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CBS News Plus Charleston, SC Post And Courier Confirm Sanders SURGE (and use "that word")

Tack on the People's Action Endorsement and Sanders has had quite a week. Here are the facts...

https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1207073459848830979

Charleston, SC Post And Courier report

Aided by voters under 50, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is continuing his recent national surge in South Carolina, where he has supplanted U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts for second place.

Sanders gained the most support of any candidate since the last Post and Courier-Change Research poll taken in October. He added 7 percentage points to pass Warren, whose backing was unchanged.

Sanders’ poll numbers have risen in other early voting states since Thanksgiving, where he has become the leader in New Hampshire and the second choice in Iowa, according to data tallied by Real Clear Politics.


Posted by corbettkroehler | Thu Dec 19, 2019, 08:54 PM (17 replies)

Sanders Surge Just Became Undeniable (to others)

For Berners, looking out from the inside, we knew that the Sanders Surge was born during an early autumn phone call from AOC to a Las Vegas hospital room. However, even as Sanders has climbed and climbed and climbed, my best efforts to convince supporters of other candidates (not necessarily to vote for him but) at least to concede that a Sanders Surge has occurred have been met with cognitive dissonance. No volume facts has made a dent.

I was not surprised by the reaction except for the depths of denial which some feel about Bernie's continued rise despite clogged arteries (which since have been locked open by stents).

On Friday the 13th, the Boston Globe's James Pindell confirmed the Sanders Surge AND MORE! I have crossed linked from the Democratic Primaries forum.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287382435
Posted by corbettkroehler | Sun Dec 15, 2019, 05:56 PM (0 replies)

Boston Globe Confirms Sanders Surge // "Best Shot At The Nomination"

Let's begin with the inevitable objections:

1) James Pindell is a staff analyst at the Boston Globe, not an independent media figure, Sanders flunky, toady or campaign surrogate.

2) The Boston Globe is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most respected periodicals.

3) The article linked below was run as political analysis, not outside opinion, thus subject to the news staff's and ombudsman's standards reporting standards.

4) On the semantics of surge, Pindell used the words, "He has reclaimed the lead in New Hampshire." If others claim that he trails distantly in the Granite States, my abacus informs me that Sanders has proved his surge there, at bare minimum, to the Boston Globe.

5) Whereas my previous threads on the subject of the Sanders Surge have left me open to (baseless) claims that I merely engage is reporting opinion as fact, the article below makes an indelible, affirmative judgment of those same facts as cold, hard proof. Furthermore, it does so as the hometown newspaper of another candidate for the Democratic nomination who happens to be that state's senior United States senator.

6) This article in no way proves victory in the quest for the nomination but CONCRETELY AND INDUBITABLY PROVES the existence of the Sanders Surge.

Bernie Sanders is not only back, he has the best shot at the nomination right now

By James Pindell Globe Staff, December 13, 2019, 2:58 p.m.

[full article here]


IMAGE CREDIT: KRYSTAL RAMIREZ/LAS VEGAS SUN VIA AP

Two months ago, it didn’t look good for Bernie Sanders or his presidential campaign. He was at a Las Vegas-area hospital recovering from a heart attack. Polls in Iowa and New Hampshire showed him way back in third place among Democrats. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Warren, his rival for the progressive wing for the Democratic presidential electorate, was surging and, at the time, was leading the race.

To some, it felt like the beginning of the end of Sanders’ six-year-long White House effort. The health scare, after all, offered him a chance to bow out of the race, save face, and use his clout to further push the field to the left.

But the terrible, no good, very bad moment for Sanders ended up being just a blip.

With approximately 50 days before the Iowa caucuses, Sanders is not only back, but he has the cleanest shot at the 2020 Democratic nomination. (emphasis added)


[full article here]
Posted by corbettkroehler | Sun Dec 15, 2019, 05:50 PM (21 replies)

1 Letter To A Slimy CEO, 1 To Medicare And, "I feel like I owe my life right now to Bernie Sanders"

This is cross linked from the Democratic Primaries forum. I am sick to death of the easy dismissals of Sanders' decades-long career of accomplishment and of his recent surge.

This powerful video should help a bit.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287381351
Posted by corbettkroehler | Sat Dec 14, 2019, 12:30 PM (2 replies)

1 Letter To A Slimy CEO, 1 To Medicare And, "I feel like I owe my life right now to Bernie Sanders"

To all DUers perpetuating the Sanders canard, "What has Bernie done?", this video is but one example of how far off you are. As the patient herself states at time index 1:48 of this video, "If he can do that as a U.S. Senator, what can he do as President?"

https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1205622952064147464
and in case you plan to claim this as a campaign stunt, all of the documentation below shows what Bernie achieved as a sitting senator. In other words, this occurred in his official capacity.

[news article cited in video here in which Bernie's action tanked a for-profit stock 9% in one day]

[Bernie's letter to Medicare]

[Bernie's letter to the rapacious CEO]
Posted by corbettkroehler | Sat Dec 14, 2019, 12:26 PM (8 replies)

Comeback/Rebound/Surge/Going Strong (So Happy, I Could Plotz)

My, oh, my! It's been a while since I grinned this wide. Dan Pfeiffer, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, said Sanders has the “best chance” to sweep the first three states and that his odds are “underestimated and under-discussed.”

Per Sahil Kapur and Laura Litvan of Bloomberg News, "Bernie Sanders Makes A Comeback" and "Candidate Rebounds After Heart Attack" (link below).

• According to my thesaurus, comeback, rebound and surge are synonyms!

The Sanders Surge is even more real today than yesterday. Cynics, take your negativity elsewhere!

[full coverage, including citations, here]


December 12, 2019

He seems to have rebounded in recent weeks as he’s stuck to Medicare for All while other candidates have softened their stances and as he’s gained star endorsements from the younger faces in the movement.

National surveys released Tuesday by Quinnipiac and Monmouth show him slightly ahead -- but within the margin of error -- for second place among Democrats, behind Joe Biden.

And he’s going strong in the early nominating states. Recent polls place him second in Iowa — where he’s returning for several events this weekend — and statistically tied for the lead in New Hampshire and second in Nevada. And he’s statistically tied with Warren for the lead in California, a Super Tuesday state that provides 10% of the delegates to the Democratic nominating convention.


[full coverage, including citations, here]
Posted by corbettkroehler | Thu Dec 12, 2019, 05:45 PM (11 replies)

NYT OpEd: "Don't Think Sanders Can Win? You Don't Understand His Campaign"



Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor earned her PhD in African American Studies from Northwestern University. In her recent NY Times OpEd, she affirmed...

Don’t Think Sanders Can Win? You Don’t Understand His Campaign
There was a time in America when being called a socialist could end a political career. Not anymore.

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

• Dr. Taylor is the author of “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.”

Dec. 10, 2019

[full OpEd here]

As the Democratic primary elections get closer, the party leadership has begun to fret in public about universal health care and other ambitious proposals. Even former President Barack Obama tried to assuage donors’ fears in November when he said that the “average American” doesn’t think we need to “tear down the system and remake it.” His comment captured the essence of tensions that have roiled the party for months. Party elites believe focusing squarely on President Trump’s record will end his presidency, while others counter that the Democrats also have to champion bold policies.

The surprising resilience of the campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont vindicates the latter approach. Mr. Sanders’s improbable rise to Democratic front-runner began in 2015 when he organized his campaign for president around a redistributive agenda of universal health care and free college, along with a number of other progressive reforms. Party insiders dismissed this as fanciful and out of touch, but Mr. Sanders aggressively challenged Hillary Clinton for the nomination while picking up 13 million votes.

Mr. Sanders has not diluted his message since then, but has instead recommitted to his promises of “big government” socialist reforms — all the while pulling other candidates to his side. Although Mr. Sanders grows in popularity, neither the Democratic Party establishment nor the mainstream media really understand his campaign. That’s because it disregards conventional wisdom in politics today — tax cuts for the elite and corporations and public-private partnerships to finance health care, education, housing and other public services.

After months of predictions of its premature end, Bernie Sanders’s improbable run continues its forward movement. In October, pundits and other election experts suggested that perhaps Mr. Sanders should leave the race and throw his support to Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, in the wake of her rising poll numbers and his heart attack. But doubts quickly gave way to excitement when Mr. Sanders captured the coveted endorsement of Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. She was soon joined by Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.



[full OpEd here]
Posted by corbettkroehler | Thu Dec 12, 2019, 01:11 PM (15 replies)

Princeton Professor Affirms That Sanders Can Emerge Victorious



Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor earned her PhD in African American Studies from Northwestern University. In her recent NY Times OpEd, she affirmed...


Don’t Think Sanders Can Win? You Don’t Understand His Campaign
There was a time in America when being called a socialist could end a political career. Not anymore.

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

• Dr. Taylor is the author of “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.”

Dec. 10, 2019

[full OpEd here]

As the Democratic primary elections get closer, the party leadership has begun to fret in public about universal health care and other ambitious proposals. Even former President Barack Obama tried to assuage donors’ fears in November when he said that the “average American” doesn’t think we need to “tear down the system and remake it.” His comment captured the essence of tensions that have roiled the party for months. Party elites believe focusing squarely on President Trump’s record will end his presidency, while others counter that the Democrats also have to champion bold policies.

The surprising resilience of the campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont vindicates the latter approach. Mr. Sanders’s improbable rise to Democratic front-runner began in 2015 when he organized his campaign for president around a redistributive agenda of universal health care and free college, along with a number of other progressive reforms. Party insiders dismissed this as fanciful and out of touch, but Mr. Sanders aggressively challenged Hillary Clinton for the nomination while picking up 13 million votes.

Mr. Sanders has not diluted his message since then, but has instead recommitted to his promises of “big government” socialist reforms — all the while pulling other candidates to his side. Although Mr. Sanders grows in popularity, neither the Democratic Party establishment nor the mainstream media really understand his campaign. That’s because it disregards conventional wisdom in politics today — tax cuts for the elite and corporations and public-private partnerships to finance health care, education, housing and other public services.

After months of predictions of its premature end, Bernie Sanders’s improbable run continues its forward movement. In October, pundits and other election experts suggested that perhaps Mr. Sanders should leave the race and throw his support to Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, in the wake of her rising poll numbers and his heart attack. But doubts quickly gave way to excitement when Mr. Sanders captured the coveted endorsement of Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. She was soon joined by Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.



[full OpEd here]
Posted by corbettkroehler | Wed Dec 11, 2019, 02:46 PM (0 replies)

No Sanders Surge? New Quinnipiac Poll: Primary Voters Under 35 Favor Bernie By YUGE Margin

If you would like to examine the underlying numbers, the statistics cited here are from page 10 of the following document, straight from Quinnipiac

1,553 self-identified registered voters polled 12/4 – 12/9/2019 (±2½%)

https://twitter.com/ryanstruyk/status/1204494417299755011
Posted by corbettkroehler | Wed Dec 11, 2019, 12:18 PM (51 replies)

Sanders Comes In First In Policy Platform Of Candidate Scorecard Of indivisible.org, Second Overall



Overall Listing

Sanders' itemized listing: 100% on immigration, 100% on healthcare, 100% on climate, 100% on economic justice and civil rights

On a personal note, Indivisible dinged Bernie for not committing to eliminating the filibuster. Indivisible is wrong on this and Bernie is right. In his own words, Bernie has stated the correct position, "The Senate should not become the House."

My opinion: Banning the filibuster rather than reforming it, by returning to its original purpose of continuing debate so that the person impeding progress must be forced to justify his/her position, is intellectually and legislatively lazy. The filibuster was and remains important. The problem is abuse both in its use and enforcement!
Posted by corbettkroehler | Wed Dec 11, 2019, 11:48 AM (0 replies)
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