HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » workinclasszero » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next »

workinclasszero

Profile Information

Member since: Mon Jul 2, 2007, 06:46 PM
Number of posts: 28,270

Journal Archives

Bernie Sanders has flipped a grand total of zero superdelegates so far

By Chris Cillizza June 7

Here's a telling exchange between MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell and Jeff Weaver, manager of Bernie Sanders's campaign, on Tuesday afternoon:

Mitchell: "Have you flipped any superdelegates yet?

Weaver: "No."

The entirety of Sanders's remaining chances in this race — such as they are — rest on persuading large numbers of superdelegates to switch from supporting Hillary Clinton to supporting him. Without such a broad-scale switcheroo, Sanders loses. Because of math.

This is that math. Clinton has 1,812 pledged delegates and 572 superdelegates, according to NBC's calculations. Add it up and you get 2,383 — a simple majority of all available delegates. Hence, the race is over.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/07/bernie-sanders-has-flipped-a-grand-total-of-zero-superdelegates-so-far/?postshare=3361465323447821&tid=ss_tw
Posted by workinclasszero | Tue Jun 7, 2016, 06:56 PM (10 replies)

Bernie Sanders has flipped a grand total of zero superdelegates so far

By Chris Cillizza June 7

Here's a telling exchange between MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell and Jeff Weaver, manager of Bernie Sanders's campaign, on Tuesday afternoon:

Mitchell: "Have you flipped any superdelegates yet?

Weaver: "No."

The entirety of Sanders's remaining chances in this race — such as they are — rest on persuading large numbers of superdelegates to switch from supporting Hillary Clinton to supporting him. Without such a broad-scale switcheroo, Sanders loses. Because of math.

This is that math. Clinton has 1,812 pledged delegates and 572 superdelegates, according to NBC's calculations. Add it up and you get 2,383 — a simple majority of all available delegates. Hence, the race is over.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/07/bernie-sanders-has-flipped-a-grand-total-of-zero-superdelegates-so-far/?postshare=3361465323447821&tid=ss_tw
Posted by workinclasszero | Tue Jun 7, 2016, 06:55 PM (11 replies)

Today in Bernie Sanders Hypocrisy

Superdelegates are bad, but they used to be good, and they'll be good again if they vote for him at the Convention.
BY JACK HOLMES

Bernie Sanders doesn't like superdelegates. Neither do members of Bernie's staff, nor Bernie's legions of supporters. Superdelegates are unelected, unaccountable, undemocratic. These party elites, who get to vote however they want, shouldn't be counted in assessments of the Democratic primary race. Superdelegates "don't count until they vote, and they don't vote until we get to the convention," Bernie's campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, said on CNN last month.

But, as The Hill reminds us, Sanders didn't always sing the same tune. On June 5, 2008—two days after the last state voted, but before Hillary Clinton dropped out—Sanders pledged his support to then-Senator Barack Obama in an interview with The Burlington Free-Press. The Vermont senator had customarily held off endorsing anyone, the paper explained, until the party had chosen a nominee.

Except that Obama was not yet the nominee.

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a45267/bernie-sanders-superdelegates/
Posted by workinclasszero | Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:56 PM (14 replies)

Today in Bernie Sanders Hypocrisy

Superdelegates are bad, but they used to be good, and they'll be good again if they vote for him at the Convention.
BY JACK HOLMES

Bernie Sanders doesn't like superdelegates. Neither do members of Bernie's staff, nor Bernie's legions of supporters. Superdelegates are unelected, unaccountable, undemocratic. These party elites, who get to vote however they want, shouldn't be counted in assessments of the Democratic primary race. Superdelegates "don't count until they vote, and they don't vote until we get to the convention," Bernie's campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, said on CNN last month.

But, as The Hill reminds us, Sanders didn't always sing the same tune. On June 5, 2008—two days after the last state voted, but before Hillary Clinton dropped out—Sanders pledged his support to then-Senator Barack Obama in an interview with The Burlington Free-Press. The Vermont senator had customarily held off endorsing anyone, the paper explained, until the party had chosen a nominee.

Except that Obama was not yet the nominee.

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a45267/bernie-sanders-superdelegates/
Posted by workinclasszero | Tue Jun 7, 2016, 01:55 PM (18 replies)

Associated Press Calls Democratic Primary For Hillary Clinton, Who Is Tyrant King Of You Now

SUCH BREAKING MANY NEWS
Associated Press Calls Democratic Primary For Hillary Clinton, Who Is Tyrant King Of You Now
By Evan Hurst - June 6, 2016 - 9:12pm 1398

About the AP’s call here. There is an argument to be made that news organizations shouldn’t automatically include superdelegate counts, since they’re, by definition, not officially committed, and could change their minds like many did in 2008, when it was clear that Obama was overtaking Hillary (key word there is “overtaking”). And it’s true that if there is some unforeseen catastrophe, like Hillary is found guilty of murdering JFK with Ted Cruz’s dad before the convention, the supers could overturn the will of the people and decide to #FeelTheBern.

That’s why they exist, actually! For crisis moments, NOT for overturning the will of the people. Otherwise, when it is obvious who the winner will be, they just follow the will of the people. That’s why the AP’s call here is safe.

http://wonkette.com/602657/ap-associated-press-calls-democratic-primary-hillary-clinton
Posted by workinclasszero | Tue Jun 7, 2016, 10:48 AM (6 replies)

Associated Press Calls Democratic Primary For Hillary Clinton, Who Is Tyrant King Of You Now

SUCH BREAKING MANY NEWS
Associated Press Calls Democratic Primary For Hillary Clinton, Who Is Tyrant King Of You Now
By Evan Hurst - June 6, 2016 - 9:12pm 1398

About the AP’s call here. There is an argument to be made that news organizations shouldn’t automatically include superdelegate counts, since they’re, by definition, not officially committed, and could change their minds like many did in 2008, when it was clear that Obama was overtaking Hillary (key word there is “overtaking”). And it’s true that if there is some unforeseen catastrophe, like Hillary is found guilty of murdering JFK with Ted Cruz’s dad before the convention, the supers could overturn the will of the people and decide to #FeelTheBern.

That’s why they exist, actually! For crisis moments, NOT for overturning the will of the people. Otherwise, when it is obvious who the winner will be, they just follow the will of the people. That’s why the AP’s call here is safe.

http://wonkette.com/602657/ap-associated-press-calls-democratic-primary-hillary-clinton
Posted by workinclasszero | Tue Jun 7, 2016, 10:48 AM (7 replies)

The 16th looks like a million years from now

And filled with wild eyed, foaming at the mouth conspiracy theories and stories direct from free republic about Hillary eating babies and kicking puppies and being the focus of all evil on planet earth.

I don't know if I have the stomach for it TBH.

I mean we belong to a party that elected the first black president and nominated the first female, but do we celebrate that? Oh HELL naw!

This site is a combo of free republic/briebart/rush limbaugh hate 24/7 and will be till the 16th when supposedly it will return to being a democratic party support site. I have doubts about that ever happening. We will see.

Will the madness ever end?
Posted by workinclasszero | Tue Jun 7, 2016, 10:26 AM (7 replies)

Let the record show: The AP called it for Hillary first!

And history was made!!!!!
First female to win the nomination of a major party in the USA!!!!!!
Posted by workinclasszero | Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:51 PM (5 replies)

Meryl Streep's Tribute to Hillary Clinton

Posted by workinclasszero | Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:49 PM (14 replies)

President Obama to Appear on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ for First Time (endorsement maybe?)

Brian Steinberg Senior TV Editor


President Barack Obama will join Jimmy Fallon for late-night antics for the first time since 2012.

NBC said President Obama will appear on its “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” for the first time, on Thursday, June 9.



http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/president-barack-obama-tonight-show-jimmy-fallon-1201789355/
Posted by workinclasszero | Mon Jun 6, 2016, 02:25 PM (4 replies)
Go to Page: « Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next »