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  • Bernie Sanders can beat Trump

    08/15/2019 1:04:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Week ^ | August 14, 2019 | Ryan Cooper
    When trying to guess which candidate will be strongest against Donald Trump in 2020, you would be equally well-served by a dowsing rod, Ouija board, tea leaves, or deck of tarot cards as you would by the informed judgment of cable news pundits or political reporters. Yet polls show the Democratic primary electorate, apparently still scarred by Trump's surprise win in 2016, are attempting cast their own political yarrow stalks by lining up whoever has the best chance to win next year. Only God knows which Democratic candidate will be the strongest in 14 months' time. However, we can say...
  • The left’s war on the media? Bashing the press becomes a bipartisan affair

    08/13/2019 1:28:01 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | S.E. Cupp
    Among the many consequences of Donald Trump’s ascendancy in modern American politics is a renewed and deepened hostility for the press, not only among his far-right base, but within the general electorate. In recent decades, trust in media has plummeted from a high of 72% who had a great deal or fair amount of trust in 1976, thanks in large part to Watergate coverage, down to a historic low of 32% in 2016. Trust has ticked back up to 45% in 2018 and, among Democrats, is actually the highest it’s been in 20 years. You might not know it to...
  • Dem Presidential Candidate Follies [semi-satire]

    08/10/2019 2:24:00 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Aug 2019 | John Semmens
    On the campaign trail this week the struggle for the Democratic presidential nomination continued to generate loony ideas. New Jersey Sen Cory Booker’s campaign director for New Hampshire, Erin Turmelle, demanded an end to Trump rallies, calling them “a breeding ground for racism and bigotry. They are despicable and have no place in New Hampshire, or anywhere in our country. That’s why Trump must cancel all future rallies.” She rejected criticism calling the demand a violation of Trump’s freedom of speech, saying that “there is no freedom for hate speech” and suggested that Trump “campaign like a normal Republican candidate....
  • Sanders pledges to let Americans in on aliens, UFOs if elected president

    08/07/2019 1:51:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 7, 2019 | Aris Folley
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) pledged in an interview released Tuesday that he will tell the American public anything he learns about aliens or UFOs if elected president next year. In an appearance on the “Joe Rogan Experience,” Sanders was pressed about whether he would be open with the public about extraterrestrial knowledge if he takes the White House. “If you got into the office and you found out something about aliens, if you found out something about UFOs, would you let us know?” Rogan asked Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to take on President Trump. “Well I tell...
  • Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founders Announce Limited Edition Ice Cream in Support of Bernie Sanders

    08/02/2019 12:13:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/02/2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Ben & Jerry’s co-founders announced a limited edition ice cream on Friday in support of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his presidential bid. Ben Cohen, a co-founder of the Vermont-based ice cream giant, announced the new political flavor in a tweet Friday morning. He said Sanders is “the best candidate to beat Trump and drive the transformational change that we need to create a country that works for working families”:
  • 'Throw Your Hands Up!' Hickenlooper Mocks Sanders at Dem Debate (hilarious short vid)

    07/31/2019 5:07:53 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 48 replies
    NBC News replay of CNN Debate ^ | 7/31/2019 | 2nd Democratic Debate
    Congrats to Governor Hickenlooper (Colorado) for going after Crazy Bernie's Medicare for All ideas. Bernie's wacky gestures (first 10 seconds of the video) are an absolute riot!  Bernie goes ballistic and shows his true nutcase colors on this one.  Don't miss it. Later on in the video, Bernie brags, "I've got practical experience since was a mayor."  I looked it up, and it's true. Bernie was big-time mayor of Burlington, Vermont in the '80s, a town of only 42,000.  Burlington is the 875th largest town in the United States.  BTW, Buttplug Neuman's city of South Bend (100K) is 288th on...
  • Trump says Bernie Sanders should also be labeled 'a racist' for calling Baltimore a 'Third World[tr]

    07/29/2019 9:10:03 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/29/2019 | Brooke Singman and Dom Callicchio
    President Trump said Monday that Democrats blasting him for decrying conditions in Baltimore should also label Sen. Bernie Sanders “a racist” for calling Baltimore a “Third World country” and a "disgrace" in 2015 if they want to be consistent. “Crazy Bernie Sanders recently equated the City of Baltimore to a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY! Based on that statement, I assume that Bernie must now be labeled a Racist, just as a Republican would if he used that term and standard!” Trump tweeted. “The fact is, Baltimore can be brought back, maybe even to new heights of success and glory, but not...
  • Bernie Believes Raising Your Taxes Will Save You Money In The Long Run

    07/28/2019 7:10:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | July 28, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper to discuss an array of issues. One of the topics that came up was Medicare For All.Tapper played a clip of former Vice President Joe Biden in Michigan talking about how it's impossible to implement Medicare For All without raising the taxes on the middle class."Well, I find that people say they're for Medicare For All but they're not going to tax the middle class because we don't need to do that. Come on," Biden said. "What is this, a fantasy world here?"Sanders finally admitted what...
  • Trump: Mueller made Biden 'look like a dynamo'

    07/25/2019 8:04:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/25/19 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump took aim at former special counsel Robert Mueller and Joe Biden late Thursday, renewing his criticism of the former vice president's age while suggesting that Mueller's appearance before House lawmakers on Wednesday made Biden look like a "dynamo." “Sleepy Joe is okay, but he’s fading, I think he’s fading fast," Trump said of Biden's 2020 presidential campaign inan interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity. "The only good thing about Mueller is that it made Joe Biden look like a dynamo.” Trump's remarks came in his first interview since Mueller appeared before the House Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees...
  • Federal labor complaint filed against Bernie Sanders campaign

    07/23/2019 6:32:42 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/23/2019 | John Cage
    A federal labor complaint has been filed against Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign just days after the Vermont independent had reached an agreement with his campaign's unionized staffers. The complaint posted Monday on the National Labor Relations Board's website and noted by Bloomberg Law alleges several potential violations, including concerted activities (retaliation, discharge, discipline) discharge, illegal interrogation, repudiation and modification of contract. A full text of the labor complaint has not been released yet, and it was filed by an anonymous individual from Iowa. The NLRB allows individuals who are not on the campaign staff to file a labor law violations...
  • Bernie Sanders campaign announces it will cut hours to pay staffers $15 minimum wage, prompting...

    07/21/2019 12:21:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 21 July 2019 | Gregg Re
    FULL TITLE: Bernie Sanders campaign announces it will cut hours to pay staffers $15 minimum wage, prompting mockery Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced this weekend he will cut staffers' hours so that they can effectively be paid a $15-an-hour minimum wage, prompting mockery from critics who say the move is more evidence that Sanders' plan to raise the national minimum wage is hypocritical and would only lead to less work and more unemployment. The Washington Post first reported last Thursday that Sanders' field staffers were upset that Sanders championed a $15 minimum wage on the campaign trail, and made...
  • Liz Peek: If Democrats lose in 2020 they will have Bernie Sanders to thank

    07/15/2019 6:29:04 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/13/2020 | Liz Peek
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has a “deep sense of satisfaction” that Democrats running for president have adopted some of the radical ideas he campaigned on in 2016. Moderate Democrats can be forgiven for not sharing his enthusiasm, as they watch their candidates embrace policies that only a socialist – and not most Americans – could love. In a recent Washington Post/ABC poll, when registered voters were asked to choose between President Trump and a Democrat who they considered a socialist, Trump won 49 to 43. Note that two-thirds of those answering that question identified themselves as a Democrat or independent;...
  • Graham Explains Children Being 'Rented' To Help Migrants Claim Asylum

    07/14/2019 5:59:55 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 29 replies
    IJR ^ | 7/14/2019 | Houston Keene
    Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) explained how migrant children are being “rented” to help other migrants claim asylum when attempting to cross into the U.S. over the southern border. During an interview with Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” host Maria Bartiromo pressed Graham on the claim that migrants have been “renting” their children so that others can claim asylum in the U.S. and his claim that 30% of families apprehended while attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border are not really related. Graham responded by saying that officials at the border have started a “pilot program” where...
  • Bernie Sanders open to new busing policies

    06/29/2019 8:20:49 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06-29-19 | John Gage
    Sen. Bernie Sanders said he would be open to implementing busing in 2019 after the issue came up during the first Democratic primary presidential debate. “I am really concerned about the growing segregation — once again — the resegregation of communities all over this country," the 77-year-old Vermont independent told National Review in comments published Friday. "We’re seeing more and more schools which are being segregated. And that is something we have to deal with.”
  • Bernie Sanders would "rotate Justices to other courts and bring new blood into the Supreme Court"

    06/28/2019 9:25:19 AM PDT · by Personal Responsibility · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | June 28 | Jack Crowe
    Unsure if NRO is excerpt required. "During the second Democratic primary debate Thursday night, Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) raised the possibility of rotating justices off of the Supreme Court so that they could be replaced with jurists whose philosophy aligns more closely with his own. "...I do believe constitutionally we have the power to rotate judges to other courts and that brings in new blood into the Supreme Court..."
  • 2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate

    06/26/2019 2:28:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/26/19 | Jonathan Easley
    Democratic presidential candidates on Wednesday battled over socialism ahead of the first presidential debate, the latest sign that contenders are grappling over the future direction of the party and the message they believe is best suited to defeat President Trump in the general election. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) walked through the spin room at the Ziff Ballet Opera House, telling reporters that embracing socialism is a surefire general election loser for Democrats. “That’s a tough hill to climb in Ohio, in Michigan, in North Carolina, in Pennsylvania, in Wisconsin,” Hickenlooper said. “These are states where they care about...
  • Age shouldn’t be a problem for Trump, Biden or Sanders, but mental health test would be a good idea

    06/26/2019 12:41:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Lima News ^ | June 25, 2019 | Andres Oppenheimer, The Miami Herald
    When former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, 77, show up Thursday in Miami at the Democratic debates, there will be much public discussion about the fact that that any of them — as well as President Trump — would be the oldest president in U.S. history. But in other parts of the world, their ages would hardly be an issue. In Asia, Africa and Latin America, there is a long history of presidents in their late 70s, 80s and even 90s. I interviewed many of them in Latin America while they were in office. While some...
  • Our Liberal Values Of Not Taking Personal Responsibility [TRUNC]

    06/26/2019 12:34:05 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 7 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | June 24, 2019 | Staff
    Full Title Bernie Sanders: 'We Must Pay Off Student Debt To Stay True To Our Liberal Values Of Not Taking Personal Responsibility For Anything' WASHINGTON, D.C.—Bernie Sanders announced he would pay off all $1.6 trillion in student debt if elected president "so that we can stay true to our liberal values of not taking personal responsibility for anything." "What kind of nation do we want to be?" he asked a crowd gathered around him as he exited a local Denny's restaurant. "Do we want to be a nation that asks people to work hard and take responsibility for themselves?" The...
  • Why did socialism fail in the USSR?

    06/24/2019 1:58:15 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 55 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | June 18, 2019 | Georgy Manaev
    At the dawn of the USSR, hopes of the imminent global rule of communism soared high among leftists of the world. But in a few decades, it became clear that the socialistic ideals of Lenin had failed. How did this come to happen? “It is important to distinguish socialism from communism,” says Elena Malysheva, dean at the Division of Archival Studies at the Institute for History and Archives. “While socialism was the formal type of state administration of the USSR, communism was the ruling ideology. The project of the socialist state was initially utopian and populistic.” “The Soviet project contained...
  • Bernie Sanders Unveils His Plan for Medicare for ILLEGAL ALIENS

    06/23/2019 1:32:12 PM PDT · by montag813 · 41 replies
    24News ^ | 06-23-2019 | Sean McDonough
    by Sean McDonough As if “Medicare For All” wasn’t a bad enough idea on its own, 2020 Democrat hopeful Bernie Sanders decided to double down. He made it much worse. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says that his healthcare plan will give free government healthcare to millions of illegal aliens at the expense of American taxpayers Host: “Would you include the 11 million undocumented immigrants in that?” Sanders: “Absolutely”