Give Bernie Sanders props for popularizing the term “socialism.” It used to be a conversation stopper. Now it is a conversation starter.
But Sanders isn’t helping the socialist cause by confusing it with the old New Deal liberalism of FDR. As Norman Thomas, the Socialist Party’s 1936 presidential candidate, famously quipped in a radio address, “Roosevelt did not carry out the Socialist platform unless he carried it out on a stretcher.”
Socialism has traditionally meant social ownership and democratic administration of the economy.… Read more ...
Four years ago this May I was the first to brand Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as 2016’s Democratic sheepdog candidate. As I explained then,
“The sheepdog is a card the Democratic party plays every presidential primary season when there’s no White House Democrat running for re-election. The sheepdog is a presidential candidate running ostensibly to the left of the establishment Democrat to whom the billionaires will award the nomination.… Read more ...
Augustus Sol Invictus, a Florida attorney who received extensive media coverage for his 2016 campaign for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate, posted the following as the fourth newsletter for The Revolutionary Conservative. Invictus gave IPR permission to republish.
I am proud to announce that my son, Cesare Zagreus Invictus, was born this morning in the Waxhaws, just a stone’s throw from where Andrew Jackson was born in South Carolina.… Read more ...
The Libertarian Party’s 1988 presidential nominee Ron Paul received an electoral vote today from a faithless Texas elector as the Electoral College met to officially elect Donald Trump the next president.
From Libertarian National Committee Vice Chair Arvin Vohra:
“To all Sanders supporters,
“So many of you supported Senator Sanders because of his opposition to the War on Drugs. You know that ending the War on Drugs will make America safer by eliminating prohibition-related violence and allowing drug businesses to settle their disputes in court.
Following today’s formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton by former rival Bernie Sanders, Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson posted a video to his Facebook page today with the following caption:
“If joining Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Clinton Establishment isn’t a comfortable place, there IS another option…”
The video has been reposted to YouTube (Video length, 1 minute, 23 seconds):
“If he saw that you can’t have a revolutionary campaign in a counter-revolutionary party, he’d be welcomed to the Green party.”
Presumptive Green Party candidate for U.S. President Jill Stein has reiterated her offer for Bernie Sanders to head that party’s ticket instead, where—unlike in the Democratic party—she says he’d be able to continue to “build a political movement.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party is reaching out to supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, in a letter written byMargaret Flowers and James Lane, Honorary Co-chairs of the 2016 Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention.