Sunday, June 19, 2016

Even though he has lost the nomination Bernie Sanders' refusal to concede is costing taxpayers $38,000 per day in Secret Service protection

Courtesy of the Washington Post: 

When Sen. Bernie Sanders, the now-vanquished Democratic presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote Monday, he is expected to be accompanied by his constant traveling companions from the campaign trail: the U.S. Secret Service. 

Although Hillary Clinton has clinched the party’s nomination, Sanders retains one of the trappings of a top-notch candidate. A team of agents still guards him at his home, where they’ve constructed a small watch station on the property. They travel with him on commercial and charter flights and use a motorcade to whisk him through cities he visits. And they recently marched alongside him during a gay-pride event here in his home town after the Orlando shootings. 

Such round-the-clock protection can cost taxpayers more than $38,000 a day. And with the potential for the Secret Service to be watching over Sanders through the Democratic convention in Philadelphia five weeks from now, the taxpayers may get stuck with a big security bill long after his campaign receded from the daily cable-news cycle.

So much for representing the middle class and fighting to save the taxpayers money, right Bern? 

And let's face it NOBODY is going to harm Bernie Sanders. They don't care enough about him.

He is currently an old man, surrounded by the ruins of a failed campaign, who simply refuses to give up the perks of being a national celebrity.

Man I can hardly wait to see how the Bernie-bots are going to spin THIS one.

150 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:49 PM

    No Bueno. If there is no way for him to win the nomination then SS needs to be discontinued. He may choose to go on till the convention on his own, his choice, but without Secret Service. Guess he's not as concerned about spending and special entitlements as he perpetually screeches about.

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  2. Anonymous4:49 PM

    Jane isn't going to give anything up until she has to. I can hardly wait until the convention when they lose all the extras Baby Jane loves so much. I hope they remember to schedule a way back to Vermont or maybe the NRA is doing that for their puppet Bernie.

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    1. Anonymous5:30 PM

      Spouse only gets 120 days.

      http://www.secretservice.gov/about/faqs/

      Title 18 U.S.C.' 3056(a)(7) states that the U.S. Secret Service is also authroized to protect spouses of major Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates, as identified by the DHS Secretary, within 120 days of the general Presidential election.

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    2. Anonymous5:53 PM

      @anon 5:30pm
      so do you think the SS vanishes when Baby Jane travels with the old goat?

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    3. Anonymous6:02 PM

      @5:53

      Thinking is clearly not your strong suit.

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    4. 120 days until the general election? So, that means she'll be covered during the convention. So, that rule is meaningless here, considering Bernie is dragging this out.

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  3. Anonymous4:50 PM

    I'm sorry to see to you picked this story up from WaPo. It seems kind of trivial to me. I wish he wouldn't, but Bernie is entitled to take his votes and his delegates all the way to the convention if he wants to. And, in this day and age (i.e., since at least 1963) he should get Secret Service protection as long as he does.

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    1. Anonymous4:56 PM

      What does he or we gain at this point?

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    2. Anonymous6:58 PM

      A voice 4:56, which we are all entitled to, despite Griff thinking that only his counts.

      This is how it works and it's how it has always worked. How dare any of you think you can say otherwise.

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    3. Anonymous7:13 PM

      @anon 6:58pm
      No, you are not entitled to a voice on Gryphen's blog, unless he grants it to you. Now, if you are displeased with Gryphen's blog you can go elsewhere or even start your own blog.

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    4. Anonymous7:18 PM

      Anonymous6:58 PM,

      You got your voice and your chance. You got what you are "entitled to". Sanders and you are not "entitled" to anything more. Clinton beat him fair and square. She has been working to build the DNC and her campaign for a long time. She EARNED her win, depsite all the whining from Sanders.

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    5. Anonymous11:30 PM

      The secret service resources would just be allocated elsewhere, costs would more or less still be there. Big picture thinking has never been Gryphs strong suit.

      Besides, if Hillary is forced out, it will have all been a worthwhile expense.

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    6. Anonymous9:17 AM

      11:30 - not true. Did you even read the article? Hillary will never be forced out. You are too low info to comment?

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    7. Anonymous4:27 PM

      It is absolutely true 9:17.

      What do you think they just turn on and off secret service agents and stop paying them lol?

      The article does not dispute that absolute reality. Do you have any idea how government agencies work and are funded annually?

      Your dumb-assness is really shining thru, so thanks for that.

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    8. Then let him pay for his own security!!! He is not the electorate & frankly I don't want to have to pay for his ego trip.

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    9. Anonymous11:13 PM

      Ginger, you are a child that does not understand how the ss protection system works for candidates. It does it's job, whether it is for your chosen candidate or not.

      Hillary and Bill are worth well over 100 million dollars. Not bad for being lifetime (cough) "public servants" eh?. Maybe they should pay for their own per your dumbass logic, dumbass.

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  4. Anonymous4:54 PM

    God I wish he'd run independently.

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    1. Anonymous6:14 PM

      I wish he HAD run independently. He wouldn't have gotten anywhere near as far as this. He used the Democrats.

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    2. Anonymous6:53 PM

      @anon 6:14pm
      I agree, all Bernie did was use the Democratic Party.

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  5. Anonymous4:57 PM

    My preference is that Bernie would suspend his campaign; however, it annoys me even more that Trump gets Secret Service protection - I think it should be the responsibility of each candidate to pay for the extra security since there is so much money in the election process.

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    1. Anonymous5:03 PM

      Love or hate Trump, he is the presumptive GOP nominee and as such, is entitled to protection. Bernie, on the other hand, never came close to being the Democratic nominee, in spite of what the crazy fool believes.

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    2. Anonymous5:37 PM

      Both Bernie and Trump are spreading hate and fear like no others.

      We should not be having to pay for their protection as taxpayers - especially those of us that do NOT support them!

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    3. Anonymous6:36 PM

      @5:37,
      Grow up! That's not how it works here.

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    4. It was heartbreaking to have Robert Kennedy shot and killed in 1968. I still feel the heartache. Bobby had heart and empathy, he was the real deal. I was a young teenager at the time, and my mind today always goes to his visits to the poverty stricken Appalachians. He cared.

      So, whatever their ideology, presidential candidates are running for the highest office, and are very much deserving the protection we offer.

      It is worth it to me. But, Bernie is done, and is costing the taxpayers and he knows it.

      Sometimes I think he & Jane are addicted of the adulation. Adulation I am sure is waning.


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  6. Anonymous4:59 PM

    Trump needs cash asap, and Bernie supporters are gonna fart till they get their way, and Jeb Bush is all set to take Donald's place. (please clap) Wow, boys, you are something else. Go home and let the girls handle it this time around.

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    1. Anonymous6:32 PM

      +1000000!

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    2. LOL "please clap" made me wake the dog laughing. Rofl

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    3. Anonymous9:55 PM

      @Anonymous 4:59 PM

      '''Trump needs cash asap, and Bernie supporters are gonna fart till they get their way, and Jeb Bush is all set to take Donald's place.'''

      The Repub voters rejected Jeb Bush. He's done.

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  7. From the article: … can cost taxpayers more than $38,000 a day. And with the potential for the Secret Service to be watching over Sanders through the Democratic convention in Philadelphia five weeks from now …

    $38,000 × 5 × 7 = $ 1,330,000

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    1. Anonymous5:18 PM

      36 days to July 25 plus a couple days until nomination vote

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    2. Anonymous5:20 PM

      "more than $38,000" is not $38,000.

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    3. Anonymous5:22 PM

      Cost varies depending on travel and appearance schedule, etc.

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    4. Anonymous5:26 PM

      Thanks, Ted. It may seems like chump change in the big picture, but we can't critize a person like Ted Cruz for the cost if the government shutdown unless we're willing to concede that wasteful spending takes place on the Democratic side as well.

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    5. Anonymous6:06 PM

      5:26>FACT on Teddy the cruZZer" The shutdown itself cost the economy an estimated $24 BILLION and 120,000 jobs in just two (2)Weeks.
      THAT is on him.

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    6. Anonymous9:58 PM

      @Anonymous 5:26 PM

      '''Thanks, Ted. It may seems like chump change in the big picture, but we can't critize a person like Ted Cruz for the cost if the government shutdown unless we're willing to concede that wasteful spending takes place on the Democratic side as well. '''
      *************
      Sanders is the one wasting tax money, he is NOT a Democrat.

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  8. Anonymous5:03 PM

    I'm not surprised. Anything that makes him feel like he matters more than he does, he'll take. Reminds me of $arah. He's become just as pathetic.
    GeorgiaPeach

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  9. Anonymous5:05 PM

    Remember "Guarding Tess"? Look for a sequel! lol

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  10. Anonymous5:10 PM

    Your gal won. Stop being so fucking petty.

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    1. Anonymous5:30 PM

      As a taxpayer, I don't consider $38,000.00 a day petty, esp. considering all the other waste in gov't. And it's especially galling coming from a candidate who's been espousing himself as a "defender of the middle class". Fuck bernie and Mitch McConnell.
      GeorgiaPeach

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    2. Anonymous5:38 PM

      Yes, our woman won. Too bad no one told that senile old man that he lost, maybe you should tell him. And as far as being petty, I think delegates of Bernie's planning to fart alot during the convention is what you would call petty. This is about wasting tax payer dollars. Maybe you don't pay taxes, but those of us that actually do get to complain about how they are spent.

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    3. Very mature response.

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    4. Anonymous5:51 PM

      Well little girl Meghan, calling a woman a girl is demeaning but since you like it I will call you a girl all the time okay. Now run along little girl.

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    5. Anonymous6:17 PM

      Anonymous5:51 PM,

      She was being sarcastic, you fool.

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    6. Anonymous7:11 PM

      @ 6:17 pm
      How would you know? Unless you are just one of Meghan's sock puppets. Is that what you are doing Meghan? Answering your own posts under different personas? My goodness, you are dumber than I thought you were.

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    7. Maple7:17 PM

      A fart fest is something 10-yr-old boys would enjoy. Gotta say that idea is just about the stupidest, most childish thing I've ever heard any political group do.

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    8. Anonymous8:08 PM

      Anonymous7:11 PM,

      Get some help. I am not Meghan.

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    9. You think it have puppets? Cool! Stupid and possibly paranoid schizophrenic, but cool.

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    10. Anonymous10:14 PM

      @Anonymous 5:51 PM

      Calling a woman a girl is not demeaning. The women I know call each other girl all the time.

      Even Elizabeth Warren referred to she and Hillary has girl, the other day.

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    11. Anonymous10:27 PM

      She didn't win anything, November will tell the real tale and Hillary has exactly zero in the bag at this point.

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    12. Anonymous6:45 AM

      Maybe the reason we're being so firm (NOT petty) is because Bernie voters still insist on using terminology like "gal" to refer to the **most qualified and vetted Presidential candidate in modern history**.

      Juuuuuuust maybe the only pettiness you'll find is when you look in the mirror.

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  11. Anonymous5:10 PM

    Gee, i wonder what all those unemployed SS agents will do when Bernie concedes at the convention?

    Will they go on unemployment, or will they be reassigned? This seems like a click-bait story that Gryphen fell for hook, line, and sinker.

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    1. Anonymous5:40 PM

      The costs don't cover the agents salaries, the costs covered in this 38 plus thousand covers travel, hotels, overtime, providing meals away from their regular job assignments and the overtime to other agents who are getting overtime to cover their regular positions.

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    2. Anonymous6:18 PM

      Anonymous5:10 PM,

      Can you get any more knee jerk in your defense of your idol?

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    3. Anonymous10:28 PM

      Probably get drunk and bang some hookers, as that's what the SS seems best at.

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  12. Anonymous5:17 PM

    Trump’s Superstar Attorney For Trump U. Case Is A HUGE Hillary Clinton Backer

    So Trump has a skilled, powerful attorney, and in other news, fire is hot. However, Petrocelli is both a strange and notable pick for The Donald. Why? His political donation history shows that he’s not anything like a Trump supporter, or even Republican. In fact, he’s a registered Democrat, and he’s already maxed out the amount he can personally donate to none other than Hillary Clinton.

    While Trump rails against the law firm representing the plaintiffs in this case—he claims they’ve given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Hillary’s campaign—he’s ignoring the fact that his own lead attorney has those kinds of ties to Hillary, too. If the plaintiffs’ attorneys are out to get him because they’re Hillary supporters, then it follows that he should worry that his own lead attorney can’t be trusted to represent him skillfully and fairly for that very same reason.

    http://addictinginfo.org/2016/06/19/trumps-superstar-attorney-for-trump-u-case-is-a-huge-hillary-clinton-backer/

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  13. Waiting for Godot. Endlessly, in vain.

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    1. Anonymous7:34 PM

      Points for working in Samuel Beckett, but Bernie's story is more like "Waiting For Guffman"! :-)

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    2. LOL! I love Waiting for Guffman! It's time to watch that again!

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  14. Anonymous5:30 PM

    Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, have taken young Americans for a ride at taxpayer's expense and I detest him!

    Someone needs to pull the Security Police from him and get he and Jane off the streets forever.

    He'll go down in history as a zero on the pages!

    Fuck Bernie and Jane Sanders!

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    1. Anonymous7:54 PM

      Anonymous5:30 PM -

      Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, have taken young Americans for a ride at taxpayer's expense and I detest him!

      I agree with you 100%!

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  15. Anonymous5:31 PM

    dRumpf ""I feel like a supermodel, except like times ten."
    "It's true. I'm a supermodel. I'm on the cover of these magazines — I'm on the cover of the biggest magazines," Trump told the crowd of around 4,500." Saturday in AZ.

    "former state legislator Kelli Ward, roamed the crowd and told NBC News: "We're at a Trump rally — they're hungry for change, they're disappointed, disgusted, frustrated, angry, upset at the DC insider establishment, and John McCain is the poster boy for insider politics."

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/trump-tells-phoenix-crowd-i-feel-supermodel-n595081

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  16. Anonymous5:56 PM

    OT:"in the history of religion you have these upwellings of people wanting to have their own direct experience of God, and not going through proper channels. There are very few religions that will support that because essentially the hierarchy falls apart if everyone can have their own direct contact with God.""that consciousness is not something that only happens inside your skull, but is a prop of the universe and the brain is more of a radio tuner than a generator of consciousness" Interesting.

    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/06/michael-pollan-psychedelic-magic-mushrooms-cancer-psilocybin

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  17. Anonymous6:28 PM

    For those people thinking of sitting out the election or writing in Sanders name (same thing), this is what is at stake. The SCOTUS.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/justice-clarence-thomas-may-step-down-from-court-after-election-washington-examiner/

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    1. Anonymous6:50 PM

      Wait, in between your Bernie rants, you Clinton folks keep claiming she can win without Sanders' supporters. Please make up your minds.

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    2. Anonymous7:09 PM

      @anon 6:50 pm
      You mean the 250,000 that listened to his podcast? Or do you mean the 100,000 that listened to the whole podcast and not just part of it?
      Sorry, but the truth is Hillary does not need the Bernie Bot votes.

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    3. Anonymous7:14 PM

      Just because she can, doesn't mean she will. Republicans play dirty. You want to risk it go ahead.

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    4. Anonymous7:36 PM

      I am not bargaining for votes for Hillary, but if you cannot figure out that it would be better for HRC to nominate for 2-3 spaces on the Supreme Court vs. any Republican...

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    5. Anonymous7:57 PM

      Anonymous6:50 PM -
      Take a look here and tell me if you think she can win.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hillary_Clinton_presidential_campaign_endorsements,_2016

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    6. Anonymous10:07 PM

      My favorite bots are the ones saying they'll vote for Trump. Truth is they wouldn't even have gotten out of bed for Sanders either.

      One quarter of Sanders donors are unemployed, waiting around for old Bernie to stick it to The Man- like he mysteriously never bothered doing in his previous 74 years.

      Tire$ome old fart.

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    7. Anonymous10:29 PM

      10:07pm

      Some of us WANT to vote for Trump, what part of that don't you get?

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    8. Anonymous10:40 PM

      10:29 - no Democrat wants Trump. Buh bye!

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    9. Anonymous5:35 AM

      Anonymous10:29 PM,

      Some of "you" are stupid. Nothing we can do about that. Giving in to stupid won't accomplish anything.

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  18. Anonymous6:32 PM

    What Bernie speaks and what his followers demand is as important if not more than simpletons can realize. He should be VP at least and allowed to advance agenda. Groom warren for 2020

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    1. Anonymous6:49 PM

      It's very simple. Bernie Sanders should not be VP.

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    2. Anonymous6:57 PM

      WTF? Simpleton's? bernie, VP? Are you nuts? Advance bernie's agenda? Jesus, move out of your parents basement, get a job, pay taxes and then, let's converse, 'cause then, you might have something to talk about.
      Fuck bernie and Mitch McConnell.
      GeorgiaPeach

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    3. Anonymous6:59 PM

      Right. Sure. All of a sudden, he is the messiah, after 25 years of nothing.

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    4. Anonymous7:00 PM

      Only Sanders' supporters count, doncha know.

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    5. Anonymous7:06 PM

      Bernie Sanders: taking from the poor and giving to large corporations.

      http://fortune.com/2016/05/12/bernie-sanders-fundraising-donations-spent/

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    6. Anonymous7:07 PM

      Bernie isn't going to be VP or have any other position in Hillary's administration, but he is certainly free to run again in 4 yrs. Losers don't get to decide what the winners do, maybe you received too many participation ribbons and just don't understand what losing is.

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    7. Anonymous10:09 PM

      7:07: I fully agree with you. For the life of me, I do not understand how he can put up demands - and, seemingly, the Dems are giving in and letting him choose certain people/issues for the comvention.
      HE LOST, DAMN IT!!!

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  19. Anonymous6:48 PM

    Looking forward to your retraction when Joe Clancy or Jeh Johnson explains that ending Sanders' Secret Service protection won't save the agency $38,000 a day. Obama will make sure of it.

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    1. Anonymous7:39 PM

      Take it to the Washington Post and Slate; they both wrote articles of record on it, not Gryph.

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  20. Jesus Bernie, get a new affectation, will ya? I'm so goddamned tired of that jabbing finger.

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  21. Anonymous6:51 PM

    This story is just more dirty tricks from David Brock.

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  22. Anonymous6:52 PM

    This is the same nonsense as the bullshit on FOX 'news' when they bitch about the Obama's "spending 20 million a day on their trip to Hawaii ."

    Anything goes in defense of 'Hills,' I guess.

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    1. Anonymous7:05 PM

      This has nothing to do with Hillary. This is all about Bernie wasting tax payer dollars.

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  23. Anonymous6:57 PM

    Bernie Sanders should never have a position even near the White House and Hillary's Administration!

    He's an ass!

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  24. Anonymous7:15 PM

    OT. Watching the movie. Hello my name is Doris...when she dresses up for a Thanksgiving party... Dang if she didn't look like a meth out Sarah Palin

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    1. Anonymous10:00 PM

      must check it out lol

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  25. Anonymous7:24 PM

    Gryphen, these posts are NOT helping Hillary. Get a clue; she needs Bernie supporters and the corporate Dems need Bernie's policies.

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    1. Damn that's a stupid argument for not posting stories about Sanders.

      First Hillary does not need my help, secondly if you look at the recent polls you will see that she has this thing locked up and certainly does not need the Bernie-bots to win the White House, and thirdly that "corporate dems" crap only works on the ignorant and mentally unbalanced.

      The REAL Democrats are going to come out in force this November to ensure that our candidate wins. The fake Democrats can sit this one and work on their flatulence.

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    2. Anonymous7:42 PM

      Not really. There are some Busters who will never vote for HRC; these are the same peeps who gripe about President Obama as being too corporate. We won without them in 2012 & they never vote at midterms. We will make up their votes with voters of color and women: The Obama Coalition.

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    3. "Sit this one out" is what I meant.

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    4. Anonymous9:00 PM

      @ Gryphen
      Maybe with their Fart plan you should have said shit this one out.

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    5. Anonymous12:06 PM

      Please note, Gryphen, that you have just illustrated in your reply to me (I am 7:24) what is losing Hillary her potential Bernie supporters. You have called me "ignorant and mentally unbalanced," and I am neither. I have been a faithful reader of yours for eight years, have helped you on the sly with your punctuation (more often, the lack of it) at times, and have donated money to you for your important work against Sarah Palin. We have a difference of opinion, and instead of telling me why Hillary is a better candidate that Bernie--she being quick to want to go to war and in the pocket of Wall Street, Monsanto, and Big Pharma--you resort to name-calling Bernie supporters. You cannot tell us how her having her own private server to circumvent FOIA requests and then her CHOOSING which emails to submit to the feds is any better than Sarah Palin. Please CONVINCE me why she is better. I'd like to vote for her but so far being female (which I believe is why she is a warmonger--to overcompensate and show she can match the good old boys in war games) is not reason enough for me to want to support her. Add to that her positions that shift with the winds, and I am not stupid to be skeptical of her. Bernie has moved her significantly to the left in her rhetoric, but we know better than to believe this is a true change in her beliefs. She is into the big money as much as anybody (except Bernie) and she will be beholden to the big money interests as she has been. Honestly, I see you as so much a feminist that you think a female President is the answer no matter what. Your daughter must have a really hard time reading these extremely divisive posts of yours.

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  26. Anonymous7:27 PM

    Well that nails it. Hillary will win the election. This Californian reluctantly says thank you to Labron James.

    http://sportsnaut.com/2016/06/nba-finals-predictor-presidential-election/

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    1. Anonymous9:03 PM

      Hee hee. You've given me a reason to more readily accept what happened tonight. (Dang. I wanted the Cavs to lose so bad, and I'm originally from CLE.)

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  27. Anonymous8:46 PM

    Hooray for the Congressional Black Caucus!
    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/bernie-sanders-black-caucus-superdelegates-224502

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  28. Anonymous8:58 PM

    $38,000 a day! No wonder I'm feeling a Bern up my ass.

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    1. Anonymous10:05 PM

      @Anonymous 8:58 PM

      LOL

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  29. Anonymous9:05 PM

    https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13427828_10154369365349255_3047512870508988290_n.png?oh=7640bbea108ca7357dcbb885938cdd9c&oe=57D84214

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  30. Anonymous9:57 PM

    This expense to the taxpayers will keep on going on for another FIVE WEEKS! 7x5x$40K=$1,400,000. $1.4Mil. wasted on this old geezer who should go home and stay home and enjoy his last few years in peace and quiet.
    I wonder, just how much we are paying for tRump?
    Also, has he started to get those briefings that only top politicains are getting? I seem to remember reading about a month ago, that soon he would get classified information, as is the custom for party nominees, and some high ranking officials were worried about his 'loose lips'...

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    1. Anonymous4:19 AM

      I believe the briefings begin after the convention when he is the actual nominee instead of the presumptive nominee.

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  31. Anonymous10:18 PM

    Jesse, since you teach...

    Teacher’s Resignation Letter A Heartbreaking Reminder Of What We’re Doing To Kids

    http://addictinginfo.org/2016/06/19/teachers-resignation-letter-a-heartbreaking-reminder-of-what-were-doing-to-kids/

    https://www.facebook.com/wendy.bradshaw1/posts/10206677508354085?pnref=story

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    1. Anonymous11:16 PM

      Gryph does not teach.

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  32. Anonymous10:22 PM

    O/T but so disturbing.

    Philadelphia’s archbishop Charles Caput is accused of using mafia-like tactics against a state lawmaker who stands in support of child victims of sexual abuse.

    In an email to Pennsylvania state representative Jamie Santora, the archbishop accused the elected official of “betraying the church.” The email went on to say that Santora would suffer “consequences” for supporting legislation designed to provide victims of child sexual abuse with the justice they deserve.

    The bill which provoked the vicious message from Caput would extend the amount of time that child sexual assault victims have to bring claims against their abusers.

    Under the state’s current law a victim of sexual assault only has until his or her 30th birthday to file a claim against the abuser. The legislation, which passed the state’s lower house in April, would extend the deadline until the victim’s 50th birthday.

    http://addictinginfo.org/2016/06/19/pa-archbishop-accused-of-using-mafia-like-tactics-against-lawmaker/

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    1. Anonymous11:11 PM

      Whatever, the entire catholic religion is based on buggering innocent little boys. Big surprise one of their idiot leaders is trying to protect their way of life.

      Sick bunch of old fools, the leadership and the devoted. Evolution will not be kind to religious fools.

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    2. Anonymous12:52 PM

      Tip of the IceBerg..
      Run sara run

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  33. Anonymous10:25 PM

    The entire Clinton family has lifetime SS protection. Bill was the last President honored in this way. So give it up. How much is it costing the US to guard the entire Clinton clan?

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    1. Anonymous10:38 PM

      He WAS PRESIDENT, you idiot @10:25.

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    2. Anonymous10:38 PM

      I don't believe Chelsea has a Secret Service detail watching her. Almost sure of it.

      The two generation of Bushes receives Secret Service protection, so what's your point?

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    3. Anonymous10:56 PM

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Former_Presidents_Act#Secret_Service_protection

      On January 10, 2013, President Barack Obama signed legislation reinstating lifetime Secret Service protection for himself, George W. Bush, and all subsequent presidents.

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    4. Anonymous3:00 AM

      @anon 10:25 pm
      You are a complete idiot.

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    5. Anonymous3:08 AM

      Name calling and finger pointing lowers you to the bots and the trumpeters. I thought you were smarter than that. You're not.

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    6. Anonymous9:14 AM

      3:08 - we are a lot smarter than voting for some racist fascist who fired his own campaign manager because his kids told me to today.

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  34. Anonymous10:33 PM

    WTF?

    ● That old man won't concede to Hillary because that OLD FUCKER AND HIS $200,000 BITCH doesn't want to get rid of their free perks.

    ● “He has the perception of still running for president, but he’s not doing that in reality.”


    WASHINGTON POST:
    An expensive reminder that Sanders still hasn’t dropped out: His Secret Service detail

    BURLINGTON, Vt. — When Sen. Bernie Sanders, the now-vanquished Democratic presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote on Monday, he is expected to be accompanied by his constant traveling companions from the campaign trail: the U.S. Secret Service.

    ● Though Hillary Clinton has clinched the party’s nomination, Sanders retains one of the trappings of a top-notch candidate.

    ● A team of agents still guards him at his home, where they’ve constructed a small watch station on the property.

    ● They travel with him on commercial and charter flights and use a motorcade to whisk him through cities he visits.

    ● Such round-the-clock protection can cost taxpayers more than $38,000 a day.

    ● And with the potential for the Secret Service to be watching over Sanders through the Democratic convention in Philadelphia five weeks from now,

    ● the taxpayers may get stuck with a big security bill long after his campaign receded from the daily cable news cycle.

    ● The continued security presence also reflects a larger reality of Sanders’s muddled standing in the Democratic race. He has virtually no chance of becoming the party’s nominee, and he is no longer pressing his case to Democratic leaders that he should.

    ● Yet Sanders remains an active candidate because he has not “suspended” his campaign or taken any other steps that would alter his official status.

    ● “He has the perception of still running for president, but he’s not doing that in reality.”

    ● Depending on how that effort goes, it’s possible that Sanders could endorse Clinton before the July 25 start of the convention in Philadelphia, Sanders’s campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, said.

    Yet even if that happens, Sanders has no plans to suspend his campaign before the convention, when the party’s platform is finalized, Weaver said.

    WHICH MEANS THAT OLD FUCKER KEEPS HIS SECRET SERVICE DETAIL AND POLICE ESCORTS UNTIL JULY 25!

    ● Sirens from a Metropolitan Police Department SUV blared as the cars sped to a stop in the driveway, and a half dozen Secret Service agents in dark suits exited the vehicles.

    ● A handful of them glanced around, keeping a protective circle around the gold-colored SUV that Sanders sat in. Another whispered into a microphone on his sleeve.

    ● A moment later, the agent guardedly opened the door, and Sanders and his wife, Jane, emerged.

    ● As Sanders and his entourage breezed through the lobby, they were greeted by a large crowd of onlookers who clapped and yelled “Bernie!”

    ● He is just so convinced of the righteousness of his cause that I think he is having trouble giving it all up,” Manley said.

    ● "He’s still a candidate for president, so we continue to protect him,” said one agent, who requested anonymity

    ● the Secret Service estimated it would need $123.5 million to carry out its protection of presidential candidates.

    ● There are only two options,” she said. “He doesn’t want to land the plane, or he doesn’t know how to land the plane.”

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  35. Anonymous10:37 PM

    LOL they are going to spin this one by having a massive fart-in like 4 year olds. I'll bring the match so they can feel the burn in their butt hurts.

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      Yes, a bunch of Einsteins will sit around passing fetid gas and making each other smell it- and they believe that that is somehow insulting to Hillary Clinton.

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  36. Anonymous10:42 PM

    Info for Anonymous 10:25

    Washington (CNN) – With the stroke of a pen Thursday, President Barack Obama gave himself and his wife Secret Service protection for the rest of their lives.

    The new law, which passed the House and Senate in December, designates that all former U.S. presidents who served after January 1, 1997, along with their spouses, receive protection from the Secret Service for their entire lifetimes – meaning former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura are also covered. The law also stipulates that children of presidents receive protection until the age of 16.

    Lifetime government-provided security for former presidents was the law of the land until 1997, when Congress passed legislation limiting Secret Service protection to ten years after leaving office.

    The 1997 law said any president serving before January 1, 1997 would still receive the lifelong protection. That means with the law signed Thursday, every former president – Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush – along with Obama will continue to receive Secret Service details for the rest of their lives.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/10/obama-signs-bill-gets-secret-service-protection-for-life/

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    1. Anonymous1:33 AM

      Just a coincidence, I suppose, that there was a Democrat in the White House when Congress passed that turd.

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    2. Anonymous7:19 AM

      Considering the number of death threats from racist ass hole "patriots", not surprising and warranted.

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    3. Anonymous7:58 AM

      If we don't keep the SS busy they'll just be out bangin' hookers.

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    4. Anonymous9:39 AM

      Unfortunately because of the huge number of threats against President Obama and his family, I think the continued protection is essential. I also think it's good for the protection to extend to previous presidents. There are now more guns than people in this country.
      Beaglemom

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    5. Anonymous4:28 PM

      How long has President Bernie and his first lady, Jane, hold office?

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  37. Anonymous10:58 PM

    Because to give up would make his supporters turn away from politics.

    If he follows through, even though he knows he's going to loose, he still shows up, does his role, lets his voice be heard, and let the chips fall where they may.

    In other words... he's being a role model.

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    1. Anonymous1:31 AM

      He's a role model for sitting on your ass for 73 years.

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    2. Anonymous2:54 AM

      Well since he is a super delegate( gasp)he would show up any way. Though if he is against super delegates I can't quite figure out why he accepted the role of being one.

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    3. Anonymous3:49 AM

      A role model for a 2 year-old's temper tantrum.

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    4. "Anonymous10:58 PM Because to give up would make his supporters turn away from politics."
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      Then I am not impressed by his supporters. They are following a man, not the principles espoused by the man.

      That's a cult, not a movement or revolution.

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    5. Anonymous6:36 AM

      We have heard his voice already - ad nauseum.

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    6. Anonymous11:05 AM

      OMG you guys. Jaycen and Maddi might turn away from politics if we don't coddle Bernie! We can't let that happen! We were counting on their hashtags.

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  38. Anonymous4:27 AM

    Jesus, Gryph - get over it.

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  39. Anonymous6:05 AM

    Complaining about the secret service costs for Bernie is like the connies complaining about Al Gore using a jet to travel.

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    1. Anonymous9:10 AM

      False equivalency.

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    2. Anonymous3:08 PM

      No, I don't think so. It's exactly the same thing.

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  40. Anonymous6:57 AM

    The nominee is announced at the convention NOT before. Hillary is the PRESUMPTIVE nominee. Why don't you understand this?

    What the heck is a bernie bro?

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    1. Anonymous7:26 AM

      We understand this. We also understand that Sanders ahs absolutely no path to the nomination. In 2008, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, were virtually tied in the popular vote and MUCH closer in the number of delegates. Sanders lost the poluar vote, the pledged deleagtes and super delegates. So what is Sanders point in not conceding?

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  41. Generally, I have liked following this blog, but the obsessions with Palin and Sanders escape me. Palin's politics and her family have zero interest for me. As for Sanders, pain in the ass that he might be, he's attempting to bring some much needed change to the Democratic party. Its no understatement that as a national party, the democrats have been pretty spineless. They did far more damage by rejecting Obama in the midterms than Sanders ever will by remaining in through the convention.

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    1. Anonymous8:47 AM

      Sanders interest in changing the Democratic party was minuscule right up to the point when it was clear he could not win under the existing rules. Sanders knew the rules when he decided to run for a spot on the Democratic ticket. His preaching about fixing the rules (which he ignored for 40 years) is laughable.

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    2. Anonymous9:09 AM

      Democrats did far more damage by not showing up to vote at the midterms.

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    3. Anonymous9:29 AM

      As much as I feel that Sanders is a pain in the ass and delusional, I have to agree with your statement that "as a national party, the democrats have been pretty spineless. They did far more damage by rejecting Obama in the midterms than Sanders ever will by remaining in through the convention. "

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  42. Anonymous7:57 AM

    I'll still never understand why so many democrats didn't like Bernie's ideas, especially the free college.

    Democrats are always for expansive social programs; welfare, food stamps, WIC, student loan reductions, ACA healthcare subsidies, the auto buyback in 2009, all of them nothing more than government freebies, yet Sanders mentions free college and all hell breaks loose.

    Just never made sense to me as it doesn't fit with the social liberal paradigm espoused by Democrats.

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    1. Cracklin Charlie8:03 AM

      There are surely many things you do not understand.

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    2. Anonymous9:36 AM

      Democrats have many "ideas" like Bernie Sanders' but they are attentive enough to know what may pass through Congress and what will not go over in each of the states. Bernie, for someone who's now been in Congress for about two decades, seems absolutely clueless about how legislation works. And, to boot, he never addressed how any of this would be paid for!

      In his rush to engage all of the "youth" vote, Bernie Sanders made pie-in-the-sky promises, from legalizing pot to free college. Somewhere in his brain, he must have had at least an inkling that none of it could become the law of the land. Remember his interview with "Rolling Stone" when he simply sloughed off questions about how any of this could work.

      The vast majority of Democrats are more mature and smarter that the Berniebros.
      Beaglemom

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    3. Anonymous11:52 AM

      Free college=higher taxes for the middle class and poor as explained by Bernie's tax plan.

      It took him a long time to explain how he was going to pay for free college, now we know why, he had to raise taxes on the least that can afford it.

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  43. Anonymous8:42 AM

    Anonymous 7:58 AM said:

    If we don't keep the SS (Secret Service for you Retawds) busy they'll just be out bangin' hookers.


    I agree with 7:58. We need to keep the SS busy. Why should the American taxpayers pay the SS's salaries and they turn around and give it to Pimp Daddy Todd's prostitution business? Todd, Sarah, Track and Bristol needs to find real jobs if Todd feels the need to recruit and exploit our young women to feed his family. Just telling it like it is Lou Sarah.

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  44. We like Bernie's ideas, but he's selling a bill of goods he can never possibly enact. Surely you've witnessed the do-nothing Congress, whose primarily goal is to defeat our president. That plan will remain in effect with the next Democratic president. Bernie has not explained to his followers that what he proposes will be next to impossible to do. Congress will never cooperate. Bernie hasn't prepared his supporters for the realism that is in DC; he also doesn't have the people skills, or the patience to try his policies incrementally.

    It's not his policies we don't like, it's that he has burned a lot of bridges with us. He's lost plenty of supporters (me, for one).

    His idea of changing or improving the DNC is hubris in the making. How he can be so belligerent toward the DNC that made it easier to run under its auspices is beyond me. He wants to dictate who & how the convention is run and the parties policies is pretty brazen. I would suggest that maybe he could stop creating havoc where none should exist.

    He needs to stop the disrespectful planned fart-in now.

    If he insists on continuing on, then I want to see his tax returns. I would like an accounting of where the funds came from for that trip to Rome. I want to consistently see some of that trunculent anger aimed at Donald Trump instead of aimed at lifelong Democrats.

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    1. It is what it is and nothing's going to change. Just accept the reality. Hardly the attitude this country was founded on.

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  45. Anonymous11:49 AM

    So much for being a Socialist, they should send Bernie the bill for Burning the taxpayers.

    Just like other revolutionaries, they get a little taste of power and it goes to their heads.

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  46. Anita Winecooler4:43 PM

    Free College, Stop Trump from becoming president, Free round trip visits to the Vatican for Everyone. Bernie doesn't want a revolution, he wants free room and board at our expense because his plan is to raise taxes. Nothing's free. Every "Bernie" post turns into a Gryphen bash, name calling, and jumping up and down like a kid who's parents said "no" to an ice cream cone. He's our version of Trump, he makes the demands and expects everyone to jump.

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