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LieparDestin

A decent read/analysis

If someone wants to blockquote a portion please do as Im still trapped at work!

LieparDestin

jcitybone

https://apnews.com/008636d69c8447059dc27a81f416d2d3

Bernie Sanders is setting a new fundraising bar for 2020 Democrats.

The Vermont senator raised $3.3 million on Tuesday from 120,000 individual donors in the first 10 hours after announcing his presidential campaign. That’s according to a person familiar with the campaign who wasn’t authorized to publicly disclose the early numbers and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The fundraising haul is more than double the $1.5 million that Sen. Kamala Harris raised in the first 24 hours of her campaign. The California Democrat had been the biggest first-day fundraiser in the race so far.

jcitybone

wi60

I’ve been hoping to keep my avatar since 2016 !!!!!! Go Bernie go!!!!!!!

Woo_hoo!_poster.jpg
orlbucfan

T and R, humphrey!! Methinks we’ll probably have to post 2-3 O/Ts daily on here as things heat up. 🙂

wi60

oh yeah as the daily BNR round up by LD will force that no problem

Torabs
Torabs

I am relieved by today’s announcement, as I really didn’t have a plan B for if Bernie wasn’t going to run.

We’ve got a long, hard slough ahead of us for the soul of the country, and no guarantees that it will be any easier than 2016.

I’ll take solace that at least this time, we’ll be in it together from the start. Let’s do this.

polarbear4

I have tears in my eyes. We all hung out, hung in there, and now it’s thrilling! And yeah it’ll be a long hard road, but one full of friends.

jcitybone

For some reason the article doesn’t mention Bernie’s estate tax planand there’s no for poll it. 70% of Independents also favor closing the wealth gap

Rising inequality and policies to fight it have emerged as a central theme in the Democratic primary campaign. Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who three years ago railed against “millionaires and billionaires” in an insurgent bid for the Democratic nomination, said on Tuesday that he would again seek the nomination on a platform of free public college and “Medicare for all.” This time around, he will face competition for the left flank of his party, including from Ms. Warren, who has proposed taxing the assets — not just the annual income — of the richest Americans to pay for universal child care.

“Across party lines, Americans want the very wealthiest families to pay their fair share so we can have an economy that works for everyone,” Ms. Warren said in a statement in response to the polling for The Times.

Such proposals are likely to draw strong support from a Democratic electorate that has shifted sharply to the left since Mr. Sanders’s last run. Eighty-seven percent of Democrats in the Times poll said the government should seek to reduce the wealth gap.

jcitybone

Tyrannocaster
Tyrannocaster

So now the DNC wants Bernie to promise to be a Democrat: https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/02/19/politics/dnc-candidate-affirmation/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F

I’m pretty sure this rule was padsed specifically for him.

BTW, new poster here, and hello to you all as a lurker.

I went to the DK site after reafing about the Armando raft of crap, and saw there was a poll – Bernie had 43 per cent – far higher than #2 Harris.

I left that site 10 years ago when Markos said you couldn’t criticize Israel.

More later.

Tyrannocaster
Tyrannocaster

Well, thete’s no EDIT button, LOL. “Passed” and “reading”, 🙂

Tyrannocaster
Tyrannocaster

“there’s”. That’s what I get for posting from a tablet. Big grin – can’t help it!

LieparDestin

Ill make you an author so.you can edit. Welcome!

jcitybone

Still going up. Heading to 5 million

https://www.businessinsider.com/bernie-sanders-campaign-donations-record-2020-presidential-campaign-2019-2

Ten hours after announcing he would run in the 2020 US presidential election, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont raised more than $4 million from nearly 150,000 individual donors, the campaign said in an email on Tuesday.

Faiz Shakir, Sanders’ campaign manager, could not confirm the exact dollar figure on Tuesday afternoon but said in an email to INSIDER: “They’re YUGE.”

jcitybone

I’d like to know more about this secret meeting of wealthy donors

A secret meeting of former President Barack Obama’s financial backers convened in Washington early this month: Organized by David Jacobson and John Phillips, Mr. Obama’s former ambassadors to Canada and Italy, the group interviewed an array of 2020 presidential candidates and debated whether to throw their wealth behind one or two of them.

Mr. Obama had no role in the event, but it unfolded in his political shadow: As presidential hopefuls like Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar and Sherrod Brown auditioned before them, the donors wondered aloud whether Mr. Obama might signal a preference in the race, according to three people briefed on the meeting, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

David Axelrod, Mr. Obama’s former chief strategist, told the group they should expect no such directive. Mr. Axelrod confirmed in an interview that he briefed the gathering, recalling: “They asked me about Obama endorsing. I said, ‘I don’t imagine he will.’”

polarbear4

He’s schooling them and how to sound like a progressive govern like a neolibcon.

Haha. My AutoCorrect now has neolibcon if I start typing it. Yay.

polarbear4

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