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Bernie | Ted Rall
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Only an outsider can change the system from the inside. As a kid growing up in Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders was surrounded by grinding poverty that turned families against each other as they scrimped and saved to pay their bills. Bernie saw politics as his chance to give a decent life to everyone, not just those born into wealth or the lucky few who hit it big. But the Democratic Party and the country overall were moving to the right. Bernie joined a tiny independent party from Vermont. He ran for mayor. As a socialist. And won. That was the beginning.
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qitten
Bernie | Ted Rall
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From the afterward: “If Bernie turns lame, or stays true and loses the nomination or the election, the hundreds of thousands of voters who turned out will never do so again. They will become jaded and cynical, much like the young men and women who canvassed for Obama‘s in 2008, only to find out after the election that their politics bore little resemblance to his.” So that prediction has turned out to be WRONG. :)

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qitten
Bernie | Ted Rall
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... There‘s no money to fix infrastructure, even though bridges are collapsing and the nation‘s train systems have been eclipsed by those of third world nations. No money for schools, or teachers, or veterans, or job training. Millions of people are angry. As history shows, oppressed masses won‘t forever suffer in silence. It‘s only a matter of time before the deluge.”

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qitten
Bernie | Ted Rall

“America isn‘t poor. There‘s always money for war: to invade Afghanistan, to invade Iraq, to build so many new military bases that — it‘s true — even the Pentagon might not know how many there are. What there isn‘t is money for average people. Unemployment benefits run out after a few months. After those paltry assistance payment ends, it‘s your tough luck, your problem. If you‘re jobless or poor, you are on your own. ...

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Cortg
Bernie | Ted Rall
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A little graphic novel about Bernie. This gives a nice summery of Bernie's life in a nutshell. It also gives some insight to the changes the Democratic Party has gone through since the Carter years. Fun and nothing too heavy for a chilly Monday evening.

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Alisnazzy
Bernie | Ted Rall
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Ack!!!!! Yes yes yes!!!

Sraexx I live in Miami! Omg omg omg!!! So exciting. Feel the Bern. 3y
mauveandrosysky He is the best! 💕 3y
Em890 I wish he was still on the ballot 3y
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SoniaC Love him!!! 3y
Shortstack Jealousy!!!!!!! 3y
Arcana Omg, omg, OMG!!❤️Bernie❤️ You are SO lucky! He should've been our next prez. 3y
Hobbinol Totally envious💚💚💚! 3y
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Gingersnapppp
Bernie | Ted Rall
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What a fascinating graphic biography about Bernie Sanders. I enjoyed learning about the Democratic Party as well as Bernie's life and his politics. I enjoyed this book a lot.

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Gingersnapppp
Bernie | Ted Rall
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What a fascinating graphic biography about Bernie Sanders. I enjoyed learning about the Democratic Party as well as Bernie's life and his politics. I enjoyed this book a lot.

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RobertMitchell
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Great read, not only about Bernie Sanders but a recent history and shifting ideology of the Democratic Party.