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Hillary sponsored a Senate bill for a $100,000 fine and one year in jail for FLAG BURNING

I'm surprised to learn Democrats support that. Seems nutty to me. Is that even constitutional?

The Flag Protection Act of 2005 was a proposed United States federal law introduced by Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Robert Bennett. The law would have outlawed flag burning, and called for a punishment of one year in jail and a fine of $100,000.
Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:25 AM (94 replies)

Professor Juan Cole applauds Bernie Sanders' defense of Palestinian people

There has never been a presidential election in which Palestinian dignity was loudly cheered by the crowd; Go Bernie!

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:07 AM (0 replies)

Here are the 3 total bills Clinton successfully passed during her 8 years in Congress...



Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Thu Apr 14, 2016, 11:33 PM (14 replies)

Bernie Sanders slams Clinton's racist "super predators" comment

Bernie Sanders slammed his rival's 1996 use of the term "super predators" Thursday evening, calling it "racist" on stage at the Democratic debate in Brooklyn.

Asked why Sanders had criticized Bill Clinton's defense of his wife use of the phrase "super predators," Sanders responded: "Because it was a racist term and everybody knew it was a racist term."

In the 1990s, while President Bill Clinton was promoting a tough-on-crime agenda, his wife -- then-First Lady Hillary Clinton -- was gathering support for the 1994 Violent Crime Control Act. In one speech, given in 1996, the first lady warned against the rise of "super predators," touting the '94 bill as one line of defense against such at-risk youth.

"They are often the kinds of kids that are called 'super predators,'" she said at the time, going on to describe them thus: "No conscience, no empathy, we can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel."
more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-sanders-slams-clintons-racist-1996-super-predators-comment/
Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Thu Apr 14, 2016, 11:14 PM (0 replies)

Bernie Sanders hits Hillary Clinton for using the racist term "superpredators"

The former secretary of state is once again coming under fire for using the word “super-predators.”

While sparring over criminal justice policy during Thursday’s Democratic primary debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) accused Hillary Clinton of using a “racist term” in 1996.

Clinton has faced significant criticism for previously using the word “super-predators,” a now-debunked term that she said at the time referred to children with “no conscience, no empathy” who were committing crimes and had to be brought “to heel.”

At a campaign event in New York City earlier this week, Sanders jabbed Clinton for using the phrase, calling it “unacceptable.”

“I think we all know what that term meant in the context that it was said years ago,” he said. “We know who they were talking about.”

He took that criticism a step further when asked during the debate to explain why he had called Clinton out.

“Because it was a racist term, and everybody knew it was a racist term,” he responded.
more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-racist-term_us_57104c62e4b0060ccda2d877
Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Thu Apr 14, 2016, 11:12 PM (3 replies)

Hillary's Lies About Bernie's Gun Record

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Thu Apr 14, 2016, 01:16 AM (5 replies)

Jews for Bernie

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Wed Apr 13, 2016, 11:02 PM (3 replies)

Why I’m Supporting Bernie Sanders by US Senator Jeff Merkley

NO decision we make as Americans more dramatically affects the direction of our country than our choice for president. He or she is more than the manager of the executive branch, commander in chief or appointer of judges. The president reflects, but also helps define, our national values, priorities and direction.

After considering the biggest challenges facing our nation and the future I want for my children and our country, I have decided to become the first member of the Senate to support my colleague Bernie Sanders for president.

I grew up in working-class Oregon. On a single income, my parents could buy a home, take a vacation and help pay for college. My father worked with his hands as a millwright and built a middle-class life for us.

My parents believed in education and they believed in the United States. When I was young, my father took me to the grade school and told me that if I went through those doors, and worked hard, I could do just about anything because we lived in America. My dad was right.

The first three words of the Constitution, in bold script, are “We the People.” The American story is a journey of continuous striving to more fully realize our founding principles of hope and opportunity for all.

It is time to recommit ourselves to that vision of a country that measures our nation’s success not at the boardroom table, but at kitchen tables across America. Bernie Sanders stands for that America, and so I stand with Bernie Sanders for president.

more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/opinion/why-im-supporting-bernie-sanders.html?_r=0
Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:36 PM (6 replies)

Dem Senator Breaks From The Pack To Endorse Bernie Sanders

Source: Huffington Post

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is supporting Bernie Sanders for president, he said in a blog post on Wednesday.

“Hillary Clinton has a remarkable record. She would be a strong and capable president,” Merkley said. “But Bernie Sanders is boldly and fiercely addressing the biggest challenges facing our country... people know that we don’t just need better policies, we need a wholesale rethinking of how our economy and our politics work, and for whom they work.”

The Oregon lawmaker’s endorsement is a sharp diversion from his colleagues. Of the 44 Democrats in the Senate, 40 have supported Clinton. Those backers include fellow Oregon senator Ron Wyden and Minority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.)

“Having somebody who is identified more as a socialist in many decades of public service than as a Democrat makes it impossible for Democrats in a state like Missouri,” Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) said. “And it makes it very difficult for Democrats in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.”

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jeff-merkley-bernie-sanders-senate_us_570e0bc9e4b03d8b7b9ed98e

Why I’m Supporting Bernie Sanders by US Senator Jeff Merkley

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:32 PM (17 replies)

Why should independent voters pay taxes to hold Democratic Party primaries we can't vote in?

If a party like Democrats or Republicans want to exclude voters from participating like some private club, then why should taxpayers be on the hook for the cost of elections for a club they aren't in?

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Wed Apr 13, 2016, 12:06 AM (109 replies)
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