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POETIC JUSTICE FOR SUPREME COURT STALL: GOP loses Senate & White House

That would be the ultimate karma for eight years of obstructing Obama and for that matter, ten years of talking about Bill Clinton's penis.

BONUS KARMA: Hillary or Bernie appointed first gay, transgendered, Muslim, atheist, Socialist Mexican to Supreme Court (who looks sort of like Scalia).

DNC Chair: Superdelegates Make Sure Party Leaders Don’t Have to Run Against Grassroots Activists

“Unpledged delegates exist, really, to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists,” Wasserman-Schultz explained.

“We are, as a Democratic Party, really highlight and emphasize inclusiveness and diversity at our convention, so we want to give every opportunity to grassroots activists and diverse committed Democrats to be able to participate, attend, and be a delegate at the convention. So we separate out those unpledged delegates to make sure that there isn’t competition between them,” she added.

“I’m not sure that answer would satisfy an anxious young voter, but let’s move on,” Tapper replied.

After the Iowa caucus (which Clinton won by 0.3%), and the New Hampshire primary (which Sanders won by 22.4%), Clinton currently has 394 delegates, compared to Sanders’ 44, according to Bloomberg. It takes a total of 2,382 delegates to win the Democratic nomination.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/dnc-chair-superdelegates-make-sure-party-leaders-elected

What will DLC/centrists/New Democrats in House & Senate do if Bernie is elected president?

Will they follow his lead or side with Republicans in obstructing his agenda?

Quite frankly, that branch of the party is all for party loyalty when they are the beneficiaries.

But if they have to choose between progressive Democratic colleagues or even progressive constituents on the one hand and big donors on the other, they usually go with the money.

What do you think they will do?

If you were born after the end of the Cold War, do you have a visceral reaction to "Socialist"?

or even Communist?

or does it have as much impact as whig, federalist, or the silly walk party?

I am old enough to remember the Cold War, and for all of the Cold War propaganda, I never had the visceral reaction to socialist or even communist the way I do to Nazi, Ku Klux Klan, or to a lesser extent, fascist.

I'm guessing that's even more true for those who grew up after the threat of Mutually Assured Destruction dialed down.

But I could be wrong.

Let me know in the poll and in your comments.

TOM TOMORROW: Crisis management in Flint



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/01/18/1470965/-Cartoon-Crisis-management

The one thing GOP candidates can't say will knock Trump out in first debate with a Democrat:

"You're an idiot. It's not just that you have bad ideas, you don't know what the fuck you are talking about. Running for office may SEEM like a reality TV show or professional wrestling, but actually governing requires some knowledge and, yes, even at least SOME experience doing it.

Running your own company where people have to obey your every whim or be fired is NOT the same as dealing Congress and foreign leaders who you can't fire if they disagree with you.

You're fun to watch on TV in an "Ow my balls!" kind of way, but you running for president is like a dog chasing a car--if you won you wouldn't know what the fuck to do."

The problem is, it will ONLY work if done this bluntly.

If the Democratic nominee is at all polite or wishy washy about it, it will have no effect on Trump or more importantly, people who don't follow issues and have limited reasoning ability.

Our person MUST come across as an authority putting a spoiled five year old asking to drive the car in his place or it will fail.

Should Debbie Wasserman Schultz resign as DNC chair?

It's been pretty obvious her thumb was on the scale for Hillary from the start, but that computer kerfuffle last weekend was dropping a house on the scale.

Progressive voters are the base of the Democratic Party, but we haven't had a progressive chair since Howard Dean.

We need someone in that position who more than just the fat cat donors can trust.

Should Debbie Wasserman Schultz resign?

Will few primary debates at low viewership times hurt nominee in November?

definition of socialism: admitting the government does some things better than the private sector

I realize that's setting a pretty low bar, but no Republican would directly admit that, and corporate Democrats would dance around it and try not to say it directly.

Why didn't Obama mention punishing those who profit from ISIS oil smuggling or states who fund them?

Dropping bombs is viscerally satisfying, but if you cut off their flow of money, their "threat" will quickly be reduced to that of a homeless guy with a plastic spork.
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