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3rd Democratic Debate: Medicare for All as the Bogeyman? (1/3)

September 13, 2019

The third Democratic Party's presidential debate featured all ten front-runners for the first time. In segment one of our debate discussion, we take a closer look how candidates discussed the healthcare issue. Our panelists are Osita Nwanevu, Helena Olea, and Jacqueline Luqman, with Greg Wilpert as host
https://youtu.be/wsVwNhuunxk

Story Transcript

GREG WILPERT: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore.

The ten Democratic Party candidates, who are ahead in terms of opinion polls and fundraising, held a third presidential debate on ABC Television on Thursday. It took place in Houston, Texas at Texas Southern University, a historically black university. The over two and a half hour debate covered a wide variety of issues; such as health care reform, racism, gun control, immigration reform, foreign policy and education reform. Notably absent were questions on climate change and economic policy.

Here at The Real News Network, we have been providing analyses of the presidential debates so far with a changing roster of panelists. Today we have joining us here in the studio, Jacqueline Luqman. She’s a host and producer here at The Real News Network as well as the editor of the website Luqman Nation. Also in the studio is Osita Nwanevu. He’s a staff writer at The New Republic and a former staff writer at The New Yorker and Slate. And then remotely, we have Helena Olea joining us. She is an international human rights lawyer with the Alianza Americas and she is a Lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Departments of Criminology, Law and Justice. Thanks to all three of you for joining us today.

JACQUELINE LUQMAN: Thank you.

HELENA OLEA: Thank you.

GREG WILPERT: So we cannot cover everything that was discussed in this debate. And so we decided not to focus on this horse race that so many other people focus on. That is, who got under whose skin or who won the debate? Rather, we want to dig a little bit deeper into the actual issues that were discussed. So in this first segment, we start with the topic of healthcare reform, which has been a persistent issue in this presidential campaign.

SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR: While Bernie wrote the bill, I read the bill. And on page eight, on page eight of the bill, it says that we will no longer have private insurance as we know it. And that means that 149 million Americans will no longer be able to have their current insurance.

SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN: Insurance companies last year sucked $23 billion in profits out of the system. How did they make that money? Every one of those $23 billion was made by an insurance company saying “no” to your healthcare coverage.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Mayor Buttigieg—

MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG: The problem, Senator Sanders, with that damn bill that you wrote and that Senator Warren backs, is that it doesn’t trust the American people. I trust you to choose what makes the most sense for you.

SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS: There’s 150 million people on private insurance. 50 million of those people lose their private insurance every year when they quit their jobs or they go unemployed or their employer changes their insurance policy. So if you want comprehensive health care, freedom of choice regarding doctor or hospital, no more than $200 a year for prescription drugs, taking on the drug companies and the insurance companies, moving to Medicare for All is the way to go.

GREG WILPERT: So it seems like one of the main dividing lines between the candidates are those who like to say, or who would like Medicare for All— that is, universal health care— and that they would like it to replace all private insurers. And that’s basically the position of Sanders and Warren versus everyone else who would like to expand Medicare or some version of it and keep private insurance. So let’s start with you, Osita. What’s your take on this distinction between the candidates on this issue and how they’re talking about it?

OSITA NWANVUE: Well, this has been front and center, I think, at just about every debate that’s happened so far. It used to be the case that when people talked about Medicare for All the big debate was, “well, how are you going to pay for it? How are you going to absorb the cost of creating this new government system?” Now it seems the critics of Medicare for All have shifted into this debate about whether private insurance gets kept under the new system, and it’s not a trivial distinction substantively or politically.

If you look at polls done by the Kaiser Family Foundation and other groups, most Democrats do support Medicare for All, just the idea of it in general. But when you ask them, “Do you support a system in which private insurance will be eliminated,” numbers start to go down. People who criticize Medicare for All say that this is inherently an inbuilt risk of advocating for the program. This means that people aren’t going to be willing to get on board with the system, the kind that Sanders is proposing.

I think what’s actually reflected in that number is something that Sanders and Warren both got at. People don’t really love Aetna. They don’t really love Blue Cross/Blue Shield. That number is there because people are worried that a new system will create a kind of instability. But if Sanders and Warren can assure people that in the new system everybody’s going to keep insurance, maybe not their private insurer, but insurance, and they’re going to be able to go to whatever doctor they want to, that might be something that reassures people who might be wary about the private insurance number.

GREG WILPERT: I mean, I think it’s interesting that this issue doesn’t seem to come out very clearly as to what the debate is really about. I mean they don’t seem to be able to get that message across, that this is really the core of the problem. And then they keep proposing it as if it was a fault in the system that they’re proposing. What’s your thought on this, Jackie?

JACQUELINE LUQMAN: So the problem with the way the Democrats are framing their resistance to Medicare for All is very interesting and it’s based on what Amy Klobuchar actually said. Now, she referenced the actual language in the bill to make the argument that Medicare for All, the Sanders’ bill and the bill that Warren backs, will eliminate private insurance altogether. But according to her own words, that’s not what the bill actually says. She said that on page eight of the bill that Sanders wrote, that we will no longer have private insurance as we know it.

So it’s not that under Medicare for All, private insurance will not exist anymore. It is that the way we operate in this system of relying primarily on private insurance for health care coverage, will not exist as it does now. Because if everyone is ostensibly covered under Medicare for All, then private insurance will not be a primary source of coverage. I think that’s a major distinction, but it’s a fine point that unless you really listening, you miss. And the Democrats are playing that up, I think very craftily, but I think it’s one that we really need to pay attention to.

GREG WILPERT: Helena, I want to turn to you. What do you think? What do you make of this kind of debate on this particular issue?

HELENA OLEA: I think it’s very interesting to go back to the point that workers do not choose their insurance, as it has been presented. I think that in that element in particular, Bernie was very good in stressing with the numbers that workers do not have a choice. It’s really the employer who chooses among plans and then presents to them, sometimes a limited choice between two or three insurances at best, in really large employers.

So I think that what we should be discussing here is coverage and quality of healthcare. The discussion is not about choosing— As some others have said, no one really cares about your insurance company. You do not feel you are being well-treated by your insurance company. And I think that Warren’s point about the profit that insurance companies make really addresses that argument, but they do have to present it differently. This idea that the government is choosing for you, rather than choosing yourself, has kind of taken over this discussion and it’s very unfortunate. It’s not the main point.

GREG WILPERT: Yeah, I think that’s a very interesting point. You want to add—

OSITA NWANVUE: I think I’d just say too, one of the things that escapes notice in this discussion is that if you look at the plans that are being offered by the other candidates— you know, Pete Buttigieg and people who have offered what they say are more moderate versions of Medicare for All— their plans also point to a world in which private insurance doesn’t exist or is radically eliminated. It’s just on the longer timeframe.

I mean, if you look at what Pete Buttigieg says at the last debate, he says that he prefers a system in which we create a robust public option, and if the public option really is good and it’s cheaper than what’s available in the private market, then most Americans are going to choose that and that undermines the private insurance system. Well, that’s still – it’s essentially what Sanders is saying he’s going to do automatically or from the get-go. Buttigieg just wants to stretch that out.

And I think politically, if you’re concerned about the Sanders plan, is that Republicans are going to attack it and conservatives are going to attack it as something that eliminates private insurance. I don’t think the Buttigieg plan fools them into not doing that or reassures people. Once the message gets out that just like Sanders, Buttigieg or Beto or whoever’s offering a public option plan, it’s also going to take us to a world in which private insurance doesn’t really exist.

So I think people should just be forthright and have a discussion about the role they envision private insurance playing in the system in terms of what private insurance is actually supposed to be doing in the healthcare system. Offer a defense of what Elizabeth Warren talked about. The fact that all of this profit in the industry is a product of private insurance companies saying “no” to certain services, “no” to different treatments. Offer a defense of that or debate the issue more directly than just scaremongering about the Sanders plan because I don’t think I really serves anybody very well.

GREG WILPERT: Yeah, I mean that’s really interesting, the things that they leave out. I mean, and just as Helena mentions, the fact that there’s also no choice. And the other thing that seems to me that is being left out of this discussion is kind of the class dimension. What I mean specifically is that if you keep private insurance, then you’re going to have a system I guess where the people who can afford the private insurance or who want doctors who charge way more than they would under the public option or the Medicare option, have offered a different kind of service, a different level of service with much higher premiums, with much higher basically insurance, but also higher charges for themselves. So then you have a very differentiated system in the end in terms of service. What do you think?

JACQUELINE LUQMAN: I mean truthfully, that’s exactly what we have right now even if you are an employee and you receive your insurance through an employer. You select your plan, if you have a choice of plans based on how much you can afford to pay out of pocket for each plan. And there are different levels for these plans. This is for people who have full-time jobs, who have full-time employee benefits, who get a choice in, allegedly, of what kind of insurance they can select. So if you’re a single person, you can choose the least out of pocket, the plan that gives you the least amount of coverage or the basic coverage for the least out of pocket expense for you.

But what if you have a family or what if you have some health issues or you just want more to be covered in your plan, then you would opt to pay for a higher level of coverage. You know, it’s the basic, it’s the gold, it’s the platinum level of health insurance plans. We already have that among one class of insured people and that’s full-time employed people. But then there are people who are not full-time employees, who are part-time employees, or who are unemployed and they’re on a different type of insurance or they have access to a different type of insurance. So we already have a class stratified health care coverage system in this country. Medicare for All really does seem to address that.

So the idea, I think, and this is the problem I had with what Pete Buttigieg said, that Sanders doesn’t seem to trust the American people to choose, but if we’re not giving American people an actual choice in whether they’re going to be fully covered or whether they have to worry about if they can afford decent healthcare coverage, how can the American people trust any of them with providing what’s supposed to be a choice or not? And I think it’s clear that Americans don’t.

GREG WILPERT: Another issue that hasn’t come up in this particular debate, but that’s very closely related and came up I think in a previous one, which is the issue of whether or not non-citizens, particularly undocumented immigrants, should be covered. And that gets to the issue – a human rights issue, right? And so I wanted to ask you, Helena, what do you think of the fact that this has been left out and you’re a human rights lawyer?

HELENA OLEA: Well, I think that we should also underscore the point that it’s incredibly positive and this is a great evolution in the United States that we are having a discussion about the right to health, that health care is a top element in the discussion of the presidential debate is an important gain. As of today, most Americans are even skeptical of the concept of the right to health. They still believe that it’s a service that you purchase in the market, so we are moving ahead and I think that that’s very important.

And I did miss from the discussion any mention whatsoever about ensuring access to healthcare for undocumented persons in the US and it’s interesting. I was wondering whether this was done on purpose, whether those who raised the point very strongly in the last debate decided that perhaps this was not going very well, and so they decided to retreat a little bit in this point, but we have the videos. It’s documented there, so we’ll see whether we observe it again. I’m sure the Republicans are going to try to throw it back at the Democrats as we move ahead in the election process.

GREG WILPERT: So we’re going to conclude our first segment here on the third Democratic presidential debate. I urge everyone to join us for the next segment where we’ll take up more on the issue of immigration, but also inequality and racism. Thanks for joining us here at The Real News Network.

https://therealnews.com/stories/3rd-democratic-debate-medicare-for-all-as-the-bogeyman-1-3
Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on September 14, 2019, 07:23:54 pm
3rd Democratic Debate: Education, Inequality, and Racism (2/3)

September 13, 2019

Our panel on the 3rd Democratic presidential debate takes a closer look at how the candidates look at and overlook crucial issues related to inequality and education in the United States

https://youtu.be/lzAKc5Vre0g

Story Transcript

GREG WILPERT: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore.

This is our second segment on the Democratic Party’s third presidential debate, which took place last Thursday in Houston, Texas. Joining me here in the studio to analyze the debate are Real News host and producer Jacqueline Luqman, and New Republic staff writer Osita Nwanevu. Joining us remotely is human rights lawyer and University of Illinois-Chicago Professor Helena Olea. Thanks again to all three of you for being here.

JACQUELINE LUQMAN: Thank you.

OSITA NWANEVU: Thank you.

HELENA OLEA: Thank you.

GREG WILPERT: So in this segment, we’ll take a closer look at the how the candidates discussed inequality, racism, and immigration.

SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS: I have, as part of my proposal, that we will put $2 trillion into investing in our HBCUs, but also—

LINSEY DAVIS: Thank you, Senator.

SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS: But this is a critical point. If a black child has a black teacher before the end of third grade, they are 13% more likely to go to college. If that child has had two black teachers before the end of third grade, they are 32% more likely to go to college.

SENATOR CORY BOOKER: My kids are not only struggling with racial segregation and housing and the challenges of underfunded schools, but they’re also struggling with environmental injustice. If you’ve talked to someone who’s a parent of a child who has had permanent brain damage because of lead, you’ll know this is a national problem because there’s over 3,000 jurisdictions in America where children have more than twice the blood lead levels of Flint, Michigan.

LINSEY DAVIS: Thank you.

SENATOR CORY BOOKER: And so if I’m President of the United States, it is a wholistic solution to education— from raising teacher’s salary, fully-funded special education, but combating the issues of poverty, combating the issues of racial segregation, combating the issues of a criminal justice system that takes—

LINSEY DAVIS: Thank you, Senator.

SENATOR CORY BOOKER: Parents away from their kids and dealing with environmental justice, is a major pillar of any climate policy.

LINSEY DAVIS: In a conversation about how to deal with segregation in schools back in 1975, you told a reporter, “I don’t feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather. I feel responsible for what the situation is today, for the sins of my own generation, and I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.” You said that some 40 years ago, but as you stand here tonight, what responsibility do you think that Americans need to take to repair the legacy of slavery in our country?

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: Make sure that we bring in to help the teachers deal with the problems that come from home. We bring social workers into homes with parents to help them deal with how to raise their children. It’s not that they don’t want to help; They don’t know quite what to do. Play the radio. Make sure the television, excuse me, make sure you have the record player on at night. Make sure the kids hear words. A kid coming from a very poor school or very poor background will hear 4 million words fewer spoken by the time they get there.

GREG WILPERT: Okay, so there’s quite a bit to unpack here, but let’s take it from the top. And Jackie, I want to turn it to you to talk about specifically Kamala Harris’s a proposal on the HBCUs.

JACQUELINE LUQMAN: You know, the HBCU discussion is really interesting in political discourse because people focus solely on providing more funding to HBCUs that’s going to unilaterally help every black kid who goes to college. And I preface what I’m about to say by saying that it’s not that HBCUs do not deserve and need additional federal funding— they do. The issue is that most black kids who go to college don’t actually attend an HBCU. Most black kids who go to college attend predominantly white institutions. So while additional funding for HBCUs is critical to continue the mission that HBCUs have to be a safe and robust and culturally relevant educational environment—Even though, yes, HBCUs produce almost every black doctor in this country, it’s also true that for most black students, they’re learning on the campuses of predominantly white institutions, so where is their assistance coming from? Where are they getting help if – not if,  but when HBCUs are getting additional assistance? That’s a real issue that I think certainly plays well on a debate stage at an HBCU, but when you look at the reality of the statistics, it raises questions about how genuine these politicians really are in closing every gap in inequality or every gap in quality of education between black and white students on college campuses, all of them across this country.

GREG WILPERT: This also raises the issue, I think, or is related to the issue of reparations in a sense because, of course, some have proposed that it would go specifically towards higher education for particularly the African American population in the United States. Now, I’m just wondering though, what do you make of this, Osita, this debate, and particularly also how it might relate to reparations, which came up very briefly? We don’t have a clip of it, but Beto O’Rourke did mention that he supported that, at least in a very general sense. Of course, nobody’s specific about it. What do you think of that?

OSITA NWANEVU: Yeah, the non-specificity is very important I think across the entire— I mean, the HBCU thing, HBCUs, as was just said, are absolutely wonderful institutions, but it’s a very narrow discussion. It’s a discussion narrow enough in fact, that the Trump administration has made a lot of gestures towards HBCUs over the past couple of years just because it’s such a non-controversial, kind of very small part of the education situation in this country.

If you want to deal with structural inequities that really impact most African Americans in the education system, you have to look at sort of the root alignment, the root structural systems that define education funding in this country. And that’s something that presidential candidates have often struggled to talk about in any kind of serious way because in this country, education is a state responsibility. A lot of the policy is set up at state and local level, so people can come out on the national debate stage and say this and that, but most of what you get in policy are sort of incentive programs from the federal government to get schools to adhere to certain standards. They’ll put out these carrots for federal funding, but that doesn’t actually change the fundamental aspects of education in this country.

It doesn’t change the fact that we become a country that’s re-segregated a lot of its schools. That’s going to take a lot more structural attention, and I think it ties into the reparation discussion too because in the exact same way, you have to think a lot bigger than the candidates are willing to really think right now and willing to talk about openly. I don’t know how anybody could oppose studying the issue. My suspicion is that when you study the issue, it’s going to become very obvious, empirically, as it’s become obvious to a lot of people that reparations make a lot of sense to close the racial wealth gap. The question then becomes what do you actually do? What kinds of sweeping proposals do you actually put forward? How do you make them work politically?

But everything is happening at the surface-level discussion where people are being more forthright about the history of racism in this country, that legacy of slavery, all the structural inequities. People talk with the right kind of talk, but the solutions are still very limited. You see that in education. You see that to the extent to which people are talking about reparations. It’s still a kind of inchoate policy conversation.

GREG WILPERT: Yeah. This goes also to the issue of, like you mentioned, the economic issue of inequality, which as I mentioned in the beginning in the first segment, it didn’t come up directly at least, and certainly not in the context of overall economic policy. Helena, I’m wondering what do you think of this lack of discussion of economic policy and how to address that in a larger, structural sense?

HELENA OLEA: I think that that’s a very good point because when we are discussing a number of issues such as healthcare, for instance, we are in a way kind of tapping on economic policy, but we are really not discussing it in deep. I think that that’s a crucial element of the debate and I think it’s related to the format that was used as well. I would like to point out a couple of things in this regard. It’s interesting that their choice was to bring the Latino journalist to ask questions about immigration, as if that was only an issue that affects Latinos, where it affects the population from all over the world. Similarly, when we’re talking about education, everyone is thinking about racial segregation and discrimination against African American students, and we should be thinking of education and discrimination from a wider stance.

And so just as equally as it’s important for African American kids to have African American teachers, it’s equally important for Latino children to have Latino teachers, and we should be able to look at these issues from a broader perspective. I think we’re leaving that element out in this discussion. We are tapping onto it.

Similarly, I also want to point out that when we’re talking about reparations, it’s interesting also to consider where are we cutting the line? Are we only going to refer to slavery, or are we also going to address the continuous discrimination that has affected African Americans in the US until today? I think that the issue is much more complex. We definitely need a wide, open and long debate on this issue. So I agree absolutely with Osita, with the political correct point of saying, “Yes, I agree,” but that is a very empty comment. We really have to grapple with the basic and most important elements of this discussion on reparations.

GREG WILPERT: I want to turn now to the other part of the clip that we saw, which was particularly the one of Biden where he talks about the need for a different kind of education at home. What do you make of that, Jackie?

JACQUELINE LUQMAN: Okay, I have to breathe. Biden’s comment came in response to a two-part question that was asked of him. One, that he had to – what was his response to his previous comments, which were problematically racist, about the role that America has to play for addressing the legacy of slavery. And two, what does he see now 40 years later after his initial comments, how does he feel about that now? His response was that America has to basically help poor, black families raise their children because they don’t know how to. In a nutshell, in a nutshell, that is what he said. He said we need to send social workers in to help people raise their kids because it’s not that they don’t want to raise their kids, they just don’t know how, and they need to have the record player on at night so the kids can hear words.

And people don’t quite know what that is in reference to, but it’s in reference to a 40-year-old debunked study— “study,” I say that in quotes— that I think University of Kansas researchers did where they went to 42 families and followed their children from the ages of 16 months to 18 months for four years. And they came up with this bizarre conclusion that rich families, the children of rich families were exposed to hearing 30 million more words over that four years than the children of poor families did— the 42 families they’d studied over four years. That study has since been debunked for a number of reasons: because it didn’t account for all of the different people outside of parents that children have around them in different perspectives, didn’t account for different cultural environments where language is different and words may be different, didn’t account for the time spent with children and parents based on economic situations where wealthier families may have more time.

So it didn’t account for a lot of things, but Joe Biden is still relying on this idea that poor families just don’t talk to their kids. And especially in the context of this question, poor black families. That’s his idea of addressing the legacy of slavery. So that is the contrast that we are facing in dealing with this legacy of slavery and racial injustice, where you have one candidate, Beto O’Rourke, who rightfully does mention I support, if I’m president, I am going to sign HR 40 into law, and HR 40 does exactly what you say. It documents this history of not just slavery, but also, Helena, the continuing discrimination that is endured after slavery. But then at the other end of the spectrum, you have Joe Biden who is the so-called frontrunner who still believes that one of the problems of slavery is that black people don’t know how to raise their children.

GREG WILPERT: I also thought it was interesting that he seems to have this idea that you can fight poverty with social workers, but what do you think, Osita?

JACQUELINE LUQMAN: Yes.

OSITA NWANEVU: This is what’s so interesting about this primary. I mean, across all kinds of issues, there’s been a breathtaking series of sweeping proposals advanced not just by Senators Sanders and Warren that you would expect to be the most ambitious, but even the moderate candidates have moved well left on a lot of different issues. Even Joe Biden on an issue like climate puts out a respectable plan. But when it comes to this core issue of antipoverty policy and in dealing with some of these inequities you’ve been talking about, the party still doesn’t exactly know what to do. It hasn’t matched the level of ambition that we’ve seen in other policy areas.

Biden’s answer was something that you would have expected somebody like him to say in the 90s. It’s obviously important to read to your kids and spend time with them. That’s not the reason why we see all these inequities. We know, given social science research, that even black parents who do everything right and kids who work hard at school, they’re still suffering from the same inequities that we see across the racial spectrum for them. We know that African Americans who are high-income or higher income than lower income white people, will often live in neighborhoods that are still underfunded, that still lack certain resources. There are racial components of inequity in this country that we haven’t really taken seriously outside of academia.

So as far as this idea that you’re going to solve those inequities by sending social workers into these communities and teaching parents how to raise their kids right, if you want to look at the most ambitious thing somebody said on poverty on the stage last night, it was actually Andrew Yang, Andrew Yang’s UBI. The idea of doing a universal basic income gives all Americans a certain level of income. They can use it to pay rent. They can use it to pay for childcare, whatever they find most necessary in their lives. That is a more serious solution that would help more black people than the Joe Biden’s idea of lecturing black parents that they’re not doing things right. Give people material resources and they will have the power to change the things in their life that they find the most burdensome.

Now Yang is not offering reparations specifically for African American people. There’s a narrowness to what he’s saying, but I think that the core idea that the thing that is hurting people the most is structural inequity that can be solved by improving people’s material situations. That is what the party has to dial into, just the way that it’s dialed ambitiously into the healthcare situation or the healthcare reform proposals. There needs to be some kind of commensurate interest and really rethinking antipoverty policy in this country, really reinvigorating the welfare state in a big way.

GREG WILPERT: I mean, just turning also to a clip that we saw from Corey Booker. I mean, what I thought it was interesting about his clip is that he did address the issue of inequality, of systemic inequality. He didn’t provide any solutions or answers in so far as I know his platform doesn’t really either, but at least he raised it as the core of the issue. That’s something that, at least in this debate, hardly anyone else really did. Although I would say that Sanders and Warren probably come closest to actually offering some solutions or some responses to that issue. I want to turn to you, Helena, what do you think of that? What was your reaction to Cory Booker and the possibilities of addressing this topic of inequality?

HELENA OLEA: Well, I do believe he deserves to be acknowledged for trying to understand education from a broader perspective and not giving the simple answer that we heard from many on the stage about teacher’s salaries. You know, that’s it. Education, teacher salaries, and we’re done with the topic. I do appreciate considering other factors and so I think he must be praised for that. I appreciate the inclusion of environmental justice, which I think is an important element and also including – it’s an interesting way to also mention criminal justice reform, which I think is also a plus in this aspect in particular. I think it’s the beginning of new conversations that we should be having on how to really address the needs in terms of education.

We should also move, hopefully in the future debates, to addressing access to higher education. More than that broader promise of “we’re going to eliminate all loans,” but something more concrete. How can we ensure that our college students do not have to work at least 40 hours a week? Because it’s impossible to obtain an education of quality when you have other burdens. How do we protect our students who are also parents at the same time? There are other issues on the table that I think we’re leaving out.

GREG WILPERT: Well, unfortunately, we can’t take up every issue in this discussion either, but we’ll continue to cover it as best we can. So this concludes our second segment on the third Democratic presidential debate. Join us for the next one. We will take up the issue of foreign policy and socialism. Thanks for joining The Real News Network.

https://therealnews.com/stories/3rd-democratic-debate-education-inequality-and-racism-2-3
Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on September 14, 2019, 07:26:52 pm
3rd Democratic Debate: Foreign Policy Continues Imperialist Tradition (3/3)

September 13, 2019

While most Democratic candidates are finally shifting the debate on Afghanistan, 18 years after the war began, the discussion on other issues, such as Latin America, continues in the same old imperialist vein as before
https://youtu.be/103mQcm7kKY

Story Transcript

GREG WILPERT: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore.

This is our third segment on the Democratic Party’s third presidential debate, which took place last Thursday in Houston, Texas. Joining me to analyze the debate are here in the studio, Real News host and producer Jacqueline Luqman, and New Republic staff writer Osita Nwanevu. Joining us remotely is human rights lawyer and University of Illinois-Chicago Professor Helena Olea. Thanks to all three of you for joining us again.

JACQUELINE LUQMAN: Thank you.

HELENA OLEA: Thank you.

GREG WILPERT: In this segment, we will take a closer look at foreign policy.

SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN: We need a foreign policy that is about our security and about leading on our values. The problems in Afghanistan are not problems that can be solved by a military. We need to work with the rest of the world. We need to use our economic tools. We need to use our diplomatic tools. We need to build with our allies. And we need to make the whole world safer, not keep troops bombing in Afghanistan.

DAVID MUIR: Senator Warren, thank you.

MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG: We have got to put an end to endless war. The best way not to be caught up in endless war is to avoid starting one in the first place. And so when I am president, an authorization for the use of military force will have a built-in three-year sunset. Congress will be required to vote and a president will be required to go to Congress to seek an authorization because if our troops can summon the courage to go overseas, the least our members of Congress should be able to do is summon the courage to take a vote on whether they ought to be there.

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: I was opposed to the surge in Afghanistan. The whole purpose of going to Afghanistan was to not have a counterinsurgency, meaning that we’re going to put that country together. It cannot be put together. Let me say it again. It will not be put together. We don’t need those troops there. I would bring them home.

GREG WILPERT: This debate on Afghanistan, or actually the comments that the different presidential candidates made about Afghanistan, I thought it was rather interesting. It did seem to signify a certain amount of departure from the way it had been discussed, at least under President Obama, and of course under President Trump. One thing that wasn’t mentioned in this discussion, though, is the fact that, of course, there was supposed to be a peace agreement between the US Government and the Taliban, which was scuttled in the last minute, and nobody commented on that it seemed.

I just want to turn to you, Helena, first about what you think of this debate and the turn that it has taken in terms of, first of all, Warren talking about the need for diplomacy. That seemed like a significant shift within the Democratic Party and even Biden’s talk about him being opposed to the surge, which I think is actually one of the things that was accurate. Although, I am very skeptical still to what extent he actually favors diplomacy, considering that he actually favored the war in Iraq. What do you think, Helena?

HELENA OLEA:  I think the aspect of foreign policy was debated in a very particular way. The first thing that we should say is that only three topics were mentioned under it. It began with trade, but somehow trade ends up being separated from the rest of the discussion of foreign policy, which I think is unfortunate. Then they only refer to Afghanistan in tangent, they referred to Iraq, and I think it was also a result of Biden’s comments that it ended up being part of the discussion, but that was not the intention of the questions. Then Venezuela was mentioned shortly. I think that this is very schematic, but we are definitely observing an evolution. Public opinion is shifting to the point where they believe that the troops should – cannot continue in Afghanistan and we need to find a way out.

GREG WILPERT: Osita, what do you think? Does this signify an important shift in the Democratic Party, as regards at least to the war in Afghanistan? Perhaps not in other areas because we’ll get to those in a moment and we’ll see that that might be different, but at least on the issue of Afghanistan?

OSITA NWANEVU: I think that we see a wider shift in foreign policy, both on that debate stage, in Congress and really, even to some extent, across both parties. I think that there’s a wide public impatience with “forever wars,” as Pete Buttigieg called it. We’ve seen, obviously, moves against the United States’ involvement in the war in Yemen. All of this is of a piece with I think a broader public mood that is turning against these wars and doesn’t really see them as fruitful anymore.

It’s become clear that to the extent that we believe that there was an interest in going there after 9/11 to strike against the Taliban, we’re now trying, I guess, to meet with the Taliban. There’s a sense, I think, even if people aren’t willing to admit it openly that we overreacted in the last 20 years to the threat of Islamic terrorism, and engaged in a lot of conflicts that we had no real sense of how we were going to end them, I think that the public’s realization of that now is producing a sea change in American politics— not just within the Democratic Party, but more broadly outside of it.

GREG WILPERT: What do you think, Jackie?

JACQUELINE LUQMAN: I think the candidates’ responses were definitely a reflection of what both of you said— the public distaste for endless war now. But I think it’s also the Democratic Party’s response to the candidate that wasn’t on the stage, that I think in this issue of war that they most don’t want their message to come out, and that’s Tulsi Gabbard. I think it was sort of a surprise, a little bit, that it was another military veteran, Pete Buttigieg, who sounded so similar to what Gabbard would have said. I think that was probably a shock, a little bit, to the DNC because that’s the kind of message –  that we need to end endless wars. And we need to even further, what Buttigieg and Warren said, we need to not have them. The best way not to have an endless war is to not enter into a war.

We know that the defense lobby is an enormous contributor to both parties, so I’m sure Buttigieg’s comments and Warren’s comments on not even getting into wars made the defense benefactors of the DNC quite nervous. For the American people, both of their comments, and most of their comments at least on Afghanistan, because I agree also that they were very measured in how they talked about military engagement and war and the wider issue of imperialism in the United States and around the world. They were very careful to pick and choose where they would say, “Okay, we’ll stop doing this, but we have a different perspective on what should be done over here.” I do agree it’s a reflection of how this country is seeing our military differently in what it does around the world.

GREG WILPERT: I want to turn to the next clip that we have, which is on Venezuela. Let’s run that now.

JORGE RAMOS: You admit that Venezuela does not have free elections, but still you refuse to call Nicolas Maduro “un dictador,” a dictator. Can you explain why and what are the main differences between your kind of socialism and the one being imposed in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua?

SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS: First of all, let me be very clear. Anybody who does what Maduro does is a vicious tyrant. What we need now is international and regional cooperation for free elections in Venezuela so that the people of that country can create their own future. In terms of democratic socialism, to equate what goes on in Venezuela with what I believe is extremely unfair.

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: In Venezuela, we should be allowing people to come here from Venezuela. I know Maduro. I’ve confronted Maduro.

JULIAN CASTRO: Sure. Thank you, Jorge. I’ll call Maduro a dictator because he is a dictator. What we need to do is to, along with our allies, make sure that the Venezuelan people get the assistance that they need, that we continue to pressure Venezuela so that they’ll have free and fair elections. And also, here in the United States, offer temporary protected status, TPS, to Venezuelans.

GREG WILPERT: Okay. Well, this topic could potentially open up a can of worms because there is perhaps substantial disagreement about the nature of Venezuela, although not on that stage, but perhaps among our panel here. We’ll see. Let me turn first to you, Jackie. What do you think of Sanders’s response, especially considering that all of them that we saw, or that spoke to Venezuela, didn’t say anything about the United States, but specifically did zero-in on Venezuela? What do you make of that?

JACQUELINE LUQMAN: This is where the Democratic Party is extremely weak and it is extremely complicit in US imperialism around the world. Sanders, his response about free and fair elections and even the question was deeply, deeply problematic, but the issue that Democrats, any of them, are saying that we’re going to ensure free and fair elections in Venezuela when they can’t even ensure free and fair elections here in the United States, that’s a serious problem. Then, there’s also this talk of the evil that Maduro does, and this is not to say that Maduro is a good guy, but that’s not the point. The point is that Venezuela is facing the economic issues it’s facing because of US intervention and sanctions, primarily. There’s certainly the other arguments and discussions to be made about decisions that Maduro and Chavez made, of course, but primarily the issue now is sanctions that the United States Government has implemented against the elected leadership of that country.

Then that’s the other issue, that the elections in Venezuela are continued to be framed by Republicans and Democrats as fraudulent, and that Maduro was not elected by the people, but six million people did vote for him. None of the candidates— certainly not Sanders, he was guilty of this also— also didn’t bring up the fact that nobody voted for Juan Guido. There are lots of issues with the way the Democratic Party frames this particular discussion because, in my estimation, the Democratic Party is just as pro-imperialist as the Republican Party is. I don’t think there’s much modulation between the two on this particular issue. Even given whatever legitimate arguments people have for or against Maduro as a leader of his country, all of their answers on this particular issue, and even the question itself, were a big problem.

GREG WILPERT: I think the contrast between the answers that they gave to Afghanistan and the answers that they gave to Venezuela is quite telling. That maybe the shift that I was talking about earlier with regard to Afghanistan is not as big as we might think, considering how willing they are to endorse this idea that the US should be involved in Venezuela. I want to turn to you next, Helena. What do you think of that? Is this— especially what Sanders, Castro and Biden said in this context?

HELENA OLEA: Yes. I agree a lot with Jacqueline. I think that the question was terrible and we really have to begin right there. It’s a personal feud that the journalist has with Maduro, which we understand, but I think that that was not the way to frame the issue. Element number one. I do believe that the point made about who elected Guido is quite important. There are a number of questionings about Guido and how – where he’s getting the funding, who’s helping him. There are very recent accusations that he is receiving paramilitary aid from Columbia. I do think that this is much more complicated than how the candidates understand it. I think it’s not a matter of how we label or not label Maduro. The real issue should be what should be the role of the US. Sanctions are very important.

The other element also is that the US withdrew aid to Central American countries to give it to Guido and the opposition in Venezuela. That was not mentioned there, which also reflects that they are very badly informed on this topic. Finally, there was no mention of the six million Venezuelans who are abroad, mostly everywhere in the Americas, trying to start a new life, just a brief mention of granting TPS for Venezuelans by Julio Castro. I think that the issue is much more complex than that, and so it did reflect this very limited view. I think that it’s a great shortcoming in terms of their foreign policy. They talked about human rights as a prescription that should be considered, particularly Elizabeth Warren mentioned it. Then what does human rights translate into, and how do we consider it and understand it from all of the topics? They could have connected that to the US migration policy, and they also failed to address that in their response.

GREG WILPERT: Yeah. I find it pretty amazing that they didn’t mention at all the issue of sanctions against Venezuela, which are absolutely crucial, especially in the context of the people leaving Venezuela, of course, and the problems, economic problems that the country has. I’m wondering what do you make of this, particularly the way these candidates are treating that particular issue, and does that mean that they’re still wedded to imperialist politics, as Jackie says?

OSITA NWANEVU: I think that to a large extent the Democratic Party obviously is. I don’t think that the American people and Democratic Party specifically have given a lot of thought to the United States’ history in South and Central America. The record of intervention is something that you know about it only if you’re very well read on the left. It’s not something that gets talked about in the media and its history is part of the reason why we have this situation in Venezuela now. I don’t think that there’s a very serious discussion on the Democratic primary debate stage or within the primary on that particular issue. Hopefully, Bernie Sanders and the other progressives in the field raise public awareness of what’s been going on.

I do think that it’s very hard for me to understand why this comes up as an issue time and time again in these debates when the only people who I think respond to the kind of fear-mongering that the moderators are trying to do about Venezuela and socialism are people who already watch Fox News and are not Democratic primary voters. I don’t really think that resonates with anybody. I don’t think that people, for better or for worse, are very clued into what’s going on in the country at all. I think there’s an education, there’s the public education aspect of what needs to go on here as far as Latin American policy is concerned. Hopefully, this sort of positive energy we’ve seen on other foreign policy issues eventually migrates over to that sphere of the world, and people begin taking the situation not only in Venezuela, but across the litany of states America has intervened in over the past couple of decades. Hopefully, people started taking those foreign policy questions more seriously.

GREG WILPERT: The issue that you raise, of course, of the socialism is one that came up and that’s a perfect segue to the next clip that we have, which is particularly Bernie Sanders’s response to that question, and also an ad that ran for the Republicans attacking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, where she is being portrayed as a socialist and being equated with the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. Let’s run that clip.

SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS: What I believe in terms of democratic socialism, I agree with what goes on in Canada and in Scandinavia guaranteeing health care to all people as a human right. I believe that the United States should not be the only major country on Earth not to provide paid family and medical leave. I believe that every worker in this country deserves a living wage and that we expand the trade union movement. I happen to believe also that what, to me, democratic socialism means is we deal with an issue we do not discuss enough, Jorge, not in the media and not in Congress. You got three people in America owning more wealth than the bottom half of this country. You’ve got a handful of billionaires controlling what goes on in Wall Street, the insurance companies, and in the media. Maybe, just maybe, what we should be doing is creating an—

MODERATOR: Thank you.

SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS: Economy that works for all of us, not one percent. That’s my understanding of democratic socialism.

MODERATOR: Secretary [inaudible], you wanted to—

ELIZABETH HENG, REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN AD: This is the face of socialism and ignorance. Does Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez know the horror of socialism? My father was minutes from death in Cambodia before a forced marriage saved his life. That’s socialism: forced obedience, starvation. Mine is a face of freedom. My skin is not white. I’m not outrageous, racist, nor socialist. I’m a Republican.

GREG WILPERT: We can see here this incredible contrast between the way the Republicans are portraying socialism, and the way Bernie Sanders is portraying democratic socialism. Of course, this is going to be a major issue, one presumes, especially if Bernie Sanders were to become the candidate. But I imagine that even if not, we know that Obama was regularly being accused of being a socialist. Let me turn to you first, Osita. What do you think? Do you think that this will become like “the” campaign issue and how can Democrats deal with it?

OSITA NWANEVU: I think that’s going to be an issue even if Biden’s nominee. The Republicans, this is the button that they push in every election. The fact that they lost the House in 2018 doesn’t seem to have dissuaded them that this is a reasonable strategy, but it’s what they’re going to do. It’s the only trick that they’ve got. I don’t think that it really resonates with people. People in the country, broadly speaking, there’ve been numbers or polls showing that socialism has gone up in public estimation over the past several years. It’s still kind of underwater compared to when you ask people about capitalism, but that hasn’t really sunken Bernie Sanders’s popularity with the American people, broadly speaking. Maybe they have certain apprehensions about socialism, but he does just as well as any of the other candidates when you do look at these head-to-heads against Donald Trump. The election has yet to happen, obviously, and we don’t know how things would change in certain ways, but I think if you’re a Republican, you have to wonder about the extent to which this is actually something that is going to be effective.

I think it’s important that in the 2016 presidential election, Trump did not win by calling Hillary Clinton a socialist. In fact, he adopted a kind of populist rhetoric, he talked about the fact that the system was rigged, and that certain wealthy people controlled it. It was really like superficially similar to what people on the left said, and it resembled left rhetoric more close and it resembles these attacks on socialism we see now, the attacks on socialism we heard under Mitt Romney’s candidacy and John McCain’s candidacy. The one thing that’s actually won them is turning away from that kind of rhetoric and they don’t seem to have gotten that. They don’t seem to have internalized that fact at all. I think it’s going to be a real point of Republican messaging through the election. I don’t think it’s going to matter very much, but it is what we can, I think, pretty reliably expect them to harp on.

GREG WILPERT: Helena, let me just turn to you quickly. What’s your interpretation of the importance or significance of the issue of socialism in this particular campaign?

HELENA OLEA: I agree very much with Osita’s point. I think that he’s quite on point on a number of these issues. I think that it reflects a great ignorance and I also think that Republicans are failing to understand how faded in the American public the Cold War is right now. When you talk to the younger generations that were not a part of it, they really do not understand what you are referring to, and I think that this is a big mistake on their part, and socialism doesn’t scare the American people anymore. I think that they have to understand that, but they are so much scared that they produced ads like the one you showed. It’s very interesting to see them playing with the issue, portraying a non-white American attractive woman with long hair, dark hair like Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, saying “there is another face to it,” and playing to these scare-mongering tactics of the past. I think that it’s in the back of the old Republicans, it’s not in the mind of the American people anymore.

OSITA NWANEVU: I actually want to jump in at that point because I think it’s extremely, extremely interesting and important that the person whose face was burning in that ad was not Bernie Sanders, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. That is no accident. I think the Republicans have been much friendlier to Sanders over the past couple of years, even though he is this socialist candidate who’s actually won millions of votes, than they have been to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who’s just this random Congresswoman. Why is she the focus of all these Fox News segments? Why is she the focus of all of this attention online and not Sanders, who is ostensibly the greater threat to the country as a socialist?

I think it has to do with the fact, as Helena said, that she is a non-white person, she’s a woman and, like the other members of the squad— Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar— these are the things that Republican voters find threatening. They look at Bernie Sanders, they understand he’s a socialist, but he also looks like them and that’s something that doesn’t register the same fear triggers that putting up a picture of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might. I think that’s an extremely important thing for us to notice and understand. It is not an accident at all that she is the focal point of all of this anxiety about socialism, and not the actual socialist candidate for president who millions of people in this country have already voted for.

GREG WILPERT: Right. Jackie?

JACQUELINE LUQMAN: Yeah. There are so many interesting angles to what Sanders said and the ad. I think what Sanders said is the perfect counter to the messaging of the evils of the bogeyman socialism as we’re moving. He moved the discourse from this, as Helena said, this outdated Cold War kind of rhetoric to, “This is the answer to our current economic crisis that we are all facing. And by the way, guess what? Other countries have already done it, so it can’t be that bad.” The interesting thing about what Sanders said is that when he mentioned other countries, he was careful to mention Canada and Scandinavia, but did not mention Cuba and Venezuela. If you’re looking at Venezuela, whatever issues you have with Maduro, Venezuela just completed a housing project where they built three and a half million units of free and affordable housing for working people.

We have an exploding homelessness crisis in this country and in California alone. That is a socialist success story to me, but it’s interesting that that wasn’t mentioned. Cuba routinely sends the best doctors in the world around the world to respond to disasters. Why? Because the people don’t go into debt becoming doctors in Cuba and the government pays for research. Those are socialist success stories, but just as it is intentional the way the Republicans used a woman of color to demonize socialism in their ad, I think Sanders and his team were very careful to use the same kind of imagery of socialist success stories as a counter, and not bringing up these kinds of problematic countries of color where socialism is successful and working for the people, but the government of this country has problems with the leaders. I think that’s intentional too, but I think that again, like we’ve said, the discourse on those issues around those countries is so surface-level, we may not see it. We may not understand it’s there, but it’s definitely. I don’t think his choice of words was accidental either.

GREG WILPERT: Okay. Unfortunately, we’re going to have to leave it there. We’ve run out of time, but I think this was a very interesting discussion. This concludes our third segment of the third Democratic presidential debate. Again, I was joined by Real News host and producer Jacqueline Luqman, and New Republic staff writer Osita Nwanevu. And joining us remotely was human rights lawyer and University of Illinois in Chicago Professor Helena Olea. Thanks again to all three of you for having joined us today.

JACQUELINE LUQMAN: Thank you.

OSITA NWANEVU: Thank you.

HELENA OLEA: Thank you.

GREG WILPERT: I’m Greg Wilpert and thank you for joining The Real News Network.

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Oct 04, 2019 at 02:58:24 PM

Our republic is Fascist TOAST if we do not rid American politics of the influence of oligarch money.

You can call the following 📢 BRING REAL DEMOCRACY TO AMERICA marching orders memo for the Democratic Party the “Pelosi Memo” if she adopts it. Until she does, I’m labelling it the “Gelbert  Memo”. 🧐

🦅 GELBERT MEMO:

1. IMPEACH TRUMP (and Barr, Pompeo, etc.) NOW. Expose the corrupt bastards in the Senate that support Trump Fascism by forcing them to vote to “acquit” 🦀 Trump and his criminal cronies. 

2. After we get control of the Senate and the White House, PACK THE SUPREME COURT. Go scorched earth on the right wing crooks there with Congressional Investigations, impeachment inquiries and lawsuits. Drive them into a corner and expose all their corruption and crimes. Tighten up all the campaign finance laws and eliminate corporate personhood. Make bribery illegal again! Get money out of politics PERMANENTLY. Eliminate “limited liability” from corporate law and charters. Severely limit bankruptcy protection for corporations and return personal bankruptcy protection to where it was before the banksters bribed Congress to shaft Americans that fall on hard economic times while greedy corporations stiff creditors with impunity.

3. Imprison everyone previously impeached. Arrest, Try and Convict Giuliani and the rest of Trump’s wrecking crew for crimes committed on orders from Trump.

4. Launch investigations into Fox News, Right Wing Hate Radio, Right wing funded “think” tanks and the Internet Troll farms pushing hate and fascism.

5. MASSIVELY strengthen Social Security and make Medicare for all and free University Eduction the LAW OF THE LAND.

Do all the above and the Democratic Party will dominate elections for DECADES! ✨

If Pelosi does not have the intestinal fortitude to methodically do the above, GET SOMEONE WHO DOES!

OR, let FASCISM DESTROY this country.

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Agelbert NOTE: My memo does not mention Catastrophic Climate Change because I am firmly convinced that the actions I listed are Sine qua non to bankrupting the polluters that corrupt our politicians into providing "subsidy" handouts to them and doing nothing about addressing Climate Change. The polluters must be stripped of their power so we can take the society wide MASSIVE measures to clean up our bisophere.
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Title: Robert Reich: Why 2020 Won't Be Won By Centrists
Post by: AGelbert on October 08, 2019, 08:54:50 pm
Robert Reich: Why 2020 Won't Be Won By Centrists
22,497 views•Oct 8, 2019

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Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explains why we need big ideas in the 2020 Democratic primary.
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Category News & Politics
Title: Bernie Sanders Is America's Beating Heart
Post by: AGelbert on October 08, 2019, 09:25:23 pm
Truthdig

OCT 07, 2019 OPINION

Bernie Sanders Is America's Beating Heart (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)

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Bernie Sanders Is America's Beating Heart Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0

Along with being where all blood goes, the heart is an enduring metaphor. As Bernie Sanders recovers from a heart attack, now might be a good time to consider some literal and symbolic meanings.

Bernie immediately used his heart trouble to advance a central mission. From the hospital, he tweeted: “I’m fortunate to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover. None of us know when a medical emergency might affect us. And no one should fear going bankrupt if it occurs. Medicare for All!”

That’s the kind of being “on message” we so badly need. It’s fully consistent with Bernie’s campaign and his public life. (“Not me. Us.”) He has never been a glad-hander or much of a showman. He’s always been much more interested in ending people’s pain than proclaiming that he feels it.

About 10 years ago, I was lucky enough to dialogue with Bernie during an “in conversation with” event in San Francisco, where several hundred people filled the room. Before we went on stage, there was a gathering in a makeshift green room that raised a small amount of money for his senatorial campaign coffers. “I’ve never been good at raising money,” he told me.

I thought about that comment when the news broke a few days ago that the Bernie 2020 campaign raised a whopping $25.3 million during the last quarter, with donations averaging just $18. Bernie never went after money. It went after him; from the grassroots.

From the middle of this decade onward, as the popularity of Bernie and his political agenda has grown, so has the hostility from corporate media. The actual Bernie campaign is in sharp contrast with cable TV coverage as well as press narratives.

The campaign looks set to fully resume soon. When Bernie left the hospital on Friday, NBC News quoted the chief of cardiology at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, Ehtisham Mahmud, who said that the three-day length of hospitalization indicates the senator “probably had a small heart attack” — and “they require really a very short recovery time.”

So, from all indications, Bernie will soon be back on the campaign trail — once again hammering on grim realities that are evaded or excused by the political and media establishment, like the fact that just three individuals (Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates) have as much wealth as the bottom half of the entire U.S. population.

Last month, in an interview about his proposal to greatly increase taxes on the extremely rich, Bernie said: “What we are trying to do is demand and implement a policy which significantly reduces income and wealth inequality in America by telling the wealthiest families in this country they cannot have so much wealth.” Such concentrations of wealth — and the political power that goes with it — are antithetical to genuine democracy.

For his entire adult life, Bernie Sanders has been part of social movements intent on challenging such profit-mad industries as corporate health care, financial services, mass incarceration and the military-industrial complex that cause so much opulence for the few and so much suffering for the many. The enormous inequalities of wealth and power are systemic and ruthless — with devastating effects on vast numbers of people.

That’s where the heart as metaphor is apt. Bernie has a huge and eternally healthy heart, filled with the lifeblood of empathy and dedication. In essence, that’s what the Bernie 2020 campaign is all about. As he has been the first to say, it’s not about him, it’s about us. How much compassion and commitment can we find in our hearts?

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/bernies-heart-is-his-secret-weapon/
Title: Bernie's Back 🌟
Post by: AGelbert on October 19, 2019, 09:17:50 pm
BLACK BEAR NEWS 10.19.19 Bernie's Back 🌟 - XR fights human programming
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Category People & Blogs
Title: Why Most Americans Want To See "Far Left" Policies?
Post by: AGelbert on October 21, 2019, 09:08:51 pm
Why Most Americans Want To See "Far Left" Policies?
3,932 views•Oct 18, 2019

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Thom Hartmann Program
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Although most Americans actually want to see the policies the media and opponents of progressives keep calling "Far left"

Thom Hartmann brings out the numbers, proving that these Far-Left positions are actually middle of the road! 

Things like medicare for all.

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Title: Ocasio-Cortez 🎋 is taking seriously the campaign’s ✨ motto, “Not me, us.”
Post by: AGelbert on October 22, 2019, 07:10:48 pm
The Intercept

October 21 2019, 5:38 p.m

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By Ryan Grim

SNIPPET:

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Put simply, she said that her endorsement is intended to help build a movement, which would shape not just whether Democrats beat President Donald Trump in 2020, but how. And, she said, it was a recognition that Sanders is the only candidate in the field who has been fighting consistently for working people for decades, making him the ideal leader of multiracial, working-class movement.

Full article: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ ON WHY SHE BACKED BERNIE SANDERS OVER ELIZABETH WARREN. (https://theintercept.com/2019/10/21/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-aoc-bernie-sanders-endorsement/)
Title: "This is a brazen distortion of reality, a shameless and demonstrable lie ...
Post by: AGelbert on October 22, 2019, 07:22:56 pm
The Intercept

By Mehdi Hasan

AOC, Sanders, and Warren Are the Real Centrists Because They Speak for 🦅 Most Americans (https://theintercept.com/2019/02/26/democratic-party-centrism-aoc-sanders-warren/)
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Title: 🔊 30 Years of 🦅 Sanders Telling the TRUTH LOUD AND CLEAR
Post by: AGelbert on October 22, 2019, 08:20:46 pm
🔊 30 Years of 🦅 Speeches

110,426 views•Mar 25, 2016

https://youtu.be/SYxZfksAyco

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Watch this amazing video that a talented volunteer put together showing 30 years of speeches.

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Category News & Politics
Title: Creating A Progressive Movement For 2020 ✔
Post by: AGelbert on October 22, 2019, 08:41:55 pm
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Oct 21, 2019

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Friend of the show Morris called the Thom Hartmann Program to ask about creating a movement instead of merely a moment for the 2020 Presidential election.

Do you think we need to focus on winning the moment for 2020 or in creating a progressive movement?

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Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on October 24, 2019, 06:10:09 pm
Missed Tom Live? Catch up here!

https://youtu.be/2JG4tvmw-zM

Tom joined his national organizing team and volunteers for a conversation about the campaign, the October debate, and what we’re fighting for. Watch a clip from the livestream, and sign up to be a TeamTom volunteer!

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Title: Figuring the DLC's line of thinking on this is like trying to see a cowflop's bottom. 🤬
Post by: AGelbert on October 27, 2019, 10:42:56 pm
SNIPPET:

Faced with the possible re-election of a president who represents an existential threat to democracy in the U.S., the Democratic establishment apparently believes the solution lies with a Wall Street billionaire, a man who lost to George W. Bush, or a woman who already lost once to that same existential threat. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16181943.gif)      (http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2009/347/2/6/WTF_Smiley_face_by_IveWasHere.jpg)              (https://media.tenor.com/images/5423e809b1a22096b6925bf9bc3fd1cb/tenor.gif)               (http://media.tumblr.com/c6492e4b47cfdbd50e74d285fde3c53e/tumblr_inline_mm3g4yCaZc1qz4rgp.gif)

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Full article:

With Biden Floundering, Democratic 👹💵🎩Establishment Considers Clinton and Kerry (https://truthout.org/articles/with-biden-floundering-democratic-establishment-considers-clinton-and-kerry/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=ab45feff-92c1-4148-ab85-e0895264d728)

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Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on November 03, 2019, 06:01:59 pm
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NYT - After the last Democratic presidential debate, pundits were adamant that the candidates most likely to win the general election were the centrists (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718202127.gif), particularly Joe Biden (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718210558.gif) and Pete Buttigieg, that the… (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-240718213433-14592370.png)  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202829.png)


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theatlantic.com - Americans Hate One Another. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png) Impeachment Isn’t Helping. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16181943.gif)
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Read more Doomstead Diner Daily 11/3/19 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/general-discussion/doomstead-diner-daily/msg14243/#msg14243) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16281948.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162655-1422241.gif)Regarding the NYT propaganda piece signaling the election year ramp up of the "Americans will only elect a centrist" pearl clutching baloney, Pelosi has been on that particular (CAPITALIST) warpath against what the overwhelming majority of the American public wants, as the polls PROVE, for a while now.

Pelosi was noisily pushing this crap yesterday, echoing the NYT (I've always suspected they coordinate these things so the repetition of bold faced bullshit from different sources provides a patina of "truth" (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9HT4xZyDmh4/TOHhxzA0wLI/AAAAAAAAEUk/oeHDS2cfxWQ/s200/Smiley_Angel_Wings_Halo.jpg)  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-051113192052.png)).

And yeah, Americans WANT Medicare for all and EXPANDED Social Security and a REAL WORLD cost of living computation (and so on). Pelosi and the NYT DO NOT WANT THAT. That is why Pelosi just spewed the laughably ridiculous BULLSHIT that "Left wing programs will lose votes in the  heartland states". She added some straw grasping pseudo-intellectual CRAP about "We need to win the electoral college", as if the electoral college "could not be won" by Sanders OR Warren if they "insist" on "unpopular SOCIALIST left wing" programs (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-010519192158-2201430.jpeg).

"This is a brazen distortion of reality, a shameless and demonstrable lie that is repeated day after day in newspaper op-eds and cable news headlines." - Mehdi Hasan of The Intercept (https://theintercept.com/2019/02/26/democratic-party-centrism-aoc-sanders-warren/)

😈 Pelosi, along with the 😈 NYT (and many other mainstream propaganda outlets that will join in the 😈 CAPITALIST LIE A MINUTE perception management election year bandwagon), has begun the "we 😈 CAPITALISTS don't want no expansion of social programs here" herding process (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013200859.png) BIG TIME.

Expect an AVALANCHE (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/sick/barfing-smiley-emoticon.gif) of this Orwellian punditry until Trump or some "centrist" (i.e. right wing fascist sporting the Democratic Party Label) "wins" the election in 2020.

It is going to be a LONG YEAR. Sanders 👍, who is NOT a Socialist in any true sense of the word, is the CLOSEST to the CENTER of anyone running for POTUS right now, though you will never hear that irrefutable truth uttered anywhere but by Thom Hartmann, places like The Intercept and, of course, by left wing librul crazies like (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132422-1693180.gif) me.

The Intercept

By Mehdi Hasan

February 26 2019, 12:17 p.m.

AOC, Sanders, and Warren Are the Real Centrists Because They Speak for Most Americans (https://theintercept.com/2019/02/26/democratic-party-centrism-aoc-sanders-warren/)
Title: Bernie Sanders' Surge Is Real! Front Runner Joe Biden Implodes In Iowa | CNN Flagrantly Lies
Post by: AGelbert on November 04, 2019, 05:54:46 pm
November 4, 2019

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Bernie Sanders' Surge Is Real! (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184311-16361805.gif) Front Runner Joe Biden Implodes ;D In Iowa | 😈 CNN Flagrantly Lies
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Bernie Sanders' Surge Is Real! Front Runner Joe Biden Implodes In Iowa | CNN Flagrantly Lies

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Title: Bernie Speaks To Seniors in Iowa
Post by: AGelbert on November 04, 2019, 07:27:59 pm
Bernie Speaks To Seniors in Iowa
31,126 views•Streamed live on Nov 2, 2019

https://youtu.be/HQKiBHhbT4k

Bernie Sanders
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EXPAND SOCIAL SECURITY: We can live in a country where every senior lives in dignity and security. We will guarantee every American the right to a secure retirement and expand and improve Medicare to include dental, hearing and vision care. Join our town hall in Iowa:

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Title: Will Trump Sell Out To Private Military Contractors?
Post by: AGelbert on November 05, 2019, 07:27:07 pm
Will Trump Sell Out To Private Military Contractors?
4,891 views•Nov 4, 2019

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It looks like Donald Trump was blackmailed into removing troops from Syria, what happens when Trump is pressured to give something else up?
 
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Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: Surly1 on November 06, 2019, 07:30:05 am
To your point above, rust never sleeps.

THE PERSISTENT INFLUENCE OF TRUMP’S “SHADOW ADVISER” ERIK PRINCE
https://theintercept.com/2019/11/05/erik-prince-trump-ukraine-china/
Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on November 06, 2019, 12:06:44 pm
To your point above, rust never sleeps.

THE PERSISTENT INFLUENCE OF TRUMP’S “SHADOW ADVISER” ERIK PRINCE
https://theintercept.com/2019/11/05/erik-prince-trump-ukraine-china/


Yep. That Erik Prince and his sister are a core part of the Capitalist ROT in the USA.

We do not live in a representative republic. The Rascists 'R' US oligarchs have thoroughly corrupted the place. I checked out what a map of the USA would look like if every state had an equal population (see below). I don't have to tell you that it would be lot harder for oligarchs to do their fascist thing if each senator had equal population representation. That is probably why it will never happen unless there is a massive revolution.

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And what if you wanted to divide the U.S. into 50 states of equal population? If we turn the algorithm loose to create 50 states while seeking to optimize for total state compactness 👍, we get the map below.
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f you don’t care about compactness, you can divide America into two halves of equal population in a bunch of different ways. Here are just a few of the options:
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Read and view more:
https://slate.com/culture/2014/10/if-every-u-s-state-had-the-same-population-what-would-the-map-of-america-look-like.html

If you look at the map of the Congressional Representatives that favor impeachment (229, over half of the 435 total, barely makes a dent on the total map!), you get an excellent idea of how the low population states have been 🐘 gamed AGAINST the best interests of the population, especially when you consider the totally corrupt 🐘 Senators from the low population states (Vermont is the only good guy there):

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https://www.needtoimpeach.com/congress-map/
Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on November 06, 2019, 04:24:50 pm

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Democrats flip Virginia Senate and House, taking control of state government for the first time in a generation (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185039-1655102.gif)

(https://d38hokjm2drjyk.cloudfront.net/?url=www.washingtonpost.com%2Fresizer%2FbGrJ4cG3ixG2-M6L9Hbu6PpJETQ%3D%2F1440x0%2Fsmart%2Farc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fpublic%2FADMS7HAAKAI6VBIBFJYSHI4MLA.jpg&w=300&h=190&secure=yes&token=72120e71f7beba7f65542fc0f5e7fbe974474e6a)

Kentucky outcome embarrasses (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-011019180735.jpeg) Trump and worries many Republicans  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-231218145827.png)ahead of 2020 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185040-1659929.gif)

washingtonpost.com - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear speaks at the Kentucky Democratic Party election night watch event Tuesday. (Bryan Woolston/AP) By Robert Costa close Robert Costa National political r…

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Bernie Sanders "best" on health care, the economy, immigration and the environment among Democratic candidates in new 2020 poll (https://www.newsweek.com/2020-democratic-primary-bernie-sanders-polls-policies-democratic-socialism-1469949)

newsweek.com - A new poll finds that, among 1,115 adult respondents living in the United States, 2020 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders is "the best" on several particular issues, including healthcare, the enviro…

Read more Doomstead Diner Daily 11/6/19 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/general-discussion/doomstead-diner-daily/msg14294/#msg14294) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16281948.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

Surly,
Congrats on being a proud citizen of a fully blue state! (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040817183318.gif)

(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) Go Bernie!  (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160022-2281531.png)
Title: Elizabeth Warren unveiled her plan for Medicare for all and it will save TRILLIONS of dollars
Post by: AGelbert on November 06, 2019, 08:19:38 pm
$11 Trillion Reasons Warren's Medicare for All Saves Money
3,064 views•Nov 5, 2019

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Elizabeth Warren's Medicare for all plan will save Americans over $11 Trillion dollars!
 
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Title: A Note of Caution After This Election Day — And Before the Next
Post by: Surly1 on November 07, 2019, 09:32:32 am
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Today’s Democratic success does not portend tomorrow’s Trumpian failure, because white nationalism has a long winning streak

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 05: Apparent Gov.-elect Andy Beshear celebrates with supporters after voting results showed the Democrat holding a slim lead over Republican Gov. Matt Bevin at C2 Event Venue on November 5, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. Bevin, who enjoyed strong support from President Donald Trump, did not concede after results showed Beshear leading 49.2 percent to 48.8 percent, a difference of less than 6,000 votes, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)

Apparent Gov.-elect Andy Beshear celebrates with supporters after voting results showed the Democrat holding a slim lead over Republican Gov. Matt Bevin at C2 Event Venue on November 5, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. Bevin, who enjoyed strong support from President Donald Trump, did not concede after results showed Beshear leading 49.2 percent to 48.8 percent, a difference of less than 6,000 votes, with 100 percent of precincts reporting

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Matt Bevin is the villain who gets caught at the beginning of the action movie. He’s the flunky, then henchman, the guy whose demise serves a plot device. He is the assistant bogeyman at best, the loudmouth whom ultimately proves disposable. We don’t know yet what will happen at the end.

That the outspoken and brusque Kentucky governor lost his seat in a narrow defeat to state attorney general Andy Beshear on Election Night is an unabashed good thing. This is the guy who, two years ago, more closely echoed Donald Trump’s remarks on Charlottesville than perhaps any public official and likened the moving of Confederate monuments to the actions of genocidal dictators like Hitler. The president who judged his race as a bellwether for his own popularity even called him a pain before the election. “If you lose, it sends a really bad message,” he told Republicans at a pro-Bevin rally on Monday night. “You can’t let that happen to me.”

Like the GOP and its television network, Fox News, Donald Trump tried to pretend as if Bevin’s loss bore good tidings for the party and for Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, who faces a contentious re-election race against Democratic challenger Amy McGrath next year. But like most everything, Trump may also be wrong about the result being bad for him. It probably doesn’t mean much of anything for 2020. Nor do many of the other positive results nationwide for Democrats.

Do the 2019 Election Results Tell Us Anything About 2020?
Trump Brags About GOP Governor Losing in State He Won by 30 Points

As long as the president still has his cult of personality and is still selling white supremacy, and as long as domestic disenfranchisement is pairing with foreign election interference to silence American voters whom Republicans don’t like, Trump stands a great chance of being re-elected.

Bevin, like many feckless henchmen, lost his job due to his own incompetence. He stubbornly refused to let Kentuckians in on the Medicaid expansion. He signed an unpopular teacher pension law. He meddled with Kentucky’s popular and highly successful health insurance exchange. And he made a host of knuckleheaded mistakes while campaigning. But by combining Trump’s endorsement with a parroted brand of the president’s bigotry in a red state, Bevin came close to winning anyway. Viewed through the lens of 2020, that’s terrifying.

If we look past Trump for one minute, we can see some truly substantive victories for the left on Tuesday night.

The pro-choice Beshear — who, in replacing Bevin, is succeeding his father Steve as Kentucky governor — has vowed to immediately restore the voting rights of 140,000 residents convicted of nonviolent felonies — one of every four black people in the state. Speaking of which, thanks to Florida’s Amendment 4, many citizens returning from incarceration voted in the state for the first time in years, or ever. There are now six state attorneys general who are African American. And seeing progressives sweep four key commonwealth attorney contests in Virginia — in large part because a racial gerrymander is now gone — may have flown under the radar when liberals celebrated a Democratic takeover of its legislature, but promises like Jim Hingeley’s to bring reforms “in the face of mass incarceration” shouldn’t go unnoticed when we’re looking for more progressives in prosecutor roles.

Those are progressive achievements worth recognizing and honoring, but they’re not reasons for the media to predict Trump’s demise. Even more perilously, they’re certainly not reason for the left to engage in self-congratulation or to get complacent about the task ahead. Trump’s presidency is an ongoing national emergency, and it should be treated as such until both the candidate and what he stands for are firmly defeated (and he is removed, physically and otherwise, from office).

Action films are more predictable than elections. It seems premature to consider Bevin’s political demise to have much bearing on what will happen at the end to the archvillain. Still, if there are warning signs for anyone, they are not so much for Trump, but for Democrats. There is the danger of self-congratulation at a moment like this, the temptation to think that they have **** some kind of code. If anything, they should take heed from Bevin’s apparently quixotic struggle to overturn Beshear’s victory.

Kentucky’s Republican Senate president, Robert Stivers, now claims that the legislature should decide the race. And Bevin himself is now asking the state to check the voting machines and absentee ballots after telling his supporters about unspecified election “irregularities.” If Trump were to lose next November, that will likely be more predictive of what we’ll see from the president than any of the tea leaves that folks are reading about this election and what it means for 2020.

Title: It's not Fascism when Republicans Do It? 😉
Post by: AGelbert on November 07, 2019, 12:23:22 pm
"Kentucky’s 🐘 Republican Senate president, (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Robert Stivers, now claims that the legislature should decide (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718202127.gif) the race."

No surprise there.

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Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on November 10, 2019, 02:11:58 pm
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Dear Anthony,

Billionaires are wailing that wealth tax proposals by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are attacks on free-market capitalism (https://stickershop.line-scdn.net/stickershop/v1/product/1451400/LINEStorePC/main.png). Warren “vilifies successful people” (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-191017140758.jpeg),, says Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase.

Rubbish. There are basically only five ways to accumulate a billion dollars, and none of them has to do with being successful in a genuinely free market: Profiting from a monopoly, insider-trading, political payoffs, fraud and large amounts of inherited wealth. (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/10/billionaires-warren-sanders-wealth-tax-bezos-dimon-cohen)

😈 Jamie Dimon is worth $1.6 billion. That’s not because he succeeded under free-market capitalism. In 2008, the government bailed out JP Morgan and four other giant Wall Street banks because it considered them “too big to fail”.

That bailout is a hidden insurance policy, still in effect, with an estimated value to the big banks of $83 billion a year. If JP Morgan weren’t so big and was therefore allowed to fail, Dimon would be worth far less than $1.6 billion.

Insider trading is endemic in C-suites, too. SEC researchers have found that corporate executives are twice as likely to sell their stock on the days following their own stock buyback announcements as they are in the days leading up to the announcements.

Another way to make a billion is to buy off politicians.

The (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Trump tax cut is estimated to save 🦕 Charles and the late 🦖 David Koch and their Koch Industries an estimated $1 billion to $1.4 billion a year, not counting their tax savings on profits stored offshore and a shrunken estate tax. The Kochs and their affiliated groups spent some $20 million lobbying for the Trump tax cut, including political donations. Not a bad return on investment.

Other billionaires have made their fortunes extorting investors. 🐍 Adam Neumann persuaded JP Morgan, SoftBank and other investors to sink hundreds of millions into WeWork, an office-sharing startup. He used some of the money to buy buildings he leased back to WeWork and to enjoy a lifestyle that included a $60 million private jet. WeWork never made a nickel of profit.

The easiest way to be a billionaire is to get the money from rich parents or relatives. About 60% of all the wealth in America today is inherited, according to estimates by economist Thomas Piketty and his colleagues.

Capitalism doesn’t work well with monopolies, insider-trading, political payoffs, fraud and large amounts of inherited wealth. Billionaires who don’t like Sanders and Warren’s wealth tax plans should at least support reforms that end these anti-capitalist advantages.

Thanks for reading,
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Title: Bernie ✨ Rallies in Eastside L.A.
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Title: "When the military intervenes, Jorge, in my view, that’s called a ‘coup.’ ”" -- Bernie Sanders
Post by: AGelbert on November 19, 2019, 02:08:15 pm
NOV 18, 2019 OPINION|TD ORIGINALS

Bernie Sanders' Stance 👍 on Bolivia Matters  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a presidential forum hosted by Univision in Long Beach, Calif., on Saturday. (Chris Carlson / AP)

Toward the end of Saturday night’s Democratic forum hosted by the Spanish language network Univision, moderator Jorge Ramos posed what can charitably be called a leading question to 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders. Ramos, who cemented his place in the public consciousness when then-candidate Donald Trump had him tossed from a news conference in 2015, noted that Sanders had called the overthrow of Bolivian President Evo Morales a “coup,” but that others maintain that Morales was attempting to become a dictator. So what does Sanders think?

In a Democratic field that seems to grow more crowded by the month if not the week, the Vermont senator’s answer was nothing short of revelatory. “I don’t agree with that assertion,” he said. “I think Morales did a very good job in alleviating poverty and giving the indigenous people of Bolivia a voice that they never had before. Now we can argue about his going for a fourth term, whether that was a wise thing to do. … But at the end of the day, it was the military who intervened in that process and asked him to leave. When the military intervenes, Jorge, in my view, that’s called a ‘coup.’ ”

Since Morales’ forced resignation, the response of leading Democrats and presidential hopefuls has been one of almost total silence, even among the party’s putative progressives. As video emerged of right-wing protesters burning the flag of the indigenous Wiphala and pro-coup police officers gleefully cutting it off their uniforms, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., declined to comment publicly despite the gruesome precedent in the region. (She has since issued a tepid tweet calling on Bolivian security forces to “protect demonstrators, not commit violence against them.”) The same can be said of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, who has made opposition to U.S. regime change the centerpiece of her campaign, although her anti-imperialism has always been questionable at best. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., an outspoken critic of the U.S.-backed Saudi war in Yemen, could only muster the following on social media:

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The drama isn’t just in Washington today. Unrest is growing in Latin America, and the Trump Administration needs to pay attention.

In Bolivia, the U.S. needs to support a civilian-led transition of power at a perilous moment. We can’t botch this like we did Venezuela.

— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) November 13, 2019

Given that the U.S. has repeatedly backed coup attempts in Venezuela, most recently throwing its support behind President of the National Assembly Juan Guaidó, the last line of that tweet seems confusing at best and ominous at worst. What, after all, is the United States’ to botch? By contrast, British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn instantly condemned Morales’ removal from office as an assault on “democracy, social justice and independence.” Both Trump and Prime Minister Boris Jonson have officially recognized Bolivia’s interim government.

In the week since, the crisis in Bolivia has grown increasingly deadly. The Bolivian military has slaughtered dozens of demonstrators, and over the past two days, hand-picked president, Jeanine Áñez, has issued a pair of disturbing edicts. The first is that the Bolivian military will not be prosecuted for crimes committed in the suppression of protests, providing it with what members of the socialist MAS party are calling a “license to kill”; the second is the creation of a “special government apparatus” to detain MAS lawmakers, who constitute a two-thirds majority in the Bolivian legislature. Meanwhile, Argentinian journalists have been chased from the country under the threat of violence.

Ánez, whose deceptively named Democratic Social Movement Party won just 4.2% of the vote in the October elections, has called a New Year’s celebration of the Aymara people “satanic” and has referred to Morales as a “pobre indio” (a poor Indian). Upon assuming office, she declared that “La Biblia vuelve al palacio” (“the Bible has returned to the presidential palace”), bearing an oversize scripture to re-enforce the point. The New York Times notes that she has made her speeches “shadowed by an aide carrying a cross.”

None of this absolves Morales of his apparent illiberalism or real missteps in office. As his critics in Western media eagerly observe, he narrowly lost a 2016 referendum to determine his eligibility for a fourth term, receiving approval instead from his country’s Supreme Tribunal of Justice. Along similar lines, the U.S.-backed Organization of American States has reported irregularities in 2019’s presidential elections, although those remain in dispute. As “Empire’s Workshop” author and Latin American historian Greg Grandin recently wrote, “there has never been a coup in Latin America where the president being overthrown wasn’t considered ‘problematic.’ (Yes, not even [Salvador] Allende.)” Indeed, The Economist blamed the Chilean president directly for Augusto Pinochet’s seizure of power in 1973.

It seems telling, then, that the military asked Morales to resign after he agreed—likely under duress—to a second election. And while the current Secretary General of OAS Luis Almagro will not, former Secretary General José Miguel Insulza has said that Bolivia’s democratic interregnum meets the political definition of “un golpe” (a coup).

So why can’t Democrats do the same? Whether the Trump administration is directly responsible for Morales’ overthrow or the U.S. is merely the passive beneficiary of a new market-friendly and increasingly Christofascist regime is, ultimately, beside the point. (A passing familiarity with Bolivian history or Operation Condor more broadly point to the former, to say nothing of the attempts in Venezuela earlier this year, although I am loath to speculate.) Any presidential candidate who claims to represent workers and marginalized communities, who even nominally opposes U.S. imperialism, should be able to identify a coup as such. If they can’t, why should we trust them to implement a just and holistic foreign policy?

It’s a basic test that the party has, to date, failed miserably—one that not only illuminates the threat Sanders 👍 poses to (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184306-16302042.png) America’s two-party duopoly but renders absurd the notion that he shares the politics of Warren or any other 2020 contender.

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/bernie-sanders-stance-on-bolivia-matters/
Title: "Republicans, and even some Democrats, are out to scare you about Medicare for All.
Post by: AGelbert on November 20, 2019, 12:58:59 pm
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Robert Reich✨: 👍  "Republicans, and even some Democrats, are out to scare you about Medicare for All. They say it’s going to dismantle health care as we know it and it will cost way too much. Rubbish.

If you’re a typical American, you're already paying far more for health insurance than citizens in any other advanced country. And you’re not getting your money’s worth. The United States ranks near the bottom for life span and infant mortality. Or maybe you’re one of the 30 million Americans who don’t have any health insurance coverage at all.

Any Medicare for All is better than our present system.

But true Medicare for All is far better because it’s based on the simple and proven idea that we shouldn’t be paying private for-profit corporate insurers boatloads of money to get the insurance we need.

It’s time for true Medicare for All.
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Title: While others may defer to the rich, Bernie won’t, and I believe he’ll improve the quality of life fo
Post by: AGelbert on November 21, 2019, 02:19:08 pm
Ann Bley 👍

The tragedy for our country is that it has taken 3 years to bring this traitor down, and it is still likely that the senate will exonerate him. The mandate for We the People is to vote 🦀 Trump and every 🐘 Republican out of office November 2020.

I vote Progressive and support Bernie Sanders. Even Joe Biden concedes it’s time for us to take America back, and return our country to the people.

The momentum is there to shift America towards focusing on repairing 40+ years of rule by billionaire oligarchs and corporations.

While others may defer to the rich, Bernie won’t, and I believe he’ll improve the quality of life for all of us, giving U.S. Medicare for all, a Green New Deal, a real social safety net, and worker rights and protections. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121424.gif)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png)

Read more: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png)

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/clown-car-of-chaos-finally-crashes-and-burns/23117/

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Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on November 22, 2019, 10:31:16 pm
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Title: He was also involved in killing the so-called “public option” from the Affordable Care Act.
Post by: AGelbert on November 23, 2019, 01:52:10 pm
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November 23, 2019 9:28 AM  Wendell Potter (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185037-16412296.gif) Info@medicareforallnow.org

Who’s behind the massive disinformation campaign to kill Medicare for All?

Who’s behind the massive disinformation campaign to kill Medicare for All?

It’s not just the greedy insurance and pharmaceutical industries. Recent reporting shows that the for-profit hospital industry is just as concerned about protecting their investors’ profits―effectively putting the incomes of the rich over the health of the American people.[1]

And the man behind this propaganda campaign has a long history with both the insurance and for-profit hospital industry. 😈 Chip Kahn, CEO  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif)of the Federation of American Hospitals, is best known for the “Harry and Louise” commercials in the 1990s that helped sink the Clinton health care reform effort.

(https://www.academyhealth.org/sites/default/files/styles/profile_page/public/chip.jpg?itok=8P1ZHfay)
😈 Chip Kahn

He was also involved in killing the so-called “public option” from the Affordable Care Act.

I’ve known Chip for years. Back when I was part of communications efforts of the health insurance industry, Chip was the head of the Health Insurance Association of America. Now, he’s switched from for-profit insurance to for-profit hospitals. But he’s singing the same  (http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1375371542_tumblr_m7jevgcaFm1qzqdem.gif) tune.

In his new role, Chip has taken credit for the creation of the dark-money group, the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) Partnership for Americans Health Care Future (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013200859.png), whose membership boasts dozens of health insurance, pharmaceutical and investor-owned for-profit hospitals who are funding the anti-Medicare for All campaign.

As you read this, the Partnership is running attack ads on Facebook targeting Medicare for All in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. They are trying to scare Democratic voters toward supporting candidates who do not back full-blown Medicare for All.

We know Chip's strategy of fearmongering. And we must defeat it in order to pass Medicare for All NOW!


Wendell Potter

(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132401-16881856.gif) Medicare for All NOW! (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818180844.png)

[1] “Documents Reveal Hospital Industry is Leading Fight Against Medicare for All,” (https://u1584542.ct.sendgrid.net/mps2/c/CAE/ni0YAA/t.2wy/qQKKR0vvQKqEpr2HB5FQ6w/h7/FjjDnILCuToBIudnotke-2FEpZVc54YY7Pa1-2BhIV3CCDszhTFhgdok3-2F700TIWmd4lVRkvHS3-2FT7jPsZ0qyalIY6yO2IJn1V-2FFkmRymcewi3W1Ia5o5Ft4SypcqSt-2FnWgJddESzree7JUmTjUSGDBaICczLYKfl1oayFjEPHqZLeKIPdwuPO-2B9zEI-2BOkkcBvu9aQ4lzIRTkYiUOM-2BzZkW2EWxB9KLQqrfEL6D4FGlAjms4Q5-2FPyEkmzTAbhPTXavsfdVSQXO09wxTxdd2v-2BC7ySVIod2W9jUzacxlrUaff-2FXqJog3CAJIQfWVn8VQFpZKYmZwEHUxzUpC48kMJcZFeLVV8A2suUJ-2FYcIYVlBd8zpmu2gjDFoHX-2BzFUUobdwFOq57rKuAISDU5Bci3TKE7sEv41osaXs3hIWhN6y95yeFY5VMzV8fHvtm9X5QY7-2BBe0/egeS) The Intercept, Oct. 15, 2019

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Title: 🐘 Republicans 😈 Game the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America to "win" elections
Post by: AGelbert on November 26, 2019, 05:43:48 pm
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The top-level results compare urban (or “metropolitan”) counties — NCHS’s categories one through four — with rural (or “non-metropolitan”) counties, categories five and six. They deal a devastating blow to the urban versus rural thesis.

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📢 Politics Is Not Rural vs. Urban, and Here’s the Data to Prove It

Within each of the 11 “nations” of the U.S., rural and urban voters actually behave very similarly—but very differently from voters in other regional cultures

By Colin Woodard 👍 Nov 8, 2017 · 9 min read

SNIPPETS:

I don’t disagree that the United States is in crisis, with fissures breaking apart our facade of national unity and revealing structural weaknesses of the republic. Our federation — and, therefore, the world — is in peril, and the stakes are enormous. As the author of American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, however, I strongly disagree with the now-conventional narrative that what ultimately divides us is the difference between metropolitan and provincial life. The real divide is between regional cultures — an argument I fleshed out at the outset of this series—as it always has been. And I now have the data to demonstrate it. ... ...

That’s not to say that rural, suburban, and urban voters have the same political priorities — they absolutely do not, whether one lives in Thailand, the United Kingdom, or Colorado. But the differences between them are a secondary factor after deeper, wider cultural forces: the shared customs, beliefs, values, underlying assumptions, symbols, and stories that define and sustain the idea of being Thai or British or Far Western. ... ...

Nor are cities reliable bastions of Democratic support. The core counties of major metropolitan areas, like Phoenix, Jacksonville, and Virginia Beach — and lots of smaller ones, like Boise, Chattanooga, Corpus Christi, Mobile, Knoxville, Pensacola, Tulsa, and Wichita — voted Republican in every one of the past five presidential elections. ... ...

Far from voting alike, all but the very largest cities behave like the regional culture they belong to.

Listen to or read full article:

https://medium.com/s/balkanized-america/no-the-divide-in-american-politics-is-not-rural-vs-urban-and-heres-the-data-to-prove-it-c6cc8611f623

Agelbert NOTE: I think Colin Woodward is right.

The 😈 Republicans figured that out a long time ago. That is why the following map correlates so well (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-010519192158-2201430.jpeg) with the one above.

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The stark urban-rural divide in the country is to be found almost exclusively in the Midlands, where it has a disproportionate 🐘 effect 😈 on the Electoral College, as that region straddles several historic swing states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, and Missouri among them.

Full article: (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

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Title: Ocasio-Cortez Raised More Money Than Any Other House Democrat in Third Quarter
Post by: AGelbert on November 27, 2019, 04:15:12 pm
(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) Ocasio-Cortez Raised More Money Than Any Other House Democrat in Third Quarter (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-141113185047.png)

November 27, 2019

By JAKE JOHNSON, COMMON DREAMS

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While many try to belittle a progressive agenda that centers working people & the public good, in truth it’s more powerful than ever.

I haven’t picked up a phone once this year to dial for dollars, & I don’t meet w/ corp lobbyists.

That is the power of your grassroots support.  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png) https://t.co/BDxvMETBnS

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 27, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised more money for re-election than any other House Democrat in the third quarter of 2019 -- a testament to grassroots fundraising over schmoozing with corporate lobbyists and wealthy executives. Approximately $1.1 million of the $1.42 million Ocasio-Cortez raised in the third quarter came from donations under $200.

Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/aoc-raised-more-money-than-any-other-house-democrat-in-third-quarter/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=f99328a4-1b83-47a7-b77d-7eea3b415e53)
Title: Bernie Sanders ✨ Surges in Latest Polls
Post by: AGelbert on November 28, 2019, 03:48:00 pm
NOV 27, 2019 NEWS

Bernie Sanders ✨ Surges in Latest Polls (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185040-1659929.gif)

By Jon Queally  — New findings indicate that the Vermont senator has pulled ahead in New Hampshire and is closing the gap between him and Joe Biden nationally. ... ...

Notably, as CNN points out, Sanders enjoys the trust of most voters when it comes to the key issues of the climate crisis and healthcare:
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On health care, 28% say Sanders—an advocate of “Medicare for All” and the elimination of private health insurance—would best handle the issue. That’s about even with the 26% who choose Biden, who has argued against moving to a completely government-run system. Another 19% say they prefer Warren’s approach, which ultimately results in government health coverage for all, while 7% choose Buttigieg, and no other candidate has the backing of more than 3% on the issue.

Sanders leads the way more clearly on handling the climate crisis: 27% favor his approach, followed by 21% who prefer Biden and 15% Warren.

Read more (https://www.truthdig.com/articles/bernie-sanders-surges-in-latest-polls/) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)

Agelbert NOTE: Charlotte Ruse tells it like it is!

Charlotte Ruse
Of course Bernie is surging--checkout is campaign rallies on YouTube (since they never appear on mainstream media news) you'll always see thousands showing up passionately in support of Bernie's platform. It's really a diverse group of supporters it's NOT just the young. The audience is packed with college kids, millennials, baby boomers, and minorities. Working-class people of all ages want real change. Bernie's platform focuses on critical economic issues tormenting millions in the US: healthcare, affordable housing, student debt, medical debt, climate change, prison reform, and political corruption, etc...

Eighty percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck most don't have $400.00 to pay for an unexpected emergency and 87 million lack adequate access to healthcare. The government can keep pissing away money on more needless wars or millions can organize in a grassroots movement and demand that tax dollars being stolen by war profiteers should be reallocated to the rebuilding of the US infrastructure. Bernie 20/20

Charlotte Ruse
The record stock prices touted by Trump are, in fact, a measure of the increased economic exploitation that has produced the fall in life expectancy among workers."

For decades enormous wealth has been transferred to a tiny percentage of the US population. It's a simple equation-- owners and investors profit through worker exploitation. In other words, one person gains through another person's losses. That's really what the stock market represents. High dividends means LOW wages for the working-class. To accelerate profits industries must eliminate jobs, suppress wage growth, robotize manufacturing plants, or find wage slaves in other countries.

"Real average wages in the US (that is, the wage after accounting for inflation) has about the same purchasing power it did 40 years ago. And what wage gains there have been have mostly flowed to the highest-paid tier of workers."

Towns that were once thriving communities look like an apocalypse movie set. This is especially the case for deindustrialized towns in the midwest like Ohio and Pennsylvania as well as parts of the south like
West Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, and Tennessee. While the "affluent" coastal states are inundated with thousands of homeless. If the homeless are lucky they're sleeping in their cars rather than in cardboard crates or a tattered tents. Their cars have become their "official residence." They sleep in their car and then drive to a full-time low-paying job and then drive back to their "homeless community parking-lot."

Three people own more wealth than the bottom 50% of the entire US population. "The three richest individuals—Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos—collectively hold more wealth than the bottom 50% of the domestic population, a total of 160 million people or 63 million American households. Roughly a fifth of Americans have ZERO or negative net worth."

Warren Buffett, takes great pleasure in f--king over the poor. His company Clayton Homes operates the two biggest mobile home lenders, 21st Mortgage Corporation along with Vanderbilt Mortgage. Clayton finances more mobile home loans than any other lender by a factor of more than seven. CultureBanx noted that in 2105, 72% of black borrowers got their loans from Clayton’s Vanderbilt Mortgage and 21st Mortgage. To put it simply Buffett capitalizes on trailer debt. Once the unsuspecting desperate poor get sucked into these loans their indebted for the rest of their lives.

It should be noted, Invitation Homes owned by the Blackstone Group is even more predatory than Buffett's enterprise they've thrown millions out of their homes. If you have a chance read "Homewreckers" by Glantz. Oh, by the way the Blackstone Group posted a profit of $779.4 million, or $1.15 a share, compared with $442.7 million, or 64 cents a share, in the same period a year earlier. The value of Blackstone's main private-equity portfolio rose by 2.6% sequentially during the quarter.

Psychopathic Anthony H. Cordesman of the Washington think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies has the audacity to say that: "The US does not face any foreign threat as serious as its failure to come to grips with… the rise in the cost of federal entitlement spending.”

I would say, the greatest threat to the US is its hyper-militarism compounded by its political corruption inevitably leading to its own SELF-DESTRUCTION.
https://www.truthdig.com/articles/bernie-sanders-surges-in-latest-polls/
Title: Here's what a Sanders Presidency (with a supporting Congress) would bring to the USA
Post by: AGelbert on November 30, 2019, 02:50:08 pm

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(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-240718213433-14592370.png) Trump Voters Driven by Fear of Losing Status, Not Economic Anxiety, Study Finds (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718202127.gif) (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/us/politics/trump-economic-anxiety.html)
nytimes.com - In her study, Dr. Mutz sought to answer two questions: Is there evidence to support the economic anxiety argument, and did the fear of losing social dominance drive some voters to Mr. Trump? To find …

Read more Doomstead Diner Daily 11/30/19 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/general-discussion/doomstead-diner-daily/msg14624/#msg14624) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16281948.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

I see the NYT is going to repeat, repeat, repeat the scaremongering about "Trump supporters" (hidden message: Trump supporters = whites ;)) "losing status" until most Americans believe that society dividing and destroying propaganda, thereby enabling Trump's total FASCIST takeover of the USA. It just might work. I'm praying it won't.

Here's what a Sanders Presidency (with a supporting Congress) would bring (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203111.png) to the USA, something the NYT flat refuses to repeat, repeat, repeat, which it should repeat, repeat, repeat, but won't because it would put the LIE to that "whites losing status" propaganda they plan to repeat, repeat, repeat until we are all convinced it's "okay" to support (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-301216165623.jpeg) Trump's xenophobia and cruel, murderous racism:

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https://thesolutionsproject.org/why-clean-energy/#/map/countries/location/USA

This web site has a 100% Renewable Energy Plan by 2050 for every country on Earth, plus plans for cities and US states.  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)
Check your state or city out if you have the chance. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)

https://thesolutionsproject.org/why-clean-energy/#/map/countries/
Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on November 30, 2019, 03:30:49 pm
Am finding the relentless pro-impeachment optimism of Bill Palmer and his menagerie increasingly hard to take.

Impeachment of Trump based on the evidence is necessary, is required for no better reason than it is the morally right thing to do.

Removal is impossible going in, because, as polls show, half the country is immune to and indifferent in the face of evidence. Not only do they not care, they don't want to hear it.

We have to share a country with THESE worthies.


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Why? Unless you believe the percentage of people in the USA with the views of those pictured (two poor propagandized people that cannot be taken seriously because they probably do not speak a word of Russian) is above 20% (I'm being generous here. ;D), Palmer's posts look less like hopium than the bizarro land unreality clinging expectations of Trump supporters.

HALF the people in the USA, if the polls are to be believed, have had their belly full of 🦀 Fascist Trump. That is equivalent to a doom drum roll for Trump and his Wrecking Crew, no matter how many corrupt lackey politicians want to keep him there.

Remember that less than 30% supported the original American Revolution. Trump and his wrecking crew pretend otherwise, but they are sweating bullets 24/7. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-231218145827.png) They have excellent reasons to 🦍 bet the fascist farm on destroying any remaining vestiges of democracy in this country (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162656-14241872.gif) BECAUSE, if they don't, they are OUT, with many of them headed for being prosecuted for all sorts of crimes afterwards.

It's not just Trump that half the country wants to impeach AND remove from corrupt, criminal political influence; it's the ENTIRE biosphere destroying (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif) elite dominating US politics! (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818204546.gif)


And, I'll wager a LOT MORE than half the country is in that camp.   

All that said, if your actual premise is unrelated to the picture you posted, but is based on the fact that the 👹💵🎩 Democratic Party Leadership would rather ensure 🦀 Trump stays in totally Fascist office rather than support a Sanders Presidency, then I would agree with you. Palmer, a worshipper of all things 🎩 Pelosi, does not get the FASCIST danger the Democratic Party, which gave us a Trump Presidency (see: 🐍 Obama's Bankster Bailout) in the first place, continues to pose for the USA.

The only way Trump goes is if the DLC is steamrolled by Sanders. 😈 Obama, the Wall Street Lackey, has already made it crystal clear that he will fight Sanders tooth and nail.

So, yeah, if the corrupt bastards like 🐍 Obama are successful, a Sanders Presidency may very well be mission impossible. 😟

Even so, I am totally convinced that if Sanders does not become POTUS, the outcome on the right of the following graphic is guaranteed. On the other hand, If Sanders DOES become POTUS, it may happen anyway, but at least a Sanders Presidency gives us a fighting chance. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132422-1693180.gif) If Trump does not go away, it is GAME OVER in many, many more ways than one.

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Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: Surly1 on December 03, 2019, 08:49:02 am

HALF the people in the USA, if the polls are to be believed, have had their belly full of 🦀 Fascist Trump. That is equivalent to a doom drum roll for Trump and his Wrecking Crew, no matter how many corrupt lackey politicians want to keep him there.

Remember that less than 30% supported the original American Revolution. Trump and his wrecking crew pretend otherwise, but they are sweating bullets 24/7.

That logic cuts both ways. I read "the Tipping point" when it came out as well.

Several weeks of televised hearings failed to move the needle of public opinion a single jot or tittle. And today the House announces its statement that trump did nothing wrong, further lashing themselves to Cult 45. Ensuring the victory of Party over Country.

From his pertain hell, Roger Ailes's rotting hand can ben seen on the throats of the American electorate. Fox News exists to ensure that what happened to Nixon may never happen again.

Dare I say, "Mission Accomplished?"

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Title: Fox News Mission Accomplished?
Post by: AGelbert on December 03, 2019, 01:31:25 pm

HALF the people in the USA, if the polls are to be believed, have had their belly full of 🦀 Fascist Trump. That is equivalent to a doom drum roll for Trump and his Wrecking Crew, no matter how many corrupt lackey politicians want to keep him there.

Remember that less than 30% supported the original American Revolution. Trump and his wrecking crew pretend otherwise, but they are sweating bullets 24/7.

That logic cuts both ways. I read "the Tipping point" when it came out as well.

Several weeks of televised hearings failed to move the needle of public opinion a single jot or tittle. And today the House announces its statement that trump did nothing wrong, further lashing themselves to Cult 45. Ensuring the victory of Party over Country.

From his pertain hell, Roger Ailes's rotting hand can ben seen on the throats of the American electorate. Fox News exists to ensure that what happened to Nixon may never happen again.

Dare I say, "Mission Accomplished?"


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The Republicans in the House may claim "Trump did nothing wrong", but the majority of the members of the House continue to think otherwise. Only in the Fox News bizarro world is the Impeachement of a 🦀 POTUS by the House of Representatives, though subsequently acquitted by the Senate, "good news" for the political future of said 🦀 POTUS. Fox News can go full Orwell and claim Trump's Impeachment by the House "so polarizes the nation with the unfair Trump witch hunt that people will turn out in droves to give him a second term". That "poor victimized Trump" dog will not hunt, even though it is 😈 par for the psychological projection course in Trumpian politics.

Fox news will, of course, continue to do what they do to normalize Trump's fascist tyranny. The New York times "Ministry of Truth" (See "1984" by George Orwell), CNN, etc. will also play their accustomed roll of pretending to be opposed to Government by, of and for the 1% (https://stickershop.line-scdn.net/stickershop/v1/product/1451400/LINEStorePC/main.png).

A certain percentage of bought and paid for corporate Democrats, like Obama and Pelosi, will do all they can to keep a serious challenger to Trump's abuse of power rampage from being the Democratic Presidential candidate. The NYT, CNN, ABC, etc. will dutifully report on the Democratic Party hand wringing and pearl clutching about the "danger" of "Socialist policies" to the US economy.
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The fascist media may think, because of "statistically insignificant" ;) changes in the impeachment polls, that through 😈 clever perception management mendacity, they enabled the 🎩👹 1% Oligarchs to dodge the consequences of half the electorate being disgusted with (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184306-16302042.png)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-010319144633.png) Trump and his wrecking crew. If Trump's only impeachable offense was lying to Congress about an affair (e.g. Clinton), I would agree, considering that the highest pro-impeachment numbers Clinton got to was 29% (even without impeachment hearings, 30% of the electorate wanted to impeach Bush and 33% wanted to impeach Obama) (https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/impeachment-prospects-worse-donald-trump-think/23294/). But that half of the electorate that wants Trump out shares a lot of reasons for wanting him out with a large percentage of the other half, that still support him out of greedy and/or pseudo-religious convenience. That logic is sound and cuts only one, damaging to Trump's political future, way.

Here's the short list (there are a lot more) of reasons, many of them technically not "impeachable offenses", but still constituting a political death sentence, why FAR greater than half the electorate will not vote to keep Trump in office, or support any Republican that acquits him in the Senate Impeachment Trial:

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Fox News Mission Accomplished?
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Title: Your Life Is On The Line In the 2020 Election
Post by: AGelbert on December 03, 2019, 07:13:11 pm
Your Life Is On The Line In the 2020 Election
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Title: Lobbyist helped Ohio legislator on newspaper column opposing "Medicare for All"
Post by: AGelbert on December 04, 2019, 12:05:39 pm
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December 3, 2019

Headline: Lobbyist helped Ohio legislator on newspaper column opposing "Medicare for All"

Senator Bernie Sanders weighed-in on Twitter, sharing The Washington Post piece:
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Our team at Medicare for All NOW! uncovered these examples of industry-crafted talking points under the bylines of state elected officials in an attempt to manipulate the public.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/02/state-lawmakers-acknowledge-lobbyists-helped-craft-their-op-eds-attacking-medicare-for-all/

As a former executive at the big for-profit health insurers Humana and Cigna, Wendell Potter (https://tarbell.org/what-is-tarbell/) knows the greedy health care industry’s decades-old playbook―used previously by Big Tobacco and the NRA―being used now to try and kill Medicare for All.

We’re working to expose the health care industry’s secret efforts to protect their profits!

This reporting was due to Medicare for All NOW! issuing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests of various state lawmakers, confirming what we suspected. They were parroting health care industry talking points because their op-eds were actually written by the for-profit health care industry.

Medicare for All NOW! was founded to fight back against lobbyist efforts to kill health care reform. We’re here to represent the American people, not greedy corporations that put their financial bottom line ahead of our health.

https://www.medicareforallnow.org

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Title: The way to change the minds that can be changed is to pick a scandal that resonates and just keep p
Post by: AGelbert on December 07, 2019, 06:03:37 pm
(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) House Democrats have finally c r a c k e d the code against (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/809_84688966.jpeg) Donald Trump
Bill Palmer | 7:15 pm EST December 4, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

Today’s televised House impeachment hearing wasn’t exactly blockbuster in nature. The witnesses consisted of multiple legal experts explaining why Donald Trump’s Ukraine antics were criminal and impeachable in nature, and one Trump apologist who made a fool of himself by misrepresenting what the Constitution says. The hearing wasn’t exactly anything to write home about on its own – but that’s the whole point.

Today’s hearings ensured that the mainstream media headlines for the rest of week will all have some combination of the words “Donald Trump” and “Ukraine” and “scandal” and “impeachment” in them. Just as the previous televised hearings ensured that those same words dominated the headlines during their respective weeks. The thing is, you see, the Democrats have finally c r a c k e d the code – by learning from the Republicans.

If you want a scandal to stick to a politician in the eyes of the nonpartisan general public, the key is repetition. You pick a scandal and you just keep hammering it home, until the average American associates that politician with that scandal. House Republicans did it to Hillary Clinton by hammering email and Benghazi over and over again, until the public was so fixated on these scandals, the media decided to keep running with them, because they were great for ratings. It didn’t matter that they were fake scandals; it just mattered that they were confusing scandals that left the average nonpartisan American with the impression that Hillary must have been doing some shady stuff with regard to email and Benghazi. Nevermind that she ended up being fully exonerated in the end.

House Democrats have chosen a Donald Trump scandal that’s very real, and very criminal, and very impeachable, in the form of his Ukraine extortion plot.

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That’s because the Democrats are the good guys, and because their own constituents wouldn’t allow them to run with a fake scandal, and because Trump is such a criminal that no one would ever need to make up a fake scandal about him anyway. But the bottom line is that they picked a scandal that resonates with mainstream Americans, and they’re hammering it over and over and over again.

This isn’t for the sake of the Resistance, who will line up to vote against Donald Trump in 2020 anyway. Nor is this for the sake of Trump’s base, who will line up to vote for him. This for two other groups:

1) Those who somewhat dislike Trump and could either end up voting against him or staying home, and

2) Those who somewhat like Trump and could either end up voting for him or staying home.

These two groups pay the least amount of first-hand attention to politics, and are thus the most swayed by whatever they repeatedly hear second-hand.

There are dozens of major Donald Trump scandals, and some of them are arguably even worse than his Ukraine scandal. But the House Democrats can’t turn those two middle groups against him by simply pushing the generic mantra that “Trump is bad,” or by pushing a laundry list that gets lost in the noise, or by focusing on a scandal that for whatever reason just doesn’t resonate. The way to change the minds that can be changed is to pick a scandal that resonates and just keep pushing it, until it’s the first thing the voters in the middle think of when they think of that politician. House Democrats have finally c r a c k e d the code against Donald Trump. Now they just have to keep hammering away at it. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png)

https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/the-code-house-democrats-donald-trump/23395/
Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on December 07, 2019, 07:18:39 pm
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Title: "From the bottom of my heart I hope that the US are able to stop this nightmare."
Post by: AGelbert on December 07, 2019, 09:46:13 pm
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Heidrun Vyskocil 👍

I'm from Germany - born in the 60ies. I often asked myself since I was a teenager: How was someone like Hitler and the holocaust possible? It is very disturbing to see the similarties between Trump and Hitler, the way, they came to power, the narcism, the people, who support them, the propaganda machine and so on..... From the bottom of my heart I hope that the US are able to stop this nightmare. If not, there will be not so much hope for the rest of the free world and the future of our planet.

Associated article: 🕯️

Kasparov sees (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/809_84688966.jpeg) Trump as a potential harbinger of a coming deadly Winter (https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/checkmate-donald-trumps/23449/)
Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on December 11, 2019, 01:41:12 pm
The
Intercept_


December 10 2019, 4:34 p.m.

By Micah Uetricht

SNIPPET:

Many people have pointed out the irony that Buttigieg praised Sanders, when he is now running concertedly against the leftward pull that Sanders is helping effect in American politics. But if you read the essay closely, it comes off as less of an anomaly and more a reflection of the Mayor Pete we have come to know on the 2020 campaign trail.

Full article:  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

In 2000, Pete Buttigieg Wrote an Essay Praising Bernie Sanders. What, Exactly, Did He Admire? (https://theintercept.com/2019/12/10/pete-buttigieg-bernie-sanders-essay/) (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-280515145049.png)

Agelbert NOTE: Pete Buttigieg EQUALS   (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162655-14231561.gif) 🎩  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-200419205214.png)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif)

Title: 64% of Americans ARE either worse off financially or no better financially than they were in 2016
Post by: AGelbert on December 12, 2019, 11:01:53 pm
In even worse news for (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Trump, 64% of Americans said they were currently either worse off financially or no better financially than they were back in 2016. There was even a decent-sized minority of respondents – 18% – who weren’t even aware that the stock market’s been going up and thought it decreased.


James Sullivan | 6:00 pm EST December 12, 2019
Palmer Report » Analysis

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Donald Trump has a whole new 2020 problem (https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/new-2020-problem-donald-trump-has/23616/)


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Title: Winning the 2020 Election: Robert Reich and Ro Khanna
Post by: AGelbert on December 22, 2019, 02:25:25 pm
Winning the 2020 Election: Robert Reich and Ro Khanna

24,772 views•Dec 13, 2019

Agelbert NOTE: YouTube is playing games (on behalf of the Capitalist/Fascist corrupt, middle class and poor crushing status quo) to keep you from seeing this excellent video. Right click on the video image below, copy the video URL and paste in a new window or tab to see the video. By doing this, you will help frustrate the DINO sneaky, crooked, low down efforts to prevent a Bernie Sanders VICTORY in 2020. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132422-1693180.gif)   (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132401-1686487.gif)     (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132421-16902.gif)

https://youtu.be/dthrhNwZSE0

Robert Reich
173K subscribers

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and Congressman Ro Khanna discuss how a progressive nominee can win in 2020, how to get progressive policies enacted in Congress, and how big money will affect the upcoming election.

Category News & Politics

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Title: The Last Democratic Debate And The Future Of The Democratic Party
Post by: AGelbert on December 23, 2019, 08:32:55 pm
The Last Democratic Debate And The Future Of The Democratic Party

December 23, 2019

Last week's debate didn't connect with viewers or mobilize the base.(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163125-16722324.gif)
 

https://youtu.be/f029UhAPUhk

https://therealnews.com/stories/the-last-democratic-debate-future-democratic-party
Title: Sanders Polling Surge Forces Democratic Establishment to Take Him Seriously
Post by: AGelbert on December 26, 2019, 04:35:33 pm
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;D

Sanders ✨ Polling Surge Forces 💵🎩👹 Democratic Establishment to Take Him Seriously

December 26, 2019

JAKE JOHNSON, COMMON DREAMS

Sen. Bernie Sanders's recent surge in national and early state polls and his enthusiastic progressive base have reportedly forced some within the Democratic establishment to concede that he could ultimately win the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.

Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/sanders-polling-surge-forces-democratic-establishment-to-take-him-seriously/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=f1ae7413-dfcf-4d6b-a750-24241cd48a1e) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)
Title: How Would Warren & Sanders Pay For A 🌞 Green New Deal❓
Post by: AGelbert on December 28, 2019, 01:51:31 pm
CleanTechnica
Support CleanTechnica’s work via donations on Patreon or PayPal!

Or just go buy a cool t-shirt, cup, baby outfit, bag, or hoodie. (https://cleantechnica.com/shop/#!/)

How Would Warren & Sanders Pay For A 🌞 Green New Deal? (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185039-16521065.gif)

December 27th, 2019 by Carolyn Fortuna

In a recent CleanTechnica article, I wrote about Elizabeth Warren’s plan for defeating the climate crisis and transitioning the US economy to run on 100% clean energy. She stated explicitly that her plan to pay for a Green New Deal would require big, structural changes and would arise from $10.7 trillion in federal and non-federal funding. What are the financing tools Warren intends to tap to unlock state, local, and private investment? How would she direct it towards meaningful investments to mitigate climate change, produce jobs, and reduce inequality?

(https://cleantechnica.com/files/2019/12/Screenshot-2019-12-27-at-6.06.11-AM-e1577486691641.png)

And what about other plans out there for a national switch to clean energy? What does Bernie Sanders, for example, outline for funding ideas? Let’s survey these prominent and provocative voices today in the clean energy movement and see their fiscal visions for carbon-free power and 100% renewable energy.


How Warren Would 💵 Pay for a US Switch to Clean Energy

The transition to clean energy is “an opportunity to transform our economy, creating new industries, like in zero-emissions building construction, and greatly expanding others, like electric vehicle manufacturing,” Warren says. She argues that the transition creates “huge opportunities” for state, local and non-federal investment in the process.

A Warren administration would create new financing tools to unlock state, local, and private investment. She is firm that these investments to tackle climate change, produce jobs, and reduce inequality will flow to the “right places” — not just the wealthy and well-connected.

Okay, Senator Warren, how would you pay for it?

A Green Bank: A Green Bank, aka the National Climate Bank Act, could mobilize $1 trillion in climate and green infrastructure investments across the country over 30 years. She says it would:
open up new markets for greater investment by working alongside existing federal authorities through direct spending, grants, and loans
provide security for investors looking for climate-friendly investments in mid- to large-scale infrastructure projects
increase the overall scale of clean energy investment and the pace of substitution of clean energy technologies for fossil-fuel based technologies
protect consumers by keeping energy prices low and ensuring compliance with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s regulations
expand opportunities for communities and the private sector by directing funds toward communities on the front lines of the climate crisis that have traditionally been left out of investment opportunities

A September report from the New York-based Coalition for Green Capital (http://coalitionforgreencapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/1T-investment-white-paper.pdf) found that such a bank could mobilize up to $1 trillion of investment over 30 years. The bank would recycle its capital, lending the same dollars repeatedly as loans are paid back and the funds re-used.

Fourteen states, including Michigan, New York, and Hawaii already have such banks, and other cities and counties have explored their own. Washington, DC, for example, approved one in 2018 and Baltimore’s Climate Access Fund (https://meetingoftheminds.org/social-equity-through-clean-energy-30837) seeks to help low-income and minority residents access more expensive solar energy. Small focus target investment on a local basis, and the national version would help mobilize investment on a required and faster scale.

Green Victory Bonds: Much like current state programs for land use projects, river and habitat preservation, and energy and water infrastructure, green bonds have also surged in popularity worldwide, with sales growing 46% last year to a total of about $460 billion. A lot like the World War II-era “Victory Bond” program, Green Victory Bonds would be sold at levels that allow Americans across the socioeconomic spectrum the opportunity to “own a piece of the climate solution and to benefit from the new green economy that we build together.”

Sanders on How to 💵 Pay for a Green New Deal

Embedded in many of Senator Bernie Sanders’ proposals for attacking the climate crisis are financing plans. Here are some of his fiscal visions that would usher in a Green New Deal.

Green Climate Fund: Sanders’ plan to halt the climate crisis centers on US investment of $200 billion in the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for the equitable transfer of renewable technologies, climate adaptation, and assistance in adopting sustainable energies. Since approving its first project in November, 2015, the GCF has grown to become the world’s largest climate finance fund through its readiness in 129 countries, including allocation of over $5.6 billion of its funding to build a project portfolio of over $20.6 billion. It is playing a key role in supporting the implementation of intended nationally determined contributions (NDCs), driving a shift to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and supporting action to adapt to the impacts of climate change in developing countries.

Significant US Military Reductions: While Warren’s plan alludes to decreasing military funding in order to pay for a Green New Deal — “We’ll pay for this with savings from my plan to transition the 🦍 military away from its dependence on 🦕🦖 fossil fuels and other internal 🦍 Department of Defense funding shifts, she says” —  Sanders is much more explicit (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185040-1659929.gif) about redirecting military funds to mitigating the climate crisis. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418201112.png) (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160022-2281531.png)

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He says that the major industrialized nations spend trillions of dollars “on misguided wars and weapons of mass destruction,” He proposes to combat the climate crisis by recognizing that the Pentagon is the largest institutional emitter of greenhouse gases in the world and that the US spends $81 billion annually to protect oil supplies and transport routes. “We are uniquely positioned,” Sanders explains, “to lead the planet in a wholesale shift away from (https://www.globalresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Imperialism-supporters.jpg) militarism.” (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-080515182559.png)



End Overseas 🦕👹🦖 Fossil Fuel Financing: The US federal government currently supports investments in fossil fuels through the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, OPIC, the Export-Import Bank, and other multilateral institutions. These international investments are inconsistent with a goal to curb the global climate crisis, and Sanders says these “must end.” His administration would lead these international financial institutions, instead, toward advancing the equitable adoption of sustainable energy across the planet. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-16442135.gif)

(https://cleantechnica.com/files/2019/12/butterfly-amidst-blooms-fortuna-1152x1536.jpg)
“Butterfly amidst Blooms,” by Carolyn Fortuna, CleanTechnica

By redirecting money from these and other sources like income taxes from 20 million new jobs, taxes on fossil fuels, and selling power via federal power marketing authorities, 🦅 Sanders will establish a Climate Justice Resiliency Fund. Funded at $40 billion, the EPA, together with a number of other agencies, would conduct a nationwide survey to identify areas with high climate impact vulnerabilities and other socioeconomic factors, public health challenges, and environmental hazards. Each community will then be eligible for Climate Justice Resiliency funding in order of most vulnerable to least vulnerable.

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Final Thoughts

The US is not alone in its quest to use financing to make the switch to clean energy a reality. A recent article in the Washington Post pointed out that the EU’s biggest climate weapon lies in the financial fine print. The EU is embedding environmental goals in standards for banks, money managers, and insurers, it seems, in the hope of directing trillions of euros to fund a radical revision of the region’s economy. Like most of the US Democratic field of candidates, the EU is committed to meeting the targets of the Paris Agreement. Some of the EU’s money management strategies are pointing toward:

֍ Disclosing how they incorporate sustainability factors into investment decisions
֍ Setting up low-carbon benchmarks, like indexes created to track companies with a low carbon footprint, to steer funds to environmentally friendly investments
֍ Lowering capital requirements to encourage green lending
֍ Scrutinizing the environmental risks that remain on balance sheets and possibly imposing extra capital demands to offset possible losses
֍ Assessing environmental risks facing borrowers before they lend

So there’s a lot about which to think when considering the funding necessary for climate action. In the next part of this series, we’ll look at the other Democratic presidential contenders — as well as a few insightful researchers and economists  — and review their plans to fund climate action. Stay tuned. (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160021-22772252.png)

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/12/27/how-would-warren-sanders-pay-for-a-green-new-deal/

(https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-241119204318.png) Agelbert NOTE: I trust Sanders, a consistent advocate of reducing military spending, eliminating fossil fuel subsides and funding Renewable Energy in the USA, to follow through on his Green New Deal promises far more than I trust Warren.
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Title: top 5 mainstream myths that bolster income inequality and tout the ultra-rich.
Post by: AGelbert on December 31, 2019, 05:41:55 pm
The Top 5 Mainstream Media Myths That Perpetuate Income Inequality

https://youtu.be/xOmnHb_PHLY

The Real News Network
374K subscribers

The Real News takes aim at the top 5 mainstream myths that bolster income inequality and tout the ultra-rich.

Director: Dwayne Gladden
Audio Engineer: Taylor Hebden
Camera Operator: Adam Coley, Bababtunde Ogunfolaju
Video Editor: Stephen Janis

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Category News & Politics
Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on December 31, 2019, 07:46:22 pm
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It gets "better". Wall Street is now busy, busy busy rewriting history to specifically blame the victims of Wall Street scams for the 2008 Financial Crisis. The 😈 banksters were not satisfied with getting Government Welfare Queened to the tune of 16 trillion dollars or so from we-the-people while the rest of us got the profit over people and planet shaft; they want to blame all those "irresponsible" brown and black minorities, of course, for taking out loans they ended up not being able to pay... You just cannot make this stuff up.

The following video covers that quite well and, in the second half, has an excellent discussion about some Democratic 2020 Candidates for President. 👍

#TheZeroHour #RyanGrim #TheIntercept
Ryan Grim: Who’s Erasing Wall Street from the Financial Crisis?
13,721 views•Dec 23, 2019

https://youtu.be/pPyNd2afYuI

The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow
26K subscribers

#TheZeroHour #RyanGrim #TheIntercept

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Some of the music bumpers featuring Lettuce, http://lettucefunk.com.

Category News & Politics
Title: Trump promised to ban lobbyists in government and “drain the swamp” of corruption.
Post by: AGelbert on January 02, 2020, 07:20:00 pm
If you were a former Trump supporter, what is the point at which you finally said, “He’s gone too far this time, I’ve had enough”?

Quote
Ben Kleschinsky, studied at Nashua Community College

Updated Dec 27, 2019

I’ll tell Quora right up front my political beliefs when it comes to Donald Trump, and why I was a die hard supporter of his as a young adult going into the election.

It wasn’t one thing he said or one move he made that made me lose support. It was a lot more gradual than that.
This is the full story. (https://www.quora.com/If-you-were-a-former-Trump-supporter-what-is-the-point-at-which-you-finally-said-He-s-gone-too-far-this-time-I-ve-had-enough/answer/Ben-Kleschinsky)
 

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A MAGA sign now sits in the farthest corner of my home collecting dust. What will one day be known as a relic of history, known as the day America made a grave mistake including myself. As the saying goes fool me once shame on you. I’m not going to let Trump fool me again.

My Conclusion:

So yes I supported him, I greatly supported what he said in the last election and I fully admit that. However it gets the point where you have to admit that someone is a liar, and that you were wrong. Well I admit as a Trump supporter that I was wrong, and in the next election I will no longer be voting for Trump. Everything that Trump said he was going to do, he did the exact opposite. (https://www.quora.com/If-you-were-a-former-Trump-supporter-what-is-the-point-at-which-you-finally-said-He-s-gone-too-far-this-time-I-ve-had-enough/answer/Ben-Kleschinsky)

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Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on January 05, 2020, 11:42:09 pm
January 5, 2020

Anthony, CBS just released the first Iowa poll we’ve seen in weeks and the results are staggering. It’s all tied up. 23-23-23. ;D

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Title: Expect The New York Times to (😈 backdoor) HELP 🦀 Trump with LIES in 2020, just like they did in 2016
Post by: AGelbert on January 07, 2020, 04:04:59 pm
Agelbert NOTE: Pay Attention to HOW the New York Times (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) REPEATEDLY LIES pretending Trump is "against" war. (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9HT4xZyDmh4/TOHhxzA0wLI/AAAAAAAAEUk/oeHDS2cfxWQ/s200/Smiley_Angel_Wings_Halo.jpg)

Seven Things You Should Know About 🦀 Donald Trump and Iran
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President Trump kicked off 2020 by ordering the assassination of Qassim Suleimani, the top Iranian general who was considered to be the second most important man in Iran.

Everyone’s worried what happens next, what kind of retaliation is coming America’s way, and whether we’re on the verge of some sort of major conflict in the Middle East—the kind of war that would make Iraq look like a walk in the park.

The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan says there's seven things you should know about Donald Trump and Iran.

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Category News & Politics
Title: character assiassination, defamatory remarks, and scaremongering about Green New Deal "Socialist eco
Post by: AGelbert on January 09, 2020, 05:20:37 pm

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The Media Is Waking Up to a Possible Bernie Victory. Get Ready for the 👹 Backlash. (https://jacobinmag.com/2020/01/media-bernie-sanders-backlash-coverage-2020)
jacobinmag.com - For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, something unusual occurred in the final weeks of 2019. As the Democratic nomination race finally spluttered towards Iowa and New Hampshire the media’s posture …

(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817122714.jpeg)
Disinformation For Hire: How A New Breed Of PR Firms Is Selling Lies Online (https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/disinformation-for-hire-black-pr-firms)

Read more Doomstead Diner Daily 1/9/20 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/general-discussion/doomstead-diner-daily/msg15128/#msg15128) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16281948.gif) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)

Yes, the Propaganda arm of the 🎩 Dollars and 🏴‍ Drones U.S. Empire, otherwise known as the 😈 Mainstream Media, will go after Senator Sanders in order to demonize him with all sorts of character assiassination, defamatory remarks, and scaremongering about Green New Deal "Socialist economy endangering evils".

It won't work. BUT, that doesn't matter. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163125-16722324.gif)

Here's the 🦀🐘🦕🦖😈👹🐍 PLAN:

After months and months of serial defamatory bullshit, complete with wailing, gnashing of teeth and hysterical shrieking (https://media.tenor.com/images/8714e6aa996c682f95c9cfd09d64fdf7/tenor.gif) about how POTUS Sanders would put your entire family in a commie labor camp making solar panels and wind turbines, confiscate your 401K and health insurance, ban all "Christian" religious activity and turn America "criminally overrun" (https://media.tenor.com/images/f6d166aa141a9ddfccd2d56b56ebdf71/tenor.gif) brown by welcoming immigrants of the "wrong" color, the REAL skullduggery, the RIGGING of poll numbers based on FAKE defamatory "news" about Sanders, will have been accomplished. The poll numbers will be manipulated so the American Public can be suckered into believing Sanders is, on the eve of the 2020 election, at the 50% approval rating point vs. WHATEVER the Trump (in the toilet) numbers are. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16181943.gif)

As long as that "no higher than 50% Sanders approval" CORK is the perceived "reality" on the eve of the election, then the election rigging for a Trump "win" can then proceed without raising too many (see: preserving the 😇 "democracy" pig lipstick) eyebrows. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013200859.png)

The reality is that the popularity of 🦅 Senator Sanders will continue to grow. The (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) jackals in our Capitalist Police State don't want to make a martyr out of him because that could spark a REALLY Socialist Revolution here, so the 😈 poll numbers perception management is the 🐍 plan.

ANYONE that believes that Trump won the election in 2016 fairly or has a chance to win the 2020 presidential election fairly is in denial of the facts. But then, denial of reality is an intrinsic part of the mindset of that small, but noisy, segment of our population that supports (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/809_84688966.jpeg) Trump.

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If God does not step in to crush the poll manipulating and election rigging, Trump will steal the 2020 election. Then it really will be over for this country, and possibly the entire human species.

May God have mercy on us and prevent Trump, his Wrecking Crew, AND OTHER Capitalist Lackeys like Pelosi, from stealing the presidential election from Senator Sanders. TPTB are wih Trump. The VAST MAJORITY of the PEOPLE, some of them former Trump supporters, are with Bernie Sanders. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

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Title: ... if voters learn just HOW MUCH taxpayers are putting up for Trump family vacations and travel.
Post by: AGelbert on January 10, 2020, 04:47:34 pm
INTELLIGENCER

JAN. 8, 2020

Trump (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Doesn’t Want Voters to Know How Much His Family’s Trips Cost Taxpayers

By Matt Stieb

Though the president’s displays of ostentatious wealth didn’t hurt his electoral prospects last time around, the administration is reportedly worried about the public response if voters learn just how much taxpayers are putting up for Trump family vacations and travel. According to the Washington Post, the administration is attempting to delay House Democrats’ efforts to reveal the Secret Service budget until after the 2020 election, in part so that voters do not learn how much they are spending on Trump trips.

The attempt to delay the release involves a bill drafted in part by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin bringing the Secret Service under his department’s purview, where it was housed from its foundation in 1865 until 2003, when the agency was enveloped by the Department of Homeland Security. As part of the proposed bill, Democrats would require that the Secret Service release how much it costs to protect Trump family travel within 120 days of its passage. 😈 Mnuchin is reportedly onboard for the reporting of travel expenses, but only if the practice begins in 2021. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-010519192158-2201430.jpeg)

Though Trump promised during the campaign that he would “rarely leave the White House,” he has spent 114 days at his home in Mar-a-Lago and 75 days at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey. Full records of Secret Service spending are unavailable, but individual costs detailed over the years offer a glimpse of how much the agency is spending to protect our leisurely president — and why the administration might not want the details publicized in an election year.

In his first four trips to Mar-a-Lago in 2017, the Secret Service alone spent about $1.3 million on each visit. Just renting enough golf carts to follow the president — without hampering his ability to cheat on the green — has cost $588,000 since 2017, according to federal spending data available online. The Secret Service has also had to put taxpayer money directly into Trump’s pocket, spending at least $250,000 at Trump properties in the first five months of his term. For just one month in 2017, Trump’s travel costs totaled $13.6 million, including expenditures by the Secret Service, the Department of Defense, and the cost of renting space and equipment. As the Post notes: “Trump has made 22 more trips to Mar-a-Lago since then … If the Secret Service’s costs remained constant, that would mean more than $28 million in further spending by the Secret Service alone, and $75 million from the government in all — and just on a fraction of Trump’s total travel.” In contrast, and flouting Trump’s impression of his predecessor, the government reportedly spent around $96 million on travel for Obama over eight years. Less than two months into Trump’s term, the Secret Service asked Congress for a budget boost of $60 million to manage presidential travel.

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Trump’s family, too, has proven to be a serious expense for the agency. As the Post notes: “Since their father was elected, Trump’s sons Eric and Donald Jr. have made business trips to overseas locales including Ireland, Scotland, Dubai, Uruguay, and India. In 2017, Eric Trump’s visit to a Trump building under construction in Uruguay cost taxpayers $97,000.” Last September, the Secret Service also put in a bid to buy Jet Skis, so that federal agents could protect the Trump family off the shore of Mar-a-Lago.  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-200419205434.png) (https://media3.giphy.com/media/kHmINzGsY6xbwgSo3J/source.gif)

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/01/trump-wants-to-hide-secret-service-cost-of-family-trips.html

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Title: Trump tried to take credit for Ethiopian prime minister's Nobel Peace Prize
Post by: Surly1 on January 11, 2020, 06:58:58 am
A 'confused' Trump tried to take credit for the Ethiopian prime minister's Nobel Peace Prize (https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-falsely-took-credit-for-ethiopian-leaders-nobel-peace-prize-2020-1)

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At a rally in Ohio on Thursday night, President Donald Trump claimed that he deserved credit for the Nobel Peace Prize recently awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

"I made a deal. I saved a country. And I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the country. I said, 'What? Did I have something do with it?' Yeah," Trump said. "But you know, that's the way it is. As long as we know, that's all that matters."

Trump last year offered to help negotiate an agreement between the Ethiopian prime minister and Egypt's prime minister over a dam on the Nile. But Ahmed was awarded the prestigious prize for negotiating a peace deal between Ethiopia and neighboring Eritrea following 20 years of bloody conflict. Trump had nothing to do with these peace negotiations.

The Democratic-led House Foreign Affairs Committee slammed Trump's remark, tweeting, "Trump is confused."

House Foreign Affairs Committee ✔@HouseForeign

Trump is confused.
PM @AbiyAhmedAli was awarded the @NobelPrize for his efforts to bring peace to the Horn of Africa, not stalled negotiations about a new dam on the Nile.

If they gave the Nobel for deals that didn’t happen, the Pres. would have a shelf full of them. https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1215435613203202048 

Aaron Rupar ✔@atrupar
Replying to @atrupar

"I made a deal, I saved a country, and I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the country. I said, 'what, did I have something do with it?'" -- Trump whines about not having a Nobel Peace Prize

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Title: Bernie Sanders [ Leads in "Gold-Standard" Iowa Poll for First Time
Post by: AGelbert on January 11, 2020, 05:26:45 pm
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020

Bernie Sanders (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160022-2281531.png) Leads in "Gold-Standard" Iowa Poll for First Time

JESSICA CORBETT, COMMON DREAMS

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading for the first time in a poll considered the "gold standard" in Iowa, which will hold the opening caucus of the Democratic race in the next three weeks. This is the first time in either of his campaigns for president that Sanders has led in this poll, which puts him ahead of Elizabeth Warren, who is polling at second place.

Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/bernie-sanders-leads-in-gold-standard-iowa-primary-poll-for-first-time/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=bdaa743d-9a4a-46cf-9f8c-fcb027a4eddb) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)
Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on January 13, 2020, 02:12:30 pm
EcoWatch

Jordan Davidson Jan. 08, 2020 11:15AM EST

SNIPPET:

'Forever' chemicals, which are often referred to as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals), are a class of heat and water-resistant chemicals used in a variety of industrial products, flame retardants and nonstick products, such as raincoats, cookware and packaging and have leeched into water supplies in almost every state in the country, according to The Hill. They are known carcinogens and do not degrade in the environment nor in the human body.

Full article:

🦀 Trump to Veto Bill Intended to Keep Forever Chemicals out of Groundwater (https://www.ecowatch.com/forever-chemicals-bill-pfas-trump-2644584514.html)

Agelbert NOTE: As if the PFAS carcinogen 24/7 boost to the oncologists' (i.e. cancer doctors) "business model" wasn't enough of a HEALTH problem for Americans, there is more to this veto threat PROMISE from Trump than meets the eye.

You see, ALL those chemicals that Cheney got a free pass for way back in 2003, under his engineered Fracking "injection fluids ☠️ exemption" from the Clean Water Act, INCLUDE a significant percentage of PFAS chemicals. If this new bill is passed, Fracking pollution will no longer get a free pass.

🦀 Trump, a loyal lickspittle lackey of the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162655-14231561.gif)🦕😈🦖 Hydrocarbon Hellspawn, will do all he can to continue to defend the right of Frackers to poison we-the-people on behalf of profit over people and planet.

As you can see in this link, the Hydrocarbon Hellspawn CORRUPTED EPA (https://www.epa.gov/hfstudy/appendix-chemicals-identified-hydraulic-fracturing-fluids-and-wastewater-excel-file) has deliberately avoided publishing a comprehensive list of chemicals ☠️ in the fracking injection fluids, even though PFAS (and several other highly toxic chemicals) have been indentified in Fracking injection fluids for OVER 15 YEARS.

TOXIC ☠️STEW What’s in Fracking Wastewater (https://www.ewg.org/research/toxic-stew)

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Title: Calling Bernie Sanders Anti-Semitic Is Islamophobic
Post by: AGelbert on January 13, 2020, 03:15:11 pm
Calling Bernie Sanders Anti-Semitic Is Islamophobic
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Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on January 14, 2020, 06:55:08 pm
Agelbert NOTE: Yes, this video belongs in this topic thread. Beside the fact that Sanders is the only candidate that can lead us to properly address Catastrophic Climate Change, Warren's mendacious claim about Sanders is debunked.

Breaking: Rio hits 130F 👀
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Title: Linda Benesch: Why Seniors Should Vote Progressive
Post by: AGelbert on January 14, 2020, 10:14:33 pm
Linda Benesch: Why Seniors Should Vote Progressive
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Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on January 15, 2020, 01:50:49 pm
Agelbert NOTE: This JonSellers witty sarcasm accurately communicates the American "Health" Insurance (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162656-14241872.gif) Situation.

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JonSellers
I, for one, am happy to pay any amount demanded by our health insurance companies. The sacrifices these people go through in order to negotiate prices with doctors and hospitals is almost beyond comprehension. Not to mention the hours our great actuaries spend determining prices to charge. And don't get me started on the efforts of the humble bill checkers who have to scan so many doctor's bills for possible errors.

And think of the shareholders! Imagine the Galt-like heroes, every day risking their capital on us unscrupulous, sick know-nothings. Thank God that they have been rewarded for their wild risk-taking. Why I know one fellow who inherited a measly $200 million from his Dad and had the guts to invest $20 million in Aetna! He could of lost a few million dollars! What would he have done? Just go without the second yacht? Like an animal?

We have the greatest health-care system in the world. Canadians have to wait decades just to buy an aspirin. When we can get one same day for just $300 at the emergency room! Some of you Commie, liberal, Socialists may want to pay less, but for me, give me my liberty to work until I'm 67 so I can pay our insurance companies all that they're worth! I'm with Mish!

Mish is a Libertarian 👎 who, though able to add and subtract quite well, cannot bring himself to do the U.S. health care reality based math, which every other advanced industrialized country has done, proving that single payer is the best option for BOTH controlling costs and providing the highest quality health care.

Mish is a study in ideological blindness. He exposes the government corruption that produces artificially low inflation numbers and out of control health care costs, but totally fails to connect said calculated defrauding of the poor and middle class with those (i.e. Capitalist oligarchs running the Federal Reserve and Wall Street for the benefit of said greedballs) actually responsible for this U.S. Government corruption.

All that said, Mish is not totally out to ideological lunch. He does admit that soaring health care costs may very well give Bernie Sanders, a person Mish is totally at policy odds with, the 2020 Presidential election. The comments below explain why that is a real possibility, since Sanders is the only Presidential candidate pushing for unrestricted Medicare-4-ALL. (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-020120191145.jpeg)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-221017161839.png)   

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Realist  👍
Yep. Health care, currently 18% of US GDP, heading toward 25%.

Compared to “single payer” systems in much of the developed world which cost 8-11% of GDP, and cover everyone.

I know I keep repeating myself whenever Mish brings this up, but the US will eventually arrive at a single payer system at some point in the distant future. But not before they try everything else possible first. And not until the costs begin to approach 25% of GDP.

Carl_R
I agree. I actually thought 20% would do it, but now it may be 25%. The US continues to believe that it can support medical advances for the world, but it can't, at least not for much longer. Eventually we will go to a single payer system, perhaps like the VA, perhaps like Medicaid, and we can just let medical advances stagnate. It has to happen, sooner or later.

Ted R 👍
I agree too because at some point the average person just can't afford health care anymore and they will begin to care more about health care and what it costs them than any other topic and that will force the politicians to do something about it.

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Sechel 👍
System is broken. Drug companies get created to buy drugs with competition and raise the price 10,000%. Low deductions on insurance remove any incentive for consumer to price shop for the best price. U.S. should really be using the swiss health care model . And even though Swiss health care costs are above the Swiss inflation rate in 2019 they only went up 3%

lol 👍
Everything (literally) outpaces the massively manipulated (cooked) bs CPI calculations, and not by a little, by a whole lot, just using health care as a metric inflation would be up 25% YOY.....at least, that means healthcare (most everything) is in (stealth)hyperinflation.

LB412 👍
I manage benefits for a small business. Our healthcare cost has risen No LESS than 6% per year over the past 5 years. Our base plan, which is also the most popular, rose by a whopping 18% this year. Its total insanity.

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WarpartySerf 👍👍👍
Absolute criminal racketeering ...... And try using your Medicare with any of the criminal doctors .... they'll laugh at you ..... Land of the free

Associated post:

Medical Care Costs Soaring Out of Control (https://moneymaven.io/mishtalk/economics/medical-care-costs-soaring-out-of-control-HcrDGPmJ-02MvyeJYelyUQ)
Title: House released documents turned over by Rudy Giuliani’s fixer, Lev Parnas.
Post by: Surly1 on January 15, 2020, 02:19:35 pm


House released documents turned over by Rudy Giuliani’s fixer, Lev Parnas.

Eye-opening. Straight, no chaser. Copy of original letter from Schiff to Nadler, plus scans of Rudy's handwritten notes, plus text messages from several, including Rudy and Hyde, Rudy's goon. Wowza.

https://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/static/2020/01/New-Evidence.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3s4Fwd34SWJ7Z_pnbP0VLUigbgr6B0L_Bz_k5iikpxk4Y15R7_7bhPSz4 (https://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/static/2020/01/New-Evidence.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3s4Fwd34SWJ7Z_pnbP0VLUigbgr6B0L_Bz_k5iikpxk4Y15R7_7bhPSz4)


I fully appreciate that not everyone has the same appetite for following this story. But I've been intent on following the truth of the matter, and trying to get to the story behind the MSM bullshit and spin.

If you follow the above link, you eventually get to Lutsenko, a former Prosecutor general of Ukraine and the apparent originator of a lot of the "evidence" manufactured against the Bidens. If you want to understand the seamy underbelly of this Ukraine issue, you have to understand Lutsenko.

Here is the best article I have found to date. It is complicated, and nuanced, but a damned good job of repertorial restraint.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor Behind Trump’s Impeachment (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/12/23/the-ukrainian-prosecutor-behind-trumps-impeachment)
How the efforts of Yuriy Lutsenko and Rudy Giuliani to smear Joe Biden led to a Presidential crisis.


It's pretty clear (to me, anyhow) that by luring Trump into the Ukraine rat's nest, Giuliani has ended up damaging him more seriously than Robert Mueller or James Comey ever did. Well done, Rudy 9-11!
Title: Jim Wright on Parnas docs
Post by: Surly1 on January 15, 2020, 02:20:59 pm

House released documents turned over by Rudy Giuliani’s fixer, Lev Parnas.

Eye-opening. Straight, no chaser. Copy of original letter from Schiff to Nadler, plus scans of Rudy's handwritten notes, plus text messages from several, including Rudy and Hyde, Rudy's goon. Wowza.

https://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/static/2020/01/New-Evidence.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3s4Fwd34SWJ7Z_pnbP0VLUigbgr6B0L_Bz_k5iikpxk4Y15R7_7bhPSz4

Jim Wright's take:

It's becoming increasingly obvious that the President of the United States, via his personal lawyer, plotted against an American ambassador.

The evidence is overwhelming and utterly damning.
Rudy Giuliani literally coordinated surveillance on Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. One text, from Giuliani's subordinate Robert Hyde to Lev Parnas, LITERALLY described Ukrainian underworld figures willing to "help" with Yovanovitch for "a price"

Verbatim: "They are willing to help if we/you would like a price."

That picture of Trump? The guy with him is Robert Hyde.

A bit later, Trump talked to Ukraine President Zelensky. Which is what started the whole impeachment. Trump HIMSELF provided a summary of that call. In that summary, Trump says to Zelensky, "She's going to go through some things." He was specifically, according to his own "transcript," talking about ambassador Yovanovitch.

She's going to go through some things.

He said that, KNOWING Rudy Giuliani was engaged in surveillance on the ambassador and that the Ukrainian underworld was involved.

Shortly thereafter, Yovanovitch was told to leave Ukraine immediately over concerns about her safety. Threats against her safety that were specifically generated BY THE WHITE HOUSE.

Then, last night at his rally, instead of explaining any of this, Trump instead went on a tear against light bulbs, dishwashers, fridges, toilets, and showers. Like you do if you're completely sane. Right?

Of course, there should be no surprises here. This is how business does business. This is American business every day, right here. This is who Trump is. A crooked mobbed up businessman from New York.

You know what I'm gonna say: If you elect a businessman, then you're gonna get the business.

And you're gonna get it good and hard.

But, it's worse than that.

Because this morning we're sitting here, watching this shitshow. Literally watching Trump plot the death of his own ambassador while the Senate Majority Leader openly flies top cover for him and Congress openly refuses to do its Constitutionally mandated duty. We're watching all of this unfold, right? In real time. Right now. Our government utterly failing not only the country but the entire world. We're watching this, right?

And instead of forcefully and definitely taking the lead, Democratic Candidates are right now petulantly throwing **** at each other like spoiled rotten children absolutely determined to lose once again to Donald Trump.

Unbelievable.
Title: Bernie won the debate last night
Post by: AGelbert on January 15, 2020, 02:48:35 pm
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Bernie won the debate last night

Our Revolution 11:10 AM (3 hours ago) to me


Last night, at the final Democratic presidential primary debate before Iowa votes, corporate-backed candidates and moderators attacked Bernie Sanders and his vision of a democracy that works for all Americans, not just the economic elite.

But despite their best efforts to divide our grassroots movement, Bernie Sanders walked off stage the clear winner of the most important debate so far. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818180844.png)

While the media wants to turn politics into a game, everyone reading this email knows that the stakes in 2020 are life and death for our democracy (and our planet). (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718204530.gif)

Agelbert NOTE: The circular firing squad is an old Divide and Conquer trick the DINOs have played often in the past, in order to pretend they really didn't want a fellow fascist (i.e. a Republican) to win the election. Now, as in 2016, their guns are pointed at Senator 🦅 Bernie Sanders, the only Presidential Candidate who actually can even begin to get us out of the profit over people and planet mess we are in. Don't get distracted by all the BULLSHIT from the bought and paid for fascist media AND the DINOs sniping at Sanders. When they solemnly tell you that Senator Sanders is "expletive deleted", mark down who spewed the defamatory legerdemain. Whether it is CNN or Elizabeth Warren or Pelosi, they are not to EVER be trusted to defend your interests.
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Those attacking Senator Sanders are defending the interests of 👹 TPTB. How have the interests of TPTB worked for you?

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Title: CNN Attacks Sanders in Iowa Dem Debate
Post by: AGelbert on January 16, 2020, 06:16:37 pm
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(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200714191329.bmp) CNN Attacks Sanders in Iowa Dem Debate 🤬
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Title: Sanders Leads Democrats in New National Poll
Post by: AGelbert on January 17, 2020, 07:10:40 pm
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January 17, 2020


JON QUEALLY, COMMON DREAMS

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Sanders Leads Democrats in New National Poll (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-020818221610-1607296.jpeg)

Amid a series of endorsements from key groups and allies in crucial primary states this week -- and despite the "brouhaha" with Sen. Elizabeth Warren -- a new national poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders now in the lead over former Vice President Joe Biden and the rest of the Democratic primary field.
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Title: The times, they are a-CHANGIN'! ✨
Post by: AGelbert on January 20, 2020, 10:17:24 pm
The times, they are a-CHANGIN'! ✨

https://youtu.be/OythsfCi6JA

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bernie-january-video

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Title: everything that moms and dads should warn their daughters never to emulate
Post by: AGelbert on January 21, 2020, 12:34:28 pm
Agelbert NOTE: Right on election year DINO (i.e. 🐘) schedule, 😈 Hillary has officially started the bold faced mendacity laced defamation and demonization of 🦅 Senator Sanders. I did not post the following comment, but it explains the Clinton DINO mens rea modus operandi accurately:

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SonOfSam 👍

"nobody likes bernie"

says the Cersei Lannister of American politics. A power mad witch who thought it was "Her Turn", as a reward for years of not only looking the other way when hubby Billy fuc ked everything with a va gina, but also going after those women like a junkyard dog whenever they threatened her golden ticket to becoming Queenie of the universe.

This flaming piece of (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/3104_shit%20bitmap.png) is everything that moms and dads should warn their daughters never to emulate


January 21, 2020

SNIPPET:

The interview is classic Clinton. She feigns reluctance to criticize Sanders during the primary. She insists “I am not going to go there yet” and then goes there.

Full article authored by Jonathan Turley:

Hillary Clinton: "Nobody Likes Bernie" (https://www.zerohedge.com/political/hillary-clinton-nobody-likes-bernie)
Title: "I have cast some lonely votes, fought some lonely fights, mounted some lonely campaigns. ...
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January 21, 2020 10:11 PM

"I have cast some lonely votes, fought some lonely fights, mounted some lonely campaigns. But I do not feel lonely now." - Bernie Sanders

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Title: enormous waste and bureaucracy that exists in our cruel and dysfunctional healthcare system,” Sander
Post by: AGelbert on January 22, 2020, 03:24:28 pm
January 21, 2020

JON QUEALLY, COMMON DREAMS

In Historic Shift, U.S.'s Second-Largest Physician Group Endorses Medicare for All (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-16442135.gif)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-1626482.gif)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185039-1655102.gif)

The fight for Medicare for All received a two-handed boost from tens of thousands of doctors on Monday when the American College of Physicians (ACP) officially endorsed a single-payer system as among only one of two possible ways to improve the nation's health care woes. Representing 159,000 doctors of internal medicine nationwide, the ACP is the largest medical specialty society and second-largest physician group in the country. ... ...

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a leading candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and the author of the The Medical for All Act of 2019 now in the U.S. Senate, welcomed the development.

“I am delighted that the American College of Physicians has come out in support of a Medicare for All, single-payer healthcare system,” Sanders said in a statement emailed to Common Dreams.

“All over this country, a growing number of doctors are sick and tired of the enormous waste and bureaucracy that exists in our cruel and dysfunctional healthcare system,” Sanders added. “They are sick and tired of spending time filling out reams of paperwork and arguing with insurance companies. Medicare for All will give doctors the freedom to focus on making their patients healthy, not making health insurance executives wealthy.”

Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/in-historic-shift-uss-second-largest-physician-group-endorses-medicare-for-all/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=dc8b7bcb-b677-440d-9bc2-2148e7e50f5d) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)
Title: establishment standard-bearer jumping into the fray in a moment when the establishment is WORRIED
Post by: AGelbert on January 22, 2020, 03:31:17 pm
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January 21, 2020

WILLIAM RIVERS PITT, TRUTHOUT

Is 👹 Hillary Clinton Running for President Again? Sure Seems Like It.

There are no accidents in politics, and the timing of this speaks for itself: Hillary Clinton seems to be hoping for a brokered Democratic convention so she can offer herself up as the "reasonable" compromise candidate. I believe her efforts to this end began with the recent Hollywood Reporter interview, and will be further underscored during a brawling primary-stuffed March, potentially coming to full bloom at the convention in Wisconsin, where exhausted delegates -- terrified by another potential loss in November -- might just take the bait.
Read the Article →  (https://truthout.org/articles/is-hillary-clinton-running-for-president-again-sure-seems-like-it/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=dc8b7bcb-b677-440d-9bc2-2148e7e50f5d)(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)
Title: starting wars to get Americans killed so that more can be killed in some sort of sick honor to earli
Post by: AGelbert on January 23, 2020, 05:16:11 pm
By David Swanson ✨, Davidswanson.org

January 21, 2020 | EDUCATE!

SNIPPET:

"What every presidential candidate ought to produce, at a minimum, is a basic outline of a federal discretionary budget. This would serve as a preview of what each candidate would ask the Congress for as president. If candidates feel they need to produce larger budgets outlining changes to mandatory spending as well, so much the better."

Full (lengthy, but well worth the historical education gleaned) article: (https://popularresistance.org/how-do-you-blow-the-whistle-on-a-whole-society/) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)
Title: Regardless of which candidate one prefers, it’s hard to deny Sanders’s record of accomplishments ove
Post by: AGelbert on January 23, 2020, 06:02:34 pm
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Clinton Says Sanders Achieved "Nothing." My Community Clinic Shows She's Wrong.

MIKE LUDWIG, TRUTHOUT

In a new Hulu docuseries about herself, Hillary (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) Clinton paints Bernie Sanders as an isolated career politician who failed to achieve anything meaningful in the Senate.

However, Sanders's push to expand community health centers -- the only affordable, quality source of primary care for many people living in rural, lower-income areas -- under the Affordable Care Act has touched millions of lives, including mine. Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/clinton-says-sanders-achieved-nothing-my-community-clinic-shows-shes-wrong/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=00134002-af88-43fc-8bab-5af4106a62cd)

Title: Trump recorded in 2018: he was relieved not to face off against Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2016
Post by: AGelbert on January 26, 2020, 12:08:52 am
Published on Saturday, January 25, 2020

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'The Only One I Didn't Want Her to Pick': In Secret 🔊Recording, 🦀 Trump Admits Fear of Clinton Picking Sanders as VP in 2016 (https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/25/only-one-i-didnt-want-her-pick-secret-recording-trump-admits-fear-clinton-picking)
Title: Trump's "Worst Nightmare"
Post by: AGelbert on January 27, 2020, 04:32:27 pm
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Ahead by 9 in Iowa Poll, Sanders Says His Campaign Is Trump's "Worst (https://www-images.christianitytoday.com/images/114421.jpg?w=940) Nightmare" (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121649.png)

JAKE JOHNSON, COMMON DREAMS

Iowa Emerson College/@7News Poll: 🕵️

Democratic Caucus:

30% @BernieSanders (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818180844.png)
21% @JoeBiden
13% @amyklobuchar
11% @ewarren
10% @PeteButtigieg
5% @TomSteyer
5% @AndrewYang
5% @TulsiGabbard

“Suddenly, we have the Democratic establishment very nervous about this campaign,” Sanders declared to applause. “We got Wall Street nervous. We got the insurance companies nervous. We got the drug companies nervous. We got the fossil fuel industry nervous. We got the military-industrial complex nervous. We got the prison-industrial complex nervous. We got billionaires going on television crying that they’re going to have to start paying their fair share of taxes.” “And they’re starting to (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-231218145827.png) think, ‘Could this really happen? (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185040-1659929.gif)


"We are their worst nightmare," Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday of the corporate and establishment forces allied against his presidential campaign -- and the diverse grassroots movement fueling it -- as a new Iowa poll showed the Vermont senator leading the 2020 Democratic field by nine points just a week ahead of the state's February 3 caucuses.

Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/ahead-by-9-in-iowa-poll-sanders-says-his-campaign-is-trumps-worst-nightmare/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=7527325f-7285-49b2-85c8-1ef2fa66ff16) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)


Title: DINOS Load Dem Platform Committee to Stop Progressive Movement
Post by: AGelbert on January 28, 2020, 01:03:16 pm
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January 28, 2020

DNC Chair 😈 Tom Perez is stacking party committees to sideline Sanders and to push a corporate agenda that kills progressive ideas and campaigns.

https://youtu.be/V1NlZTH70e8
https://therealnews.com/stories/democrats-national-convention-committee-stop-progressives
Title: what’s propelling Bernie Sanders and his young supporters is the grim reality of class war in Americ
Post by: AGelbert on January 28, 2020, 04:31:32 pm
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January 28, 2020

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NORMAN SOLOMON, COMMON DREAMS

The New Hampshire Youth Movement -- which its leadership calls "the largest youth power organization in the state" -- endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders last week for the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. The Youth Movement's mobilization efforts on the ground could push Sanders across the margin of victory in New Hampshire's February 11 primary.
Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/youth-vote-could-win-bernie-sanders-the-2020-democratic-nomination/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=2cf8aee3-9835-4110-b86e-1dfa3b104e41) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)

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Title: The Presidential Primaries Explained
Post by: AGelbert on January 29, 2020, 12:44:36 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202829.png) Agelbert NOTE: Why am I NOT surprised that the video stops and pauses in different spots, as if somebody at YouTube doesn't want too many people to see it? Also, I learned of this through an e-mail from Inequality Media 👍, but the link to view the e-mail through the browser is looping (IOW, while it doesn't come right out and say the link is dead, YOU CAN'T GET THERE. (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919164824.png)). Please do your part and make this video go viral. The following comments under the video explain why you shoud do so:

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Monster RAM
Key takeaway: the parties make the rules and run everything.  Anyone else see the problem with this?

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Juliett A
Key takeaway: our "democracy" is a cruel joke that runs entirely on money and insider corruption.

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Maynard Frith
So, basically, the wolves watching the henhouse, with different sets of rules for different wolves.  Sounds like a chicken dinner.  How does doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result, not equate to insanity in our political system?  It’s utterly broken.  If the experiment of American governance was being ran in a lab, it would be deemed a failure, the petri dishes would be incinerated, the equipment sterilized, and the experiment greatly altered and started over. "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty." -Thomas Jefferson


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Robert Reich ✨ robert@inequalitymedia.org via gmail.mcsv.net January 29, 2020 12:18 PM to me

Every four years, our country holds a general election to decide who will be our next president. Before that happens, though, each party must choose its candidate through primary elections.

But our system of primaries can be a bit confusing. There's primaries and caucuses, open and closed primaries, contested and brokered conventions — it's hard to keep up.

Our latest video is a quick primer on the upcoming primaries, containing the most important things you need to know based on the most frequently asked questions.

The Presidential Primaries Explained
2,191 views•Jan 29, 2020

https://youtu.be/zfZDETft5lg

Now you know how our complex primaries system works.

Make sure you’re registered and be sure to vote — in your state primaries or caucuses, and in the general election November 3! You can check your registration at vote.gov.

Thanks for watching,
Robert Reich
Inequality Media (https://mailchi.mp/inequalitymedia/primary-season-imminent?e=1eade5835e)

Robert Reich
179K subscribers

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich answers your most frequently asked questions about the presidential primaries, including:
- Where did primaries and caucuses come from?
- Who decides how primaries are run?
- Why  did we start holding primaries?
- What’s the difference between a caucus and a primary?
- Are Democratic and Republican primaries the same?
- What’s the difference between an open, semi-closed, and closed primary?
- What’s “Super Tuesday"?
- Once a state’s voters have decided on their candidates, how are the specific delegates to a party convention chosen?
- What’s a contested convention?
- What’s a brokered convention?

Watch more:  9 Ways to Stay Sane During the Primaries ►►
https://youtu.be/kJjQX59tMHE

Category News & Politics

 
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Title: Corporate Democrats Target Sanders as his Popularity Rises
Post by: AGelbert on January 29, 2020, 07:25:47 pm
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🎩 Corporate Democrats Target Sanders as his Popularity Rises
1,084 views•Jan 29, 2020

https://youtu.be/_P_lZiJCSGQ

The Real News Network
382K subscribers

The Intercept's Akela Lacy says Sanders is being targeted by wealthy interests who would be damaged by his presidency.

Subscribe to our page and support our work at https://therealnews.com/donate.
Category News & Politics
Title: Donald Trump Is Growing Concerned About Bernie Sanders
Post by: AGelbert on January 29, 2020, 07:31:29 pm
🦀 Donald Trump Is Growing Concerned About (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160022-2281531.png) Bernie Sanders
8,241 views•Jan 29, 2020

https://youtu.be/GV1M12pVjFs

The Intercept
143K subscribers

Trump, according to operatives in his circle, has expanded his reelection worries from his longtime focus on former Vice President Joe Biden to the new threat of Bernie Sanders.

The New York Times recently reported that some of Trump’s advisers believe that Sanders is a beatable general election candidate and have worked to elevate him. But the same article suggested that Trump himself disagrees and has been working to undermine Sanders with his public comments. The divergent views among Trump and his aides lead to an amusing strategic synchronicity: Trump believes that he is hurting Sanders by attacking him, while the president’s advisers believe that he is helping Sanders with those same attacks — and so Trump attacking Sanders serves the interests (as they understand them) of both Trump and his advisers.

While only one of those prognostications can be correct, Trump’s private fears, as ever, have emerged publicly as well, according to an analysis of Trump’s public comments on the race going back to early 2019. Trump has tweeted more times about Sanders in just the first few weeks of this year than he has since last summer, while he has tweeted slightly less about Biden, even as the former vice president has been central to Trump’s narrative around impeachment. In stump speeches made in January, Trump mentioned Sanders’s name — or, as Trump refers to him, “Crazy Bernie” — eight times as often as Biden. This marks a drastic change from last fall when Biden was a frequent Trump target at campaign rallies, while Sanders was barely mentioned.

Trump has long been nervous about Sanders, as he explained in a private conversation with Lev Parnas, a central character in the impeachment saga, and others in 2018, audio of which has been leaked.

“I think Bernie as vice president would have been tougher,” Trump said, referring to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 selection of Sen. Tim Kaine to be her running mate. “He was the only one I didn’t want her to pick.”

“You know, I got 20 percent of [the] Bernie vote, people don’t realize that, because of trade, because he’s a big trade guy. He basically says we’re getting screwed on trade, and he’s right. I’m worse than he is, but we can do something about it. I don’t know if he could have,” he said, presumably meaning that he is worse for free trade supporters than Sanders would be.

“But had she picked Bernie Sanders, it would have been tougher,” Trump continued. “Now, then you say -- people say no, it would have been easier because then her sort of establishment, normal Democrats would have come to me, so she may have lost a lot of votes too.”

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Category News & Politics
Title: Over 55 Climate Scientists Call BS on Joe Biden's Claim No Scientists Support Bernie Sanders' Climat
Post by: AGelbert on January 29, 2020, 08:25:10 pm
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January 29, 2020

Over 55 Climate Scientists Call BS on 🦕 Joe Biden's Claim No Scientists Support Bernie Sanders' Climate Plan (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132421-16902.gif)

Over 55 scientists have signed an open letter rebuking Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden’s claim that the climate plan rival contender Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders supports, the Green New Deal, isn’t supported by anyone in the scientific field. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)

https://earther.gizmodo.com/over-55-climate-scientists-call-bs-on-joe-bidens-claim-1841318428

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Daniel M. Kammen, a University of California, Berkeley energy professor and director of its Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab, told Earther via email that the “climate crisis is truly an emergency, and we need leadership that both understands that, and has a plan that will mobilize the resources necessary to make an immediate about-face in U.S. energy and environmental policy, both domestically and overseas. The Sanders Green New Deal does that. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-020818221632-1610966.gif)

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Title: Sweden 🌡️ Heats Up - So Does The Democratic Primary 👀
Post by: AGelbert on February 02, 2020, 12:52:04 am
Sweden 🌡️ Heats Up - So Does The Democratic (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418201903.png)(https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160017-22191429.png) Primary
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https://youtu.be/7wQBr7xT-5M

Black Bear News
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Category People & Blogs
Title: Document Offers Tantalizing Preview of a Sanders Administration
Post by: AGelbert on February 02, 2020, 10:11:29 pm
JAN 30, 2020NEWS|TD ORIGINALS 

SNIPPET:

Unlike Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sanders has expressed reticence about nuking the filibuster for ambitious legislation like a Green New Deal and Medicare for All, signaling his preference for budget reconciliation — a means by which select spending bills are passed with a simple 50-vote majority in the Senate. The sweep of the orders currently under consideration suggests he’s willing to exercise the raw power of the executive office as well. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)

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Document Offers Tantalizing Preview of a Sanders (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) Administration (https://www.truthdig.com/articles/document-offers-tantalizing-preview-of-a-sanders-administration/)
Title: Robert Reich: Democrats did nothing to change a rigged system
Post by: AGelbert on February 02, 2020, 10:42:29 pm
The Real Reason America Is Divided (https://mailchi.mp/inequalitymedia/everyone-knew-1987225?e=1eade5835e)

Robert Reich robert@inequalitymedia.org via gmail.mcsv.net
11:35 AM (10 hours ago) to me

Dear Anthony,

An impeached president who is up for re-election will this week deliver a State of the Union address to the most divided union in living memory.

But why are we so divided? We’re not fighting a hugely unpopular war on the scale of Vietnam. We’re not in a deep economic crisis like the Great Depression. Yes, we disagree about guns, gays, abortion and immigration, but we’ve disagreed about them for decades. Why are we so divided now?

Part of the answer is Trump himself. The Great Divider knows how to pit native-born Americans against immigrants, the working class against the poor, whites against blacks and Latinos, evangelicals against secularists, keeping almost everyone stirred up by vilifying, disparaging, denouncing, defaming and accusing others of the worst. Trump thrives off disruption and division.

But that begs the question of why we have been so ready to be divided by Trump. The answer derives in large part from what has happened to wealth and power.

In the fall of 2015, I visited Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Missouri and North Carolina, for a research project on the changing nature of work. I spoke with many of the people I had met 20 years before when I was secretary of labor, as well as with some of their grown children.

What I heard surprised me. Twenty years before, many said they’d been working hard and were frustrated they weren’t doing better. Now they were angry – angry at their employers, the government, Wall Street.

Many had lost jobs, savings, or homes in the Great Recession following the financial crisis of 2008, or knew others who had. Most were back in jobs but the jobs paid no more than they had two decades before, in terms of purchasing power.

I heard the term “rigged system” so often I began asking people what they meant. They spoke about flat wages, shrinking benefits, growing job insecurity. They talked about the bailout of Wall Street, political payoffs, insider deals, soaring CEO pay, and “crony capitalism.”

These complaints came from people who identified themselves as Republicans, Democrats and independents. A few had joined the Tea Party. A few had briefly been involved in the Occupy movement.

With the 2016 political primaries looming, I asked which candidates they found most attractive. At the time, the leaders of the Democratic party favored Hillary Clinton and Republican leaders favored Jeb Bush. Yet no one I spoke with mentioned Clinton or Bush.

They talked instead about Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. When I asked why, they said Sanders or Trump would “shake things up” or “make the system work again” or “stop the corruption” or “end the rigging.”

Something very big had happened, and it wasn’t due to Sanders’ magnetism or Trump’s likeability. It was a rebellion against the establishment. That rebellion is still going on, although much of the establishment still denies it. They prefer to attribute Trump’s rise solely to racism.

Racism did play a part. But to understand why racism had such a strong impact in 2016, especially on the voting of whites without college degrees, it’s important to see what drove it. After all, racism in America dates back long before the founding of the Republic, and even modern American politicians have had few compunctions about using racism to boost their standing.

What gave Trump’s racism – as well as his hateful xenophobia, misogyny and jingoism – particular virulence was his capacity to channel the intensifying anger of the white working class into it. It is hardly the first time in history that a demagogue has used scapegoats to deflect public attention from the real causes of distress.

Democrats did nothing to change a 😈💵🎩(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-200419205214.png)
 rigged system

Aided by Fox News and an army of rightwing outlets, Trump convinced many blue-collar workers feeling ignored by Washington that he was their champion. Speaking at a factory in Pennsylvania in June 2016, he decried politicians and financiers who had betrayed Americans by “taking away from the people their means of making a living and supporting their families.”

Democrats had occupied the White House for 16 of the 24 years before Trump’s election, and in that time scored some important victories for working families: the Affordable Care Act, an expanded Earned Income Tax Credit and the Family and Medical Leave Act, for example. I take pride in being part of a Democratic administration during that time.

But Democrats did nothing to change the vicious cycle of wealth and power that had rigged the economy for the benefit of those at the top and undermined the working class. As Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg concluded after the 2016 election, “Democrats don’t have a ‘white working-class’ problem. They have a ‘working class problem’ which progressives have been reluctant to address honestly or boldly."

Clinton and Obama chose not to wrest power back from the oligarchy. Why?

In the first two years of the Bill Clinton and Barack Obama administrations, Democrats controlled both houses of Congress. Yet both Clinton and Obama advocated free trade agreements without providing millions of blue-collar workers who consequently lost their jobs any means of getting new ones that paid at least as well. Clinton pushed for Nafta and for China joining the World Trade Organization, and Obama sought to restore the “confidence” of Wall Street instead of completely overhauling the banking system.

Both stood by as corporations hammered trade unions, the backbone of the white working class. They failed to reform labor laws to allow workers to form unions with a simple up-or-down majority vote, or even to impose meaningful penalties on companies that violated labor protections. Clinton deregulated Wall Street before the crash; Obama allowed the Street to water down attempts to re-regulate it after the crash. Obama protected Wall Street from the consequences of its gambling addiction through a giant taxpayer-funded bailout, but allowed millions of underwater homeowners to drown.

Both Clinton and Obama turned their backs on campaign finance reform. In 2008, Obama was the first presidential nominee since Richard Nixon to reject public financing in his primary and general election campaigns, and he never followed up on his re-election promise to pursue a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United vs FEC, the 2010 supreme court opinion opening wider the floodgates to big money in politics.

Although Clinton and Obama faced increasingly hostile Republican congresses, they could have rallied the working class and built a coalition to grab back power from the emerging oligarchy. Yet they chose not to. Why?

There is no longer a left or right. There is no longer a moderate ‘center’

My answer is not just hypothetical, because I directly witnessed much of it: it was because Clinton, Obama and many congressional Democrats sought the votes of the “suburban swing voter” – so-called “soccer moms” in the 1990s and affluent politically independent professionals in the 2000s – who supposedly determine electoral outcomes, and turned their backs on the working class. They also drank from the same campaign funding trough as the Republicans – big corporations, Wall Street and the very wealthy.

A direct line connects the four-decade stagnation of wages with the bailout of Wall Street, the rise of the Tea Party (and, briefly, Occupy), and the successes of Sanders (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163125-16722324.gif) and 🦀 Trump in 2016. As Eduardo Porter of the New York Times notes, since 2000 Republican presidential candidates have steadily gained strength in America’s poorer counties while Democrats have lost ground. In 2016, Trump won 58% of the vote in the counties with the poorest 10% of the population. His share was 31% in the richest.

By 2016, Americans understood full well that wealth and power had moved to the top. Big money had rigged our politics. This was the premise of Sanders’s 2016 campaign. It was also central to Trump’s appeal – “I’m so rich I can’t be bought off” (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-030815183114.gif)  – although once elected he delivered everything big money wanted.

The most powerful force in American politics today continues to be anti-establishment fury at a rigged system. There is no longer a left or right. There’s no longer a moderate “center”. There’s either Trump’s authoritarian populism or democratic – small “d” – populism.

Democrats cannot defeat authoritarian populism without an agenda of radical democratic reform, an anti-establishment movement. Trump has harnessed the frustrations of at least 40% of America. Although he’s been a Trojan Horse for big corporations and the rich, giving them all they’ve wanted in tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks, the working class continues to believe he’s on their side.

Democrats must stand squarely on the side of democracy against oligarchy. They must form a unified coalition of people of all races, genders, sexualities and classes, and band together to unrig the system.

Trump is not the cause of our divided nation. He is the symptom of a rigged system that was already dividing us. It’s not enough to defeat him. We must reform the system that got us here in the first place, to ensure that no future politician will ever again imitate Trump’s authoritarian demagoguery.

Thanks for reading,

Robert Reich
Inequality Media

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Title: Would A Green New Deal Incite Riots?
Post by: AGelbert on February 03, 2020, 12:12:40 am
Would A Green New Deal Incite Riots?

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Title: Nomiki Konst 👍: A 💵🎩 Democratic Party 😈 Power Play
Post by: AGelbert on February 03, 2020, 01:42:48 pm
(http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) Nomiki Konst 👍: A 💵🎩 Democratic Party 😈 Power Play
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julie mckay
3 days ago
As a 60+ woman, not a bro, I vote every single time & will enthusiastically vote for Bernie. Gloves off (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818180844.png)
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Bluebelle51
2 days ago
we're the same age and Bernie is the only democrat I will vote for
if they screw us again, I will never vote for another democrat for the rest of my life
I've waited 50 years for the Dems to get their heads out of their asses and from 2016 forward, I will not offer party loyalty to a party who isn't loyal to the people
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Sassy Kat
2 days ago
Same.
I'm 50 and was Only Bernie (Wrote Him In) in 2016. I'm still Only Bernie and volunteering for him because the only way to get him in office is We Overwhelm The Vote.
We have to turn out in DROVES and that begins with being part of the Movement and getting the word out to people about Bernie and that they're trying to rig the primary again.
Huge numbers will show the world and Bernie We Stand With Him.
Because if the DNC and The Establishment do this again We Need Bernie To Stay In To The General.
We need to show him we'll support him in every way including financially with everything we can and will vote for him no matter what.
It can't go down like it did in 2016.
This is our ONLY shot. This is The Fight for the 99%.
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raysaquaze stein
2 days ago
@Sassy Kat Thank you guys for beeing decent boomers, i must admitt i somtimes wish your whole generation would just disapear, but it seems so manny of your generation not only dont give 2 cents about us millenials but activly tryes to undermine us
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julie mckay
2 days ago
@Sassy Kat yes & the DNC is doing it again. Look at the people Perez appointed.
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Katie Kane
2 days ago
61 & feel the same. I expected the organised campaign against him. The Corporatocracy is running scared & they have NO morals. All MSM is corporate owned, they have a conflict of interest they're not disclosing. Those they employ know they must tow the line or lose their jobs. It's essentially a non sexual Weinstein move. Power corrupts, absolutely!
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psychotronik13
1 day ago
I am a Bernie Bro, and we are all going to vote for Bernie and there are many of us!
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Michael Prozonic
22 hours ago
@Bluebelle51 67m and I am in the same place as you are. Lifelong Democrat but this is my limit
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Michael Prozonic
22 hours ago
67m and 100% Boomers4Bernie here. Join the revolution of our lifetime and make the world a better place for your kids and grandkids
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Bluebelle51
21 hours ago
@Michael Prozonic I spent 50 years as a loyal democrat, I decided after 2016 that until the party shows ME some loyalty, they're not getting mine any more
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Leticia Cortez
3 days ago
How do get fight back? How do we get more involved in the process? Perez & his filth DNC must be abolished. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418201112.png)
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Title: DINOs doing what they 🐍 do...
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Title: Robert Reich: The Impeachment Trial and the 2020 Election.
Post by: AGelbert on February 03, 2020, 04:43:36 pm
Robert Reich: The Impeachment Process Explained

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Impeachment Trial: The Big Picture
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Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich lays out ten things to keep in mind while watching the impeachment trial unfold.

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Title: The 😈 DNC put Sanders on the SECOND PAGE (Warren on the FIRST) of the Ca. Primary ballot!
Post by: AGelbert on February 03, 2020, 07:57:57 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132401-16881856.gif)   On the California Primary Ballot, the 😈 DNC put Sanders on the SECOND PAGE (Warren on the FIRST)! You have to scroll down multiple PAGES before you even find out Progressive Candiddate Cenk Uygur is EVEN IN THE RACE! Don't forget to SCROLL!

I’m Running for Congress - Cenk Uygur (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185037-16412296.gif) (The Young Turks)
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Cenk Uygur is running for congress as a Democratic candidate in California. He has learned a lot about the media (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) malicious bias against his politics.

Cenk Uygur 👍, The Young Turks, joined Thom to update us on his campaign.

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Title: Iowa melts down 🤬
Post by: AGelbert on February 04, 2020, 12:39:34 pm
Iowa melts down 🤬 - Coronavirus blows up

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Title: BERNIE RESPONDS TO TRUMP'S STATE OF THE UNION
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Title: Developer of Faulty Iowa Caucus App Was Entrenched in Democratic 😈💵🎩 Establishment
Post by: AGelbert on February 05, 2020, 06:03:18 pm
Developer of Faulty Iowa Caucus App Was Entrenched in Democratic 😈💵🎩 Establishment

AMY GOODMAN AND JUAN GONZÁLEZ, DEMOCRACY NOW!

Democratic officials cited problems with an app developed by a firm called Shadow to help precincts report results for Monday’s Democratic Iowa caucuses. Reporter Lee Fang of The Intercept discusses the problems surrounding Shadow and its connections to the Democratic establishment. Meanwhile, with 75 percent of Iowa precincts reporting, Bernie Sanders is leading in the popular vote and Pete Buttigieg is leading in the state delegate count.
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Title: Crying Crooked (i.e. DINO Capitalist) Donkeys
Post by: AGelbert on February 06, 2020, 01:55:49 pm
Crying Crooked (i.e. DINO Capitalist) Donkeys

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Title: ... why the Democratic National Committee probably doesn’t want you to read this column.
Post by: AGelbert on February 06, 2020, 03:29:02 pm
FEB 05, 2020 OPINION|TD ORIGINALS

By Lee Camp 👍 

Lee Camp is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor and activist. Camp is the host of the weekly comedy news...

(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) They're Going to Try to Steal California From Sanders (Again)

After watching Iowa devolve into chaos like a car crash in slow motion, I regret to inform you that California will be stolen from Bernie Sanders. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16271224.gif)

It’s happening now, and anyone with a vague understanding of what took place in 2016 should know how the grand theft will go down. But the good news is there’s still a chance to have a legitimate vote in the land of sunshine and broken dreams, which is why the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418203402.gif) Democratic National Committee probably doesn’t want you to read this column. So if DNC Chair (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) Tom Perez comes around and dumps hot tea in your lap in the next few minutes, you’ll know why. (He has a lot of free time.)

California is one of the biggest prizes, with 495 delegates up for grabs. And it’s even more important this year because its primaries have been moved up to Super Tuesday, March 3. Right now, Bernie Sanders, aka  “Old Man Rational,” has jumped to the top of the California polls. So if you were the ruling elite of California and you wanted to rig your primary against people like Bernie Sanders, what would you do (Short of breaking the legs of anyone who gives change to a homeless man)?

Well, I guess one thing would be to make it really hard for a person to vote if he isn’t a full-on bread-and-butter Joe Biden-loving Democrat who owns a T-shirt featuring Barack Obama riding on a dinosaur. Candidates like Bernie attract a lot of voters who are outside the two corrupt Wall Street parties, i.e. independents. And independents are no small group. In fact 45% of Americans consider themselves Independents, while only 27% call themselves Democrats and 27% Republicans.

So if you’re an independent in California, when you registered to vote, some of you probably checked the box that said “American Independent Party.” There’s only one problem: The American Independent Party is a borderline neo-Nazi group. It’s the name of a party that opposes gay marriage, hates immigrants and apparently hates women, because the last line of its manifesto (of course it has a manifesto) actually states, “In consequence whereof, we call upon all men who value their God-given liberty to join us in pursuit of these political convictions!” (Emphasis added … but you could feel it.)

Can I also add that I strongly believe one can’t just follow racist, sexist crap with the antiquated phrase “in consequence whereof” and think that makes it OK? Rarely do you hear a story like, “The other day someone said to me, ‘In consequence whereof, I consider you a bucket of dicks.” And I responded, ‘Why thank you, my good man. Henceforth and forsooth, go screw yourself.’” (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-250819180154.png)

So, do you think a lot of independents in California accidentally sign up for the bigotry party? Yes they do. “A Los Angeles Times investigation has found that a majority of [the American Independent Party’s] members have registered with the party in error. Nearly three out of four people did not realize they had joined the party. …”  :P

Therefore, Californians should be forewarned that if they want to vote for someone outside the centrists — say, Bernie Sanders — they need to change their party affiliation to either Democrat or No Party Preference. But it gets even worse.

In order to stop the “No Party Preference” people from voting, the state (read: the corporate Democratic machine) does not give them a ballot with the presidential choices on it … which is RIDICULOUS! Do they honestly think millions of people skipped work to stand in line at a polling place playing Pokemon on their phones for three hours in order to vote for the City Council’s assistant treasurer?! No! They showed up to tell Joe Biden to check into a retirement home. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185040-1659929.gif) And there is indeed a way they can vote in the presidential primary, but it’s complicated.

To sum up — millions of California independents are accidentally signed up for a racist, homophobic party. Millions more are handed a ballot without presidential candidates. In consequence whereof — millions of people will not get to cast a vote in the primary. But, as investigative journalist (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-241119204318.png)  Greg Palast (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-16442135.gif) has revealed, it gets even worse! He wrote, “… if an NPP voter asks the poll worker, ‘How do I get to vote in the Democratic party primary?’ the poll workers are instructed to say that, ‘NPP voters can’t get Democratic ballots.'”

The poll workers are not lying … kinda. NPP voters can’t get Democratic ballots, but they can get Democratic crossover ballots, which do include the presidential race. So as Palast explains, “…if you don’t say the magic words, ‘I want a Democratic crossover ballot,’ you are automatically given a ballot without the presidential race.”

You have to say the goddamn golden phrase to get to vote?! Poll workers are nearly instructed to lie to Independents unless the voter has the passcode. It is bananas that it’s this hard to obtain the correct ballot in California! (I’ve had an easier time procuring meth in a Mormon household.)

Because of these intentional hurdles designed to stop Independents from voting, millions of Californians will be handed something called a “provisional ballot.”

Let’s see, how do I explain a 😈 provisional ballot? You know when a little toddler has a ball and they go to throw it, and they c o c k their arm back and then the ball rolls out of their hand behind them, and they end up throwing nothing but air? But they think they threw the ball, so you can see them watching for where the ball is going to land? That’s a provisional ballot. It’s a lot of buildup, but you didn’t do (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/3104_shit%20bitmap.png). Because no one will ever count it.

In truth, a certain percentage of provisional ballots are indeed counted, but by the time they are, it’s too late. The results have been reported, and the provisional ballots are really just an afterthought. For this reason, Palast calls them “placebo ballots” — they’re designed to make you think you voted. So don’t accept a provisional ballot. Demand your right to vote in the presidential primary. Demand a crossover ballot.

Election integrity activists in California also recommend people vote early, which can be done right now, in person, at your county Department of Elections. That way you’ll have plenty of time to deal with what they call in the election integrity biz — fuckery.

Ironically (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718211017.gif), our government fights to make sure as few people as possible vote in our elections. Since the mainstream media has been captured by corporate America, only alternative media now reveals how the 👹💵🎩 wealthy and the powerful game the systems.

So tell your sun-bleached Cali friends to demand a real ballot with the presidential candidates on it. I’m not going tell you or them who to vote for, but in consequence whereof the American Independent (Homophobe) Party is fighting for your rights, such as the right to speak like it’s the mid-1800s. (As long as you’re a white male landowner of military age. Immigrants and women need not apply.)

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If you think this column is important, please share it. Lee Camp’s new book, “Bullet Points & Punch Lines,” is available at LeeCampBook.com.

This column is based on a monologue Lee Camp wrote and performed on his TV show,“Redacted Tonight.” (https://www.rt.com/shows/redacted-tonight-summary/)


https://www.truthdig.com/articles/theyre-going-to-try-to-steal-california-from-sanders-again/

Agelbert NOTE: It isn't "ironic" that our government fights to make sure as few people as possible vote in our elections; it is deliberate. I can prove that. If the U.S. Federal Government wanted everyone who is eligible to vote to participate in all elections, they only need to run a computer algorithm, almost identical to the algorithm used in every police department in every single city in the USA, to identifiy, using your Social Security number, whether you could vote and in what voting district your vote could be cast. This simple program could immediately issue said person a (sending a plastic voting card with a pin number to the current address would cost more and is open to 😈 interception by criminals in mainstream political parties - I think the full electronic path through a Government Web Site WITH Bank level encryption is the best PERMANENT solution to ensure 90%, or more, voter turnout) pin number and Government web site to go to where an electronic ballot in the voting district said voter resides would be displayed ONLY during the period of two to three weeks up to and including the date of the election in question. 

DON'T SWALLOW THE BULLSHIT that it's "okay" for the police, the Department of Motor Vehicles, your Doctor, your Dentist, the Social Security Administration, the Selective Service System (and, of course, the CIA and Google) to KNOW whether you are you but, uhm, uh, you "cannot trust" a U.S. Government Web site to prevent voter fraud. If Banks can protect your money, the Federal Government, if it really wanted to, can CERTAINLY protect your vote! (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

If everyone can get a Social Security Card in the USA, and be tracked from cradle to grave, it is CHILD'S PLAY to issue a VOTING CARD (electronic or not) WITH A PIN NUMBER valid for use ONLY by the person who's Social Security number is associated with it.

You DO NOT NEED PLACES TO VOTE. People without a computer can vote in the public libraries during the two to three week period for the vote to take place in each and every election, from dog catcher to POTUS.

Voting is a pain in the ass BY UNDEMOCRATIC DESIGN. (https://media3.giphy.com/media/kHmINzGsY6xbwgSo3J/source.gif)
Title: In Iowa, How Sanders WON at Trilingual Satellite Caucus
Post by: AGelbert on February 06, 2020, 06:28:24 pm
In Iowa, How Sanders Won at Trilingual Satellite Caucus (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163125-16762116.gif)
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In the lead-up to the Iowa caucus, volunteers for Bernie Sanders’s campaign knocked on 500,000 doors; they focused on bringing out groups that don’t typically participate in caucuses, like immigrants and young people. This video follows a young Latina volunteer as she canvases and attends a satellite caucus with mostly Latino and Sudanese immigrants.

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Title: February 6, 2020 6:23 PM : Bernie got 6,000 more votes. 🦅 Bernie won.
Post by: AGelbert on February 06, 2020, 07:08:55 pm
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February 6, 2020 6:23 PM

Bernie got 6,000 more votes. 🦅 Bernie won. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040817183318.gif)

Despite the best efforts of the political establishment to stop working people’s voices from being heard, our movement overcame and won in Iowa.  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)

Despite the best (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205808.gif) efforts of the political establishment to stop working people’s voices from being heard, our movement overcame and won in Iowa.

Our success is causing the forces that profit from manipulating our democracy to realize that their iron grip over our government could loosen. That’s why we can’t let up. Pitch in whatever you can to help our movement seize this momentum and invest in organizing to win all over America:

We are clear-eyed about the difficulty of taking on the corporate establishment, and we have a plan to win every state. That’s why we were in California yesterday for our local Organize to Win 2020 Kickoff — we are mobilizing Our Revolution members to stand up and fight back ahead of Super Tuesday.

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San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, endorsed by Our Revolution, at the Organize to Win 2020 Summit in California

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Bernie Sanders:
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Even though the vote tabulations have been very slow, we are now at a point where 97 percent of the votes have been counted and we are winning the popular initial vote by some 6,000 votes.

In other words, some 6,000 more Iowans came out on caucus night to support our candidacy than the candidacy of any other candidate.

And when 6,000 more people come out for you in an election than your next nearest opponent, we call that a victory.

In a contest with voter turnout of approximately 180,000, and with eight strong candidates competing, a victory margin of some 6,000 is decisive.

Further, in Iowa there is a realignment process whereby people who supported a candidate with less than 15% in the room can cast a vote in a second round for a different candidate. In that post-realignment vote we are ahead by over 2,500 votes.

And the reason that happened is because of the unprecedented grassroots effort of our campaign.

Thousands of volunteers knocked on hundreds of thousands of doors in the cold and snow. And I want to thank each and every volunteer who participated in that effort, and to thank all of our grassroots campaign contributors whose financial support made that victory possible.
Title: Is your vote SAFE? Is that the right question?
Post by: AGelbert on February 07, 2020, 06:42:13 pm
Why Every Party Should Care About Election Security (w/ Karren Kombluh)
300 views•Feb 7, 2020

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Election security is going to be a major issue but if everybody doesn't come together to fight for fair elections, we may never get the vote back from corporate oligarchs.

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(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162655-1422241.gif) Agelbert RANT: Is your vote SAFE? Is that the right question? I am posting a recent back and forth with internet handle "corruptclintons" to explain what you should be asking, and why:

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/theyre-going-to-try-to-steal-california-from-sanders-again/

Albert Willems 👍 • a day ago
Are the politicians trying to sell this snake oil salesmanship as a democracy? And all that is legal? That is no more legal than the wars the US starts all over the planet. Many empires fell throughout history with only a fraction of this kind of corruption. This is a prescription for a revolution.

agelbert > Albert Willems • a day ago • edited
It isn't "ironic" (as Lee Camp said in the otherwise excellent article) that our government fights to make sure as few people as possible vote in our elections; it is deliberate. I can prove that. If the U.S. Federal Government wanted everyone who is eligible to vote to participate in all elections, they only need to run a computer algorithm, almost identical to the algorithm used in every police department in every single city in the USA, to identifiy, using your Social Security number, whether you could vote and in what voting district your vote could be cast. This simple program could immediately issue said person a (sending a plastic voting card with a pin number to the current address would cost more and is open to interception by 😈 criminals in mainstream political parties - I think the full electronic path through a Government Web Site WITH Bank level encryption is the best PERMANENT solution to ensure 90%, or more, voter turnout) pin number and Government web site to go to where an electronic ballot in the voting district said voter resides would be displayed ONLY during the period of two to three weeks up to and including the date of the election in question.

DON'T SWALLOW THE BULLSHIT that it's "okay" for the police, the Department of Motor Vehicles, your Doctor, your Dentist, the Social Security Administration, the Selective Service System (and, of course, the CIA and Google) to KNOW whether you are you but, uhm, uh, you "cannot trust" a U.S. Government Web site to prevent voter fraud. If Banks can protect your money, the Federal Government, if it really wanted to, can CERTAINLY protect your vote!

If everyone can get a Social Security Card in the USA, and be tracked from cradle to grave, it is CHILD'S PLAY to issue a VOTING CARD (electronic or not) WITH A PIN NUMBER valid for use ONLY by the person who's Social Security number is associated with it.

You DO NOT NEED PLACES TO VOTE. People without a computer can vote in the public libraries during the two to three week period for the vote to take place in each and every election, from dog catcher to POTUS.

Voting is a pain in the ass BY UNDEMOCRATIC DESIGN. (https://media3.giphy.com/media/kHmINzGsY6xbwgSo3J/source.gif)

hk909 > agelbert • a day ago
It isn't at all that they don't want people to vote. They just don't want anyone who might deviate from the script to vote. For those, they don't make it difficult - they make it impossible. Imagine, e.g., if 75 million people wrote in Lee Camp's name for President instead of checking one of the official blocks. That would be impossible to cover up or ignore. And they can't have that.

corruptclintons > hk909 • a day ago
Some states make people jump through hoops, which is wrong, but it's not even close to impossible for most people to exercise their right to vote. If 75 million people organized to make Lee Camp president Lee Camp would be president.

agelbert > corruptclintons 21 hours ago
The flaw in your virtue signalling normalization of the status quo is that a much, much smaller number of rogues and knaves have deliberately created all those "hoops" you euphemistically refer to. You do not need anywhere close to even a 1% of that 75 million to game an election in the USA. ALL YOU NEED is a rigged poll with your oponent showing a similar polling.

Here's the 🦀 Trump Team fascist plan to defeat 🦅 Senator Sanders. That is, if the DINOs in the DNC don't do it for them first. I sincerely hope it fails:

The Propaganda arm of the 🎩 Dollars and 🏴‍ Drones U.S. Empire, otherwise known as the 😈 Mainstream Media, will go after Senator Sanders in order to demonize him with all sorts of character assiassination, defamatory remarks, and scaremongering about Green New Deal "Socialist economy endangering evils".

It won't work. BUT, that doesn't matter because of the OTHER 🦀🐘🦕🦖😈👹🐍 (i.e. POLL RIGGING) PART of the plan:

After months and months of serial defamatory bullshit, complete with wailing, gnashing of teeth and hysterical shrieking about how POTUS Sanders would put your entire family in a commie labor camp making solar panels and wind turbines, confiscate your 401K and health insurance, ban all "Christian" religious activity and cause America to be "criminally overrun" brown by welcoming immigrants of the "wrong" color, the REAL skullduggery, the RIGGING of poll numbers based on FAKE defamatory "news" about Sanders, will have been accomplished.

The poll numbers will be manipulated so the American Public can be suckered into believing Sanders is, on the eve of the 2020 election, at the 50% approval rating point vs. WHATEVER the Trump (in the toilet) numbers are.

As long as that "no higher than 50% Sanders approval" 😈 CORK is the perceived "reality" on the eve of the election, then the election rigging for a Trump "win" can then proceed without raising too many (see: preserving the 😇 "democracy" pig lipstick) eyebrows.

The reality is that the popularity of 🦅 Senator Sanders will continue to GROW. The jackals in our Capitalist Police State don't want to make a martyr out of him because that could spark a REALLY Socialist Revolution here, so the 😈 poll numbers perception management is the 🐍 plan.

ANYONE that believes that Trump won the election in 2016 fairly or has a chance to win the 2020 presidential election fairly is in denial of the facts. But then, denial of reality is an intrinsic part of the mindset of that small, but noisy, segment of our population that supports the 🦀 Trump.

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corruptclintons > agelbert • 20 hours ago
Deciphering that word & emoji mess was no easy feat.

You appear to be of the opinion that votes won't matter because polling numbers are rigged and further, that anyone who doesn't share your opinion is an idiot.

And, you expect people to simply accept your opinion as fact?

agelbert > corruptclintons  2 hours ago
You appear to be of the opinion that electronic voting machines cannot be hacked. That is not true. Voting machines have been FREQUENTLY hacked. The entire purpose of going from paper ballots to electronic "voting machines" was to enable hacking. The excuse that it would make voting "safer and more efficient" was a lie. The truth is that it made voting more susceptible to count rigging. As I said before, of course the polls had to be close enough to make the rigged count appear plausible.

Proof that going from paper ballots to electronic "voting machines" was to enable hacking, from the year 2000 until the present, is that it would have been MUCH CHEAPER AND SAFER AND FASTER to go the internet electronic voting bank level encryption web site route I detailed in my original comment, that you are studiously avoiding discussing with such "relevant" comments, including emojie interpreting frustration remarks and some brief hand wringing virtue signalling about "hoops".

For you, the system as it is is just a tiny bit of a "nuisance" that can be overcome iwth massive organization. While I agree that massive efforts to organize millions, like the Sanders Campaign is doing 👍, MIGHT overcome this rigged system, I do not believe, as you do, that it is easily done. If anyone can do it, Senator Sanders 👍 can, because he DOES have millions of active supporters who work day and night for justice 👍 in America.

At any rate, any claim that the system, as it stands now, is "democratic", is demonstrably false.

My "opinion" does not have ZIP to do with this subject. SECURE Electronic banking is a FACT, not an "opinion". If you cannot see the ease with which that electronic process can be applied to ensuring secure, fraud free, high voter turnout, then feel free to demonize the facts as an "opinion" I posted, unworthy of serious consideration. Have a nice day.

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

NOTE: for those who missed the beginning of this thread, "corruptclintons" firmly believes that the following, which I initially posted, is just an opinion unworthy of serious consideration:

DON'T SWALLOW THE BULLSHIT that it's "okay" for the police, the Department of Motor Vehicles, your Doctor, your Dentist, the Social Security Administration, the Selective Service System (and, of course, the CIA and Google) to KNOW whether you are you but, uhm, uh, you "cannot trust" a U.S. Government Web site to prevent voter fraud. If Banks can protect your money, the Federal Government, if it really wanted to, can CERTAINLY protect your vote!

If everyone can get a Social Security Card in the USA, and be tracked from cradle to grave, it is CHILD'S PLAY to issue a VOTING CARD (electronic or not) WITH A PIN NUMBER valid for use ONLY by the person who's Social Security number is associated with it.

You DO NOT NEED PLACES TO VOTE. People without a computer can vote in the public libraries during the two to three week period for the vote to take place in each and every election, from dog catcher to POTUS.


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Title: Kevin tells it like it is about anti-Sanders activity and Catastrophic Climate Change
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Title: Re: Is your vote SAFE? Is that the right question?
Post by: Surly1 on February 09, 2020, 07:38:00 am

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

NOTE: for those who missed the beginning of this thread, "corruptclintons" firmly believes that the following, which I initially posted, is just an opinion unworthy of serious consideration:

DON'T SWALLOW THE BULLSHIT that it's "okay" for the police, the Department of Motor Vehicles, your Doctor, your Dentist, the Social Security Administration, the Selective Service System (and, of course, the CIA and Google) to KNOW whether you are you but, uhm, uh, you "cannot trust" a U.S. Government Web site to prevent voter fraud. If Banks can protect your money, the Federal Government, if it really wanted to, can CERTAINLY protect your vote!

If everyone can get a Social Security Card in the USA, and be tracked from cradle to grave, it is CHILD'S PLAY to issue a VOTING CARD (electronic or not) WITH A PIN NUMBER valid for use ONLY by the person who's Social Security number is associated with it.

You DO NOT NEED PLACES TO VOTE. People without a computer can vote in the public libraries during the two to three week period for the vote to take place in each and every election, from dog catcher to POTUS.

You made a really good set of points.

But you just make friends wherever you go (and post), doncha?
Title: Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an en
Post by: AGelbert on February 09, 2020, 07:19:24 pm

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

NOTE: for those who missed the beginning of this thread, "corruptclintons" firmly believes that the following, which I initially posted, is just an opinion unworthy of serious consideration:

DON'T SWALLOW THE BULLSHIT that it's "okay" for the police, the Department of Motor Vehicles, your Doctor, your Dentist, the Social Security Administration, the Selective Service System (and, of course, the CIA and Google) to KNOW whether you are you but, uhm, uh, you "cannot trust" a U.S. Government Web site to prevent voter fraud. If Banks can protect your money, the Federal Government, if it really wanted to, can CERTAINLY protect your vote!

If everyone can get a Social Security Card in the USA, and be tracked from cradle to grave, it is CHILD'S PLAY to issue a VOTING CARD (electronic or not) WITH A PIN NUMBER valid for use ONLY by the person who's Social Security number is associated with it.

You DO NOT NEED PLACES TO VOTE. People without a computer can vote in the public libraries during the two to three week period for the vote to take place in each and every election, from dog catcher to POTUS.


You made a really good set of points.

But you just make friends wherever you go (and post), doncha?


Guilty as charged. I will no longer pretend the entrenched undemocratic policies of the American Empire are not carefully planned and executed with malice aforethought.

Anyone pretending otherwise either has a Disneyworld view of reality or is a bullshitting propagandist trying to convince fellow Americans that everything is just "fine and dandy". Neither of the two deserves courtesy or the benefit of the doubt. I am being their friend by telling them the truth.

If they are too filled with false pride to appreciate my effort to get them to see the flaw in their thinking, and correct it for their own good, then there is nothing to be gained in the service of truth by further discussion. 

Obtaining Peer Group Acceptance in a society dominated by herd followers going off a cliff (as fast as they can in order to continue to be accepted by their peers as friends) is not, IMHO, what Maslow would have applauded. I would rather die than seek to be in the good graces of fascists or fascist enablers. But what do I know?

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A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet. -- Proverbs 29:5

Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. -- Proverbs 27:5-6

To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress. -- Proverbs 28:21
Title: The Clinton Machine Will Do Anything to Stop Bernie Sanders
Post by: AGelbert on February 10, 2020, 03:59:08 pm
FEB 07, 2020 OPINION | SCHEER INTELLIGENCE

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By Robert Scheer — The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal reflects on his experience growing up with America's most powerful family, the Sanders insurgency and more.

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“I think that if Bernie Sanders gets the nomination, there will be an effort to ‘McGovern’ him,” he posits. The 😈 Democratic Party will “hope that 🦅 Bernie Sanders gets destroyed by (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Donald Trump, and then wag their fingers (https://stickershop.line-scdn.net/stickershop/v1/product/1451400/LINEStorePC/main.png) at the left for the next 20 years until they get another 🐵 Bill Clinton.

“I think that they don’t know how to stop him at this point, but they’re willing to let him be the nominee and go down to 🐘 Donald Trump, because 🦅 Bernie Sanders threatens their interests, and the movement behind him particularly, more than 🦀 Donald Trump does.” (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-120716190938.png)

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Title: Bernie Speaks at Our Rights Our Courts Forum in New Hampshire
Post by: AGelbert on February 10, 2020, 05:21:47 pm
Bernie ✨ Speaks at Our Rights Our Courts Forum in New Hampshire
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Title: 📢 ONLY Sanders Can Disrupt Trump!
Post by: AGelbert on February 10, 2020, 05:26:02 pm
Agelbert NOISY NOTE: 📢 ONLY (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) Sanders Can Disrupt (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Trump!

2020 Win For Progressives, Means Disrupting 🦀 Trump
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Thomas Jefferson ran for president as a disruptor, dedicated to bringing down the conservative regime of John Adams who had already put more than 20 newspaper owners in prison for saying bad things about him. Andrew Jackson ran as a disruptor, promising to close the Second Bank of America and return economic power to average Americans. Abraham lincoln’s disruption, although painful, altered our country forever for the better. Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt massively disrupted the fabric of America, and Americans loved them for it. Jack Kennedy ran for president as a disruptor, and after he was assassinated his vice president, Lyndon Johnson, lead one of the largest revolutions in American history with the Great Society and the Civil and Voting Rights Acts. Bill Clinton campaigned as a disruptor, although he failed in that; Barack Obama promised disruption - “Change!” - and brought us a historic presidency and the Affordable Care Act.

Donald Trump ran as a disruptor and now sits in the White House. If Democrats want to take the White House back from Trump, they can’t do it by being “nice,“ or promising to “work with Republicans across the aisle.“ The American people know that things are not right, and they want someone to blow the system up, metaphorically speaking, the way all those presidents just listed have in the past. This election is not about left or right, socialism or capitalism, or any other of the conventional wisdom.

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Title: Dr. Cornel West Explains Why Bernie Beats Trump
Post by: AGelbert on February 10, 2020, 05:39:55 pm
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Title: BETRAYED!
Post by: AGelbert on February 10, 2020, 05:45:28 pm
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Title: "I am a 5 year Us Army veteran, and I have seen through with ease Drumpf's fake respect for the mili
Post by: AGelbert on February 11, 2020, 05:55:40 pm
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Scott Skully Viar 👍

I am a 5 year Us Army veteran, and I have seen through with ease Drumpf's fake respect for the military and the flag from the very beginning!

Starting with his comment's about John Mccain, attacking Gold Star families, disrespecting 4 star Generals, then Robert Mueller, Lt Col Vindman and his brother on to forgetting the name of a slain Black soldier Sgt La David Johnson etc. etc.!

Then Hugging the flag like a complete Moron, talking bad about Nfl players kneeling during the National Anthem to bring attention to a cause, when just recently on Feb 3rd during his Super Bowl Party he was videotaped talking and waving his hands like he was conducting the music like a little child during the National Anthem!

Anyone that thinks he respects the Military or the flag has Drumpf Derangement syndrome and is heavily on The Drumpf Kool ade , The Man is a Hypocrite and a Fake through and through ! It's beyond obvious he is jealous of anyone that has served because he didn't!!!!!! (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) Blue Tsunami 2020

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Title: 📢 Activists Demand Public Control of Presidential Debates
Post by: AGelbert on February 11, 2020, 09:05:19 pm
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Title: Vote Today in New Hampshire = BERNIE SANDERS WINS!
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Title: BERNIE WINS ✨ NEW HAMPSHIRE! 🌞
Post by: AGelbert on February 11, 2020, 11:25:38 pm
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Title: What’s Driving Democrats’ ‘Bernie-or-Bust’ Freakout
Post by: AGelbert on February 12, 2020, 01:36:18 pm
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What’s Driving Democrats’ ‘Bernie-or-Bust’ Freakout (https://www.truthdig.com/articles/whats-driving-democrats-bernie-or-bust-freakout/)
Title: Bernie New Hampshire WIN, Nevada anti-Sanders skullduggery + Todd BULLSHIT and more
Post by: AGelbert on February 12, 2020, 01:59:29 pm
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🦅 Sanders Nabs New Hampshire In Major Boost to Campaign
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😈 Chuck Todd Under Fire for Comparing Sanders Supporters to Nazis
By Jake Johnson — The MSNBC host faces calls to issue a public apology after describing the Vermont senator's online backers as a "brownshirt brigade." ::) Read more (https://www.truthdig.com/articles/chuck-todd-under-fire-for-comparing-sanders-supporters-to-nazis/)
 
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Nevada Could Be the Iowa Caucus Fiasco Redux
By Steven Rosenfeld — With the contest less than a week, state Democratic officials appear poised to repeat all of their worst mistakes this election cycle. Read more (https://www.truthdig.com/articles/nevada-could-be-the-iowa-caucus-fiasco-redux/)
 
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🐍 Pete Buttigieg Can't Be Defeated Soon Enough
By Andrew O'Hehir — The former mayor has much to gain and lose in New Hampshire—it's hard to imagine him winning another state, if he doesn't win this one. Read more (https://www.truthdig.com/articles/pete-buttigieg-cant-be-defeated-soon-enough/)
Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on February 12, 2020, 08:33:52 pm
Sanders Wins New Hampshire
February 12, 2020

https://youtu.be/fsKm1Cp1guE

Bernie Sanders won a close contest in New Hampshire, and his supporters say this victory will help him secure the Democratic nomination and beat Trump in November.

https://therealnews.com/stories/sanders-wins-new-hampshire-primary
Title: The Establishment Now Has Three Horses in the Race — and None Won New Hampshire
Post by: AGelbert on February 12, 2020, 08:39:55 pm
The (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) Establishment Now Has Three 🦖🐍🎩 Horses in the Race — and None Won New Hampshire  ;D

February 12, 2020

WILLIAM RIVERS PITT, TRUTHOUT

On Tuesday night, Bernie Sanders took another step toward securing the Democratic nomination for president, the establishment wing of the party went three ways at once, and the state of New Hampshire put on an exhibition of electoral competence that made the doomstruck Iowa caucus look like the sorry contest it was.
Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/the-establishment-now-has-three-horses-in-the-race-and-none-won-new-hampshire/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=fdec79ba-334c-4e1b-9d2a-7d8cb6ee8385)
Title: budget for 2021, including $750 billion in Medicare cuts and $76 billion out of S. S. 🤬
Post by: AGelbert on February 14, 2020, 05:28:59 pm
🦀 Trump's Budget will cause the ☠️ DEATH of a LOT of innocent men, women and children. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163124-16672489.gif)


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Robert Cruickshank:

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🦀 Trump just released his new budget for 2021, including $750 billion in Medicare cuts and $76 billion out of Social Security disability benefits. Worse yet, the budget cuts more than a trillion from Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.1

These cuts are a moral abomination, but if we sound the alarm now, we can mobilize the kind of massive political backlash that will guarantee no president ever tries anything like this again.

The problem is that the 😈🎩 mainstream media is almost totally ignoring this story, so we need to launch a major public push to make sure the public knows what's happening before it's too late.

There's an old saying that Social Security is the "third rail of politics"—if you touch it, you die. The reason is that Social Security and Medicare are two of the most popular government programs of all time, and the people who primarily rely on these programs are seniors.

One of Trump's biggest campaign promises in 2016 was that unlike other Republicans, he promised never to touch Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.2 But then, two weeks ago, Trump told the global elites at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos that he would cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid if he was re-elected.3

And now he's actually put forward a budget that cuts these programs by more than $1.5 trillion over the next ten years.

With any other president, cuts like this would be the lead headline in every newspaper and cable news show. But the media have been so obsessed with impeachment, horse-race politics, and the latest Trump Twitter distraction that they've barely mentioned these cuts. And if the people don't know what Trump is doing, he just might be able to sneak these cuts through.

Sources:

1. Explainer: President's Budget for FY 2021, Congressional Progressive Caucus Center, February 2020

2. The Washington Post, Trump’s new budget proposal expected to show how far he has moved away from some 2016 campaign promises, February 8, 2020

3. Common Dreams, "'Hobnobbing With Billionaires in Davos,' Trump Admits—If Reelected—He Will Seek to Cut Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare," January 22, 2020




Title: Darrick Hamilton Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
Post by: AGelbert on February 15, 2020, 05:03:25 pm
🦅 Darrick Hamilton Endorses Bernie Sanders for President   (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)
9,182 views•Feb 15, 2020

https://youtu.be/LsCK_Ado3ys

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“Senator Sanders recognizes that we need a movement that is not simply great policies that are going to get us to the society we want, but rather we need to build up a movement.”

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Title: Bloomberg Limousine Liberal (funeral hearse)
Post by: AGelbert on February 16, 2020, 01:48:08 pm
Bloomberg Limousine Liberal (funeral hearse):

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Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on February 16, 2020, 03:05:52 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-191017143841.jpeg) 📢Resisting Brainwashing Propaganda from the NYT and DINOs (Democrats In Name Only)


😇 ;) Sheryl Gay Stolberg: Moderate 🎩 Democrats Fear Bernie Sanders Could Cost Them the House
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As Bernie Sanders emerges as the leader in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, his rise is generating fears among centrist Democrats that the apparent leftward shift of their party could cost them not only a chance to retake the White House, but also their hold on the majority in the House of Representatives and their shot at winning the Senate.

The anxiety is particularly acute on Capitol Hill among a small but politically important group of freshman Democrats who helped their party win control of the House in 2018 by flipping Republican seats in districts that President Trump won in 2016. Now, they fear that having a self-declared democratic socialist at the top of the ticket could doom their re-election chances in November.

Members of the group of about three 😈🦖🐍 dozen — often called “👹 front-liners” or “🎩 majority-makers— have (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162655-14231561.gif)  (http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1375371542_tumblr_m7jevgcaFm1qzqdem.gif) toiled to carve out political identities distinct from their party’s progressive base, and most are already facing competitive re-election challenges from Republicans who bill them as radicals who have empowered a far-left agenda ::) in Congress.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/us/politics/democrats-fear-bernie-sanders.html

Agelbert NOTE: The DINOs, with help from (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) THE NEW YORK (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) TIMES, of course, are busy, busy, busy trying to SMEAR Senator Sanders with assorted disingenuous pearl clutching and hand wringing about how his candidacy would "ensure a Trump win" (see below). It's total bullshit, but expect to see a veritable tsunami of this breathtaking level of totally false defamatory lies about Senator Sanders before the election. This propaganda isn't just false; it's Orwellian! IOW the truth is the opposite of what they are spewing.     

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What those profit over people and planet, corrupt status quo worshipping DINO bastards won't tell you is that THEY are the ones who will vote for Trump if Sanders is the Democratic Candidtate for POTUS.

We need DINOs like a dog needs ticks!

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Title: the 🦀 president seems dedicated to bringing forth the collapse of a decent and organized human exist
Post by: AGelbert on February 16, 2020, 04:23:25 pm
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FEB 13, 2020 OPINION|TD ORIGINALS

By Paul Street 🌟

Is Trump the Worst of the Worst?

SNIPPET:

Not content merely to smite the poor, immigrants, his political enemies, constitutional checks and balances and the rule of law at home and abroad, the president seems dedicated to bringing forth the collapse of a decent and organized human existence — and indeed the downfall of life on Earth. It’s no wonder Chomsky calls Trump “the most dangerous criminal in human history.”

Hitler’s goal, Chomsky notes, “was to rid the German-run world of Jews, Roma, homosexuals and other ‘deviants,’ along with tens of millions of Slav ‘Untermenschen.’ But Hitler was not dedicated with fervor to destroying the prospects of organized human life on Earth in the not-distant future [along with millions of other species].”

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A socially and environmentally concerned Christian I know half-jokingly muses if “the president of the United States is the  Antichrist.”


Sadly, the corporate-imperial Democrats seem to have been determined to indirectly reelect “the most dangerous criminal in human history” by handing him the long diversionary gifts of RussiaGate and UkraineGate and working furiously to prevent the presidential nomination of Bernie Sanders — the presidential candidate most ready, willing and able to mobilize enough lower-, working-, and middle-class voters to defeat Trump (forcing him to act on his clear threats to defy an electoral count that doesn’t go his way) in November.

Full article: (https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/304fa75d7ed32d56ae1ff3a796933cb65eac738511bb960bc4a77bb2f67c0af6.gif)

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/is-trump-the-worst-of-the-worst/

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Title: The billionaire 🦀 president’s budget is a class war manifesto targeting the most vulnerable American
Post by: AGelbert on February 16, 2020, 05:03:06 pm
(https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-020120191145.jpeg) Only 🦅 Sanders Can Challenge  🦀Trump’s Predatory Budget Plan

By Conor Lynch 👍 — The budget proposal offers a terrifying preview of what we can expect from (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718205137.gif) Trump if he wins another four years in office. Read more (https://www.truthdig.com/articles/only-sanders-can-challenge-trumps-predatory-budget-plan/) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)
 
Title: How to Vote for Bernie in California (in 3 minutes)
Post by: AGelbert on February 16, 2020, 05:40:12 pm
How to Vote for Bernie in California (in 3 minutes)
25,263 views•Feb 15, 2020

https://youtu.be/z4jLZZobZd0

Bernie Sanders
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If we organize and stand together, we can win California. Make sure you're properly registered to vote in California and find more information at https://berniesanders.com/california/.

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Category News & Politics
Title: The reason why Trump stays where he is in the polls is he’s a soliloquist. He’s a slanderist soliloq
Post by: AGelbert on February 17, 2020, 12:58:11 pm
(https://theintercept.imgix.net/wp-uploads/sites/1/2018/02/intercepted-1518820577.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&q=90&h=60&w=60) INTERCEPTED

Jeremy Scahill 👍

February 16 2020, 8:00 a.m.

🦅 RALPH NADER ON 💵🎩 BLOOMBERG’S 👹 PLOT TO STOP (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) BERNIE, THE ROT WITHIN THE DNC, AND HIS RECENT CALL WITH 🐍 PELOSI

SNIPPET:

LAST FALL, the third most powerful figure in the U.S. government, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, had a phone call with a man who is undoubtedly one of the most hated people among her base of Democratic Party supporters: the famed consumer advocate and former independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader.

Their phone call took place as the Democrats were preparing to launch a narrowly focused impeachment case against Donald Trump. On the call, Nader laid out a strategy for attacking Trump that he believed could have resulted in his actual removal from office. Nader, who has spent his life working to implement a wide range of consumer and environmental protections, argued that it would be a mistake to focus solely on the Ukraine phone call. Instead, Nader suggested that Pelosi orchestrate a public prosecution of Trump’s crimes against ordinary Americans — what he called “kitchen table issues.” Nader beseeched Pelosi to go after Trump on issues far more pressing than Ukraine to millions of Americans, regardless of their political affiliation. He suggested subpoenaing witnesses who could testify to Trump’s “destruction of life-saving consumer protections, environmental protections, workplace safety protections, in his destruction of social safety net protections for children.” 🐍 Pelosi, Nader says, did not take any of his ✨ advice. (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160019-22721213.gif)

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Trump’s popularity has risen in the aftermath of his “acquittal,” as he continues his victory tour and purges dissidents from his administration. As the Democratic presidential primary process intensifies, the institutional Democratic Party appears once again to be doing everything in its power to hurt the effort to unseat Trump. The attempt to purchase the Democratic nomination by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is being aided by a Democratic National Committee that ran a dirty operation against Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2016. Nader also believes that the Bloomberg candidacy has at its core an effort to block Sanders from winning the nomination, perhaps by forcing a brokered convention. “It’s Armageddon time for the Democratic Party,” Nader said. “If Bernie wins the election against Trump, should he get the nomination, it has to be a massive surge of voter turnout which will sweep out a lot of the Republicans in the Congress. So he will have a much more receptive Congress. It will sweep out the corporate Democrats in the Democratic National Committee, and it will reorient the Democratic Party to where it should be which is a party of, by, and for the people. That’s why they want to fight him.”

Nader joined Intercepted to discuss the failed impeachment move against Trump and the state of the Democratic primary. Nader ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, and throughout his career has been one of the most important voices for justice, as well as environment and consumer protections, in U.S. history. His latest book, written with the consumer advocate Mark Green, is called “Fake President: Decoding Trump’s Gaslighting, Corruption, and General Bullsh*t.” What follows is the extended transcript of the excerpt of the conversation broadcast on Intercepted.

🔊 Podcast and transcript: 👀
https://theintercept.com/2020/02/16/ralph-nader-interview-bernie-sanders-bloomberg-pelosi-democrats/

Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on February 17, 2020, 09:09:05 pm
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The New Rules of the Game

By Chris Hedges — If Sanders — miraculously — wins the nomination, Democratic Party elites suddenly will bless Trump as the least worst option. Read more (http://go.pardot.com/e/777373/les-the-new-rules-of-the-game-/3dwym9/18739902?h=GFOxkoz4syLyb6QFskNHMYt4POd2hPzQCojc-TdiCv0)
 
Title: Why Does 🦀 Donald Trump Sniff So Much?
Post by: AGelbert on February 17, 2020, 11:05:32 pm
Why Does 🦀 Donald Trump Sniff So Much? (w/ Dr. Justin A. Frank)
7,060 views•Feb 17, 2020

https://youtu.be/E2QUU7S0PQY

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Title: LIVE FOUR DAYS UNTIL THE NEVADA CAUCUS: BERNIE ✨ RALLIES AT UNVR 🌞
Post by: AGelbert on February 18, 2020, 02:14:32 pm
LIVE FOUR DAYS UNTIL THE NEVADA CAUCUS: BERNIE ✨ RALLIES AT University of Nevada Reno 🌞
1,127 watching now•Started streaming 28 minutes ago

https://youtu.be/J50uFUJBMp4

Bernie Sanders
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FOUR DAYS UNTIL THE NEVADA CAUCUS: Bernie rallies students at the University of Nevada Reno ahead of caucus day. Find your caucus location at berniesanders.com/nevada. Join us live in Reno:

Category News & Politics

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Title: “Democratic Socialism” – Bring It On 🐍 Corporate Socialists!
Post by: AGelbert on February 18, 2020, 03:15:02 pm
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By 🦅 Ralph Nader

Crooked 🦀 Donald Trump, the erstwhile failed gambling czar and corporate welfare king, is assailing Bernie Sanders for his “radical socialism.” How ludicrous given Trump’s three-year giveaway of taxpayer assets and authorities to giant corporations – a perfect portrait of crony capitalism. Others are joining the 😈 socialist labeling bandwagon, including corporatist right wing radio talk show blowhards, themselves freeloaders, profitably using the public airwaves. -more- (https://popularresistance.org/democratic-socialism-bring-it-on-corporate-socialists/) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)

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Title: 🦀 Trump Is a Fraud and a Liar
Post by: AGelbert on February 18, 2020, 03:42:14 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Trump Is a Fraud and a Liar
1,726 views•Feb 18, 2020

https://youtu.be/63WsTf-jCgM

Bernie Sanders
324K subscribers

Donald Trump is a fraud. We will expose his lies to the American people, defeat him, and create a country that works for all. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)

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Category News & Politics
Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on February 18, 2020, 04:09:05 pm
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Title: "The DNC claim of incompetence is often a disingenuous excuse for hidden malfeasance." Jamarl Thomas
Post by: AGelbert on February 18, 2020, 06:58:53 pm
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"The DNC claim of incompetence is often a disingenuous excuse for hidden malfeasance." Jamarl Thomas

Nevada Democratic Caucus Is Already A Cluster F**k (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-16271224.gif) ; Errors 😉😈 Will Always Hurt Bernie Sanders
3,421 views•Streamed live on Feb 17, 2020

https://youtu.be/ADaZAaqLo68

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Nevada Democratic Caucus Is A Cluster F**k Already; 4 Hr Lines, Poor Training, Poor Processes
Title: If Trump gets re-elected, a big part of the blame will sit firmly on the media for its ...
Post by: AGelbert on February 19, 2020, 12:37:00 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-191017143841.jpeg) Agelbert NOTE: I ran into this today. I am posting it because the efforts of the NYT to preserve and protect the profit over people and planet suicidal status quo must be continually exposed and communicated to all people of good will. The New York Times (NYT) CANNOT BE TRUSTED. The following headline is from October 31, 2016 👀.   

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📢 The 🎩 NYT was carrying water for their Fascist Friend 🦀 Donald Trump FROM THE START. The NYT will NOT change course. The (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) NYT is FASCIST TO THE CORE. Expect a TSUNAMI of unethical doubletalk and legerdemain for the purpose of demonizing Senator Sanders AND pretending that a Trump "win" in November is not the end of even the pretense of Representative government in the USA. It is OVER for the USA if Trump is not removed from power. Don't let the NYT, or anybody else, tell you any different.

The NYT has been trying to normalize Trump FASCISM from the get-go. They are going into propaganda overdrive now to KEEP TRUMP IN POWER. Don't swallow their bullshit. 📢 CHALLENGE AND REFUTE IT LOUDLY!

Below is the link to the excellent post by Rayne that referenced it. 

February 18, 2020/83 Comments/in 2020 Presidential Election, Media /by Rayne

SNIPPET:

The media will argue they don’t choose the candidates, but they do — they do by the amount of coverage they provide the public before each poll, before each caucus and primary.

full article:

WHAT DO THESE ‘MISSING’ CANDIDATES HAVE IN COMMON? (https://www.emptywheel.net/2020/02/18/what-do-these-missing-candidates-have-in-common/)

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Title: Pro Elizabeth Warren Dark Money Super Pac Tries To Resurrect Undead Campaign
Post by: AGelbert on February 19, 2020, 12:48:07 pm
Pro Elizabeth Warren Dark Money Super Pac Tries To Resurrect Undead Campaign
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CategoryNews & Politics
Title: Nernie Sanders FINALLY Slams The "Bernie Bro" Narrative, Backs His Supporters
Post by: AGelbert on February 19, 2020, 12:50:50 pm
Bernie Sanders FINALLY (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) Slams The "Bernie Bro" Narrative, Backs His Supporters
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Title: Why Bloombeg's Bid to Buy the Presidency Is Bad for Democracy
Post by: AGelbert on February 19, 2020, 07:35:05 pm
Why Bloombeg's Bid to Buy the Presidency Is Bad for Democracy | Opinions | NowThis
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Michael Bloomberg is an oligarch trying to buy the presidency. Here’s why that’s a problem, according to Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.
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In US news and current events of national and international importance, Robert Reich sat down with NowThis News to talk about Mike Bloomberg. If you're paying attention to current events, 2020's election is on your mind and you've likely seen Mike Bloomberg ads for president. According to Reich, watch and Mike Bloomberg interview and you'll see what's really going on here.

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Title: " ... we need more leaders like Chuy. I am proud to have his support as we say no more to Donald Tru
Post by: AGelbert on February 20, 2020, 11:54:15 am
Rep. Jesús "Chuy" García 👍 Endorses Bernie Sanders ✨ for President
840 views•Feb 20, 2020

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At a time when Donald Trump continues to divide up our country and terrorize immigrants, we need more leaders like Chuy. I am proud to have his support as we say no more to Donald Trump’s cruel and inhumane agenda.

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Title: Nevada Democratic Debate, Assange and New Controls on Tech
Post by: AGelbert on February 20, 2020, 12:03:34 pm
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Title: Democratic Party Reveals Plan To Steal Nomination From Sanders, This Will End The Party
Post by: AGelbert on February 20, 2020, 10:42:09 pm
Democratic Party Reveals Plan To Steal Nomination From Sanders, This Will End The Party
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Title: Christine Hallquist Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
Post by: AGelbert on February 20, 2020, 11:30:32 pm
Christine Hallquist Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
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Christine Hallquist a trailblazer who has been on a mission to expand the use of sustainable energy. I was proud to work with her in Vermont, I was proud to support her gubernatorial campaign in 2018, and I’m very proud to have her support in this race.

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Title: Bernie Sanders' Medical Records Revealed!
Post by: AGelbert on February 20, 2020, 11:34:35 pm
Bernie Sanders' Medical Records Revealed!
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Title: Latinx Group Mijente Backs Bernie Sanders in First-Ever Presidential Endorsement
Post by: AGelbert on February 20, 2020, 11:43:30 pm
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In its first-ever presidential endorsement, the Latinx and Chicanx organization Mijente endorsed Bernie Sanders on Tuesday ahead of the Nevada caucuses. The group tweeted its decision, saying, “We know that in 2020, Trump’s potential re-election is a life-or-death threat for us, for our people, and for our planet. This moment demands a historic mobilization. That’s why Mijente is uniting with the movement to elect @BernieSanders.” A video accompanied the announcement. After the contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, where the electorate is overwhelmingly white, Nevada is the first election with a diverse population. Nevada’s population is nearly 30% Hispanic or Latinx and 10% black, and according to entrance polls, nearly one-third of voters in the Nevada Democratic caucuses in 2016 were either black or Latinx. We’re joined by Marisa Franco, director of Mijente.

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Title: There Is No Elizabeth Warren Blackout, Losing Just Made Her Irrelevant
Post by: AGelbert on February 21, 2020, 01:34:49 pm
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Title: 🦅 Bernie Sanders Explains to Californians How NPP Voters Can Get Their Vote Counted
Post by: AGelbert on February 21, 2020, 01:57:30 pm
🦅 Bernie Sanders Explains to Californians HOW NPP Voters Can Get Their Vote Counted(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-060518153110.png)
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BERNIE PRESS CONFERENCE: Bernie Sanders holds a press conference in California, where early voting has begun ahead of Super Tuesday on March 3. On Thursday, Sanders won the endorsement of a top Muslim political group, Emgage PAC, which calls itself the biggest Muslim political action cmte. in the country. The group praised Sanders for a platform 'grounded in the belief that all humans are equal and worthy of a dignified life.'
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Title: 🐍 Elizabeth Warren Opens New Series Of Attacks On 🦅 Bernie Sanders; She's Ridiculous & Dishonest
Post by: AGelbert on February 22, 2020, 04:18:50 pm
🐍 Elizabeth Warren Opens New Series Of Attacks On 🦅 Bernie Sanders; She's Ridiculous & Dishonest
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Elizabeth Warren Opens New Fronts Of Attacks On Bernie Sanders; She's Ridiculous & Dishonest

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Title: Dick Van Dyke 👍 Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
Post by: AGelbert on February 22, 2020, 04:55:53 pm
Dick Van Dyke 👍 Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
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“He never has changed his attack because of pressure from the outside or when he felt the wind was blowing another way. He stuck with who he is and what he believes." –Dick Van Dyke

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Title: Danny DeVito 👍 Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
Post by: AGelbert on February 22, 2020, 05:14:15 pm
Danny DeVito 👍 Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
189,984 views•Jan 13, 2020

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“It means the world to me to be on Bernie’s side because I know that’s the right side of history. He’s the guy to do it. He is the man (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) to beat (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-270117175421.png) Trump.” -Danny DeVito

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Title: BREAKING: 🦅 BERNIE WINS NEVADA! 🌟
Post by: AGelbert on February 22, 2020, 08:35:03 pm
Bernie Wins Nevada! (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163125-16762116.gif)
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Breaking: We won Nevada! We are building an unprecedented grassroots movement, and together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish. Let’s take the next step and win it all.

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BREAKING: BERNIE WINS NEVADA! Despite taking on not only every other campaign, but six different super PACs spending big to defeat us, we just won the Nevada caucus. This grassroots movement is unstoppable. Together, let's win the Democratic nomination, defeat Trump and transform the country! Join us live in San Antonio.

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Title: 📢 🦅 Bernie Sanders 🌞 Has LANDSLIDE ✨ Victory In Nevada; MSNBC Has Absolute Meltdown
Post by: AGelbert on February 23, 2020, 02:17:04 pm
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Title: The REAL COST of Doing Nothing
Post by: AGelbert on February 23, 2020, 02:50:10 pm
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The Real Cost of Doing Nothing

Robert Reich robert@inequalitymedia.org via gmail.mcsv.net
1:28 PM (1 hour ago) to me

Dear Anthony,

In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, the former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) charged that the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders’ policy proposals would cost $50 trillion. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-191017140758.jpeg) Holy Indiana.

😈 Larry Summers (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png), formerly chief White House economic adviser for Barack Obama, puts the price tag at $60 trillion. “We are in a kind of new era of radical proposal,” he told CNN. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-251117175700.png)

Putting aside the accuracy (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/22/bernie-sanders-green-new-deal-medicare-for-all-expensive-inaction) ;) of these cost estimates, they omit the other side of the equation: what, by comparison, is the cost of doing nothing?

A Green New Deal might be expensive but doing nothing about climate change will almost certainly cost far more. California is already burning, the midwest and south are flooding, New England is eroding, Florida is sinking. If we don’t launch something as bold as a Green New Deal, we’ll spend trillions coping with the consequences of our failure to be bold.

Medicare for All will cost a lot, but the price of doing nothing about America’s increasingly dysfunctional healthcare system will soon be in the stratosphere. The nation already pays more for healthcare per person and has worse health outcomes than any other advanced country. A new study in the Lancet estimates that Medicare for All would save $450 billion and prevent 68,000 unnecessary deaths each year.

Investing in universal childcare, public higher education and woefully outdated and dilapidated infrastructure will be expensive too, but the cost of not making these investments would be astronomical. American productivity is already suffering and millions of families can’t afford decent childcare, college or housing – whose soaring costs are closely related to inadequate transportation and water systems.

Focusing only on the costs of doing something about these problems without mentioning the costs of doing nothing is misleading, but this asymmetry is widespread. Journalists wanting to appear serious about public policy continue to rip into Sanders and the Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren (whose policies are almost as ambitious) for the costs of their proposals but never ask self-styled moderates like Buttigieg how they plan to cope with the costs of doing nothing or too little.

A related criticism of Sanders and Warren is that they haven’t come up with ways to pay for their proposals. Sanders “only explained $25 trillion worth of revenue, which means the hole in there is bigger than the size of the entire economy of the United States,” charged Buttigieg.

Sanders’ and Warren’s wealth taxes would go a long way toward paying for their plans.

But even if it paid a small fraction of the costs of their proposals, so what? As long as every additional dollar of spending reduces by more than a dollar the future costs of climate change, inadequate healthcare and insufficient public investment, it makes sense to spend more.

Republican administrations have doled out gigantic tax cuts to big corporations and the wealthy without announcing specific cuts in public spending or other tax increases because – despite decades of evidence to the contrary – they claim the cuts will generate economic growth that will more than make up for any lost revenue.

Yet when Warren and Sanders propose ambitious plans for reducing empirically verifiable costs of large and growing public problems, they are skewered by fellow Democrats and the press for not having ways to pay for them.

A third line of criticism is that Sanders’ and Warren’s proposals are just too big: they’re risky, they may fail or have unintended consequences, they’ll be difficult to implement.

This argument might be convincing if the problems Sanders and Warren address were growing slowly. But if anything, they’re speeding up. Experts on the environment, health, education and infrastructure are nearly unanimous: these problems are worsening exponentially.

(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132401-16881856.gif)   Climate change is upon us; the environment is altering far more quickly than scientists feared even a few years ago. The cost of health insurance is soaring, as are the costs of preventive care. So too with childcare, college and a crumbling infrastructure. And let’s not forget widening inequality, as most families continue to face stagnant wages while wealth and power accumulate at the top.

On all these fronts, the cost of doing nothing is surging. Cautious incrementalism is wise under most circumstances. But where headwinds are turning into a gale, incrementalism drives us backwards. One of the least-acknowledged costs of the Trump years is how far the failure to address these growing problems has set us back.

Dubbing Sanders and Warren “extremists” or “radicals” is absurd when they are seeking to remedy problems which themselves are extreme and will radically harm Americans if left unattended. The status quo is not sustainable.

Young people understand this, perhaps because they will bear more of the costs of inaction. An Emerson poll of Iowa found that 44% of Democrats under 50 support Sanders and 10% favor Warren. No other candidate reached double digits. In New Hampshire, Sanders won more voters under 30 than the other candidates combined, according to CNN exit polls.

The reason to support Sanders’ and Warren’s proposals isn’t because they inspire and mobilize voters. It is because they are necessary.

We can no longer pretend that climate change, a wildly dysfunctional healthcare system and a yawning deficit in public investment pose insignificant challenges. Doing nothing or doing too little will make them far worse. Obsessing about the cost of addressing them without acknowledging the cost of failing to address them is dangerously irresponsible.

Thanks for reading,

Robert Reich
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Agelbert NOTE: I believe, due to his consistent track record of proposed legislation to address climate change by eliminating subsidies for fossil fuels, provide a single payer health care system and increase the minumum wage, that Senator Sanders means what he says. Unlike Reich, I DO NOT believe Senator Warren is doing anything more than Barack Obama type EMPTY promises. Sanders will give us the REAL GREEN NEW DEAL. A Warren Administration would CONTINUE "business as usual" profit over people and planet.   (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162656-14241872.gif)

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Title: Empirical Proof 🐍 Pete Buttigieg Is Still A Lying MF; Elizabeth Warren, It's Time
Post by: AGelbert on February 23, 2020, 03:38:34 pm
Empirical Proof 🐍 Pete Buttigieg Is Still A Lying MF; Elizabeth Warren, It's Time
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Empirical Proof Pete Buttigieg Is Still A Lying MF; Elizabeth Warren, It's Time. 

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Title: A MULTIRACIAL, MULTIGENERATIONAL MOVEMENT ✨: RALLY IN HOUSTON
Post by: AGelbert on February 23, 2020, 04:24:37 pm
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(https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160019-22712315.png) A MULTIRACIAL, MULTIGENERATIONAL MOVEMENT ✨: (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-210614221847.gif) RALLY IN HOUSTON(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-16442135.gif) (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160022-2281531.png)
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A MULTIRACIAL, MULTIGENERATIONAL MOVEMENT: This movement is about empowering people the political process has ignored for far too long. We have the multiracial, multigenerational coalition to win the White House. Live from Houston:

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Title: The Palmer Report has gone FULL DEFAMATORY ANTI-Sanders propaganda. Do NOT support the Palmer Report
Post by: AGelbert on February 23, 2020, 05:12:59 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162655-1422241.gif) The Palmer Report has gone FULL DEFAMATORY ANTI-Sanders propaganda. Do NOT support the 😈 Palmer Report. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-190419235756.png)

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Ozy Mandias 👍
Again!

Palmer Report reveals it is a bad acting Russian propaganda tool. This post is nothing but outrageous lies given the results in Nevada.

Let's list them:

1. Sanders is getting "around 30%" of the vote - LIE. He won Nevada with just under 50%.

2. Nevada is disproportionally white - LIE. There was a 35% minority vote in the Nevada caucus.

3. Sanders is posting "offensive Trump-like" tweets - LIE. No tweets provided by PR as examples and the one the article refers to is hardly offensive.

4. The tweet has created a "ton of backlash" - LIE. No such backlash exists. Go read the thread for yourselves. No one cares outside the Russian propaganda machine called Palmer Report.

5. "Sanders has yet to retract his offensive tweet" - LIE. Straw man propaganda tactic. The tweet isn't offensive therefore absolutely no reason to "retract" it. Also, known as gaslighting and being completely full of (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/styles/renewablerevolution/files/3104_shit%20bitmap.png).

6. "...too busy keeping quiet about the fact that the Kremlin has been helping his campaign - LIE. Sanders has disclosed this "news" and basically told Russia to FU CK off. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

7. "...attacking the media for daring to report true stories" - LIE. Again, not happening and of course, no citations, just a baseless straw man attack.

That is 7 examples of easily proven lies and propaganda in just one article. These same tactics and others are used by PR in every post in order to dupe rubes into voting against their own interests in favor of the oligarchy. 😠

Start thinking for yourselves. Start looking at other sources for news. Do not trust any website/source which claims legitimacy and progressive advocacy while hiding behind anonymity and obfuscation.

Again, do not trust me. Find out the truth for yourselves and for gawd's sake; quit giving this fraudulent hack money!


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BathtubEarth 👍
How is a tweet that poses a couple of easily answerable questions a “takedown”? What is the establishment? Easy... that would be the network of players who give and receive large amounts of money to buy power and forward their pet causes. This is precisely the question Bernie Sanders has been answering and the reason he is WINNING!

The more interesting question is, who pays Bill Palmer’s salary? If you google him, you’ll find that he’s notoriously shadowy. What we do know is that he used to run a pro-Hillary website called, Daily News Bin. Of course, we all know that Hillary’s unpopularity was because she was corrupt, indebted to the special interests that funded her, or in other words... deeply establishment.

Pat, I’d like to go ahead and solve the puzzle... Bill Palmer is a schill for the same  monied 👹💵🎩 interests behind Hillary Clinton. That’s who Bill Palmer represents, because that’s who pays him. So sorry your dear Hillary lost, Bill! As it turns out, people aren’t so stupid... they saw right through her as they can see through you. Poor Butthurt Billy Palmer.

Agelbert NOTE: The above comments which expose Palmer's malice and aforethought pattern of attacking Sanders with a tsunami of defamation and bold faced lies were made in response to the following hit piece by Palmer:

Bill Palmer | 12:01 pm EST February 23, 2020


Katie Hill just destroyed Bernie Sanders (https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/katie-hill-just-destroyed-bernie-sanders/25510/) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-191017140758.jpeg)

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Title: Democratic Party 🦕🦕 Dinosaurs Have Seen the Meteor, and It's Coming From Vermont
Post by: AGelbert on February 23, 2020, 05:50:46 pm
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Democratic Party 🦕🦕 Dinosaurs Have Seen the Meteor, and It's Coming From Vermont (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185040-1659929.gif)

WILLIAM RIVERS PITT, TRUTHOUT

Bernie Sanders captured a majority of votes from Nevada's Latinx voters, white voters, union households, non-union households, voters with college degrees, voters without college degrees, Democrats, Independents, women and men. He earned more support from Black voters than all other candidates except for Biden, as well as from a large number of first-time caucus-goers. MSNBC host Chris Matthews outrageously responded by comparing Sanders's victory in Nevada to the Nazi victory in France.
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Title: Thank You 💐 Mijente for Endorsing Our Campaign!
Post by: AGelbert on February 24, 2020, 12:29:58 pm
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Thank You 💐 Mijente for Endorsing Our Campaign!
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Title: Glen Ford: Black Politics in America Right Now
Post by: AGelbert on February 24, 2020, 04:43:43 pm
Glen Ford: Black Politics in America Right Now
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Title: Bernie Wins Nevada but News Acts Like the World Is Ending
Post by: AGelbert on February 24, 2020, 07:27:07 pm
Bernie Wins Nevada but 😈 News Acts Like the World Is (https://media.tenor.com/images/8714e6aa996c682f95c9cfd09d64fdf7/tenor.gif) Ending (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-200419205434.png) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817122018.gif)
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Bernie Sanders won big in Nevada but the news is acting like the world is ending? Why?

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Title: Sanders & Socialism: Debate Between Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman & Socialist Economist Richard Wolff
Post by: AGelbert on February 24, 2020, 07:36:08 pm
Sanders & Socialism: Debate Between Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman & Socialist Economist Richard Wolff
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As Bernie Sanders’s runaway win in Nevada cements his position as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, the Democratic Party establishment and much of the mainstream media are openly expressing concern about a self-described democratic socialist leading the presidential ticket. His opponents have also attacked his ambitious agenda. Last week during the primary debate in Las Vegas, Bernie Sanders addressed misconceptions about socialism. Invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Sanders decried what he called “socialism for the very rich, rugged individualism for the poor.”

For more, we host a debate on Bernie Sanders and democratic socialism, featuring two well-known economists. Paul Krugman is a New York Times op-ed columnist and author of many books, including his latest, “Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future.” One of his recent columns is headlined “Bernie Sanders Isn’t a Socialist.” Richard Wolff is professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and visiting professor at The New School. He is the founder of Democracy at Work and hosts the weekly national television and radio program “Economic Update.” He’s the author of several books, including “Understanding Socialism.”

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Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on February 24, 2020, 11:23:31 pm
Why Dalhi Myers Switched from Biden to Bernie
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Title: Bloomberg's Billions Buy Democracy? Campaigns Attack Bernie; Claim US Gov't Tried To Kill Assange?
Post by: AGelbert on February 25, 2020, 02:54:10 pm
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Bloomberg's 💵🎩 Billions 😈 Buy Democracy? Campaigns Attack Bernie; Claim 🦍 US Gov't  Tried To Kill Assange?
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Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on February 25, 2020, 07:20:02 pm
Should Democrats Unite Under Bernie Sanders? (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818180835-1624479.gif)
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Should the Democratic Party unite under the front runner Bernie Sanders?

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Title: Does 🦅 Sanders' Tax Plan Work? We Do The Math!
Post by: AGelbert on February 25, 2020, 07:35:24 pm
Does 🦅 Sanders' Tax Plan Work? (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817121424.gif)  We Do The Math!
2,576 views•Feb 25, 2020

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Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on February 26, 2020, 01:25:08 pm
Pramila | Bernie Sanders (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185037-16412296.gif)
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Bernie Sanders "understands what it's going to take to actually move these ideas forward. And I trust him to fight for all of us in spite of it being hard." – Rep. Pramila Jayapal
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Title: LIVE Bernie Wins South Carolina Slugfest, Critique Of Sanders From The Left
Post by: AGelbert on February 26, 2020, 01:46:21 pm
Bernie Wins South Carolina  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418201302.png)(https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160017-22191429.png)Slugfest (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185039-165118.gif), Critique Of Sanders From The Left (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202144.gif), Assange Update, Coronoavirus 👨‍🔬
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Title: A Breakdown of Bernie's & Obama's Comments on Cuba
Post by: AGelbert on February 26, 2020, 05:17:08 pm
A Breakdown of Bernie's & Obama's Comments on Cuba | NowThis
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(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-191017143841.jpeg) What did Bernie's comments on Cuba at the last Dem debate mean? Here's where he (and Obama) stand.

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In US news and current events today, Biden went after Bernie for his Cuba comment even though former President Obama said basically the same thing four years ago.

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Category  News & Politics
Title: 🦅 Bernie Sanders Takes Strongest Position On Israel & "Racist & Reactionary" 🐊 Netanyahu Yet
Post by: AGelbert on February 26, 2020, 05:34:53 pm
🦅 Bernie Sanders Takes Strongest Position On Israel & "Racist & Reactionary" 🐊 Netanyahu Yet
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Title: Sanders Is Not Another McGovern. I Know -- I Worked on McGovern's Campaign.
Post by: AGelbert on February 26, 2020, 05:50:49 pm
🦅 Sanders Is Not Another McGovern. I Know -- I Worked on McGovern's Campaign.

STEPHEN ZUNES, TRUTHOUT

As someone who canvassed for McGovern and later became a friend and collaborator with the late senator, I can confidently say that Bernie Sanders is no George McGovern. McGovern's popularity in the polls never topped Richard Nixon's and he lacked the support of the largest unions. Not only does Sanders have the support of both unions and independent voters, including in key swing states, polls repeatedly show him topping Trump, one of the most unpopular presidents of all time.

Read the Article → (https://truthout.org/articles/sanders-is-not-another-mcgovern-i-know-i-worked-on-mcgoverns-campaign/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=a253b51b-19c4-4dd1-a74b-b03a9a9eaba5) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)
Title: LIVE NY Times: Superdelegates Plan To Steal The Election From Bernie Sanders, Glen Ford Joins Us, A
Post by: AGelbert on February 27, 2020, 01:36:47 pm
NY Times: 😈 Superdelegates Plan To Steal The Election From Bernie Sanders, Glen Ford Joins Us, Assange

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Title: Who Loves Dictators? Bernie or His 😈 Rivals?
Post by: AGelbert on February 27, 2020, 05:03:45 pm
Who Loves Dictators? Bernie or His 😈 Rivals?
3,647 views•Premiered 2 hours ago

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Bernie Sanders's critics, including his top rivals for the Democratic nomination, want you to believe that Sanders is a communist with a soft spot for Fidel Castro — that he loves dictators and tyrants.

The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan argues that, in fact, Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg are the ones who've long cozied up to autocrats, while Sanders is the only candidate who has given an entire speech about fighting authoritarianism and tyranny around the world.
Category News & Politics
Title: Sanders campaign releases detailed answer as to how he will pay for his major plans
Post by: AGelbert on February 28, 2020, 02:11:26 pm
By Marlee Kokotovic -February 27, 2020 1531
SOURCE NationofChange

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“You know, if you look at the media, they say Bernie's ideas are radical, they're extreme, they're out of the mainstream,. Let me just tell you, I don't think that that's true.” (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

Sanders campaign releases detailed answer as to how he will pay for his major plans (https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/02/27/sanders-campaign-releases-detailed-answer-as-to-how-he-will-pay-for-his-major-plans/) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)

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Title: The 🎩👹💵 Establishment v 🦅 Bernie Sanders, Coronavirus & the 🌠 Stock Market
Post by: AGelbert on February 28, 2020, 04:53:04 pm
The 🎩👹💵 Establishment v 🦅 Bernie Sanders, Coronavirus & the 🌠 Stock Market | The Common Good w/ Robert Reich
45,005 views•Feb 27, 2020

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In this episode of The Common Good, Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses the contentious Democratic debate in South Carolina, the Democratic establishment’s full-blown attack on Bernie Sanders, the dangers of a 😈 brokered convention, the rapidly spreading coronavirus, 🦀 Trump’s utter lack of preparedness to address the pandemic, and the stock market's worst week since the financial crisis.

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Title: 💵🎩🐍 Bloomberg Banks on Black Political Elites Selling Out 😈
Post by: AGelbert on February 28, 2020, 06:31:16 pm
💵🎩🐍 Bloomberg Banks on Black Political Elites Selling Out 😈
974 views•Feb 28, 2020

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Dismissing his long record of supporting anti-Black policies, some Black Democrats are enthusiastically defending their financial benefactor.

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Title: A new video, produced in partnership with RootsAction, conveys key Bloomberg realities in stark ter
Post by: AGelbert on February 29, 2020, 04:45:34 pm
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Title: South Carolilna! Joe Biden's Last Stand. Don't Count Out Bernie Sanders. SC Polling & Expectations
Post by: AGelbert on February 29, 2020, 06:23:47 pm
South Carolilna! Joe Biden's Last Stand. Don't Count Out Bernie Sanders. SC 😉 Polling & Expectations
2,838 views•Streamed live 13 hours ago

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Title: Who Is Bernie Sanders? Narrated By Mo Welch
Post by: AGelbert on February 29, 2020, 07:04:41 pm
Who Is 🦅 Bernie Sanders? Narrated By Mo Welch | NowThis
70,173 views•Feb 26, 2020

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That’s Bernie Sanders, in 1987, a former mayor, congressman, friend to punks everywhere, and current U.S. Senator from Vermont. Today, in 2020, he is running for president, and saying the exact same things. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185038-16442135.gif)

This is a story about a democratic socialist who’s a serious contender to become the President of the United States. (Narrated by Mo Welch)

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Bernard Sanders was born in 1941 in Brooklyn, New York to a lower middle class Jewish family. They lived in a rent controlled apartment in Flatbush. His father, Eli, emigrated from Poland, escaping prevalent anti-semititsm, but almost all of his family were murdered by Nazis in the Holocaust.

While attending the University of Chicago, he organized a sit-in against segregation, protested police brutality and the Vietnam War. Later, he attended the historic 1963 march on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. During that same summer, Bernie was arrested for resisting arrest after he crossed a police line while protesting segregated schooling. He spent the night in jail, and was fined $25.

In the 70s he ran for U.S. Senate and the Vermont Governor’s  seat, twice each, under a third party ticket. He lost. But, he became the Mayor of Burlington, Vermont in 1981, winning the race by just 10 votes. As an independent, he beat the Two party system and caught the nation’s attention. He was reelected mayor 3 times, serving 8 years.

While mayor, he also hosted a public access show called, ‘Bernie Speaks With The Community’. This show would end up serving as a record for his consistency. As mayor, Bernie championed what the UN recognized as an award-winning, sustainable affordable housing program and was named one of America’s top 20 mayors in 1987.

In 1991, he won a U.S. house seat for The Green Mountain State. He was declared an “Honorary Woman” by Gloria Steinem. And among other issues, Bernie voted against the Iraq war, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of human beings.

But at other times, Bernie was further to the right on certain issues. Although he has never risen above the grade of a C minus from the NRA, he did do some things in congress that pleased them. He voted against the Brady Bill, a gun law making sure everyone who wanted to buy a handgun had to wait five days while law enforcement ran a background check.

He voted for Joe Biden’s crime bill, which helped contribute to the rise in mass incarceration that disproportionately affected Black Americans.

In 2006, Bernie ran for Senate and won. He’s chairman of the US Senate Committee on Veterans’ affairs, where in 2014 — along with John McCain — he passed a massive veterans bill to improve their health care. Critics of Bernie’s time in the Senate claim he didn’t get much accomplished. In fact, he has, to date, sponsored over 200 bills while serving in the Senate. However, only 3 of those bills were enacted.

And then Bernie decided to run for President in 2016. The primary was a tight race. Hillary narrowly beat Bernie in the Iowa caucuses. But Hillary gained steam.

Clinton had about 4 million more primary and caucus votes than Sanders, giving her a clear lead going into the democratic national convention. Two weeks before the convention, Bernie dropped out of the race and endorsed Hillary.

In 2017, Bernie was back in the Senate, where he introduced Medicare for All. Bernie argues that every other major industrialized nation on Earth made healthcare a right and he believes the U.S. should too.

Bernie decided to run for president again in 2020, with Medicare for All as his centerpiece.

As the 2020 race heats up, his platform has taken center stage - subsidizing college, single-payer healthcare, a $15 minimum wage, and a federal jobs program, to name a few.

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Title: Superdelegate Pushing Convention Effort to Stop Sanders Is a 🐍 Health Care Lobbyist
Post by: AGelbert on February 29, 2020, 07:43:22 pm
Superdelegate Pushing Convention Effort to Stop 🦅 Sanders Is a 🐍 Health Care Lobbyist (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817134648.gif)

IGOR DERYSH, SALON

A Democratic superdelegate promoting party insider efforts to stop Sen. Bernie Sanders from winning the nomination is a health care lobbyist who has contributed thousands to Republicans. 🐍 William Owen, a former Tennessee lawmaker and current DNC 🐍 member, has donated money to 🐘 Senate Majority Leader 😈 Mitch McConnell and 🐘 Sen. 😈 Lindsey Graham.
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Title: FIGHT THE 👹 POWER
Post by: AGelbert on March 01, 2020, 05:35:18 pm
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Title: Pete Buttigieg Quits Democratic Primary | Down Goes Pete. Down Goes Pete
Post by: AGelbert on March 01, 2020, 07:58:45 pm
Pete Buttigieg Quits Democratic Primary | Down Goes Pete. Down Goes Pete
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Pete Buttigieg Quits Democratic Primary | Down Goes Pete. Down Goes Pete


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Title: Where Will Buttigieg's Voters Go? Deep Dive Into South Carolina Results & Bernie's Weakness On Race
Post by: AGelbert on March 02, 2020, 03:32:05 pm
Agelbert RANT: The 😈💵🎩 DNC did all they could to RIG a "big win" for 🦕 Biden. It's BS. 🦅 Sanders 👍 has FAR MORE support from African Americans nationwide, AND in North and South Carolina too, than 🦕 Biden. Lots of voting places were shut down WITHOUT NOTICE. A Biden "big win"? (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185036-1638694.gif) Don't believe the baloney. Expect more massive attempts at rigging by the 🐍 DNC on Super Tuesday. BOTH Klobuchar and Buttegieg dropping out NOW and BOTH saying their campaign will endorse 😇 Biden 😉 is part of that DNC strategy to BS we-the-people into supporting 🦕 Biden. (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200714183404.bmp)

🌞 Sanders is the 🦅 American public's favorite for POTUS. Keep working to FORCE the 👹 DNC to support Sanders, whether they like it or not. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418202709.png)

Where Will Buttigieg's Voters Go? Deep Dive Into South Carolina Results 🙄 & Bernie's Weakness(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163125-16722324.gif) On Race (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718211017.gif)
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Title: The Nation has decided to endorse 🦅 Bernie Sanders for President ✨.
Post by: AGelbert on March 02, 2020, 07:02:52 pm
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SNIPPET:

After much deliberation and robust debate, The Nation (https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/endorsement-2020-bernie-sanders/) has decided to endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States.

If Bernie Sanders had simply demonstrated that it is possible to wage a competitive campaign for the presidency without relying on wealthy donors, corporate funders, or secretive PAC money, he would have earned his place in history.

If all Sanders had to show for his two campaigns for the presidency was the greatest leftward shift in the political discourse since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s second term—putting not just Medicare for All but also the Green New Deal, free public higher education, fair taxation, cancellation of student debt, housing as a human right, universal free child care, and an unwavering critique of the billionaire class firmly onto the political agenda—we would owe him our gratitude.

If his contribution to the debate on foreign policy never went beyond refusing to endorse trade deals that harm workers, denouncing America’s endless wars, and reasserting Congress’s control over presidential adventurism—and had not also included defying AIPAC and the Israel lobby, reminding Americans that many of those crossing our borders are fleeing dictators sustained by Washington, and maintaining his long-standing rejection of authoritarianism at home or abroad—we would still recognize Sanders as a prophetic figure.

Full endorsement: (https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/endorsement-2020-bernie-sanders/) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818184310-1635923.gif)

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Title: Operation Stop Sanders! Klobuchar & Pete Drop Out, Endorse Biden. Warren Remains To Hurt Bernie
Post by: AGelbert on March 02, 2020, 08:21:38 pm
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Operation 😈 Stop Sanders! >:( (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201314.png)Klobuchar & (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201314.png)Pete Drop Out, Endorse 🦕Biden. 🐍Warren Remains To Hurt 🦅 Bernie
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Title: Robert Reich makes MINCEMEAT out of Elizabeth Warren's anti-Bernie arguments
Post by: AGelbert on March 02, 2020, 09:14:01 pm
What Bernie Skeptics (HELLO 🐍 Elizabeth Warren) Need to Know Before Super Tuesday
73,300 views•Mar 2, 2020

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Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich debunks six common myths about Bernie Sanders' electability, and makes the case for why the senator from Vermont is Democrats' best shot at taking back the White House.

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Title: 🦅 Bernie Sanders 🌟 and the 👹 Establishment Red Scare Meltdown
Post by: AGelbert on March 02, 2020, 10:56:23 pm
🦅 Bernie Sanders 🌟 and the 👹Establishment Red Scare (https://media.tenor.com/images/8714e6aa996c682f95c9cfd09d64fdf7/tenor.gif) Meltdown
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We are witnessing the beginnings of the cataclysmic meltdown that will occur in various sectors of the U.S. political class in the United States if Bernie Sanders wins the majority of delegates in the Democratic primary.

It has unfortunately become low hanging fruit to look at MSNBC’s coverage of this primary for a sense of how out of touch, delusional and, frankly, demoralized the Democratic establishment and its pundits are. But it is really something to behold.

And then you have this shameless class of neocons, lifelong right-wing Republicans, so-called conservative pundits who call themselves Never Trumpers. They have been in this weird alliance with the MSNBC/DNC crowd in the Trump era. And now they are all offering their totally unsolicited and unwanted panic-addled advice for what Democrats should do and how urgent it is to stop Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders has been vetted. The campaign of Hillary Clinton spent substantial resources on so-called opposition research and produced absolutely nothing that could effectively tar Sanders.

One of the wealthiest people on earth, Michael Bloomberg, is spending megamillions right now trying to smear Bernie Sanders. And it is a bit ironic, and frankly nuts, that Bloomberg — with all of his heinous, well-documented skeletons walking around out in public — to pretend to be the vetter in chief of Bernie Sanders.

Here is the fact: If there was any real dirt on Bernie Sanders, it would have already been weaponized and deployed. And so what do we have now? Red-baiting. McCarthyism is the central strategy of the bipartisan coalition trying to stop Bernie Sanders.

Here is the major difference between those attacking Sanders and Bernie Sanders: Bernie Sanders has consistently opposed U.S. hegemony. That’s why they attack him. These people don’t care about human rights unless it fits their agenda. If you actually listen to what Bernie Sanders has said about left-wing governments, he constantly offers nuance. He calls out authoritarianism and anti-democratic policies.

Bernie Sanders is an imperfect messenger, for sure. But he has done the work, kept focus, and inspired so many people across racial, economic, gender, and ethnic lines to fight for something bigger than themselves. Remember that when you watch the desperate smears against him. Remember that what they are trying to stop has nothing to do with Fidel Castro or the Sandinistas.

This is about stopping the masses of people in this country who are sick and tired of a system based on oppression and rooted in defense of a system where the rich and powerful rule all of our lives.

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Title: Overwhelming Bernie support: wake-up call to the broken, visionless, corporate DNC.
Post by: AGelbert on March 03, 2020, 01:23:26 pm
March 3, 2020 12:27 PM

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In the past 24 hours we’ve witnessed key members of the Democratic establishment -- including former presidential candidates Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg -- rally around Joe Biden in fear of Bernie’s status as the frontrunner in this race.

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Title: Bernie Sanders Enemies Are 🦇 Circling, 🐍 Warren The Sandbagger, SUPER TUESDAY Predictions
Post by: AGelbert on March 03, 2020, 03:43:50 pm
Bernie Sanders Enemies Are 🦇 Circling, 🐍 Warren The Sandbagger, SUPER TUESDAY Predictions

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Title: Texas Closed Hundreds of Polling Sites in Black and Latino Communities
Post by: AGelbert on March 03, 2020, 04:01:24 pm
March 3, 2020

Centrists Will Still Be Split on Super Tuesday, Thanks to Mike Bloomberg

WILLIAM RIVERS PITT, TRUTHOUT

Joe Biden's big win in South Carolina -- his first such victory in three presidential attempts -- has his allies in the media celebrating, and his large donors have returned to the fold. But Biden's seeming surge back into relevance faces a daunting test today. That test is Mike Bloomberg. Bloomberg's presence threatens to turn Super Tuesday into 40 miles of bad road for the former vice president.
Read the Article → (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418200416.png)
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😈 Texas Closed Hundreds of Polling Sites in Black and Latino Communities (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162656-14241872.gif)

IGOR DERYSH, SALON

Texas has shuttered more polling places than any other state since 2012 and most of the closures disproportionately hit Black and Latino areas. The 50 counties that saw the highest growth in Black and Latino population had 542 polling sites close between 2012 and 2018, while the 50 counties with the lowest Black and Latino population growth saw just 34 closures.
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Unions Fighting Single-Payer Are Fighting Against Their Workers' Interests (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818204546.gif)

MICHELLE CHEN, TRUTHOUT

Leaders of unions, which collectively represent about 1 in 10 workers nationwide, are divided on Medicare for All. Many labor organizations have deep economic and political stakes in the health insurance industry, often because they help provide health care to members under multiemployer insurance plans. However, if private health insurance were replaced by a state-run system, unions would be challenged to shift the value of their contracts into other types of compensation.
Read the Article → 🧐 (https://truthout.org/articles/unions-fighting-single-payer-are-fighting-against-their-workers-interests/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=53c930f6-612c-47bf-94cf-6a29d11983b3)
Title: Will Sanders Be Cheated Out of 553,000 Votes? (w/ Greg Palast)
Post by: AGelbert on March 04, 2020, 12:05:28 am
Will Sanders Be Cheated Out of 553,000 Votes? (w/ Greg Palast)
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Greg Palast investigative journalist, joined Thom to discuss Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg are both losing votes. Greg has some suggestions on how to make sure your vote actually counts.

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Title: Re: Texas Closed Hundreds of Polling Sites in Black and Latino Communities
Post by: Surly1 on March 04, 2020, 06:52:23 am
March 3, 2020

Centrists Will Still Be Split on Super Tuesday, Thanks to Mike Bloomberg

WILLIAM RIVERS PITT, TRUTHOUT

Joe Biden's big win in South Carolina -- his first such victory in three presidential attempts -- has his allies in the media celebrating, and his large donors have returned to the fold. But Biden's seeming surge back into relevance faces a daunting test today. That test is Mike Bloomberg.

As the smoke clears, it looks like not so much. Half a billion down, and Bloomberg has American Samoa's electors to show for it. Now a two septuagenarian race.

Bloomberg, finally on the ballot, gets little for his millions
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bloomberg-finally-on-the-ballot-gets-little-for-his-millions/2020/03/03/7a451af8-5d89-11ea-9055-5fa12981bbbf_story.html
Title: Four reasons why Biden shocked Sanders
Post by: Surly1 on March 04, 2020, 10:05:22 am
Four reasons why Biden shocked Sanders (https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/04/biden-victory-super-tuesday-campaign-120746)
The scale of Biden's rout has no comparison.


But the impact of black voters was more important than the numbers suggest. It was Biden’s landslide victory in South Carolina that pushed party leaders around the country to back Biden in the 48 hours after the Saturday primary there. The Democratic establishment was divided and feckless before South Carolina. After African Americans weighed in, party leaders rallied around Biden. It’s the opposite of what political scientists often argue happens in a primary, when party leaders coalesce around a candidate early and voters follow along. For Biden, that dynamic happened after black voters had spoken in South Carolina. (One caveat: the black Democratic leadership of the state, especially Rep. Jim Clyburn, was clearly influential.)

Once the Democratic establishment spoke, the effect was powerful. When voters in a party are divided on a big issue, it’s a well-known fact that cues from respected party leaders can have a galvanizing effect. This happened recently when polling showed that Democrats were divided on the question of whether Donald Trump should be impeached. At the time of those polls, leaders in Congress were also divided. Once high-profile Democratic skeptics like Nancy Pelosi joined the pro-impeachment camp, creating a unified party position, the division among voters also disappeared. Something very similar happened with Biden after South Carolina and the firehose of major endorsements.

It’s only the degree of the shift that was so surprising. But it’s been clear that late-breaking positive news can have profound effects in a primary in which voters have been sloshing between several candidates all year. Biden hit a jackpot of timing. By one estimate the amount of positive coverage he received after the polls closed in South Carolina was worth over $100 million. The results seem to answer rather definitely that so-called earned media — free coverage — is superior to paid advertising.

As of late Tuesday Mike Bloomberg was on track to win four delegates, which would mean he paid over $100 million per delegate.

Finally, Biden was partially assisted by the dramatic rearrangement of the viable candidates after South Carolina when the moderates, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg, dropped out while the left was divided by Warren remaining in the race. Biden might not have won Massachusetts or Minnesota, where the totals for Warren and Sanders exceeded Biden’s support, in a one-on-one race. And Warren likely kept Sanders from winning more delegates in California and Texas. (Though the impact of Bloomberg, who was on track to best Warren in both states, may have harmed Biden as much as Warren harmed Sanders.)
Title: The DNC just proved it would rather have Trump than Sanders.
Post by: AGelbert on March 04, 2020, 12:19:48 pm
Four reasons why Biden shocked Sanders (https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/04/biden-victory-super-tuesday-campaign-120746)
The scale of Biden's rout has no comparison.


But the impact of black voters was more important than the numbers suggest. It was Biden’s landslide victory in South Carolina that pushed party leaders around the country to back Biden in the 48 hours after the Saturday primary there. The Democratic establishment was divided and feckless before (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TzWpwHzCvCI/T_sBEnhCCpI/AAAAAAAAME8/IsLpuU8HYxc/s1600/nooo-way-smiley.gif) South Carolina. After African Americans weighed in, party leaders rallied around Biden. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-191017140758.jpeg) It’s the opposite of what political scientists often argue happens in a primary, when party leaders coalesce around a candidate early and voters follow along. For Biden, that dynamic happened after black voters had spoken in South Carolina. (One caveat: the black Democratic leadership of the state, especially Rep. Jim Clyburn, was clearly influential.) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718202127.gif)

Once the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) Democratic establishment spoke, the effect was powerful. When voters in a party are divided ;) on a big issue, it’s a well-known fact(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718211017.gif) that cues from respected party leaders can have a 😈 galvanizing effect. This happened recently when polling showed that Democrats were divided on the question of whether Donald Trump should be impeached. At the time of those polls, leaders in Congress were also divided. Once high-profile Democratic skeptics like Nancy Pelosi joined the pro-impeachment camp, creating a unified party position, the division among voters also disappeared. Something very similar happened with Biden after South Carolina and the firehose of major endorsements.
(http://memecrunch.com/meme/5L3XX/spiderman-bullshit-detector/image.jpg?w=544&c=1)

It’s only the degree of the shift that was so surprising. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-251117175700.png) But (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) it’s been clear that late-breaking positive news can have profound effects in a primary in which voters have been sloshing between several candidates all year. Biden hit a jackpot (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718210558.gif) of timing. By one estimate the amount of positive coverage he received after the polls closed in South Carolina was worth over $100 million. The results seem to answer rather definitely that so-called earned media — free coverage — is superior to paid advertising.

As of late Tuesday Mike Bloomberg was on track to win four delegates, which would mean he paid over $100 million per delegate. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-120818185036-1638694.gif)

Finally, Biden was partially  (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-200419205434.png) assisted by the dramatic rearrangement of the viable candidates after South Carolina when the moderates, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg, dropped out while the left was divided by Warren remaining in the race. Biden might not have won Massachusetts or Minnesota, where the totals for Warren and Sanders exceeded Biden’s support, in a one-on-one race. And Warren likely kept Sanders from winning more delegates in California and Texas. (Though the impact of Bloomberg, who was on track to best Warren in both states, may have harmed Biden (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718202127.gif) as much as Warren harmed Sanders. (https://stickershop.line-scdn.net/stickershop/v1/product/1451400/LINEStorePC/main.png))

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I disagree with the basic premise of the above article. That is, that the VOTE COUNT for Biden in South Carolina on saturday, AND everywhere else on Super Tuesday, was legitimate. It was NOT. It was RIGGED to make it look like a "horse race" between Biden and Sanders. The key to rigging an election in favor of the establishment candidate is to make it look like it is a "close race" so the people are fooled into believing the outcome is legitimate (SEE: democracy PIG LIPSTICK).

Moreover, to claim that the other candidates, who so conveniently dropped out AND ENDORSED BIDEN prior to Super Tuesday, only "partially" helped Biden is absolute BULLSHIT. Anyone who does not want to see the OBVIOUS CONSPIRACY by the DNC to use all those candidates as stalking horses for Biden, FROM THE GET-GO, is a duplicitous liar or a fool. The proof in that particularly CORRUPT DNC pudding is that WARREN DID NOT drop out. The REASON for her not dropping out is to SPLIT the vote away from Sanders with her FAKE PROGRESSIVE campaign. The difference between Warren and the others will "magically disappear" when Warren ENDORSES BIDEN at the DNC corrupted Democratic Party Convention.

Today, Bloomberg dropped out. What a strange coincidence that he drops out just before the "final Democratic Party winner" is figured for Califonia...

ANYONE, unlike (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201314.png) RYAN LIZZA, the author of the above Biden defending PUFF PIECE, with two HONEST brain cells to rub together can see that all this was planned to wear Sanders down FROM THE START. Despite the inconvenient (for the DNC) FACT that Trump will EASILY eat Biden's election lunch, AND SANDERS would DESTROY TRUMP in the election, the Capitalist (Fascist loving) Truth is that the DNC would rather have Trump than Sanders.

It is 2016 all over again. (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/sick/barfing-smiley-emoticon.gif) Have a nice day.   
Title: The Washington Post is LYING on behalf of DNC friend Bloomberg
Post by: AGelbert on March 04, 2020, 01:33:50 pm
March 3, 2020

Centrists Will Still Be Split on Super Tuesday, Thanks to Mike Bloomberg

WILLIAM RIVERS PITT, TRUTHOUT

Joe Biden's big win in South Carolina -- his first such victory in three presidential attempts -- has his allies in the media celebrating, and his large donors have returned to the fold. But Biden's seeming surge back into relevance faces a daunting test today. That test is Mike Bloomberg.

As the smoke clears, it looks like not so much. Half a billion down, and Bloomberg has American Samoa's electors to show for it. Now a two septuagenarian race.

Bloomberg, finally on the ballot, gets little for his millions (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-010215144153.png)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bloomberg-finally-on-the-ballot-gets-little-for-his-millions/2020/03/03/7a451af8-5d89-11ea-9055-5fa12981bbbf_story.html

I agree that William Rivers Pitt was, as you put it, "not so much" right.

However, the (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) Washington Post is totally wrong. Besides the pesky facts, conveniently ignored by the Washington Post, that Bloomberg's millions got him over 400,000 votes in California AND split up the count in Massachusetts, that clever piece of propaganda by the Washington Post is nothing but a giant distraction from the MAIN REASON (i.e. HURT SANDERS on behalf of BIDEN) that Bloomberg spent all those millions. ANYONE with a shred of honesty would acknowledge, as is evidenced by Bloomberg "dropping out" TODAY, so conveniently BOOSTING BIDEN with an ENDORSEMENT, that Bloomberg's INVESTMENT is paying off handsomely. (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-200419205214.png) (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-130418193910.gif)

(https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-221219143548.png)

The Washington Post can state the truth a significant percentage of the time. They have to do that to keep some credibility among readers. 

However, in that article pretending to mock Bloomberg, they are lying simply because they do not want anyone to notice that Bloomberg. like Buttegieg, Klobuchar AND WARREN, were, and are, all in cahoots with the DNC to stop Sanders on behalf of BIDEN, PERIOD.
Title: Not So Super Tuesday 🥵
Post by: AGelbert on March 04, 2020, 03:11:29 pm
Not So Super Tuesday 🥵
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Title: Vote Blue In The Face 😟
Post by: AGelbert on March 04, 2020, 04:42:56 pm
(http://emilysquotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/If-you-think-the-economy-is-more-important-than-the-environment-try-holding.jpg)


Vote Blue In The Face (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-041115022304.png)
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Title: 😈 Biden's Long Career Shows a Predisposition for Appeasing the 🐘💵🎩 Right
Post by: AGelbert on March 04, 2020, 05:18:42 pm
😈 Biden's Long Career Shows a Predisposition for Appeasing the 🐘💵🎩 Right

AMY GOODMAN AND JUAN GONZÁLEZ, DEMOCRACY NOW!

Following his Super Tuesday wins, we look closely at the record of former Vice President Joe Biden -- from his central role in supporting the Iraq War to expanding the so-called war on drugs. According to author Branko Marcetic, Biden's approach to politics is based on "appeasing the right" and "taking the platform of his Republican opponent and trying to make it his own."
Watch the Video and Read the Transcript → (https://truthout.org/video/bidens-long-career-shows-a-predisposition-for-appeasing-the-right/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=4e67aa2e-e2ea-46ff-ab02-84833f5be52c)
Title: Re: 😈 Biden's Long Career Shows a Predisposition for Appeasing the 🐘💵🎩 Right
Post by: Surly1 on March 04, 2020, 05:40:10 pm
😈 Biden's Long Career Shows a Predisposition for Appeasing the 🐘💵🎩 Right


Saw a story today that Biden is "open" to nominating a republican as a running mate. Corporate Dems prefer four more years of trump to real change. And this just in, four more years of Trump means a lifetime of Trump. The day after he takes the oath in January, 2021, Moscow Mitch will advance a bill repealing the 22nd Amendment. And ladies, worried that the Supremes will cancel Roe? Wait until they repeal the 19th.

And Trump will do it via executive order, since he's now a king.

Think it can't happen?
Title: The Trump "fun through cruelty" Dictatorship
Post by: AGelbert on March 04, 2020, 06:12:39 pm
😈 Biden's Long Career Shows a Predisposition for Appeasing the 🐘💵🎩 Right

Saw a story today that Biden is "open" to nominating a republican as a running mate. Corporate Dems prefer four more years of trump to real change. And this just in, four more years of Trump means a lifetime of Trump. The day after he takes the oath in January, 2021, Moscow Mitch will advance a bill repealing the 22nd Amendment. And ladies, worried that the Supremes will cancel Roe? Wait until they repeal the 19th.

And Trump will do it via executive order, since he's now a king.

Think it can't happen?

I know it CAN, and WILL, (https://images.dailykos.com/images/604450/story_image/NO45-1024x1024.jpg?1540657700) HAPPEN. Also, Trump could give three shits about laws like Roe vs Wade. Making abortions illegal is just part of the "make lots of human activity for the lower classes illegal (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162656-14241872.gif) " fun through cruelty games that 🦀 Trump will gleefully engage in during his "second term" Dictatorship. Biden CANNOT win against Trump. Even the (normally rigged) polls are broadcasting the truth about that. The DNC would rather lose to Trump than have Sanders win over Trump, PERIOD, FULL STOP, END OF STORY. (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/sick/barfing-smiley-emoticon.gif)
Title: Down Goes Elizabeth Warren! Warren Drops Out. Should Sanders Offer Warren VP Spot? Would She Accept?
Post by: AGelbert on March 05, 2020, 01:53:20 pm
Down Goes Elizabeth Warren! Warren Drops Out. Should Sanders Offer Warren VP Spot? Would She Accept? 🤔
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Agelbert NOTE: I haven't heard the full program above yet, but FWIW, I think they are asking the wrong question. The DNC knows full well the threat that Sanders poses to (increasingly cognitive impaired) 🐵 Biden on the debate stage. SO, they will go ALL OUT to control the question content AND the air time of the debaters. If a politically correct ;) excuse can be successfully pushed out there to "justifiy" cancelling the debates between Biden and Sanders, the DNC will get that done.

If they can't swing that scam, they will try to change the "debate" format by having the moderators present time consuming videos (full of overt or covert pro-BIDEN and anti-SANDERS 😈 subliminal messaging) followed by super easy, super short softballs.

Expect lots of bla bla, rah rah about "America's role as an honest broker in world affairs". That tear jerking "patriotic" pap will be presented so that Sanders looks like a meany when he is put in the position to counter the bold faced "America is a 😇 Saint" BULLSHIT. The idea is to make Sanders look "ani-American" WITHOUT allowing any in depth analysis by Sanders, which would expose the false memes pushed in the videos and/or by the moderators.

The overall (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-250817135149.gif) "strategy" is: KEEP BIDEN from having to talk beyond simple sentences while filling in the time putting lots of PUFF PIECE visual and verbal material out there in favor of Biden.

A subset of said 😈 strategy is that Biden can be counted on to yell at Sanders. When he does that, the moderators will pile on with some visual and verbal ANTI-Sanders material. They will try to get Sanders to lose control and get angry. 🦅 Sanders is an old hand at dealing with that sort of attack, so they won't succeed there. However, they will succeed in limiting Sanders' air time. 😠

The (https://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-300919160026-22862484.png) CROOKED DNC "cards" are so stacked against Sanders, that, unless Sanders can forcefully present his case in the debates as a COUNTER to actual policies, HARMFUL TO AVERAGE AMERICANS, that Biden CLEARLY BACKS, Biden will be declared a "winner". (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-200714183337.bmp)
Title: America's Favorite 🦅 Presidents Were LEFT of Bernie Sanders
Post by: AGelbert on March 05, 2020, 06:20:26 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-111018132401-16881856.gif)   America's 🦅 Favorite Presidents Were Left of Bernie Sanders (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-210818163125-16722324.gif)
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Bernie Sanders is described by the media as far left but his policies are much closer to America's favorite presidents. Thom Hartmann explains.
 
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Who is your favorite president? Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, and Harry Truman are among the most popular presidents in American history and they all had policies that either matched or went further left than 2020 Presidential hopeful and Senator, Bernie Sanders

But if America's favorite presidents were so far left, why is the media acting like Sanders is radical?

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Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on March 06, 2020, 04:58:36 pm
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Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on March 07, 2020, 09:10:13 am
I will not be posting for a while I don't know when I will post again. Have a nice day.
Title: How the American 👹🎩🦍 Oligarchy Corrupts Presidential Candidate Debates
Post by: AGelbert on March 13, 2020, 03:03:53 pm
Agelbert NOTE: I continue to assert that it is 2016 all nauseatingly over again. Below, please find, more evidence of how the American Oligarchy makes sure that " 😇 journalist moderators" 😈 frame the questions in a debate to DEMONIZE 🦅 progressives and SUPPORT so-called "moderates":

How Presidential Debates 😈 Frame Issues to Support 💵🎩 Moderate Candidates
March 13, 2020

A FAIR study of the democratic presidential debates clearly shows that questions for progressive candidates such as Sanders and Warren were always framed critically, while those for moderate candidates were neutral.



Story Transcript

Editorial Note: The eleventh Democratic Debate has been relocated from Phoenix, AZ to Washington DC
Greg Wilpert: It’s the Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore.
The 11th Democratic Debate is coming up on Sunday, March 15th, in Phoenix, Arizona with only two candidates this time around, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. CNN, Univision and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will be hosting it. However, the debate will not really be a debate this time. Rather, it will be more like a seated conversation where audience members get to ask questions.

The Sanders campaign has questioned this new format, saying that it limits Sanders’s ability to debate Biden directly. Also, there is the issue of what questions are asked and how they are framed. According to a recent analysis published by the group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, FAIR, the questions in the 10 previous debates were almost all framed in a way to favor the policies of the more moderate candidates and to suggest that the progressive candidates, mainly Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, took highly questionable policy positions.

Joining me now to discuss how debate questions have been framed is Julie Hollar. She’s senior analyst for FAIR’s Election Focus 2020 Project and author of the FAIR article, Debate Moderators Frame Questions to Define Acceptable Politics. Thanks for joining us today, Julie.

Julie Hollar: Thanks for having me on, Greg.

Greg Wilpert: So let’s start with the premise of your recent analysis that how moderators frame questions is a problem. There’s an old saying in journalism that says that there are no bad questions, only bad answers. Is that not the case? And if not, why is the framing of a question so important?

Julie Hollar: Well, you know in journalism there is this conceit that journalists are unbiased, right? That if you are watching CNN or if you are reading New York Times, then what you’re getting is some sort of objective news. And the same, of course, would theoretically apply to the debates, right? That the moderators are asking essentially unbiased questions and the candidates are getting an opportunity to present their positions.

So when you end up with questions that, in fact, are framing all of the progressive positions in a more critical light, perhaps giving more of a pass to some of the more moderate positions, people are primed to receive this information. They are primed to hear these questions as being more unbiased and, therefore, thinking, “Oh, wow. Maybe Medicare For All really is a dangerous position. Maybe we don’t need to scrutinize the moderate positions as much as we do the progressive positions.”

I think most of your viewers are probably a bit more savvy than that, but there is this general idea that media are supposed to be objective, which, obviously, is not true.

Greg Wilpert: Now you specifically look into three areas of how the moderators have framed questions, health care, military intervention and the issue of electability. Let’s take a quick look at each one of them, beginning with healthcare. Here we have a typical example of how healthcare questions were asked.

Recording: Let’s talk about Medicare For All. Senator Warren, you are running on Medicare For All. Democrats have been winning elections even in Red States-

That’s what happens [crosstalk 00:03:06]-

… with a very different message on healthcare protecting Obamacare. Democrats are divided on this issue. What do you say to voters who are worried that your position on Medicare For All could cost you critical votes in the general elections?

Greg Wilpert: Healthcare was the main topic in all the debates and was raised a total of 161 times according to your article. Now, what is the framing here and what are the other examples of how healthcare questions were framed?

Julie Hollar: So Medicare For All has been a primary subject of debate for good reason. It’s an idea that a lot of people are very interested in. Democratic voters have consistently said that they’re interested in Medicare For All and at the beginning, at least, of the primaries, there were a lot of candidates who were supporting Medicare For All.

But what we found when we looked at the questions that were being asked is that when moderators were asking the questions about Medicare For All, they were characterizing it typically in negative ways, talking about forcing people off of their private insurance, talking about what are you going to do about all of the healthcare industry workers who might lose their jobs as a result of this, talking especially about is this going to raise taxes on the middle class?

There was one question of all of the Medicare-For-All questions that included the characterization that, oh, also it will eliminate premiums and copays. But even that question talked about, at the same time, it’s going to raise taxes in the middle class, right? So in the overwhelming number of questions about Medicare For All, it was here are some problems with it, please address these problems, right?

And then what we found was that when other candidates who did not have Medicare-For-All plans were asked questions about their healthcare position, they received much less scrutiny. Biden, for instance, he had one critical question that was asked. In other words, one question that, similarly to those Medicare For All questions, asked him, I think it was will your plan do enough, something along those lines. Otherwise, most of the questions to the other candidates were things like, is Medicare For All a problem? Are these Medicare-For-All candidates being realistic? Do they owe voters a price tag on their plan?

Sanders and Warren have been repeatedly asked about raising taxes on the middle class for Medicare For All. Biden, first of all, I would be surprised if many of your viewers know what Biden’s healthcare plan is because he’s been asked so few questions about it. But he has never been asked to explain how he’s going to pay for it. And, in fact, he has never answered that question in any forums or on his website or anywhere.

So the fact that the Medicare-For-All candidates are continually asked this question and the non-Medicare-For-All candidates are basically given a pass, I think it shows you very clearly where media stand on this question.

Greg Wilpert: Now let’s look at the military interventions. Here’s a typical example of those kinds of questions that were asked in this area.

Recording: Senator Warren, you said you wanted to bring home all troops from the Middle East and then you walked that back to say you want to bring home combat troops.

I do.

How does that protect America’s national security?

Greg Wilpert: Now, how would you characterize this framing? I mean, what was typical about that? I mean, in what way was this favoring the more moderate candidates versus acting against or being more critical towards the more progressive candidates?

Julie Hollar: Well, what we found was that when discussing war, when discussing military intervention, that the questions very much skewed in favor of intervention. In other words, probing candidates, would you pull out even if there’s no peace deal? Would you pull out even if it meant that there might be a resurgence of ISIS? In other words, presenting potential negative outcomes of non-intervention.

Whereas, generally, there were only a couple of questions that were anti-intervention in terms of framing and those were about the Iraq war, which, at this point, has such low favorability that even in the media you can talk about being against Iraq.

Greg Wilpert: And, finally, now the issue of electability was also quite significant, coming up at least 80 times. Now, here we have an example of how this was raised.

Recording: Senator Warren, I have a question for you. On Sunday on Meet the Press, Vice President Biden accused Senator Sanders’ supporters of bullying union leaders here with “vicious, malicious misogynistic things.” You said Democrats cannot build an inclusive party on a foundation of hate. Are Senator Sanders and his supporters making it harder for Democrats to unify in November?

Greg Wilpert: Now, what was typical about how these questions of electability were raised? That is, assuming that Democrats, above all, want to defeat Donald Trump in November isn’t actually electability a reasonable issue for voters to consider?

Julie Hollar: Electability is a very valid question for voters to consider, but voters are, ultimately, the ones who decide the answer to that question. The way that you know whether a candidate is electable is, ultimately, it’s whether they do win.

But before an election you can ask [inaudible 00:08:55] is if the election were tomorrow, would you vote for Biden or Trump? Would you vote for Sanders or Trump? In those kinds of head-to-head polling, Sanders and Biden have been pulling roughly equally against Trump. Both of them defeat Trump in the polls that we’ve seen month after month, actually. So a responsible media would have been reporting for the past several months that it appears that Biden and Sanders are, at this point, our most electable candidates.

But that’s not what we’ve been seeing at all. And, in fact, Biden has been running essentially on a campaign of “I am the most electable. That is why you should vote for me.” And yet in the debates we see that he is not asked questions about his electability hardly at all. Sanders has gotten four times as many questions about his electability as Biden has. Those questions are about are you too far left for the country? Are you too socialist? Things like that. One of the tough questions about electability that Biden’s gotten is Trump is going to throw everything that he has at you. Are you ready for it?

So there’s a very clear skew in the way that even the electability questions are being asked, which we would argue it doesn’t really make a lot of sense in a debate to ask electability questions because, again, that’s not something that candidates need to answer to. It’s something that the polls answer to. And so asking those sorts of questions doesn’t really help voters very much in the long run.

Greg Wilpert: Now just to summarize, basically, it seems to me that the main issue is really not so much about Sanders and Warren perhaps being asked critical questions or having questions framed in a critical way, but rather that the more moderate candidates, the more centrist candidates not having critical questions posed to them. Would you agree with that?

Julie Hollar: It’s really both. It’s going both ways. It’s that the more progressive candidates or candidates espousing more progressive positions have been getting more critical questions about those positions and the more centrist candidates or candidates espousing particular centrist positions have been getting less scrutiny about those positions.

Greg Wilpert: Now, finally, what would you say needs to change in the way debates are organized for debate questions to be framed in a better way?

Julie Hollar: Well, first of all, I mean one thing that FAIR has been calling for for a long time is to have different people asking questions. We don’t need to have CNN host four debates. If they are hosting this many debates, we need to include progressive questioners as well.

When the Republicans hold their debates, their primary debates, in the past, they have consistently brought on, at least on occasion, a conservative questioner, in addition to the sort of establishment media journalists. For the Democratic debates, that doesn’t happen and we’ve continually called for that and the Democratic party, in the form of the DNC, does not agree to it.

If you’re getting only the establishment media to ask the questions in debates, you’re always going to have the same kind of outcome. You’re going to have this kind of a skew in the questions that are being asked because that is the bias of the media. It is a centrist bias, and so you’re going to get a bias towards these centrist positions.

Greg Wilpert: Right. Okay. Well, we’re going to continue to follow, of course, these debates and also how they’re organized, but we’re going to leave it there for now. I was speaking to Julie Hollar, senior analyst for FAIR’s Election Focus 2020 Project. Thanks again, Julie, for having joined us today.

Julie Hollar: Thanks for having me.

Greg Wilpert: And thank you for joining the Real News Network.

https://therealnews.com/stories/how-presidential-debates-frame-issues-to-support-moderate-candidates



Title: Depressing Reason Sanders Won't Go Hard On Biden. Will Biden Collapse In 2 Hour Debate? DemEXIT
Post by: AGelbert on March 13, 2020, 04:52:03 pm
Agelbert NOTE: 🦅 Jamarl tells it like it IS. Even if you are allergic to long videos, it is well worth your time to listen carefully to the first 15 minutes of the following video. I know it is a real struggle for the low attention span viewers, who cannot even bother to register here as a matter of common courtesy, but the entire video below outlines the breathtakingly crushing level of corruption that is NOW the status quo in the the American Oligarchy. "Hope" for a democratic USA is a forlorn four letter word.  (http://www.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-311013201604.png)


Depressing Reason Sanders Won't Go Hard On Biden. Will Biden Collapse In 2 Hour Debate? DemEXIT

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Title: The Lincoln Project: "Grifters"
Post by: Surly1 on March 14, 2020, 07:17:35 am
Just found this and enjoyed it.

Several days ago, Mike Bloomberg’s political operation let it be known to the media that if Senate Republicans launch a sham investigation into the phony Hunter Biden scandal, Bloomberg would retaliate by running TV ads exposing the very real scandals of Donald Trump’s kids. The Senate then backed down, and Bloomberg hasn’t gone there. But now a different entity has.

The Lincoln Project, run by Republicans who oppose Donald Trump, just debuted this devastating TV ad aimed at Donald Trump’s kids:

https://youtu.be/A_cyQE36DTU

Title: The Trumpers are losing their Trump Love
Post by: AGelbert on March 14, 2020, 04:17:26 pm
(http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-010519192158-2201430.jpeg) Agelbert OBSERVATION: The Trumpers are losing their Trump Love, to put it midly. Good for them. Better late than never, I always say.

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I swear-to-God, People--I AM SO ******* SICK-AND-TIRED-OF-OUR-LEADER, INCESSANTLY, PUTTING (((muh..stawks))), OVER THE COMMON-POPULACE; it is ABNORMAL-BEHAVIOR, GIVEN EVERYTHING THAT IS HAPPENING.

This is ******* ********, and every-single-one-of-you-people KNOW that I am right about this, and that people are getting-to-the-point-of-just-ignoring ANYTHING that President Trump says, at-this-point.

We, just like from The Crack-Head and The Wookie, were PROMISED real/major changes, and REAL justice against those whom had/ve gotten-away-with-MYRIAD-crimes, OVER-GENERATIONS, and, YET...what are we receiving, IN-ACTUALITY/REALITY?

********, is what we are receiving, and HAVE BEEN RECEIVING, LITERALLY, every-*******-day, since he took-the-Oath-of-Office.

NB:  In-case you have not read this, previously, I am going to iterate it, now:  I WAS a Day-One-supporter-of-CANDIDATE-Trump, and was, -of-President-Trump, until I could no longer be COMPLETELY intellectually-dishonest, ANY LONGER, and believe that CANDIDATE Trump is the same person as President Trump--THOSE ARE, FOR-THE-MOST-PART, TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE, FIGURATIVELY-WRITING, AND WE, ALL, HAVE BEEN HOOD-WINKED.

The Creature/Cankles was NO "choice", but that does not make what we, All, are receiving, much better, and I will NOT take-back ANYTHING that I have written.  This man is not the man we were led-to-believe that he is, BECAUSE, Ladies and Gentlemen, IF, IF, IF, PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS THE SAME MAN AS CANDIDATE TRUMP, THEN THINGS WOULD BE FAR, FAR DIFFERENT, AND, MOST-IMPORTANTLY-OF-ALL, FAR, FAR BETTER.

NBB:  Remember "Lock-her-up!!!", and "Build-the-wall"?  If you people even bother, any longer, to watch/have watched his rallies, then, YOU WILL SEE/HAVE SEEN, DEFINITIVELY, HOW HE ******* SMIRKS, WHEN PEOPLE START CHANTING, "LOCK-HER-UP!!!", because he ******* KNOWS, IN-HIS-HEART, that he is full-of-****.

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Title: Debunking Joe Biden's Brazen Lying At Democratic Debate With Sanders
Post by: AGelbert on March 16, 2020, 07:45:48 pm
Debunking (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/2/3-080419191019.png) Joe Biden's Brazen Lying At Democratic Debate With Sanders
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Title: Democrats, You Do NOT Want To Nominate Joe Biden
Post by: AGelbert on March 17, 2020, 10:29:51 pm
Democrats, You Do NOT Want To Nominate
 (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/3-040718162655-14231561.gif) 💵🎩🐘🦕🦖🐊 Joe Biden
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Nathan J. Robinson, editor of Current Affairs, reads his article "Democrats, You Really Do Not Want To Nominate Joe Biden" https://www.currentaffairs.org/2020/03/democrats-you-really-do-not-want-to-nominate-joe-biden

ISSUES:
Social Security 6:17
Iraq 8:15
Healthcare 13:12
Finance / Bankruptcy Bill 15:17
Women's Rights 20:17 / Inappropriate Touching Allegations 21:40
Criminal Punishment 23:54
Civil Liberties 29:32
Immigration 31:18
Climate Change 32:42

CHARACTER:
A Pattern Of Egregious Lies 36:16
Aiding Right-Wing Segregationists and the GOP Agenda 40:48
Anita Hill 50:55
"No Empathy" Joe, "Nothing Will Change" 53:55


WHY BERNIE INSTEAD 56:13

THE "ELECTABILITY" QUESTION 1:05:34
The Hillary of 2020? 1:09:40
The Hunter Biden Problem 1:12:25
Biden's Problem With Voters 1:14:58
Is He Even Up For It? 1:18:25
An Electoral Disaster 1:24:47

CONCLUSION: THE DEMOCRATIC DON QUIXOTE 1:29:14
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Title: 🐍 DLC: Mission Accomplished 😈
Post by: AGelbert on March 18, 2020, 12:39:37 pm
Published: March 18, 2020 at 12:25 p.m. ET
By Victor Reklaitis

Bernie Sanders to ‘assess’ campaign after latest losses, but spokesman denies he’s exiting race (http://renewablerevolution.createaforum.com/gallery/renewablerevolution/1/3-250718202127.gif) (https://www.marketwatch.com/story/bernie-sanders-to-assess-campaign-after-losing-primaries-in-florida-illinois-arizona-2020-03-18?mod=mw_latestnews)

Agelbert NOTE: Provided for the Sanders Campaign by the 👹💵🎩 "Democratic" Party 🦖🐘🐍 Leadership Council:

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I weep for my country.
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Title: It's Time To Abandon Sanders. Picking A Fight With Krystal Ball & Saagar. Bad News For Biden
Post by: AGelbert on April 10, 2020, 03:05:32 pm
It's Time To Abandon Sanders. Picking A Fight With Krystal Ball & Saagar. Bad News For Biden
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Agelbert COMMENT: Jamarl, I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU that we must abandon Sanders for the simple reason that he will urge people to vote for Biden.

Readers, save this list of the craven corrupt similarities of Trump with Biden to repeat them over and over to people that do not know the score with Biden: 👀

📢 😈 Biden and 🦀 Trump are BIRDS OF THE EXACT SAME NEOLIBERAL FASCIST FEATHER:

Corporate COVID-19 welfare and PEANUTS for we-the-people
Subsidies for Fossil Fuel Industry POLLUTERS
FRACKING support
SNAP funds REDUCTION
New "chained" CPI (i.e gamed formula to UNDERCOUNT INFLATION) to ROB workers and retired on pensions through COLA reductions 🤬
PROTECTION of Credit Card Corporation USURY LEVEL HIGH INTEREST RATES
DEFUNDING SOCIAL SECURITY
People KILLING SANCTIONS on IRAN
Gigantic PENTAGON BUDGET SWAG
Endless foreign wars for MIC SWAG
PROTECTING Big Pharma Drug Price Gouging
PROTECTING PREDATORY Payday Lender usury level rates
RELAXING Government BANKSTER Controlling Regulations
DEFANGING the SEC so 😈 Wall Street can run wild with insider trading, front running, etc. with IMPUNITY 👉CHECK
NO return to 1933-2000 Glass-Steagall to stop the Bank irresponsible insovency causing derivatives speculation we-the-people had to BAILOUT in 2008 👉CHECK
NO return to 1933-1982 when Corporate Stock BUYBACKS to game the stock price up WERE ILLEGAL 👉CHECK
NO INCREASE IN MINIMUM WAGE 👉CHECK 😠
DEFENSE of Corporate Health Insurance people bankrupting premiums and ZERO support for Medicare-4-ALL 👉CHECK
ZERO support for a GREEN NEW DEAL 👉CHECK 🥵

I can go ON, and ON and ON. Biden is a 🐘 DINO, like most 🐘 "Democrats". Trump is a FAKE "populist". It's the same God Damned THING!

Please do your own research into Biden's despicable oligarchy ass kissing record in the Senate. It is ALL THERE. Trump has simply been less subtle about his in-our-faces worship of the 1% profit over people and planet parasites, that is all. In actual policies, they are nearly identical.

For the "Democrats" (i.e. DINOs) who are already busy, busy, busy demonizing truth telling former Bernie supporters (calling us "Extremists" 🙄 who want to "see the planet burn rather than voting for Saint Joe Biden" 🥱) who are moving to the GREEN PARTY in order to herd us into voting for 🏴☠️ Biden: 🔊 Go ahead and pretend the Green Party "is irrelevant". Your Fascist Republican/"Democratic" profit over people and planet Duopoly worship is killing we-the-people. Have a nice day, you Planet Killing Extremists. 😡

The DINOS are the ones who want to see the world BURN, rather than saying goodbye to Corporate profit over people and planet CROOKS and moving to the GREEN PARTY.
Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: Surly1 on April 10, 2020, 04:16:52 pm
Sigh. this is the third place I have clicked on where you have posted the same thing. You think someone will miss it?

Me, I would vote for Dread Cthuhlu if he were on the ticket against Trump.
Title: Re: 2020 Presidential Election
Post by: AGelbert on April 10, 2020, 06:55:38 pm
Sigh. this is the third place I have clicked on where you have posted the same thing. You think someone will miss it?

Me, I would vote for Dread Cthuhlu if he were on the ticket against Trump
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That's excellent quality sarcastic disdaining snark but it fails to address any of the irrefutable similarities betweeen Trump and Biden. How "Democratic Party Aparatchik" of you. Your "Dread Cthuhlu" (i.e. Biden) choice is the FALL GUY the "Democratic" Party, put there so the Duopoly FAVORED Trump victory is GUARANTEED, PERIOD.

I'm not playing the SUCKER for the "Democratic" Party ANYMORE. If you want to do that, I guarantee you that you will be very sorry for that unwise and irrational choice.