Friday, May 27, 2016

Bernie Sanders: Then and Now

Ever since Bernie Sanders first announced his run for President in April 2015, all of Hillary Clinton's surrogates — the superdelegates, the political insiders, the polls takers and the media pundits on cable news — have all said that Bernie could never win. But he's been winning ever since. So far (as of May 17th) Bernie Sanders has won 20 States to Hillary Clinton's 24 States with 6 States left to vote on June 7th — with California being the biggest prize — and why all of Clinton's supporters and those in media have wanted Bernie to concede an early loss and drop out of the race prematurely.

If Bernie Sanders ends up trailing Hillary Clinton by 1 single pledged delegate after the last vote is cast on June 14th, all the naysayers — Hillary Clinton's surrogates, the superdelegates, the political insiders, the polls takers and the media pundits on cable news — will all say: "See! We told you he could never win!"

But if Bernie were to end up ahead of Clinton by one single pledged delegate, they would all call it a spectacular miracle. During the DNC convention in July, the superdelegates will decide who is the Democratic nominee. If they choose Clinton, will have President Trump. If they choose Bernie, we will have President Sanders.

#BernieSanders #bernieorbust #stillsanders #feelthebern #neverhillary #crookedhillary #dumphillary #whichhillary #DropOutHillary #ReleaseTheTranscripts #CAPrimary

( * I haven't been blogging much lately because I've been posting a lot of mini-blogs at my Tweeter account. Maybe it's just a passing fad, and I'll start doing more blogging soon. Meanwhile, I'm sometimes here at Twitter: https://twitter.com/BudMeyers99 — or I'm responding to comments at my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/buddymeyers.)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Surrogates remain in denial after IG Report on Clinton's Email Server

All the usual suspects (Clinton's hardcore surrogates) were scrambling around like cockroaches all day long trying to do damage control for their presumptive Presidential nominee. They all used the same old talking points and old arguments to put a HUGE spin on Clinton's illegal activities. (When we break "rules", we usually have to pay a fine or spend time in jail).

And this is just ONE investigation (aka "security review"). The FBI has their ongoing investigations as well, which will also include the Clinton's "foundation" (a legal entity used as a S-corporation to launder cash, sometimes for foreign governments.)

Yep, the slime-meisters in the Democratic Party machine are desperately circling their wagons now, and considering just what we know now, it will be a real test of the integrity of Obama's administration (not to mention the entire Democratic Party). If the Democrats were smart, they'd dump Clinton now. But their stupidity and stubbornness is beyond comprehension. And to add insult to injury, they go on cable news and expect us to believe their B.S. as though we had the IQ of a walnut.

Bernie Sanders isn't a "real" Democrat (everybody knows this), so he shouldn't be hurt by this major scandal within the party; but if Hillary is forced out, Joe Biden might be dropped on the voters — and then Bernie will be forced to run as an Independent.

The scope of this one IG report is staggering, but the protests against Trump in New Mexico were still the leading stories on cable news. To watch Clinton's surrogates on CNN and MSNBC trying to explain Clinton's "innocent and harmless rule breaking" was very pathetic (and some of the media pundits also seemed to be downplaying this devastating news for Clinton).

And all the people who voted for Clinton will remain in denial as well (how else would they have voted for her in the first place?)

(POLITICO) State Dept. watchdog: Clinton violated email rules, failed to comply with the agency’s policies on records while using a personal server
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/hillary-clinton-email-inspector-general-report-223553

(AP) Key findings from inspector general report on Clinton emails
http://www.theolympian.com/news/business/article79824667.html

(Washington Times) Hillary Clinton failed to report several hacking attempts: IG
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/25/hillary-clinton-failed-report-several-hacking-atte/

(POLITICO) REPORT: Full text of the State Department report on Clinton's email practices
http://static.politico.com/f3/9b/19d29ab14abeb4a30ca2975f1e6c/oig-report.pdf

(C-SPAN) VIDEO: State Department briefing on Hillary Clinton email (Starts at 3:00 min)
http://www.c-span.org/video/?410161-1/state-department-briefs-hillary-clinton-email-audit

(Townhall) Clinton campaign statement on the IG report claiming Hillary’s email practices were consistent with those of other Secretaries and senior officials
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2016/05/25/clinton-campaign-responds-to-ig-report-by-blaming-politics-n2168852

(CNN VIDEO) 'Looks as if she’s got something to hide’: Blitzer grills Hillary spox Brian Fallon on email report -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snqoB-SUQ5c

(PBS NewsHour) VIDEO: Why Clinton’s email woes are deemed worse than predecessors’ -
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/why-clintons-private-email-use-is-deemed-more-serious-than-predecessors/

(Fox News Insider) VIDEO: Judge Napolitano: State Dept audit could be ‘devastating' for Hillary
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/05/25/judge-napolitano-state-department-audit-could-be-devastating-hillary-clinton

(NBC News) Guccifer, hacker who says he breached Clinton server, pleads guilty
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/guccifer-hacker-who-says-he-breached-clinton-server-pleads-guilty-n580186

(Fox News VIDEO) What does Guccifer know about Hillary's email and why did he get such a sweet deal from prosecutors?
http://dailybail.com/home/update-what-does-guccifer-know-about-hillarys-email-and-why.html

(Reddit) I am pretty sure Bill Clinton's doodles prove Guccifer hacked into Hillary's server. No Joke -
https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/4icy97/update_i_am_pretty_sure_bill_clintons_doodles/

(Gawker) ARCHIVE: Here’s some new hacked presidential art from the Clinton White House
http://gawker.com/new-hacked-presidential-art-may-be-bill-clintons-white-1476802573

(POLITICO) Republicans rip Clinton after IG email report
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/hillary-clinton-email-report-gop-223564

(The Hill) Trump: Email scandal might force Clinton out of race
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/281258-trump-scandal-might-force-clinton-out-of-race

(YouTube VIDEO) Trump: Hillary got some bad news about her emails today - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVqzI9RI0zI

(Washington Examiner) Gowdy: Benghazi probe forced exposure of Clinton email abuse
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/gowdy-benghazi-probe-forced-exposure-of-clinton-email-abuse/article/2592267

(MSNBC) VIDEO: Senator Boxer: Clinton email audit ‘such a nothingburger’
http://www.msnbc.com/mtp-daily/watch/senator-boxer-clinton-email-audit-such-a-nothingburger-692899395873

(YouTube VIDEO) Pelosi: Sec. Clinton acted in ‘good conscience’ on emails
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR8i_i-F_c0

(BizPac Review) Democrat Elijah Cummings defends Hillary’s email practices
http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/05/25/heres-what-elijah-cummings-did-when-heard-about-state-dept-igs-bombshell-report-on-hillary-344560

(POLITICO) Sanders camp refuses to pounce on Clinton State IG report
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/bernie-sanders-no-use-clinton-email-report-223563

(POLITICO) Bernie Sanders camp: We're getting 'zero' pressure from Democrats to drop out
http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-dem-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/05/bernie-sanders-no-pressure-drop-out-223555

Sunday, May 22, 2016

TPP Trade Deal: Bernie "No", Obama "Yes", Clinton "Maybe"

( * I haven't been blogging much lately because I've been posting a lot of mini-blogs at my Tweeter account. Maybe it's just a passing fad, and I'll start doing more blogging soon. Meanwhile, I'm sometimes here at Twitter: https://twitter.com/BudMeyers99 — or I'm responding to comments at my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/buddymeyers.)

(Via Popular Resistance Newsletter) Unfair wages add to the downward spiral in government services. In a report focused on manufacturing, which used to be among the better paying jobs in the United States, the National Employment Law Project found found that manufacturing production wages now rank in the bottom half of all jobs in the United States, 7.7% lower than the median income. NELP found that one-third of manufacturing workers are enrolled in some kind of government program because they are not paid enough to survive. This drives up the cost to government and in the end results in less services for others in need.

This stage of capitalism is in the midst of a vicious cycle — businesses pay less than a living wage, governments make up the difference with safety net programs, and this causes stress on public budgets which are unable to fund programs adequately.

This week some important realities about the Trans-Pacific Partnership came out. The US International Trade Commission, which is required to provide Congress with an economic impact statement of trade agreements, published its report on the TPP.

Based on their previous estimates for other agreements, the US ITC report was expected to be optimistic and the Obama administration planned to use it to build momentum for ratification of the TPP. This is because the economic model that the US ITC uses is based on flawed assumptions, such as that trade agreements do not cause trade deficits and that displaced workers find new employment quickly and with better wages. But this year, even with these mistaken assumptions, their report came back with bad news for the Obama administration and other TPP advocates.

Leo W. Gerard, of the United Steelworkers said “This may be the most damning government report ever submitted for a trade agreement.” In fact, it found almost no economic benefits. The ITC estimates the proposed 12-nation trade deal will increase the U.S. global trade deficit by $21.7 billion by 2032. The report predicted a worsening balance of trade for 16 out of 25 US agriculture, manufacturing, and services sectors that cover vehicles, wheat, corn, auto parts, titanium products, chemicals, seafood, textiles and apparel, rice, and even financial services.

Indeed, output in the manufacturing sector would be $11.2 billion lower with TPP than without it in 2032. When it is fully implemented in 2032, the TPP will result in an almost invisible 0.23% increase in the Gross Domestic Product. This is not a story in the Onion, this is really what Obama has called the centerpiece of his economic program for 2016.

The US ITC limits itself to economic areas, so it does not even look at the impact the agreement would have on other areas such as the climate crisis. In fact, the TPP would do the opposite of what the US and nations of the world agreed to do in Paris. If it is ratified, the TPP will open the floodgates for carbon energy to be extracted and shipped across the world and worsen environmental crises. The economic impact of the TPP is even worse if the cost of storms like Sandy and Katrina, or mass forest fires as have been seen in Canada and the western US are included. Each of these incidents cost billions of dollars and massive environmental and human damage.

So, now that we know the TPP will produce risks for many economic sectors in exchange for little to no economic benefit, one may ask what is the purpose of the TPP? It is about making corporations more powerful than governments so they can dictate economic, environmental, worker, food and other policies. It is about the continued privatization of the economy, turning public goods and government services into profit centers for big business interests. It is about the United States adding economic domination to the military Asian Pivot that is ongoing. In short, it is about big business empire.

At present, ratification of the TPP is stalled in Congress and none of the presidential candidates support it. The US ITC report should be the final nail in its coffin, but the Obama administration and big business are not giving up. They are using a propaganda campaign to sell it to small business, farmers and the public. They say that if we don’t pass the TPP this year, it will cost the economy $94 billion, but they fail to say this number is based on a study by the Pete Peterson Institute that has been discredited. They say that if we don’t pass the TPP, then China will dictate the terms for the region, but they omit that the US already has trade agreements with many of the TPP countries and is negotiating a bilateral agreement with China.

People are fighting back against this misinformation by sharing the People’s Economic Impact Statement and signing up to be part of the #NoLameDuck Uprising to prevent the administration from sneaking the TPP through Congress after the November election. Nearly 1,500 have signed up to participate and ensure this agreement is not ratified by a lame duck Congress. Sign up here.

We need to stop the TPP in the lame duck, then it will be very difficult for the agreement to move forward in the next Congress. We are getting closer to a major people-powered victory over the transnational corporations. Join in this effort.


Sanders supporters secure rally permit near Democratic convention in Philadelphia - WSJ
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/05/20/sanders-supporters-secure-rally-permit-near-democratic-convention-in-philadelphia/

Philadelphia approves four massive pro-Bernie Sanders rallies during DNC - NBC 10 Philadelphia
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/City-Approves-Four-Massive-Pro-Bernie-Sanders-Rallies-During-DNC-380153191.html

Bernie Sanders delegates prepare for Philadelphia convention fight - Fortune
http://fortune.com/2016/05/20/bernie-sanders-delegates-prepare-for-philadelphia-convention-fight/

Democratic insiders: Convention could be 'a rough ride' - POLITICO
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/democratic-convention-insiders-223384

Democrats consider new rules to avoid convention chaos - NBC News
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/democrats-consider-new-rules-avoid-convention-chaos-n577751

DNC to offer Sanders a convention concession - Washington Post
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-bernie-sanders-dnc-convention-20160519-story.html

Army of Sanders supporters fuming over Wasserman Schultz - TheHill
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/bernie-sanders-debbie-wasserman-schultz-dnc-petition-hillary-clinton-favoritism-angry-fuming

Liberal pundits blame Debbie Wasserman Schultz, not Bernie Sanders, for Democrats’ division - The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/05/19/liberal-pundits-blame-debbie-wasserman-schultz-not-bernie-sanders-for-democrats-division/

ARCHIVE: DNC chair wants to exclude independents from Dem primaries - Washington Examiner
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/dnc-chair-wants-to-exclude-independents-from-dem-primaries/article/2590165

Nancy Pelosi calls out DNC on superdelegates, says party should ‘revisit’ rules so it doesn’t ‘undermine’ Democratic process - TheBlaze.com
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/05/19/nancy-pelosi-calls-out-dnc-on-superdelegates-says-party-should-revisit-rules-so-it-doesnt-undermine-democratic-process/

#NeverHillary gathers momentum: 63,000 Bernie Sanders supporters sign online campaign promising not to vote for Clinton - Inquisitr
http://www.inquisitr.com/3097635/neverhillary-gathers-momentum-63000-bernie-sanders-supporters-pledge-not-to-vote-for-clinton-in-online-campaign/

Sanders Camp: millions have ‘growing doubts' about Clinton campaign - TPM
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sanders-campaign-voters-growing-doubts-clinton

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders: 'The Democratic Party has to make an important decision and I say to them: Open the doors. Let the people in!’ - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8q_ZozdiVM

Polling expert: Independents in primaries would make Sanders the next President - Political People Blog
http://www.politicalpeopleblog.com/polling-expert-independents-in-primaries-would-make-sanders-the-next-president/

POLL: Democrats say continued primary campaign isn't hurting the party - CBS News
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/poll-democrats-say-continued-campaign-isnt-hurting-the-party/

POLL: Most Democrats (70%) say continued campaign not hurting the party - Gallup
http://www.gallup.com/poll/191681/democrats-say-continued-campaign-not-hurting-party.aspx

POLL: 55% of all adult voters, including independents, have an unfavorable view of Clinton against just 39% with a favorable one while 37% are
unfavorable to Sanders and 48% favorable - Gallup
http://www.gallup.com/poll/189299/presidential-election-2016-key-indicators.aspx

Primary results indicate independents craving for more choices, electorate more anti-establishment in open primaries than closed ones - IVN
http://ivn.us/2016/05/19/2016-primary-results-reveal-independents-diversity/

Big challenge for Sanders to get California independents to vote - capradio.org
http://www.capradio.org/articles/2016/05/19/big-challenge-for-sanders-to-get-california-independents-to-vote

Nonpartisan voters face hurdles in California presidential primary - The Sacramento Bee
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article77323102.html

Report: Bernie Sanders seeks California win to gain ‘maximum political power’ at Democratic convention - Hot Air
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/05/19/bernie-sanders-seeks-california-win-to-gain-maximum-political-power-at-democratic-convention/

Hillary Clinton ducking final debate with Bernie Sanders in California - Washington Times
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/19/hillary-clinton-ducking-final-debate-with-bernie-s/

Clinton fury with Sanders grows - TheHill
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/280622-clinton-fury-grows-with-sanders

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton: ‘I will be the nominee.That is already done, in effect. There is no way that I won’t be.’ - CNN
http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/05/19/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-nominee-cuomo-intv.cnn

Sanders out-raises Clinton for the fourth month in a raw, launches microsite on historic fundraising - Bernie Sanders
https://berniesanders.com/press-release/sanders-launches-microsite-on-historic-fundraising-out-raised-clinton-in-april/

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Corporate Media Defends Bernie Sanders!

UPDATE: (May 21, 2016) I haven't been blogging much lately because I've been posting a lot of mini-blogs at my Tweeter account. Maybe it's just a passing fad, and I'll start doing more blogging soon. Meanwhile, I'm sometimes here at Twitter: https://twitter.com/BudMeyers99 — or I'm responding to comments at my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/buddymeyers (See the links below for recent Bernie news.)

Sanders supporters secure rally permit near Democratic convention in Philadelphia - WSJ
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/05/20/sanders-supporters-secure-rally-permit-near-democratic-convention-in-philadelphia/

Philadelphia approves four massive pro-Bernie Sanders rallies during DNC - NBC 10 Philadelphia
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/City-Approves-Four-Massive-Pro-Bernie-Sanders-Rallies-During-DNC-380153191.html

Bernie Sanders delegates prepare for Philadelphia convention fight - Fortune
http://fortune.com/2016/05/20/bernie-sanders-delegates-prepare-for-philadelphia-convention-fight/

Democratic insiders: Convention could be 'a rough ride' - POLITICO
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/democratic-convention-insiders-223384

Democrats consider new rules to avoid convention chaos - NBC News
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/democrats-consider-new-rules-avoid-convention-chaos-n577751

DNC to offer Sanders a convention concession - Washington Post
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-bernie-sanders-dnc-convention-20160519-story.html

Army of Sanders supporters fuming over Wasserman Schultz - TheHill
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/bernie-sanders-debbie-wasserman-schultz-dnc-petition-hillary-clinton-favoritism-angry-fuming

Liberal pundits blame Debbie Wasserman Schultz, not Bernie Sanders, for Democrats’ division - The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/05/19/liberal-pundits-blame-debbie-wasserman-schultz-not-bernie-sanders-for-democrats-division/

ARCHIVE: DNC chair wants to exclude independents from Dem primaries - Washington Examiner
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/dnc-chair-wants-to-exclude-independents-from-dem-primaries/article/2590165

Nancy Pelosi calls out DNC on superdelegates, says party should ‘revisit’ rules so it doesn’t ‘undermine’ Democratic process - TheBlaze.com
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/05/19/nancy-pelosi-calls-out-dnc-on-superdelegates-says-party-should-revisit-rules-so-it-doesnt-undermine-democratic-process/

#NeverHillary gathers momentum: 63,000 Bernie Sanders supporters sign online campaign promising not to vote for Clinton - Inquisitr
http://www.inquisitr.com/3097635/neverhillary-gathers-momentum-63000-bernie-sanders-supporters-pledge-not-to-vote-for-clinton-in-online-campaign/

Sanders Camp: millions have ‘growing doubts' about Clinton campaign - TPM
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sanders-campaign-voters-growing-doubts-clinton

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders: 'The Democratic Party has to make an important decision and I say to them: Open the doors. Let the people in!’ - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8q_ZozdiVM

Polling expert: Independents in primaries would make Sanders the next President - Political People Blog
http://www.politicalpeopleblog.com/polling-expert-independents-in-primaries-would-make-sanders-the-next-president/

POLL: Democrats say continued primary campaign isn't hurting the party - CBS News
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/poll-democrats-say-continued-campaign-isnt-hurting-the-party/

POLL: Most Democrats (70%) say continued campaign not hurting the party - Gallup
http://www.gallup.com/poll/191681/democrats-say-continued-campaign-not-hurting-party.aspx

POLL: 55% of all adult voters, including independents, have an unfavorable view of Clinton against just 39% with a favorable one while 37% are 
unfavorable to Sanders and 48% favorable - Gallup
http://www.gallup.com/poll/189299/presidential-election-2016-key-indicators.aspx

Primary results indicate independents craving for more choices, electorate more anti-establishment in open primaries than closed ones - IVN
http://ivn.us/2016/05/19/2016-primary-results-reveal-independents-diversity/

Big challenge for Sanders to get California independents to vote - capradio.org
http://www.capradio.org/articles/2016/05/19/big-challenge-for-sanders-to-get-california-independents-to-vote

Nonpartisan voters face hurdles in California presidential primary - The Sacramento Bee
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article77323102.html

Report: Bernie Sanders seeks California win to gain ‘maximum political power’ at Democratic convention - Hot Air
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/05/19/bernie-sanders-seeks-california-win-to-gain-maximum-political-power-at-democratic-convention/

Hillary Clinton ducking final debate with Bernie Sanders in California - Washington Times
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/19/hillary-clinton-ducking-final-debate-with-bernie-s/

Clinton fury with Sanders grows - TheHill
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/280622-clinton-fury-grows-with-sanders

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton: ‘I will be the nominee.That is already done, in effect. There is no way that I won’t be.’ - CNN
http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/05/19/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-nominee-cuomo-intv.cnn

Sanders out-raises Clinton for the fourth month in a raw, launches microsite on historic fundraising - Bernie Sanders
https://berniesanders.com/press-release/sanders-launches-microsite-on-historic-fundraising-out-raised-clinton-in-april/

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Screwed by a Mega U.S. Corporate Conglomerate ... Again!

Yesterday morning NBCUniversal (which is a subsidiary of Comcast, which also owns MSNBC) imposed a copyright claim on a video I posted at Youtube 5 months ago. In all that time it had a total of 23 views. WOW! That must of been a lot of lost revenue for NBCUniversal! Anyway, so YouTube blocked it. (Details here)

The bastards! The BIG 6 media is too big — and just like the banks, it's time to break them up!

But guess what? Later that night on Rachel Maddow's show (on MSNBC) they aired a video of mine that I had posted at Youtube about the rigged Nevada convention last weekend. The nerve! How can NBCUniversal impose a copyright claim on me and then steal my video?

Embedded below is the segment of Maddow's show that aired on MSNBC last night. Near the very beginning in the very top left-hand corner you'll see my name "Bud Meyers" (At least they gave me credit, but they never asked me for my permission first). Here's the link to the original video that they used for Maddow's show.

I named the video below of the segment from Maddow's show from last night "My Summer Vacation in Vermont" to see if it would get flagged for copyright violations, because evidently "fair use" and free political speech is not a right for ordinary citizens — thanks in part to Bill Clinton. That's also why I didn't use the name "NBCUniversal" in the title of this post (Although the tech businesses have extremely sophisticated algorithms that can detect everything these days.)

If for any reason this video is flagged for copyright infringement and blocked, I also posted it here at my personal website — and they can sue me if they want (the bastards!)

Also note: During Rachel Maddow's show, she had on a well-known Las Vegas reporter named Jon Ralston demonizing Bernie's supporters. (He was at the Nevada convention when all this went down). But oddly, Ralston never mentioned that Bernie's supporters were also pissed because Harry Reid had rigged the Nevada caucus last February ... and Ralston even wrote about it in USA Today! (I expand on his story here.)

Jon Ralston also downplayed the condescending tone Sen. Barbara Boxer was using during her speech at the convention — and he didn't call her out on the lies she told. Here is the link to what she actually said at the convention.

After Jon Ralston was on Rachel Maddow's show tonight, Maddow had on Angie Morelli as her next guest in a video conference, who is Sanders delegate that was also at the Nevada convention, and told Madoow's audience what REALLY happened at the convention. Oddly, it didn't appear as though Morelli knew that Ralston was sitting right there and was eavesdropping on the whole conversation while Maddow had asked her about him. Morelli and Ralston didn't converse to each other, and were shown in different frames.

Afterwards, they had on DNC chair Debbie Wassermann Shultz and MSNBC's Chris Matthews (another a-hole) spewing their usual B.S. and blaming Bernie and his supporters for everything, making it everything all the much worse.

But in the end, Bernie Sanders was robbed of delegates, plain and simple (I'm surprised that MSNBC had even put Angie Morelli on the air).

The two links below gives you greater detail about what happened at the convention — if you're into all the wonkish rules.

https://www.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/comments/4jid77/basic_stepbystep_of_what_went_down_yesterday_at/

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/05/democratic-establishments-thuggish-power-grab-at-nevada-convention.html

* If Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic nominee, I'm not voting for her. Bernie or Bust. If Trump becomes President, so be it.

My related posts:

Sen. Barbara Boxer is BOOED by Bernie Sanders Supporters 
http://bud-meyers.blogspot.com/2016/05/sen-barbara-boxer-is-booed-by-bernie.html

Rigged Elections cause Social Unrest, Prelude to Democratic Convention
http://bud-meyers.blogspot.com/2016/05/rigged-elections-cause-social-unrest.html

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New NBC Poll should be used as Toilet Paper

What good is having a poll if Comcast/NBC/MSNBC doesn't even report the full results? Was it to influence voter sentiment just prior to the Democratic primaries in Kentucky and Oregon today?

First of all, take note that as of January 11, 2016 a Gallop poll showed:

43% identify as independents (a 75 year record high — and Bernie Sanders's strongest voters.)
30% as Democrats
26% as Republicans



But the new highly-touted NBC poll for May 2016 shows:

35% identify as independents
35% as Democrats
28% as Republicans

Who really believes there are just as many self-identified Democrats as there are Independents? Only the uninformed — or those who were deliberately misinformed by the mainstream media.

The new highly-touted NBC poll (NBC is owned by Comcast) — was referred to numerous times on their cable station MSNBC, and says Clinton leads Sanders by 14 points -- up from a 12 point lead.

It was also mentioned numerous times that Clinton led Trump 48% to 45% (she was leading 49% to 44%) --- but NBC/MSNBC never mentioned that in that very same poll, Sanders led Trump 53% to 41% (was 53% to 40%). Real Clear Politics shows an average for ALL recent polls, and puts Sanders ahead of Trump by 13.0% --- and Clinton only leads Trump by 5.7% --- but Comcast/NBC/MSNBC (who favors Clinton) never wants to mention those results.

In their newly-touted poll NBC/MSNBC they also made a big deal about Clinton leading Trump in favorability ratings (see below) --- but without also mentioning that, not only did Sanders lead both candidates in favorability ratings, but was THE ONLY CANDIDATE with a "net" favorabilty rating. Funny how the corporate media, always favoring Clinton, always leaves out these inconvieneient details.

favorability ratings

And look at the top Google searches for the "NBC poll" under "news" (screenshot below). It only mentions Sanders once, and only in the context of trailing Clinton. Is this media bias or what?

media bias

Clearly the mainstream corporate media (even before California has voted in the Democratic primary) is trying to influence the election by dismissing and ignoring Bernie Sanders's good polling numbers. This is complete cattle excrement. So not only can't this NBC poll not be trusted, but it should be used as toilet paper ... because the media pundits will need it.

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Rigged Elections cause Social Unrest, Prelude to Democratic Convention

The mockery of democracy that took place at the Nevada Democratic State Convention on May 14th is nothing more than a dress rehearsal for what we will witness in July.

Roberta Lange
Roberta Lange

Roberta Lange, avid Hillary supporter and chair of the convention, blatantly corroded democracy and criminally silenced the voices of Nevada Democrats and ultimately, Bernie supporters all over the nation on Saturday.

A Facebook post by Kevin McGee highlights Saturday’s charade of democracy that dragged on for nearly 16 hours:

1. Have a secret meeting to change the convention rules at the last minute to favor one candidate and give the chair unlimited power without appeal.
2. “Pass” the rules even though you don’t have a quorum.
3. At the convention make a motion to make those permanent and use the rules to blatantly override the voice vote with no division of the house and no appeal.
4. Use those rules to push through any motion you want while openly ignoring legitimate motions and petitions from the floor.
5. When you discover you’ve still lost the convention by over 30 delegates, disqualify 64 delegates and declare your candidate the winner.
6. Once again, use your specially created rules to ram through a motion to accept the count, ignoring the “NO” vote from the floor.
7. Ignore motions from the floor to remove the chair. Send the chair up to rapidly “pass” several items of business, ignoring an overwhelming “NO” vote.
8. Adjourn the meeting with no motion or vote.
9. Here’s your police escort out!

Yes, this actually happened. Roberta Lange, the chair of the convention, did whatever it took to make sure her good buddy Hillary secures the nomination. She made a motion, seconded her own motion, passed her own motion, and then fled the stage. To top it off, the police were called — and upon arriving, threatened arrest on the peaceful members of Nevada’s Democratic party. Everything has been well-documented and extensive video footage was taken of the events at the convention. View the footage by clicking here. (10 separate videos at Youtube)

The following is a portion of an editorial written by Michelangelo Hamilton in response to the heinous display of corruption that took place in Nevada. Hamilton is a progressive icon and community activist advocating for the policies that will reduce inequality and Team Leader at Progressive Democrats of America. Hamilton has also started a petition on www.change.org demanding accountability for Lange’s outrageous actions. (Please sign.)

Dear Chairwoman Roberta Gustave Lange,

The conduct you have displayed as the chair of the Nevada Democratic Party during the 2016 Nevada Democratic State Convention is unethical and undemocratic.

I am notifying you that I am personally sending a notice to the Nevada Democratic Party and the United States Department of Justice to take action against your undemocratic behavior to Nevada Democrats.

You unethically and unjustly ignored hundreds of Bernie Sanders delegates at approximately 10:48pm Nevada Time PDT on May 14, 2016, by approving a motion to rapidly approve the official votes without addressing the recount, and adjourning the convention. Thus, I believe that this action amongst others displays a clear bias for Hillary Clinton and it ignored the clear majority, or at least a good 40%-50%+ of the democrats at that moment and throughout the day.

Since the beginning of the convention at approximately 9am Nevada Time PDT on May 14, 2016, you have enacted your own rules with the assistance of allegedly some backdoor motion to run the convention and you have avoided to keep in place Robert’s Rules of Order even though a clear 50%+ of those available voices against the rules you presented that would nullify the motion for the new temporary convention rules that did not use Robert’s Rules of Order, when you, as the chair, brought it to a voice vote. Furthermore, you did this without a full quorum. Even if you hadn’t made a clear distinction, you should have made the call for another voice vote to occur to ensure accuracy and then make a final call giving it to the NO’s. Nothing justifies approving the temporary convention rules without even a quorum.

If anything, please read and think about this: How can we be a “democratic” party when we have dictatorship? How can we be united against Donald Trump, when you are ignoring a crucial base of the Democratic Party and many will most likely exit the party if actions like these occur?

I hope you will evaluate the actions you took throughout the day and come to a decision to resign immediately. Sad to say this but we WILL NOT win in November, if these tricks continue.

Again, the vote for a recount clearly had a majority and this not only offends me, but the millions of supporters of Senator Sanders.

The actions you have made did not achieve the goal you may have wished for, but all it did was to further divide us in the Democratic Party.

Hamilton could not be more accurate. The increasing division of the Democratic party is at the hands of Hillary and her devout shills, like Lange, who hold positions of power all over the country, not Sanders or his millions of supporters.

Of course mainstream outlets like CNN, (which is owned by Time Warner, a huge financial contributor to the Clinton Presidential Campaign to the tune of over $400 thousand dollars), can be counted on to convolute the truth and outright lie to its national audience. CNN is ignoring the reality of the injustices that happened Saturday by blaming "unruly" delegates for the abruptly unconstitutional end to the convention.

Their pathetic attempt at covering the news is a quote from a spokesperson at the Paris hotel, which hosted the event: “At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Saturday night, the director of security for the Paris Las Vegas Hotel informed the state party and representatives from both presidential campaigns that the property could no longer provide the necessary security under conditions made unruly and unpredictable. Paris Las Vegas Hotel security requested a prompt conclusion to the event,” the Nevada State Democratic Party said in a statement. To the surprise of no one, there isn’t a single mainstream media mention of Lange’s total annihilation of the civil rights of the Sanders-supporting members of the NDP.

Many believe what we have witnessed at Nevada’s convention is a telling sign of what is to come at the DNC in July. Do not be deterred or discouraged! Massive protests are planned for the convention that will take place in Philadelphia the week of July 25th-28th. You can find more information about that by clicking here.

* To read Michaelangelo Hamilton’s full editorial, please visit here. (This was cross-posted in part from here)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sen. Barbara Boxer is BOOED by Bernie Sanders Supporters

In a nutshell (from Naked Capitalism) The Nevada caucuses are a three-tiered process. The first tier was made up of the caucuses that were held on Feb. 20th, which Clinton narrowly won with 52.6% to Sanders’ 47.3%. The second tier was made up of county conventions, which Bernie Sanders’ delegates ended up winning because a large portion of Clinton delegates simply couldn’t be bothered to show up and, therefore, didn’t vote. The third, and final, tier was the state convention, where the delegate counts in Nevada were to be finalized — which is what recently happened.

Around 9:30 a.m. (while many delegates were still in line to get in ), the leadership at the convention decided to hold a quick “voice vote” about whether to change the rules of the convention. The rule change that they voted on was to disregard the results of the second-tier county conventions — where Sanders’ had won — and only to count the results of the first-tier caucus that Clinton had won. (This “voice vote” was held before all of the delegates were present.)

In the end, Clinton won by a few delegates, but over 64 of Sanders' delegates were rejected. (Also worth noting, many were turned away because they simply could not find parking.) The delegates are counted, the convention leadership denies a recount, closes the convention, then bolts off stage while being flanked by police.

Chaos and a near riot broke out during the rigged Nevada convention that was rigged against Bernie Sanders -- just like the Nevada caucus was rigged by Sen Harry Reid. And this is only the prelude to the summer DNC convention. Very little was mentioned on the the local new stations and practically glossed over by the cable news stations. (Thank the good Lord for the internet!)

Sen. Barbara Boxer (Hillary Clinton surrogate pictured above) came totally unglued with Bernie Sanders’ supporters as they booed her at the Nevada convention (video below)

“I bring a message from Bernie Sanders and I bring a message from Hillary Clinton,” she told the crowd. “We need civility in the Democratic Party. Civility.

But the supporters of the Vermont senator were having none of it. She then tried reverse-psychology on the angry crowd: "When you boo me you’re booing Bernie Sanders. Go ahead. Bernie is my friend. You want to boo Bernie, boo me. Go on, you’re booing Bernie. You’re booing Bernie,” she said.

As the boos rained down on Barbara Boxer, her tone became more acrimonious as she began to reprimand Sanders' supports: “Let’s hear it for Hillary Clinton!” needling those who opposed her. “We have the votes, we have the voice, we have victory! I grew up in Brooklyn. I’m not afraid of bullies,” The California senator continued. “I’m for Hillary Clinton and she’s for all of us,” she yelled. “Keep on booing and boo yourselves out of this election.”

(What a way to unify the party!)

The video below shows how Bernie Sanders got ripped off at the Nevada convention, having state delegates wrongfully apportioned to Hillary Clinton.

Updates:

Chaos At Nevada Democratic Convention; DNC Leaders Flee Building As Sanders Supporters Demand Recount
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/05/15/chaos_at_nevada_democratic_convention_dnc_leaders_flee_building_as_sanders_supporters_demand_reco
unt.html

Nevada Democrats fight allegations of unfairness
http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Democrats-weigh-in-on-presidential-race-at-Nevada-convention-379528701.html

Nevada Democrats defend exclusion of Bernie convention delegates that led to explosion of anger
https://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/nevada-democrats-defend-exclusion-of-bernie-convention-delegates-that-led-to-explosion-of-anger/

"WE NEED A MEDIC!" Hillary, Bernie delegates clash at NV Dem convention
http://www.theamericanmirror.com/chaos-police-threaten-arrests-nevada-dem-convention/

Also why they're booing and raising Hell ...

Because they all know in Las Vegas: Sen Harry Reid had rigged the Nevada Caucus for Hillary Clinton
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/02/20/hillary-clinton-wins-nevada-caucus-harry-reid-culinary-union-jon-ralston/80688750/

Election Rigging for Dummies


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Deceased Columnist doesn't support Hillary Clinton

About a year before she passed away in 2007, this is what she wrote. (It could have been written yesterday.)

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Bernie or Bust

If you are over 55 years old (like I am), and don't worry about a higher minimum wage, and don't need free college tuition, and already have adequate healthcare insurance, are White and don't fear racial injustice, is a man and doesn't worry about equal pay for women, is straight and doesn't worry about LGBT issues, is an American citizen and doesn't worry about immigration issues, and no longer works and doesn't fear bad trade deals — does it really matter who the next president is?