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polarbear4

i wish Bernie’s crew would’ve confirmed, but i’m sooo glad Bernie didn’t back down.

and im with Rogan on the mma fighter.

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

orlbucfan

T and R, Benny!! Saw 2 Bernie stickers on cars today. 🙂

LieparDestin

My yard sign came in today! Putting it up once I reposition my security cameras to point towards it 😀

magsview

Lol, let us know how that all works out!

I’m not sure if I’ll put one up yet, the hood very conservative. But they all like me, so maybe it’d give them pause. 😉

wi65

Same here in my hood, but gotta wait for a thaw as the frame bent went I tried sticking it in the ground.

magsview

Yes! This time of year weather an issue. We have some precip coming in soon.

jcitybone

wi65

I was wondering how much he paid to get on the debate stage. Pocket change for him.

magsview

That’s the exact phrase that came to my mind when I heard this, pocket change for him.

wi65

Well we always knew that the real battle for Bernie would be beating the DNC, Beating Trumpcorp will be easier.

LieparDestin

magsview

Bernie Sanders’s Surge Owes a Lot to Voters of Color

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/31/us/politics/latest-democratic-polls.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

It’s not just happening in Texas and California, and Latinos are not the only voters of color supporting Mr. Sanders to a significant degree. A national CNN poll released last week found Mr. Sanders pulling 30 percent of all nonwhite voters to Mr. Biden’s 27 percent.

The Democratic Party’s white electorate has grown markedly more liberal over the past two decades, but African-American and Hispanic Democrats — who now make up roughly two-fifths of the party’s membership — still tend to identify as moderate or conservative, according to years of Gallup data.

This would seem to present a challenge for Mr. Sanders, whose policy proposals favor an expansive agenda to fight poverty and climate change, and who draws some of his most solid support from voters who identify as very liberal.

Mr. Biden has struck a moderate tone in his appeals to black voters especially, while promising to restore the legacy of President Barack Obama. Mr. Sanders, meanwhile, has been more willing to criticize some of Mr. Obama’s policies for not having gone far enough.

But when asked which candidate best understood the problems facing people like them, nonwhite voters were nine points more likely to name Mr. Sanders than Mr. Biden, the CNN poll found.

Among black and Latino voters, Mr. Sanders’s ideologically driven approach may find a particular resonance. The Pew survey found that by two to one, white Democrats were more likely to say they preferred a candidate who would compromise with Republicans if needed than to want one who insisted on Democratic policy positions.

Black Democrats are considerably less likely to feel this way. And Hispanic Democrats are even more open to an ideological purist.

polarbear4

wth

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

I just went to Act Blue to cancel my recurring contribution to this organization. It was only $3 per month but I’ve been sending it since this dude used to come on the Ed Schultz show on msnbc way back in the day. He used to be a progressive.

magsview

“he used to be progressive” – I used to follow his group PCCC on twitter, obviously not nearly the same as sending him money, but eventually I became aware of the group’s Warren bias, looked into it, and found that Adam has been a Warren operative going way back. He is a very deceptive man.

If I had to guess, it’s possible that Green’s actions were as a proxy for Warren to signal to the DNC that Warren would be okay with the DNC continuing to accept Bloomberg’s money (and influence). Pretty sure that Green would no have done that without Warren’s blessing.

LieparDestin

‘Definition of a rigged system:’ Sanders campaign rips DNC changing debate rules for Mike Bloomberg

“DNC changing the rules to benefit a billionaire.”

After debate rules were changed in favor of allowing billionaire Mike Bloomberg to join the candidates onstage vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Friday, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign hit back, calling the decision emblematic of the corrupt political system the Vermont senator has centered his run for the White House on defeating.

“To now change the rules in the middle of the game to accommodate Mike Bloomberg, who is trying to buy his way into the Democratic nomination, is wrong,” Sanders senior adviser Jeff Weaver told Politico. “That’s the definition of a rigged system.”

LieparDestin

Bloomberg could qualify for debates under new party rules

The Democratic National Committee has dropped grassroots fundraising qualifications for the party’s Feb. 19 debate before the Nevada caucuses, opening the possibility that billionaire Michael Bloomberg could make his first appearance on stage.

The party announced Friday three different ways for candidates to reach the debate stage that involve reaching certain polling thresholds or banking a convention delegate in the first two nominating contests held in Iowa and New Hampshire. All previous debates have included a fundraising element, and since September, candidates have had to reach both polling thresholds and grassroots fundraising marks. Bloomberg, a former New York City mayor, has not yet hit the polling marks, but he will have until Feb. 18, the day before the debate, to do so — a prospect that pleases some rivals and incenses others.

Under the DNC rules, candidates have multiple paths to the stage: reach 10% support in some combination of four national polls or early state polls from Nevada or South Carolina; reach 12% support in two polls from Nevada or South Carolina or both; or bank a convention delegate in Iowa or New Hampshire, which host the first two nominating votes in early February.

Party Chairman Tom Perez and his aides have said for months that the DNC would likely shift to qualifying standards based on actual results once voting began. But the move is nonetheless significant given Bloomberg’s unique presence in the race.

The ultrabillionaire is self-funding his White House bid — spending at least $188 million from the time he entered the race on Nov. 24 until the end of the year, according to disclosures filed Friday — and thus never could have qualified had Perez continued to require debate participants to reach a certain number of donors.

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Relaxing rules that govern debates almost certainly will leave some former candidates unhappy. Julián Castro and Cory Booker, in particular, have complained that the DNC’s rules unfairly targeted minority candidates because even grassroots donor bases are whiter than the Democratic electorate.

In response to the rules change, Booker’s former campaign manager Addisu Demissie sent out a tweet with a GIF of Justin Timberlake looking incredulous. Asked for additional comment, Demissie pointed back to the tweet.

Jeff Weaver, a senior adviser for Bernie Sanders, said it would be “wrong” to change rules that would “accommodate Mayor Bloomberg, who has raised no grassroots donations and is instead flooding the airwaves across the country funded by his billions of dollars of personal assets.”

“Now, at this late hour, to change the rules to accommodate a billionaire who wants to buy his way into the party would be unconscionable,” Weaver said. “No one should be allowed to buy their way onto the debate stage or the nomination.”