Friday, May 27, 2016

Bernie Sanders on Jimmy Kimmel last night essentially says that he sees this debate with Donald Trump as a way to seize the nomination.

Courtesy of Raw Story:

Sanders suggested the debate, which he wants to be held in California ahead of the state’s June 7 Democratic primary, and Kimmel asked Trump whether he’d be willing to go for it during an appearance Wednesday on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” 

Trump said he would do it, and Sanders appeared Thursday night on Kimmel’s talk show, where he offered some thanks to the host. 

“You made it possible for us to have a very interesting debate about two guys who look at the world very, very differently,” Sanders told Kimmel. 

The Vermont senator said the debate against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee would essentially replace a debate he’d expected to have against Clinton, the Democratic presidential frontrunner. 

“We had reached an agreement for a number of debates, including one in California, (but) unfortunately — and, I think, not appropriately, Secretary Clinton decided not to go forward,” Sanders said, adding that her decision frustrated him. “First of all, it’s kind of insulting to the people in the largest state in the United States of America not to come forward and talk about the issues, serious issues, that impact the state and impact the country, so (I’m) disappointed that she chose not to come forward.” 

Kimmel showed him a clip of Clinton telling CNN’s Jake Tapper that she “will be the nominee for my party — that is already done, in effect,” and asked Sanders if her comments made him angry. 

“Just a tinge (of) arrogance there, I think,” Sanders said. “Unfortunately, the people of Indiana a couple of weeks ago, the people of West Virginia, the people of Oregon who gave us a pretty good victory, don’t quite agree with Secretary Clinton’s assessment, and we split Kentucky, and I kind of think that on June 7 people of California will have a message for Secretary Clinton: Don’t count your chickens.”

Holy shitballs! Well there is no misinterpreting what Sanders is saying here.

He essentially thinks that if this debate with Trump garners enough attention, and gives him enough momentum, that he can wrest this nomination out of Hillary's hands at the convention.

Something like this debate between a party nominee and the opposing party's number two contender has NEVER been done before, and it flies in the face of political decorum and sportsmanship. (Here is what Rachel Maddow had to say about this last night on her show.)

Not that it really matters because hours after I wrote this post Trump issued this statement:  

Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and Crooked Hillary Clinton and Deborah Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, and now that I am the presumptive Republican nominee, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher. Likewise, the networks want to make a killing on these events and are not proving to be too generous to charitable causes, in this case, women’s health issues. Therefore, as much as I want to debate Bernie Sanders - and it would be an easy payday - I will wait to debate the first place finisher in the Democratic Party, probably Crooked Hillary Clinton, or whoever it may be.

A statement by the way that thanks to Bernie Sanders' careless disregard for the guidelines of the primary process will now receive  quite a bit of media attention.

So Sanders once again provides ammunition for Donald Trump to go after not only Hillary Clinton, but also Debbie Wassserman Schultz and the Democratic primary process itself.

So this is how the primary season will end for the Democrats?

Not with a calm counting of delegates and a mature acceptance of loss by those without the numbers, but rather an angry clash between those who understand the system and those who want to burn it down.

I'm sorry that's "Bern it down,"

I can only imagine how much the Republicans are enjoying all of this!

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  1. Trump backed out.

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    1. Anonymous4:55 PM

      Isn't that old news? When was Sanders on Kimmel?

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    2. Anonymous5:00 PM

      This is a bigger risk for Trump than anyone else. Bernie has nothing to lose. Hillary could get an edge after observing Trump is action as a debater about subjects he knows thing. Trump is quite the illiterate.

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    3. Anonymous5:20 PM

      Bernie has super delegates to lose, as he should.

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    4. Anonymous6:25 PM

      Who didn't see that coming?

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    5. Anonymous7:25 PM

      Boxing Promoter: Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders. $20 million, to charity.

      https://twitter.com/InLWithLBeingL/status/736346938065444864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

      Trending: #ChickenTrump

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    6. Anonymous8:37 PM

      Trump is a golden wrecking ball. Suck it up, Cupcake!

      Love, Sarah

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    7. Anonymous9:01 PM

      Trump backed out.

      Trump will back out on the veterans again if he doesn't give them 20 million dollars. His other option is the do the debate, take the Arum deal.

      Hilarity rules!

      http://www.businessnewsworld.com/news/twitter-users-hatch-hilarious-chickentrump-tag-make-america-cluck-again.html

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    8. Anonymous10:10 PM

      Bill Maher asked

      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/maher-asks-sanders-for-strategy-to-fighting-trump-obviously-hillary-clinton-doesnt-have-it/

      “I’ve been trying to get this answer out of everybody who comes on this show: what is the right strategy to run against Donald Trump?” Maher asked. “Obviously Hillary Clinton doesn’t have it. What would be your strategy?”

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    9. Anonymous1:14 AM

      Track is rattlin'.

      Isn't that right Jordan?

      Turning to look at the television cameras and journalists on the press riser, Palin lambasted the "sheep in the media."

      "Their head is still a-spinnin'," she said. "Do you know how thoroughly distrusted you are, mainstream media? ... He is now we the people's nominee, so suck it up, cupcake!"

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  2. Anonymous4:43 PM

    The best we can hope for in the early years of the Reign of Drumpf is that 1) He will demand that everyone refer to Him as "Excellency", 2) no one His lesser may gaze directly upon His Doughy Awesomeness and 3) every man, non-man and child will receive a derisive nickname at birth, chosen for them by members of the Royal Drumpf family. That's literally the best we can hope for.

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    1. Anonymous5:28 PM

      Yes, he stole his friend in No Korea's advertising firm. Meet the Drumpf was a cinematic classic. That's what happens when you are Royalty.

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    2. Anonymous8:17 AM

      The reason i call him 'Drumpf' is because that is really his grandfather's name.

      Of course, Drumpf called out Jon Stewart for changing his name.

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  3. Anonymous4:47 PM

    Trump already reversed his position on the debate w/Sanders. He's not going to do it! I never thought he would. He's flips constantly!

    Now, will he back out of the one w/Hillary? She can run circles around him with her knowledge of world affairs, etc. And, if he continues to call her nasty names during the debate, he'll lose voters because of his idiocy and nastiness!

    He does not have the wherewithal to be POTUS!

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  4. Anonymous4:50 PM

    5-27-16 Full Event:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRPGTWIrnZo

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    1. Anonymous5:25 PM

      Watched it. Sarah must have been so tickled to show up in San Diego and speak. It also sounded like someone edited her. I could see she was reading from a teleprompter and someone surely reined things in and created actual sentences out of her crap. Her big task was to diss Pres Obama for going to Japan. All the silly idiot Repigs just can't candle that he did this, and all the right-wing publications have complained and lied as they've complained. And that b-i gets to lie and claim he went to apologize, which did not happen. So much was involved. There was also a two-day summit. And there are pics of the pres embracing a Japanese man who was 8 when his city was bombed. This man fought to have the names of some Americans added to the Japanese memorial. Obama's mission was about a non-nuclear future for all and he was honoring all of the dead in his visit. The Repigs act like he is staying in Japan for Memorial Day. Duh, he was back on Air force 1 a long time ago, his first stop being in Alaska. In less than an hour he'll be back in DC and landing at Andrews Air force Base. Memorial Day weekend is just starting. Oh, and one other thing that the idiot sector ought to think about is the fact that tensions are high in Japan because of a marine killing a young Japanese woman there. There is a strong US military presence and of course to the Japanese the military literally gets away with murder. But the Repigs have no ability to try seeing things from another person's point of view. Obama's visit was a good thing on so many levels.

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    2. Anonymous6:46 PM

      5:25

      Thank you!

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  5. Anonymous4:50 PM

    Of course they're enjoying it.
    They have already picked their loser!

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  6. Anita Winecooler4:50 PM

    Sorry, Bernie, you were being toyed with, duped by Trump from the very start. It sounded like a good idea at the time, and why not? You wanted a debate, Hillary smiled politely and said no thanks. Trump swooped in and said "Yeah, sure, I'll debate you" and you went "Game On" it's gotta be a hoooooge venue.

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    1. Anonymous5:00 PM

      And for ten million to charity?

      Riiight, Donald, why does there always have to be a dollar sign attached for you to do anything? We still are wondering where the last millions went that you promised to veterans groups THAT WAS NEVER RECEIVED.

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    2. Anonymous5:27 PM

      Yeah- women's "health issues". Now what did he mean by that? Planned Parenthood? hahahahaha Yeah, that'd make me jump right into the Donnie camp fer sure.

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    3. Anonymous5:33 PM

      The Donald knows who to toy with and dupe.


      Now he is making up for it and keeping his standing in the world of US veterans.

      He has their star and family.

      Did you see Track Marks?

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    4. Anonymous6:16 PM

      Money is power. You have to be rich to be important.

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    5. Anonymous6:53 PM

      That's right, 6:16 PM, Trump admitted so himself. He likes being at the table with unintelligent people because they listen to him. Why do you think Palin is is his silent sidekick? She's DUMB and he knows it, but she's been through this.

      "I LOVE low-information people!" That's how you rein 'em in.

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  7. 66gardeners4:54 PM

    The main problem with Hillary in Sanders' eyes is that she is a woman. Strong-willed women tend to do that to insecure, small-membered males.

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    1. Anonymous5:25 PM

      So true! Look at how afraid of Hillary the IM trolls are! LOL!

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    2. Anonymous6:28 PM

      No. It's not. He's supported other women, but those women have shared his views.

      Clinton doesn't. In fact, she is the opposite when it comes to anything financial.

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    3. Anonymous6:51 PM

      Kind of funny, every time Hillary is criticized it seems as if all the IM pro Hillary trolls always take cover behind her vagina, like you are right now.

      Can't use that vagina as a shield forever, especially if she is supposedly so strong and smart, and equality and all that. Equality means not hiding behind the vagina flaps every time a woman is challenged.

      The other funny thing is it is really ironic how you all are starting to sound like Palin and her man part references.

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    4. Anonymous7:59 PM

      It always comes down to "small members" doesn't it?

      Let's talk about Hillary's small tits now shall we?

      OH, that's right. It's only ok to poke fun of male's.

      Who's sexist now?

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    5. Anonymous8:24 PM

      Sexism on the thread! Alert! Men threatened by women who are smart! Run away, men, run!

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    6. Anonymous8:58 PM

      Oh, for crying out loud. You all sound like you're still in grade school. Go back to the playground!

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    7. Anonymous8:37 AM

      Bernie has lost and he can not accept that he lost to a woman

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  8. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Hillary will get the nomination, as much as insecure males may find that unnerving. It eventually will be she and Trump debating in the general, unless Trump says he refuses to debate Hillary (which I see as a distinct possibility). Hillary would have an edge when they do eventually debate. Right now, there is no telling what kind of debater Trump would be. This would give Hillary's team an opportunity to review her options when they do debate. Just my take. I see it as more of a plus for Hillary than for Bernie or Trump. Both of them look pathetic.

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    1. Anonymous5:28 PM

      Neither Trump nor Sanders look or act presidential.

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    2. Anonymous7:56 PM

      Neither Trump nor Sanders look or act presidential.

      But, a shrieking banshee does?

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    3. Anonymous8:25 PM

      7:56 - sexist

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    4. But, a shrieking banshee does?"
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      Palin isn't running.

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    5. Anonymous8:39 AM

      Trump does nothing but scream and shout. Bernie also and too. Suck on that 7:56

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  9. Anonymous5:02 PM

    Bernie refuses to accept that a woman is better than him in this situation. Plain and simple.

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    1. Anonymous5:35 PM

      What is with all the anti-Semitic posts? I thought the old crabby one was done. Why bring him back?

      The Protests Outside Donald Trump’s Rally in San Diego Are Getting Rowdy

      Guess who is inside? The next Vice President of the United States.

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    2. Anonymous6:14 PM

      The Democrats don't need any help to end. They are doing a fine job. Meanwhile look who is looking Presidential and putting their team together.

      "Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged"

      Truth hurts.
      D. C. Reports That Obama Will One Day Live a Few Blocks Away From a Mosque

      Buying retirement home in Kenya, hmmmm.

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    3. Anonymous6:20 PM

      Anonymous5:35 PM

      What anti-semitic posts?

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    4. Anonymous6:30 PM

      No.

      Bernie refuses to accept a candidate that stands for so many things he stands against.

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    5. Anonymous6:49 PM

      Is that a fact, 6:14 PM, "will one day/" You're so full of crap; clutch your prayer beads and pray that you are saved. What an ID-10-T.

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    6. Anonymous7:25 PM

      D. C. Reports That Obama Will One Day Live a Few Blocks Away From a Mosque.
      Buying retirement home in Kenya, hmmmm.
      --------------
      PROVE it.

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    7. Anonymous7:29 PM

      Andrea Mitchel and Greenspan were on another thread?

      Isn't Bernie an atheist?

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    8. Anonymous8:43 PM

      There are no anti-Semitic posts. Only Trump is anti-Semitic.

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    9. Anonymous8:51 PM

      With a straight face, The Daily Caller brings you this hard-hitting investigation into the insidious Islamic connections of the president’s future digs.
      http://www.mediaite.com/online/daily-caller-reports-that-obama-will-one-day-live-a-few-blocks-away-from-a-mosque/

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  10. Anonymous5:05 PM

    God, did Bernie let Trump make a fool of him.

    Sanders now looks desperate and sad.

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    1. Anonymous5:25 PM

      +1

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    2. Anonymous3:01 AM

      Trump = Lucy, Bernie = Charlie Brown, Debate = Football. He got suckered into this and looks like an old fool.

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  11. Anonymous5:09 PM

    If this debate takes place it will completely seal the deal for Clinton as far as super delegates go. Super delegates are democrats to the bone and they won't give their support for Sanders (an Independent for years), especially after this full frontal attack on the democratic party.

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    1. Anonymous5:27 PM

      It has been cancelled, but not before CBS caught Bernie's campaign lying (they said CBS had made an offer on the debate - CBS denied it.) From the Pope to Trump debate pimp, Sanders has had a bad spring.

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    2. Anonymous6:22 PM

      @5:27
      "From the Pope to Trump debate pimp, Sanders has had a bad spring."
      And what would you call the OIG Report that flat out nailed Hillary?
      And the pending FBI investigation?
      I'd call that a shitty spring!

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    3. Anonymous6:58 PM

      And yet she's going to be the nominee and then the president, 6:22. Really pisses you off, doesn't it? Poor angry baby.

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    4. Anonymous8:27 PM

      Jane in orange for Burlington fraud - 6:22? Now that's a really bad spring.

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  12. Anonymous5:18 PM

    Twitter seems to be having a field day ridiculing Chicken Donald Trump.

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    1. Anonymous5:46 PM

      Don't ridicule Tiny Orange One. It is the one thing he can't handle.

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    2. Anonymous6:30 PM

      Excellent. Chicken Donald just might stick.

      Especially if he refuses to debate Clinton.

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  13. Anonymous5:21 PM

    It's assholes like you that gave ammunition to this attitude and I hope he does burn it down.

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    1. Anonymous5:37 PM

      Is that a fact, 5:21 PM? I, for one, am an indy just observing and all I see is the proverbial old codger neighbor. I used to like him; no more.

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    2. Anonymous6:16 PM

      Well, I hope you burn with it. I have other options.

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    3. Anonymous7:00 PM

      Is this silly thing still raging about his vote for Trump being all our fault because we don't coddle his delicate fee-fees? Goddamn, that is a multiday tantrum going on there.

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    4. emrysa9:14 PM

      5:21, I also hope that he berns it down but I wouldn't call gryphen an asshole. politics is about manipulation, and many people are being manipulated into believing things that aren't true; most of these election stories being a prime example. trolls are all over the internets planting and supporting ideas to make people believe one thing or another... that's the real election tragedy here, the manipulation through paid trolls that post as though they are real people. be vigilant and recognize the patterns!

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    5. Anonymous6:31 AM

      9:14 - you are one of the manipulated people. Bernie is a con artist, emyrsa. Please prove otherwise.

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    6. Anonymous8:02 AM

      @7:00 ~ Are you saying that Bernie is voting for Drumpf?

      That sounds like something that would be in a 'handbook' on a bullet list of inflammatory things to post on a progressive blog.

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    7. Anonymous8:04 AM

      Emrysa, will you marry me?

      Yes. This proposal is purely based on your comment.

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  14. Anonymous5:26 PM

    You Won’t Believe The Questions Each State Googles More Than Any Other State

    http://blog.estately.com/2016/05/you-wont-believe-the-questions-each-state-googles-more-than-any-other-state/

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  15. Anonymous5:27 PM

    Palin: It’s not ‘stupid’ to vote for Trump

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/sarah-palin-donald-trump-rally-california-223675

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    1. Anonymous8:44 PM

      Sarah Palin makes unannounced speech at Donald Trump rally at San Diego's Convention Center

      Fight Flatulence!

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  16. Anonymous5:28 PM

    Now Bernie is on to trying to really screw w/the next Democratic Convention in Wyoming (tomorrow).

    The Democratic party never should have let the asshole join. He is hell bent on destroying it and truly appears to be working behind the scenes to get Donald Trump elected!

    Now he's suggesting committee heads be pulled from their positions (along w/Debbie Wasserman) after they have worked for the party for years and served in Congress.


    Someone needs to hang the guy from the highest rafter somewhere for all to see! He has become a truly horrible individual!

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  17. Anonymous5:28 PM

    Trump had to back out. In a # of ways, he would have looked like a fool debating Bernie. Bernie was pushing things. Debate talk was everywhere on the morning news and shows today. Trump had to nip things in the bud because people were starting to expect a debate to really happen. And of course Trump has been avoiding all debates since the GOP candidate pool shrunk.

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    1. Anonymous5:48 PM

      He punked and back out on veterans until they caught up with him. Not sure it is all better yet. Did veterans get their money?

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    2. Anonymous5:54 PM

      No they didn't, 5:48 PM.

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    3. Anonymous6:43 PM

      It is all about veterans. Sarah is doing the vet spiel for her son.


      What is going on with Palin's ass in San Diego?

      It looks like she dropped a load of shit in one picture.

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    4. Anonymous1:05 AM

      Donald Trump would love Palin for aimin' @ GOP. Take that Paul Ryan!

      Her son, Track is rattlin'. Isn't that right Jordan?

      "Rattled, are they now?" Palin said. "Well, maybe it's time that things get rattlin'." She pointed out that the yellow Gadsden flag flown at tea party rallies depicts a rattlesnake "coiled, prepared, ready to strike."

      "So, yeah, rattlin' - it's a good thing,"

      Palin took aim at Trump's critics, including in the Republican Party.
      "You know that tent that the GOP operatives have at least claimed for so long now that they really wanted to enlarge?" she asked. "They're really freaked out now that we all came in and demolished their tight-knit tent."
      Turning to look at the television cameras and journalists on the press riser, Palin lambasted the "sheep in the media."
      "Their head is still a-spinnin'," she said. "Do you know how thoroughly distrusted you are, mainstream media? ... He is now we the people's nominee, so suck it up, cupcake!"
      http://www.stripes.com/news/us/sarah-palin-assails-obama-for-hiroshima-visit-1.411894

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  18. Anonymous5:29 PM

    Neither one of these goofusses is their party's nominee. Some "debate" event that features them is all about nothing. There are two party conventions to go, both looking like there could be blowouts of all kinds.

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    1. Anonymous8:29 PM

      Clinton will have won before the convention. Bernie knows it, too, or he wouldn't be engaging in so much convention committee BS. Sad!

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  19. Anonymous5:36 PM

    I doubt all republicans were happy.

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  20. Anonymous5:48 PM

    Debate ... duh ... ain't gonna duh happen...

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  21. Anonymous6:05 PM

    "The sniper fire story itself is trivial. But her response to it suggested that whenever Clinton is caught out, she will simply become even more shameless, hoping that at some point people give up and stop pressing her. This dynamic is, of course, familiar to all children who have attempted to pile untruths on top of untruths in the desperate hope that a certain number of lies will eventually cancel each other out. But as every child learns, this only ever leads to further trouble and, sooner or later, you just have to come clean and admit that you’ve been dishonest.
    But it’s quite clear that Clinton will never, ever do this. Even now that the State Department’s Inspector General has released a report explaining in detail why Clinton’s claims about her emails are false, she has responded by doubling down with even more implausible statements.
    This does not augur well for the remainder of the campaign. It means that Hillary Clinton has what might be termed a “trust death spiral.” She begins by having the public think she is untrustworthy. Then, in response to accusations that she is untrustworthy, she says things that make her sound even more untrustworthy. Because there’s no point at which she’ll simply break free and come clean, things can only ever get worse for Hillary Clinton. If you point out that her positions have changed (making her somewhat untrustworthy), she responds by insisting that they haven’t changed (making her even more untrustworthy). If a report says she is misrepresenting the situation with her email, she will then misrepresent the report itself.
    This is a problem not just because it decreases public trust; it also treats voters like they must be incredibly stupid. It’s brazenly insulting to people’s intelligence to simply deny that a report says what it says. And because people are more intelligent than that, they don’t like it when you try to pull tricks like this."
    https://www.currentaffairs.org/2016/05/the-democrats-are-making-a-suicidal-mistake

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    1. Anonymous6:28 PM

      If voters are so smart, how come Trump is the Republican nominee?

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    2. Anonymous6:34 PM

      That's a fair point, and reiterates my thinking. Because OF that, tRump attaches the adjective "crooked" in front and repeats it over and over and over. Simple mind control/word association. I studied this in college and can see exactly what he is doing.

      Add to that the fact that $arah trotted out the injured TAWD in his usual wrinkled . frumpy suit, Piper, and never seen on the trail since '08 Trig, this is going full bore. And the stupid buy into it. $arah is back.

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    3. Anonymous6:35 PM

      Addendum: Hillary is going to have to sh*t or get off the pot.

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    4. Anonymous8:29 PM

      6:35 - Hillary has won. There is no pot.

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    5. Anonymous9:00 AM

      "One core problem is that nobody ever seems to go from disliking Clinton to liking her, while plenty of people seem to go from disliking Trump to liking Trump." little man in every way vs STRONG, ACCOMPLISHED UNEQUIVOCALLY QUALIFIED WOMAN PERIOD.

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  22. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Gryphen, today Nate Silver's nonpartisan data kings at FiveThirtyEight posted hardcore, objective proof that Bernie is lying when he says the system is rigged against him:

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-system-isnt-rigged-against-sanders/

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    1. Anonymous9:44 PM

      Much like Trump fans, Bernie fans ignore facts. They don't realize that Bernie & Trump both have to pull their pants down and poop like every other human being on earth because they are "gods" and will "fix" everything like every politician in the history of man has. They've spent years claiming libs worship King Obama. They ain't seen nothing yet if they get their way. They will all become immediately peasants because they couldn't see their emperors wore no clothes.

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  23. Anonymous6:22 PM

    Hey it's not just Republicans that are enjoying this, many of us Independents are enjoying this as well :-)

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    1. Anonymous8:37 PM

      Speak for yourself, this registered Independent voter is sickened by Bernie Sanders. I'm not enjoying watching a US senator act like a whining crybaby because he doesn't have a shot of winning the nomination! He's pathetic!

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    2. Anonymous9:13 PM

      I'm another Independent who thinks Old Bernie has a touch of Dementia.I think his cult members have no idea the ammunition that Trump has to use against him.Trump has always seen him as small potatoes,and has never bothered to attack him .

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    3. Anonymous1:02 AM

      I want to see and hear the ammunition that Trump or anyone has to use.

      So fat talk is cheap and when you talk like 9:13 you are going into your dementia zone and coming off as a cult member.

      Shit or get off the post Bernie Bashers. Thanks.

      No one cares what you claim to be when you act like bull shit.

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    4. Anonymous3:05 AM

      As an independent from 1972, my first election, I see him as nothing more than a GOP dupe. he may not realize it but he is. he has disgusted me from the first time he opened his pie hole.

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  24. Anonymous7:07 PM

    Trump's San Diego rally draws more than 1000 chanting protesters.

    Trig! Trig! Trig!

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    1. Anonymous8:36 PM

      That poor kid. A prop, when with proper therapies he could have been so much more adjusted to live a full life.

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    2. Anonymous12:56 AM

      She takes Trig to the event that people have been saying there would be explosive outbursts.

      They still medicate him. I hope they change his diapers before they parade him.

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    3. Anonymous6:46 AM

      I can only imagine the disparaging remarks that someone like Donald Trump would make about little Trig Palin. He should never have been taken to that event. The other children should not have been there either.
      Beaglemom

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  25. Anonymous7:11 PM

    Donald Trump Won’t Debate ‘Second Place Finisher’ Bernie Sanders

    He’ll just have to debate the first place finisher, “probably Crooked Hillary Clinton.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-bernie-sanders-debate_us_5748ab1ae4b0dacf7ad4ed53

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  26. Anonymous7:44 PM

    Bob Arum. 80% of proceeds ($20m at minimum) would go to charity.

    That would be the best thing to happen to veterans.

    The ball is in Trump's court. Spectacular interest in what Trump will do or how he will hide and lie next?

    Trump knows the art of the deal and he has an answer for everything, answers for everything. He is bound to win this one.

    All eyes are on the GOP nominee.

    Especially now he's called in Sarah Palin and her family, the expert in sport analogies, and her adviser father is an ace with boxing.

    Track Palin can use some good publicity now and Sarah is game.

    It is up to you, Sarah, don't let your man down. Not now. Rise to this occasion.

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/may/27/bob-arum-says-he-wants-to-promote-donald-trump-v-bernie-sanders-debate

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    1. Anonymous7:54 PM

      I can't be the only one that saw why she went silent up until now, can I? C'mon, people, wake up! This has been long planned!

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  27. Anonymous7:50 PM

    From a trashy tabloid chaser to a political expertise column in one season.

    How ever did you come so far, so fast, Grift?

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    1. Anonymous8:31 PM

      Why so jealous of Gryphen, little troll? C4p too boring now? Hahahaha.

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    2. Anonymous8:33 PM

      I don't know, How did the Grift rise to such prominence being an airhead and scamming people with her "come hither" political whore-ness that the people of Alaska voted her in and, because of, likewise subjected us of the lower 48 to misery at such a douche for the last eight years and counting? It's an honest question.

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    3. Anonymous11:43 PM

      7:50 ~ You've missed a lot by only recently commenting here. We talked about you in 2008.

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  28. Anonymous8:01 PM

    I think everyone is getting their panties in a wad a little too much over Hillary's private email server. In 2008, my gop friends were constantly telling me that Obama's campaign was done, especially after the Rev Wright episode.

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    1. Anonymous8:14 PM

      Rev Wright is a decorated VN veteran.

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    2. Anonymous8:31 PM

      No one who is smart is worried about the e-mails.

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    3. Anonymous8:36 PM

      Here's a good write-up on Hillary and the e-mails from a Republican who doesn't even like her--and he explains why it's a nothingburger- http://www.newsweek.com/hillary-clinton-email-scandal-not-scandal-464414

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    4. Anonymous3:44 AM

      @8:31 & 8:36
      It's the server AND the emails she thought she deleted.
      And it's SERIOUS.

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    5. Anonymous4:27 AM

      "Hillary Clinton’s email headache is about to get even worse.
      A scathing inspector general’s report this week was just the first in what is likely to be a series of official actions related to her private server stemming from the FBI, a federal courthouse and Capitol Hill.
      Clinton’s presidential campaign has failed to quiet the furor over the issue, which has dogged her for more than a year.
      In the next few weeks — just as the likely Democratic presidential nominee hopes to pivot towards a general election — it will face its toughest scrutiny yet.
      “All of that feeds into this overarching problem of public distrust of her,” said Grant Reeher, a political science professor at Syracuse University.
      “To put it in slang terms, she’s got a pretty deeply held street rep at this point. This fits the street rep,” he added.
      The State Department’s watchdog report was especially damaging, given the official nature of its source. The report claimed that Clinton never sought approval for her “homebrew” email setup, that her use of the system violated the department’s record-keeping rules and that it would have been rejected had she brought it up to department officials."
      http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/281554-clinton-email-headache-is-about-to-get-worse

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    6. Anonymous4:30 AM

      Anyone who is smart enough to understand the implications of what she did is worried about the emails.
      Read the deposition they released, it's just the first one we've seen and it's pretty bed.
      Why would you want such a blatant liar for President? I really just don't get it.

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    7. Anonymous5:17 AM

      @4:30

      Yup.

      > Clinton authorized the server.
      > Clinton authorized or was aware of who had admin privs on the server.

      It was Clinton's responsibility to ensure that proper vetting of staff took place and that they had the necessary experience, security credentials, and security clearances to admin a server with classified data.
      A person with a security clearance can not disclose, share, or transfer possession of classified material or place it in the care of an individual that does not have the correct clearances.
      That is codified under Title 18 sec 793 and 798.
      This is Clinton's fault, not Cooper or Pagliano.
      If Cooper and Pagliano were aware that classified data was being hosted, they had an ethical obligation to report it. Pagliano may have had a legal obligation to report depending on what forms he signed even though he apparently did not sign SF-312 or Form 4414.
      This shit could not be more serious.

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    8. Anonymous6:28 AM

      You are managing to ignore that the person in charge of security oversight was not in place at the time, 5:17 & 4:30. Are you unaware there was a vacant position at State? Are you unaware that Powell also used a private server--not just an AOL account? The OIG conclusion says that no single SOS is to blame: it vindicates HRC as one of many SOS who had e-mail issues due to their antiquated system. Read the OIG conclusion. That will definitely help re: any FBI security review. Wait and see! Remember to breathe!

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    9. Anonymous7:05 AM

      4:30 - Trump and Sanders lie all the time, then they sue people and lose. Sanders lies when he says he can win now. He cannot, yet he still takes your donations. Trump lies over and over each day--each time his mouth opens.

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    10. Anonymous8:21 AM

      Powell's server was not "private" in the same sense as Clinton's, 6:28. But you know that. You're trying to parse like Clinton.

      Powell's State Dept email server was in his office. While exclusively for his use to send email outside the State Dept when the State Dept had only an internal system, the server was set up and administered by State Dept staff. Clinton's "private" server was in her basement, set up at Clinton's direction and maintained by a privately hired, paid under the table IT guy and unknown to the State Dept IT staff for more than a year.

      Powell asked for a way to email outside the dept. Clinton didn't ask, just set up a homebrew system on her own.

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    11. Anonymous9:17 AM

      @8:21
      You are correct.
      And as to 6:28 stating:
      "Are you unaware there was a vacant position at State?"
      Uh huh...
      It's the Secretary's job to appoint an IG, which is then confirmed by Congress.
      The IG's job is to prevent and detect waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement. His/her presence at the top of the OIG is crucial in ensuring that the State Dept runs correctly.
      It's very telling that Clinton refused to appoint one during her tenure, and instead allowed the OIG to run without a real leader.
      There was an interim IG, Harold W. Geisel, a former ambassador. But that's actually worse, because the IG is supposed to monitor the State Dept, and therefore IGs are never chosen from former State Dept employees in order to ensure there is no conflict of interest in the duties. If Geisel was nominated, he would never be confirmed by Congress because of that.
      State Dept was corrupt and incompetent because Clinton made it so.
      And the FBI has ALL the emails that smug Hillary thinks were deleted.
      “Like with a cloth or something?”
      Little did she know Datto in Conn. stored EVERTHING.
      http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article37968711.html
      Those FBI agents are going over ALL of the emails.
      Especially the ones between Clinton Foundation and the State Dept.
      Ruh Roh!

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  29. Anonymous8:15 PM

    Maybe Sanders is too senile to remember but there were nine debates scheduled.

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  30. Anonymous8:31 PM

    No wads, some just nip and tuck.

    http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/3713/5342/original.jpg

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  31. Anonymous8:34 PM

    When is Bernie going to show us his tax returns??

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    1. Anonymous9:39 PM

      When his shadow president wanna-be, Jane, decides to which will be never.

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  32. Crystal Sage8:50 PM

    Bernie went on Bill Maher and told the partisan audience that he can grasp the nomination if he wins California. In the meantime, it has been projected that Hillary will clinch the nomination with a New Jersey win.

    Sanders is lying to his supporters.

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    1. Anonymous12:51 AM

      Crystal Sage, You know politicians never lie.

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    2. Anonymous3:07 AM

      That's all he has done from the start. he knows damned well he cannot fulfill one of the promises he has made on his campaign but he spews them just the same.

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    3. Anonymous8:28 AM

      You are lying about what Sanders said to Maher about CA, Crystal Sage or you have a serious comprehension problem, or you're so anti-Sanders, you heard what you wanted to hear and disregarded what he really said.

      Sanders told Maher that if he wins California and "a number of other states", he will have momentum going into the convention. That those wins, along with the polls that show him beating Trump by a wider margin than Clinton he believes that should convince the superdelegates to switch to vote for him because more than anything the superdelegates want to beat Trump and he can beat Trump.

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  33. OK, I know I should not yell, but I AM SO TIRED OF BERNIE SANDERS.

    He has so much hate that he would work to elect Trump.

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    1. Anonymous11:33 PM

      I'm sorry you're tired, but that's just not true.

      Bernie might be forceful, but he's not insane.

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    2. Anonymous5:14 AM

      No, Sanders is just senile.

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    3. Anonymous6:18 AM

      Bernie is a doddering fool.

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    4. Anonymous7:56 AM

      Bernie's a pig who can't stand losing to a woman.

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  34. emrysa9:19 PM

    gryphen, understand that the purpose at this point is not to win the nomination, but to force the democrats to be what they are supposed to be - to fight for the poor, for the workers, etc - the democratic party has abandoned these principles, (and yeah you don''t want to hear it) but all this happened in the 90's when the clintons controlled the dnc and moved the democrats to the right. the clintons have been a problem for a long time, and for many of us asking to vote for a clinton is asking to vote for the people who destroyed the democratic party.

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    1. Anonymous3:09 AM

      You re blatantly naive or ill informed if you think this. Sanders had his chance to move the party left ward, he did and now all he wants to do is bern it to the ground because he can't win. His go, and Jane's, has gotten in the way of the message and instead of it being about his ideas and policies (which he has never said how he'd pass them...) it is all about BERNIE!!!!

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    2. Anonymous3:24 AM

      Bull-fucking shit!

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    3. Anonymous6:17 AM

      Emysra- that BS. Bernie has been giving this same speech since 1973, including "the millionaires and billionaires"--well before the Clintons were in power. Instead of spreading false info, I urge you to look up his speeches from the 70's. Don't blame the Clintons; Bernie is a con artist.

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    4. Anonymous6:43 AM

      In twenty years in Congress, Bernie Sanders has accomplished little more than nothing on his own. A few post office names and an unnecessary military jet boondoggle are all he brought to Vermont. And even less to the country. Had he been a Democrat all along, then he would have been partner to any progressive legislation that has been passed in the last twenty years and he would have had a real role in Congressional committee work. Nope. Bernie Sanders is too good to be a member of one of the major political parties; he wanted to be the "lone wolf," an independent, a better-than-everyone else. He joined the Democratic Party to cause mayhem, to prevent Hillary Clinton or any other Democrat from winning the nomination and the election. He did not join to "fix" anything.
      Beaglemom

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    5. Anonymous7:46 AM

      +1 to Beaglemom.

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    6. Anonymous7:55 AM

      So don't vote for Hillary. You have that option. How many other options would you like? Oh, yeah, lots. I heard Bernie filed a lawsuit -- again -- this time to make a mess of the primaries in CA. Look, if Bernie feels that awful about the Democratic party he should never have come on board.

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  35. Anonymous9:20 PM

    So when Bernie Sanders campaign finds themselves behind the eight ball it's time to change the rules that has been in effect for many many years. The Sanders campaign didn't see any problems months ago, just at the last second. Oh we are supposed to believe Bernie Sanders followers came up with this

    ABC NEWS
    Sanders Supporters to File Injunction Against Calif. Primary, City Attorney Says

    Attorneys representing a group of Bernie Sanders supporters informed San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Thursday night that they plan to file an "emergency request" with U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup in the city today "for a preliminary injunction" in California's June 7 presidential primary," Herrera's office said.

    "I think it's unfortunate -- and selfish, frankly -- that these plaintiffs would inject confusion and uncertainty into an election that has been underway for weeks," Herrera said in a statement Thursday night. "San Francisco's Department of Elections and its employees have been doing an exemplary job, and I'm equally confident that our co-defendants are also meeting or exceeding their legal duties. This lawsuit is without merit, and there is no basis for an emergency injunction. I intend to fight it aggressively."

    Read more at
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/bernie-sanders-supporters-file-emergency-injunction-calif-primary/story?id=39419096

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    1. Anonymous3:10 AM

      Sanders and his ilk are exactly like Trump.. something you don't like, SUE!!!!!!!!!

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  36. Anonymous9:29 PM

    Of course Trump won't debate him. Bernie the old fool is Trump's useful tool against Hillary.

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    1. Anonymous11:30 PM

      Bullshit.

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    2. Anonymous7:40 AM

      Trump isn't done using Bernie. He knows Bernie is delusional about becoming the nominee and will take advantage of it. Bernie is definitely Trump's tool.

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  37. Anonymous10:25 PM

    None of this would have happened if Shillary would have just put on her big girl panties and debated Bernie. It's as simple as that.

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    1. Anonymous3:10 AM

      Troll.

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    2. Anonymous3:22 AM

      Ridiculous and tiresome Bernie talking points- there were 10 freaking debates, Christ, how many do you need?

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    3. Anonymous5:13 AM

      Hillary already debated Senile Sanders 10 times, but maybe Senile Sanders can't remember.

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    4. Anonymous5:37 AM

      @3:22 & 5:13

      They have debated 9 times and California was to be the previously agreed upon 10th debate.
      http://www.vox.com/2016/5/27/11797628/democratic-debates-primary-sanders
      All this whining about Bernie "math" and you can't even count to ten?

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    5. Anonymous6:10 AM

      It was never definite there would be a 10th debate. Bernie should have done better if he wanted that. Clinton was within 100 dels of Pres. Obama in '08; Bernie is more like 300 behind.#losing

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    6. Anonymous7:51 AM

      Tenth debate is a charm, huh? What a desperate loser Bernie is. HE LOST and, being the precious jerk he is, he cannot accept that.

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  38. Anonymous11:24 PM

    Trump doesn't know who the first or second place winner is.

    First he says:
    'it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher'

    Later:
    'I will wait to debate the first place finisher in the Democratic Party, probably Crooked Hillary Clinton, or whoever it may be.'

    probably and whoever it may be

    He can debate both of them for the easy pay days.

    He can always be glad for the $20,000,000.00 to go to a veteran's cause or causes.

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    1. Anonymous7:38 AM

      Just like Hillary, Trump's afraid to debate Bernie.

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    2. Anonymous7:45 AM

      Bernie lost. No one like the taint of #losing.

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  39. Trump is very obviously and purposefully saying the primary is rigged against Bernie not because he believes it, but because he knows keeping the fans flamed is a good way to perhaps peel away a few more potential Hillary voters and he has nothing to lose from that.

    Always beware of someone who tells you that which you most want to hear.

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  40. Anonymous4:24 AM

    Has anyone mentioned that Alaska is the largest state yet? Texas is second. California is 3rd. I'm pretty sure I want my president to know this.

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    1. Anonymous7:37 AM

      You're being a pedantic dick. California has the largest population and therefore the largest number of Democratic delegates and the largest number of electors to the electoral college. You know that's what Bernie means when he says California is the largest state. You also know Bernie Sanders certainly knows by square footage, Alaska is the largest state.

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    2. Anonymous9:49 AM

      lol..... pedantic dick. Ouch. Troll.

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  41. Anonymous7:49 AM

    FUCK BERNIE SANDERS!

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  42. Anonymous7:55 AM

    How come it's arrogant and presumptuous for Hillary to say that she's going to be the nominee, but when Bernie does it, it's not?

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    1. Anonymous10:04 AM

      Because Bernie is a white man.

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  43. Anonymous8:29 AM

    With Bill too>
    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/maher-asks-sanders-for-strategy-to-fighting-trump-obviously-hillary-clinton-doesnt-have-it/

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