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(The Week)   Wall Street isn't freaking out about Bernie Sanders. No need to fear his radical ideas because they will never come to fruition. Here's why   (theweek.com) divider line
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2020-02-12 6:06:36 AM  
Because they're not radical?
 
2020-02-12 6:09:12 AM  
Americans are too easily misled to tax the wealthy.
 
2020-02-12 8:07:20 AM  
"A whopping 80-90 percent of participants at our client conferences thought that President Trump would win re-election in November,"

I'll vote for Bernie if he gets the nomination, but the fact is that while he energizes the Progressives who want a revolution, he'll be putting off the moderates in the Democratic party, who may choose not to vote at all, and it absolutely eliminates any chance that those Republicans who dislike Trump might vote for his opponent.

All in all, he's Trump's dream opponent. Easy to attack, and unpalatable to many of his own party.

I'll work my ass off to help him get elected, but I'm worried.
 
2020-02-12 8:15:06 AM  
Wall Street is busy going absolutely apesh*t right now.
 
2020-02-12 8:47:05 AM  
I love how part of the argument boils down to "the rich essentially have veto power over public policy in America, so let's not get all excited just yet."
 
2020-02-12 8:58:06 AM  
Yes, Bernie is the unelectable candidate to the previously unelectable candidate. Engage full concern.

Honestly if we can't elect Bernie (or literally any of the other top blues) against the psychopath, the country's gone off the deep end already and it's time to fight or flight.
 
2020-02-12 9:04:25 AM  
Oh oh. Someone watched Schoolhouse Rock.
 
2020-02-12 9:33:55 AM  
Bernie can't actually change anything but also we have to rig the system to make sure he is never president
 
2020-02-12 9:34:27 AM  
They are correct, Bernie isn't going to get shiat done.

His movement is.
 
2020-02-12 9:34:43 AM  
It usually takes 8-12 years of Republican deficit spending for Wall Street to realize it's time to re-balance the economy and allow a Democrat to be president.  However, Donnie is THE BEST, the only one who could increase the deficit, and it's increasing at an incredible pace, believe me.  He's done 12 years worth of deficit spending in just 3 years, so Wall Street may well decide it's time for "the people" (lol) to "elect" a Democrat.
 
2020-02-12 9:35:32 AM  
Duh.
 
2020-02-12 9:35:35 AM  

MrBallou: "A whopping 80-90 percent of participants at our client conferences thought that President Trump would win re-election in November,"

I'll vote for Bernie if he gets the nomination, but the fact is that while he energizes the Progressives who want a revolution, he'll be putting off the moderates in the Democratic party, who may choose not to vote at all, and it absolutely eliminates any chance that those Republicans who dislike Trump might vote for his opponent.

All in all, he's Trump's dream opponent. Easy to attack, and unpalatable to many of his own party.

I'll work my ass off to help him get elected, but I'm worried.


The thesis is that he will be able to capture working-class republicans with popular policies.  Whether or not it will work remains to be seen, but the idea that dems can only capture moderate republicans is simplistic at best
 
2020-02-12 9:36:49 AM  
If Trump couldn't get his wall fully funded or a revoking of the ACA with a GOP-led Congress, A President Sanders isn't going to get most of what he wants either.
 
2020-02-12 9:36:49 AM  
Nope not worried.
They are only having their media companies state Bernie has brownshirts and he will execute people in central park.
They aren't worried at all.
 
2020-02-12 9:36:52 AM  
Because, contrary to what Trump wants us to believe, a president is not a dictator who gets to steamroll Congress with his agenda from day one.
 
2020-02-12 9:37:37 AM  
 
2020-02-12 9:39:08 AM  
One of the vultures picking at the corpse of America sounds concerned.
 
2020-02-12 9:39:52 AM  
They bought congress decades ago?
 
2020-02-12 9:39:59 AM  
The problem with any presidents long term vision getting done is it needs the legislature to allow it to happen.  Barring getting rid of the filibuster entirely I expect 0 new major things getting done by a democratic president that controls both Senate and House.

Perhaps I'm too disillusioned with things but I don't see a real path out of the mess we are in.
 
2020-02-12 9:41:06 AM  

Magruda: They are correct, Bernie isn't going to get shiat done.

His movement is.


When the word "movement" is used in connection with someone who is nearly 80, I make certain assumptions. Grandpa had another great movement this morning, he's really getting shiat done!
 
2020-02-12 9:41:15 AM  
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2020-02-12 9:41:23 AM  
Because those twits are never wrong....
 
2020-02-12 9:42:20 AM  

koder: the country's gone off the deep end already


His election was the last straw, your done for. Now all it is is how long it will take to self destruct.
 
2020-02-12 9:43:32 AM  

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"Billionaire"
 
2020-02-12 9:44:35 AM  
Lemme guess lemme guess LEMME GUESS.

What is "The United States Senate", Alex?
 
2020-02-12 9:44:50 AM  
So Quinnipac has Sanders over Trump by 8 points and this is Wall Street's response?

"We're not scared."

Ron Howard voice: "They were indeed scared."
 
2020-02-12 9:45:39 AM  

Hoarseman: Hmmm, let's see what this guy writes about...


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An AEI goon.  The same AEI goon, amusingly enough, that farked up a few years ago and admitted that private charity can't substitute for a robust social safety net.
 
2020-02-12 9:46:10 AM  
Headline on the day Bernie Sanders wins election:
Stock markets drop a brazillian points!

Headline the day after:
Stocks bounce back on the realization that the streets have not, in fact, been flooded with the blood of the bourgeoisie.
 
2020-02-12 9:46:19 AM  
In New Hampshire Bernie Sanders got more independants to vote for him than any other candidate.
He actually did better with independants than Democrats. Bernie has the best chance to pick up working class voters.
 
2020-02-12 9:47:01 AM  

koder: Yes, Bernie is the unelectable candidate to the previously unelectable candidate. Engage full concern.

Honestly if we can't elect Bernie (or literally any of the other top blues) against the psychopath, the country's gone off the deep end already and it's time to fight or flight.


This
 
2020-02-12 9:47:03 AM  
"The real people who control America have this under control"


Well, that's some admission.
 
2020-02-12 9:49:34 AM  

JerseyTim: I love how part of the argument boils down to "the rich essentially have veto power over public policy in America, so let's not get all excited just yet."


Hahaha yeah if that were the case dumbass Donald would have been reined in already.  I used to be willing to believe that Koch brothers and other billionaires were more powerful than the president, but their ineffectiveness has screwed the pooch on that narrative.
 
2020-02-12 9:50:26 AM  

LurkLongAndProsper: Magruda: They are correct, Bernie isn't going to get shiat done.

His movement is.

When the word "movement" is used in connection with someone who is nearly 80, I make certain assumptions. Grandpa had another great movement this morning, he's really getting shiat done!


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2020-02-12 9:51:24 AM  
...is their invocation of the 2008 election just a way of saying "vote Trump or the economy gets it!".
 
2020-02-12 9:51:35 AM  

MrBallou: "A whopping 80-90 percent of participants at our client conferences thought that President Trump would win re-election in November,"

I'll vote for Bernie if he gets the nomination, but the fact is that while he energizes the Progressives who want a revolution, he'll be putting off the moderates in the Democratic party, who may choose not to vote at all, and it absolutely eliminates any chance that those Republicans who dislike Trump might vote for his opponent.

All in all, he's Trump's dream opponent. Easy to attack, and unpalatable to many of his own party.

I'll work my ass off to help him get elected, but I'm worried.


Did nominating a corporate centrist candidate work in 2016?

No.
 
2020-02-12 9:51:56 AM  
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fark CNN. fark the corporate media groups.
 
2020-02-12 9:52:18 AM  
Because Bernie will be lucky to win 3 states against Trump.
 
2020-02-12 9:52:28 AM  
Why Bernie Sanders shouldn't be the nominee:

- He'll energize conservatives to come out and vote against COMMIE SOCIALISM

- Even if he won, none of his progressive ideals can be implemented by executive fiat
 
2020-02-12 9:54:59 AM  
Either the writer or wall streeters are idiots because Bernie can do tons through executive orders and regulations. Not to mention, what the gop has allowed trump to do (not pay out congressionally approved funds, move those same funds to whatever he wants in the government, and use the emergency powers to suspend/change law/regs) will allow president Bernie to do the same. They'd have to drag out multiple lawsuits in courts that show great deference to the executive. So, yes idiots you should be scared.
 
2020-02-12 9:55:10 AM  

twistedsteel5252: JerseyTim: I love how part of the argument boils down to "the rich essentially have veto power over public policy in America, so let's not get all excited just yet."

Hahaha yeah if that were the case dumbass Donald would have been reined in already.  I used to be willing to believe that Koch brothers and other billionaires were more powerful than the president, but their ineffectiveness has screwed the pooch on that narrative.


Why would they? He lowered their taxes and is deregulating everything.
 
2020-02-12 9:55:16 AM  
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2020-02-12 9:58:44 AM  

thehobbes: [pbs.twimg.com image 827x1052]fark CNN. fark the corporate media groups.


bbc declared him the winner
 
2020-02-12 9:58:46 AM  

SomeAmerican: Why Bernie Sanders shouldn't be the nominee:

- He'll energize conservatives to come out and vote against COMMIE SOCIALISM

- Even if he won, none of his progressive ideals can be implemented by executive fiat


That doesn't work anymore. Millennials WANT socialism. 

One socialism please and thank you.

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2020-02-12 10:01:46 AM  
There's a reason why Wall Street is (probably "was" at this point) much more freaked out about Elizabeth Warren.

She's a progressive with a track record of actually implementing policy. She hasn't just been yelling at clouds for 30 years.

Sad that it looks like she's done.
 
2020-02-12 10:02:05 AM  

thehobbes: SomeAmerican: Why Bernie Sanders shouldn't be the nominee:

- He'll energize conservatives to come out and vote against COMMIE SOCIALISM

- Even if he won, none of his progressive ideals can be implemented by executive fiat

That doesn't work anymore. Millennials WANT socialism. 

One socialism please and thank you.

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You are probably the reason IQ45 will be getting 4 more years followed by DT Jr.
 
2020-02-12 10:03:01 AM  

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2020-02-12 10:04:41 AM  

Porkbelly: thehobbes: SomeAmerican: Why Bernie Sanders shouldn't be the nominee:

- He'll energize conservatives to come out and vote against COMMIE SOCIALISM

- Even if he won, none of his progressive ideals can be implemented by executive fiat

That doesn't work anymore. Millennials WANT socialism. 

One socialism please and thank you.

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Only because OK Boomer has been done to death.
 
2020-02-12 10:05:16 AM  

MrBallou: "A whopping 80-90 percent of participants at our client conferences thought that President Trump would win re-election in November,"

I'll vote for Bernie if he gets the nomination, but the fact is that while he energizes the Progressives who want a revolution, he'll be putting off the moderates in the Democratic party, who may choose not to vote at all, and it absolutely eliminates any chance that those Republicans who dislike Trump might vote for his opponent.

All in all, he's Trump's dream opponent. Easy to attack, and unpalatable to many of his own party.

I'll work my ass off to help him get elected, but I'm worried.


Last night was not really a good showing for Bernie compared to 2016.

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He's kind of toast if the Buttigieg/Klobuchar camps come together.
 
2020-02-12 10:06:10 AM  

DayeOfJustice: Bernie can do tons through executive orders and regulations.


... and the President following him can undo it all with the stroke of a pen if any of it holds up after all the court challenges.
 
2020-02-12 10:06:30 AM  

Doctor Doodle: MrBallou: "A whopping 80-90 percent of participants at our client conferences thought that President Trump would win re-election in November,"

I'll vote for Bernie if he gets the nomination, but the fact is that while he energizes the Progressives who want a revolution, he'll be putting off the moderates in the Democratic party, who may choose not to vote at all, and it absolutely eliminates any chance that those Republicans who dislike Trump might vote for his opponent.

All in all, he's Trump's dream opponent. Easy to attack, and unpalatable to many of his own party.

I'll work my ass off to help him get elected, but I'm worried.

Did nominating a corporate centrist candidate work in 2016?

No.


Would you please shut up with this bullshiat? Hillary lost because Trump cheated, not because the majority of voters rejected the ebil Centrist (she had 3 million more votes than Trump).
 
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