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Sanders Wants Political Revolution, NOT Unity!


My comments are in parentheses, bold & italics

I am writing you today to express my deep pride in the movement — the political revolution — (all Bernie has ever pushed for is a political revolution against both parties!) you and I have created together over the last 15 months. When we began this historic campaign, we were considered fringe players by the political, economic and media establishment. Well, we proved them wrong. (The media, by giving Bernie millions of $s in free coverage, proved them wrong!)
We showed that the American people support a bold, progressive agenda that takes on the billionaire class, that fights for racial, social, economic and environmental justice and that seeks to create a government that works for all of us and not just the big campaign donors.
(THESE ARE NOT NEW GOALS! THESE ARE GOALS OF ALL DEMOCRATS & THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY! Plus, one more dagger at Dems/Hillary for campaign finance support that he himself uses because we do not have campaigns financed by the public. Without that, we have no choice but to find private financing and HE KNOWS IT!)
We mobilized over 13 million voters across the country. We won 23 Democratic primary and caucus contests. We had literally hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country. And we showed — in a way that can change politics in America forever — that you can run a competitive national grassroots campaign without begging millionaires and billionaires for campaign contributions. (Yes, you can IF media kisses your ass, asks no hard questions, does NOT vet you, does not demand you show your tax returns! This is also subtle dagger at Hillary Clinton, implying once again that she is beholden to Wall St., a GOP created lie and talking point!)
Most importantly, we elevated the critical issues facing our country — issues the establishment has pushed under the rug for too long. (Another subtle dagger at Hillary Clinton, the ESTABLISHMENT’S candidate) We focused attention on the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality in this country and the importance of breaking up the large banks who brought our economy to the brink of collapse. We exposed our horrendous trade policies, our broken criminal justice system, (Two more subtle daggers at Hillary Clinton, reaffirming GOP lies, half truths re her policies that he constantly misrepresented!) and our people’s lack of access to affordable health care and higher education. We fought aggressively to address the crisis of climate change, the need for real comprehensive immigration reform, (These are Democratic Party goals, nothing new!) the importance of developing a foreign policy that values diplomacy over war, (Subtle dagger at Hillary Clinton using GOP talking point & extremists far left that she’s a hawk, although he voted for all Wars, war actions!) and so much more.

We have shown throughout this election that these are issues that are important to voters and that progressive solutions energize people in the fight for real change. What we have accomplished so far is historic — but our work is far from over. (He had actually accomplished NOTHING as usual! He had run his mouth with no concrete results and no policy statements as to how to accomplish goals. All he had done was energize the far left extremists in the Dem Party by repeating GOP talking points against Hillary which separated them from the Dem Party and brought out more Hillary haters and reinforced their ignorance with GOP talking points using created scandals, lies, gossip! The  group of far left extremists he attracted were mostly young and really did not know Hillary or her TRUE history. BUT Bernie had been in politics as long as Hillary and had worked with her. He KNEW the GOP talking points he used against Hillary were not true! He KNEW Hillary as a hard-working, highly ethical public servant but when his supporters viciously attacked her, he did nothing to stop them!)

This movement of ours — this political revolution — must continue. We cannot let all of the momentum we have achieved in the fight to transform America be lost. We will never stop fighting for what is right. (As though the Democratic Party had not been fighting for all these things. He’s con artist)
It is true that in terms of winning the Democratic nomination, we did come up short. (Bullshit, he never even came close! He was an Independent running in the Democratic Primary! Only his ego thought he could win!) But this election was never about me or any candidate. It was about the powerful coming together of millions of people to take their country back (Does that phrase sound familiar?) from the billionaire class. (ALL democratic candidates have equality as their goal! He talks as if he alone has this as goal!) That was the strength of our campaign and it will be the strength of our movement going forward in the months and years ahead. (He fully intends to continue attacking the Democratic Party as part of his “movement”, political revolution; and he is telling his followers to do the same!)
In the coming weeks, I will be announcing the creation of successor organizations to carry on the struggle that we have been a part of these past 15 months. I hope you will continue to be involved in fighting to transform America. Our goal will be to advance the progressive agenda that we believe in and to elect like-minded candidates at the federal, state and local levels who are committed to accomplishing our goals.(Announced his intention to lead the Tea Party of the Democratic Party, the far left extremists. He has no intention of uniting Party! His goal is to destroy the Democratic Party! His quoted statements and video interviews through the years show this to be true!)
In terms of the presidential election this November, there is no doubt that the election of Donald Trump as president would be a devastating blow to all that we are fighting for. His openly bigoted and pro-billionaire campaign could precipitate the same decades-long rightward shift in American politics that happened after the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980. That rightward shift after Reagan’s election infected not just politics as a whole but led to the ascendancy of the corporatist wing of the Democratic Party — an era from which we are still recovering. (He’s supporting GOP, throwing daggers at Bill and Hillary Clinton and Democratic Party! He knows we don’t have public financing of elections and even he couldn’t win his Senate seat without powerful lobbyists backing him! THERE IS NO CORPORATIST WING OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY! Bull shit liar and con artist, just not as good as Trump!)

I cannot in good conscience let that happen.

To have all of the work we have done in elevating our progressive ideals be dashed away by a complete Republican takeover of Washington — a takeover headed by a candidate that demonizes Latinos, Muslims, women, African Americans, veterans, and others — would be unthinkable. (ALL of this is anti-Trump, NOT pro Hillary Clinton! And, of course, he wants Dems in power because WE have allowed him to continue to draw a salary for doing nothing, courted his vote by giving him positions of power. He worked the system for himself, spouted what people wanted to hear, fought for things knew could never get, all for himself! He never really accomplished anything in 30 years!)
Today, I endorsed Hillary Clinton to be our next president. I know that some of you will be disappointed with that decision. But I believe that, at this moment, our country, our values, and our common vision for a transformed America, are best served by the defeat of Donald Trump and the election of Hillary Clinton. (Again, anti Trump and saying she’s all we have is not true endorsement!)

You should know that in the weeks since the last primary, both campaigns have worked together in good faith to bridge some of the policy issues that divided us during the election. Did we come to agreement on everything? Of course not. But we made important steps forward.

Hillary Clinton released a debt free college plan that we developed together which now includes free tuition at public colleges and universities for working families. This was a major part of our campaign’s agenda and a proposal that, if enacted into law, would revolutionize higher education in this country. (Hillary already had a plan to address college student debt. THEIR plan did not include FREE college for all!)

Secretary Clinton has also publicly committed to massive investments in health care for communities across this country that will increase primary care, including mental health care, dental care, and low-cost prescription drug access for an additional 25 million people. Importantly, she has also endorsed the enactment of a so-called public option to allow everyone in this country to participate in a public insurance program. This idea was killed by the insurance industry during consideration of President Obama’s health care program. (Hillary already had plans for addressing these problems! He brought NOTHING to the table!)

During the Democratic platform proceedings in St. Louis and Orlando, we were victorious in including amendments to make it a clear priority of the Democratic Party to fight for a $15 an hour federal minimum wage, expand Social Security, abolish the death penalty, put a price on carbon, establish a path toward the legalization of marijuana, enact major criminal justice reforms, pass comprehensive immigration reform, end for-profit prisons and detention facilities, break up too-big-to-fail banks and create a 21st century Glass-Steagall Act, close loopholes that allow big companies to avoid taxes by stashing their cash in offshore tax havens and use that revenue to rebuild America, approve the most expansive agenda ever for protecting Native American rights and so much more. (Except the “fight for” $15 minimum wage, some Dems felt should vary it somewhat, find me a Democrat who was not already in favor of all these things being in the platform!)
All of these progressive policies were at the heart of our campaign. The truth is our movement is responsible for the most progressive Democratic platform in the history of our country. (Liar and bullshit con artist! The platform would have been the most progressive Democratic platform in history even if no one had ever heard of him and his revolution movement!)  All of that is the direct result of the work that our members of the platform committee did in the meetings and that you have been doing over the last 15 months.

But none of these initiatives will happen if we do not elect a Democratic president in November. None! In fact, we will go backward.  We must elect the Democratic nominee (Asshole would not even say HER name! He’s a sulking, egotistical brat!) in November and progressive Democrats up and down the ballot so that we ensure that these policy commitments can advance.

It is extremely important that we keep our movement together, that we hold public officials accountable and that we elect progressive candidates to office at the federal, state, and local level who will stand with us.

As part of that effort, we still have a tremendous amount of work left to do in the Democratic Rules Committee that will be meeting in the coming weeks. We have to enact the kinds of reforms to the Democratic Party and to the electoral process that will provide us the tools to elect progressive candidates, to allow new voices and new energy into the Party, and to break up the excessive power that the economic and political elites in the Party currently have. (If there was ANY doubt that his intentions are to destroy the Democratic Party and that he despises it, these statements end any doubt! I’m SICK of his referring to the Democratic Party as being controlled by elites! That’s pure bullshit that was successful with the uninformed but anyone who has worked in Democratic Party knows it’s another one of his bullshit lies!) As with our fights on the platform committee, that will only be possible if we stand together.
You should know that I intend to be actively campaigning throughout this election season to elect candidates who will stand by our agenda. I hope to see many of you at events from coast to coast. (Note he did NOT say he would be actively campaigning for Hillary Clinton! That’s why we should NEVER allow an Independent to run in OUR primary! When they lose, they will NOT support our OUR Democratic Party candidate for POTUS! They have no loyalty to the Democratic Party)
In conclusion, I again want to express my pride in what we have accomplished together over the last year. But so much more must be done to make our vision a reality. Now more than ever our country needs our movement — our political revolution. (Again, he was not running FOR Democratic Party candidacy. He was running for HIS political revolution against the Democratic Party and he STILL is!) As you have throughout this historic campaign, I ask for your ongoing support (still asking for MONEY from his low info, far left, extremists followers!) as we continue through the fall and beyond.

On a personal note, I cannot say with words how appreciative Jane and I are of the kindness, dedication and love we experienced from so many people across the country. We are deeply touched by it and will never, ever forget it.

Please let me know that you will stand with me to defeat Donald Trump, and to elect candidates who will stand by our agenda as part of the future of our political revolution. Add your name now. (Note he is campaigning anti Trump and FOR people who support HIS agenda, political revolution AND is still collecting names to add to his money-collection pool! NEVER mentions Hillary Clinton!)

Forever committed, forever fighting,
forever forward,
Bernie Sanders

(This is the worst example I’ve ever seen of a “concession” speech to a member of one’s “OWN” party! Sanders was NEVER a Democrat, he has said so many times. The Democratic Party made a major mistake allowing an Independent to LIE on the primary form to get into the race. ALL knew he was not a Democrat. The form says it’s a felony to lie on the form! Weeks later, Sanders in an interview said he was running as a Democrat for the money and media exposure. He should have been prosecuted for a felony. At the very least, his willingness to lie for the money/media exposure should have given his supporters a hint regarding his morals and ethics! Serious research into Sanders background will show that he is willing to sacrifice his morals and ethics to get whatever he wants! The media failed to vet him just like they failed to vet Trump. And, like Trump, he was NEVER forced by the media to show his income tax returns!)
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