The New York Times recently reported on the DNC’s plans to disregard the winner of the popular vote at their convention this summer, even though, per the article: “Historically, superdelegates had always supported the candidate who won the most pledged delegates, which accrue from primary and caucus wins.” But now that Bernie is clearly projected to win the most pledged… Read More »I SURE MISS THE ELIZABETH WARREN WHO BELIEVED IN DEMOCRACY!
“Mike Bloomberg has been publishing videos attacking Bernie Sanders and Bernie supporters for being ‘toxic’—and then Bloomberg fabricated grotesque fake quotes” [“praising despotism”] “and attributed them to Bernie.” – from an article published by CommonDreams.org This is what the establishment does: It projects. For the second consecutive primary season, an obscenely rich right-winger with an appallingly Trump-like history is smearing… Read More »AN APOLOGY WOULD BE NICE…
IT’S A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS WHEN CHRIS CHRISTIE IS A MORE ASTUTE OBSERVER OF AMERICAN POLITICS THAN STEPHEN COLBERT…
[Thank you, Niko House, for drawing my attention to this very interesting exchange, “a very entertaining back-and-forth,” indeed.] Colbert: “Why do you think that THE PEOPLE — why do you think he (Bernie) has got, while not the majority of the support in the Democratic Party, right now, he’s got the plurality, to use that twenty-cent word…?” Christie: “Because he’s… Read More »IT’S A SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS WHEN CHRIS CHRISTIE IS A MORE ASTUTE OBSERVER OF AMERICAN POLITICS THAN STEPHEN COLBERT…
A disingenuous attack on the only candidate not funded by corporations and billionaires (Bernie) has ended in yet another painfully hypocritical reversal… and a brand-new super PAC (Sen. Warren’s). Apparently, it’s time for Warren to resume her former practice of “sucking up to billionaires!” Last September, The New York Times reported that the vast majority of funds raised for Sen.… Read More »ARE ALL SUPER PACS CREATED EQUAL?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren in her New Hampshire speech after finishing a distant fourth: “We can unite our party. We can unite people… we can unite people…” (Unity… at least until it’s time to stoke division and smear Bernie Sanders and his supporters, then “unity” goes out the window!) Warren (in that same speech): “The question for us Democrats is whether… Read More »SHE’S GOT A PLAN FOR… UNITY?
(Unnamed person on unspecified website) writes “We’ve seen crazy things happen (Trump getting elected), but Bernie is the Democrats version of Ross Perot. He WILL NOT win the middle. The middle decides. You read it here first.” I respond: That’s the conventional wisdom, but it’s as wrong now as it was in 2016. The “middle” are independents (45% of registered… Read More »CONVERSATIONS WITH STRANGERS (debating folks on-line): IS BERNIE ELECTABLE?
Endemic Racism and Brutality Yields Vigilantism and Terrorism (featuring a discussion of American VALUES)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OauOPTwbqk Rodney King, Abner Louima, Amidou Diallo, the systematic oppression of African-Americans, and the ever-more violent “creeping annexation” of Palestine — what do they have in common? Systematic brutalization of whole peoples, predicated on racism, inevitably provokes a violent response. As the United States has slid (so easily, so casually) into fascism — right down to eliminating due… Read More »Endemic Racism and Brutality Yields Vigilantism and Terrorism (featuring a discussion of American VALUES)
After the stolen Iowa Caucus, Norm Solomon says that progressives need to take heart, because the DNC can’t rig everything, and anyone who says otherwise is just plain giving up. But it’s not about “fatalism” or “defeatism,” Norm, it’s about strategy. It’s about recognizing that the leader of our movement is wearing kid gloves as he’s fighting for all of… Read More »MY RESPONSE TO NORM SOLOMON’S LATEST BROMIDE…
“Honest mistakes” that all work to erase votes for just one candidate — the candidate of women and people of color — are neither honest nor mistakes. Here’s Krystal Ball from this morning’s “Rising” broadcast: “Well, well, well, after all the counting and partial vote releases and manifest errors it looks just possible that Bernie Sanders may have won Iowa… Read More »EVEN THE NEW YORK TIMES DOESN’T TRUST THE IOWA CAUCUS RESULTS!
Here’s Krystal Ball of “The Hill: Rising” discussing the 2020 Iowa Caucus debacle on this morning’s show: “Well, guys, it was rigged. What can I tell you? And it’s not a conspiracy, it is a simple objective statement of fact. Let me explain what I mean, here. After waiting nearly an entire day — and endless speeches about how it’s… Read More »R-I-G-G-E-D? (B-I-N-G-O!)