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Shemp Howard

Shemp Howard's Journal
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March 2, 2016

MSNBC: Clinton Staffers In Colorado Aren't Telling Sanders Supporters Where To Caucus

I'm not quite sure what's going on here. My best guess is that Clinton people are cold-calling Democrats. If the person called does not favor Hillary, that person would be given no caucus information, even if that information is requested.

This doesn't seem to be in any way illegal. But I suppose some could reasonably say it's unethical. Here's the MSNBC clip.


March 1, 2016

Here's one reason why Bernie is losing.

I was listening to NPR the other day, and during a news break they reported that both Hillary and Bernie were campaigning in Massachusetts.

That was followed by an audio clip, maybe 20-30 seconds long, of Hillary talking about, among other things, the importance of being civil during the campaign season. Now, I'm sure you're curious about what clip they played from Bernie.

Well, there was no Bernie clip. No balance. No fair play. Just Hillary's remarks.

Is one little NPR news segment all that important? In my opinion, yes it is, because it's part of the pattern.

February 28, 2016

This is breaking my heart.

There is no doubt, in my opinion, that Bernie Sanders is the better candidate for working people. If you're a banker, then Hillary is your pick, of course. But I'm just another member of the working class. So it really upsets me to see that Hillary Clinton has swept South Carolina.

I'm really not all that angry at Hillary (or the DNC). One percenters gotta do what one percenters gotta go. Instead, I'm disappointed that Bernie's team was not able to get the message out effectively enough.

Team Bernie, it's past time to take the gloves off.



February 10, 2016

After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders

Sanders won 60 percent of the vote, but thanks to the Democratic Party’s nominating system, he leaves the Granite State with at least 13 delegates while she leaves with at least 15 delegates.


According to the article, this is due to the DNC's superdelegate system. Six out of New Hampshire's eight superdelegates have pledged to Hillary. The other two are uncommitted as of now.

Disclaimer: A friend of mine mentioned this odd result to me earlier today. I found it hard to believe, so I did some quick research. The best explanation of it that I could find was at the site linked below. However, that site seems to be rather right-of-center.

I decided to post this anyway as a warning.

If the site is in error, please let me know and I'll delete this.

http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/10/hillary-earns-more-new-hampshire-delegates-than-sanders-after-loss/

February 6, 2016

Iowa Democrats reviewing some caucus precinct results

It looks like the Iowa Democratic Party officials have changed their minds. From the article:

But as errors are being discovered, the final tally is being changed, party officials confirmed to the Des Moines Register on Friday.

"Both the Sanders and Clinton campaigns have flagged a very small number of concerns for us, and we are looking at them all on a case-by-case basis," Iowa Democratic Party spokesman Sam Lau told the Register

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2016/02/05/iowa-margin-between-clinton-sanders-shifts-errors/79877898/

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I'm sticking to the union. That about sums it up.

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