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Sun Jan 31, 2016, 11:48 PM

48. I made calls today. Most numbers were not good -- people in nursing homes or no longer at

home or moved or something.

But I think I talked a couple of people into voting for Bernie. Then there were so many people in our calling place that I decided to give my seat to a new person. I did not want anyone to feel they had come all the way to the party and then not been able to call anyone.

It's a good sign that they are down to the dud numbers.

One guy told me how he lost his good, $15 per hour with benefits job under Reagan. I reminded him of the Maytag employees in Newton, Iowa who lost their good jobs with benefits after NAFTA which was signed by Bill Clinton.

Didn't need to say much more than that.

This election is really, really about the economy stupid.

The Republicans made Barack Obama's life miserable during his almost eight years in office.

I pointed out that Bernie has been in Congress since 1992. He knows everybody there. If they don't cooperate, Bernie can call them on the phone, let them know who decides what bills get paid and to whom and read them the riot act. Bernie knows them all by name and by their favorite pork chops and ham. That's what a president needs to know and who he/she needs to know to get things done.

Good luck, Republicans if Bernie wins.

Bernie is going to know whose names to put on what and is going to call them out. He knows who to ask for what and what to give in return.

Bernie will be in the cat seat if he is elected president. He will get things done genteelly, but most certainly.

Feel the Bern! And read about how LBJ got things done in Congress including the Civil Rights Act. It's a lesson in the power of the president.

I do not think that Hillary will have anywhere near the ability to work with (or better said, against) a Republican Congress that Bernie will have.

Congress cannot, as I understand it, make the president spend money. They can authorize spending, but strategic withholding of expenditures can make a president look very good and squeeze a lot of members of Congress where it hurts. You play one district against another.


One of the big problems of recent Democratic presidents (two governors, Carter and Clinton, and a state senator, Obama) is that they have not understood or known the members of Congress or the culture of Congress. Bernie has been in there since 1992 and is at home in the world of Congress.

Another of our problems is that Republicans vote pretty solidly as a block. That block has to be broken up. A president who knows how the money flows and the politics of the congressional districts and who really hates whom in the Republican Party because he has worked with and against them for years and years will know what he needs to know to weaken the Republicans. That's Bernie. He will know how to get Congress to do what we Democrats want. Read the history books.

Bernie is the man.


Feel the Bern!

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