I Think Bernie's About To Take Off. Seems Warren's Campaign Is On Its Heels In Defense, Admits It Didn't Think It Needed A Healthcare Plan, And A Dark Money Campaign Event Is Held For Her In Iowa.
There's not a lot of theorizing here. I just threw this together from various things I'm seeing, and from trying to glean as much as possible as to where it all stands in terms of moving this country Left.
My overriding interest insofar as the elections go is in watching how the narrative develops, the reactions to it and then helping to change it, by being ever vigilant to identify comrades in that struggle. If nothing else I see the odious immersion of public interest solely around the presidential election as subsequently an excellent time to both counteract the cartoonish but malicious MSM propaganda and an opportunity to educate and align with people.
That said, I really hope to see a day when the previously brainwashed American public becomes a majority, with an unequivocal admittance and acceptance and then action that Socialism is the only way forward.
Anyway I think there's a good bunch of hopeful stuff I've noticed that reflects how Bernie's message is prevailing, first as his main rival flounders:
So Liz has voted twice for Trump’s military budget expansion, and now this healthcare equivocation and her backing away from Medicare4All. Add to that the dark money event in Iowa and she's on her heels.
In the DNC's continuing effort of Anyone But Bernie they've gotten the MSM in going along with the marketing pitch that there’s no difference between her and Bernie, in an effort to get previous female Bernie supporters to identify with the Clinton-backed-and-staffed Warren campaign instead. Problem is policy, where the difference is between being given a hand-held fan to cool yourself off with during a heatwave, or a room with air-conditioning. Her penchant for equivocating and saying she'll have to "look into it" contrasts strongly with Bernie's lifetime resolve and commitment to the same things he's believed for 50 years.
Elizabeth "Capitalist to My Bones" Warren joins Trump in supporting the military coup in Bolivia
That "interim leadership" consists of fascists who call the Indigenous majority "satanic"
Bolivia had free and fair elections. Evo won. So they overthrew himpic.twitter.com/Z5XgyI8nPU
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) November 18, 2019
Taibbi thinks Warren, as evidenced in her meltdown when Amy Goodman asked about the Dem primary order, has a simmering rage that is wearing her thin. He refers to her latest missteps and campaign tenor as #LizHolio (I guess it's a pejorative about her being an all-powerful one above criticism). Which is a reference to a few things, but namely the corny and clueless campaign decision to create something called #BigStructuralBailey, which was a monstrous blowup, inflatable street fair balloon of her dog named Bailey, whose name they then chanted while she went up and hugged it. Co-host Halpern adds that it's the second time a Dem candidate showed rage toward Amy Goodman for asking hard questions, and then they play a clip of Willie calling her "hostile and combative."
The marketing of Liz as "Bernie But Woman, With 'Plans'" is losing its legs.
And what a weird Upside Down time it is when this happens. I loathe this POS with a passion. He's essentially a hitman for lead thug Murdoch. So how then does this get through? His RW pawns were not happy about this and sought every excuse under the sun to will it away.
Military members have donated more to @BernieSanders’ campaign than to Trump, Biden, and Buttigieg combined.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) November 18, 2019
MSM is scared shit of a sane and non-partisan Right-Left nexus forming under Bernie. Shreds their whole divide and conquer profit strategy.
And speaking of Right-leaning dudes with big platforms waking up to a new reality:
Talks to Bernie Sanders one time:
— Samuel D. Finkelstein II (@CANCEL_SAM) November 16, 2019
I don't think Rogan has the talent or intellect commensurate with the massive audience he somehow has. If anything he does however allow his guests plenty of room to speak.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is yet another amazing African-American surrogate for Bernie.
This is fucking huge.
Major ramifications. Should let everyone around know that not only is Socialism competitive but it is absolutely the only way forward. Sawant is a devout Socialist and the only one elected in many years before this recent wave inspired by Bernie.
Kshama's come-from-behind win against over $1million of Amazon money, other corporate and real estate funding and a press that maligned her is a clarion call to those who want to win.
I think Kshama embodies everything I'd like to see in a candidate, and is our best elected office-holder.
And then a sampling of more Socialists on the rise...
In Texas this young lady farmer is running an excellent campaign (video clip starts with one of her ads)
How about the just-elected Socialist DA in San Francisco Chesa Boudin, son of a Weather Underground couple who are still in jail, who ran on a campaign of decarceration and reigning in police? Truly amazing.
One of my favorite pastimes these days is looking in the annals of radical history for those whose lives were committed to fighting for real truth and justice. In 2011 there was a documentary made on the youngest elected official to Parliament, Socialist Bernadette Devlin.
She survived an assassination attempt, but Bernadette Devlin is best remembered as the 21-year-old Irish republican from Ulster who, in 1972, strode across the floor of the House of Commons to punch Reginald Maudling, home secretary of the Conservative government. His grave mistake had been to suggest that the British army had fired only in self-defence on Bloody Sunday when they shot dead 13 civil rights protesters.
I rose to my feet smitten with respect and love for this young radical comrade after seeing this segment on 60 Minutes from the early 70's. What a fearless, brilliant activist fighter she was/is:
'My people’ — the people who knew about oppression, discrimination, prejudice, poverty and the frustration and despair that they produce – were not Irish Americans.
They were black, Puerto Ricans, Chicanos.
And those who were supposed to be ‘my people’, the Irish Americans who knew about English misrule and the Famine and supported the civil rights movement at home, and knew that Partition and England were the cause of the problem, looked and sounded to me like Orangemen.
They said exactly the same things about blacks that the loyalists said about us at home.
In New York I was given the key to the city by the mayor, an honor not to be sneezed at.
I gave it to the Black Panthers.
Devlin and Ali are my kind of people. Real, not state manufactured, heroes:
I don’t know who deserves credit for this photograph, but it’s Muhammad Ali saving the life of a suicidal Vietnam War vet around 1980. On Veterans Day, of all days, this seemed appropriate to share. pic.twitter.com/FAkPB7I469
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) November 11, 2019
Some protest action at Harvard in support of Palestine reminds us that public acts of defiance and humiliation are worth something. We need lots more of them.
The Israeli ambassador was invited to give a talk at Harvard Law School about the legitimacy of the Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. As he started his talk, all the Harvard Law students got up & left in solidarity with Palestine
RESPECT THIS SO MUCH pic.twitter.com/ZWZVKeknuU
— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) November 16, 2019
I’ve said before, Donald Trump strikes me as nothing so much as a man who has never known a love - that he hasn’t had to pay for.
And I think that forms all of his decision making. I think that explains all of the things that we see.
This is someone who sees the world through a prism of a very, very sad lens, which is that what he is, who he is, does not today, and never has and never will, have any value.
The only thing that matters is what he has, what he can trade. And I think that really explains all of the transactional corruption that we have seen throughout this administration, is simply someone who thinks that’s what life is.
- Edward Snowden
Oh, there's supposed to be an impeachment going on. My interest is none whatsoever.
The most glaringly obvious problem is that the feckless and corrupt Democrats themselves have no moral standing upon which to stand. Being a little less corrupt and greedy than that pathetic POS is not exactly inspiring.
Plus, their own collusion against Bernie Sanders in 2016 and again for a second time, with full compliance from their counterpart courtiers in the media, is not going unnoticed by the public.
As I've been saying lately, Bernie continues to ramp up the radical rhetoric - and I fucking absolutely love it.
Landlords cannot be allowed to raise rents to whatever they want, whenever they want. We need a tenants bill of rights that includes a national rent control standard.https://t.co/lO8ygDcwTB
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 18, 2019
The applause for Bernie when he came out tonight. By far the loudest applause by a long shot of any presidential candidate at #cadem2019 tonight. @BernieSanders is going to win! #feelthebern pic.twitter.com/Fsd2NvfaOX
— CJ Berina for Congress (@CJ4Congress2020) November 17, 2019