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Name: Gary
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Hometown: Eugene Oregon
Home country: USA
Current location: High Desert
Member since: Sat Sep 26, 2015, 11:05 PM
Number of posts: 1,268

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I belong to the Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic Party.

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First everyone was saying he could, now their saying he can't.

I agree with the OP on the point of "self-defeating" attitudes many people have here. Like Bernie has said many times. It's not about Bernie, or Hillary. It's about ALL OF US. We're in this together. And if we all stand together we will have huge smiles on our face when its over.

Remember the movie Network when (forgot his name) said "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore." A classic line in movie lore. I thought from what I've seen here in the past few weeks are a group of people who are truly PO'd at the corporate top-down political structure we've been dealing with for many years. So seriously. Are you really PO'd, or are you too tired to fight for what you believe?

Kinda sad if you ask me. Some want to stand up and fight. Others want to go with the direction the wind is blowing.

If this doesn't turn out good for us come Nov. I'm going to start drinking again--just to ease the pain as much as possible.

I had a gentleman ask me about which party I thought was better.

But I'm not allowed to say. I have to be neutral. I wanted to weasel around the question but didn't know how at the time. But he did check Dem box. Good choice dude.

Bill wants to see Bernie get the Nom.

I want to see him bring those disgruntled "R's" into the camp. Bernie's right. There are "R's" out there who have lost their job to Chinese workers. There is a commonality with D's and R's on one thing and its outsourcing. I believe there was a post here a couple weeks ago indicating a group called "Republicans For Bernie." So he can build on that group of voters. If he can bring a large number of "R's into the campaign, he wins. I have no doubt they will get behind Bernie's idea's.

I can't hold this back any longer.

I've been feeling really good today (something that doesn't happen often). For the first time ever I registered 31 new American citizens to vote! Of this group, I had 2 DTS, and one "R". The rest had a "D" in the party affiliation box. Was really thrilled to see so many 'D" voters. Been thinking about it all day. New American citizens can soon vote. What an awesome feeling! Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to say things like, "What did ya think about Bernie in the debate the other night?" A big no-no. Wearing buttons were not allowed either. Understandable.

I hope more people can register people to vote. I was thinking about the repuke suppression tactics and thought about a large turnout. We need it to overcome the repuke vote cheating. Makes me pissed just thinking about it.

Anyway. REGISTER TO VOTE!!! And ask your county voter registrar's office if you can become an agent to register people. It'll leave you with a good feeling.


This Just In From the, "I'm Not Surprised Department."

Bush, Clinton are Wall Street's favorites, donations show
Reuters By Emily Flitter
5 hours ago

By Emily Flitter
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeb Bush is leading the U.S. presidential campaign by at least one measure: financial support from Wall Street.

The former Florida governor who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination received more financial backing than any competitor - Democrat or Republican - from employees of the major Wall Street banks between July and the end of September, campaign filings released on Thursday show.

Employees from Bank of America , Citigroup , Credit Suisse , Goldman Sachs , HSBC , JPMorgan Chase , Morgan Stanley and UBS gave Bush a combined $107,000. He also received the maximum-allowed $2,700 from billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman.

The sums are miniscule compared to Bush's total haul for the quarter of $13.4 million. But his popularity among financiers is starkly different from his standing in the multitude of national polls.

Bush, seen as a moderate in the crowded Republican field where 14 candidates are competing for the nomination, trails Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, three candidates who have never held elected office, in every major poll.

The second most popular candidate on Wall Street according to giving patterns is Democratic front-runner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She took in nearly $84,000 from employees of the same banks.


http://news.yahoo.com/bush-clinton-wall-streets-favorites-donations-show-063758748--sector.html

I'm saying my prayers that this movement continues and gets stronger by the week.

It seems we can only hear stories like this here on DU. I can imagine a news-voice jumping in:

"Stay tuned to DU for the latest on the Sanders campaign 2016. " We'll have in depth interviews and analysis. So tune in to Bob and Mary tonight at 10"

You mean in Dem Corporate hands. Right?

74 Years old and he's knockin them out of the park every at bat.

Wow.

I just disabled the plug-in add-on and things are working.

I'm using Firefox and here on DU it was freezing every 10 seconds. I unchecked the add-on box and its not freezing up. Wowow. I'm happy. This plugin problem has dogged me for a month. My nightmare is over.

If you have Firefox, do this:

Go to menu and click on add-on.
Click on plugins on left side of page
Go to Shockwave flash and click "options"
You should get page that has check mark box
Uncheck it then close out hitting circle icon.
And Wa-la.
You've just ended your flash freeze-up problem.
I can't be sure what options says since its not showing after shutting it off, but click anything that looks like it allows flash to be disabled.

Cheers

What I seem to read here many times is that MOR Dem's just wanna win.

To me, it sounds like a silly excuse to get their Wall Street candidate in. And that's all it is--an excuse. I don't wanna just win. I want someone who thinks more of main street than anything else. That's priority number one in my book if you catch my drift.
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