Archive for the 'Bernie Sanders' Category

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 […]

SORRY BERNIE, JILL’S GETTING MY DOLLARS NOW…

August 4th, 2016

Bernie emails: Jeff, Election days come and go, but the struggle for economic, social, racial and environmental justice continues. Together, we built something special and unprecedented through our presidential campaign. Now, we are going to take the next steps for our political revolution. We are building a new organization called Our Revolution. Our goal will […]

LESSER EVIL, NO… VOTE GREATER GOOD, YES…!

August 3rd, 2016

There is a 90 percent chance that I will vote for Jill Stein in November. As for the other 10 percent, I may still choose to write in Bernie, but that looks less likely every day. I did vote for Jill Stein in 2012 (just like I voted for Ralph Nader in 1996) so I […]

SACRIFICE AND SUCCESS DO BOTH BEGIN WITH “S”…

August 1st, 2016

CAN WE JUST ARREST HILLARY AND DONALD…?

July 31st, 2016

I’m not JD impaired, but I think there is a case to be made for We The People v. Clinton-Trump. Clinton for violation of campaign finance laws (Victory Fund) and Trump for violation of cyber security laws (encouraging Russian hacking). There’s probably a lot more there, but I’d start with those two and charge, arrest, […]

HILLARY NEVER MET A DOLLAR SHE DIDN’T LOVE…

July 30th, 2016

Who's paying at the DNC? from The Intercept on Vimeo. So, Bernie ran his campaign on an average of $27 and turned his back on gray/dark money and the contributions of lobbyists. In 2008, President Barack Hussein Obama banned lobbyists from funding the Democratic National Convention. Presidential wanna-be Hillary Clinton flipped that decision. If this […]

THE DNC OWNS NOVEMBER’S ELECTION RESULTS…

July 28th, 2016

In 2000, Democrats, panicked and desperate to shift the blame for electing George W. Bush to the presidency and setting in motion the longest wars of our nation’s history—we were on track to invade Iraq from the moment Bush took the oath of office, 11 September was just an unplanned boost to the invasion—pointed fingers […]

SEEING CONVENTIONS THROUGH INTERCEPT EYES…

July 27th, 2016

I’m finding that the reporting coming from Mattathias Schwartz, Alice Speri, Rania Khalek, Zaid Jilani and the rest of the team at The Intercept to be the best of this year’s conventions. The comedians like Samantha Bee and Larry Wilmore (above and below) are doing excellent jobs as well, but the serious journalism is happening […]

PLATFORMS ARE WORTHLESS WADS OF PAPER…

July 26th, 2016

So, I’ve listened to the speech with the three minutes of applause and multiple instances of booing and Bernie’s assurances regarding by far, the most progressive platform in the history of the Democratic Party and while I’m emotionally moved—I really, really want to trust Bernie—I’m unconvinced. I think the mention of the platform pulled me […]

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