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James48

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Was once a republican. long long ago, in a far, far away place. I apologize.

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Ben Carson: I Didn’t Want To Endorse Trump, But He Promised Me A Position

Source: Think Progress

Dr. Ben Carson, who endorsed Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy on Friday, appears less than enthusiastic about that decision. And the real reason the unsuccessful GOP presidential hopeful endorsed his former rival could be a violation of federal law.
Carson told the conservative online site NewsMax TV on Monday that he backed Trump based on a practical calculus.

“I didn’t see a path for [John] Kasich, who I like, or for [Marco] Rubio, who I like. As far as [Ted] Cruz is concerned, I don’t think he’s gonna be able to draw independents and Democrats unless has has some kind of miraculous change… Is there another scenario that I would have preferred? Yes. But that scenario isn’t available.” Pressed to clarify, Carson said he meant he’d prefer to have backed one of the other candidates.

Carson then said that Trump had promised him a role in his administration, “certainly in an advisory capacity.” Asked by NewsMax’s Steve Malzberg whether this meant a cabinet position, Carson declined to “reveal any details about it right now, because all of this is still very liquid.”

Federal law expressly prohibits candidates from directly or indirectly promising “the appointment of any person to any public or private position or employment, for the purpose of procuring support in his candidacy.” The penalty for violations could include fines or a year in jail — two years if the violation was willful.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/03/15/3760261/carson-offered-position-by-trump/



Ouch- it is a felony under 18 USC 599 for a political candidate to offer a Federal Government position to a person in exchange for their political support.

Someone needs to call the F.B.I. and report this.

Sanders packs Breslin Center with turn out to vote message

Source: Lansing State Journal

EAST LANSING - Delegate counts and Super Tuesday results did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the more than 10,000 people who came to see Sen. Bernie Sanders speak at Michigan State University's Breslin Center Wednesday evening.

Crowds composed primarily of young adults listened as Sanders leaned heavily on his messages of social and economic equality during his hour-long speech.

“People out there don’t want you to vote or to participate in the political process because they want to make all the decisions for you,” Sanders said. “They love the idea that in the last winter election in 2014, 63 percent of the American people did not vote.”

Read more: http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2016/03/02/hundreds-already-waiting-bernie-sanders/81223014/



Michigan State University's BRESLIN CENTER, where over 10,000 people showed up in the cold to come see the next President.

I just watched Bernie give a magnificent speech, in which he:

1. Called for the RESIGNATION OF MICHIGAN GOVERNOR RICK SNYDER over the Flint Lead Scandal, the Aramark prison food scandal, the Veterans Health Care scandal, and all the other offenses against human beings.

2. Outlined a vision of a nation in positive growth, with equality for all, with hope and optimism.

3. Told the audience that "LOVE TRUMPS HATE".



God that was great.
I LOVE Bernie.
He's going to make a great President.

Ten THOUSAND people inside Breslin Center to listen to Bernie:



And I'm about 1,000th in line outside.




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