Sunday, May 01, 2016

Bernie Sanders refuses to acknowledge that he has no path to the nomination, turns to super delegates for help. Update!

Courtesy of Mediaite:

The math isn’t there and a lot of pundits are saying this is over, and yet Bernie Sanders affirmed on CBS this morning that it’s not “impossible.” 

Sanders acknowledged it’s an “uphill fight” as John Dickerson told him it is mathematically impossible for him to win now. Sanders said it’s still possible he wins the majority of pledged delegates, but if not his campaign is ready to make their case to superdelegates.

During the interview Sanders repeatedly makes the case that polls show he is in a stronger position to beat Donald Trump than is Hillary Clinton, but the facts are that the only reason that appears true right now is because the Republicans have mostly left him alone.

Once the GOP really ramps things up Sanders will find his poll numbers dropping like a lead balloon.

Of course the Republicans will never get that chance, because Bernie Sanders simply does NOT have a path to victory.

Period.

Update: Sanders is also predicting that there will be a contested convention: 

In a news conference from Washington, D.C., on Sunday, the Vermont senator urged superdelegates from states where he has won the majority of the vote to reconsider their support. 

"It is virtually impossible for Secretary Clinton to reach the majority of convention delegates by June 14 with pledged delegates alone," he said. 

"She will need superdelegates to take her over the top. The convention will be a contested contest," he said.

This can only make those who despise Hillary Clinton happy. 

Democrats having their act together and acting like the grownups while the Republicans bicker and fight at their convention is our best strategy moving forward.

If the American voter sees infighting in both parties, it takes away much of our advantage.

106 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:05 PM

    What a jerk! I've lost all respect for him.

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    1. Anonymous7:44 PM

      So have I. He's just a loud mouth jackass. He certainly wouldn't bring the intelligence and class that President Obama has. It makes me shudder to think I have to listen to him for 4 years!

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  2. Anonymous2:06 PM

    I guess Bernie Sanders doesn't believe in Democracy. He is losing now because he got a lot fewer votes. By the time we get to the convention, he will be even further behind than he is now. A lot more Democrats want Clinton to be the nominee, not Sanders. But I guess the will of the people doesn't mean anything to him.

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    1. Anonymous4:30 PM

      Lots of people voted for him, yet Hillary came out on top. The will of the people means nothing to the Dnc.

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    2. Anonymous5:05 PM

      4:30 - There are more of us who voted for HRC than for the Bern. Fact. The DNC has nothing to do with the actual counts of votes. Why can't Bernie take responsibility for running a failed campaign?

      Look, I'm ready for Wasserman-Schultz to step aside, too. But the DNC did not "steal" the election from Sanders. No. He lost it. He said today that someday soon he will enumerate the mistakes he made along the way. I hope so. I hope the Pope stalking stunt will be one of them.

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    3. Anonymous5:26 PM

      Yes, 4:30. Lots of people voted for him.
      And lots more people voted for Clinton. She came out on top because more people voted for her. That's how elections are won.

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  3. Anonymous2:07 PM

    I read that his donations dropped a lot in April. He's running out of cash; he's running out of gas.

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  4. Anonymous2:10 PM

    It annoys me to no end that Sanders thinks the super delegates, who are all Democrats, might switch over to support him, Mr. Independent. It isn't going to happen.

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    1. Anonymous4:27 PM

      All of the super delegates are bought and sold Demos so there is no way he can romance them. They are Establishment Demos like Hillary.

      I still can't believe he just didn't run as Independent, all of us in his corner would have appreciated that. We're not DEMS, we're not REPUBS, we are independent.

      I don't even want to write him in at this point because he sold his soul by joining a party.

      It's an interesting conundrum to say the least.

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    2. Anonymous5:28 PM

      They aren't bought, they are Democrats who support Clinton.

      There is so much sour grapes coming from the Sanders side.

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  5. Anonymous2:12 PM

    His cult followers will pull the same shit Trumps cut followers pulled and scare the shit out of the super delegates. That does NOT endear one to the "cause". You don't threaten people into voting for you.

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    1. Anonymous2:34 PM

      Some of them already have.

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    2. Anonymous2:43 PM

      Thank you.

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  6. Anonymous2:14 PM

    Does Sanders have the support of the majority of Democrats?

    Has Sanders promised to help down ticket Democrats?

    Has Sanders been a Democrat for more than a minute and did he switch parties for a reason other than using the Party for his own gain?

    Has Sanders and his surrogates refrained from bad-mouthing the Democratic Party through this primary process?

    Has Sanders won the most primary votes or even close to as many as Clinton?

    Is there any solid proof that he could beat Trump while Clinton would surely lose?

    No to all of the above.

    So, why would the Superdelegates switch to support him? I'm very interested in seeing this "case" the Sanders team is going to bring to them. It seems empty.

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    1. Anonymous2:43 PM

      This will just make the SD's dislike him more. Not less.

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    2. Anonymous4:34 PM

      We Independent folks are really unhappy that he got in bed with Democrats in the first place. Can't believe he would try to pull this. Lost all respect for him will write in a true Independent Green Party Jill Steain. Fuck this election, it's just full of turncoats, idiots and Establishment shills.

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    3. Anonymous4:51 PM

      4:34 - I used to at least respect Dr. Jill Stein until she wrote that crazy thing about being kept at a "dark site" by "16 guards" in 2012, while trying to get into the Presidential Debates. I asked here if anyone could explain this bizarre tweet of hers, but no one answered. Thoughts? https://twitter.com/DrJillStein/status/723350633168945157

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    4. Anonymous5:34 PM

      It's so nice to be a purist when you know you will be protected from Trump by the rest of us working hard to get Clinton elected.

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  7. Anonymous2:32 PM

    Sanders is delusional if he thinks that he could beat Trump in the general election.

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    1. Anonymous4:36 PM

      Trump's got this. Doesn't matter who runs against him, he's got 4 years, and we may even like him! He does have some good ideas and if he gets the right people behind him he may just be able to implement some of his policies and convince the rest of you that he is just a wonderful POTUS.

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    2. Anonymous4:59 PM

      Trump's got this? Are you living in a GOP bubble? It's going to be a Hillary Blowout! And Down Ballot gains, too. Democrats will be voting in historic levels for sooooo many reasons - especially after President and First Lady Obama, along with Joe and Dr. Jill Biden--get out on the campaign trail. Check out benchmarkpolitics.com for the data.
      Here's a HRC landslide tweet, which includes the latest Trump data: https://twitter.com/benchmarkpol/status/725377377958813697

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  8. Anonymous2:38 PM

    As a Republican voter, I hope Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic presidential nominee

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    1. Anonymous3:05 PM

      So please tell us why in damnation you are a 'Republican voter.'

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    2. Anonymous3:17 PM

      Naw, 3:05, the point is that Bernie is much easier to beat than HRC because he's never been nationally vetted. That's why the GOP wants to run against him and also why Koch Bros. donated to his campaign.

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    3. Anonymous4:44 PM

      No, I am truly interested in why anyone would vote for a Republican. They have ruined Michigan-water, air , schools, roads, city governments, women's health care, voting...just about everything they could screw up they have. I will never vote for a Republican the rest of my life.

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    4. Anonymous5:53 PM

      OH, come on, if you are Republican, as my family is, we're just all holding our noses and voting Trump.

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    5. Anonymous6:26 PM

      Don't hold your nose too long or you'll pass out! @5:53.

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  9. Anonymous2:40 PM

    Just proved he's like all the rest!
    It was only a matter of time.

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  10. Anonymous2:44 PM

    This ass-kissing of the Democratic party establishment is revolting.

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    1. Anonymous3:18 PM

      Do you mean because our mascot is the donkey?

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    2. Anonymous4:26 PM

      What ass kissing?

      Link?

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    3. Anonymous6:17 PM

      Link? Read the comments on this page!

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    4. Anonymous8:13 PM

      I guess you're not a Democrat. So who cares, right?

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  11. Anonymous2:55 PM

    Bernie and his wife don't strike me as being very smart. He's done and should get out of the race gracefully. He's not going to win more votes by acting in this continual manner!

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  12. Anonymous3:11 PM

    Bernie Sanders not only wants to steal Hillary Clinton's super delegates, Bernie Sanders wants Hillary Clinton's African-American voters.

    Where can we go to steal Hillary Voters?

    I know, let's set up our campaign office in....

    Wait one...

    Drumroll palease....

    "OAKLAND CALIFORNIA"

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    1. Anonymous3:13 PM

      Bernie Sanders campaign opens Oakland office

      By David DeBolt, ddebolt@bayareanewsgroup.com

      Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 7:56 a.m.

      OAKLAND -- U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign is opening an office in North Oakland on Saturday, his campaign announced this week.

      http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_29831597/bernie-sanders-campaign-opens-oakland-office

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    2. Anonymous3:15 PM

      California will be his coffin.
      Sorry, Jane.

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    3. Anonymous3:19 PM

      Bernie may be competitive in CA, but to run there, he should have opened offices there February 2015.

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  13. Anonymous3:12 PM

    Sanders Predicts That There Will Be A Contested Convention



    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) predicted Sunday that there would be a "contested contest" at the Democratic National Convention in the summer, The Hill reported.

    Sanders said at a news conference in Washington that his opponent, Hillary Clinton, wouldn't have enough delegates by the summer convention.

    "She will need superdelegates to take her over the top. The convention will be a contested contest," Sanders said.

    The candidates will next face off Tuesday in the Indiana primary.

    "There are 10 states remaining where we are going to be vigorously competing, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam," Sanders said.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bernie-sanders-contested-democratic-convention

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    1. Anonymous3:21 PM

      Hahahahaha.

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  14. Crystal Sage3:15 PM

    Bernie has done a great thing for the Democrats: brought the party back to its progressive roots. Now it is time for him to rest on his laurels and wind down towards the convention. The Democratic Party allowed him to join and supported his candidacy. Seems like a good deal. Don't F%*k it up, Bernie. You can come off as a hero or a poor loser. It's yours to choose.

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  15. Anonymous3:15 PM

    This man is pissing me off! Give it the eff up, Bernie! Get your blind sheep followers in line behind the inevitable Democratic nominee, Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Get in line, Bernie for the good of the party.

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  16. fromthediagonal3:17 PM

    The longer he runs, the more clay is gathering in his running shoes... talk about clay feet. While I am all for the US becoming a more caring and somewhat egalitarian society, he never displayed any interest in foreign policy matters and rapidly became just another "One Note" campaigner. While Ms. Clinton is not by any means a flawless candidate, she represents the most experienced, globally savvy candidate the US has in this cycle. Let's make the best of it. VOTE Democratic! (not merely the top of the ticket, but all the way down the line!)

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  17. Anonymous3:18 PM

    During an interview this week, Senator Bernie Sanders’ wife Jane Sanders made an appearance to defend the senator’s continued presence in the race in the face of a changing tide which is shifting toward Clinton.

    Jane dismissed the idea that Sanders’ continued presence in the race was damaging to the Democratic party, saying that Sanders’ campaign wants every person who supports him to be able to cast a vote in his favor. Mrs. Sanders told the reporter that the Sanders campaign intends to stay in the race and allow the remaining states to vote for the candidate, and agenda, they believe is best.

    Jane also said this week that even if Sanders doesn’t become president, the truth of his “revolution” will fight on, and that we won’t have seen the last of Sanders or his message.

    Watch.

    http://trofire.com/2016/05/01/jane-sanders-not-spoiling-democratic-race/

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    1. Anonymous3:50 PM

      No thanks. I've seen enough of Shady Jane to last a lifetime.

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    2. Anonymous5:37 PM

      Is Jane or Bernie the one running? I'm a bit confused. They laid off a bunch of campaign people, and Jane's mug is everywhere. How much is she getting paid?

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    3. Anonymous5:54 PM

      5:37 - They trade off, each day. I call them Jarnie Sanders.

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  18. Anonymous3:19 PM

    Ralph Nader on The Rise of Bernie Sanders – The Big Picture

    http://trofire.com/2016/05/01/ralph-nader-rise-bernie-sanders/

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    1. Anonymous5:52 PM

      Ralph Nader is the one who gave us George Bush 43.

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  19. Anonymous3:20 PM

    America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, appears on RT’s Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp to discuss the voter suppression tactics that have been at play in the past couple of months, and the impact it has had for both the Bernie Sanders campaign and democracy in general.

    http://trofire.com/2016/04/29/voter-suppression-screwed-bernie-will-screw-dems-november-left-unchecked/

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    1. Anonymous5:36 PM

      I can't watch the video right now. What voter suppression are they discussing?

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    2. Anonymous5:53 PM

      Fantasy voter suppression. The Clinton campaign is suing in AZ, so it seems something really did happen there, when there were only 60 polling stations. Something was also wrong in New York City. In both places, HILLARY lists votes, not just Bernie.

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    3. Oops typo- Hillary LOST votes, not just Bernie.

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    4. Anonymous8:48 PM

      .
      I know...late to the party.

      Just food for thought:

      https://medium.com/@spencergundert/hillary-clinton-and-electoral-fraud-992ad9e080f6#.2w53jgr2c

      You know if they swung the other way, someone would be screaming 'voter fraud'!!!

      Funny, no problems on the RW side.
      Things that make you go 'hmmmm?!'

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    5. Anonymous10:13 PM

      8:48 - there were problems on the right wing side in AZ. Did you not see their complaints re: Iowa? Trump made complaints there! He's actually complained everywhere he's lost!

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  20. Anonymous3:22 PM

    Trump, Clinton Tied Nationally

    http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/rasmussen-poll-trump-clinton-tied-nationally

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    1. Anonymous3:50 PM

      Hahahahaha. Yeah, right.

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    2. Anonymous4:03 PM

      LOL, I'm betting they only polled white people.

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    3. Anonymous5:46 PM

      Rasmussen is crap.

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  21. Anonymous3:31 PM

    The SuperDelegates are staunch Democratic Party members. They Do NOT want a contested convention & no way in hell will they permit an independent socialist to represent their party as their candidate. Not gonna happen.

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  22. Anonymous3:32 PM

    Democrats are setting themselves up for a crushing loss in November unless Clinton backers stop bullying Bernie Sanders supporters. Here’s why.

    http://usuncut.com/politics/democrats-dnc-bullying-sanders/

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    1. Anonymous3:52 PM

      Oh, come on, Bernie Bro. Have you seen the real polling numbers on this (not from Bernie site 'us uncut')? It's going to be big Hillarymentum in November and it's going Down Ballot, Baby!

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    2. Anonymous4:03 PM

      No one is bullying Bernie.

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    3. Anonymous4:41 PM

      My goodness. The Bernie bots have now resorted to outright lies. The only bullying I see is from Trump, Cruz and St. Bernie. He is about as mature as Trump, and so are his followers.

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    4. Anonymous5:09 PM

      Clinton in Commanding Lead over Trump among Young Voters, Harvard Youth Poll Finds.

      Clinton leads Trump by 36 points.

      "Among young Democrats, Clinton leads Trump by 78 points (83%: Clinton; 5%: Trump)"

      She also leads among young independents.

      http://iop.harvard.edu/iop-now/harvard-iop-spring-2016-poll

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    5. Anonymous5:23 PM

      If Clinton supporters are bullying Sanders supporters, than Sanders supporters are throwing tantrums.

      (Most Sanders supporters will vote for Clinton in the general election)

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    6. Anonymous5:34 PM

      No one's bullying Bernie. He should have run as an independent and not hold the party hostage with his ego.

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  23. Anonymous3:54 PM

    Will Bernie $ander$ change his rhetoric after one of his staffers reads this:


    Bernie Sanders Doesn't Seem To Understand What Poverty Really Is

    APR 24, 2016 @ 11:07 AM 270,118 V

    Bernie Sanders has been campaigning in Baltimore, Maryland and some of his remarks indicate that he doesn’t really understand what poverty is. He’s getting very mixed up between relative poverty and absolute poverty. Now, it is indeed true that American liberals and progressives get uptight about relative poverty, what we might also call inequality. I don’t get quite so wound up about it, being a classical liberal myself, but it is still true that relative and absolute poverty are very different concepts....

    Absolute poverty is simply not having a roof over your head, a shirt on your back or even a cheap meal of anything in your stomach. The relative poverty in Baltimore that Bernie is talking about is just not anything like this at all. It’s having less than others in the society around you, yes, but that is indeed inequality, not absolute poverty.

    Of course, some of what Sanders is saying is just standard stump politics...

    Bernie Sanders showed no signs of ‘toning down’ his rhetoric Saturday, speaking to Maryland voters at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore about the state of the U.S. economy in 2016.

    Sanders said that poverty in the worst areas of Baltimore rivaled conditions in ‘The West Bank in Palestine,’ ’North Korea,’ and ‘distressed cities in Nigeria, India, China, and South Africa.’...

    There really is therefore a large difference between Sanders’ claim of equal poverty to those places and the reality. It simply is not true at all that Baltimore is as poor as those places.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/04/24/bernie-sanders-just-doesnt-seem-to-understand-what-poverty-really-is/#404c0ccb5d4d

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  24. You didn't watch the video, did you?

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    1. Anonymous4:02 PM

      No. I, personally, did not watch it. I'm done watching Bernie (and Jane), and I say that as someone who liked and donated to Sanders just last year.

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    2. Anonymous4:02 PM

      Huh?

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    3. Anonymous4:29 PM

      I watch Bernie like I do $arah, DiAnne, which is never. Keep drinking that Kool-Aid.

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    4. Anonymous5:38 PM

      Can you be more specific about your criticism?

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  25. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Bernie you may win some states in the upcoming primary elections but you have to consider Hillary Clinton is preparing for the General Election and is not spending money on some of the remaining states like your desperate buttock is.

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    1. Anonymous7:38 PM

      Sanders will win most of the remaining primaries leaving Clinton scrambling to campaign in California.

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    2. Anonymous8:12 PM

      His campaign, then, is helping the GOP. Thanks, Jarnie Sanders! @7:38.

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    3. Anonymous11:36 PM

      She won't be scrambling for anything. She's going to win Indiana and a couple other primaries. Sanders isn't going to be catching up with a few wins. Clinton is leading in California as well as New Jersey. Sanders would have to win by a ton in California to put any kind of dent in her lead.

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  26. Anonymous4:08 PM

    Bernie should have packed it in already. He has laid off 60% of his paid staff ( Baby Jane is still on the payroll though). His donations have dropped off and he hasn't even spent any money in California yet.
    After California his campaign will be in debt if he spends what would be needed. Even Ron Paul was always smart enough to drop out before he ran up debt.
    I think his ego is bigger than his brain and I will not feel sorry for him when he ends up millions in debt.

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    1. Anonymous7:35 PM

      FEC filings prove the Sanders presidential campaign has disbursed $0 to Jane Sanders.
      http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/candcmte_info.shtml

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    2. Anonymous7:52 PM

      7:35 - you've linked to a blank form. No proof there. Vanity Fair, on the other hand, has the history of Bernie's campaigns paying Jane & his step-daughter. http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/01/bernie-sanders-family-money

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  27. Anonymous4:28 PM

    Contest all you want to, Bernie, you're toast.

    To think I used to like you, but small fish big pond. You are no better than the rest.

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  28. Anonymous5:11 PM

    How about letting the people decide instead of party "leaders"?

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    1. Anonymous5:45 PM

      The people have decided and will continue to decide to elevate Clinton over Sanders.

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    2. Anonymous5:56 PM

      The people have decided and Bernie is the loser.

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    3. Anonymous7:31 PM

      The People have been deciding who will be president right along. I guess you've never bothered to vote or follow politics until recently.

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    4. Anonymous11:40 PM

      This is Sanders' rhetoric, that Clinton isn't the choice of the people (despite the fact that so many people have chosen her than him). If you keep repeating that it's the party leadership rather than all the votes she's received, you start to believe it. This won't come down to the party leaders. Clinton is winning in every measure, delegates as well as the actual number of votes. The millions of people who have voted for her are not the "party leadership." Bernie is suggesting at every turn that she's somehow "stealing" the election (albeit not in so many words). It's just not true.

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  29. I dislike primary politics, and I refuse to denigrate any Democrat, unless their names are Joe Lieberman and Debbie WTF Schultz ... can't stand either of these DINOs. I've always liked and respected Hillary. When she became SOS, my respect grew. I've always liked Bernie, too, and it was nice he caucused with the Dems ... but then, who else could he caucus with? Repubs? Haha! I like what Bernie has to say. His passion is undeniable. My family voted for Bernie in the Michigan primary. I voted for Hillary. I care deeply about our foreign relations. Hillary has an exhaustive amount of knowledge and expertise on this important subject. There are 5 existing candidates remaining for president; only Hillary is qualified in this area. Have you listened to her talk? She can rattle off names, places, dates, the situation, etc that just blows everyone else out of the water. John Kerry is just as qualified, and former Senator George Mitchell would blow everyone out of the water. (What I wouldn't give to sit over coffee and have a good chat.) Anyway, I think Bernie's knowledge base is lacking. The idiocy of the Republicans is scary, especially dumb Trump and devious Cruz. Throughout the primary, I figured if Bernie won, I'd be fine with it. But as time wore on, I waited to hear more than passionate ideas from Bernie. I wanted to hear how he would do it, considering our obstructive Congress. I wanted to hear more than the usual rhetoric. The last straw was calling Hillary unqualified. Boy, that's a soundbite the GOP will use in the general. I got tired about Hillary's fundraising. You can't call her out unless you call out each and every other politician. It angered me about those transcripts. No way. No one else was being pressured, why should Hillary? I do not like Jane Sanders. She is arrogant,and pious. She's like Ted Cruz: can't respond to anything without denigrating their opposing candidate. I view her as a bully, and pushing Bernie and ESPECIALLY his supporters to say or act beyond their comfort levels. I always hear how mean, nasty and cheating Hillary and her supporters are ... but my view on the sidelines while I cheered them both on, that it, IMHO, has been mostly Bernie's side. Bernie is a good guy. He has prided himself on never going negative. His change on that behavior saddens me. I understand oppositional ads and talk, but for him to turn mean and somewhat vicious ... I put much blame on Jane. I personally believe she's a bit jealous of Hillary. Some females cannot stand other females who are more talented than they are. IDK, maybe Jane wants to be co-president, and Hillary is getting in her way.

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    1. Anonymous5:52 PM

      Do you understand what a paragraph is? TLDR

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    2. Anonymous6:13 PM

      TLDR is a nasty, dickish response. You're an a$$hole, 5:52.

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    3. Anonymous6:25 PM

      6:13pm

      No, seriously, 5:26pm needs to find out what a paragraph break is. Did any of you above actually read that "train of thought manifesto"?

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    4. Anonymous6:58 PM

      6:25 I read every word of it and found it thoughtful and thought provoking.

      Chill out, wouldya?

      It could be that the person is tying on a cell phone. I know when I post using cell it turns out weird.

      No one is perfect all the time. But I could be wrong. Maybe YOU 6:25 are perfect all the time and that's why you feel the need to be rude.

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    5. Anonymous7:28 PM

      I read giggles entire post. I found it thoughtful and respectful. I do not understand the posters who feel the need to correct other posters editing skills or spelling. You are not the designated English teacher of the blogosphere! Do us all a favor and find a new hobby.

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    6. Anonymous7:44 PM

      Well put, Giggles! I agree!

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    7. 5:52 .... it's OK if you didn't read my post. I tend to ramble on, but, yes, I know all about paragraphs. I prefer using them, but, I'm using my wacky cell phone. It has a mind of its own. I love IM, but whenever I post here ... yikes! which is why I seldom post. But, I read & enjoy all you insightful & funny posters. Truly. My crazy cell phone behaves at C&L for some reason, so I post mostly there. I would've used paragraphs here, but, well .... you know ... lol

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    8. Anonymous11:23 PM

      @7:28 pm

      Yes. The Giggles post is quite lucid. It is a good read.

      Thank you Giggles and to those who read (and defended)it.

      dowl

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  30. Anita Winecooler5:30 PM

    I'll stick with Hillary, thanks.
    Nothing against those who feel the Bern, to me, it's going to take a miracle with both math and the delegates. He's going to make it difficult for the democratic party to come together after he concedes.

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  31. Anonymous6:17 PM

    Franklin D Roosevelt's 1932 nomination emerged from a brokered convention. They're not a bad thing.

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    1. Anonymous6:47 PM

      The Democratic convention will be no where close enough for a brokered convention.

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  32. Anonymous6:17 PM

    I am an independent voter. After seeing the fiasco of this election season, I doubt I could ever vote for a republican.

    I don't vote for a party, I vote for the PERSON who has the best chance of finding a path forward in the world IN PEACE.

    I once thought ole Bernie was that person. Now I see him as a cranky old man who is a spoiler for what's best for the country, because he and Queen Jane WANT to live in the White house.

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    1. Every candidate and spouse wants to live in the White House. One doesn't run for president and first lady without having an outsized ego. As for cranky and old, they are pejorative terms, not policies.

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    2. AKRNHSNC10:47 AM

      That's right, Cranky old Bernie shouldn't have waited 30 years to run for President! He started talking about the political revolution he wanted, along with running for President in 1985! What has he done about either since then? Nothing for 30 years. Why didn't he run in '12 when he was begging for someone to primary President Obama? He wanted someone else to do his dirty work because he knew that if he ran against our first black President and lost, as he was destined to do, he'd never get the vote of African Americans in '16. He denied wanting PBO primaried when Hillary confronted him during a debate, outright lied about it and then tried to turn it on Hillary by saying, "I'm not the one that ran against him, you did!" as if one Senator running against another Senator is a problem! He's been divisive for months. Bernie doesn't care if the Democratic Party implodes. Look at who has endorsed him and how few they are. That says a lot about what type of person he is when his colleagues, some of them for 25 years, don't want to endorse him.

      Cranky and old may be pejorative terms but they do apply to his 30 year old rhetoric. Sanders had every opportunity to become better know over the last 3 decades and to get ready to run for President. Why did he wait so long?? Also, why is Bernie refusing to put out his tax returns, he's hiding assets under his wife's name!

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  33. Anonymous8:46 PM

    OT-http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/gender-questions-can-influence-your-vote-for-president-report/

    GO HRC!!

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  34. Anonymous10:05 PM

    What do you mean you are 74 years old, you're tired and want to retire?

    What do you mean you want to fish and live out the rest of your life in peace and quiet?

    What do you mean you have enough money put away to quit working?

    What do you mean you to finish your political career on a good note and want to support Hillary Clinton?


    Castro was in politics for a long time and ruled his country. You can do 8 more years as POTUS

    I'm 65 years old and ugly as sin Socialist. When you die who's going to marry me and work so I don't have to work?

    I am going to live in the White House as the the ugliest First Lady damn it.

    Then I will run as the Dragon Lady POTUS and continue our Communist Socialist reign of our Socialist Communist country States of America!

    And I will have servants to wash my ass and cook my meals

    You just keep repeating your same old campaign rhetoric crap and I'll do the rest

    Now take your nap, I have 10 more media interviews to do today.

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  35. Anonymous11:03 PM

    I wish there was a LIKE button. Several well thought out comments on this post.

    I liked Bernie at the start. He's turned into a cranky person. Even children have more dignity and courtesy than he does. No way do I want him as commander in chief. He is the D version of Trump.

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  36. A lot of what I read here is the equivalent of saying to the NCAA, "just skip the quarter finals and semis and go right to the final game. We know who the two teams will be,
    why waste time?"

    While we're at it, let's also skip the pretense of a "nominating" convention. Why waste time and money on an event that is ceremonial at best?

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    1. Anonymous7:41 AM

      I'd accept your analogy if there was a running total of points scored throughout the entire tournament with the winner being the teach with the highest number of points in the end. Since that's not the case, your analogy is not a good one.

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