Anti-Bernie Smear #15: “Bernie and Jane are Corrupt – Look at the Burlington College Deal”

The screwy accusation of “bank fraud” started by right-wing smear merchants and now pushed by anti-Bernie Democrats and most recently, the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board.

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Anti-Bernie Smear #20: “Bernie claims to be socialist and fight climate change, but flies first class on private jets”

This is a corollary of Troll Smear #19 about Bernie’s houses and net worth. This smear also seeks to portray Bernie as a hypocrite, and tries to do so by making the following “arguments”: (1) Bernie claims to fight Climate Change but spent $300,000 on private air travel, polluting the air, and/or (2) Bernie claims to be a socialist but he insists on flying first class on private jets.

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Anti-Bernie Smear #19: “Bernie is a hypocrite, he has three houses, a net worth over $2 million, and only pays 13% in taxes”

As with all smears directed at Bernie, this is typical in that it does not attack his policies, but rather seeks to disparage him personally, by saying that he “does not practice what he preaches”. The smear seeks to portray Bernie as someone who is cynically preaching to the working class while he himself is a member of the top 1% that he rails against.

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The #NeverBernie Media Narrative Must be Stopped … Here’s How to Do It

These narratives are coming from the #NeverBernie media outlets, and they are designed to sound like “sensible” arguments against a Sanders candidacy. And they, too, must be debunked.

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Anti-Bernie Smear #18: “Bernie also voted for the 1994 Crime Bill”

Bernie speaking against a Crime Bill in 1991

This is also a very cynical and misleading smear that needs to be explained and debunked just as much as any other.

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Anti-Bernie Smear #16: “Bernie has no support among African Americans”

This is perhaps the most hurtful and outrageous attack on Bernie — and is also the one that is most easily debunked.

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Anti-Bernie Smear #17: “Bernie is not a Democrat!”

Centrist Democrats love to pillory Bernie for not being on their Team.

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13 Reasons Why Obama was a Horrible President

The following are 13 reasons that I believe make Obama one of the worst Presidents in history. The reason he was so bad is that he promised hope and change and delivered the exact opposite, thereby paving the way for Donald Trump.

  1. He inherited military actions in 2 Muslim countries and extended US military campaigns to bombing 7 different Muslim countries — and then bragged about it;
  2. He promised to close Guantanamo and then didn’t — even though he could have at any time ;
  3. He promised to go after the crooks on Wall Street and then refused to prosecute them even though his DOJ had at least 11 criminal referrals from Congress to do so;
  4. He placed 30 Wall Street execs from Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and other banks on his cabinet — far more than Trump or any other recent President. His policies were designed to benefit Wall Street and the 1%.
  5. He cut Food Stamps by $9 billion;
  6. He took the disastrous Bush Tax Cuts which were due to expire and made them permanent;
  7. He actually pushed Republicans to cut Social Security;
  8. He suspended Habeas Corpus, allowing the US government to detain citizens at any time for as long as they want without having to charge them with a crime;
  9. He used the Espionage Act to jail journalists and whistleblowers — gifting Trump with a dangerous precedent to stifle free speech and the 1st Amendment;
  10. When gifted with a fillibuster-proof majority in Congress, he chose to deliver a Republican health care plan instead of the public option that he had campaigned on. Instead of pressuring conservative Democrats to agree, he actually campaigned against progressive Democrats who were fighting for the public option;
  11. Although he promised to “put on a pair of comfortable shoes” and march with unions on strike, he completely ignored the unions fighting for their lives in Wisconsin and Ohio;
  12. He is responsible for the greatest decline of an American political party in all of history — with Democrats losing 900 State legislative seats, 70% of State legislatures, 2/3 of all governorships.

13. He presided over a dramatic 30% drop in Democratic Party membership, bringing the number of Democrats to well below 30% of the overall electorate.

Obama worked to deliver for the 1%. The”recovery” under Obama was no recovery at all for working Americans.

Obama’s recovery all went to the shareholders, owners and managers.

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2018 Will Be a Banner Year for Blue Dogs and Conservative Democrats

Democrats are unique in their willingness to sabotage their own legislative priorities in order to win seats.

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To My Fellow Boomers: I Remember 1980, Do You?

I know what it’s like to have your world turned upside-down; soon Republicans and centrists Democrats who cling to the tenets of Reaganomics will see their world rocked by Our Revolution.

 

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Was America Ever This Polarized? Yes, but It Was an Honest Divide

The Vietnam War saw Americans divided, but at least it made sense.

 

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Democrats Must Abandon Identity Politics and Run on Actual Policies

A Return to FDR-Style Progressivism will Return Dems to Electoral Victories for Generations to Come.

 

 

 

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Why are Christian Republicans so Pro-Israel?

Hint: It’s not because they care about the fate of the Jewish people. Quite the opposite in fact …

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The Democratic “Civil War” Has a Lot to Do with Actual War

The struggle is about whether to be the Party of War or the Party of Peace.

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Yes, There is a Civil War Within the Democratic Party — it’s Just Not What You Think

The popular narrative about the Democratic Divide is all wrong and it’s important that we realize the truth — before it is too late.

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“Blue Dogs” Have Destroyed the Democratic Party and They Need to Go. NOW!

The Democratic Party can no longer afford to be held hostage by a conservative group of greedy DINOs.

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For Democrats, the Russian Investigation Is More About Politics than Patriotism

After a year of #RussiaGate, the Democrats have both their base and the entire country right where they want them.

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Anti-Bernie Smear #14 “Bernie is a Kremlin Stooge, a Putin Plant, Just Like Trump, etc.”

I suppose it was only a matter of time before the “Russia-Gate” hoax spread to Bernie Sanders.

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This is Neoliberalism, Part III: How We Build Empire

When your only chance at social and economic mobility lies in killing people or possibly being killed yourself.

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This is Neoliberalism, Part II: Alienation and Mass Sociopathy by Design

Human evolution taught us to work with each other.
Neoliberalism teaches us to compete with each other.

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