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February 24, 2016

Chris Cuomo To Bernie Sanders: "Have some water. It's free."

( Cross posted from http://jackpineradicals.org/showthread.php?4908-Contact-CNN-Cuomo-to-Sanders-quot-Have-some-water-It-s-free-quot&p=26613#post26613 )

At the very best, this was a cheap, partisan shot about Bernie's allegedly giving away "free stuff."

At the next rung down, it was a shot about Bernie's allegedly being cheap, something I've heard comedians take pot shots at Bernie for before--as to tipping, no less. The man who wants to raise the minimum wage to benefit, among others, food service workers? I just don't believe it.

At the lowest rung on the ladder of crap, it was anti-Semitic. Have some water, Jewish guy. It's free. Get it? Jews are cheap! It's hilarious! And a dog whistle to boot, just in case the surname Sanders fooled anyone into thinking Sanders is a WASP. IMO, the ADL should be all over this.

First, Chris Cuomo should never have been moderating this event. His brother is a Hillary campaign surrogate who, perhaps not so coincidenially, infamously used an anti-African American dog whistle against Obama in 2008.

CNN should not have assigned Cuomo to moderate this, and he should never have accepted the assignment. Having done so, he should have bent over backwards not to mock Sanders, or worse. Instead, he seemed to have confused being a moderator at an important political event with being the emcee at a low rent roast of Sanders.

1. Anyone who watches Cuomo: (a) Why? and (b) Please pay attention to who his advertisers are and post them. I'd love to send them some feedback.

2. Contact CNN. [url]http://www.cnn.com/feedback/[/url] If you wish, link to http://jackpineradicals.org/showthread.php?4908-Contact-CNN-Cuomo-to-Sanders-quot-Have-some-water-It-s-free-quot&p=26613#post26613 Or plagiarize. You have my permission to do both. Please be polite, so that we don't add to the bs about Bernie supporters being profane and sexist. (I can't imagine how sexism would come into this, but I fee sure Brock can figure out a way, if he puts his mind to it.)


hat tip to jillan http://www.democraticunderground.com/1280124946

February 19, 2016

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February 10, 2016

Time to

make the donuts the donations.

Use the

Democratic Underground Act Blue Bernie link


and/or the

Jackpine Radicals Act Blue Bernie link


The hardest fights are ahead. Don't fail him/us/America now!

February 10, 2016

Time to make

the donuts the donations. Use the

Democratic Underground Act Blue Bernie link


and/or the

Jackpine Radicals Act Blue Bernie link

February 9, 2016

Mook on MSNBC now, repeating the "neighborhing state" bs about Bernie in NH

Have you ever once voted for a President because he came from a state near you? If not, why assume the people of New Hampshire are unlike you?

Ugh! Mook just smeared Bernie for--wait for it--attending "posh" DSCC retreats. He caucuses with Senate Democrats. Of course he is going to attend. LOW!

Chuck Toad was interviewing him.

February 9, 2016

Rachel Maddow told Hillary that Clinton's supporters are the same as Sanders' Supporters!

The following has also been posted in the Helping Bernie Sanders Win forum of JackpineRadicals, under the title, Please thank Rachel Maddow for speaking truth literally to power.

The Clinton campaign and supporters of Clinton have, almost from the beginning, been running, not only against Senator Sanders' but against supporters of Senator Sanders. The attacks on supporters of Bernie keep escalating and, now, Bill and Hillary have begun attacking themselves, and not only through surrogates and stories planted with media.


[url]http://jackpineradicals.org/content.php?110-Ignorant-Bernie-Bros-should-END-their-name-calling[/url] (TWM)

AFAIK, running against the supporters of a candidate, especially a candidate of one's own party, is unprecedented in US Presidential politics. (Disclaimer: I have not been following politics closely for very long.)

Tonight, Ms. Rachel Maddow interviewed Secretary Hillary Clinton, who was going on about how the supporters of US Senator Bernie's Sanders are so bad to supporters of Hillary online. Maddow also played a clip in which Bubba was shocked, shocked, by profanity allegedly used by Bernie's supporters.

At the end of the rants of both Clintons about Bernie's supporters, Maddow said calmly that her mail is divided about 50-50 between people who think she it totally in the tank for Hillary and people who think she is totally in the tank for Bernie. Maddow further said that she sees absolutely no difference in the comments she gets from Hillary's supporters and the comments she gets from Bernie's supporters. This happened minutes ago on MSNBC.

Although I have become unenamored of Ms. Maddow since she and her fellow MSNBC anchors crossed a picket line, I really appreciated her saying that. She did not have to, but she did, and right to Hillary's face on national television. So, thank you very much, Ms. Rachel Maddow.

It would be very good, I think, if Bernie's supporters, at least, gave Maddow a shout out for truth telling. Tweet, facebook, email, post, snail mail, whatever.




February 6, 2016

Obamacare Romneycare Billarycare HeritageFoundationCare JacksonHolecare Nixoncare

That is the full genealogy chart. I've read that before Nixon was Truman, but I have not researched across that yet.


See also



In September 2007, former Clinton Administration senior health policy advisor Paul Starr published an article named "The Hillarycare Mythology",[31] where he wrote that Bill Clinton, not Hillary Clinton, was the driving force behind the plan at all stages of its origination and development; that the task force headed by Hillary Clinton quickly became useless and was not the primary force behind formulating the proposed policy; and that "Not only did the fiction of Hillary's personal responsibility for the health plan fail to protect the president at the time, it has also now come back to haunt her in her own quest for the presidency."[31]

February 6, 2016

LOL! Spin! Carter and Mondale, two centrists from a failed administration, lost to Reagan.

They have nothing to do with Sanders and centrist Clinton.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12778873 (What About Mondale, Indeed: 1976 to 1980)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12778872 (What About Mondale, Indeed: Candidate Reagan)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12779277 (What About Mondale, Indeed: Walter Mondale)

And Mondale never promised his tax increase would lower the taxpayer's over all costs. That is what Sanders is promising.

And, before you wave McGovern around: http://www.democraticunderground.com/12778825 (This ain't 1972) Be sure to read the replies.

Obama raised taxes to pay for health care and to address some of the Bush tax cuts. Worked fine for him. He got re-elected. Obama 2009 is far more comparable to what Sanders is saying in 2016 than Carter Mondale in 1976-1984.

It's past time to give a rest to the center right memes about McGovern's loss, Kennedy's primary challenge to Carter, and Mondale loss to Reagan.

They are simplistic, played out, false, and self-serving centrist propaganda.

Besides, facts beat center right spin and memes about past elections every time.

Then again, as Colbert's character was so fond of saying, "Facts have a liberal bias."

And, btw, tone deaf, ever-evolving hundreds millionaire Romney lost.

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