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Call for 'Revolution' Still Reverberating as Sanders, Clinton Head Neck and Neck Into Indiana

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Sunday, May 01, 2016
byCommon Dreams

Call for 'Revolution' Still Reverberating as Sanders, Clinton Head Neck and Neck Into Indiana

"This is the beginning of the revolt against the establishment, not the end," political analyst says

byAndrea Germanos, staff writer

Days ahead of Indiana's May 3 primary, a new poll shows Democratic presidential rivals Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton neck and neck while observers foresee the Vermont senator's impact being felt long after the nomination is secured.

According to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, Clinton leads among likely Indiana primary goers 50 percent to Sanders' 46 percent. But that lead is within the poll's margin of error of 4.6 percentage points for Democrats.

The poll also shows Sanders with a greater edge over Clinton in a hypothetical general-election match-up against Donald Trump. The Republican front-runner has a seven-point lead over Clinton in such a square-off, but just a single point lead over Sanders

Also on Sunday, the Sanders campaign announced that it had brought in $25.8 million in April, with the average donation being just under $26. And while the amount is far less than the $44 million haul in March, or $43.5 million in February, the campaign still touted it as surpassing the average monthly total of $17 million.

more: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/01/call-revolution-still-reverberating-sanders-clinton-head-neck-and-neck-indiana
Posted by silvershadow | Mon May 2, 2016, 03:41 AM (2 replies)

Copy of a letter I wrote the campaign about the super delegates:

Bernie, Jane, Tad, volunteers and staff:

Here is a quote I saw today in a Huffington Post piece:

"Superdelegates shouldn’t overrule the will of the Democratic grassroots,” Wikler said. “If the primary and caucus winner is Hillary Clinton, then Clinton should be the nominee. If it’s Bernie Sanders, then Sanders should be the nominee.”

The full piece is here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-superdelegates_us_57269509e4b01a5ebde5f91e

To that I would humbly offer: It is my understanding to Supers were put there to STOP grass roots activists from doing what we are trying...I am sure it was Debbie Wasserman-Schultz who just recently told us this. Well that's the case, it will be on full display for all the world to see!!!!

Un-Democratic Party: DNC chair says superdelegates ensure elites don’t have to run “against grassroots activists”

Story here: http://www.salon.com/2016/02/13/un_democratic_party_dnc_chair_says_superdelegates_ensure_elites_dont_have_to_run_against_grassroots_activists/
Posted by silvershadow | Mon May 2, 2016, 02:25 AM (0 replies)

One thing about it...just like the last time this country was in this similar place...

the people eventually have their say. What did they expect would happen when they illegally threw us out of our houses by the millions, foreclosed illegally, thus stealing not only the home but all the money paid to that point for it? No one has yet been charged with crimes, no one has yet paid restitution to their victims to any significant degree, there have been no public shamings, no perp walks. Instead of getting better, it has gotten worse, and no one is talking about real reforms...except Bernie Sanders.

The reckoning is upon them.

What did the others really think was gonna happen?
Posted by silvershadow | Mon May 2, 2016, 01:18 AM (0 replies)

Poll: Clinton, Sanders in statistical tie in Indiana

May 01, 2016, 09:26 am
Poll: Clinton, Sanders in statistical tie in Indiana
By Kyle Balluck

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has a 4-point lead over rival Bernie Sanders days ahead of Indiana’s primary, within a new poll’s margin of error.


Clinton leads the Vermont senator among likely Democratic primary voters, 50 percent to 46 percent, in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Sunday morning.
The NBC/WSJ/Marist poll, conducted April 26–28, has a margin of error of 4.6 percentage points for Democrats.

Clinton leads Sanders by 6.2 points in Indiana, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.


Leading the charge against big banks?

Posted by silvershadow | Sun May 1, 2016, 08:56 PM (0 replies)

Hey does anyone know offhand how many Corporations are Superdelegates offhand?

I'm just curious. Isn't interesting that they now have voting rights in our "democracy" ?

I, too, have a long history of trashing the Democratic party. It is called "tough love". nt

(Counter post to this: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1107121671 )
Posted by silvershadow | Sun May 1, 2016, 07:35 PM (6 replies)

Does anyone know why Upton Sinclair would be not verboten in GD? Reason I am

asking is I saw a post yesterday about him, but couldn't find it. Looked and looked. Discovered it had been alerted on and subsequently hidden- both actions from a small but very active cadre of individuals. What gives? We used to be able to talk about him here.

Eugene V Debs was a member of the Democratic Party: wonder if he knew Upton Sinclair?

Eugene Victor "Gene" Debs (November 5, 1855 – October 20, 1926) was an American union leader, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies), and five times the candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States. Through his presidential candidacies, as well as his work with labor movements, Debs eventually became one of the best-known socialists living in the United States.

Early in his political career, Debs was a member of the Democratic Party. He was elected as a Democrat to the Indiana General Assembly in 1884. After working with several smaller unions, including the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, Debs was instrumental in the founding of the American Railway Union (ARU), one of the nation's first industrial unions. After workers at the Pullman Palace Car Company organized a wildcat strike over pay cuts in the summer of 1894, Debs signed many into the ARU. He called a boycott of the ARU against handling trains with Pullman cars, in what became the nationwide Pullman Strike, affecting most lines west of Detroit, and more than 250,000 workers in 27 states. To keep the mail running, President Grover Cleveland used the United States Army to break the strike. As a leader of the ARU, Debs was convicted of federal charges for defying a court injunction against the strike and served six months in prison.

In jail, Debs read various works of socialist theory and emerged six months later as a committed adherent of the international socialist movement. Debs was a founding member of the Social Democracy of America (1897), the Social Democratic Party of America (1898), and the Socialist Party of America (1901).

Debs ran as a Socialist candidate for President of the United States five times, including 1900 (earning 0.63% of the popular vote), 1904 (2.98%), 1908 (2.83%), 1912 (5.99%), and 1920 (3.41%), the last time from a prison cell. He was also a candidate for United States Congress from his native Indiana in 1916.


Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle:

The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (1878–1968). Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. However, most readers were more concerned with his exposure of health violations and unsanitary practices in the American meatpacking industry during the early 20th century, greatly contributing to a public outcry which led to reforms including the Meat Inspection Act. Sinclair famously said of the public reaction "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

The book depicts working class poverty, the lack of social supports, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions, and a hopelessness among many workers. These elements are contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption of people in power. A review by the writer Jack London called it "the Uncle Tom's Cabin of wage slavery."

Sinclair was considered a muckraker, or journalist who exposed corruption in government and business. In 1904, Sinclair had spent seven weeks gathering information while working incognito in the meatpacking plants of the Chicago stockyards for the newspaper. He first published the novel in serial form in 1905 in the Socialist newspaper Appeal to Reason and it was published as a book by Doubleday in 1906.

more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jungle
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