Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Barbara Lee says Bernie Sanders is ‘galvanizing progressives’

Rep. Barbara Lee
‘It’s a good thing that he’s out there,' says Lee

CONGRESS | 13TH DISTRICT |“Barbara Lee speaks for me” is a tag line well known to voters in the East Bay.

Now, the Thirteenth Congressional District representative is saying Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is doing just that for progressives across the country.

Lee commented on the attention Sanders is attracting during a radio interview this week.

“I think what he is doing really is galvanizing progressives to really develop a strong progressive agenda that deals with all of the issues, that the majority of Americans want to deal with,” said Lee. “And I think by the turnout and by what the response of the people around the country, we see that his message is resonating and so I think it’s a good thing that he’s out there.”

In recent weeks, the Vermont senator has drawn large crowds to his early campaign speeches, including 10,000 last week in Madison, Wisc, according to Buzzfeed.

Lee, one of the most progressive members of Congress, however, stopped short of endorsing Sanders. She also included references during the interview to the progressive agenda also being offered by the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.


  1. By MW:

    Would Bernie Sanders, or for that matter virtually anybody, be a much better candidate for the DP in 2016 than Hillary?

    If the Democratic Party is determined to engage in a program that will lead to longterm suicide for itself, then it will make Hillary its candidate for president for the 2016 election.

    While Hillary if she is the DP's candidate for president in the 2016 might very well win the general election, however a victory by Hillary in 2016 would in the longterm and in the larger sense end up as a defeat for the DP, and just as Nixon's victory in the 1972 presidential election ended up and in reality being a much bigger defeat for the Republican Party than if Nixon had lost in1972.

    More specifically, world class phony, sleazeball, and blood sucking leech Hillary has so much baggage that will eventually come out, that therefore it would be best for the DP that it totally disassociate itself with anything even slightly related to the Clintons.

    While the DP's close association with LBJ from1963 to 1968 ended up hurting it badly for the next few years, and including resulting in the loss of the1968 presidential election, and the activities of such Republicans as Nixon, Agnew, and John Mitchell in the late 1960's and early 1970's led to the Republican Party losing the1976 presidential election, however once more of the full truth comes out about the Clintons and their associates, it will make such things as Watergate seem to be far too small to even be worth mentioning.

  2. By MW:

    Based on the "standards" of the modern Democratic Party, in other words that sleazy organized crime ring whose leadership is primarily composed of demagogues, charlatans, parasites, pathological liars, and blood sucking leeches, but who pretend to be great liberals and wonderful humanitarians, it is absolutely essential that it not allow Bernie Sanders to become its nominee for president in 2016.

    More specifically, Bernie Sanders is not a lawyer, and since the DP is totally dedicated to seeing how many lies, frauds, and scams it can pull and get away with, every year it becomes more and more the political party of crooked lawyers.

    For instance, Obama and his wife are both lawyers, Joe Biden, in other words Obama's VP, is a lawyer, both Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton are lawyers, and the list goes on and on of the high ranking Democrats who are lawyers.

    The Republicans in recent decades did have one Administration that was totally dominated and heavily infested with lawyers, in other words the Nixon Administration of Nixon himself, Spiro "Under the Table Bribes" Agnew, John Mitchell, and John Dean, etc, and that was the only Republican Administration in ages I can think of that rivaled the typical DP Administration for sleaze, fraud, and illegal backroom fixes in exchange for under the table bribes.

    So if you want the Oval Office, the US Congress, the governor's office, your local city council, or any other group to be as sleazy, corrupt, and full of clowns as possible, then when going into the voting booth to make your selection, do not even bother to look to see whether Candidate A has a (D) by his name or Candidate B has a (R) by his name, but instead just always vote for whichever one is a lawyer.

    For instance, the method just described above would have guaranteed Nadia Lockyer would have won the election for a seat on the AC Board of Supervisors even if she had not had Bill Lockyer's unlimited money behind her.

    And if neither major candidate is himself or herself a lawyer, then vote for the candidate who is married to a lawyer, in other words a clown such as Mary "Brain Tumor" Hayashi.

  3. Love Bernie Sanders, hate Hillary Clinton, but then I'm a Libertarian.