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It’s the issues the Bernster supports that are bringing out the crowds and support. When are the fossilized corporate DNCers going to admit it? Probably never. 🙂 Good morning fellow TPWers. 🙂


Not until the Boomers running the DNC are dead and buried Unfortunately 🙁


Anti-Putin Russian Talks about Working on the 2016 Sanders Campaign

(Interview by Glenn Greenwald, Vitali Shkliarov had worked on Tammy Baldwin’s election in WI and also advised in targeted areas for Obama 2012 re-election. He shares his thoughts as to why Bernie’s campaign was appealing, but how Bernie’s ideas were co-opted by Trump.)

GG: What about the agenda was so appealing?

VS: Well his views of education, reform of political campaign finances. His ideas about or a vision about foreign policy in America, I liked a lot. And it hit me personally, when I moved to the U.S. and when my wife got pregnant with my first baby – that American women don’t have paid maternity leave. That’s, that’s like so normal for someone who is from Europe, you can as a dad, have like up to a year, 70 percent paid maternity leave or paternity leave.

I wasn’t even aware of that: the richest nation on Earth doesn’t have this. And it was like, wow, I didn’t know that actually. And I believe Bernie vocalized it for the first time, like, like in this manner that everybody heard it. And I believe it was so authentic, so true, and I believe people were thirsty for this type of voice, this type of truth.

And I believe exactly that he gave them, and especially why so many people asks why he was so successful among young people, because I believe my theory is that young people have less tolerance for bullshit, that’s exactly the age when the people, the whole social network, the whole life is based around social connections, and the key is if you’re true or not, if you’re legitimate or not, if you’re telling the truth, if you’re a credible or not person.

There’s also some interesting discussion about the current US-Russian tensions. Embeded in the article is the video of the interview. Intercept provided a transcript, edited for clarity and length.



Star Power!


On Tuesday, as the tour continued, Perez and Sanders fell in and out of sync. Perez had spent weeks talking up Jon Ossoff, the Democrat trying to win the suburban Atlanta congressional district vacated when Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price joined the Trump administration. After a closer-than-expected April 11 defeat in a Kansas district, Perez thought Democrats needed to “swing at everything.”

Sanders was less interested in the Ossoff race. “He’s not a progressive,” he said. He was endorsing Democrats based on their economic populism; they could differ from progressives on social issues but not on the threat of the mega-rich to American politics. Soon, he said, the 5-to-4 majority on the Supreme Court was likely to make it legal for the wealthy to give unlimited sums to candidates, and the only way to fight back was grass-roots politicking and small donations.

“If you are running in rural Mississippi, do you hold the same criteria as if you’re running in San Francisco?” he said. “I think you’d be a fool to think that’s all the same.”

Sanders had said this before, and each time, he had sparked anger from a center-left ready to accuse him of abandoning women or nonwhite voters. On Thursday, he was set to campaign in Omaha for Heath Mello, a Democrat running for mayor who had previously backed a bill requiring ultrasounds for women considering abortions.

But Perez and Sanders were on the same page about candidate diversity. “I live in the people’s republic of Takoma Park,” Perez said. “If you demand fealty on every single issue, then it’s a challenge. The Democratic Party platform acknowledges that we’re pro-choice, but there are communities, like some in Kansas, where people have a different position.”


I missed this somewhere…a FB pointed to this tweet:

Bernie spoke to the crowd first that couldn’t get in.

He did the same when he was in Champaign last year. awesome!

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