THIS IS BERNIE SANDERS FOLLOWUP TO HIS “CONCESSION” SPEECH ON MEDIUM.com & HIS SUPPOSEDLY REAFFIRMING HIS ENDORSEMENT OF HILLARY CLINTON.
We have shown throughout this election that these are issues that are important to voters and that progressive solutions energize people in the fight for real change. What we have accomplished so far is historic — but our work is far from over. (He had actually accomplished NOTHING as usual! He had run his mouth with no concrete results and no policy statements as to how to accomplish goals. All he had done was energize the far left extremists in the Dem Party by repeating GOP talking points against Hillary which separated them from the Dem Party and brought out more Hillary haters and reinforced their ignorance with GOP talking points using created scandals, lies, gossip! The group of far left extremists he attracted were mostly young and really did not know Hillary or her TRUE history. BUT Bernie had been in politics as long as Hillary and had worked with her. He KNEW the GOP talking points he used against Hillary were not true! He KNEW Hillary as a hard-working, highly ethical public servant but when his supporters viciously attacked her, he did nothing to stop them!)
I cannot in good conscience let that happen.
You should know that in the weeks since the last primary, both campaigns have worked together in good faith to bridge some of the policy issues that divided us during the election. Did we come to agreement on everything? Of course not. But we made important steps forward.
Hillary Clinton released a debt free college plan that we developed together which now includes free tuition at public colleges and universities for working families. This was a major part of our campaign’s agenda and a proposal that, if enacted into law, would revolutionize higher education in this country. (Hillary already had a plan to address college student debt. THEIR plan did not include FREE college for all!)
Secretary Clinton has also publicly committed to massive investments in health care for communities across this country that will increase primary care, including mental health care, dental care, and low-cost prescription drug access for an additional 25 million people. Importantly, she has also endorsed the enactment of a so-called public option to allow everyone in this country to participate in a public insurance program. This idea was killed by the insurance industry during consideration of President Obama’s health care program. (Hillary already had plans for addressing these problems! He brought NOTHING to the table!)
But none of these initiatives will happen if we do not elect a Democratic president in November. None! In fact, we will go backward. We must elect the Democratic nominee (Asshole would not even say HER name! He’s a sulking, egotistical brat!) in November and progressive Democrats up and down the ballot so that we ensure that these policy commitments can advance.
It is extremely important that we keep our movement together, that we hold public officials accountable and that we elect progressive candidates to office at the federal, state, and local level who will stand with us.
On a personal note, I cannot say with words how appreciative Jane and I are of the kindness, dedication and love we experienced from so many people across the country. We are deeply touched by it and will never, ever forget it.
Forever committed, forever fighting,
The mourning has been hellacious, every waking moment, for the fraud election in which Putin cyber attacked the Democratic Party, Hillary, and our country! He started a Cyber War and appears to have won the first major battle by installing his puppet, Predator-in-Chief T***Pf and his cronies in the White House to wreak havoc in any way possible and to steal every last penny from the 99%!
Mourning time is OVER! It’s been replaced by extreme, almost uncontrollable anger, DAILY! Really, watching T***Pf attend a prayer ceremony! Give me a break! Any child who attends church regularly knows it is NOT 2 Corinthians, its 2nd Corinthians. I’d like to see “undoctored” pics of that scumbag in a church for any reason other than a wedding! Evangelicals who support/ed him need to walk the aisle again and ask for forgiveness! They supported a man who admitted to sexually assaulting GIRLS on numerous TV programs, in magazine interviews and BRAGGED about seeing their naked bodies, described them and said it was his right to “inspect the product”! Any evangelical who can support this man, seriously needs to check their moral compass, no matter what they THINK he is going to do for them! What he did and said was NOT fake news; he did these things and said them BEFORE he ran for POTUS so there was no reason for anyone to make it all up!
New York has known for a long time that T***Pf is a braggart, business failure, and a narcissist! Why the media4$s did not expose him I can only guess they were greedy and put money over country OR T***Pf and Putin have enough to blackmail and expose them as the immoral, low-integrity people they are. But, instead of exposing him, they gave him millions of dollars of free ads, acted like his minions, covered his tweets instead of the Russian invasion and helped Putin attack America and install his puppet as POTUS! They didn’t even keep after him DAILY until he released his tax returns, which, by the way he still has NOT! I strongly suspect he’s worth MUCH less than he claims or is deeply in debt, either of which will disappoint his adoring fans!
Did you ever see T***Pf actually campaign amongst the people? No, he only held rallies and called in to so-called news shows from the comfort of his bed eating doughnuts! I thought he must be a germophobe and afraid to shake hands with people; turns out I may have been right! Our new illegitimate POTUS may be afraid to shake hands with people in addition to his hundreds of other faults as a despicable example for a human being!
The point is that the extreme anger needs an outlet so it is time to fight for our Democracy! And, any liberal leaders who are not willing to fight need to step aside and let the people speak! T***Pf has an approval rating of lower than 40% so the MAJORITY of the people in this country do not want this scoundrel for POTUS. Some continue to call him POTUS as though he is legitimate! STOP IT! He’s NOT the legitimate POTUS! He was installed by Putin by way of a Cyber War and should be removed NOW! If Putin had attacked us with missiles, almost all Americans would be up in arms demanding a NEW ELECTION! Well, Putin DID attack us, even if you don’t understand computers and cyber warfare, believe all the intelligence agencies and directors who are telling you daily that he did!
The ONLY way to correct what has been done and to prove to Putin that he cannot control America is to have a NEW ELECTION! He may have thought he won; but, if we have a NEW, FAIR ELECTION, we will have WON! A new election is not something we usually do in our democracy because we so strongly believe in the “peaceful transfer of power”! But these are NOT usual times, we are in a cyber WAR with Russia and if we let them install our POTUS, we have lost the first MAJOR battle. The freedom of the entire world depends on our reaction to this attack! So far, our reaction has been feeble, which is only making Putin and his thugs stronger by the second. We must answer Putin’s attack with a NEW, FAIR ELECTION immediately! The media should report on the progress being made toward the new election, T***Pf and gang should be removed from the White House and ALL power removed. He’s shown he supports Russia, the one who attacked us! Get him out of there! The media should disqualify him like they have others in the past: STOP TALKING, WRITING ABOUT HIM AT ALL; and, most of all, do NOT read or report on his tweets! He is NOT the POTUS so stop using that as an excuse to continue to report on this madman! Help save our country, demand a NEW, FAIR ELECTION as soon as possible and let’s put this horrendous tragedy behind us as soon as possible
The media FOR PROFIT is responsible for Donald Trump being taken seriously by many as a candidate for the President of the United States! They have managed to make a laughingstock of the United States by continuing to cover the buffoon TV personality as a serious candidate! Initially, the media treated Trump’s candidacy as a joke, laughing and barely containing their amusement at the stupid, ignorant, racist things he said. They continued covering EVERY word he said, allowed him to CALL IN INTERVIEWS, lapped up every word he said because it guaranteed them ratings dollars!
As with everything, there comes a time to pay the piper and the day has finally come, especially with the media FOR PROFIT! They are shaking and scratching their heads, wondering out loud how did it ever get this far! Well, it snowballed from laughs and giggles to serious business because the media FOR PROFIT covered Trump as though he was a serious candidate and SOME people’s bigotry and racism is easily encouraged! Every day they heard Trump say outrageous racist, bigoted things and the media accepted his statements as “normal” when THEY WERE NOT!
The media should have ignored him or at least pointed out the things he was saying were totally unacceptable in a free, tolerant society. They should have destroyed his candidacy like they have always done in the past when a candidate did or said something so obviously unacceptable for a candidate for the President of the United States. Instead, for ratings, they continued to cover his asinine, ridiculous statements as though they were deserving of serious analysis and thought. So, SOME of the people believed, since the media was covering it, it must be acceptable to believe the things he was saying and they began REPEATING it and giving the beliefs respectability! The media’s actions also made it respectable to show up at a rally for Trump and expect to be treated with as much respect as any other supporter for a candidate!
After the initial guffaws at the TV celebrity’s ignorance and bigotry, the media should have treated Trump like they treat a KKK, Nazi or Arian Race member, as an ignorant extremist, and then moved on. Any followers of Trump should have been given the exact same treatment as Trump, they should have been treated like members of the KKK, Nazi or Arian Race groups, free to say whatever they wish but shunned by all who have the slightest bit of intelligence or concern for their fellow human beings! Let’s all SPEAK UP, let the Trumpsters know how we feel about their racist, bigoted, ignorant ideas. Let’s make them ashamed of their treatment of their fellow human beings, let them know their behavior and words are unacceptable in a tolerant, fair society! Make them hide and wear masks!
If the leader of the KKK announced a campaign as a GOP candidate for the President of the United States, how would the GOP react? Would they accept the announcement, include him in the debates, treat him with respect? I seriously doubt that they would. The problem is that Donald Trump has actually said what MANY in the GOP actually think but are unwilling to say, so he is allowed to continue the charade of a campaign. Now, the GOP, in addition to the media for PROFIT, is shaking and scratching its head as to what to do with Trump’s candidacy, which is destroying what’s left of their Party!
Trump’s support is stuck at around 30% in the GOP and he can NEVER win a general election due to many reasons, but, especially due to his lack of Hispanic/people of color support. So, the GOP has to find a way to end his candidacy, at least as a GOP candidate, which they never should have allowed in the first place. I’m not shedding tears for them; they get what they deserve because most of them are cave dwellers who belong in the 18th century and are trying to enforce their religious beliefs on everyone else through laws?
The GOP as a party is finished and needs to make a graceful exit. All moderate GOP have disappeared and the extremists are bringing our government to a halt. It’s time the GOP stepped aside and a party with some grownups grouped together to help the Democrats run our country in a more efficient, fair, and equitable manner. (I’ll admit that the Democrats do have their own far-out extremists who should receive a similar treatment as the Trumpsters!) But, in the meantime, I do wonder exactly how the GOP is going to get Trump out of the way, not to mention the sleepy-eyed, totally ignorant in all things political, Carson!! LMFAO
Some say, well, Trump draws huge crowds so we must listen to him. NO WE DO NOT! We have to allow him and his followers’ freedom of expression but the media does NOT have to cover his speeches; and, we do NOT have to give him or his followers ANY respect for their views! We must allow the KKK, Nazi and Arian groups to have parades but we do not have to agree with or respect them or go to their damned parades!
Actually, in my view, the people who attend Trump’s speeches should be wearing masks like the KKK. And, I think it’s time for the IRS to begin an investigation of Trump and those who donate to him in order to put him out of business, just like they did the KKK! We have all sat by and watched this horrendous TV reality show and it’s time we call it what it is and show it the disrespect that it deserves. We need to speak up every time we hear someone say they support Trump the same way we would if someone said they support the KKK, Nazi or Arian groups! We need to make people ashamed to admit they are in any way associated with Trump and his racism, bigotry, and ignorance!
Politicio.com posted an article on Friday, October 16, 2015, with a title that was IMHO intentionally misleading saying HRC signals she would be better for Israel than Obama! But, when one reads the article, it is clear there was no basis in fact for the article’s title, which infuriated many Palestinian supporters!
Politico has posted many anti HRC articles in the past and have clearly distorted her statements and views, starting in ’08 campaign.
Here is what the article actually said re HRC’s views re the Israel/Palestine conflict:
“Clinton’s private responses in some ways resemble a foreign policy Rorschach test; donors who see a deal as important to world peace have come away thinking that Clinton shares their perspective, but so, too, do donors who oppose any prospective agreement as compromising Israeli security.”
“Her support for the negotiating process and touting support for Israel are not contradictory,” said Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill. “A strong deal is good for Israel in her view.”
And several people who’ve heard her address the issue say the fact that different people can come away with such different interpretations is a testament to her nuanced approach to the issue and her skill as a politician, rather than any vacillation on the subject.”
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/hillary-clinton-jewish-donors-israel-119705#ixzz3pEN8lOnMRead more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/hillary-clinton-jewish-donors-israel-119705#ixzz3pEMdCAlI
So, basically, the TIITLE of the article could not and was not substantiated! IMHO, Politico did a hit job on HRC as they have done in the past! They also knew an article with such a negative view of HRC’s policy would gain readers! Typical of today’s mainstream media, more interested in ratings/reader count than the TRUTH!
Here is a more accurate view of HRC’s stands over the years regarding Israel/Palestine taken from Wikipedia 10/21/2015:
“Regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict, Clinton has stated that she is “an emphatic, unwavering supporter of Israel’s safety and security.”
On July 18, 2006, Clinton spoke at a pro-Israel rally in New York in front of the United Nations. She supported Israel’s efforts in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict: “We are here to show solidarity and support for Israel. We will stand with Israel, because Israel is standing for American values as well as Israeli ones.”
On November 13, 2005, Clinton said that she supports the creation of the West Bank barrier, stating: “This is not against the Palestinian people. This is against the terrorists. The Palestinian people have to help to prevent terrorism. They have to change the attitudes about terrorism.” She has also requested that Palestinian leaders “change all textbooks in all grades” from the current ones, which are “hate-filled, violent and radical.”
As a senator and throughout her career, Clinton had supported a law that requires identifying Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In September 2011, as Secretary of State, she filed a brief with the US Supreme Court opposing “any American action, even symbolically, toward recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel” because of the influence it might have on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
During an interview while the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict was ongoing, Clinton said that Hamas had intentionally provoked Israel by firing rockets into that country. In regard to whether Israel’s response against Hamas had been proportionate, she said, “I’m not a military planner, but Hamas puts its missiles – its rockets – in civilian areas. Part of it is that Gaza’s pretty small and it’s very densely populated. They put their command and control of Hamas military leaders in those civilian areas. Israel, I know, has sent warnings and tried to get people to move, but in any kind of conflict there are going to be civilian casualties, and we need to try to get to a cease-fire as soon as possible.”
Clearly, HRC is NOT anti-Palestinian or totally pro Israel. She’s very aware of the complexities of a problem that has had negative effects throughout the world for decades and the many efforts to negotiate a fair & equitable peace. It would be absurd for someone with her knowledge, experience to make a statementt such as Politico indicated in the title of its article but was unable to substantiate with facts in the actual article!
But, Politico also knew the TITLE of the article would do the damage it intended to do to HRC! I witnessed their lies and distortions in ’08 but will not sit idly by while they continue their efforts to destroy her credibility on such an extraordinary subject that affects world peace just for their greediness for more dollars thru readership and their bias against her!
Every time Politico uses a negative article title towards HRC without facts in the article to back up the title or every time they do a hit piece on HRC to negatively affect her poll ratings, I intend to make them accountable for their actions by letting the people know what/why they are doing it. I will post blogs and use Twitter to inform people of the TRUTH, which is what Politico is SUPPOSED to be doing!
COMMON DISTORTIONS/MISINFORMATION REGARDING:
Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002, Pub.L. 107–243
The resolution “supported” and “encouraged” diplomatic efforts by President George W. Bush to “strictly enforce through the U.N. Security Council all relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq” and “obtain prompt and decisive action by the Security Council to ensure that Iraq abandons its strategy of delay, evasion, and noncompliance and promptly and strictly complies with all relevant Security Council resolutions.
The problem was that President George W. Bush did NOT “strictly enforce through the U.N. Security Council ALL relevant Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq. And he did NOT “obtain prompt and decisive action by the Security Council to ensure that Iraq abandons its strategy of delay, evasion, and noncompliance and promptly and strictly complies with all relevant Security Council resolutions.!
Bush ignored these provisions in the law passed by Congress, abused his power, and went straight to war!
Those who say that Hillary/others voted FOR war are INCORRECT! Bush was given authorization to go to war with Iraq AS A LAST RESORT!