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Thanks for kicking this off, wi61. I’ve been worried that no one was going to extend me the opportunity today to lurk. I really appreciate all you guys and gals. I even miss windancer(sp?) and tyranno… My sister and I were just talking a few days ago about Chitown ’68. Hope it doesn’t get to that.

magsview

I miss windancer13 & tyranocaster too! I see tyrano on twitter sometimes at least.

Happy Saturday ASTDAND!

polarbear4

m3

magsview

Did you hear about the latest scandal?

Right on the heels of Joy Reid and her body language expert (who is apparently a regular on Lou Dobbs) we learn this!

Btw, by ‘FREEZING’, they are referring how Bernie’s team asks hotels to:

Make sure room temperature is at 60 (or 65 with one fan running)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7896375/Bernie-Sanders-2020-presidential-campaign-rider-calls-room-FREEZING.html

jcitybone

Well he moved to VT. He must like the cold! 🤗

Benny

But with comfortable bedding. Most everyone sleeps better when the temperature is lower. There are also some rumors from the same media who said that Jeff Zucker at CNN has instructed the producers to turn up the heat during Bernie’s upcoming town hall.

magsview

1) I much prefer cool air at night for sleeping.

2) Really?? I hope that’s a joke about turning up the heat!

magsview

I’m reminded of a young Sudanese refuge in the documentary Lost Boys of Sudan say that if he mentioned (am paraphrasing) that it was hot outside in the Walmart parking lot as he gathered shopping carts he might hear,’thought you’d be used to it!’, he laughed, and went on to say, “Just because I’m used to it doesn’t mean I LIKE it!”

jcitybone

Thanks wi61!

In Iowa, it’s less of a problem because he won’t make viability and his supporters can recaucus with Bernie. In NH, Bernie is also losing votes to Tulsi, but a good portion of her voters are Republicans who wouldn’t vote for any other Dem.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/yang-problem-how-yang-could-pull-critical-support-sanders-new-n1116661

“If Sanders has a problem in New Hampshire, I think it’s a Yang problem,” said Dante Scala, a political science professor the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy and a local demographics expert. “Every young voter Yang takes, I think you could make a good case it’s a Sanders voter.”

Sanders easily won the state’s primary in 2016 with 60 percent of the vote, thanks in large part to a coalition of young people, independents, and voters looking outside the establishment. Based on interviews conducted at dozens of events held over the past few months, Yang is attracting the same types of voters at his campaign stops

Benny

Tulsi will crash in NH. She’s not polling that well.

I’ve seen more Yang and Bernie signs here in the West LA area. None for Biden or Warren.

orlbucfan

The young people who were fervently behind Bernie in 2016 won’t bolt to Yang. A lot of them don’t trust hm. If anyone goes for Yang, it will be tech nerds who are usually ‘meh’ about politics.

Don midwest
Don midwest

Don midwest
Don midwest

orlbucfan

I have been waiting for the Bernster to start raising havoc here. He was passionate about the USPS on the Hartmann shows.

polarbear4

Don midwest
Don midwest

Benny

I suppose this ” expert ” isn’t Jewish?

This appears to be antisemitic to me.

Don midwest
Don midwest

polarbear4

jcitybone

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/478887-sanders-to-headline-iowa-event-amid-impeachment-trial

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is set to headline a campaign event in Iowa for his presidential bid next week in the middle of the Senate’s impeachment trial.

Sanders’s campaign announced that he will hold a rally at the University of Northern Iowa on Wednesday evening, the day after the trial of President Trump is set to kick off.

The senator is also slated to hold two events in Iowa on Monday, on the eve of the impeachment proceedings.

Benny

I read somewhere that Biden has been hoarding most of his Iowa campaigning for during trial.

Don midwest
Don midwest

2 minute extra clip from Glennwald interview

extended Greenwald interview by Taibbi. Glenn on at 35min

https://t.co/77CpN0j9U7?amp=1

jcitybone

jcitybone

“Joe Biden commands a boardroom” Barf. Looks like we know where that endorsement is going. Quelle Surprise!

https://www.salon.com/2020/01/18/press-watch-why-is-the-mainstream-media-so-gentle-with-joe-biden/

These top reporters don’t hesitate to grill Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, often with gotcha questions and Republican talking points.
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So why are they so easy on Joe? I can only speculate.

I think part of it is that they’re a bit awestruck. (“Joe Biden commands a boardroom,” the New York Times editorial board wrote about its collective interview with him.)

Part of it is that when Biden answers questions about his fitness by saying “look at me,” our elite journalists are simply not rude or direct enough to say: “Yeah, we look at you, and what we see someone who often can’t complete a coherent thought.”
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Maybe, like Biden’s fellow candidates — who have also failed to sufficiently confront him in their debates or take out negative ads — they are worried about blowback from Biden’s supporters.

Maybe they just can’t bring themselves to help Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Most likely, these journalists — the most elite of the journalistic elite — are just plain comfortable with Biden, and don’t feel remotely antagonistic, because he reflects their centrist, Washington cocktail-party ideology.
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He’s not talking about rocking the boat. He’s talking about going back to the way things were, and they were happy then.

By not actively asking Biden any hard questions, these top-tier journalists are offering de facto support for the pre-Trump status quo ante, without overtly looking like they are taking sides.

But if they allow a weak candidate to become the sole alternative to Trump, which appears to be the unacknowledged or unconscious goal, the net effect may be paving the way for four more years.

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