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The Missing Clinton-Sanders Debate: California Dreaming?


The Missing Clinton-Sanders Debate: California Dreaming?

Tom Gallagher

In opting out of the last of her previously agreed upon debates with Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton returned to campaign-long theme – her inevitability. And entitlement. Her supporters told us from the start that Clinton was entitled to the nomination because party leaders had decided. And her nomination was inevitable because party leaders had decided – as her immediate and continuing domination of the superdelegate count showed.


In my version of Bernie Sanders' would-be California dreamin speech, he'd link the state's reliance on agriculture to global warming and VOW to take funds away from "foreign military adventures" and instead plant them in our own backyard.That such a wise investment would be utilized to improve conditions likely to be impacted by global warming while creating jobs for those able (and willing) to work to green the nation's already rated-D (by the Army Corps. of Engineers) infrastructure.


I think she backed out of the debate because her numbers are so low and falling. The more people hear her and watch the contrast between her warmed over old ideas and Bernie's new and improved proposals there is no contest.
Everything her campaign has done has been contrived and geared toward excluding him, not beating him fairly. It's cheap and underhanded but they are scared and they should be. People want to move away from the Clinton's and their neoliberal failed policies. For the DNC to actually be that tone deaf and out of touch as to run a Clinton at this time is the epitome of desperation. It's very much like running another Bush. Didn't go so well.
This is their wake up call. Get it or lose again as they did in 2010.
Bernie is the answer to Trump not Hillary. If Bernie beat Trump it would show the world how this country really feels about the neoliberal/neocon mess they have created.
Go Bernie


2015 Ariail cartoon about Clinton's baggage
and hey... remember that itsy bitsy teeney weeney little suitcase at the tippy top of the baggage stack?
Heres a re-visit by Ariail in http://www.thestate.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/robert-ariail/article80388362.html


California voters are feeling the Bern! This election and movement is FAR from over as the Red Queen & lackeys are trying (unsuccessfully) to sell!

"Sanders supporters insist that when they back him on 7 June, they won’t be offering a symbolic vote for a candidate who has already lost. On the contrary, they say California voters will turn out in droves, launching the comeback that sets him on the path to defeat Clinton – and eventually Donald Trump."
Bernie "mocked the media for saying his campaign was dead, noting that Clinton had canceled events in New Jersey so she could spend more time in California. “Sounds like the campaign is not quite over,” he said to loud cheers, adding that Clinton is starting to look “very nervous”."

When the goin gets tough, the tough get goin as Bluto exhorted us! C'mon..........

Now is no time to rest, or feel defeat, but to work harder for truth and justice, Mom and apple pie.......all the issues Bernie so strongly leads on!


This is all she's got:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Joseph Goebbels


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"Would Sanders have asked Clinton one last time to release the transcripts of her highly paid Goldman Sachs speeches?"

Yes, he probably would. And Clinton would respond that she has released 33 years of tax returns and Bernie has only released his from 2014. And that would be that. The press is still trying to figure out what Bernie is hiding. A guess is that it has something to do with his wife and her job at Burlington College. But what he is hiding remains a mystery. Will Bernie even release his taxes before the convention? I am sure the Superdelegates would like to see those tax returns before casting their votes. .


The thanks belongs to you and your family Pearl, and all the millions of dedicated Sandernistas who are stepping-up their support/activism for Bernie!


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"Really, do Clinton or her supporters actually not think the fight to return tuition-free higher education to the state is not worth making?"

Clinton, like the Republican governors and legislatures, benefit from an uninformed, uneducated populace.


Great post Cookies, I'm sure many missed these connections, but they must be widely publicized so people lapping-up Clinton's lies and ignoring both Clinton's corruption (Bill's record and actions in office cannot be separated from Hillary - they were and are a team!) I hope many will see through the cloak and change their support to Bernie.



Sadly, in my view, the corrupt DNC doesn't want an answer to Trump but rather an answer to Bernie.



If only this column/comment was in my Sunday Paper (Cablevision Family owned Newsday) this morning instead of the Daily Corporate Ration of Distraction ("Opioid Use on Long Island!") and Spin ("Clinton's Salvos Against Trump Prove Energizing!") that they disingenuously provided.


As if the tax returns are more important than those speeches to wall st., who owns the Clintons. Pathetic.


What a dream come true that would be. Two of the greatest grifters in history of American politics behind bars.