaigning needs to stop...The Democratic primary must be a campaign of ideas, not of bad-faith smears. Please help play a constructive role in the effort to defeat Donald Trump," Sanders wrote to the Center for American Progress, which runs ThinkProgress.com, in a letter obtained by the New York Times. (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/14/us/politics/bernie-sanders-2020-candidates.html)


As reported by the Times, "The Center for American Progress, which is known as CAP, was founded in 2003 by John D. Podesta, a close ally of the Clintons, and is based in Washington. It has played an important role in Democratic politics, even as it is legally required to be independent from the party. It has been funded by major Democratic donors, like the financier George Soros, as well as entities with interests that do not always align with progressive politics, including health insurance companies, Walmart, big banks, defense contractors and foreign governments."


In his letter, Sanders accused CAP of being under the influence of corporate PAC money to prevent progressive ideas from becoming the focus of the Democratic party. “Center for American Progress leader Neera Tanden repeatedly calls for unity while simultaneously maligning my staff and supporters and belittling progressive ideas..I worry that the corporate money CAP is receiving is inordinately and inappropriately influencing the role it is playing in the progressive movement," Sanders wrote.....snip~


https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/04/14/progressive-civil-war-bernie-sanders-slams-thinkprogress-in-wake-of-criticism-n2544751



:argue: Looks like the Podesta Clintonite Pac was looking to put a dent into Sanders again. Bernie jumped on it Right away. He don't like being called out as a millionaire now, huh?

Chris
04-15-2019, 02:01 PM
Also, Pelosi says socialism 'is not the view' of the Democratic Party (https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/15/politics/nancy-pelosi-socialism/index.html) and then she slams AOC.

MisterVeritis
04-15-2019, 02:01 PM
Bernie: "Do as I say, not as I did."

Go into government and become a multi-millionaire on $170K per year.

MMC
04-15-2019, 02:15 PM
Also, Pelosi says socialism 'is not the view' of the Democratic Party (https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/15/politics/nancy-pelosi-socialism/index.html) and then she slams AOC.

Yeah she told Stahl that what.....there is like only 5 of them. LOL

Don29palms
04-15-2019, 02:59 PM
Also, Pelosi says socialism 'is not the view' of the Democratic Party (https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/15/politics/nancy-pelosi-socialism/index.html) and then she slams AOC.

Which party is the democratic party? It's not the Republicans or DEMOCRATS! The Democrat party is far from democratic.

stjames1_53
04-15-2019, 03:58 PM
Bernie: "Do as I say, not as I did."

Go into government and become a multi-millionaire on $170K per year.

hell...........all ya gotta do is lie to a bank.

Dr. Strangelove
04-16-2019, 08:39 PM
Also, Pelosi says socialism 'is not the view' of the Democratic Party (https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/15/politics/nancy-pelosi-socialism/index.html) and then she slams AOC.

I think that proves it!

gamewell45
04-16-2019, 08:47 PM
Bernie: "Do as I say, not as I did."

Go into government and become a multi-millionaire on $170K per year.

Write a book and you too can become a millionaire.

Chris
04-16-2019, 08:56 PM
I think that proves it!


Proves what?

MisterVeritis
04-16-2019, 09:28 PM
Write a book and you too can become a millionaire.
I write nonfiction. I am considering writing fiction.

Cotton1
04-16-2019, 09:33 PM
I write nonfiction. I am considering writing fiction.

I prefer non fiction. I always harken back to what Mark Twain said which was " fact is stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense"

MisterVeritis
04-16-2019, 10:10 PM
I prefer non fiction. I always harken back to what Mark Twain said which was " fact is stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense"
I have been working for a long time on a nonfiction book about Genghis Khan. I think I am going to move it to historical fiction. Some parts of it are simply too difficult to do as nonfiction.

On the other hand I am nearly finished with a nonfiction book I have been writing with a co-author. At the rate we are going it will be done in late May or June.

Tahuyaman
04-16-2019, 11:40 PM
It’s funny to watch Bernie tell us how he plans to pay for all of his free shit.

stjames1_53
04-17-2019, 04:55 AM
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sent a scathing letter to the liberal and arguably pro-Democratic establishment group ThinkProgress after the organization released a video slamming the democratic socialist for dropping criticism of millionaire from his rhetoric as soon as he started earning income in that price range.


“This counterproductive negative campaigning needs to stop...The Democratic primary must be a campaign of ideas, not of bad-faith smears. Please help play a constructive role in the effort to defeat Donald Trump," Sanders wrote to the Center for American Progress, which runs ThinkProgress.com, in a letter obtained by the New York Times. (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/14/us/politics/bernie-sanders-2020-candidates.html)


As reported by the Times, "The Center for American Progress, which is known as CAP, was founded in 2003 by John D. Podesta, a close ally of the Clintons, and is based in Washington. It has played an important role in Democratic politics, even as it is legally required to be independent from the party. It has been funded by major Democratic donors, like the financier George Soros, as well as entities with interests that do not always align with progressive politics, including health insurance companies, Walmart, big banks, defense contractors and foreign governments."


In his letter, Sanders accused CAP of being under the influence of corporate PAC money to prevent progressive ideas from becoming the focus of the Democratic party. “Center for American Progress leader Neera Tanden repeatedly calls for unity while simultaneously maligning my staff and supporters and belittling progressive ideas..I worry that the corporate money CAP is receiving is inordinately and inappropriately influencing the role it is playing in the progressive movement," Sanders wrote.....snip~


https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/04/14/progressive-civil-war-bernie-sanders-slams-thinkprogress-in-wake-of-criticism-n2544751



:argue: Looks like the Podesta Clintonite Pac was looking to put a dent into Sanders again. Bernie jumped on it Right away. He don't like being called out as a millionaire now, huh?

imagine that, a rich victim

stjames1_53
04-17-2019, 04:56 AM
Write a book and you too can become a millionaire.

Like Valerie Jarrett?

Luther
04-17-2019, 05:06 AM
Wasn't there suppose to be a Democrat civil war just before Pelosi became speaker?

countryboy
04-17-2019, 07:11 AM
Write a book and you too can become a millionaire.

A, best selling, book. You know, as in, CAPITALISM. ;)

MMC
04-17-2019, 07:40 AM
imagine that, a rich victim

Meh.....Soros has been around for some time.

Luther
04-18-2019, 05:18 AM
Boys... boys....

Remember, Bernie's "Hard on" is with the 1/10 of 1%