Michele Kendzie, Photographer, Scrapbook Designer, and Mom of Three Unschoolers in Fredericksburg, Virginia
June 22, 2019 at the South Carolina Democratic Convention (at 2:29:48)
June 18, 2019
I've been listening to Hear The Bern podcasts since they began several weeks ago. They're easily available online or in your preferred app. (Overcast is the best in my opinion.) This particular episode today, Bogeyman: Democratic Socialism would be a good listen for anyone who is not understanding how putting "democratic" in front of "socialism" makes it something different and better. We're talking about European countries, NOT Venezuela!
I also enjoyed listening to Greg Carr talk about African American history. I think Bernie may have a better connection with this group of Americans, but then again, he has been serving the country for decades and therefore has had more time. Other candidates are working hard to make connections too.
Open-minded comments of substance and honest inquiry welcome. Rudeness will be deleted.
June 11, 2019
Anyone who knew me three years ago probably knows Bernie Sanders was my first choice for president back then. I shared a lot of posts about him on Facebook. I put a bumper sticker on my car (which I then had to cover with another one that said, "Okay. Hillary will be fine." I continue to be of the belief "Vote blue no matter who" in our current circumstances. There are Democratic candidates I don't much like, maybe even dislike, but all of them are better than the other option.) I still have my rainbow Bernie poster on the wall above my desk. Not because I can't let go; really it's more laziness with regard to decluttering and just liking colorful things. I do still think Bernie is awesome, he has been consistently progressive for 40 years (see the 8 minute compilation 30 Years of Speeches by Bernie Sanders), I think he would be a great president, and I will vote for him if he is the Democratic nominee, but the more I hear from some of the new candidates, I don't think Bernie is my first choice anymore. Maybe it would be better that he continue to be a Democratic voice in the U.S. Senate. Here is video of Bernie's Candidacy Announcement in Brooklyn on March 2. Also, the U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Facebook page is very active.