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In Search of the End of Bernie’s Campaign

In Search of the End of Bernie’s Campaign

I went to Indiana to experience the last gasp of the Sanders run. I found something else.

By Seth Stevenson

Three Sundays ago, just before the New York primary, I went to the enormous Bernie Sanders rally in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, to observe 28,000 Bernistas basking in afternoon sun and each other’s wokeness. Art-mope rockers Grizzly Bear played a three-song set. Actor Justin Long gave an intro speech during which he apologized for being rich. And then, at last, greeted by Beatlemania-level cheers, Bernie emerged to yell about fat-cat billionaires and imminent revolution.

Bernie had just won seven primaries in a row and gone hard after Hillary Clinton in their debate at the nearby Navy Yard. Everybody in the park seemed jazzed. Confident in their cause. Buoyed by the swell of their numbers.

You know what happened next: Hillary crushed him in New York. She crushed him again the next week in a flurry of “Acela primaries.” The delegate dorks were calling time of death on Bernie’s nomination run—practically backhoe-ing dirt over his campaign. Still, he didn’t drop out. Many assumed he’d now tone things down, stop criticizing Hillary, and play nice until he disappeared. So I flew to Indiana, the next state on the primary roster, to catalog a campaign on its last legs.

When I got there, it appeared no one had told the Hoosiers to give up the fight. At a Bernie rally in Bloomington, corn-fed college kids packed an Indiana University theater to capacity, leaping to their feet for standing O’s each time Bernie lifted his voice a notch or two above his usual bellow. A few days later, their compatriots in South Bend stuffed a convention hall to the gills, queuing up for blocks just to catch a glimpse of the sparse snowdrifts cresting Bernie’s dome.


Retired Justice John Paul Stevens Tells Senate To Get Moving On That Supreme Court Nominee

NEW YORK — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has some words of advice for the Senate over its refusal to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee to the high court.

“Go ahead and hold a hearing” on Judge Merrick Garland, Stevens said Thursday.

The subject came up during a public conversation with National Law Journal reporter Marcia Coyle held at the New-York Historical Society. Coyle guided Stevens through a range of topics, including his World War II military service, his evolving views on the Constitution, and his perspective on some of the court’s most controversial decisions — including Bush v. Gore, which he said the Supreme Court never truly “survived” politically.

The focus of their exchange, though, was the present Supreme Court — how it functions with only eight members and how it has been politicized since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Posted by silvershadow | Thu May 5, 2016, 09:15 PM (1 replies)

Board of Elections will suspend second clerk as Brooklyn primary debacle continues to unravel

A second Brooklyn Board of Elections official is expected to be suspended Thursday over New York’s primary day snafu that led many voters to be turned away at the polls.

Betty Ann Canizio-Aqil, a BOE chief clerk in Brooklyn, is expected to be suspended after a vote at 3:30 pm by the board’s commissioners, sources told the Daily News.

Canizio-Aqil is the Democratic counterpart to Diane Haslett-Rudiano, the Republican BOE chief clerk.

Haslett-Rudiano had overseen what should have been a routine purge of the voter rolls to clean out people who shouldn’t have been there — like those who had moved or died — but skipped some of the safety steps, and ended up knocking eligible voters off the rolls.


I really wasn't planning on spending my senior years under a new form of government-

namely Corporatacracy. It appears we may well be headed bullet-train speed right into it. Whatever it is, I DO know that we aren't the same country we used to be, the one I was born into over 50 years ago, the one I was raised in.

Something happened along the way. And while many of the things happened before 9/11, many many more have happened after. Egregious things.

Whatever we are, we are not a democratic republic, of, by, and for the people any longer.

Citizen's United was just one of many bad decisions handed down by SCOTUS that set parts of the founding documents on fire.

I expect my leader to fight it with the ferocity it needs, regardless of whose feeling are hurt. It is that important. It isn't my fault that some don't understand. It says more about them than it does me. If you don't understand, then pick up a history book, a civics book, any government textbook and read and reflect until you do understand.

We have that leader already, but he is being hobbled by a self-appointed one who still can't close the deal. And a complicit news media. And of course by Debbie-gate, which was never fully investigated- the collusion was covered up in the truce deal that was made.

Yep. Quite a primary show this year. Can we stop this madness yet?

Jeff Weaver coming up next on Hardball. nt

Posted by silvershadow | Wed May 4, 2016, 07:26 PM (7 replies)

Jeff Weaver coming up next on Hardball. nt

Wow. Tweety is upset about the Sanders campaign. It is evident. He is grilling Weaver like a prosecutor.
Posted by silvershadow | Wed May 4, 2016, 07:26 PM (2 replies)

Bernie wins Indiana! No link yet. MSNBC. nt

Posted by silvershadow | Tue May 3, 2016, 09:11 PM (1 replies)

Bernie wins Indiana! MSNBC. No link yet. nt

Posted by silvershadow | Tue May 3, 2016, 09:10 PM (3 replies)

This is an actual, verifiable quote. It has been so verified. It was said in public.

You can find reference to it on reputable internet sites of renown. There is no legitimate reason to dispute it.
I will take his advice and counsel over yours.

This trumps any economic issue- (it's impact on Unions notwithstanding, for reasons that the SCOTUS has affirmed those rights over and over again).

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