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NDPP

The Jimmy Dore Show

https://youtu.be/TwmFRReGUco

"Michael Moore joins MSNBC's McCarthy smears of Tulsi."

josh

Russbots at it again:

Consistent with past Russian activity, they attacked moderate politicians as a method of bolstering more polarizing candidates. Recently, Vice President Biden has been the most frequent target of this strategy, as seen in dozens of tweets such as, “Joe Biden is damaging Obama’s legacy with his racism and stupidity!” and “Joe Biden doesn’t deserve our votes!”

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/russia-troll-2020-election-interference-twitter-916482/

NDPP

Sorry Josh, Dems already tried that once. It failed. That dog don't hunt no more...

"Let us turn to the role of the media in reporting alleged Russian interference in the US electoral process. Mainstream journalists have called Trump a puppet of Russia, a modern version of the Manchurian Candidate. Others have criticized the media for accepting unsubstantiated claims about Russian influence, and reporting such claims as facts. Norman Soloman and Serge Halimi, for example, stated that press reporting on this issue amounts to a mass hysteria reminiscent of the McCarthy era, while Seymour Hersh called the media reporting on Russia 'outrageous'. What is your view of this situation?

Chomsky: "My guess is that most of the world is collapsing in laughter. Suppose all the charges are true, I mean every single one, it is so amateurish by US standards that you can hardly even laugh..."

'Most of the World is Just Collapsing in Laughter' On Claims that Russia Intervened in the US Election. An Interview with Noam Chomsky

https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/03/most-of-the-world-is-just-collap...

 

josh

Sorry Josh, Dems already tried that once. It failed. That dog don't hunt no more...

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NDPP

Obama Privately Said He Would Speak Up to Stop Sanders: Report

https://twitter.com/BenjaminNorton/status/1199379491333824517

"Surprise (not): right-wing, neoliberal sellout Barack Obama is privately working to try to prevent Bernie Sanders from becoming the presidential candidate - when he's not getting $400,000 for each Wall St speech and water-skiing with billionaire oligarchs."

Cody87

josh wrote:

Sorry Josh, Dems already tried that once. It failed. That dog don't hunt no more...

Image result for that's what's known as a non-denial denial

That you can post that in support of the Russian collusion conspiracy theory demonstrates an astounding lack of self awareness. Or Poe's law, I guess.

NDPP

'Why Does He Say Things Like That?' (and vid)

https://twitter.com/BuckSexton/status/1201174805040574464

"We live in a country of 320 million people - and this is the best person the Democrats can come up with so far to run against Trump?"

josh

Cody87 wrote:

josh wrote:

Sorry Josh, Dems already tried that once. It failed. That dog don't hunt no more...

Image result for that's what's known as a non-denial denial

That you can post that in support of the Russian collusion conspiracy theory demonstrates an astounding lack of self awareness. Or Poe's law, I guess.

 

Read the Mueller report.  And the indictments he brought. 

Cody87

josh wrote:

Cody87 wrote:

josh wrote:

Sorry Josh, Dems already tried that once. It failed. That dog don't hunt no more...

Image result for that's what's known as a non-denial denial

That you can post that in support of the Russian collusion conspiracy theory demonstrates an astounding lack of self awareness. Or Poe's law, I guess.

 

Read the Mueller report.  And the indictments he brought. 

Where in the Mueller report does it confirm Russian collusion? Which indictments support that allegation? You might want to send that info to Adam Schiff, he must have missed it since his impeachment hearings are focused on other things.

josh

He found no conspiracy, as that term is used in the criminal statutes.  But he found instances of contact and cooperation.  The Stone conviction was a result of that.

DistinguishedFlyer

Sen. Harris has just pulled out; this leaves six people on the stage for the debate in two weeks (she'd qualified for it), with the possibility of two more joining them.

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'Standing With Bernie Because Bernie Stands With Us': Iowa's Largest Progressive Group Endorses Sanders

With only about two months left before Iowa's first-in-the-nation 2020 caucuses, the political arm of the state's largest grassroots progressive group endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination on Monday.

"From standing with us on strike lines with fast food workers to touring rural Iowa plagued by factory farms, Bernie has helped build the political revolution we've been building for decades. And we could not be more excited to have him build it with us in Iowa in 2020," said the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI) Action Fund.

The Iowa CCI Action Fund plans to formally voice support for Sanders (I-Vt.) at an endorsement rally and Medicare for All action at its headquarters in Des Moines on Thursday. The decision to back his campaign for the Democratic nomination followed a seven-month endorsement process.....

iyraste1313

Undemocratic Dems Raise the Bar to Exclude Tulsi Gabbard from Debates

  STEPHEN LENDMAN

12 hours ago

 

 

...as I suggested so long ago...there will be a third party challenge!

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Riding the Fence on Medicare for All Isn’t Smart Politics

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Most strikingly, earlier this week, Sen. Kamala Harris’s presidential campaign died on the vine. The major obstacle preventing Harris’s campaign from ever achieving liftoff was that she built her career from prosecutor to city district attorney to state attorney general as a tough-on-crime Democrat in California. In the post–Black Lives Matter era (and one in which leftist Twitter users were constantly calling her a cop, which apparently bothered campaign staffers), the image Harris had cultivated became a political liability.

But the public’s trust in Harris was shaken for another reason: her flip-flopping on Medicare for All.

Harris announced her candidacy on a Friday in January 2019. On the next Monday, she suggested at a CNN town hall event that she agreed with Sen. Bernie Sanders — whose 2017 Medicare for All bill she co-sponsored — that all private health insurance should be eliminated and replaced with a universal public program.

“I believe the solution, and I actually feel very strongly about this, is that we need to have Medicare for all. That’s just the bottom line,” she said. Referring to the private health industry, she added, “Let’s eliminate all of that. Let’s move on.”

Strong stuff. But facing intense criticism for these remarks from billionaires like Howard Schultz and Michael Bloomberg, Harris’s campaign immediately recanted. By the end of Tuesday, her campaign press secretary and a top adviser had both assured the media that Harris was open to keeping private insurance.

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Warren’s Fancy M4A Footwork

Grabbing fewer headlines this week was Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s recent dip in the polls. In September, Warren was hailed as the race’s new front-runner after a surge in support that month. But any front-runner has a target on their back, and her opponents quickly found her weak spot.

While Warren had avowed support for Sanders’s Medicare for All plan since her campaign launch, she tended to elide details, either referring people to Sanders’s plan without getting into the weeds herself or reducing Medicare for All to a “framework” that lacked specifics. And there was one detail in particular that she was clearly uncomfortable embracing: the inevitability of a middle-class tax hike.

Sanders has been consistent on this point, clearly explaining that a few people’s taxes will go up, but overall costs will go down, while claims denials and medical debt will become a thing of the past. But for her part, when asked if she would raise taxes, Warren assiduously avoided this direct explanation.

On the debate stage in October, Pete Buttigieg, whose “Medicare for All Who Want It” plan amounts to a public option with a continued role for private insurance, accused Warren of evasiveness on the tax question. Warren responded that under her plan, taxes “will not go up for middle-class families. And I will not sign a bill into law that raises their costs.”

Without attacking Warren, Sanders then responded by separating taxes and costs: even if taxes go up, costs will go down. “The tax increase they pay will be substantially less — substantially less than what they were paying for premiums and out-of-pocket expansions,” he said.

A moderator asked Warren, “Will you acknowledge what the senator just said about taxes going up?” She would not.

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