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Not sure if this means anything but Sanders got more votes in SC this time than in 16 even with

so many more people in the race. He got 96,000 in 2016 and so far has over 100,000 with 95% reporting this round. If anything, it's a tribute to the amount of people who came out for everyone this time compared to 2016. About 500,000 came out this year compared to only about 370,000 in 16. An increase of about 130,000.



VOX's case for each candidate

These are the only 4 they have put videos out for at this point:




Thoughts on who might start dropping out after Super Tuesday?

In the past has Super Tuesday traditionally been when candidates who haven't won anything start dropping out? For some reason I just don't remember what happened back in 2008 and 2004.

Disease modelers gaze into their computers to see the future of Covid-19, and it isn't good

At least 550,000 cases. Maybe 4.4 million. Or something in between.

Like weather forecasters, researchers who use mathematical equations to project how bad a disease outbreak might become are used to uncertainties and incomplete data, and Covid-19, the disease caused by the new-to-humans coronavirus that began circulating in Wuhan, China, late last year, has those everywhere you look. That can make the mathematical models of outbreaks, with their wide range of forecasts, seem like guesswork gussied up with differential equations; the eightfold difference in projected Covid-19 cases in Wuhan, calculated by a team from the U.S. and Canada, isn’t unusual for the early weeks of an outbreak of a never-before-seen illness.

But infectious-disease models have been approximating reality better and better in recent years, thanks to a better understanding of everything from how germs behave to how much time people spend on buses.

“Year by year there have been improvements in forecasting models and the way they are combined to provide forecasts,” said physicist Alessandro Vespignani of Northeastern University, a leading infectious-disease modeler.

More: https://www.statnews.com/2020/02/14/disease-modelers-see-future-of-covid-19/

Punch Donald Trump

Great Therapy


Larry David - Country Club Interview

Larry pretending to be a Republican. LOL

Larry David is forced to find a new country club for him and his wife since he's not welcome at their old country club anymore. The new country club is a bit to the right so Larry and his wife gives us their most republican appearance....

Right-winger Makes A Fool Out Of Herself

The wonderful kids she interviews give me so much hope for the future of the country!

CNN: This new South Carolina poll is very bad news for Joe Biden

(CNN)Bernie Sanders just might win the South Carolina primary on Saturday.

That's the real headline out of a new poll conducted by NBC and Marist College that shows Sanders trailing longtime South Carolina front-runner Joe Biden by a narrow 27% to 23% margin, with five days of campaigning remaining. (Several recent polls have suggested a similar tightening.)

While the top-line number draws the eye, it's a series of other questions sprinkled throughout the poll that seem to suggest a path to a massive upset victory does, in fact, exist.
1) Roughly 1 in 3 Biden backers in the poll (32%) said they might vote for another candidate on Saturday. Just more than 1 in 10 Sanders supporters (12%) said the same. That's broadly consistent with what we've seen throughout this primary to date; Sanders has the most committed support, while Biden's has been among the least committed.
2) This poll was in the field from February 18 to February 21. On February 19, the top six Democrats appeared at a debate in Las Vegas. Because of that, the pollsters broke out interviews they conducted before the debate and those they conducted after it. In the pre-debate sample, Biden led Sanders by 10. In the post-debate sample, the two candidates were dead even. That suggests momentum was moving in Sanders' direction even before he won a surprisingly sweeping victory in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday.
3) Among voters with a clear candidate preference or those who had already voted, more than 7 in 10 (72%) Bernie-backers said they "strongly supported" him. Among those with preference for Biden that strong support was at 61%. Again, a clear passion/enthusiasm gap there.

More: https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/25/politics/joe-biden-south-carolina-poll-bernie-sanders/index.html

So I watched the debate with a Republican co-worker tonight and there was one moment that

caught my attention because he was saying yes to every question the candidate was asking the audience. The moment was when Sanders rattled off his series of financial burdens he wants to tackle. Don't get me wrong as this guy will NEVER vote for Sanders because he is a racist homophobe and religious nut, but if he wasn't a MAGA type he might have been open to Sanders. I believe these are the issues / questions Sanders listed:

1. Healthcare Burdin - I know for a fact his wife currently is not covered. She has had cancer, is high risk etc. I told them the exchange had to cover her but they are strange and seem to just hate it because Obama put it through.
2. Student Debt - He is 60 and STILL is paying off student debt
3. Prescription drugs - I have heard him complain to his wife many times how much they are getting ripped off for all their drugs. He recently had a triple bypass and he has diabetes and they are paying over $500 a month for drugs. His heart, diabetes and her issues.
4. Free college - Their son is about to start college and they don't know how they can afford to pay for it.

To get to the point, this moment and my co-workers reaction made me realize exactly why Sanders is resonating with HUGE numbers of folks. Because they are hurting and Sanders is a master at staying on a simple message. Keep in mind that Republicans are usually much better at messaging and keeping things simple for people to understand. Sanders is the ONLY one who seems to understand this and even though a lot of people tonight thought Sanders took some hits; to everyday struggling Americans he spoke RIGHT to them as the others sounded like John Kerry with too much detail and policy to where people tune out. Of course they want Sander to explain how he will pay for everything and these are very legitimate questions but in a debate this short, people don't expect someone to go over all the intricate, boring details.

I personally am in pretty good shape financially but I am fascinated by the tens of millions Sanders must be reaching by hitting on these extremely expensive, life threatening issues. Of the hot button issues Sanders mentions which if any apply to you?

Let me know if I forgot one of his hot button issues.

Not that I think Trump's opinion matters much but Lev Parnas audio showed he feared Sanders

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