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Just as the Berners call for the end of Super Delegates and open pimaries the GOP is reconsidering

Reeling From 2016 Chaos, G.O.P. Mulls Overhaul of Primaries

WASHINGTON — Leaders of the Republican Party have begun internal deliberations over what would be fundamental changes to the way its presidential nominees are chosen, a recognition that the chaotic process that played out this year is seriously flawed and helped exacerbate tensions within the party.

In a significant shift, Republican officials said it now seemed unlikely that the four states to vote first would all retain their cherished place on the electoral calendar, with Nevada as the most probable casualty.

Party leaders are even going so far as to consider diluting the traditional status of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina as gatekeepers to the presidency. Under one proposal, those states would be paired with others that voted on the same day as a way to give more voters a meaningful role much sooner.

But in a move that would sharply limit who could participate in presidential primaries, many party activists are also pushing to close Republican contests to independent voters, arguing that open primaries in some states allowed Donald J. Trump, whose conservative convictions they deeply mistrust, to become the presumptive nominee.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/25/us/politics/republican-primary-schedule.html?emc=edit_th_20160525&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=45299538&_r=0

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IMO, Super Delegates are a great thing and all the primaries should be closed to Party declared voters only. It is the Party choosing who is running in the General Election, if someone wants to have a voice in that selection process, they need to join the Party.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed May 25, 2016, 06:21 AM (12 replies)

May 23 - World Turtle Day




No really, it is World Turtle Day...


https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/turtle-day/

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue May 24, 2016, 12:36 PM (1 replies)

Jimmy Carter, Seeing Resurgence of Racism, Plans Baptist Conference for Unity

Former President Jimmy Carter, who has long put religion and racial reconciliation at the center of his life, is on a mission to heal a racial divide among Baptists and help the country soothe rifts that he believes are getting worse.

In an interview on Monday, Mr. Carter spoke of a resurgence of open racism, saying, “I don’t feel good, except for one thing: I think the country has been reawakened the last two or three years to the fact that we haven’t resolved the race issue adequately.”

He said that Republican animosity toward President Obama had “a heavy racial overtone” and that Donald J. Trump’s surprisingly successful campaign for president had “tapped a waiting reservoir there of inherent racism.”

Mr. Carter conducted telephone interviews to call attention to a summit meeting he plans to hold in Atlanta this fall to bring together white, black, Hispanic and Asian Baptists to work on issues of race and social inequality. Mr. Carter began the effort, called the New Baptist Covenant, in 2007, but it has taken root in only a few cities. The initiative is expanding to enlist Baptist congregations across the country to unite across racial lines.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/us/jimmy-carter-racism-baptist-conference-unity-donald-trump.html?emc=edit_th_20160524&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=45299538&_r=0

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue May 24, 2016, 06:18 AM (12 replies)

If Hillary loses this election it is all on Bernie Sanders and his supporters

His attacks on Hillary are toxic and misdirected.

Posted by liberal N proud | Sun May 22, 2016, 07:04 AM (17 replies)

My, God, can they get any worse?

When will the hate fest of our presumptive nominee stop on DU?

These posters are never going to vote for Democrats, they are here just to disrupt and peddle right wing hate.

Posted by liberal N proud | Sat May 21, 2016, 07:32 PM (32 replies)

2016, GOP & the NRA claim Hillary will take your guns, Where have we heard this before?

Really? Isn't this bullshit rehashed issue getting old?

In 2008, we heard that Obama was coming for our guns. And every Democrat for the last x number of elections has been going to take our guns.

Guess what, everyone still has their guns! How do we break this bullshit lie the NRA and the GOP keep peddling?
Posted by liberal N proud | Sat May 21, 2016, 12:37 PM (4 replies)

3 ways to fail at everything...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEtUOnmRKCZUF8kKdhJk2oHszbagaQOKrwBJN80/


1. Blame all your problems on others.
2. Complain about everything.
3. Not be grateful.

Posted by liberal N proud | Sat May 21, 2016, 12:34 PM (4 replies)

Here is how Bernie Sanders became like Donald Trump

When Donald Trump applauded the violent thugs at his rallies, he became a violent thug himself. Sanders is now no different, and that’s distressing.

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/5/20/1528657/-The-problem-isn-t-Bernie-Sanders-supporters-It-s-Bernie-Sanders-himself
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri May 20, 2016, 09:43 AM (14 replies)

We need lots of positives on this (Hillary Clinton Group)

This is being posted in LBN as a if it is a bad thing so lets all get this one pumped up as a great thing!

Clinton: 'There is no way I won't be' nominee
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141456575#post1

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu May 19, 2016, 03:20 PM (11 replies)

Bernie Sanders Willing to Harm Hillary Clinton

Defiant and determined to transform the Democratic Party, Senator Bernie Sanders is opening a two-month phase of his presidential campaign aimed at inflicting a heavy blow on Hillary Clinton in California and amassing enough leverage to advance his agenda at the convention in July — or even wrest the nomination from her.




While Mr. Sanders says he does not want Mr. Trump to win in November, his advisers and allies say he is willing to do some harm to Mrs. Clinton in the shorter term if it means he can capture a majority of the 475 pledged delegates at stake in California and arrive at the Philadelphia convention with maximum political power.



For weeks, some current and former Sanders campaign workers have privately acknowledged feeling disheartened about Mr. Weaver’s determination to go after the Democratic National Committee, fearing a pitched battle with the party they hope to support in the general election. The intraparty fighting has affected morale, they say, and raised concerns that Mr. Weaver, a longtime Sanders aide who more recently ran a comic book store, was not devoted to achieving Democratic unity. Several described the campaign’s message as having devolved into a near-obsession with perceived conspiracies on the part of Mrs. Clinton’s allies.

Democratic leaders said they wanted to do everything possible to avoid having Clinton-Sanders tensions send the Philadelphia convention into the sort of chaos they had expected to mar the Republican convention. So far, though, Mr. Sanders has not indicated that he would ask his delegates to support Mrs. Clinton, as she did in 2008 for Barack Obama.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/19/us/politics/bernie-sanderss-campaign-accuses-head-of-dnc-of-favoritism.html?ref=politics&_r=2


Bernie Sanders cannot proclaim he is a Democrat, a Progressive, a Liberal, or a Socialist with this type of destructive intentions. He will destroy the country rather than swallow his pride. For that he can go straight to #%!!
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu May 19, 2016, 10:25 AM (16 replies)
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