Senator Sanders says:
I'm angry. I'm frustrated. And I want action. I've had my differences with both sides of the aisle, but I have never seen tactics as dangerous as the ones Republicans are using.
Republicans have said "No" to the very changes Americans elected President Obama to make. No to health care reform. Jobs. Clean energy. Regulations so big banks can't wreck our economy and get rich in the process.
They're saying "No" for one explicit reason - to make President Obama fail.
It's a plain and simple political strategy. Republicans think that if they can make Obama fail, they will energize their base, whip up the Tea Partiers like Rand Paul in Kentucky, prey on the fear and frustration of the American people - and pick up seats in November. They even have a name for it, the "Republican Comeback."
That strategy, my friends, must be stopped. We cannot go back to the Bush-Cheney policies, which caused many of the crises we currently face.
Republicans are furiously raising money, and they'll have help. The largest U.S. business lobby for insurance companies and big corporations is planning to spend $50 million to elect "big business" candidates. And the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision allows corporations to give as much money as they want in support of candidates. Candidates who stand up to corporate influence risk their voices being drowned out by the big dollars of special interests.