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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:10 pm 
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Some people argue that if the RNC had had superdelegates, Trump would never have been the nominee.

They could have stopped him. Their essential function is the neutralization of demagogues.

But who knows, perhaps everyone on this board would be ranting against President Cruz, instead.

There's nothing un-transparent about the superdelegate system. Their identities and process of selection are not secret.

I'm not against abolishing it. I also see a variety of ways it could be reformed. As you may know, I don't always see these questions as false dilemmas or binaries. ("to be, or not to be.")

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:20 pm 
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The only upside to a Cruz presidency is it's less likely we'd be facing a nuclear war with North Korea, among other horrors.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:37 pm 
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interesting article hopefully the democratic party will continue to move to include the poor and marginalized in representation

The Secret to Progressives’ Electoral Success?

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.......“The mainstream Democratic Party—and I am Democrat—really needs to wrap its loving arms around progressives,” he adds. “Republicans should be shaking in their boots because it is clear that for a long time there has been a big group of voters that would not get out to vote because they weren’t excited by their options.”

When you give people a bold progressive option, on the other hand, “they will beat down the doors to go vote.”.......

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:34 pm 
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As this article indicates, the Senator is a very hard worker despite his age.













by Eve Peyser

By the time I got to interview Bernie Sanders, he was very tired, and honestly so was I—not that I could really complain. The Vermont senator had spent the wee hours of Saturday morning on the Senate floor watching his Republican colleagues pass a tax bill that Sanders called “the biggest act of thievery in the modern history of this country.”







I began the interview by summarizing the past two days before asking, “So, uh, how do you do it?” He burst into a long, hearty laugh, bringing some energy to a table full of tired people who (him included) hadn’t even had their coffee yet. “You know, I got a job to do, and I do it,” he said matter-of-factly. “We believed the bill was going to be voted on Thursday night, and that’s why we arranged for Louisville on Friday evening and Ohio on Saturday and Philadelphia on Sunday… When I make a commitment, I like to keep it, and we had a very good turnout in Louisville and thought we would in Ohio, so I felt it was important to keep that commitment, so I got up early, and we did it.”
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wjz5 ... -tour-ohio


















I'm sorry, Senator, as commendable as your statement is, that's not going to happen. Not even close. We're now witnessing both major political party's moral values on parade. This is what corporate establishment politicians look like since Mr Clinton. It's fortunate that the Democratic Party has enough females today to stand up to their own party morons.

















Sanders: Trump should think about resigning over sexual misconduct allegations

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Julia Manchester
https://www.bing.com/search?q=https%3A% ... US&PC=LCTS















If the Senator were in his fifties, his chance of winning the next presidedntial election [hopefully in a stand alone progressive party] would be strong. With that said, the next presidential election will be greatly influenced by the Millennial vote. This piece below written during 2013 has it correct about the Millennial vote in 2020. Say goodbye to the obnoxious Bush Clinton thumb sucking Democrats. Say goodbye to the out of control corporate tax hugging Republicans. There will be a political revolution that neither corporate establishment parties can do about it because their long reign and record of lies and corruption is nearing the end, while disgusted and struggling progressives seek fair representation. The movement is moving forward.













https://mic.com/articles/35479/millenni ... .FWSrgxi5i

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As mentioned before in this thread, there's some good Democrats fighting the fight, but it's mostly all uphill against the other thumb suckers. The vote to impeach Mr Trump a few days ago only found fifty-eight Democratic Representatives with a good conscience. The others wishes to wait. Unfortunately, including Senator Sanders. Those awaiting the result of Mr Mueller's investigation. I suppose racial slur against minority groups isn't reason enough.
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Washington (CNN)A resolution to start the process of impeaching President Donald Trump was tabled Wednesday, following a push from Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas to force such a vote on the House floor.

The vote was 364-58 and was not directly on the resolution, rather a vote to table the proposal.

The move to impeach was not supported by Democratic leaders, who have pushed aside the idea of impeaching the President.








Green argued that Trump should be impeached for his rhetoric against certain racial and ethnic groups in the US, including Latinos, Muslims and African-Americans.


Trump's rhetoric, while not criminal, still "divides and damages the social fabric of our country in ways that obstruction of justice cannot," Green wrote in his letter.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/06/politics/ ... index.html

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All Democrats count as GOOD!

Those who are not Democrats are the ones who aren't counted.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:12 pm 
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The supervising producer of "The Kudlow Report," and senior senior columnist at CNBC.com, Jake Novak a free market conservative wrote an opinion article about Bernie Sanders' wife yesterday.



The FBI's credibility is taking another blow as the probe of Bernie Sanders' wife continues

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/fbi-a ... 00368.html

:o The horror of it:

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It first came to light back in May of this year that the FBI was looking into the matter, and had begun to do so while Barack Obama was still president. At the time, it was the first sign of trouble for Sanders' brand as an above-reproach progressive.

His political fortunes are now still in jeopardy. But beyond Bernie's future, this story is the latest example of the serious threat to the credibility of America's federal law enforcement system.

Back when this story first emerged, it was already something attorney Alan Dershowitz called a dangerous example of a tit-for-tat political use of the FBI to criminalize politics. At that point, it seemed like Dershowitz might be getting ahead of himself: It looks more like that assessment was on the money.


Poor Jake Novak's feeling are hurt all over about how that awful FBI is on a horrible awful no good "Witch Hunt."

:| Novak didn't say "Witch Hunt," I said "Witch Hunt" and put it in quotes.

:| Wait cant say that either. It wouldn't be right, I didn't say it first. Donald Trump said it before me and he put it in Quotes.



:) Glad I caught and correct that before Trump saw it and got after me on Twitter.




I wonder what motivates Novak a free market conservative to step up to the plate and defend Sanders's wife from that mean-old FBI like this?


:( I don't know, I just don't know. Anyway Novak finished by saying:

"At some point in this dangerous game of chicken, someone needs to quit the political vendettas and put things right. That moment seems less likely to happen than ever right now."



:( I don't know. Hey village people, should we quit "these dangerous game(s) of chicken," these "political vendetta(s) and put things right"?


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This is one of the easiest questions to answer in brief. THEMSELVES and their RICH CROONIES!! While we collectively believe that elections will make a difference with change and hope, it's been and will be nothing but lobbing back and forth between the two binary parties a give and take false sense of goodness for all. The good news for Democrats should be an impressive comeback in 2018 and presidential win in 2020. Without a proper progressive agenda in place, all that will happen is some good but more of the same in the long run in which will only result in a quickly shrinking middle class with growing poverty of more pain and suffering. It's simply the way of the ignorance and greed in control.















Warren and Sanders: Who Is Congress Really Serving?
By ELIZABETH WARREN and BERNIE SANDERSDEC. 17, 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/17/opin ... inion&_r=0

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One has to like this. A younger version of Bernie Sanders for Michigan gubernatorial candidate. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed. It'll be a tight race against a similar opponent but, who knows, possibly the more progressive candidate will emerge as the victor August 7, 2018.
















Bernie Sanders campaign veterans rally behind Michigan's El-Sayed

By Gregory Krieg, CNN

Updated 5:20 PM ET, Thu January 4, 2018


key members of the group that helped deliver Michigan to Sanders are returning, or hunkering down, to boost El-Sayed, the 33-year-old former Detroit Health Department leader described by activist and supporter Linda Sarsour as "our younger version of Bernie."









El-Sayed has also retained Middle Seat Digital, a firm founded by Sanders alums Kenneth Pennington, the campaign's digital director in 2016, and Hector Sigala, who ran its booming social media apparatus. The campaign believes El-Sayed, who gained national notice for his work in Detroit, where he pioneered a program to offer free eye exams and, if necessary, glasses, to public school students, is uniquely positioned for viral stardom. (An opinion confirmed in part when former Obama speechwriter and liberal podcast host Jon Favreau retweeted an El-Sayed web video in October, adding: "Reminds me of someone I used to work for.")

Sandberg estimates that 50% of potential voters who come out to see El-Sayed, who barnstormed the state after entering the race early last year, sign up to volunteer on his behalf. The campaign said it has held 150 town halls and meet-and-greets, visiting 95 cities in 46 counties during nearly a year on the stump. He'll have another seven months to make his case, with the primary scheduled for August 7.









"He's getting good responses in even very conservative parts of the state. But where the rubber hits the roads is whether he can get past his base, which right now is young, I would say predominantly college students, people of color -- definitely focused in the Detroit area," said Susan Demas, editor and publisher of Inside Michigan Politics. "But he's hoping to have that Bernie Sanders appeal, a populist economic appeal to people who are really sick of the system."










El-Sayed is working to outflank Whitmer on the left with a plan to bring single-payer health care to the state. His supporters also point to Whitmer's initial hesitance -- she's since committed -- to back a $15 minimum wage as an opening for the campaign to connect with Michigan progressives.
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/04/politics/ ... index.html

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:55 pm 
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One has to like this. A younger version of Bernie Sanders for Michigan gubernatorial candidate. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed. It'll be a tight race against a similar opponent but, who knows, possibly the more progressive candidate will emerge as the victor August 7, 2018.


I suppose by that you are referring to Bill Cobbs as the other similar opponent, or perhaps Kentiel White. I think El-Sayed or Cobbs would be alright. I think Kentiel White, sound like a nice guy, would be in over his head if he won.

I didn't see how or where El-Sayed became a younger version of Bernie.


Gretchen Whitmer is the most established candidate who has said she will run so far. https://ballotpedia.org/Gretchen_Whitmer


Potential established candidates are Mike Duggan the Mayor of Detroit, and Bart Stupak a former U.S. representative. Right now there are 8 people in the ring and if these two join them there will be 10. That Bart Stupak appears to be an ick or a yuck. That Mike Duggan appears to be both a carpet bagger, and an ick or a yuck.


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