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Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Essentially Agree to a California Debate

Is it just me or is this incredibly disrespectful? He's trying to delegitimize the fact that Clinton is winning (has won) the Dem nomination by circumventing her and using Trump to do it. I'm sure Trump LOVES it.


...during the interview Kimmel jokingly said that Bernie Sanders (who’s his guest tomorrow night) wanted to know if Trump was willing to debate him since Hillary Clinton declined an invitation for a debate hosted by Fox News.

“If I debated him, we would have such high ratings. And I think, I should give, I should take that money and find some worthy charity,” Trump said.

Be that as it may, Sanders was eager to put the presumptive GOP nominee on the spot by agreeing to debate him, tweeting this after Trump’s comment:
"Game on. I look forward to debating Donald Trump in California before the June 7 primary."

Jeff Weaver accused Senator Barbara Boxer of lying about feeling threatened in Nevada.

Joy Reid tweeted this: https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/735267570144686080

And here's a video of him saying it on CNN:

David Brooks Writes Column Titled 'Why Is Clinton Disliked?' That Does Not Contain the Word 'Woman'

Jia Tolentino wrote a hilariously scathing response to David Brooks' article. People are so reluctant to call sexism out; I understand why (because people jump on you when you point it out), but we'll never get anywhere without acknowledging it's existence.

For the first time, we have two candidates with historically high unfavorable ratings. One of them is a complete raging buffoonish asshole who has managed to insult almost everyone alive, while the other is an exceedingly qualified traditional candidate that fact-checking shows to be more honest than traditional politicians. For David Brooks to not even raise the suggestion that gender may be the distinguishing factor is unbelievably obtuse.


(and here's the David Brooks article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/opinion/why-is-clinton-disliked.html?_r=0)

From the article:
Yeah, if it’s not her tireless work ethic or long record of public service or anything about her political record that David Brooks finds necessary to bring up here, but rather, it’s something powerfully subjective about this whole situation—WHAT COULD THAT THING BE?

another excerpt:
Phenomenally, the conclusion David Brooks draws even from this ninth-grade-level critical assessment is not that Clinton’s professional demeanor is off-putting to people because we have been conditioned for centuries to expect warm and familial subservience from women. (As this column itself also does not contain the words “sexism” or “sexist” and points out that Clinton’s personal appeal points have been limited to “a few grandma references,” we would, I guess, not expect David Brooks to be able to recognize his own mistakes.) Rather he concludes that Clinton’s professional demeanor is off-putting to a wide swath of Americans because of the era of social media, which is personalist (OK, MAN) and vulnerable.

That is literally the best idea he’s got.

Trump trolls trying to divide Bernie and Hillary supporters

And they specifically mention targeting DU:

WARNING: possibly NSFW

a better place to troll is democratic underground - the members are in control of moderation through the jury system but are not allowed to start threads about how the juries are being unfair, lol

go to general discussion: primaries board and they fight like crazy using arguments that never convince the other side

New evidence of Trump trolls plotting to divide Dems

I wonder how many are on DU?

Inevitably, it all comes back to 4chan. The notorious online community of predatory hackers, disgruntled youths, and disenfranchised perverts, are known for pioneering “doxing” and other harmful online harassment techniques. They have now set their short sights on the American political system – in favor of Trump.

Recent chat logs have come to light which indicate that certain users of 4chan have been systematically targeting Democratic-leaning posts and social media users, inciting them with inflammatory material in an attempt to spur division between the Hillary and Bernie camps.


You're not gonna believe this, but...

Sanders is apparently considering seeking a recount in Kentucky.

I just read it here:

Sanders showed no intention of dialing back his fight against Clinton or urging his supporters to fall in line. His spokesman said Sanders is considering seeking a recount in Kentucky, where Clinton was clinging to a lead of a half percentage point.

The Right Baits the Left to Turn Against Hillary Clinton

This article is a year old, but I think it's important to remember. How many of these online anti-Hillary "Bernie supporters" are really Right-Wing trolls? I know it's been discussed before, but I didn't know they launched such a large-scale operation a full year ago.


Once McCain was GOP nominee in 2008 & Clinton was still in, polls found McCain slightly up on Obama.

So this has helped calm me...


Moveon.Org Petition Calling for Bernie to Drop out

If anyone's interested!


Donald Trump's National Finance Chairman Is One of Wall Street's Elite

Trump has no ground to stand on if he tries to go after Hillary on her ties to Wall Street:


After dropping some $40 million of his own money on the Republican primaries—and making a very big deal about it—Donald Trump has realized he is going to need other people’s money if he’s going to be elected president. To help him get it, he’s named as national finance chairman his business associate Steven Mnuchin, a hedge fund manager with a history of donating to Democrats and exploiting the housing crisis for his own gain.

Currently the chairman and CEO of Dune Capital Management LP (which has lent to Trump on development deals, including Trump Tower in Chicago), Mnuchin has given about $71,000 to Democrats since 1998, according to Reuters, and $37,000 to Republicans. “I’m not a traditional fund-raiser—I think that was part of the appeal I had for Donald,” Mnuchin told the New York Times on Monday. “I have given to Democrats in the past. I’ve always believed in supporting the best candidate at the time.”

“I wouldn’t in any way say I distanced myself from Wall Street,” Mnuchin told the Times. “I have very good friends on Wall Street.” That should come in handy.
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