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Yosemito's Journal
Yosemito's Journal
March 4, 2019

Joe Biden is a hard-core liberal, and a bit more populist than Bernie

According to political scientists of ontheissues.org, a website that analyzes politicians' ideologies based on their past votes, Joe Biden is a hard-core liberal.
Below are the graphs for both Bernie Sanders (also classified as a hard-core liberal) and Biden:

Bernie is a bit more liberatian (opposite of populist) than Biden.

March 4, 2019

Politico: Kamala is connecting with the people too much

When it comes to media coverage, Kamala is the new Hillary.

"Kamala Harris' big question mark:
She's connecting with audiences — sometimes to a fault."


March 3, 2019

Jill Stein still paying her workers with recount money

Remember when Jill Stein let you to believe she thought there was voting machine fraud?
One of these guys makes $90000 a year for "half time" work. And it's recount money.


March 3, 2019

NY Democratic committee to consider ban on 'fusion voting'

Source: Newsday

The state Democratic Party Committee will convene Monday in Westchester County in part to consider a ban on fusion voting — the practice, rarely used in other states, which allows candidates to appear on multiple ballot lines under the endorsement of multiple parties.

Jay Jacobs, the incoming state party chairman and current Nassau County Democratic chairman, backs the ban and believes it has a chance of passing the committee. But the bigger question is whether state legislators will be spurred by the vote and actually approve a law to prohibit fusion voting.

As deployed in New York, fusion voting typically means minor parties endorsing a major-party candidate. Think about the Working Families Party endorsing Democrat Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last year and the Conservative Party backing Republican Marc Molinaro.

Read more: https://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/cuomo-jacobs-democratic-party-1.27929485

March 3, 2019

I switched back to Kamala

When I first entered this forum, My initial pick as preferred candidate was Kamala Harris.

then, I was impressed by Bernie Sanders' position in Venezuela. Like him, I oppose intervention.
Plus Bernie has been respectful to other Democrats so far.
But today I had an epiphany.

A couple of weeks ago, Bernie stated that he's leaning toward picking a female as his VP nominee in the event that he wins the Democratic primaries.

I thought. Ok. That is great. Kamala is young. She could soften the view of Bernie as attracting too many white folks. Good.

But today I thought. Holy shit! Bernie is gonna choose Tulsi Gabbard as the second in command to a man who is nearly 80!
Yes, Kamala is young. But Tulsi is younger.
Kamala is non-white. So is Tulsi.
Kamala didn't endorse Bernie in 2016. Tulsi did.

And guess who is attending events together?


Under no circumstances will I vote for anyone who may give Tulsi Gabbard the position of VP nominee.
My best hope is that he will pick Warren (which I doubt because he may want someone younger).

But since I'm not 100% sure, I will play it safe.

March 2, 2019

Saudi Arabia Is Said to Have Tortured an American Citizen

Source: New York Times

A dual citizen of Saudi Arabia and the United States had been imprisoned in the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh for about a week when he heard a knock on his door.

Guards dragged Walid Fitaihi, a Harvard-trained physician, to another room, according to a friend who took down the prisoner’s detailed account of his treatment. Dr. Fitaihi told the friend he was slapped, blindfolded, stripped to his underwear and bound to a chair. He was shocked with electricity in what appears to have been a single session of torture that lasted about an hour.

His tormentors whipped his back so severely that he could not sleep on it for days, his friend said, speaking on condition of anonymity to avoid reprisals. The doctor had described the physical abuse, in general terms, to his relatives as well, a person close to them said.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-torture-american-citizen.html

Trump is gonna ask Prince Mohammed if it's true.
Prince Mohammed will say no.
Trump will say he believes him.
The end.

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