Is today some kind of holiday? Because I’m just sitting here waiting for @BernieSanders to announce that he’s going to change the world and run for President again. #OurRevolution pic.twitter.com/vproOmjMuW — Josh Fox (@joshfoxfilm) February 19, 2019 This is an open thread. Post a song you like or a photo…or whatever. H/t Emma Vigeland at TYT for the picture. …Continue reading →
The Sanders Institute’s “The Gathering” is underway. Jimmy and Roslyn Carter sent their best wishes to the group. Sister Turner is up on deck first.
Join our Facebook live stream today, Friday, Nov. 30th for the inaugural Sanders Institute Gathering. Today we will discuss bold progressive ideas on healthcare, the climate crisis and criminal injustice, concluding with an international roundtable. #sandersinstitutegathering18pic.twitter.com/7SYj9Fq9g4
David Sirota went outside the box with this thought:
I'm serious here — Democrats could right now nominate @BetoORourke or @StaceyAbrams for Speaker of the House. They have legislative experience, they are from red states, and they have serious national followings. I know it may seem far-fetched, but why would that be a bad idea? https://t.co/0hkUhB5FA2
I’m making this thread separate…something we can chew, nibble, etc.
Personally, I like Sirota’s idea, but given that’s unlikely, I know one thing right away I want: amend the 2017 tax law. I want SALT (state & local taxes) to be completely tax deductible again. Additionally, raise the minimum wage and MFA. Long-game: to add more members to the House to properly represent the American people. The last revision of the numbers in the House was 1911.
The past 6 months have been a rodeo. Like the contestants of the rodeo, they all start with great promise. We had a lot of newcomers as well as some seasoned ones aspiring to move into a more risk taking adventure. I enjoyed the primary diaries we all participated in. March 6th saw the first state primary for the general election, and from it, Beto O’Roarke emerged as the Democratic nominee for the US Senate from Texas. Yesterday’s NY-NY primary marked the end of the primary season. While our three preferred candidates didn’t win, we did see the beginning of …Continue reading →
I think if you ask a lot of people this question you will get a lot of different answers, so what is it? I think I can best define it as the interweaving of these two main components: Actual people unbeholden to moneyed interests running for office using Bernies technique of policy first, positive, PAC free and people oriented campaigning, offering real solutions the people can actually get excited to vote for, to stimulate political activity. Large percentages of the population becoming politically interested with some becoming actually politically active, specifically due to these real solutions being offered and help …Continue reading →
The ides of March. Originated with Julius Caesar, but not emphasized until Shakespeare wrote a play about a Roman dictator. But also how the dictator was assassinated and the underbelly of corruption was exposed. On this date in 2016, Bernie Sanders decided not to fold up his campaign, even though he did poorly in Super Tuesday. However, TBTB in the Democratic Party tried to coronate one of its baronesses as the nominee and did not honor their agreement to host more debates. But Bernie didn’t give up. He ended up winning more states and raising over $234M, over a million …Continue reading →
Since last Thursday, we’ve been posting many articles about Donna Brazile’s excerpt in Politico, which essentially became confirmation of the scales being tilted towards Clinton in the 2016. Our outrage was justified and vindicated in many respects. The Clinton campaign continues to double down using the river of Egypt, instead deflecting by saying Brazile has gone by the Russian wayside. Matt Taibbi from Rolling Stone penned a insightful article about why the Brazile excerpt in Politico and her book may be relevant today. He revisits a theme about the complicity of the Establishment media for the Clintons, in which anyone …Continue reading →
This week was a watershed moment for the Establishment Dems: Donna Brazile and Elizabeth Warren broke ranks this week by acknowledging the DNC needs to clean its house. It makes me wonder if they will finally reach out a little more to those of us in the trenches of the Political Revolution. As many of the Birdies know, I attended the People’s Summit held in Chicago in June this year. I did some live blogging from it, but I never did do a write up of the conference. I chose to do my write up at TOP because no one …Continue reading →
Here’s Our Revolution’s new President, Nina Turner (video released about an hour ago) [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsiVEfJvb3c[/embedyt] “With These Hands, We will Continue To Rise” Rep Seth Moulton called for new leadership in the Democratic Party while being interviewed on NPR. SIEGEL: What was so big about the loss in Georgia that it shows the Democrats need a new message, a new vision? MOULTON: Well, now we’re 0-4 in these congressional special elections. And we’re at the worst electoral position that the Democratic Party has been in in decades. And so when you keep losing like that, you can’t keep doing the …Continue reading →
There continue to be several fissures in the Democratic party as competing factions jockey for party positions and the future direction of the party. One of those fissures opened in dramatic fashion at the California Democratic party’s convention last weekend. We had a really good diary recounting a view from on the ground at the convention, where Los Angeles County chair Eric Bauman was elected to the state party chairmanship with a slender margin of 62 votes, out of over 3,000 cast. The saga continues because Bauman’s opponent, Kimberly Ellis has not conceded the election and there is a review underway:“I will not …Continue reading →
I mean, amazing. pic.twitter.com/wmmCmUCDT6 — Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) February 28, 2017 I just had to share that tweet with Bernie verily amused! 😀 Also this tweet is also Bernielicious: This speech is crashing our servers right now https://t.co/IzUvVw6lDb — Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) February 28, 2017 Did my heart good it did. READ IN FULL: Bernie Sanders’ Speech on Israel, Trump and anti-Semitism at J Street Conference Thank you for inviting me to address you here today. It’s a pleasure to be here with J Street, which has been such a strong voice for saner, more progressive foreign policy ideas. And I …Continue reading →
Major Updates Sat 1-21-2017 5 PM CA Time Check to see latest numbers and the 40 sec video on Facebook ! See the Latest Twitter Numbers Sanders seems to be the only non-Republican that can get his message through to people The Sanders Staff posted this 40 sec video on Friday’s inauguration on Facebook at 6 AM on Friday Inagural day https://www.facebook.com/senatorsanders/videos/10155556852137908/ as of Midnight Friday night CA time the Facebook video had: 10.9M+ views on Facebook at Midnight after being up 14.5 hours !!!!!!!! 175,000+ Facebook shares. 14,000+ comments. Sanders Video goes viral. as of 4 PM CA time Sat on Facebook the video had: 13.35M+ …Continue reading →