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“ I think she is very different in a conversation then when she’s on the stump….” UBS exec.

Wish I hadn’t seen this right now. Reminds me of 2016.

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magsview

Charles Dickens level dystopian!

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magsview

United States of Americas?

Bolton is appallingly loathsome.

A conservative for more than 50 years, Bolton ran a “Students for Goldwater” chapter when he was a high school student during the 1964 presidential election.

polarbear4

iirc, Hillary was a Goldwater girl, too.

humphrey

LieparDestin

Bernie’s Saturday speeches:

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magsview

He gave three in one day? You’d think it was 2020 already!

Benny

Sanders pushes back against Biden’s claim he’s the ‘most progressive’ candidate in the Democratic field

“Joe voted for the war in Iraq, I led the effort against it. Joe voted for NAFTA and permanent trade relations, trade agreements with China. I led the effort against that. Joe voted for the deregulation of Wall Street, I voted against that,” the senator recounted, after first noting that he considers Biden “a good friend” and was not there to “attack him.”

The explanation is the latest in a series of answers Sanders has given in the past week differentiating himself from his fellow 2020 Democratic primary front-runner — the pair have topped nearly every poll gauging the race — following Biden’s formal entrance into the race on April 25.

The former vice president, who represented Delaware in the Senate for 36 years prior to his elevation to the country’s number-two office, was responding to claimed criticisms by the “new left” — the increasing wave of liberal Democrats, many of whom cite Sanders’ 2016 presidential run as inspiration for their views — when he touted his “progressive record” before a home-state audience in a March speech.

One area where Sanders and Biden will have a clear difference is on the issue of health care. Sanders has advocated for a transition to a Medicare-for-all plan that would eventually eliminate private insurance for basic health care, while Biden has called for improvements to the Affordable Care Act, and providing a public option for individuals to buy into Medicare while keeping the private insurance system.

“[T]he system today is truly dysfunctional,” Sanders said in response. “All that I want to do is expand Medicare over a four year period. To cover every man, woman and child in this country…. if you want a better program, a more comprehensive program, with no deductibles, with no copayments, with no premiums, which will cost your family less, support Medicare for all.”

Though Biden’s emergence in the race has attracted the majority of election-related headlines in the past week, the candidate most typically associated with Sanders is Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who occupies a similar position on the left flank of the field’s ideological spectrum and whom Sanders acknowledged as a “progressive candidate.”

“I think Elizabeth Warren is a very good senator,” Sanders said on “This Week,” adding, “She is a friend of mine. She’s a serious candidate. She’s a good candidate. We have differences; we agree on a lot of things. We’ll let the voters sort it out.”

As for one of those differences, Sanders demurred at the idea of eliminating the Senate filibuster, an action now called for by Warren, saying it would “convert the Senate into the House of Representatives.” He did, however, share his view that the process needed reform.

(I hate the first image for the clip, but I couldn’t find a way to easily get to the full interview).

Wasn’t much of an interview but the best part is when the people at the DM Farmers’ Market swarm Bernie.

Benny

magsview

The first debate should be interesting. SOMEONE will take off the gloves. My guess is Kamala Harris might be the first. She won’t be able to resist her prosecutorial instincts. But she’ll do it with a smile, that way she does, thinks we’ll buy her ‘oh look how clever, witty, and charming, I am’ act.

I might make bingo cards for all of us (same contents, just in different places).

But we’d better not turn the word ‘access’ into a drinking game.

WindDancer13

And maybe a pool on how many times the word “hope” is used, particularly by Biden.

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OOPS I must have misread your comment! 😁😜

WindDancer13

Lol, love the shirt. I wouldn’t wear it, but I love it.

EyeRound
EyeRound

Watched the full interview and I thought it was great! Bernie can’t be beaten!!

Benny

Jay Inslee on Real Time about Climate Change

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And both him and Maher lying about 2016 and candidates not addressing climate change. When asked in a 2016 debate what the top national security threat was, Bernie Sanders stated, “Climate change” and went on to explain it. He also addressed climate change in many speeches.

I did not stick around to watch beyond that denial of facts. I rarely watch Maher any more, but tuned that one in because of Inslee.

orlbucfan

Neither $hrill nor tRump addressed climate change in their campaign against each other. That was what Inslee/Maher were alluding to, and it was criminal IMO. Reading Bill McKibben’s Falter–an excellent book, beautifully done.

WindDancer13

Except Maher was referring to the primaries when he said, “even among the Democrats.” Inslee at least says four minutes, but both ignore Bernie’s speeches. Being identified as the biggest national security threat was huge, and should not be swept aside like this.

Benny

Another example of how ACA was very dependent on executive actions and too much to the states.

LieparDestin

magsview

That is such good news! And way overdue. Water is too precious a resource to trust with privateers. Thank goodness for the few good lefties we have battling the capitalist beast day in and day out!

wi61

Water needs to stay a pubic run utility and non profit. Corporations will pervert it into a money making machine similar to oil.

polarbear4

Corbyn and Bernie could really start some global healing.

Geez, Auto text, learn Corbin with a Y!

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jcitybone

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This is how Joe “Voted for Patriot Act” Biden doesn’t get into the mud:

The 2020 Democratic presidential front-runner said he didn’t want to get down in the mud with Trump, but if he had to choose a moniker for the current White House occupant it would be a “clown.”

Source

The only other thing of interest in this article, imo, is Biden’s claim that 14 world leaders have called him and that Theresa may asked him about a continuing “special relationship” between the US and UK. Why of interest? Because no one is confirming this information. Given Biden’s penchant for lying to make himself look better than he is, one would think someone would fact check these statements.

WindDancer13

You won’t hear me say this often: A poll I like:

From the Spring 2019 Harris Poll

By election day 2020, the Millennial and Gen Z generations will represent more than a third of eligible voters. As indicated by the unprecedented youth turnout in the 2018 midterm election, the youth vote is likely to play a historic role in the upcoming primary and general elections. The poll finds that political engagement is heightened compared to this point in the 2016 contest.


The youth vote — especially young Democrats — is poised to play an even more significant role in 2020 than in the 2016 presidential contest. At this stage in 2015, 36 percent of young Americans indicated that they would likely vote in their party’s primary or caucus; today, 43 percent say the same.

76% say they will definitely voting in the primaries. 14% probably. 64% on the Democrat ballot.

The poll of surveyed 3,022 18- to 29- year-olds with an margin of error of 2.64%.

humphrey

Sorry if some of my next comments are repeats as I have been off of the internet the last few days.

wi61

No worries H

polarbear4

Kudos. On my horizon.

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It is only a short 10 second clip. If you notice the big guy in the orange shirt gesturing to the group also in orange shirts to stand up which they do. What a spontaneous welcome. LOL

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wi61

Good lord gag me!! Bernie in any given year is more progressive than Biden has been over the last 50 years.

WindDancer13

The latest Harris poll:
For some reason in that poll, there are two versions of the question of who registered voters would vote for in the primary. The polls had a few difference: the number of people included in the question and who was included.

In the first version, the results from the 254 people surveyed were Biden 34% and Bernie 17%. The second surveyed 259 people and resulted in Biden 44%, Bernie 14%. This is the one being reported in MSM.

Splitting the poll is very questionable. There was a previous question to the primary one which identified Obama Democrats. One would have to wonder what the criteria was regarding which version was asked.

Other results from those two versions show what a difference the group made based on other candidates (in order of %):

Version 1:
Beto O’Rourke 9%
Hillary Clinton 6%
Cory Booker 5%
Pete Buttigieg 4%
Kamala Harris 4%

Version 2:
Kamala Harris 9%
Elizabeth Warren 5%
Beto O’Rourke 3%
Cory Booker 3%
Pete Buttigieg 2%

By the way, those two questions were labeled Horse 1 and Horse 1a. A clear indication that our elections are considered a horse race.

There were also some very strange results in this poll. A short list of some of the people or institutions that people say they Never Heard Of (number of people):
Hillary Clinton 7
Donald Trump 2
Bernie Sanders 23
Joe Biden 26
Barack Obama 4
US Military 10
FBI 14
US Supreme Court 18

polarbear4

Hard to believe.

WindDancer13

Especially when you consider that these are all registered voters.

humphrey

Not a surprise! The DNC keeps the Clinton wing in charge of its finances.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/442223-dnc-finance-chairman-steps-down

DNC finance chairman steps down
© Camille Fine
Longtime Democratic National Committee (DNC) finance chairman Henry Muñoz will leave his position after over six years, he told Politico.

Muñoz, the DNC’s first openly gay and first Latino finance chair, will be replaced by Chris Korge as an interim replacement before being elected permanently at the DNC’s August meeting, according to the publication.

Korge, Muñoz’s interim replacement, previously served as finance chair for Andrew Gillum’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign. Former DNC chair and ex-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who has known Korge for more than three decades, told the publication “Democrats on all levels across the country will benefit from his leadership.”

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WindDancer13

DCCC’s plan to strangle progressivism will probably backfire. Something that is not approached in this video is that once the progressives, through alternative means, do get elected to the House, they can change that rule.

humphrey

I remember when Nate Silver was a hero of some of us over a TOP.

Lately with his latest comments not so much now.

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The Grifters on a speaking tour are getting the cold shoulder.

humphrey

Bwahahahaha!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6993769/Ticket-prices-slashed-Bill-Hillary-Clintons-tour-seats-LA-sold-just-2.html

Ticket prices are slashed for Bill and Hillary Clinton’s speaking tour with seats in LA being sold for just $2

Prices for Bill and Hillary Clinton’s 13-city tour have taken a plunge

Show at LA Forum in California Saturday had tickets listed for $2 on Vivid Seats

Tickets for Park MGM in Vegas on Sunday were available from $15 on StubHub

Seattle, Washington show Friday saw prices drop to $20

Those hoping to see the politicians up close at the Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday evening were able to buy from StubHub for as little as $15 on the upper balcony level. However the best seats on the main floor were still going for $474.

The date in Sin City had been reschedule from November 18, 2018.

It came after the Seattle Times reported tickets on the secondary market were being sold for just $20 for Friday’s appearance at Seattle’s WaMu Theater. The best tickets were $829 but that was a 54 percent drop from $1,785 when the tour was first advertised.

Benny

Guess her poll numbers merit lower prices.

jcitybone

Have to pay me🤗

humphrey
jcitybone

So f’in ridiculous. Thankfully, this will be changing.

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