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So how much money do you think was donated to the Sanders campaign today?

I'm going to say $1million.

By DNC Contract the Sanders Campaign Had 10 Days, Did Not Get Cause Enough for DWS to Resign Simply

Cross posted from the Bernie Group:

due to breach of contract.

Excerpt from

BERNIE 2016, INC. }
131 Church Street, Suite 300 }
Burlington, VT 05401, }
} Case No.
Plaintiff }
v. }
430 S. Capitol Street, S.E. }
Washington, D.C. 20004, }

26) On December 17, 2015, at approximately 2:47 p.m., the DNC suspended or
terminated the Campaign’s Voter Data access. The suspension or termination of the Campaign’s
access was undertaken without contractual cause, and in contravention of the Agreement’s
termination protocols.

27) The DNC did not send the Campaign any written notice of termination, much less
afford the Campaign the contractually required ten-day period in which to cure any default.

28) The Campaign’s inadvertent access of the Disclosed Information did not
constitute a breach of any provision of the Agreement. Even assuming, arguendo, that the DNC
could prove that Campaign staff intentionally accessed any Disclosed Information, such access
would not amount to a breach of the Agreement, or give the DNC cause to suspend or terminate
the Agreement.


Major Progressive Group Backs Sanders (DFA Endorsement)


The progressive group Democracy for America will endorse Bernie Sanders, the first presidential primary endorsement in the history of the group that boasts more than 1 million members.

The Vermont senator won 88 percent of the group’s online vote, far beyond the two-thirds majority needed to trigger an endorsement. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton won just 10 percent of the vote, with former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley finishing with 1 percent.

“Bernie Sanders is an unyielding populist progressive who decisively won Democracy for America members’ first presidential primary endorsement because of his lifelong commitment to taking on income inequality and the wealthy and powerful interests who are responsible for it,” DFA executive director Charles Chamberlain said in a statement alongside the announcement.

“With today’s endorsement, DFA members are joining Bernie’s “political revolution” and working to take it both to the White House and up-and-down the ballot, in races coast to coast.”


Bernie's new ad: Effective Leader

Surprised not to see this yet.

Hillary Supporters' Spin Machine is in Overdrive

For whatever reason, DUers who support Hillary here have taken their game to a whole other level. How many anti-Bernie threads have there been in the last week or so? How many of those threads have tried to twist facts and warp perspectives? If Hillary has the nomination sewn up, as they believe, is there even a need to criticize Bernie and/or his supporters at every turn?

Here's the facts. Hillary is ahead nationally at this point, and the race appears to have stalled a bit. None of the national polls from the last month have varied much from one another. She is also ahead in Iowa, but it is debatable how large that lead is since some polls report the lead close to 20 points while others report it as single digits. Bernie is ahead in New Hampshire by a slim margin and has been for quite some time.

That's where we are, and that's likely where we will be until January. The next debate probably won't garner a significant audience (Thanks, DWS...) so it's unlikely to change anything.

It just seems remarkable to me that a group of supporters who are so confident in their own candidate's inevitable victory would find it necessary to post thread after thread bashing another candidate. That is, of course, unless they're not as confident as they let on.

A couple interesting takeaways from the latest Monmouth Iowa poll.


Regardless of your feelings on the methodology, there were a few paragraphs that I haven't seen mentioned in any of the threads related to this poll.

Among past primary voters only, Clinton currently leads Sanders by a larger 27 point margin – 57% to 30%. Still, this is down from the 65% to 24% lead she held among this particular electorate in Monmouth’s last poll which was taken shortly after the first Democratic candidate debate, Clinton’s Benghazi Committee appearance, and Joe Biden’s decision not to run

So going by Monmouth's previous metrics, Bernie has gained 6 points on Hillary for a 14 point swing since late October. Then there's this:

Recognizing the historical volatility in Democratic caucus turnout, Monmouth tested a few vote simulations in addition to the reported projection above. Increasing the model to a turnout of approximately 150,000 voters – which would be the second highest turnout on record – would slightly narrow Clinton’s lead over Sanders to 19 points (54% to 35%). Increasing it still further to approximately 200,000 voters – near 2008’s all-time high – would shrink Clinton’s lead to 13 points (51% to 38%)

The more people show up to vote the better Bernie does. Iowa is going to be close, and with most people yet to make up their minds about who they support it appears that anything could happen.

Posted by HerbChestnut | Wed Dec 9, 2015, 12:45 AM (5 replies)

Will Bernie's defense of the AA community bolster him in the polls?

Obviously, this is in response to the other OP. I say it depends on how people absorb information regarding this video. If they only hear about it from news outlets then it's possible this could hurt him. If they watch the video then I think it will actually help him.

Bernie stands up for AA communities, gets criticized for it (video)

This can't be posted enough. Bernie takes a day to work with the AA community, but because it's not about ISIS he gets criticized. He has a great response toward the end of the video to the reporter that asked about ISIS (10:55ish), but the whole video is more important than just that one moment.

The events today prove that Bernie is the best candidate for President

While he has addressed ISIS and the need for gun control many times, he is not letting those issues dominate his overall message. He's managing to balance those things with other issues like income inequality, racial justice, healthcare, education, etc. A President has the responsibility of addressing *all* issues brought to the table, not just what is in the media news cycle at any given moment. Bernie is proving, without a doubt, that he is more than capable of handling the vigor of executive office and will never let the media or anyone other than his constituents drive his agenda.

Bernie talks with Dreamers and others about Immigration

Streamed live earlier today. Enjoy.

Posted by HerbChestnut | Mon Dec 7, 2015, 05:37 PM (1 replies)
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