US Domestic Politics

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Something That Makes Me Scream at My TV

Republicans constantly deride the President for his "illegal" and "unconstitutional" executive orders, and tell us that he is "acting like a king". This kind of attack only works because people don't know what an executive order is. On the other side of this is the disappointment Democrats express about what he has not been able to do, I guess, because he has not exercised the power of a King.

An Intelligent Choice

Yes, there may be a sane alternative. But sanity isn’t the U.S. public’s strong point:

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/02/12/when-plan-a-meets-plan-b-talking-politics-and-revolution-with-the-green-partys-jill-stein/

FEBRUARY 12, 2016

When Plan A Meets Plan B: Talking Politics and Revolution with the Green Party’s Jill Stein

by PAUL STREET

Tonight's Debate

I'm more than ever proud to be a Democrat after tonight's Democratic debate. There are some differences between the two, but nothing that disqualifies either one. I thought that Hillary took some obvious opportunities to take some cheap shots at Bernie. Unfortunate, but after all. She's campaigning. I'll support either one in the General. (Just compare with the Republican debates - childish food fights).

WILL THE LOOMING “SUPERDELEGATE” VOTE, UTLIMATELY “SABOTAGE, BERNIE’s NOMINATION ASPIRATIONS?

In case one might be unaware, the essential reason why the Democratic National Committee (DNC) created that odd, “black-hatted, political tool” known as the “Superdelegate”, is so that “certain, high-ranking Democrats in the Party” could ultimately maintain some control over the Presidential nominating process, and thereby thwart the ultimate nomination of someone whom they might consider to be, say, a politcal rogue, a revolutionary, a DNC "threat" and/or merely an “unacceptable” candida

Assange Says Hillary Loves to Kill

Her is a short quote from Julian Assage's latest statement about Hillary Clinton:

https://wikileaks.org/hillary-war/

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Hillary's problem is not just that she's war hawk. She's a war hawk with bad judgement who gets an unseemly emotional rush out of killing people. She shouldn't be let near a gun shop, let alone an army. And she certainly should not become president of the United States.

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Soda Politics

Marion Nestle: Soda Politics - what is really scary is that EVERY goods and services industry in USA is run under this model. Pure corruption and no corporate media exposing this! And note, 99% of Soda Politics was before the corrupt Supreme Neocon Court Citizens United ruling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxsN3KqmdCI

Where Bernie Is Blowing It

I don't know if Bernie stands a chance against the combined power of establishment Dems, the corporate media, and the Orwellian Right propaganda machine. Even if he doesn't, he needs to use the opportunity to educate the public on the nature of wealth accumulation and disparity in the US to set the stage for a progressive renewal in the US. But I feel he's blowing it.

Some Scary Numbers

For Democrats insisting on persuing a scorched-earth strategy in the primaries, it would be wise to take note of a couple of facts. In both Iowa and New Hampshire, Republicans rather whipped Democrats' butts in voter turn-out.

Crazy Alex Jones Thinks Sanders Supporters 'Need To Have Their Jaws Broken'

When the going gets crazy, the crazy get going. Here is a little love note from Alex Jones' hate speech radio. He says, "Bernie wants us to live under the heavenly communist socialist system like China...." Oh, you mean communist China that the US send it's entire manufacturing base to since Reagan de-industrialized the entire country--and with tax breaks to boot for going offshore?

I'm going to have a latte and celebrate Bernie's victory over fascism.

Federal Matching Funds Presidential Elections

There's some chatter about Bloomberg running as an independent, speculation that there may be even a big name 4th candidate as well.

I seem to recall that in the 1992 election there was talk that maybe George H.W. Bush would come in third place after Bill Clinton and Ross Perot, and the GOP would then not be eligible for federal matching funds in the 1996 election. That didn't happen, of course.

Is that the rule in 2016? Is it something for Democrats and/or Republicans to be concerned about?

the tocqueville effect- reason Bernie is winning

This is a splendid article about what Obama brought to the next election

Was It A Mistake For Hillary To Run So Close To Obama?

Hillary already had many negatives. But did Obama have enough positives that she could run to be his 3ed term?

I think not.

Hillary Concedes New Hampshire: Bernie 59% Clinton 40%

Just in... 9:25p EST watch MSNBC live @ http://www.livenewschat.eu/politics/

Hillary Concedes New Hampshire: Bernie 59% Clinton 40% nope... 39% nope 38%

Analysis: She lost independents by a whopping 40 points

As for the GOP... subject to change

Trump 34%

Kasich 16%

Cruz 12%

Baby Face Rubio at 9%

Hillary Clinton: Gangs of kids are "super predators" with "no conscience, no empathy"

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/1/8/1467336/-Hillary-Clinton-Gangs-of-kids-are-super-predators-with-no-conscience-no-empathy

Yes, we are choosing a Democratic Party nominee, but we are also choosing a potential President.

And, yes, mindset matters.

So, let’s further unpack Hillary’s mindset.

Clinton holding a Fundraiser in Mexico?

Hosted by a Wal-Mart lobbyist?

Nope, this is not an Onion headline....

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/fundraising/268782-clinton-campaign-...

How tone deaf is she?

Latest Headlines

One Iowa Caucus Delegate Comes Down To Coin Toss

The Iowa caucus convener flipped a coin. Bernie Sanders supporters called "heads" and it landed on tails.

Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by 31 points in N.H.: Poll

Sanders was at 61 percent support in the University of Massachusetts Lowell/7News poll, followed by Mrs. Clinton, at 30 percent

Martin O'Malley suspends presidential campaign after Iowa caucuses

The announcement came after O'Malley barely registered in Iowa against his better-known rivals Clinton and Sanders, failing to meet already low expectations

Comparing 2016 America to 1972 America Doesn't Work

Bernie Sanders' big win in New Hampshire has given his campaign a big boost, but even Bernie knows that there's still a long primary season ahead.

One of the biggest criticisms about Bernie Sanders, one that I hear frequently from pro-Clinton callers, is that Bernie Sanders could be the next George McGovern.

And it's a serious criticism that's being thrown at Bernie.

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