Sanders rallies voters in Kalamazoo

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Bernie Sanders in Kalamazoo

Bernie Sanders in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Bernie Sanders brought his campaign back through Michigan on Monday, a day ahead of the Michigan primary.

Sanders spoke a crowd of about 3,200 people at Wings Stadium. He rallied the crowd to get out and vote Tuesday because he predicts with a large turnout, he'll beat Hillary Clinton here in Michigan.

Sanders has other rallies in Dearborn and Ann Arbor as well.

 

 

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10 comments

  • Dean Wells

    I have been a Democrat since I started voting in 1968, and I will not vote for either of these people. I won’t! There is no way that my choice ought to be between a criminal and a communist. I was under the impression that there were minimum standards or qualifications that you had to meet to be elected, and that those standards would be enforced. Apparently I was wrong about that. If this is what the country has come to, so be it. If my choice is between voting for a Democrat or voting for America, I will cross party lines and not think twice about it. Federal criminals are disqualified and Communists like Sanders shouldn’t even be allowed to be citizens. All the talk about the Republican party turmoil is making the news, but let me tell you this candidate offering by the Democratic party is nothing short of ridiculous itself.

    • Vic Sanda

      DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM is not communism. Social Security, Fire Departments, Police Departments, Our water systems, our roads and bridges all stem from DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM. It means a GOVERNMENT that exists to help WE THE PEOPLE, not corporations, like it does now. Do you really want 5 Billionaires to own our government, Congress and elections? Like Bernie says, THAT’S an Oligarchy, not Democracy.

    • Scramopolis

      I’m not sure the opinion of someone who doesn’t understand the difference between “communism” and “democratic socialism” and who would seriously entertain thoughts of voting for ‘a tv show host turned personality cult’ really carries much weight. Thanks for your attempt at convincing people that you’re a Democrat. You made it through a whole post without saying “Benghazi”. Congrats on that.

  • Chief Waukazoo

    Most people do not understand the meaning of the word “Socialism”, one could learn a lot by a little research on Google.

  • DaveK

    Hi Dean, I understand your concerns. However, Bernie Sanders is not a communist. The label he gives himself is a “Democratic Socialist”. And the word Socialist is not a bad word. For example, the US is full of socialist programs. Are you retired or know anyone who is? Social Security is a socialist program. So are things like roads, infrastructure, food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. There are a vast number of socialist programs all around you every day. Most people simply miss them because they are so ingrained into everyday life.

    What is Bernie Sanders? He is an advocate for the people! He does not take money from Wall Street, Big Pharma, Aerospace, or any big industry. In fact, his campaign is entirely funded by more than 5 million small contributors – most of which give an average of $27. So he is not beholden to anyone except the people he represents.

    One things that struck me a couple of years ago – Vermont was rated as the state with the most progressive tax system in the US! His constituents love him because he cares. He doesn’t vote where it suits large campaign contributors since he’s not taking money from them. He votes with his conscience. And if you listen, I think you’ll find he thinks like many of us that think the US economy is rigged against us.

    You can also checkout http://berniesanders.com. His website contains a list of accomplishments and provides a biography of Bernie Sanders so you can get to understand him a little more. Even if you do not vote for him, you’ll have a better understanding of his thoughts and policies. I don’t think you would be disappointed.

    There is plenty of other information available using some simple Google searches. He’s known as the amendment king since he is able to work with both parties to get legislation passed. Again, he is rated as someone who has gotten more things passed than most anyone. If you use YouTube, you can find many Bernie Sanders speeches done in congress when voting for, or against, something. It would be most enlightening.

    I think a little understanding of where he’s coming from and who he represents will give you a better feeling whether you vote for Bernie or not – I hope you do though.

    #FeelTheBern #NotMeUs