"If You Have Ideas, We Want To Hear Them" - Sen. Sanders To GOP On Climate Change

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    Senator Bernie Sanders returns to A Late Show during our LIVE show to give his thoughts about President Biden's address to Congress and his urgent desire to take action on climate change with or without Republican support. #Colbert #BernieSanders #SenatorSanders
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    Published on 11 days ago


    1. Silvia Martinelli

      Love Bernie, it's always great to see him here

    2. kerrmic

      If you don’t want to help we’ll do it ourselves ! 💪

    3. Nika

      I was very disappointed when Biden won the nomination. I really thought it would be an era of restrained centrism and neoliberalism and have been so pleasantly surprised with how relatively progressive Biden's legislations has been. Given the scale of the havoc wrecked by the pandemic, Biden has the chance to be one of the most influential presidents in American history. I suspect and I'd like to think that his progressivism is an influence of Bernie. To Biden's credit, his team courted and collaborated with Bernie and gave his ideas the attention they deserve. But if at all my hunch turns out to be right; if all Biden leaves an indelible mark on how America progresses in the 21st century; I hope history does not forget the contributions of Bernie to that legacy. The man is extremely underrated and I will forever be heartbroken that a man with such morals and integrity never sat in the oval office.

    4. Robert Underwood

      GQP "Ideas" : Make it legal to horse whip poor people at will if you make $200,000 a year. Bernie is greatness, he has almost single handedly moved the Overton Window in the US to the left which was desperately needed. The Overton Window in the US had been so far right that not only could real, needed solutions not be discussed, the real problems couldn't be discussed.

    5. MrsWilliamTheBloody

      WHAT a guy.

    6. garfieldisgod

      GO BERNIE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7. A'Anouk'Ke

      You know what I think. We don't need jobs. We need free public education and We'll never be free until we abolish the United States Army. I'm going to tell you something that is going to matter to you, Stephen Colbert. "The world is how you dream it". "El mundo es como uno lo sueña". And one last thing. "There are some people so poor, all they have is money". and thats from the old bedroom wall. Sincerely as fuck, Ana Gabriela Jackson Chaves. check out my twitter.

    8. mplsgrrl 2021

      Biden wouldn't be doing half of this good stuff if it wasn't for Bernie Sanders influence being so popular with voters.

      1. Jenn Batch

        100%. Even as Dems claimed the majority of voters wanted someone more moderate while they coalesced to push Bernie out, they know that's completely untrue. That we want progressive change, real-people centered policies, to come into what the US is really supposed to be. It's a carefully mastered plan to keep the pissed off calm & comfortable

    9. gaston robles

      long live john baptist

    10. Austin Pearce

      I wish Bernie was the President

    11. Gordon Anderson

      Symbolic interpretation of the poster behind the senator - "People.... mushrooms bring red & blue together out of the darkness to get over this depression and to the "POWER" which is upside down right now, because of the Far Right.

      1. Gordon Anderson

        MY idea is big Solar Wind and Hydrogen power systems that would eliminate the need to burn gas, oil and coal. I have been drawing plans and making prototypes, that perform above all expectations, for over 40 years The big oill robber barons {name rhymes with coke} have been working longer than that - making sure ideas like mine are never heard, so those who "want to hear them" can not. IF I try to post say 'H.O.P.E. stands for the water exhausting super engine running on liquid hydrogen and oxygen...' admin. stop me. and I have spent TEN YEASR living on the streets and starving.

    12. Alexandros Patsikos

      my president

    13. Brent Senior

      No some corporations are actually getting paid by the American people. So not only do they pay nothing in taxes they get hundreds of millions in returns. Like wtf is that about

    14. Brent Senior

      Come on bernie you know they dont even believe the bullshit they are spewing. They know but dont care or are scared of trump supporters

    15. Angie Tackett

      Bernie is a national treasure.

    16. Shelby Schnoor

      I love you Bernie ❤️

    17. Siren

      Love, love, love me some Bernie!!!!

    18. Timothy Chapp

      Yep to all of this, except ONE thing, oh revered Senator Sanders. That is, irreparable damage has certainly been done already. You need only count the species that have gone extinct. (Of course... this planet will almost certainly die with the sun in 5 billionish years anyways, and let's not forget all of the myriad other planets out there with preposterous, colossal, radiant lifeforms! So don't despair.)

    19. susie q

      Bernie is amazing America should be so grateful to have his man in politics. And I cant wait for Americans to have access to basic infrastructure everywhere especially in public transport a historical change for the better.

    20. Aleš Škraban

      It is amazing that so positiv politician still exist, and even more surprising that this is posible in USA.

    21. Gregory Eason

      Ooh that anger about climate change from Bernie at the end. I'm not religious, but I always imagine that this is what it's like to see an angel holding a flaming sword aloft; the rage at injustice and unfair treatment, a being that simply wants to make the world a better place for all people who has now has to resort to anger and violence and all you can do is pray that they have the power to make a change before it's too late

    22. sophia s

      it’s obvious from this how much bernie truly cares about the american people. stephen tried to direct the conversation to division and the right, but bernie was like “nah, let’s bring it back to the people, they are suffering. imma just ignore the power trip stuff of other politicians cause the people are suffering”

    23. Patricia Eroz

      Agreed, Senator Sanders, That There Is Nothing More Important Than Restoring Faith In The Federal Gov’t, So Why Don’t We Start With You Explaining To WE THE PEOPLE OF 🇺🇸, Why This Federal Gov’t On Both Sides Of The Aisle Has Been Standing In Contempt Of WE THE PEOPLE’S National Economic Security & Reformation (NESAR) Law For The Past 20 Years & Doing Everything They Can To Keep It From WE THE PEIOLE OF 🇺🇸 When The Enactment Of Said Law Would Take Care Of Every Single Action That President Biden Claims He Wants To Take To Help WE THE PEOPLE? Looking Forward To Your Honest, & If Need-Be, Covert Response. 💃🏽

      1. Jenn Batch

        Wooo...that was quite the story. Love a good conspiracy theory.

    24. squeallymaniac

      Bernie ❤

    25. Emily

      How did I not see this video? Strange that it took USfilm 5 days to suggest it when I watch every episode of the late show and most Sen. Sanders videos

    26. GMO ODEED

      Here’s a idea swallow the same crap your feeding us!

    27. Black Lily

      Dona;d trump's defence on the big lie: "I know you are but what am i"

    28. Jose Gomez Martinez

      I need a bernie in my country :(

    29. Marq Goldberg

      Conservatives have been voting against their own economic intetests since they rebelled against LBJ signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Now they wonder why they have financial problems.

    30. UBI-For-Life 3K-A-Month

      USA 🇺🇸 prays for UBI ( Anti - Poverty Bill ) Of $3,000/Month tax free for life to all poor citizens! The first $36,000/Year is tax free to lift everyone out of poverty and eradicate homelessness and labor exploitation! Flat tax of 3% after $36,001 and up to $100,000. Flat tax of 7% of $100,001 and up to $400,000. Flat tax of 11% of $400,001 and up to $1 million. Flat tax of 15% of $1 million and up to $11 million. Then to eradicate and punish greed; a massive tax of 55% anything over $11 million! Goal is to purge extreme greed and greed will increase UBI structure 😇

    31. UBI-For-Life 3K-A-Month

      USA 🇺🇸 prays for UBI ( Anti - Poverty Bill ) Of $3,000/Month tax free for life to all poor citizens! The first $36,000/Year is tax free to lift everyone out of poverty and eradicate homelessness and labor exploitation! Flat tax of 3% after $36,001 and up to $100,000. Flat tax of 7% of $100,001 and up to $400,000. Flat tax of 11% of $400,001 and up to $1 million. Flat tax of 15% of $1 million and up to $11 million. Then to eradicate and punish greed; a massive tax of 55% anything over $11 million! Goal is to purge extreme greed and greed will increase UBI structure 😇

    32. A D B

      Thank you Bernie!

    33. Theta's World

      Bernie looks great... keep up the good fight sir ...We still feel the bern

    34. Leah

      I seriously don't know what the purpose of the GOP is other than to perpetuate problems and keep their rich friends happy.

    35. C W

      ❤️ YOU BERNIE

    36. Well that went badly

      He comes across as a politician who actually cares about his country and its ordinary people. They are lacking in America and most other western democracies.

    37. Max Streim

      Bernie must be protected at all costs. Bernie 2024

    38. Nameless Hero

      Grasing livestock, not stoping meat production but small scale livestock grasing.

    39. Duke of Dubuque

      They kinda look alike, like one could be a younger version of the other.

    40. J Rods

      Ahhh, a fresh breath of Bernie to finish the night.

    41. kuomaster17

      I hope this man never dies.

    42. pratheepa selvarajah

      Bernie seems to be a very active person.

    43. Wilf Bentley

      Here's my idea. Democrats, get your weakest members (like Manchin) in line and steamroll over the retardlicans with whatever your hearts desire.

    44. Marie Que

      Thank you Bernie!!

    45. Jacqua Cooper

      The USA people wanted reoccurring monthly checks to help boost the economy.

    46. Craig Mead

      A nice sentiment though clearly false; hundreds of comms w ideas have been sent to Sanders&Biden to accelerate the global transition to renewable energy; crickets. In fact several sent to Stephen&I only hear ice melting in his rocks glass.

    47. Sri Baba Marley Jones

      Bernie now says "We are going to expand healthcare," instead of what he use to say which is "Medicare for all as a human right." Interesting. Why the change in stance Bernie?

    48. Sri Baba Marley Jones

      Yeah I have a good idea Bernie and it's the same idea that you an on in 2016 and that %75 of Americans are for. MEDICARE FOR ALL!! Why aren't you talking about that anymore? At the very least why aren't you pushing Biden on the single payer option that he ran on?? Not one single word or action is coming from you Bernie on these issues. WHY??

    49. Anthony Johnson

      Bernie is going to be a great president!!!!!! vote progressive. Bernie will always work for the people.

    50. Jesse Joyce

      We are very lucky in America to have senator Bernie Sanders fighting for us; listening to him (and also president Biden) fully acknowledge the gravity and urgency of our situation almost gives me a little hope for our country and our species. I don’t really have hope, but I feel much better knowing that we are at least trying to fight back against the hordes of brainwashed republican extremists dragging us all down with them

    51. Chris Gorszczyk

      Let's talk about why computer software has become the same thing as how rich people lease a new car every year. If I pay $2,000 for some software I expect to be able to use it in 5 years. No hassles. No $500 annual payment plans for a one year license forcing you to upgrade or kick rocks.

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    53. Dee Jonhs

      WE LOVE BIDEN N BERNIE- GOD BLESS AMERICANS. PLEASE DON'T FORGET HOW little crazy psycho almost destroyed us all!!! VOTE VOTE VOTE

    54. Philippe Drolet

      Gouvernement for the rich by the rich

    55. Thomas

      shephen< please use it.

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    57. michael padan

      when the president said "healthcare is a right", where did he get that idea?

    58. Janet Wright Readings

      I love Bernie & I regularly give to progressive candidates because Bernie inspired me

    59. 712coquiguy

      4:46 this is why i want to fuck off and leave it all behind; off grid. And I'm not alone, this sentiment is millions strong. Our grandparents really did took it all.

    60. Daniela Gioseffi

      Love Bernie. Still "feelin' the BERN," but why not expose the real culprits behind Trump, Ted Cruz, Hawley, Greene, Johnson, etc. It's Robert and Rebekah MERCER who financed the Big Lie. Why is everyone is afraid to expose Robert Mercer, the funding behind Jan. 6th Insurrection. Be more truthful! truthout.org/articles/billionaire-family-bankrolled-election-lies-far-right-and-the-capitol-siege/

    61. Gina Plopper-Norton

      I want a bernie biography

    62. Ali Smith

      Insist #greenwashing corporations r held accountable Sign+Share chng.it/VV6MGTqg #ClimateAction #ClimateEmergency #plasticpollution

    63. Jacob Solbrig

      Yeah dont ask those idiots, you'll only get wrong answers.

    64. K O

      "If you have ideas, we want to hear them." - Bernie Sanders "That ought to give you an idea of how much shit they've got on the shelf." - George Carlin

    65. Alle Warten Auf Das Licht

      He's far too good a politician for American politics.

    66. Kermit 2110

      They have no ideas - they have culture war-mongering, they have victimhood complexes, they have nativism, they have politics-by-fear, they have deflection, they have conspiracy theories, they have ignorance, they have red meat to distract. Ideas? Leave that to the policy makers....leave that to the other lot.

    67. Seize Theday

      Bernie and Biden are both "talking the talk" but, time will tell if they actually, "walk the walk". Hasn't that always been the biggest problem with politicians and presidents? For starters, if we don't remove corporate lobbying money from politics, it will very difficult to affect any significant changes. Keep in mind that just 1% of Americans have more wealth than 50% of all Americans. Do you think they're going to go down without a fight? Let's see what happens in the next 4 years. I wouldn't hold your breath.

    68. Jennifer S

      He looks so cute with his purple shirt and plaid tie!!

    69. robaerto71

      Bernie, what a disappointment!!! Why are you STILL perpetuating the lie that Drumpf was the result of the disenfranchisement??? IT IS NOT TRUE!!! Mostly it were NOT the poor or underprivileged that voted for him! It were privileged middle-class voters!!!

    70. fliodhas79

      We could've had Bernie as the president instead of Trump but YOU along with the rest of the centrist liberal media shat on progressives and their ideas. You made fun of Bernie and his policies during BOTH presidential runs. Save your faux concern Colbert.

    71. Sailor DaiGurren

      We were robbed of the chance at this great president, and instead forced to settle for a mediocre president. Thanks, Obama.

    72. JennyLS

      Wow. I'm embarrassed to say I've heard of Bernie and I know in general what he stood for, but this is the first time I've heard him speak. No wonder people are behind him. I was so impressed. I hope we can keep the pot on the boil and make things happen.

    73. Cody Birchfieeld

      If bernie had stayed in the race that man is our Presidentnt today And the goat President 🐐🐐🐐

    74. Null Void

      LEGALIZE WEED, people will drive less and pay more taxes.

    75. Sharon Adams

      Bernie is a true Statesman, and a mensch

    76. BobbyFrank123


    77. mytexas days

      Maybe nightly the news needs to display a countdown clock to 5-7 years so climate change becomes embedded into our brains.

    78. mytexas days

      Why do legislative bills need to be 600+ pages long? No wonder not much gets accomplished in the 1/2 year Congress is in session.

    79. Trisha Tyler

      Stop acting like these proposals are so radically leftist and remember how the last dem presidents have pulled this country toward the oligarchy that has created this BS economy.

    80. mytexas days

      I lived in the L.A. area since birth. In 2009 I moved to South Texas. It's been an eye opening experience. I see the people planting the food I so leisurely got in my air conditioned car and went to the grocery stores and bought . Some have no teeth, their children don't have the necessary parent involvement in their schooling because they are not educated. They live in conditions that are beneath the minimum. They are poor. I never saw that up close in L.A.

    81. Crimson Spirit

      Sanders is a man of his word, he promised joe to respect and support him if he lost and he kept his word, america lost a great leader there

    82. Republicans are terrorists

      Here’s my ideas 1. Hold trump accountable 2. Monthly stimulus because we all got FUCKED 3. Take away republicans voting rights 4.max wealth caps

      1. hedy lamarr

        Go live in North Korea 🇻🇳

    83. 2 bunnies

      Talking about our jobs being farmed out, Why does a major US health insurance provider have their call center farmed out to another country??

    84. jts1968

      God, this makes me sick!!! Biden has not put forth any specific policies!!! He's paid lip service to progressive ideas while not including any of those ideas in his bills!!! Stephen is too smart to not realize Biden's speech was performative to the core :(

    85. Khoi Hua

      It still baffles me how stunted US political spectrum is when policies like universal healthcare, education, childcare, paid leave, etc. (which are actually given and centrist by the EU bloc and Asian nations) but considered as left as a crooked peepee 🍆

    86. Alice Putt

      Well after a unresponsive government since Ronald Reagan, I understand that people think democracy isn’t working. Congress supported jobs moving out of the country and not paying taxes, while wages froze and taxes rose. I believe that Bernie is fighting for us and am surprised and happy that Biden is also. The sedition Senators need to be removed.

    87. Dick Tutorial

      This is an outstanding video and absolutely spot on. It is US and its allies worldwide Neoliberal rentier extractive capitalist hegemony that is causing all of the misery that causes these migrant diasporas and it is because the US vassal Neoliberal extraction puppet oligarchs hire paramilitaries and other skulduggery to “protect” their land and other assets & literally conduct pogroms on marginalized and the indigenous that the United States grants complete impunity to because of the US hegemony 🏴 abolish or otherwise derogate all unnecessary hierarchy🏴 usfilm.info/fire/oLWLa2OBf8Z927I/video.html

    88. Colin Zhou

      I miss Trump

    89. TAJ

      He could still run for president in 2024

    90. Preston James

      He seems to not be aware of anything Joe Manchin has said in his support of the filibuster...

    91. Shana-Elizabeth

      Biden won the office but Sanders won our hearts with progress ideas. This is a truly amazing individual. So genuine and so truthful. He has restored my faith in the ability of our government. Thank you for everything Bernie! 💜✨🙌

    92. Kate Sadhbh

      Bernie, please call Stephen Colbert out on his support for ABA. ABA IS ABUSE. He is funding the torture of autistic children. Child abuse.

    93. restrictedmilk

      I'm loving Bernie's outfit! And also his talking points

    94. initialkingof b's

      We absolutely need Sen. Sanders where trump was and President Biden is now.

    95. athenia h

      BERNIE! Thank you this interview . Fingers crossed.

    96. Xeno Campanoli

      Okay, here is an idea, and you won't like it: There is no way in hell we are going to stop climate disaster at this point, and the worst thing that can happen is that some delusional dibshit who convinces people disasters are judgement from God because of the gays, or atheism, or bicycle riders, or whatever fantasy that keeps them in power. We need solid fact based and science based and logic based government from top to bottom now, and for the future, or we are sunk. It is literally reality or the Rapture Right. So, please, let's work on building truth and justice, making things fair, but real, and learning to actually get along. Our best non-scarce resource consumption is education and learning about each other. Next best is getting back to using manual labor and livestock to make our food and our homes. Please, let's get cracking.

    97. Tim A

      Bernie Sanders must live past 100 years old so he can continue to be a voice of consciousness, and influence and push America in the right direction.

    98. Liquid_Drummer

      I have an idea. How about when a Republican makes up a huge lie about something like limiting red meat that President Biden goes on USfilm and corrects it, invites the accuser to debate it and shut the lies down when they take hold. Time to try something different. Make the accusers debate.

    99. Ramkumar Subramanian

      Thanks. USA is not Russia 🙏🙏

    100. Nina Wong-Dobkin

      Why would people believe in conspiracy theories and not vote for elected officials who would watch out for them and vote FOR things that will help them? What do they gain when believing in conspiracy theories?