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Real Clear Politics Average: Biden +13.2

Biden 30.5
Warren 17.3
Sanders 16.0
Harris 8.0
Buttigieg 5.2

All others are below 3.

RCP

Posted by SouthernProgressive | Fri Aug 16, 2019, 03:04 PM (16 replies)

Candidates Position By Way Of Number Of DU Contributions.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287240459


Inslee 49.8% $8634.85 $18.06 per donation
Warren 14% $3515.00 $26.04 per
Biden 12.8% $6046.00 $49.15 per
Beto 7.7% $2675.20 $36.15 per
Harris 6.5 $1433.00 $22.75 per
Buttigieg 4.9% $1432.00 $30.47 per
Castro 2.4% $443.00 $19.26 per
Bernie 1.2% $359.00 $29.92 per
Klobuchar .3% $50.00 $16.67 per
Gabbard .1% $10.00 $10.00 per




Comes to 99.7% due to rounding.

Posted by SouthernProgressive | Thu Aug 15, 2019, 11:49 AM (13 replies)

Bernie Sanders about his social media strategy: "we don't know what we're doing"

Two weeks before he would appear at the Iowa State Fair, surrounded by a sea of whiteness, Bernie Sanders was at the Italian restaurant Chi Spacca, in Hollywood, trying to shore up another key constituency. The presidential candidate, who remains a serious contender for the Democratic nomination despite having slipped in the polls, was having lunch with 25 or so creatives—writers, musicians, artists and social-media mavens, most of whom were African American or Latino.


It was a somewhat unusual scene for Sanders, who seems to dislike the glitterati, never mind people in general, and who has studiously avoided the sort of $2,800-a-plate parties that are a staple for other candidates jetting in and out of Hollywood. Like Elizabeth Warren, Sanders has mostly eschewed big-dollar donors in New York, L.A., and Silicon Valley in favor of a more national network of so-called ordinary people who give $20 or $30 a pop. (Biden and Harris have a little more than a quarter million individual donors. Sanders has nearly three times that.)


Sanders prefers to wag his finger, to be earnest, to lecture—about inequality, structural imbalances, socking it to the billionaire class. He seems permanently furrowed, slovenly, cantankerous. He has no time to glad-hand. But there he was at Chi Spacca, where the tomahawk pork chop runs $90, and the beef Florentine is $195. Sanders ordered steak.


Sheppard voiced concern that Sanders, should he snag the Democratic nod, might be unprepared for the general election. “Bernie said explicitly, ‘Look, I’ll be frank with you. In terms of our social media strategy, where we’re headed, we don’t know what we’re doing.’


Vanity Fair

The menu looks amazing.

https://chispacca.com/menu/#menu


Posted by SouthernProgressive | Wed Aug 14, 2019, 03:12 PM (10 replies)

The most effective ways to curb climate change might surprise you

The planet is barreling toward 1.5 degrees of global warming as soon as 2030 unless we enact “unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” a dire United Nations report warned in October.

To reduce our impact on the climate and avert disaster, it’s going to take more than switching to high-efficiency light bulbs. But the most effective ways that individuals, policymakers and businesses can reduce our carbon footprint might surprise you.

Let’s see how much you know about what can be done to fight climate change.


CNN
Posted by SouthernProgressive | Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:50 AM (0 replies)

Is a "Cold War" underway?

Is the hype Trump is putting forward to distract from his economic war?

I’ve been having a thought but am not smart or educated enough to know if there is any reality to it.

Enormous debt.

Tax cuts.

New welfare payments to corporations being harmed by Trumps economic war. Those payouts will only increase and will be spread across an even larger segment of the population.

The false propping up of the market by way of the tax scams tax cuts for the repatriation of funds and how those trillions have been spent. <- Not enough people paying attention to this. It’s huge.

Seems to me that we have little to nothing to prop us up when the next recession/depression hits. These economic moves of Trumps, which are often extremely aggressive, are weakening us severely. Now more than ever other countries will have the ability to harm us economically when we do take a slide.

Really looks like Trump is dabbling in a world wide economic war that is weakening us.

I’m not saying doomsday or we won’t recover. I’m saying that without partners and protections in place that it will simply be longer lasting and more severe.


Posted by SouthernProgressive | Wed Aug 7, 2019, 05:53 PM (1 replies)

Bernie Sanders' First 2016 Congressional Endorser Explains Why He's Backing Warren Now

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), who became the first member of Congress to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) 2016 presidential campaign, announced this week that he will back Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) this time around.

“I think it's a very powerful combination that Elizabeth has,” Grijalva told The Daily Beast ahead of a Thursday event in Arizona where he will introduce the Massachusetts Democrat. “And that's that she's got the intellect and more importantly the heart for this job. And that I think she brings in a level of smarts and energy. I think that's what it's going to take to take Trump out. And philosophically, I agree with her.”


The Daily Beast
Posted by SouthernProgressive | Mon Aug 5, 2019, 11:35 PM (4 replies)

RCP National Average: Biden up 14.3

Biden: 29.3
Sanders: 15
Warren: 14.5
Harris: 11.8
Buttigieg: 5

The remainder are under 3.

RCP



Posted by SouthernProgressive | Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:47 AM (7 replies)

Jeffrey Epstein Found Injured in NYC Jail Cell After Possible Suicide Attempt: Sources

Epstein was found semi-conscious with marks on his neck, sources said and investigators are trying to piece together exactly what happened

NBC
Posted by SouthernProgressive | Thu Jul 25, 2019, 08:48 AM (14 replies)

Stupid American people!

We aren't stupid. We are overworked. Underpaid. Under a relentless stream of propaganda. Whole communities that are damn near starved of any meaningful news. Systemic government oppression that leaves our most vulnerable out of the loop or in a position where they have to work even harder just to stay involved. Fear of where our next mortgage/rent payment or meal is going to come from.

Uncertainty from every direction.

We are getting way too close to survival of the fittest. Way too close. Barely sustaining is hardly what we should consider survival to be in this country.

We spend most of our time trying to gather what we need for ourselves and our families. Sometimes that is a job that can't be completed. Our days are often booked out way in advance. Not planning for a night out with the friends. Not a day on the river. But planning to manage one or three jobs, take care of our children or elderly parents, and sleep when time allows.

Why am I saying this? Have a bit of patience folks. It's not currently easy for the American people to tune in. That is often a result of the system itself. Not lazy or stupid Americans. The news does get out. Stories do spread. Facts do make their way to the ground.

When it comes to the Trump shit show people are getting the point. Don't concern yourself with Trump supporters. Work on everyone else. If you have time, post on message boards, talk to neighbors and friends, call your congress people, send a couple of bucks to a solid outfit helping our cause.... Help to get the word out.

We will win this. Trump will be impeached or voted out. Politicians need their base on board. They need their districts on board. These things take time. Support has to build.
Posted by SouthernProgressive | Wed Jul 24, 2019, 03:59 PM (5 replies)

It's lining up. We are overall playing our cards right.

Everyone from rank and file up to Pelosi.

This is about messaging. It's a war of messaging. Information has been spilling out and Mueller's Report is flat out damning to Trump. Get this. People didn't read the Mueller Report. The American people simply didn't read it. The American people could not decipher all of the deception and propaganda immediately after the reports release. It is now going to be shown that the report is clear that Trump obstructed justice. The messaging from Republicans is going to water that down but it's still going to get out there.

Today is a big day. I think it is big enough of a day for Democrats to call on people to testify that they know won't show. That's when you will know that the goal is impeachment and that impeachment is right around the corner. They will attempt to subpoena them and force them to show. They will fight that as well.

I think we are closer to impeachment than I thought we were.
Posted by SouthernProgressive | Wed Jul 24, 2019, 03:29 PM (9 replies)
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