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kenn3d's Journal
kenn3d's Journal
April 19, 2016

As just seen on The Last Word (MSNBC)

Ritchie Torres (D)NYC CouncilMember, Bronx
Stalwart spokesman for Public Housing
Has endorsed Bernie Sanders for President. A heartfelt and very welcomed endorsement.

April 5, 2016

PanamaPapers and the Primary

Once again (and time after time), Hillary Clinton is on the wrong side of history while Sen.Sanders cries out against expanding corruption.

David Sirota Verified account
As Clinton pushed Panama deal amid warnings, Sanders opposed it citing tax haven/secrecy http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/senate-speech-by-sen-bernie-sanders-on-unfettered-free-trade

Sen. Bernie Sanders opposed the Panama–United States Trade Promotion Agreement on the senate floor.

April 4, 2016

New Sanders Video to Counter ‘Virtual Media Blackout’

Published on Apr 4, 2016
"Bernie Sanders comes to us in a moment of crisis of credibility in the American political system...people feel like they have given up on the system, and that is exactly what the bad guys want us to do, they want us to give up on the system." - Mark Ruffalo

April 4, 2016

The Definitive, Encyclopedic Case For Why Hillary Clinton is the Wrong Choice

Impressively thorough, well-documented, and convincing diary.
Highly recommended for undecided Democratic voters.

There are fine reasons to support Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Some of the smartest people I know are behind her, and I appreciate their enthusiasm for what would be a historic achievement. I know, too, the long history of sexism and partisan attacks she has withstood. She’s shown amazing resilience.

But time is short and the stakes are high, and I want to focus on a pattern of her claiming to be a progressive Democrat while taking positions that are too often more closely aligned with the other side of the aisle, and on a record that I worry makes her a real longshot if she’s our nominee.


April 1, 2016

Hillary Clinton and the Northern Strategy

For decades now, we liberals have been shaking our heads in wonder at the working stiffs who give the rich pashas atop the GOP their votes. There’s hardly a liberal alive who can’t recite what’s the matter with Kansas: the parable of the downtrodden whites in their double-wides, so enraged by their dwindling slice of the American pie that they vote for hucksters who vow to keep Negro hands off their lily white daughters, homosexual hands off their wedding cakes, Mexican-rapist hands off their orchards, atheist hands off their crèches, guvmint hands off their assault weapons. The hucksters, with the votes in hand, go off to D.C. and sock it to the suckers who sent them there—shipping their jobs abroad, rigging the tax code against them, gutting their schools, taking swipes at their Social Security and Medicare. It’s not that the con men don’t throw the rubes some nourishing scraps. They block a bill to register firearms here, pass a Defense of Marriage Act there, decry the War on Christmas with their fellow shriekers on Fox. Donald John Trump is just the latest in a long parade of flimflammers to adopt the Southern Strategy. His only innovations are speaking bluntly rather than in code and cranking up the volume. It’s a pitiful farce, no?

Ask a group of liberals what they want in a candidate, and you’ll get a sketch of a champion who will fight for income equality, rein in big banks, defeat ruinous trade agreements, restore our battered civil liberties, look to diplomacy before war, and stop the devastation of our climate. Sure enough, in every election year Democratic candidates come along peddling such wares...


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