Now that Bernie Sanders threw his wild hair into the ring, giving us at least a glimmer of hope that we were once a democracy and not a plutocracy/oligarchy, the establishment is trying to drag him down.
During a recent appearance on CNN’s New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo made every pathetic attempt to present Bernie as if he were some out-of-touch kook who wants to redistribute syrup in Vermont. Moreover, Cuomo inundated Sanders with a barrage of GOP talking points, but Bernie was not taking the bait and he took down each one like they were TIE Fighters.
Here’s a brief transcript of the exchange via PoliticUsUsa:
CUOMO: So you’re saying you’re not going to be about the big money, but you have that big Supreme Court case, Citizens United. I mean that – that says that money is speech and they can play the game and it seems like everybody takes money in politics these days. You’ll never change it.
SANDERS: No, Chris, we – look, Chris, let’s be very clear. When you have a handful of billionaires able to spend as much money as they want, supporting their candidates, so people like the Koch who are extreme right wing, what you are looking – and let’s be clear – is the undermining of American democracy and moving our nation to an oligarchic form of society – and I mean that very seriously – where a handful of billionaires will determine who are elected officials are. We’re not going to do that. I’m not going to take – establish a super PAC. We’re getting small contributions from working people. I think we can raise the kinds of money we need, not to outspend our opponents, that won’t happen, but to run a credible and, in fact, winning campaign.
Watch the entire video below:
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