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What Would Bernie Sanders Do - The Podcast

In support of the progressive ideals of Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. In this first episode we get things going and state some Bernie fundamentals. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatwouldberniesandersdo for much more daily information on Bernie Sanders, 2016 candidate for president.
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Jun 27, 2016

Recorded June 23, 2016. House Democrats sitting on the floor in protest to push gun legislation four months before a general election seems like more than a coincidence. Perhaps they should've stood up after any of the 30+ mass shootings since 2008, or before hundreds of thousands of Americans were killed by guns since that time.

Bernie says "it appears he is not going to be the Democratic nominee," and his supporters start jumping ship. One reason we admire Bernie is that he is above all a realist, in contrast to establishment Democrats who've been downright embarrassing in their display of desperation to distract us from Hillary Clinton's disastrous record.

And just because he's not going to be the nominee doesn't mean Bernie is backing down. In his Op-Ed for The Washington Post, Bernie offers a laundry list of what he wants....except, of course, he offers a list of "What We Want." And "What We Want" appears to be in direct opposition to what Hillary Clinton wants.

Finally, Clinton's potential Pentagon head Michele Flournoy is "Ready for Hillary," which means she's also "Ready for War." We contrast her chilling foreign policy approach with that of Congresswoman and Iraq War veteran Tulsi Gabbard. Tulsi's clarity shows why she and Bernie might indeed be our only hope.

The struggle continues but not without us--put your energy into participating in the system and Be The Bern!

Jun 20, 2016

Recorded June 16, 2016. We're #1! We're #1! Oh, but wait…. We’re #1 when it comes to gun violence and transforming other countries into terrorist havens. Dang. 

 Expanded instant background checks and keeping those on terrorist watch lists from purchasing firearms doesn't prevent 33,000 gun deaths and 85,000 gun-related injuries per year. Yet fear of the NRA lobby and flag-waving reverence for the Second Amendment keep our legislators from accepting that the Second Amendment is like a vestigial organ that should have dropped off long ago. At the People's Summit in Chicago, Tulsi Gabbard's speech exposed the fatal flaw in our foreign policy. While our leaders tell us we intervene in other countries to prevent humanitarian disasters,  intervention actually leads to death, destruction, civil war, the spread of terrorism and refugee crises. We cite a study from the Independent showing that nine of the ten most dangerous countries in the world have either been recently invaded or occupied by....America! We are again #1. Um, sadly three of the most dangerous countries have gotten to where they are as the direct result of Hillary Clinton’s stint as Secretary of State. Ruh-roh... 

INTERVIEW! We interview New York's 3rd District's Congressional candidate Jonathan Clarke, an authentic progressive who endorsed Bernie Sanders very early in the campaign and who firmly believes that our legislators need to be able to identify with the struggles of everyday Americans in order to adequately represent them. 

Only Bernie's political revolution can save our country from a further descent into violence — one establishment politicians on both sides are prepared to escalate. People! Stay involved, stay aware, and keep FEELING THE BERN! 

The What Would Bernie Sanders Do Podcast is Dr. Barry Kaufman with Host Darren Stephens and is produced in Chicago by Ruth Kaufman. Information on the podcast is supported by the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatwouldberniesandersdo/. Learn more about how you can help the campaign by going to www.berniesanders.com. Find us on Twitter and Instagram @wwbsdpodcast. Music by Robin Bienemann http://robinb.org/music.html

 

Jun 10, 2016

Recorded June 8, 2016. (After all state primaries, with DC yet to be heard.) There's a group that has been suppressing the vote, suppressing free speech with executive orders, and blocking information about the media's Superdelegate-picked presidential nominee. No, not those scary Republicans; this is the work of those "pragmatic progressives" (also known as Establishment Democrats). How deceptive do they have to be and how much devastation must their policies wreak before someone will tell the truth? Leave it to people like us (like you?), because apparently Establishment Democrats and progressive media are too busy cowering in the corner at the mention of Trump to speak it.

Long after this election is over, Bernie's transformative movement will continue. The movement will continue fighting for the disenfranchised, for those less fortunate, for criminal justice reform ...even if the Democratic Establishment, bound by the wishes of their corporate donors, only pays lip service to these issues. We persevere in our support of candidates who are Not For Sale, and join with progressives organizing to return the reins of government to the 99%. And right now, over at the What Would Bernie Sanders Do podcast, we continue to inform you how you can support progressive candidates and organize to fight the Establishment. Keep learning how you can not only Feel The Bern but Be The Bern!

 

The What Would Bernie Sanders Do Podcast is Dr. Barry Kaufman with Host Darren Stephens and is produced in Chicago by Ruth Kaufman. Information on the podcast is supported by the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatwouldberniesandersdo/. Learn more about how you can help the campaign by going to www.berniesanders.com. Find us on Twitter and Instagram @wwbsdpodcast. Music by Robin Bienemann http://robinb.org/music.html. 

 

Jun 5, 2016

Recorded June 3, 2016. Is it really "the biggest joke of the day" for Bernie Sanders to claim that California Governor Jerry Brown is a member of the Establishment? Senator Barbara Boxer, the five-million dollar woman who has taken over $70 million in donations over her career certainly thinks so. We help Senator Boxer understand the meaning of "establishment politician" so that next time she looks in a mirror she'll get the punchline. 

How many lobbyists can you fit into the Democratic National Convention? As outlined in podcasts 48 and 49 , the Democratic Party is testing the limits, and now Hillary Clinton and Debbie Wasserman Schultz add more with their "progressive" picks for the Platform Writing Committee.

President Obama has been backing establishment Congressional candidates like Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Donald Norcross over progressives like Tim Canova and Alex Law. Looks like the well-intentioned presidential candidate of 2008 has become the "pragmatic progressive" of 2016, saying one thing but doing the exact opposite to satisfy the demands of the donor class.

This Anti-Establishment episode should give you the motivation to keep working for Bernie Sanders, his causes and down ballot progressives to make certain that the legislators we vote in are, like Bernie, NOT FOR SALE!

 Here's a link to the great HuffPo article mentioned in the show: How to Explain the Sanders Campaign to an Idiot, Paul Krugman or a Clintonite in 8 Sentences.

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The What Would Bernie Sanders Do Podcast is Dr. Barry Kaufman with Host Darren Stephens and is produced in Chicago by Ruth Kaufman. Information on the podcast is supported by the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatwouldberniesandersdo/. Learn more about how you can help the campaign by going to www.berniesanders.com. Find us on Twitter and Instagram @wwbsdpodcast. Music by Robin Bienemann http://robinb.org/music.html

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