Bernie Sanders has just put the Wall Street/corporate lobbyists and their DNC proxies into panic mode - expect an all-out war
Bernie Sanders campaign announced something extraordinary for the US political standards. It has raised $18.2 million from just under 900,000 individual donations since launching 41 days ago!
As commondreams reported:
Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign announced Tuesday that it raised $18.2 million from just under 900,000 individual donations since launching 41 days ago.
Sanders' first quarter haul tops all other 2020 Democratic candidates who have reported their fundraising totals. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) raised $12 million in the first quarter, and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised $7 million.
Faiz Shakir, Sanders' campaign manager, said during a press call that 88 percent of the donations were $200 or less, and the average donation was $20.
The profession with the most donors to Sanders' campaign was teachers, according to Shakir.
In total, 525,000 individuals donated to Sanders' campaign during the first quarter of 2019.
Real change always takes place from the bottom on up, not the top on down. We are building an unprecedented coalition to not only defeat Trump but transform the country into one that works for all people.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 2, 2019
Thank you to all who are a part of this movement. Let's keep going. https://t.co/FATWexiL7Q
The facts are indeed astonishing.
This is a clear proof of a real grassroots movement, directly connected to the most popular (by far) candidate for the 2020 US presidency. The picture shows a mass movement from the bottom, which is ready to "hijack" the Democratic party through Bernie Sanders.
The implications for the corporate Democrats and their wealthy sponsors here are quite obvious. Therefore, we should expect an all-out war with all kinds of dirty tricks by the sinister troika of the liberal media, corporate Dems and Wall Street mafia against Bernie Sanders. It will be one final attempt to get rid of Bernie for good.
Yet, the importance of this unique turning point in the US political history probably extends beyond the Democratic party. It depicts a society that changes radically.
As David Harvey described in his book A Brief History of Neoliberalism, “The supposedly ‘progressive’ campaign finance laws of 1971 in effect legalized the financial corruption of politics. A crucial set of Supreme Court decisions began in 1976 when it was first established that the right of a corporation to make unlimited money contributions to political parties and political action committees was protected under the First Amendment guaranteeing the rights of individuals (in this instance corpor- ations) to freedom of speech.”
It seems that the American society and especially the American youth no longer tolerates this status. And it starts taking its fate in its own hands. It now bypasses such despicable practices that have been legalized by institutions that have been taken over by the US corporate beasts in the early 70s.
That is why it is very important this grassroots movement to boost its support further. Not just to throw more money into Bernie's campaign. That's not the primary goal. The point is to discourage the lobbyists from putting more and more money to their puppets in the Democratic party. Once they realize that their money will go wasted - because the grassroots will be much stronger - the corporate Democrats will be crushed in no time, as they depend solely on their wealthy donors.
Bernie points it out more and more often in his speeches lately: 'it's not me, it's not Bernie, it's all of you, it's all of us'. He is right ...