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2016: A New Direction?

100,000 attend virtual rally for Bernie Sanders

The communists amongst us?

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told supporters they were making history as he live-streamed from a modest, packed, and steamy apartment in Washington, D.C on Wednesday night.

Delivering remarks off a yellow legal pad balanced precariously on a wobbly music stand, Sanders said no campaign has ever held such a large online organizing effort so early on in the campaign.

The American people are saying loudly and clearly enough is enough,” he said.

The Democratic presidential hopeful hit the major themes of his campaign, such as income inequality, raising the minimum wage, and campaign finance reform. But just weeks after the senator’s speech at a progressive event was interrupted by “Black Lives Matter” protestors, he stressed the need to “combat institutional racism in America” and criminal justice reform.

“We are tired of seeing black women yanked out of a car thrown to the ground. Assaulted, put in handcuffs and then sent to jail and die three days later in the case of Sandra Bland. For what crime? She didn’t signal.”

After thanking supporters for “for participating in this political revolution,” he handed over the event to a digital organizer to provide viewers with instructions on how to get involved.

The Vermont Independent’s campaign says more than 100,000 people signed up to attend one of 3,500 gatherings across the country. After the event he told the media “we never dreamed this campaign would move as quickly as it has and in fact part of the problem we are having is the campaign is moving much faster than our political infrastructure.”

So the far Left is fed up too? I’m sure their reasons are antipodal to the reasons the Right is POed, but this may be a positive harbinger. No one is happy with the status quo, and the center can not hold when pulled from both ends.  Unfortunately, with nobody in the middle, pulling can become tearing without shifting the balance much. That’s not good, but it is the culmination of where things have been heading for the past 15 years.

And on the Right, we’ve got Donald Trump, unafraid and speaking boldly, surging ahead in the polls by more than a 2 to 1 margin. Interesting how both Teh Donald and Bernie could share the same motto:

[Manisha Sharma, the host of the gathering] presented Sanders with a poster of Mahatma Gandhi with a quote which Sanders read: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and then you win,’” adding “maybe that is what this campaign is about.”


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