Friday, July 01, 2016

Joe Biden claims that Bernie Sanders told him that he was going to endorse Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders says not so fast there.

Courtesy of The Hill: 

Vice President Biden says Bernie Sanders will endorse his Democratic primary opponent, Hillary Clinton. 

"I've talked to Bernie, Bernie's going to endorse her, this is going to work out," Biden said in an interview with NPR's "Weekend Edition" to air Sunday. "The Democrats are coalescing even before this occurs."

The first thing that happened was that a Sanders' spokesman refused to confirm or deny Biden's claim.

The next thing that happened is that Sanders did an interview with Chris Hayes on MSNBC where he was asked about it: 

“I talked to Joe, I think it was three weeks ago,” Sanders told MSNBC host Chris Hayes. “On that issue, we are trying to work with Secretary Clinton’s campaign on areas that we can agree on.”

“We are working with the Clinton campaign, trying to be able to come forward and say to my supporters, ‘Here’s the progress that we have made,'” Sanders said, adding, “I hope that we can meet that goal. We are not there at this moment.”

As you can see Sanders is still giving the impression that Clinton has to jump through his flaming hoops before he will give in and endorse her.

However Biden says the deal is already done.

Now you can lob a number of criticism at Vice President Biden, he's a little too handsy, he tells long boring stories, but one thing you cannot say about him is that he is a liar.

If anything Joe Biden might be a little TOO honest.

In other words if VP Biden says he received confirmation from Sanders that he is going to endorse Hillary Clinton, then by god Sanders told him that he is going to endorse Clinton. Period.

So why is Sanders still acting like the coy high school girl in the prom dress acting as if she is not sure she wants to "go all the way tonight" when her friends know full well that she has a roll condoms and a Barry White album in her purse?

Simple. The minute that Sanders admits that it's all over and he no longer has any more leverage to use at the convention, his supporters, especially the broke ones who are begging for money to help them get to Philadelphia, will disappear in a cloud of pot smoke and that will be it.

And if that happened then stuff like this would come to a halt: 

120 people, including 104 donors to Bernie Sanders’ campaign, have sued embattled Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of fiduciary duty, among other claims, alleging that Wasserman Schultz favored Hillary Clinton and misled DNC and Sanders donors into believing she was impartial.

Yeah there's a lawsuit doomed to fail.

Oh and there is also this kind of thing:
Yep, hard to make plans to attend Sanders' inauguration once he concedes and endorses Hillary Clinton now isn't it?

Oh damn, I almost forgot the fundraising.
Yep Sanders is also still fundraising.

So go ahead Bernie-bots you tell me how I'M the one who doesn't get it, or that I'm a shill for Hillary, or that I simply don't understand that Bernie Sanders has changed politics in this country.

No I get it just fine, I have even seen all of this before, on the GOP side.

The question to ask is, "Do you finally get it?"

108 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:05 AM

    There is only one candidate who has released tax returns. Bernie can't even do that - needs an extension and yet I saw his wife months ago state during a tv appearance that taxes were done, she does them and that as soon as she got home she'd release them. So what the what??!!

    Bernie has an ego problem and he's now just a troublemaker. I hope the Democrats deal with him accordingly after this is all over.

    And a little reminder if Bernie doesn't clearly and firmly re-direct his supporters to vote for Hillary and they instead cast a protest vote for Trump, it will be solely on Bernie's head if Trump gets the presidency. One need look no further than the UK to see what protest votes get you.

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    1. Anonymous9:16 AM

      #BerniesFault

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    2. I agree, 6:05, after I heard him with Chris Hayes, I Twittered asking him "exactly what are you doing to keep Trump out of the WH?" and initially I supported him, so I Twittered "You lost me, so don't speak for me. I support HRC".

      Maybe if others would do tell same. I should've hash tagged it. But I rarely use Twitter. (I sent one to Ted Cruz, too. Told him he was an ass. (Referring to his assholeness the other day during a Homeland Security Senate hearing with Jeh Johnson.)

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    3. DetroitSam12:36 AM

      I, for one, am so tired of Bernie Sanders.

      No, make that I for 235, am really tired of Bernie Sanders.

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  2. Anonymous6:20 AM

    When exactly does Track report to the jailhouse to do his time and turn in his guns?

    Never?

    Did you say never?

    Track isn't going to jail.

    "Do you finally get it?"

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    1. Anonymous7:07 AM

      Leave private people alone.

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    2. Anonymous7:23 AM

      6:20 you appear to be lost troll. Best of luck in finding a blog where anyone fives a feck what you type 'kay? Buh bye

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    3. Anonymous7:38 AM

      Yes, DAMNIT, leave those private Palin media whores alone. Leave them alone RIGHT NOW!! Stop bothering those people who put everything on social media and knock people out of their way to get in front of the mic or camera ALONE!! They are private people and you don't know them! (except we do because every little bit of their lives is on social media and put there by their own hands.) BWAAAHHHHHHHAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAHAAAA

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    4. Anonymous8:07 AM

      Fu_k the Palins and anyone stupid enough to get involved with them.

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    5. Anonymous4:11 PM

      Hey, leave "F Troop" of Wasilla alone, they're living vibrant, happy lives!!

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  3. Caroll Thompson6:28 AM

    Bernie the Socialist is fundraising so he and Jane can take a luxurious private plane to the convention with the secret service in tow. And of course, I am sure he has already booked the best hotel suite in town.

    Shades of Animal Farm? Sure looks like it.

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    1. Anonymous8:27 AM

      Ooooh you're right! The Animal Farm comparison seems spot on.

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  4. Anonymous6:30 AM

    I see nothing wrong with Bernie's responses. He knows his intelligent supporters and how they have Hillary's number when it comes to her deceptions, her cunning sociopathy, is horrific SoS career (Benghazi doesn't even get a mention because it was nothing), her lifelong pattern of flipflopping and asskissing, the fact that she will befriend ANYONE who throws money at her...

    Also, correction:
    little too handsy, he tells long boring stories, and is dumber than dirt. But he's a good guy.

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    1. Anonymous7:35 AM

      You see nothing wrong with Bernie's responses because you're a crazy person.

      Bernie's intelligent supporters have already accepted the fact that Clinton won the primary and they have decided to support her candidacy. That's what any sane, intelligent, and rational person would do under the circumstances. There's something definitely wrong in your head if you're still holding out for a Bernie victory. Bernie knows this and that's the reason he's still fundraising. The crazy sheep are the easiest to fleece.

      Hey, you should definitely check out crazy Celia's blog, I'm sure you would love the extra special Bernie-bot, alternative reality, BS she posts over there. She's certifiable!

      Also, correction:
      little too handsy, he tells long boring stories, and is dumber than dirt. But he's a good guy AND HE IS NOT A LIAR!

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    2. Anonymous8:29 AM

      Joe Biden is not dumb and he has dedicated his life to this country. No one is perfect, but he is definitely on the "good guy" side of the aisle.

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    3. Anonymous8:31 AM

      6:30s post actually sounds like Celia Harrison. So much anger, so little research. Fact free.

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    4. Anonymous11:16 AM

      Anonymous 8:31 AM Yep you said it!! Celia is your typical cray cray Bernie bot!!

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    5. AKRNHSNC5:45 PM

      Celia had the nerve to come here and complain about something she had written not being posted yet she won't allow any post that even lightly criticizes Bernie to appear. She's nuts when it comes to him and everything else.

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  5. Anonymous6:35 AM

    Concerning your statement that the one thing you cannot say about Joe Biden is that he is a liar.The main reason I cannot believe him is that running for office some years ago he said in a speech that he was from a poor background and his father was a coal miner.Once someone has lied so outrageously it's difficult to grant them credibility.He lacks integrity.

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    1. Anonymous7:07 AM

      So youre saying he's a politician?

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    2. Anonymous7:35 AM

      The jury seems to still be out on the coal miner claim. The one I read in depth quotes him as saying his ancestors were coal miners not his father. In fact, there is a quote where he says that his father never wore a blue collar in his life.

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    3. Anonymous8:52 AM

      Links or it is bull shit. Taking words out of context like you have done means YOU are the liar

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    4. Anonymous12:37 PM

      Joe Biden's own mother said she had to make him wear nuts and bolts instead of cufflinks to a prom. She suggested he could claim he was starting a new trend.

      That's exactly how a mother forced to focus on feeding her children would prioritize cufflinks, that's no comfy middle class life.


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  6. Anonymous6:36 AM

    The one
    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/how-the-digital-divide-afflicts-us-politics-with-divisiveness-paralysis-and-seething-anger/

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  7. Anonymous6:50 AM

    When Bernie was running for the nomination, he expected to run as a Democrat and he expected that the Democratic Party would back him. He never was a Democrat. He just voted with them. Now, he is turning on the same people he thought would support his candidacy. It's kind of childish. In fact, he really does need to tell his supporters that it's OK to back Hillary because the alternative is much worse. It's too bad that Bernie's ego in more important than the bigger picture.

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    1. Anonymous7:29 AM

      Exactly!

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    2. Anonymous7:48 AM

      Honestly, all the educated, rational and policy- and process-savvy ones have already gone over to Hillary, to the tune of 80% of Sanders' supporters. The remaining 20% is crazy folk who just want to burn the house down.

      It speaks volumes about Sanders' lack of character that he's spending all his time and effort trying to make that 20% happy. He'll never endorse her because he knows this minority of uninformed, loudmouth nutjobs will turn on him, and they're his (limited) gravy train in future years.

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  8. Anonymous7:04 AM

    Where are your tax returns, Bernie? Bernie and Jane are such liars. Can't trust anything they say.

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    1. Anonymous7:40 AM

      @7:04
      And the Clintons are the epitome of honesty,no?

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    2. Anonymous8:00 AM

      7:40 - much more so than Bernie & Jane!!

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    3. Anonymous8:09 AM

      8:00am

      So you agree, a Dem vote really is choosing the lesser of two evils.

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    4. Anonymous8:53 AM

      7:40 4chan troll alert!!!

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    5. Anonymous8:07 PM

      8:09 - no, I wrote that the Clintons are much more honest than Bernie and Jane. Reading is hard for you?

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  9. Anonymous7:06 AM

    Biden certainly has many faults like everyone else, but he certainly tells lies. like everyone else in the world.

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    1. Anonymous7:27 AM

      Such as?

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    2. Anonymous8:54 AM

      Links or you lie.

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    3. Anonymous9:20 AM

      He could also certainly be mistaken. But, you know Griff, when it comes to the current admin. he thinks they all walk on water. No different from those idiots that think Palin is Esther.

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    4. Anonymous11:33 AM

      @ 8:54

      He's not the saint you all want him to be. Stop being so purposely obtuse.

      http://www.politifact.com/personalities/joe-biden/

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  10. Anonymous7:12 AM

    Sanders is not ready to endorse Sec Hillary Clinton. Sanders is waiting as long as he can to wait for any Clinton's email violation leaks.

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    1. Anonymous8:01 AM

      Then he will wait forever...

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    2. Anonymous8:34 AM

      Yes, yes he is. And if the FBI decided to recommend charges against Hillary, they will also have to recommend it against Bush, Cheney, Powell, Condoleeza Rice, et all.

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  11. Anonymous7:17 AM

    Sanders will not endorse Clinton until the last second.

    Once Sanders endorses Clinton, Bernie and Jane will lose their Secret Service detail and motorcade with lights and sirens running through red lights.

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  12. Anonymous7:27 AM

    Bernie's assholery drove me from supporting him. First, after MANY years as an independent, he decided to join the Dems. for the sole purpose of usurping their infra-structure for his run at the Presidency. Second, he immediately started bitching, whining, and making demands of the DNC to soothe his little petulant feelings. Third, he then went after the DNC chair rather viciously to obtain "justice" for how unfairly he has been treated. Now, he thinks he can hang onto his ball, pout, stomp his feet, and hold his breath until he gets the changes he wants from the party he doesn't really belong to or support. Well, ok then, little man, don't let the screen door hit you in the ass.

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    1. Anonymous8:05 AM

      ^This, and why should the DNC and/or Hillary have to give in to any of his "demands?" Forget you, senile old codger. Go home!

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  13. Anonymous7:29 AM

    If Joe has done anything at all wrong I would be the told us Bernie stated he endorsed Hillary sooner than Bernie wanted it out in the open. Joe is famous for speaking out of turn. The question then remains why is Bernie not wanting his followers to know he has/is endorsing Hillary. The solicitation of money email certainly seems to be a big reason for him and Jane.
    It does not sit well that he is still trying to raise money while askng for another extension on his taxes. His "transparency" is pretty darn opaque.

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    1. Anonymous8:24 AM

      Jane's not backing down until she squeezes every last penny she can out of the believers.

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    2. Crystal Sage10:17 AM

      I think Uncle Joe is forcing the issue. Bernie probably did say he would endorse Clinton, but he was stalling. Joe "slipped" that Bernie would endorse to take the issue out of Bernie's control.

      In the meantime, Bernie and Jane still can't come up with their tax returns. Something smells about that. Go home Bernie. You're done here.

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  14. Anonymous7:33 AM

    Bernie's supporters need to read that old children's book " The Emperor has No Clothes", that is Bernie in a nutshell.
    At this point he just looks completely senile.

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    1. Anonymous7:50 AM

      He doesn't look senile at all. He looks like a thin-skinned, grudge-prone, narcissistic control freak. Because he is.

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    2. Anonymous8:35 AM

      And a man baby

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  15. Anonymous7:47 AM

    "... but one thing you cannot say about him is that he is a liar."
    http://www.mediaite.com/columnists/joe-biden-sure-seems-to-tell-a-lot-of-stories-that-arent-true/
    http://www.politifact.com/personalities/joe-biden/

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    1. Anonymous8:02 AM

      So we're gonna slam our beloved VP over St. Bernie? Got it.

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    2. Anonymous11:34 AM

      They are all just going to ignore that and continue being party puppets.

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  16. Anonymous8:00 AM

    I agree with him on the TPP, and I also want an end to the fracking, and a nation-wide minimum wage of $15 (srill is not enough in my opinion, though).
    BUT: Bernie, YOU ARE DONE. FINISHED. END-OF-THE- LINE. Stop standing in the way of a Democrat being elected President. Stop standing in the way of the first WOMAN President being elected.
    YOUR TIME IS OVER. ADMIT IT!!!!!

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  17. Anonymous8:09 AM

    All those Bernie supporters planning to attend his "inauguration" next January should be told that they will have to pay their own way and reserve hotel rooms. It will be the same problem they're having now - trying to get the delegates to Philadelphia. Much in life is not free.
    Beaglemom

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  18. Anonymous8:13 AM

    I'm sure Bernie has gotten all he is going to get from the DNC, or Clinton. He is not hurting Clinton and he did promise his supporters he would fight to the convention. I know, those kind of promises are not kept by the usual politician.

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    1. Anonymous9:24 AM

      I know. It's awful how he's keeping his word. I mean, who does that?

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    2. Anonymous4:48 PM

      Keep his word? Not at all! He's helping Trump!

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    3. AKRNHSNC5:56 PM

      What many Bernie supporters and Bernie fail to realize is that Hillary Clinton won the MAJORITY of the votes. That means the voters prefer her ideas. So why the hell should she be expected to go along with Bernie's goals? That's not the way things work. Bernie did nothing to earn any respect from his colleagues when he was in the Senate. He has trashed the President repeatedly, wanting to primary him in '08 and by appt. Cornell West as a delegate. That's not the sign of someone who cares about the party. After all, President Obama is the leader of the Democratic Party right now, NOT F'ing Bernie Sanders! Someone really needs to remind him of that. He needed to do what Hillary did, promote and endorse her for President and he would have gone back to Congress with a lot of capital and the ability to get things done. As it is, he's likely to get the cold shoulder until he gets voted out in '18 and it's just what he deserves considering what he's tried to do to the Democratic Party. The voters prefer Hillary Clinton, Bernie, that's why they want her policies to be in effect, NOT YOURS!

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  19. Anonymous8:23 AM

    Too all the Bernie bots that are going to vote for Trump or the Libertarians( which were Republicans until a couple of weeks ago). because your little feelings are hurt and you hate Hillary for some nonsense reason.

    Becareful what you vote for. When Trump destroys the country and takes away your civil liberties because you are not a white male, don't come crying to the rest of us.

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  20. Anonymous8:48 AM

    Keep screaming about 'BernieBots' while the ONLY news about 'Hills' is the incredibly BAD OPTICS of Bill Clinton storming onto Loretta Lynch's plane.

    Meanwhile, crazy Sarah is at this moment introducing Trump.

    Hillary carries a ton of baggage, and has really poor favoribilty ratings.

    Once you're in the general election, polls be damned, each candidate has a fair shot at becoming President.

    Bill is a loose cannon.

    Now, Penn, Mich and Wis are up in the air? WTF.

    Don't blame Bernie if Trump wins.

    Don't say we didn't warn you.

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    1. Anonymous9:26 AM

      #BerniesFault

      Obama won't be in office when shit hits the fan.

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    2. Anonymous9:39 AM

      Bill should be smart enough to realize how terrible the optics were surrounding his "impromptu" visit with Lynch. Hillary must be fuming!

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    3. Anonymous10:19 AM

      I couldn't give a shit what $arah is doing at this exact minute. Any minute of any day.

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    4. Anonymous8:05 PM

      Does anyone really care about the e-mails or the server? No. Petraeus got off with a fine.

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  21. Anonymous8:50 AM

    Did you know this, Jesse, and is it ok with you? I find it rather disturbing.

    Democratic Convention Hosted by Republican Donors, Anti-Obamacare Lobbyists

    The Democratic Party’s 2012 platform pledged to “curb the influence of lobbyists and special interests.” But the 2016 convention in Philadelphia will be officially hosted by lobbyists and corporate executives, a number of whom are actively working to undermine progressive policies achieved by President Barack Obama, including health care reform and net neutrality.

    Some of the members of the 2016 Democratic National Convention Host Committee, whose job is to organize the logistics and events for the convention, are hardly even Democratic Party stalwarts, given that many have donated and raised thousands of dollars for Republican presidential and congressional candidates this cycle.

    The composition of the 15-member Host Committee may appear out of sync with the rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, but the reality is that the party, in the form of the Democratic National Committee, has moved decisively to embrace the lobbying industry. In October 2015, DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., reportedly huddled with dozens of lobbyists to plan the convention in Philadelphia, and provided the influence peddlers involved with a menu of offerings in exchange for donations. In February, news reports revealed that the DNC had quietly lifted the Obama-era ban on federal lobbyist donations to the party and convention committee.

    Anna Adams-Sarthou, the communications director for the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee, wrote in an email to The Intercept that she has “no concerns” about lobbyists participating in the effort, because “the Host Committee is a nonprofit entity that does not lobby.”

    The Host Committee, however, is deeply involved in planning events for the delegates, fundraising, and handling media relations, among other responsibilities.

    “Our Host Committee is made up of a diverse group of civic leaders that have led efforts like this in the past, many of whom were integrally involved in the bid for Philadelphia to host the convention,” Adams-Sarthou wrote.

    The Host Committee’s finance chair is Daniel Hilferty. In his day job, Hilferty is CEO of Independence Blue Cross, a health insurance giant that covers 9 million people. In December, Hilferty became board chairman of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association of America, a trade group that lobbies for the insurance industry, and he serves on the board of directors of America’s Health Insurance Plan’s (AHIP), the insurance industry lobbying group that spearheaded the campaign against the Affordable Care Act. Lobby registration documents show the BCBS Association is actively supporting a number of Republican bills to roll back provisions of the ACA.

    In an interview conducted late last year, Hilferty said he plans to make “sure to work closely at the congressional level, with the administration, with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to have input” into how the ACA is implemented under the next administration.

    Hilferty has also donated heavily to Republicans this cycle, giving $10,000 to Prosperity for Pennsylvania, a Super PAC supporting the re-election of Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.; $1,000 to the PAC supporting Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah; $1,000 to Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; $2,700 to Chris Christie’s presidential campaign; $25,300 to the NRCC, a GOP committee designed to re-elect House Republicans; and $2,700 to Jeb Bush. Hilferty also gave $2,700 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

    https://theintercept.com/2016/05/11/lobbyists-dnc-2016-convention/

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    1. Anonymous9:37 AM

      The true power players in this country spread their wealth around to everyone. They want to make certain that all of their political interests are covered and have very little party or candidate loyalty.

      They don't care who is in power because they purchase all candidates, regardless, and are truly the people running America.

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    2. AKRNHSNC6:00 PM

      Hillary has said repeatedly that she wants to expand the ACA and make things better where they need improvement. A donation is not going to change her mind on that. If these lobbyists were as influential as many appear to think they are, we'd have only one party in D.C.

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  22. Anonymous8:51 AM

    Bernie's got more than enough $$$ in his campaign coffers to pay for 'his' delegates to get their a$$es to the convention. He just does not want to give it out, wants to keep it for himself and 'dear Jane'!
    Why should 'his' delegates get a paid ticket for a paid week of vacation? Is it customary that the candidate pays for that, or who is usually paying?

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  23. Anonymous8:52 AM

    Allyson Schwartz, a former Democratic lawmaker, is a co-chair of the Host Committee. She was recently named head of a new advocacy group for the health insurance industry called Better Medicare Alliance. The group, according to the Center for Public Integrity, was set up by APCO, a lobbying firm for health insurance companies, to push to expand Medicare Advantage plans, the privately managed programs that were curtailed with the enactment of the ACA.

    David Cohen is the special adviser to the Host Committee and serves as the executive vice president of Comcast, overseeing the company’s lobbying and regulatory strategy. In addition to being a “Hillblazer” — one of Hillary Clinton’s bundlers who has raised $100,000 or more — Cohen has been a particularly bitter and duplicitous leading opponent of the rules regarding net neutrality, the principle that all internet traffic must be treated equally. And despite hosting fundraisers for Clinton at his home last summer, Cohen has spent heavily to help elect a Republican Congress, including recent donations to the NRCC; Sen. Toomey; Sen. Scott; Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; as well as $33,400 to the NRSC, a committee for helping elect GOP members to the Senate.

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    1. Anonymous9:16 AM

      https://theintercept.com/2016/05/11/lobbyists-dnc-2016-convention/

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    2. Anonymous12:17 PM

      This can't be allowed to continue, I don't give a damn who's the next prez.
      The best one to clean up a mess it the one who profits the least from that mess. The idea of justice would suggest that the assholes who made the mess should clean it up, but really!

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  24. Anonymous8:54 AM

    The Philadelphia Host Committee chair, former Gov. Ed Rendell, headed for Wall Street as soon as he left office and has since represented a number of controversial special interests. In 2011, as New York was debating regulations on fracking, Rendell wrote a pro-fracking opinion column in the New York Daily News, while failing to disclose that he was a paid consultant at a private equity firm that had investments in the industry.

    That same year, Rendell started providing paid speeches on behalf of the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK), a fringe Iranian exile group that was considered a terrorist organization by the State Department at the time (it was delisted in 2012).

    The former governor also joined the group Fix the Debt — an organization backed by private equity billionaire Pete Peterson that advocates for cutting Social Security benefits — co-chairing its activities alongside Judd Gregg.

    Rendell is currently a special counsel at the law and lobbying firm Ballard Spahr; earlier this year, the firm launched a new election law group, advising clients on campaign finance and lobbying strategy.

    “The Democratic Party, especially the DNC, have never liked Obama’s policies to disengage lobbyists from campaign fundraising,” says Craig Holman, an expert on ethics and campaign finance with Public Citizen. “The party only went along with the restrictions because Obama was the party leader. As soon as Obama could no longer be viewed as the leader of the party, the DNC quietly repealed the lobbyist restrictions. The public learned about it only weeks later.”

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  25. Anonymous9:03 AM

    Sanders is itching for a convention fight

    If platform flashpoints aren't resolved, the Vermont senator says he'll take his battle to the floor of the Democratic convention.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/bernie-sanders-democratic-convention-fight-224991

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    1. Anonymous4:51 PM

      Did Sarandon pay for his delegates yet?

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  26. Anonymous9:03 AM

    Why would any right thinking person sponsor a Bernie Bot to the convention to raise a rukcus and embarrass the Democratic Party?
    They must be joking.

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  27. Anonymous9:08 AM

    Chicago Tribune-
    Democrats should reject Bernie Sanders' demands

    .... Sanders says it's "really dumb" to refuse to open all primaries to unaffiliated voters. Not surprisingly, he performed better in open primaries than in closed contests. But if a Washington-based Democratic hierarchy can instruct state parties how to run their primaries, let's just have one big national primary.

    Sanders is wrong to suggest the Democratic Party's nominating system is seriously defective. It isn't. It's eminently fair to let party members (i.e., registered Democrats) select the nominee, and to give party loyalists and elected officials ("superdelegates") a modestly bigger say.

    Start with Sanders' call for open primaries in all states. It might sound little-d democratic on its face, but political parties are not governmental organizations. They are member-run groups that have the right and obligation to set their own rules for picking nominees.

    It's logical and fair to allow only registered or self-identified Democrats to choose their party's nominee (although numerous states do have open primaries). Letting more non-Democrats choose the nominee doesn't guarantee success in a November general election. And it does nothing to encourage people to join and work for the party.....

    He says she, not he, is responsible for persuading his supporters to back her.

    Every vote counts. Sanders should accept the primary outcome and enthusiastically rally his supporters to Clinton's side to avoid a catastrophic Donald Trump presidency.

    Read complete post at
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-bernie-sanders-democratic-party-demands-20160701-story.html

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    1. Anonymous10:19 AM

      In fact, letting non-Democrats vote in a Democratic primary skews the results. Here in Michigan, Republicans urged other Republicans to vote for Sanders on the Democratic ballot. That's just not fair. A political party should have the right to choose its own candidate. Bernie Sanders should have become active in a real political party decades ago. Instead, he's run for Congress for years as a member of a party of one, himself.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous11:53 AM

      Why be a whore to a party if one does not agree with a major percentage of their platform?

      Not saying I agree with Bernie but I also don't agree with what most politicians are spewing.

      Sometimes there is a candidate worth voting for and sometimes there is not. I, just as you, however take offense at Bernie joining a party that he did not support the platform of. You are correct, Bernie is NOT a Democrat and he sold out.

      We Independents hope and dream every election for a strong candidate but they only stay true to their lack of party affiliation very rarely and only then do we have a candidate we can vote for,

      Bernie, after getting in bed with a party that is half of the problem in politics today, lost a lot of our support.

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  28. I'm beginning to suspect the operator of this site does not like Bernie Sanders.

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    1. Anonymous11:27 AM

      Gee, ya think ;-)

      However, his irrational hate for the man feeds many of our souls, so it's been fun, to say the least, to watch the fireworks launched by his toddler-tantrums.

      He can hate away all he wants but hey, I don't see Jane Sanders pushing her way into a meeting with the AG to try to make a deal for her husband, huh?

      Wonder what up wit 'dat?

      :-)

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    2. Anonymous8:04 PM

      11:27 - you lie

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  29. Anonymous9:37 AM

    OT"Sarah Palin is a hatemonger who appeals to ugliest elements of American society."
    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/01/sarah-palin-handed-white-house-hillary-clinton-idiotic-pro-trump-rant.html

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  30. Anonymous9:42 AM

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/unprecedented-scientists-declare-global-climate-emergency-after-jet-stream-crosses-equator/

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    1. Anonymous12:10 PM

      "Terrorists are not the greatest existential threat to America, Republicans and the ignoramus Americans that keep electing them are."
      http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/01/forget-terrorism-republicans-americas-greatest-existential-threat.html

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    2. Anonymous12:11 PM

      See the WaPo article about this. I know, I know, wapo aint the best, but just check out how the 2 bloggers claiming this stream cross Never happened before means some all-out emergency are hacks and don't know what they're screaming about.

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  31. Anonymous9:51 AM

    @Gryph You might want to spend more energy fighting Trump, the actual opponent who COULD become President instead of feeding your personal hatred for Bernie.

    This shit is REAL, and Trump is the enemy.

    Wake the fuck up, man.

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    1. Anonymous10:23 AM

      You don't come here often, do you?

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    2. Anonymous11:24 AM

      9:51am

      None of it matters, buddy, sorry to say. When Bill Clinton is worried enough to make a point of being at the same airport as the AG for an "impromptu" meeting then we know something big is coming down the pike...Bernie will probably end up being all we have after Hillary has to step away from the race to "spend more time with family"...

      Lot of people that come here to bash Bernie are going to have to hold their nose and vote for him when he has to be the democrat second choice.

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    3. Anonymous11:39 AM

      You'd think that would be the target, wouldn't you?

      Seems he has an obsessive disorder.

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    4. Anonymous1:08 PM

      Apparently they really did just bump into each other and talked about grandparenting. As usual, the right wing sees yet another conspiracy and the Sanders' crowd laps it up.
      Beaglemom

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    5. Anonymous3:57 PM

      Beaglemom, for someone who spends a lot of time posting on political matters you really do seem to be quite naive regarding who and what these politicians are and how things really work.

      "Bumping into each other and talked about grandparenting" is akin to "leaving office to spend more time with family".

      This was no accident and Lynch has publicly admitted that she regrets the meeting and if to do over again she would NOT do it.

      The optics were terrible and this will not be the last we hear about it. The Hillary camp is pissed and won't even make a statement.

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    6. Anonymous4:52 PM

      +1 Beaglemom!

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  32. Anonymous9:56 AM

    These Interviews Show Just How Delusional BernieOrBusters Are

    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/7/1/1544341/-These-Interviews-Show-Just-How-Delusional-BernieOrBusters-Are

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  33. Anonymous10:11 AM

    The truth (so far) behind the 2016 campaign

    Ninety-five of the 158 fact-checks of claims made by Trump have been rated False or Pants on Fire. Add in Mostly False and that accounts for 123 (78 percent) of all of Trump’s fact-checked claims.

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/jun/29/fact-checking-2016-clinton-trump/

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  34. Anonymous10:16 AM

    He are a million Bernie supporters going to get to Hillary's inaugration when less than 1,900 can't pay their way to Philly?
    Bernie is delusional and Baby Jane is padding her retirement plan.
    BTW, since Bernie never changed his party affiliation in the Senate he should be sued by the DNC for any monies and services they gave him.

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    1. Anonymous2:42 PM

      Are you republican or something? Sanders votes with the Democratic Party congress critters. Would you like him to not vote with the democrats?

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    2. Anonymous3:52 PM

      I'd rather he not vote with demos if he doesn't agree with them. Being an Independent means voting for whatever you believe in regardless of party.

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    3. Anonymous4:53 PM

      Sanders votes with the NRA, hence why he missed the filibuster!

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  35. Anonymous10:21 AM

    Jill Stein!!

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    1. Anonymous11:22 AM

      Gary Johnson!

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    2. Anonymous12:06 PM

      Vote your conscience, this SHOULD be the American way. That both Johnson and Stein are in the race may be that hedge against Drumpf. Regardless, a 2party system canNOT represent a true democracy and never could.

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    3. Anonymous1:06 PM

      Anon at 12:06 pm. If you vote for a third-party candidate you will guarantee that the GOP will occupy the White House come January.
      Beaglemom

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  36. Anonymous11:00 AM

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/06/how-brexit-convinced-me-to-vote-for-hillary-clinton-214006

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  37. Anonymous11:39 AM

    Rauch views Sanders as the flip side of the Trumpian coin. Both men, he says, "have demonstrated that the major political parties no longer have intelligible boundaries or enforceable norms."

    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/in-response-to-trump-another-dangerous-movement-appears-20160630#ixzz4DBgLHY7k
    Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook

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  38. Anonymous12:38 PM

    I remember a time when Gryphen was very pro-Sanders. Something happened to change that and it wasn't Gryphen that changed.

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  39. Anita Winecooler4:35 PM

    I trust Joe Biden more than Bernie Sanders. Bernie started off on the right foot, but changed more and more as time went on. He's using "many" small donations to fund a trip to see the Pope, and now he's begging for more to make it to Philly after he fired half his staff. Maybe I'm jealous, but I'd love a slush fund raised for a campaign here, then fly to europe with my husband. That money belonged to "the revolution" "The little guy" middle class who wants free college education. The DNC knows how to throw a party, jumbo shrimp, filet mignon, champagne etc.... that's what he's holding out for DNC swag and a tour of Philly.

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