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William Clinton: Sanders supporters 'will be toast’ He is trying to win over Bernie supporters.

That'll work!

Why would Sanders want to meet with the head of the Democratic Party, Obama ....

rather than just a potential nominee for President, Clinton?

Perhaps because President Obama is the head of the Democratic Party!

It appears that some Hillary supporters just can't figure that puzzle out!

They knows stuff!

The 25 Most Popular United States Senators. Guess Who Number 1 Is? My Friend and Yours ....

The Most Popular U.S. Senators

#1 of 25 Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

Approval Rating: 80 Percent
Disapproval Rating: 17 Percent
No Opinion: 2 Percent

Sanders has found fans on the presidential trail and in his home state of Vermont, where his constituents give him an 80 percent approval rating. The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate was first elected to the Senate in 2006, and served in the House before then for 16 years.


Big Money’s Conquest of Democratic Party By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship

"The lust for loot, now defines the Democratic establishment"

Big Money’s Conquest of Democratic Party
By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship
June 8, 2016

Return with us now to the saga of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the soul of the Democratic Party. First, a quick recap: Rep. Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, chair of the Democratic National Committee, also has been an advocate for the payday loan industry. The website Think Progress even described her as the “top Democratic ally” of “predatory payday lenders.” You know — the bottom-feeding bloodsuckers of the working poor. Yes, them.

Low-income workers living from paycheck to paycheck, especially women and minorities, are the payday lenders’ prime targets — easy pickings because they’re often desperate. Twelve million Americans reportedly borrow nearly $50 billion a year through payday loans, at rates that can soar above 300 percent, sometimes even beyond 500 percent.

Yet when the CFPB was drawing up new rules to make it harder for payday predators to feast on the poor, Rep. Wasserman Schultz co-sponsored a bill to delay those new rules by two years. How, you ask, could the head of the party’s national committee embrace such an appalling exploitation of working people?

Just follow the money. Last year, the payday loan industry spent $3.5 million lobbying; and as we wrote two weeks ago, in Wasserman Schultz’s home state, since 2009, payday lenders have bought protection from Democrats and Republicans alike by contributing $2.5 million or so to candidates from both parties, including her. That’s how “Representative” Wasserman Schultz, among others, wound up representing the predators instead of the poor.

She had become a symbol of the failure of Democratic elites to understand that there is an uprising in the land. Millions of Americans are rebelling against the leadership of both parties. They are fed up with inside-the-Beltway politicians who pay only lip service to the deep needs of everyday people and the country; fed up with incumbents who ask for their votes, are given them in good faith, and then return to Washington to do the bidding of the donor class and its lobbyists.

Democratic insiders like Wasserman Schultz, however, continued to whistle past the graveyard, believing that the well-funded and well-connected Clinton machine — and general fear of a Trump regime — were enough to carry them to victory in November, despite the grass-roots disgust with a party that reeks of rot from the top.

Once the champions of people who came home from work with hands dirty from toil and sweat, too many establishment Democrats went over to the dark side, taking up the cause of the well-manicured executives (think: Goldman Sachs) who write the checks and the mercenaries who deliver them (for a substantial cut, of course).

The lust for loot, which now defines the Democratic establishment, became pronounced in the Bill Clinton years, when the Clinton-friendly Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) abandoned its liberal roots and embraced “market-based solutions” that led to deregulation, tax breaks, and subsidies for the 1 percent. Seeking to fill coffers emptied by the loss of support from a declining labor movement, Democrats rushed into the arms of big business and crony capitalists.

The insurgency of popular discontent that has upended politics this year will continue no matter the results in November. For much too long now it’s been clear that money doesn’t just rule democracy, it is democracy.

Until we prove it isn’t.

Read the complete article at:



Wednesday, June 8

Pennsylvania: Trump vs. Clinton PPP (D) Clinton 44, Trump 44 Tie

Pennsylvania: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein PPP (D) Clinton 41, Trump 40, Johnson 6, Stein 3 Clinton +1

CONNECTICUT ELECTION POLL JUNE 7: Clinton and Sanders vs. Trump Clinton +7 pts Sanders +19 pts

Tuesday, June 7

Connecticut: Trump vs. Clinton Quinnipiac Clinton 45, Trump 38 Clinton +7

Connecticut: Trump vs. Sanders Quinnipiac Sanders 54, Trump 35 Sanders +19

Connecticut: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Quinnipiac Clinton 41, Trump 36, Johnson 6, Stein 3 Clinton +5

FLORIDA POLL JUNE 7: Trump beats Clinton 45% to 44% Sanders beats Trump 46% to 43%

June 7, 2016

Florida: Trump vs. Clinton PPP (D) Clinton 44, Trump 45 Trump +1

Florida: Trump vs. Sanders PPP (D) Sanders 46, Trump 43 Sanders +3

Florida: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein PPP (D) Trump 41, Clinton 40, Johnson 4, Stein 2 Trump +1

'The Struggle Continues': Sanders Refuses to Bend the Knee to Establishment

'The Struggle Continues': Sanders Refuses to Bend the Knee to Establishment
'We will take our fight for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice to Philadelphia,' senator declares
by Jon Queally, staff writer

Bernie Sanders refused to concede the race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination on Tuesday night even as he congratulated his rival Hillary Clinton on her primary wins and thanked his supporters for their determined commitment to the 'political revolution' he has championed throughout the hotly contested primary season.

"If this campaign has taught us anything," he told an enthusiastic and cheering crowd in Santa Monica, California just after 10:30 pm local time, "it has proven that millions of Americans who love this country are prepared to stand up and fight to make this country a much better place."

In his speech, though it appeared at first Sanders might submit to the not-so-subtle urgings of the Democratic Party establishment and many political pundits who said it was now time for him to quit the race, the U.S. senator from Vermont defied those sentiments by saying his campaign would forge ahead towards next Tuesday's final primary contest in Washington, D.C..

"What this is about is millions of people from coast to coast knowing that we can do much, much better as a nation," Sanders said. "Our fight is to transform this country and to understand that we are in this together, understand that all of what we believe is what the majority of American people believe and to understand that the struggle continues."

When he subsequently said the "fight would continue," the crowd erupted with a roar of approval.

"We are going to fight hard to win the primary in Washington, D.C.," he continued. "And then we will take our fight for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."

Watch the full speech here:

MSN POLL JUNE 8: Is it time for Bernie Sanders to drop out of the race for president?

Is it time for Bernie Sanders to drop out of the race for president?

Total responses: 109,026 votes

Yes, Clinton has it locked up 40%

At least stay until the convention 22%

No, run independently if needed 35%

I'm not sure 3%

Yippee! We might have an enormously rich privileged white woman running for President against Trump

Breaking the glass ceiling at the Presidential Mansion by Hillary Clinton, the former Senator from Wall Street .... if she wins the nomination at the convention.

And if Clinton can somehow beat Donald Trump given her ton of baggage and the enormous dislike and mistrust of her by most people.

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