Posts Tagged ‘ Democratic Party ’

Will Bernie Sanders voters support Hillary Clinton?

June 23, 2016
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The Atlantic The Atlantic
by Clare Foran  

"Democratic Party power brokers are rallying around Hillary Clinton, calling for unity and a focus on defeating Donald Trump. Are Bernie Sanders supporters willing to do the same? A Bloomberg article published Wednesday warns that 'nearly half of Sanders supporters won't support Clinton.'" [editor's note: I'm surprised that more than half WILL support her - TLK] (06/23/16)

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/06/bernie-or-bust-clinton/488276/  

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Our Revolution rises to smite Trump and make the world safe for bipartisan oligarchy

June 22, 2016
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by John Stauber  

"This year of course the GOP candidate is Donald Trump, and he is opposed by everyone from the GOP oligarchs he ousted from their own party, to leaders of the bipartisan neocons, to the Koch Brothers, to the Wall Street firms, to the mainstream media, and of course he is opposed most of all by Hillary and especially the progressive wing of her Party, rebranded by Bernie as Our Revolution. To make sure Our Revolution doesn't stray into the hands of the Green Party, the Democrats progressive leaders were very careful not to invite Dr. Jill Stein to speak at their People's Summit held the day after Bernie's address. That sent a message loud and clear: Our Revolution, Bernie's revolution, is one with the Party, so Unite Blue!" (06/22/16)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/22/our-revolution-rises-to-smite-trump-and-make-the-world-safe-for-bipartisan-oligarchy/  

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Obama endorses Clinton, meets with Sanders

June 9, 2016
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"President Obama offered his formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton with a video Thursday and plans to campaign with the former secretary of state in Wisconsin next week, efforts aimed at speeding the Democratic Party’s unification around its presumed presidential nominee. ... The swift endorsement came after the president met with Sen. Bernie Sanders at the White House earlier Thursday and the senator from Vermont indicated that he is preparing to exit the Democratic nominating battle." (06/09/16)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/seeking-to-exit-on-his-own-terms-bernie-sanders-comes-to-washington-thursday/2016/06/09/0b252f10-2e39-11e6-9de3-6e6e7a14000c_story.html  

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Thoughts on the election

June 9, 2016
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David Friedman Ideas
by David Friedman  

"It seems almost certain that the two major party candidates will be Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, not an inspiring vision. Of the possible bad outcomes, which is least bad? The answer, I think, is for Hillary Clinton to be elected president with a Republican House and Senate. The reason is not that I expect Trump, if elected, to shut down the New York Times, order all his opponents arrested, turn his fans into a legion of storm troopers, abolish the Constitution and end democracy in America. However bad his intentions, he cannot do those things by himself. Moves in that direction, even considerably less extreme ones, would be opposed by some Republicans and all Democrats, which means a majority of the House, Senate and Supreme Court. My worry is in a different direction." (06/08/16)

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/2016/06/thoughts-on-election.html  

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Clinton’s hawk-in-waiting

May 19, 2016
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Philip Giraldi The American Conservative
by Philip Giraldi  

"The other day, a question popped up on a Facebook thread I was commenting on: 'Where is Victoria Nuland?' The short answer, of course, is that she is still holding down her position as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs. But a related question begs for a more expansive response: Where will Victoria Nuland be after January?" (05/19/16)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/clintons-hawk-in-waiting/  

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Election 2016: Wherever you go, there you are

May 5, 2016
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Thomas L. Knapp William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism
by Thomas L Knapp  

"There's a major crackup/realignment going on in American politics, from the parties' rank-and-file all the way up to leadership. The nation's transpartisan ruling class is in the throes of something approaching civil war. Maybe, hopefully not, one as dangerous as the crackup preceding the REAL Civil War." (05/05/16)

http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/5876  

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Hillary lies again

May 5, 2016
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Timothy J. Taylor Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor  

"Hillary Clinton is a serial, congenital, and habitual bald faced liar. And she unabashedly lied once again this week when she looked a former out of work West Virginia coal miner in the face and claimed that she didn't mean what she said at a CNN town hall campaign appearance just a month ago in Columbus, Ohio where she proclaimed to the crowd that in her administration: 'We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.' Of course, when she said that, she meant every single word of it." (05/05/16)

http://authoritycon.blogspot.com/2016/05/hillary-lies-again.html  

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Trump vs. Clinton is terrible news for fans of free speech and the First Amendment

May 5, 2016
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Damon Root Reason
by Damon Root  

"The impending presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is depressing for many reasons. One reason it that both candidates have abysmal records on free speech and they both seem fundamentally hostile to very idea of the First Amendment placing any constitutional limits on government power." (05/04/16)

http://reason.com/blog/2016/05/04/trump-vs-clinton-is-terrible-news-for-fa  

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Why Trump winning the Republican nomination is good for American democracy

May 5, 2016
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Liberty Blitzkrieg Liberty Blitzkrieg
by Michael Krieger  

"Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have done America a great deal of good. By running from the political fringes, they have shattered status quo taboos and exposed the two party political system for the monumental sham it is. Whether you like either one of them is irrelevant. The truth about how undemocratic our elections actually are, and the disturbing overlap when it comes to establishment Republicans and Democrats needed exposing, and that's exactly what's happened this election season." (05/04/16)

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2016/05/04/why-trump-winning-the-republican-nomination-is-good-for-american-democracy/  

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Hillary to Bernie supporters: Don’t vote for me!

May 5, 2016
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Ted Rall  

"Confident that she has the Democratic nomination pretty much locked down and turning toward a general election contest against Donald Trump, Secretary Clinton's surrogates and paid Internet trolls are targeting Sanders devotees via email and seeding comment threads on political websites with a low-key sales pitch. It goes like this: We're not asking you to vote for Hillary in November. We are asking you to work for and donate to 'down ticket' Democratic candidates for Congress, governor, state rep and so on. Oh, and if you could kindly hold your fire against Hillary -- because those attacks help Trump -- that would be awesome too, thanks. Like all things Clinton, this tightly scripted DNC-approved don't-vote-for-me-vote-for-other-Dems argument carries more than a whiff of triangulation, big data analytics and well-managed focus groups. It also reeks of desperation." (05/04/16)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/04/hillary-to-bernie-supporters-dont-vote-for-me/  

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IN: Trump, Sanders win primaries; Cruz drops out

May 4, 2016
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WCYB    

"Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee following a decisive victory in the Indiana primary and the decision by Ted Cruz to drop out of the race. Though Trump has not formally secured the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination -- and likely won't until June -- there is no serious opposition left to block his path. ... Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders will win the Indiana Democratic primary, according to a CNN projection." (05/03/16)

http://www.wcyb.com/news/politics/ted-cruzdonald-trump-fight-boils-over-in-indiana/39362560  

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Electoral votes matter: Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders vs. Donald Trump

May 3, 2016
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Doug Johnson Hatlem  

"Now that Clinton is the presumptive nominee, it's time to breathlessly note that Clinton has been up in 50 straight national polls. 50! But electoral votes matter most, right? And we now have a critical mass of state level polling that may give some people pause at a contested Democratic convention. Electoral maps of the United States using standard methods for judging what is possible show Sanders beating Trump without question while Trump remains competitive with Clinton. Most importantly, for seventeen possible swing or purple states, Sanders is polling better than Clinton in fifteen of them. The other two, Nevada and Arkansas, do not yet have polling." (05/03/16)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/03/electoral-votes-matter-hillary-clinton-or-bernie-sanders-vs-donald-trump/  

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Sanders vows a contested convention despite “tough road” ahead

May 2, 2016
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The Guardian The Guardian [UK]    

"Bernie Sanders acknowledged 'an uphill climb' ahead of him in the Democratic nomination race on Sunday, but vowed to continue battling against Hillary Clinton despite his diminishing chances of catching her. In a press conference to mark the one-year anniversary of an insurgent campaign that few ever imagined, he also revealed plans for a new series of mega-rallies in California and renewed calls on the party's handpicked superdelegates to change their allegiances before this summer's national convention." (05/01/16)

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/01/bernie-sanders-contested-convention-hillary-clinton-delegates  

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On open marriages and closed elections

April 28, 2016
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Doug Johnson Hatlem  

"Are the Democratic primaries democratic? (Hang on for a minute as we enter bizzaro-land; pay attention to the work various words and letters are doing.) Sure the Democratic primaries are Democratic. By definition. If you were a Democrat way back on October 9th and have managed to defend your 'D' registration against switching and purging all the way through to voting day, then you were or will be guaranteed the right to help select the next Democratic presidential nominee. If not, well, you might be allowed to vote, depending on the state you live in. And your vote might even be counted, if enough people think it matters to count it. Have a problem with all of this? Well, probably like Bernie you aren't really a Democrat anyway." (04/28/16)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/28/on-open-marriages-and-closed-elections/  

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Hillary: Wall Street’s golden girl

April 27, 2016
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Pepe Escobar  

"So it's a go for Zeus to launch the thunderbolt. Neo-Athena -- minus the wisdom -- Hillary Clinton, Queen of Chaos, Goddess of War, Empress of the Perma-Smirk, will finally have her shot at the U.S. presidency. After the Battle of New York, she's on top on number of votes; number of states; number of pledged delegates; number of superdelegates. It seems as inevitable as death and offshore accounts. ... Hillary takes no prisoners when it comes to imprint on public opinion she's a dedicated apostle of the No Bank Is Too Big To Fail ethos, and is fully committed to their 'reform.' She may have won the Battle of Wall Street, at least as far as the Democratic Party is concerned. But that was never a battle." (04/27/16)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/27/hillary-wall-streets-golden-girl/  

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US presidential primaries: Trump wins five, Clinton four

April 27, 2016
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CNN CNN    

"Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored huge victories Tuesday that bring them closer to a monumental duel for the White House in the fall. Trump's political strength was on display with a clean sweep of races in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Clinton delivered big wins in Maryland and Pennsylvania -- the biggest prizes of the night -- along with Delaware and Connecticut. Bernie Sanders picked up his sole victory of the night in Rhode Island." (04/26/16)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/26/politics/primary-results-highlights/  

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AP review: Firms that paid for Clinton speeches have US government ties

April 25, 2016
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San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle    

"It's not just Wall Street banks. Most companies and groups that paid Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak between 2013 and 2015 have lobbied federal agencies in recent years, and more than one-third are government contractors, an Associated Press review has found. ... almost all the 82 corporations, trade associations and other groups that paid for or sponsored Clinton's speeches have actively sought to sway the government -- lobbying, bidding for contracts, commenting on federal policy and in some cases contacting State Department officials or Clinton herself during her tenure as secretary of state." (04/22/16)

http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/politics/article/Firms-that-paid-for-Clinton-speeches-have-US-7295338.php  

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Bernie Sanders blames losses on poor people not voting — but poor people weren’t voting for him anyway

April 25, 2016
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Ed Krayewski Reason
by Ed Krayewski  

"Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, blamed his losses in states with the highest levels of income inequality on the fact that 'poor people don't vote.' ... There's one major problem with Sanders' theory of voting. Poor people who did vote have rejected him so far. According to the Washington Post, in state contests where network exit polling was conducted, Sanders lost to Clinton among voters making less than $50,000 by 11 percentage points." (04/24/16)

http://reason.com/blog/2016/04/24/bernie-sanders-blames-losses-on-poor-peo  

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Enough with the Hillary cult

April 21, 2016
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Salon
by Camille Paglia  

"What is it with the Hillary cult? As a lifelong Democrat who will be enthusiastically voting for Bernie Sanders in next week's Pennsylvania primary, I have trouble understanding the fuzzy rosy filter through which Hillary fans see their champion. So much must be overlooked or discounted -- from Hillary's compulsive money-lust and her brazen indifference to normal rules to her conspiratorial use of shadowy surrogates and her sociopathic shape-shifting in policy positions for momentary expedience. Hillary's breathtaking lack of concrete achievements or even minimal initiatives over her long public career doesn't faze her admirers a whit. They have a religious conviction of her essential goodness and blame her blank track record on diabolical sexist obstructionists." (04/21/16)

http://www.salon.com/2016/04/21/enough_with_the_hillary_cult_her_admirers_ignore_reality_dream_of_worshipping_a_queen/  

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Bernie Sanders and the “right to sue” gun suppliers

April 20, 2016
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Jacob Sullum Reason
by Jacob Sullum  

"In a Rolling Stone interview last December, Sanders said suing a gun dealer who sold a murder weapon is like suing a furniture dealer who sold a table that was used to bludgeon someone to death. During his March 6 debate with Clinton, Sanders forcefully criticized a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, and dealer who supplied the rifle used in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. ... Yet during last week's debate, when Clinton accused Sanders of saying the families of the Sandy Hook victims 'didn't deserve their day in court,' he responded, 'They have the right to sue, and I support them and anyone else who wants the right to sue.'" (04/20/16)

http://reason.com/archives/2016/04/20/bernie-sanders-and-the-right-to-sue-gun  

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NY: Trump, Clinton win primaries

April 20, 2016
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National Public Radio [US state media]    

"Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have won their respective primaries in their home state of New York, according to The Associated Press. In the Republican race, the billionaire real estate mogul had barnstormed the Empire State boasting of his 'New York values' that his chief rival, Ted Cruz, had found himself in hot water for mocking earlier during the campaign. ... Clinton, the state's former senator who now calls New York home, hasn't had a victory since Arizona almost a month ago. But Bernie Sanders' wins in smaller states haven't helped him catch her in the Democratic delegate race ..." (04/19/16)

http://www.npr.org/2016/04/19/474902587/new-york-primary-trump-clinton-hope-for-big-wins-to-solidify-leads  

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America’s two-party system: Too ingrained to change

April 20, 2016
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The American Spectator
by JT Young  

"With half of each party's delegates going to an insurgent, no wonder many have begun speculating that one or both parties could split and America soon experience true multi-party contests. Such musings are provocative, and if realized would produce unprecedented twists, but this problem remains: It won't happen. An American multi-party system is not emerging and not just due to historical precedent. More important is the electoral dynamic that has created -- and will maintain -- our two-party system." (04/19/16)

http://spectator.org/articles/66071/america%E2%80%99s-two-party-system-too-ingrained-change  

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Money means nothing to her

April 18, 2016
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Paul Jacob Common Sense
by Paul Jacob  

"Hillary Clinton made it abundantly clear at last week's Democratic presidential debate, as I explained this weekend at Townhall: large campaign contributions do not influence her in any way. Even a fat $15 million from Wall Street interests to her super PAC -- or $225,000 a pop speeches paid by Goldman Sachs and their ilk -- registers no corrupting effect whatsoever. And those millions deposited in Clinton Foundation accounts from foreign governments? They couldn't possibly sway the steady former Secretary of State. Not even the smallest smidgen. Just like there has never been corruption at the IRS." (04/18/16)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2016/04/18/money-means-nothing-to-her/  

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Is Hillary Clinton above the law?

April 18, 2016
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Ray McGovern Antiwar.com
by Ray McGovern  

"Longtime news anchor for Noticiero Univision, Jorge Ramos, asked Secretary Clinton whether she would quit the presidential race if she were indicted for putting classified information on her private email server. She replied: 'Oh, for goodness sake, it's not going to happen. I'm not even answering that question.' But this is too important an issue to sweep under the rug. It is not only we veteran intelligence professionals who are alarmed at what appears, at best, to be Clinton's carelessness and, at worst, her deliberate attempt to conduct her affairs in complete secrecy, avoiding the strictures of, for example, the Freedom of Information Act, which can give the people and historians access to public records in the future so they can understand how government decisions were made." (04/18/16)

http://original.antiwar.com/mcgovern/2016/04/17/hillary-clinton-law-2/  

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Obama damns Hillary with faint praise

April 14, 2016
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Andrew P. Napolitano LewRockwell.com
by Andrew P Napolitano  

"President Barack Obama's recent remarks to my Fox News colleague Chris Wallace about Hillary Clinton's email issues were either Machiavellian or dumb. It is difficult to tell them whether he wants the mountain of evidence of her criminal behavior presented to a federal grand jury or he wants her to succeed him in the White House. He cannot have both." (04/14/16)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/04/andrew-p-napolitano/damning-hillary/  

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