If you have time, glance through the CNN exit poll from NH. About 3,000 (1%) responses. Scroll down to the “Area Type” section to see that 63% of the respondents are “suburban” dwellers. If that’s an accurate reflection of the voters, isn’t this phenomenally good news for Bernie? Correct me if I’m wrong, but while Pete seems to have won the…[Read more]
Much of the NH vote was from voters whose income is based in the stock market. The southern tier of NH is within range of NYC and Boston–places where finance money flows liberally. That’s one of the main areas of not-Bernie votes. I think this largely accounts for the low-percentage Sanders win as well as for the trouncing of Warren. Both of…[Read more]
EyeRound commented on the post, Bernie has a long and treacherous road to reach 2,000 delegates 1 week, 6 days ago
Adding my thanks, Subir!
This sequence of events keeps running through my head:
1. Trump takes office. Immediately he is impeachment-ready (emoluments, etc) but not a peep out of Democrats.
2. Dem’s win House. Still no word on impeachment.
3. Fall 2019, finally impeachment becomes a thing in the House. Questions arise as to the Dem’s timing: won’t this…[Read more]
Not buying this analogy. Sanders is not McGovern redux. By 1972–following the 1960’s assassinations and the 1968 dem convention debacle–students, young people, black activists and many others had lost all trust in the Democratic Party. McGovern, though, had the nod of the establishment Dems. He was widely perceived as a “milquetoast”…[Read more]
Happy Saturday to all the good TPWer’s!
Partner and I have been doing this (petition canvassing) for about a week now in our little, older, republican-dominated town in NY 21. NY 21 is (currently) Elise Stefanic’s congressional seat. Talked to several registered Republicans who couldn’t sign the petitions (not Dem’s) but want to vote for…[Read more]
Someone who has been thoroughly indoctrinated in a corrupt system may not be acting for self-enrichment (which would be the baseline definition of “corrupt”–doing bad things for personal benefit). He/She may be playing in the system primarily because of the indoctrination. Such behavior still needs to cease, meaning chiefly that…[Read more]
I agree with you, Mags! We’re strong enough to hold the line in a very complex world!
Forgot to add: Remember that we have an ongoing impeachment trial, in which McConnell and Trump are chomping at the bit to tar Biden and his son with corruption.
Sanders is oh-so-right in opposing this Republican effort.
Eventually people are going to have to realize that Sanders is a leader. He is Sanders, not somebody else, a man of integrity who still respects that the State is supposed to be the voice of the people. Sanders is honest and he is undertaking a humongous mission to bring the corporate class under the control of the government. In other words,…[Read more]
Hope you’re right, Mags!
I didn’t know about the Hillary film coming up at Sundance. Is that Robert Redford’s film festival?
Oh dear, mixed metaphors strike again! Either “grease the wheels” or “foam the runway”, take your pick. But “grease the runway” definitely gives the wrong sense!
OK, so Cruz thinks he can link Bernie with Corbyn in light of Labor’s recent electoral losses.
But the British analysts of Labor’s route–at least the ones I’m reading–treat this issue very differently. The British media manufactured a barrage of “anti-Semitic” slurs against Corbyn in the run up to the election. Corbyn did not vehemently…[Read more]
Happy Monday and renewed thanks to all TPW’ers for keeping up the high quality of these pages!
I’m glad you posted this NYT article, jcb, esp since their paywall usually stops me from reading.
This article is a good read for Bernie folks, it doesn’t diss Bernie. And it says what many of us have been thinking for a while, namely that Bernie…[Read more]
But I also wonder what Mr. George thinks would happen to the union if the country had M4A?
Does he think that people would flock out of the union in droves because the union no longer offers, or needs to offer, health ins? If that’s what would happen, then this union doesn’t have the “political” muscle vs. owners that Mr.…[Read more]
It could just be that ads buy polls. Not votes.
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