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Outsider in the White House Paperback – September 28, 2015
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“I endorse Brother Bernie Sanders because he is a long-distance runner with integrity in the struggle for justice for over fifty years. Now is the time for his prophetic voice to be heard across our crisisridden country.”
—Cornel West, author of Race Matters
“Bernie’s been in the forefront of all the crucial environmental fights of recent years.”
—Bill McKibben, cofounder of 350.org
“Bernie is the real thing. He’s not about reading the polls and finding out what he needs to say in order to get elected. He’s about an unwavering commitment to basic justice, equality and sound financial sense.”
—Ben Cohen, cofounder of Ben & Jerry’s and founder of Stampede: Stamp Money out of Politics
“I feel weird using words like ‘values’ and ‘morals’ because those are words that have been co-opted to justify terrible things like bigotry and greed. I’d like to take those words back and use them to describe Bernie Sanders because his moral compass and sense of values inspire me.”
—Sarah Silverman, comedian and social commentator
Praise for the previous edition, Outsider in the House:
“A clear, compelling and comprehensive vision for reinvigorating democracy, reducing poverty, rebuilding the middle class and restructuring our health care and education systems. Sanders gives us a vision of the day when ‘we will no longer be outsiders in the House.’”
—In These Times
“Outsider in the House is a rare achievement: a concise, compelling book that both tells an interesting story and provides a readable, down-to-earth blueprint for political change.”
“A road map for how progressives can win elections and not be a part of the two party duopoly.”
“A grass-roots ‘how-to’ guide, especially helpful and inspirational for prospective independent candidates—a firsthand description of the career of the most successful American socialist politician in modern times.”
About the Author
Bernie Sanders was elected to the US Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Early in his career, Sanders was director of the American People's Historical Society. Elected Mayor of Burlington by 10 votes in 1981, he served four terms. Before his 1990 election as Vermont’s at-large member in Congress, Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York.
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If you're here, you're already Bernie curious or a Bernie fan. #FeelTheBern :)
This book gives a peek at his day to day political career for years back and also how his ideas have been strong, unwavering and shining like a light from the past to present day. (Admitted Berniac here)
The book is a bit like a person journal, it's not that it's written so fantastically as the ideas just pop off and the pages and brighten your mind.
HERE is the politician, the president we've been waiting for.
Some of Bernie's radical ideas:
NO one should go bankrupt because they got sick.
New parents shouldn't be forced back to work after just having a baby.
Equality for all, fair pay, a living wage, 15.00 an hour...free college tuition at public schools.
If you're here as a hater, looking to poke at people's enthusiastic ideals for the future...let me stress that none of this is "FREE stuff"
If you say that without researching you make yourself look like a fool.
He has plans to pay for everything (i.e. Our healthcare system that is a dysfunctioning nightmare costs 3 times as much as any other country...countries that have single payer...so yeah, we're gonna get it paid for)
Anyways, read, enjoy, learn more about Bernie's smaller campaigns that have the same thread of compassion and conviction as Bernie has now.
And in all honesty...if you're torn between this book and donating to his campaign...go donate to the campaign...then listen to one one or a hundred :) of his speeches on YouTube and FEEL THE BERN.
The book is a must-read.
As Bernie says, "Don't underestimate me."
And now he's running for president. Not just "president," but a transformational president, who will take apart the status quo which favors the rich at the expense of the poor. The media and establishment are fond of pointing out Bernie's outsider status, and proclaiming that he has no chance to motivate poor voters to vote for him.
But Bernie is The Little Engine Who Could.
He doesn't need as much money as the other candidates. He only needs the most votes.
This book, a 1997 political autobiography, is a bit dated and anachronistic but John Nichols' afterward does a tidy job of bringing it into the 2016 race. It proves that Bernie has been absolutely consistent since he first entered politics in 1972. He's the real deal.
This book illustrates Bernie' s authenticity and how his appeal negates partisan politics. His insistence on speaking about issues that affect all Americans and his tireless work in a polarized political arena demonstrate a true profile in courage.