Millennials form human shield around Bernie
No need to expend many pixels on the latest smear (though if you blinked, you might have missed it); here's the debunk in a five-count thread.
There’s a lot of context missing to Sanders thoughts on Wallace. In my profile of Sanders in the 1970s I included an article he wrote on Wallace. He compares him to Hitler and calls him a demagogue: https://t.co/Dva2U4U5tJ https://t.co/2B1su9f0p1 pic.twitter.com/MgM9ZhUCXN— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) January 30, 2020
Here's what's so remarkable about the age in which we live.
Before social media, if reporters would merely “report what a campaign said,” that claim, true/fair or not, would hang there for days. Now other reporters can quickly knock down bogus story lines before they take root. That’s progress. https://t.co/KodvWuvIpH— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) January 31, 2020
And no story is complete without a little snark.
Translation: "After circulating a piece of trash reporting we knew was disingenuous, we're subtly updating it to avoid getting sued for libel." https://t.co/Gt2juUky7y— Pat the Berner🌹 (@PatTheBerner) January 31, 2020
You simply cannot be up to date without being plugged in (and Facebook ain't where it's at). This full episode unfolded, was punctured and deflated, and then mocked within 24 hours.
The whole “Bernie is George Wallace” line being pushed by Neera and the rest of the psychotic never Berners is annoying and shouldn’t be entertained by any reputable journalist, so I’m sure Joy Ann Reid will have an extended panel discussion about it on her next show.— The Original Affluenza Society (@jefmbv) January 30, 2020
Tune in tomorrow to AM Joy and see if he's right.
Biggest shock of my week was the Texas Lyceum poll.
Bernie Sanders surging in Texas three weeks before early voting, poll shows https://t.co/XEvCsODbKQ via @BenjaminEW— Jasper Scherer (@jaspscherer) January 29, 2020
My dreams seem to be turning into reality. Trying hard to curb my enthusiasm (Shelly Kuffner is outlying there for me.)
-- I'm devoting more of this week's Update to the folks running for the White House who simply don't get enough publicity. Let's begin with the US Green Party and to a lesser extent Howie Hawkins, whom I believe will be the nominee. The GPUS posted a rejoinder to the call from nine people --including Noam Chomsky -- to stand down in 2020. Background from Louis Proyect:
On January 24, an open letter appeared on various leftist websites urging the Green Party to follow a “safe states” strategy in the 2020 presidential elections. It argues that if Howie Hawkins or any other Green Party candidate runs in contested states such as Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan, there is a danger that he or she would steal votes from the Democrat. Needless to say, if that candidate is Bernie Sanders, there will be that much more pressure on the Greens to tamp down their campaign.
Although formulated as recommendations to the Greens in general, the open letter is actually a polemic against Howie Hawkins’s CounterPunch article “The Green Party Is Not the Democrats’ Problem.”
There's much more there, but before you go ...
The "Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy" marks the first 2020 salvo telling you and your fellow Greens to just shut up and submit to a fundamentally undemocratic system that was designed specifically to marginalize you. https://t.co/nls7WcRmHJ pic.twitter.com/B9rqQKwWQ0— Green Party US 🌻 (@GreenPartyUS) January 25, 2020
(At the risk of repetition: I'm #BernieorBust, which is to say more specifically #BernieorYellowVests in Milwaukee this summer, and #BernieorGreen if he gets cheated out of the nomination again. I like the Green Party and many of its candidates and will vote for them if they don't make it plainly impossible -- just as with many Democrats and damn near every Republican and Libertarian. Party affiliation and identity politics mean nothing to me. Policies exclusively.)
Now you can finish reading Louis Proyect for the full story. He (mostly, with the conditions expressed above) speaks for me. Couple more things.
A CBS News poll asked Stein voters who they would have voted for if the ballot only had the options of Clinton and Trump. 61% would have stayed home. 25% would have voted for Clinton and 14% for Trump. https://t.co/qWpBTiuxK3 pic.twitter.com/RAB09UfKtM— Green Party US 🌻 (@GreenPartyUS) January 27, 2020
And from Howie himself:
Howie Hawkins responds to @noamchomskyT @B_Ehrenreich and others, who demand the Green Party should stand down in 2020.— Howie Hawkins (@HowieHawkins20) January 27, 2020
Howie says "no way." More at the link: https://t.co/WMC4ntnoKC
I'm grinning in anticipation of the pending "Jill Stein" recriminations. Maybe someone will Photoshop Howie's head onto her body at that dinner table with Putin and Mike Flynn.
Direct your questions to the comment box. Please don't bother with any #VotePooNoMatterWho, #RussiansHackers, and related Re-Insist-Ants nonsense.
-- Rocky de la Fuente, and everybody in his family, appear to be morons. I have no clue any longer as to what his strategy to be nominated for some party, any party's president may be.
So proud to support the SEP nominees for US Pres and VP @jkishore and @NorissaSEP! Only the SEP has centered our international working class campaign on freeing class war prisoners Julian #Assange and @xychelsea. Join us at https://t.co/W3pfAh2PKR#MondayVibes #FreeAssangeNow— Jacob (@CrosseBarx) January 28, 2020
-- The latest in town hall and debate news:
CNN: Let's do 7 town halls in Iowa (@TulsiGabbard in 8th place)— Open the Debates (@OpenTheDebates) January 30, 2020
Also CNN: Let's do 8 town halls in NH, but invite the 11th place candidate (@DevalPatrick) to sub in for the 6th place candidate (Gabbard), because... wait for it...
No really, wait for it. We're not gonna explain. https://t.co/0RhgV7UoLS
Context: Tulsi Gabbard is polling higher in New Hampshire in the RCP average than Andrew Yang, Tom Steyer and Deval Patrick (who is barely polling at all). But wasn't invited and can't get an explanation or response as to why: https://t.co/JQTFpNF7e1— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) January 29, 2020
How may times must it be said? #CNNisTrash
Free & Equal Elections will host its first Open Presidential Debate of the 2020 US Presidential election at the Hilton Chicago Hotel on March 4, 2020 at 6pm CST.— Free & Equal Elections (@FreeandEqual) January 23, 2020
The event will be broadcast live at https://t.co/Y6XHoFrN5t#openthedebates #morevoicemorechoices pic.twitter.com/dmkeZ38X05
-- And briefly, the straggling Donkeys, but first: This Week in Joe Biden Lies.
This is in Waterloo, Iowa where @JoeBiden again begins telling multiple lies about his work as a teenager in the Civil Rights Movement.— Shaun King (@shaunking) January 29, 2020
He apologized for these lies in 1987. They are complete fabrications.
It's sad to see him do this.
RECEIPTS: https://t.co/vm18cq7OAa pic.twitter.com/0jZ8OmUFqz
The Minneapolis NAACP, & other local civil rights organizations, are calling on Amy Klobuchar to suspend her campaign, after an AP investigation found that, when she was DA, she helped build a "flawed" case to put a black teenager in prison for life: https://t.co/Qa3oKkszNu— Avi Asher-Schapiro (@AASchapiro) January 29, 2020
By this time next week, Klobuchar is on the sidelines with Delaney.
-- Though 538.com says there haven't been enough Iowa polls -- and the ones there have been may be of low quality due to our ever-changing lifestyles -- by these indications both Yang and Tulsi appear to be encouraging their supporters to move to Bernie as second choice next Monday night. Biden seems to be striking out in these same efforts.
Klobuchar to Biden: Thanks, but no thanks. https://t.co/EUqPPEXlJu— VICE News (@vicenews) January 29, 2020
Update: Amy Minnesota Nice might be making an upward move in the Hawkeye State, according to the same fellow at 538, but all of this cautiousness and anticipation for more polling seems like a hedge against more of the kind of damage they self-inflicted from 2016's debacle.
-- A few words about Money Bags.
Why is it that the Jackasses still bitching about Bernie "not being a Democrat" don't ever mention the decades Bloomberg was a Republican? This is his record:
- Endorsed George W. Bush and spoke on his behalf at the RNC
- Endorsed Susan Collins
- Endorsed Scott Brown over Elizabeth Warren
- Endorsed Pat Toomey, giving him credibility with enough suburban moms in 2016 to cost Katie McGinty the election
By these actions alone he has completely prevented meaningful gun safety legislation, as well as any of the other democratic reforms he claims to care about. And yet ... Democratic 'consultants' are cashing his checks by the assload.
"Welcome to politics", Cillizza? This is the politics we're ending when Bernie gets elected.
Where are #BloombergsTaxes? Making a lot of money does not rise you above of that responsibility...#bloomberg2020https://t.co/NY9fKuZEe5— North Philly For Bernie #Bernie2020 (@philly_bernie) January 30, 2020
Update: The DNC just let this oligarch buy his way into the presidential debates.
-- Desperate times call for desperate measures, and BootEdge is desperate.
"I hear Vice President Biden, saying that this is no time to take a risk on someone new," Buttigieg said. "But history has shown us that the biggest risk we could take with a very important election coming up is to look to the same Washington playbook and recycle the same arguments and expect that to work against a president like Donald Trump, who is new in kind." Earlier this month the Biden campaign released an ad in which a narrator tells voters, "This is no time to take a risk."
Buttigieg then went after Sanders.
"Then I hear Senator Sanders calling for a kind of politics that says you got to go all the way here and nothing else counts," he said. "And it's coming at the very moment when we actually have a historic majority, not just aligned around what it is we're against, but agreeing on what it is we're for."
Buttigieg then continued with the thrust of his argument: The debate between Biden and Sanders, the two Democrats leading in most statewide polls in Iowa, are too focused on the past.
Yeah, Pete doesn't want to hear about anybody's past. Especially his own.
Buttigieg Backed by Pharma Lobbyist Who Sought Drug Price Hikes in Poor Countries – Sludge https://t.co/ggnDEVtElB— #ProgressiveParty (@GottaBernNow) January 31, 2020
I'd rather Sneaky Pete stay in the race awhile longer, as I feel his supporters fall in behind Goofy Old Joe once he falls out.
-- Elizabeth Warren did have a nice moment at the impeachment trial.
"The question from Sen. Warren is for the House managers," Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, who is presiding over the trial, began.
"At a time when large majorities of Americans have lost faith in government, does the fact that the chief justice is presiding over an impeachment trial in which Republican senators have thus far refused to allow witnesses or evidence contribute to the loss of legitimacy of the chief justice, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution?" he read.
WOW. Chief Justice John Roberts just had to read aloud Sen. Elizabeth Warren's question...about whether he loses credibility for presiding over a trial without witnesses or evidence. https://t.co/vG08pjmhZH pic.twitter.com/G79ZdRljZj— Heather Monahan (@HeatherMonahan_) January 30, 2020
The question appeared to create discomfort for Roberts, whose role as the trial’s presiding officer requires him to read senators’ queries aloud — even those raising questions about potential damage to his own legitimacy, or that of the judicial institution he has assiduously sought to shield from the political fray.
It was unclear if the question was a dig at Republican obstruction, Roberts’s unwillingness so far to take a position in the witness fight or both.
Who's ready for a little snark?
‘You’re A Piece Of Shit And I Hope Everyone Like You Dies,’ Says Biden To Democratic Voter In Stirring Call For Party Unity https://t.co/SzUsMyLK8x— 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐬𝐭 (@amazingatheist) January 31, 2020