Tuesday, February 16, 2016

What has Bernie ever accomplished?


Supposedly, he’s an idealist, a dreamer, with no idea how to accomplish what he is proposing in his speeches.  Although he says at every opportunity that he will not be able to make the admittedly massive changes he proposes without the active participation of millions of us in a political revolution, he is nevertheless criticized for promising things that he has no chance of delivering. This criticism is often accompanied by the question above: what has Bernie actually ever accomplished.
Well, let’s take a look, shall we?
From an Alternet story titled “Bernie Gets it Done: Sanders' Record of Pushing Through Major Reforms Will Surprise You” from back in October, the author Zaid Jilani points out that during a 12-year period in the House of Representatives, Bernie passed more amendments than any other House member, and was dubbed by the author:
The Amendment King
Despite the fact that the most right-wing Republicans in a generation controlled the House of Representatives between 1994 and 2006, the member who passed the most amendments during that time was not a right-winger like Bob Barr or John Boehner. The amendment king was, instead, Bernie Sanders.
And these amendments were not trivial, nor just pork for the folks back home. Instead, they were called “exclusively progressive.”
i've felt that Hillary has had the best chance to get things done not sure anymore.  why wait so long to release this info.  while both have impressive records finding this out about Sanders is food for thought.  i also must admit i was reluctant to post this because it at first look makes Hillary a lot less impressing as the one to get'r done.  

there is a link below to her accomplishments in and out of politics not shabby.
we also need to take into account that for both that was then this is now not all the same people, motives changed as party people republicans splintered into 4 groups all with their own agenda's, even those on our side same thing applies suffice it to say there are more obstacles now than before and a greater resistance by republicans who are showing the Dems and we the people the middle finger it's all about their way or no way.