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To: Bernie Sanders Supporters From: The Establishment DNC


I will say she misspoke but given her past rhetoric on Iran

it sure speaks volumes. Hillary isn't one to make a mistake like that.

How Bernie Sanders Will BERN Through Clinton's Southern Firewall

What an interesting article from KOS. Disclaimer, I never read there but I followed a link and found this. Well worth the read


Bernie Sanders is fairly well positioned to win in Iowa and New Hampshire, so much of Clinton’s hopes to bury him early rests on the southern-heavy Super Tuesday states. The strategy did not work in 2008 against Obama, and Bernie has potential to replicate that comeback in 2016

8 years ago, Hillary Clinton maintained a 20+ point lead in the national polls over Barack Obama until the first states started voting. Once Obama won in Iowa (Obama 38%, Edwards 30%, Clinton 29%, delegates 16:14:15), everything started to change. It’s why Nate Silver made a post on Kos where he declared National Polls Don’t Matter. Clinton then won in New Hampshire, stalling the comeback, then they split Nevada and South Carolina before Obama continued his climb. He didn’t overtake Clinton until the middle of February, 6 weeks after he won the Iowa Caucuses. Here is a handy interactive poll from Real Clear Politics to illustrate.

In October 2007, Clinton had an “insurmountable” 24 point lead over Barack Obama with African Americans in South Carolina. After Obama took Iowa, those poll results reversed and he gained a 59-31% advantage with the AA community, changing the fortunes of that state and setting the stage for taking other minority heavy Southern states.

Now, there is no doubt that Clinton is currently well ahead with African Americans in the South at this point, and it will be quite a challenge for Bernie Sanders to come back and get a majority vote with these constituents, inroads are already being made. In the latest ABC Poll, Bernie’s support among People of Color doubled from 15% in October to 31% in November, a gain of 16 points. Note Bernie also gained with every group in that poll except people over 50.

Look at this right wing shit right here Maggie


Yes. He and his legacy belong to us all.

Thank you for this post.

If MLK were alive he wouldn't endorse anyone and he would criticize Obama if he felt the need.


I have been asked from many quarters whether it is my intention to endorse one of the presidential candidates. The organization of which I am president, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, from its inception and in its constitution has been non-partisan.2 Accordingly, as its titular head, I am unable to endorse a political party or its candidate.3 Moreover, the role that is mine in the emerging social order of the South and America demands that I remain non-partisan. This, devoid of partisan political attachments, I am free to be critical of both parties when necessary.

the man certainly valued his allies

But for fear of being considered an ingrate, I want to make it palpably clear that I am deeply grateful to Senator Kennedy for the genuine concern he expressed in my arrest. When reactionary forces sought to crush our movement for desegregation by methods so unjust and unwise that millions were inflamed with indignation, Senator Kennedy exhibited moral courage of a high order. He voluntarily expresses his position effectively and took an active and articulate stand for a just resolution. I hope that this example of Senator Kennedy's courage will be a lesson deeply learned and consistently applied by all as we move forward in a non violent but resolute spirit to achieve rapidly proper standards of humanity and justice in our swiftly evolving world.

I would also like to express my appreciation to Mayor Hartsfield for his constrictive leadership throughout this whole struggle. I have always argued that the silent multitude of the South, who sincerely want fair play to be the hallmark of our society, needed support and encouragement available only from its major leadership to enable them to give open expression to their belief. I consider that Mayor Hartsfield's action illustrates the soundness of this course.5 The best antidote to degeneration of conflict of opinion into maliciousness and violence is statesman-like, firm, expressions of the moral issues giving active support to proper resolution.

3. Three days before the election, King's secretary Dora McDonald responded to Luvenia Springfield's 18 October request for advice on the "best" way to vote. McDonald acknowledged that as SCLC's president King "does not publicly endorse any candidates for political office" but privately "Dr. King intends to support Senator Kennedy—feeling that he has the best program for the hour" (McDonald to Springfield, 5 November 1960).

Oh no. I have no one on ignore and I can assure you not only is there an absence

of appreciation those threads are ignored like the plague by certain posters. Take for example an unplanned Bernie meeting with Sandra Bland's mother at a restaurant and Bernie saying her name at the debate and nothing else about it and the family going public with that meeting about a week later. That was completely ignored. Hillary's well publicized planned meeting with other families of violence and released by her campaign was praised to high heaven by the same posters who ignored Bernie's actions.. So no, you see that there is racial justice and then there is racial justice. There is a big difference there.




Awesome. You are doing a wonderful job

"supporting" Hillary and I truly hope your "support" will get her where she should be.

Wow just WOW

Yes I'm sorry. I realize a true Bernie supporter would use all their posts to

praise Hillary or anyone running in the primary other than Saint Bernie He Of The Unholy Supporters and Other People Who Decline To Support Hillary Clinton When The Election Is Still A Full Year Away . Wow, try typing that while holding a glass of wine.

I love President Gore.
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