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WTF is wrong with MSNBC? Right now Tweety breaks away from

his program to give Drumpf's 'speech' to an audience in WVa. He's still going on - and on - and on. How much is that free airtime worth? I swear, if it weren't for MSNBC and the rest of the MSM making themselves willing allies of Trump and letting him spew his poison any time he feels like it for free there might well have been another Rethug presumptive nominee. It's sickening.

Mrs. Greenspan on MSNBC now, rolling her eyes and

making faces when Hillary is mentioned advancing her theory about how many Bernie voters may move to Trump. Kasie Hunt seconding her (hey, notice me) telling how 'she's talked to lots of millenials' at Bernie rallies and they tell her that they may vote 'for Bernie or maybe for Trump'. Upchuck Toad closed out the 'panel' discussion explaining why millenials may vote for Trump: because 'you know, he's going to shake things up', 'you know, turn the table over'.

Where did they get these people?


The following was just posted in DU. For your reading pleasure - and amusement: (I personally love the part about WE WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS>

...Bernie hasn't lost yet; however, Hillary and her supporters are already gloating over the crushing of Bernie's Political Revolution. That can't be allowed to happen! There are plans for a massive march on the Democratic Convention in support of Bernie Sanders and his agenda. There's a Facebook page for the March and two event pages:

March on the Democratic National Convention
Bernie Supporters March on Philadelphia - Democratic National Convention

The first already has 2.2K people who've signed up as 'going' and 6.8K who've indicated that they're 'interested.' (I

Come out to Philadelphia and join us as we march on the Democratic National Convention this July! This march is in protest to the highly biased and unfair treatment, demonstrated by the DNC, towards presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders. It has been blatantly clear that the DNC has tried to tip the scales during this election, and has NOT represented the will of the citizens. We have to make our voices heard. WE WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS! This march is also designed to put pressure on the superdelegates to cast their vote in accordance with their constituents. We must unite together, because that is what this campaign is about, not dividing us apart.

Why in the name of God does Lawrence O'Donnell

insist on having the RW asshole Hugh Hewitt on as 'expert' on the reasons Hillary won't be able to beat Trump. Was Limpbaugh unavailable? I don't get MSNBC.

I think I finally understand the large crowds Bernie

is able to draw. It's really the same phenomenon as Trump, and pretty much based on the same principle: "Tell them what they want to hear". In Trump's case he appeals to the voter who feels marginalized economically and socially and is pissed about it. Trump gives them a convenient target ("the others") and promises them that, when he (Trump) is in the White House losers will "win so many times that they'll get tired of winning". No thought process goes into hearing what Trump is saying (to the extent he says anything at all) - it's all limbic brain and pure emotion. 'Trump says what I want to say, but can't'.

Bernie follows a similar pattern. He also identifies a convenient enemy target: Banks, Wall Street, the "i%ers" who are keeping you down. He also promises that, when he is in the White House things will be all better. Not to worry. There is also no real thought process that accompanies many of Bernie's followers' devotion. They hear what they want to hear: "Free college for all" "Single payer medical for all", without ever once questioning where the billions of extra tax dollars would come from to pay for this. With them, as with the Trumpites it's raw emotion. "Bernie's going to shake the fat cats and we'll get the benefits".

I don't believe that any rational discussion penetrates the thought processes of most of Trump's or Bernie's supporters at this stage of the game. They have idealized their respective candidate to such an extent that they're one step away from saying "Trump (or Bernie) doesn't walk on water because he doesn't care to".

OMFG, Rachel on now, giddy

as a schoolgirl because 17,000 people have said on Facebook that they're going to show up for Bernie's rally at Washington Sq, in New York City tomorrow. To quote Rachel "Something's up - watch this space". She did feel compelled however to at least admit that when Obaman in 2008 he rallied 24,000 at the same place - and then proceeded to lose the NYState Primary. As she grudgingly had to recognize, "rallys aren't votes".

Apparently he MSM (and MSNBC in particular) feels that they have to keep pushing "this is a horserace", come hell or high water until they've squeezed the last possible viewer out of the programming, facts be damned. I for one will be thrilled when April 19 comes and goes and even the most diehard Bernie fan will have to recognize that Hillary will be our candidate for President.

Obama's deal with the Repugs on Supreme Court nominee?

Source: Rachel Maddow Shoe 3/16/16

According to Nina Totenberg, NPR's Legal Correspondent appearing on the Rachel Maddow Show tonight Obama has made a deal with the Repubs that goes like this: The Repugs will still not consider or do anything with Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court until after the election in November. Then, if the Democrats win the Repugs will approve Garland for the Supreme Court. Totenberg stresses that this is in line with Obama's judicial philosophy of wanting judges (or Justices) who defer to the Legislature and the Executive.

No link yet.

To the kind DU'er who gave me a heart -

Thank you! Totally unexpected and most probably unearned but nonetheless totally appreciated. Thanks!

I think I see what the problem is!

Venezuela's new Finance Minister embraces the 'Bolivarian' idea that there is no such thing as inflation:

"Venezuela's new economy czar Luis Salas is tasked with controlling what is believed to be the world's highest rate of inflation, but comes to the job with an unusual perspective: that inflation does not really exist.

Essays written by Salas describe scarcity and spiraling prices as the result of exploitation by businesses rather than government policy, offering an academic underpinning to the "economic war" explanation that Maduro uses to describe the current malaise of recession, runaway prices and widespread product shortages."


""Inflation does not exist in real life," he wrote in a 2015 pamphlet called "22 Keys to Understanding the Economic War." "When a person goes to a shop and finds that prices have gone up, they are not in the presence of 'inflation.'"


Are these people just fucking crazy???

While recently Roto-Rooter skindiving over at Jim-Bob's cesspool I came across this gem:

"Trump is a “giver”... he gets enjoyment out of sharing and doing for others. In a time when jobs are scarce, people are hurting and the left has gone so far into oblivion... to find a man who cares and will give his talent, money, time and ideas... it’s a good sign he’d do the country a heap of good."

What is it that they're smoking over there?????

Got to go now - take a long, hot shower after that.

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