Can a fiscal conservative and mostly liberal social issue voter feel the Bern?

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Bernie is the only honest politician out there as far as I’m concerned. I want to vote for him. I’m a lifelong republican. I want health care for all, I want someone to tell me why college costs $ 200k at best without blaming big companies, i want honesty on these issues. It’s not the loan company that sets tuition. I want someone to tell me why having an open boarder is preferred by the Chamber of Commerce and the left and how that could possibly help the working poor and the middle class. I haven’t heard how it does nor do I believe it does. I want someone to go to the poor white areas of middle America and the black areas of the inner city and the south and explain why they have more in common with each other than they want to admit. I want someone to be honest and go to the liberal northeast and mid-Atlantic and tell them their neighborhoods are far more segregated than the south and Texas because it is.

I want someone to make a case that clean air, clean water, open space and new energy technology can be accomplished beyond the politics of division.

I want someone to explain that my tax dollars will be spent judiciously and we won’t continue with spending into oblivion. That there is a goal, that we can afford it and if it fails, will take responsibility.

I want someone to say we’re taking our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, Syria and Europe because we will not be in war forever. I want someone to stand up to the military industrial complex and not be afraid to say, we can’t build a free nation from 5000 miles away for people that are unwilling to fight for it themselves. This is something that neither party has ever tried.

Is Bernie my candidate? Am I an idiot?

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Feel the Bern, not the Itch.

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If politicians were paired with their bacteria equivalents, Senator Sanders would be part of a healthy gut microbiome. Gonorrhea has name recognition, and as STDs go, it is pretty much a moderate. Syphillis would be worse, but I don't think I should have to choose between the two.

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Does anyone else feel some individuals in the Democratic Party identify as liberal, but their actions prove to be associated with conservatives?

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I’ve seen so many comments from people claiming to be democrats, but show their true colors as conservatives. They say they are for liberal ideas, but when it comes down to actually pushing these ideas, many back off and find excuses. They just want to say and use liberal ideology almost as a mask/front, but when in reality their actual motives say otherwise. Ex) says they want to support lower income families or homeless, but encourages gentrification in their neighborhood for higher property value and don’t want shelters in their area.

From ageism, to corruption within the party, stereotypes, and being for big corporation control, it’s just insane to me how a group that’s suppose to stand for justice and equality really doesn’t. Just seems like if Trump didn’t mold the Republican Party to what it is today, I think many of these people would identify as Republican. These people fear being called racist, sexist etc. so they hide behind major liberal ideas.

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I wish Bernie would say something like this in his opening or closing statement in at least one of the debates. I’m not sure how accurate I am so feel free to suggest changes

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America was founded on the principles of freedom and equality. But as time has gone by these rights seem to be reserved for the few that can horde wealth and influence. I have made it my life’s work to call out these injustices. As a 21 year old I chained myself to a black student to protest student housing segregation – long before Kamala was being bussed. I started a gay parade in Vermont the year after Buttigieg was born. I led the opposition against the crime bill and the Iraq war that Biden voted for. I started the call for $ 15 minimum wage when my colleagues on this stage thought it was too high. And today I stand as the only candidate on this stage who believes that every American citizen deserves quality healthcare without being gouged by private insurers. We must protect our inalienable rights but we can only do so when millions of us come together to defend it.

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This sub is losing the appeal. It feels like it Bernie’s turn, just like last election felt like her turn. It doesn’t feel whimsical like a pie in the sky idea anymore.

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Maybe I'm feeling something different. But last election felt special. I felt like a part of something, going against the system, fighting for what I believed. I felt like Bernie was everything I stand for, and I still do, except that it doesn't feel whimsical anymore.

It feels like every post is underlined with anger. But not anger with the system, it feels like the anger is directed at Hillary. Just like how the Hillary camp was directing anger at Obama. It feels like it's finally our turn, we lost the last election, but now it's our turn.

I'm excited vote for Bernie, but I'm feeling like it's difficult to be a part of the group that wants Bernie. Everyday it's another post saying that Bernie has the best chance to beat Trump. Last election, it felt like every post was one about how we're going to change the world. It was whimsical, it felt like we were doing something. Now I feel like we're telling everyone to get in line, vote with the popular one, and move on. This election cycle there are tons of good candidates, I still think I'll vote Bernie in the primaries (assuming my vote is disenfranchised for the third time), but there are a bunch of candidates that I would vote for, if they got the Democratic nomination. I'm worried that we're being too vengeful, to how we were treated, and as a whole this sub feels to be campaigning on "my turn" and "we're better than Trump," as opposed to "let the people choose" and "we're the best for everyone." It's turning me off. And I'm sure that it'll turn others off too, it just feels like this whole mentality is going to make it hard to win, if we piss everyone off because we believe it's our turn. We need to prove it again. And we need to prove it harder than we did last time.

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