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The Bernie Sanders Media Syndrome (“BSMS”) is a rather serious disease and sometimes impossible to cure. There are times it goes into remission, you know like this Saturday when channels like CNN and MSNBC became nothing but Bernie channels but don’t count on it lasting too long because the Hillary Clinton virus (“HRCV”) which is the virus that controls the syndrome just won’t seem to go away.
Symptoms of HRCV
- An inexplicable fascination with all things Hillary.
- In inability to accept the fact that Bernie decimated Hillary on battleground states polling involving Donald Trump.
- Thinking that because Hillary actually had 5,500 and some change supporters (her largest crowd to date) attend one of her, um, rallies that people actually like her..like really like her.
- You still believe that Bill Clinton was the first black president and that he was telling the truth when he said he did not have sexual relations with that woman.
- You think the fact that over 50% of Americans dislike her is part of a Berniebro conspiracy theory.
- Delusions of grandeur.
- You think that Bernie is a Communist plotting with President Obama and Raul Castro to make the US and Cuba one nation under a groove.
- The voices in your head are telling you to trust her.
- You think that if you ignore Bernie he will go away.
- You actually think that even if this revolution isn’t televised his supporters with go “pouf” and disappear.
All kidding aside, we have every reason in the world to dislike Hillary and the media which is obsessed with her. Below is a HuffPost Politics article written by Seth Abramson which explains in detail why we do.
UPDATE – MSNBC and CNN returned to regular programming at 7pm.
I got nothing.
If you think that supporters of Bernie Sanders are first and foremost angry about matters of policy — for instance, the way our broken campaign finance laws, market regulations, and trade policies are destroying the hopes and ambitions of most of America — you’re absolutely right. But that’s the long view.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders Ex-DNC official cuts emotional ad for Sanders Poll: 66 percent think presidential election process is broken Warren: ‘I’m still cheering Bernie on’ MORE , taped an emotional ad for the presidential hopeful in which she talked about her military service.
I usually leave politicians children alone but since Ms. Thang is now a grown ass woman spreading lies for her Mother she is now fair game. I call it the apple -tree effect and Ms. Thang clearly hit every branch on her way down.
According to the Daily Mail and a video uploaded on YOUTUBE, Mr. Thang describes in detail how Hillbilly plans to offset the high out of pocket cost by either a tax credit or by executive action. I am pretty sure this is the same Obamacare she repeatedly named dropped along with President Obama’s name during debates but I don’t remember her saying anything else about it other than she was the one that originally came up with the plan in 1993.
She also stated that Bernie is going to dismantle Obamacare.
During Chelsea Clinton’s first solo swing through New Hampshire in January, she warned a crowd gathered in Manchester that Sanders planned to ‘dismantle’ Obamacare.
Sanders had been pitching to his own supporters a Medicare-for-all program through the government as opposed to the private health insurance network of exchanges that Americans currently use.
Hillary Clinton has labeled a plan like Sanders’ unrealistic and instead suggested that she would make improvements on Obamacare’s back.
‘If it’s Medicare-for-all, then you no longer have the Affordable Care Act,’ Hillary Clinton said at a debate last month.
‘We both share the goal of universal healthcare,’ Clinton said of she and her rival Sanders.
But she wanted to ‘build on the healthcare system we have,’ Clinton said.
‘I far prefer that than trying to start all over again,’ she concluded.
Clinton, like her daughter, has had to publicly acknowledge some of the shortcomings of the law.
For example, earlier this month she encountered a woman at CNN’s Ohio town hall.
The woman told the candidate that her health care costs had jumped from $490 to $1,090, the Weekly Standard reported.
Clinton could only recommend that the voter do some comparison shopping.
‘One thing that I would like you to do—and I’m not saying it’s going to making a difference, but I would like for you to go shopping on that exchange,’ Clinton said.
‘And to go on and keep looking to see what the prices are, because we have to get more competition back into the insurance market,’ the Democratic front runner advised.
Also included in the article is a video of Bernie and HillBilly during a debate in which Bernie said that he is not going to dismantle Obamacare.
Chelsea Clinton was caught on camera frankly talking about Obamacare, suggesting that the cost was out of reach for some Americans The former first daughter said she thought her mother might use executive action to cap the costs The young Clinton turned campaign attack dog over the issue of Obamacare, smacking Bernie Sanders for trying to ‘dismantle’ the program Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton applied a surprising frankness to a conversation revolving around Obamacare, a video released to the Weekly Standard shows.
According to The Hill, the Sanders campaign kept the lawsuit against the DNC alive with a new court filing today.
Bernie Sanders‘s presidential campaign has officially served the Democratic National Committee (DNC) with its lawsuit over access to party voter files, it said Thursday in a court filing.U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan had given the campaign a Thursday deadline to serve the DNC with the suit or risk having it dropped from federal court.In the new filing, the campaign said the two sides “continue to engage in cooperative discussions in their efforts to resolve the pending litigation” and will keep the court updated on those discussions.A source close to the Sanders campaign framed the latest development as a way to keep the door open for a lawsuit as the two parties wait for the results of an independent audit.But the source believes the issue ultimately will be “resolved amicably.”“We’re dealing with the DNC on an issue where we felt that they did not deal straight with us from the beginning, so the reason to keep this in place was to make sure Sen. Sanders is treated fairly in this process,” the source told The Hill.“This filing is very procedural. We went through with it because the report is not yet complete.”DNC spokesperson Mark Paustenbach echoed that optimism in a brief statement to The Hill.“We continue to have productive discussions with the Sanders campaign and look forward to resolving this matter,” he said.Sanders sued the DNC in December after the party briefly shut off his campaign’s access to shared voter data. The committee was responding to the discovery that a Sanders aide had accessed separate data owned by rival Hillary Clinton‘s campaign.The since-fired Sanders aide said he was only trying to document a system error so it could be fixed, and the Sanders campaign has argued that even the brief interruption represented a serious blow.The party agreed to restore access shortly after Sanders filed the lawsuit. But the campaign has not closed the door on the suit, which seeks $75,000 for breach of contract.The dispute has highlighted tensions between the Sanders campaign and the DNC.When access to the access to the data was initially shut off, the campaign denounced it as an overreaction and suggested the campaign was aiding Clinton’s campaign.The Clinton campaign, in turn, attacked Sanders for what it called an “egregious” use of the DNC database.“This was not an inadvertent glimpse into our data, not a mistake,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said. “They made 25 intentional and targeted searches of our data.”Sanders is trailing Clinton in the race for the Democratic nomination, but hopes to make up ground this weekend in the contests being held in Washington state, Hawaii and Alaska.– Updated at 7:02 p.m.
Sanders campaign keeps lawsuit against DNC alive
If you know any newly registered voters located in New York City, please share the following information provided by the gothimist.
You have recently received an Approval Notice. The date on the notice for the Primary Election was incorrect. The correct date is September 13, 2016. Polls will be open from 6 AM to 9PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.
There is a primary election on September 13th, but it is a state and local election, and the primary on everyone’s mind at the moment, the presidential one, is still on April 19th. The mailer makes no mention of which primary it is referring to.
Three people whom we spoke to were also alarmed by the fact that the mailers were near their mailboxes, but not in them.
The front of the postcard Some 60,000 newly registered voters in New York City recently received notices misleadingly stating that the primary election is in September. The mailers read: You have recently received an Approval Notice. The date on the notice for the Primary Election was incorrect.
Helen Purcell, Maricopa’s County Recorder Takes Full Responsibility For What Happened Yesterday During Arizona’s Elections
Sorry but this is not enough . . .
Election officials are taking ‘full responsibility’ for the long lines and confusion Arizona voters experienced during Tuesday’s presidential election. “I would just like to reiterate again, I take full responsibility for what happened yesterday,” Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell told the county’s Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, a day after voters waited in hours-long lines to vote in Tuesday’s presidential preference election.
I am not a conspiracy theory kind of gal but something is up in Arizona. If HillBilly and her shady ass posse think we Bernie or Busters are going to bury our heads in the sand over this then they really are as stupid as I suspected. Below is a detailed explanation of exactly how HillBilly screwed us.
Desperate to prevent another “Michigan upset”, Hillary found an ingenious way to guarantee victory in Arizona.
The key to Clinton’s strategy in Arizona was early voting. In Arizona, around 70% of voters cast their ballot by mail. Why is this important? Because
of the 297,714 voters who have already cast their ballots—174,706 were female, 59 percent of the total early Democratic vote. The breakdown of early Democratic voters by gender and age is shown below. The early vote by women is dominated by older age groups. Voters under 30 account for only 7 percent of Democratic early voters compared to 41 percent for the over 65 crowd. The large number of women, particularly older women, who have already cast Democraticballots, is a good sign for Hillary Clinton.
In other words, the elderly (see: Clinton supporters) make up the vast majority of early voters in Arizona.
Hillary’s plan to steal Arizona was remarkably simple: Suppress voting on election day, and rely on her large lead with early voters to secure a win.
It was a perfectly executed heist. Here’s how she did it:
- Drastically reduce the number of polling locations to make voting nearly impossible
For starters, polling places were almost non-existent:
As reported by The Arizona Republic’s Mary Jo Pitzl, Maricopa County reduced the number of polling places from more than the 200 available for the 2012 presidential election to…60.
Sixty? Are you kidding me.
The fact that a voter could go to any polling place didn’t matter much when the lines were so long that many people were forced to abandon the line.
I’ve heard from a number of those who stood outside and waited, and
waited, and waited.
One of them, Todd Johnson wrote in part, “I was in one of those long lines — from 4 p.m. to just about 6:40. As we stood, the line just got longer…I saw motivated voters, some with children, trying to fulfill their civic duties. The poll workers were exhausted. The line had been there since 5 in the a.m. and the line only grew in length. My estimate is that if someone were to join before the 7 p.m. cutoff they were looking at a four-hour wait. Call these county officials out!”
Officials apparently believed that so many of us utilize the mail-in early-voting ballots that there is less demand for in-person voting locations.
Yeah, why would at least 30% of eligible voters feel the need to vote? What is this, some sort of “democracy”?
So far, so good.
2. Declare Hillary the winner while people are still standing in line and less than 1% of the vote is counted
This is cute:
Yes, the media called the election for Clinton with less than 1% of the vote counted and thousands of people still waiting in line to cast their ballot. Even four hours after polling stations closed, hundreds of people were still waiting in line:
More than four hours after polling places closed, hundred of people were still in line to vote at the Salvation Army office on Third Avenue in downtown Phoenix.
Aracely Calderon, 56, was the last person to get in line in time to vote at the site.
She made it just seconds before a volunteer began enforcing the site’s closing shortly after 7 p.m.
When Calderon arrived, the line spanned more than 700 people and almost 4 blocks.
And it gets worse.
3. Thousands of voters say their party affiliation was altered or undocumented, preventing them from voting
Arizona has closed primaries, which means that if you aren’t registered as a democrat, you can’t vote. As a local news report put it:
Arizona law already effectively disenfranchises 36 percent of registered voters.
These would be voters who are unaffiliated with any political party. Independent. The only way those individuals can vote in a primary is to re-register with a political party. And they have to do so 29 days before the election.
It’s ridiculous to think that 36 percent of Arizona voters — can’t vote.
But many independents did change their party affiliation,and guess what happened on election day?
Leaders from the Arizona branch of the Democratic Party have confirmed that its lawyers are officially making an inquiry after multiple Democratic voters showed up to the polls only to find that they were listed as independents, Republicans, or had no party affiliation at all.
Many voters wound up having to wait in line under the hot Arizona sun only to find that they were ineligible to vote for the candidates of their choice. To add insult to injury,the polling locations have been so poorly planned that many voters had to wait in line up to four hours before finding out that their information had been improperly filed.
And just to be clear: We’re not talking about a few isolated incidents. Every corner of the Internet is full of stories from people who tried to vote and were turned away.
I posted earlier about my being denied my legal right to vote this morning. I went to the Pima County Recorders office and video taped the whole thing. Here’s what they are doing. They are copying voter registration cards changing the date and the party preference. They can’t change the original because that goes out to the party. At first she tried to say I sent in a second voter registration card (of course I didn’t not) then she changes her story to its a computer glitch then states it’s an error.
This “error” also benefits Clinton tremendously:
People don’t fully understand just how easy it is to write a database script to modify large sets of data in a matter of seconds or less.
Search for independent voters that have recently changed to dem, randomly select a % of them to be changed to lower the delegate loss and still seem on the books so they could tout it as a resounding victory.
The most-recent official roster has 37 percent (or 1.219 million) of registered Arizona voters declared as independents; 34 percent (or 1.115 million) as Republicans; and 28 percent (or 932,722) as Democrats.
THERE ARE MORE INDEPENDENTS THAN DEMOCRATS. That scared the sh*t out of the Clinton campaign, given Sanders has trounced her with independents in every state.
We’re not done yet.
4. A purely coincidental but extremely convenient bomb threat prevented voters from seeking help
As you might expect, plenty of disenfranchised Arizona voters sought assistance from local authorities who could help them clear up problems with their voter registration.Unfortunately, bomb threats prevented many voters from getting the help they needed:
Pima County says the staff at the Recorder’s Office was allowed back into the Public Service Center, after it was evacuated at around 5:30 p.m.
According to officials, Tucson Police Department found an item in the garage of the building, located at 240 N. Stone Ave. Due to bomb threat reports received earlier in the day, TPD decided to send its bomb squad to the scene.
TPD said the suspicious item was later found to not be a threat. The staff was allowed back in the building at around 6:35 p.m.
Officials say the area is still closed off.
Pima County said an additional 15 staff members have been added to help the voter help line.
Oh, good. Right in time for the polling stations to close at 7:00pm.
The Clinton machine really outdid itself this time. Bravo, Hillary.
Pretty damn shady isn’t it?
I do not nor have I ever liked the Clintons. I think they are two of the shadiest people to ever grace this planet, they are moral-less wonders. So, I need someone to explain to me why in the hell that man insulted the President that is (possibly was) going to make history by campaigning (much to my dismay) for his horribly dressed wife. The same man that made a very racist (it involved coffee) comment while campaigning for HillBilly in her failed attempt to live in the White House in 2008. Now correct me if I am wrong but I think I remember HillBilly’s husband being involved in some kind of drama that involved a blue dress, a cigar and impeachment. Even if he was telling the truth (he isn’t) I would still rather have that as my legacy instead of the one Bill has.
Just Sayin’. . .
“If you believe we can rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that where we were practicing trickle-down economics, then you should vote for her,” the former president said about his wife.
Joan Baez, who is one of my favorites has thrown her support behind Bernie. She had this to say about him.
“I seldom do this, but I’m really casting my lot with Bernie Sanders,” Baez said. “I also think young people are supporting him. Young people are not paying attention to what goes on in the media, but kids are donating to his campaign once a month or once a week.”
The only other candidate she has ever endorsed is President Obama.
In 2008, Baez made her first-ever endorsement for the U.S. presidency, calling Obama the country’s best hope to “navigate the contaminated waters of Washington, lift up the poor, and appeal to the rich to share their wealth.” But his tenure in the Oval Office has proved disappointing, she said.
“Some amazing stuff happened when Obama was running,” Baez said. “His charisma, his intelligence … Then he suffered some seismic thing. By being so careful, by being so patient, he was not able to do that much.”
Although she realizes Sanders could end up in the same situation — hampered by parties, politics and the realities of life at the White House — Baez said he offers a refreshing antidote to politics as usual.
“I like that he’s a grumpy old Jewish guy with no hair,” Baez said. “I like something about his attitude, that he’s not careful. … If Hillary (Clinton) is nominated, I will vote for her. She’s a friend. But I think Sanders speaks to the human condition.”
Much thanks to Mary Colurso at AL.com.
Joan Baez calls Donald Trump supporters ‘troglodytes,’ says Bernie Sanders ‘speaks to the human condition’
Joan Baez didn’t mince words. In an interview with AL.com, the iconic folk singer – a liberal activist and longtime advocate for social justice – blasted Donald Trump, his followers and his presidential campaign. “I think there isn’t anybody, any intelligent person, who isn’t shocked and surprised and appalled,” Baez said, when asked for her views on this election year.
According to Politico, Sanders out raised Clinton for the second month in a row, pulling in $43.5 million to her $30.1 million, according to a Sanders campaign official. But the new figures also indicate that he plowed through far more cash, spending $40.9 million to her $34.3 million. That left the senator with $17.2 million in the bank as March began, while Clinton had $30.8 million.
In all, Sanders has raised just under $140 million, powered by nearly 2 million donors who have repeatedly fed the campaign with small contributions online. Clinton, who this month secured her 1 millionth donor, has brought in nearly $161 million overall for her bid.
DONATE, DONATE, DONATE!!!
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont continued his intense spending pace in February as he scrambled to catch up with former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in their race for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to campaign-finance details set to be filed Sunday.