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Why would anyone support Beto O’Rourke for president? He refused to co-sponsor Medicare For All or free college, supported TPP, was in a caucus for corporate-friendly democrats, and voted to increase Trump’s military budget three times.
Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and other freshmen progressives got bored of listening to orientation speeches by corporate and Wall Street CEO's. So they went outside and threw a rally for single-payer healthcare and a Green New Deal.
"Our 'bipartisan' Congressional orientation is cohosted by a corporate lobbyist group. Other members have quietly expressed to me their concern that this wasn’t told to us in advance. Lobbyists are here. Goldman Sachs is here. Where‘s labor? Activists?Frontline community leaders?"
Medicare for All Is Even Better Than You Thought: Previous estimates suggested that Medicare for All would save $2 trillion. But a new study finds that Bernie Sanders's bill would save $5.1 trillion — while providing universal, comprehensive coverage.
"I expect @SenSanders to win the primary. He already set the conditions for the race—all of the other hopefuls (except Biden) have endorsed his big platform items. He’s built the national movement, and while the centrist wing is torn between several candidates, his base isn’t."
“In my on-boarding to Congress, I get to pick my insurance plan. As a waitress, I had to pay more than TWICE what I’d pay as a member of Congress. It’s frustrating that Congressmembers would deny other people affordability that they themselves enjoy. Time for Medicare For All.” - AOC
Bernie Sanders has a national political infrastructure, locked-in support from significant portions of the electorate, and an alternative media ecosystem that is intensely devoted to him. The fact that his 2020 chances are being so heavily downplayed is borderline delusional
"The question isn’t whether the United States, the wealthiest country in the world, can AFFORD to provide health care for every man, woman, and child. The question is whether we have the moral courage to make a basic human right a priority at the top of our country’s agenda."
Cory Booker condemned the tear gas used on migrants in Tijuana as "ugly, cruel & cowardly." What Booker didn't mention is that he's accepted thousands in contributions from the tear gas manufacturer's owner, who also hosted a private fundraiser for him.
House Democrats Who Haven’t Supported Net Neutrality Yet Have All Taken Money from Telecoms - The deadline to pass the piece of legislation that would allow Congress to overturn the repeal of net neutrality is quickly approaching, yet many Democrats are staying mum.
Bernie was the only one who showed solidarity with striking Disneyland workers this year. Dems who represent Anaheim in Congress said nothing. He was the only one who showed solidarity with Boston Marriott workers when their own Representatives were silent. He's the one in 2020.
The New York Times suggesting that Beto is left of Bernie is a massive failure of editorial judgement. A good politics editor would look at Beto’s long record of voting WITH Wall Street and understand immediately that this is false.
The NYT Narrative has gone from “Bernie is too extreme” to “Bernie can’t win primaries” to today’s new one: “Bernie’s entire message won and is resonating, which obviously means he’s old news”
“It is not good enough for Democrats to just be the anti-Trump party. If they want to keep and expand their majority in the House, take back the Senate and win the White House, Democrats must...fight for the working families of this country” - Bernie Sanders