Thursday, November 26, 2015

Most African-Americans prefer Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton

The problem is, most of them just don't know it ... not yet ... because Bernie does not have the same name recognition as Hillary does, who is world famous. But the more the black community gets to know Bernie, it appears the more they like what he has to say.


Feb 11, 2016: Harry Belafonte Endorses Bernie Sanders for President. It should also be noted: In wasn't all the MEMBERS of the Congressional Black Caucus who just endorsed Hillary Clinton >>> it was their superPAC that did. As Bernie would say, “HUGE difference!” Hillary Clinton’s Congressional Black Caucus PAC endorsement was approved by a board awash in Lobbyists

Update: Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Voting for Bernie Sanders - Despite the Senator's Opposition to Reparations [May I add, neither did Obama or Hillary]

February 4, 2016: Per CNN -- The former head of the NAACP, will endorse Bernie Sanders.

January 29, 2016: Update from NBC News: The eldest daughter of Eric Garner, the black man who died in 2014 after a New York City police officer placed him in a prohibited chokehold, endorsed Bernie Sanders for president on Friday.

January 25, 2016: Justin Bamberg, Walter Scott's lawyer, switches support from Hillary Clinton to Bernie Sanders after getting to know Bernie better.

January 15, 2016: New Poll -- Clinton in South Carolina is plummeting. Last month Clinton had a 36-point lead over Sanders — that lead has been cut nearly in half.

January 13, 2016 - The Nation endorsed Bernie Sanders. They only endorsed twice before: Jesse Jackson in 1988 and Obama in 2008

December 10, 2015: (Washington Post) "This week Bun B became the latest prominent voice from the hip-hop community to endorse the 74-year-old senator from Vermont in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination." [Sanders also picked up Killer Mike, Lil B and Scarface.] Sanders is also trying to make inroads through religious and community leaders, as evidenced by his visit this week to the Baltimore neighborhood that was home to Freddie Gray."  

December 7, 2015 (The Nation by Raina Lipsitz) Hillary Clinton is not entitled to black votes: "The Democratic front-runner should stop taking African-American voters for granted. The more people become familiar with Bernie Sanders and his policy positions, the more popular he has and will become." (Older updates are in the comments section below)

The Democratic presidential candidate, the Independent Senator Bernie Sanders from the State of Vermont, met with Dr. Bernice King, daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during a visit to the King Center last Monday on November 23, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (AP photo/David Goldman)

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders meets with

The Atlanta Journal Constitution‎: "Bernie Sanders trumpets Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in Atlanta". In the video below is rapper Killer Mike introducing Senator Bernie Sanders at his recent campaign rally in Atlanta. You can watch Bernie's speech in Atlanta posted here. The next day Shaun King writes for the New York Daily News: "Why rapper Killer Mike's endorsement of Bernie Sanders matters".

But the general public doesn't hear much about these events for Bernie Sanders, because the TV news stations mainly covers almost everything Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump has to say. I'm guessing that Republican candidates (with only 1% in the polls) probably gets more coverage on Fox News than Bernie Sanders gets on CNN or MSNBC. So at least it's a good thing we now have the internet, because just after the Atlanta rally the Huffington Post wrote:

The Clinton campaign's worst nightmare is coming true. Watching "Run the Jewels" rapper Killer Mike introduce Bernie Sanders in Atlanta was one of the most powerful and inspiring moments of this election. Shattering the notion that Sanders only appeals to white liberals, The Huffington Post writes that Killer Mike cited Sanders' stance on the Voting Rights Act, health care, education and ending the war on drugs as reasons to vote for Bernie Sanders. Everyone from Rolling Stone to POLITICO wrote about the event, including a video in The Washington Post titled "Killer Mike calls Bernie Sanders the next president of the United States" ... While pundits have no problem placing 45 million African Americans and 54 million Latinos into a poll number indicating Hillary Clinton leads among these voters, the overlooked reality is that people can't vote for someone they don't know. [More here]

But the African-American and Latino community ARE getting to know Bernie better, and the more they hear him, the more they like him. And that might be a reason why the DNC chairperson has limited the Democratic debates to only 6 during this election cycle — specifically to keep minorities (and everyone else) from knowing Bernie better (to unfairly benefit Hillary).

But when African-Americans do get to know Bernie Sanders better (like at the recent Presidential Justice Forum) they like him — they really like him. After the forum their straw poll showed that Bernie beat Hillary by a whopping 42 points — 65% to 23%.

As I asked in another post: "Who has the longest and strongest history for advocating civil rights?"

While at the University of Chicago, Bernie Sanders threw himself into activism for civil rights and economic justice by volunteering and organizing. He railed against the college’s housing segregation policy by participating in Chicago’s very first civil rights sit-in. He became a leader of an NAACP ally called the Congress of Racial Equality at a time when most civil rights activists were black. In 1962 he was arrested while demonstrating for desegregated public schools in Chicago. He once walked around Chicago putting up fliers protesting police brutality. Sanders had worked for a meatpackers union and marched for civil rights in Washington D.C. with Martin Luther King Jr.

In 1964, Hillary Clinton had volunteered to campaign for the Republican candidate Barry Goldwater in the U.S. presidential election. Goldwater was against FDR's New Deal, but fortunately (no thanks to Hillary), Goldwater lost to the Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson by one of the largest landslides in history. As President, LBJ designed the "Great Society" legislation upholding civil rights, public broadcasting, Medicare, Medicaid, aid to education, the arts, urban and rural development, public services, and his "War on Poverty". Civil rights bills signed by Johnson banned racial discrimination in public facilities, interstate commerce, the workplace, and housing; and the Voting Rights Act banned certain requirements in southern states used to disenfranchise African Americans. With the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, the country's immigration system was reformed and all national origin quotas were removed. (During that same time while in college, Hillary Clinton served as president of the Wellesley Young Republicans.)

[* The Clinton administration in the 1990's actually made life more difficult for African-Americans with their policies of the "War on Drugs", "Welfare Reform" and "Bankruptcy Reform" — policies that Bernie Sanders was against. Read " The Clinton Fallacy: Did blacks really make big economic gains during the '90s?]

Despite the media's 24/7 fear-mongering (texting while driving is far more deadly than ISIS), according to two different Gallop polls, terrorism is near the bottom of the list as to what most concerns Americans (white and black). According to recent Gallop polls, the top problems that blacks see facing the country are race relations and unemployment, while whites most often cited dissatisfaction government and the economy in general. (Click on the images below to go directly to the polls.)

Gallop- Americans most concerned about economy

Gallop- Americans most concerned about economy

St. Helena Island is off the coast of South Carolina and is one of the poorest locations in the United States (and maybe inhabited with people more concerned about economic terror), and comprises a mostly African-American population of 8,800 people. Last Sunday more than 600 people packed into a historic cabin on this small sea island to hear Senator Bernie Sanders speak for one hour.

Sanders has spent more time in South Carolina than the other two Democratic candidates, devoting 10 days to the state this year compared to Hillary Clinton’s eight and Martin O’Malley’s six. That's because Sanders has been trying to get his message out to the Africa-American community, specifically in South Carolina — because this State turns out a vote that is 65% black — where Hillary Clinton currently has an overwhelming advantage in the polls — mostly because of her name recognition, and just the fact that she's also a Democrat. (Whereas, Bernie is still relatively unknown to many).

If the descendents of Civil War-era slaves on a tiny island off the coast of South Carolina were not all that concerned about ISIS, should they be preached to about terrorism? Or should a presidential candidate mostly address their most primary concerns when making a speech to them?

A recent Washington Post (WaPo) article — a paper owned by the libertarian Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos — sharply criticized Bernie Sanders for not mentioning foreign policy to the people who came out to see him on St. Helena Island — people who may not be all that concerned about foreign policy, but more so about race relations and jobs. The WaPo headline read: After Paris, Sanders sticks to script — and it doesn’t say much about fighting terrorism:

The omission Sunday was striking, given the marked shift in tone of the presidential race in the week and a half since the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and injured more than 350. Many of the Republican candidates have recast their pitches altogether, and the other Democrats, including former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, have pushed their plans for defeating the Islamic State to the top of their agendas ... The post-Paris-attacks Sanders campaign looks remarkably similar to the pre-Paris-attacks Sanders campaign. During a four-day swing through South Carolina and Georgia that ended Monday, the candidate said little about fighting terrorism unless asked by a journalist or audience member.

The WaPo, like the rest of the media, has been distracting us from other issues by fear-mongering on terrorism. But if you read the entire WaPo article, you'll learn that Sanders has already mentioned a lot about ISIS and terrorism in a previous speech at Georgetown University. And he also mentioned ISIS at the first Democratic debate and at the second Democratic debate. He also mentions this on his website, in news interviews, at his campaign rallies and on the floor of the Senate.

So the WaPo is miserably wrong. Bernie hasn't been making "striking omissions" on the subject of terrorism: he just also focuses on other issues, such as racial justice, jobs, wages, college tuition, immigration, women's rights, veterans and Social Security (among other issues).

But while speaking to the audience in South Carolina, he was addressing issues that MOSTLY CONCERN African-Americans. And after you sift through the "journalistic opinion" and the "cherry-picked" information in the WaPo article, it's actually very complimentary to Senator Sanders (whether it was intended to be or not).

By contrast, a Wall Street Journal headline reads: Many GOP voters favor Trump, despite limited foreign policy credentials. (Not every President has had strong foreign policy experience before being elected. And don't presidents usually seek help from foreign policy "advisors"?) The Salon's headline reads: Bernie Sanders’s Refreshingly Sane Foreign Policy (Bernie has spoken often on foreign policy; he just has a less "hawkish" approach than Hillary Clinton).

But the mainstream media wants uninformed and misinformed people to rely on their bold headlines and short sound bites for most of their information, keeping them "dumbed down". To get all the information, sometimes we have to have the extra time to seek it out — and sometimes bloggers also have to really "dig" for it to get the whole truth — the way paid professional journalists are supposed to dig for the facts for their stories (and not put a political spin on the story just to please their bosses at the top).

Of course, this one mention here in this one blog post is but only one small example out of the many, and is just the tip of the iceberg. All along, all throughout the major media, they do this to influence our politics and government. In the case of the 2016 presidential election, the media would prefer a "moderate" blue Republican (or Republican LITE) such as Hillary Clinton or a "moderate" red Republican, such as Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio to be elected (someone who will always take their orders from the donor class — also known as their puppet masters).

And what can be said for Black voters can also be said for Latino voters regarding "what most concerns them". It may not be foreign policy, but immigration. Talking Points Memo: Hillary Clinton pledges to stop using phrase "illegal immigrant".

Because just like black votes, Hillary also wants Mexican/Latino votes too ... and she will do and say anything to get those votes to be the next U.S. President. One poll shows 60% don't trust Hillary and 62% say she'll "do anything" to be president — as CNN's moderator eluded to in the first Democratic debatefor political expediency.

Senator Bernie Sanders said that if elected president he would take executive action to allow undocumented immigrants who’ve been in the United States for at least five years to stay in the country without fear of being deported. Here's his Fair and Humane Immigration Policy.

The Washington Post reports:

Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley issued a far-reaching immigration plan over the summer, while Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has articulated several of the same principles in speeches and proposals on her Web site.

Yes, we can always count on the mainstream media to be sure to give Hillary her share of credit — even though, if one checks out their websites, they'll find Martin O'Mally's and Bernie Sanders's are far more comprehensive and offer more details than Hillary Clinton's. And when the media is not ignoring Bernie Sanders, they never bring to light that most of Hillary's "progressive" ideas originated from Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — true progressives (not fakes). [Editor's note: The author reserves the right to resend that last statement if Elizabeth Warren endorses Hillary Clinton.]

It should also be noted that many Africa-American politicians (like other establishment Democratic politicians, as well as civil rights leaders such as Jesse Jackson), haven't endorsed Hillary Clinton because they think Hillary will do a better job than Bernie Sanders on civil rights, racial injustice, jobs and wages. It's because they believe she is more "electable" than Bernie Sanders, and fear losing the Presidency to a Republican — even though most polls show that Bernie Sanders can also win a general election against GOP candidates, sometimes by wider margins than Hillary. (Personally, I also suspect that many of these establishment politicians either expect a favor from Hillary if she is elected, or they feel they owe her a favor and/or their loyalty from past co-operative efforts. Which is total B.S.)

(Below) Awesome hip-hop "Feel the Bern" campaign song by Tony Tig

Bernie Sanders Most Recent Press Releases...

Sanders Statement on Laquan McDonald - November 25, 2015 

Sanders Introduces ‘Families First’ Immigration Plan - November 24, 2015 

Sanders Visits King Center - November 23, 2015 

In South Carolina, Sanders Makes Case for Family Leave, Social Security - November 22, 2015 

Sanders Gains Ground in New Polls - November 22, 2015 

Sanders Calls Criminal Justice Reform the Civil Rights Issue of the Century - November 21, 2015

Other Related Notes:

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  1. In a straw poll of 3 million subscribers at, Bernie Sanders consistently beats Hillary.

    And all other online polls also shows Bernie beating Hillary in the first two debates:

    Bernie won 1st debate...

    Bernie won 2nd debate...

    It's only the corporate sponsored polls that shows Hillary ahead of Bernie:

    Real Clear Politics...

    HuffPost Pollster...

    We should ALL be able to vote online -- and if Independents, should not be forced to register as a Democrat or Republican to vote in the primaries or general election.

    If the Democratic party machine and the media refuses to treat Bernie Sanders more fairly, I'd suggest he threaten to split the vote by running as an Independent (if that's possible at this point).

  2. Previously #BlackLivesMatter protesters interrupted Hillary Clinton’s rally in Atlanta because of her support for the death penalty, which disproportionately affect Blacks lives. Bernie Sanders opposes the death penalty, and also wants to de-criminalize marijuana, which also disproportionately affect Blacks lives.

    After the disruption by the #BlackLivesMatter protesters, Hillary Clinton had them thrown out. In the video below, one protester explains to one of Hillary's security people as he was being escorted out:

    "We're not going to allow Hillary to come here and to have a cookie-cutter black conversation to exploit black production for her vote — because Hillary has not, and does not, truly represent the black population."

  3. New York Times (Nov. 26, 2015) Bernie Sanders Gets Immigration Policy Right

    "But he is still trailing Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose own immigration agenda delivers a similar list of worthy proposals, but with fewer specifics and less breadth than that of Mr. Sanders. We hope she is inspired to match his boldness."

  4. The Root (by Lelita Cannon on Nov. 27 2015)

    "Bernie Sanders endorsed Jesse Jackson for president ... before some of you were even born. Twice. --- Frankly, I’ve seen actual black people less enthusiastic about our liberation than Bernie Sanders or Killer Mike is. And I’m sure one of you is reading this right now. And that’s exaaaactly why Bernie Sanders is blacker than you are."

  5. How Bernie Sanders Will Win The Black Vote

    One of Bernie Sanders’ earliest endorsements came from Dr. Cornel West, a notable philosopher and advocate for African-American rights. Since then, the list of endorsement from black celebrities and leaders have begun to trickle in. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN). Former Ohio Democratic legislator Nina Turner. Musicians Lil B and Scarface. And now, Killer Mike of hip-hop group Run the Jewels has thrown his wholehearted support behind Bernie Sanders. Why is his endorsement so important? (Read on...)

  6. Bernie Sanders says free college is part of his plan to end mass incarceration

  7. Bernie Sanders: “People must do more than just echo the phrase Black Lives Matter. We must put actions behind those words."

  8. At the Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn -- near the ticket window, just outside the main event hall -- a flyer decorated the wall:

    “Stand Up for Bernie Sanders: Bern’in Down the House”

  9. The Nation:

    Where Sanders goes further than O’Malley is in details that affect segments of the undocumented immigrant population. For instance, Sanders proposes that “future legislation” concerning those undocumented immigrant youth known as DREAMers declare them “immediately eligible” to serve in the military, receive federal financial aid, and become eligible for in-state tuition at a university, even if a state hasn’t passed its own in-state tuition bill for undocumented students. (So why would Latinos support Hillary?)

  10. Bernie Sanders joined the growing chorus of politicians calling for a Department of Justice review of the Chicago Police Department -- and took it a step further, saying any elected official with knowledge of any coverup in the release of the Laquan McDonald video should resign. The Vermont senator, in his call to not put resignations off the table, is drawing a distinction between himself and frontrunner Clinton. While Clinton pushed for the Justice Department to jump in on Wednesday, her campaign also said Clinton was not asking for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to step down.

  11. Bill Clinton just recently apologized for his role in the mass incarceration epidemic, stating "I signed a bill that made the problem worse." After Bill Clinton's acknowledgment of his role in mass incarceration, why did Hillary Clinton just recently accept prison lobbyist donations?

  12. It was once unfathomable that a mainstream presidential candidate, with a serious chance of victory, would declare support for cannabis legalization, let alone declare the Drug War a failure, but Sanders’ positions have altered the Democratic landscape on the issue. Not only has Sanders called for an end to federal marijuana prohibition, but he has forced presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton to state a more progressive position as well.

  13. Bernie Sanders Keeps Strong Lead in TIME Person of the Year Poll. Ahead of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — and even Pope Francis (TIME’s 2013 Person of the Year). Due to the popularity of the readers’ choice poll, TIME has extended the deadline to Dec. 6 at 11:59 p.m.

    A comprehensive survey of more than 75,000 voters in all 50 states, conducted over several months by Morning Consult, shows Sanders has the highest approval rating of any United States senator among his own constituents, at 83 percent.

    Poll: Bernie Sanders is the Most Electable Candidate in Either Party

    New PPP Poll: Bernie Sanders in a statistical tie with Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire 44% to 42%

    www.Democrats.Com has Bernie leading Hillary 46% to 32%

    (* ALL online polls showed Bernie winning both debates.)

  14. Breaking Bernie News!

    New York Times: The Working Families Party is endorsing Senator Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. The endorsement is notable because of the party’s ties to Bill de Blasio, who recently endorsed Mrs. Clinton.

    The Nation: The Working Families Party endorses Sanders for the Democratic nomination after an overwhelming 87.4 percent of the membership vote.

    Huffington Post: The Working Families Party endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. It is the first time the party has formally backed a candidate in a national election.

  15. Six videos from Killer Mike's interview with Bernie Sanders.

  16. In 1986, Bernie Sanders summed up his disdain for the Democratic Party: "The main difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats are in insurance and the Republicans are in banking."

    Sanders later attended his first Democratic Party caucus, where he delivered a spirited speech endorsing Jesse Jackson. Sanders had received an icy reception at the caucus from some Democrats, who stood up and turned their back to the stage during his address.

    "And when I returned to my seat, a woman in the audience slapped me across the face," Sanders later recalled in his book Outsider in the House. "It was an exciting evening."

    Throughout the 1988 campaign, Sanders maintained that Jackson would have been better off running as a third-party candidate. And he told Mother Jones in 1989 that the time was right for a new lefty party to challenge Democrats.

    Jackson went on to win the Vermont caucus, one of his handful of victories outside the South. After that, Sanders began huddling with Democrats on Capitol Hill, and he formed the House Progressive Caucus, which included mostly Democrats.

  17. UPDATE from MSNBC

    Melissa Harris-Perry to Bernie Sanders: “Hip hop is, like, completely down with you. You appear on WorldStarHipHop more often than the Kardashians. What do you think is so interesting about you for the hip hop generation?”

    Bernie Sanders: “You’re having me compete with the Kardashians? That is tough competition, there. And if we’re holding our own with the Kardashians, I think we’re doing pretty good.”

  18. UPDATE:

    New York Post (December 30, 2015) In two districts once believed to be Hillary Clinton strongholds, the state senators from Harlem and Queens — Bill Perkins and James Sanders Jr. — will endorse Bernie Sanders instead.

  19. UPDATE: Awesome and funny!

    Bernie Sanders on Larry Wilemore's show ... Jan 6, 2016 (11 minutes long)

    "You've beed criticized for being too nice to Hillary during the debates [and] too much of a gentleman. Seriously, do you have to be an @sshole to be the president of the United States?" (laughter)

  20. Birmingham, Alabama (MLK Day January 18, 2016)

    Despite frigid January weather, 7,100 people showed up to see Bernie Sanders — an man who actually marched with Dr King.

    Dr Cornel West, who introduced Sanders to the crowd, said: “My dear sister Hillary Clinton is a Wall Street Democrat with a flip-flop propensity. She told us she shook hands with Martin Luther King Jr in 1962 but she campaigned for Goldwater in 1964. It looks like the moral clarity didn’t stick.”

  21. Immediately after the 4th Democratic debate, rapper Killer Mike fielded questions on Bernie Sanders' behalf in the spin room. He said Bernie, more than anyone, deserves the African-American vote — and that people have to go out and vote. Watch his interviews via Periscope at the website Pitchfork.

  22. (MLK Day January 18, 2016)

    The day after the 4th Democratic debate, despite frigid weather, 7,100 people showed up to see Bernie Sanders speak in Birmingham, Alabama — an man who actually marched with Dr King.

    Dr Cornel West, who introduced Sanders to the crowd, said: “My dear sister Hillary Clinton is a Wall Street Democrat with a flip-flop propensity. She told us she shook hands with Martin Luther King Jr in 1962 but she campaigned for Goldwater in 1964. It looks like the moral clarity didn’t stick.”

    Here's a photo of the Birmingham, Alabama event at Twitter showing only 3/4 of his supporters at Boutwell Memorial Auditorium (because the camera couldnt capture whole scene)

    Bernie Sanders told the audience about when he marched with Dr. King: “I was there at the March on Washington, and I can remember the day in my mind’s eye ... But what good is having the right to sit at a lunch counter if you can’t afford to buy a hamburger?”

  23. Feb 11, 2016: Harry Belafonte just endorses Bernie Sanders. And it should also be noted: In wasn't all the MEMBERS of the Congressional Black Caucus who just endorsed Hillary Clinton >>> it was their superPAC that did. As Bernie would say, “HUGE difference!”

  24. IMHO

    Why Blacks Should Vote for Bernie Sanders

  25. FLASHBACK to 1988:

    28 years ago Bernie Sanders caucused for Jesse Jackson in VT, prompting a Dem caucuser to slap him in the face.

    Now that Jesse Jackson is part of the Democratic political establishment, why won't he endorse anyone in the primary?

  26. Loose Lips or Dirty Tricks?

    More evidence of the Clintons' shocking behavior during the 2008 campaign.

    1) After his wife's third-place showing in the Iowa caucuses, Bill Clinton telephoned Sen. Edward Kennedy in pursuit of an endorsement and, according to Kennedy's own account as given to a friend, said of then-Sen. Barack Obama: A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.

    2) In a subsequent conversation, former President Clinton told Kennedy in so many words: "The only reason you're endorsing him is because he's black. Let's just be clear." (This last is given in direct quotes and not in reported speech.)

    3) After Obama so handily won the South Carolina primary in January 2008, drawing more than half the state's white voters under the age of 30, Bill Clinton's comment to a reporter was: "Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in '84 and '88. Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here." Answering Obama's question—"Now, why would he say that?"—the authors conclude...

  27. UPDATE: For all the naysayers and pundits -- PLEASE READ!

    Here's What Bernie Sanders Actually Did in the Civil Rights Movement

  28. VIDEO: Bernie Sanders talking with Cornel West, Killer Mike and Nina Turner about the legacy of Dr King

  29. VIDEO: In 1988, Burlington Mayor Bernie Sanders endorsed the Reverend Jesse Jackson for President of the United States.

    * In 1988 Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton nominated Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis.
    * In 1988 Vice President George H. W. Bush was elected President.

  30. Mel Sandico, a.k.a. Mel Cavaricci, a.k.a. D.J. Mel, has become the house D.J. of Bernie Sanders’s parties ... and will be at Sanders’s election-night watch party on February 20 in Nevada, where he regularly plays at the Cosmopolitan hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Until recently, Mr. Sandico said he was only slightly aware of Mr. Sanders, whom he had seen on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and was torn between the senator and Mrs. Clinton. Then, Mr. Liipfert, who had begun putting together events for Mr. Sanders, contacted him and proposed the gig. “I was like ‘Hell, yeah, I’ll do it,’” Mr. Sandico said. Since then, he said, he has read up on Mr. Sanders, adding, “I feel the Bern.”

  31. UPDATE - FEB 23 ---------------------

    Spike Lee endorses ‘My Brother Bernie Sanders’

  32. Cornel West: ‘Hillary Clinton is the Milli Vanilli of American politics’

  33. Thursday, February 25, 2016

    Dr. Cornel West: "Hillary Clinton is a Wall St. Democrat"

  34. For a presidential candidate to avoid an early route in the next election, they should first spend a year campaigning in the Southern States before officially announcing their run for Present.

    February 20, 2016 - South Carolina votes
    H. Clinton 73.5% 271,514
    B. Sanders 26.0% 95,977

    February 29, 2016 -- Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote (by Michelle Alexander)

    Then Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana voted, and Bernie Sanders lost by landslides to the Black vote for Hillary Clinton.

    April 1, 2016 -- Extended interview with Michelle Alexander on MSNBC "All In with Chris Hayes" (WATCH THIS!!!)

    Here's how the Southern States (before the MSNBC interview) voted:

    H. Clinton 77.8% 309,928
    B. Sanders 19.2% 76,399

    H. Clinton 66.3% 144,580
    B. Sanders 29.7% 64,868

    H. Clinton 71.3% 543,008
    B. Sanders 28.2% 214,332

    H. Clinton 66.1% 245,304
    B. Sanders 32.4% 120,333

    H. Clinton 65.2% 935,080
    B. Sanders 33.2% 475,561

    H. Clinton 64.3% 503,358
    B. Sanders 35.2% 275,507

    H. Clinton 71.1% 221,615
    B. Sanders 23.2% 72,240

    H. Clinton 82.6% 182,447
    B. Sanders 16.5% 36,348

    H. Clinton 64.5% 1,094,433
    B. Sanders 33.3% 564,682

  35. I've been looking at a lot of the demographic data. It irritates me that this gets ignored or simplified in the MSM. Even most of the alternative media doesn't do much better. I'm amazed how even those who I think should know better don't. Most Americans, across all demographics, don't know this data about demographics. It's sad and frustrating. I've been posting a bunch of the data on my own blog.