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Trump: If I’m Elected, GOP Will Become A 'Worker’s Party'

Source: TPM

“Five, 10 years from now—different party,” Trump told Bloomberg Politics during an extended sit-down folded within the magazine’s profile on Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus. “You’re going to have a worker’s party."


Trump's comments immediately caught attention on social media, given that "worker's party” is a term adopted by many left-wing socialist political organizations. The term has also been used by right-wing groups like the National Socialist German Worker's Party, or Nazi Party.

In the Bloomberg interview, Trump outlined a new vision for the GOP vastly different from the laissez-faire, hawkish, inclusive-to-minorities plan the party set forth after losing the 2012 presidential election. Trump’s Republican Party would restrict free trade, protect Social Security and push the U.S. to turn inwards.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-gop-workers-party

I don't know about the Hillary and Bernie bashers, but this is getting too close for comfort for me.

Time to stop playing games and face the ugly.

Liberal media turns on Sanders


As the fallout from last weekend’s Nevada Democratic convention spreads, sharply critical pieces about the White House hopeful and his campaign have appeared in progressive outlets such as Mother Jones, Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos within the past 48 hours.

The Sanders campaign has also taken hits from progressive CNN contributor Sally Kohn, who endorsed the Vermont senator from the stage at a massive rally in New York City just before the Empire State’s April primary.

Kohn wrote an article published Wednesday for Time magazine that was headlined, “I felt the Bern but the Bros are extinguishing the flames.”

The fact that the criticism is coming from left-leaning sources makes it more difficult for Sanders supporters to rebut it.

Just goes to show: not all liberals are Bernie supporters, and not all Bernie supporters are liberals.

I am not concerned about their threats of sitting General Elections out, or voting for Trump. The vast majority of liberals are, or will be out of the Bernie bubble soon.

Bernie Sanders Supporters Unleash Sexist, Nasty Attacks On Nevada’s Dem Chair

Source: Huffington Post

The worst bits of this surfaced on Saturday at the Nevada Democratic Party convention, when a near-riot broke out. The state party chairwoman, Roberta Lange, has been deluged with threatening and sexist voicemails and text messages in the days since.


Sanders supporters blamed Lange for undermining their efforts, and they lashed out accordingly. Some of the reaction was reported Monday by The New York Times.
But that was just the tip of the iceberg. The Huffington Post obtained additional texts and voicemails sent to Lange, as well as footage from inside the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, where the convention was held. The texts and calls, which came after Lange’s phone number and address were posted on Twitter, threatened violence and contained sexist epithets. One person threatened to buy a home near Lange, while another encouraged her to “prepare for hell.”


The Sanders campaign has responded to the threats by saying it doesn’t condone violence, as well as by encouraging Democrats to “figure out a way to welcome people who have been energized and excited by his campaign into the party.” Some Democrats have deemed this an insufficient attempt to tamp down the rhetoric and emotions.

But it’s not entirely clear whether Sanders is willing to go further. He ducked a question on the Las Vegas incident while on the trail Tuesday. His campaign didn’t immediately return a request for comment for this piece. And Lange, in an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday, said she had not heard from the Sanders campaign.


The tavern’s Facebook page and website were overtaken by people demanding that Lange be fired. Someone created a phony Facebook account for Lange that accused her of “scurrilous stuff” — as Gallagher put it — and claimed her husband had committed crimes against children. Someone managed to alter the Google search results so it appeared the tavern was permanently closed.

“I’ve been in politics for 50 years now,” said Gallagher, who ran for Congress in 2004. “And I think Bernie is losing control of his people. These are folks out there who have no concept about rational political discourse. Now a lot of Bernie’s folks are really good friends of mine and they’re embarrassed by this. But there are crazies out there that are truly a little scary.”

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-nevada-dem-chair_us_573b4b8de4b0aee7b8e7dfa2

Mob rules.
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