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Published On: Mon, Feb 27th, 2017

Bernie Sanders encourages Democrats to fight for more socialism, ‘despair is not an option’

The democratic socialist U.S. senator from Vermont urged his supporters in Kansas to fight for more progressive agenda items and not to be discouraged by the Trump administration.

“We can defeat the Trump agenda,” Sanders said. “We can create a progressive America if millions of people stand up and fight back. Nobody has the right to throw their hands up and say ‘I quit.’…Despair is not an option.”

Sanders spoke for an hour, staying centered on economic issues, calling for redistribution of wealth, echoing the talking points of his unsuccessful bid for president.

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“We have a middle class which is disappearing. We are seeing the very wealthiest in this country becoming ever more wealthy. Brothers and sisters, that is an issue we’re going to have to deal with.”

“Our job together is to end that rigged economy and create an American economy that works for all, not just the one percent,” he said. At one point Sanders called Kansas state government “ground zero for trickle down economics.”

Sanders criticized many of Trump’s cabinet nominees and accused the president of reneging on campaign promises regarding cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

“Instead of draining the swamp, he has brought the swamp into his entire administration,” Sanders said.

On immigration, Sanders said America needs to explore a pathway to citizenship for immigrants not in the country legally instead of “rounding up people” and then fueled the global warming hysteria.

“We must transform our energy system away from fossil fuels,” Sanders said. “I look forward to working with you in the years to come,” he said. “If you transform Kansas as I know you can, we’re going to transform this country.”

Sanders was the victim of a DNC set on sabotaging his campaign. The leaked emails revealed a conspiracy against “Bernie Bros” in an effort to get Hillary Clinton the nomination.

 

photo screenshot of Bernie Sanders campaign ad

 

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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