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Posts Tagged ‘bernie sanders’

Can Bernie find a clutch and change gear?

Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, March 5th, 2020 - 33 comments

The basic problem with Bernie Sanders campaign is that his sole political role since the start of his career has been as the archetypal outsider. He injects ideas into the political debate that didn’t get play time, but he didn’t concentrate on making those things happen. Now it is costing him.

The Big One’s Coming In.

Written By: - Date published: 11:34 am, February 4th, 2020 - 70 comments

These past few years anyone might be forgiven for believing liberals have never heard of King Canute.  How else to explain their stupid resistance to inevitable change? And now…

An Early Christmas.

Written By: - Date published: 12:33 pm, December 5th, 2019 - 23 comments

Christian tradition dictates Christmas falls on the 25th of December. This year though, if we simply view Christmas through a lens of ‘good things happening’, then Christmas is coming early.

Whither Warren?

Written By: - Date published: 7:40 am, December 2nd, 2019 - 20 comments

Is it too early to call negative odds on Elizabeth Warren’s candidacy?

Bernie runs again

Written By: - Date published: 7:22 am, February 20th, 2019 - 250 comments

Bernie Sanders has announced he will seek the Democratic candidacy for the presidency and has described Trump as being a pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and someone who is undermining American democracy.

Paradise lost

Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, November 7th, 2017 - 19 comments

The Paradise Papers have provided further evidence of a small group of very wealthy people are using complex trust arrangements based in tax havens to avoid paying tax.

Where the Democrats went wrong

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, November 12th, 2016 - 90 comments

The reason for the Democrats losing the recent presidential vote is contained in this video.

Calif. Bernie elected delegates seats blocked, white noise machines installed

Written By: - Date published: 10:52 am, July 29th, 2016 - 58 comments

Elected California Bernie Sanders delegates blocked from their seating by establishment cheering paid seat-fillers. A very Chinese political tactic.

Extraordinary day at the DNC

Written By: - Date published: 4:32 pm, July 27th, 2016 - 69 comments

Quite a day for the Democrats and their convention in Philadelphia. Hillary makes history, but Jill Stein and Donald Trump may be the main beneficiaries.

DNC: Bernie Speaks

Written By: - Date published: 10:50 am, July 26th, 2016 - 184 comments

The Democratic Party is holding their convention in Philadelphia. The day has started with an apology to Bernie Sanders and a poll boost for Donald Trump. Sanders speaks live at 2PM (approx).

UPDATE: Feel the BERN! Live NOW.

UPDATE: Video of Bernie Sanders’ speech now added.

Has Hillary Clinton hired Bernie Sanders’ social media team?

Written By: - Date published: 9:56 am, July 21st, 2016 - 18 comments

Overnight Hillary Clinton’s campaign team has released a video that not only elegantly mimics and repeats the 1964 classic campaign ad “Confessions of a Republican” but involves the same actor who for exactly the same reasons has decided he cannot support the Republican candidate for the presidency.

Why American Foreign Policy still matters

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, June 14th, 2016 - 17 comments

So what should the next President of the United States focus on?  Military power or economic domination or international institutions?

Robert Reich’s letter to Bernie Sanders

Written By: - Date published: 3:41 pm, June 9th, 2016 - 47 comments

The text of an open letter written by Ribert Reich to his friend Bernie Sanders.

Time for Bernie to stand down?

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, June 9th, 2016 - 190 comments

What will Bernie do now?

Trump In, Bern Out, Hillary Home and Hosed?

Written By: - Date published: 11:18 am, May 27th, 2016 - 196 comments

Donald Trump has finally got the last Republican delegates need to secure his candidacy. Bernie Sanders has lost his race (but is being pressured to stand as an independent). Now that the candidates are all but confirmed, the sideshow is over. It’s Clinton vs Drumpf in the most entertaining election in a generation.

Indiana vote

Written By: - Date published: 11:55 am, May 4th, 2016 - 151 comments

Keep an eye on the Indiana US primary vote today. Trump has crushed all opposition and Bernie is going to pull off an upset win.

Update: Rumours that Cruz is dropping out of the race! Update: True – Cruz is gone.

Leftie Kiwis

Written By: - Date published: 9:14 am, April 21st, 2016 - 66 comments

Received political wisdom is that NZ is a conservative country, tending to the right. Interesting then, to see this data on our voting preferences re American presidential candidates.

Sanders is down but not out

Written By: - Date published: 8:33 am, April 3rd, 2016 - 66 comments

The parties are over half way through the primaries and Bernie Sanders still has a chance of pulling off what would be a dramatic victory.

Big wins for Bernie

Written By: - Date published: 1:39 pm, March 27th, 2016 - 76 comments

To the eternal annoyance of the establishment Democrats, Bernie Sanders is still winning primaries.

The destruction of the Republican Party

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, March 5th, 2016 - 49 comments

It appears that the party of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Regan are having problems.

Why Hillary is the only candidate to beat Donald Trump

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, March 3rd, 2016 - 104 comments

Why Hillary Clinton should be the Democratic nomination for this year’s American Presidential elections.

Super Tuesday

Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, March 2nd, 2016 - 30 comments

Strange days indeed.

JMG: The Decline and Fall of Hillary Clinton

Written By: - Date published: 2:35 pm, February 27th, 2016 - 74 comments

As with Corbyn, and as with Syriza, the US oligarchy is now finding out that ordinary people are refusing to buy into the status quo regardless of how much big money spin is being spun.

Sanders v Clinton Campaign ads

Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, February 14th, 2016 - 32 comments

Recent campaign videos from Bernie Saunders and from Hillary Clinton provide interesting contrasts on who the candidates are targeting. Which approach is best?

Three Videos and a Song

Written By: - Date published: 9:48 pm, February 13th, 2016 - 12 comments

It’s over fifty years since JFK, MLK and RFK died. Is this the year America finally gets their message?

The end of conventional wisdom?

Written By: - Date published: 10:03 pm, February 6th, 2016 - 69 comments

After Bernie Sanders’ dead-heat with Hillary Clinton in Iowa, the race to the Democrat nomination at the upcoming convention just got much more interesting. A Quinnipiac poll now has him trail her nationally by two points. Just as with Corbyn in Britain, the pundits are tying themselves in knots trying to make sense of it.

Sanders vs Trump

Written By: - Date published: 1:21 pm, January 20th, 2016 - 132 comments

Sanders is increasing his lead over Clinton in early states. Trump has just been endorsed by Palin. A Sanders vs Trump face off doesn’t seem as unlikely as it used to.

Go Bernie!

Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, January 14th, 2016 - 91 comments

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Paris 3 – common sense from Democrats

Written By: - Date published: 8:32 am, November 16th, 2015 - 161 comments

The fallout from the Paris attacks continues. The American political reaction is as important as it is predicable.

Sanders leads Clinton

Written By: - Date published: 6:50 am, September 9th, 2015 - 44 comments

Sanders in America, Corbyn in England. If they both win, does this mark a resurgence of the political left?

Sanders vs Trump

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, July 3rd, 2015 - 15 comments

It will probably turn out to be Clinton vs Bush of course. But wouldn’t Sanders vs Trump be more fun? And wouldn’t Sanders be a fascinating POTUS?

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