Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Rachel Maddow calls Bernie Sanders strategy to win the nomination "radical" and "fantastical."

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As Rachel points out back in 2008 Obama only led Hillary in delegates by 4%, while today she is leading Sanders by 11%. And in 2008 Hillary actually LED our future President in the number of votes cast.

However back then Hillary did the right thing and not only bowed out, but personally nominated Obama on the convention floor.

THAT is how Democrats end a contentious and hard fought primary.

However this year Sanders is showing no signs of being quite so magnanimous.

Even though there is no path still available for him to win.

Steve Kornacki brought this up with Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver yesterday:

Weaver talked up how superdelegates should be flocking to them like they did to President Obama in 2008. Kornacki pointed out it was because Obama was winning. 

He brought up the fact that Donald Trump has publicly indicated he’ll use Sanders’ attacks against Hillary Clinton and just straight-up asked him if he’s “keeping the Democratic party from uniting.” 

Weaver insisted “we’re helping the Democratic party” because they’re appealing the groups the party needs to do a better job of reaching out to.

No, they're not helping. Not even a little.

And as Kornacki pointed out they are keeping the wounds open and providing extra ammunition for the Donald Trump in the general.

Michelle Goldberg at Slate also points out the glaring flaw in Bernie Sanders' argument that he is more electable:

I have no idea if Sanders is serious about this superdelegate plan. It might just be a rationale for him to keep fighting until the end of the primaries, garnering delegates that he could leverage to push Clinton and the party leftward at the convention. But if he is serious, then what he is proposing is a presumption based on a falsehood. 

The presumption is that there is anything progressive about a plan that asks powerful figures to cast aside an electoral majority built on the choices of women and people of color. The falsehood is that Sanders’ superior electability is, as he asserted on Sunday, “extremely clear.” 

It is true, as Sanders pointed out, that polls show him doing better than Clinton against Republicans in November. But it is also true that Clinton has not hit Sanders with a single negative ad. Not one. Initially, her campaign didn’t take him seriously. Later, it couldn’t figure out a way to go after him where he’s weakest—on the flakier parts of his far-left past—without alienating his supporters. A source close to the Clinton campaign tells me that because Sanders has high favorability numbers with Democrats, Clinton would have damaged herself by attacking him, especially since she didn’t have to in order to win. The source points to the New York primary as confirmation of this view, arguing that Sanders hurt himself by going negative on his opponent.

Goldberg then goes on to lay out the steaming piles of opposition research that is just waiting to be flung at Bernie Sanders like chimpanzee excrement at the San Diego Zoo.

It is pretty clear that for a lot of folks the bloom is off the Bernie Sanders' flower and many are now becoming frustrated that he is refusing to read the signs on the wall.

Even over on Reddit, which has been an internet oasis for pro-Bernie folks, there is now a subreddit called "Enough Sanders Spam." And its popularity is rising daily.

Now there are a few folks visiting here who seem to think I am a paid shill for Hillary, but trust me I have not earned a single penny. (There were also claims back in 2008 and 2009 that I was a paid Obama operative. Also false.)

Instead I am a pragmatist, and somebody who wants this country to continue on the progressive path that President Obama worked so tirelessly to put us on.

There is much work still to do, and so many things tragically left undone. But the way to accomplish what needs to be accomplished, like single payer health care, a higher minimum wage, and a complete transition to renewable fuel sources, is to keep our eyes focused on what is achievable and to constantly move forward.

This I think is what Hillary will do as President.

No we do not get the revolution that the young people seem so hungry for, but we do get the progress that will improve their lives immeasurably.


  1. Anonymous8:47 AM

    Bernie and fans, now is not the time to push an ideal. You've done that. Now we need to continue the progress of this president. If you like Bernie, you'll hate Trump.

    Unfortunatley politics is what it is, and we don't have the luxury of idealism at this point, not with what is breathing down our throats on the other side of the aisle.


    1. 1. There's still a path to winning in pledged delegates if he gets landslides in Oregon and California.
      2. Bernie IS helping the party by bringing in millions of independents/millennials.
      3. Trump will have insane insults even if Bernie had never been there
      4. I feel that Bernie would do a better job of advancing Obama's progressive ideals (like single-payer) than Hillary

      These are my opinions :)

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    4. Anonymous3:22 PM

      These are my opinions :)
      And thanks for them! I have to say as someone who has been on the fence for quite a while, though he is rallying the millenials and Independents there is no guarantee that they will vote for Hillary if he isn't the nom. He doesn't show any sign that he would back her if he doesn't get the votes.

      At some point we will need to get all liberals, progressives and Independents behind our nominee. I just don't see any sign that Bernie will help with that, and it is very important.

      Also, Bernie might very well be strong on single-payer, but at this point for me, Hillary looks to be more well rounded in all the areas of the presidency. At any rate, truly we have two of the best candidates and either would be far superior than any of the GOP's offerings.


    5. *thumbs-up emoji* thanks mildred

  2. Bernie is not a Democrat. He has no real interest in party unity. He has turned Hillary left and that is the end of his usefulness. His lack of experience and his spendthrift ideas would not benefit the US. Please retire gracefully Sen. Sanders.

    1. He may be an independent, but so are almost half of Americans. I think it's fair to say he has no interest in *blind* party unity; by which I mean supporting the party despite strong corporate ties. I say this as a democrat who disillusioned with the party as of late. I also wanna say that Bernie does have 30 years of experience and passed a remarkable amount of progressive legislation

    2. Anonymous10:54 PM

      Would you care to list what you consider to be a remarkable amount of progressive legislation? Bernie has been TALKING about running for President and a political revolution since 1985! Why did it take him 30 years to act?!

  3. With Clinton not running any negative ads against Sanders, and with the GOP doing what they can to get him, rather than Clinton, nominated … Sanders is living in a dream world. It's time that he woke up.

    1. Anonymous1:02 PM

      Sanders knows what he's doing, he doesn't need waking up. Sanders does

      N O T

      care what happens to the Democratic Party.

  4. Anonymous9:05 AM

    As long as someone else is paying the bills, "JANE SANDERS" has no intention of doing the right thing by bowing out of the Democratic presidential race gracefully for the sake of the party and for Bernie Sanders' dead legacy.

    1. Anonymous10:11 AM

      My thought exactly about this hen pecked man and his behind the scenes pol wife. SHE is the one calling the shots and if he wins the nom, trump will tear him a new asshole or three.

    2. Anonymous11:12 AM

      Damn, "henpecked" is sexist, and old-school sexist, too. Clinton supporter here.

    3. Anonymous12:54 PM

      Janes hopes to be the shadow president are going down the drain. She's incompetent.

  5. Anonymous9:13 AM

    Hillary Clinton Says It’s About ‘Hard Choices’ But Admits Many of Her Choices Were Wrong


  6. Anonymous9:17 AM

    "Clinton’s allies are, for the most part, not calling for Sanders to drop out now. They believe he’s earned the right to campaign until the final votes are cast but are hopeful he’ll then rally his supporters behind Clinton at the convention."

  7. Anonymous9:17 AM

    “I am not into legacy,” Sanders told the Guardian Sunday when asked to sum up his campaign's lasting achievements. “I hope my legacy will be that I was a very good president of the United States.”


    What will Bernie Sanders pig face wife's legacy going to be? After Bernie dies, pig face will get a PAC in Bernie's name and live off of it like Sarah Palin and her SarahPac.

    1. Anonymous9:56 AM

      Really, is it really necessary to reduce the conversation to name calling over looks? Are we back in high school ? If you can't make a rational argument based on the issues without devolving to childishness, you are part of the problem and really belong with Trump.

    2. Anonymous11:00 AM

      Name calling Bernie's wife? Grow-up! You sound like a Palin.

    3. Anonymous11:11 AM

      Yeah, I think Sanders is an incompetent boob who is doing everything possible to ensure the change he says he wants doesn't actually happen (as he's done in congress all these years), but the attacks on looks are waaaay out of bounds.

    4. Anonymous11:21 AM

      Agree: we need not stoop to Trump's level and discuss female physique in disparaging terms here! We're better than that.

    5. After a quarter-century in politics, one would think that Sanders would know that politics is the art of compromise. Guess he's learned very little in all those years.....

    6. Anonymous2:24 PM

      Well, Maple, I'm going with Occam's Razor on this one. Bernie's not a dumb dude. I'm assuming the reason he's accomplished so little over his congressional career is that his personal brand as purist pony is more important to him than making smaller changes that actual benefit people who really need them.

  8. Anonymous9:18 AM

    Thank you for this. I was hoping that everyone who reads your blog would see Rachel's piece on how he's lost. ( I know: the Berner Diehards will say "FBI!" But there is no there there either. Do you really think the President would not have urged a Biden run if there was anything to the server check?)

    Too much Reddit has allowed some to live in Bernie World echo chamber. Reality has arrived, though. 3 million voters thus far prefer Hillary; she has more pledged and supers. Bernie should not "contest" at the July convention. It's really a bad, bad move that gains nothing for the Democratic Party--and helps Trump.

  9. Anonymous9:32 AM

    It is all connected. I would put money that some of the people who were behind fake socialist Obama are behind real socialist Bernie. Get us warmed up with arguments, then boom, give us a real radical.

    Ds and Rs are slick. They use everything to their advantage. Gender, Race... Neither is different from the other.

    Actually there is a difference.

    Ds are useless. We can all see that. We're all frustrated with them in DC.

    Rs, most of them, actually have brilliant resumes/Vitaes and good educations. But they're either Cheney, aka Hillary with a dick, or Cruz, possibly an escapee.

    It kills me that Cruz has the intelligence AND an exquisite resume, but is so damn weird he can't be anywhere near the WH. At least Obama, who had no resume and much shadiness, is do-nothing. (aka doesn't hurt nor help)

    1. Anonymous10:08 AM

      You crazy right winger, you! *wink* hi, Alicia.

    2. Anonymous10:29 AM

      A do-nothing?!
      Try Congress.

    3. You are an ignorant nutball.

  10. Anonymous9:34 AM

    I am worried that Hillary Clinton is not taking Bernie Sanders seriously. While Hillary stopped campaigning against Sanders and is targeting the General Election, Sanders is going hard against Hillary, campaigning and burning through money advertising like it wasn't his money. (I know it is not his money)

    What is going to happen is Sanders will win uncontested states and use that for his reason for the Super Delegates to switch allegiance and back Sanders to be president.

    1. Anonymous10:10 AM

      No one likes him. That's his problem. No supers will switch to him, just as 3 million more voters did not prefer him. He can only win the caucus states, which most people think are not very democratic.

  11. Caroll Thompson9:46 AM

    When Bernie started his campaign, he said the campaign was not about him, but about the ideas. Well, that may be true in the beginning. But now it seems it is all about Bernie.

    Bernie doesn't seem to want to unify the party; he has never lifted a finger to help a down ballot Democrat win a race.

    I am hoping Hillary cleans his clock in Indiana today. After all, there seem to be a lot of folks (and some are voting today in Indiana) who once would have voted for Bernie that are now seeing that Bernie is in this for Bernie.

    1. Anonymous11:08 AM

      Wait! Wait! He starting helping a whole fucking three people (who had endorsed him)...only after he was publicly shamed for his selfish narcissism. Dang it all, some people actually noticed that one 75-year-old man who's only promoting himself is not a "movement" or a "revolution." Inconvenient.

    2. Anonymous12:58 PM

      Funny how some in politics fall in love with the chanting of their own name and the fame that goes along with it. They then only see $$ signs. Maybe shadow president wanna-be will get a reality tv show.

    3. Anonymous1:49 PM

      She's already cleaned his clock, he just won't accept it.

  12. Anonymous10:07 AM

    Last night Jimmy Kimmel destroyed Sarah Palin’s climate babbling: Scientists aren’t just ‘f*cking with you’


  13. Anonymous10:08 AM

    Hypocrisy thy name is Clinton Supporters.

    In 2008 you weren't calling to unify the party. You were screaming Party Unity My Ass! And encouraging Clinton to take it to the convention.

    Sanders most certainly is helping down ticket candidates. In mid-April he threw money bombs for NY's Zephyr Teachout, NV's Lucy Flores and WA's Pramila Jayapal and raised mid-6 figures for each of them. All women. So stop with the "he doesn't help down ticket candidates" smear. It's false.

    You folks are almost as vicious toward Bernie and Jane as you were to Barack and Michelle in 2008. You called Michelle 'pig face', too. You're shameful.

    1. Anonymous10:54 AM


      Those are the only T H R E E candidates that he has helped, because they supported him first. He is no Democrat, and is doing NOTHING for the Democratic Party, only his personal fan club.

      Oh, and WE never called Michelle any such names. Go suck a lemon and improve your mood.

    2. Anonymous11:05 AM

      I don't know whether you're really, really young or whether this is the first election season during which you've gotten off your fat ass and paid attention, but you're making a critical error of logic here. "Clinton supporters" are not a static body that hasn't changed in eight years. There are many, many of us who strongly supported Obama all the way in 2008 and support Clinton now.

      That would be the grownups who understand how a legislature works and what the limits of executive power actually are. The rest of the 2008 Obama supporters are the ones who wailed endlessly like little boys because Obama couldn't magically make single payer happen in an intensely hostile congress. Those are the people now supporting Sanders--the ones who've actually voted before, that is. They haven't gotten any more rational over the past few years. But they sure do have all the feeeeeeeels.

    3. Anonymous 10:08 AM wrote: Sanders most certainly is helping down ticket candidates.

      Yeah. Three of them, in a quid pro quo. Hardly qualifies as "most certainly"!

    4. "Anonymous10:08 AM Hypocrisy thy name is Clinton Supporters. In 2008 you weren't calling to unify the party. You were screaming Party Unity My Ass!
      Bullshit. After listening closely to both Obama and Clinton, I chose to support and vote for Obama in 2008 and in 2012. This year, after listening closely to both Sanders and Clinton, I decided to support Clinton.

      However, if Sanders were to end up the nominee, I would vote for him.

      I never had any respect for the "PUMAs" and I certainly don't have any for Sanders supporters who would allow any chance of a republican presidency by sitting out the election or voting for a republican.

      I certainly never treated Barack and Michelle as you claim. Nor would I ever refer to Jane Sanders as "pig face."

    5. Anonymous12:24 PM

      Giant goalpost move. Deduct 20 points: The smear is "He doesn't help down ticket candidates." Examples given of 3 down ticket candidates he helped. New smear: "He only helped 3 and {more nasty remarks about Bernie and Jane}"

      You folks would flunk 7th grade debate.

    6. Anonymous12:49 PM

      12:24 - when I was in 7th grade, we didn't call facts "smears." Maybe you went to a different school?

    7. Anonymous1:45 PM

      I learned long before the 7th grade that repeating something that's demonstrably untrue and insisting it's a fact is a smear, a slander, a calumny, bearing false witness, lying.

    8. Anonymous2:34 PM

      Well, let's probe this a bit. Maybe you're actually under the impression that Sanders helping a laughably small group of candidates -- and then only after a public shaming for his self-centeredness, very late in the election cycle -- is contributing to the party in a meaningful way? Maybe you truly think that his finally doing this in mid-April (!) is something to brag about instead of feel embarrassment for? Maybe you actually believe that a president and three out of 535 congressfolk are all the "revolution" needs to succeed?

      I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt by asking if you're just pathologically uneducated about the political process, instead of assuming you're motivated purely by spite. (In the latter scenario, you're still hilariously uninformed, but you look better if you go with the first option.)

  14. Anonymous10:12 AM

    If control can be harnessed things can not only change "that will improve their lives immeasurably", but much more immediatey. We can progress WHEN we TRUST and VOTE HRC.

  15. Anonymous10:16 AM

    NBC News poll:
    "A 57 percent majority of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters agree that Sanders should stay in the race through the convention in July. A quarter think he should drop out in June if he still running behind after the final primary contest, and only 16 percent think he should drop out of the race now."

    This is only a surprise if you've been in a Clinton kool-aid filled echo chamber. Folks here are in a small, small minority of Dems with your anti-Sanders views.

    1. Anonymous10:39 AM


    2. Anonymous11:16 AM

      I found it on my own.
      That was conducted in April; each day, more Democrats are through with him. As a Democrat, I don't think "Democratic-leaners" should be polled with registered Democrats; they don't care about the party, and it skews the polls.

      That said, here's what Hillary supporters felt:
      "While Clinton's supporters are much more divided on what Sanders should do, a sizable 28 percent of Clinton's supporters agree that Sanders should stay in the race through the convention. A plurality — 40 percent — would like to see him drop out after the final primary race in June even if he still behind. Only three in 10 would like to see him drop out now."

      So most of us (HRC supporters) want him out now or before the convention! Sounds like this blog is right on target and not living in an echo chamber!

    3. Anonymous12:17 PM

      Right 11:16. You made my point for me. While 57% of total Dems and Dem leaners think he should stay in until the convention, almost as many Clinton supporters felt he should get out now or before the convention. The Clinton supporters are 180 degrees out of step with the majority of Dems and Dem leaners.

    4. Anonymous12:48 PM

      No @12:17 - there are more HRC voters than Bernie voters - to date, 3 million more. Thanks for helping to make MY point! And they are more likely to be Democrats--actually registered!

  16. Anonymous10:57 AM

    Meantime, back at the ranch, anthropologists are reconsidering whether the previously disbelieved "Peak Wingnut" theory may actually have been confirmed!

    Items of interest:

    Item #1- "In a television appearance earlier, Trump linked Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, to Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, citing a report by National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid known for celebrity gossip and alien sightings.

    “You know, his father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being — you know, shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this, right prior to his being shot, and nobody brings it up,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends.”" http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/gop-white-house-race-descends-into-madness-as-top-candidates-quarrel-over-jfk-assassination/

    Item #2 The Texas Senator then unexpectedly railed against Trump’s admitted romantic indiscretions:

    Donald Trump is a serial philanderer and he boasts about it. I want everyone to think about your teen aged kids. The President of the United States talks about how great it is to commit adultery, how proud he is. [He] describes his battle with venereal disease as his own personal Vietnam. That’s a quote, by the way, on the Howard Stern show. Do you want to spend the next five years with your kids bragging about infidelity? Now what does he do? He does the same projection, just like a pathological liar. He accuses everyone about lying.

    Item #3 Half term quitter and failed veep candidate Sarah Palin is pimping a Climate Denial movie.


    Item #4 Ted "Canada" Cruz just confessed!

    "“Yes, my dad killed JFK, he is secretly Elvis and Jimmy Hoffa is buried in his back yard,” Cruz said in a sarcastic retort.

    Cruz also unleashed fury over Trump’s earlier comment about his wife, Heidi.

    “Donald has a real problem with women. Donald is terrified by strong women – he lashes out at them,” Cruz said."

    1. Anonymous11:33 AM

      Does Cruz prefer spanking his women? Or do he prefer that the strong women spank him?

    2. Crystal Sage1:00 PM

      He's also the alleged "Zodiac Killer."

  17. Anonymous10:58 AM

    Now we find out how many Sanders supporters are willing to do the hard work of making real change, and how many were drawn not to a movement but to a one-man cult.

    I think I know the answer. I hope I'm wrong.

  18. Anonymous11:00 AM

    I agree with 9:56 regarding calling Jane Sanders a pig face. There's no need for name calling. Personally I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating rocks.

  19. Anonymous11:02 AM

    Person 1: "Hillary oversaw a coup in Honduras which installed a regime that murders indigenous rights activists"

    Person 2: "Do you want Trump to win!!!!!!?"

    The D party is fucked.

    1. Anonymous11:26 AM

      Not really. Your reductive cherry-picking is screwed up, though.

    2. Anonymous12:36 PM

      HAHA! Yep 11:02 that's their answer to any criticism of Clinton or recitation of her flaws. They can't think of a reason to promote voting for Clinton other than to block Trump.

    3. Anonymous1:16 PM

      12:36 - there is no reasoning with a Paulite, though. Right?

  20. Anonymous11:05 AM

    I LOVE Sanders and I love his message. I am an old hippie with millennial children, you can hardly get more Bernie-receptive than that.

    However, I think you might be too optimistic. The GOP have not gone after Sanders because they don't think he represents a serious threat---(can you imagine the mincemeat the GOP would/can make over a "Socialist")

    Therefore, it looks like it's going to be Hillary vs. Trump. The question then becomes, who do you trust more to achieve even partially what you want?

    1. Anonymous11:16 AM

      ....with a dysfunctional Congress as well?

    2. Anonymous11:27 AM

      With Trump, the Democrats going to take back the Senate! So one less house of dysfunction!

    3. Anonymous12:52 PM

      With Trump we get to vote a real progressive into office in 2020 instead of having to wait for Hillary's 8 years to be over. Trump doesn't scare me; his fall will be HUUUGE!

    4. Anonymous2:38 PM

      What a child you are, 12:52. You truly believe that everyone will see it your way if you just punish them enough for badly outnumbering you. Meanwhile, your privileged, parent-supported ass can make it through a GOP administration, but there are plenty of people who won't. Grow the fuck up. This isn't about you, you, you and your bright-eyed sudden discovery of the political process.

    5. Anonymous5:19 PM

      LOL 2:38 With all those wrong assumptions you could be Trump's running mate.You just keep on living in your delusions though,insulting and degrading those who think differently. It is what you Hillary supporters do best. Please continue on with your sanctimony;it's really helping your candidate.

  21. Anonymous12:13 PM

    WHAT THE HELL? What are they DOING?????

    The filing reveals that the anti-single-payer group has retained the services of Global Strategy Group, a Democratic consulting firm that has served a variety of congressional candidates and is currently advising Priorities USA Action, the Super PAC backing Clinton’s bid for the presidency.


  22. Anonymous12:20 PM

    They really are evil.



    1. Anonymous2:48 PM

      I find Trump much more evil than Cruz ever thought of being! The guy is pure meanness and has no clue how to keep his tiny mouth shut! He's repulsive and I no way is worthy of being POTUS!

  23. Anonymous12:25 PM

    Trump says beating Clinton will be ‘easy.’ He’s delusional. Literally.


  24. Anonymous12:35 PM

    Former Top John McCain Aide Says He’s Backing Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump

    Mark Salter, who served as chief of staff to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and worked as an adviser on both of McCain’s presidential campaigns, says he’ll be supporting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump this fall.

    Salter, known as one of McCain’s closest confidants, tweeted Tuesday that he’s “with her,” a nod to Clinton’s campaign slogan.


  25. Anonymous12:37 PM

    Fox News Host Compares Trump To ISIS


  26. Anonymous12:40 PM

    Donald Trump Infuriates Women With Disgusting ‘Rape’ Comment (VIDEO)



  27. Anonymous12:47 PM

    He continued, "Donald Trump's gonna look a lot like more like Hillary Clinton than he does like Ronald Reagan."

    Bolduan then pressed him on the delegate math, "Give me a guesstimate on delegates - more than you got in New York?"

    Lonegan proclaimed, "Ted Cruz is going to do very well tonight. He will outperform expectations like he always does."

    Then he veered into his misogynist Valhalla.

    "I don't believe the conservative base of this party is ready to throw everything over to a ..to Donald Trump, in essence, we're not going to nominate Hillary Clinton with a penis."

    Bennett looked down at the floor, embarrassed and Kate Bolduan was very angry, but trying to hold it together.


    And the guy is one of Sarah Palin's endorsements, no surprise there. Thank goodness he lost his run for Senate. What a foul, foul man.

    1. Would this be the first time 'penis' was ever said at an official campaign activity?


      Which side has sex on the brain when they are supposed to be focusing on policy positions?

      Wow and Yikes.

    2. Anonymous2:45 PM

      Don't forget that Sarah Palin endorsed Cruz first and then switched to Trump. Both candidates received her kiss of death and it's currently showing on both!

      Don't know which is worse - Trump or Cruz, but neither will ever get my vote!

      Trump is more like Hitler - will put stops to the media/press so that he reflected only well were he to be elected! He is a self-declared racist, anti women (except for sexy and attractive ones for bedding!) married and divorced numerous times, had affairs, and is a proven liar and fraud!

      Americans truly need to educate themselves as to ALL the candidates before casting their votes!

      Hopefully, the Republican party will show themselves smart enough not to nominate either of them as their nominee for POTUS.

  28. Anonymous1:52 PM

    Anonymous 12:54 PM said

    Janes hopes to be the shadow president are going down the drain. She's incompetent.

    My fellow Alaskans are too familiar with shadow mayors and governors of incompetent politicians.

    1. Anonymous7:11 PM

      I'm sorry. Remind me again who won your brilliant state's caucuses. 81% to 18%. Yes, those silly caucuses. Whoever wins really likes them, though.

  29. Anonymous2:32 PM

    #AskROF: “Why is it that we can point out all the flaws of the GOP, but when we point out Hillary’s flaws, her camp vilifies us?”


  30. Anonymous2:36 PM

    I find Steve Kornacki extremely boring to watch on TV (MSNBC) and now always switch the channel when seeing him!

    They are putting him on some hourly shows as a substitute and I just can't get through watching him. He has no personality at all - just bland!

    It's no wonder their ratings are dropping so horribly!

    Dr. Rachel Maddow is their only remaining star!

    1. Anonymous7:07 PM

      This is why their ratings are dropping-they're turning into a right wing news outlet. I do/did not tune in to watch analysis by two of the dolts who gave us the Palins. Hugh Hewitt? Really, MSNBC? This is the guy who applauded a Trump answer at one of the "debates". Brian Williams is a punchline, but Rachel seems to worship him. This is not the channel I used to watch. I don't care what a desk full of Republicans has to say after a primary. I feel sorry for Lawrence when he's finally allowed on camera to wince at the opinions of everyone else at the table, and more and more, that includes Rachel. I'm now tuning in to TYT for my political coverage.

  31. Randall4:14 PM

    We do not need a revolution.
    Revolutions are violent and bloody.
    We need to vote for responsible leadership and accept progressive change - as slow as that may be.
    And it will be slow - progress always is.
    But without voting it will never happen at all.

  32. Anita Winecooler5:15 PM

    What Hillary did when she lost the election showed great strength and class. Nothing classy about a sore loser. Hell, even Al Gore showed character and the election was stolen from him.

    1. Anonymous11:18 PM

      I guess you could call it 'character':


      Being told to 'sit down and shut up'...
      ...like HRC backers are telling Bernie?

      Not gonna happen again!

    2. AKRNHSNC11:15 PM

      Anonymous at 11:18 PM Whether or not he's been told to sit down and shut up, Bernie really should stop all the negative campaigning because he's only adding fuel to the fire for the GOP, unless that's his desire? Either way, he's not going to get the nomination. He won't end up with more PD's than Hillary nor will he have more SD's even if they are prorated according to states won. As it stands right now, if you gave Hillary and Bernie the SD's from the states they won, along with their PD's, she has him beat by over 550 PD's and SD's combined. Bernie would have to defeat her by more than 30 points in each remaining contest in order to get more PD's than her! It's not going to happen!

      As far as character goes, you obviously haven't done any research into the candidate you're backing. You think he's some type of saint, the GOP will kill him with their opp. research on him starting with his rape fantasies that he wrote about, his being a deadbeat Dad who didn't bother to get a full time job with a regular paycheck until he was 40 years old and then it was with the very gov't he said he hated...what a hypocrite. As far as his financial situation is concerned, he's either very poor with money, claiming he's worth only $300k after earning six figures for the last 25 years and his wife also doing the same for many of those years. He also says he has up to $65k in credit card debt! WTF is he doing with his money? I'd like to see his taxes considering his home that he owns outright in VT is valued at more than $500k, his condo in D.C. is of equal value with a mortgage of $70k, so every asset must be in his wife's name...what does he have to hide and why? Bernie voted for the crime bill in '94, when Hillary wasn't holding office yet he acts as if it falls on her shoulders alone! That's how hypocritical he is! You need to open your eyes. No politician is perfect, including Hillary, of course, who I support. But ask yourself why Bernie did nothing for 30 years about running for President and starting a political revolution when he first proposed these ideas in 1985?! Is he lazy or what?

  33. Act?He served as a statesman in the House & Senate for the people, voted 93% in sync with HRC during their 2 yr. Senate overlap Passed over 700 amendments in bills, and the best Veteran's Bill so far. While I see HRC as a token woman figurehead groomed with a resume on paper but of non substantial lasting achievements for the people, and leaves more questions than answers of a questionable past among voters.


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