Bernie was gracious & a class act, Michelle Obama gave an inspired/moving speech, Warren was just ok, Cory Booker's star continues to rise

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(cont) Sarah Silverman was funny/poignant but there's likely more drama that we'll see unfold in the coming days as they try to unify their party. 



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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) Pinned comment
Dear Liz, some might say Bernie was both a class act and a Class Struggle act at the same time.
Although he never used the term 'class struggle' his emphasis was consistently about how social struggles transcends and goes on, long after there are no elections or campaigns.
Bernie argues that his endorsement of Hillary is basically based on the common points between the two camps. The final platform hasn't been published yet, but there's a draft, and Bernie seems to have a valid point. Let's see what the final text turns out to be, and more importantly how the social movements will make sure it get implanted.

The Democratic Platform - 2016 Democratic National Convention
demconvention.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-DEMOCRATIC-PARTY-PLATFORM-DRAFT-7.1.16.pdf
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) Pinned comment
Yes, Bernie endorsed Clinton, but at the same time, not only he boxed her, but also emphatically argued that the grassroot revolution will continue. Right after the he spoke at the convention he sent out the following message to his supporters:

Our campaign has always been about a grassroots movement of Americans standing up and saying: "Enough is enough. This country and our government belong to all of us, not just a handful of billionaires."

I just finished speaking at the Democratic National Convention, where I addressed the historic nature of our grassroots movement and what's next for our political revolution.

I hope that I made you proud. I know that Jane and I are very proud of you.

Our work will continue in the form of a new group called Our Revolution. The goal of this organization will be no different from the goal of our campaign: we must transform American politics to make our political and economic systems once again responsive to the needs of working families.

We cannot do this alone. All of us must be a part of Our Revolution.

Join Our Revolution and help continue our critical work to create a government which represents all of us, and not just the 1 percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice. Add your name here.

When we started this campaign a little more than a year ago, the media and the political establishment considered us to be a "fringe" campaign. Well, we're not fringe anymore.

Thanks to your tireless work and generous contributions, we won 23 primaries and caucuses with more than 13 million votes, all of which led to the 1900 delegates we have on the floor this week at the Democratic convention.

What we have done together is absolutely unprecedented, but there is so much more to do. It starts with defeating Donald Trump in November, and then continuing to fight for every single one of our issues in order to transform America.

We are going to fight to make sure that the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party becomes law. This means working for a $15 federal minimum wage, fighting for a national fracking ban, and so many more progressive priorities.

The political revolution needs you in order to make all this happen and more.

Add your name to say that you will join Our Revolution and be part of the fight for our progressive vision for America.

Thank you for being a part of the continued political revolution.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders

JOIN OUR REVOLUTION »
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to ashianeh (@ashianeh) Pinned comment
The saga continues!
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) Pinned comment
I hope in Bernie's political revolution foreign policy won't be forgotten. I canot imagine any real political revolution without a drastic change in the foreign policy.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to ashianeh (@ashianeh) Pinned comment
As mechanical as it might sound, it all depends on the balance of forces and how progressive, anti-war Americans organize and mobilize themselves.
Bernie was able to push through his points in DNC based on the 13,000,000 votes he got in the primaries and caucuses.
To bring about a major, qualitative shift in the US foreign policy, in the era of this never ending "permanent war on terrorism" there'll be need for probably ten times of what Bernie got in this campaign.
Let's have no illusions about what the peace movement in this country is up against; the most powerful military-industrial complex in the world, with long established tentacle in almost every single institution of the land.
Good luck to all.

Eisenhower warns us of the military industrial complex.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) Pinned comment
Hillary has messed up so badly with the foreign policy that the topic is deliberately pushed under the rug. Instead the "convention show" is selling her "family values" and "contributions". Even there, it is a hard sell.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to ashianeh (@ashianeh) Pinned comment
Concur, with a caveat though.
As messed up & sold out as Hillary is on most foreign policy matters, when it comes to a comparison of Trump & her, that neo-fascist makes this neoliberal look good!
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