Monday, May 02, 2016

Robert Reich: "If Bernie does not win....Hillary’s election to the presidency is absolutely essential to the future of this nation and the world."

As many of you know Robert Reich is a rather aggressive supporter of Bernie Sanders, so for him to make this argument is an indication of how dire he considers the situation.

This is a portion of what Reich wrote on Facebook yesterday:

If Bernie doesn’t win the nomination, you have to decide for yourself how active you’ll be in supporting Hillary Clinton. If Trump is the Republican nominee, my personal view is Hillary’s election to the presidency is absolutely essential to the future of this nation and the world. 

Now if you visit the link that I provided you will see that Reich seems to think that Sanders still has a pathway to the nomination, which I find bizarre since he is considered an expert on the economy and should therefore be quite good with numbers.

However putting that aside he is certainly correct on the importance of making sure that Hillary beats Trump in November.

And even though I have recently shared some very good news on that front here on the blog, it still requires that we get up and get to the polls.

I would encourage ALL of you to engage in conversations about politics in every venue that you feel even remotely comfortable doing so, and perhaps in a few where you are not so comfortable.

I think EVERY election is important, but it is hard to exaggerate the importance of this 2016 race.

So yeah we need to help people get excited, inspired, and if need be a little frightened, to get them to take this whole thing as seriously as we all know it deserves to be taken.

I started this blog because before the 2004 election I failed to convince the people in my life the importance of voting for John Kerry.

That is NOT a mistake that I will ever make again.


  1. Anonymous6:24 AM

    I wish that you had convinced Alaskans the importance of not electing a goon like Palin.

    1. Anonymous8:27 AM

      LOL on Palin 6:24. I have talked with AK'ns and they said that choice was palin or "Frank the bank". Ahem.
      Well heard MANY Bernie supporter were "shocked" to see Bernie at the WHCD and one said his car was pushed aside by the huge motorcade, Secret Service etc. That's a lot of Taxpayer money.
      I'm not a Bernie bro but I was shocked to see him at such a "insider event" Hills wasn't there, isn't SHE the 'untrustworthy one"?
      Gryphen you are so right, to get out the vote for Hillary. I don't think Cruz or Trump will survive the Rw Pimary I think they will bring in someone else.
      On our side I do think Bernie has lost control of his campaign and it has went negative, a teabagging influence. Many of the kids are too young and stupid to spot the trolls! You hear the same stupid "meme" from the Bernie bros as the RWNJ.
      VOTEBLUE what ever you do and vote blue down ticket also,too!

    2. Anonymous3:48 PM

      I find it hard to believe that Frank Murkowski would have been worse than Sarah Palin.

  2. Anonymous6:34 AM


    1. Anonymous6:45 AM

      " if you say something incorrect or bigoted or completely insane, your followers will simply support you more ferociously. Of course you alienate folks that are reasonable, but you develop even fiercer loyalty from your following."

    2. Anonymous6:55 AM

      Jake Tapper laughs at Trump...

    3. Anonymous7:09 AM

      Anon 6:55 Correction
      Chris Cuono not Tapper

  3. Anonymous6:47 AM

    New trending hashtag : #BerniesBadEnd -

  4. Anonymous6:52 AM

  5. Anonymous7:25 AM

    Comment from another post

    Anonymous 10:05 PM said
    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.

    1. Anonymous8:00 AM

      How gross!!! Another terribly nasty and uninformed person regarding Hillary Clinton!

    2. Anonymous9:28 AM

      That's about Jarnie Sanders, not HRC. Duh. @8:00

  6. Anonymous7:37 AM

    If racist Hillbillies in the Deep South didn't habitually vote Republican we wouldn't have had:
    Cheney in the White House
    Budget busting tax cuts for the rich
    The world-wide financial melt-down
    The Iraq war and ISIS etc. etc.

    1. Anonymous8:14 AM

      Racists idiots from all over are the bane of this country. When you read their comments the ugliness and ignorance is staggering. They gravitate toward Trump of course. He beckons them.

  7. Anonymous7:37 AM

    Jane Sanders: We're not trying to flip superdelegates

    By NICK GASS 04/29/16 08:47 AM EDT

    Bernie Sanders' campaign is not trying to flip superdelegates who are already decided in favor of Hillary Clinton, Jane Sanders said Friday, remarking that if her husband is able to draw closer or even top the former secretary of state in the pledged delegate count, they will come naturally.

    "At the end, you know, we're not calling superdelegates and saying will you switch your vote?" Sanders said in an interview with CNN's "New Day."

    1. Anonymous7:58 AM

      Why don't I believe Jane Sanders? One hundred bucks they are contacting the super delegates....they'd be idiots if they weren't!

      Same goes for The Donald!

    2. Anonymous9:45 AM

      Sanders: We'll Try to Win With Super Delegates

      Last week, the Sanders campaign announced that it was laying off almost half its staff. In addition to the reality of the situation, the nature of the announcement struck me as a somewhat subtle but intentional signal about the campaign's future. But now Sen. Sanders is confidently announcing that the Democrats will have a contested convention.

      Now, 'contested convention' doesn't have any real technical meaning. But it certainly seems like Sanders is saying there will be no move to building party unity in advance of the convention (put that off to August, apparently) and his campaign will force genuine votes on the floor of the convention while pressing Super Delegates to back him.

      Let's set out explicitly what this means: there is simply no way that Sanders can catch up with Sen. Clinton in either delegates or the popular vote.

  8. Anonymous7:39 AM

    Crazy Uncle Bernie vs Auntie Hillary Clinton

  9. Anonymous7:40 AM

    According to Hillary's own words,Bernie shoild stay in the race until at least June...

    "We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California," Clinton told the editorial board of a South Dakota newspaper. " I don't understand it," Clinton added, alluding to the calls for her to quit.

    Clinton made the statement after pointing out that her husband didn't lock up the nomination until June of 1992, trying to point out that, by past history, it's not late in the campaign.

    1. Anonymous7:50 AM


    2. Anonymous7:57 AM


  10. Anonymous7:43 AM

    1. Anonymous9:30 AM

      Thank you, Liz Warren, for being positive about Hillary against Trump!

  11. Anonymous7:49 AM

    The Sky is Falling Gryph!!

    What will you do when Trump is elected President?!

    1. Anonymous8:08 AM

      No, the question is what will you do if a narcissistic oligarch who has never displayed any concern for anyone except himself gets elected? Will you calibrate?

    2. Anonymous8:16 AM

      Careful what you wish for, 7:49 AM, you just might get it!

    3. Anonymous8:22 AM

      Trump is NO match to Hillary Clinton. She has so much more experience than he to step into the presidency! She has my vote!

    4. Anonymous8:59 AM

      Trump and his KKK supporters will not win in November IF Hillary is the Democratic candidate.
      Minorities will vote for Hillary, get over your whiteass self and realize it is no longer whites that win or lose elections.
      Oh, and if Bernie had figured that out 20 yrs ago he might be in the running, but whiteass Bernie is still out looking for that one "black friend".

  12. Anonymous7:51 AM

    A Hillary presidency perpetuates the status quo. I've said it before, you'll get gay rights and the right to choose, but you're giving up any fight on income inequality. The oligarchs win when Hillary wins.

    "After all, it’s much harder to become a mega-billionaire if tax rates for the wealthy soar; much better to show your commitment to things like gender equality, gay rights, climate change from the comfort of San Francisco or Manhattan luxury apartments"

    1. Anonymous8:12 AM

      A bird in the hand is worth two who are flitting around Bernie's podium.

    2. Anonymous9:32 AM

      Gay orgs in CA have vowed to mobilize 500,000 voters for HRC this June! Cool!

    3. Anonymous1:06 PM

      News in CA just reported that there are over 500,000 new registered voters in the state between the ages of 18-25.

    4. Anonymous1:28 PM

      New Political Poll! Fresh today!!
      CA - Clinton, 57%, (+4); Sanders 38% (-1)

  13. Anonymous7:55 AM

    Right on, Gryphen! EXCEPT be an informed voter about Hillary Clinton when talking to others prior to voting day!

  14. Anonymous7:57 AM

    It looks like the Wannabe First (Dragon) Lady is persistent and wants to move into the White House and has changed her husband's quitter attitude.

    1. Anonymous9:32 AM

      McBernie! An evergreen tale.

  15. Anonymous8:11 AM

    Poor African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Caucasians and other poor people don't vote according to Bernie Sanders. So it appears Campaign Mgr Jane Sanders is going after the rich people living in Oakland.

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

    1. Anonymous8:32 AM

      Good luck with that. Some old white dude and his annoying wife, travelling around the country telling affluent white frat boys that they are oppressed and the system is rigged against them. Gee, I wonder how that's going to go over with the good people of Oakland? Hahahaha!

    2. I live in a low economic neighborhood and our voter turnout is extremely low.

      So yeah, the percentage of poor people voting is not equal to the percentage in affluent neighborhoods. Our voter registration is also lower than in high economic neighborhoods.

      I think some of it has to do with having to work until you die, rather than be able to retire, and having no transportation and having to rely on public transportation, which does not always run close enough to polling stations. And if you're working two jobs, you can't take your 30 min. lunch break to try to get to the polls and back.

      Yes, there is vote by mail but then you have to be registered.

  16. Anonymous8:15 AM

    Well, Reich is obviously a shill for the Clinton, bought and paid for by the oligarchy.


  17. Crystal Sage8:20 AM

    Meanwhile, Carly Fiorina does a face plant in Indiana after announcing the Cruz family as the future First Family.

    I'm very involved in the election process, helping register US citizens living in Canada. Even the organization I work with has been obtuse in its support of Bernie, so much so, that I am considering quitting and going rogue. They don't even realize how annoying it is for those not firmly in the Bernie camp.

    I am fine with Bernie staying in to the end, but his recent remarks do nothing to show that he is a team player. At least Robert Reich is thinking clearly.

  18. Anonymous8:24 AM

    Interesting article that addresses how democracy evolves and can lead to a tyrant (Trump) and asks "Is he testing democracy’s singular weakness — its susceptibility to the demagogue — by blasting through the firewalls we once had in place to prevent such a person from seizing power? "

    A passage in Plato’s Republic:

    And it is when a democracy has ripened as fully as this, Plato argues, that a would-be tyrant will often seize his moment.

    He is usually of the elite but has a nature in tune with the time — given over to random pleasures and whims, feasting on plenty of food and sex, and reveling in the nonjudgment that is democracy’s civil religion. He makes his move by “taking over a particularly obedient mob” and attacking his wealthy peers as corrupt. If not stopped quickly, his appetite for attacking the rich on behalf of the people swells further. He is a traitor to his class — and soon, his elite enemies, shorn of popular legitimacy, find a way to appease him or are forced to flee. Eventually, he stands alone, promising to cut through the paralysis of democratic incoherence. It’s as if he were offering the addled, distracted, and self-indulgent citizens a kind of relief from democracy’s endless choices and insecurities. He rides a backlash to excess—“too much freedom seems to change into nothing but too much slavery” — and offers himself as the personified answer to the internal conflicts of the democratic mess. He pledges, above all, to take on the increasingly despised elites. And as the people thrill to him as a kind of solution, a democracy willingly, even impetuously, repeals itself.

    1. Anonymous9:54 AM

      Part of American democracy’s stability is owed to the fact that the Founding Fathers had read their Plato"
      But it is precisely because of the great accomplishments of our democracy that we should be vigilant about its specific, unique vulnerability:
      we all now have our own virtual newspapers on our Facebook newsfeeds and Twitter timelines — picking stories from countless sources and creating a peer-to-peer media almost completely free of editing or interference by elites. This was bound to make politics more fluid." what mainly fuels this is precisely what the Founders feared about democratic culture: feeling, emotion, and narcissism, rather than reason, empiricism, and public-spiritedness. Online debates become personal, emotional, and irresolvable almost as soon as they begin. Godwin’s Law"
      The climate Obama thrived in, however, was also ripe for far less restrained opportunists. In 2008, Sarah Palin emerged as proof that an ardent Republican, branded as an outsider, tailor-made for reality TV, proud of her own ignorance about the world, and reaching an audience directly through online media, could also triumph in this new era. She was, it turned out, a John the Baptist for the true messiah of conservative populism, waiting patiently and strategically for his time to come.""One of the more amazing episodes in Sarah Palin’s early political life, in fact, bears this out. She popped up in the Anchorage Daily News as “a commercial fisherman from Wasilla” on April 3, 1996. Palin had told her husband she was going to Costco but had sneaked into J.C. Penney in Anchorage to see … one Ivana Trump, who, in the wake of her divorce, was touting her branded perfume. “We want to see Ivana,” Palin told the paper, “because we are so desperate in Alaska for any semblance of glamour and culture.”
      dRump "was a cult of democratic aspiration. "
      " In such a shame-free media environment, the assholes often win. In the end, you support them because they’re assholes.
      Mass movements, he notes (as did Tocqueville centuries before him), rarely arise when oppression or misery is at its worst (say, 2009); they tend to appear when the worst is behind us but the future seems not so much better (say, 2016). It is when a recovery finally gathers speed and some improvement is tangible but not yet widespread that the anger begins to rise. After the suffering of recession or unemployment, and despite hard work with stagnant or dwindling pay, the future stretches ahead with relief just out of reach. When those who helped create the last recession face no consequences but renewed fabulous wealth, the anger reaches a crescendo."“It is usually those whose poverty is relatively recent, the ‘new poor,’ who throb with the ferment of frustration,” Hoffer argues."a subculture that is even more alienated and despised, and ever more infuriated and bloody-minded."
      They smell the condescension and the broad generalizations about them — all of which would be repellent if directed at racial minorities — and see themselves, in Hoffer’s words, “disinherited and injured by an unjust order of things.”

      And so they wait, and they steam, and they lash out. This was part of the emotional force of the tea party: "But the most powerful engine for such a movement — the thing that gets it off the ground, shapes and solidifies and entrenches it — is always the evocation of hatred. It is, as Hoffer put it, “the most accessible and comprehensive of all unifying elements.”
      "At rallies, whenever a protester is hauled out, you can almost sense the rising rage of the collective identity venting itself against a lone dissenter and finding a catharsis of sorts in the brute force a mob can inflict on an individual."

      Dick Cheney gave illegal orders to torture prisoners and coerced White House lawyers to cook up absurd “legal” defenses. Trump would make Cheney’s embrace of the dark side and untrammeled executive power look unambitious."

  19. Anonymous8:25 AM

    Why Do Progressives Cling to Hillary?

  20. Anonymous8:30 AM

    GREAT article by our friend Andrew Sullivan, Gryphen.

    ...Those who believe that Trump’s ugly, thuggish populism has no chance of ever making it to the White House seem to me to be missing this dynamic. Neo-fascist movements do not advance gradually by persuasion; they first transform the terms of the debate, create a new movement based on untrammeled emotion, take over existing institutions, and then ruthlessly exploit events. And so current poll numbers are only reassuring if you ignore the potential impact of sudden, external events — an economic downturn or a terror attack in a major city in the months before November. I have no doubt, for example, that Trump is sincere in his desire to “cut the head off” ISIS, whatever that can possibly mean. But it remains a fact that the interests of ISIS and the Trump campaign are now perfectly aligned. Fear is always the would-be tyrant’s greatest ally.

    And though Trump’s unfavorables are extraordinarily high (around 65 percent), he is already showing signs of changing his tune, pivoting (fitfully) to the more presidential mode he envisages deploying in the general election. I suspect this will, to some fools on the fence, come as a kind of relief, and may open their minds to him once more. Tyrants, like mob bosses, know the value of a smile: Precisely because of the fear he’s already generated, you desperately want to believe in his new warmth. It’s part of the good-cop-bad-cop routine that will be familiar to anyone who has studied the presidency of Vladimir Putin.

    With his appeal to his own base locked up, Trump may well also shift to more moderate stances on social issues like abortion (he already wants to amend the GOP platform to a less draconian position) or gay and even transgender rights. He is consistent in his inconsistency, because, for him, winning is what counts. He has had a real case against Ted Cruz — that the senator has no base outside ideological-conservative quarters and is even less likely to win a general election. More potently, Trump has a worryingly strong argument against Clinton herself — or “crooked Hillary,” as he now dubs her.

  21. Anonymous8:34 AM

    John McCain's Struggle To Survive 2016

    I hope he goes down in flames!

  22. Let's see................ Fear mongering to elect Republicans = BAD!

    But, fear mongering to elect Hillary = GOOD!

    OK, I think we understand now.

    1. Anonymous9:06 AM

      Poor TwoPoops
      You can still vote for your boy Trump, but don't be expecting him to visit your trailer park.

  23. Anonymous8:42 AM

    Daring to back Hillary:

  24. Anonymous8:49 AM

    WATCH: NBC Crunched The Numbers, And Trump Is Facing Election DISASTER

  25. Anonymous8:52 AM

    Bernie Sanders Makes Case For Contested Convention

    1. Anonymous9:10 AM

      There isn't going to be a contested election because Hillary will win the nom on the first round. It won't even help if Bernie finds a "black friend" at this point to parade around.

    2. Anonymous9:34 AM

      Bernie doesn't know what "contested" means since he's not really a Democrat. I hope Joe Biden has a talk with him! And soon!

  26. Anonymous9:02 AM

    This is really depressing: Sanders claiming that there will be a contested convention, and suggesting that the nomination fight was rigged. Can someone tell Bernie that he’s in the process of blowing his own chance for a positive legacy?

    1. Anonymous9:12 AM

      His legacy of naming two post offices? Or his legacy of being the longest do nothing in congress?

    2. Anonymous9:36 AM

      That link is posted above, too & launched a hashtag trending on social media: #BerniesBadEnd. Great piece by Paul Krugman.

  27. Anonymous9:15 AM

    Clinton fundraising leaves little for state parties

    The Democratic front-runner says she's raising big checks to help state committees, but they've gotten to keep only 1 percent of the $60 million raised.

    1. Anonymous9:49 AM

      If what De Blasio did violates campaign finance law, what Hillary Clinton's campaign is doing also violates campaign finance law.

    2. Anonymous11:07 AM

      Go Hillary! They are throwing the kitchen sink at you because they are such poor losers!

  28. Anonymous9:15 AM

    Bernie Sanders has already fucked up his legacy! What a joker he turned out to be! He's NOT a Democrat and it's embarrassing that he says he is!

    1. He is compared to Republicans and even compared to some Democrats.

      But he has always maintained he is a Democratic Socialist. He simply has to run on the Democratic ticket because no matter what we say or the law says, there really are only two parties in this country and if you're not running in either of them, no one pays any attention to you.

    2. Anonymous12:51 PM

      Excuses, excuses...

    3. Bashing, bashing.

  29. Anonymous9:19 AM

    Go Ahead, Play the Woman Card

  30. Anonymous9:44 AM

    This latest piece by Philip Bump puts it all to bed. I urge everyone to read it. It explains thoroughly why Bernie is over and will be made a fool if he tries to "contest."

    1. Anonymous10:29 AM

      It's a ways from June,so let's just see what happens...
      "Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defended staying in the Democratic nominating contest on Friday by pointing out that her husband had not wrapped up the nomination until June 1992, adding, “We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.”
      And she still has a meeting comin' up with the FBI.

    2. Anonymous11:06 AM

      It's not 2008; Clinton is womping Sanders. She and Obama had a much closer race. Do you not recall this, or is math not your forte? @10:29

    3. Anonymous11:13 AM

      Actually, the FBI is not investigating her. They are checking to see if her e-mails were hacked. I am tempted to put a bunch of links up again, but you Berners and Trumpers don't read them. I've tried for weeks to explain it to you here. But you keep reading Paulites like HA Goodnan and getting aroused. Sad! You're so gullible!

    4. Anonymous12:04 PM

      Sure thing 11:13, sure thing.

      Funny that an immunity deal was granted to one of her staffers in exchange for cooperation. There will be more. Why an immunity deal if they are 'just checking to se if her emails were hacked'? Larf. How can you be so gullible to believe anything that comes out of team Clinton after decades of lying?

    5. Anonymous1:23 PM

      Here is a concise timeline of why and what is being investigated concerning Hillary and what you like to call "her emails".

    6. Anonymous1:39 PM

      Sorry. Reddit is not a legit source. Good luck!

    7. Anonymous4:33 PM

      Willful ignorance is never a good choice.
      The link I provided has links and citations that are valid.
      And reddit is an aggregate news source with lots of info on many subjects.Gryph gets stuff there all the time.Especially atheism
      And most commenters are pretty sharp or they get called out and downvoted very quickly.

    8. Anonymous6:31 PM

      Nope - it's not legit. Good luck!

  31. Anonymous9:50 AM

    O/T. Andrew Sullivan is back! he sent an email on April 1 that he would be writing at The New York magazine (not The New Yorker...) and here is his first piece. Long, erudite and full of food for thought!

  32. Anonymous9:55 AM

    Clinton outraises Sanders in April

    ...The April total marks the first time in 2016 that Clinton's campaign has outraised Sanders', and it comes at a moment when the Vermont senator's campaign is asserting that it will take the Democratic nomination fight all the way to the convention despite trailing significantly in the overall delegate count.

  33. Anonymous10:00 AM

    The April total marks the first time in 2016 that Clinton's campaign has outraised Sanders', and it comes at a moment when the Vermont senator's campaign is asserting that it will take the Democratic nomination fight all the way to the convention despite trailing significantly in the overall delegate count.

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  34. Anonymous10:07 AM

    You should pay attention to the man who knows numbers. Of course Sanders still has a pathway to the nomination. A very narrow path, but it's there nonetheless: he can win the balance of the 2,026 pledged delegates needed to have the majority of pledged delegates by winning 64% of the remaining pledged delegates. So while math says it's difficult, math says it's not impossible no matter how much Clinton fans stomp their feet in rage that Sanders dares to do what Clinton did in 2008: finish the primary.

    1. Anonymous10:32 AM

      Sure, finish it, but don't mess up the July convention. Read Bump's excellent new piece in WaPo, linked above. He goes through all the imaginable iterations that are mathematically possible and it still adds up to a Bernie loss.

    2. It's much more than "difficult." It's statistically improbable to such a degree that it's no surprise that many are asking why Sanders is continuing.

      I suggest you look at, as they understand election numbers better than Reich. Here is a snippet, from the article, A Sanders Comeback Would Be Unprecedented."

      "The result is pretty striking: After the early days of the campaign, no underdog has ever won the Democratic nomination. A true come-from-behind victory would show up on this chart as a green line (winners) wandering above the 50 percent line (falling behind) before crossing back over (catching up) and veering toward the bottom of the chart. Instead, after the mad scramble for the first 10 percent of delegates, no candidate ever crosses over the 50 percent line. That is, the king stay the king. (Of course, there haven’t been that many Democratic primaries in the modern era, so I wouldn’t interpret this data as some type of iron-clad rule.)

      The reason for this is pretty simple: Proportional allocation of delegates makes comebacks really, really hard. You can’t just notch wins in a string of states, as Sanders did in late March and early April. You have to start consistently trouncing your opponent by large margins in every contest. You need, well, a political revolution." ***

      "Why has Sanders opted to stay in the race this long? Without a window into his campaign headquarters, I can only speculate. I suspect the uncertainty on the Republican side has bled over to media coverage of the Democrats, giving everyone the impression that a Sanders nomination is more likely than it really is. Beyond that, Sanders could be trying to pull Clinton, the de facto nominee, further to the left (though she’s pretty dang liberal already). Maybe he feels less responsibility to hold the Democratic Party together than previous runner-ups, having only joined it recently. Or, he may really just believe that Clinton is an unacceptable nominee, and won’t concede the race to her.

      Whatever the reason, denying the delegate math does neither Sanders nor the Democratic Party much good. There are surely benefits to keeping a nominee accountable with a competitive race, but Team Bernie must argue that these pros outweigh the cons of a prolonged, increasingly negative campaign. It’s not really possible to tease out cause and effect here, but Clinton’s unfavorability ratings have risen substantially in the last several months. The “Bernie or bust” meme is almost surely an empty threat, but it remains to be seen how much of this Clinton enmity carries over to the general election."

    3. Anonymous10:59 AM

      That is a lot of writing to attempt to justify why you, a Hillary supporter, believe that Sanders supporters shouldn't get the opportunity to vote for their choice in upcoming primaries. Just like the DNC and Wasserface Shultz, ramming Hillary down everyone's throats. The DNC is an embarrassment.

    4. Anonymous11:25 AM

      10:59 - when did being succinct become a requirement for quality? Bernie bloviates for an hour at a time saying the same thing for basically an entire year.

  35. Anonymous10:23 AM

    Sick of a Bernie Bros? There's a subreddit with your name on it.

  36. Anonymous10:36 AM

    Hoosiers for Hillary: A Ground Report from Indiana

  37. Anonymous10:39 AM

    I changed my mind. Why I’m not voting for Bernie in the Oregon primary

    ...1) After reading "America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny" by Andrew Sullivan in NY Magazine it hit me like a gut punch to the stomach that Trump could win the election by changing his “act” enough to appeal to on-the-fence voters who couldn’t imagine an unhinged maniac as president even though they lean Republican and despise Hillary.

    1. Anonymous11:04 AM

      I will read this. Thank you!

  38. Anonymous10:41 AM

    We asked them to run, now lets support the 128 Sanders-endorsing US-House-&-Senate-Candidates

    1. Anonymous11:15 AM

      Personally, I'm suspicious of anyone who is for Sanders now.

    2. Anonymous11:29 AM

      Why isn't Sanders out campaigning for them then?

    3. Anonymous12:05 PM

      As long as they don't vote for Hillary they are fine by me, thanks for helping push away potential Hillary supporters 11:15!

    4. Anonymous1:47 PM

      Did you hear about the Sanders supporter in WA who threatened to cut out a superdelegate's tongue? Another SD has been threatened there, too,

  39. Anonymous10:55 AM

    No Bernie, the superdelegates won't bail you out

  40. Anonymous11:00 AM

    May 01, 2016 - 02:27 PM EDT
    Jane Sanders emerges as Bernie's go-to messenger

    Jane Sanders has emerged as her husband’s most prominent surrogate as the campaign fights against the momentum pushing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton toward the nomination.

    She has been an almost constant presence on television this week, exuding confidence in interviews across the three major cable networks and countering speculation about the campaign’s demise.

    Her positive approach has worked to steer the campaign back on message, despite signals that the hard-pressed Bernie Sanders campaign may begin to shift focus to ensuring the Vermont senator's message is reflected in the party’s platform under Clinton.

    1. Anonymous11:23 AM


    2. Anonymous5:08 PM

      He faaared his staff, and he's only got to pay her 72 cemts am hour.

  41. Anonymous11:17 AM

    Come on people now, Dailykos diaries are not sources for your points. They're anecdotal. Especially ones that are first-time diaries from less than a month members. You're getting desperate.

  42. Anonymous11:21 AM

    I spent a little time over on that Facebook and after a while all the Bernie supporters are the same. If you say anything positive about HRC you are called a troll and told to eff off.

    Most are claiming they will not vote or do a write in if Bernie is not elected. I swear many of them sound exactly like Trump supporters.

  43. Anonymous11:30 AM

    Burlington Free Press calls for Bernie to quit. "Sen. Sanders’ campaign is becoming more like a cult of personality"

    1. Anonymous11:37 AM

    2. Anonymous12:14 PM

      Actually, to be clear: that's an oped published in the Burlington Free Press - not their "official" editorial opinion.

  44. Andrew Sullivan writes of a Trump presidency being an extinction level event for Democracy.

  45. Anonymous2:06 PM

    Community Blog on Daily Kos. (Oped written by a Bernie Sanders dreamer. Take it at face value)

    (Take it at face value-
    Meaning: To accept someone or something without considering whether they really are what they claim to be)

    Oped not officially written by Daily Kos

    May 02, 2016 8:23am PDT by ca democrat

    We asked them to run, now lets support the 128 Sanders-endorsing US-House-&-Senate-Candidates
    May 02, 2016 8:23am PDT by ca democrat


    ARE YOU SURE "democrat ca"?

    ??? 128 Sanders-endorsing US-House-&-Senate-Candidates???



    The Endorsement Primary

    "In presidential primaries, endorsements have been among the best predictors of which candidates will succeed and which will fail. So we’re keeping track."

    UPDATED 9:50 A.M. EDT | MAY 2

    AS OF MAY 2ND:
    Clinton 164 Rep & 40 Sen
    Sanders 8 Reps & 1 Sen


  46. Anita Winecooler5:05 PM

    Now VOTE or I'll spank you!


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