Post New Hampshire primary thread Feb. 10, 2016 Dan Crawford | February 10, 2016 7:30 am Politics Comments (15) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Thank you Bernie Sanders.
When you announced that you were considering this campaign you cited concerns that you didn’t want electoral failure to undermine the ideas you represent. You said you could only justify running for president if you thought you had a reasonable chance to be competitive – to run a losing campaign might undermine the viability of democratic socialism as a political philosophy in this country.
Congratulations. You have demonstrated you can attract financial support from ordinary working americans at parity with conventional candidates. More importantly you have shown you can organize those resources to win broad support even among an electorate where your name recognition isn’t as great. Madame secretary and her army of surrogates spent about as much to piss away 40-50% leads.
Whatever happens now you can at least take comfort that your campaign hasn’t damaged the ideas you are trying to articulate with it. If anything you have probably guaranteed they will endure beyond our endless circus, especially if team Clinton steps up the attacks.
The 100% raise in our household monthly contribution is on the way. Mazel Tov!
What remains is to answer Trumps claim “they want to take away my [and Koch’s, etc] government”……
He needs to do what he is doing: quote Lincoln on government “of the people by the people and for the people.
If making gvoernment work for the people is socialism so was Lincoln!
And tell aging feminsits the glass ceiling is less important than taking care of 90% of the people.
Electability and legislative challenges are BS.
Looks like the Democratic Party is not so democratic: http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/10/hillary-earns-more-new-hampshire-delegates-than-sanders-after-loss/
To be fair about it I should probably disclose one critical thing I think The Donald brings as a qualification for the POTUS:
He knows how to stiff a bank. Multiple times.
Ilsm: Tell President Obama that legislative challenges are BS.
Clinton to Attack Sanders on Israel Record After New Hampshire Defeat
“…For the Clinton campaign it was a night that made clear that it is time to increase pressure on the Vermont socialist — including a harsher message to Jewish American voters.
“Hillary Clinton has been a very strong friend of Israel and that is something that should not be lost on the American Jewish community,” said Paul Hodes, a former New Hampshire congressman…..Hodes, who has been working closely with the Clinton campaign in New Hampshire, zoomed in on Sanders’ apparent lack of interest in Israel as a factor that should cause voters from the community to re-think their support for the Jewish American who has just climbed higher than most others in Democratic politics.
“Bernie is a secular Jew and I don’t think his religion influenced his stance on Israel,” said Hodes. “We know Hillary and we know she has an unshakeable bond with Israel, so this shouldn’t pose a great dilemma for Jewish voters.”
Yes , please do listen to this Hodes character , Hillary. I’m sure most Americans would be outraged by the prospect that , as our President , Bernie wouldn’t allow his religion to dictate his foreign policy stance.
You’re not tone-deaf at all , Hills. You’re doing great !
Marko-Haim Zaban has been a close friend of the Clintons for years. But of course she’s never changed her views on any issue due to political contributions!
When the exact same problems crop up in separate campaigns, with different staff, at what point do the principals say, “Hey, maybe it’s US?” -David Axelrod
Fiorina has also dropped out now.
Clinton’s legislatiuve success in vague. Her war mongering and Likud lkeanings are not vague.
Snaders will get more than Clinton who has no shirt tails!
Adelson , Zaban , Bibi , the Repubs , and Hillary – my , what a lovely team. Now that’s bipartisanship !
Here’s Hillary serving up her quid for Haim’s quo :
“This campaign was always about citizenship — taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected,” she said in a statement posted on Facebook. “I will continue to serve in order to restore citizen government to this great nation so that together we may fulfill our potential.”
Ummmm, ‘scuse me, Ms. Fiorina, but from where many of us sit, YOU are part of the ‘big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well-connected.’
I may have been born at night, lady, but it wasn’t LAST night. Sheesh!
Found this piece courtesy Naked Capitalism today: http://benjaminstudebaker.com/2016/02/10/why-bernie-sanders-is-more-electable-than-people-think/
Great long form piece with data on why the Clinton 2016 campaign may be the last gasp of neoliberalism (at least within the Democratic Party).
This is the best thing I’ve read all year analyzing this election.
That is excellent. Thanks.
De Nada. Share widely please.