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‘Daily Show’: Bernie Sanders, No Chaser

Posted on Apr 28, 2011

Yes, Wednesday night’s “Daily Show” skewering of the Trump vs. Obama birtherversy was funny. You can watch it here. We’d rather focus on a more substantial segment from that show, featuring straight-shooting Sen. Bernie Sanders, on the subject of the broadening chasm between America’s wealthiest and the rest of us.  —KA

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By Shenonymous, April 30, 2011 at 3:58 pm Link to this comment

Sounds provocative!  Sanders and Warren!  I like the sound of that
but I don’t think they are interested.  You can write to Sanders at

Elizabeth Warren, Chair
I can’t find an email address for Warren but one can send an email to
the Panel.

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By berniem, April 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm Link to this comment

How about a Bernie Sanders-Elizabeth Warren ticket for the Green Party? It may just wake the democrats up to the reality that Barry O’ is nothing but a Wall St. Trojan Horse and force them to live up to their commitments

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By Free Oregon, April 30, 2011 at 10:59 am Link to this comment

Let’s expropriate all the wealth of the so-called wealthy. That will
eliminate the class and class warfare and leave us with the same
problems and no solutions.

The system is broken, beyond repair. What’s needed is a new system,
one that subsidizes no one, rich or poor.

It’s people who work. It’s people who make the difference. It’s people
who care. Neither governments nor corporations care. Governments and
corporations are merely forms of organization.

And they have failed us.

Free Oregon

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By Shenonymous, April 28, 2011 at 7:21 pm Link to this comment

Bernie Sanders is the most lucid politician in Washington.  Too bad
there are not more like him running America.  Using the people of
Wisconsin, he said working people and the middle class need to
stand up and say “we have had enough.”  But Stewart lost the
opportunity to ask Sanders how to get that movement started now
that Wisconsin, although still very active in its recall effort, it is more
or less history and once in history a movement loses it bite? 

Sanders disagreed with Stewart several times and clarified what he
thinks is the heart of the problem.  The deliberate Republican
impediments to give more money to the rich and corporate world and
take it from the poor, middle and working classes.  The interview was
not as pithy as it could have been as Stewart as usual spends too much
time on the phrasing of his own perceptions of reality.  He could have
elicited answers from Sanders about how to stop the Republicans in
Congress that are intent on demolishing all liberal social programs for
the middle class and working people.  I look forward to reading his

It is important that voters clearly understand that all Republicans would
deprive the less privileged in this country of their own earned old age
security, their right to affordable health care, and the right to vote in
order to give more strength to their own deficient voting pool.  They
should be reminded at every opportunity possible the Republicans need
to be defeated in every election that is held.

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