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This is the best explanation of why you should be supporting Bernie Sanders rather than Hillary

This is probably the best summation of why Democrats should be throwing their weight behind Bernie Sanders rather then Hillary Clinton.

I’m not someone who’s followed Ed Schultz too extensively, but I came across this video of some commentary he recently made on his radio show (his MSNBC show has since been cancelled), and it was probably the best summation of why Democrats should be throwing their weight behind Bernie Sanders rather then Hillary.

It’s not a commentary about political practicality, it’s about supporting a new kind of politician that flies in the face of the Establishment.

Citing a recent poll that shows Sanders leading Hillary in New Hampshire, Schultz started out by saying that there is a “fight for the heart and soul of the Democratic soul in this country — and it’s not about personality… it’s about the issues.”

When you ask Bernie Sanders about [the Keystone pipeline], you get an answer. When you ask Bernie Sanders a question about the Trans Pacific Partnership… you get an answer. When you ask Bernie Sanders what he would do to the big banks on Wall Street, you get an answer. When you ask Bernie Sanders about, ‘Do you think that the oil companies should pay their fair share – and continue to get billions in dollars of subsidies from the United States Treasury?’ you get a direct answer.

Schultz scoffed at the “Clinton folks of the world” who slam him on social media for abandoning Hillary. “Go right ahead,” he taunted. “I am more proud of what is unfolding in American politics right now than anything we’ve ever seen before.”

Did the Black Lives Matter protest earlier this week in Seattle hurt Bernie Sanders? No. It gave him an opportunity to clarify his position – exactly what he’s going to do about institutional racism in this country.

Schultz was clear about his disappointment in Hillary Clinton:

I can’t get – no one can get a response from Hillary on Keystone, a response from Hillary on big oil, a response from Hillary on Wall Street…

This is a guy who’s revolutionizing American politics right now.

Watch Schultz’s full commentary in the video below:

Featured image via The Daily Dot

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  1. Dee Reid

    August 15, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Sorry but I’m going to support a winner. I like Bernie but if he gets the Nom, you might as well hand the keys to the Whitehouse over to the Republicans.

  2. Bill C

    August 15, 2015 at 2:11 am

    hiLIARy wants to take everything you own for herself.
    Sanders wants to take everything you own and give it to somebody else.
    This is why you shouldn’t vote for either of them.

  3. Gloria Johnson

    August 15, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Ed, your the best. Sure miss you on TV.

  4. Carolyn Rodham

    August 15, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Don’t take my word for it. Ask his Senate colleagues: “A compromise-allergic ideologue who has over time managed to infuriate moderate Democratic lawmakers…” #BerningOut
    http://t.co/xEYfgd89U0

  5. Sandra Lovasco

    August 15, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you ED!

  6. Laurie Lyon

    August 16, 2015 at 4:43 am

    FREE YOUR MINDS!!! Isn’t this what we always complain about after we vote a main stream “Front Runner” Democrat in? How you can’t expect them to be scrupulous. We overlook Hillary’s evasive non answers until she is president? Women are so enamored by the possibility of a woman president they overlook that she can’t really be trusted. “That is what the campaign season is for Hillary, to allow the citizenry to vet you as a candidate for president”. Aren’t we tired of settling for the elite’s lap dogs, for a few crumbs? Wouldn’t it be great if we could change things without bloodshed, a peaceful revolution? When are we going to vote for the statesman we complain we never get? When there is one right in front of us? Stop making excuses for not having a real progressive statesman in office. Stop over thinking the elections and vote your convictions as a progressive and vote for the most progressive candidate we have. Bernie Sanders For President 2016.
    Do you want a progressive in the White House? There is only one way that can happen. Civics 101: The Primary Vote. The primary vote is the most important and the most neglected in our electoral system. The primaries are where We The People choose who our “Front Runner” is. Hillary Clinton is no more a “Front Runner” than Bernie Sanders. This is just media propaganda funneling our vote for a conservative, corporate, Wall Street friendly Dem. We all know where Hillary stands on this. Bernie Sanders is a true statesman working with the Democratic Party as a democrat candidate. He has been approved by the DNC to run on their ticket. If a progressive wins the primary by a wide margin over any other candidate then the DNC will have no choice but, to nominate them. The plain and simple truth of the matter, THIS is how our system works, all propaganda aside. The country is coming out in droves to see Bernie in overflowing auditoriums. Even in conservative states he’s climbing and beating Hillary in the polls. If Bernie won the primaries I believe he would win the presidency, the country is ripe for a progressive, we are starving for it. Stop! Buying into and spreading the propaganda “We can’t have a progressive for president”. Because, that is all it is, propaganda. Not Reality. So, I say let’s “HACK THE SYSTEM BY USING IT!!!! GET OUT THE PROGRESSIVE PRIMARY VOTE!!!!”
    THIS is how we SHOULD be talking the elections. Let’s not fall victim to the Billion Dollar, Propaganda media telling us who to vote for. That is relinquishing our citizen and civic responsibility. Our system, the primaries, the protocol of voting, IS REALITY. Learn and stick to the plan, the basics, all propaganda aside.
    Please, share, share, share and repost this everywhere. If you like my message and you think it is important for others to see, be my guest and pass it on. I’m trying to change the way we look and think about our electoral system. But, I’m ill and lack the technical skills to be more effective so, I’m counting on all of you to help. We need a massive get out the progressive primary vote like we haven’t seen in generations.

  7. Deb Patterson

    August 16, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I like Bernie too, but when discussing the candidates you should either call them both by their first names or use full names for both. Don’t mix it up! Regardless of your intentions, it smacks of sexism.

  8. jahwarriah92

    August 16, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    My issue with Bernie is that he let the Black Lives Matter protesters push him around to begin with. Anyone with a backbone would have stood up to them, but he pretty much just stepped aside and watched them take over. I totally respect him for his track record of fighting for civil rights, but you don’t just let a few ignorant idiots crash your own event. That’s why I’m healthily concerned. Then again, even with that he’s still leagues better than Hillary and the vast majority of the GOP clowns. But I digress.

  9. Gary Geesman

    August 16, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Ed, I am a big fan of yours. Like the comparison of Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton. Bernie is a straight talker and accomplished public servant he will do well as President. Please do a show, or a series of shows on how Scott Walker and the Republicans stole the recall election. The difference between the exit poll and the final tally was outside any statistical tolerance limit.
    Gary Geesman

  10. Jim

    August 16, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    I just wish Bernie did not describe himself as a “socialist’ (I know – “democratic socialist”) The republicans will eat him alive in the general election. I love him but ……

  11. Rachman Cantrell

    August 17, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I agree with Ed! Bernie is the focus of a real change in our political make up and it is scaring those who want to keep things the way they are. He is shaking things up! Go Bernie!

  12. Cris

    August 17, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Absolutely!

  13. Dan Brook

    August 18, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Here are some ways to get going with Bernie!

    https://bernieforamerica.wordpress.com/

  14. Ron Hazlett

    August 18, 2015 at 3:09 am

    Feel The Bern!!! Bernie 2016!

  15. Barbara Schneier

    August 28, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Over one issue Sanders! OMG! The Left have become the right! I’m a democrat and this makes me sick! We have Bernie the Socialist wanting a revolution and Trump the hate monger who wants to deport 11 to 12 M families! Extremist on the Left and right that have no business being President!

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