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Why can't corporations meet their payrolls for a few weeks with some of the excess

they would pay out of profits in dividends?

They've got it. It's not up to the government to guarantee their profit in a crisis, especially when they have the money to do it themselves.


Do not forget, the goal here is to BEAT DONALD TRUMP INTO THE GROUND!

No triumphalism. There are elements of both of these campaigns which need to go into the national effort on behalf of the Democratic party's candidate. It's not too early.

It is becoming clear that motivating younger voters to get involved is a problem. So far, those that have showed up have gone to Bernie in larger numbers, but the number of them showing up is too low, especially when you see how large the turnout has been and how enthusiastic Democrats are about voting Trump out of office in November. There's no question that issues in which they are interested should rise to prominence in the platform, including forgiveness of student loan debt and anything having to do with the green new deal or further prevention of global warming.

Some kind of actual health care reform that is realistic and deliverable through a house majority and what might be a narrow Senate majority needs to be drafted and presented.

Who's the best person among Democrats to be nominated for Vice President? Let everyone have a say in that, and let it be someone who can rally younger voters and the constituencies made up of people of color.

This is for all the people Bernie brings into the Party

Regardless of who wins the nomination, you need to show up and vote to make sure Trump is made a one-term President.

You are expecting us to show up and vote for Sanders if he wins. I will do that. We really ought to be able to guarantee Bernie the support of every Democrat and Independent who wants Trump gone that we will show up and vote. OK, some people may die before November but that is the only reason they should not show up.

Likewise, we are expecting you to show up and support whomever the nominee is if it isn't Bernie. This is how you get engaged in politics and this is how you win. You show up and you vote. You may not always get the person who gives you everything you want, but that's how it goes. Once the primary is over, you go vote. If your state has early voting, go when you can.

We are going to pull this off. But EVERYONE needs to get this done. EVERYONE. I can't say it enough. It doesn't benefit anyone if Trump wins just because you got mad that your guy, or gal, didn't get the nomination. Trump must go and he must be shoved out with a large loss. Let's get it done.

The question every Democrat running for President needs to answer

This is for every Democratic candidate still in the race.

Without any speculation at this point what is going to happen, if it turns out that you are not the nominee, what do you plan to do to support the individual who is nominated and make sure that Donald Trump is not re-elected?

That's a question that each candidate, Sanders, Biden, Bloomberg, Warren, Klobuchar and Gabbard all need to answer.

I believe that the voters are tired of all of the corrupt stuff that has added up and keeps getting worse by day from this President. I believe he will NOT be re-elected come November. So if you're a Biden supporter or a moderate who loses your candidate before the convention, do you pack it up and go home or are you in it to make sure Trump's term ends in January 2021? How about it, Bernie supporters? How does it benefit your revolution for you to stay home and give Trump four more years, after which there will likely not be free elections any more? Bloomberg supporters, does your candidate keep dumping multiple millions into the race to help beat Trump and push whomever the Democrats nominate?

How about it, Democratic Underground? What's the goal here?

Trump, Not Sanders, Leads to Venezuela


Venezuela is what you are going to get if, as a party, the Democrats can’t stop the bickering feud that is going on now and start showing that their sense of purpose is making sure Donald Trump doesn’t get a second term. Because Venezuela is what you are going to get if he gets a second term. Did you see his disregard for the rule of law in the pardons and in his declaration that he is now the nation’s chief “law enforcement officer?” You can buy pardons in Venezuela. I guess you can do that in the US now.

This election belongs to the Democratic nominee. It is his, or hers, to lose. The groundwork has been laid for what I believe will be the icing on the cake that started back when Democrats, post-2016, seemed to wake up and started turning out to win elections at all levels in increasing margins. Alabama elected Doug Jones and that was a shocker. Gerrymandered congressional districts started looking like competitive battlegrounds in Georgia, North Carolina and Democrats picked off seats in Pennsylvania and Virginia. The mid-terms developed exactly as expected and since then, the streak has continued. State houses and governorships have flipped, and all of that has come about because Democrats are uniting anti-Trump voters and winning big.

Those state houses in particular are going to be important as the census results come in and the new lines for representative districts get drawn. Some states have to draw new lines, as Pennsylvania's courts did, because they lost law suits and there, since the legislature couldn't get it done, the courts had to. Others will do it because Democrats are now in charge.

Democrats need to get control of the "socialist" narrative and rhetoric. Really, I think Trump has damaged his own presidency beyond repair and the voters will dump him in November, regardless of who the nominee is, as long as they don't do something idiotic. Nevada and South Carolina showed Latino and African American voters anxious to end this nightmare. The possibility exists that there will be a brokered convention and so, with Sanders as one of the leading candidates, this narrative has to come under the control of the Democrats. That needs to start now.

I hadn't seen anything that approaches it from this blogger's angle. I think it's an apt analogy. We need to pull the plug on the hostility and focus all that energy on getting rid of Trump.

Why didn't Franklin Graham stand up for persecuted fellow Christians in India

by putting pressure on Trump to say or do something instead of just clicking his tongue, sitting back and agreeing with Trump while India becomes the tenth most dangerous country in the world for Christians, between Iran and Syria?

Let's get realistic about this election, people

Trump isn't going to win unless there is massive voter fraud, hacked machines and all of that. So that's where the focus needs to be, preventing that sort of thing.

Otherwise, if you look at the groundwork Democrats have laid the past three years, you can see where this is headed. The blue wave just keeps on rolling.

Christian Persecution in India "Very Troubling" Franklin Graham Says, But Backs Trump Friendship

Source: Newsweek

Christian support organizations have expressed unease at President Donald Trump's warm reception for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, given that the latter has overseen a surge in anti-Christian violence since coming into office in 2014.

But prominent evangelical leader Franklin Graham—a close confidant of Trump and the son of the late preacher Billy Graham—has argued that the president must befriend Modi to encourage improved conditions for the country's 65 million Christians, recommending that in the meantime devotees pray for Modi to change his ways.

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/christian-persecution-india-very-troubling-franklin-graham-1461042

Sorry, Indian Christians, it doesn't look like Franklin is going to acknowledge your existence any more. I guess you won't be getting thousands of boxes full of dollar store junk this Christmas.

Venezuela comparison more like Trump than Sanders


I like this comparison. Venezuela is what it is because of its corrupt government, not because of a socialist economy. Had Venezuela been a stable democracy, it has oil resources that, equitably distributed, could build infrastructure, handle utilities and support a variety of government service that would keep the population prosperous and the government stable and productive. But it never has been politically stable and it doesn't matter whether it is capitalist or socialist, greed and dishonesty rob it of stability. It has nothing to do with its economy which really isn't socialist, but which is an oligarchy of the rich. It's where the US is headed if Trump gets four more years.

I've given up on the idea of any kind of health care reform in the US that will knock the profit margin out and actually make health care a basic human right. Even a Sanders presidency wouldn't succeed at getting that through Congress. My hopes for this election have narrowed down to just getting rid of Trump. It doesn't look like the Democrats are going to behave or coalesce in such a way as to get much more done everywhere else than that. We need a big time voter registration drive to get dormant segments of the electorate out to the polls and a boots-on-the-ground effort prior to the election to motivate and move anyone who is breathing to vote straight ticket Democrat. But everyone is too concerned with themselves and putting everyone else down.

Handing Trump a Second Term


Trump's campaign staff got a good night's rest last night, perhaps their first in months, after the boxing match in Las Vegas. Let that happen again, candidates, and it won't matter who's nominated because Trump will be re-elected.
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