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What Is The Reason For Clinton Using A Private Server?

if not to attempt to evade public scrutiny?

I defend that they are fishing with the classified stuff, but why do it in the first place?

Doesn't help with the trust factor
Posted by thebeautifulstruggle | Thu May 5, 2016, 10:59 AM (23 replies)

Obama's Goldman Sachs Joke At The WHCD

it was funny because of the element of truth in it was Clinton's Wall Street/Corporate payday after being SOS.

"If this material goes well, I'll use it at Goldman Sachs next year. Earn me some serious Tubman's."

http://www.vox.com/2016/4/30/11547858/barack-obama-dinner-speech-jokes
Posted by thebeautifulstruggle | Sun May 1, 2016, 11:57 AM (16 replies)

Screw Corporate America And Those Who Do Their Bidding Against The American People

folks act with glee as if there is a real clear cut choice between the 2 parties, but there isn't

somebody wrote in another thread that the 2 parties should do a corporate merger, and that's spot on

we live in a bizarro world where someone like Trump actually has some less corporate friendly policies than the Democratic front-runner

nothing is going to change, im done with this shit

the only positive is i see a Progressive "Tea Party" coming real soon...people are sick and tired of the illusion of choice
Posted by thebeautifulstruggle | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 10:12 PM (15 replies)

Congrats to Hillary winning despite all her negatives

complete lack of vision and representing the elite status quo

2 things to be thankful for

Obama beat her in 08 and got some decent things passed that wouldn't have if she had won, as she has no courage of conviction

and while there may not be another candidate as honest as Bernie, he has helped to pave the way another revolutionary candidate who also has the courage to point the finger right at the source of the problem, instead of being part of it

yes, sour grapes thread
Posted by thebeautifulstruggle | Tue Apr 19, 2016, 10:08 PM (9 replies)

NY's Restrictive Primary Is Going To Make It Look Less Close Than It Is

I am one of the millions that won't be able to vote for my candidate of choice in the primary because I was registered as an Independent, and you had to switch party affiliation 8 months ago.

You'd think a state like NY would be less restrictive. 8 freaking months before than election?!?

http://gothamist.com/2016/04/12/ny_primary_battle_independent.php

As the surprisingly pivotal New York presidential primary draws closer, an upswell of voters have begun to organize against the State's closed primary system, which excludes 3.2 million independent voters, or about 27% of the voting public. For comparison, there are only 2.7 million registered Republicans state-wide.

A State bill introduced in late March would bust the closed primary wide open, permitting all registered New Yorkers to vote. Social media has been peppered with links to the legislation in recent days ("This is YUUUUGGGGEEE!!!", and some have wondered if it could be passed in time for next Tuesday—a possibility that the bill's sponsor, Independent Assemblyman Fred Thiele, says is a very long shot.

"I don't have any illusions that we're going to get this done by next Tuesday," Thiele told us this afternoon. "There's obviously a lot of resistance in Albany, which is biased towards the two major parties. But I hope we can make 2016 the last closed primary in New York."

"It was amazing how many telephone calls and e-mails I got in the last few months complaining about not being able to participate," he added. "From unaffiliated voters, and also those who wanted to change their party to vote in this election. If you wanted to change your party you had to do that last October, when people weren't even thinking about it."

The closed primary, combined with New York's extremely early change-of-party deadline (October 9th, the earliest in the country), is likely to have an outsized impact on Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders supporters—polar opposites in many ways, but similar in that they're poised to buck the establishment with their votes, and are more likely to be unaffiliated. Bernie's camp was so concerned about the votes it might lose in New York, that the campaign released a PSA ahead of the October deadline, urging the non-affiliated to register as Democrats. (Unregistered voters had until March 25th to file their registrations.)
Posted by thebeautifulstruggle | Wed Apr 13, 2016, 01:06 PM (21 replies)
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