[Marxism] Fwd: Bernie Sanders is no revolutionary - The Washington Post

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Feb 9 06:00:26 MST 2016

In Sanders’s 2006 campaign for the Senate, the Democratic Senatorial 
Campaign Committee — heavily funded by Wall Street interests — helped 
his bid with about $200,000 in contributions and ads, CNN reported over 
the weekend.

Since he arrived in the Senate in 2007 and continuing through last 
summer, Sanders has regularly hosted the DSCC’s retreats on Martha’s 
Vineyard and in Palm Beach, Fla., for wealthy donors (including 
lobbyists). Sanders also allowed the committee to do a direct-mail piece 
signed by him, and his campaign has a joint fundraising agreement with 
the Democratic National Committee, just like Clinton’s.

Sanders has often boasted that he doesn’t have a super PAC. But, as The 
Post’s Matea Gold has noted, an ad hoc network working to elect Sanders 
“is also employing professional political tactics, such as the use of 
entities that can raise and spend unlimited sums.”


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