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jcitybone

Tyrannocaster

The video is even worse. And yesterday Pence tried to tweet that CNN was lying, and he was literally buried in response.

Tyrannocaster

magsview

That’s just incredibly awful. Sounded like Pence was only concerned with containing them. The guard responds with talking about the “watchtowers” they use so that they can “pick anyone out who gets rowdy”. So disturbing.

jcitybone

LOL. DK’s Netroots Nation is being equated with the entire spectrum of progressive activists. Completely unsurprising that this crowd of progressives were not into Bernie but really into Kamala.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/07/netroots-nation-activists-want-warren-and-harris/593935/

There will be 16 more months of speech-making and glad-handing and glitzy ballroom fundraisers before Election Day. It would make sense not to commit to a presidential candidate just yet. But here at Netroots Nation, the premier annual convention for progressive activists, many attendees already seem fairly certain about their choice: They want Elizabeth Warren, the progressive senator from Massachusetts, to be their next president. And if they have to pick a second choice? It’s Senator Kamala Harris of California.

It’s not necessarily intuitive that the same person would support both women: Warren is a folksy public-school teacher-turned-anti-corruption advocate, while the blazer-wearing Harris is more of an establishment type, with a long career climbing the ranks of power in California. Warren has pledged not to hold high-dollar fundraising events in favor of grassroots-style meet-and-greets, while Hollywood heavyweights have been some of Harris’s biggest campaign boosters.

But, in interviews with two dozen progressive activists at Netroots, most people told me that, while they prefer Warren, they’d choose Harris if things go south for the Massachusetts lawmaker. They view both senators as passionate and capable. Some even suggested that the two women should run on the same ticket. “They bring different things to the table, but one thing is clear when you talk to each of them: their competency,” Rod Sullivan, a 53-year-old attendee from Iowa City, Iowa, told me. They would operate differently as presidents, he added. But each of them “could do this.”

And, perhaps surprisingly, very few people offered praise for Senator Bernie Sanders, Warren’s democratic-socialist foil from Vermont. “If I have a chance of voting for an old white man or a less-old white woman, I’m going to vote for a less-old white woman,” Weber told me.

Three years after Hillary Clinton’s astonishing defeat, it seemed, overall, that the activist class is really, really ready for a woman to be president. There may be an eternity in political time left to go before the Democratic primary is over. But that desire is already clear.

orlbucfan

That scabby crowd is neither liberal nor progressive nor futuristic. What an insult to the first NN gatherings and the attendees there. Sure hope Bernie is planning a rest stop soon. T and R, LD!!

magsview

Very disappointing in general. A true progressive wouldn’t be hating on Bernie like so many of the attendees seemed to be doing. Hillary 2.0.

On a wall at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, attendees could bet on who will drop out next, an exercise seemingly based more on wishful thinking than reality. As of Saturday morning, Biden and Sanders led the way. No one was betting on Warren or Harris.

polarbear4

Ugh. this will give Harris more ooomph. I was so hoping she would be through
by now. But she has a lot of the hill crowd.

jcitybone

So Nancy—Any comment on this racist piece of trash?

magsview

Why yes, she did comment actually, twice in fact. And neither of her comments addressed her complicity at all. Quelle surprise!

Her “Rather than attack Members of Congress” is particularly rich..

orlbucfan

Is she becoming so senile that she doesn’t know what ‘hypocrite’ means?

Tyrannocaster

“Nancy Pelosi” is just a brand of weak tea. This is pathetic.

polarbear4

Pelosi ☕️. Weak, but will still upset your stomach.

magsview

From the cranky (hat tip @orlbucfan) Jeffrey St. Clair at Counterpunch:

How soon before Nancy Pelosi outlives her usefulness to the financial sponsors of the Democratic Party and they are compelled to replace her with a younger, smoother and more adroit enforcer of the neoliberal agenda?

orlbucfan

Geez, thanks mags! 🙂 Pelosi is really crapping all over her legacy. What a shame.

orlbucfan

tRump: a real bad. joke. of a hypocrite. Stupid, too.

Tyrannocaster

However, do not let the shiny chrome Trump object distract you from the Epstein scandal, which Trump REALLY wants to go away. Every time there’s a problem he creates a diversion like this one.

Unlike the Democrats, I can actually walk and chew gum at the same time.

magsview

One of my sisters is fully convinced that Trump will go down because of Epstein. I’m not so convinced, but time will tell. Trump does seem to be tangled up in it.

polarbear4

Trump and Clinton. It’s a big club….

Tyrannocaster

I think an awful lot of people are putting the kind of faith in that the same way people did with the Mueller report. Look how well that worked.

Of course, it would be nice if your sister were right, but with Barr as AG, I don’t see why he won’t just muscle this one like he did the Mueller report – where he created a totally fake narrative, got it out in public, and then kept the actual one bottled up. He won’t be able to do the exact same thing again this time, obviously, but you can bet that with the influence Trump has, Barr is working behind the scenes right now.

At least this time, the crime is an obvious one, and we don’t have Robert “I couldn’t say anything about that” Mueller investigating it. What a joke he turned out to be.

Tyrannocaster

Another one —

polarbear4

????

orlbucfan

Gorgeous pups! What breed(s) are the two big ones?

Tyrannocaster

They are Belgian Tervuren. The little guy is a Cardigan Welsh Corgi. (Not the same kind of Corgi the British queen has.)

Tyrannocaster

The WaPo at it again, ginning up a fight. Calling out the black progressives for racism. Interesting thing is that this piece has three writers, all of them white, and they are accusing the progressive black women of racism against the CBC. This is one issue these writers should leave alone. Black people, just like white people (and Indians and Hispanics) are not monolithic and it is patronizing to suggest that they should be.

An all-out racially charged fight within the House Democratic Caucus escalated Saturday when an African American freshman lawmaker said the party doesn’t need “any more black voices that don’t want to be a black voice.”

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