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BERNIE SANDERS IN 2020: A PROGRESSIVE PRESIDENT WHO CARES

We face a stark choice in the midterms and especially in 2020 between two different versions of America. In the version of America championed by Trump, it's an illuminati white supremacist America based on corruption, lies and racism. In the version championed by the progressive wing of the Democratic party represented by Bernie Sanders, we return to the vision of FDR's new deal but add in the insights of MLK and Bobby Kennedy.

In Bernie's America, we have a vibrant safety net that protects our rights. FDR wanted to create an America where everyone has a chance at the American dream, especially for their children. The basis of that is free education, free health care, protection of our seniors. Bernie is attempting to reunite us with that great progressive tradition of the New Deal and FDR.

Bernie believes that Americans are smart people but our government is getting in the way because it is corrupt and beholden to big special interests - who are almost always illuminati special interests BTW. Bernie wants to fix our government and get America back on the right tracks so that the American Dream is real again for everyone of all skin colors, religions and sexual orientations.



In constrast, Trump's America is an America bordering on becoming Fascist Nazi Germany. It's an America where children are stolen at the border and sold. It's an America where the middle class has no viable American Dream for their children. It's an America where welfare is given out to the super rich, the illuminati hedge fund managers, the big bankers, the CEOs of multi-national Corporations, while everyday Americans are dieing from overdoses, can't afford to put their children through school, or graduate with so much debt they can never start families.

This is an important crossroads in American History. What happens in 2018 and especially 2020 is going to shape America for decades to come.

Bernie is no late comer to politics. He is a pragmatic politician who gets things done, listens to the people he represents and makes good decisions on their behalf. That really shouldn't be such a revolutionary thing, but because our politics is so corrupt and horrible right now, Bernie stands as a rare example of a good politician - someone who really cares.



Fox News loves to attack Bernie as a "socialist," Bernie Sanders is hard to attack as utopian, inexperienced or unpragmatic. Bernie Sanders has been working for progressive issues in government his whole life. He was a mayor and then a Representative and now a Senator. Despite usually defining himself as a progressive independent, he has succeeded in getting more amendments attached to bills than another other Senator.

Sanders is the amendment king. Since the Republicans took over Congress in 1995, no other lawmaker – not Nancy Pelosi, not Paul Ryan, not Maxine Waters – has passed more roll-call amendments (amendments that actually went to a vote on the floor) than Bernie Sanders. Bernie gets things done. He is nothing but pragmatic.

Amendments are an important way to move resources and build bipartisan coalitions to change the direction of the law. Despite the fact that the most right-wing Republicans in a generation controlled the House of Representatives between 1994 and 2006, the member who passed the most amendments during that time was not a right-winger like Bob Barr or John Boehner. The amendment king was, instead, Bernie Sanders.



Sanders did something particularly original, which was that he passed amendments that were exclusively progressive, advancing goals such as reducing poverty, help our veterans and protecting the environment, and he was able to get bipartisan coalitions of Republicans who wanted to shrink government, or hold it accountable and progressives who wanted to use it to empower Americans.

These amendments are not small things. For instance, consider the Expanding Free Health Care Act (November 2001): You wouldn't think Republicans would agree to an expansion of funds for community health centers, which provide free services. But Sanders was able to win a $100 million increase in funding with an amendment. Another Sanders amendment to the general appropriations bill prohibited the importation of goods made with child labor in 2001.

When he became a Senator in 2006, his ability to use amendments to advance a progressive agenda was even further empowered. Here are some of the amendments he has passed in the Senate:

Greening the U.S. Government (June 2007): A Sanders amendment made a change to the law so at least 30 percent of the hot water demand in newer federal buildings is provided through solar water heaters.

Protecting Our Troops (October 2007): Sanders used an amendment to win $10 million for operation and maintenance of the Army National Guard, which had been stretched thin and overextended by the war in Iraq.

Restricting the Bailout to Protect U.S. Workers (Feburary 2009): A Sanders amendment required the banking bailout to utilize stricter H-1B hiring standards to ensure bailout funds weren't used to displace American workers.

Helping Veterans' Kids (July 2009): A Sanders amendment required the Comptroller General to put together comprehensive reporting on financial assistance for child care available to parents in the Armed Forces.

Exposing Corruption in the Military-Industrial Complex (November 2012): A Sanders amendment required “public availability of the database of senior Department officials seeking employment with defense contractors” – an important step toward transparency that revealed the corruption of the revolving door in action.

Support for Treating Autism in Military Health Care: Sanders worked with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to pass an amendment by a vote of 66-29 ensuring that the military's TRICARE system would be able to treat autism.

When Bernie Sanders first offered a single-payer health-care bill in 2013, he didn’t have a single co-sponsor in the Senate. Today one-third of Senate Democrats and two-thirds of House Democrats have endorsed the plan. Though Bernie Sanders had zero co-sponsors for his free-college plan in the past, today he has seven co-sponsors of his legislation, along with several potential 2020 Democratic presidential contenders.





Clearly Bernie is the future of the party - carrying the progressive banner. Bernie Sanders has long called himself a socialist - well before others in the Democratic were willing to risk doing so. What he has always meant by that is a return to the democratic socialism of FDR and the New Deal. An America committed to its people and their welfare, not just big monied interests and the illuminati mob.

Fox news made a big mistake by labelling Obama a socialist for so long. Now the charge of socialism has positive connotations for most Americans. In the long run, Obama and Bernie will both be known as important Presidents who helped save America from the illuminati. They both helped to make the progressive New Deal dream more of a reality. Obamacare was a massive achievement that has helped hundreds of millions of Americans. We need to have Bernie in office and get Trump out so that we can be sure that Obamacare is not repealed.

Bernie is clearly the best candidate for the Democrats in 2020 because he already built a groundswell of support from his run in 2016. Bernie's ability to raise money has been well documented. He outraised Hillary Clinton in the Primary and would have outraised Trump to. Bernie had the primary stolen from him by the DNC. He should have represented the Democrats in the General election in 2016.

Bernie Sanders would have handedly beaten Donald Trump in the general election. The only candidate who was worse than Donald was Hillary. Hillary's innate ability to destroy her own campaigns lead her to implode like she always does and hand the election to Trump. Trump and Hillary were friends who wanted either one to win the election. Hillary even paid Donald to help her at various points in the election but she still couldn't convince the American people to make her the President.