Friday, January 22, 2016

The new Bernie Sanders campaign ad is pretty impressive.

Simple, effective, great song, what's not to like?

Now here is Hillary's new campaign ad.


Is anybody else flashing back to 2008?

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  1. He certainly has a presidential voice. Can you imagine him giving an Inauguration speech?

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    1. A Superfan In Atlanta7:32 AM

      Just a stretch but I'm pretty sure it would sound like the speeches he's giving right now that are drawing thousands of people who have never heard of him prior.

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    2. Anonymous12:44 PM

      Voting for bernie senders would be a terrible mistake.
      An actor on stage selling magic...A mother of a film director, at the beginning of cinema films, agree with her son saying : "it is the best job for you because they pay you before they see what you are selling the". They know to sell!!!
      I was borne in a communist country because "bernie" like this. Look at all communist philosophers and their origins. The only good is that now we can say the word socialism in US.
      Ignorants are ready to be drumming that they are different just following a crowd that like what they cannot understand.
      Hillary proved her capacity and all are less then her hate her.
      Learn, do and prove.

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  2. Anonymous5:00 PM

    That's a general ad. Her Iowa closing ad is called "This House".
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/us/politics/in-new-ad-hillary-clinton-sums-up-her-case-for-iowa-and-new-hampshire-democrats.html
    and dear god it's got F-16's and 9/11 rubble. Not good.

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  3. Anonymous5:04 PM

    I so desperately want to live in the America that Bernie Sanders envisions.
    Q

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    1. Anonymous8:04 PM

      Me too, but Hilary Clinton would have more impact on the Congress that might help us get there.

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    2. Anonymous8:23 AM

      They hate Hilary more than they do Obama. No way will any of them listen to anything she has to say.

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    3. I have to say.. it's not enough to deliver the White House. We have to deliver Congress.

      But Anon at 8:23 is right: they hate Hilary. They can't allow a woman to succeed. But then, that's how they felt about Obama: they can't allow a black man to succeed... and he did.

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    4. Anonymous10:26 AM

      And Bernie's a Jewish/Atheiest Socialist. It's not as if they are going to welcome him with open arms.

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    5. Anonymous5:12 PM

      Voting for bernie senders would be a terrible mistake.
      An actor on stage selling magic...A mother of a film director, at the beginning of cinema films, agree with her son saying : "it is the best job for you because they pay you before they see what you are selling the". They know to sell!!!
      I was borne in a communist country because "bernie" like this. Look at all communist philosophers and their origins. The only good is that now we can say the word socialism in US.
      Ignorants are ready to be drumming that they are different just following a crowd that like what they cannot understand.
      Hillary proved her capacity and all are less then her hate her.
      Learn, do and prove.

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  4. OT. G,
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/texas-man-accidental-shooting

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  5. Anonymous5:09 PM

    Where are all the brown and black people in that ad?

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    1. Anonymous 5:09 PM: You must have had your vision obstructed by something if you didn't see brown and black people in that ad. Try adjusting the eyeholes in your klan cap and see if that helps. You're welcome.

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    2. Anonymous5:54 PM

      I do wish there were more people of color earlier on in the ad. There are, but not until later.

      Love the ad. And Bernie. And Hillary.

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    3. Anonymous6:04 PM

      Perhaps you were expecting to see them being accosted by security, while the crowd taunted them and Bernie egged the crowd on? That, my friend, only happens at a Trump rally!

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    4. Anonymous6:05 PM

      Hillary's "talking point" is an epic fail.

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    5. Anonymous7:44 PM

      Relax, cidiloohoo.

      I'm not the OP, but I'll comment.

      I like the ad (and love, LOVE! the song) and watched it a few times. There just aren't that many non-white people in it.

      I was surprised that an ad that uses a song about immigration and the American dream doesn't have more brown people in it, especially in this day and age.

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    6. Anonymous6:03 AM

      This might come across as racist, but I see no difference between the critique here of Bernie's ad and the Pinkett-Smiths boycotting the Oscars because no blacks are nominated in major categories. Silly.

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    7. A Superfan In Atlanta7:06 AM

      Having worked for an ad agency, let me share some insight on "target marketing". Target marketing is when a series of ads are designed to "speak to" a particular audience you with to communicate with. So, by the looks of the demographics in his targeted ad, he's courting farm families, blue collar workers and areas with few minorities or people of color. Hey, it just so happens to match the demographics of the caucus states. What a coincidence -- ha, ha funny not funny. (circa Palin 2016)

      Mark my words. If they have a genuine all-inclusive campaign marketing strategy, you will see more versions of this same ad and song with different images in the near future to ensure they "speak to" a broader mix and more diverse population.

      So calm down and breathe. All is well my friend.

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    8. fromthediagonal7:15 AM

      The video is obviously put together from footage from the first primary states, who have a majority white population, ergo, very few colorful faces. I bet that will custom tailored prior to the biblebelt primaries.

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    9. Anonymous10:27 AM

      How sad the ad people don't believe that Iowan democrats could possibly want to see some diversity in a candidate's message.

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  6. Anonymous5:13 PM

    LOVE Bernies ad!!!

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    1. Anonymous8:29 PM

      It's the kind of schlocky sentimentalism Americans fall for over and over again. And there are mostly white faces. What's so "America" about that?

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  7. Addendum: from the comments. "He suddenly realized his shoes were made in Pakistan and realizing (with the help of anti-Muslim indoctrination) they might be part of an ISIS "sleeper cell" so, being a patriot with a gun, he took action."

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  8. What's to like about this media manipulated "feel good" ad of Bernie's? Very little. Bunch of white people jumping up and down and -- wait for it -- a soundtrack that dates back to the 70's. He's a pipe dream of a candidate with a fantasy platform.

    I've watched, I've listened and I'm still with Hillary. You may be flashing back to 2008 but she's in the hear & now, experienced and realistically able to get some things done. Bernie? Not so much. A Ralph Nader candidate from my perspective. And btw, I've walked many picket lines in my life.

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    1. Anonymous6:03 PM

      Nice racism! I also like the ageism you threw in for good measure. Well done!

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    2. Anonymous6:23 PM

      I am all in for Hillary as well. Bernie is a dreamer; she is a realist. Who has stood up to the GOP machine and won? Who has fought for women. For kids. For our very nation? Who knows all the world leaders and fears none of them? Who took on health care when everyone told her not to? Who will fight for us? Who has been to Flint and seen the water situation firsthand? Who also has big dreams for the future of this nation, and a support system to actually get things done?
      I like Bernie too, but he is not the go-getter that Hillary is, and when I imagine the upcoming debates with our candidate against theirs, no one is more posted to take control than she is.
      By the way, her commercial was neither dark nor scary..what Fox rock are your guys quivering under?
      SallyinMI

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    3. Anonymous7:39 PM

      I like Bernie but I'm back to Hillary now. For good. My husband will vote for Bernie in the primary. I will not. But we'll both be for the Democratic nominee come November.

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    4. Anonymous7:40 PM

      I'm curious, 6:03, where's the racism in the OP? Pointing out that there are only a handful of non-white faces in that ad (I checked it out for myself) isn't racist.

      That song is one of my all time favorites. Saying it's an old song isn't ageism.

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    5. Anonymous7:43 PM

      Agree 5:31

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    6. A Superfan In Atlanta7:24 AM

      Simple, because it's my choice.

      I respect your opinion completely -- regardless of whether I agree with it or not. I don't have a need or desire to belittle or accuse you of racism, ageism or any of those other stupid -isms, insults and childish names (i.e. trolls) that people resort to when they don't have the capacity to make a simple argument for or against a position.

      I know how to stand firm in my reasoning and freely express my thought processes when I see fit without having to put you down to leverage my ability to persuade others.

      How bout some reciprocity?

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  9. Anonymous5:39 PM

    Bernie's is hopeful, upbeat, positive. Hillary's is scary, dark, depressing.
    I'll take Bernie's.

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    1. Anonymous7:03 PM

      I like Bernie too (I "got clean for Gene" McCarthy back in the day. Yeah I voted for Nader too- I live in a deeeeeep blue state and knew Clinton was a shoe in.) But I'm old enough to be realistic now. That socialist label- plus Dems laziness about voting- make him risky.

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  10. Anonymous5:40 PM

    So, is Sarah not invited to CPAC this year???

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    1. Anonymous6:17 PM

      Yes, if she wants to park cars or sweep up after the late session.

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  11. Anonymous5:41 PM

    Well, about this time, 24 years ago, I was working for Bush-Quayle in Iowa; and about this time 20 years ago, I was working for Dole in New Hampshire.
    In 2004, I watched a Democratic senator from Illinois give an amazing speech at his party's national convention. I volunteered for his campaigns and voted for him in 2008 and 2012. I love and support my president, Barack Obama.
    Tomorrow I am volunteering at 2 Bernie Sanders' events. I love Bernie and I love his ad! It made me smile all day.

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    1. Anonymous10:04 PM

      I feel the same. Bernie has spirt fire and earthy charisma.... Since he has been signing the same song for so long you know it is from his heart. He is in it for all of us not to see his name on the door. 😆. I hope to god he wins the primary because any repug candidate will clean her clock.

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    2. Anonymous10:49 AM

      I can't for the life of me figure out why people are so sure any repub candidate would clean Clinton's clock but Sanders would win without a problem.

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  12. Anonymous5:47 PM

    I like Bernie's ad but see nothing wrong with Hillary's and don't find it particularly scary. It just shows how she's prepared to deal with the world as it is now. Her ads not frightening but the republicans have made the world one to be worried about!

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    1. Anonymous7:55 PM

      at 3 a.m.

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    2. Anonymous10:07 PM

      Hillary doesn't need to pretend to be a farmer, nobody would buy that. Maybe they'd buy Bernie as yokel, who knows- and at least it sounds Jewish.

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  13. emrysa5:57 PM

    I like that you put these 2 ads together gryphen. and for me, the question is, who has the better VISION for the america of tomorrow? that's pretty obvious. stale campaign ads or a hopeful future backed up by sound ideas that serve the 95%. obvious.

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  14. Anonymous6:03 PM

    Nobody beats President Obama's swag. Trump can't pull this off.

    https://youtu.be/0CDBcHWwqGE

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  15. Anonymous6:06 PM

    Crude language alert but I must say this:

    Hey fellow Dems, the party is led by lying trash (which is a matter of record) who loves our racist drug war, and will do anything to put Hillary in power, she doesn't give a corporate sponsored fuck what the rank and file want.
    In order to be represented, Dems now need to demand a leadership responsive to the actual people, not the corporate "persons," not Team Hillary.

    Grab your party back Dems- Vote Bernie

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    1. Anonymous6:16 PM

      Oh please. We get that the GOP wants to run against Bernie and is terrified of Team Hillary. Are you trying to help them?

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    2. Anonymous6:24 PM

      Let it also be said that President George H.W. Bush also turned a blind eye to heroin being flown in. They all do it. The "War On Drugs" has miserably failed by every known president of my lifetime. Like guns.

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    3. Anonymous10:09 PM

      Fucking amateur, come back when you can do better.

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    4. Anonymous11:05 PM

      "Fucking amateur, come back when you can do better."

      ^^ (must be a real pro at the internetin's 'n such) lol.

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  16. Anonymous6:07 PM

    I like both ads.

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  17. Anonymous6:08 PM

    We've got to kick some GOP butt next November.
    LET'S DO IT AGAIN!

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    1. Anonymous6:26 PM

      Yes we do!

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  18. Anonymous6:11 PM

    I don't care how 'impressive' it is, Gryphen. My money is on Hillary. She is our best bet against Bush. Yeah, I said Bush. Because there is no way the Koch brothers are going to let Trump anywhere near the nomination.

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    1. Anonymous6:53 PM

      A Bush third term would doom this this country.

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    2. Anonymous7:46 PM

      I'm with you. I still think Jeb will put it out in the end. Everyone else is going to fall by the wayside, either because of their own failings or because the establishment GOP will make it happen.

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    3. Anonymous8:44 PM

      "Pull it out," I meant to write.

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    4. Nate Silver said it months ago: ultimately, it will be Clinton v. Bush.

      My money's on the woman who's fed up with this shit.

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  19. Anonymous6:22 PM

    I like Bernie's ad better but both are very good IMO

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  20. Anonymous6:44 PM

    Sanders ad was probably made by Karl Rove!

    Hillary's ad expressed the importance of war and it's relationship to controlling world power.

    My vote is for Hillary, not no weak kneed socialist.

    America needs wars to stay in power!

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  21. Anonymous6:59 PM

    Got to say that I love the idea of Trump losing to a woman.

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  22. Anonymous7:42 PM

    Both great ads. A Hillary/Bernie ticket would be perfect.

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  23. Anonymous7:46 PM

    I'll obviously vote Dem, but humor me..
    Obama/Biden 2016!!!

    Mildred :)

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    1. Anonymous8:44 PM

      Why not Biden/Obama 2016, Mildred? You've got to get creative in your dreams. lol :)

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  24. Anonymous8:03 PM

    Love Bernie's ad, it's us, good solid Americans. But the closest I'm going to get to an Obama third term is Hilary.

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    1. Anonymous8:37 PM

      You're willing to settle for somebody who's right of Obama, which is pretty damn right on a lot of subjects? And by "right", I don't mean "correct". I mean "Republican-like".

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    2. Anonymous8:52 PM

      I'm not the OP, but I'll say this: most Americans are moderates and don't like to go too far either way. I'm not one of those people, but that doesn't mean it isn't true.

      We should be heartened by the fact that the US, in general, is moving more and more left, especially on social issue. Still, can a "socialist" win the presidency? I'm not convinced, even if the alternative is a right wing nut job.

      I haven't decided whom to vote for in the primary. I like both candidates, but I will say that whoever wins the Dem nomination will get my vote in the national election.

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    3. fromthediagonal8:43 AM

      Agreed!

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  25. Anonymous8:52 PM

    Nice white world Bernie enVISIONs. I'm with her. Time to turn the White House over to the most capable candidate yet.

    Enough with the good old boys. And in Bernie's case, really old. We don't need a dreamer like him.
    Vote for Hillary and she'll get it done.

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    1. Anonymous9:56 PM

      Baahaahaa! Bernie by as been getting it done swimming against the tide for decades with the same consistent message supporting regular working people. Hillary will get what done? Drop more bombs? Ever consider her connection to the military industrial machine? Take big banks to task? How much money has she taken from Goldman Sax to date? Perhaps you should take the time to review Senator Sender's record and then compare it to Hillary's.

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    2. Anonymous9:56 PM

      I'm probably voting for Hillary, but Bernie's not a "good old boy." There's, nothing wrong with being a dreamer, either.

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    3. Anonymous8:37 AM

      Obama was/is a dreamer. Desperate times call for desperate measures. It's now or never. Flip the script. Get rid of the money grubbing, war loving drama cases once and for all.

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  26. Anonymous9:05 PM

    Love the new Bernie Sanders ad! Love Bernie too! He like Moses leading us out of the land of oppression....

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  27. Anonymous9:16 PM

    I'm voting for the candidate. Not their ad men.

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  28. Anonymous9:21 PM

    correction to 9:05pm: meant to say "he IS like Moses" leading us into the promised land!

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    1. Anonymous9:56 PM

      Absolutely.

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    2. Anonymous1:36 AM

      I have to wonder what Bernie Sanders would think of that analogy.

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    3. Anonymous10:45 AM

      Not much, 1:36.

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  29. Anonymous9:44 PM

    Absolutely. And the message will be the same as it has been for decades. ☺.

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  30. Anonymous10:03 PM

    I was surprised at all those rural scenes in Bernie's ad. How does a fair deal for all Americans jibe with those handsome rural subsidies for doing nothing? Perhaps the director was too focused on schmaltz instead of reality.

    As for Hillary Clinton's ad, there were a couple dozen candidates that ran for major nominations. There is only one candidate that can make those claims in Hillary's ad. She would be insane not to make them.

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    1. Anonymous10:47 PM

      All those rural scenes in Bernie's awesome ad represent the hard working farmers of not only Vermont but the upper Midwest. Where the animals have to be fed whether it's cold or snowing or even blowing snow. And the whole family works on the farm. To make a living. 24/7 for 365 days/year. Unlike some Americans who never work, but their offshore money grows every trip you make to Walmart to help fund them.

      I have been following Bernie since he first announced his candidacy back last spring. I have grown to like his message more and more, and finally the media is seeing it too.

      As I said above, to some of us he seems like a deliverer at this awful time in history, like a Moses if you will.

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    2. Anonymous8:21 AM

      Moses? No I won't.

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  31. Anonymous10:11 PM

    How fortunate that the president won't get elected on the quality of the output of his or her advertising agency. Even Sarah Palin would have a shot if they did.

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      Funny, but I've never found advertising of anything Palin to be of quality.

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  32. Meanwhile, in Sarah Palin land........

    It's OK if they hate you because you can use that with your supporters. But when they start laughing at you, no one is taking you seriously. You are toast. This is funny shit.

    https://www.facebook.com/tronovitch/videos/742172085917823/?fref=nf

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  33. Caroll Thompson2:06 AM

    I would be happy with Hillary or Bernie as President. So, the only thing to consider is who is best positioned to win in the general and have coat tails to populate the Congress with more Democrats.

    I think Hillary might be the one. But not if she is charged for having super secret emails on her home server.

    Bernie might be the one until you consider that his entire life has not been vetted and you can bet the Republicans will want us all to know what Bernie was up from the 1960s until the present day. Did you know Bernie went to the Soviet Union on his honeymoon in 1989? Can a Bernie candidacy survive a vetting of his entire life?

    Hillary's entire life has already been vetted time and time again. But then there is the question of the super secret emails. What if a grand jury brings charges against her?

    This is what it comes to for me. Who can win the general and help bring more Democrats to the Congress.



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      Oh stop worrying your little brain about Hillary's emails.

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  34. London Bridges4:08 AM

    I have a very rare Simon & Garfunkel, "Concert for McGovern" LP, recorded after the duo had broken up. I am assuming Paul & Artie have granted Bernie permission to use the song and recording.

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  35. Anonymous5:10 AM

    I wonder how I can get a gig as a paid troll? I would love to cruise different sites, post crap I'm paid to believe in, and act all smug while being used by TPTB. Just leave my conscience at the door and sign me up.


    Too obvious

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  36. Anonymous6:43 AM

    Both are different but very effective ads.

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  37. Anonymous7:43 AM

    I came across this gem. it's a anti-trump ad
    the donald fucks himself with his own words
    I hope they play this one non-stop
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcUCLwWCihE

    drlager

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    1. Excellent -- Who will play it? There is a shot of FOX News cuties on a couch... are they playing it?

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  38. Anonymous7:56 AM

    here is one you will laugh your ass off
    palin&trump hee haw remix

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cs9jP2ILOw&feature=youtu.be

    drlager

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  39. Anonymous8:09 AM

    Well, the images + Simon & Garfunkel = stealing hearts with positive vibes.

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  40. I'm voting for the Democratic candidate. I feel the way I did in 2008 when it was Clinton or Obama: I'm fine with either of them... because they're both qualified.

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    1. Anonymous10:31 AM

      Me too, Ivyfree.

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  41. Anonymous10:38 AM

    Smart ad on Bernie's part. Music evokes emotion and we then associate it with the person(s) shown. Positive music=positive feelings for Bernie. That is basic advertising. Hilary's ad was like listening to a high school run for president - I am good at this this and this. I hope that Hilary's campaign sees the response to Bernie's ad and use it to improve their own. However, I have to admit that for the most part the democrats have not picked up on the reason that the republicans can get away with their lies to their base is because they are tapping into their emotions. People will and have thrown their votes against their own interests because they are following their emotions.

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  42. Anonymous4:09 PM

    They're making a sequel to "Weekend at Bernies"???? I can't wait!!!!!

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