Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) an Independent and arguably the only genuine liberal in the U.S. senate, says President Obama could benefit from a primary challenger over the next year.
Speaking to talk show host Thom Hartmann over the weekend, Sanders said:
“My suggestion is, I think one of the reasons the president has been able to move so far to the right is that there is no primary opposition to him, and I think it would do this country a good deal of service if people started thinking about candidates out there to begin contrasting what is a progressive agenda as opposed to what Obama is doing. I think it would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition.”
Sanders is livid at President Obama for offering to slash Social Security and Medicare in order to reach a budget deal with Tea Party Republicans.
Cuts to America’s safety net programs could send millions of retired and disabled into a death spiral, as they struggle to pay for the rising costs of food, rent and medicine.
I like Bernie Sanders. I wish he was my US senator.
In theory, a primary challenger would be a splendid idea but, who would it be? Hillary says she’s tired from flying 250,000 miles a year jetting from country to country and wants to spend more time at home with her daughter, son-in-law and friends. Al Gore is busy with climate change issues. I don’t know who is viable? We need to look at the remaining Democratic state governors for possibilities and skip the congress.
Why not Bernie Sanders? He would make a perfect primary challenger to take on Obama.
Listen, I had no idea when I cast my ballot for Obama back in 2008 that I was really electing a Republican. If I had, I would have voted for Hillary Clinton way back in the primary. Obama was a master at selling himself to us that he was a new kind of progressive.
Turns out, he was just a old school liar.
Bernie Sanders is my hero.
More than a third of Americans now believe that President Obama’s policies are hurting the economy, and confidence in his ability to create jobs is sharply eroding among his base, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
A primary challenger could have a chance, too.
It’s like I said about this the other day…
Let’s say that I decide I’m going to have sex with you, whether you want me to do it or not. I’m guessing you’d call me a rapist, and I’d certainly agree with you; there’s no question about it, is there?
But, what if I called myself a THERAPIST? Would it be OK for me to have sex with you against your will THEN?
I’m a little tired of getting bent over by someone who claims he’s “fighting for” me. A DINO is, in fact, a Rushpubliscum, no matter what he calls himself.
I couldn’t agree more….. If I had known in 2008 what I know now, I never would have voted for Obama!
Republican President Obama in a Donkey Suit, he has done more to destroy the party of TRUMAN than anyone I know! Seniors and working poor, middle class just got shafted!