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Does Biden have the “most progressive record” of any candidate that is running for 2020 Dem primary?


On LGBTQ rights:

Biden supported same-sex marriage only in 2012.

Bernie was defending gay members of the military way back in 1995 during a House debate.
On the 1994 Crime Bill:

Biden vigorously supported it when he was in the Senate.

Bernie also voted for the bill but it is because of the inclusion of the Violence Against Women Act. If said Act was not included, Bernie would have absolutely voted against the Crime Bill.
On Iraq War:

Biden voted in favor of the Iraq War.

Bernie voted against the Iraq War and laid down what would be the consequences for America & for Iraq after Saddam Hussein was removed from power.
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GOT THIS? #NoTaxReturns = #Mobster
MT @CREWcrew: Your daily reminder that #Trump is the first President Elected since #Nixon to refuse to release his #taxreturns, and any payments from Russia remain secret and we are at War w #ICC
BY DESIGN #ICC is the enemy of West Civ. They are global promoter of #homophobia #misogyny #racism. IT IS IN THEIR MOB CODE and most are BORN into it. BELIEVE And Share. They are Maggots ON Society and Exposure Weakens them.
JOURNOS MUST READ CJC #POKE THE BEAR published 11/3/17 Something was wrong. At first, it was just instinct. During the GOP primaries, things weren’t adding up for us with Trump. @JamesFourM @ninaandtito @lauferlaw @carolecadawalla
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Never forget THEFT of 2016 NY primary "While I congratulate Secretary Clinton, I must say I am really concerned about conduct of the voting process in NY state, & I hope that process will change." @BernieSanders… @Truthdig @democracynow #BernieInBrooklyn 🇺🇸
"NYC comptroller Scott Stringer said Board of Elections confirmed more than 125,000 Democratic voters in Brooklyn were dropped between Nov 2015... He said decline occurred “without any adequate explanation by Board of Elections.” #BernieInBrooklyn @nytimes…
"pre-primary bombshell, (NYC)’s Board of Elections was pummeled w questions about how 54,000 Democratic voters vanished from rolls in Brooklyn... “missing” voters are out of luck — their names have been stricken from records."… @nypost #BernieInBrooklyn
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I would just like to point out the obvious, that while Bernie Sanders CLAIMS to be anti-billionaire, and a “friend of the working class” - he doesn’t show ANY signs of scurvy & appears to be wearing a winter coat, rather than a BARREL held up by frayed SUSPENDERS.

Hmm... 🤔🤔🤔
Friends, I have SEEN Mr. Sanders’ left shoe and I am ready to testify, ON THE RECORD, that his big toe is firmly contained inside the shoe, and NOT (as he would have you believe), poking out.



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*Takes deep breath....*

I'm going to get personal.

A couple weeks ago I said I was going to write something personal but needed to formulate it first. I think I finally may have.

This is my story & why I am voting for Bernie Sanders.

This is going ro be deep.

There are so many really hurting right now. Many are truly scared & have lost all hopes. They see the future as a black hole. I myself have been sick for 4 years this month with 2 ABX resistant viruses. I've spent more time in the hospital than you can imagine. #Bernie2020
If not for Obamacare & Medicaid expansion, I would have died years ago. Truth. And I know right now we desperately need #MedicareForAll. Many states STILL haven't expanded Medicaid which is disgusting & a death sentence. #Bernie2020
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#Bernie2020: Because Donald Trump deserves a second term
#Bernie2020: Make Tad Devine millions of dollars again
#Bernie2020: Doing the work of IRA trolls for them
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We decided to take a look at the accounts retweeting the 2020 Democratic primary contenders, beginning with @TulsiGabbard. We examined retweets of Gabbard's tweets from 2/13 through 2/23, and found 21860 accounts that retweeted her in that timespan.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
We downloaded the profile information as well as the most recent 200 tweets from each account that recently retweeted Gabbard. This chart shows the primary languages the accounts use. 92% are in English; Spanish and Hindi are a small but notable portion.
Here are the hashtags most frequently used by accounts that retweet @TulsiGabbard. There's some interesting variety here: #GreenNewDeal and #MAGA both turn up, along with #GiletsJaunes/#YellowVests and various Venezuela, India, and Syria-related hashtags.
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Bernie's campaign has officially dismissed the possibility of winning Black voters & Registered Democrats.

They plan to stick with Millinneals, Independents, Hispanics and NON COLLEGE VOTERS.

Wow. How Insulting.

#VettingBernie #NeverBernie #Bernie2020…
The last time Bernie Sanders won he lost every marginalized group for a reason.
Bernie Sanders plans to campaign heavily in states where there are a lot of white uneducated rual voters.

Sound familiar?
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Less White.

But not Less Male.


Bernie Sanders Hires Top Progressive Advocate, Faiz Shakir, as Campaign Manager… via @thedailybeast

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THREAD: On #Bernie2020

#BernieSanders is running for president again. From the bottom of my heart, I ask Clinton and Sanders supporters to avoid replaying 2016. I know it's hard to let go of the mutual animosity, but if we intend to defeat the radical right, we MUST join forces.
THREAD: On #Bernie2020

It's no secret I was a staunch Clinton defender in 2016, and that I became a harsh #BernieSanders critic when I felt his team was impugning her character. But 2020 is not 2016, and I'm going to work hard for Democratic unity this time.
THREAD: On #Bernie2020

I've spent the past year building bridges with the Sanders supporters I clashed with in 2016. There is a lot of distrust and anger, but there's also plenty of common ground. Universal healthcare, climate action, social and economic justice, living wage...
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When Bernie sits—they want him to stand

When Bernie stands—they want him to sit

When Bernie speaks—they tell him to shut up

When Bernie is quiet—they tell him to speak

When Bernie backs Democrats—they say he isn’t a Dem

When Bernie criticizes Dems—they cry unity
Don’t sit—they said

Bernie *sitting*
Don’t stand—they said

Bernie *standing*
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As Bernie Sanders gears up for a 2nd presidential run (yay #Bernie2020) Twitter is awash with folks who create a mess, point to mess, & say see, we can’t have messes.

We mean the troll army of horrible David Brock’s Shareblue Media.

Here’s a 19 thread tweet for #SOTU19 /1
Who’s David Brock?

Brock’s a self-described “witting cog in the Republican sleaze machine.”

He coined ‘Anita Hill is a little bit slutty, a little bit nutty.’

He wrote The Real Anita Hill, which he freely admits was not so much a book but a character assassination of lies. /2
Bernie Sanders accurately refers to David Brock as scum of the earth. /3

We ❤️ Bernie.…
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Happy Monday! Let’s kick it off w/a Bernie Sanders accomplished a bunch list!

We see folks parroting old smears spread by that nasty Super Pac, saying the Bern achieved nada bc he’s an uncompromising ideologue who doesn’t know how to get things done./1…
Bernie’s in the midst of a distinguished career as a social justice activist & elected official. He’s been a mayor, member of Congress, and a senator.

Bernie’s life has been honed by decades of hard work as a public servant on behalf of poor & middle class Americans. /2
Bernie ran for president-without taking Wall Street $, corporate $, or having a Super Pac for unlimited dinero.

He’s had the integrity to live his life according to progressive values. He’s never shilled for big banks & corporations. That’s quite an accomplishment in DC./3
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This is an interview with Michelle Alexander from April 2016. I re-watched it last week and I am surprised that more people don't know about it and that it still only has 59,000 views as of January 2019. In this interview, Michelle Alexander endorses the "political revolution."
It's a great interview and here's the clip if you want to watch the whole thing, but I will provide a transcript of the first three minutes to give you a sense of what she says to @chrislhayes. #BernieSanders #Bernie2020 #OurRevolution @OurRevolution
Michelle Alexander, by the way, is the author of The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, and I highly recommend the book, too, as it provides a tremendous insight into the racial injustice inherent in the U.S. mass incarceration era. @thenewjimcrow
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I think it's time for the nation to realize that there is more footage of #BernieSanders hanging out with Russians then there is of him hanging out with POC.

#NeverBernie2020 #NeverBernie #Bernie2020
I mean... anyone have any back story on Valery Volovenko? Who was apparently hanging out with him when he was elected to congress in 1990?…
I mean WTF... "Israeli and American journalists made many attempts to find out where Bernie Sanders lived in 1964, but all the searches and surveys...have not yet yielded a clear result. What is the secret behind the Israeli period of the life of Sanders, one can only guess."
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In the linked thread, we explored networks of accounts amplifying the #Bernie2020 hashtag by looking solely at interactions between mutual retweeters (accounts that RT'd one another's tweets containing the hashtag). Let's apply this to a couple other hashtags.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
First up: #OpMayflower (dataset from October 2018, hashtag has been pushed a few times). This is a far more extreme case of the mutual retweeting seen in the #Bernie2020 set - every account that received retweets is also a major node in the network.
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Let's take a quick look at the propagation of the #Bernie2020 hashtag. We captured tweets yesterday (1/26) at roughly noon CST, resulting in 52395 tweets from 20572 accounts in the preceding 10 days. Traffic was light until the evening of 1/25.

cc: @ZellaQuixote
Retweet network for #Bernie2020 as of 1/26. The activity is divided into two main clusters: the group of accounts in the upper right are those pushing the hashtag, and those in the lower left (mostly liberal) are discussing it. The upper right right cluster is very dense. . .
The reason for this is that many of the major accounts pushing #Bernie2020 are retweeting each other. This diagram shows what the network looks like when just accounts with mutual retweet relationships are included (total of 81 accounts).
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If people are surprised by #Bernie2020 antipathy, they should not be. He ran against the Democratic Party in the Democratic Primaries. When the party rejected him, he stayed campaigning to attack the winner and try to overturn the will of the voters by flipping superdelegates.
And then after the primaries he disparaged the Democratic Party for having super delegates which could overturn the will of the voters, even though he is the only one to ever attempt to do so.
So it’s not about his policies, it kind of comes down to his character. He won’t take responsibility for anything that goes wrong, but says he still “in a way won” the primaries.
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THREAD: Since 2016, Bernie Sanders has repeatedly suggested "diverse" candidates often run tokenism, not policy. For example:

"It is not good say I'm a Latina, vote for me...I have to know whether that Latina is going to stand up for the working class..." #Bernie2020
In a GQ article 2 days ago, Bernie tied some diverse candidates and their backers to tokenism: “There are people who are very big into diversity but whose views end up being not particularly sympathetic to working people, whether they’re white or black or Latino." #Bernie2020
Weeks after the 2016 election, in the speech in the video above (h/t: @Only4RM), Bernie said: "It's not enough to say, I'm a woman: Vote for me"—implying that Hillary Clinton ran on her gender, rather than her policies. In the #NeverBernie trend, you see disdain at this comment.
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Democrats need to be as united for 2020 as possible. It's why I support every real candidate who's running for legitimate reasons (Harris, Warren, Biden, Brown, etc), and I oppose every stunt candidate who's trying to divide the party for their own gain (#Bernie2020, Gabbard).
I might or might not have my personal favorites for 2020, but my job isn't to push that on you. My job is to call out any and all bullshit that's going to harm us, before it's too late. That includes bullshit coming from disingenuous "Democratic" candidates.
When MSNBC and CNN were falsely claiming Bernie was ahead in the polls when Hillary was far ahead, I called them out. When they falsely claimed Hilary was only winning because of superdelegates, I called them out. It cost me a lot too. But I don't tolerate it when the media lies.
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I look forward to seeing what Bernie Sanders offers alongside other candidates.

I think it’s entirely appropriate to ask why he’s running for the Dem nomination as not-a-Dem.

It’s reasonable to challenge this, and I’m confused at the pushback against asking.

I would hope that anyone—and it’s certainly not everyone—who gets upset that people are challenging Bernie’s standing and record would recognize the irony: that’s what people who want a coronation do. They bristle at the mere suggestion their anointed candidate isn’t perfect.
Bernie Sanders, if he is the eventual nominee, will make a much stronger case in the general by answering these questions with patience, listening to folks when they express their concerns on his record, and bringing folks together into a coalition.

That’s what a leader does.
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The bots are back
#Bernie2020 #NeverBernie
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lol bernie is getting a boost from commercial spambots. Because of course he is.
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1.#BernieSanders went to University of #Chicago, where he was a member of the Young People's Socialist League, in attached interview he gives his reasons for joining.

#Bernie2020 #NeverBernie #CrushBernie

2.#BernieSanders started his Political "Activism" in the Liberty Union Party in #Vermont

Liberty Union Party platform attached

#Bernie2020 #NeverBernie #CrushBernie
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