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This election is now underwear v. toilet paper

CK also stands for Calvin Klein, which Marty McFly famously had printed on his underwear in Back to the Future.
TP obviously stands for toilet paper.

Let's hope underwear trumps toilet paper!

Just a humorous observation to hopefully lighten the mood here.
Posted by democrattotheend | Fri Jul 22, 2016, 08:52 PM (8 replies)

Speculation about Tim Kaine could be wrong: little nugget from 2004

Someone on Twitter dug up this little nugget from 2004:

I don't really remember - did most people say it was going to be Gephardt in 2004 before Kerry announced Edwards? I was spending that summer on the west coast so the announcement happened before I woke up.
Posted by democrattotheend | Fri Jul 22, 2016, 04:56 PM (17 replies)

Cute display of party unity: Hillary retweeted one of Bernie's tweets

I don't know why but I find that cute. Let's hope our convention goes a lot better than theirs does.

Hillary Clinton Retweeted
Will there be one word about student debt or making college affordable? Or just concerned about more tax breaks for the rich? #RNCwithBernie

Posted by democrattotheend | Fri Jul 22, 2016, 12:15 AM (7 replies)

What are the pundits saying about Trump's speech?

I don't have cable and am curious what the talking heads have to say.
Posted by democrattotheend | Thu Jul 21, 2016, 11:50 PM (6 replies)

Chicago Tribune: Orange-hued heathen trashes party of Lincoln

Even the conservative Chicago Tribune is publishing anti-Trump commentary. They endorsed a Democrat for the first time ever in 2008. I wonder if they will do so again this year?

The Republican Party was seriously wounded Thursday night by an orange-hued heathen who, after months of battering conservatives with divisive, xenophobic and often nonsensical rhetoric, dropped the once-proud party of Lincoln to its knees by accepting its nomination for president.

It remains unclear whether the GOP will recover, but is said to be under sedation and planning to spend more time with family.

Before delivering his final blow in a prime-time acceptance speech at the GOP national convention, real estate mogul and master egotist Donald J. Trump derailed any hope the Republican Party had of broadening its appeal to a wider base of American voters. Trump's co-conspirators, who remain on the loose, have been identified as "millions of predominantly white voters who feel left behind in a demographically changing America."
Posted by democrattotheend | Thu Jul 21, 2016, 11:43 PM (6 replies)

Is this speech longer than usual for a nominee?

It seems like it's going on forever. Is it longer than usual or does it just feel like it because it's so painful to watch?
Posted by democrattotheend | Thu Jul 21, 2016, 11:26 PM (9 replies)

Bernie is kicking ass on Twitter

Look at the hash tag #RNCwithBernie. He's had some great tweets.

Here's my favorite:
What a hypocrite! If Trump wants to "fix" trade he can start by making his products in the US, not low-wage countries abroad.

And on instagram, he specifically said

Those who voted for me will not support Trump who has made bigotry and divisiveness the cornerstone of his campaign. #RNCwithBernie


I miss him! He's been so quiet since endorsing Hillary.

Posted by democrattotheend | Thu Jul 21, 2016, 11:04 PM (69 replies)

Bernie Sanders has no desire to be the Ted Cruz of the Democratic convention, aide says

The runner-up for the Democratic presidential nomination is pledging to be a more unifying force at that party’s convention next week than the runner-up for the Republican nomination has been this week.

A spokesman for Bernie Sanders said Thursday that when the liberal senator from Vermont addresses the Democratic convention, he plans to echo many of the themes he touched upon last week during a rally in New Hampshire at which he formally endorsed Hillary Clinton.

“He’s not Ted Cruz, in so many ways,” said Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs, referring to the conservative Republican senator from Texas whose address Wednesday night is now the talk of the GOP convention.

Posted by democrattotheend | Thu Jul 21, 2016, 10:18 PM (2 replies)

AP sources: Clinton VP search focus is Kaine, Vilsack, Perez

This is encouraging because it means Perez is still in the running. He is definitely my top choice of these three. I would be very happy with him as the VP pick. As an employment attorney, I think he has done a great job at the Department of Labor.

Democrats familiar with the search say Clinton's campaign has focused in recent days on Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a former governor, mayor and one-time Catholic missionary fluent in Spanish; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, an ex-Iowa governor and longtime Clinton ally; and Labor Secretary Tom Perez, a progressive champion who would be the first Hispanic on a major-party ticket.

The Democrats cautioned that Clinton had not yet reached a final decision and was weighing a number of factors, including the person's readiness to be president, personal compatibility and ability to help her administration govern.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a favorite of liberals, remains in the mix and offers the campaign a fundraising juggernaut and the tantalizing prospect of an all-female ticket. But Warren is not expected to be the final choice, said the Democrats familiar with the process. They spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private discussions about the search process.


Posted by democrattotheend | Wed Jul 20, 2016, 07:30 PM (14 replies)

Hillary to announce her VP pick Friday in Florida


Not much more information about it in that article - just the time and place of the announcement. I think that is the day after the GOP convention, which is smart. McCain did that in 2008 to steal some of Obama's thunder from the convention.
Posted by democrattotheend | Sat Jul 16, 2016, 11:51 AM (48 replies)
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