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The GOP’s Deeply Flawed, Post–Super Tuesday Strategy

It won’t work.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/03/rubio_c...

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Disgusting that CNN has someone like Lord as a commentator. 

One CNN Pundit Accuses Another of Playing the Race Card for Criticizing Trump’s KKK Support

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/03/02/cnn_pundit_accuses_van...

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Christ Christie's Wordless Screaming

I believe that Donald Trump was talking, tonight, and that he, in fact, held an entire press conference. But it was impossible to hear him over Chris Christie’s eyes.

Chris Christie spent the entire speech screaming wordlessly. I have never seen someone scream so loudly without using his mouth before. It would have been remarkable if it had not been so terrifying.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2016/03/02/chris-christi...

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/03/chris-christie-trump-super-tuesday

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Current delegate counts:

Dem  

Clinton 1034/ Sanders 408

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/democratic_delega...

GOP

Trump 316/ Cruz 226/ Rubio 106/ Kasich 25/ Carson 8

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/republican_delega...

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Much to the chagrin of Clinton fans, Sanders is in for the long haul as he has raised $43 million dollars with average donations being $27 Sanders beat expectations last nite and MA was basically a tie as Clinton's margin was less than 1%, and Colorado and Minnesota had record breaking participation.

Hopefully Sanders can pressure Clinton to change the channel and make some committments that will actually gelp average Americans as opposed to her buddies on Wall Street and the Petagon.

What can Sanders do now to start picking up more delegates for the balance of the campaign?

 

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Lets remove the superdelegates and just use the delegates which were won by voting in the primaries and caucuses from the mix for now which shows a much closer race

And my hunch is if Sanders ended up with more delegates chosen by the primary and caucus votes, superdelegates would switch and support the real winner otherwise the GOP would have a ready made attack ad saying Clinton was not democratically elected. 

Clinton - 576 or 60%

Sanders - 386 or 40%

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Current delegate counts:

Dem  

Clinton 1034/ Sanders 408

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/democratic_delega...

GOP

Trump 316/ Cruz 226/ Rubio 106/ Kasich 25/ Carson 8

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/republican_delega...

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Carson is out.

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Donald Trump's son gave an interview to a pro-slavery host

Donald Trump’s oldest son gave a 20-minute interview last weekend to a radio host who once wrote that slavery is the best thing that ever happened to African-Americans.

James Edwards — who is host of a radio show called “Political Cesspool” that has hosted leaders of the Ku Klux Klan, Holocaust deniers and neo-Nazis — spoke with Donald Trump Jr. in an interview that will air Saturday, according to a recent blog post.

Edwards once wrote, “For blacks in the Americas, slavery is the greatest thing that ever happened to them. Unfortunately, it’s the worst thing that ever happened to white Americans,” Edwards wrote on his blog, citing a piece he said he read in the Jamaican Observer, however, the link he provided did not work.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-gop-primary-live-updates-and-results/...

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Tulsi quit her role in DNC to support Sanders because of Clinton's war mongering regime change interventionist Hawk approach to foreign affairs. Sanders needs to ramp up big time including some ads with Tulsi in them about this issue.

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I notice Clinton does not want to talk about states won any more seeing as Sanders won 4 states and basically tied for the fith state last nite.

bekayne

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Donald Trump's son gave an interview to a pro-slavery host

Donald Trump’s oldest son gave a 20-minute interview last weekend to a radio host who once wrote that slavery is the best thing that ever happened to African-Americans.

James Edwards — who is host of a radio show called “Political Cesspool” that has hosted leaders of the Ku Klux Klan, Holocaust deniers and neo-Nazis — spoke with Donald Trump Jr. in an interview that will air Saturday, according to a recent blog post.

Edwards once wrote, “For blacks in the Americas, slavery is the greatest thing that ever happened to them. Unfortunately, it’s the worst thing that ever happened to white Americans,” Edwards wrote on his blog, citing a piece he said he read in the Jamaican Observer, however, the link he provided did not work.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-gop-primary-live-updates-and-results/...

The book he actually wrote:

Racism, Schmacism

 

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The virulent racists have to support Trump, now that Carson has effectively bowed out.

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Let's be clear. If Sanders was a bit younger he would win, as his age is his biggest disadvantage for many voters. Sanders was working against racism long before it became popular to do so.

The case against Hillary Clinton: This is the disaster Democrats must avoid

She's not the candidate of economic fairness, peace or a genuine progressive agenda. She's also not more electable

http://www.salon.com/2016/02/28/the_case_against_hillary_clinton_this_is...

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Let's be clear. If Sanders was a bit younger he would win, as his age is his biggest disadvantage for many voters.

Let's continue being clear.  His sex is his biggest advantage for many voters.

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Sanders was working against racism long before it became popular to do so.

So he must have the Hipster vote in the bag then.

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This article is very, very disturbing.

Blaming Democrats for the KKK: Van Jones fights back against Trump’s racist support, but he can’t win

Jones made a decisive and strong argument on racism — and here's why lots of viewers still think Jeffrey Lord won

http://www.salon.com/2016/03/02/blaming_democrats_for_the_kkk_van_jones_...

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Revenge of the Simple: How George W. Bush Gave Rise to Trump

Bush was just an appetizer — Trump would be the main course

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/revenge-of-the-simple-how-geor...

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The establishment's 1 percenter commenting on a renegrade 1 percenter.  Laughing

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-03-02/republicans-wrestl...

 

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Clinton when she ran against Obama stayed in the race against Obama until June but she wants Sanders to quit now - why does Clinton support double standards? 

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Could the birtherissue destroy the GOP? It should, but will it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama_citizenship_conspiracy_theories

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Jean-Marie Le Pen endorses Trump

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Jean-Marie Le Pen endorses Trump

Hitler apparently endorsed vegetarianism.

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The author had a premonition about Trump

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ugly_American

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The Brutal Economic Truth Behind the Rise of Trump

https://admin.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2016/03/01/Behind-Rise-Trump-It...

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As I said: the GOP, better known as the racist birther party.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TEXAS_LOCAL_GOP_CHAIRMAN?SITE=...

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Bernie Sanders on Phish: 'One of the Great Bands in This Country'

Jam band's drummer Jon Fishman rallies in support of Vermont senator


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bernie-sanders-on-phish-one-of-th...

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What are Bernie & Jane waiting for? Start targeting minority voters issues, and women's issues, as well as the economic ones. Come out daily against Clinton's hawk mentality in foreigh affairs. And speak out on issues of the day such as supporting the abortion clinics in Texas/SCOTUS  etc.

Inside the Democrats’ racial divide: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and the polls that prove this isn’t over yet

The racial divide is real and a problem for Sanders. But outside of the South, it is also an issue for Clinton

http://www.salon.com/2016/03/03/inside_the_democrats_racial_divide_berni...

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If it's a fact that Sanders doesn't resonate with black voters, is there a reason for that -- aside from his whiteness?

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So far he has been focusing primarily on the class war between the rich and the poor. Targeting minority groups, addressing their specific issues can be helpful as well. And he should be showing strong support for women as well. I noticed he is now staring to have Jane his wife speak out which is helpful as she appears to be quite articulate.

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So far he has been focusing primarily on the class war between the rich and the poor.

That doesn't resonate with Black Americans?  More to the point, Clinton is doing something which does?

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Here is an article which attempts to explain it but...........

Also Clinton even though she ran against Obama wraps herself around the President, and black Democrats love their black President. And so do many other Democrats of course. Clinton even wraps herself around Sanders' popular ideas at least for the election campaign. Clinton is the consummate establishment insider with a lot of clout and favours to distribute, as opposed to Sanders who is an outsider.

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Despite the chorus of boos from a disappointed crowd, organizers failed to regain control of the event, prompting Sanders to cancel the speech and leave the premises. The disruption only lasted four and a half minutes, but that’s all it took for Sanders—an active participant in the 1960s civil rights movement and a proponent of reforming the country’s racially biased criminal justice system—to become "just another out-of-touch old white dude" in the eyes of many African Americans.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3057369/how-bernie-sanders-lost-the-black-vot...

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So for the next 13 days the Repiblicans in the upcoming states are going to be subjected to one of the most vicous assaults by the GOP establishment against one of their presidential candidates, Donald Trump. And the future of the Republican party could be at stake because they have become the party of extremists including racists.

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So what happens if Trump loses?  Laughing

Bookmaker Pays Out Early on Trump Winning Republican Nomination

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-02/bookmaker-pays-out-ear...

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This has to be of concern

Beneath Hillary Clinton’s Super Tuesday Wins, Signs of Turnout Trouble

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/03/us/politics/hillary-clinton-voter-turn...

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The day the Republican Party ruptured

Growing resistance to a dominating Trump could splinter the GOP beyond repair.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/the-day-the-republican-party-ruptu...

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This has to be of concern

Beneath Hillary Clinton’s Super Tuesday Wins, Signs of Turnout Trouble

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/03/us/politics/hillary-clinton-voter-turn...

Because 1/3 of Republicans love voting for Trump, and 1/3 love voting against him

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The author had a premonition about Trump

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ugly_American

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Face_in_the_Crowd_(film)

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Duh!

Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ol-donald-trump-unsuited-to...

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And so it begins

Inside the Republican Plan to Stop Trump

http://time.com/4245673/donald-trump-republican-plan-stop/

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Establishment Democrats' wet dream

What the author's missing from his analysis is those more left shifted right. Not going to happen with the GOP as the more right will never ever shift left.

The Clothespin Campaign: A French History Lesson For Anti-Trump Republicans

http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-clothespin-campaign-a-fr...

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