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Re: “What Bernie Sanders Won by Losing the Democratic Primary

Rosario Dawson summarizes the grassroots spirit that the INDY seems to lack:

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Posted by Noah on 03/24/2016 at 12:11 PM

Re: “What Bernie Sanders Won by Losing the Democratic Primary

"a choice of pragmatism over populist idealism, of a theory of change oriented around attainable, incremental progress instead of lofty, unrealistic promises."
"all of Sanders's lofty, unrealistic promises"

With all due respect, you sound more like my conservative father but not like an editor of a brave-progressive paper. Besides, many of these "lofty" and "unrealistic" ideas are already reality in Europe and in addition, they are backed by Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton. The looming danger with Hillary Clinton is subliminal: she cannot afford the luxury to be herself, like for example her husband Bill Clinton, Angela Merkel, Obama, Sanders or even Trump.

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Posted by Noah on 03/23/2016 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

@Anderson Orr: I find your lukewarm reasoning rather upsetting considering the danger that HRC will not be chosen by many democratic voters in the general election because of her abysmal favorability ratings. Donald Trump is comparable with his likability. The difference? He is able to recruit many new voters! "...the candidate with the best practical and tactical skill sets for managing the demands of the US Presidency?" Voting for the Iraq war? Being a war-hawk? Opportunistically swaying with the wind like Frank Underwood? Being involved with superfluous scandals? How about the practical and tactical skill set of Bernie Sanders who is not involved with any scandals, is not a millionaire and has been on the right side of history throughout his political career?
"... we will be better served by a doer rather than a dreamer." Recently, Bernie Sanders was compared with Martin Luther King by the Black Press, MLK - like Bernie Sanders - being a doer AND a dreamer! The absolute last candidate we need to stand up against the dangerous views of an unpredictable and radical candidate like Donald Trump is a scandal-ridden conformist like HRC who wants to defend the establishment by cautioning everybody with her mantra "No, we can't!" This is neither an attractive nor a successful campaign mantra. So, Mr. Orr, please become bolder and think again before you cast your vote! Thank you.

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Posted by Noah on 03/14/2016 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

Amazing how Bernie Sanders is being hammered by NPR, the other Hillary Clinton campaign headquarter for his "uncomfortableness" with African-American voters all morning long. If you are trying to misunderstand a person, there is always a way. I had no problem to understand what U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders wanted to convey during the recent democratic debate. Then a journalist laughed in a slightly descending way about the former NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) President Ben Jealous comparing Sanders with MLK: “I recall the words of the late great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who said a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus,” Jealous said in a press call organized by the Sanders campaign in February. “And that brings me to why I'm here today. Bernie Sanders has been a principled, courageous, insistent fighter against the evils that Dr. King referred to as the giant triplets of racism, militarism and greed.”
Personally, I am wondering when we see again courageous thought-leaders like Malcolm X or Martin Luther King, Jr. in the African-American community. I keep being surprised how easily the African-American community can be misled.
NNPA Black Press: "It’s easy to celebrate Dr. King’s preaching every January; it’s another to support a politician like Sanders, who dreams as he did. That requires revolutionary resolve. Bernie Sanders promotes policies that are logical extensions of where Dr. King was headed before he was silenced in Memphis: the gap between the very rich and everyone else, a livable minimum wage, universal health insurance, protection of the environment, and reins on corporate greed. Sanders seeks to lead a peaceful political revolution of the magnitude of Dr. King’s Dream, at the end point of which “justice will roll down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.” Somebody needs to tell Democrat voters, especially Blacks, who see Secretary Clinton, not Senator Sanders, as the practical way to realize The Dream. Apparently Dr. King – in the form of Bernie Sanders – is still way ahead of his time."

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Posted by Noah on 03/08/2016 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

Why the Critics of Bernienomics Are Wrong
"Not a day goes by, it seems, without the mainstream media bashing Berney Sanders’s economic plan – quoting certain economists as saying his numbers don’t add up. (The New York Times did it again just yesterday.) They’re wrong. You need to know the truth, and spread it. "

ROBERT B. REICH is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He endorsed Bernie Sanders.

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Posted by Noah on 03/03/2016 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

“The greatest strategic screw-up since Hitler's invasion of Russia” is how David Kilcullen describes George W Bush's invasion of Iraq in his new book "Blood Year". Put simply, Kilcullen argues we should never have gone into Iraq, with the job still unfinished in Afghanistan after 9/11. ... Like many soldiers, Kilcullen does not do gore. So when he mentions, in the sparest of prose given the depravity of the sectarian bloodletting, the “commercial kidnapping gangs auctioning off terrified children for slaughter, in a makeshift night market that operated under lights near the soccer stadium”, it is a kick in the stomach."

Hillary Clinton voted for this war, Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama voted against it. Yet, the INDY is endorsing Hillary Clinton (and Donald Trump) but leaves out Bernie Sanders. Apparently, the INDY does not feel this "kick in the stomach", it does not feel the enormous human tragedy that the war in Iraq has inflicted on hundred thousands of people to this day.. Choosing Hillary Clinton only for this edition's cover next to her endorsement casts doubt on the INDY's judgment and independence. Sad.

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Posted by Noah on 03/03/2016 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Your Participation is Mandatory: The INDY’s 2016 Primary Endorsements

"And, yeah, while we think the world of Bernie, it's about time we had a woman in charge." This is exactly the sexist Gloria Steinem & Madeleine Albright attitude that is so upsetting for young people .. and me. On the range of "50 Shades of Gender" Mrs. Clinton is clearly gravitating towards the masculine character traits. I don't mind. I do mind that she has been constantly swaying with the wind during her political career. But what disqualifies her from becoming President is the fact that she caused death and anguish for hundred thousands of people when she voted for war when non-foreign-policy-experienced people like Obama and Sanders were brave and wise enough to vote against it.

And by the way, I find your sarcastic Donald Trump endorsement irresponsible and dangerous. Are you aware that Donald Trump would have been incarcerated in Germany after delivering his hate speeches?

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Posted by Noah on 03/02/2016 at 6:21 PM

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