Who can tackle Donald Trump

A lot of American voters in the U.S.A. may consider themselves Christian, though might not be willing to show their brotherly love by not wanting to stand up for the poor and the sick and to be willing to collectively contribute to a social protection system such as Obama Care or another state health insurance fund.

Several of those so-called American Christians, in particular, the very conservatives and the evangelists consider every person who wants to bring social measures in the society, as a danger to society and label that person a communist. This way Bernie Sanders may be looked at as the least religious of four Democratic presidential front-runners, a survey released Thursday found.

Sixty percent of the 6,395 respondents to the online poll described the Jewish Vermont senator as “not too religious” or “not at all religious.” according to the Pew Research Center. A subgroup of 303 Jewish respondents viewed Sanders as even less religious, with 75 percent saying he is “not too religious” or “not at all religious.”

The respondents, adults 18 and older, were asked about how they saw the religiosity of Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg. Biden, who is Catholic, was seen as the most religious, with 55 percent of respondents saying the former vice president is “very religious” or “somewhat religious.”

The 78-year-old Sanders, born in Brooklyn, New York, to Jewish parents, senator from Vermont, is a front-runner in the Democratic race for president, who likes beating the odds. His first political victory, running in 1981 for mayor of Burlington, Vermont, pitted him against the Democratic machine that had controlled the city for decades. Two years later Mr Sanders emerged triumphant – this time by more than 20 percentage points. The battle offered an early taste of Mr Sanders’ career, which has represented a nearly 40-year challenge to the political establishment.

Bernie Sanders speaks at a Committee on Racial Equality Sit-In in 1962

Sanders, in my eyes, could be seen as a man of his word who kept to the matters in which he believes and keeps standing for.  As any lover of God may not take up arms against other human beings, Sanders applied for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War, though he was too old to be drafted by the time his application was rejected.

Peace sign.svgAs a Liberty Union associate, a party with anti-war and socialist roots, formed to contest the Vermont elections of 1970, Sanders was nominated to be the Party’s Senate candidate in the January 1972 special election; he placed third with 2% of the vote.
In 1976 as the party’s candidate for Vermont governor, he received 6.1% of the vote. Still the best result for any LUP candidate for governor. At the time of his resignation from the party in October 1977, he was party chairman. Sanders quit due to the inactivity of the party between elections.

For him it is not just at election time people should do some work. One has to go to defend the people all the time, and not just for receiving votes.

His first major political success came when he was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont, in 1980, beating a six-term incumbent. He went on to serve four terms.

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Mary Jane O’Meara Sanders, 4th President of Burlington College

It was during this time that he met and married his current wife of Irish descent and raised Catholic, the American social worker, college administrator, and political staffer, Jane O’Meara, the former president of Burlington College once described as a “key adviser” in his political career. Combined, they have four children from previous relationships.
In 2018, she became a member of the Advisory Panel of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025.
Her husband was first elected to the US House of Representatives in 1990, the first independent to do so in 40 years. He served there until he ran for and won a seat in the Senate in 2007. During that campaign, a younger Barack Obama stumped for him.

Sanders did not feel embarrassed to attack both Republican and Democratic politicians if they did not stand up for the common people. But he also dared to show his obligations to rich donors and industries, which meant he was sometimes dismissed as a blow or a nasty hornet.
Yet he managed to become independent in the history of the congress with the longest serving.

Some Democratic leaders remain sceptical that Mr Sanders could win their party’s nomination. At the previous elections, Mr Sanders was my favourite, though, because I knew he didn’t stand a chance, being too social for North America, I hoped Mrs Clinton would become the 45th president of the United States. Very, very surprisingly, another strange figure could manage to make the public believe in his many fabrications and to engage in his dangerous adventure to be so called the best ever, president of the United States of America.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, popularly known as AOC, American politician and activist who serves as the U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district. Without campaigning for it, Ocasio-Cortez won the Reform Party primary as a write-in candidate in a neighbouring congressional district, New York’s 15th, with a total vote count of nine, highest among all 22 write-in candidates. She declined the nomination.

Last October, after Mr Sanders suffered a minor heart attack it looked like once more he would not make it. But within weeks he was back, bolstered by an endorsement from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the party’s liberal darling and youngest ever US congresswoman. She and Senator Ed Markey released a joint non-binding resolution laying out the main elements of a 10-year “economic mobilization” that would phase out fossil fuel use and overhaul the nation’s infrastructure. Their plan called for implementing the “social cost of carbon” that was part of the Obama administration’s plans to address climate change. In the process, it aimed to create jobs and boost the economy.

That “Green New Deal” is one of those very important programs for the whole world Donald Trump does not like, because for him it being more important America can be the most productive state whatever it may cost to nature, where according to him there exists no such thing as Global Warming or Climate Change.

Environmental issues as well as social and economical issues are matters which we should take seriously, according to Mr Sanders. Human beings should be fitting in rightly in nature, not destroying it, and not drowning in it, by not able to survive, not having the proper healthy physical and spiritual food nor proper medication and necessary welfare.

By early 2020, however, Bernie Sanders has re-established himself again as the progressive standard-bearer, whose always consistent message about income inequality and corporate rapaciousness gives him an air of that much-sought-after modern political quality-authenticity.

In 2016 many had placed their hope in him. Now they, and I, are happy to see him back. Many people may not be pleased to see such a “grandfather” coming into the forefront, like they have already seen many old popes running the Catholic Church. Being afraid he could turn back all those things Trump destroyed what Barack Obama had established, makes many afraid. But still today it is the very social program that he stands for that makes most paranoid Americans afraid, some of them even thinking communism may conquer America.

Neo-Nazis and Tea-party members would detest it that a Jew could come to be the leader of “Their” nation. Bad also in their eyes is that when he would become leader of the United States, they shall have to see more equality between people they would not like to find in their nation at all.

The rich in the nation would also not like it to see how they shall have to come to pay more for their workers and shall not so easily be able to exploit others. For the rich, this is the thorn in the eye that will certainly determine their choice for someone else.

For the better part of 2019, campaign-watchers in the media and the political world were waiting for the former vice-president Joe Biden, who is also already 77 years old, to step in the picture. For the rich and middle class he can be their hope for rebuilding the middle class; investing in federal infrastructure; tuition-free public universities.

78 year old Michael Bloomberg has lots and lots of money and the big problem for American politics is that often without money nothing can be established or reached. Candidates with no money or financial support from others, do not make any chance to reach the final election. No one has run a campaign quite like Bloomberg. Then again, no one has had the vast sums of money to run a campaign like his. He’s carpet-bombing the airwaves and online in a way that is unprecedented in modern US political history.

Like Sanders he also wants to tackle climate change, which might frighten factory owners a little. Many Americans are also not favouring any gun control, for which Bloomberg also want to come into the breach.
Even if Bernie Sanders claims a plurality of delegates, Bloomberg shall not give up. He’s going to run for the Democratic presidential nomination until “the bitter end”. He passed $500 million in expenses for his late-announced presidential bid.
He presents himself as a strong leader on issues from climate change to gun safety, with experience running the nation’s largest city. According to him, he is the Democrat who can beat Donald Trump.

Like he brought New Yorkers together to achieve bold progress as mayor, Bloomberg wants to unite the Americans again as president. In his advancement is that people know him as the man who led the nation’s largest city through the 9/11 recovery and Hurricane Sandy. Unlike Donald Trump, who has brought chaos to the White House, Bloomberg has on many occasions proven how to manage a crisis.

As an entrepreneur and mayor, Mr Bloomberg has a strong record of job creation. According to his sayings, he wants to expand economic opportunity for all Americans, in rural communities and cities across the country.

President Trump likes to claim the United States of America is the best economy in history. But that ignores the fact that economic growth is concentrated in a relatively small number of regions — and families in America’s former manufacturing, agricultural and other industrial centres are struggling.

Donald Trump never mentions for what horrible low wages certain people have to work. The present Democratic candidates will bring jobs and income growth to people and communities that have been shortchanged by the Trump administration. they want to invest in local communities to create jobs of the future, but are aware that to have the skilled professionals first there has to be invested more in modernised education and training. Furthermore, the minimum wage has to be brought to $15 an hour, with enhanced worker rights and benefits and support entrepreneurship.

To give more opportunities to find suitable and satisfactory work the state has to take care that there shall be better connections between rural communities and growth centres.

All Democratic candidates find that it’s time to treat each other with dignity. Mr Trump has created a lot of division and much shall have to be concealed. In the short time Trump was president he has done a lot of damage, which makes that the healing process shall take some time.

Joe Biden is willing to fight back against the incredible abuses of power we’re seeing. It’s time to dig deep and remember that better times can be there for much more people than those who now could profit from Trump’s selective preferred people.

According to Joe Biden

It’s time for respected leadership on the world stage — and dignified leadership at home. It’s time for equal opportunity, equal rights, and equal justice. It’s time for an economy that rewards those who actually do the work. It’s time for a president who will stand up for all of us.

The Americans have to come to understand and see that their politics is broken and excludes too many Americans. Until they fix campaign finance, voting rights, and gerrymandering, it will continue to get more polarized, more ugly, and more mean.  Wealthy special interests, corporations, and foreign influences are skewing the policy process in Washington in their own favour by taking advantage of the way the Americans finance elections. They seriously should consider their system of financing politicians. They also need to create a public financing system for federal campaigns and pass a constitutional amendment to amplify the voices of individual Americans and ensure elected officials are working for all the people. In the meantime, the State has to take care that the public shall be able to see who are backing candidates and to know who is contributing to which advertisements and campaign initiatives. By television showings, the viewers always should be able to see that it is an advertisement or sponsored propaganda, and by whom it is subsidised.

It is not possible to stop that financial marketing to give candidates enough opportunities to come into the picture. In any case, what the Americans can do first, is to make it easier — not harder — for Americans to exercise their right to vote, regardless of their zip code or the colour of their skin, and make sure they count every voter’s voice equally and that seats would be given according to the percentage of votes. They must protect their voting booths and voter rolls from foreign powers who seek to undermine democracy and interfere in their and other countries elections.

After three disappointing primaries, former vice president Joe Biden was able to resume as one of the contenders for the Democratic nomination for the US presidential election, having his ‘Joementum’.

The polls had predicted that Joe Biden would be able to make a move in South Carolina, but Biden did even better than expected. The former vice president under Barack Obama wins 48 percent of the vote. His closest successor, Bernie Sanders, received more than half fewer votes with 20 percent.
With that win, Biden gets 33 out of 63 distributable delegates or delegates in South Carolina. Sanders gets 11. In South Carolina, more than half of Democratic voters are black. Biden has a lot of support among the black voters and got women, older voters, moderates and conservatives behind him, while Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, who did very well in Iowa, have trouble getting them behind, for many elderly Sanders being to ‘communist’. In 2016, Sanders suffered a major defeat during the primaries in the state when he faced Hillary Clinton, we can say for the same reasons, his program found to close to Marxist or communist ideas and propaganda stirring up youth against the democratic state. As long as the many so-called Christians are not going to understand what Jesus preached, it shall not be so easy for Sanders, though this time he seems to be more careful with his words, trying not to offend people with too progressive ideas. Luckily he did not put his ideas aside and for sure shall continue to fight for a better humanity with better living conditions for all creatures (be it human beings, but also animals and plants).

Tom Steyer from the Midwest, who had outclassed Biden and had bet everything on the state, came in third with 11 percent — a weak enough showing that he promptly, and sensibly, ended his campaign.

For Pete Buttigieg his open homosexuality shall be something indigestible for the majority of Christian Americans, which make him (according to my idea) having not enough people coming to vote for him. We also may have questions about his position against coloured people. During Buttigieg’s term as Mayor of South Bend, more blacks than whites were arrested for possession of marijuana, which is now widely discussed on the national stage. But also Bloomberg’s harsh police tactics may be called racist.

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders both want to bring a better relationship between black, Spanish or Mexican, native Americans, mixed-race and white Americans. At the moment Biden seems to have behind him, the majority of blacks and elderly who are fed up by seeing their country being brought in a shudder to destruction by Trump.

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Tomorrow is a very important day. Even when some might think Sanders shall not make a chance he keeps fighting and hoping. He does not give up (yet).

We ar more than a campaing! We are a movement!

He repeats at meetings. And America, as well as other industrialised nations, need that movement!

Can Super Tuesday, tomorrow be the beginning of a momentum where many shall choose to jump on the bandwagon to ralley around Sanders, Biden or Bloomberg?

Let us hope this time the presidential elections in the U.S.A. might bring exemption from a globally dangerous showy individual and bring about social, political or economic changes in the positive sense for all people living in that nation.

“in order to implement the demands of love and justice.”

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Preceding

Are United States of America citizens going to show their senses

At the closing hours of 2016 #2 Low but also highlights

Donald Trump his America

American social perception, classes and fear mongering

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Don Lee Cartoons has a hard time believing one Donald John Trump and his self-appointed nemesis, media mogul and former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, know what my best interests are, let alone have them at heart. And I’m long past caring whether Hillary thinks anybody likes anybody.

Additional reading

  1. Added commentary to the posting A Progressive Call to Arms
  2. From Guestwriters 2016 in review
  3. Consistent principles pay of for Bernie Sanders

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About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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