Within this post is Jimmy Dore & Thomas Frank’s 4 part interview series in which they discuss Bernie, Hillary, The Democrats, and a wide range of other topics.Continue reading →
This past weekend, Peter Daou relaunched his site, Verrit, and after months of it being invisible (not to be confused with Indivisible), he got his biggest fan, former Democratic 2017 presidential candidate, Grandma The Baroness Clinton to endorse it. … Continue reading →
Yesterday, progressive lefties, in particular, those not who cannot claim identity politics were put on notice at the other place with the advent of this new group, the TOP Equity Group. According to the profile, the TOP Equity Group’s aim is this: DK Equity Group is comprised of DK staff committed to eliminating white supremacy in Daily Kos and the movement. This account has multiple staff members who will identify themselves in written posts and will use personal accounts to comment. Since the paid staff have proclaimed they will self-identify themselves as members of that group, be reassured I’m not … Continue reading →
This morning I had my invisible bee-keeper’s hat on while looking in the Villagers’ honeycomb at the other place. They adore their neoliberal heroines, Joy Ann Reid, Nanci Pelosi, and of course, former Queen Bee Clinton herself. Once in awhile, the baroness does something that hits the right notes of the middle class professionals (and to a certain extent, working class); in this instance, it was an address to conference attendees of American Library Association yesterday morning in Chicago. The Villagers posted a tweet to the CNN recording of Clinton’s speech, but as the speech was worth $125,000 pd by … Continue reading →
Hi Birdies, The short work week went fast and already it’s the weekend. A few hours ago Bernie Sanders spoke to a packed house at the Bristol Festival of Ideas. … Continue reading →
For the DNC, the fallout from the presidential primary is not yet over. In the conduct and management of the affairs and procedures of the Democratic National Committee, particularly as they apply to the preparation and conduct of the Presidential nomination process, the Chairperson shall exercise impartiality and even handedness as between the Presidential candidates and campaigns. The Chairperson shall be responsible for ensuring that the national officers and staff of the Democratic National Committee maintain impartiality and even-handedness during the Democratic Party Presidential nominating process. — Democratic party charter/by-laws That section of the charter is the subject of a class-action … Continue reading →
Seems like all kinds of news on take out the trash day. The Washington Post reported a few minutes ago that someone familiar with the Russia probe has identified a WH official as “a person” of interest. … Continue reading →
April Showers bring May Flowers on the month’s ides. Let’s get to it as some of this news is not making the media conglomerates due to revelations of Trump’s continued incompetence as the commander-in-chief.
Hello everyone..I’m taking a day off from planting my gardens , catching up on my neglected emails and just relaxing. I hope you are having a lovely Mother’s Day weekend in your neck of the woods. 🙂 While reading my email notifications I came across an interesting and revealing new documentary that’s being talked about on Twitter. It details how Democratic Party DNC Political Strategists influenced, planned and eventually set-up the election of the Orange One. I learned a lot of new stuff watching it. It’s a citizen journalism documentary film showing the terrible corruption that comes when big money … Continue reading →
Today is Derby Day…but there’s other news and some levity as well. We’ll start with Lee Camp, who with comedic talent, gives us the rundown of this past week’s news in his show, Redacted Tonight. Among the highlights, Obama’s “back wages” from Wall Street, and DNC’s folly in the current class action lawsuit. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CZRA6XuLw4[/embedyt]
Starting a new thread as the other one is getting kinda long… FBI’s James Comey just finished his testimony at the Senate, testifying about recent actions of the FBI. Dianne Feinstein has already hammered Comey about the election and possible interference by the Russians. Comey made a statement that the FBI does all kinds of investigations that the media may not cover.
Obama remains enormously popular on the left, but he has nonetheless come under fire from progressives who are angered by his decision to accept $400,000 from financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald for a speech at a healthcare conference in September.
The issue has renewed tensions between liberals and mainstream Democrats that emerged during the bitter 2016 primary contest between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who campaigned hard against the influence of money in politics.
Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have both registered their disappointment with Obama, showing that not even the most revered Democrat in the country can escape the populist wrath.
Nina Turner, a former Sanders surrogate, said that it’s time Democrats wrestle with Obama’s legacy, which includes Wall Street executives in top advisory roles and a sharp rise in income inequality.
Turner said that money in politics will be a bellwether issue for liberal candidates in 2018 and beyond as emboldened progressives look to build on Sanders’s insurgent campaign.
“President Obama may not be in politics anymore, but he’s very much a symbol of what Democrats stand for, and so people are disappointed by this,” Turner said.
The former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee came out swinging Tuesday night in defense of former President Barack Obama’s plan to accept $400,000 for a speech to Wall Street in September, urging critics such as Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren to mind their own business.
Warren, a possible presidential candidate in 2020, said she was “troubled” by Obama’s decision, and Sanders, a former Democratic presidential candidate, told CNN it was “not a good idea” and “distasteful.”
After being shown both criticisms during an interview on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz fired back that “it is none of anyone’s business what someone who is a member of the private sector decides to accept in terms of compensation.”
Wasserman Schultz said that Obama and Clinton, who also faced criticism for paid speeches to Wall Street, both have “pristine” public records. “They both fought back against the big banks, and their practices, and I have every confidence in the service they both provided.”
“With all due respect to anyone who chooses to comment publicly on what Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, or anyone earns as a member of the private sector,” she said, “it’s just, like, MYOB — it’s none of your business.”
For those of you who want to post more comments, let’s do it on this thread. The one earlier today is gettin’ kind of long.. one breaking item, House Will Not Vote on ACHA Rewrite in order to keep the government open. … Continue reading →
Jonathan Allen covered the White House and the 2016 campaign for Bloomberg News. Amie Parnes is the White House correspondent for The Hill. In 2015, they published a book titled HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton. It was a largely positive profile of the former Secretary of State. Allen and Parnes covered the Clinton campaign starting in 2014, planning to write a second book about it. They had high level access to many campaign insiders. In their introduction, they say the expected to be writing about the election of a woman for the first time as President. Instead, they, like most … Continue reading →
The Harvard Harris poll sampled over 2000 voters across the country last week (April 14-17). Sanders is viewed favorably by 57 percent of registered voters, according to data from a Harvard-Harris survey provided exclusively to The Hill. Sanders is the only person in a field of 16 Trump administration officials or congressional leaders included in the survey who is viewed favorably by a majority of those polled. […] Only 32 percent have a negative view of Sanders, including nearly two-thirds of Republicans. — thehill.com/… It’s important to note that the survey looked only at current politicians, not those who aren’t in office today. Obama’s … Continue reading →