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LieparDestin

Day 17 of Donald Trump's Shutdown: 800,000 workers are in danger of not receiving a paycheck and millions more could be severely impacted. This dangerous government shutdown must end now.

Posted by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday, January 7, 2019

Don midwest
Don midwest
Don midwest
Don midwest
magsview

Very super-scary!

I also just heard that salt water fish are now expected to be extinct by 2048. What a nightmare.

Meanwhile..

https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1082663485513773056

polarbear4

Thanks, Don.

humphrey

These are so-called influential women? HAH!

humphrey

orlbucfan

Whoopi has never run for office in her whole life. She needs to stick to what she knows: acting and comedy.

magsview

humphrey

This should not come as a surprise to anyone who is paying attention.

humphrey

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

humphrey

LieparDestin

magsview

The Canadian part of my twitter feed have been all over this today. Hope to share some when I get home.

Trudeau is looking very, very, bad here.

humphrey

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

humphrey

Unfortunately except for Bernie and possibly a few others this is true.

humphrey

humphrey

humphrey

This is from the 2016 article and things will likely get worse moving forward.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/02/the-jonathan-capehart-saga-or-why-progressives-hav.html

The Jonathan Capehart Saga, Or Why Progressives Have Stopped Trusting the Corporate Media

Recently, you may have heard Bernie Sanders supporters—of which I am one—complain about the overwhelming bias of the corporate media, by which we mean traditionally “liberal” outlets like the New York Times and Washington Post and even the cable news networks that aren’t Fox News. You may have rolled your eyes at these complaints, and I understand that. That’s exactly how I’d react, under normal circumstances. I don’t want conspiracies to be true, and past experience with other conspiracies has taught me that when something is too wild to believe, it’s probably bullshit.

But after months of following the Democratic primary race, I’ve found it impossible to avoid a basic conclusion: The corporate media is in the bag for Hillary Clinton, lock, stock, and barrel. And while their unrelenting advocacy may not reach the level of nefarious conspiracy, it is transparently corrupt. And if the nation’s center-left wants to understand why progressives seem to have staged a sudden revolt from the Democratic party, and are threatening to abandon Hillary Clinton in the general election, they have to understand this feeling of betrayal.

Right or wrong, progressives have come to believe that they’re on the wrong side of a rigged system.

SNIP:

Let’s go back to Capehart. What’s hardest to bear, from our perspective, is that there’s no indication he’ll face any consequences. Imagine for a moment that instead of attacking Sanders, Capehart had slandered Hillary Clinton. Imagine his tactics were similarly dishonest, and the so-called “evidence” he used was debunked a day later. We all know how that would play out—the full power of the establishment would come down on his head like a ton of bricks, and the only way he’d avoid being fired was if he managed to resign first.

But he didn’t attack Clinton. He attacked Sanders, and Sanders supporters don’t have any real power. They’re the people in the comment section, and on Twitter, and on the blogs—outraged, but essentially voiceless. So Capehart will emerge from this without a scratch. Of course he will. He didn’t screw anybody with actual influence, and holding him accountable isn’t even a consideration. That’s how this game works, dummy. And the message to progressives, from the Washington Post and the broader political and media establishment, is crystal clear:

You don’t fucking matter.

I didn’t do the article justice. it is worth a read in its entirety.

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

polarbear4

So glad you wrote this.

orlbucfan

🙂 !

magsview

Is this what started this? The straw poll at TOP?

Here’s a response to their ‘poll’:

humphrey

Not that Daily Kos has an agenda! LOL
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LieparDestin

magsview

“Republicans”….I’d laugh if it wasn’t so upsetting.

magsview

For our friend orl:

orlbucfan

Don’t get me started…….grrrrrrrrrrrrrr…!

Benny

Benny

polarbear4

CBO = Neolibcon

Benny

humphrey

The Green New Deal takes a hit with a chairperson like this!

https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2019/01/08/pallone-ban-of-fossil-fuel-donations-wrong-way-to-go-777337

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) on Tuesday rejected the call for Democratic energy committee members to shun contributions from fossil fuel companies and other industries as too extreme.

“If you start going down that road, then nobody can contribute to you,” Pallone told WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” in an interview. “Ultimately you have to finance your campaign, and if you start saying that just because you’re on a committee, that nobody associated with any of the issues that the committee faces can contribute, I just think that’s the wrong way to go and too limiting.”

He added: “Where do you draw the line? Does that mean that somebody who works for the utility can’t contribute to me?”

The comments are sure to draw the ire of progressive groups and others like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who have pushed Pallone and other House Democrats to reject contributions from fossil fuel companies as they formulate their strategy to combat climate change.

polarbear4

But you can get lots of 💰 Frank. You’d be surprised how quickly our small donations add up.

humphrey

Will Rachel give her a fair interview?

Benny

Will it be instead of the POTUS speech, or afterwards?

Benny

polarbear4

polarbear4

humphrey

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Benny

wi61

On another network he interrupted an FBI show as well

humphrey

This should be Bernie’s response to Trump.

humphrey

It starts at about the one minute mark. Just click play and wait.

polarbear4

Bernie called him out.

I’ve def heard him be more inspiring, but glad he did it.

Benny

It was weird watching the playback on FB. Bernie used the Fox Business feed as it was the only show that showed his rebuttal. Some of Trumpters were just Hannity wannabes, but most of them were repeating memes Clinton and the Brock bots spread around on social media. A few viewers defending Bernie told the bots to STFU.

humphrey

AOC was good on Rachel’s show. I wonder if Claire McCaskill will be offered time for a rebuttal?
???

polarbear4

AOC response.

Benny

She should have given the official Dem response to Herr Drumpf’s re-election speech.

polarbear4

humphrey

LOL

polarbear4

Wow. They actually are ready to smear him for money.

If this is so easy, it must go on a lot. Or my leg is being pulled.

humphrey

OY! Are they really Democrats?

polarbear4

Sinema disappoints.

humphrey

She was like that before. Now she doesn’t have to worry about an election for six years.

polarbear4

Has anyone read this? Lots of good reviews on Twitter.

polarbear4

Mostly not our side. But I read Southern Poverty Law Center is in there somewhere, too.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-twitter-solicit-outside-groups-often-on-the-right-to-referee-political-speech-11546966779

polarbear4

Conveniently forgotten.

polarbear4

humphrey

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polarbear4

polarbear4

polarbear4

Really I am hoping this is my last one. Couldn’t resist.

humphrey

Good way to end it. ?

humphrey

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