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Bernie Sanders holds campaign rally in Mason City

Senator Bernie Sanders engages citizens

MASON CITY – Vermont Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally in Mason City on Saturday, January 4, 2019.

The rally was held in the Music Man Square in downtown Mason City; doors opened at 5 PM. Folk musicians soon began to perform as a crowd of 200-300 people filtered in. Local activist and farmer Chris Petersen spoke to the crowd, which filled the ballroom, on a number of subjects. National Co-Chair of the Sanders Campaign, Nina Turner, spoke with fervor on topics such as health care, women’s inequality, prison reform, and of course, Donald Trump; she mentioned what she called his “racist” tactics in dividing the nation and pitting one group against another.

Senator Sanders followed Turner. He spent a majority of his limited time (this was his third stop of the day, he said) on health care. He asked citizens in the crowd to talk about how much they pay for health care and to describe the impact of that cost on their lives. He allowed nearly a dozen folks to tell their stories; one young lady with cancer described how she lost her job and was turned away for her medical treatments because she could not pay a share of the cost that day, which amounted to $3,000. A nurse from Minnesota spoke about children being held in camps at the Southern border and the alleged treatment they receive there. Calling it “Medicare for All“, Sanders spoke of various taxes on wealthier Americans and businesses to cover the cost of a universal health care plan for America.

Sanders also touched on prison reform (eliminate private prisons), marijuana legalization (clear offenders’ records), income inequality (women make less), and student debt elimination (tax Wall Street speculation). Sanders didn’t speak of foreign policy until a young man asked him about the escalating tension with Iran. Sanders then became very passionate about his anti-war record. He spoke of the lies that started the second Iraq War (no WMD’s, despite claims there were) and how the same cycle is beginning now with Iran. He said the toll of a war with Iran would be catastrophic, and the variables are “unknown” and unpredictable. He said war should always be a final option.

Senator Bernie Sanders begins his rally
Ardent supporters of Sanders cheer his platform
Iowa farmer Chris Peteren spoke
Senator Bernie Sanders engages citizens
The media
Nina Turner of Ohio, now working with the Sanders campaign, energizes the crowd

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TRUMP 2020

He let Hillary walk on him in the last election and will certainly allow this again in any domestic or foreign situation. Its simple Bernie just retire……

Pass whatever you want He is COMMANDER AND CHIEF not you. If he feels that the American people abroad are in danger he won’t hesitant to act

Bernie Sanders needs to be told he is not the President and, hopefully, never will be.

18 U.S. Code § 2381. — Treason
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

In other words, most of the Democrat front runners of the last 3 election cycles.

*The Democrats are traitors, they are supporting attacks on America and so is most of Hollywood! We can do without their opinions!

*Bernie Sanders is scary. He’s too darn old to run for president. He’s a sick individual who wants to ruin America, make it a socialist country, take away our freedoms, (what’s left of them) steal our hard earned savings to give to the people who won’t work . DT is not my favorite person in the world but I will vote for him over any of the dems running. They are all sick!!

*Sanders is walking the path of “Do Nothing Carter.” Iran released the hostages after hundreds of days, the minute Reagan was sworn in. They knew he wouldn’t mess around. Action is precisely what we needed. Iran rattles the cage, but in the end they will lose. Sadly, everyone in war does, but we will prevail in this nonsense.

*Sanders, your saying that Iran didn’t instigate this in any way ?! Oh that’s right , you’ve teamed up with AOC, so i guess this is just another matter of “some people did something ” kinda mentality. Stop blaming Trump for literally everything on the face of the earth , past and present and start putting the blame where it belongs . in this case, Iran .

* Bernie Sanders is obviously too weak to be the president of our great country. He would just give it away at the first sign of trouble from an adversary. Pathetic little man

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