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November 18, 2015

Please check out this thread on O'Malley

Must-see video of Martin O’Malley's historic meal with a DAPA-eligible family


It deserves a kick and a rec!
November 15, 2015

WSJ Poll: Bernie Sanders Won Debate


The survey, conducted for The Wall Street Journal by Google Consumer Surveys, polled 836 Democratic primary voters by displaying questions to people who visit a set of online news and entertainment websites. The Internet users were asked to answer the questions in exchange for access to those sites.

Democratic primary voters who answered the questions said that, based on the debate, Mr. Sanders was the candidate who could best handle the job of president and was best suited to improving the economy.

A substantial 58% judged Mr. Sanders as the candidate “who best understands the problems facing people like you,’’ compared with 27% who chose Mrs. Clinton and 4% who named Mr. O’Malley.
The margin of error in the survey varied for each question but in all cases was below plus or minus 3.6 percentage points. In conducting the poll, Google Consumer Surveys infers a respondent’s gender, age, and geographic location based on anonymous browsing history and other data. On mobile devices, people answer questions in exchange for credits for books, music, and apps, and answer demographic questions when first downloading the app.

But what is this "Google Consumer Surveys" you ask?

Only the 2nd most accurate pollsters of the 2014 election, according to Nate Silver:


UPDATE: More from Nate Silver on ONLINE POLLS in 2014:

Among the nine polling firms that conducted their polls wholly or partially online, the average error in calling the election result was 2.1 percentage points. That compares with a 3.5-point error for polling firms that used live telephone interviewers, and 5.0 points for “robopolls” that conducted their surveys by automated script. The traditional telephone polls had a slight Republican bias on the whole, while the robopolls often had a significant Republican bias. (Even the automated polling firm Public Policy Polling, which often polls for liberal and Democratic clients, projected results that were slightly more favorable for Mr. Romney than what he actually achieved.) The online polls had little overall bias, however.

Perhaps it won’t be long before Google, not Gallup, is the most trusted name in polling.

November 15, 2015


Remind you of anyone?
November 14, 2015

War has a trickle down affect

ISIS has taken credit for the Paris attack, but give credit to those who deserve it -- there's plenty to share.

Start with Bush and Cheney, add anyone who voted for the Iraq war.

(That may, or may not include your candidate. Sorry. Actions have repercussions. )

This reality is on them, because war has a trickle down affect...

November 11, 2015

Will Hillary's supporters vote for Bernie if he wins the nomination?

I see this asked of Bernie's supporters once a week. Turn about is fair play.

November 4, 2015

Reversing Citizens United

I was inspired by the work of DUer Omaha Steve, who has rallied DUers together to donate to ActBlue in support of Bernie Sanders Campaign, so I asked Omaha Steve to help me deliver a way that I believe we can all support an issue that is embraced by both candidates - the reversal of "Citizens United."

Bernie may be the candidate best known for having a strong stancs against the Citizen's United ruling, but we can't forget that the ruling, and the film that sparked the original issue, both came at Hillary's expense. The symbolic image of Hillary being president during the overturn of CU must be enormously alluring to her campaign. Clinton's name would forever be associated with another historic moment in US politics.

So, as DUers of all stripes, opinions, and strongly held candidate preferences, I'm hoping we can set aside what makes us different and focus on one of the things that brings us together.

Please donate to Cenk Uygur's Wolf PAC. To help get you involved, we set up a Democratic Underground for Wolf PAC ActBlue donation page!

Omaha Steve was the first contributor. I was the second. Please be the third :


Why the Wolf PAC? Success counts.

So far, Wolf-PAC legislation has been adopted in 4 states (and has legislation in play in as many more):

On March 21, 2014, the Vermont Senate passed JRS 27, a Wolf PAC-backed resolution, in a bipartisan 25 to 2 vote.[27] On May 2, 2014, the Vermont House passed the resolution, making Vermont the first state in the nation to call for an Article V convention concerning campaign finance reform.[28]

On March 20, 2012, a Wolf PAC-backed resolution was introduced in the California State Assembly, but was voted down in the Judiciary Committee.[29] On January 30, 2014, the California State Assembly became the second state lower chamber to pass Wolf PAC's bill calling for a constitutional convention. On June 23, 2014, California became the second state in the nation to pass Wolf PAC's resolution.[30]

On December 3, 2014, the Illinois Senate voted on SJR42, which passed the needed 3/5ths majority by one vote, 72 to 40, becoming the third state to call for the convention.

New Jersey
A resolution to call for a constitutional convention to overturn Citizens United was introduced on 11 August 2014. It passed the Senate on 18 December 2014 and the Assembly on 23 February 2015.

Here's a sample resolution:

Once again, regardless of your candidate, please support this critical issue and donate to the Democratic Underground for Wolf PAC donation page:



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