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Clinton Had a Very Good Night But the Democratic Race Is Far From Finished


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Clinton, Sanders, political establishment, delegates, political revolution )

Sheryl
- 1217 days ago - thenation.com
The majority of the delegates have yet to be chosen. The political establishment will say once again that Bernie can not win. Not new. They have been singing that tune since before the primary even started. Every week support 4 Bernie gets stronger.



   

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Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 11:48 am
From within the article:

Sanders can continue to build a movement politics with a potential to influence convention rules, platform planks and perhaps even the selection process that will name a vice presidential contender even if he is not the nominee provided he stays in the race and keeps up the pressure.

Sanders has always said that he is mounting this presidential run in order to challenge “establishment politics and establishment economics.”

His populist appeal has influenced Clinton on a host of economic issues; indeed, noted Progressive Change Campaign Committee co-founder Adam Green, “Hillary Clinton won Ohio and had a Super Tuesday by riding the economic populist tide instead of fighting it.

Clinton has engaged Bernie Sanders in a race to the top on key issues like expanding Social Security instead of cutting it, breaking up Too Big To Fail banks, jailing Wall Street executives who break the law, and debt-free college.

That was almost unimaginable a year ago.

In Ohio, Clinton went further than before against corporate-written trade deals, saying, ‘We have to oppose the TPP.”

Clinton has every reason to celebrate, and every right to begin thinking and talking about a potential race with Trump.

But Sanders has every reason to keep running a primary and caucus race where most of the delegates have yet to be chosen — and where his ability to influence the character and content of the competition remains one of that race’s most significant dynamics.
 

Arielle S (313)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 11:53 am
Whether he wins or not, Bernie has done us all a huge favor by pushing Hillary to the left and forcing her to commit when she otherwise would not have. But the race is not over yet and Bernie continues to gain...surprises happen all the time so just feel the Bern!
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 12:14 pm
We don't want a "Career Criminal" in the White House.
 

David C (75)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 12:32 pm
@ Darren, please don't drink the GOP Koolaid, she is not perfect, but most of the information about Mrs Clinton is propoganda and not truth.....however, as the article suggests "its not over until its over", so we will see, CA is still 3 months away and its a huge state with lots of liberals who might go Bernie. and in closing Arielle is right on
 

JL A (281)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 1:04 pm
Yes--we all can be very thankful for Bernie no matter what the end nomination result is...the party needs to pay attention because he is capturing the majority of votes under age 45--including persons of color...thanks Dandelion
 

Animae C (508)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 5:23 pm

GO, GO, GO Bernie!!!!!
 

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday March 16, 2016, 6:16 pm
http://www.politico.com/gallery/2016/03/the-nations-cartoonists-on-the-week-in-politics-002231?slide=0

;-) !!
 

Adriana A (8)
Thursday March 17, 2016, 4:21 pm
Every Tuesday night for the past several weeks, the newscasts say Bernie has to win every remaining state by a landslide in order to clinch the nomination. And then I come here, and I see all these stories saying it's still doable, and I don't know what to think! How much of the doom and gloom is media bias, and how much of the hope is wishful thinking?
 

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday March 17, 2016, 5:18 pm
Go Bernie
 

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday March 17, 2016, 5:54 pm
Not sure what Clinton propaganda you are speaking about, but there is a lot on Hillary that is factual, has in fact happened, and is documented Dave.
Hillary Clinton Career Criminal To Refresh Your Memory

If you watch Corporate mainstream TV Adriana, Corporate certainly doesn't want Bernie Sanders to win so if they can dissuade voters away from voting for Bernie it is a win for them a loss for the American people. Wishful thinking, if people didn't dream, wish, then we'd still be living in caves, however more than half the States still have not voted.......so that isn't wishful, that is a fact.

Thanks Angelika. This is still a race, Obama was further behind than Bernie is at this time and guess what he became the President.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday March 18, 2016, 1:17 am
Dave C. I drink ground coffee, and am quite aware of Ms. Clinton's RECORD in and out of office.

I'd suggest you re-examine the information available.
 

Arild Warud (174)
Friday March 18, 2016, 5:36 am
"But Sanders has every reason to keep running a primary and caucus race where most of the delegates have yet to be chosen—and where his ability to influence the character and content of the competition remains one of that race’s most significant dynamics.

“The primary continues,” explained Green, “but no matter who wins, the center of gravity has fundamentally shifted in the Democratic Party.”

Sanders did not have the “Super Tuesday” he wanted on March 15. But the prospect of moving that center of gravity further to the left provides more than enough encouragement for the senator to carry on. "

It isn't over before "the fat Lady sings,and she hasn't even started warming up".
 

Winn A (179)
Friday March 18, 2016, 6:46 am
Go Bernie Gooooooooooooooooooooooo
 

Scott S (14)
Friday March 18, 2016, 8:50 am
Thanks!
 

Roseann d (178)
Friday March 18, 2016, 9:42 am
Like anything is going to change with a status quo candidate...NOT! Just like Obama turned out to be a huge disappointment...tell em what they want to hear in the campaign then do what Wall Street and the establishment wants when your in office. How many times have we seen that tiresome playbook strategy and still fall for it repeatedly? And who really asks the tough questions on GMOS/food supply, downsizing the military...what are we doing in Honduras except stealing resources for corporate gain and fueling violence with indigenous people. Our military has become a joke....for corporate profit funded by taxpayers. Why is there elextromagnetic testing oby the US Navy in Washington state's Olympic Peninsula, for what purpose?
 

Janet B (0)
Friday March 18, 2016, 12:21 pm
Thanks
 

TomCat S (124)
Friday March 18, 2016, 1:07 pm
Although I an a Bernie supporter, my own analysis leads me to believe that Hillary will get the nomination. I will consider it a blessing, if you can say to me. :I told you so!"
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Friday March 18, 2016, 1:17 pm
I feel the Bern!
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday March 18, 2016, 1:41 pm
Noted. Thanks, Dandelion.

Many, many months ago, Progressives wanted someone to challenge Clinton and pull her to the left. Many wanted Elizabeth Warren. When Bernie stepped up, I wasn't sure what to think. But, knowing a bit of where he stood on some issues, I was very pleased. As he began to speak about specifics, I felt like he took the words right out of my own mouth, and was more than happy to support him.

So, the candidate that was just supposed to pull Clinton leftwards has been successful in his own right, and he is no longer just a "shadow candidate." When Clinton now speaks the same words as Bernie on issues, it is clear to me that she is simply mimicking and pandering. I don't believe a word of it. Her record is clear, and nothing she says can change that.
Bernie is able to speak truthfully and stand on his decades-long record.
 

Birgit W (160)
Friday March 18, 2016, 1:47 pm
Thanks Dandelion.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 18, 2016, 1:54 pm
When I heard there was a political race between "The Turtle" and "The Hair", I thought it was Cruz and Trump. But, I'm glad to learn it's indeed akin to Aesop's fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare", as Bernie is indeed proving that "slow and steady" wins the race. While the remaining candidates do themselves in with words, souls, beliefs, lies, actions, selfish motivations, corruption---Bernie keeps on walking the high road. Thanks Sheryl.
 

Donna G (42)
Friday March 18, 2016, 2:53 pm
In spite of what people my think about Hillary, she is not being pushed to the left by Bernie. She is just changing what she is saying because her goal is to be the first woman President. As it's been written before by me and others, Hillary will do or say whatever it takes to reach her goal. Based upon her history, I do not believe she would stay. She likes war and regime change too much.

She takes money from billionaires and corporations, there's nobody who can tell me that these billionaires and corporations are not going to expect something in return. I am supporting Bernie because he isn't being funded by billionaires and corporations. He also wants what I want for the American people and I am going to do what I can to help him get elected.

We not Me!
Bernie 2016!
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday March 18, 2016, 10:34 pm
He's a joke. I really don't think he will make that much more. Thanks Dandelion
 

Diane K (134)
Saturday March 19, 2016, 8:42 am
Bernie is probably doing what he can for the votes. I support Bernie in his reach for more delegates and super delegates.. Thanks for posting.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday March 19, 2016, 11:28 am
Not sure why you think he is a joke Colleen, he has an excellent record of 51 years of working for the people and standing on the correct side of history during the entire time. He was ahead of the curve of gay rights. Bernie was chained to a black woman in protest standing up for the rights of African Americans and walked with Martin Luther King Jr in Washington.

I could go on, but I wouldn't call his life, his causes, his words or actions a joke. I suggest you truly read or listen to some of his speeches or read his books and find out for yourself who Bernie Sanders is. If you just read the right wing or the Clinton Machines propaganda now that "is" a joke. So go to the source and read from his own words what he has said, has been saying, and look into his voting record. No jokes there.
 

divergent revolution (309)
Saturday March 19, 2016, 12:17 pm
Prove this old jewish lakota wrong I FLIPPING DOUBLE FIREDOG DARE YOU
make my day AMERICA Im begging
I think if Bernie keeps doing so well
I will eat my words THANKFULLY
And my life would have meaning
thank you Dandelion not just for posting
but for your hard work and sacrifice helping to make a better world
love you
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday March 19, 2016, 1:11 pm
When we see the "moment" we must seize it.....we get too few of them to actually make history and change a history. Was my duty as an American but it went beyond that, it was a responsibility I had to humanity. This is no joke when it comes to climate and Bernie fully understands that, so much so the leadership within many of the Native Nations and tribes has endorsed him. He got Oklahoma from a good turn out via the native votes.

When I look at the children today, how can I not vote for Bernie Sanders, when I hear his words as the only one that isn't taking Corporate money, how can I not do whatever I can to help. It was an honor to do so I hope one day my children and grandchild will speak about and remember when their (Gr)Mother did all she could to get him into the White House.
 

Angelika R (143)
Saturday March 19, 2016, 5:39 pm
Bernie Sanders Delivers Passionate Speech on Native American Rights
http://www.nationofchange.org/news/2016/03/19/bernie-sanders-delivers-passionate-speech-native-american-rights/

http://hillaryisaneocon.com/ and the #stealthebern is also pretty trending ;-)
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday March 20, 2016, 8:39 am
Thanks Angelika, I just listened to it, it's very similar to the speech I posted that the Corporate media wouldn't show over here. Instead the Talking Heads kept yacking about nothing and showing an empty podium waiting for Donald Trump to show up. Disgraceful upon their part.....another Corporate tool.
Blackout on Bernie Sanders Speech
 

Angelika R (143)
Sunday March 20, 2016, 1:31 pm
Of course it is, as are all his speeches to a degree that many of us who've listened to them can by now join in and speak simultaneously with him :-) (what media derogatively call "his standard stump speech" ) , - except that in this Flagstaff speech he dedicated much more time to Native American issues than in Phoenix.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday March 20, 2016, 4:41 pm
Actually he has changed his speech from when he first started, he explains more now within his speeches as I think some people were hearing him and Hillary sounding the same. Meaning she STOLE his lines. So he has changed it, but it was like the one I just recently posted concerning the Blackout.....that was all I meant by it. He is in the same State, same area, so I can see where he'd sound similar in just a few hours or days within each other.

The fact is, the Corporate has done a good job with their propaganda, which they repeat over and over until the people believe that to be the truth. So for him to repeat a message that is CLEARLY needed I see not as a form of unbrainwashing. People walk in a daze, they just think this is the way it is and there is not a thing to do about it. He is telling them, it doesn't have to be this way, and it can be different. These type of conditions are not fixed in stone, they've been created by a few and can be changed by the many. Is a good message, but I"m glad he is explaining things a little clearer, sometimes people need examples to be able to connect the dots.

He has done well in the few months. People forget I think sometimes how well he is doing. He doesn't have Corporate monies, he doesn't have the Establishment of the Democratic Party behind him, other than those in Vermont and some of us entrenched activists, he had no name recognition and she has plenty of name recognition. In my way of thinking, for someone who has so much behind her, she is doing terrible, and if the people are paying attention, she should be doing terrible. Bernie IS what America needs.
 
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