Bernie Sanders Destroys John Boehner After Speaker Calls Him Out Of The Mainstream

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders destroyed John Boehner with facts after the Speaker called him out of the political mainstream on CBS’s Face The Nation.

Earlier on Face The Nation, Speaker of the House John Boehner said that Bernie Sanders came to Congress as a socialist and that both Sanders and Hillary Clinton are out of step with mainstream America.

In a later segment when Bernie Sanders appeared on the same program, he destroyed Boehner with the facts.

Video of Sanders:

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Transcript via Face The Nation:

DICKERSON: Senator, we had Speaker John Boehner on. He said he came to Congress with you and that he characterized you by saying that there’s not a tax increase that you haven’t liked. What is your response to that? He says you’re out of the mainstream of America.

SANDERS: All right. Well, let me respond to that issue by issue. And you determine who is out of the mainstream.

I want to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. A recent “Wall Street Journal” poll said a majority of the American people want to do that. John Boehner is not going to bring up any legislation in the House to raise the minimum wage at all. And many of his members want to do away with the concept of the minimum wage.

I want to see this country expand Social Security benefits, not cut them. John Boehner, his party want to either privatize Social Security or cut Social Security benefits to the elderly and disabled vets. The American people say overwhelmingly we have got to expand Social Security benefits by lifting the cap on taxable incomes.

I want to create millions of jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. And I have introduced legislation to do that. Republican Party is very reluctant to spend a nickel to rebuild our infrastructure.

Bernie Sanders listed a series of positions that show that John Boehner and the Republican Party are completely out of step with mainstream America. In fact, the list of Republican positions that are out of step is much longer than what Sanders offered. Republicans oppose a path to citizenship and comprehensive immigration reform, Republicans are against equal pay for women and allowing women to control their own medical decisions. John Boehner spent millions of taxpayer dollars defending the Defense of Marriage Act. Boehner supports cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans and corporations while opposing any legislation that would create jobs.

It is clear who is out of step with the mainstream of this country, and it isn’t Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic Party. John Boehner has a 22% approval rating and a 62% disapproval rating. Despite the fact that the country is moving left, Speaker Boehner continues to harbor the delusion that the United States is a conservative nation.

The facts were on the side of the Senator from Vermont, and Bernie Sanders used those facts to reveal that it is Boehner and his Republican Party who are out of step with the rest of the country.

22 Replies to “Bernie Sanders Destroys John Boehner After Speaker Calls Him Out Of The Mainstream”

  1. How can someone, who represents 70% or more, of the American Public, issue by issue, be “out of the mainstream?”

  2. When you listen to the GOP ‘leaders’ on these programs, week after week, all they do is lie, deflect, and blame liberals for whatever ill they have caused. Their alternative? To come clean, tell the truth about their lack of policies to make America better, and watch their poll numbers get even lower, as their Fox-fed base drops dead from disbelief! Dare you, Reince!

  3. why is it so important to be “mainstream” I prefer individual thinkers who actually give a damn about others.

  4. when you’re stuck up the creek with only one oar, and its not in the water, it’s easy to think the others floating by aren’t the mainstream…

    hard to admit you’re in the backwater…

  5. Boehner marches to the Koch regime…he has no idea what mainstream or Main St. America needs or wants, nor does he care.

  6. John and his Boner do-nothing congress are in the mainstream…the Koch brothers, hate radio, FOX lies mainstream from their flush of the American democracy down the Neocon corporate crapper.

  7. Fortunately, the President, Bernie, and Hillary are finally calling out the Rs on their constant lies. Now if we could only get all the Dems, liberals, leftists, progressives,or whatever name they choose to call themselves to also do so. It has to be loud and consistent because we’ll get zero help from the media who are either uninformed or in the pockets of the Koch brothers and/or Rupert.

  8. Very good sign they are using lies on him now. Means they are scared. the more lies the more scarred they are.

  9. Bernie was brilliant today, as he usually is when given time to speak plainly.

    Give new host of FTN some props for allowing Bernie to do so.

    Boehner, of course, was a blubbering buffoon.

  10. Bernie Sanders will teach John Boehner a lesson or two about leadership! Our tax code lets billionaires get away with murder and Sanders won’t allow this atrocity to go on!

    “You can’t get huge tax breaks while children in this country go hungry. You can’t continue sending our jobs to China while millions are looking for work. You can’t hide your profits in the Cayman Islands and other tax havens, while there are massive unmet needs on every corner of this nation. Your greed has got to end. You cannot take advantage of all the benefits of America, if you refuse to accept your responsibilities,” said Sanders.

    Working class Americans are supporting Bernie Sanders and they will take this country back from the rich oligarchs. There is nothing that Donald Trump or the GOP can do to stop this political revolution from achieving victory!

  11. I am in love with this guy. We have to vote him in or else America is doomed. I live in England and we need a Bernie Sanders here too. The Tories here have just shafted the poor with their recent budget.

    We can’t let a Republican in the White House.

  12. It’s nice to hear someone calling out the Republicans on their lies for a change. It’s also nice to see the media allowing Senator Sanders to have a platform to do so for a change.

  13. If Boehner EVER sobers up, he will be surprised at some of the ideas he has supported. Maybe not. I doubt he will ever sober up.

  14. Off topic — thank you for providing transcripts in your articles!

    I’m a deaf gal, and it pains me to have to see videos of people talking without knowing what they’re saying!

    Go Bernie!!

  15. Thanks to reagan greed has been acceptable and the gop have done little to help the poor, the handicapped, the sick, children and the middle class Americans.

    Those kristians apparently haven’t read about what God thinks about the Greedy in the Bible.

  16. Bernie Sanders is a 5th columnist leftwing who’s going after small to medium business with more red tape and wants nanny government to ensure that small and medium business has the same rules applied as corporate America
    That means the family or partnership business model of America will be burdened with much more directions from all levels Government Unions and administration –Straight from Washington –BERNIE SANDERS A CONTROL FREAK –PERIOD .

  17. Yup. Millions of people earning twice what they currently earn will TOTALLY wreck small businesses who can then charge more for their products/services.

    The ONLY people who will feel “pain” from Sanders’ plans (more likely a modest groan than any real suffering) will be billionaires and multi-millionaires.

    Everyone else (the 99%) will feel the BERN.

    It is so sad that reality and proposed solutions to financial problems are considered “fear-mongering” to right-wingers.

    “I don’t give ’em Hell — I just tell the truth, and Republicans *think* it’s Hell.”
    -President Harry S. Truman

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