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BREAKING: Bernie Sanders Itemized His Deductions!!!

What kind of weirdo does that?

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Mon Apr 4, 2016, 02:39 AM (28 replies)

Fossil Fuel Investors Are Pumping Millions of Dollars Into Hillary Clinton's Campaign

Fossil fuel interests have pumped $3.25 million into the largest super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton's candidacy for the White House.

Approximately one in every 15 dollars given to Priorities USA Action, which took in $50.5 million in contributions last year, came from donors linked to oil and natural gas interests, according to data compiled by Greenpeace.

But fossil fuel interests are also sending checks directly to her campaign. Clinton has take in nearly $268,000 in contributions from individuals employed in the oil and gas sector this election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Her rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who does not have a super PAC spending on his behalf, took in just over $35,000.

By comparison, direct contributions from employees in the pharmaceutical and health products industry have reached approximately $410,000 for Clinton and $82,000 for Sanders so far this election cycle.

The bulk of fossil fuel industry contributions to Priorities USA Action came from two donors. Donald Sussman, the founder and chairman of Paloma Partners, donated $2.5 million. His hedge fund is invested in energy companies like Phillips 66, AGL Resources, and Occidental Petroleum. David Shaw, chief scientist at D.E. Shaw Research, a computational biochemistry research company, gave some $750,000 to the Clinton-affiliated PAC. He also donated $50,000 to Clinton's Ready PAC, formerly known as Ready for Hillary. Shaw served on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) under presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. His investment management firm D.E. Shaw & Co., LP has major holdings in Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

"David Shaw has hundreds of millions of dollars riding on the continued growth of the fossil fuel industry," said Coleman. "That would seem to be at odds with the rapid de-carbonization of the economy necessary to address the threat of climate change, in spite of any opportunistic profit that might be made on the growing wind energy industry."
more: https://news.vice.com/article/fossil-fuel-investors-are-pumping-millions-of-dollars-into-hillary-clintons-campaign

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Mon Apr 4, 2016, 01:18 AM (9 replies)

Bill Clinton's rape and sexual assault allegations, and sex with young interns, are GOP fodder

Right now the Republicans are losing the women vote...by huge margins. If God forbid, Hillary wins the Dem nomination and finally all this nightmare will be back in public eye, the allegations will come back and hurt the women vote, the credibility of all Dems, and damage the platform that Dems have been building for ever that it's the Republicans that wage a war on women.

Some of Bill Clinton's accusers have already signed up to campaign with the Republicans.

Americans don't want sexual escapades in the White House and we don't want to go back to the 1990s when a president could get away with getting oral sex from interns and the Democratic Party defended it as a personal problem.

The Republicans will certainly exploit this weakness so it is a huge weakness.
Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Sun Apr 3, 2016, 06:59 PM (122 replies)

birdie sanders appreciation


Fan theory:
Bernie Sanders arm waving attracted #birdieSanders because it reminded him/her of a bird

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Sun Apr 3, 2016, 02:00 PM (14 replies)

Out of 318 million Americans, are we really going to end up with this?


Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Sun Apr 3, 2016, 02:48 AM (6 replies)

Michelle Alexander: "I am definitely endorsing the political revolution."

Maybe the most important black intellectual in decades, and changed the way we talk about race and criminal justice.

She gave us a new vocabulary to talk about civil rights. Similar to how Naomi Klein did for spreading the word about neoliberal capitalism. Something like that, maybe even bigger. Whether Bernie wins or loses, I'm proud to have been fighting on the same side as Michelle Alexander. Bernie may not be #1 with politicians, but he is #1 with so many of the great moral leaders and thinkers of our time, of which Professor Alexander is certainly one.
Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Sat Apr 2, 2016, 10:39 PM (27 replies)

Hillary Clinton's State Department Oil Services

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Sat Apr 2, 2016, 06:38 PM (19 replies)

will Clinton supporters allow their childish vindictiveness help Trump in the General Election?

Here's your answer: http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511632359

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Sat Apr 2, 2016, 06:15 PM (19 replies)

What would it take to reform the democratic party nominating rules?

For presidential nominations.

Like for example if we don't like the idea of superdelegates, or we just think there are too many. Like maybe instead of 20% of the total delegates, they should just be 10% or 15% of the total. And say for example we wanted to adjust this for next time, for year 2020 going forward. How would we go about it? What are the rules and process for this?

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Sat Apr 2, 2016, 12:42 AM (9 replies)

Slate: Sanders campaign is telling the truth about Hillary's fossil fuel money

Clinton Says She’s “Sick of the Sanders Campaign Lying” About Her—Which It Isn’t Doing

Working the crowd after the event, Clinton was pressed by a Greenpeace activist unaffiliated with the Sanders campaign about the thousands of dollars in donations her campaign has received from individuals with ties to the oil and gas industry. "Will you act on your word to reject fossil-fuel money in the future in your campaign?" Eva Resnick-Day asked. To which Clinton shot back, angrily pointing her finger at the activist: “I do not have—I have money from people who work for fossil fuel companies. I am so sick—I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me. I’m sick of it.”

It was an unusual flash of anger on the rope line from Clinton, who has experience playing either dumb or hard of hearing when asked a question she doesn’t want to answer in similar situations. The intensity of her response aside, though, it was similarly disingenuous as many of her previous ones on the topic of campaign cash. Clinton is technically right, her campaign has not received any donations directly from oil and gas corporations—but that’s hardly something to boast about given federal law bars corporations from directly donating to candidates. But as has been well documented by now, Hillary has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the individuals who work for the industry. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, her campaign has received more than $300,000 from oil and gas industry employees this cycle. (For comparison, Bernie Sanders has received a little more than $50,000 from the industry by that same metric, while John Kasich has received $115,000 and Ted Cruz more than $1 million.)

Hillary’s total, though, climbs higher still if you factor in money raised by fossil-fuel lobbyists who bundle donations on her behalf. A recent Greenpeace report, for example, found that Clinton received more than $1.2 million in donations raised by fossil-fuel industry lobbyists, a number that climbs to $4.5 million if you add the money those same lobbyists also raised for her aligned super PACs. All that cash—to say nothing of the millions companies like ExxonMobil have given to the Clinton foundation—remains a sore spot for many climate activists who remain skeptical that Hillary will deliver on her green promises if she’s elected. Her aggressive response is unlikely to put those fears to rest.

Still, given her commanding delegate lead, Clinton appears to believe she won’t need to fully win over the climate hawks, nor convince Sanders supporters to love her come November. Instead, she’s banking on the idea that progressive’s fears about what a Republican president would do in office will be a much greater motivating force on Election Day than their doubts about Clinton ever could be. In many ways, that was her plan all along (particularly on climate). But that looks like a safer strategy each day closer she gets to a general election matchup with Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

Posted by Cheese Sandwich | Fri Apr 1, 2016, 10:08 PM (18 replies)
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