Bernie Sanders visiting Louisville for political rally

"We need to make the Democratic Party not just the party of the east coast and the west coast, but the party for all 50 states", Sanders said.

Former presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders launches a cross-country tour in Maine Monday to reinvigorate the Democratic Party.

Kentucky's reputation as an emerging Republican stronghold didn't stop U.S. Sen.

While Senator Sanders stuck to many of his usual talking points, both he and Perez took time to discuss Maine-specific issues.

So, I'm watching All In With Chris Hayes in order to keep my progressive dance card fully punched, and Bernie Sanders is on with that Tom Perez guy, the new DNC chair, a man who, though he has a Hispanic name, couldn't be more white bread WASPy, and surely couldn't be more pallid, limp, and boring in his recitation of what I guess he thinks are galvanizing talking points, but are, in fact, the way revolutionaries might talk if they had spent their entire lives at meetings meant to iron all opinion into unwrinkled and unruffled doilies. Bernie Sanders from swinging through the Bluegrass State Tuesday night, where a crowd welcomed him with deafening cheers and standing ovations.

Sean Potter, a Sanders supporter and musician from Falmouth, said he was curious to hear from Sanders, whom he noted "kind of got shafted by" the Democratic Party.

"No, president Trump. We are not gonna give you and other billionaires hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks and then cut back on education, food stamps, or the needs of our children or the sick", Sanders said.

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"The United States must not act impulsively, and we must not act unilaterally", Sanders said.

Sanders is launching the campaign-style road show in a state where he enjoys broad support. On health care, Sanders called for a "Medicare-for-all" approach, and Perez stopped short of endorsing that policy while saying he believed health care should be a right.

The self-identified democratic socialist serves in the Senate as an independent, although he caucuses with the Democrats and ran in the Democratic presidential primary last election cycle.

But fixing the party's ills is far more complicated than installing new leaders or putting people from different camps on stage together. "It's an investment. If people are getting health care, it's an investment". The exception has been former Gov. Steve Beshear, who embraced the law and delivered the Democratic response to Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress earlier this year. Kentuckians have roundly rejected the ultra-liberal, anti-jobs platform of coastal elites like Sanders and Perez.

Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand.

Be Civil - It's OK to have a difference in opinion but there's no need to be a jerk. "We have to articulate our values and put those values into action every day".

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