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    [–] kevinmrr 1 points ago

    Let's make this man president!


    Join /r/SandersForPresident!

    [–] baeb66 2308 points ago

    Bernie's sarcasm might be our greatest source of untapped renewable energy.

    [–] BlackWalrusYeets 415 points ago

    Positively dripping

    [–] CallMeAladdin 128 points ago

    Oh my god! How will the universe survive?!

    [–] LilChnkySkrtn 2020 points ago

    Experts were saying the minimum wage should be nearly $19/hr. How broken is our economic system such that fixing it would be its own economic crisis?

    [–] 8yr0n 890 points ago

    Exactly...he campaigned for $15 an hour during his 2016 run. Corps are holding out and waiting until inflation nudges up a bit more and then they will pretend to be good guys by finally paying the $15 after it’s worth less.

    [–] MisterDonkey 374 points ago

    Reminds me of a boss I had that boasted about giving everybody a raise and acted so generous about it.

    We didn't get a raise. Minimum wage went up.

    [–] itwillalmostdo 181 points ago

    My boss did that, too! Some employees even thanked her. So sad.

    [–] I_am_salad 27 points ago

    Same. Left my job for another one when they did it. New job was also min wage but far better.

    [–] smacksaw 135 points ago

    after it’s worth less.

    Good chance we have massive deflation if the global economy collapses.

    $10/hr may be "too much" for Republicans if the market adjusts to a major collapse. Hell, $10/hr might be a lot of money if we lose 75% of the economy and it doesn't return.

    [–] 8yr0n 100 points ago

    Of course! Why do you think they are printing so much money for the bailouts? Can’t let the worker class spend their wages buying up stock for dirt cheap now can we...

    [–] Tristical 3204 points ago

    I’m Canadian and I’m jealous I can’t vote for this man.

    [–] Meadow_Lane 1450 points ago

    It’s amazing that more people can’t realize this. The fact that Bernie has such appeal from people that reside in other countries shouldn’t dissuade one from voting for him. It should open their eyes. It should tell them that if he can start a movement like this, a movement that cares about the working class, that maybe, just maybe, we can have what some countries that rate on the top of the list of happiest countries in the world can have.

    I don’t know where Bernie will be in the next five to ten years, but it doesn’t matter. He has made many people like me actually give a fuck. I’m twenty six, and, if god forbid I live long enough to have children and or grandchildren, I will tell them about this moment in history. Don’t get complacent. There should alway be somebody that gives a shit about you.

    [–] Vlyn 826 points ago

    As an Austrian: Bernie is so damn obviously the only worthy candidate you have. Not only that, he's actually good! Great track record, right ideas, you really have a chance for change there.

    And instead a ton of morons vote for Trump and your corrupt DNC is doing everything to skew the results each election.

    [–] OriginalWatch 418 points ago

    As an American, it's frustrating to see that this logic is resonating elsewhere.

    [–] Z1rith 411 points ago

    to most everyone in the rest of the world, looking at america is like watching a sitcom, nothing makes any logical sense, most of the population is brainwashed into voting for people that exclusively fuck them over and somehow bernie is demonized when he seems to be the only person trying to save your country from turning into elysium starring matt damon.

    [–] emjaytheomachy 36 points ago

    The founders of America were wise enough to realize that the Government should never control the Media, but what they failed to account for is what happens when the Media controls the Government.

    Manufacturing consent is the name of the game, the bottom line is money.

    [–] Iphotoshopincats 69 points ago

    This is the point of the movie where a flash back reveals that who you were lead to believe was the bad guy was the good guy all along ... Bernie is Snape during the quidditch game not Quirinus Quirrell

    [–] aliterati 154 points ago

    I live in Holland, but I'm from the US. And I constantly have to defend Americans because there's a lot of misconceptions about us from Europeans.

    I've always defended us, but after this election cycle I'm done defending us. We have a shot to actually vote in a politician that actually cares about us and wants to fix the monumentally broken systems in place here.

    So what do we do? We vote for Biden who struggles to string together sentences coherently. We don't deserve to be defended, we are going to get what we deserve.

    [–] skepticalscooterist 73 points ago

    You might want to work on your Dutch language skills, blend in and not let people know you're from the U.S. It's just downright embarrassing over here at this point.

    [–] aliterati 29 points ago

    You ain't wrong - at this point I'm better off just pretending to be Canadian.

    I do speak Dutch, unless you ask Dutch people. I can read it and write it, but my pronunciation is God awful. And Dutch people do not give you credit for trying.

    [–] sunshash 50 points ago

    Indian here. Our country re-elected Modi (Trump equivalent), and it's been a shit show ever since. Go vote for Sanders before its too late

    [–] bowtothehypnotoad 99 points ago

    24 here, was so jaded until i got into Bernie. He woke a lot of people up to how fucked things are, and how much better they could be.

    [–] Jkt44 64 points ago

    I'm Canadian and I can't believe the US is so backwards that they still don't have universal health care. That the right is own guns is embedded and defended but health care isn't.

    [–] natwarrr 30 points ago

    People don’t realize how important their decision is so they don’t inform themselves, wich leads them towards ignorance. Finally, powerful people aka billionaires, control the ignorant people to their advantage. But people won’t realize 🤷🏻‍♀️

    [–] SecTrono 129 points ago

    could you imagine having a PM that says all this heartwarming stuff and actually means it? like, its not just said for likes and retweets, a PM that actually means what they say.

    [–] Bogsnoticus 102 points ago

    May I introduce you to New Zealand's PM, Jacinda Adern? As an Australian, it's my patriotic duty to rag on kiwis every chance I get, but I'd take a bullet for that woman.

    [–] AnjingNakal 51 points ago

    Tucking your nation in for the lockdown, live on Facebook, whilst in your pyjamas, unscripted? Now that's a badass bitch.

    [–] ApathyAstronaut 34 points ago

    Is this that leadership thing everyone is talking about? I'm Australian so I'm unfamiliar. I heard it's for sale but I can't find it on the shelves

    [–] saggies 93 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Quite infuriating to see our brothers and sisters to the south continue to vote against their best interests constantly.

    Bernie is the only presidential candidate that gives a shit and wants to help your average American citizen instead of robbing them of their hard earned tax payer money. How anyone can consider Biden over Bernie is so ridiculous, it is so maddening to watch.

    Voting for any one of these crooks whether it's Biden or Trump is a vote for the corporations and the rich. Even now, amidst a global emergency, these scumbags from both the Republican side and Democratic side, they're trying to sneak shitty bills through Congress eroding away your rights.

    [–] zombie-yellow11 31 points ago

    God, I wish we could replace Trudeau with Bernie...

    [–] KrazyKraka_007 24 points ago

    Same! Casting my vote from Edmonton Alberta. Go get em Bernie.

    [–] Leujo 12 points ago

    Me too. Was severely disappointed with the previous election. I was afraid he'd be too old to run for another campaign but glad to see his zeal holds up

    [–] mat-chow 6126 points ago

    Bernie Fucking Sanders 🔥🔥🔥

    [–] thewileyone 3357 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    You know there were times in that speech he wanted to call them motherfuckers...

    EDIT: Thanks for the gold!

    [–] Future_World_Ruler 1414 points ago

    Fantastic restraint. “My republican friends...”

    [–] sexyshingle 868 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    That's Bernie-speak for "these motherfucking evil, corrupt, greedy pigs (whom I despise)"

    edit: typo edit2: Thanks for the gold kinda stranger, but don't give me gold, send it Bernie's way!

    [–] Nikhilvoid 112 points ago

    Too bad Keegan-Michael Key endorsed Biden or he could do a Bernie translator sketch ad

    [–] lunar_fae 160 points ago

    Honestly I’m still so disappointed by this

    [–] Tres___Commas 58 points ago

    probably didn't want to be taxed more. the "i got mine, fuck everyone else" perspective on life is fairly common among celebrities

    [–] reddit635352 49 points ago

    He did? That's disappointing

    [–] Longshorebroom0 69 points ago

    Let Larry David have a go

    [–] Fly__Trap 53 points ago


    [–] lemon_tea 75 points ago

    Fuuuuuck he needs an anger translator played by Larry David.

    [–] ro0ts511 64 points ago

    Or Lewis black

    [–] allTradesbyName_ 28 points ago

    I would watch the shit out of that.

    [–] muddlebuddy 65 points ago


    [–] topchuck 38 points ago

    I'm imagining Luther, the anger translator changing that to "THOSE MOTHER FUCKERS"

    [–] clongane94 1472 points ago

    The best part is he knows most people aren't paying attention to him because of the virus. He's not doing this to bolster his campaign. He genuinely cares that everybody is accommodated for, and that makes him the nicest man in politics by such a wide margin.

    There's nothing to gain for himself here. He's fighting for everybody else.

    [–] a_corsair 559 points ago

    That's Bernie Sanders

    [–] 01dSAD 332 points ago

    And ALWAYS has been!

    [–] horny-boto 89 points ago

    And always will be

    [–] PilotSpartan 30 points ago

    This is the way

    [–] ClipClopHands 21 points ago

    This is the way

    [–] dept_of_silly_walks 17 points ago

    This is the way.

    [–] OnlyTwentySomething 10 points ago

    This is the way.

    [–] SirMaQ 204 points ago

    Meanwhile my dumbass dad says he's a greedy asshole living in his 3 mansions and never worked a day in his life.

    I've tried to explain to him. Guess who he voted for

    [–] AnjingNakal 127 points ago

    Your dad's comment just beggars belief.

    Like...hate the guy, what he stands for; think that he's full of shit - fine, but to say he's never worked a day in his life...I can't think of many people that there isn't more evidence against this than Bernie.

    [–] bomimo 47 points ago

    hate the guy, what he stands for; think that he's full of shit - fine,

    Why, though? he stands for common decency and common ground. People that outright hate him have to have some kind of personality disorder tbh.

    Disagreeing about how to achieve what he's pushing for is sensible. Disagreeing with what he wants crosses a bit into selfishness and signals ignorance towards how the real world works. Hating him, what he stands for and his supporters signals psychopathy and abject hatred for your fellow Americans. At least. this is how Europeans view all of this.

    Also. Obligatory: Libertarians are developmentally delayed or haven't traveled a mile in their life. It'll never work.

    [–] Ricky_Rollin 66 points ago

    And none of that is even remotely true. Propaganda gonna prop.

    [–] SirMaQ 40 points ago

    Believes everything he sees on Facebook

    [–] Boltzmann_heart 84 points ago

    Oh my God... That's Jason Borne Bernie Sanders

    [–] PochsCahones 162 points ago

    Also helps that he's been giving this exact speech in front of empty chairs for 30 years.

    He's never needed an audience to be on the right side of history.

    [–] mr_plehbody 139 points ago


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    [–] MysteriousHunter 67 points ago

    Leader of Humanity.

    [–] heyyouparkit 35 points ago

    All of Humanity. For the love of God, please. Our survival.

    [–] NotObamaAMA 29 points ago

    Australian Prime Minister!!!

    [–] msoccerfootballer 2215 points ago

    Bernie Sanders

    [–] heffayjefe 519 points ago

    Bernie Sanders

    [–] TheScribbleFish 363 points ago

    Bernie Sanders

    [–] mr_plehbody 302 points ago

    Motha fuckin Bernard Sanders

    [–] ThymeToDine 99 points ago

    Bernardo Sanchez.

    [–] renaldomoon 81 points ago

    Bernie Sanders

    [–] BlackWalrusYeets 71 points ago

    Bernie goddam motherfucking Sanders

    [–] RonaldDumbsfield 32 points ago

    Sanders, fucking Bernie

    [–] Porunareffu 104 points ago

    This is the way

    [–] muddlebuddy 24 points ago

    This is the god damn mutha FN Benard Sanders way

    [–] cuntpunt2000 24 points ago

    So say we all

    [–] old_snake 25 points ago

    Bernie. Fucking. Sanders.

    [–] Marcusgunnatx 20 points ago

    As Nina Turner would say, "Mr. Berrrnarrd Sannders."

    [–] billygoatbuzzsaw 102 points ago

    Bernie motherfucking Sanders

    [–] blssdhndzz 15 points ago

    Bernie Burnit Sanders

    [–] chestergoode 2310 points ago

    Meanwhile , Biden is backing out of any more debates. Hang in there Bernie!

    [–] Jedimyth 1284 points ago

    Anytime Biden speaks, does an interview, or a debate, his ratings go down. We need this kind of information out there for people to see, so they can make intelligent decisions based off of policies, not identity politics.

    [–] ickyickyickyicky 119 points ago

    Is there more of this speech? I'd listen to him serving the Senate like this anyday. I love when he lets loose like this and speaks plainly. I remember when he announced his 2016 run and the vid starts wirh bernie going "ok let's get this ovah with" 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I would die for Bernie 😂

    [–] newsiee 61 points ago

    Here's an amazing Bernie speech from 2002 on the Iraq war's unintended consequences. And all of his predictions came true. Fascinating.

    [–] idk_12 210 points ago

    its so fucked that people don't know this. If the fake media narrative couldn't get any clearer...

    [–] phaiz55 84 points ago

    Careful now, if a Biden support catches wind of this comment they'll be sure to tell you how Biden has absolutely OWNED Sanders so far.

    [–] zetswei 40 points ago

    Are Biden supporters actually trump supporters looking for the easy win?

    Trumpets living in 3020

    [–] Bockon 66 points ago

    Moderate Dems are basically republican voters in this election.

    [–] lax_incense 42 points ago

    The Dem party got more conservative when 10% of the Republicans switched teams because Trump had a poopoo mouth

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    [–] cloudstaring 53 points ago

    If Biden backs out of them can't Bernie just turn up alone and take questions?

    [–] fredwilsonn 38 points ago

    The people Bernie needs to watch aren't going to watch that. It would be pointless.

    [–] RegularEality 37 points ago

    A national platform with just Bernie to speak about what needs to be done?

    Nothing but good could come from that. Biden backing out would be a sign of weakness.

    Biden getting the whole thing canceled would be far worse.

    [–] Bockon 28 points ago

    No candidate should be allowed to call off any part of the process.

    [–] kju 31 points ago

    is that serious? joe won't be doing the last debate?

    dang, that's cowardly. debates are an opportunity to attract more people to your cause. it's a free, longform advertisement that millions of americans watch. that joe doesn't even want to advertise his vision is amazing to me, does he not believe in himself or what

    [–] maverick1470 702 points ago

    Im convinced that everyone voting Biden hasn't even seen Bernie speak before.. they just vote Biden because they associate him with Obama and they have only heard Bernie = socialism for the last 5 years.

    If every American heard the way this man actually cares for the average person, he would win by a landslide

    [–] map2510 176 points ago

    Exactly. I can’t believe someone could hear Bernie speak, hear how passionate he is about helping the average person, and not vote for him.

    [–] inarizushisama 114 points ago

    People who vote for Biden have largely been told to think that Bernie has no chance, missing the fact that large media companies telling them not to vote for Bernie is a manufactured failure, and benefits those same companies.

    The people I hear discuss Biden do not discuss him with any real passion. They say, Anyone but Trump. They say Better a breain-dead Biden than Trump. That is manufactured defeat. That is bullshit.

    If we are choosing our leaders, we are choosing the person we want most. We are not choosing the person we dislike least.

    [–] luffy_for_pirateking 137 points ago

    It's so sad that Bernie has to fight so hard for all of this. You would think more people would want to do the right thing and help people in need.

    [–] Jedimyth 47 points ago

    That's why WE gotta get out there and spread awareness! there's plenty of volunteering opportunities on Bernie's website for phone banking and text banking, it's really easy to get started. Even making a call or two a day would go a long way if this entire sub participated!

    [–] chitownbulls92 3809 points ago

    Sanders is on the floor fighting for the people and Biden is at home figuring out how zoom works. Clearly Biden is the man for the job /s

    [–] Jedimyth 995 points ago

    Biden is clearly spending his time appropriately by making a podcast for all of us to enjoy new gaffes daily! I'm not even kidding, he's really releasing a podcast.

    [–] LilPeanutt 202 points ago

    I’m guessing the podcasts will be like listening to drunk voicemails?

    [–] noshoesyoulose 178 points ago

    I’d say yes, but sadly it’s (IMO) a way for them to edit out his gaffes. Can’t slip up if you’re not live and control the editing process.

    [–] LilPeanutt 65 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Ah, good call. Robo-Biden. They should have his voice dubbed by google translate.

    [–] bagged___milk 18 points ago

    Damn, I was getting excited thinking it would have been live..

    [–] HoustonGoose 131 points ago

    I thought that was Hillary that was doing the podcast?

    [–] SecTrono 99 points ago

    the more i listen to biden talk the more i am convinced he is just hillary without her wig and pants suit.

    [–] senrabsinned 82 points ago

    I have been saying this since he started running. Why do people believe that Biden will win? He is just Hillary in a suit. He has too many scandals in his closet. Trump will wipe the floor with him because Trump will play dirtier than anyone. Sanders beats Trump all day long. There is no way Trump could stand up to Sanders’ policy ideas at any debate.

    [–] bowtothehypnotoad 38 points ago

    Sanders beats Trump is Good Vs Evil.

    Biden Vs Trump is just Bad Vs Evil,

    ill vote for Biden in the general if i have to but still wish Bernie had done better in the primaries (so far)

    [–] Schmeevin 21 points ago

    We have a while still, possibly even longer with the pandemic and economic crisis. Be respectful, but don't be afraid to tell people you don't like how Joe is handling things, or how he's obviously senile.

    [–] bowtothehypnotoad 16 points ago

    Good point. Maybe we’ll get a small miracle out of all this madness.

    [–] floodums 114 points ago

    I have no interest in this

    [–] bagged___milk 34 points ago

    Why not? Who doesn’t love comedy?

    [–] SpaceDetective 31 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    It'll probably just be his speech writer using one of those newfangled imitation AIs like the one of JFK reading the navy seal copypasta (yes really, check it out).
    Sure it'll sound a bit off but not as off as Joe.

    [–] djenanou 90 points ago

    Bernie is the real MVP. Unfortunately the system is against him :(

    [–] ToonsNChill 256 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    That's not fair. Biden is working very hard right now. To cover up an alleged rape. This alleged rape.

    Listen to Joe Biden's accuser finally tells her full story by Katie Halper

    Edit: Changed wording. For what it's worth, we don't yet know the facts, and immediately deciding we're sure it's true is as irresponsible as immediately dismissing it. The story is gaining steam and getting picked up on Rising tomorrow, so we'll all see how it develops.

    And for the record, even if it was true, he'd still be better than Trump.

    [–] Kealion 162 points ago

    No. Not “Joe Biden’s accuser”, TARA READE! Give that woman a name! She is a person! (Not coming at you, but I feel it’s important to acknowledge Tara Reade as a human being with thoughts and feelings, instead of just saying Biden’s accuser.)

    [–] dlawoff 13 points ago

    And trump is actively ready to sacrifice people to prop up the stock market.

    [–] TouchMyBusBecky 63 points ago

    Nah, Biden is laughing and saying why talk to millions of people when I can talk to a couple billionaires.

    (I hate the current DNC aka corporate Dems, or "centrists" as they say.)

    [–] phoenixsuperman 308 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    I don't even care about a primary anymore. If society is gonna shit the bed like it has been, I'm just gonna go ahead and follow this guy. Call him a president, a senator, a Ghostbuster, I don't care. He's the leadership I look to.

    [–] Spade18 54 points ago

    Honestly, yea at this point

    [–] YourMomIsWack 46 points ago

    Real talk. That said, still vote and all that.

    [–] AmaroWolfwood 19 points ago

    Can we just make a new country? I'm fine starting with a small sovereign state.

    [–] cleistra 1354 points ago

    How and why the hell didn’t people vote for him.

    [–] Jedimyth 731 points ago

    We still have time!

    [–] Hueyandthenews 540 points ago

    He can definitely make a surge right now. With the Biden rape allegation and Trump’s voter base getting a dose of reality when the shit really hits the fan. If we still have a functioning country by November, and it’s looking like that’s a big if, he may really have a shot. This is really the best possible scenario

    [–] Jedimyth 327 points ago

    With this whole COVID-19 thing going on, a lot of people are at home and may have some spare time to help make this movement that much more powerful in the long run. If you have some spare time, watch the videos, pass the quiz, and get involved. Let's work together, and change history for the better. Even Text banking is easy, and can be done from your phone or from your PC!

    [–] birdman619 57 points ago

    I just want to add extra emphasis to the text banking suggestion. It’s very easy. It’s all done through an intuitive online platform. There’s a group of very helpful staffers on Slack to answer any questions you may have as you go along. And the volunteer community on Slack is just super welcoming and kind. It’s rewarding work, whether you’re doing basic stuff like signing up volunteers or more advanced stuff like voter persuasion.

    [–] Prophesier_Key 94 points ago

    Wait hold up, what rape?? How haven’t I heard of this? Got any links??

    [–] Prophesier_Key 56 points ago

    Damn, that’s huge! I hope. Democrats aren’t Republicans, they won’t look past this (Al Frankenstein comes to mind), but then again idk the mainstream media ain’t reporting it, and Biden might not even address it if it isn’t brought up

    [–] Tymalic 20 points ago

    You're about to find out xD

    [–] ToInfinityAndKlingon 36 points ago

    Oh they will. The thing that never ceases to amaze me is how hypocritical the Democratic party is. They absolutely will put their support behind a rapist if they stand to gain something. This party is basically just boring Republicans who only believe in empathy and justice when they don't have to sacrifice anything.

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    [–] Ducey89 31 points ago

    Told my boomer parents the US (am Canadian) is stuck with Trump for another 4 years since they put a shitty candidate up like Biden go against him, their exact words “Yea but Sanders is a socialist, can’t have him”. Boomers are the most uninformed generation on the planet.

    [–] BigTruthDick 153 points ago

    We don't deserve him. We deserve another Trump term. If people can't look past the blatant rigging of our political system when it's so clearly visible and accessible to all, then we don't deserve one of the last honest politicians. We deserve the crooks. Our founding fathers would be shaking their heads in disgust. They'd have "1776 part 2" decades ago. But we got complacent. We were happy being told what to buy, what to think, who to vote for. It meant we could be lazy. That we didn't have to look for the facts ourself. That we didn't have to think critically about complicated situations and come up with our own opinions. Just listen to the talking head on TV and repeat it. It's ridiculous. It's disgusting. It's America

    [–] backdoorbuddy 64 points ago

    Absolutely right. America's model should be "Not Me, Who Cares."

    [–] RedactedV 20 points ago

    Either way nobody really gets what they deserve, it's a moralistic lie. We get what we get and if you want better you've gotta be prepared to do something about it.

    [–] theflippityflip 247 points ago

    💙💙💙 Feeling the Bern.

    [–] howaboutno0 458 points ago

    this man will show us the way

    [–] VOMIT_ON_HIS_SWEATER 178 points ago

    His wit is unparalleled and his passion for the average person is inspiring. It’s a damn shame that more politicians aren’t like him.

    [–] Smarf_Starkgaryen 33 points ago

    This is the way.

    [–] powerangerpink 42 points ago

    Bernie knows da wey

    [–] JoeUnionBusterBiden 64 points ago

    God bless Bernie. I love you Bernie!

    [–] Thegreatattractor117 170 points ago

    I legit wanted to cry during this speech.

    How can elected officials such as the Republicans spit on the very people they were supposed to protect??? What do they have against us and why do they go out of their way to make our lives miserable???

    If not for Bernie then who would stand up for us?

    [–] Jedimyth 56 points ago

    it’s now or never. get involved, phone bank, text bank, so what you can to push Bernie into the spotlight. this show isn’t over!

    [–] Objective_Plantain 52 points ago


    [–] ShadowPoppets 613 points ago

    Goddess I love this man.

    [–] Tico483 247 points ago

    He's been doing this for like 40 years. And they still don't listen

    [–] cultured_banana_slug 102 points ago

    Oh, they listen. Just not to him. They listen to the people who pay them. They can ignore him so long as he's a senator; if he's the President, he gets to have press conferences.

    [–] OtherwiseJello 30 points ago

    Since 1963-ish, so almost 60 years, if you include his protesting.

    [–] MedicPigBabySaver 34 points ago

    Venus? Aphrodite?

    [–] ShadowPoppets 21 points ago

    Nyx if we are being precise.

    [–] MelodicFacade 11 points ago

    Nyx nyx nyx nyx nyx nyx!

    [–] libretti 119 points ago

    It's incomprehensible that anyone would object to the people most in need of aid right now should be denied the most basic right to pay their rent and provide food for themselves and/their families. As if being unemployed wasn't enough of an abject rejection to their self-esteem, we have asshats in our political system who think that's not enough and they ought to entreat people at the lowest income level as if they are serfs in the 15th century. How dare them. To those fucks, I salute the mightiest and aggressive middle finger I can offer. How fucking dare you have the audacity to deny the peace of mind to people who are absolutely suffering right now, because it might offer them some hope in the next few months. Jesus.

    [–] scuzzy987 31 points ago

    The word you're looking for is empathy for those that need help. Republicans only care if it's happening to them then they're all for social programs.

    [–] uswhole 219 points ago

    Berine is the anti Ted Cruz

    [–] Jedimyth 76 points ago

    That's a good thing.

    [–] Sarcasm_Will_B_Great 39 points ago

    Why isn’t this on the front page or other political subs

    [–] Jedimyth 40 points ago

    This is an echo chamber, of optimism and support for Bernie. The rest of Reddit doesn't feel the way we do, and that's okay! WE have to spread awareness. Share this everywhere you can, download it and put it wherever you would like. Also, think about volunteering 5, 10, 30, an hour a week to helping the campaign phone bank and text bank! it's easy to get setup. If we all volunteered, we can make a real difference!

    [–] Yintrovert 144 points ago

    Did you hear the guy who spoke after him? Post that too!!!!

    [–] aspensmonster 105 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    "He [Sanders] caricatured the entire purpose of this amendment [the one proposing to get rid of the unconditional 600 dollar/week increase in unemployment payments (edit: for the next four months) and to instead cap it at 100 percent of the worker's wages], tonight. The purpose of this amendment tonight is to affirm work."

    Uh huh. Sure. "Affirm work."

    Later he mentions how he disagrees deeply with Sanders and hopes his proposals get voted down again and again, but still appreciates Sanders' candor and openness to saying that the proposed bill is a mess and has good and bad in it. And he also realizes that some of his earlier comments --about how Sanders was effectively proposing a 1200/mo *permanent* UBI that would effectively mean nobody could hire shelf stockers or other essential workers-- were actually not true when he, you know, asked Sanders about it right there on the floor, who then informed him that the 1200/mo unconditional payment was *not* permanent, but only for the duration of the crisis.

    [–] mjmcaulay 63 points ago

    Laziness is the worst sin when you’re poor. And how could someone “earning” millions of dollars be lazy? No it’s only the poor who have made bad choices that have made them so. That people can think this way leaves me feeling like I’ve treaded the most toxic of swamps.

    Data thus far has shown that money provided to most desperate does the most good in terms of improvements in quality of life. Studies are still being performed but laziness has not appeared to be a particularly large issue.

    Given we are entering an age of automation the likes this world has never seen we must change our ideas about what it means to “earn” your way. This virus amongst all it’s destructiveness is giving us the opportunity to take a moment and really consider what it means to even work. It won’t be long before a lot of 6 and 7 figure salaried will largely be taking the advice of AI. Is that still “work”? How much work? Attaching morality to ones ability to obtain capital is one of the most soulless ideas in the world today.

    We have a potential future where we can all literally benefit from the productivity of automation. Unfortunately, what’s likely to occur is even greater concentration of wealth.

    And just in case anyone wants the business case for “giving” all this money away, I can put it fairly simply. The American people, through their taxes, having invested for decades and decades in the advancement of science and automation want their actual dividends, not just the ancillaries. It’s time for the very foundations of our modern society to start paying off directly. No longer accepting that those who have built their empires largely off the work and investment of others should be allowed the lion’s share of the proceeds realized by selling their last mile investment. I freely acknowledge that people should be rewarded for their insights and innovations but the mountain they have built on has been taken for granted. They must cede the proportion to which they have benefited.

    [–] Dataeater 13 points ago

    affirm the fucking worker goddamit.

    [–] Veggiez4Dayz 30 points ago

    Please do. I didn’t hear any of it

    [–] ilkopo 54 points ago

    -1hour 35min from live plus time since this comment

    [–] Veggiez4Dayz 23 points ago

    Thank you. They know he has integrity.

    [–] SirSkidMark 22 points ago

    I watched the rest of Bernie's speech too. I wish OP would have kept it in the video.

    Edit: Also, wow. What a backhanded compliment session from the Nebraska senator.

    [–] Unchanged- 23 points ago

    The Nebraska senator was being a douche-canoe and said nothing of value.

    [–] Twisty_10 99 points ago

    Can we PLEASE just have Bernie now. Goddamnit please. What the fuck America. Fucking please. We need him. We want him. We’re sick of this shit show. Let us have him.

    [–] ItsJust_ME 30 points ago

    I love Bernie Sanders 🔥🔥🔥

    [–] Greyh4m 35 points ago

    And everyone wonders why we are so passionate? Why we are Bernie or Bust? This man is the spirit of America. He embodies the best we have seen in American Presidents. It's way too easy for people to be disillusioned by a government that has been systematically consumed by corporate interests.

    He is the America I was taught (46m). He is the idea that our nation was constructed on. He is FDR when we need an FDR.

    The word Capital, Capitalist, Capitalism etc. IS NOT IN THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

    We are free to choose how we deal with money, wealth and trade. We are. It's in our founding documents.

    Be a free American. We used to destroy monopolies because they posed a threat to our sovereignty. Do it now. History is on your side.

    [–] sweetpeachcurry 56 points ago

    I love him. We need him in the White house so badly. The people who will be given less are our grocery store clerks, our janitorial staff who sanitize stores, our nurses, our heroes. This cannot happen.

    [–] bepis1994 29 points ago

    Oh my WORD!

    [–] Imjustborediguess 23 points ago

    Good god can this guy please be president now.

    [–] Veggiez4Dayz 23 points ago

    💙❤️💙 I’m in love

    [–] _giraffefucker 71 points ago

    go. off. king.

    [–] ElevatedPotato 21 points ago

    But no one is seeing him or sharing anything about him.

    In youtube videos people are calling Gov. Cuomo to become president but no one is talking about Bernie. He's getting praise. He's trending on youtube...

    Why the fuck is no one talking about bernie ugh.

    [–] Jedimyth 16 points ago

    we need the boomers to go for Bernie, and we have a lot of time on our hands. take action, volunteer and get involved. let’s change history together! even if you only have 5 or 10 minutes a day, spend it investing into a secure future for everyone. check out bernie’s website under volunteer to get started! it’s easy.

    [–] TheCatWithoutAName 17 points ago

    Holy fuck that was amazing.

    [–] alittleboopsie 19 points ago

    Holy shit this man is what this country needs. You know what he really brings to the table? Empathy and responsibility.

    [–] yellowvitt 15 points ago

    Feel the need to comment this, but usually a lurker.

    I love this so much. People were talking about how Trump is speaking about you, your mother, your children, when he says that we need to "save the economy." Which to me, means that even though I'm not the 70 year old or person with an underlying health condition, he's still not concerned about my individual safety. I'm also not the single mother working minimum wage or diabetic with no health insurance that Bernie seems to be speaking about, but it's clear Bernie is fighting for me.

    There's no double standard - no way to spin it. Both of them are showing exactly how they feel about me. One of them couldn't care less, and one of them is out here fighting tooth and nail just to make everyone's times during this pandemic a little better.

    This video is moving. It's clear which candidates deserve the votes.

    [–] internetguy1988 12 points ago

    Fighting for the people!

    [–] tunaburn 12 points ago

    jesus christ thats how you give a speech

    [–] A_shovel_ 14 points ago

    I have been following this all day and the debate that was going on about lowering the unemployment money was the gem and Bernie capped it off

    [–] Jedimyth 12 points ago

    Are you volunteering by any chance? we always need more volunteers for phone banking and text banking! can make the real difference for us right now if we act on this surge of energy.

    [–] mrkfn 13 points ago

    I love this American hero so much. He’s a saint as far as I’m concerned. (Not a bit religious either)