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BS Brand of Purity~ Bernie Sanders Assets

Long Article

A Fool's Paradise: How Bernie Sanders' Brand of Political Purity Duped America
http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2016/4/4/holier-than-thou-how-bernie-sanders-political-purity-was-always-a-myth

But that wasn't the worst part. Because, when you run on a platform of political purity your followers expect you to maintain that purity through thick and thin. Unfortunately for Sanders, his seeming indifference to release his tax returns has opened up a whole Pandora's box for the online community trying to see what, if anything, Sanders may be hiding. People have been flocking to Sanders' OpenSecrets.org page, a website devoted to tracking political candidates and their personal finances as well as their campaign contributions.
According to the site, Sanders' assets are heavily invested in Wall Street corporations including big banks and big pharma and even has holdings in Diamondback Energy, an energy company out of Texas that rakes in the money through the process of fracking.


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Of course, anybody with significant assets has a variety of financial holdings that they may or may not be aware of. And nobody is implying that Bernie Sanders is supporting fracking or Wall Street simply because he has stock in certain companies, just like millions of Americans who participate in the stock market and don't let their investments dictate how they live their lives. However, the main issue here is that Bernie Sanders proclaimed himself to be a paradigm of virtue, and thus, he should now be called on his glaring hypocrisy. He may think that the business model of Wall Street is "fraud" as he said in a November debate but he also has to look himself in the mirror and realize that like millions of Americans, he actually relies on Wall Street investments to help support himself and his family. Wall Street may have some corrupt individuals in certain sectors, but as a whole it can even help a typical American, even one who believes the entire industry to be inherently evil.

Why Walk Away OP post deleted!!!!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/110790382


Article from http://www.thepeoplesview.net/ About the NEVADA FIASCO this weekend!!!!


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5 Reasons The GOP Shouldn’t Trade Donald Trump For Ted Cruz

http://www.nationalmemo.com/5-reasons-the-gop-shouldnt-trade-donald-trump-for-ted-cruz/


Here’s why the party may regret trading a dangerous demagogue who will say anything to win for a dangerous demagogue who actually believes the terrible things he says.

1. Cruz would be the most fervently anti-abortion rights candidate the GOP has ever nominated.
Only about 1 in 5 Americans agree with Cruz that abortion should not be legal even in cases of rape or incest. We have no idea how many people support his belief that, as president, he could immediately ban abortion using the 14th amendment, because it’s so extreme that it’s never been polled.
2. Cruz may be willing to get rid of background checks.
Between 8 or 9 out of 10 Americans want to expand background checks to include all gun sales. Ted Cruz has signaled he’d get rid of all background checks anywhere they exist, touting the support of the far-right Gun Owners of America, a group “affiliated with white supremacists and the country’s anti-government militia movement” that wants to end all background checks on firearms purchases.
3. Cruz is for mass deportations and is trying to out-anti-immigrant Trump.
Would Cruz order mass deportations of the 11 million undocumented people in America? Of course, he would. Even if the person in question had simply overstayed a visa and had kids in the U.S.? “You better believe” it, Cruz told Fox News. Just as former Republican governor of California Pete Wilson scarred that state’s Republican Party forever, Cruz would become the face of mass deportations just four years after Mitt Romney lost the presidency advocating for self-deportation. Cruz’s stance on this, like most of his beliefs, has been drowned out by Trump’s, but as soon as he becomes the nominee, you won’t be able to escape it.
4. Cruz wants to raise taxes on seniors to cut them for the rich.
You could argue that all of the aforementioned issues just make Cruz a very conservative Republican, but he’s even terrible for the party when it comes to its core issue — taxes. The GOP has learned that you can effectively cut taxes for the rich, the party’s raison d’etre, as long as you cut them for everyone else. Cruz wants to do the opposite. “In an era when no politician of either party wants to cut retirement benefits for current seniors or raise taxes on the middle class, Cruz has quietly stumbled into proposing a gigantic tax increase on middle-class retirees,” Vox‘s Matt Yglesias explained. Cruz’s 19 percent sales tax would give trillions to the wealthy and raise taxes on the most vulnerable.
5. Trump can be laughed off as a fluke; Cruz could define the party forever.
“While everyone is focusing on the collapse of Trump’s popularity, no one has really noticed that Cruz’s numbers are plummeting too,” Salon‘s Simon Maloy wrote. “The same Washington Post poll that gave Trump crazily high negatives also found that Cruz is deeply underwater. His favorable rating is just 35 percent, while his unfavorable rating is 51 percent.” And that’s before Cruz is attacked for his tax plan or any of the other issues that would make him wildly unpopular with swing voters. Hilary Clinton has comparable unfavorables but has suffered decades of the Republicans’ best-funded and most vicious attacks. From shutting down the government, pandering to Donald Trump, and then wandering into the buzz saw of Trump’s attacks against him, Cruz’s popularity numbers are entirely earned. Combine his extreme views with his singular ability to make strangers nauseous and you have a devastating combination. Trump’s charm has kept him on television for decades; Cruz was the first politician able to refute charges of infidelity simply by reminding people who he is. And while Trump will certainly say horrible things that every other Republican will be forced to explain away, could they possibly be worse than what we can expect from Cruz’s father, who is sure that God sent his son to save America from gay marriage?

Trump: Documentary The Donald Suppressed, Free At Last

http://www.nationalmemo.com/trump-documentary-the-donald-suppressed-free-at-last/


A documentary that Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner, killed 25 years ago with threats of litigation is now available for all to view on the Internet.

Trump: What’s The Deal? paints a powerful and disturbing picture of a financial Dorian Gray whose public image bears little resemblance to his conduct away from the cameras, including hiring actors for $50 each to applaud at his campaign announcement.

In public, Trump presents himself as a businessman so skilled his deals are an art form. The 80-minute documentary peels back this façade. Hidden from public view, the documentary shows Trump manipulating politicians and the criminal justice system, pocketing millions in taxpayer welfare, not paying people he hired, doing some of his biggest deals with mobsters, retaining a cocaine dealer as his helicopter pilot, and evidently benefiting from having his sister working in the Justice Department before winning appointment as a federal judge. Former advisors and employees describe furious tirades that no one, not even his family, could escape.

The film reveals how Trump repeatedly engaged in questionable conduct — such as intimidating tenants of a Manhattan building he wanted to empty — but drew little attention from law enforcement. One top city official says on camera that Mayor Abe Beame, a childhood pal of Trump’s father Fred, instructed him that Donald Trump was to get whatever he wanted from city government.

The documentary also delves into Trump family values — a matter presumably of deep interest to conservative Republicans, many of whom tell pollsters they want the casino mogul to be America’s next president.



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Bernie Sanders supporters protest outside CNN building in Los Angeles for no apparent reason

http://www.dailynewsbin.com/opinion/bernie-sanders-supporters-protest-outside-cnn-tower-in-los-angeles-for-no-apparent-reason/24348/

After the mainstream media spent the first six months of the Bernie Sanders campaign overstating his chances in the election while consistently treating him with kid gloves, at least some of those major news outlets have finally begun admitting that Sanders is unlikely to win; he’s fallen behind by millions of votes, with the majority of the nation having already voted. As such, those “Feeling the Bern” staged a mass protest outside the CNN tower in Los Angeles for no identifiable reason.

Even as supporters of Bernie Sanders posted photos and videos of the event on Twitter and social media, it was still unclear just what they were protesting against. Some of the picket signs generically claimed that the media is showing bias against Sanders, a bizarre sentiment considering the extent to which they’ve gone to try to pretend he was “close” or had the “momentum” even as he was getting blown out in the polls and voting. Others claimed Sanders has been the victim of a “media blackout” – an ironic assertion considering just how much (nearly always positive) airtime Sanders has received on CNN and other television networks.

As has become custom for the loudest supporters of Bernie Sanders, at least some of the protesters insisted (without evidence) that cable news outlets are secretly in the tank for Hillary Clinton. But these claims ring more absurd than ever, particularly considering that CNN and others are continuing to give significant airtime to Sanders despite the fact that he’s fallen so far behind in the popular voting and delegate count, he’s effectively been eliminated from the race.

Still, now that cable news networks are finally beginning to admit that Sanders isn’t going to win, as they try to find a way to gently let down the false hopes they raised for his supporters after they spent many months falsely reporting that he was competitive, his dejected supporters have literally taken to the streets to protest the fact that CNN has begun accurately reporting on the election. Basic math says this was over a long time ago. The number of people assembled on Sunset Boulevard right now, captured on video, suggests that Bernie Sanders supporters either can’t do election math or don’t care about the facts. photo credit @zodiakkilla | Twitter

WashPo:Why a Bernie Sanders victory for the nomination would make him a hypocrite

Sen. Bernie Sanders’s ongoing hustle of the Democratic Party was revealed at the very end of his interview with Rachel Maddow on Wednesday.

Lauding the Independent from Vermont’s fundraising prowess, the MSNBC anchor asked Sanders when he might start applying his considerable abilities to benefit the Democratic Party. In his response, Sanders pointed out that the average $27 contribution to his presidential campaign is “a very different way of raising money than Secretary Clinton has pursued.” So, Maddow pressed him.

MADDOW: Well, obviously your priority is the nomination, but I mean you raised Secretary Clinton there. She has been fundraising both for the nomination and for the Democratic Party. At some point, do you think — do you foresee a time during this campaign when you’ll start doing that?

SANDERS: Well, we’ll see. And, I mean right now, again, our focus is on winning the nomination. Secretary Clinton has access, uh, to kinds of money, uh, that we don’t, that we’re not even interested in. So let’s take it one step at a time. And the step that we’re in right now is to win the Democratic nomination.

“We’ll see”? “Secretary Clinton has access, uh, to kinds of money, uh, that we don’t, that we’re not even interested in”? To appreciate how those two comments expose Sanders’s hustle, you need some background.

Sanders, the self-identified Democratic Socialist, is a registered Independent who caucuses with the Senate Democrats. Not only has he been helpful in raising money for them in the past, he also has availed himself of those same funds. But in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sanders has done nothing. In fact, he has disparaged Clinton at every opportunity for doing so.

The most recent object of his self-righteous ire is the upcoming big-money fundraisers featuring Hollywood glamour couple George and Amal Clooney. The fundraising events set for April 15 in San Francisco and April 16 in Los Angeles will raise a ton of money. At the first fete, it’ll cost you $353,400 just for two seats at their table.


more...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/03/31/heres-why-a-bernie-sanders-victory-for-the-nomination-would-make-him-a-hypocrite/

#VettingBernie, aka a Timeline of Sanders Bullpukey

#VettingBernie, aka a Timeline of Sanders Bull@#$%

A small collection of things either Senator Sanders, his campaign or his more vocal supporters have done recently. Either way, you can tell I’m not a fan of his.

Stuff is always being posted, so…feel free to check back for updates. They’ll mostly be at the bottom, in chronological order, but every once in a while we find something new. — the Management.
Also, I left the links exposed. It’s not a bug, it’s a feature. This way it’s easier to see the link beforehand, and decide if it’s worth your time or not. I tried to use hard news sources where possible. — The Management, again. February 22, 2016.


THE TIMELINE
April 6, 1981: Bernie wins a shocking victory by only 10 votes to become mayor of Vermont’s largest city, Burlington.
Sanders was elected on a socialist platform and



https://medium.com/isitanygood/the-timeline-of-sanders-bull-3d73b743da36#.48lw7u1y1

Long but includes everything BS ...

Hillary Clinton ally hits Bernie Sanders with FEC complaints

Hillary Clinton ally hits Bernie Sanders with FEC complaints

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/03/30/hillary-clinton-ally-hits-bernie-sanders-fec-complaints/82426790/

A group led by backers of Hillary Clinton filed three complaints Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission against Sen. Bernie Sanders and two super PACs that support him.

The American Democracy Legal Fund, established by David Brock, charges that Sanders and his campaign repeatedly accepted contributions in excess of the $2,700 legal limit for individuals per election.

Another complaint alleges a Facebook ad encouraging donations after Sanders’ New Hampshire win did not disclose who paid for the communication. Finally, the legal fund accuses the super PAC Progressive Kick of illegally using Sanders’ name and claims that group and the super PAC Nurses National Nurses United for Patient Protection are illegally coordinating with the Sanders campaign.

The Sanders campaign last month described an FEC warning about excessive contributions as “standard” and said the campaign would address the FEC’s questions. On Tuesday, the campaign dismissed the Brock group’s complaint as frivolous and noted it follows Clinton’s chief strategist Joel Benenson call for Sanders to change his negative tone.

"Just one day after the Clinton campaign said we needed to change our tone, the leaders of their coordinated super PAC, which is funded by millions from Wall Street, filed baseless and frivolous complaints with the FEC,” Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said in a statement. “Tells you all you need to know."

The Clinton campaign declined to comment on the complaints.

Brock, founder of the pro-Clinton super PAC Correct the Record, has targeted Sanders throughout the campaign, raising questions about his commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement and his medical records.

MSNBC reports this is the first time ADLF has filed a complaint against a Democrat.

Sanders has long denounced the unlimited money super PACs spend in support of candidates. His lack of affiliation with a super PAC is a distinction he draws with Clinton at his rallies.

Last month in Massachusetts, when Sanders was introduced at a rally by Karen Higgins, co-president of National Nurses United, the campaign said it is not coordinating with or raising money on behalf of the super PAC and highlighted the difference between that PAC and others.

"This is a PAC that is supported by nurses, one of the most respected and admired professions in the country, and to compare nurses to the billionaires and Wall Street special interests who are supporting other candidates is a preposterous stretch," Sanders' spokesman Michael Briggs said after the rally.

Did Bernie Sanders Win Nevada? 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Long long article with info photos, documents and videos!

http://heavy.com/news/2016/04/bernie-sanders-wins-nevada-flips-clark-county-convention-las-vegas-delegates-arrested-clinton-videos/


Bernie Sanders won Nevada Saturday after county conventions took the win from Hillary Clinton. The Clinton and Sanders campaigns clashed at Nevada county conventions, and Sanders walked away with three county wins, including Clark County where Clinton had originally won the vote. This means that although Clinton got more votes on caucus day, Sanders will likely end up with more delegates. Projections put him getting anywhere from 1 to 10, although most hover around 1 to 4. Some sources, such as Ralston Reports, said he gained two delegates over Clinton. Sanders’ campaign manager said he netted four over Clinton.

The Clark County convention was filled with drama, including rumors that Sanders delegates were told not to show up and others being threatened with arrest. In the end, more delegates voted for Sanders than Clinton, flipping the results of Clark County, which includes Las Vegas. It’s unclear at this time exactly how many new delegates Sanders is picking up from Nevada, since delegates are unbound until the state convention, but he definitely won some today.

Here’s what you need to know:

Hillary Clinton has been handed the irrefutable high ground after Bernie Sanders Nevada antics

http://www.dailynewsbin.com/opinion/hillary-clinton-has-been-handed-the-irrefutable-high-ground-after-bernie-sanders-nevada-antics/24342/


Just two days ago, Hillary Clinton finally grew tired of the months of dishonest accusations and false innuendo being thrown at her by the Bernie Sanders campaign, and she made the seemingly calculated move of calling him out on it. She made a point of accusing him of “lying” about her, thus forcing the media to publicly answer the question of whether Sanders is indeed running a dirty campaign. Was it likely to work? That wasn’t yet clear. But Clinton has now been handed an automatic victory in that integrity battle, because Bernie Sanders just stole Nevada today.

We all remember two months ago when Hillary Clinton won the Nevada caucus by about five percent of the vote. But today, Clark County Nevada finally held its nominating convention. Through a stunning series of antics on the part of Sanders fanatics that were so physically out of hand it involved the police, along with a caucus chairwoman who got caught feeding inappropriate details to the Sanders campaign, it appears that just enough county delegates were illegitimately flipped over to Sanders such that he may now have “won” the state. It won’t hurt Clinton, but it’s a huge problem for Sanders.

Nevada’s delegates are proportional. At best, Sanders may have picked up three four national delegates with today’s antics – and that’s if it doesn’t end up being reversed by whatever judge this matter quickly ends up in front of. He’s down by hundreds of delegates nationwide, and that’s before getting to the superdelegates, because he’s losing by more than 2.5 million votes. Mathematically, speaking, the Nevada reversal is no more than a rounding error and in no way helps him meaningfully catch up. But it just handed Clinton the blunt instrument she had been looking for with which to hit Sanders in the integrity department.

Although the past few months have seen Bernie Sanders embarking on one of the most consistently blatant and historically under-reported in the modern history of Presidential elections, he and his campaign have been smart enough to stick to the inside-baseball stuff. The average voter doesn’t care that he faked an endorsement from the AARP, or that he snuck his employees into a union cafeteria. However, all Americans understand an entire state being “stolen” from the candidate who definitely won it. Everyone remembers Florida in 2000. This is even more blatant, and even more easily understandable.

And so just two days after Hillary Clinton made the gambit of forcing the media to focus on whether “good guy underdog” Bernie Sanders has indeed turned to the dark side, and before the upcoming Monday morning newspaper headlines and talk show narratives have even been scripted, Bernie Sanders – or his supporters – went and stole an entire state whose majority had clearly voted for Clinton.

All she has to do now is point to Nevada to make her case. How can Bernie Sanders be “Mr. Integrity” if his goons are cheating their way into stealing states that were already definitively decided by the will of the voters months ago? In fact Hillary Clinton doesn’t even have to point to it. Nevada just wrote the Monday morning headlines for her. She forced the question of whether the Sanders campaign is an honest one, and now the answer will be “Clinton was right.”
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