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    Bernie Sanders’ Economic Inequality Town Hall Draws 1.7 Million Live Viewers

    The Vermont senator is using his reach to try to shape a national progressive narrative.

    By Daniel Marans
    03/20/2018 01:28 am ET

    WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bernie Sanders’ televised town hall on economic inequality drew about 1.7 million live viewers during an online broadcast Monday night.

    The panel-discussion-style event, called “Inequality in America: The Rise of Oligarchy and Collapse of the Middle Class,” exceeded the viewership of Sanders’ first live town hall on single-payer health care in January.

    The broadcast provided the Vermont independent with an opportunity to expand his new alternative media revue beyond “Medicare for all” to the broader issue of economic inequality, which he maintains that commercial media outlets frequently ignore.

    “What I would say to our friends in the corporate media: Start paying attention to the reality of how many people in our country are struggling economically every single day ― and talk about it,” Sanders declared at one point during the discussion.

    Not content to wait for the cable television channels and newspapers to take him up on his advice, Sanders partnered with The Guardian, The Young Turks, NowThis and Act.tv to do just that for about an hour and a half on Monday night.

    Three co-hosts aided Sanders in his efforts: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), New School economist Darrick Hamilton and filmmaker Michael Moore.

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    He spoke at our university last month and they packed the kids in. Thousands outside in the cold also watching on monitors. He appears to be possibly preparing for another run. Will definately have the college kids again on his side.
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    I rarely agree with his socialist leaning policies but i always respected him.. Right up till the point he threw away his integrity and 30 years of rhetoric, to endorse the VERY kind of person he rails against. That was a sad day :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNHarley View Post
    I rarely agree with his socialist leaning policies but i always respected him.. Right up till the point he threw away his integrity and 30 years of rhetoric, to endorse the VERY kind of person he rails against. That was a sad day :/
    I don't recall Bernie ever endorsing Trump, although may of his wild-eyed followers did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    I don't recall Bernie ever endorsing Trump, although may of his wild-eyed followers did.
    Pretty sure everyone and their momma knew who i was referring to. Unless you dont think hillary is the kind of person bernie rails against.
    If thats the case, my response is only
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNHarley View Post
    Pretty sure everyone and their momma knew who i was referring to. Unless you dont think hillary is the kind of person bernie rails against.
    If thats the case, my response is only
    You do know that Bernie spent his honeymoon in the Soviet Union? And I've never heard him rail against Putin other than including him with the world dictators.

    Plus he seems to think any discussion of Russia interfering in our elections is a distraction from his cause de jour.
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    cool. It's all good. He has a lot of interesting ideas.
    Just hope he doesn't run for president again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    cool. It's all good. He has a lot of interesting ideas.
    Just hope he doesn't run for president again.
    I really think he will. Maybe I am wrong but these college rallies he is having and all these town halls are just what he did in 2015. I do wonder if he will attempt it as a democrat again or be an indie? Its hard to get a clear vision here in New England because he is so loved here. People talk about him all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I really think he will. Maybe I am wrong but these college rallies he is having and all these town halls are just what he did in 2015. I do wonder if he will attempt it as a democrat again or be an indie? Its hard to get a clear vision here in New England because he is so loved here. People talk about him all the time.
    What do college kids see in him. Are they being influenced by their left leaning college professors? Income inequality sounds like a an issue a Marxist would try to sell. There are lots of inequalities in life.
    Performers rise to the upper levels, low performers fall below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    cool. It's all good. He has a lot of interesting ideas.
    Just hope he doesn't run for president again.
    Why not, Daddio?

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