Where’s Bernie Monday

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If you look at the numbers, Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America – and it’s not even close. Yet bizarrely, the Democratic party – out of power across the country and increasingly irrelevant – still refuses to embrace him and his message. It’s increasingly clear they do so at their own peril.

A new Fox News poll out this week shows Sanders has a +28 net favorability rating among the US population, dwarfing all other elected politicians on both ends of the political spectrum. And he’s even more popular among the vaunted “independents”, where he is at a mind boggling +41.

This poll is not just an aberration. Look at this Huffington Post chart that has tracked Sanders’ favorability rating over time, ever since he gained national prominence in 2015 when he started running for the Democratic nomination. The more people got to know him, they more they liked him – the exact opposite of what his critics said would happen when he was running against Clinton.

One would think with numbers like that, Democratic politicians would be falling all over themselves to be associated with Sanders, especially considering the party as a whole is more unpopular than the Republicans and even Donald Trump right now. Yet instead of embracing his message, the establishment wing of the party continues to resist him at almost every turn, and they seem insistent that they don’t have to change their ways to gain back the support of huge swaths of the country.

@ TG

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13 Responses to Where’s Bernie Monday

  1. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    The Democrats piss me off. Wish they would grow some ca hones.

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  2. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Jill’s vehicle has been at an auto body shop. She hit a deer on the freeway over a week ago. It’s fixed, she gets it back today. She came and got our SUV yesterday, leaving us car-less. But I didn’t need a car, and it was only for overnight so she could go to work this morning. She’s going to pick me up around 1:30 and we’ll go rescue her car.

    When I get back home I have to make my strawberry cake. Tomorrow is Snotty day! Going to visit her, with cake, around 10:00 a.m. Can’t wait to talk politics with someone!!!! WOO HOO!

    I’ll take half the cake there, the other half I’ll use as a treat for grandson’s birthday Wednesday. His official party is Saturday, but they’re coming over here on his actual birthday. My half a cake will be sufficient. Going to make sloppy joes, too.

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  3. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Hearing this morning about the alleged wiretapping of Trump’s tower by Obama. It didn’t happen, no wiretapping, Trump just spit that out there because of the awful man he is and HE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED over it! But he won’t be.

    As he said during his campaign, he could stand out in the middle of a street and shoot someone in the face and no one would care.

    I supposed that Gorsuch dude will make it through, too, and we’ll have another Scalia because that’s just what this country needs. 😦

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  4. Den says:

    The Russian-Trump hearings producing little or no information as expected from Comey or Rogers. The misery drags on and on with no answers.

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    • Den says:

      PITA CSPAN! the site requires Flash Player which I refuse to install due to flash cookie issues tracking me on the computer, TeeVee CSPAN keeps going away from the hearings only to let some House-O-Reps. yahoos spout infinite profundities of nonsense instead, flap-jaw puggers.

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      • Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

        I have Flash Player and have no issues with it. I need it, in fact, to play Farmville. If their cookies are tracking me, I don’t care. I want to use the internet and enjoy myself.

        Some videos posted on news sites have an Adobe box pop up in the middle, asking me to do something, like approve something and I never do. I click on the other button to refuse and they won’t take no for an answer. I rarely am able to get rid of the damn box so I can watch the video, so I just ex out of the place.

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    • Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

      No info, as I expected, but at least he repeated that no evidence of the ridiculous wiretap could be found.

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  5. Tim Hodges says:

    Both political parties can see the writing on the wall but refuse to believe it. The voters want change but the establishment is doing everything they can to hold onto what power they have.

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  6. Den says:

    Say goodnite Bernie!

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  7. David B. Benson says:

    Home from a graduate percussion recital. Happiness Yi mostly played the marimba, but also snare, snare rim and tambourine as a snare in one piece. Each of the 4 works were accompanied; marimba for 4 hands, trumpet, cello and finally piano. Chatted briefly with Gareth, Keadrin and then Professor Jarvis. Only 30 people came; too bad for the rest.

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  8. micki says:

    From TNYT, June 12 2015…

    The PTB is ALWAYS spying on the other one in power (or wanting to be in power), so what else is new? SSDD…and they “cover” for each other, too, to maintain power. We ARE NOT the shining city on the hill, that’s for damned sure.

    BERLIN — Germany’s federal prosecutor said on Friday that he had dropped a formal investigation into allegations of eavesdropping on one of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphones by an American intelligence agency because of a lack of concrete evidence.

    A German news report in October 2013 that the National Security Agency had tapped one of Ms. Merkel’s private cellphones prompted outrage among citizens already angry over previous reports of the widespread gathering of telecommunications data by United States and British intelligence services.

    After coming under pressure from Parliament and the news media, the federal prosecutor, Harald Range, opened a formal investigation last June into the allegations. The inquiry was largely based on a document uncovered by the news weekly Der Spiegel that suggested the United States had been listening in on the chancellor’s communications, possibly since 2002.

    But Mr. Range said in a statement on Friday that investigators had not been able to prove that the document was “an authentic eavesdropping order from the N.S.A., or another U.S. intelligence agency,” or that it concretely showed the chancellor’s phone had been tapped.

    “It was possible to determine that the telephone number listed is assigned to a mobile telephone used by the chancellor,” Mr. Range said. “The data on the document otherwise remain open to various interpretations.”

    The allegations of eavesdropping by the N.S.A. and other intelligence agencies have remained a source of conflict in trans-Atlantic relations, despite assurances from the White House that Ms. Merkel was not being spied on at the time of the report and would not be the subject of surveillance in the future — a response that pointedly omitted anything about the past.

    “The vague remarks from U.S. officials about U.S. intelligence surveillance of the chancellor’s cellphone — i.e. ‘not any more’ — are insufficient evidence,” the prosecutor said, noting they were taken by the public as a general admission of guilt by Washington.

    Attempts to obtain original documents or further details from the United States were not successful, he said, leaving German investigators to rely largely on testimony from their own intelligence services.

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    “Clarification of the suspected crime, time it took place, location and circumstances, as well as the people involved — all required in a code of criminal procedure — were not obtainable in this fashion,” the prosecutor said.

    A special investigative committee of the German Parliament has been looking into the extent of the spying, which has widened to include allegations that the country’s own foreign intelligence service cooperated with allies and accusations of economic espionage by the Americans against leading German and European companies.

    Mr. Range further stated that documents released by Edward J. Snowden, a former N.S.A. contractor who unveiled the scope of the agency’s international data collection efforts, “do not contain any concrete evidence of surveillance of the mobile telephone used by the chancellor.”

    Although Ms. Merkel’s name appears to have been searched more than 300 times through a program called Nymrod, there was no evidence that the data gathered had come from one of her phones, Mr. Range said.

    Investigators are continuing to examine whether American and British intelligence agencies eavesdropped on the telecommunications data of German citizens, the prosecutor said.

    The chancellor did not raise the topic during President Obama’s visit to Germany for the Group of 7 summit meeting this week, and on Tuesday, she urged German companies to move beyond their fear of big data.

    “Whoever sees data as a threat, whoever thinks about every piece of data in terms of what bad can be done with it, will not be able to take advantage of the opportunity of digitization,” Ms. Merkel told a gathering of midsize and family-owned companies.

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