Hillary Clinton’s Ghosts

Don’t misunderstand me. If she’s the Democratic party’s nominee, I’m voting for her. But I’m voting Bernie in the primary…

Link: A Legacy of Pushing the Democratic Party to the Right

I don’t want “Obama-light”. I want “change I can believe in”.

But I’m voting for Hillary if her opponent is _______________ (any candidate from the Republican clown car).

It just makes me feel so icky…

IOW, it sickens me to know that my choice will be Hillary, or some far-right leaning loon who will bring about global economic destruction.

“NEOLIBERALISM (TM)” has no home if not in the Republican party.

Why don’t we have a choice, any more? Is it the media? The RW noise machine? The stupid, reality-hating evangelicals? Wall Street? Citizens United and/or rampant money in politics? Bad court decisions?

It’s gotten so bad I can’t nail it down, any more. All of the above?

I guess I can advocate for Bernie until the cows come home, but I can’t make America any smarter, or make voters care more about what a train-nwreck, for example, Ted Cruz or Rand Paul would be.

I’m hoping for massive voter turnout in the general election because Republicans only win when “no one” shows up. Because they REALLY suck that bad.

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But it WOULD be an interesting debate…

Rand Paul Challenges Bernie Sanders To Hour-Long Debate On Socialism vs. Capitalism

It has been theorized that Democratic National Committee rules may prevent Sanders from debating Paul in an officially-sanctioned event, but on the other hand, the fact that Paul and Sanders are both U.S. senators who would ordinarily debate each other under the course of their typical duties may limit the DNC’s ability to block the two from participating in a joint town hall.

I remain a Bernie supporter, and will support his decision either way, but it WOULD be an interesting debate…

Personally, I think Bernie would crush the little turd hanging off Ron Paul’s asshole (if that’s too crass or obscure, I mean Rand), and do serious damage to the whole “socialism is bad” meme hanging over us since the end of WWII. I certainly wouldn’t buy an argument that Bernie is “afraid” to debate the “doctor”. (He’s not a doctor.) But, I’d accept a conclusion by his campaign that he CAN’T debate him because of DNC rules. I”d also accept a conclusion by his campaign that not only does he have a right to debate him, he’d mop the floor with this sorry-assed excuse for a Senator.

So we will see.

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If He Runs I’m Supporting Bernie Sanders in the Primary

I will vote for the Democratic POTUS candidate in the general election. Period.

Hillary may, or may not, be a “sure thing” if SHE runs, but Bernie would better represent me.

Make no mistake, I can’t understand why ANYONE would vote for a GOP POTUS.

But, I’m as tired as any of you of “third way” Clinton/Bush politics.

It’s time for a REAL change, and I think Bernie could win it all. I mean, just for example, who’s happy with making 30% less than we made a few decades ago, or NOT taxing the rich to pay for social security? THESE ARE WINNING ISSUES. Let’s advance them.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-identified socialist from Vermont, has met plenty of angry people in recent years.

“Some of them are in the Occupy Wall Street movement and consider themselves progressives,” Sanders said Monday at the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think tank. “Some are in the Tea Party movement and consider themselves conservatives.”

Whatever their political bent, he said, “They have every right in the world to be angry.”

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Honestly?

I’m only posting this because it might piss of Alvy, and possibly Jo and Uni. IOW, I’m trolling. I admit it. :=)

Krugman: In Defense of Obama

(snark on)Published in that RW bastion “The Rolling Stone” (/snark off). The Nobel Prize-winning economist, once one of the president’s most notable critics, on why Obama is a historic success.

High office shouldn’t be about putting points on the electoral scoreboard, it should be about changing the country for the better. Has Obama done that? Do his achievements look likely to endure? The answer to both questions is yes.

LOL

Fucking KRUGMAN!

LOL

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White House plan…

would end bulk collection of Americans’ phone data

The Obama administration is preparing legislation that would end the National Security Agency’s widespread collection of Americans’ phone data while, officials say, preserving the government’s ability to gain information about terrorists.

The legislation, senior officials say, would allow data about phone calls made to and from Americans to be kept at the phone companies. The companies would not be required to hold the data longer than they normally would.

The effort comes as the administration is up against a deadline set by President Obama in January, when he directed his subordinates to find a way to end the government’s mass collection of phone data, a program that has stirred controversy since it was revealed through a leak to the news media last June. He gave them until Friday to come up with options.

Read the rest at the link to the right wing WaPo. Seriously. Read it.

Bush/Cheney started it. Obama’s ending it. Sorta like the war in Iraq, and hopefully soon, the war in Afghanistan.

I seriously don’t understand why you guys think GOP Presidents are “no different” from Democratic Presidents. Bush the lesser was WAY worse than Reagan, who was WAY worse than Nixon, who was WAY worse than Eisenhower. (Yes, I left H.W. and Ford out on purpose. H.W. was a CIA spook and creepy as fuck, but at least he had the decency to raise taxes on rich fuckers, and Ford wasn’t elected.)

Our next GOP POTUS will make Reagan and Bush the lesser look like rational, saintly men. Our next GOP POTUS will end the first, fourth, and fifth amendments. Our next GOP POTUS will reduce corporate tax rates to zero, capital gains taxes, and end food stamps, extended UI, WIC, Obamacare (if the House and Senate are also GOP), and end if not seriously cripple SS and Medicare.

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Looking Ahead to 2016

Don’t kid yourself. Losing the last election didn’t make the GOP LESS crazy. Will the next GOP POTUS candidate be the shrieking white hot sphere of pure rage? I think so, but the sphere will learn to be be smarter than Romney in how it lies to us about it’s true agenda.

I find anyone who considers voting in a way that allows the GOP to have power to be devoid of all reason and logic, and ultimately not worth considering in how we should progress as Americans.

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Obama won

Karl Rover, on Fox, is contesting it, but I think the call in OH is the correct one.

I’m glad.

Love or hate Obama, there’s something wrong with Romney. Not being a trained psychologist I hesitate to name it, but he seems like a sociopath, to me. Unable to feel empathy for others. It may be something else. Narcissism, some syndrome involving self-entitlement, like I said, I’m not a psychologist.

But he ain’t right in the head. We dodged a bullet on this election.

I can’t understand red states any more. Not at all.

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