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Yosemito's Journal
Yosemito's Journal
February 26, 2019

No, Bernie Sanders did not say that Trump-Kim meeting is "a very good thing"

I read in a political message board that Bernie Sanders had called the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un “a very good thing.”

In fact, Bernie Sanders said that if Donald Trump manages to get Kim Jong-Un to destroy his nuclear weapons, that is a very good thing.

The word “if” is key.

It’s not the same for me to state that “My conversation with my father will be a very good thing if he lets borrow his car”, and “ my conversation with my father will be a very good thing”.

I’m seeing too many edited video clips and edited quotes from politicians these days.

February 26, 2019

Poll: Bernie Sanders pulls within 2% of Biden

29-27% now, as Bernie receives a post-announcement bump.
Kamala at 10%.

February 26, 2019

I just switched from Kamala to undecided

The following factors contributed to my decision:

1) Bernie Sanders' call for his supporters to take it easy and be nice to democratic opponents.
2) Bernie's record-breaking fundraising drive, which could make him more electable against Trump.
3) Bernie Sanders' boldness with comments such as this one:


My positive opinion of Kamala has not changed.

This may not be my last switch however.

February 26, 2019

About that Bernie-Russia video: It has been public for years

A few thoughts about a video of Bernie Sanders praising a few aspects of the Soviet Union. Namely, that the transportation was good and he liked the puppeteers and the cultural programs (including the puppeteer) for youth are positive.

Does that sound alarming to you?

I just saw not one, but several instances of that video dated 2016 or earlier. Which means the Hillary camp was well aware of it and decided it was not worth using as a political weapon.

Now that the right wing is nervous about Bernie possibly being the nominee, this video begins to be circulated much more widely. They're experts in turning a Nothingburger into a fake scandal. The right wing could have used it against Bernie Sanders but they didn't want to help Hillary in 2016.

This is not some just-unearthed footage.

With Bernie raising 10 million dollars in less than a week, we need to leave open the possibility that Bernie will be our only chance to keep Trump from packing the SCOTUS with 9 young Kavanaughs.

February 25, 2019

Most Democrats want the party to become more moderate, poll finds

This is a little surprising to me.
Probably not very good news for Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and good news for others such as Joe Biden.


February 24, 2019

Venezuela Opposition Calls for Consideration of Force Against Regime

Source: Wall Street Journal

Venezuela's opposition leaders called on the international community to consider the use of force against President Nicols Maduro's regime after an ambitious effort to deliver humanitarian aid into the crisis-stricken country descended into violence.

Julio Borges, a leading member of the opposition coalition, on Sunday said proposals for increased action against Mr. Maduro would be made during a meeting in Colombia's capital Bogota on Monday.

Opposition leader Juan Guaid, recognized as Venezuela's rightful president by more than 50 countries, including the U.S., will participate in the meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and regional diplomats.

"We are going to demand an escalation in diplomatic pressure and the use of force against the dictatorship of Nicols Maduro," said Mr. Borges, who is the opposition's representative to the Lima Group, a coalition of Latin American nations and Canada who oppose Mr. Maduro.

Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuela-opposition-calls-for-consideration-of-force-against-regime-11551040222

Let's see if Trump is for real about being a peace- loving solationist.
February 24, 2019

Tapper to Pompeo: Are there weapons in those Venezuelan "aid trucks"?

That's a pretty damn good question.
But don't worry. Pompeo says no.


February 24, 2019

Guaido to meet Pence to ask him for help toppling Maduro

As Guaido finds himself unable to close the deal, he's resorting to the help of the Northern power.
In exchange, Guaido will probably rally Florida Latinos to vote for Trump/Pence.


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