Submitted by Webmaster on 21 February 2016 - 8:17pm “I still respect your contribution to our struggle for freedom. But this time, Brother Lewis, sadly, you are standing on the wrong side of history. Respectfully, “ Monica Moorehead Workers World Party 2016, Presidential Candidate Thoughts? View article40 clicks Your reaction 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 Comments LiberalTalkingPoints 2 years 4 months ago Unmentioned in the article, but relevant now: At the time that John Lewis is criticizing Bernie for not being involved in civil rights, Hillary Clinton was supporting Barry Goldwater, an unabashed conservative who voted agaist the civil rights act. In those days, the parties were somewhat muddled as to which one best represented civil rights. John Lewis' recent comment saying he never saw Bernie during those days of marching and violence is ironic at best and at worst, slightly ignorant, contrasted with Hillary Clinton's politics back then. blueparx 2 years 4 months ago 50 years ago was a long time ago. People change. People evolve. Clinton or Sanders are better than 2016's Republican alternatives. LiberalTalkingPoints 2 years 4 months ago Absolutely. Yet, in advocating for your candidate, please do not denigrate your candidates opponent in the primary. Lewis could have stuck with Clinton's civil rights record (whatever it is) but instead chose to imply that something is wrong with Bernie's past. That was not helpful.