Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Keep Smiling!


14 comments:

  1. We have the power!

    Just noticed you already posted this link, listener--but a good thing bears repeating:

    5 Reasons Bernie Sanders Wins Big With Cruz Dropout
    [Click] I had begun thinking about one or two of these things…


    Oops! Happened across this on the Huffpost politics page...

    Clinton Should Confront Vulnerabilities Head-On to Strengthen General Election Bid 05/02/2016
    At this stage in the 2016 race for President, Hillary Clinton is not just in a better position than Donald Trump according to polling data, but also because her primary battle is over, and his isn't.
    Dave R. Jacobson


    I just tried repeatedly, using different browsers and two different computers, and:
    1) Bernie's home page seems slow to load;
    2) The News page won't load ("too many redirects")
    Hackers? Or too many people looking for today's news?

    --Alan

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    1. Interesting to think of Cruise's loss being Bernie's gain. I'd been wondering about that. Also asked Dad if Cruise would throw his delegates to Trump. Dad seemed bemused, as if this question had not been discussed on Fox News. Weird. Wonder if Kasich will throw his? Dad opined that Trump has so many already, it doesn't matter. It's interesting to think about, though not as interesting as Cruise voters turning to Bernie. Wonder if the same holds for Kasich voters?

      Sis told me she'd heard enough Republicans are disaffected with Trump that they are going to vote for HRC. I wonder if that was a bowdlerized version of what you said?

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  2. Not long after posting the previous note I was able to get on the news page at berniesanders.com.

    I keep thinking about Republicans and Republican leaners in California registering as Dems or independents so they can vote for Bernie, and the reasons (I can think of several) they might have to do so. They have until May 23rd. I think it is fair to say that if there is a surge of registrations between now and then, it is likely good news for Bernie. Already the turnout is at least potentially record-setting. And with HRC fighting on two fronts simultaneously, everyone will see before the Democratic convention how well (or not) she can deal with the GOP nominee come the general election. I see one constant in this primary season--it is constantly more entertaining than I could have imagined.

    --Alan

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    1. Alan, did you see there has been a court order to go ahead with the investigation of the e-mail thing? While in principle this strikes me as a tempest in a teapot, the timing couldn't be worse (or better). I think we'll see HRC's true colors, especially if she is called in to give a deposition.

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  3. Vanity Fair article about HRC & her confidants, Oct. 2015 [Click] This strikes me as downright pathological—every bit as much as Kaiser Wilhem II. The paranoia of Richard Nixon was by no means so scary, IMO. There must have been a similar case among the Ottoman sultans before they were completely reduced to figureheads and creatures of the Grand Vizier.

    —Alan

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    1. Eye opening and very frightening, though in a way hardly surprising. It fits in with things I've been reading for months. She's been through a lot so perhaps it should come as no surprise that she's pretty darn messed up. But this is *not* someone I want as president!

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    2. After letting the article ferment in my subconscious for a few hours, I think I am able to put a finger on what seems so disturbing (and inappropriate for a President) about it. It sounds like a hive mind. Do we want a President who is a manisfestation of a hive mind rather than a person of strong individual character, a leader, the sort who can say and mean "the buck stops here?" I don't. Granted that it had an external cause (or causes), there had to be some internal characteristic, cause or condition that also contributed. As you say, Cat, this explains a lot about her behavior.

      --Alan

      --Alan

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    1. Great headline. I agree completely!

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  5. I'll be leaving tomorrow for another 5-day trip. See you all when I get back.

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  6. Take care, Bill! We've been missing you here. Come see us when you're home and settled.

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  7. With 99.9% reporting, Bernie has won Indiana by 5.4%.

    So naturally Bernie got 44 delegates and Hillary got 45..?

    There are 3 more to award. I sure hope that Bernie gets all three!!!

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    1. No, Hillary got 38. She already had the support of the 7 Indiana superdelegates.

      And yes, I hope Bernie gets the last 3.

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