Sanders released an op-ed

Jordan Nelson
Jordan Nelson

Millions of Americans registered a protest vote on Tuesday, expressing their fierce opposition to an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests over their own. I strongly supported Hillary Clinton, campaigned hard on her behalf, and believed she was the right choice on Election Day. But Donald J. Trump won the White House because his campaign rhetoric successfully tapped into a very real and justified anger, an anger that many traditional Democrats feel.

I am saddened, but not surprised, by the outcome. It is no shock to me that millions of people who voted for Mr. Trump did so because they are sick and tired of the economic, political and media status quo.

Working families watch as politicians get campaign financial support from billionaires and corporate interests — and then ignore the needs of ordinary Americans. Over the last 30 years, too many Americans were sold out by their corporate bosses. They work longer hours for lower wages as they see decent paying jobs go to China, Mexico or some other low-wage country. They are tired of having chief executives make 300 times what they do, while 52 percent of all new income goes to the top 1 percent. Many of their once beautiful rural towns have depopulated, their downtown stores are shuttered, and their kids are leaving home because there are no jobs — all while corporations suck the wealth out of their communities and stuff them into offshore accounts.

Working Americans can’t afford decent, quality child care for their children. They can’t send their kids to college, and they have nothing in the bank as they head into retirement. In many parts of the country they can’t find affordable housing, and they find the cost of health insurance much too high. Too many families exist in despair as drugs, alcohol and suicide cut life short for a growing number of people.

President-elect Trump is right: The American people want change. But what kind of change will he be offering them? Will he have the courage to stand up to the most powerful people in this country who are responsible for the economic pain that so many working families feel, or will he turn the anger of the majority against minorities, immigrants, the poor and the helpless?

Will he have the courage to stand up to Wall Street, work to break up the “too big to fail” financial institutions and demand that big banks invest in small businesses and create jobs in rural America and inner cities? Or, will he appoint another Wall Street banker to run the Treasury Department and continue business as usual? Will he, as he promised during the campaign, really take on the pharmaceutical industry and lower the price of prescription drugs?

I am deeply distressed to hear stories of Americans being intimidated and harassed in the wake of Mr. Trump’s victory, and I hear the cries of families who are living in fear of being torn apart. We have come too far as a country in combating discrimination. We are not going back. Rest assured, there is no compromise on racism, bigotry, xenophobia and sexism. We will fight it in all its forms, whenever and wherever it re-emerges.

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Zachary Russell
Zachary Russell

I will keep an open mind to see what ideas Mr. Trump offers and when and how we can work together. Having lost the nationwide popular vote, however, he would do well to heed the views of progressives. If the president-elect is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families, I’m going to present some very real opportunities for him to earn my support.

Let’s rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and create millions of well-paying jobs. Let’s raise the minimum wage to a living wage, help students afford to go to college, provide paid family and medical leave and expand Social Security. Let’s reform an economic system that enables billionaires like Mr. Trump not to pay a nickel in federal income taxes. And most important, let’s end the ability of wealthy campaign contributors to buy elections.

In the coming days, I will also provide a series of reforms to reinvigorate the Democratic Party. I believe strongly that the party must break loose from its corporate establishment ties and, once again, become a grass-roots party of working people, the elderly and the poor. We must open the doors of the party to welcome in the idealism and energy of young people and all Americans who are fighting for economic, social, racial and environmental justice. We must have the courage to take on the greed and power of Wall Street, the drug companies, the insurance companies and the fossil fuel industry.

When my presidential campaign came to an end, I pledged to my supporters that the political revolution would continue. And now, more than ever, that must happen. We are the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. When we stand together and don’t let demagogues divide us up by race, gender or national origin, there is nothing we cannot accomplish. We must go forward, not backward.

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Adrian Cruz
Adrian Cruz

Very good Bernie. The Democratic Party is a zombie though

Ethan Reed
Ethan Reed

breddy güd ::DDD
Glad he doesn't have to shill for hillary anymore, feels like grampa's back.
Unfortunately, as seems to be the case with everything this election, the people who most need to learn this lesson (hillary supporters), will just cry that he's in bed with literally hitler, and this is evidence of how horrible sexist and racist those bernie bros are.

Caleb Morris
Caleb Morris

he should've won

Ian Butler
Ian Butler

Sanders 2020

Evan White
Evan White

I wonder how many liberals this will wake up. You cannot fight fascism with liberalism.

Matthew Baker
Matthew Baker

I think he'll be too old to be up for it then. A more radical populist needs to arise to combat Trump.

Thomas Flores
Thomas Flores

bump

Aiden Adams
Aiden Adams

Isn't it amazing Sanders is the one coming off like the president, while Obama and Hillary were just there sucking Trumps dick and saying "it's okay folks, lets just work with Trump!"

Literally the only person that has made me feel any sense of relief is Sanders.

Adrian Jenkins
Adrian Jenkins

Yeah, I mean I expected liberals to cave but not within 5 fucking minutes of Trump winning. Useless cunts.

Justin Watson
Justin Watson

Dad is great

Joseph Bennett
Joseph Bennett

I almost died trying to restrain my vocalized keks when Hitllary and Obummer saw Chump win the election, turn 360 degrees, and say "gud job boyo, I got faith in ya". Like, fuck off.

Wyatt King
Wyatt King

Sanders should make every effort to become a kind of unelected president, making frequent addresses to the nation and trying to unite social movements and steer them in a constructive direction. The people are turning away from the establishment. He should start to form a system of dual power. He is not ambitious enough to try this, but he should.

Xavier Miller
Xavier Miller

youtube.com/watch?v=MqLehjlnoa4

Jimmy Dore episode on this and explains why Obama and Hillary are like that and how weak of a president Obama actually was when push comes to shove.

Elijah Robinson
Elijah Robinson

He'll be too old
He will probably play a larger role in getting a coup of the DNC underway though

Ethan Gutierrez
Ethan Gutierrez

youtube.com/watch?v=MqLehjlnoa4

Christopher Price
Christopher Price

I'm not so sure. The Liberal establishment's most powerful, "qualified" candidate was blown the fuck out by a literal retard who probably wasn't even trying despite having the entire media establishment on her side as well as corrupt DNC leaders and even Wall Street bankers.

Liberals have lost literally all their credibility.

Hunter Johnson
Hunter Johnson

le too old meme
If Clinton could run while she was basically falling apart I think Sanders could run considering he seems pretty healthy

But I mean, if not him, who else? Cornel West? Killer Mike?

Jeremiah Phillips
Jeremiah Phillips

kanye

Anthony Moore
Anthony Moore

Actually the salvageable ones have been repenting. The PUMAs will (mostly) die of old age soon anyway.
I've had the same idea, but under a Clinton presidency, when that seemed inevitable. The most obvious way of doing that is to declare his candidacy very early on, but I think he'll at the least let the moderates lick their wounds for a little.
Lol Kanye won't run when he figures out it'd hurt his ego
Gabbard, Turner, Duckworth, Harris. Kaine might try and go for a Round 2, but I doubt it, and he certainly wouldn't have much success.

Jason Reyes
Jason Reyes

It's a shame he's like 76 years old. But it's also impressive he has so much stamina and will to do what he did.

Matthew Nguyen
Matthew Nguyen

pro-tip Bernie's brother actually said that if there is one way he would describe Bernie was that he is an athlete. I imagine he has lived a very healthy life and keep in mind Reagan was basically senile his entire presidency. Bernie could pull of maybe one term. His VP selection would have to be very important though.

Jose Clark
Jose Clark

His VP selection would have to be very important though.

I hear chelsea clinton is getting into politics
:^)

Connor Jones
Connor Jones

if she says she's running I will find her where ever she is and slap across the fucking face

Xavier Sanchez
Xavier Sanchez

Clinton's run was shit. Needs someone HIGH ENERGY and youthful. Like Pablo Iglesias

Ian Taylor
Ian Taylor

and how weak
I mean he was pretty strong on neolib, necon policies.

Joseph White
Joseph White

This.
He's pretty fit, and insh'Allah he lives a long life.

I saw one of those liberal t-shirt designs and it said "Michelle 2020 Michelle 2024 Chelsea 2028 Chelsea 2032 Malia 2036 Malia 2040 Sasha 2044 Sasha 2048"
These psychos literally want a celebrity dynasty

Jason Wright
Jason Wright

yfw Bernie is immediately getting to work
yfw when he's been pushing hard for Keith Ellis as DNC head and already has 250k+ signatures
yfw Dem establishment crumbles
yfw Dem party becomes progressive stronghold for the working people
yfw Bernie 2020
yfw Bernie 2024
yfw Bernie's AG prosecutes Clinton for emails and warcrimes
yfw America feels the fucking Bern

Alexander Ortiz
Alexander Ortiz

What makes you think he'll be too old?

Trump will be four years younger. What if Bernie was paired with a young, possibly minority VP?

Ryder Robinson
Ryder Robinson

'President-elect Trump is right'
WEW
Time to slam this quote on as many memes as I can.

Carson Butler
Carson Butler

I don't know why you guys have so much faith in a "progressive"

Michael Sanchez
Michael Sanchez

we have to believe

Joseph Howard
Joseph Howard

Well, that's not going to happen, at least not with Chelsea. The Clintons are fucking done in Washington.

Wyatt Price
Wyatt Price

Bernie essentially sold his soul to avoid being stamped into dust by the media.

With Hillary no longer running, he's free to criticize her as he sees fit and Trump as he sees fit.

Bernie's enormous millennial popularity will allow him to remain an influential figure for the rest of his life.

Xavier Foster
Xavier Foster

No. If he runs again, i doubt he would have the same amount of support as he did on the primaries.

Aiden Peterson
Aiden Peterson

The real conspiracy theory is that Bernie wasn't allowed to run because what he would lead to would have been worse for the establishment than a Trump presidency.

Charles Davis
Charles Davis

Really? I'd expect more support. There's precedent now. Before he was a no-name, and had to campaign from scratch. The people know he can seriously win now, which gives him both a head start as well as more pull with the voters too scared to pick him the first time rather than the establishment candidate.

Christian Johnson
Christian Johnson

That's not a conspiracy theory, it's common sense.

Ryan Perez
Ryan Perez

But he showed he cares more about the democratic party than his own values.

Grayson Price
Grayson Price

He cared more about stopping Trump than he did about his own ego.

Carter Jones
Carter Jones

He won either way, Trump doesn't get elected, crisis averted, or he becomes someone who was right about everything.

Anthony Ramirez
Anthony Ramirez

But he showed he cares more about the democratic party than his own values.

"I strongly supported Hillary Clinton, campaigned hard on her behalf, and believed she was the right choice on Election Day."
Bernie openly supported his own opposition,he has no spine which is a shame

Gabriel Lee
Gabriel Lee

Two days ago I dreamt that Trump picked Sanders as his Health Secretary to work on a universal healthcare plan together.

Nathaniel Lewis
Nathaniel Lewis

What makes you think he'll be too old?

how many people ever get elected at his age? anywhere in the world

Oliver Hughes
Oliver Hughes

Why?

Xavier Roberts
Xavier Roberts

It's not about his own ego. He asked his millions of followers who wasted their donations on HIM, to vote for the very person that rigged them out of a candidacy ON TOP of consistently shitting on them, writing bullshit articles about how they are all racist, sexist etc. for not worshipping Queen Shillary, and not even bothering one bit to earn their vote after she got nominated.

It's literally spitting in the face of your followers if you then tell them to vote for that person. There is no excuse.

Logan Taylor
Logan Taylor

Because when the DNC gave the nomination to Hillary he should've have come out and said: "Fuck you all and fuck this party. I am going to create my own party and run for presidency. See you on the debates war mongering bitch"

Carter Perez
Carter Perez

do you not understand the political reality? this way is better, if he had not given his support the clitonites would have blamed him for their loss and nothing would have changed. Now they can't blame him and he can take over the party.

Alexander Cooper
Alexander Cooper

But Bernie Bros are still being blamed by Hillarybots lol

Anthony Adams
Anthony Adams

They are being blamed though

Lucas Green
Lucas Green

Those are the easily convinced people that should be targeted tbh.

Luke Brooks
Luke Brooks

except they're loosing that narrative. Fucking Chuck Schummer is backing the progressive candidate for the DNC head, there are no major leaders left for the hillary and obama wing left, Sanders and Warren have the party now.

Nicholas Rivera
Nicholas Rivera

You are delusional if you think the DNC will magically "learn their lesson" and push an actual progressive next election.

They're ALREADY propping up Tim Kaine (you know, the cuck who managed to lose a debate against Mike Pence of all people).

I highly doubt they'll let give the election to a progressive, but I do think it's possible that a progressive will steal the election from them now that the female-magnet witch is finally out of the fucking way.

Gavin Williams
Gavin Williams

You think? I think they will built the 2020 election around Jim Webb

Jace Brown
Jace Brown

Webb was shut down because he's an old white guy who killed people in Vietnam, what's going to be different this time?

Cameron Rodriguez
Cameron Rodriguez

Tim Kaine isn't running for the DNC head. And yeah, it does seem that at least some of them have learned their lesson.

Ethan Bennett
Ethan Bennett

Warren

G O O F Y
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Jason Reyes
Jason Reyes

some of them have learned their lesson
Really user? Have they rejected any blood money from the Clinton Foundation? Have they fully backed an initiative to implement measures so corrupt individuals like DWS and Brazile won't lead the party over a cliff again?

Until we hear a party-wide apology to Boynie and the Boynie supporters, I'm not buying their bullshit.

Wyatt Jones
Wyatt Jones

Fuck Bernie Sanders

John Robinson
John Robinson

elizabeth "im with her" warren

Juan Brooks
Juan Brooks

Well if you think Sanders is a good candidate why not?

Sebastian Wood
Sebastian Wood

Goofy Elizabeth Waren literally fucking backed Shillary over Bernie when there was absolutely no reason to. Very likely because she was hoping Shillary would throw her bone in terms of power.

Jack Baker
Jack Baker

dude liberalism lmao

Jose Butler
Jose Butler

This.

These fuckers are still just as corrupt as they've always been. The reason they're latching onto this natural movement that's centralizing around Boynie is because they're trying to desperately hold onto their power and maintain control of the narrative. Also, I'm not convinced that some of these protests aren't manufactured as we've proof from wikileaks that many 'activists' were bused in. If we let these cunts co-opt the movement again, we'll end up with another Obama that whispers sweet-nothings in our ears for the next eight years while Goldman Sachs and every corporation out there steals the rugs out from under our feet.

Justin Miller
Justin Miller

liberalism
Are you suggesting Sanders is something more?

Dominic Gonzalez
Dominic Gonzalez

More likely Carson. Sorry man.

Wyatt Howard
Wyatt Howard

What makes you think Bernie isn't controlled opposition when they literally had an agreement for him not to win?

Julian Morgan
Julian Morgan

You need to go back

Adrian Taylor
Adrian Taylor

No. The Democratic Party is useless. Not American and I can see that.

Doesn't he advocate taxation based on biblical tithing? kek

Jose Gonzalez
Jose Gonzalez

I've just about enough of non-americans telling us what to do with our politics.

Chase Russell
Chase Russell

Implying us americans have not proven we need someone to tell us what to do with our politics

Lincoln Young
Lincoln Young

you sound like a liberal

James Morgan
James Morgan

No, she stayed out of it until the fix was in.
I get this feel from two angles, one with non-Puerto Ricans telling Puerto Ricans how to feel and one with non-Americans telling Americans how to feel.

Aiden Murphy
Aiden Murphy

My comment would have been more fitting if she had won.

Mason Powell
Mason Powell

What's wrong with progressives?

Logan Gutierrez
Logan Gutierrez

This is an edit right?

Caleb Jackson
Caleb Jackson

The meme isn't wrong, he did abscond with all those campaign funds.

Kayden White
Kayden White

He's too old, please. We need people who are going to have to live through sea level rise already.

Ayden Anderson
Ayden Anderson

he used them to build up political organizations, not to buy a lakehouse. Jane sold a house that had been in her family for a hundred years to buy that.

Blake Kelly
Blake Kelly

Some Clinton aide just had an absolute meltdown on twitter about how the left is full of evil sexists

twitter.com/peterdaou

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

Make sure to always archive this shit before the worms can hide their filth.
archive.fo/24D8V

Colton Phillips
Colton Phillips

That's fucking disgraceful, no wonder their campaign failed.

Mason Lee
Mason Lee

Now you know how the rest of the fucking world fucking feels, faggot.

Alexander Jackson
Alexander Jackson

Some guy agreeing with him:

Those on the left who deny Hillary's fundamental goodness are poor judges of character. You can disagree with her policies but she is a good person through and through Her whole life has been centered on helping those without the same muh privilege she enjoyed

Holy shit I'm gonna be sick. There are seriously ppl who think she's good. What. The. Fuck.

Hunter Rogers
Hunter Rogers

Good reminder to never join twitter. Holy fuck.

Nolan Anderson
Nolan Anderson

Nah Twitter is great actually. Just make sure you follow the lefties and journos that take the piss out of people like that all day long.

Liam Rivera
Liam Rivera

No.

Ian Myers
Ian Myers

Reminder that Peter Daou was a proud phalangist and very likely a war criminal.

Jaxon Davis
Jaxon Davis

fundamental goodness

Aaron Carter
Aaron Carter

Universal Healthcare
under any administration, but especially a Republican one
lel no

Jayden Wilson
Jayden Wilson

I agree

Nolan Carter
Nolan Carter

all social media is cancer, comlad

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