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Bernie did not "leave" the Democratic Party

He said yesterday, as he had said before, that he was going to keep the "I" next to his name in the Senate because that's how he was elected. He never said he was "leaving the party", and in fact I read that he is sticking around and will be in the audience for her speech tonight. If he wanted to get up and leave, as that stupid headline in LBN implies, he would have hightailed it out of there after his part was done instead of sticking around to show support.
Posted by democrattotheend | Thu Jul 28, 2016, 10:06 PM (11 replies)

Gallup: Trump's speech the worst ever tested

I interrupt our regularly scheduled bickering over the protests to give some good news:

Ö Trump's speech got the least positive reviews of any speech we have tested after the fact: 35% of Americans interviewed last weekend said it was excellent or good. Of the nine previous speeches we have rated, the top one was Barack Obama's in August 2008, which 58% of Americans rated as excellent or good.


Hopefully this is something we can all be happy about.
Posted by democrattotheend | Thu Jul 28, 2016, 09:02 PM (8 replies)

If true, this is wrong

From a Facebook thread, it appears that they are blocking Bernie delegates from California and giving their seats away to other people. If they did this to all the Bernie delegates, that is wrong. Not all of the delegates are being disruptive. Last night, it seems like it was only a handful of disruptive delegates. I don't condone the heckling but excluding all of the delegates who support a candidate based on the acts of a few is just as wrong.
Posted by democrattotheend | Thu Jul 28, 2016, 05:39 PM (40 replies)

According to David Shuster, no delegates are being allowed in with "No TPP" signs

From twitter:

@BernieSanders delegates say they've been warned "no access" to hall tonight if carrying anti-TPP signs.

I don't know how I feel about this. I have no problem with people carrying protest signs and I don't like the idea of banning Bernie delegates en mass because of a few loudmouths. But given how disruptive they have been the last few nights I can understand why the DNC is doing this. That said, I am afraid taking away people's signs will just lead to more vocal protests. I would rather people carry signs than heckle.
Posted by democrattotheend | Thu Jul 28, 2016, 04:42 PM (97 replies)

Tim Kaine Admits He Was a "Lousy Governor" - of New Jersey

"Yesterday he said I was a lousy governor of New Jersey. And he's right. I wasn't even ever governor of New Jersey," Hillary Clinton's running mate told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday.

Kaine, who served as governor of Virginia from 2006-2010, noted that point before taking another backhand swipe at the Republican nominee.

"But look, basic civics, 50 states. You have to give a guy a break who's only into politics the last few months and not that well-informed," the Virginia senator quipped.

Posted by democrattotheend | Thu Jul 28, 2016, 02:32 PM (24 replies)

POLL: Clinton up 9 (and at 50%!) in Pennsylvania

Clinton 50%, Trump 41%

When Johnson and Stein are included, she is still up 9: Clinton 46, Trump 37, Johnson 5, Stein 3

Here are the cross tabs: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/2016/Suffolk_FINAL_PA_Marginals.pdf

This is a little bit of comfort, at least. I still don't understand why she is not up 20 points everywhere.
Posted by democrattotheend | Thu Jul 28, 2016, 01:45 PM (11 replies)

CNN: How Obama made some anti-Trump Republicans jealous

A delicious collection of tweets by conservatives disillusioned with Trump and jealous that we have such an awesome advocate on our side.

This is my favorite one:
Erick Erickson
I started the evening saying for the first time I thought Trump could win. Then Obama spoke. Iím so angry at my own party right now.

Posted by democrattotheend | Thu Jul 28, 2016, 01:22 AM (21 replies)

The only downside of this for Hillary is that she now has to follow Barack Obama

I don't think too many public speakers want to do that.
Posted by democrattotheend | Thu Jul 28, 2016, 01:07 AM (11 replies)

Apparently the "no more wars" chanting was started by the Oregon delegation

Oregon is a closed primary state. So I don't see why people think that closing our primaries is the answer to avoiding disruptive delegates. The delegates who shouted down Panetta were registered Democrats.
Posted by democrattotheend | Wed Jul 27, 2016, 10:30 PM (13 replies)

Kaine: "We all should feel the Bern, and we all should want to not get burned by the other guy"

Great line!
Posted by democrattotheend | Wed Jul 27, 2016, 10:20 PM (5 replies)
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