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Is Bernie Sanders a sheepdog for Hillary?

June 9, 2015

Phil Ebersole's Blog

BernieSanders1_1280Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who is running for the Democratic nomination for President, supports a breakup of the too-big-to-fail banks, higher taxes on the ultra-rich, Medicare for all and repairing America’s decaying physical infrastructure.

He is opposed to the war on drugs, bank bailouts and the Trans Pacific Partnership.

He voted against the original USA Patriot Act, authorization to use military force against Iraq, confirmation of John Brannan as director of the Central Intelligence Against and immunity for telephone companies who conduct illegal surveillance for the government.

That sounds good to me, but I have been warned by Bruce A. Dixon on the Black Awareness Report not to be fooled.  Sanders’ function, he wrote, is to be a “sheepdog” to herd angry liberals and progressives back into the Democratic Party.

In almost every Presidential year, he noted, there is some Democratic candidate—Jesse Jackson, Howard Dean, Dennis Kucinich—who gives voice…

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