Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

“What went wrong” in 2016? Are they kidding?






Going where the denial is thickest–in the news media As a rape survivor myself*, I believe Juanita Broaddrick. I listened to Ms. Broaddrick when she was interviewed on Dateline NBC back in 1999. I listened carefully to everything she said, and–as a lifelong registered Democrat myself–I believe her with all my heart. Her accusation was Read More

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What are “pay to play letters”? –






Those Democratic National Committee emails — Other DNC emails released by Wikileaks in Friday’s first batch contain splashier exchanges of personalities and worse, including the plot to paint Bernie Sanders as an atheist. But the email thread I want to know more about is the one about “pay to play letters.” Here is the full Read More

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Hillary Clinton about 2008: “Eventually I just decided I had to withdraw”






Sunday, May 1 (May Day): CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper, Tapper interviewing Secretary Clinton, established two points. First, in spite of polls showing widespread doubt about Clinton’s honesty, Clinton still tends to make recklessly inaccurate statements in public venues. Second, Clinton and strategist Karen Finney suggested no particular place for Senator Bernie Sanders Read More

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Hillary Clinton on using other people’s words (2008)






There is a great Saturday Night Live parody of Hillary Clinton literally turning into Bernie Sanders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs47ce4QRBY (Video clips of the hilarious skit are widely available on the Internet, here and here among other places.) Now let’s get back to that topic of amnesia about 2008. On Thursday, February 21, in the 2008 campaign, Senator Hillary Clinton leveled Read More

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Sanders’ claim to turnout is valid






Several commentators have disparaged Sen. Bernard Sanders’ argument that turnout will be vital to Democrats in November and that he can help the turnout. He is right on both counts. Commentators at MSNBC, CNN and now some of the networks have gotten on a train recently, though–pointing to the undoubted fact that Democratic turnout in Read More

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The Elephant and the Denatured Donkey in the Room






As the New Hampshire presidential primary approaches (February 9), the national political press is consumed with speculation over Donald Trump’s lead in the GOP. Secondarily, it is speculating over how well Sen. Bernie Sanders’ lead on the Democratic side will hold up. The corollary re the GOP is that establishment candidates must be ‘winnowed’, so Read More

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More GOP debates, too few glimpses of decency






Public discourse in the 21st-century USA sometimes forgets clear fundamentals, and the problem is most acute in the Republican Party sector. Yesterday I wrote that I would post a follow-up after watching last night’s GOP lineup on Fox Business News, to see whether any of the candidates would refer to mass deportation. Discussion of the Read More

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Donald Trump, Staying Puft






Fun’s fun. Admittedly, it has been fun to watch Donald Trump ruining the field for sixteen or more other Republican candidates for the White House. He’s like a human-shaped cue ball. Knocked into the rack, he has sent minor and major candidates careening in all directions, colliding with each other and banging up against sides Read More

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