Bittersweet

Many of us can do two things at the same time, like, say, walk and chew gum. It takes practice, but we've managed to master that skill. So it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that we Bernie supporters can celebrate that a woman, for the first time ever, is our presidential nominee while still disagreeing with her policies. Yes, like it or not, Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee; a woman can finally claim that victory and that's a 'uuuuge deal. While I've never been an identity voter or even a single issue voter, I fully and enthusiastically acknowledge [...]

All Hill breaks loose #StillSanders

I'm a lifelong Democrat (sadly, that may change, we'll see) and an enthusiastic Bernie Sanders supporter. For the past year I've been asked repeatedly, "Will you vote for Hillary Clinton if she's the Democratic nominee?" And for the past year I've answered yes. Over and over and over again. Yes, yes yes. However...A year ago, I hadn't yet encountered the continual onslaught of abuse, baiting, smears, and harassment on social media by Hillary supporters. I hadn't yet observed the former Secretary of State's campaign tactics, positions (many have been contradictory, misleading, or obfuscatory). I hadn't yet watched her debates with Senator Sanders. [...]

Why a feminist who “connected with Hillary” is voting for #BernieSanders

Deborah Newell (of the blog Litbrit) is a regular guest on the Nicole Sandler radio show, as am I, although we've never been on together. But we do keep in touch in various ways. One way is through a listserv (a private email group of progressives) on which Deborah wrote the following on why she, a diehard feminist, is voting for Bernie Sanders. It took some serious thought, introspection, and scrutiny of Hillary Clinton's policies before Deborah made that decision. Her personal story and experiences that led her to support Bernie Sanders touched me so deeply that I felt compelled to share. [...]

Entire VIDEO: Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum including Bernie Sanders on guns

I couldn't resist using the image above, because regardless of who you support, you gotta admit, it's a pretty awesome bumper sticker. Last night the Brown and Black Democratic Presidential Forum took place in Iowa. All three candidates sat down for about a half hour each and answered questions from the hosts and from audience members.This was not a debate. Nonono, the DNC has limited the Dem candidates to a minimum number of debates that are inexplicably held at times that pretty much guarantee smaller audiences. Republican debates, on the other hand, are having much better exposure on way more and better nights [...]

Conservative website: “Rubio’s run is just about done.”

The headline quote comes from this conservative site. I hope it's accurate. Back in 2010, I wrote two posts: “Just what is going on here between” Marco Rubio & healthcare lobbyist Amber Stoner?  and The mystery of Marco Rubio & healthcare lobbyist Amber Stoner, Part 2. Link over for the back story and screen grabs from a very public, accessible database of Rubio’s credit card records. Maybe we'll finally get some answers to that lingering question during this election cycle.Via The Political Insider:But now, a new investigation by a South Carolina insider lets us know that a “mistress bombshell” is about to explode! Multiple [...]

The Great Trump Dumpster

Via The San Diego Union Tribune   "It's the Summer of Trump!", barked the small mouth in the tier below the Hair System of the Donald. [It has Staff, Mark Halperin was recently spotted bribing them with State Fair discount coo-puns.] At least that's what THEY say. Donald is either a closeted and devoted polytheist or has a constant Judgmental Cadre of Trump! experts in his earpiece. Which, yes, is most definitely wired into the-absolutely-greatest-on-earth-the-BEST Hair System. Only Losers rely on Bluetooth. And have contractual obligations to 'God'. After giving free helicopter rides to GOP kidlets in Iowa [...]

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