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jcitybone

jcitybone

The $47 average is for contribution. Per donor it’s around $80.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/01/us/politics/pete-buttigieg-fundraising.html

Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., raised $24.8 million over the past three months, his campaign said on Monday, a head-turning total that is likely to be among the largest disclosed by any of the Democratic presidential candidates for the second quarter of the year.

Mr. Buttigieg’s haul, from more than 294,000 donors, is the clearest indicator yet of how a candidate who only months ago was little known among voters has become a formidable contender in the race for the Democratic nomination.

His strong fund-raising gives him the financial resources to build a robust campaign operation and compete with rivals who entered the race as far better-known figures, such as former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is also expected to report a big fund-raising total for the quarter.

Mr. Buttigieg had more than 230,000 new donors in the quarter, bringing his total number of donors during his presidential bid to more than 400,000, his campaign said. The average contribution over the course of his campaign has been $47.42, according to his team.

His campaign said it now had more than $22.6 million in cash on hand.

jcitybone

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/with-biden-on-the-decline-wall-street-sets-its-sights-on-new-favorites/

Investors are pondering where to put their money this week after the sudden decline in the assessed value of presidential candidate Joe Biden.

On Wall Street and in other corporate quarters where financiers were heavily invested in Biden, hopes have eroded in recent days amid reduced investor confidence. Some prominent donors began to openly question the wisdom of devoting more capital to the national marketing campaign for the former vice president.

After the leading blue chip closed sharply lower at the end of last week, even declaring “my time is up,” many top investors felt overexposed and looked for shelter. Gathering new topline data and considering several prospectuses that had been previously submitted, investors are now reassessing assets and liabilities as well as potential growth in market share during the next quarter and beyond.

Venture capitalists, hedge fund managers, powerful CEOs and other wealthy individuals — sensing a political emergency that may require swift and decisive action — are moving to widen financing spigots for Kamala Harris. With contingency planning, there is elevated interest in Pete Buttigieg. One previously hot startup, Beto O’Rourke, is now considered to be too underperforming to warrant reinvestment.

The overarching goals are to quickly shore up capitalization of aligned political products and to implement sustained brand enhancement. While great appreciation remains for Biden’s nearly five decades of massive financial benefits to investors, some have concluded that he is now unreliable in view of current political turbulence.

Yet Biden is hardly in penny-stock territory. Many rich investors remain bullish on the former vice president.Politico reported Sunday that “sources say Biden walked away with a $1 million haul after two fund-raisers in San Francisco alone this weekend.” One of those gatherings drew about 200 wealthy guests to the backyard of a former Twitter vice president for global media, Katie Jacobs Stanton.

humphrey

Benny

Not to mention it’s easier just to go to fundraisers and TV forums rather than establishing a game ground.

magsview

Boom!

Benny

jcitybone

#unwantedivanka

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WindDancer13

Reminds me of those old movies where rich yokels try to ingratiate themselves with the aristocracy . . . it only worked when the yokel proved to be honorable with a huge heart and integrity.

polarbear4

polarbear4

Voting for this type of judge is common, and is the best indicator of how Republican the Democrats have become. Two candidates for President, no less.

polarbear4

❤️

Tyrannocaster

CNN not dumping on Bernie, for a change. You’re right. Unexpected. If you read Noble’s Twitter comments, they are pretty positive — nice.

magsview

Just had the chance to see this clip and I now see why there were so many (grateful) lefties thanking Ryan for his balanced coverage in the comments of Nobles’ tweet. If he reads his twitter comments, one would think he’d enjoy the positivity.

I remember polarbear expressing a little concern way back when Ryan was assigned to covering the Sanders campaign, hoping that he’d be fair (we’ve been snakebit!), and it appears that Mr. Nobles is…noble.

(yay)

Tyrannocaster

OT: finally got my Twitter account working. 🙂


Want to come up with some stuff for Bernie, but for now, I’m happy that I just got everything going.

magsview

Hahaha, following! Love your profile pic!! : D

Also, please do alert us of any ‘thefts of sugar syrups sweets’!

Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Canadian_Maple_Syrup_Heist

magsview

‘Yes, you did just read the phrase “multimillion-dollar maple syrup heist.” I recommend saying it out loud. It’s really quite fun.’

https://uproxx.com/tv/maple-syrup-heist-documentary-netflix-dirty-money/

humphrey

Benny

Hint to Biden, Buttigieg, and Harris….

magsview

Oh my gawd, that’s great! She got a guffaw out of Bernie!

humphrey

magsview

Haha, thanks for the laugh!

humphrey

humphrey

The good old days!🙄

magsview

Well, she might have been thinking she was a shoo-in, what with all that sweet Clinton Hamptons donor cash, but then saw that, omigod! Biden’s kicking ass!, time for a reset.

So now it’s, hey old white guy, imma going to take you down, unless…you promise, PROMISE!, that I’d be your VP, see

You will declare your fealty to me (if I so generously agreed to be your VP) if you should happen to win. And IF that’s how it goes down, you’ll express how MUCH you appreciate my support! How “lucky” I’d be to agree to be your VP.

magsview

Please see Willie Brown for reference.

humphrey

Benny

That jacket costs more than $100.

humphrey

Democratic Voters Are HORRIBLY Misinformed About Joe Biden, Poll Finds

orlbucfan

T and R, LD!! Thank you, Benny, for yesterday’s OT. 🙂

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polarbear4

magsview

Wild!

polarbear4

polarbear4

It’s not clear what this plan would entail—Thursday’s format wasn’t conducive to in-depth answers—but Sanders provided some clues about what he meant at a forum in April, when he offered up a similar proposal. “What may make sense is, if not term limits, then rotating judges to the appeals court as well,” he told the audience. “Letting them get out of the Supreme Court and bringing in new blood.” The proposal is constitutionally dubious, to say the least, and might require a amendment, but it’s not without merit if it gets rid of corrosive confirmation battles and tempers ideological divides among the justices.

polarbear4

😂😢😢

jcitybone

It’s Joan Walsh, but she’s right here. Also applies to Kessler’s WaPo

https://www.thenation.com/article/moderate-democrats-left-presidential-election-2020/

In fact, the Times has a moderation fetish. With Sunday’s astonishing six stories about the dangers of progressive politics, the paper could not make any clearer that it sees itself as the house organ of the establishment, and that its role is warning upstart Democrats not to get out of line. It is clear that the paper’s highest political priority is getting Trump out of the White House, as is proper for anyone who cares about our democracy. But its cramped conception of politics apparently makes it impossible for the paper’s leaders to envision that bold ideas and big plans might be the way to animate an anti-Trump backlash; a return to status quo liberalism is all they can imagine.

The truth is, the moderates who went running to the Times to trash progressives should spend less time worrying about the rise of Warren and Harris, and instead wonder why their policies, and their candidates, are failing to catch fire so far in this campaign season. It’s too early to say I told you so, but I argued early on that Biden showed, in many pre-campaign stumbles, that he wasn’t ready for this role. (I had a lot of company making that case.) Other leaders hailed as moderate alternatives haven’t exactly stumbled, but they haven’t done anything to break out of the pack of 24 either. I like Senator Amy Klobuchar, who has set herself up as more of a centrist than her fellow female senators, but she hasn’t figured out her campaign story since her plucky mid-blizzard campaign kickoff. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has done nothing memorable in his campaign but bash Senator Bernie Sanders and socialism. (Maybe he’s really auditioning for a Times column.)

I’m afraid it shows moderate Democrats would rather caricature their progressive opponents than debate them fairly. I’m also afraid Sunday’s shrill six-alarm coverage shows that the New York Times learned nothing from its role in helping elect Donald Trump in 2016.

Tyrannocaster

Surprising from Walsh, who often bashes Bernie (she was a Clinton-foreverite).

polarbear4

She still manages to shill, treating Warren and Harris both as progressive.

and likes Klobuchar!

polarbear4

Looking deeper into the complex anarchist views.

“When I was in Charlottesville, Virginia, protesting the Unite the Right rally in 2017, the only time I truly felt safe was when members of Redneck Revolt — a working-class, anti-fascist, anti-racist armed community defense group — showed up open-carrying and secured the park where a number of us were gathered. The police may have stood by and done nothing as a neo-Nazi murdered one of us, but Redneck Revolt was there to offer protection — and the fascists steered clear of that park because of it.

In Stone Mountain, Georgia, when a group of us marched through the streets to celebrate the cancellation of a Klan rally on February 2, we were accompanied by local activists with rifles and ARs slung over their shoulders; the police kept their distance, which was an extraordinary sight for someone used to New York City’s ultra-aggressive, hyper-militarized NYPD. As the black militant liberation group the Black Panthers showed back in the 1960s, as the Zapatistas showed in the ’90s, and as anarchists in New Orleans showed during the aftermath of Katrina, when cops and other fascists see that they’re not the only ones packing, the balance of power shifts, and they tend to reconsider their tactics.”

polarbear4

No one without a significant amount of training should be handling a firearm at all, which is why I think designated community patrols made up of well-trained, highly trusted individuals who are chosen by and held accountable to said community (and who do not hold any or less power than anyone else due to their position) is a far better and more equitable defense model than messy “everyone gets a gun!” rhetoric.

magsview

Thank you polarbear!

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Benny

That’s a definition of cancelling someone.

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magsview

I wonder if anyone is keeping track of how many selfies have been taken with Bernie. The selfie line thing is pretty new (and very popular).

WindDancer13

Getting around the NYT (and others) paywall

Something that I have been doing lately is copying the headline from a NYT article that I see in my email and pasting it into a search. Many outlets have been reprinting the articles, sometimes in part and sometimes in whole. This by-passes the five article per month limit, and better yet does not give NYT a click.

From today, there is this rehash: Would ‘Medicare for All’ save billions or cost billions? They did a similar article in 2015/16, about Medicare for all. For the most part, the article disparages the program by innuendo rather than with facts. Take this quote for example:

Even the difference between the most expensive estimate and the second-most expensive estimate was larger than the budget of most federal agencies.

This fails to take into account that the budgets of many agencies (mostly the ones that are people oriented) have been slashed to support the wars. It is also fuzzy regarding the term “federal agencies” as most of these are broken down into smaller agencies which can be seen here: List of federal agencies in the United States. By using the compnenets they can use the term “most” without being entirely inaccurate.

Another problem with the article is that the headline does not answer its own question. Yet another problem lies with the entities that were chosen to make these predictions:

These estimates come from:

— Gerald Friedman, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, whose estimates were frequently cited by the Sanders presidential campaign in 2016.

— Charles Blahous, senior research strategist at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a former trustee of Medicare and Social Security.

— Analysts at Rand Corp., a global policy research group that has estimated the effects of several single-payer health care proposals.

— Kenneth Thorpe, chairman of the health policy department at Emory University, who helped Vermont estimate the costs of a single-payer proposal there in 2006.

— Analysts at the Urban Institute, a Washington policy research group that frequently estimates the effects of health policy changes.

Reading the article and understanding the perspective that is going to be advanced to discourage voters is a way to prepare for the onslaught to come.

WARNING: Be careful not to click on links within reprinted articles as they will most likely take you to the source’s original story, thereby defeating the point of avoiding the paywall.

Tyrannocaster

I dunno — I use NoScript, uBlock Origin, and Privacy Badger. I can read the Times and WaPo fine on both my desktop computer and Android tablet.

WindDancer13

I can read them just fine, but as I do not have a subscription, I am limited to five articles a month. That generally is not enough for me to check out how they or WaPo or others are manipulating the news.

polarbear4

🤠😃😎

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This guy must have some wonderful communication skills.

WindDancer13

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jcitybone

https://newrepublic.com/article/154400/kamala-harris-defend-record

As Vox’s German Lopez wrote earlier this year, Harris’s record is complicated and full of contradictions. “She pushed for programs that helped people find jobs instead of putting them in prison, but also fought to keep people in prison even after they were proved innocent. She refused to pursue the death penalty against a man who killed a police officer, but also defended California’s death penalty system in court. She implemented training programs to address police officers’ racial biases, but also resisted calls to get her office to investigate certain police shootings.”

And there are other concerns. The felony conviction rate rose from 52 to 67 percent while she served as district attorney in San Francisco. As attorney general of California, she fought to slow the release of prisoners even after the Supreme Court ruled that the state’s prisons were so dangerously overcrowded they amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. Lawyers in her office argued against the release of nonviolent offenders, claiming that it would deplete the prison labor pool, which the state uses to fight forest fires. She implemented a school truancy program that arrested parents whose children missed class. In some instances her office argued against the release of prisoners who had been proven innocent, in one instance claiming that the inmate, who had been championed by the Innocence Project, had missed a clerical deadline. As a prosecutor, she aggressively targeted sex workers, and as senator has promoted anti-trafficking legislation critics say conflates trafficking with sex work and infringes on the First Amendment. Her records on civil asset forfeiture, solitary confinement, and the death penalty are also controversial.

Harris didn’t really talk about that record on Thursday—she didn’t have to. That will change now that she’s perceived as a frontrunner. And stakes are raised this year by her home state’s large delegate haul, now part of a very early “Super Tuesday” primary. In the coming weeks, she may try to ride out the bumps by positioning herself as a unity pick—someone who provides common ground for supporters of Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. But that’s not an easy space to occupy. It wouldn’t be for any surging candidate. It may be particularly tough for someone with Harris’s record.

polarbear4

What were they thinking, arguing out loud that people should stay in prison for the labor pool? JHC.

polarbear4

polarbear4

good point! If Bernie were a woman, people would be hung from the rafters of sexism for the constant smears.

magsview

I fully expect Kamala at some point in a future debate to turn to Bernie and say, “I don’t think you’re sexist” with that “but…..” hanging in the air.

She’s going to have to play dirty to pull herself and her lack of accomplishments up to Bernie’s many years of tenacious efforts on our behalf.

WindDancer13

I do not think she could use “sexist” on Bernie without getting laughed out of the room. The only real issue that people seem to dredge up is what they see as a poor stand on gun control. HRC hammered him on this, and he has had some issues with explaining that he supported bills that his constituents wanted and contained positive as well as negative things in them.

It has started already this year with Maddow’s question that didn’t give him time to explain his thinking (which was his reply, he did not contest the actual quote).

magsview

This is mostly for polarbear-we began a bit of a convo on antifa yesterday and pb mentioned LARPing (and I believe Lee Fang).

Here is part of the debate going on about antifa here on the left:

Daniel goes on to also say:

I mean…how much political power do they have to gain, how many public places do they have to shoot up, how many hate rallies do they have to hold, how many concentration camps do they have to create, before you accept reality and stop appealing to this nonsense?

It’s quite a thread that Lee Fang began, people I follow having diverging opinions on this.

polarbear4

thanks! i’m still learning and thinking, too. check out the Socialist rifle association article, too. (somewhere in the comments today :0))

WindDancer13

Another NYT reprint that seems to be whole:

The gerrymandering ruling and the risk of a monopoly on power

Partisan gerrymandering is just one of the reasons the Democrats are at such a disadvantage. But the Supreme Court’s decision on gerrymandering Thursday came as long-term political and demographic trends threaten to put Democrats at an even greater disadvantage in the Senate and perhaps also the presidency.

It’s even possible to imagine a future in which Republicans could effectively claim a monopoly on federal power despite continued weakness in the national vote.

Sustained minority rule — within the bounds of the Constitution — is not an imminent peril. After all, Democrats recaptured the House in November despite partisan gerrymandering. But the risk is real, and even if it does not materialize it might strain American democracy.

So on one hand, the ruling — which said federal courts can’t bar partisan gerrymandering — merely preserves the status quo. But it also closes off one way, arguably the easiest way, that the risk of minority rule might have been reduced.

Note: Having accidentally clicked on a NYT link, I discovered that the NYT is now offering 10 articles per month if you create an account with them. Not happening for me.

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WindDancer13

From one of the list-srvs on education that I subscribe to comes this quote:

Public schools are at the center of the manufactured breakdown of the fabric of everyday life. They are under attack not because they are failing, but because they are public. Henry Giroux

Once the corporations take over education, more students should get better grades because they will only have to learn what the corporations think good serfs need to know.

polarbear4

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The tweet cut off a sentence about how the campaign believes we will be proud of the results. Yay!

WindDancer13

Just got my letter also and was intrigued by that line about being proud of the results.

As some of Joe “Don’t Bus My White Daughter” Biden’s donors may have been waiting until after the debate to donate, his numbers may be lower than he expected.

humphrey

First of many since the debates.

jcitybone

Biden down 10, Bernie down 4, Warren up 7, Harris up 8 since the last poll in May. 4.7 MOE

Benny

humphrey

Actually the results are not all that bad for Bernie considering all the favorable publicity that Warren and Harris received after the debates.

humphrey

I haven’t checked instagram to verify this.😁

WindDancer13

That video has actually been around for a long time. I remember seeing the clip with the interviewer when Bernie made this move (do not remember who the interviewer was though) and this clip as well maybe (but not sure) as far back as 2016.

magsview

Yes! And I’ve been loving it ever since then, haha.

humphrey

WindDancer13

Would this make it a Communist or Fascist event?

Trump asks for military tanks on the Mall as part of grandiose July Fourth event

WASHINGTON – National Park Service acting director P. Daniel Smith faces plenty of looming priorities this summer, from an $11 billion backlog in maintenance needs to natural disasters like the recent wildfire damage to Big Bend Park.

But in recent days, another issue has competed for Smith’s attention: how to satisfy President Trump’s request to station tanks or other armored military vehicles on the Mall for his planned Fourth of July address to the nation.

The ongoing negotiations over whether to use massive military hardware, such as Abrams tanks or Bradley Fighting Vehicles, as a prop for Trump’s “Salute to America” is just one of many unfinished details when it comes to the celebration planned for Thursday, according to several people briefed on the plan, who requested anonymity to speak frankly.


Trump has demonstrated an unusual level of interest in this year’s Independence Day observance, according to three senior administration officials. He has received regular briefings about it from Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, according to the people briefed on the plan, and has weighed in on everything from how the pyrotechnics should be launched to how the military should be honored.

I am beginning to think that Trump missed his calling. He should have been a party planner. His appeal, however, may have been limited.

WindDancer13

Now for some good news (kind of):

AP-NORC Poll: Trump not boosted by strong American economy

But significantly fewer approve of Trump’s handling of the economy, even as it remains a relative strength compared with other issues. The survey indicates that most Americans do not believe they’re personally benefiting from his trade policies. And only 17% said they received a tax cut, despite government and private sector figures showing that a clear majority of taxpayers owed less after the president’s tax overhaul passed in 2017.[emphasis added]

There seems to be a discrepancy between government figures and what people are reporting. Another interesting dichotomy:

Democrats are more likely than Republicans to say the amount they paid in taxes increased in the last year, 42% versus 25%, while more Republicans say their taxes decreased, 25% versus 10%.

It looks like some people are beginning to pull aside the curtain:

Nearly half of Americans, 47%, approve of Trump’s handling of the economy, but his overall approval rating — 38% — is low compared with what past presidents have enjoyed in strong economic conditions. Only about 4 in 10 Americans approve of his handling of taxes and trade negotiations.

The public skepticism has persisted even as the president routinely congratulates himself on the economy, including the 3.6% unemployment rate and stock market gains.

On the other hand, some recognize the lies but will vote for Trump anyway:

Paul Miller, 81, a retired shoe factory foreman from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, said he still intends to vote for Trump, since he hasn’t seen anyone better yet in the Democratic field.

Living off his pension and Social Security, Miller said the tax cuts were basically irrelevant for him. And he doesn’t agree with the president’s claim that China is paying for the tariffs, rather than U.S. consumers and companies.

“I sort of have mixed feelings about the tariffs,” he said. “Of course, I don’t believe it when Trump says we won’t have to pay them. We will.”

polarbear4

and I’d bet that the 47% on the economy is influenced by what people hear on the MSM, even thinking that their own lives must not match up with the “good” economy, especially if they support trump anyway.

WindDancer13

Given that 47% is significantly larger than his base (estimated at 30%), yeah, they do not see the lies. Most people fail to recognize gaslighting for quite some time (sometimes forever). With Trump bleating his horn, many are probably totally disoriented.

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/01/politics/holocaust-museum-statement-concentration-camps/index.html

Nearly 150 scholars, many who teach about the Holocaust, urged the US Holocaust Memorial Museum to retract its recent statement rejecting comparisons of the situation at the US southern border to concentration camps.

“The very core of Holocaust education is to alert the public to dangerous developments that facilitate human rights violations and pain and suffering; pointing to similarities across time and space is essential for this task,” the open letter reads, according to The New York Review of Books.

“The Museum’s decision to completely reject drawing any possible analogies to the Holocaust, or to the events leading up to it, is fundamentally ahistorical,” the letter reads.

“It has the potential to inflict severe damage on the Museum’s ability to continue its role as a credible, leading global institution dedicated to Holocaust memory, Holocaust education, and research in the field of Holocaust and genocide studies,” the scholars write.

jcitybone

https://www.thenation.com/article/tulsi-gabbard-2020-nuclear/

But last week’s debate stages were so crowded that none of the candidates, many of whom poll toward the back of a field that now includes more than two dozen contenders, got very far in presenting a nuanced, let alone comprehensive, worldview. Gabbard did more of that when she addressed the 87th Annual US Conference of Mayors over the weekend.

In her speech to the mayors who had gathered in Honolulu, the congresswoman made the case that “regime change wars” are costing communities across the country too much—and that they must be understood as local issues.

“That’s why,” she explained, “it’s imperative that every mayor, every leader at every level of government take action to stand up and speak out about this danger of nuclear war that we’re facing, speak out against these wasteful regime change wars and this new cold war that’s sucking money out of our pockets and our communities.”

That’s an important message that ought not be lost in the 2020 cacophony.

Cities are dramatically impacted by foreign-policy choices, and by the federal budget priorities that extend from them. They also have the potential to be serious players on the global stage.

jcitybone

https://www.cnet.com/news/elizabeth-warren-accuses-advisory-panel-for-fcc-of-corruption/?utm_source=reddit.com

A panel that provides policy advice to the Federal Communications Commission is “stacked with corporate insiders,” Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said Monday. She cited a blog post by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), which showed more than half of all Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) members are direct employees of private companies or of industry trade groups.

This could lead to allegations that rather than working for American consumers, the FCC is working for “giant telecom companies”, Warren, a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, tweeted Monday.

“This is the definition of corruption: industry members writing the rules to benefit themselves & their rich friends,” she added in another tweet. Sen. Warren has called on FCC Chair Ajit Pai to “explain the extent to which CSRIC may be corrupted by corporate influence.”

jcitybone

Not the greatest news, but Warren who is following a similar fundraising path is probably worse off. It would be interesting to know what % of the donors are maxed, but we are never going to be told that. Obviously, Bernie will have less of those than Mayor Pete. Also Harris’s rise and Pete staying closer to the bottom feeders is going to hurt Pete’s fundraising.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-sanders-2020-campaign-manager-faiz-shakir-says-pete-buttigieg-likely-raised-more-money-in-q2/

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager Faiz Shakir conceded on Monday that South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg likely raised more money last quarter than the Vermont senator, but claimed the discrepancy is due to sharply different fundraising strategies of each campaign.

“I think he’ll probably have more money raised than we will,” Shakir told CBSN’s “Red & Blue,” referring to Buttigieg. “I think a lot of that has to do with the fact of how he is raising his money.”

“Bernie Sanders does not go into closed-door high-dollar fundraisers and solicit money from corporate executives at their homes,” he added.

On July 6, Buttigieg will headline a fundraiser at the home of businesswoman Heather Reisman and her husband, billionaire investor Gerry Schwartz, in Nantucket, according to an invitation to the event obtained by CBS News. Tickets for that event start at $250, and the campaign will hold a “grassroots” event on Martha’s Vineyard soon after, with tickets beginning at $15.

Defending Sanders’ fundraising efforts, Shakir said the campaign is galvanizing working-class Americans to bring about sweeping structural policies designed to “fundamentally” change America.

“For that reason, it’s very hard often for us to compete with those who try to go into the homes of corporate executives,” he said.

Still, Shakir said the campaign will soon demonstrate that a “massive movement” is coalescing around Sanders that will ensure that the self-described democratic socialist will again mount a formidable bid to secure the presidential nomination against the 24 other Democrats running.

He noted he expects the Sanders campaign to again receive the highest number of individual donations during the second fundraising quarter of 2019.

magsview

Here is a list of Martha’s Vineyard orgs.

https://mvol.com/articles/island-organizations/

This is the only one that actually describes itself as ‘grassroots’:

Tisbury Waterways

Tisubry Waterways is a grassroots citizen’s non-profit group that advocates locally for initiatives to improve and maintain the quality of water in Tisbury’s two estuaries.

I’d love to call them and ask how many of their members think Buttigieg is the best candidate for their cause and how many are planning on giving money to him. Does anyone have the time and chutzpah to call?

508-693-9309

humphrey

Bwahahaha! The Rational National is spot on. It is worth a view.

MSNBC Guest: ‘Bernie’s Problem Is That He’s Too Consistent’

I really like the beginning. 😁👍😊

humphrey

Sounds kinda familiar doesn’t it?

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