HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Catherina » Journal
Page: « Prev 1 ... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ... 153 Next »


Profile Information

Name: Catherina
Gender: Female
Member since: Mon Mar 3, 2008, 02:08 PM
Number of posts: 35,189

About Me

There are times that one wishes one was smarter than one is so that when one looks out at the world and sees the problems one wishes one knew the answers and I don\'t know the answers. I think sometimes one wishes one was dumber than one is so one doesn\'t have to look out into the world and see the pain that\'s out there and the horrible situations that are out there, and not know what to do - Bernie Sanders http://www.democraticunderground.com/128040277

Journal Archives

Chair Chats by SC Dem Party Chairman w/ Dr. Cornel West

Discusses Bernie, BLM, the elections and more

"Do you think there's enough time for Senator Sanders to really turn that corner and make the case?"

Video posted 3 hours ago.

Chair Chats w/ Senator Bernie Sanders. South Carolina. Excellent Interview

Chair Chats w/ Senator Bernie Sanders (Ep.1)

Premier episode of Chair Chats hosted by South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison w/ special guest Senator Bernie Sanders! #FeelTheBern #ChairChats #SCDP

This was 2 months ago but still relevant. It's being viewed a lot.

Allen Ginsberg’s Handwritten Poem For Bernie Sanders, “Burlington Snow” (1986)

Special Collections, University of Vermont Libraries


Socialist snow on the streets
Socialist talk in the Maverick bookstore
Socialist kids sucking socialist lollipops
Socialist poetry in socialist mouths
—aren’t the birds frozen socialists?
Aren’t the snowclouds blocking the airfield
Social Democratic Appearances?
Isn’t the socialist sky owned by
the socialist sun?
Earth itself socialist, forests, rivers, lakes
furry mountains, socialist salt
in oceans?
Isn’t this poem socialist? It doesn’t
belong to me anymore.

Calling it “Burlington Snow,” Ginsberg composed the poem—equal parts goofy and sincere—on a visit to the city, one of many pilgrimages made by left-wing writers and artists after Sanders’ string of attempted foreign policy interventions. You can read all about the optimistic socialist—or democratic socialist, or whatever—in Paul Lewis’ Guardian portrait.


In 1940, FDR ran on the New Deal. The South was so upset with socialism they voted for him

In 1940, FDR ran on the New Deal. The South was so upset with *socialism* that they only gave him 78% of the vote.

Little Village Interview with Bernie Sanders, (incl Palestine, guns). Excellent

Alabama's ATU Local 725 invites Bernie to march with working stiffs in Selma next Spring

(ATU, Amalgamated Transit Union, is the largest labor union representing transit and allied workers in the U.S. and Canada.
Local 725 is in Birmingham

Rep. Keith Ellison Joining Bernie Sanders to call for the end of private prisons (video)

Thank you Bernie and thank you Keith!

Published on Sep 17, 2015

Bernie Sanders unveiled a plan Today 9/17/15 to ban privately run jails and prisons, which he says have a “perverse incentive” to increase the number of incarcerated people in the country.

Let the anti-Sanders red-baiting begin: Hillary’s super PAC wants you to know he’s a socialist

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 11:30 AM CAST

Let the anti-Bernie Sanders red-baiting begin: Hillary Clinton’s super PAC wants you to know that he’s a socialist

The pro-Clinton group Correct the Record places Bernie Sanders within the international socialist conspiracy

The Bernie Sanders 2016 boom has reached a critical threshold: it is now significant enough to be the target of nonsensical attacks from the Clinton universe. Sanders has been coming on hot in recent polling, overtaking Hillary in New Hampshire and threatening to pull even (or ahead) in Iowa. Up to this point, Clinton’s campaign has barely acknowledged Sanders’ existence and has maintained its critical focus on the Republican presidential candidates. But as the Huffington Post reports this morning, the Clinton-aligned super PAC Correct the Record is now dabbling in some very silly attacks on Sanders, looping in the democratic socialist senator as part of the international socialist conspiracy:


THE RED MENACE! As HuffPo lays out, the gist of the email is that Corbyn, a long-serving socialist Member of Parliament, has made some “extreme comments,” and that there are “similarities” between Corbyn and Sanders. Correct the Record is also apparently trying to make the case that Sanders was totally best buds with now-deceased Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez:


This is the sort of lame degrees-of-separation attack that hapless conservative bloggers have deployed against Barack Obama for the better part of a decade. A controversial person said a controversial thing, and Obama/Sanders has a tangential, superficial link to that person, so clearly there’s a huge scandal here. It’s a tactic you see deployed when one side has an interest in portraying its opponent as dangerously extreme, but lacks any real, compelling evidence of their opponents’ disqualifying radicalism. Correct the Record is highlighting the radicalism of a third party, drawing the thinnest of lines back to Sanders, and claiming to be troubled by the “similarities” they’ve just invented.

I’m also genuinely puzzled as to the political logic behind this attack. It’s difficult to see how transparent red-baiting of this sort would find a sympathetic audience among liberals and Democratic primary voters. Claire McCaskill, a Senate colleague of Sanders and a Clinton supporter, tested out a similar version of this attack over the summer, going on TV and calling Sanders “extreme” and “too liberal” and reminding everyone that “he’s a socialist.” The party and its base have spent the past seven years rolling their eyes at people like Sarah Palin who describe everything the Democrats do as “socialism” – why would they respond favorably to an intramural version of this same dumb jab?



Bernie on Rachel Maddow (9/17/2015) Watch it now if you missed it

'THE FULL BERNIE': Watch @BernieSanders speak with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow!

The Bernie Sanders Surge Is Real

Go to Page: « Prev 1 ... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ... 153 Next »