Friday, February 12, 2016

Joan Walsh has a "Man Problem"

Joan Walsh at The Nation: Beyond Bernie’s Bros and Hillary’s Hellfire

The Nation doesn't allow comments unless you're a paid subscriber, so I comment here.

Why does Katrina vanden Heuvel (editor of The Nation) give Joan Walsh so much space at The Nation? I'm tired of hearing from her in my newsletters. As a strong supporter of Bernie Sanders, for opposing views it would be nice to hear from other pro-Hillary voices besides mostly Joan Walsh all the time.

It was bad enough hearing Joan Walsh all the time on MSNBC gushing over Hillary. MSNBC is owned by Comcast. MSNBC fired Ed Schultz the very next day after he reported on Hillary Clinton's support for the TPP trade agreement.

Last year Comcast was forced to abandon a $45 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition after spending more than $400 million on lawyers, lobbyists, and consultants. Two months later Comcast executive vice president David Cohen hosted a $2,700-a-plate fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Joan Walsh supports Hillary Clinton, who only beat Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire with voters age 65 and over — and those making over $200,000 a year (the top 2% of wage earners). That sounds a lot like Joan Walsh.

I get the feeling that Joan Walsh doesn't like men in general, and especially white men, and more especially, old white men — and extra especially, angry old white men — people like me.

I wish Bernie Sanders could get Elizabeth Warren on his ticket (I would have voted for HER as president). But I always get the feeling that Joan Walsh thinks that anybody who doesn't like Hillary is a misogynist and/or sexist. That is total B.S.

And Joan Walsh (AGAIN) at the Nation: Bernie Sanders Has an Obama Problem: "He needs to find a way to critique the administration without alienating black voters who are protective of the president."

My Comment: Bernie would have helped the African-American community a lot more than Obama with his economic plans for taxation, Social Security, minimum wage, trade and healthcare. Joan Walsh just wants Hillary to be "The First Woman President" — no matter what.

Please unsubscribe me from the Nation newsletter. I'm sick and tired of hearing Joan Walsh pimp for Hillary Clinton. The stuff she writes is too biased, and belongs on a personal blog like mine.

It's time for a regime change and to put an end to corrupt political dynasties.


  1. In Today's Headlines:

    Huffington Post: Watch Corporate America turn a room full of workers into Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump supporters. Over the past year, the establishment wings of both the Republican and Democratic parties have struggled to understand the outrage expressed in that video. How could people seriously consider a Democratic socialist from Vermont, or a crypto-fascist strongman for president? The answer is pretty simple. Both Republicans and Democrats have consistently backed economic policies over the past 35 years that have systematically gutted the American middle class.

    Washington Post: The DNC has rolled back restrictions that were first introduced by presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 — restrictions that banned donations from federal lobbyists and political action committees. Some suggested it could provide an advantage to Hillary Clinton’s fundraising efforts. The decision could further inflame tensions between the DNC and supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent who has railed against the influence of lobbyists, particularly those representing Wall Street. [Here come the lobbyists, superPACs and big money donors for Clinton!]

    New York Times: With nine months until Election Day and quite a few candidates still standing, most lawmakers have yet to declare a favorite ... Many lawmakers are hesitating to endorse, partly out of respect for their current colleague, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont ... Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who has earned a devoted following among liberal voters, has not backed a candidate; she is the only female Senate Democrat not to endorse Mrs. Clinton. And despite his apparent preference for Mrs. Clinton, Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, has resisted endorsing and raised the possibility of a contested convention.

    Huffington Post: Hillary Clinton is the Ultimate 'No' Woman (A "no" woman is the opposite of a "yes" man) "It's hard to inspire people when you're telling everyone why a popular proposal isn't practical. And Clinton, predictably, has been struggling to attract idealistic progressives -- especially young people -- who are fed up with the current system and want to see change ... Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is an example of a female politician who is known for championing big ideas and has been able to break the traditional stereotypes. And it's not surprising that many in the Democratic Party are disappointed that she didn't run for president this cycle."

  2. How Bernie would be better for Blacks (and Whites) than Obama was -- and better than Hillary would.

    Ben Jealous nailed it. He said that if Elizabeth Warren had been running for President, a lot of Hillary Clinton’s supporters would be on the same team with Bernie Sanders’s supporters. I'm assuming that means, because people voting for Hillary "just because she is woman" would also vote for Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie supporters would also vote for Warren because she's a REAL progressive — just like Bernie Sanders. I wonder if Warren was on Bernie's ticket, how THAT would change the dynamics. I think a Sanders/Warren ticket would be unstoppable.

    1. Dear Liz: Ask what you can do for your country. Endorse and/or run as VP with Senator Sanders. Thank, You.

    2. Madeleine Albright >>> First woman to be Secretary of State was nominated by Bill Clinton. That's explains it. They're all the same politicos.

  3. John Lewis in a statement from the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, which endorsed Clinton:

    “In the interest of unity, I want to clarify the statement I made at Thursday’s news conference. I was responding to a reporter’s question who asked me to assess Senator Sanders’ civil rights record. I said that when I was leading and was at the center of pivotal actions within the Civil Rights Movement, I did not meet Senator Bernie Sanders at any time. The fact that I did not meet him in the movement does not mean I doubted that Senator Sanders participated in the Civil Rights Movement, neither was I attempting to disparage his activism. Thousands sacrificed in the 1960s whose names we will never know, and I have always given honor to their contribution."

    * But anybody who watched his earlier news conference could very easily see that Louis meant his earlier comments to be other than flattering towards Bernie Sanders. I suspect he got a lot of backlash, because he said "in the interest of unity" -- meaning Hillary would need Bernie's supporters in a general election in November if she were nominated. Too late. If Bernie's not nominated, I won't vote, because clearly all along the Democratic party machine has been trying to sabotage and hurt Bernie's campaign using lies and dirty tricks. They are going to try to STEAL the nomination with super-delegates.


  4. New York Times - Feb. 13, 2016 - Maureen Dowd - “When Hillary Clinton Killed Feminism”

    Hillary’s coronation was predicated on a conviction that has just gone up in smoke. The Clintons felt that Barack Obama had presumptuously snatched what was rightfully hers in 2008, gliding past her with his pretty words to make history before she could. So this time, the Clintons assumed, the women who had deserted Hillary for Barack, in Congress and in the country, owed her ... It turned out that female voters seem to be looking at Hillary as a candidate rather than as a historical imperative. And she’s coming up drastically short on trustworthiness ... Hillary started, both last time and this, from a place of entitlement, as though if she reads her résumé long enough people will surrender. And now she’s even angrier that she has been shown up by someone she considers even less qualified than Obama was when he usurped her place. Bernie has a clear, concise “we” message, even if it’s pie-in-the-sky: The game is rigged and we have to take the country back from the privileged few and make it work for everyone. Hillary has an “I” message: I have been abused and misunderstood and it’s my turn.

  5. To Hillary Clinton: From a "Bernie Bro"

  6. NEW YORK TIMES -- 1996

    Blizzard of Lies

    "Americans of all political persuasions are coming to the sad realization that our First Lady -- a woman of undoubted talents who was a role model for many in her generation -- is a congenital liar."

  7. Hillary Clintons' new campaign strategy against Bernie Sanders is: "Disqualify him, defeat him, and unify the party later." When Bernie Sanders's campaign manager Jeff Weaver was asked about this, he told CNN’s Jake Tapper, "This is what I would say to Clinton’s campaign: Don’t destroy the Democratic Party to satisfy the secretary’s ambitions to become president of the United States [if] you want to have a party at the end of this we can unify.” MSNBC pundit Joan Walsh (who hates White working-class men) said Weaver's remark "was arrogant, condescending, and, yes, sexist." In an article at The Nation she notes all the votes and delegates Clinton currently has, and writes: "How did her ambition come to be the one that’s called destructive"? I'll tell her how: By using dirty campaign tactics to "disqualify and defeat him", Clinton is alienating millions of Independent voters and other Bernie supporters that Clinton would need if she wins the Democratic nomination to defeat a Republican. That's not being "sexist", that's just a fact. It's Joan Walsh who is being a sexist ass.