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Friday, October 28, 2016

Bernie Sanders is still gonna be a pain in Hillary Clinton's ass

From Wa Post

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Sen. Bernie Sanders, a loyal soldier for Hillary Clinton since he conceded the Democratic presidential nomination in July, plans to push liberal legislation with like-minded senators with or without Clinton’s support if she is elected — and to aggressively oppose appointments that do not pass muster with the party’s left wing.

In an interview, Sanders said he and other senators have started plotting legislation that would achieve many of the proposals that fueled his insurgent run for president, including a $15 federal minimum wage, tuition-free public college, an end to “mass incarceration” and aggressive steps to fight climate change.

The senators, Sanders said, also plan to push for the breakup of “too big to fail” banks and to pressure Clinton to appoint liberals to key Cabinet positions, including treasury secretary. Sanders said he would not stay silent if Clinton nominated the “same old, same old Wall Street guys” to regulatory positions that are important in enacting and overseeing the financial policies he supports.

“I will be vigorously in opposition, and I will make that very clear,” Sanders said.

Sanders’s comments signal that, if she wins the presidency Nov. 8, Clinton may have to contend not only with Republicans who oppose her agenda but also with liberals in her party who were not excited by her campaign and have long feared that she plans to govern as a centrist.

Get over yourself Bernie.  I wouldn't blame Hillary if she refused to work with you.  You used the Democratic party then threw it under the bus and almost cost Hillary the election.

3 comments:

  1. I will always be suspicious of him since he wouldn't release his tax returns.

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  2. He can fight in the senate all he wants, but let's face it- the Democrats don't have the Left-wing equivalent of the Extremist Right elements of the congress- that would be Communism. Not happening.

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