IMPORTANT UPDATE: Democracy for America: "The endorsement vote is live right now — and will end at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 15 --- DFA will only endorse in this presidential primary if there is overwhelming support for one candidate."
Via Quinnipiac University Poll: Despite Bernie Sanders polling better than Hillary Clinton on the economy (which is American's #1 concern), if the Democratic caucus were being held today, Clinton is favored 51% to 42% against Sanders — even though Bernie cares more, shares their values, and is more trustworthy (go figure).
If the Democratic caucus were being held today, and the candidates were Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, and Bernie Sanders, who would you support?
And all online polls showed Bernie won the first and second Democratic debates. And a reader's poll for TIME's "Person of the Year" also has Bernie ahead of everyone — and Bernie also leads Hillary in a TIME "face-off" with a whopping 84% to Hillary's 16%. And according to many other polls, Bernie also does better than Hillary in a general election against GOP candidates. (See the comments for this post for the numbers.)
So why are the establishment Democratic politicians — and labor union leaders (link, link, link) — endorsing Hillary? Because they think Hillary is more "electable" — and that's because, beside Howard Dean, they probably know the electoral college has become corrupt, is out-dated and should be abolished — and so, the fix is in for Hillary, and they don't want to be on the losing team (despite how they might personally feel about Bernie.)
More results from the Quinnipiac University Poll:
Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable? (81% yes - 15% no - 2% haven't heard enough)
[It's a big puzzle she scored this high, and makes me suspect this poll.]
Is your opinion of Bernie Sanders favorable? (81% yes - 7% no - 11% haven't heard enough) [Maybe that's why the DNC wants to limit debates, to favor Hillary.]
Which of these is the most important issue to you in deciding who to support for the Democratic nomination for President? (Listed in order, followed by candidate's score):
- Economy and jobs 36% (Who can best handle? Bernie Sanders 47% - Hillary Clinton 42%)
- Climate change 15% (Who can best handle? Bernie Sanders 55% - Hillary Clinton 34%) [She uses private jets, Bernie doesn't.]
- Foreign policy 12% (Who can best handle? Bernie Sanders 15% - Hillary Clinton 77%) [Maybe because she was Secretary of State?]
- Health care 11% (Who can best handle? Bernie Sanders 41% - Hillary Clinton 51%) [A puzzle. Bernie wants single-payer Medicare for All]
- Terrorism 5% (Who can best handle? Bernie Sanders 19% - Hillary Clinton 68%) [She would send troops back to Iraq and into Syria.]
- Race relations 4% [Poll doesn't say who can best handle, but remember the Clintons war on drugs, welfare reform and bankruptcy reform?]
- Gun policy 4% (Who can best handle? Bernie Sanders 33% - Hillary Clinton 40%) [Even though Bernie gets a D- from the NRA.]
- Taxes 3% [Poll doesn't say who can best handle. Hillary would not tax the rich, large corporations or her banks.]
- Immigration 2% [Poll doesn't say who can best handle, but Bernie has a much more comprehensive and detailed plan.]
- Federal deficit 2% [Poll doesn't say who can best handle — unknown results.]
- Abortion 1% [Poll doesn't say who can best handle, but they both have always supported a woman's right to choose.]
Which of the following is most important to you? (Listed in order, followed by candidate's score):
- Cares needs/problems 23 (Bernie beats Hillary 92 to 80) [I'm surprised Hillary scored this high.]
- Strong leadership 18 (Hillary beats Sanders 94 to 79) [A big puzzle. Makes me suspect this poll.]
- Best chance/winning 18 (Hillary beats Sanders 85 to 54) [Because she has the support of the establishment delegates in the DNC.]
- Shares values 14 (Bernie beats Hillary 84 to 76) [I'm very surprised Hillary scored this high. Makes me suspect this poll.]
- Honest/trustworthy 13 (Bernie beats Hillary 89 to 68) [I can't believe that Hillary did this well...which makes the whole poll suspect.]
- Right experience 12 (Hillary beats Sanders 95 to 66) [Bernie has FAR MORE experience in Congress, so this is a puzzle too.]
Richard Nixon carried 49 states and more than 60 percent of the vote. His prodigious triumph in 1972 had come without coattails. Democrats maintained firm command in Congress, with large majorities in both the House and the Senate. Later Nixon’s vice president (Spiro Agnew) resigned in disgrace so that he could avoid jail time for having accepted bribes. Then Nixon resigned in disgrace to avoid impeachment for his involvement in the Watergate scandal. (President Bill Clinton would later face impeachment by the Republicans.)
Bloomberg: How Richard Nixon Created Hillary Clinton (Nov 5, 2015) "As a young lawyer, she helped investigate Watergate. For the First Woman of American politics, those chickens are always coming home to roost . . . If Hillary Clinton survives, it will not be because she has put the past behind her. It will be because voters will have accepted that her history is theirs, too." [The establishment Democrats already have — even phony "progressives".]
President Obama nominated Tom Perez as Labor Secretary. Tom Perez is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. Tom Perez says she can grab the baton from Obama and take care of the nation’s unfinished business. Tom Perez is another career politician. He served as the Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the final years of Bill Clinton's administration. Then after a failed campaign for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General of Maryland, Perez was appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to serve as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. That's why Perez's backing of Hillary is a snub of fellow Marylander Martin O’Malley.
The National Journal (Nov 5, 2015) The Fish Rots From the Head in Chicago. Why aren’t President Obama and Hillary Clinton demanding Rahm Emanuel’s head? President Obama needs to mail Rahm Emanuel a dead fish in a box. Hillary Clinton should deliver it. For the integrity of the party that represents a vast majority of black voters, Democratic leaders everywhere need to send the Chicago mayor a message: You’re dead to us. A longtime lieutenant for the Clinton family and former chief of staff in the Obama White House, Emanuel never hesitated to muscle weak or disloyal Democrats out of power. It’s time to flip the script on the enforcer nicknamed “Rahmbo.” Emanuel once sent a pollster who was late delivering a survey result a dead fish in a box. The night Bill Clinton won the 1992 presidential election, his aides were celebrating around a picnic table when Emanuel picked up a knife and shouted the names of politicians who had “f****ed us.” After each name, Emanuel declared, “Dead man!”
The Washington Post reports: "Breaking with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Hillary Clinton called for an independent federal investigation into the Chicago Police Department’s response to the Laquan McDonald shooting. Rahm, for his part, said he’s given no thought to resigning."
Hillary Clinton is running for Obama's third term (see photo below). All the establishment Democrats are circling their wagons around Bill Clinton ... er... Hillary Clinton. She is running to be the FIRST WOMAN president (ever, in the whole history of the United States), which would be right after America had the FIRST BLACK president (ever, in the whole history of the United States).
With the help of Rahm Emanuel, the DNC nominated Obama in 2008 when he ran against Hillary. Bill Clinton then stumped for Obama, who then gave Hillary a job as Secretary of State.
Senator Bernie Sanders does not particularly want to be the FIRST JEWISH president (ever, in the whole history of the United States). The "progressive" Senator from Vermont only wants what's right for working Americans. But the establishment Democrats (who Hillary calls "extremists), despite what a majority of the popular vote is during the Democratic primary, will nominate the "moderate" Hillary Clinton to be our president for the next 8 years.
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