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Bernie is a better politician playing from a much weaker position. His priorities would be:

  1. Bring law to Wall Street and rein in fraud - something he could make a good start on even with opposition from Congress - do everything possible administratively to improve the economy and beginning the process through surrogates, like Stephany Kelton and others of the same school, of changing the popular perception of economics and monetary possibilities while presenting the reasons for his legislative agenda;

  2. Continue and build the campaign that got him elected so as to increase his support in Congress and by the public in the 2018 by election; then use that to push through more of his agenda, most likely much greater infrastructure spending to more quickly transition to renewable energy and stimulate consumption;

  3. Use that momentum to push through the rest of his agenda, while continuing all of the above, win reelection and complete a political transition with a reformulated, DLC free Democratic Party fit for the rest of the 21st Century.

Were he to get the chance.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu May 12th, 2016 at 05:52:22 PM EST
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