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Benny

LD, if there is a way to bump BNR to the top of the list, I hope you can.

jcitybone

Three things here I have to say in reply to the author
1. These candidates all opposing the fillibuster are still in the Senate. Once they are out of the Senate as President, they could easily change their tune.
2. More than getting rid of the fillibuster is needed to enact Bernie’s impressive agenda. A massive redirect of our political system is needed. I don’t think Bernie thinks his agenda is going to pass immediately by persuading these Republicans and moderate Dems. What needs to happen is that voters see a different route to follow than the snake oil and hatred they are peddling and vote these jokers out. It’s going to take time but it’s the only way.
3. Presidents wield a lot of power on their own through executive action. Look at all the damage Trump has done without getting much through Congress, save that odious tax bill. Bernie will seize the Bully Pulpit in a way Obama was (for whatever reason) unwilling to do.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/03/if-gop-wouldnt-work-with-obama-2020-dems-have-little-hope.html

Sanders isn’t the only 2020 progressive who seems to be under the illusion that Republican opposition won’t matter to the implementation of his agenda.

Did Obama not know what he was doing? You’d have to be pretty damn smart, in my judgment, to think you are smarter than Barack Obama. Yes, some progressives think he wasn’t mean enough to conduct effective daily combat with his Republican opponents. But whatever the merits of meanness, it’s not going to convince Republican senators to vote for your legislation.

Brown’s comment may explain a lot of this big talk. He’s on the record — and for that matter, so are Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, and Amy Klobuchar — in opposing the abolition of the legislative filibuster, which would significantly reduce the number of senators needed to enact partisan legislation. That opposition, I happen to believe, is grievously mistaken. But if you take that position, then you have to have some theory of how you are going to prevail in Congress, particularly if you have an ambitious agenda like most of the 2020 Democratic field. Obama had “grassroots bipartisanship,” which failed. What do his wannabe Democratic successors have? Pixie dust? It’s an important question.

wi60

Once President Sanders is done unraveling the damage Trumpcorp did with the EO’s Bernie will start with his own. Then the fun begins as the R’s heads will truly explode in numbers never seen before. The 35% of the die hard Trumpcorp supporters will need MFA in a big way.

jcitybone

https://www.thedailybeast.com/bernie-sanders-on-the-view-not-interested-in-any-2020-advice-from-hillary-clinton

Friday morning on The View, co-host Meghan McCain asked Sanders point blank: “What do you think Hillary did wrong to lose to someone like Trump?”

“I’m not enthusiastic to go back to 2016,” Sanders replied. “But I think, in some ways, she didn’t reach out to working-class people the way I think she should have. There were states where she did not campaign as vigorously as she should have, in Wisconsin, Michigan, maybe some other states. But that was 2016.”

Sanders tried to change the subject to “the most dangerous president in modern American history,” but McCain wouldn’t let him, interrupting with, “Can I interject really quickly though?”

“We’re hearing about a lot of Democratic candidates who are meeting with Hillary Clinton for advice though, people like Amy Klobuchar,” she said. “Do you think you’ll do the same?”

“I suspect not,” Sanders answered, frankly. “Hillary has not called me. Look, we have differences. Hillary has played a very important role in American politics.”

“But you’re not interested in any advice from her?” McCain asked.

“I think not,” he said again. “You know, I think every Democrat is going to come together. Let me say what I’ve said before. I hope to be the Democratic nominee and have the support of the whole Democratic Party behind me. If I am not and somebody else is, I will support that candidate. Because what’s most important is that Trump is defeated. But Hillary and I have, you know, fundamental differences and that’s what it is.”

Benny

Benny

Part 2 of the interview.

Benny

Part 3

African American vote and Cohen

polarbear4

My blood boils hearing this “gotchya” stuff. Glad I don’t have it at home, although it’s good to see once in a while. I know a lot of voters believe in it, and Bernie is so far crushing it.

polarbear4

That’s our Bernie!

BTW, are the symbols that people make that little “shrug shoulders with a half smile” on the Android type phones, cuz they’re not on my iPhone, afaik.

-___(••⎠)___/- Tried math symbols, too.

wi60

Does anyone think that $Hillary would’ve campaigned as hard for Bernie as he did for her if he was running against Trumpcorp in 16? If she did maybe a few token appearance’s in NY i’d would have been surprised-She would of hunkered down and pout about loosing to Bernie.

humphrey

Benny

He’s been asked this question more than once, and he needs to pat down a good answer such as I will commission a study, then talk about universal programs. I understood what he meant in that interview, but his answer will not go over well with the working class PoC. He’s their biggest champion, yet it came across as tone deaf.

What irks me is that Kamala Harris nor Booker won’t be asked that question on The View.

Benny

It’s Bernie 2.0: More professional, more personal this time

“What is different of course this time is we’re built to win and planning to win from the very beginning,” said Faiz Shakir, Sanders’ campaign manager, who last week became the first Muslim hired to lead a major U.S. presidential effort.

Welcome to Bernie 2.0, a more professional campaign based in Washington with a team that is embracing a more personal message, a more diverse staff and a much more organized nationwide operation. It’s all backed by the strongest fundraising operation in the 2020 Democratic field.

For this candidate, more than others, the new approach has risks.

Turning to a more typical presidential campaign, including an appealing personal story, could help in some areas. But it also could threaten to alienate voters who have been drawn to Sanders’ aggressive policies and no-frills speeches. And while he won over millions of Democrats three years ago as the unpolished anti-establishment alternative to Hillary Clinton, he faces a much more complicated and crowded path to the nomination in 2020.

But as the only repeat candidate, Sanders joins the 2020 Democratic field not an outlier, but a front-runner.

The decision to shift his headquarters from Vermont to Washington, Shakir said, “is the sign of a confident candidate that’s just like, ‘Hey, we’re going to base this where it’s functionally attractive for me to be based. I’m not trying to play politics with this.’”

Shakir and a team that features women and minorities in at least five senior roles so far replaces an overwhelmingly white, male team previously led by former campaign manager Jeff Weaver, who will stay on as a senior adviser.

Sanders parted ways with three longtime media consultants who cited “creative differences” in deciding to leave the campaign.

To address past concerns about sexual harassment and pay inequity, the new campaign will feature mandatory training highlighting an independent phone line to report issues and a fixed pay scale for virtually every position. By the end of the next week, the campaign expects to have roughly 35 people on the payroll, Shakir said. By comparison, Sanders’ campaign had only around two dozen people on the payroll in June 2015.

Weaver said Sanders’ proven ability to raise money allows his second presidential campaign to be much more organized and deliberate with its resources.

Beyond Washington, they’re actively assembling paid teams in the first states on the primary calendar: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — in addition to California, where the team plans to compete aggressively against home state Sen. Kamala Harris.

“We don’t talk about the first four states, we talk about the first five,” Weaver said, noting that Sanders is in the process of scheduling a California rally.

jcitybone

Bernie fund raises off Biden’s friend Pence

Mike Pence attacked our campaign today. By name.

At a conservative conference in Washington, D.C., he attacked Bernie’s leadership on Medicare for All and fighting climate change. He said we threatened America’s freedom.

Well, here is the truth. Mike Pence is attacking us because he knows what the American people know: our campaign is the strongest and most powerful challenge to Trump’s re-election.

And that is because our agenda is one that will unite millions of Americans to defeat them and create a government that works for all people, not just the billionaire class. Our agenda is one that will fight for Medicare for all, jobs for all, college for all, and justice for all.

But Bernie cannot take on the Trump administration and the billionaire class of this country alone. The attacks may be starting immediately, but they will continue throughout the campaign because they are desperate to defeat us.

So today — in Mike Pence’s honor — we have to ask:

Can you make a donation to our campaign today to send a message to Mike Pence and the billionaire class that you are going to lead the fight for a government that works for all of us, and not just the 1 percent of this country?

polarbear4

Why yes, I will. Thanks, jcb.

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