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May 29, 2016

Bernie Slams Giant Food Corporations: "We can grow food in this country that is healthy."

"I believe there should be labeling on the food products that
we eat, whether they're GMOs or what not.

"We are taking on large corporations who make billions
of dollars a year and they do whatever they can to suppress
the truth.

"And that is the culture that we have got to change in
this country from top to bottom.

"We can grow food in this country that is healthy.

"We can do it in a way that workers are treated with dignity
and respect
and earn a decent wage.

"But we can't do it unless you have a president and a
congress prepared to stand up to these large corporations."

- Bernie Sanders

From Bernie's pre-rally meeting in Bakersfield.
The quoted parts start at 10:43.

May 28, 2016

"If elected President we are going to CHANGE our national priorities." - Bernie.

"I have been in communities in inner cities where there are NO
. Where a mother can not buy fresh food for her
kids, where there are no banks and the only way you can cash a
check is through a payday lender who will charge you outrageous
interest rates.

"The African American community asked me quite appropriately,
'How come we can have trillions to fight a war in Iraq
but not have the money to rebuild inner cities in America'.

"If elected President we are going to change our national priorities.
We are not going to rebuild communities in Afghanistan, we are going
to rebuild communities in the United States.

- Bernie Sanders

May 26, 2016

Sanders on Trump's Willingness to Debate: "Game on"

Trump tells Kimmel he'd be willing to debate Sanders for charity:

Sanders and Trump Seemingly Agree to Debate:

This would be yuge!

May 22, 2016

Current Electoral Map: Sanders 237 Trump 13 (Based on States that Have Been Polled)

This is the very definition of an easy choice for the contested convention that is going to be occurring -

Thanks to Time for change for the original post on this topic in GD-P:

May 16, 2016

Make or Break: Sanders and the "Supers" (an idea)

If allowable, I hope the Sanders campaign will be mobilizing the folks on its massive email database to encourage them to reach out to specific "super" delegates in their states via phone/mail/email/social media to help convince the "supers" of the obvious truth that Bernie is the much stronger candidate for the fall.

Emails from the campaign are segmented by location when mobilizing people in the database to go out and vote, so in this critical instance it would seem to make sense to do so again.

May 16, 2016

Yuge!: Sanders Leading Trump in a Deep South State

Sanders defeats Trump by 5 points in a new Georgia poll (compared to a 4 point Trump lead over HRC).

Other recent polls show...

Sanders defeating Trump by 18 points in North Carolina (compared to a 9 point HRC lead).
Sanders defeating Trump by 21 points in New Hampshire (compared to a 5 point HRC lead).
Sanders defeating Trump by 11 points nationwide (compared to a 6 point HRC lead).

AND REMEMBER THIS - The more people get to know Bernie, the more they like him. He grows on people exponentially with each appearance before them. Despite republican attacks, it would not be surprising to see an upward trajectory in his General Election poll numbers, similar to what happened in the Dem. primaries when the Sanders campaign was under extreme attacks, swiftboat-style and otherwise. For example look at the flurry of wins he is receiving as the democratic campaign winds to a close.

Let's not forget Bernie's support among independents. From a recent NBC news poll:

The Sanders-Clinton gap is particularly huge among registered independents, which Sanders won 52-30 in a Trump matchup, but which Clinton lost 37-39.

If I'm not mistaken, neither candidate is going to the convention with enough votes to win on the first ballot.

As I understand it, the rules will supposedly be that it then goes to a second ballot where the delegates will get to choose the most viable candidate for the fall.

Recent state polls more than hint at a potential utter landslide for a President-Elect Sanders.

From a post in GD-P by coffeeAM:

Clinton is one of the Weakest candidates in modern history, she is gonna be over taken in every GE poll within a month and the super delegates will have no choice but to come to their senses and ride the coat tails of the true progressive movement led by we the people, not we the corporations!

May 15, 2016

Here Comes Bernie and the Locomotive

Locomotive heads thru town during Bernie's speech last night (2nd time in 2 days lol):

Here's the one from Friday:

How interesting that in both cases he is talking bout - you guessed it - workers.

That's Bernie!

May 14, 2016

Let's Get to Work: Ed Shultz Fires Up Bernie Supporters in Fargo

Shultz takes the stage at the 45 second mark.

May 14, 2016

Dem Senate Hopeful Deemed ‘Paul Wellstone of Iowa’


Eschewing out-of-state fundraising trips, Hogg has barnstormed with a popular clean energy and clean water campaign across a state that now leads the nation in wind energy production, and with the goal of changing the gridlock in Washington with a new era of leadership. Along with the “rock solid“ endorsement of 90 current or former legislative colleagues in the state house, Hogg earned the support this month of the Iowa Federation of Labor and AFSCME Iowa Council 61, and has inspired the involvement of new voters and young people.

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