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Don midwest

I posted two comments on dailykos. You can go and read them there. I don’t have to repost.

The first is on the politics of Jefferson which has been lost in the trivia of the last decades writing about him.

Jefferson’s political philosophy has been ignored in recent decades.

And insights from Bruno Latour about Trump.

http://www.dailykos.com/comments/1636151/65599703#comment_65599703

So far there have been no RECS of the comments. I am not asking you to go there. I have been in the habit of making comments there.

They are of the form of poking in the eye of DK and I can quickly write up a comment.

The second one was stimulated by a long discussion I had last night with a thoughtful man who still is blaming Jill Stein and thinks that Keith will win the DNC. This morning Howard Dean, the turncoat, came out for someone else. The establishment is still hanging on…..

Even if I sin a little by posting an occasional comment on DK, am I still welcome here in this castle of sanity?

orlbucfan

What a question! I speak for LD and everyone on here by answering ‘of course’! I don’t bother with TOP anymore. I barely recognize it now. T and R to the usual suspects!! 🙂

la58

Don your comments and links are always welcome and enjoyed.

polarbear4

Welcomed and hugged! :O)

wi58

Of course your welcome here DM silly question:)

Benny

Millennials in Dem Party Endorses Keith Ellison for DNC Chair. ‪ https://medium.com/@millennialsforkeith/millennial-leaders-endorse-282f5c5fa882#.gxq2dvq7d‬

Benny

Like a hunk of cheese with that whine?

ormer Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said Monday that “forces within the FBI” may have sought to elect Donald Trump as president.

“There are at least forces within the FBI that wanted her to lose,” Podesta said during an interview with John Heilemann hosted by NewCo. Podesta offered no evidence to back-up his speculation. “I’m not sure they really understood the alternative, but they wanted her to lose. I think that’s one possibility.”

These “forces” could have played a role in FBI Director James Comey’s controversial decision to alert Congress 11 days before the election that the FBI was evaluating more of Clinton’s emails, Podesta said.

The Clinton campaign has long pointed to Comey’s letter as a turning-point in the election which may have caused their electoral college defeat.

He also said pressure from underneath Comey may have pushed him to send the letter.

“He made a bad judgment, and I think virtually anybody who has opined on the topic…. have said it was a terrible mistake of judgment,” Podesta said. “And I think it did terrible damage to us. If you look at the polling at that period time, that’s when the race began to tighten in that week.”

The FBI declined to comment.

Video of the interview with Podesta is embedded in the article.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/john-podesta-fbi-clinton-election-trump-235229

CaliforniaPat

How about Jill Stein? This morning I am reading that it was her relationship with the Russians that caused Clinton to lose! They blame everyone but the one who really lost the race, Hillary Clinton.

polarbear4

Hillary Clinton and the Dems people and soul killing neoliberalsm–wars and poverty to look forward to! Geesh!

polarbear4

Nothing to do with her ripping the prize away from Bernie with gawd knows what awful tricks in addition to those we know of.

jcitybone

Sessions more repugnant than Devos

A fight over an order that would rescind protections for transgender students in public schools has erupted inside the Trump administration, pitting Attorney General Jeff Sessions against the secretary of education, Betsy DeVos.

Ms. DeVos initially resisted signing off on the order and told President Trump that she was uncomfortable with it, according to three Republicans with direct knowledge of the internal discussions. The draft order would reverse the directives put in place last year by the Obama administration to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice.

Mr. Sessions, who strongly opposes expanding gay, lesbian and transgender rights, fought Ms. DeVos on the issue and pressed her to relent because he could not go forward without her consent. The order must come from the Justice and Education Departments.

Mr. Trump sided with his attorney general, these Republicans said, telling Ms. DeVos in a meeting in the Oval Office on Tuesday that he wanted her to drop her objections. And Ms. DeVos, faced with the choice of resigning or defying the president, has agreed to go along. The Justice Department declined to comment on Wednesday.

humphrey

Here is a path to livestream of of Standing Rock

One of them is live right now!

https://livestream.com/unicornriot

jcitybone

Boo Hoo Mr. Groen The horror of getting calls in support of a candidate.

https://berniesanders.com/bernie-sanders-loyalists-taking-democratic-party-one-county-office-time/

In Washington, Democrats are grappling with what it means to be a minority party in the age of Donald Trump. In the rest of the country, populist followers of Sen. Bernie Sanders are mounting a sustained effort to answer the question from the bottom up.

In California, supporters of the 2016 presidential contender packed the obscure party meetings that chose delegates to the state Democratic convention, with Sanders backers grabbing more than half the slots available.

In Washington state, they swept to power at the Democratic state central committee, ousting a party chairman and installing one of their own in his place. Sanders acolytes have seized control of state parties in Hawaii and Nebraska and won posts throughout the party structure from coast to coast.

Those gains come from an under-the-radar blitz in a debate over the future of the party following its bruising 2016 losses. While Democrats nationwide have put the focus on President Trump, the Sanders wing of the party has engaged in an intramural fight to remake the party in a more populist, liberal mold.

The Ellison organizing effort risks a backlash of its own. Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Marcel Groen was annoyed recently when a group tweeted to urge followers to call him to show support for Mr. Ellison. More than 300 calls came in, jamming his line.

“They are putting an awful lot of pressure on people; it’s over the top,” said Mr. Groen, who subsequently endorsed Mr. Perez. “It’s counterproductive.”

polarbear4

hahaha! It’s counterproductive! Yes, much better to roll over for your neolibcon masssssstersss….

humphrey

The Police might be starting their actions. Some arrests have been made

The livestream guy says that the Wisconsin State Patrol is front and centre in the actions.

polarbear4

Thanks for being on this, humphrey

humphrey

I appreciate your comment. I have plenty of spare time so I attempt to spread the information.

humphrey

DNC Leadership debate on CNN at 10 EST

humphrey

What stacked audience! Both Keith Ellison and Sam Ronan got muted applause while all others received enthusiastic cheering. Donna Brazile must have picked the crowd.

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