The Clintons and their Allies, The Koch Brothers

In April 2016, Charles Koch made headlines when, during an interview with CBS, he said that he might very well support Hillary Clinton rather than any of the GOP candidates still in the running at that time. Koch’s remarks were treated as a major surprise: Charles Koch says it's "possible"…

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RCDS – “Reverse Clinton Derangement Syndrome” – Its Symptoms and its Cure

Note: this article first appeared in Daily Kos on April 17, 2016. There is an epidemic affecting millions of people who once described themselves as “liberal” and/or “progressive”. I call it “RCDS” — “Reverse Clinton Derangement Syndrome.” But while this epidemic has only recently broken out, this type of affliction is…

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Here’s what will happen at the Democratic Convention in July

In July 2016 the Democratic National Committee will hold its National Convention in Philadelphia, in the appropriately named “Wells Fargo Center.” Here is what most probably will happen: 1. A political party that represents 29% of the voters will nominate a candidate to run for President. 2. That candidate will…

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Democrats should Embrace the “Bernie or Bust” Crowd

There has been an awful lot of vitriol and haranguing among the ragged ranks of the Left lately. Purity versus fealty is now turning into a sort of 30 Years War among Democrats, supporters of Bernie Sanders battling it out with those of Hillary Clinton. The latest battle is raging…

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Bernie Sanders Rapid Response Library ver. 4.0 (12 March 2016) – facts, figures, comebacks and zingers to fight against the misinformation!

Tired of conservatives, Hillbots and Clintonista trolls posting smack about our guy? Wish you had some statistics and facts to combat their BS? Here is my own “Rapid Response Library” to use as a reference – some facts, figures and opinions – use whatever you think makes sense to you.…

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The Disturbing Truth Behind Bernie’s “Negative Ad” on Wall Street

On the Rachel Maddow show on January 14, Hillary Clinton tried to defend her attacking Bernie Sanders for running a so-called “negative ad” about Wall Street, and what Bernie sees as two different attitudes towards Wall Street that exist within the Democratic Party. In her interview with Rachel, Hillary says…

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Hillary Goes Full-On Rovian

Clinton Campaign Attacks Sanders for Being the First Candidate to “Go Negative” “We were very surprised today to see that Bernie Sanders had launched a negative television advertisement against Hillary,” said Robby Mook, Clinton’s campaign manager, in a conference call with reporters Thursday. “We were particularly surprised because he had…

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Hillary v. Bernie: A Very Short Comparison

I promised this would be a very short comparison. So here goes: Hillary Supported the Racist Right-Winger Barry Goldwater Hillary Clinton was “Goldwater Girl”. Her father was a right-wing racist and so Hillary followed suit. Here is a quote from her book, Living History: ” I liked Senator Goldwater because…

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Bernie Sanders Rapid Response Library ver. 3.0 (30 Nov 2015) – facts, figures, comebacks and zingers to fight against the misinformation!

Tired of conservative and Clintonista trolls posting smack about our guy? Wish you had some statistics and facts to combat their BS? Here is my own “Rapid Response Library” to use as a reference – some facts, figures and opinions – use whatever you think makes sense to you. Cut…

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Why Bernie Will Win – Part 5: His Pro-Business Agenda

In his recent speech at Georgetown, Bernie Sanders “buried the lead” to some extent while mounting his defense of Democratic Socialism: his vision for America is, in many ways, a Conservative one, in the sense that he is proposing what is in essence a uniquely and strongly “pro-business” agenda for…

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The Bernie Sanders Rapid Response Library ver. 2.10

Tired of conservative and Clintonista trolls posting smack about our guy? Wish you had some statistics and facts to combat their BS? Here is my own “Rapid Response Library” to use as a reference – some facts, figures and opinions – use whatever you think makes sense to you. Cut…

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Why Bernie Will Win – Part 4: The BIG Difference (Continued)

Ok – snap quiz – who are these two gentlemen pictured on the right? Hint: One was King George V of England and the other was Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. You may be forgiven if you cannot tell which one is which – they were, after all, first cousins.…

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Why Bernie Will Win – Part 4: The BIG Difference

This post is a very easy one to write, because it is, in effect, a simple question: Will Hillary Clinton represent the interests of the working people of America? Hillary: here is a woman who has “served” as First Lady of Arkansas, then First Lady of the USA, and then…

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Why Bernie Will Win – Part 3: Foreign Policy

No one needs to discuss the differences on Foreign Policy that exist between Bernie and the Republican candidates. Those should be treated as a given. What has not been discussed publicly, however, and what bears real examination, is that these same policy differences exist between Bernie and Hillary Clinton. Hillary…

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Dem Debate: Banks v. Guns – A Tale of Two Constituencies

Hillary goes after Bernie on guns; Bernie goes after Hillary on Wall Street and the Big Banks. It’s political tit-for-tat, right? Unfortunately for Hillary, these arguments are not equal in terms of scope and substance. As a Congressman and Senator from rural Vermont, Sanders was representing his constituents – hunters…

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