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Bernie Sanders Reacts To Donald Trump Backing Out Of Debate

The sound quality isn't the best because of wind.

"Bernie Sanders Reacts To Donald Trump Backing Out Of Debate. Donald Trump just issued a statement backing out of the debate he said he would do with Bernie Sanders, and blaming Hillary Clinton and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “Based on the fact that the Democratic nominating process is totally rigged and crooked Hillary Clinton and Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not allow Bernie Sanders to win, it seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher.” That sound you hear is the weeping of TV news execs mourning what might have been – Superbowl -sized ratings for a televised debate between Trump and the Vermont senator who is running against Clinton for the Dem nomination. Campaign execs on both sides said multiple TV networks had been talking to the candidates about televising the debate, some even agreeing to Trump’s demand the lucky network cough up millions of dollars to go to an unnamed women’s health charity. There had been signs of trouble today before Trump pulled out. Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager Jeff Weaver this morning said a “number of network have put forth proposals, including some that would put seven-figure amounts into charity,” per Trump’s demand."

“This seems to meet the parameters of what Donald Trump suggested he’d be willing to do,” Weaver said. But, he told CNN, “There is a little bit of foot dragging now, it seems, on their side. It may be that there may be some chickening out, or an unwillingness to stand on stage and really debate with Bernie Sanders because they know Bernie sanders would do quite well on the debate frankly.”

Posted by DianaForRussFeingold | Fri May 27, 2016, 04:24 PM (5 replies)

Bernie Sanders: Overturn Citizens United

Published on Jul 26, 2012
Sen. Bernie Sanders told a Senate panel that a constitutional amendment is needed to undo the Supreme Court ruling that let corporations and wealthy individuals spend unlimited sums to sway American elections. Vermont and five other states have adopted resolutions asking Congress for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision. More than 200 local governments, including about 60 towns in Vermont, have passed similar measures.

Posted by DianaForRussFeingold | Thu May 19, 2016, 03:08 PM (1 replies)

Corporate Media Defends Bernie Sanders!

"This is by far one of the best segments about Bernie Sanders on cable TV that I have ever seen!
And I fully agree with them."

Posted by DianaForRussFeingold | Thu May 19, 2016, 12:04 PM (41 replies)

Mika Brzezinski Calls on Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Resign

Posted by DianaForRussFeingold | Wed May 18, 2016, 10:57 AM (13 replies)

Very good post! Thank You, Peace Patriot!

I wish I could write like you! Maybe, Hillary will listen and not be so hawkish. That's what I'm hoping for. About the media-- People our age remember when the news was much better before media deregulation and "The Telecommunications Act of 1996", changed everything. Thanks,President Clinton.

I'm going to post to the Bernie Group. I miss Keith and the 2008 Rachel!

"4/17/08 On Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Keith and Rachel Maddow talk about Hillary Clinton's plans to radically shift US foreign policy and expand US military involvement throughout the Middle East and beyond, and assume Unitary Executive power that was the real news made at the Pennsylvania Democrats Debate on ABC."
Posted by DianaForRussFeingold | Sun May 15, 2016, 11:09 PM (0 replies)

Abby Martin Blasts Hillary on Foreign Policy

Eisenhower warned us of the Military Industrial Complex...We don't need a Neocon-We need a leader with a passion for peace...
"Abby Martin on The Ring of Fire tells Farron Cousins why Hillary Clinton is a frightening presidential candidate when it comes to foreign policy."
Posted by DianaForRussFeingold | Sun May 15, 2016, 12:12 AM (30 replies)

"Why Major Media Blows, Thank Reagan"

"The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced in 1949, that required the holders of broadcast licenses to both present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was, in the Commission's view, honest, equitable and balanced."

"Bring back the Fairness Doctrine."
Published on Mar 19, 2013

The following video was added after reading this comment from the above video on YouTube-which I somewhat agree with.
"Sorry but this is complete bullshit. There was media equity long after the Fairness Doctrine was abolished. Who gave us the current media was BILL CLITON signing the TeleCom Act of 1996, which allowed for media consolidation into the hands of a few corporations . So yes.... today's media is a product of the neoliberal Cliton Administration."
"Sometimes the truth hurts.":

"President Bill Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
The act, signed into law on February 8, 1996, was "essentially bought and paid for by
corporate media lobbies," as Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) described it,
and radically "opened the floodgates on mergers." “

“Wall Street's sinister influence on the political process has, rightly, been a major topic during this presidential campaign. But, history has taught us that the role that the media industry plays in Washington poses a comparable threat to our democracy. Yet, this is a topic rarely discussed by the dominant media, or on the campaign trail."
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Posted by DianaForRussFeingold | Tue May 10, 2016, 12:28 PM (6 replies)

'Sesame Street' Parodied Donald Trump As A Garbage Grouch

"Donald Grump"

"Published on Sep 5, 2015
"In this clip from 2005, when "The Apprentice" was arguably at its height, "Sesame Street" created a parody of garbage mogul, Donald Trump. The show named their new, garbage hoarding grouch, Donald Grump, and had various "Sesame Street" residents, including Oscar the Grouch and Elmo, vie for a job as his garbage-counting apprentice.

Donald Grump's trademark -- along with "Scram! You're fired!" -- is "I have more trash than you, so na, na, na, na, na! Na, na, na, na, na!" His fellow grouch garbage people love getting made fun of in this way, and then repeatedly join in with the refrain "na, naing" at their own garbage scarcity.

The clip is over 10 minutes long and essentially spends the entire time insinuating Donald Trump is a literal garbage person and his followers are garbage people.

The one exception is Elmo's role in the clip as someone who doesn't succumb to Grump's encouragement of greed. Elmo wins all of Grump's competitions to find an apprentice, simply because he likes to help. When Grump decides Elmo's skills will wreck his garbage reputation, he tells Elmo, "Scram! You're fired!"

Elmo is obviously on a different plain of enlightenment and doesn't even care.

Grump doesn't know what to do. He is powerless over someone who is not garbage and doesn't care about the endlessly greedy pursuit of obtaining more garbage. Scrambling to restore order, he tells Elmo there must be something he still wants."

"The camera zooms in on the orange hair and Elmo rips it right off. Grump, dejected, just tells Elmo to keep it -- everyone knows he has plenty more orange wigs.

In the end, the other grouches don't end up wanting to be Grump's apprentice, because then they'd have to do actual work. They also don't really want his trash, because it has his name all over it.

"We can get our own trash," Oscar the Grouch tells Grump.

"Scram, you're fired," the grouches yell at the orange wigged garbage man.

The Grump turns away.

The way to strip the garbage man of his power, is to simply recycle."
Posted by DianaForRussFeingold | Mon May 9, 2016, 11:56 AM (1 replies)

Maybe it's just a coincidence...

Bernie Sander's "honeymoon" quite possibly, may have had a positive effect on the Berlin wall coming down...

On the 9th of November, 1989, the Berlin Wall is opened after nearly three decades keeping East and West Berliners apart.

When you're Bernie, you can't pass up any opportunity to bring about "World Peace".

Posted by DianaForRussFeingold | Fri May 6, 2016, 11:42 PM (0 replies)

Bernie Sanders on Big Media

Posted by DianaForRussFeingold | Thu May 5, 2016, 05:12 AM (22 replies)
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