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jcitybone

LOL. Guess which candidate this article fails to mention

http://time.com/5547529/sherrod-brown-presidential-campaign-2020/

Ultimately, Brown concluded his path was too narrow to be viable. Much of the Democratic base has its eyes on the history-shattering candidacies of Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar or Kamala Harris. Others are thrilled by the likes of social-media darlings Cory Booker and Beto O’Rourke. All signs point to former Vice President Joe Biden jumping in the race in short order. The gruff, plain-spoken Brown had a tough path to match would-have-been rivals’ charisma. While he may have offered Democrats their best shot at a Midwest revival that is desperately needed should the party stand a chance at the White House, he was unlikely to survive a crowded primary, one adviser told TIME.

Benny

Hey birdies and H–could you include this tweet in your post?

Benny

Volunteer for Council Bluffs rally tonight.#feelthebern

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Benny

Benny

Manafort got 47 months. Trump will pardon him or commute that.

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

I think that there is one more sentencing hearing, but so far this doesn’t look good for Mueller.

Benny

For those of you who don’t have accounts on FB, here’s a YT link I got from NY for Sanders:

https://youtu.be/Ikv83EBNj5I

Event should start anytime.

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

Senator Sanders just started speaking.

Benny

Benny

Bernie took aim at the DNC about superdelegates, explaining how it important is to win delegates based on the number of votes. Thanked Iowa for their support.

He’s also no longer afraid to call MfA “single payer”.

Benny

Bernie mentions new bill introduced by Labor Committee of the House to raise minimum wage to $`15.

polarbear4

Sanders rally

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

jcitybone

Gillibrand’s comments were mentioned in an earlier post. Booker’s stance seems similar to hers. I can’t find anything about what Tulsi had to say.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/07/bernie-sanders-pro-omar-2020-1212356

When the latest controversy erupted over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments about Israel, only one 2020 presidential candidate rushed to her defense: Bernie Sanders.

The Vermont senator, the only Jewish candidate in the Democratic primary, embraced the African-American, Muslim congresswoman and called out House Democrats for “stifling” debate about Israel while also warning against equating “anti-Semitism with legitimate criticism of the right-wing, Netanyahu government in Israel.”

No other presidential contender came out as quickly — or as forcefully — as Sanders, who laid down a clear line in the crowded Democratic field between those running as true progressives on foreign policy and those who support an existing U.S. policy that tends to favor Israel over Palestine.

Sanders’ reaction to Omar’s comments — in which said Israel’s allies “push for allegiance to a foreign country” — served other purposes as well: it helped solidify his hold on the party’s left wing and dovetailed with his intensified outreach to older African-American voters, a critical constituency that failed to warm to him in 2016.

The presidential candidates vying for the progressive vote — California’s Kamala Harris and Massachusetts’s Elizabeth Warren — followed Sanders’ lead Wednesday and expressed solidarity with Omar. More moderate senators with unquestioned pro-Israel bonafides held their tongues until Thursday before issuing statements that made sure to fault Omar as well as her critics.

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who avoided news media questions until a CNN reporter caught him in the halls of Congress, cautioned that “we can’t be selective” in denouncing bigotry.

“I found what she said was disturbing, and I stand against anti-Semitism and racism and bigotry,” he said. “You also see bigotry and anti-Islamic sentiment being wrapped around her criticism.”

Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota — a staunch Israel supporter — waited until Thursday night, after the House resolution vote, to issue a brief statement condemning anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim sentiment. She likely won’t be able to avoid a more fulsome response for long. On Sunday, her staff plans a press conference concerning climate change in Tampa, where she’s likely to be asked about the Omar controversy.

Benny

LieparDestin

He almost mentioned something I had not heard in his speeches before.. the percentage of beef/poultry/etc controlled by one corp. I’ll have to go back and watch the video but I think it was something like 80% of beef?

Benny

Benny

Benny

This is what Bernie decided to focus on in Council Bluffs: rural issues, not himself. It got very quiet when he talked about the opioid crisis due to economic disparity and not enough mental health availability as well as limitations put forth by insurance companies.

From the Economist coming out in a couple of days (print):

London breed, the mayor of San Francisco, recently announced a new drugs task-force, which is the kind of thing mayors do. This task force, though, was unusual because it was not aimed at opioids but at methamphetamine. In 2017 meth overdoses killed 87 people in the city, more than twice as many as heroin. Open-air dealing, uninterrupted by the police, is a common sight in the poor Tenderloin district. Use is widespread among the city’s many homeless. Because the drug induces aggression, frenzy and paranoia, passers-by often feel unsafe. Half the people now admitted for psychiatric emergencies to the city’s general hospital are suffering from the effects of meth-induced psychosis.

The problem is not confined to San Francisco. Although politicians and journalists are understandably transfixed by the 50,000 people killed by opioids each year, the rise in meth-overdose deaths has attracted less attention (see chart). In 2000 only 578 Americans died of an overdose. By 2017, deaths had increased 18-fold to 10,333 people. Meth addiction mostly afflicts western and south-western states like Arizona, Oklahoma and New Mexico, where fentanyl and heroin deaths are less common than in the east. For that reason, states tend to either have a meth problem or an opioid problem—with the exception of West Virginia, which leads the nation in overdose deaths for both.

magsview

I read this morning about how quiet the audience got talking about the opioid crisis..something about him comparing it to Vermont. I think the work used was that he “stunned” the crowd.

Benny

Bernie mentioned taking on Establishment Dems as well as Republicans. That will not bode well with DNC.

polarbear4

Brock already said they’re going after him with stuff he got in 2016.

magsview

Yah, the DNC has basically already declared war on Bernie by hiring Brock to smear Bernie.

polarbear4

So glad to see this crowd.

Benny

Benny

Benny

I hope Bernie brings this point up in Des Moines on Saturday, that he will appoint better federal judges.

polarbear4

polarbear4

polarbear4

polarbear4

I may have seen this before here, but I’m posting it again because it’s so awful. Instead of saying the one thing that would be left is my love for America or humanity, she says this?

polarbear4

Short thread. Never knew.

jcitybone

AOC chimes in on the theme of the night

polarbear4

cu tmrw 🦜

jcitybone

Moved

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