Thursday, November 19, 2015

Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders At Georgetown University

November 19, 2015 – Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaking at Georgetown University to explain the term ‘democratic socialist.’ The talk, which took place in the university’s historic Gaston Hall, was sponsored by the university’s newly created Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School of Public Policy. Sen. Sanders begins speaking at time index 11:00.
Sanders explained many reforms - like Social Security and banking regulations to safeguard American's savings accounts - instituted in the Roosevelt administration were called "socialistic" in some way or another. They have in fact, become the "fabric of our nation" and the "foundation of the middle class," he said. He focused on FDR's January 11, 1994, “Second Bill of Rights” speech in which Roosevelt said every person should have a right to a useful, adequately paid job, a decent home, adequate medical care, a decent education, adequate protections from the economic problems caused by old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.

Transcript of the "prepared" speech - without his numerous extemporaneous additions.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Democrats Offer Real Leadship Choices For President

Democrats offer America real leadership choices that have everything to do with temperament, personality, and a realistic view of America and the world. In stark contrast to the Republican held a few days earlier on Fox News, Democrats had another interesting, policy-oriented civil debate. Full video below the fold.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

New Polls Give Bernie Sanders Landslides Wins Over Trump And Bush

Western Illinois University has conducted a mock poll for every presidential election since 1975 with 100% accuracy for predicting the winner.

The poll first accurately predict Jimmy Carter’s 1976 upset victory in their 1975 mock election. The 2007 poll accurately predicted Barack Obama’s presidential win in 2008, and in 2011, his narrower 2012 reelection win, after the same system had been used to astonishingly predict every presidential election over the last 40 years.

The WIU mock election, in which thousands of students from multiple schools form parties and caucuses and play out a small-scale election over the course of several days, has  Bernie Sanders beating Hillary Clinton in 22 out of 26 primary states; Hillary Clinton survives past Super Tuesday, but loses out before the month of March is concluded.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

New Bernie Sanders Campaign Ad

The presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced Sunday it will air its first campaign ads on television in Iowa and New Hampshire starting Tuesday. Sanders' campaign is spending $2 million to air the ads, the same amount that the campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, his rival for the Democratic nomination, spent on her first campaign ads.

Clinton's ads have been airing since early August. In the months since then, her campaign has spent an additional $4 million on ads in Iowa and New Hampshire.

In a statement, Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said, "This ad marks the next phase of this campaign. We're bringing that message directly to the voters of Iowa and New Hampshire."

Second ad aired:

Memo To Democrats: It's Still The Economy Stupid!

"The economy, stupid" is the reminder message Bill Clinton's campaign strategist James Carville coined for his successful 1992 presidential campaign against sitting president George H. W. Bush. Carville's original phrase was meant for the internal audience of Clinton's campaign workers as one of the three messages to focus on, the other two messages being "Change vs. more of the same" and "Don't forget health care."

Most Democrats are on track to tell American voters President Obama returned the American economy to health, as the reason to vote Democrats into office in 2016.

Many American voters don't feel better off after seven years of a Democrat in the White House. Many may not only reject the "Obama made the economy better" campaign message, they may blame him for their feeling of economic insecurity.

NYTimes: Amid the global economic turmoil and seesawing markets, millions of Americans have one overriding question: When will my pay increase arrive? The nation’s unemployment rate has fallen substantially since the end of the Great Recession, sliding to 5.1 percent from 10 percent in 2009, but wages haven’t accelerated upward, as many had expected.

In fact, the labor market is a lot softer than a 5.1 percent jobless rate would indicate. For one thing, the percentage of Americans who are working has fallen considerably since the recession began. This disappearance of several million workers — as labor force dropouts they are not factored into the jobless rate — has meant continued labor market weakness, which goes far to explain why wage increases remain so elusive. End of story, many economists say.
Read the full story at the NYTimes: