Dear fellow swampers and those who prefer remaining dry,
I ain't got much to say here. Just perusing Twitter and #BernieTownHall is trending, though obviously being overshadowed by the Notre Dame fire.
And while I don't believe much in electoral politics the message here, the evidence that the divide and conquer bullshit isn't as effective as we've been led to believe, the fact that when asked people on the Right do want many of the same things we want - are all something to behold.
Exactly how many people attended isn’t yet known, but the numbers are significant since the park can hold from 25,000 to 50,000 people, depending on the setup. On top of that, 22,000 RSVP’d on Facebook for Sanders’ event in LA, and crowd size photos show a significant turnout.
So primary season for 2020 has opened, and the first target is Bernie:
Has the fire Berned out?" the Boston Globe's Michael Levenson asks on the front page.
The state of play: "[A]s Sanders weighs another campaign, some say that even as he has moved the Democratic Party ideologically — pushing issues such as Medicare for all, free college tuition, and a $15 minimum wage into the mainstream — the party has moved past him personally."
my favorite UToob gramma...
A tisket, a tasket, my Big Blue Basket. Oh, for the not so distant days when Bernie's half haired, half-shiny pate inspired confidence in those of us, who having the sole political aim of doing right by the people were attracted to the Star of Bernie. His luminosity enlivened those of us bereft of hope (and/or change). With his shining illumination, we could not help but enter a new golden age of civic virtue. But a detour occurred along the way.
"He’s too old.
Subjective and lazy.
Then there’s the canard that he’s some sort of traitor, sellout or sheep dog. More bullshit. This particularly specious whine is advanced by the bitter, callow victims of identity politics. He did his best from inside the democrat machine. Had he run as an independent, he would’ve wound up square dancing in the margins with Jill Stein.
OMG. The killer was a Bernie Bro.
Did B ever call for something like this?
So the MSM and DNC and the RNC and all those other f'rs Are now blaming the Bern and his millions of supporters for the random act of a nut job?
Too easy. Too stupid.
But yet, this is the world we live in in Murica.
We've all been driven into the political wilderness by recent events, but it's been coming a long time. At least since Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his most important and most famous speech on Jan. 17, 1961.
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.”
Although reading published articles is always much, much faster than watching a video, videos give a much more complete exposition of the subject in almost all cases. So while time-consuming, my preference is for video perhaps because I learn better with the combination of sight and sound. This essay is based upon three recent videos, which will be enumerated below. Watch them if you wish, or perhaps read this essay as is, however you prefer.
The next special election is for Montana’s At-Large district, on May 25. The seat was most recently held by Ryan Zinke, who is now serving as Trump’s Secretary of the Interior.
I was actually planning on laying off of the essays for a while, but I recently read a piece by Caitlin Johnstone, a writer I respect and enjoy quite a bit, regarding how Bernie is still important to the the forwarding of Progressive change.
This is well written, and originally at TOP. But looks like it was pulled. Luckily this group/writer has their own website.
"Party Unity or Bust: An Open Letter to the DNC," by Chris O'Hara
Party Unity or Bust: An Open Letter to the DNC
He opens with:
Read about Steve Bannon: He Runs America Now
He says he wants to bring the system down and replace it with an economic system related to jobs and rebuilding the infrastructure. Sounds a bit like Bernie to me.