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Trump’s GOP to become a ‘Worker’s Party’

Filed in National by on May 26, 2016 8 Comments
Trump’s GOP to become a ‘Worker’s Party’

Workers should have a home in at least one U.S. political party, and the Democratic Party doesn’t appear to want the job. (*cough* NAFTA… *cough*…TPP…)

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Comment Rescue – Re Delaware’s Rep in Congress… what Puck said

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Comment Rescue – Re Delaware’s Rep in Congress… what Puck said

puck says: May 26, 2016 at 12:17 pm When you are the congressman from Delaware, being a corporate shill comes with the job. I understand that. But Carney goes above and beyond with his wholesale deficit-mongering and austerity preaching, buying into the whole Republican crackpot economic philosophy. I can understand if there are certain votes […]

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Robert Reich: How to like Clinton, for liberals who don’t

Filed in National by on May 26, 2016 37 Comments
Robert Reich: How to like Clinton, for liberals who don’t

The esteemed Professor Robert Reich via Facebook:

“Last week I suggested Bernie supporters do three things: (1) fight like hell for Bernie until he either gets or loses the nomination, (2) if Hillary gets the nomination, fight like hell for her, and (3) regardless of who wins the nomination or the election, continue to build a powerful progressive movement.

Several of you disagree with (1), saying Bernie has no chance, and his continuing candidacy is just hurting Hillary, so he should bow out of the race. I’ll get back to this point in a subsequent post.

Here I want to address those of you who disagree with (2). As I understand your arguments, they fall into four categories….

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When liberals don’t vote, these guys vote in your place

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When liberals don’t vote, these guys vote in your place

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Can the Dem tent be big enough to cover both the exploiters and exploited?

Filed in National by on May 24, 2016 66 Comments
Can the Dem tent be big enough to cover both the exploiters and exploited?

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is now the poster child for transparently terrible, 1% loving Democrats….and for good reason, as the esteemed Bill Moyers notes: “… She embodies the tactics that have eroded the ability of Democrats to once again be the party of the working class. As Democratic National Committee chair she has opened the floodgates […]

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Things the World’s Most and Least Privileged People Say.

Filed in National by on May 21, 2016 2 Comments
Things the World’s Most and Least Privileged People Say.

BY JOHN-CLARK LEVIN

“I don’t have a TV!”
“I never eat meat!”
“I walk ten miles a day!”
“My diet is making me lose a lot of weight!”
“I use my own waste to grow food!”
“My children aren’t vaccinated!”
“I have a very small carbon footprint!”
“I don’t vote — the system is too corrupt!”

From:

TIMOTHY McSWEENEY’S
Internet Tendency

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Is chaos in the Democratic Party the new normal? Maybe

Filed in National by on May 18, 2016 25 Comments
Is chaos in the Democratic Party the new normal?  Maybe

I see valued commenters Dave falling into a kind of cognitive trap. He seems to think that that Nevada was all about people (Bernie and Hillary), and their supporters. It is nothing of the sort. Nevada is part of an ongoing push-back against the out and out bullshit that has dominated capitalism (and by extension our politics) for the last 30 or so years.

In part, I blame myself for Dave’s confusion. When I said unruly Democrats would come home when “Warren is announced as VP” I was using a sort of shorthand for the Clinton campaign recognizing that there is a cancer.

Consider your take on the economy like your take on climate change. The politics of climate change are binary. You believe is it real or you don’t. Similarly, you believe capitalism in trouble or you don’t. The question yet to be settled is – what side of the issue is the Democratic Party on? If the Clinton Campaign can somehow show that they understand that climate change (e.g. rigged economy) is real… I see all Democrats coming home. If the Clinton campaign, and the Democratic Party Apparatchiks, can’t get over that hill, I see chaos ahead.

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Sanders Statement on Nevada

Filed in National by on May 18, 2016 24 Comments
Sanders Statement on Nevada

If the Democratic Party is to be successful in November, it is imperative that all state parties treat our campaign supporters with fairness and the respect that they have earned. I am happy to say that has been the case at state conventions in Maine, Alaska, Colorado and Hawaii where good discussions were held and democratic decisions were reached. Unfortunately, that was not the case at the Nevada convention.

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Architects of disastrous Iraq War still at large

Filed in National by on May 17, 2016 0 Comments
Architects of disastrous Iraq War still at large

Above this story about a British Inquiry into the Iraq war, this headline grabbed my attention.

Architects of disastrous Iraq War still at large

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The State of the Statewides – with Early Predictions

Filed in National by on May 17, 2016 89 Comments
The State of the Statewides – with Early Predictions

Governor Democrats – John Carney. This is a snooze. Carney has been the consummate company man. His reward is this cakewalk election. So he’ll be the next up to “keep Delaware competitive” by cutting taxes and basically doing whatever the Chamber of commerce tells him to do. Republicans – Colin Bonini, Lacey Lafferty. Less boring […]

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Carney’s Town Hall – A Review

Filed in National by on May 11, 2016 3 Comments
Carney’s Town Hall – A Review

Last night 3,000 other Delawareans and I listened to John Carney say some form of the word “bipartisan” eight times in his brief opening remarks. I shit you not. Then he took questions. Not mine though. I was going to ask him is he was even aware of the fact that he used the word […]

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Bonini keeps out Democrat-ing Carney

Filed in National by on May 9, 2016 22 Comments
Bonini keeps out Democrat-ing Carney

First civil forfeiture, now this. While Bonini might look like a giant, freshly-powdered baby, when it comes to making John Carney look like a do-nothing, Republican-sounding loser – he’s got game.

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“I, Chris Coons, am the most Israel loving Motherfucker in the whole world!!” (paraphrase)

Filed in National by on May 9, 2016 6 Comments
“I, Chris Coons, am the most Israel loving Motherfucker in the whole world!!”  (paraphrase)

Coons is the most radically militant zionist Democrat ever, and he wants you to know it. Ever since his vote last September for the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) has bent over backwards to demonstrate his fervent support for the state of Israel through a variety of press releases, public speeches, personal meetings […]

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Trump wants to treat U.S. Treasury Bond holders like the suckers who lent him money in Atlantic City

Filed in National by on May 6, 2016 22 Comments
Trump wants to treat U.S. Treasury Bond holders like the suckers who lent him money in Atlantic City

This is nuts: One day after assuring Americans he is not running for president “to make things unstable for the country,” the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, said in a television interview Thursday that he might seek to reduce the national debt by persuading creditors to accept something less than full payment. Asked whether […]

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Can it be?

Filed in National by on May 6, 2016 17 Comments
Can it be?

I wasn’t impressed by Paul Ryan’s statement that he wasn’t “ready” to support Trump. In the very construction is the implication that the support is coming, just not yet. Republicans always unify around this year’s idiot, so Ryan’s statement struck me as a perfunctory nod in the direction of Redstate commenters in order to keep his conservative street cred. Then I read this:

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So much for being pulled to the left….

Filed in National by on May 6, 2016 14 Comments
So much for being pulled to the left….

I can’t wait for the announcement that Jamie Dimon is going to be Treasury Secretary. Hillary forces target Bush donors The message to Moderate Republicans: She represents your values better than Trump. NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton’s supporters in recent days have been making a furious round of calls to top Bush family donors to […]

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DEGOP Delegates to the Republican National Convention 2012 vs 2016

Filed in National by on May 6, 2016 3 Comments
DEGOP Delegates to the Republican National Convention 2012 vs 2016

What’s with the Hans Reigle snub? Not teabaggy enough?

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Who will President Clinton appoint to key cabinet positions ?

Filed in National by on May 5, 2016 13 Comments
Who will President Clinton appoint to key cabinet positions ?

I’d love to see Bernie Sanders as VP, but I will refrain from holding my breath. Eliz. Warren at Treasury? No. It will probably be some investment banker, let’s face it. Defense? Hmmm. Who is blood thirsty enough? Dick Cheney? I kid.. (not really)

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Long divisive primaries don’t hurt, they help

Filed in National by on May 5, 2016 8 Comments

Nate Silver’s 538 has the tonic you need to untwist your panties. The notion that divisive primaries are detrimental makes intuitive sense: Candidates attack one another, dividing the party and alienating supporters, but divisive primaries don’t make the incumbent party vulnerable; the causation runs the other way. In a 1998 study of presidential elections, University […]

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I am a Sanders supporter, so…

Filed in National by on May 4, 2016 59 Comments
I am a Sanders supporter, so…
  • I don’t support gay people.
    I don’t support people of color.
    I don’t support women.
    I am purist/wild-eyed zealot.
    I hate Hillary Clinton as a person.
    I adopt Republican criticism of Clinton uncritically.
    I am ignorant of Bernie’s flaws as a candidate.
    I love Trump.
    I want Trump to win.

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The Dem Nightmare Map

Filed in National by on May 4, 2016 41 Comments
The Dem Nightmare Map

Donald Trump wins all the rust belt and coal belt toss-ups and toss-ups that have significantly restricted the voting rights of minorities. Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com

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Trump and Sanders win in Dem’s blind spot

Filed in Featured, National by on May 4, 2016 106 Comments
Trump and Sanders win in Dem’s blind spot

Clinton may agree with Sanders on 95% of the issues, but it is the 5% of the time that she is on the side of the financial industry and not the people that voters still want to talk about.

Sanders is a one issue candidate, and it has always been within Clinton’s power to eliminate Sanders from the race by co-opting his message on the rigged economy. That she hasn’t done it suggests to me that she can’t bring herself to do it.

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“Establishment” Republicans easy path into the arms of Trump

Filed in National by on May 2, 2016 0 Comments
“Establishment” Republicans easy path into the arms of Trump

Did you notice how easy it was for Copeland to pivot from hating Trump to loving him? A while back Josh Marshall dissected the #nevertrump mindset and sketched a path by which Establishment Republicans like Charlie Copeland could come to love for Trump quickly and completely.

He began by asking about the basic policy differences someone like Copeland might have with Trump. There aren’t many because Trump is essentially a doctrinaire Republican, only more so.

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Trump to court Sanders supporters

Filed in National by on April 29, 2016 55 Comments
Trump to court Sanders supporters

I’ve been called a purist. I’ve been ridiculed for cleaving to corny old nonsense like “values” and “integrity.” So I know where Clinton skeptics are coming from. But, I truly feel sorry for the nit wits, nutbags, and wild-eyed zealots who could be taken in by something like this.

Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is planning its next coup: vying for the votes of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) supporters who say they won’t back Hillary Clinton in a general election.

“You have two candidates in Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders which have reignited a group of people who have been disenfranchised and disappointed with the way Washington, D.C. and career politicians have run the country,” campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told CNN on Friday.

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Biking Lewes to Rehoboth (and vice versa) to take a small step, and giant leap forward

Filed in National by on April 29, 2016 10 Comments
Biking Lewes to Rehoboth (and vice versa) to take a small step, and giant leap forward

The Junction Breakwater Trail is a State treasure that currently comes to a crazy dead-end just shy of Rehoboth. Props to DelDot for getting this fixed. Source: DelDOT A map of the proposed trail entering Rehoboth, with routes going either down Church Street or through a planned development next to Shoal Harbor. Rehoboth Beach — […]

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