Friday, October 10, 2014

Bernie Sanders Is Building A ‘Revolution’ To Challenge Clinton In 2016

Vice‘s Grace Wyler recently interviewed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and uncovered some interesting information. Sen. Sanders is angry. Totally “furious.” Here’s what has him hot under the collar:
  • Income inequality
  • Decades of economic policies and trade agreements that have eroded the middle class
  • Republicans in DC who want to gut spending for Social Security and Medicare
  • House Speaker John Boehner for suggesting that the U.S. may have “no choice” but to send ground troops to Syria
  • Everyone in Congress for not doing more to address climate change
  • Everyone in Congress for not reining in the financial industry after the 2009 economic meltdown
  • He’s angry at Democrats — for not being as mad as he is
And he’s “really, really mad” about the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling and the “overwhelming political influence of corporate campaign contributors.”
Bernie Sanders, the self-proclaimed “democratic socialist,” is seriously considering a run for the White House in 2016. Democrats seem to be lying in wait for a Hillary Clinton announcement, but Sen. Sanders isn’t waiting. He has full intentions of challenging her if she runs — and challenging her hard.
Sen. Sanders is already working hard on the ground. He’s trying to build support for a grassroots “revolution” that will be the progressive response to the Tea Party movement. Sen. Sanders knows that a win for him is unlikely, citing a recent poll that shows him a clear loser in the race. But what he also knows is that the long-shot candidates often influence a presidential election in “profound and interesting ways

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