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Bernie Sanders Update

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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 03:05 PM
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This article,
The empire strikes back: The media-political elite’s campaign to destroy Bernie (and Trump) and restore order
shows that our corporate media are attempting to write Trump and Sanders out of the election. Not a surprise as this was done to Ron Paul in the past.

This time there a two big differences though, 1) Trumps extremely wealthy, 2) Sanders has a strong internet following and he is rallying to crowds of voters in person. Whether these distinctions will be enough for either candidate to receive a nomination from the two parties that dominate our elections will be the question.


Last week the New York Times deigned to notice that Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is running for president – have you heard about this? – and even by the Gray Lady’s usual standard of treating everyone to the left of the Obama-Clinton Democratic center as a two-headed, kazoo-playing talking dog, it was quite a piece of work. Times reporter Jason Horowitz’s dispatch from a recent Sanders rally in Dubuque, Iowa, barely even pretended to be a news article. It emanated tangible hostility from beginning to end – sometimes veering toward distaste, sometimes toward mockery — and was loaded with scare quotes and attack adjectives. Sanders was described as grumpy, angry, disengaged, uncharismatic, judgmental and suspicious “of all things ‘feel good,’” yet also, despite those unappealing qualities, as a cult figure surrounded by a “circle of believers.”



In what you might want to call a striking coincidence, Friday’s edition of the Times also carried a report from Jeb Bush’s floundering campaign that was not just more neutral in tone than the Sanders article, but positively glowing. Bush has resorted to what he hopes is the nuclear weapon in his anti-Trump arsenal by accusing the real estate billionaire of being a closet Democrat who is squishy on abortion and healthcare policy. Reporter Ashley Parker did not observe, for instance, that one could interpret this as a thoroughly cynical gambit from a candidate who has no discernible principles and who campaigns by tacking in all directions simultaneously. (In the course of one speech, Bush veered hard right against Trump, swung back to the middle on the “birthright citizenship” issue, and not so subtly reminded everybody that Ted Cruz was born in Canada.) Instead she described Bush as entering “a new, more combative phase of his campaign,” speaking in a “machine-gun burst” and exhibiting a “scrappy” demeanor that delighted his New Hampshire audience. A follow-up story on Monday, by another reporter, characterized the reborn Bush as “vigorous” and a “street fighter.”


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While reporters trying to decide our fate is old news, this misinforming the public is corporate politics manipulating their sheeple. We are seeing the corporations wage war on internet Neutrality as it is our last chance at non-corporate controlled news.

More Americans are dissatisfied with the two dominate political parties and this is being emphasized by both Trump and Sanders popularity in recent polls.

Bernie Sanders has been rallying the people rather than the usual fund raising dinners where the uber rich pay to have access to the candidate. No super pacs, grass roots funding and rallying the people, why worry about sanders?


The cable networks went gaga for Trump. All three covered the beginning of his speech live, but what is being overlooked is that there is a serious presidential candidate who is drawing more people to his rallies than Donald Trump, but getting none of the same live coverage from the media.

Last weekend, Bernie Sanders drew more people to three events in South Carolina than Donald Trump did in Iowa. According to the Sanders campaign, the Democratic candidate drew his biggest crowd of the weekend (3,100) in Charleston, SC. Sanders also drew big crowds in Greenville (2,800), Columbia (2,700) and Sumter, South Carolina (600).

The Iowa estimate for Trump is not confirmed, as initial media reports put the crowd size for the Republican at closer to 2,000. Since the Trump campaign is famous for overinflating their crowd size numbers, it is likely that the confirmed size of three Sanders crowds in South Carolina were larger that the Trump Iowa rally that cable news jumped to cover.


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While Clinton is leading in the polls, Sanders is polling 30 points over the other Democratic candidates.


It’s an accomplishment that Sanders, a self-described socialist from Vermont who has never been a member of the Democratic Party, has been able to position himself as the alternative candidate to Clinton. He’s drawn the biggest crowds on the campaign trail and received around 35 percent support in national party primary polls (other Democratic presidential candidates, such as former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, former US senator Jim Webb, and former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee, are getting 2 percent or less).



A lead national Sanders strategist, who declined to speak for the record because he said he is not authorized to do so, said the campaign has three goals: Get name recognition, galvanize Democrats, and build out the campaign. The source said campaign leaders believe they have accomplished the first two and will now work on building an infrastructure.


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The Boston Globe has a few points that are if favour of Sanders, but the article seems to be full of scepticism rather than hope.

My humble opinion is Clinton has always been in the scandals, from white water to her email server, she is the drama queen of scandals. Whether her scandals effect her chances of being nominated the Democrats presidential candidate, one can only hope!


edit on 28-8-2015 by AlaskanDad because: added of and changed this to these




posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 03:20 PM
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Sounds like the corporations are getting worried about good old Bernie!



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 03:30 PM
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Does anyone know if Sanders is a CFR member? I can't seem to get a source on that.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: VictorVonDoom
Does anyone know if Sanders is a CFR member? I can't seem to get a source on that.


That my man is a prescient question and I have reason to believe the answer is in the negative! Albeit I'm not sure CFR membership is a necessary prerequisite for winning the Presiduncy of the US, it seems most either are or have been.

If the news as reported on another thread is accurate, this may all be a moot point as it appears Clinton has been operating behind the scenes (payola?) to tie up the Superdelegates needed to win the nomination. If that's the case then the primaries apparently mean exactly.......nothing.



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 12:02 AM
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a reply to: AlaskanDad

And Nader in 2000. Made to look a joke, laughed at by anchor pundits and then police escorted from the debate between Bush and Gore. Though he was the only viable third party candidate running that election, not only was he not allowed to BE in the debate, but once again, he was escorted from the building by police and not even allowed to be in the audience.



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 01:00 AM
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Here's the big difference between Sanders and Trump.... Sanders doesn't stand a chance, no matter how many people vote for him Hillary has got her party locked up. Trump on the other hand has no competition within his own party, I doubt he'll get the nod either seeing how the GOP likes to cut off their nose to spite their face.



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 08:15 AM
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originally posted by: VictorVonDoom
Does anyone know if Sanders is a CFR member? I can't seem to get a source on that.

www.cfr.org...
Not that I can see...........here is linky for ya.



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 09:13 AM
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If Hillary's lead in the polls is for real it is only a result of propaganda presenting her as inevitable; few people actually like her at all and fair coverage would never have enabled her to lead like this.

Bernie's supporters on the other hand are for real and it will become increasingly obvious especially if the October march being planned but not reported by the media turns out as many marchers as they have RSVPs; it is now upto 107,000.

The media will probably act surprised by this like they acted surprised by the Egyptian uprising and the Occupy Wall Street; however they knew about it before most people and chose not to cover theses along with many of the most important stories. Or at least some people from the media knew about it although others might have truly been surprised if they don't even report the news to each other.







 
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