Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Warming Up


49 comments:

  1. We have the power!

    Watching the Indiana returns; earliest returns had Clinton ahead by 11%; at 16% reporting she is ahead by 0.8%--a veritable nail-biter at this point. One or two cities could tip it suddenly. Fingers crossed! Toes too!

    --Alan

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    1. 50.0% to 50.0% at 17.4% reporting...some therapeutic whiskey might be in order...

      Alan

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    2. At 20% reporting, Bernie opens up a very slight lead...if not whiskey, then maybe a touch of Valium--BUT NOT BOTH!

      --Alan

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    3. At 30% reporting, Bernie is ahead by 3.5%. Still a nail-biter, but promising!

      Alan

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    4. At 44% Bernie is ahead by 4.8%. I like this trend. :-)

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    5. At 50% reporting, Bernie ahead by 5%. I like the trend.

      Alan

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  2. No, Alan, definitely NOT both, lol!

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  3. She who hesitates is lost:

    So, last night I sent a note to Samantha at Bernie HQ asking what day I should come in to do data entry this week. She responded this morning, telling me that they got to a point where they could no longer handle the volume of data entry (contributions!), so they had to outsource it, and that's all being done in DC now. They have nothing of for me to do, because I don't do phone banking, and that's all they have left for volunteer jobs in Burlington. But, Cat, they do still have buttons, and I am welcome to pick up some this week. Will do! At least that can be done!

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    1. Gee, at first thought, I figured that must all be computerized; but computers can't enter data for mailed-in contributions. Too many to handle sounds impressive!

      Alan

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  4. CNN is reporting that Cruz is dropping out tonight.

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    1. If true, that would mean no contested convention and a first-ballot nomination for Trump. Wow. That's one right between the eyes for the GOP establishment; I truly think this may be the end of the Republican Party.

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  5. With 52% reporting, Bernie is now ahead by 5.6%

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  6. May 3
    Indiana · 83 delegates
    61% reporting

    Votes
    Bernie Sanders
    53.1%
    219,320
    Hillary Clinton
    46.9%
    194,086

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  7. With 59% reporting, Bernie is now ahead by 5.8%

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  8. 61% reporting, Bernie 6.1% ahead. Nice.

    Alan (who forgot to sign the speculation about the end of the GOP)

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  9. With 61% reporting, Bernie is now ahead by 6.1%.

    This has been a steady upward trend all evening! May it continue!!

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  10. The Republican Party is a disaster. So is the Democratic Party, really. We need Bernie to be the nominee, unless the Dems want Trump to win. There is no way Republicans are going to vote for a Clinton, even if they don't want Trump.

    What if they gave an election and nobody voted?

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    1. Yes, listener, the Democratic Party just isn't quite so far along in the process as the GOP, and the folks who thought they were in charge haven't yet been forced to see the facts--as the GOP elders have. I think the Dems still have a chance at recovery; but if HRC should be the nominee they are likely to rue the day--if not sooner, then later. And I don't think Bernie's supporters are going away, or that they will cease being uppity.

      Alan

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  11. If the current trend continues, when all the votes are counted Bernie will be ahead by 10%. If that happens I will treat myself to some cheese--maybe Brie with fancy cradkers--this evening.

    Alan

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    1. cradkers = crackers. The former sounds downright ominous!

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  12. Whoa! According to CNN:

    With 60% reporting, Bernie is now ahead by 6.6%.

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  13. With 67% reporting, Bernie is now ahead by 6.4%.

    A slight plateau.

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  14. 71% reporting, lead 6.5%. This is looking hard to beat. I notice most of the counties going for HRC are along the southern boundary of the state; I suppose that is the Ohio River Valley and environs. Strong Southern influence?

    --Alan

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    1. I think the biggest chunk of Clinton votes came from Lake County (Gary, Hammond, East Chicago). My impression is that many of the people still there after the steel mills have gone are African American.

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  15. But wait!
    With 68% reporting, Bernie is now ahead by 6.6%.

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  16. Called for Bernie!

    Alan

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  17. Whew, thank goodness! I was turning blue from holding my breath! Now waiting for the pundits to tell us why Bernie's win doesn't matter and he's still going to lose and should drop out now because he's hurting Hillary's chances. Yeah.

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  18. Did you guys see that Politico verified that Bernie's charges about Hillary's fund-raising were true? Of the $62 Million she raised less than 1% went to the state parties and she kept the rest. This really pisses me off since they were ranking Bernie so hard for "not raising money for Democrats". So, it turns out, neither was Hillary.

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    1. Gee, whoda thunk? Financial hanky-panky at the DNC and HRC campaign? (I still wonder if it will come out that Bill and Hillary have offshore bank accounts...)

      Alan

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    2. Not to mention the address Hillary shares with Trump in Delaware in a building that provides a haven for those avoiding taxes.

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  19. Of course there is always the possibility of
    this [Click] sort of thing coming out…

    —Alan

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  20. Hillary said she'd put Bill in charge of trade if she's elected. What could possibly go wrong?

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  21. 6.24% margin with 87.33% reporting, and time for me to wend my way home.

    Alan

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  22. I missed that one.

    Alan

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    1. I missed the one about the shared Delaware address. The reply was misplaced.

      Alan

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  23. 5.3% lead, 91.5% reporting.

    Alan

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  24. Glad the Disability Pride Parade committee meeting was tonight -- I missed all the nail-biting. With 93% counted, Bernie leads by 5.4%. Too little, too late in terms of the nomination, but shows why it's worth while for Bernie to keep fighting for delegates to strengthen his hand at the convention.

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  25. POLITICO:
    92.7% Reporting
    Delegates Allocated: 85/92
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    Winner B. Sanders . . . 52.7% . . 313,907 . . . 42
    H. Clinton . . . . . . . . . .47.3% . . .281,850 . . . 43

    So with Bernie the Winner, why does Hillary have one delegate more than Bernie? I am so sick of this crap!

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    1. Because the Democrats have morphed into the Dirty Dog Party. Brazenly and opening cheating and expecting loyalty while they do it. Disgusting.

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    2. Susan, I wish you lived near me so we could kibbutz over coffee, solve the world's problems over lunch, then go make a quit for a homeless baby or something. ♥

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    3. Yes, if only they would listen to us! Quilts would be a feel good thing though. You know, there used to be (before 9/11) a group called The Lady's Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society. After 9/11 they retired the name, but I'd actually be willing to bring it back.

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    4. listener ~~ The numbers you are quoting are misleading. Bernie won 43 delegates, Hillary won 37. But 7 superdelegates from Indiana are supporting Hillary and media generally are including those as though she won them tonight.

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  26. 92.9% reporting, Bernie's ahead by 5.4% again.

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  27. With 95.7% reporting, Bernie is ahead by 5%.

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  28. I had told myself I wouldn't be making another special contribution to Bernie (above the monthly contribution I have been making from the beginning), but tonight I broke down and sent him $20.16. And the confirmation page suggested I send a message saying why. So I sent the following message:
    Bernie made me young again! Well, not literally. But we hear so much about Bernie's supporters all being young people that the pundits can't believe a 79-year-old is on his side. But I remember the Reagan tax cuts. And thinking, "Well, maybe if the big rich can keep more of what they earn, they won't ask for so much to begin with." As we all now know, exactly the opposite happened. So it's time and past time to turn things around and get the top 0.1% to let the rest of us have our fair share.

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  29. Indiana · 83 delegates
    98% reporting

    Delegates

    Votes
    Bernie Sanders (won)
    43

    52.5%
    334,348
    Hillary Clinton
    37

    47.5%
    302,676

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