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The Methodical, Error-Free Bernie

Watching Bernie Sanders and his crew run this campaign is watching poetry in motion, or the Swan Lake ballet, or trapeze artistry at its best.

Bernie follows a detailed plan, step by step. He never jumps around or gets ahead of himself. And it's working. The proof was in Iowa, where he demonstrated not only his popular appeal among the electorate, but his mastery of the strategy of American politics.

I cannot speak more highly of Jane Sanders and Jim Weaver--they are the mainstays of the candidate, his right and his left hands. I wish I had anyone in my life as talented and committed as they are to Bernie.

There have been some bobbles, not unexpected, from over-enthusiastic team members, and Bernie has handled the problem with dispatch, judgment, and ethics. He does the right thing, and he doesn't need to think about it for 3 weeks before he responds.

In all, I cannot think of a better audition for President than this campaign. Bernie is better than we deserve, and just what we need: a truly Executive Leader.

  1. Sanders Has Leverage But Clinton Will Never Bargain YVES SMITH/NAKED CAPITALISM

    by , 06-26-2016 at 12:00 PM (Go with the Grain and Demeter!)
    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/...r-bargain.html

    Yves: Iím running this post because, if nothing else, it describes how presumptuous the Clinton camp is in demanding that Bernie stop building his movement and kiss Hillaryís ring. However, even though, by any conventional measure, Sanders has a large, devoted, and well-informed following that the Clinton campaign wants, and may well need, to win the Presidential election, there is absolutely
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  2. Race Is Being Used To Divide Us

    by , 06-25-2016 at 04:39 PM (Go with the Grain and Demeter!)
    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    Race, sex, age, class, education, health

    ....every little detail they can use to say we are different from each other, instead of pointing out our common causes and concerns. Because if they took care of our common concerns, the rest wouldn't matter.

    No, really. If everyone had food, clothing shelter, healthcare, education and jobs, what would there be to divide us?
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  3. Has Assange made a bargain pact with the Devil in exchange for his Freedom?

    by , 06-24-2016 at 02:24 PM (Go with the Grain and Demeter!)
    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    Everything that is happening now has never happened before, not in living memory and maybe never in recorded history.

    There was no way to predict anything that has happened for the last....10 months, at least.

    So now that the rigid predictability (and the gridlock in politics and the media) is broken, people are willing to try alternative approaches and levers to push things along these unaccustomed paths. And Assange is a powerful man. Maybe not as much as Rupert
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  4. I think Bernie is Laughing Up His Sleeve: She Has to Get ON the Ballot, First!

    by , 06-24-2016 at 11:59 AM (Go with the Grain and Demeter!)
    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    And that hasn't happened. Furthermore, she has to stay out of disgrace until Election Day...fat chance of that!

    It's a dangerous, risky game in play. Many of the players are either crooked, psychotic, or insane, or all of the above, which makes it more challenging. But I don't think Obama wants to spend his retirement at Club Fed, and I don't think anyone gives a care where Hillary ends up.

    The steps must be taken, one at a time, in chronological order. It is not time
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  5. Regarding the Denigration of So-Called Right Wing Sources

    by , 06-24-2016 at 05:41 AM (Go with the Grain and Demeter!)
    Quote Originally Posted by Demeter View Post
    Because of family connections, I get regular servings of RW emails forwarded to me. And I have to say: the Right Wing gets their facts pretty correct. They aren't making shit up; they are observing what is happening.

    It's their interpretation of said facts that suffers from their blind spots. They can be very wrong about WHY something is happening, or WHO is doing the heavy lifting. They can be premature in their fire-alarm alerts about the timing of when things will happen. And they
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