Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

U.S: The black vote is not monolithic but there is too much at stake for divisiveness – By Mohamed Hamaludin

— By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

When the next Democratic presidential debate is held on Dec. 19 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, at least six white candidates will be on the stage: Joe Biden, former Vice President under President Barack Obama; Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana; Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota senator; Bernie Sanders, Vermont senator; Tom Steyer, hedge fund manager; and Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts senator. New York tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who is of Taiwanese descent, qualified on Tuesday.

Those likely to be absent include New Jersey Senator Corey Booker, an African American; former housing secretary Julian Castro, a Latino; and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, a Samoan native. For a joyous moment, the candidates reflected the diversity of the party.    Continue reading

US ELECTIONS: Too many Democrats are running for president in 2020. But there’s an easy fix – commentary

None of the four top Democratic candidates poll consistently above 30% – ranked-choice voting, however, can determine who people actually support

Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders at a Democratic debate in Atlanta, Georgia, on 20 November.
Photo: Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders at a Democratic debate in Atlanta, Georgia, on 20 November. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Democrats in Iowa will caucus in early February, barely two months away, and finally cast the first votes of presidential nomination season.

There’s an elite tier of four candidates: former vice-president Joe Biden, South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg, the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders and the Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren. None of them, however, poll consistently above 30% in national surveys. Many Democrats see one or more of them as too old or too inexperienced; too far left or too moderate.

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Hillary Clinton lost the election because she blew off Sanders activists and voters

Hillary Clinton lost the November election because she blew off Sanders activists and voters

The anger among Sanders backers by the time of the convention at the end of July was palpable.

The incredible “group-think” that has seen the CIA, the FBI, the NSA, President Obama, the Clinton campaign and most of the corporate media braying that Vladimir Putin scandalously upended American democracy and threw the election to his favored candidate Donald Trump is based on a ludicrous premise. That premise: that the election went Trump’s way because several tens of thousands of voters in a few states – Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin – switched away from Clinton to Trump because of an alleged (and factually unproven) Russian “hack” of Democratic National Committee and of Hillary campaign chair John Podesta’s emails.    Continue reading

The Real Reckoning – By Robert Reich

The Real Reckoning – By Robert Reich

Donald Trump didn’t come out of nowhere. He is the loudest and clearest warning shot across the bow of the current American political-economic system.

In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton said the nation was at “a moment of reckoning.”

She’s right, but the reckoning is not simply the choice voters face this fall between her and Donald Trump. The real reckoning is larger and it will extend beyond Election Day.

Yet Washington insiders expect a return to politics as usual.    Continue reading

The Huckster Populist – Donald Trump

The Huckster Populist – Donald Trump

By Robert Reich – July 6, 2016 – the NationofChange newsletter

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The real Trump isn’t a populist. He’s a plutocrat. Above all, he’s a con man.

The tectonic plates of American politics are no longer moving along the old fault lines of “left” versus “right” or even Democrat versus Republican.

As we’ve seen this bizarre political year, the biggest force welling up is rage against insider elites in both parties, and against the American establishment as a whole – including the denizens of Wall Street, large corporations, and the mainstream media.    Continue reading

USA Elections: Embracing Sanders’ Higher-Ed Call, Clinton Expands Debt-Free College Plan

USA Elections: Embracing Sanders’ Higher-Ed Call, Clinton Expands Debt-Free College Plan

Clinton’s new proposals on college affordability are ‘a result of the work of both campaigns’

by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer –  July 06, 2016 by Common Dreams
"The persistence of the political coalition around Bernie Sanders has nudged Hillary Clinton toward a more progressive position on ensuring that working-class students can attend college debt-free," wrote columnist Isaiah Poole. (Photo: Matt Johnson/flickr/cc)

“The persistence of the political coalition around Bernie Sanders has nudged Hillary Clinton toward a more progressive position on ensuring that working-class students can attend college debt-free,” wrote columnist Isaiah Poole. (Photo: Matt Johnson/flickr/cc)

Hillary Clinton’s newly revised college affordability plan, unveiled Wednesday July 6, clearly bears the stamp of Bernie Sanders and his youth-powered movement—so much so that the senator from Vermont publicly praised it as “very bold initiative” that will “revolutionize the funding of higher education in America.”    Continue reading

Why Trump Might Win – By Robert Reich + Latest Polls

Why Trump Might Win – By Robert Reich

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Trump vs Clinton

May 22, 2016 – http://robertreich.org/post/144763032115

Trump’s demagoguery makes him the most dangerous nominee of a major political party in American history.

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll released Sunday (May 16,2016) finds Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie, with Trump leading Clinton 46 percent to 44 percent among registered voters. That’s an 11 percent swing against Clinton since March.

new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, also released Sunday, shows Clinton at 46 percent to Trump’s 43 percent. Previously she led 50 percent to 39 percent.

Polls this far before an election don’t tell us much. But in this case they do raise a question.   Continue reading

Reasons Bernie Sanders Wins Big With Cruz Dropout

Reasons Bernie Sanders Wins Big With Cruz Dropout
by Seth Abramson – Wednesday, May 04, 2016 – by Huffington Post –

Here are five immediate repercussions to Ted Cruz dropping out of the Republican primary:

1. News coverage for the Democratic primary, and thus Bernie Sanders, will increase exponentially — immediately.

Without Trump in the field, all of the focus on future election nights — nine states and several territories over the next 45 days — will be on Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

2. Sanders will pick up a huge number of what would otherwise be Trump votes in states where voters are still able to register for upcoming Democratic primaries, or are able to cross over and vote in the Democratic primary due to being a registered independent.  [Read more]

Millennials Poll Shows Sanders’ Revolution Reshaping US Electorate

Millennials Poll Shows Sanders’ Revolution Reshaping US Electorate

“He’s not moving a party to the left. He’s moving a generation to the left,” says pollster

By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer 1- Monday, April 25, 2016 by Common Dreams

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Bernie Sanders revved up the crowd at Penn State University last week.

Bernie Sanders is changing the face of American politics, a new poll from Harvard’s Institute of Politics suggests.

According to the survey released Monday, Sanders remains the most popular presidential candidate for so-called millennials between the ages of 18-29, 54 percent of whom view him favorably, compared to 31 percent who harbor unfavorable views.

Just 37 percent of respondents say they see Sanders rival Hillary Clinton favorably, compared to 53 percent who do not.  Continue reading

No NY Debate, says Clinton Campaign, Until Sanders Changes His ‘Tone’

Published on Monday, March 28, 2016 by Common Dreams

No NY Debate, says Clinton Campaign, Until Sanders Changes His ‘Tone’

Following landslide victories on Saturday in Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii, Sanders looks ahead to contests in Wisconsin, New York, and beyond

"I would hope very much that as we go into New York state, Secretary Clinton’s home state, that we will have a debate – New York City or Upstate, wherever – on the important issues facing New York and, in fact, the country," Sanders said on Sunday. (Photo: AP)“I would hope very much that as we go into New York state, Secretary Clinton’s home state, that we will have a debate – New York City or Upstate, wherever – on the important issues facing New York and, in fact, the country,” Sanders said on Sunday. (Photo: AP)

Hillary Clinton’s chief campaign strategist has dodged Bernie Sanders‘ call for a debate before the April 19 primary in New York, saying the former secretary of state’s response depends on whether the Vermont senator changes his “tone.”    Continue reading