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Jon Stewart ponders the question: 'Bernie Sanders is the 'loon' in this race'?

As only he can do it, Jon Stewart takes a look at the Republican Clown Car, in video clips, confirming he IS going to retire UNLESS .... Donald Trump decided to run! Lol! That entire segment is hilarious.

Talk about loons!

Then he goes to the Democratic Primary.

Using Corporate Media Clips with various talking heads slamming Bernie Sanders 'he's a SOCIALIST FOR CHRIST'S SAKE' or 'his hair', 'too old' 'he's loony' etc etc (paraphrasing here) he exposes the bias of the corporate media.

And then he invites us to just WATCH what it is about Sanders that is so loony.

He plays some clips of Bernie talking about Wall St, about Inequality, about Social Security and then explains WHY Bernie seems so strange.

And I believe he was serious at this point.

He says that we have become so accustomed to politicians who are so scripted, so insincere, so unauthentic etc, that when we see someone like Bernie, honest, authentic etc. HE looks like the one who is strange.

Bernie was the only candidate he spoke well of. For that segment he received a huge round of applause.


I think Bernie has impressed Stewart, as he does everyone who gets to know him.

Editing to add this video which begins where Stewart talks about Bernie, provided by DUer BrotherIvan

Great comments under that video also on Utube!

New Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Gaining Ground in New Hampshire

New Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Gaining Ground in New Hampshire

A new poll out of New Hampshire, home to the first presidential primaries of 2016, shows Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) gaining support among Democrats in his campaign to upset Hillary Clinton and win the party's nomination.

Commissioned by Bloomberg Politics and Saint Anselm College and conducted by the bipartisan Purple Insights group, the survey found Sanders with 18% backing among Granite State Democrats, up from 8% in February.

That's quite a jump for someone who the 'experts' say doesn't have a chance.

The poll shows that Hillary gained 6 points mainly due to the absence of Warren in this poll.

However Bernie's gains are really pretty impressive considering that back in Oct of last year when they first started to include him in polls, he was a virtual unknown to the public, polling only at 1%.

Against the odds: Still, there is understandable doubt that any candidate — especially one who has said he will not help raise money for any super PAC supporting his candidacy — can compete with the rich and, to date, smartly operated Clinton apparatus. On Sunday, Sanders got the question point-blank from CBS Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer, who asked, "Do you really believe you can beat Hillary Clinton?"

"The answer," Sanders said, "is yes."


"There is, in my view, massive dissatisfaction in this country today with corporate establishment and the greed of corporate America and the incredibly unequal distribution of wealth and income, which currently exists," he told Schieffer, promising to impose a "litmus test" on campaign finance reform for potential Supreme Court nominees.

As Bernie's polls rise, Hillary's and other candidates are going down. No more '82%' polls these days.

And imo, starting out from so far behind, Bernie is like the longshot in a race, steadily catching up, already passing some of the contenders and eventually winning the race.

So all we have to do is to keep on doing what we are doing. Make sure that everyone in the country knows who Bernie is.

And don't forget, these polls are mostly from the Dem Base.

Bernie will be going after the Independent Vote AND the non-voters, people who have given up on politics.

So to see him now cutting into the Dem base so early is pretty encouraging in my view.

Bernie Sanders Fired the Opening Shot of his Political Revolution in Vermont

Bernie Sanders Just Fired the Opening Shots of His "Political Revolution" in Vermont

The independent senator and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination took the stage here at Burlington's Waterfront Park to ceremonially kick off a campaign that has been gaining speed and support faster than even the truest believers could have imagined.

"Today, we stand here and say loudly and clearly: Enough is enough," Sanders said, his voice booming up and down the eastern shoreline of Lake Champlain. "This great nation and its government belong to all of the people and not to a handful of billionaires."

When it was his turn to speak, Sanders delivered. Unfazed by the beating sun, the candidate spoke for more than 35 minutes, spelling out in detail the stark rationale for his run — and issuing a call to arms for progressives and a liberal left which has come to feel locked out by the Obama administration.

On Wednesday, Sanders leaves the warm grip of Burlington for the political battleground of New Hampshire, where he will headline three events with voters from the first-in-the-nation primary state. Recent polls show him gaining ground there on frontrunner Hillary Clinton, who hardly managed a mention in Burlington.

"We are going to take this campaign directly to the people," Sanders said toward the end of his speech. "In town meetings, on street corners, my campaign will not be led by gossip or reckless personal attacks. These are serious times and we need serious debates."

And he's off to a GREAT start:

"to ceremonially kick off a campaign that has been gaining speed and support faster than even the truest believers could have imagined".

I said that AGAIN, because it is true. I knew once people got to know him they would be impressed, but to be honest, I thought it would take a lot longer to see his poll numbers go from 3% in Jan to where they are already. Some even as high as 24%, in NH UP to 18%!!

And he has only just begun!

Editing to add this CSpan Video of Bernie's Campaign Opening Speech for anyone who missed it:


The Mood of Daily Kos: Clinton or Sanders


Not since the last great debates of HRC vs. Obama have I seen such "great" primary battles....people getting behind their candidates and attacking the other people's choice.

Not a day goes by when a diary attacking one of the other candidates appears., or building up one of the two candidates appears.

I often wonder which of the two the Daily Kos community supports more, Clinton or Sanders, thus my unscientific poll here in this diary.

Last time I checked these were the results:

My choice for the 2016 Primary so far between Sanders and Clinton is...

82% 591 votes

15% 108 votes

Other (Stated Below)
2% 19 votes

| 718 votes | Results

Anywhere where people know who he is and what he is about, this seems to be the consensus. People overwhelmingly choose Bernie.

So all we have to do is to make sure people do know him!

If you're a member at DK you can vote in the poll. Not sure if you can if you are not a member.

Bernie Was in the Top Ten Trends on Twitter Today!

I noticed it earlier today when I looked at what was trending. Wish I had screen captured it. The hashtag was #berniesanders2016 airc.

Anyhow, people noticed:


LGBTForBernie @LGBT4Bernie · 11h 11 hours ago
OMG Look! Bernie Sanders is in the TOP 10 TRENDS of TWITTER! WHAT THE !!!!

Corporate Media might have been too busy for Bernie, but Social Media was on fire!

If you missed today's events, you can see Bernie's speech on CSpan:


Watch Bernie Sanders Live in Burlington


Live stream, band playing ....

And the Ed show on MSNBC will be covering the event in about five minutes,

Bernie's Campaign Store is now open!


I don't know if this has been posted already.

I just saw it posted online.

Bernie is going to need all the money he can get from his supporters.

So I hope this helps.

I like this one because a lot of people DO want to vote for him but are afraid due to the propaganda saying that no one other than Hillary can win! Yes he can win, IF you vote for him!

"The American People are Angry"! The Speech that could help Bernie win in 2016

That 2012 Bernie Sanders Speech That Could Help Him Win In 2016

"You know, I, for the love of me, I cannot understand why people who have billions of dollars are compulsively driven for more and how many people have got to die because they don't go to a doctor, because you want to avoid paying your taxes?" ~ Bernie Sanders

I do love this man, and this was the first time I heard the Senator from Vermont speak. Every year, I like to update and republish the speech, in hopes others will see him at his best, attacking Wall Street/1%, expressing the anger and the frustration of the people, and offering assurance and solutions. I remember thinking, 'Wow, where did this guy come from (even though he'd been in office since 2007). Why aren't more lawmakers like him?'

You cannot listen to this speech and doubt that this man should be the next President of the US.

If you can't listen to the whole speech, then start at approx 17 mins and listen to the last seven minutes.

There is so much truth in this speech it is hard to believe it is coming from a Politician.

I think this speech could be used at house parties and other meetups to introduce people to Bernie Sanders.

Add to that, his voting record shows that he votes the way he talks.

Is there any way anyone who actually listens to him speak and looks at his record could NOT vote for him?

Just let the people hear him and I KNOW he will win!

Editing to add this From Angry Millennials

The Best Political Speech I Ever Heard

Sitting here in my apartment after a long week of work, I came across this article on Daily Kos titled “That 2012 Bernie Sanders Speech that Could Help Him Win in 2016.” After listening to the entire 25-minutes, I must admit, this is the best speech I have ever heard in politics, as Bernie explains very clearly why the American people are angry, and how we ended up living in an oligarchy. Three years have passed and every single issue that he mentions is even more serious, especially since the McCutcehon vs. FEC Supreme Court decision last year.

This speech certainly will help Bernie gain followers, we just need to share it with every person we know. The mainstream media has been marginalizing Bernie, as was to be expected with Hillary already being considered the inevitable Democratic nominee.

Since 2011, we have created worldwide movements using digital communication, and there is no doubt that these tools have the power to subvert mainstream media messaging.

He's right about that.

Twitter Storm For Bernie Today Reached nearly 6 Million People!

If the media won't cover him, no problem.

The people will!

I participated in the Storm for Bernie today. If you are on Twitter there are now so many groups and individuals who are working for him, it's hard to keep up with them all.

I follw People For Bernie so got the request on my Twitter feed this morning.

There are now Twitter accounts set up by people in almost every state! I'm trying to follow them all, but it's hard to keep up with them!

The enthusiasm is amazing!

People For Bernie ‏@People4Bernie 4h

TODAY In JUST ONE HOUR today 587 people reached almost 6MIL! Tomorrow, let's go bigger! #FeelTheBern #Bernie2016

Editing to add this:

R ❤️ B ‏@changeutoday 6m

@valdezgbravo @Latinos4Bernie BERNIE es EL MEJOR! #FeelTheBern #Bernie2016 INFO http://goo.gl/v491Gb

Bernie's supporters were busy today!

We've had a very nice visit from 'WomenForBernie' to this Group.

Yesterday I posted a thread here in the Bernie Group titled: Women4Bernie on Twitter is on Fire

Women4Bernie is a Twitter account dedicated to working to help get Bernie elected.

However, I did not know at the time I posted that thread about the original WomenForBernie group.

I had been tweeted a link to the other account Women4Berniewhich I used as the title of my OP.

Note the use of the number '4' as opposed to the use of the word 'For' in the two titles.

I was unaware that there were two groups or one twitter account and one group of women working for Bernie.

So, it was very nice of WomenForBernie to visit my thread (which was retweeted on Twitter) to point out the difference between the Twitter account Women4Bernie and their group WomenForBernie And I'm glad they did because they have created so many accounts for Bernie all over Social Media.

At my request, they very kindly provided links to all their Social Media accounts in support of Bernie.

Here is the first post from WomenForBernie from my original thread:


We are all here for Bernie Sanders but lets maintain some integrity while we do it. This post IS NOT to agitate but to educate.

WomenForBernie started before the Women4Bernie group with accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Ello, and Tumblr. They use the hashtag #WomenForBernie.

Many people have been confused by this duplicity and all that can be done is to politely inform the greater Bernie audience of the difference. Again we are all here to support Bernie Sanders and all support is good support.

If anyone one is interested we can list the URLs to each account.

No matter how you feel about this post, we hope you keep supporting Bernie Sanders and spread the news every chance you can.

#ReadyToBern #BernEmDown #BeFairToBernie

I asked for some links etc so people would not be confused between both groups and Women For Bernie kindly supplied the links in their second post.


WomenForBernie (2 posts)
20. Thank you so much for your patient understanding.

The official social media account links for #WomenForBernie are as follows:






We are also on Ello and Instagram. Just search #WomenForBernie

Thanks again for this opportunity to set things straight.

They are doing an awesome job working to help get Bernie elected all over the internet.

If you want to click the links, follow them, friend them etc, tweet them, put them on your own FB or other Social Media accounts, that will all help spread the word about Bernie.

I hope they visit us again, meantime I am following them on Twitter and checking in on their other sites whenever I can.

So thanks again to Women For Bernie for helping to clarify that there are two groups, or one group and one Twitter account of women who support Bernie.

I love how they are using so many different Social Media sites.

Eg I use Pinterest a lot for help decorating our relatively new home. These sites have millions of visitors every day.

It's worth while clicking all the links, their sites are so much fun and full of info about Bernie and also good to pass along to others.

Even though there was a little confusion at first, the great thing is how many wonderful people are working hard to help Bernie win! And we got to know them and all that they are doing for Bernie.

Thanks for visiting our Bernie Group, Women For Bernie
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