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Now for a Bit of Fun: Why Bernie Sanders tawks the way he does

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Bernie Supporters: DO NOT GIVE UP

That is exactly what Hillary, her campaign, and her supporters want us to do. They know that these next few months will be bad for her campaign. The primary schedule was front loaded with states that favor her, but now the tables have turned. I know there is a huge gap in delegates right now and the chances of us pulling off the nomination are slim, but the campaign isn't giving up and neither should we. Let's build some momentum starting this week and start chipping away at that delegate lead.

DO NOT GIVE UP

Reason to hope from the Campaign

I know last night was tough, but Bernie's not quitting and neither should we. I just finished listening to this press conference the campaign put on over the phone, and there's a lot of encouraging things in there. It's about 40 minutes long so if you have the time and need a pick-me-up then give it a listen. This thing ain't over yet.

https://berniesanders.com/half-time/

Well this was unexpected. From The Telegraph: KKK Leader Endorses Hillary Clinton

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/12192975/The-KKK-leader-who-says-he-backs-Hillary-Clinton.html?sf22520835=1

If Donald Trump is ambivalent about the Ku Klux Klan and other fringe groups he has been linked with, he can rest assured that - for some, at least - the feeling is mutual.

The demagogic Republican frontrunner has come under fire for failing to adequately disavow the support of David Duke, a former KKK grand wizard who told listeners to his radio programme that voting against Mr Trump would be “treason against your heritage”.

Will Quigg, a grand dragon of the Klan’s California chapter and responsible for recruitment in the western United States, is less keen to give Mr Trump the dubious benefit of his support.

“We want Hillary Clinton to win,” Mr Quigg told The Telegraph. “She is telling everybody one thing, but she has a hidden agenda. She’s telling everybody what they want to hear so she can get elected, because she’s Bill Clinton’s wife, she’s close to the Bushes. [But] once she’s in the presidency, she’s going to come out and her true colours are going to show.


I'm not even sure what to say about this really. For those ready to wield the hide hammer, read the article first. Pretty sure this guy is just blowing smoke, but you have to wonder what his motivation is.

Clinton Claims on Auto Industry 'Not True' - Bernie Press Release about the Debate

https://berniesanders.com/clintons-claims-on-auto-industry-not-true/

Clinton’s Claims on Auto Industry ‘Not True’
March 7, 2016

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – One day before Michigan Democrats go to the polls, Bernie Sanders on Monday campaigned for president in Michigan and set the record straight on Hillary Clinton’s dishonest distortion of his record on an automobile industry rescue package.

Bernie speaks in KalamazooClinton, who has struggled to downplay her support for job-killing trade deals, used a Sunday night debate in Flint, Michigan, to disingenuously mischaracterize Sanders record on the auto industry. In fact, Sanders voted for the carmaker bailout. He supported a $14 billion aid package which passed the House on Dec. 10, 2008. When that bill ran into a Senate Republican roadblock, the White House turned to a separate Wall Street bailout fund for loans to the auto industry.

In an interview on Monday with WOOD-TV, Sanders called Clinton’s claim “not true” and said it was part of a “disingenuous” attempt to deflect attention from her trade record. “It is absolutely untrue to say I voted against helping the automobile industry and workers,” Sanders told the Grand Rapids, Michigan, television station.

During a rally at a hockey rink here in Kalamazoo, Sanders also spoke to more than 3,200 supporters about Clinton’s record on trade and his support for workers in the auto industry. “She has supported virtually every one of these disastrous trade agreements which have wreaked havoc,” Sanders told the rally. The North American Free Trade Agreement and other business-backed trade deals contributed to the loss of more than 230,000 manufacturing jobs in Michigan since 1994.
What I did not vote for is the bailout of the crooks on Wall Street whose illegal behavior and greed brought this economy into the worst downturn since the 1930s.
– Bernie Sanders, 3/7/2016

To deflect attention from her own record, Sanders said, Clinton “went out of her way to mischaracterize” his record of support for auto workers. “There was one vote in the United States Senate to support the automobile industry and, of course, I voted for it. To say otherwise is simply not telling the truth,” he said. “I understand that Secretary Clinton wants to deflect attention away from her record supporting trade agreements like NAFTA and normal trade relations with China but she shouldn’t do that by mischaracterizing my record. What I did not vote for is the bailout of the crooks on Wall Street whose illegal behavior and greed brought this economy into the worst downturn since the 1930s.”
Sanders speaks in Kalamazoo to more than 3,200 supporters about Clinton’s record on trade and his support for workers in the auto industry.
Sanders speaks in Kalamazoo to more than 3,200 supporters about Clinton’s record on trade and his support for workers in the auto industry.

Before the debate in Flint, Michigan, Sanders on Sunday met in Detroit with Dennis Williams, the United Auto Workers union president. In a statement afterward, Sanders said: “I met with UAW President Dennis Williams and we discussed the many bad trade deals that have decimated the manufacturing industry here in Michigan. In particular, we talked about what the UAW now considers a mistake — the Korea trade deal that cost tens of thousands of jobs – a trade agreement that Secretary Clinton worked to negotiate and, as president, I would work to re-negotiate.”

After the Kalamazoo rally, Sanders was headed to campaign stops in Dearborn, Detroit and Ann Arbor in advance of Tuesday’s primary election in Michigan. Over the weekend, Sanders notched three, double-digit wins in caucuses in Maine, Nebraska and Kansas.

To read more on Sanders’ record of supporting the auto bailout, click here.
Posted by HerbChestnut | Mon Mar 7, 2016, 03:24 PM (1 replies)

New Michigan State University Poll: Hillary 52, Bernie 47

http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2016/trump-leads-gop-field-in-michigan-democratic-race-close/?utm_campaign=media-pitch&utm_medium=email

A bit different than those robo polls floating around here here, eh?

Maine results from Old Town and Orono (near UMaine)

Bernie won both. Here's the delegate counts...

Old Town: 15-6 in favor of Bernie
Orono: 20-9 in favor of Bernie


Edit: Turnout was very large for these locations according to the local organizers.
Posted by HerbChestnut | Sun Mar 6, 2016, 04:20 PM (3 replies)

Bernie with 67.7% of the vote in Kansas

Wowzers

http://www.cnn.com/specials/politics/2016-primaries-results

I'm tired of race being used as a wedge issue in politics.

Yes, racial issues are extremely important and need to be addressed, but there are people out there determined to drive a wedge between other groups of people simply for political gain. It's despicable, selfish, and in the end is counterproductive.

End rant.

Super Tuesday was a good night for both Candidates

Hillary won 7 states including most of the south and a squeaker in MA. Bernie won 4 states including Oklahoma and MN where he was behind in polling only a week ago. Hillary gathered a lot of delegates while Bernie maintains his viability at a crucial time when most thought yesterday would essentially be the end of his campaign. Now the election moves out of the south where the map turns more to Bernie's favor and he'll have a chance to pick up some momentum going into Michigan. This race is far from over.
Posted by HerbChestnut | Wed Mar 2, 2016, 09:46 AM (0 replies)
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