1/31 TGIF “Berniestock”, Hot Toddies & Mocktail Hour/OT
“If I had Medicare for All in 2012, I’d still be working. I wouldn’t be sitting here dying in my own home. And I don’t want that to happen to anybody else." –Jim Williams pic.twitter.com/FbvjpkMmle
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 31, 2020
Good news Jim! The Progressive Wing agrees with you that Bernie is willing to fight for healthcare as an American right, but that all countries should offer it if they can. We know our country can afford it.
Quite the turnout for Berniestock featuring Bon Iver, though it’s still TBD whether Sanders himself will make it tonight from the Senate trial. pic.twitter.com/5KB6y1s1Rw
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) February 1, 2020
DNC Up to New Bullshite today…
DNC chair Tom Perez on his reasoning for not holding a climate debate because it violated agreed-to rules about the (left) vs. the DNC changing agreed-to debate rules to accommodate a billionaire (right) 🤔 pic.twitter.com/U4Xunxz9Zu
— Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff) January 31, 2020
The whole idea behind the current formula was to winnow the number, not add.
So now that Bernie Sanders is the frontrunner, the DNC is changing its debate rules mid-primary, eliminating the small donor threshold to let Bloomberg buy his way onto the stage.
Bloomberg’s surrogates are openly admitting he’s running as a Sanders spoiler.
Here we go again. https://t.co/WqGTuQijKo
— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) January 31, 2020
Meantime, some current and former Justice Dems are helping on the ground in Iowa for Bernie’s campaign:
On the trail for @BernieSanders. #3Days #IowaCaucus @Ilhan pic.twitter.com/QEKYU58IEd
— Brent Welder (@BrentWelder) January 31, 2020
Bar will be open soon. Stay tuned! Meantime, more tweets, videos, articles in the comments section. Come join us!
Tip jar for the usual baristas…
…and the usual excellent TPW suspects!! 🙂 🙂
Of course! Drinks on the House…courtesy of all of us!
I hope all of the other debate participants go after him with a vengeance. But I doubt that Amy would do that. She’d love to be his vp.
Ohhh, I never thought of that! Amy with Mike, yikes! A centrist dream. We can do a lot better than that for sure.
I can only imagine some of the headlines with Bloomberg on the stage with Bernie..
Take out the trash by Trump
It will be interesting to see what Ana and John say on TYT today.
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.
T and R, Benny!! Saw 2 Bernie stickers on cars today. 🙂
My yard sign came in today! Putting it up once I reposition my security cameras to point towards it 😀
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. 😉
My Bernie sign has been out this week. But it keeps slipping off the frame.
I also have been wearing my Bernie 2020 winter hat, which I bought through the campaign, and I’ve had 3 people tell me that they liked my hat!
How fun! Totally worth it to get three positive interactions.
I have two placards from the Bernie’s Back rally. Of course now I’m wishing that I’d gathered more of them up, lol. By the time it was to head back after the rally I was still clutching my original placard that I’d been so happy to get when I got through security on the way in. I waved it plenty up front. 😉
I got plenty of looks along the way home with my two precious Bernie signs under my arm, first on the subway, then on the Metro-North line. But not bad looks, more curious looks. At the end of my journey a woman asked me about them and I told her about how it’d been the very first time I’d ever gone to a political rally! We had a chat. She seemed sort of conservative, sort of liberal. She was very open to hearing about my reasons for going to the trouble of trekking to a rally. It was good.
If I get brave I’ll rig one of them up and place it strategically before the CT primary. That’s THE important event of course! The primary.
If Bernie wins the CT primary he’ll totally win CT in the general.
But the political establishment here is all in on Biden. He’s been pulling all his chits.
It’ll be interesting-all about energy and turnout just like the other states.
Same here in my hood, but gotta wait for a thaw as the frame bent went I tried sticking it in the ground.
Yes! This time of year weather an issue. We have some precip coming in soon.
I was wondering how much he paid to get on the debate stage. Pocket change for him.
That’s the exact phrase that came to my mind when I heard this, pocket change for him.
Well we always knew that the real battle for Bernie would be beating the DNC, Beating Trumpcorp will be easier.
I’m glad Castro spoke up. It IS a total mess. I’d be surprised if Trump’s campaign doesn’t find a way to use this against the eventual nominee. In fact, now that I think of it, the only candidate who would have for shield to this would be Bernie.
Bernie Sanders’s Surge Owes a Lot to Voters of Color
The guy who has been in the tank for Warren?
The new narrative is that Warren did want this, along with Amy. They claim they’d rather debate him then compete harder to get TV Ad buys.
giving him the stage will give him more cred. imho
Remember the old lawyers credo. Don’t ask a question if you don’t know the answer.
I think he should be held accountable for his views though.
if that can happen.
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.
“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.
‘Definition of a rigged system:’ Sanders campaign rips DNC changing debate rules for Mike Bloomberg
Bloomberg could qualify for debates under new party rules