Notably Quotable: “Bernie put the sword…”

“Bernie put the sword back in the stone.”

— Online comment, Jimmy Dore Show (4/8/20)


“Et tu, Bernie.”

— Online comment, The Political Vigilante (3/8/20)


“I don’t think that I should put aside my values and vote out of fear. The DNC needs an overhaul, it lacks values, real leaders that represent the people not its donors.”

— Ankita Rao, Bernie or Bust: the Sanders fans who will never vote for Biden


“I don’t think I could be too cynical at this point.
— Jimmy Dore (4/8/20)

“An opinion column in the New York Times the following day declared: Jared Kushner Is Going to Get Us All Killed. (The headline was later changed, for reasons unknown, to Putting Jared Kushner In Charge Is Utter Madness.)”

— Arwa Mahdawi, Why Jared Kushner could be the most dangerous man in the US


“Attempting to bully or guilt voters into supporting you as the lesser of two evils is a fool’s errand. Show the average American you care about their woes, and provide solutions. Trotting out corporatists spouting Progressive values they do not hold and have no intention of pursuing isn’t working anymore. Not after 2016. Never again.”

— Kathy Copeland Padden, Progressives Can’t Divide a Party We Don’t Belong To


“When and if fascism comes to America it will not be labeled ‘made in Germany’; it will not be marked with a swastika; it will not even be called fascism; it will be called, of course, ‘Americanism’.”

— Halford E. Luccock, in “Keeping Life Out Of Confusion” (9/11/38)


“The strike is our tactic. Solidarity is our power.”

— Sara Nelson, flight attendant union leader, So You Want a General Strike? Here’s What It Would Take.


“During this health crisis we may indeed notice who and what is most important. But will we remember the sacrifice, their value after the virus is no longer headline news? Or will we go back to business as usual – until the next crisis – rewarding the arms manufacturers, the billionaire owners of the media, the fossil fuel company bosses, and the financial-services parasites feeding off other people’s money?”

— Jonathan Cook, A Lesson Coronavirus Is About to Teach the World