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He should be announcing that he is dropping out on the grounds that he is widely hated. But it will probably be to announce his bold proposal to prevent Trans people from ever going to the bathroom…ever under any circumstances. Or, his bold pick of the corpse of Margaret Thatcher as a running mate. Who knows. Cruz is a has been. Fuck that weirdo.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told reporters on Wednesday that he will make a “major announcement” in Indiana at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
Hoping to keep the media spotlight focused on his longshot campaign to wrest the nomination from Trump after losses in Tuesday night’s primary, Cruz told reporters on Wednesday morning that he hopes Indiana voters will back his “positive, optimistic, forward-looking, conservative campaign.”
At some point early on in the primary season people around here picked sides. If they picked Hillary they quickly stopped viewing the race as a contest people people with policies and ideas, and viewed it as a race between the “Probable Nominee” (PN) and the “Trouble Maker.” (TM) I don’t blame anyone for this choice and the mindset that resulted from it. That lens is exactly how I would have viewed the race if I had picked Clinton, and trust me I was within a single micron of picking Clinton.
Like the Clinton supporters here, I would have viewed any attack on the policies of the PN as a weakening the PN in the upcoming general election. I would have looked at TM with scorn and shut out his transparently liberal and Democratic message because it was not something that “helped” the PM in the long run. I would have had an a moral compass that narrowed my thinking to stark black and white and provoked venomous pronouncements that supporters of the TM were reading off of Mitch McConnell’s play book.
But that is all behind us now. Now the trouble maker can be viewed as a man named Bernie Sanders.
While some people here think that movements can (and should) arise devoid of leadership, that leadership somehow cheapens a movement, Hillary Clinton doesn’t seem to think so. Mrs. Clinton sounds like she wants to be the leader of the Democratic Party IN ADDITION to being President.
To all the haters out there, Bernie is simply telling the truth.
If the truth burns your ears, that’s a problem with your ears, not with the truth.
On the economy,
Today, we live in the richest country in the history of the world, but that reality means little because much of that wealth is controlled by a tiny handful of individuals.
The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time, and it is the great political issue of our time.
Our nation’s infrastructure is collapsing, and the American people know it. Every day, they drive on roads with unforgiving potholes and over bridges that are in disrepair. They wait in traffic jams and ride in railroads and subways that are overcrowded. They see airports bursting at the seams.
For too many years, we have dramatically underfunded the physical infrastructure that our economy depends on. That is why I have proposed the Rebuild America Act, to invest $1 trillion over five years to modernize our infrastructure. It would be paid for by closing loopholes that allow profitable corporations to avoid paying taxes by, among other things, shifting their profits to the Cayman Islands and other offshore tax havens.
On foreign policy,
“We live in a difficult and dangerous world, and there are no easy or magical solutions. As President and Commander-in-Chief, I will defend this nation, its people, and America’s vital strategic interests, but I will do it responsibly. America must defend freedom at home and abroad, but we must seek diplomatic solutions before resorting to military action. While force must always be an option, war must be a last resort, not the first option.
On racial justice,
We must pursue policies to transform this country into a nation that affirms the value of its people of color. That starts with addressing the five central types of violence waged against black, brown and indigenous Americans: physical, political, legal, economic and environmental.
On climate change,
The scientists are virtually unanimous that climate change is real, is caused by human activity and is already causing devastating problems in the United States and around the world. And, they tell us, if we do not act boldly the situation will only become much worse in years to come in terms of drought, floods, extreme storms and acidification of the oceans. Sadly, we now have a Republican Party that is more concerned about protecting the profits of Exxon, BP and Shell and the coal industry than protecting the planet.
This campaign will carry on beyond today.
I’m a terrible blogger. This should be a thoughtful, heavily linked think piece. Instead it is three quick bullet points and a picture that I took and am inordinately proud of.
Of all the Republican’s ridiculous and needlessly cruel crap, is there anything more ridiculous and needlessly cruel that the Republican Jihad against transgender bathroom use? It is fucking nuts.
Bravo to Delaware’s own Sarah McBride for calling out this bullshit so elegantly, and so effectively (46,436 views on Buzzfeed and trending)
Rallying inside the belly of the Centrist/DLC/Third Way/Bought-and-Paid-for Corporate Democratic Party beast: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally on Saturday in Wilmington, the campaign announced Friday. Sanders is scheduled to appear at The Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justin St., at 1 p.m. The appearance comes a day after Republican candidate Donald […]
“I like the idea of saying, ‘We can do much more,’ because we can,” Biden told The New York Times in an interview published Thursday.
Clinton, a former Obama administration official, has criticized Sanders on the trail for his bold proposals, suggesting that his policies aren’t pragmatic.
“I don’t think any Democrat’s ever won saying, ‘We can’t think that big — we ought to really downsize here because it’s not realistic,’” Biden said. “C’mon man, this is the Democratic Party! I’m not part of the party that says, ‘Well, we can’t do it.’”
Biden, who has said he and President Barack Obama do not plan to endorse in the primary, added that presidents are always told not to push anything they can’t be successful in because that would minimize their authority.
“I completely disagree with that proposition,” he said. “Everything I’ve ever cared about — with the exception of the president’s brilliant passage of the Affordable Care Act — takes time. The only way to get these big things done is talk about them.”
“Compelling Mexico to Pay for the Wall” is item number 1 on Trump’s Web Site “positions” tab. I’ve stripped out some irrelevant material and left the rube-goldbergian machinations that Trump is going to use to get the Mexican Government to pay $5-10 billion for the construction of a border wall.
You can read the plan below, but basically… he is going to use some powers given to the President under the Patriot Act to threaten to stop wire transfers from the US to Mexico. The threat alone will bring Mexico to heal. Cinchy.
Prince, the legendary singer and songwriter, is dead, his publicist confirmed in a statement. Prince was 57. Prince’s body was discovered at his compound in Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota, early Thursday. The cause of death is unknown, though Prince had been hospitalized last week. TMZ, which first reported the singer’s death, said Prince’s representatives […]
I put this speech (?) up yesterday because having watched it live, I knew that it succinctly revealed the campaign themes he was planning on rolling out against Clinton. And when I say succinct, I mean succinct. At times my explanation of the theme is longer that Trump’s own expression of it.
After some introductions… Trump: We are going to use our great business people to negotiate unbelievable trade deals, so we bring our jobs back, and we don’t let our companies go to Mexico and all of these other countries anymore. We are going to keep the jobs here. You are going to be very proud […]
Why is my new BFF, Colin Bonini, the loudest voice in Delaware on this issue? Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a bill on Tuesday that eliminates civil forfeiture, which allows law enforcement to seize and keep property without filing charges or securing criminal convictions. The bill, LB 1106, passed the unicameral legislature last week by […]
This is a reminder that the New Castle County Democratic Committee will be hosting a U.S. Congressional Candidate Forum tonight, April 20, at 7:00pm at William Penn High School. Sean Barney, Mike Miller, Lisa Blunt Rochester, and Bryan Townsend are running for U.S. Representative and are all scheduled to participate. Apologies to Mike Miller for […]
Via WBOC- By Chris Messick HARRINGTON, Del.- Donald Trump is not only scheduled to host a rally in Worcester County, Md. on Wednesday evening, but is also set to speak in Harrington, Del. later this week. According to Trump’s campaign website, the GOP front runner will hold a rally at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in […]
So now what? I can tell you that the answer to that question is not as straightforward as TV talking heads will have you believe. In the fishbowl universe of TV talking heads the choice is binary. Sanders has two choices. 1) Keep going and thereby “hurt” the presumptive nominee. or 2) Quit – and thereby “help” the presumptive nominee.
That formulation is obviously stupid and reductive.
Discriminated against, victimized, maligned and abused – at least they have their own popular movie genre
Being a Christian American is terrible y’all. Its like hell. It is hell. You get your eyes pierced, and your skin flayed off every single day. Literally! With their Godless homosex. It’s terrible. People make fun of you for not know the meaning of the words like… “literally.” It is worse than anything, Y’all. I’m serious.
My BFF Colin Bonini could very well lose to this nutbag.
Blogger Emeritus, Liberal Geek makes a very sound point.
When Howard Dean had his moment in the sun there were people that stepped into the fray. Some of them stuck around and started blogs (DL is one), joined committees, started progressive clubs, etc. Today, there are a bunch of Deaniacs and other progressives that have roles in the Delaware Democratic party. Some are elected officials.
If Bernie Sanders makes you want to make the Democratic party more like him, you need only give one evening a month to a local committee or club. There are whole RD committees that are progressives. Some day, they might be looking for someone to run for an office, and you might be the best person for the job. In the meantime, you can chat with candidates and ask them hard questions about the economy, Social Security, criminal justice reform, whatever.
When a Democratic President is elected (who isn’t named Franklin Roosevelt) he (or she) stops being the leader of the Democratic Party and pushing for things that Democrats want. Instead he become “The President”, and thereby has a view of events that extends beyond the provincial interests of the loser Americans who gather under the tattered banner reading “Democrats”
Republican Presidents are not burdened by this urge to be the President of the entire country. They run roughshod over the opposition because they view it as their repsosibilty to work for the voters who put them in office (e.g Republicans).
There is a lot to like about this mail piece. My observations below. And BTW, has anyone else been polled twice in the past 3 days by either Bernie or Hillary?
Props to Butler and Eisley for putting their butts on the line for a vision of American politics less corrupted by big money. AND for getting NJ coverage of the protest. No small feat for a group not aligned with the Delaware Chamber of Commerce.
The candidates didn’t throw a single punch Tuesday night.
At the University of Delaware College Democrats’ debate inside Mitchell Hall on campus, three of the four Democrats running for the state’s single congressional seat agreed on almost every point.