Comments on: How socialist Bernie Sanders offers Democrats a shot at the white working class http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/08/how-socialist-bernie-sanders-offers-democrats-a-shot-at-the-white-working-class/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: NBE http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/08/how-socialist-bernie-sanders-offers-democrats-a-shot-at-the-white-working-class/#comment-1080348 Sun, 12 Jul 2015 13:46:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41890#comment-1080348 I wonder if we are just too big a country for something along the lines of Scandinavian socialism. But I’d like to see the experiment take place. And I’d like to see a Sanders vs. Trump race; a real choice, no echoes. We have been electing same-sames for decades, regardless of party. These two guys are both plain-speaking, and, most welcome, devil-take hindmost re: PR. They are truly different, too, one from the other and both from the packs at their heels. These are authentic American characters. Let either win, and try his way. I feel as if I have been eating out of cans forever, and here, suddenly, plain and unapologetic, are apples from a tree, potatoes from the earth, fish from the sea. And my lost appetite is noticing.

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By: ArribaJuarez http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/08/how-socialist-bernie-sanders-offers-democrats-a-shot-at-the-white-working-class/#comment-1080210 Sat, 11 Jul 2015 20:41:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41890#comment-1080210 With all the Hispanics, blacks, homosexuals and women voting Democratic, that leaves only old white men and a few Asians to vote Republican.

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By: Onerioi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/08/how-socialist-bernie-sanders-offers-democrats-a-shot-at-the-white-working-class/#comment-1079203 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:15:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41890#comment-1079203 @ Cassiopian RE: “the top 1% already pay about one third of all Federal taxes, a share which has increased over time” That’s because their income keeps going up while the rest of us have seen decreases, or at best, stagnation.

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By: Onerioi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/08/how-socialist-bernie-sanders-offers-democrats-a-shot-at-the-white-working-class/#comment-1079195 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:10:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41890#comment-1079195 RE: “Though I’m skeptical as to how far he’ll get, he exceeded my expectations.” – He’ll get as far as we take him. This is a democracy.

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By: charlottescot http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/08/how-socialist-bernie-sanders-offers-democrats-a-shot-at-the-white-working-class/#comment-1078917 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:32:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41890#comment-1078917 Great article. Absolutely, positively the Democratic Party has been losing members in droves (of course so has the RNC). The duopoly is very elitist. There has been very little space at the cocktail parties for teachers and laborers and taxi drivers, police officers, grocery clerks, etc. Bernie welcomes these people with his honest take on our country and the world. The fact is, he actually likes them. He doesn’t look down on them. He doesn’t speak down to them. He doesn’t over-think every sentence and and run his speeches by media consultants. It is refreshing and he is refreshing. I was at the speech in Portland, Maine on Monday along with 8000 others. The people were the crossroads of America and contrary to many pundits, I did not see them as representing the liberal wing of anything. Casually dressed, young, old, families, gays, teachers and lawyers and bikers, (and probably some) scofflaws. Real people. Happy people because they finally had a reason to LIKE a candidate for something.

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By: anotherfakename http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/08/how-socialist-bernie-sanders-offers-democrats-a-shot-at-the-white-working-class/#comment-1078840 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 03:55:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41890#comment-1078840 I wrote and submitted a polite heart felt relevant reply to this editorial earlier today. It was not included in your comments section. Sorry to have bothered you, I won’t read your opinion pieces again, and I’ll also switch from Reuters to Bloomberg. Have a day.

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By: Work23 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/08/how-socialist-bernie-sanders-offers-democrats-a-shot-at-the-white-working-class/#comment-1078839 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 03:26:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41890#comment-1078839 @LetBalanceCome You definitely haven’t been to Scandinavia lately or have never head of Schengen area. To have an idea, in Malmö, which is Sweden’s third biggest city, 1/3 of the population was born overseas! And most of them are NOT from Europe.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/08/how-socialist-bernie-sanders-offers-democrats-a-shot-at-the-white-working-class/#comment-1078694 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 21:05:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41890#comment-1078694 I have never once been able to get a comment on one of Alan’s opinions. I assume that I am to accurately critical of his points.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/08/how-socialist-bernie-sanders-offers-democrats-a-shot-at-the-white-working-class/#comment-1078693 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 21:00:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41890#comment-1078693 Bernie is a rock star on the campaign trail. You personally are overly tuned to appearances rather than substance (typical of people in the entertainment business). That exposes your shallowness. Listen to Bernie’s word and then try to think rather than feel, and try not to see only what you can manipulate for your own fame and fortune like most superficial supposed journalists these days. Whites (what a racist term) are not tired of the of the left. Jefferson was a liberal. No, many people, including some whites are tired of the infiltrated democrats who have sold out the American people. Corporatists, Feminists and Blacks who claim permanent victimhood, and simply corrupt politicians (think Chicago) abound in the democratic party and they play their roles as if Rush Limbaugh were writing the script. They are fake liberals. They harken back to the same traditionalism that the right does. They are moles within the party.

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By: pyradius http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/08/how-socialist-bernie-sanders-offers-democrats-a-shot-at-the-white-working-class/#comment-1078674 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 20:44:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41890#comment-1078674 Cassiopian,

Thanks for telling us what we Americans will tolerate, especially considering the progressive taxation in our nation’s history.

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