Bernie Sanders doesn’t work with others. He doesn’t get stuff done, says blogger Dave Winer:
About Sanders, what did he get done in the 25 years he’s been in Congress? Basically not very much because the guy didn’t work with others. No compromise in him, I guess, or maybe he just isn’t that social. But it’s not going to get any better for him if he’s President. We’ve elected Presidents before who thought Congress had to come to him, it doesn’t work that way.
The most effective presidents are pretty much assholes you wouldn’t want to have a beer with. Look at some pictures of Lyndon Johnson relating to other DC politicos. He used to talk to people while he was taking a shit, with the door open! And when he got in your face he totally got in your face. Not a great pal, but boy did he get things done.
Also: If you don’t vote in off-year elections, you don’t get change. “Because the government serves people who vote.”
Learning from Bernie and Barney [Dave Winer – Scripting News]