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Name: Corbett Kroehler
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Hometown: Orlando
Home country: United States
Member since: Mon Feb 29, 2016, 10:08 PM
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Maher, "We Can't Have A Female President Because They're Impulsive"

I am 100% Sanders, even knowing that his health has declined since 2016. He is MORE than up to the challenge of resuming his vigorous campaign and of running the country. He had a medical check-up 3 weeks before his myocardial infarction but did what he, himself, described as "stupid", ignored the symptoms. I concur that it was a big mistake.

I remain as convinced as ever that he will win the primary, locking it up by April at the latest, and coast to victory in the general. I know that multiple DUers will be unswayed by my conviction. Fortunately, there's an area where we can find common ground.

Should one of the women vying for the nomination emerge victorious from the convention, I would be first in line on Election Day to cast my ballot for her. You can take that to the bank.

I recall as if it were yesterday the shock I felt in 2016 when people in focus groups denied that a sexist or misogynistic bias existed against Hillary. I even heard from women who believed this. Such garbage! OF COURSE Hillary suffered a bias based on gender.

Leave it to Bill Maher to distill this idiocy of electability into a sound byte. If you would like to jump right to be best part, advance to time stamp 3:49:

Posted by corbettkroehler | Sat Oct 12, 2019, 03:25 PM (66 replies)

@MassAFLCIO Lay Down The M4A Gauntlet - All Or Nothing From Candidates For POTUS

All candidates for POTUS in the 2020 cycle are on notice: if you want to be considered for the Massachusetts AFL-CIO's endorsement, support for Medicare For All is a must!

Massachusetts Unions Vote To Vet Presidential Candidates On Medicare For All, Breaking With Labor’s Top Brass


Members of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO recently passed a unanimous resolution to endorse a presidential candidate only if that candidate supports Medicare for All, marking a break from the labor federation’s national leadership, which has equivocated on the question of whether to support universal health care.

The resolution, which was passed at a late September convention in Massachusetts attended by delegates from AFL-CIO constituent unions across the country, comes after months of comments from labor leaders criticizing Medicare for All, despite support for the measure among their members. In August and September, Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO, and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (an AFL-CIO member union), said publicly that they do not currently support a single-payer plan would ban private insurance, despite assurances from Sen. Bernie Sanders, who authored the Medicare for All plan, that a single-payer option would not sacrifice hard-won benefits for union members.

“The Massachusetts AFL-CIO urges the national AFL-CIO to endorse a presidential candidate with a demonstrated commitment to the pro-worker agenda that this body has previously endorsed, including but not limited to a $15-dollar federal minimum wage, ending Right to Work nationwide, and a Medicare for All system that recognizes health care as a human right,” reads the resolution, which was put forward by Beth Kontos, the president of the American Federation of Teachers in Massachusetts.

Posted by corbettkroehler | Thu Oct 10, 2019, 07:17 PM (0 replies)

Further Proof That Bernie's $15 Minimum (Living) Wage Is A Win-Win

As we continue to see success stories across the country from cities and states which have raised their minimum wage, we see another headline which might be the most telling of all.

Maine breaks new employment record as minimum wage increases continue

Despite dire predictions from opponents of the 2016 minimum wage referendum, the Department of Labor announced Monday that Maine’s unemployment rate has stayed below four percent for nearly four years. In August, unemployment dipped to 2.9%, a new record low.

More at link

So much for the RADICAL label on raising the minimum wage!
Posted by corbettkroehler | Sun Sep 29, 2019, 08:13 PM (1 replies)

Helpful Perspective On WFP Switch To Warren Endorsement

Off the top, credit where credit is due. The Warren camp had a strategy to secure the endorsement of the Working Families Party. If the Sanders campaign had a similar strategy, I was unaware. Senator Warren deserves congratulations for this early victory.

As this relates to Sanders, to our team, I say (and explain in a moment), "Buck up!" As it relates to Warren, I am convinced beyond any dissuasion that this will prove a symbolic (but by no means Pyrrhic) victory.

How can I be so steadfast in my convictions? All we need do is examine the impact of the WFP endorsement of Bernie in 2016. It should have moved the needle, especially in New York, but had only a marginal impact.

The WFP is a major player in local, state and congressional elections. The 2018 cycle is proof positive. However, 2016 showed us that the extensive efforts from WFP to gin up support for Bernie mostly flamed out.

Final conclusion: this won't be the watershed moment some may fear. In fact, I already consider it forgotten. Interested in further proof? I was so convinced of its relative inimportance that I refused to renew my WFP dues so that I could vote in the endorsement process.

When it comes to nominating a presidential candidate, the DNC doesn't want to hear what the WFP has to say. After the muted impact of the 2016 WFP endorsement of Bernie, neither do I.

If I worked for the Sanders campaign, my official response would be, "Next".

I will continue to follow and support WFP's efforts in other elections but not the presidential race.

Posted by corbettkroehler | Mon Sep 16, 2019, 07:31 PM (2 replies)

A Hoarse Senator Equals Retail Politicking King

Remember that official campaign tweet about 3 months ago that Sanders 2020 won't be out-organized? Bernie's tireless efforts to reach as many voters and prospective voters as possible cost him his voice.

The heartbreaking and noteworthy Nevada event, in which a Navy veteran with Stage 4 Huntington's spoke of suicide due to $139,000 in unjust medical bills, also featured a DUer, FirstLight, who was courageous enough to share her healthcare disasters. She was so moved by Bernie's campaign event that she switched her preference from Harris to Sanders.

Not out-organized, indeed!

Posted by corbettkroehler | Sun Sep 15, 2019, 05:12 PM (0 replies)

Proof Of The Bernie Bias - Read It And Weep

The Warren event in Austin received extensive coverage on CNN while Bernie's rally in Denver, at more than DOUBLE the size, largely was ignored. Coincidence?
Posted by corbettkroehler | Wed Sep 11, 2019, 04:42 PM (3 replies)

Arizona On Track To $12/Hour While Maintaining A Healthy Economy

Cynics decry raising the minimum wage to a living wage as a guarantee of job losses. Arizona is on track for $12/hour and has found its economy, including employment levels, holding steady.

Arizona's minimum wage increase has helped workers and not hurt job growth, study finds
Russ Wiles, Arizona Republic | July 18, 2019


Posted by corbettkroehler | Sat Jul 20, 2019, 08:40 AM (0 replies)

$15 Minimum Cleared The House - Sign Bernie's Petition Calling On McConnell To Allow A Vote

Posted by corbettkroehler | Sat Jul 20, 2019, 08:26 AM (0 replies)

"What Is Centrism?" Bernie Sanders Answers That Question And 19 Others From NowThis Espanol

Posted by corbettkroehler | Sat Jul 20, 2019, 08:16 AM (0 replies)

"What Is Centrism?" Bernie Sanders Answers That Question And Others From NowThis Espanol

Posted by corbettkroehler | Sat Jul 20, 2019, 08:14 AM (0 replies)
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