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Mon Jan 18, 2016, 08:44 PM

Interesting Post on Bloomberg Politics

Title: Republican Operatives are trying To Help Bernie Sanders
Subtitle: "Picking your opponent" is an age-old political manipulation tactic

Some interesting quotes from the article

During Sunday night’s Democratic debate, the Republican National Committee made the unusual move of sending no fewer than four real-time e-mails to reporters defending the self-described democratic socialist from attacks by Hillary Clinton or echoing his message against her. Based on their content, one could be forgiven for thinking the RNC communiques came from the Sanders campaign.


After the debate, the Republican political action committee America Rising promoted the narrative that Sanders won the debate. “Clinton needed a win last night. Instead, everyone is talking about how well Bernie Sanders, her chief rival, did,” the group’s communications director Jeff Bechdel wrote to reporters.


Even Karl Rove is getting into the act.

Meanwhile, American Crossroads, a group co-founded by Karl Rove, is airing an ad in Iowa bolstering a core tenet of Sanders’ case against Clinton: that she has received large sums of campaign contributions from Wall Street, and therefore can't be trusted to crack down on big banks. “Hillary rewarded Wall Street with a $700 billion bailout, then Wall Street made her a multi-millionaire,” a narrator in the ad says. “Does Iowa really want Wall Street in the White House?”


The final paragraph says it all.

Republican candidate John Kasich indicated in a debate last week that he'd love to face Sanders. "We're going to win every state," he said, "if Bernie Sanders is the nominee."


Maybe this is why Bernie fans are always talking about his "Republican Support" It is obvious the Grand Old Party fears Hillary.

Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-01-19/republican-operatives-are-trying-to-help-bernie-sanders

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Response to Tommy2Tone (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 08:50 PM

1. Sure sounds like a Republican plan!

"My guess is that Republican operatives know that Clinton is likely to win the nomination even if Sanders upsets her in Iowa and New Hampshire. But an extended challenge will force her to use up money too early, and nudge her farther to the left," Pitney wrote in an e-mail to Bloomberg. Whether it will work remains to be seen, he said. "But at this stage, campaigns will grab for every advantage they can get."

Priorities USA, a group backing Clinton, said the ad was designed by Republicans to “interfere with our primary process” in an “attempt to clear their path to the White House.”

At Sunday night's debate, Clinton made a note of the ad, too. “I’m the one they don’t want to be up against,” she said, referring to the financial sector.

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Mon Jan 18, 2016, 09:00 PM

2. I read this and laugh at Bernie fans saying the Republican like his plan.

Of course they do.

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Response to Tommy2Tone (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2016, 09:12 PM

3. A Romney connected PAC which has a mission to smear Democratic candidates.

Go figure, just as we have been saying, RW Pac running ads and articles like this one. A RW PAC working for Bernie.

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Mon Jan 18, 2016, 09:37 PM

4. They have to be desperate, actually, to knock

Hillary out. I turned on the TV today to see Donald Trump quoting scripture. It is still astonishingly possible that he could be the GOP nominee. Even if they bring forward someone else afterward, enormous damage will have been done. If the Democrats nominated Bernie Sanders, it would be a tremendous stroke of luck for them. Nate Silver says Donald Trump is "really unpopular with general election voters."

"Contra Rupert Murdoch’s assertion about Trump having crossover appeal, Trump is extraordinarily unpopular with independent voters and Democrats. Gallup polling conducted over the past six weeks found Trump with a -27-percentage-point net favorability rating among independent voters, and a -70-point net rating among Democrats; both marks are easily the worst in the GOP field. (Trump also has less-than-spectacular favorable ratings among his fellow Republicans.)"

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Tue Jan 19, 2016, 02:02 AM

7. I hope you're reposting in my trashed forum and group.

Watch out though!
K&R

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