But when it comes to the American Indians in North Dakota, who are being pepper-sprayed, shot with rubber bullets, and attacked by security dogs, by a rapacious fossil fuel & banking industry--an industry that doesn't give a crap about clean air, clean water, or the heritage of our American Indian brothers and sisters--he has shown no leadership, no compassion, no moral guidance.
Now, let's look at New Dealer Bernie Sanders.
In response to Trump's victory, and the racist, xenophobic, and hyper-plutocratic administration he's constructing, Sanders said: "Our job is to mobilize and educate and to fight back at every instance" ("Bernie Sanders urges millions to ‘mobilize and fight back’ against Trump’s presidency," CNBC, November 15, 2016).
With respect to the Dakota Access Pipeline, Sanders recently showed up at the White House, to do President Obama's job. Sanders said: "For hundreds of years, the Native American people in our country, the first Americans, have been lied to, have been cheated, and their sovereign rights have been denied them... we are demanding that sovereign rights of the Native American people be honored and respected."
And so this is the difference between a corporate-bought tool, Obama, and a candidate who truly loves the people, Sanders. We could have the latter, of course, if we stopped hiding under our beds and whining, "We can't pick the more popular candidate... we can't elect the candidate who's polling better against all Republicans... because they might call him a 'socialist'... boo hoo hoo, we must go with the candidate Wall Street tells us to."