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There’s One Way Bernie Sanders Can Still Win — but It’s Not How You’re Thinking | Anti Media

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“What’s really at the heart of the 2016 presidential election is that for the first time, the establishment knows that we know that the system is rigged, and we know that they know that we know.” ~ Jake Anderson

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


  • I cried when Obama was elected, because I thought – at minimum – he would labor mightily to fix our criminal justice system. He’s made it much worse, and I should have known that he would. Among other Neocon beliefs expressed prior to being elected, Obama was clear that he would continue to sacrifice the environment for the sake of the fossil fuel industry. It may be comforting to believe Obama wasn’t captain of his ship, but I don’t see any indication of it being true.

    • I hear the anguish in your words, Susan. Along with those issues, I can’t believe Obama pushes the TPP.

      I guess as long as “money talks,” no political leader is really “captain of his own ship.” They may make a distinct decision here or there, but the established system dictates that they respect powerful business interests overall.

      The fact that Sanders ran a brilliant people-funded campaign might give us hope. It proved to politicians they actually can let go of the money leash. That, in itself, opens a new door to a more just society on every level – although it will require time for a new breed of public servant to take over elected offices.

  • I think we’ve reached an impasse. The older establishment of the Democratic Party and its younger progressive wing are not going to budge from their entrenched and opposing positions any time soon. Had the GOP been able to nominate a true moderate, I believe Hillary would be sounded defeated in November. The voter turnout data from this year’s primaries, as well as from recent years, is heavily weighted against Democratic candidates.

    • Yes. At this point, not even Elizabeth Warren can “unite” the Democratic Party or move it left. Her political tender is greatly devalued with Sanders supports. She may regret not endorsing Bernie Sanders when she had the chance – because that might have saved the Party that she dearly loves. Meanwhile, the Green Party, or some yet unnamed progressive party, will emerge as a viable political force by 2020 – at least, I certainly hope so!

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