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21. I'm gonna' break up this glum pity party
Sat Jun 11, 2016, 10:08 AM
Jun 2016

SmittynMo says: People ignored it like the plague.

This is a major movement and you guys are just having in a snit 'cuz you didn't get all you wanted. I was excited this morning when I saw that Cornel West and Trumka have already thrown out TPP on the platform discussion table. That is major!! (there's a thread on it here)

I am not assuming a Clinton win, either. A lot can happen in the next few months. If she does, however, the Repubs and Dems are facing third parties. I just heard this morning on the radio about a new strategy to deprive Trump of the nomination. The host came right out and said that it sounded like just another way to keep voters from getting what they wanted.

I predict that if Bernie does not win the presidency, he will play a major role in the Senate or he will form a third party and really be in their faces. Whatever happens, he is going to be highly visible and that is going to go on for quite some time.

As far as the OP goes, I am in total sympathy. TV is easy, and now I can no longer watch Rachel or any of those other shows, and I have total disgust for Hollywood, not that I didn't already have that before, but now ech.

In regard to media, I've set up computers in my kitchen, bedroom, and office. I just watch youtube. You pretty much get the "best of" there, so there's a lot less to filter.

As far as the future goes, this is the way people are going to be watching, particularly the younger generation. For now, yes, TV rules, but there are more and more younger political commentators starting their own channels, and it's quite exciting to watch them. This is one of the things I do for a living--teach them English and communication, including production--so it is quite gratifying for me to see them taking off, especially when their political opinions concur with mine!!

Happening to many of us. elleng Jun 2016 #1
You'll find many better things to do. roody Jun 2016 #2
Go outside for a bit - the 840high Jun 2016 #3
Mahar tonight was really a disappointment. Jackilope Jun 2016 #4
Same here. It was quite strange after his terrific rant appalachiablue Jun 2016 #8
When Bill told Bernie folks Plucketeer Jun 2016 #23
Yeah that was effed up, and the look on his face was awkward when he said it too. appalachiablue Jun 2016 #31
I seem to remember that "New Rules' is written by a team floppyboo Jun 2016 #37
It may have been the way some people were feeling glowing Jun 2016 #5
Those positions don't bring the Benjamin's. Cassiopeia Jun 2016 #19
They are indeed "Republican lite". malletgirl02 Jun 2016 #29
I keep saying to my wife retrowire Jun 2016 #6
I've said the same thing to my son... RazBerryBeret Jun 2016 #35
For me it was Barack Obama BobSmith4152 Jun 2016 #7
I know that feeling hollysmom Jun 2016 #9
Indeed! ALittleBirdie Jun 2016 #10
Lee Camp of 'Redacted Tonight' on RT is still loyal, posting terrific shows appalachiablue Jun 2016 #15
Of those vying for Stewarts audience Plucketeer Jun 2016 #39
Love Lee Camp, followed him for a few years. Brit JONATHAN PIE does wildly appalachiablue Jun 2016 #58
We watch RT online or on Dish whose Customer Service is pretty good esp. appalachiablue Jun 2016 #61
Just watched Redacted Tonight OctOct1 Jun 2016 #56
Lee rocks, followed him for several years. appalachiablue Jun 2016 #57
Brit Jonathan Pie's comedy skits are wild! On YouTube and posted here at DU. appalachiablue Jun 2016 #59
Randi Rhodes will be back on air Update: Looking like First week in July Nictuku Jun 2016 #33
Listerning to Radioornot.com Plucketeer Jun 2016 #40
+100 Duppers Jun 2016 #42
Try the Young Turks Pharaoh Jun 2016 #11
They're a breath of fresh air Plucketeer Jun 2016 #41
me too Pharaoh Jun 2016 #45
Thanks OctOct1 Jun 2016 #51
I know what you mean. snot Jun 2016 #12
They lost my viewership. Duppers Jun 2016 #43
Maher's always been a fucking assweasel. Scootaloo Jun 2016 #13
I've totally switched to Iwillnevergiveup Jun 2016 #14
You are right, also ALittleBirdie Jun 2016 #49
I found her about a week ago OctOct1 Jun 2016 #54
could not agree more zorgin Jun 2016 #16
Never thought of it but wonder if Lee Camp was considered to replace Stewart. appalachiablue Jun 2016 #60
When did Democrats become Asshats? Silver_Witch Jun 2016 #17
yep, me too NJCher Jun 2016 #20
Money, corruption, desception, and filthy politics SmittynMo Jun 2016 #18
I'm gonna' break up this glum pity party NJCher Jun 2016 #21
Thank you so much SmittynMo Jun 2016 #24
I've never had cable, rarely watch political shows, and I'm grateful for everything Bernie has done Donkees Jun 2016 #22
Oh, I'm extremely grateful too. SmittynMo Jun 2016 #25
Bernie is as close Plucketeer Jun 2016 #26
I fear it's all coming to a close. American voters just love to vote against their RKP5637 Jun 2016 #28
As the democratic party continues to move new republican. n/t RKP5637 Jun 2016 #27
In the end, even these popular media figures beloved by Liberals ... Trajan Jun 2016 #30
Welcome Worldly Traveler Jun 2016 #32
What a great place!! THanks OctOct1 Jun 2016 #34
Thanks for that link - as someone there said, b4p seems infested with "Bernie buts" right now. djean111 Jun 2016 #36
Glad you posted. My exact sentiment about Bill Maher. Duppers Jun 2016 #38
Yep, The sharp right turn Bill Maher took makes me want to get out my tin foil hat OctOct1 Jun 2016 #44
You've wised up and your eyes are open to what's happening newfie11 Jun 2016 #46
It's catching! Stevepol Jun 2016 #47
Truer words were never spoken. erlewyne Jun 2016 #48
A quote from Adyashanti. GoldenThunder Jun 2016 #50
I removed Maddow and Sam Bee from my DVR TSIAS Jun 2016 #52
Nope, He never mentioned Nevada. I was waiting for it OctOct1 Jun 2016 #53
Oh no! Sam Bee, I love her. roody Jun 2016 #62
Please know that you are not alone OctOct1. Karma13612 Jun 2016 #55
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