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Sun Feb 28, 2016, 05:07 PM

NBC's "four issues" show Bernie's biggest problem

This is the result of NBC's polling of the South Carolina primary: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/primaries/SC

What I'd like you to do is to go there and scroll down to the question, "which one of these four issues is the most important facing the country?" They give four choices: health care, jobs and economy, terrorism, income inequality. Of the four, three - all but terrorism - are Bernie's platform in a nutshell. Respondents were to pick one issue, then choose the candidate he or she felt would be best at dealing with it.

After the first three primaries, terrorism didn't get any responses; since terror is largely a coastal concern and this was the first coastal-state primary, I can understand that. But of the other three, until Saturday Hillary was seen as the best choice on health care and on the economy, and Bernie on income inequality. In South Carolina, Hillary also picked up the nod on income inequality.

In other words, Bernie has lost control of his message - when all you have are three planks in your platform and your opponent bests you on all of them, you have an insurmountable problem.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 05:37 PM

1. but but.. Wall Shtreet! Transhcripts! and Wall Shtreet!!

He has one fraction of a message & its stuck in a loop.
He needs to clean the heads on his 8 track player.

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Response to misterhighwasted (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 05:53 PM

2. That would be his SECOND biggest problem

For most people, "Wall Street" is an abstraction. I know that while Wall Street is important, I'm MUCH more concerned with what's happening on 2nd Street! Would it be more important, to the vast majority in this country, to bring Wall Street to heel by breaking up the big banks - or to bring more heels to 2nd Street by investing in infrastructure and job development?

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 05:58 PM

3. Precisely. Hillary knows this.

She knows who they are, what they do & how to lock the revolving door to the 2nd Street deals hiding in the shadows.
She long ago zeroed in on the real problems.

HRC Super Tuesday & Nov 2016

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Response to misterhighwasted (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 06:17 PM

4. I think you missed it just a little

2nd Street is where I work. 2nd Street is where we all work, whether your 2nd Street is named Denny Way, Congress Parkway, Main Street, Yadkin Road or Haight Street. You and I care about 2nd Street because the more people go there and trade with us, the better we can live.

Bernie doesn't give a damn about 2nd Street. His view is every employer is a Fortune 500 firm in Manhattan, and they're all corrupt. He is therefore going to do his level best to close down 2nd Street by doing everything he can to make it impossible to stay in business. I have a really strange feeling that if I was a businessman and Bernie was elected, I'd sell my real estate and equipment while Obama was still in office, pay off all my debt, divide the remainder equally among the crew, and tell them "we're all fucked anyway, let's get out now while the getting is good."

OTOH, Hillary understands the problems of 2nd Street...which is why her proposals seem to take into account the undeniable truth that everyone needs to benefit from a change.

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Sun Feb 28, 2016, 06:58 PM

5. Oligarch, establishment!!!

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