Friday, June 24, 2016

Now it seems that Bernie Sanders is angling for a spot on Clinton's cabinet.

Courtesy of Mediaite:  

Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential runner-up Bernie Sanders was all over the TV Friday morning talking up his political revolution and tinkering with his leverage over the Democratic Party and presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, but he dropped a quiet bomb right in the middle of one of those appearances. On CNN’s New Day, anchor Chris Cuomo frankly asked Sanders what real difference it would make even if he got everything he wanted into the Democratic Party platform, and would it not be more effective to seek a position within a Hillary Clinton administration. 

Cuomo: Shouldn’t you be pushing for your position in a Clinton administration, if that happens, than just the party platform? 

Sanders: That’s what we’re doing too. 

Cuomo: Your poker face is terrible.

Oh, so THAT'S why Bernie Sanders continues to string the Bernie-bots along.

He's using them as leverage to negotiate a deal with Hillary for a new job in case he loses his old one.

Gee, I wonder how he plans to manage a political revolution while working directly FOR Hillary Clinton?

88 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:05 PM

    He and Warren in her cabinet would definitely keep her honest if she actually manages to win this thing.

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    1. Anonymous2:15 PM

      What expertise could Bernie bring to a Cabinet that Warren wouldn't? She's gotten a lot more done than he has.

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    2. Anonymous2:21 PM

      Agreed. I also feel this continued meme of "Bernie Bots" and "Bernie Bros" is just tacky.

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    3. Anonymous2:35 PM

      Fuck you and your perpetual slander.

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    4. Anonymous3:04 PM

      O/T - new petition to have a second vote #regrexit
      https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215

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    5. Anonymous3:05 PM

      Bernie Sanders has nothing to bring to any Cabinet. He has sat on his ass for decades in his nice little sinecure.

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    6. Thank you for "sinecure," 3:05. A bright spot in a grim day.

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    7. Anonymous11:20 PM

      Hillary's investigations are nerve wracking.

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    8. Anonymous3:24 AM

      Yeah, he could name new post offices....

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  2. Anonymous2:10 PM

    I so hope Hillary Clinton, as POTUS, does not provide Bernie Sanders a position in her Administration.

    I'm so uncomfortable with the guy in having watched him these past recent months!

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  3. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Who better than Bernie to be Secretary of Cranky Old Men? I predict he'll be an outstanding cabinet member in that capacity.

    Interestingly, it appears that if Drumpf is elected president he will nominate himself for that post. And every other cabinet post, for that matter. Personally, Id like to see Good Ol' Gramps McCain take the job since his looming and long overdue electoral defeat in November will leave him without a job or a purpose in January.

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    1. Anonymous2:27 PM

      Trump's Cabinet would consist of Ivanka and her husband, Tiffany, Eric, etc.

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    2. Anonymous2:58 PM

      Yeah, if Trump has his way it will be all about his kids taking over. Funny that Melania didn't make it to Scotland. She visited back in 2010 or 2011, so I guess she was too bored by the idea of going. It's going to be hilarious seeing her attempt to make a real speech of some sort at the convention. And once he loses, I won't be surprised if they announce a separation or divorce a few months later. She acts like she thinks he's a god, ad we know how happy she was to be able to latch onto a rich American, but she must be getting pretty sick of the fat, greasy airbag. How can she not be completely embarrassed?

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    3. I always think Melania looks bored with a forced smile. As if she doesn't want to be there. I'm glad I don't have to go home with him, blah, vomit. A man I could become frigid over. Ack!

      His ego alone would drive me insane. His gaudy homes looks entirely uncomforatable. Nothing homey or inviting about them.

      Nope, not everyone is seduced by money.

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  4. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Hillary Clinton will win! Trump and Bernie are losers!

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    1. Anonymous9:49 AM

      YES! And we are counting on President Obama to forestall any Clinton indictments!

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    2. Anonymous12:56 PM

      9:49 - now that George Will has left The GOP, there's no one left in that party with an IQ > 100. I feel so sorry for you guys! :-(

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  5. Bernie isn't in this for a Revolution - he's in it for himself. If he really wanted "the voice" of his followers heard - he would have conceded instead of playing these stupid games. He'd have a lot more pull if he started working with Clinton and urging his supporters to do the same. His 15 minutes have been up but he can't just bring himself to exit the stage. Trump is doing his part to get Hillary elected, now Bernie needs to his part.

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    1. I sorta agree with you.

      When I hear him talk to his supporters, I want to shake him. I want him to repeatedly remind them the importance of voting.

      If they are serious about affecting their future they MUST VOTE! The must vote in EACH and EVERY election.

      They must always vote in their state and local elections, too. This where the wacko Republicans sitting in Congress spring from.

      But I rarely, if ever, hear this from any candidate. He is supposedly leading a revolution, which comes with the responsibility of impressing civic duties upon his followers their obligation to always vote.

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    2. Exactly. He is signalling that they should take their marbles and go home. No. No. No. So your first choice didn't win - too bad. How does President Trump sound to you? After 8 years of an intelligent, thoughtful, graceful POTUS (and family) I can't bear the thought of Trump and his smug kids and stepford wife occupying the same space.

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  6. Anonymous2:27 PM

    What position is he actually angling for? Maybe he could be the ambassador to Russia?

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    1. Anonymous3:06 PM

      You win!

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  7. Anonymous2:29 PM

    Sanders has shown me that he has an ego as big as Trump's. And I don't like that, or him, either one.

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  8. Anonymous2:34 PM

    This dead fish is really starting to stink. The stench is stomach turning.

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    1. Anonymous9:47 AM

      Exactly... i thought we were only moronically disrespectful to $arah Payme. What a surprise that we throw gasoline on a sitting Senator who believes the rich shouldn't get richer off the backs of the disappearing middle class.

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  9. Anonymous2:47 PM

    OK, Gryphon. This si hilarious. You gotta put it up. Sing it to the tune of I'm a little teapot.

    https://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/3849/3899/original.jpg

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    1. Anonymous4:04 PM

      LMAO! That was funny, thanks for the little teapot tune idea it makes it perfect.

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  10. Anonymous2:47 PM

    How fucking DARE he?!

    Ya know, Hillary didn't ask Obama for some sweet cabinet position, or......

    Oh, never mind.

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    1. Anonymous2:55 PM

      She did not.

      In fact, PBO asked her three times before she accepted. He wasn't going to take no for an answer.

      There's a thing called google- learn how to use it, BIGMOUTH.

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    2. Anonymous3:19 PM

      @2:55 The very same google will tell me that the Clintons killed Vince Foster, STINKYPANTS.

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    3. Anonymous3:49 PM

      3:19 PM Why are you still trolling here, little kid?

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    4. Anonymous5:16 PM

      Wow the little Hillary bots sure get their granny panties in a twist over the little things, don't they?

      :-)

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    5. Anonymous9:44 PM

      Anonymous5:16 PM,

      It seems like the Bernie Bots are the ones with their panties in a wad. You would think they would have a revolution to go to or something rather than hanging around here and trolling.

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  11. Anonymous2:51 PM

    Hillary needs to tell the begging Bernie to Fuck Off.

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  12. Anonymous2:53 PM

    Hillary is to smart to give him a job. He has already proved that nobody can trust him.

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  13. Anonymous3:00 PM

    Hillary was a great choice as Sec. of State. I can't think of any position that would be ideal for Bernie. Even Sec. of the Interior just seems beyond him.

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    1. Anonymous9:01 PM

      Maybe Sec/ of the Senile would be a good fit.

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    2. Anonymous9:44 AM

      9:01, you must not know any senile people ~ otherwise, you would realize what you are saying out of your ass.

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  14. Anonymous3:03 PM

    Bernie has become nothing but a pain in the backside. He ran, he lost, but he continues to work for... BERNIE.

    He is either senile and being told to do these things, or he is a typical 'what's in it for me?' politician. Either way, he deserves NOTHING.

    A former Bernie supporter.

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    1. Anonymous3:35 PM

      +1 from another former Bernie supporter

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    2. No, you weren't. Stop pretending otherwise.

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    3. Anonymous9:41 PM

      Shona5:32 PM,

      Neither were you.

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  15. Anonymous3:10 PM

    This is OT. Brissy's got another pic with the kids blurred or only half-showing. Instead of doing the classy thing and just stop exploiting her kids and using them to drum up interest in her and making money off them, she makes sure they're in pictures. She acts like she's being protective.

    And it's funny timing, too, given that Sailor's older and surely has teethed and has a couple of teeth in by now. She's never said a single word about those stages or about Sailor learning to crawl and then stand up)can't tell from the new pic if Bristol stood the baby up or if the baby has learned to stand and will keep standing as long as she's helped). It's all been so suspiciously hush-hush so that the date of Sailor's birth can't be discussed by way of the child's development.

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    1. Anonymous3:47 PM

      November 4, 2015 is the correct birthdate of Sailor Junker. Dakota Meyer is a sucker in need of Daddy creds.

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  16. Anonymous3:27 PM

    "Despite declaring that he would vote for Hillary Clinton in November's general election, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders maintained that he still isn't ready to endorse his primary race rival.
    Asked what it would take to throw his support behind Clinton, Sanders told "CBS This Morning" that "it's not a question for me. We got 13 million votes, we got in virtually every primary and caucus the vast majority of young people - people 45 years of age or younger, and what those voters are saying to the establishment, to Secretary Clinton -- 'Hey are you gonna stand up for us? Are you gonna raise the minimum wage in fact to 15 bucks an hour?'"
    When pressed why he hasn't endorsed her yet, the Vermont senator responded: "Because I have not heard her say the things that I think needs to be said."
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-donald-trump-not-endorsing-brexit/

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    1. Anonymous4:02 PM

      Bqwhatever, Bernie

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    2. Anonymous4:06 PM

      Poor senile Bernie, he doesn't understand that losers like him don't get to run things.

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    3. Anonymous4:40 PM

      Poor Bernie. The woman is not kowtowing to him. How dare she.

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    4. That's a l I think of hubris.

      You know, over all the years we've had presidential elections, there has always been someone that comes in second. That person conceded, and went about his business.

      What would Sanders think if Donald Trump refuses to concede after losing to Hillary in November? Trump whining he got X amount of votes & he wants Hillary to promise to build that wall his voters want.

      Yea, that makes a lot of sense :vomit:

      I mean I like a lot he promotes, and some would be good in our platform, but it's time for him to move on. Truly.

      It makes me think he's extorting Hillary or DNC ... do as I want or I'll sic my followers on you at the convention.

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    5. Anonymous5:33 PM

      Chris Hayes said Keith Ellison (appointed by Bernie to the platform committee) proposed 15 minimum wage on the platform and it was voted down. Howard Dean said that was probably a mistake to vote that down.

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    6. Anonymous12:58 PM

      5:33 - that is NOT true. Karen Finney tweeted last night that she was there all day at the Platform Committee, and $15 IS in the official platform. So Ellison, Hayes (and Dean?) were misinformed.

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  17. Enough cheek for two sets of teeth.

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  18. Anonymous4:10 PM

    He seems to think he is stringing her along to his advantage but what if it is the other way around?
    It looks to me like he has wayyy over played his hand and he might get the spaulding smails "you'll get nothing and like it" treatment.

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  19. Anonymous4:12 PM

    The DNC needs to set this guy's clothes and crap out on the front porch and lock the door. What we don't need is another old white man and his misogyny and sense of entitlement. In fact, we need less of that, far less. I hope Hillary shuts him down, and sends him back to Vermont. The BoBs bring NOTHING to the table except a sense of enraged entitlement. A 2-year-old has more maturity.

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    1. Anonymous11:12 PM

      Have you ever read anything about Bernie besides what you read here at Uncle Gryphen's knee?

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    2. Anonymous3:29 AM

      Yes I have, plenty to know the guy can't be trusted to tie his own shoes nor can his wife.

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    3. Anonymous9:43 AM

      3:29, then how did you not know that Bernie voted with Hillary 93% of their time together in the Senate? What's with your undertone about Hillary?

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  20. Anonymous4:45 PM

    @4:12
    I have some news for ya.
    Hillary and the DNC ain't shuttin' shit down.

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    1. Anonymous5:47 PM

      The DNC will shut the senile old man down when we vote for Hillary next month.

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  21. Anonymous5:11 PM

    No Way!! He has shown that he doesn't keep his word and he is a mean man!!

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    1. Anonymous9:11 PM

      He's shown his ugly side - the real Bern!

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  22. Anonymous5:36 PM

    We just like to pick on Bernie. Most of his voters are already coming over to the Democratic side so he just looks kind of foolish and a sore loser at this point but he needs something to occupy his time. Where's that revolution he keeps talking about?

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    1. Anonymous7:39 PM

      Who are all these voters "coming over to the Democratic side"? Got any numbers to back that up?

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    2. Anonymous8:44 PM

      Plenty of them were already Democratics who are being alienated by the vitriol.

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  23. Anonymous5:46 PM

    so sad that ya'll don't understand that Bernie has been the only honest man in the race. Everyone knows that Hillary is a bought and paid for shill; hence, the clamoring for Warren as v.p. Bashing Bernie for his ideals has never won any support for Clinton.

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    1. Anonymous7:37 PM

      Why do you think a lot of us aren't voting for her? I don't know if you are Dem or Rep or how you're voting, but believe me, in finding Hillary very distasteful and not electable, you're not alone.

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    2. Anonymous8:59 PM

      Honesty? Like having his people hack Hillary's mailing list? Or honesty like "Yes, I will release my tax returns" and then never doing so?

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    3. Anonymous10:13 PM

      Bernie is voting for her AND wants in her Cabinet!

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    4. Anonymous11:10 PM

      Hillary will never be prosecuted for her most heinous collusions. That stuff is buried in Arkansas.

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    5. Anonymous3:30 AM

      Honest people do not hide tax returns. Nuf said.

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    6. Anonymous12:59 PM

      11:10 - you've never even been to Arkansas.

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  24. Anonymous6:21 PM

    When Bernie started his campaign - I liked what I heard and told my friends about him. After personal research I found red flags and I decided to be neutral.... My opinion now is, he really needs to find a way to bow out gracefully and go home. Yes, running as a presidential candidate is intoxicating. We know. Sarah Palin did the same thing... plucked out of obscurity. I don't think BS has the maturity to make any kind of educated, graceful, meaningful exit. If so, he would have displayed some by now. It's a shame Hillary and the DNC have to waste their time with this gray-haired child and his tantrums of entitlement.

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    1. Anonymous6:43 PM

      Bingo.

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    2. Anonymous9:10 PM

      Absolutely yes! Well said!

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    3. Anonymous11:07 PM

      What happens if Bernie quits (he's not a quitter) and Hillary is indicted?

      Stop throwing things at me; i'm really curious.

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    4. Anonymous1:04 AM

      oh please 11:07 - seriously ???? after ALL this time, and after all the Repugs have done to investigate Hilary - if there was anything there they would have pounced - there will be no indictment - that is just pipe dream

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    5. Anonymous9:38 AM

      Thank you, 1:04... i guess your answer implies that you don't know...

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    6. Anonymous1:02 PM

      9:38 - Obama, Biden, Warren, Sanders, Franken: these are all the smart folks with insider knowledge who know there will be no problem. Keep dreaming!

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  25. Anonymous9:16 PM

    Thousands of Bernie Sanders Supporters Are Suing the DNC in a Massive Class Action Lawsuit

    Millions of Bernie Sanders’ donors may now have legal recourse against the Democratic primaries they saw as rigged.

    Beck & Lee Trial Lawyers, a civil litigation firm based in Miami, Florida, is announcing the filing of a class action lawsuit against the DNC early next week, alleging fraud and collusion with the Hillary Clinton campaign. While roughly one hundred people have officially signed on as plaintiffs, partner Jared Beck told US Uncut that thousands of requests for legal paperwork have come in within the last 48 hours.

    “Signed agreements are coming in steadily and we continue to get new requests by the minute,” Beck said.

    Anyone who donated to the DNC after Bernie Sanders entered the race for the Democratic nomination, either directly or indirectly through third-party payment platforms like ActBlue, is eligible to join the lawsuit, along with anyone who donated to Bernie Sanders’ campaign throughout the course of the primaries and caucuses.

    “We think that the DNC has been running absolutely out of control and completely disregarding their responsibilities, rights, and duties to the public,” attorney Elizabeth Beck told US Uncut.

    Jared Beck said whether or not a “class” in the lawsuit is deemed valid by the court will depend on a number of factors, but the number of class representatives in the lawsuit could be as high as the number of individual donors to Sanders’ campaign.

    Around two million people donated a combined seven million contributions averaging $27 apiece. Sanders accumulated more than $222 million in donations throughout the primaries and caucuses.

    “The way a class action works in civil litigation is that not everybody who is represented or is a member of the class needs to be a class plaintiff,” Beck said in a phone interview. “We’ll be seeking relief for everybody who falls into the class around the country.”

    “Given the average donation of $27, that could be a lot of people, to say the least,” he added.

    The basis for the lawsuit stems from DNC internal communications published by hacker Guccifer 2.0, who took ownership of the compromising of DNC servers and allegedly leaked their contents. Among other items, the leaks revealed emails showing the DNC had been actively working behind the scenes to boost Hillary Clinton’s profile in the media as early as May 26, 2015, nearly a month after Sanders had entered the race for the Democratic nomination.

    New leaks published this week showed the DNC spent time and resources assessing Clinton’s vulnerabilities as a candidate in the early summer of 2015, and the DNC even drafted talking points for campaign operatives to suggest as narratives to members of the media, attempting to inject their own phrasing into third-party stories.

    Beck said he believes the lawsuit will be successful, as Article 5, Section 4 of the charter and bylaws of the Democratic Party explicitly requires the chair of the DNC to remain impartial during the primary process:

    http://usuncut.com/resistance/bernie-sanders-supporters-are-suing-dnc/

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  26. Anonymous9:20 PM

    Bernie in 2018?

    I have an idea about how to change the Bernie Moment into the Bernie Movement.

    In a nutshell: Bernie and his people should set their sights on the 2018 off-year elections, and I don't mean that everyone pushes to re-elect Bernie as Senator. I mean that the Sanders movement should focus on turning out the Bernie voters for local and Congressional elections in 2018, all across the country. They should put their minds to finding and putting forward social democratic candidates like Bernie who can run in 2018 and turning out Bernie's voters to support them.

    Why would this focus on the 2018 elections be a good strategy to follow? There are several really good reasons.

    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/6/24/1542255/-Bernie-in-2018

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    1. Anonymous3:32 AM

      nice idea but this whole thing with Sanders has become about SANDERS. He hasn't lifted a finger to help anyone but himself this year so what makes you think he'd bother to rally his cult to help anyone in 2018? By then his whining wannabees will be long gone and onto other "fun" stuff.

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  27. Anonymous9:22 PM

    You guys are haters. Bernie and Jane Sanders are important member of the Democratic Party. How many Senators and their ugly ass wifes has their own Secret Service detail?

    How many has their own motorcade with lights and sirens?

    How many can run red lights?

    So stop hating on Bernie and Jane.

    They is impotent!

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      Agree that they are impotent.

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  28. "Gee, I wonder how he plans to manage a political revolution while working directly FOR Hillary Clinton?"

    I think he shares my understanding that a person in the Cabinet is not working FOR (as you say) the President, but with the President for the country. This subtle distinction of "serves" is real, and the notion of service to country and its people is real to Bernie.

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      What a sell-out he is, right?

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  29. Anonymous7:07 AM

    "Shouldn’t you be pushing for your position in a Clinton administration..."

    Hone your listening and reading skills people. Cuomo asked if Sanders shouldn't be pushing for "your" position, not pushing for "A" position.

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  30. Anonymous7:08 AM

    Time.com explains it for you:
    "Vermont Senator and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders is pushing to get his positions adopted in the Clinton administration, Sanders said on CNN’s New Day.

    Sanders spoke with CNN’s New Day Chris Cuomo on Friday. Cuomo asked Sanders, “Shouldn’t you be pushing for your position in a Clinton administration, if that happens, than just the party platform?” Sanders replied, “That’s what we’re doing, too.”
    http://time.com/4381975/bernie-sanders-position-hillary-clinton-administration/

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  31. Anonymous12:15 PM

    The Bernie Bashing is getting beyond tedious.

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