• I think that's definitely the plan. And it sounds reasonable.

      But on the other hand, I've had enough of too-clever tactical plans by Republicans who hate Trump. Their track record with the clever footwork has been abominable. At a certain point, they're just struggling against the fact...

      by Doctor Cleveland 2 days 23 hours ago in Bill Weld Goes Rogue
    • That's a funny story, which I usually hear attached to Billy Bulger (of the infamous Bulger brothers). Bulger was President of the Massachusetts Senate while Weld was governor, and his St. Patrick's Day breakfasts were legendary. That line of Weld's shows how good he can be when he's on his game...

      by Doctor Cleveland 2 days 23 hours ago in Bill Weld Goes Rogue
    • Well, yes, but that's an artifact of New York politics, where you can run on more than one party line simultaneously. Weld wasn't interested in the Libertarian nomination except in combination wth the Republican nomination, because he actually wanted to be elected governor. This is different....

      by Doctor Cleveland 2 days 23 hours ago in Bill Weld Goes Rogue
    • I think there are a lot of us who could agree with that.  And have.

      by Ramona 3 days 57 min ago in Scary Stuff
    • You have broken it down to one basic question:
      Is Sanders applying for a job or using his influence for a purpose outside the concern of whether he gets hired or not?
      I understand the long term importance of the latter element. But performing well at a difficult job is not just a...

      by moat 3 days 2 hours ago in Scary Stuff
    • Not to intrude unduly, but I wonder if you all don't start finding the arguments here over Bernie and Hillary a bit incestuous by now?

      If so, may I suggest that some of you Clintonistas register at  http://caucus99percent.com/

      The site is...

      by Anonymous (not verified) 3 days 3 hours ago in Scary Stuff
    • Bernie has a reputation for being a hard ass who will not bend. None of his colleagues like him

      This was also true of Bob La Follette. They called him the "lonely man" of the Senate. His refusal to compromise drove Theodore Roosevelt crazy. Congress was so...

      by Michael Wolraich 3 days 4 hours ago in Scary Stuff
    • I don't like much of the election process either, but this most crucial election year is not the year to suddenly decide it all has to change, or else. That's suicide. Or murder.

      by Ramona 3 days 4 hours ago in Bernie Sanders Is Getting Old
    • Fyi, this isn't Weld's first date with the Libertarians. In 2006, the Libertarian Party of NY nominated him for governor, but Weld dropped out of the race after he lost the Republican...

      by Michael Wolraich 3 days 5 hours ago in Bill Weld Goes Rogue
    • Okay, read the article, and I have to say, it makes me feel hopeful that the progressives might prevail again. It seems like we live in a different world now. Is it that things just aren't bad enough for enough people yet? Or the extremes on both side make people nervous? Did a greater or lesser...

      by stillidealistic 3 days 6 hours ago in Scary Stuff
    • That's my understanding, CVille! I'm going to read the link, Michael provided, and maybe that will change my perception, but so far, I'm seeing nothing but yelling, and stirring up as much anger as possible, with zero thought as to what all those people are supposed to do with that anger once he...

      by stillidealistic 3 days 7 hours ago in Scary Stuff
    • Thanks, Michael. We are in London, now, following a few weeks in Europe, and it has been EXTREMELY interesting visiting with people from other countries. Whenever anyone hears our accents, they want to talk politics, with the vast majority of them wanting confirmation that Hillary will win. They...

      by stillidealistic 3 days 7 hours ago in Scary Stuff
    • Both of our anecdotal accounts reflect an important difference that is worth making explicit. The perception of what benefits the industry which employs a person is different than whatever that person thinks should be done for the community or world at large.
      For instance, I know that I...

    • This being an election year, I find that almost everyone writes about the horse race, not long-term political strategy. Barring a miracle, the House will still be Republican next year, so we will not see any progressive legislation until 2019 at the earliest, no matter who wins the election. The...

      by Michael Wolraich 3 days 9 hours ago in Scary Stuff
    • And then what's the bargaining over? $12 vs $15? No Keystone vs no Keystone? No TPP vs maybe a revised TPP? Expand medicare vs single payer? (BTW, uninsured now in single digits). It's all pretty incremental - the "revolution" is just nibbling around the edges.

      ...
    • I guess another aspect to this is don't make threats you can't make good on.

      I don't think we should have super delegates, so I have no sympathy for the people in those positions.  If a group of people want to tell their Congressman, the super delegate, that their actions at the...

    • Pssssst!!!!  Bernie doesn't have a strategy except the one you already mentioned --> That millions of people will show up in Washington and....(presumably that will change EVERYTHING.-- including, I guess, the Constitution)   1.  All Congresscritters will slink home to count their money and...

      by CVille Dem 3 days 9 hours ago in Scary Stuff
    • It would be great if you stuck with Stilli's topic and didn't hijack it in order to diminish it.  It's clear that you think her conclusion is astounding.  How about addressing that?

      by Ramona 3 days 10 hours ago in Scary Stuff
    • Bernie's biggest mistake is that he decided to go it alone and not build a coalition among the Democrats.  His attacks on the party enraged many Super Delegates who will not feel ANY allegiance to him.  His insistence, bordering on bullying, that they HAVE to vote for him, along with his...

      by Ramona 3 days 11 hours ago in Bernie Sanders Is Getting Old
    • Sanders has repeatedly said that his goal is to keep Broke Donald out of the White House in interviews with reporters like Rachel Maddow. We shall see.

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