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Rebellion in the ranks of the US Democratic Party: Bernie Sanders pushes Hillary Clinton

Although Hillary Clinton continues to lead the Democratic presidential candidates, a sensation may well occur here. The revolt against the party elite and its nominees, which has already occurred in the Republican Party, where the "non-system" Donald Trump is leading, is literally unfolding among the Democrats. The absolute favorite of the current presidential campaign, Clinton, which was recently talked about as a guaranteed future head of the White House, according to polls, has lost 21% of the votes of supporting party members since July, having gone down to 42%. The most surprising is the figure of a politician who unexpectedly challenged the wife of the former US president. This is 73, the Vermont senator from the summer, Bernie Sanders, who chose the idea of ​​building “democratic socialism” in America as his program. Even a couple of years ago, even a political suicide in the United States could even argue about it, and now Sanders’s appeals met with a wide response in the country, especially among young people. He is already supported by 24% Democratic voters. And the dynamics of preferences develops in favor of Sanders. According to observers, of all the candidates from both parties, it is he who gathers the largest crowd. According to the quite systematic The New York Times, it is much more enthusiastic to meet him, in particular, at a party convention in the state of New Hampshire, than a rival. Young people have embraced a kind of "Sandersmania". Studies show that Sanders wins Clinton's fundamentally important traditionally setting the tone for the entire campaign in New Hampshire and comes close to her in another debut state, Iowa.

The recent revelations regarding some of Clinton’s actions as secretary of state, including a breach of confidentiality and the failure to take timely measures to protect American diplomats in Libya, as well as her not very successful reaction to the allegations about this, have nevertheless played a role. Only 41% of adult Americans have “favorable views” on X. Clinton and 51% - “unfavorable”. This is her worst personal record for all years of political career. Neither her ostentatious “steepness” on foreign policy issues, nor the tough attacks, bordering on propriety, on Russia and its leader V. Putin, help. It is noteworthy that she lost the most votes among white women: their support fell from 64% to 31% (!). The “best half” of America apparently thought that its representative in the presidential race behaved not quite decently. Interestingly, as many American women - 31% - already today support Sanders with his socialist ideas. Only in the party nomenclature of the Democratic Party, according to researchers, Sanders does not have a single vote.

Rebellion in the ranks of the US Democratic Party: Bernie Sanders pushes Hillary Clinton

The rebel who had made so much noise against the Bernie Sanders system is a truly non-standard personality and, as they say, contradictory. He is considered one of the “poorest” presidential candidates — his personal fortune from the 2013 report is 330500 $. Born in Brooklyn to the family of Eli Sanders, a Jewish immigrant from Poland. Paternal relatives died during the Holocaust. He spent most of his life and made a political career in Burlington, the largest city in Vermont. In 1985, as mayor of Burlington, Bernie Sanders turned out to be the most senior American politician who made an official visit to solidarity in Nicaragua. He was received by President Daniel Ortega. He made a reprehensible visit to Cuba at that time for the American politician, but he failed to meet with Fidel Castro. In 1988, Mr. Sanders married Jane O'Mir Driscoll, and they spend their honeymoon in the Soviet Union, in Yaroslavl, one of the twin cities of Burlington.

As a congressman, Saunders voted against the “Patriot Act” and the creation of the Department of National Security, warning of the possible catastrophic consequences of the war in Iraq. But at the same time, despite the fears that the war in Afghanistan might turn into a new Vietnam for America, he voted for it. In 1999, he supported the bombing of Yugoslavia (one of his assistants even quit in protest). Then he critically reacted to the military campaign of the United States and its allies in Libya, accusing the administration that the decision was made without the participation of Congress. In 2011, Sanders spoke out with the approval of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.

He reacted positively to the act of former NSA employee Edward Snowden, believing that it would be fairer to give him the opportunity to make a deal with the authorities instead of throwing him into prison. According to Sanders, he did a good thing for society: at the risk of his own freedom, he revealed the scale of secret tracking programs carried out by American intelligence agencies.

Supports the Obama administration’s attempts to reach a final agreement with Iran to limit Tehran’s nuclear program. He welcomed the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba. Strongly against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the creation of a free trade zone in the Asia-Pacific region, believing that this will lead to the loss of jobs in the United States. According to Sanders, the countries of the Middle East region, which have sufficient resources for this, in particular Saudi Arabia, must fight the extremist grouping "Islamic State".

Bernie Sanders supported the US sanctions against Russia in connection with the entry of the Crimea into the Russian Federation and the conflict in the east of Ukraine. Voted for helping Kiev in the amount of a billion dollars.

Joining the current presidential campaign, Sanders explained that he decided to seek presidential nomination not as an independent candidate, but as a candidate from the Democratic Party, not wanting to be a “pest”, which Ralph Nader turned out to be during the election of 2000 of the year. Sanders ’campaign headquarters hired Revolution Messaging, which is considered one of the factors contributing to Barack Obama’s success on social media in the 2008 presidential election of the year.

The greatest attention of the American population is attracted by the Sanders social program. He, for example, campaigns for free college tuition, a doubling of the minimum wage, and the creation of a universal publicly funded health care system. Without embarrassment, he uses the term “democratic socialism” to describe his platform, in which “the state reflects the interests of ordinary people, and not billionaires, as it is now.”

As an example, Sanders cites the Scandinavian countries, on whose model he would like to establish government. He refutes claims that such views are incompatible with the democratic system: “In most of these countries, turnout is much higher than in the United States. These are states with a very flourishing democracy. ”

In general, the views of Sanders coincide with the political platforms of the main social democratic and labor parties in northern Europe. But the fact that the word “socialism” itself has ceased to be a scarecrow for American society, especially young people, this is certainly news for the United States.

Noam Chomsky, a well-known left-wing political analyst and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, prefers not to use the term “democratic socialism” to define Sanders’s political views.

“I think it should rather be called a New Deal (Franklin Roosevelt) democrat, which is what socialism is now reduced to, which has departed very far from the traditional meaning of this word,” says Chomsky.

For obvious reasons, Sanders regards Hillary Clinton as his main opponent. According to him, the former US Secretary of State is too far from the needs of the average American to be an effective president. “Hillary Clinton has been a part of the political establishment for many years,” he said.

Some commentators have already noted that we cannot exclude a situation in which the Americans will eventually be asked to choose between Sanders and Trump.

This is also evident from the nervousness shown by Clinton. She prefers not to subject Bernie Sanders to direct attacks and even tries to intercept his social program, stating, for example: “I agree with Bernie. The focus should be on helping the middle class of America. And I greet him in the race. " Apparently, imperceptibly for their authorities, the American society is really ripe for serious change.
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  1. Lyton
    Lyton 29 September 2015 05: 11 New
    Oh, the old woman will lose the presidential election, but maybe it’s for the better, otherwise the korga is belligerent towards us.
    1. vovanpain
      vovanpain 29 September 2015 08: 28 New
      Quote: Lyton
      Oh, the old woman will lose the presidential election, but maybe it’s for the better, otherwise the korga is belligerent towards us.

      Yes, no matter who comes to the White House, the attitude towards Russia will not change much. As long as the American president only speaks, the American president orders politics. Only rhetoric can change. Democrat Clinton bombed Serbia, Republican Bush-Iraq and Afghanistan, Democrat Obama-Libya . Moreover, all these bombardments are accompanied by all sorts of color revolutions.
    2. Altona
      Altona 29 September 2015 15: 28 New
      Quote: Lyton
      Oh, the old woman will lose the presidential election, but maybe it’s for the better, otherwise the korga is belligerent towards us.

      If you supported sanctions against us, it means a rotten fruit ... And it scratches your ears like Obama, who promised every American to provide medical insurance ... In general, nothing ... Of course, it’s softer than the militant Khilaya, but also so-so ... Better Trump ...
  2. Human-dv
    Human-dv 29 September 2015 05: 21 New
    who would advise them a good retirement home
  3. Magic archer
    Magic archer 29 September 2015 05: 42 New
    Надеюсь в 1988 во время "медового" месяца с ним хорошо поработало КГБ wink
  4. B- 3ACADE
    B- 3ACADE 29 September 2015 05: 47 New
    Oh, I'm afraid this grandfather will crumble during the presidential race.
    I feel my heart Clintons help him in this, she is still a cobra.
  5. Revolver
    Revolver 29 September 2015 05: 53 New
    Sanders competes with the Clintons on the subject of which one is a bigger liberal. It is understandable - on primaries in the dermocratic party the leftists set the tone. But the one who has more dough for self-promotion will win. And the inflow of dough largely depends on the party functionaries. So I wouldn’t discount Biden - he is in good standing with the functionaries, and couldn’t get a negative rating, if only because the last 6 plus years didn’t do anything serious. If the party elite realizes that the chances of the Clintons in the elections are not high, they will begin to push through Biden. However, he is also a liberalist. So I hope that the American electorate is fed up by the liberals for nowhere and will vote for the Republican.
  6. B- 3ACADE
    B- 3ACADE 29 September 2015 06: 30 New
    I agree with you, Mr. Nagan. Only Comrade Tramr is not very ordinary.
    personality, and can tell all kinds of stupid things and who is there
    Republicans? grayness.
  7. rosarioagro
    rosarioagro 29 September 2015 07: 13 New
    Quote: Nagan
    But the one who has more dough for self-promotion will win.

    Well, Trump already has a budget of 100 lyam for this matter :-)
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 29 September 2015 08: 56 New
      Quote: rosarioagro
      Well, Trump already has a budget of 100 lyam for this matter :-)

      Notice your own. And the Republican leadership is not in the mood to give it; it supports more traditional candidates, such as Bush-average or Rubio. And the crap will start a campaign to collect donations from the population as soon as it is allowed by law. The essence of this campaign is that for each dollar collected, the treasury issues another one - the so-called matching funds. But the personal funds of candidates to the treasury do not care - not only does not allocate matching funds, but even does not allow to write off taxes. In 2008, candidates spent over $ 1,000,000,000 (yes, lard greens) on campaigning in total. Against this background, 100 lyamas are not so completely imperceptible, but of the wrong order amount.
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 29 September 2015 07: 20 New
    Clinton personally gives me goosebumps. This one will stop at nothing. If she suddenly becomes president, it is very likely to be the last president of the United States. In the history of the USA. Well, not Thatcher - not once.
  9. Barakuda
    Barakuda 29 September 2015 08: 26 New
    And blacks, excuse the African-Americans, roofing materials, excuse me, what would not fall under the article? who will they vote for, along with the Mexicans? request
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 29 September 2015 09: 19 New
      Quote: Barracuda
      And blacks, excuse the African-Americans, roofing materials, excuse me, what would not fall under the article?

      Под статью не попадете - Первую Поправку еще никто не отменял. Но политическую, и не только, карьеру убьете. С работы выгонят с волчьим билетом и формулировкой типа "расхождение с идеалами компании/организации по вопросам равноправия, диверсификации, и мультикультурности".

      Quote: Barracuda
      who will vote for
      Эти всегда голосуют за дерьмократов. Хотя, если выиграет Бен Карсон, будет любопытно, кого они сочтут более "своим" - белого дерьмократа или черного республиканца?

      Quote: Barracuda
      with the Mexicans at the same time?
      For trump, the mexes will definitely not vote - he threatened to deport illegal immigrants. But Jeb Bush is married to a Mexican and is fluent in Spanish. And Marco Rubio is generally Latino, though not a Mex, but the son of political emigrants from Cuba. And both of them said that illegal immigrants should be given a chance to legalize. So we will look at this matter.
  10. nivander
    nivander 29 September 2015 10: 32 New
    "НАТО так боялось СССР .что шведы со страху построили социализм"-М.Задорнов
  11. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 29 September 2015 11: 16 New
    And when already the Yellow Stone will erase this cancer tumor - ameripedia from the face of the planet?
  12. nazar_0753
    nazar_0753 29 September 2015 16: 23 New
    Most surprisingly, the figure of a politician who unexpectedly challenged the wife of the former US president. This is Vermont’s 73-year-old Senator Bernie Sanders, who has chosen as his program the idea of ​​building “democratic socialism” in America. Only a couple of years ago, even a political suicide could even talk about this in the United States, and now Sanders’s calls have received a wide response in the country, especially among young people.

    It would be extremely interesting to look at the American United Socialist Republic
    1. Ribald
      Ribald 29 September 2015 17: 46 New
      ASSR? Originally ...)))
  13. Ribald
    Ribald 29 September 2015 17: 35 New
    The main thing is that after being nominated as a single candidate from the Democrats for the election of the US President, Sanders did not give an oak tree before the election itself. And then too pathos trip to the next world will work. Although the funeral will be much cheaper, it’s one thing to bury a candidate, it’s another thing to bury a president.