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Always Randy

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Name: Randolph Chambers NDP
Gender: Male
Hometown: New England
Current location: Connecticut
Member since: Sun Oct 28, 2012, 11:27 AM
Number of posts: 759

About Me

A child of the 60\\\'s, a lifelong Democrat and a sense that our elected officials , especially the President, set the tone of civility in our great country. I worked on JFK\\\'s campaign and on Barack Obama\\\'s (twice). High School Class of 1963 I was moved by MLK\\\'s march on Washington, and to see that go full circle and have Mr. Obama for President is quite gratifying. When I see remnants of the John Birch society still quite active in the Tea Party it strengthens my beliefs and support of the Democratic Party.

Journal Archives

The Why--Hillary in 2016---a post from July of 2013---I think it holds the record for views

here is the original thread ---

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251315565

Of course I dd not know that Bernie Sanders would make a run for the nomination. I don't look at politics from the viewpoint of being a "fan". If that were the case I would have supported Elizabeth Warren. I rather look at politics from a pragmatic point of view and really think that the wealthy could probably live with HRC ---thus vote for her. I am not so sure about the GE working for a Bernie or an Elizabeth. Nader was nadir.



The team that she will assemble in 2016 is just about unbeatable. First of all, heading it up is her husband Bill who really showed how likable and powerful he was at the 2012 Democratic Convention. There was no headliner at the Republican convention that came close to him. The Clinton's are seasoned politicians and know exactly how to run a campaign. There was a lot of talk about surrogates in the last election, how each of them hit an integral segment of the voting populace and the assembly for 2016 is awesome. Barack and Michele Obama owe the Clinton's a lot. They, and their entire team, will be on hand to support them. They have made great inroads to the Latino vote and most immigrants, not to mention their GOTV efforts in the black community. They alone are an extremely powerful entity that will be backing the Clinton's.

The women vote coming from the entire country will be overwhelmingly for Hillary. In this election Republican women will vote for Hillary more than they have ever voted for a Democratic candidate. First of all, it is an empowering act to make sure that a woman is finally elected President in this country. Second of all the Republican “war on women” is very real to Republican women and the extreme right scares them. Any reader here knows what I am talking about. And Hillary is white, Republican women found it hard to vote for a black man, but Hillary doesn’t have that in her profile.

Her posture as a world figure trumps all of the other candidates that the Republicans can muster. She has made a lot of friends around the world that are long and strong.

Finally, she is smarter than all of them put together. I am such a supporter of her that I don’t want to talk about her ruthless side----she will win this one!

When we look at the horrible mess and message that is coming from the Republican side we need a landslide vote for her, and Congress. With the current Republican House and filibustering Senate we need to get our country back on a good track.
Posted by Always Randy | Sun Jul 14, 2013, 02:47 PM (574 replies)

Drag Queens could do a Drag In in North Carolina

Just what would happen if a concerted effort by drag queens to use the men's room in the State Capital? It certainly would garner significant press and expose the absurdity of the gender law. Drag queens make conservatives very uncomfortable and if it happened enough I think they would run back to the legislature and repeal the bill. I know this sounds silly but I certainly would like to hear your comments.

If your front porch is on fire --maybe better to postpone adding on that family room

In my 70 years I have not seen a more "clear and present" danger than Donald Trump. Real estate people I know would liken this to your front porch being on fire. As a Bernie supporter--except for my vote---I think putting Bernie in the GE against Trump is like adding the family room while the front porch is burning.

Nate Silver seems to be "Jimmie the Greek " on the prediction here and I am fearful of a divided Democratic Party will be a massive risk to our country.

Here's a 538 piece that presents it pretty well.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/hillary-clintons-got-this/

Does Bill Maher get trashed now too--- voters staying home-- bad idea

http://winningdemocrats.com/watch-bill-maher-knocks-some-sense-into-democrats-threatening-to-stay-home-in-november-video/

The zombies are in the mall folks

The Why--Hillary in 2016---a post from July of 2013---I think it holds the record for views

Of course I dd not know that Bernie Sanders would make a run for the nomination. I don't look at politics from the viewpoint of being a "fan". If that were the case I would have supported Elizabeth Warren. I rather look at politics from a pragmatic point of view and really think that the wealthy could probably live with HRC ---thus vote for her. I am not so sure about the GE working for a Bernie or an Elizabeth. Nader was nadir.



The team that she will assemble in 2016 is just about unbeatable. First of all, heading it up is her husband Bill who really showed how likable and powerful he was at the 2012 Democratic Convention. There was no headliner at the Republican convention that came close to him. The Clinton's are seasoned politicians and know exactly how to run a campaign. There was a lot of talk about surrogates in the last election, how each of them hit an integral segment of the voting populace and the assembly for 2016 is awesome. Barack and Michele Obama owe the Clinton's a lot. They, and their entire team, will be on hand to support them. They have made great inroads to the Latino vote and most immigrants, not to mention their GOTV efforts in the black community. They alone are an extremely powerful entity that will be backing the Clinton's.

The women vote coming from the entire country will be overwhelmingly for Hillary. In this election Republican women will vote for Hillary more than they have ever voted for a Democratic candidate. First of all, it is an empowering act to make sure that a woman is finally elected President in this country. Second of all the Republican “war on women” is very real to Republican women and the extreme right scares them. Any reader here knows what I am talking about. And Hillary is white, Republican women found it hard to vote for a black man, but Hillary doesn’t have that in her profile.

Her posture as a world figure trumps all of the other candidates that the Republicans can muster. She has made a lot of friends around the world that are long and strong.

Finally, she is smarter than all of them put together. I am such a supporter of her that I don’t want to talk about her ruthless side----she will win this one!

When we look at the horrible mess and message that is coming from the Republican side we need a landslide vote for her, and Congress. With the current Republican House and filibustering Senate we need to get our country back on a good track.
Posted by Always Randy | Sun Jul 14, 2013, 02:47 PM (574 replies)
Posted by Always Randy | Mon Mar 7, 2016, 11:14 AM (0 replies)

When it comes to discrimination against women---women are a monolith

I have been in the business world for 50 years----behind the doors men make plans without and against women---------if women are not monolithic on this that stupidity of men will continue----Rush calling them sluts ------Trump alluding to their periods ---O'Reilly playing loofah with them, ---my aunt was a senior official at McGraw Hill---when there was a business meeting at a men's club she had to go in through the kitchen------even if you don't like HRC-----at least it would be good to enjoy Limbaugh melt in front of her----and he will---he's first on the list-----as a father of 3 women and the grandfather of 5 ---it is time for a women in that White House-------HRC is not my Favorite -----Elizabeth Warren is more to my liking----but that is not going to happen ---so if HRC does not go in ---I doubt the wealthy will let Bernie anywhere near the Presidency----so maybe a few years of Trump or Cruz will make women be more monolithic----men need to be shown a lot of things ----they are very slow learners ----particularly on women's issues -------but HRC will help them learn that a woman is quite capable of making some decisions for men that truly need to be made-----it will be liberating for most men ----it used to be stylish to make fun of gays for these me who would limp their wrist and speak stereo-typically ------it has been drowned out a lot after Obama position on the issue ----it takes leadership-----all those bigots have also watched their heroes be outsmarted by the "black guy" over and over ------if HRC wins-----they will be wishing Obama was back in the White House----because the bottom line is that --if they have to---they can listen to a black MAN ----but God forbid they have to listen to a woman----on this issue women need to be monolithic---
Posted by Always Randy | Mon Mar 7, 2016, 11:03 AM (1 replies)

Not Bernie----Nader was a nadir

“If it happens that I do not win that process, would I run outside of the system?" Sanders said in the interview broadcast by C-SPAN. "No, I made the promise that I would not and I will keep that promise. And the reason for that is I do not want to be responsible for electing some right-wing Republican to be president of the United States.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-independent_us_55ba86e7e4b06363d5a1742b
Posted by Always Randy | Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:33 AM (6 replies)

Bernie Sanders and Ted Kennedy ---Similarities?--some civil discussion please on the point


Bernie Sanders and Ted Kennedy ---Similarities?--some civil discussion please on the point


http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/03/bernie-sanders-2016-future-213694

A liberal insurgent from New England challenges a dominant centrist opponent with ties to the South, accumulates delegates in primaries around the country and presses his losing campaign all the way to the first day of the Democratic convention. Finally he drops out, but not before delivering a stirring prime-time speech in which he vows to keep his cause alive. Then he returns to the Senate, never to run for president again.
The candidate was Ted Kennedy, not Bernie Sanders, and his adversary was Jimmy Carter, not Hillary Clinton, but their epic battle of 36 years ago is still fresh in the minds of those who lived through it. It is also an object lesson in how a divided Democratic Party should not behave if it wants to win in November, right down to the bitter ending, when Kennedy failed to raise his former rival’s hand aloft in his as a sign of party unity. Carter, fatally damaged by Kennedy’s challenge—plus a minor crisis at the American Embassy in Iran and his own pessimistic posture about the country— lost his bid for reelection to a Republican candidate that the smart Democratic money had dismissed: Ronald Reagan.
Posted by Always Randy | Sun Mar 6, 2016, 09:52 AM (2 replies)

Bernie Sanders and Ted Kennedy ---Similarities?--some civil discussion please on the point

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/03/bernie-sanders-2016-future-213694

A liberal insurgent from New England challenges a dominant centrist opponent with ties to the South, accumulates delegates in primaries around the country and presses his losing campaign all the way to the first day of the Democratic convention. Finally he drops out, but not before delivering a stirring prime-time speech in which he vows to keep his cause alive. Then he returns to the Senate, never to run for president again.
The candidate was Ted Kennedy, not Bernie Sanders, and his adversary was Jimmy Carter, not Hillary Clinton, but their epic battle of 36 years ago is still fresh in the minds of those who lived through it. It is also an object lesson in how a divided Democratic Party should not behave if it wants to win in November, right down to the bitter ending, when Kennedy failed to raise his former rival’s hand aloft in his as a sign of party unity. Carter, fatally damaged by Kennedy’s challenge—plus a minor crisis at the American Embassy in Iran and his own pessimistic posture about the country— lost his bid for reelection to a Republican candidate that the smart Democratic money had dismissed: Ronald Reagan.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/03/bernie-sanders-2016-future-213694#ixzz42890cv2M
Posted by Always Randy | Sun Mar 6, 2016, 09:47 AM (6 replies)

Progressive Hero Elizabeth Warren Under Attack For Supporting Hillary Clinton


http://www.politicususa.com/2016/03/03/left-turning-progressive-hero-senator-elizabeth-warren-emoprogs.html

Because I am a liberal Democrat people have been asking me about the "Left Wing Teabaggers" on Democratic Underground. A friend asked me if I thought it was foolhardy to throw a real progressive like Elizabeth Warren under the bus because she would not support Sanders. I said there seems to be a lot of people on DU who are concentrating on a mess rather than the message and are short sighted when it come to this particular election.I said --as a progressive Elizabeth Warren does need less support but more.
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