Archive for the 'Bernie Sanders' Category

BERNIE IS THE RALLYING POINT IN OUR BATTLE…

March 10th, 2017

The norm in American presidential politics is for failed candidates to fade into the background, to lick their wounds. Thankfully that is not the case with Senator Bernie Sanders. Ed Pilkington, reporting in ‘Trump lies all the time’: Bernie Sanders indicts president’s assault on democracy for The Guardian (you can read the full transcript here), […]

THE SERIOUS, THE MORE SERIOUS AND THE TRAGIC…

March 1st, 2017

WHERE WE NEED TO BE SATURDAY IN CLEVELAND…

February 22nd, 2017

From Bernie Sanders, the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus and Our Revolution: These are tough times. The future of our country and planet are at stake. Our job: Fight Back. Donald Trump and his Republican friends thought it was going to be easy. They would get to Washington and ram through their agenda, taking health care […]

SENATORS CALL FOR ACTION ON 25 FEBRUARY…

February 11th, 2017

BERNIE DEBATES TED: AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE…

February 10th, 2017

Fast forward to 7:24 to get right to the debate. From Our Revolution: On Tuesday night, Senators Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz debated on CNN about Obamacare and the future of health care. Ted Cruz had a difficult time answering the questions posed to him on what Republicans would do if they repealed the Affordable […]

OUR REVOLUTION IS NOT A DEFENSIVE FIGHT…

February 6th, 2017

Jonathan Freedland’s First on the White House agenda—the collapse of the global order. Next, war? for The Guardian was recommended to me by someone whose opinions I esteem. Freedland’s litany of existential threats rising from the presidency of Donald John Trump—and Trump’s Gríma Wormtongue Steve Bannon in particular—are real. …Steve Bannon, the man rapidly emerging […]

GOP PREPARES FOR DEATH PENALTY SURGE…!

January 15th, 2017

PRESIDENT OBAMA: FREE OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA…

January 7th, 2017

From Our Revolution: Our Revolution on Thursday released a video calling for the release of Oscar López Rivera, the longest-held Puerto Rican political prisoner in history. Lopez Rivera, a Vietnam War veteran who was awarded the Bronze Star, has been in prison for over 35 years. “The first question that often people say is, ‘What […]

CCPC: A HEAVY POLITICAL AGENDA STARTING 2017…

December 31st, 2016

The lineup of social action/political events for progressives in Cuyahoga County over the next two months is nothing short of jaw-dropping amazing. One of my 2015 predictions (and, frankly hopes) for the years to follow the election of Donald Trump as President of The United States of America, was that President Trump would energize progressives […]

BERNIE SANDERS AND KEITH ELLISON TALK…

December 29th, 2016

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER 20 JANUARY 2017…

December 27th, 2016

As I predicted months ago, the inauguration of Donald John Trump as president of The United States Of America will galvanize Americans behind Our Revolution. Ralph Nader, writing in Tripwires for the Trumpsters, offers a taste of what he thinks is coming: The Trumpsters are coming to town—led by a failed gambling czar, corporate welfare […]

WHY WE NEED BERNIE SANDERS MORE THAN EVER…

December 15th, 2016

Bernie didn’t go away. Bernie voters didn’t go away (I’m working on a longer piece on that topic right now). Scott Goodman (whose firm Revolution Messaging played a yuugggeee roll in Bernie’s campaign), writing in Blaming millennials for Trump—99 problems but the kids ain’t one for Policy.Mic, offers [Hint, a mirror would be helpful here, […]

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET VOTED, PLEASE CONSIDER…

November 3rd, 2016

If you have not yet voted, please consider the message below from Revolt/Citizens Against Plutocracy/ If, like me, you’ve already voted, then please consider passing the message along to those who have not. Fellow revolutionary, Because only about 15 percent of the Bernie/Jill or bust pledge-takers opened the last blast, I’m trying one more time […]

THE POLITICAL BETRAYAL OF THE 99% CONTINUES…

September 21st, 2016

I wrote earlier that party platforms are not worth the paper they’re written on and once again Hillary Clinton demonstrates that you can’t trust her any further than you can toss a wonk. Karl Mathiesen, writing in Hillary Clinton ‘dropped climate change from speeches after Bernie Sanders endorsement’ for The Guardian, tells us: Hillary Clinton […]

SORRY BERNIE, NONE OF THAT WILL HAPPEN…

September 19th, 2016

I respect Bernie Sanders. I think that Bernie is the closest we’ve come in a very long time to what I think a progressive politician should be. I do not doubt that Bernie is focused on stopping the election of Donald Trump by supporting the deeply flawed candidacy of Hillary Clinton. I am confident that […]

OUR JEFF WEAVER’S REVOLUTION…?

August 27th, 2016

I attended a watch party Wednesday evening and I was underwhelmed. Already people were comparing notes and asking question whether or not Our Revolution would live up the name. Seems we were not alone. Adam Gabbatt, reporting in Is Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution over before it even began? for The Guardian writes: The next phase […]

BERNIE LAUNCHES OUR REVOLUTION TONIGHT…

August 24th, 2016

So, last evening I attended an informational meeting for the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus and, unlike a similar meeting I attended for MoveOn several election cycles ago, I was impressed. The crowd was small, about 32 or so, but the energy was good and people were articulately intelligent and informed. I walked away from MoveOn, […]

BERNIE JILL OR BUST…!

August 11th, 2016

As I expected, the fight against the plutocracy is moving down ticket while working to push Jill Stein’s numbers high enough to get her in the debates. Victor Tiffany co-founder of Revolt Against Plutocracy emails: Fellow revolutionaries, There is a push to replace members of Congress with Berniecrats and other progressive revolutionaries. Revolt Against Plutocracy […]

MEET KATRINA PIERSON, TRUMP’S LIAR-IN-CHIEF…

August 5th, 2016

Could attacking the family of fallen veteran, Army Captain Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khan, who gave his life in the defense of his country on 8 June 2005, be the bridge too far for Donald Trump? Maybe. What other story about the garbage spewing from Trump’s mouth has had this kind of traction. (Well, maybe this.) […]

BERNIE JILL OR BUST…

August 5th, 2016

All systems are rigged to favor those who write the rules or, as Johnny Hart reminded us: Always remember the Golden Rule: He who has the gold makes the rules. The only way to win when faced with a non-win situation is, like cadet James Tiberius Kirk, to break the rules. Victor Tiffany, Co-Founder, Revolt […]

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