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Name: Joe Otterbein
Gender: Male
Hometown: DelMarVa & PA (heading to PNW soon!)
Home country: United States
Current location: York County, PA
Member since: Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:54 AM
Number of posts: 2,552

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Certified in Comprehensive Food Safety (CCFS) and Certified Professional - Food Safety (CP-FS) by National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

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ELECTIONS The little-noticed change that could boost Biden and hurt Bernie in 2020

(Disclaimer: the following article is written by the DU poster's daughter)

Several states are ditching caucuses, which tend to benefit candidates with smaller but more fervent bases of support.

By HOLLY OTTERBEIN 01/03/2019 05:07 AM EST

Bernie Sanders’ surprise performance against Hillary Clinton in 2016 was fueled by his dominance in a slate of states that voted by caucus, a format that allowed the Vermont senator to capitalize on his smaller but more fervent base of supporters.

In 2020, Sanders will lose some of that edge.

Several states that caucused in 2016 will hold primaries instead in 2020, potentially dealing a blow to Sanders and other Democratic hopefuls with zealous followings.

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Sanders’ allies aren’t buying that it will be hurt his chances if he runs for president again, though.

Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ 2016 campaign manager, said “the practical effect on a Bernie Sanders 2020 run is — I don’t think there is any.”

Weaver agrees with the premise that passionate voters can have an outsized effect in low-turnout caucuses: “If you have a dedicated group of folks, because the number of people at caucuses is generally lower, they can have a bigger impact.”

But there’s a flip side, he said: It’s easier to persuade infrequent voters to show up to a primary than a caucus — and “Bernie Sanders and other progressive candidates will disproportionately get the votes of people who are not consistent voters.”

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[link:https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/03/2020-elections-caucuses-democrats-primaries-bernie-sanders-1078031|

I have to shamefully admit that my paternal ancestors were from a S***hole country.

They fled a country that in the first half of the 1900's killed at least 6 million people because of their race, religious beliefs or any insane reason they could needlessly come up with.

I'm still often brought to my knees in tears thinking of the pain and suffering they wrought upon our fellow humans.

I will remain ashamed of that horrible "heritage" the rest of my life.

In so many ways, we are the children of evil humans.

Now is the time to pile on the GOP Corp Stimulus. Because they gave us the case for spending more.

The so called GOP "deficit Hawks" have turned out to be fat cat Turkeys who agree that deficit spending is great as long as the spending "promotes growth."

Remember, that is their central argument. We may know that is wrong, but as Dems we do know proper deficit spending, like universal healthcare will promote growth by freeing everyone from the CEO to the pot-washer from paying and worrying about healthcare cost

You could start your own business along the new road and the rapid transit station that was built with increased infrastructure spending that we can now afford because companies are now free to add jobs and, well, something wonderful, we have plenty of money.

If it makes sense to them today, make sure they know it makes sense to them again tomorrow.

P.S Does anyone else wonder why no one has asked Trump how many jobs his hotels/clubs will add because of the cuts? I've heard all his kitchens need help and maintenance.

I called my Republican Congressman & Senator, here's my short message to both:


I told my PA Rep. Scott Perry and Senator Pat Toomey that I was distressed to hear that such a fiscal hawk who vote to add at least a Trillion in debt for no apparent reason. And that my only conclusion was that they have to vote for the bill to pay back their donors.

I got to Perry's York office on first try. The woman who answered the phone was very polite as was the gentleman who answered at Toomey's office in Allentown after about 5 tries.

Everyone please keep calling!

3rd Qtr CNN Debate: Cantwell/Sander in 2020!

Catwell is quick on her feet with plenty of brains to backup every statement.

Sanders is passionate and consistent.

Tonight both proving to be a perfect tag team to take on the Trump/GOP dynasty dream.

Go see now!

Bernie is Beating the Demonic Duo Punch by Punch! Edit: Added Video

The reason is because Bernie is correct about Medicare for ALL.

We need to support it because it makes sense.

Otherwise, the GOP will paint us as mushy for "not having a plan.

Edit:

"http://heavy.com/news/2017/09/bernie-debate-health-care-video-graham-cassidy-full-replay-cnn-obamacare/



Consider that Cobb and Dowd maybe just covering their own...

...A---s

Cobb sounds like he wants Trump to be transparent. So he making it appear that he is not for covering anything up.

Dowd sounds like Don McGahn has the goods in a safe, and he is concerned about "executive privilege" so he does not want you to think he is covering anything up either.

Maybe they both know the indictments are coming soon.

We hope!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/politics/ty-cobb-donald-mcgahn-white-house-lawyers-new-york-times/index.html

Harvey: Why is the wealthiest nation in the world BEGGING for donations?

The USA is better than that. Every burden suffered by one of US, should be carried by ALL of US.

We do not need to beg for a pittance of pocket change from the wealthy. Like the tiny-fingered donation of a tiny fraction of Trump's wealth. We need to demand the wealthy pay BIG TIME for THEIR senseless, endless and ego-centric wars. In ADDITION to the rebuilding of the nation after ALL disasters. The rich and POWERFUL need to repay the USA for providing the soil, toil and mind-power for their own success.

Trump just said that CNN will not cover his speech, I know this because...

....I just saw him say it on CNN where I have been watching the whole speech from the start. Should I believe Trump or my Lying Eyes (and ears) ???

Trump to Speak @ 3, Will he call the car crash terrorism?

Because it obviously was terrorizing.
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