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(Common Dreams)   Bernie Sanders dares the GOP to criticize him for using reconciliation to 'Protect ordinary people, not just the rich.' Don't expect him to pull any punches just because he's wearing those adorable mittens   (commondreams.org) divider line
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2021-01-25 3:23:58 PM  
I've seen him 'shopped into photos from lots of different movies, but I haven't seen him "Ordinary People."
 
2021-01-25 5:00:25 PM  
Subby isn't a boxing fan I guess.  The gloves aren't to pull punches, the gloves are to protect his hands so he can hit harder.
 
2021-01-25 5:05:03 PM  

ShavedOrangutan: Subby isn't a boxing fan I guess.  The gloves aren't to pull punches, the gloves are to protect his hands so he can hit harder.



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2021-01-25 5:33:02 PM  
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2021-01-25 5:35:33 PM  
I'm learning to knit mittens.  I'm gonna leave the knitting needles in them.
 
2021-01-25 5:35:46 PM  
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2021-01-25 5:36:37 PM  
This is how you approach Republican nonsense.  Pay attention, Democrats.
 
2021-01-25 5:36:40 PM  
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2021-01-25 5:36:48 PM  
I keep picturing Bernie Sanders as Bugs Bunny, sliding a horseshoe into each mitten before stepping into the ring...
 
2021-01-25 5:37:18 PM  
The point of the mittens meme being pushed so hard was to make Sanders irrelevant and it worked.

Congrats for playing along.
 
2021-01-25 5:38:25 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: The point of the mittens meme being pushed so hard was to make Sanders irrelevant and it worked.

Congrats for playing along.


Somebody's still sore that "Pokemon Go to the polls" fell flat in 2016.
 
2021-01-25 5:39:14 PM  
I'm certain conservatives will stoop to the occasion.
 
2021-01-25 5:39:30 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: The point of the mittens meme being pushed so hard was to make Sanders irrelevant and it worked.

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It is "on brand", however.  He is intentionally anti-stylish and casual in dress and manner.
 
2021-01-25 5:39:53 PM  
Let's talk about Bernie Sanders taking his gloves off and the budget....
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2021-01-25 5:40:07 PM  
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2021-01-25 5:41:22 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: The point of the mittens meme being pushed so hard was to make Sanders irrelevant and it worked.

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You dumb sh*t. You missed it completely. This was a move by Big Mitten backed by??? Romney. Mitten him f*ckin self.  They probably moved two million units to the socialists. You better snap out of it, Lilac.
 
2021-01-25 5:41:30 PM  
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2021-01-25 5:42:08 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: The point of the mittens meme being pushed so hard was to make Sanders irrelevant and it worked.

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2021-01-25 5:42:42 PM  
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2021-01-25 5:46:58 PM  

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I just want to say his shirt in this one is phenomenal.
 
2021-01-25 5:48:59 PM  
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2021-01-25 5:49:58 PM  
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2021-01-25 5:50:10 PM  
Feels like a strategic move by the democrats: rally the base, let Sanders be the lightning rod for criticism, and maybe do something good, if they absolutely have to.
 
2021-01-25 5:50:38 PM  
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2021-01-25 5:51:22 PM  

austerity101: This is how you approach Republican nonsense.  Pay attention, Democrats.


I just wish he'd finally join our team man. It's just not the same, man.

*siiiiiigh*
 
2021-01-25 5:52:38 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: The point of the mittens meme being pushed so hard was to make Sanders irrelevant and it worked.

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Uh...well I suppose that's one opinion.
 
2021-01-25 5:56:21 PM  
The response is so predictable it basically writes itself.

"The Democrats have put a self-avowed Socialist in charge of the budget process, and now he's using arcane Senate tricks to push forward a radical, far-left agenda that not a single Republican will vote for. Once again, we see the liberal definition of 'unity' means 'you have no choice but to accept the Democrat high tax, high spending agenda.' This is not what the American people voted for when they elected a 50/50 Senate - they want compromise, not a top down, big government approach being pushed down on hard working Americans."
 
2021-01-25 5:56:34 PM  
Bernie seems like he's either slipped in to senility or simply has not been paying attention for the past 4, 8, 16, etc years. OF COURSE they are going to criticize you for this. Oooga booga socialism! Venezuela! We need tax cuts to see if trickle-down economics works again. And don't you dare increase the budget deficit by a single penny.

Shameless hypocrisy from the republican side is a guarantee, if you don't come out swinging hard and making accusations right from the start then it's just inviting them to start up their standard bullshiat.
 
2021-01-25 5:58:49 PM  
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2021-01-25 6:00:40 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: The point of the mittens meme being pushed so hard was to make Sanders irrelevant and it worked.

Congrats for playing along.


You might be on to something if Bernie hadn't embraced the meme and used it to raise money for helping people. That and he has pretty consistently embraced other memes about him.
 
2021-01-25 6:02:21 PM  
"If they want to criticize me for helping to feed children who are hungry or senior citizens in this country who are isolated and alone and don't have enough food, they can criticize me," said Sanders.

NARRATOR: And they did.
 
2021-01-25 6:03:22 PM  
Bernie not only plans to do this; he's looking forward to it.
 
2021-01-25 6:03:48 PM  
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Raise the goddamn minimum wage, Shinji.
 
2021-01-25 6:03:58 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: The point of the mittens meme being pushed so hard was to make Sanders irrelevant and it worked.

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Whatever, Eeyore.

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/Ms. Jackson retweeted this one.
 
2021-01-25 6:04:24 PM  
"BUT HE'S NOT A DEM!@!"

"Yes, and note that he's not a biatch who rolls over for the GOP."

"... HE'S.. .HE'S... NOT A DEM!!1%"
 
2021-01-25 6:05:29 PM  

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Raise the goddamn minimum wage, Shinji.


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2021-01-25 6:05:49 PM  

fiddlehead: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: The point of the mittens meme being pushed so hard was to make Sanders irrelevant and it worked.

Congrats for playing along.

Whatever, Eeyore.

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2021-01-25 6:07:01 PM  
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2021-01-25 6:07:25 PM  

ShavedOrangutan: Subby isn't a boxing fan I guess.  The gloves aren't to pull punches, the gloves are to protect his hands so he can hit harder.


I didn't realize that, although it makes sense when you think about it.  I guess the full force of the punch still hits your face, glove or no glove.

/not subby
 
2021-01-25 6:07:31 PM  
Got this from a sanders fundraising email...

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2021-01-25 6:08:55 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: The point of the mittens meme being pushed so hard was to make Sanders irrelevant and it worked.

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2021-01-25 6:09:01 PM  

gameshowhost: "BUT HE'S NOT A DEM!@!"

"Yes, and note that he's not a biatch who rolls over for the GOP."

"... HE'S.. .HE'S... NOT A DEM!!1%"


"Not a democrat" is the keening wailing sob of a pack of cowards who saw no problem with Manchin voting for the Republican position 99% of the time, no problem with Bloomberg paying the DNC $300,000 to cosplay as a Democrat, and no problem with featuring throngs of Republicans as beloved keynote speakers in 2020.

For me, "not a democrat" is worse than meaningless. It is instant "your opinion is trash, f*ck you" territory.
 
2021-01-25 6:12:25 PM  
Bernie will run for president in 2116. Mark my words.

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2021-01-25 6:14:54 PM  
Weird how the same people praising Sanders in here for being "tough" attacked Democrats for saying the exact same thing in this thread for being weak:

Democrats will use their only simple-majority-rules bill this year to pass covid stimulus (unless they grow spines and nuke the filibuster)

https://www.fark.com/comments/1112478​0​/Democrats-will-use-their-only-simple-​majority-rules-bill-this-year-to-pass-​covid-stimulus-unless-they-grow-spines​-nuke-filibuster#new
 
2021-01-25 6:15:13 PM  

Shaggy_C: The response is so predictable it basically writes itself.

"The Democrats have put a self-avowed Socialist in charge of the budget process, and now he's using arcane Senate tricks to push forward a radical, far-left agenda that not a single Republican will vote for. Once again, we see the liberal definition of 'unity' means 'you have no choice but to accept the Democrat high tax, high spending agenda.' This is not what the American people voted for when they elected a 50/50 Senate - they want compromise, not a top down, big government approach being pushed down on hard working Americans."


Trump got into office with less than 50% of the vote. He lost the popular vote. And he governed like he had a mandate.
Suck it up buttercup. Biden won the popular vote, and won over 50% of it. This is our government now.
Fark your feelings.
 
2021-01-25 6:17:41 PM  

aleister_greynight: ShavedOrangutan: Subby isn't a boxing fan I guess.  The gloves aren't to pull punches, the gloves are to protect his hands so he can hit harder.

I didn't realize that, although it makes sense when you think about it.  I guess the full force of the punch still hits your face, glove or no glove.

/not subby


Yeah, the rate of traumatic brain/head injuries went up when they stopped boxing bareknuckle. Bareknuckle, you don't go 12 rounds of punching a guy in the face, you'll break your hands. With gloves on, you can hit a guy in the head a lot more often, and even if you aren't breaking his nose because the gloves absorb some of the shock, you're bouncing his brain around in his skull.
 
2021-01-25 6:19:10 PM  

Corvus: Weird how the same people praising Sanders in here for being "tough" attacked Democrats for saying the exact same thing in this thread for being weak:

Democrats will use their only simple-majority-rules bill this year to pass covid stimulus (unless they grow spines and nuke the filibuster)

https://www.fark.com/comments/11124780​/Democrats-will-use-their-only-simple-​majority-rules-bill-this-year-to-pass-​covid-stimulus-unless-they-grow-spines​-nuke-filibuster#new


It's almost as if the conversation in the other thread is about a different issue, and that you're trying to falsely equate two things.
 
2021-01-25 6:20:23 PM  
Corvus:

Weird how a website that's made mad bank from five years of Bernie hate threads that you gleefully participated in on multiple occasions as a bully tossing the occasional headline in Sanders' favor seems to rustle your jim-jams so much.

That kind of stress is bad for your heart.
 
2021-01-25 6:20:35 PM  

Shaggy_C: The response is so predictable it basically writes itself.

"The Democrats have put a self-avowed Socialist in charge of the budget process, and now he's using arcane Senate tricks to push forward a radical, far-left agenda that not a single Republican will vote for. Once again, we see the liberal definition of 'unity' means 'you have no choice but to accept the Democrat high tax, high spending agenda.' This is not what the American people voted for when they elected a 50/50 Senate - they want compromise, not a top down, big government approach being pushed down on hard working Americans."


I'm sorry. Arcane parliamentary tricks? Like the one Republicans used in 2017 to give trillions of dollars to the wealthy? And almost used to tame away healthcare from 25 million Americans? By a party and President that lost the popular vote?

That's rich.

/farking pun intended
 
2021-01-25 6:20:50 PM  

Shaggy_C: The response is so predictable it basically writes itself.

"The Democrats have put a self-avowed Socialist in charge of the budget process, and now he's using arcane Senate tricks to push forward a radical, far-left agenda that not a single Republican will vote for. Once again, we see the liberal definition of 'unity' means 'you have no choice but to accept the Democrat high tax, high spending agenda.' This is not what the American people voted for when they elected a 50/50 Senate - they want compromise, not a top down, big government approach being pushed down on hard working Americans."


They were going to say that anyway.
 
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