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Sanders elicits passion, and ambivalence, among young Iowa voters

Participating in the Iowa caucus can be more complicated than casting a ballot. So at Iowa State University on Wednesday night, about 20 students staged a mock caucus to practice the process. The names of each Democratic candidate were taped to chairs set up around a room in the student union. Students were instructed to huddle around the chair of their preferred candidate and make a brief pitch.

“He’s been in Congress, um, or not Congress, in government trying to make life better and challenge corporations,” said sophomore Hector Arbuckle of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., before he was cut off by an event organizer with NextGen America, an organization intended to get young people involved in progressive causes.

Iowa State is right in the middle of Iowa, in Story County, which Sanders won by a healthy margin in 2016. Arbuckle was one of five students who stood by Sanders’ chair. He said he likes some of the other candidates, but has more faith in Sanders.

“I’m not sure if I really trust them to stand up when it gets hard, and I feel that Bernie is going to fight for what’s right, even when it’s really difficult,” Arbuckle said.

In less than 100 days, we’ll know whether Sanders wins the Iowa caucuses, the first contest of the Democratic presidential primary. Sanders narrowly lost Iowa to Hillary Clinton in 2016.


Why did the NextGen America person cut Hector off?

Oh, I’m reading now that NextGen America was founded by Tom Steyer and that ‘they’ organize in a dozen or so states right now.

I’m glad that they’re helping to get young people to vote.


‘Ecological breakdown’: Greta Thunberg and youth activists rally as wildfires burn

Paradise is not what it used to be, as Greta Thunberg witnessed earlier this week. Today the town with a lovely name is best known for the apocalyptic fire that ripped through it last year, decimating nearly every home and killing 86 people.

This week California is once more in flames as fires rage in the north and south – a point that was not lost on the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who spoke at a rally in Los Angeles on Friday.

“We can see the wildfires happening right around the corner,” Thunberg said outside City Hall, just miles from an ongoing blaze. “Right now we are living in the beginning of a climate and ecological breakdown, and we cannot look away from this crisis anymore.”

More than a thousand people joined Thunberg for an afternoon of youth-led environmental action, a scene that has become familiar as she – and young people like her – are increasingly frustrated with the inaction of their elders.

“The older generations are failing us,” she told the crowd, where organizers of the Youth Climate Strike were demanding that California’s governor Gavin Newsom impose an immediate moratorium on new oil and gas drilling. “They are failing future generations. But future generations do not have a voice. And the biosphere does not have a voice. So we will be the voice that speaks for them.”

Young people – especially young women – came out in force. Lily Olson, a 17-year-old high school senior from Los Angeles, said Thunberg was an inspiration to people of her generation, her existence a rejoinder to those who think the young should wait to speak out about their future.

“It’s amazing to see someone my age with such articulation and care and passion for what other people would consider ‘not a big deal’,” she said. “People seem to think because we’re young we don’t know what we’re talking about, or we don’t have the ability to make change. But seeing someone like Greta speak about what she’s truly passionate about – it really gives me faith in my generation.”


I wonder why Bernie used the podium


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders didn’t bring supporters to the Liberty and Justice Celebration, keeping with his campaign’s recent tradition of organizing an alternative event instead — this time a “March to End Corporate Greed” early Friday evening. But Sanders, the only candidate to use a podium, arrived with an olive branch, saying his campaign had donated $20,000 to the Iowa Democratic Party.

The comments that got more attention, however, were the riskier lines where Democrats took on Democrats, some of whom shared the stage mere minutes apart.

Warren was the most direct in her critiques of her rivals, telling the audience that some “think that running some vague campaign that nibbles around the edges is somehow safe, but if the most we can promise is business as usual after Donald Trump, then Democrats will lose.”

Warren then took a subtle dig at candidates like Biden, Buttigieg and others who are offering more incremental change.

“We win when we offer solutions big enough to touch the problems that are in people’s lives. Fear and complacency does not win elections.

Hope and courage wins elections,” she said, adding, “I’m not running some consultant-driven campaign with some vague ideas that are designed not to offend anyone. I’m running a campaign based on a lifetime of fighting for working families.”

“This is a time of crisis. And media pundits, Washington insiders, even some people in our own party don’t want to admit it. They think that running some vague campaign that nibbles around the edges is somehow safe,” she said.

But Warren, who has risen to front-runner status in recent months, also took some indirect criticism.

Harris highlighted her career as a prosecutor and then used that experience to subtly hit Warren.

“I have only had one client my entire life and that is the people. Unlike others, I have never represented a corporation,” Harris said, a nod to Warren’s previous work representing corporations.


He may just find it calming. I know I do.


I was wondering too, did Bernie (or his handlers) think others would be also using a podium?

I hear that Harris “danced in”. Personally, I think I prefer a podium to that, but each to their own.


Look how the guardian reports it in the sole mention of Bernie in the entire article:

Liberty and Justice for Democrats in Des Moines – but no clear Iowa star

By comparison, Sanders was subdued. He was the only candidate to read from notes. The staples were all there but he seemed to lack Warren’s fire.


can’t win. When he’s not subdued, he’s angry.


Pretty much it as far as the core-crap media goes, damned by them either way.


Dream on Pete. Maybe in a race for wealthy white professional class voters.


South Bend, Indiana Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said in a new interview that he believes the race for his party’s nomination will be between Senator Elizabeth Warren and himself.

In a clip from Showtime’s The Circus, Buttigieg told co-host John Heilemann: “I think this is getting to be a two-way. It’s early to say, I’m not saying that it is a two-way. A world where we’re getting somewhere is where it’s coming down to the two of us.”

In the interview snippet, Buttigieg believes believes that he and Warren stand out among the other candidates. “The contrasts are real,” he said. “They’re substantive, respectful policy contrasts, but they’re real.”

Heilemann asked if Buttigieg “accepts the notion that it’s Warren against the field. Someone is trying to become the alternative to Warren.” Buttigieg agreed: “It’s shaping up that way.”


Honestly, He wont win the presidency , to many people with prejudices either kept to themselves or they do what the extreme Trumpcorp supporters have done with racism.
Forget the R older(boomer) crossover vote ,the evangelical vote period. As their ok with cheating on a spouse but Vote for a gay candidate that wont happen as their so called morals will kick in. Then the D boomers and other voters whose “Morals” wont let them vote for him either. The gay prejudices are still out their in society and as long as boomers are the voting block that turns out the most to vote they will take that into the voting booth. They will take 4 more years of trumpcorp vs. Buttigieg. Me personally I don’t care what anyone “life style” is or what they with consenting adults and no laws are broken to each their own and if it came to where I had to vote for Warren or Buttigieg over Trumpcorp I would probably vote for either of those two over Trumpcorp. This county may not survive 4 more years of Trumpcorp . Still Bern’in and don’t have to make that choice yet. I’m just being realistic as its not his “time” yet, in 10 years or so the last of the aging boomers wont have the clout that they do now nor will the evangelical voter block. The outright hatetrid and racism was exposed when Obama was elected. I actually thought we were moving beyond that but it was simply buried and realize we have a long road ahead.




This will help rev up the crowd


Minnesota’s own New Power Generation is slated to appear at a campaign rally this weekend for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Sanders, along with Rep. Ilhan Omar, are set to speak at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus for the Nov. 3 rally.

New Power Generation (NPG) was Prince’s longtime band. The group toured and recorded with Prince for over two decades. NPG formally got back together in 2016 in tribute to the late musician.


I saw Prince and the Revolution back in the mid 1980s. It was called ‘The black and White Tour.’ They were beyond tight.

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