This is getting to be FAR beyond insane.
This is getting to be FAR beyond insane.
Bernie Sanders: I’ve talked a lot about him on this blog. The Feel The Bern “revolution” has been raging for more than a year now. But, with the Democratic Convention in Philidelphia, that revolution’s leader has caved. And I don’t mean that in a light way. He completely caved, then he fell in line like a good little boy.
It was announced yesterday (7/5/16) that Director of the FBI James Comey was not going to recommend charges be brought against Hillary Clinton in the email scandal that has been ongoing for many years now. In his official statement, the FBI Director said the following, to sum things up:
As a result, although the Department of Justice makes final decisions on matters like this, we are expressing to Justice our view that no charges are appropriate in this case.
A lot of being said these past few days since the Pulse Shooting occurred, and specifically, this post will look at what the top 3 Presidential candidates are saying, by looking at Facebook posts (official statements).
For more fear mongering, see his Twitter feed: [Link]
For more fear mongering, see her Twitter feed: [Link]
TL;DR THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON WHO CARES ABOUT NOT JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS, ACTUALLY GRIEVING ABOUT THE SITUATION, AND ISN’T USING THE SHOOTING FOR HIS/HER AGENDA. THAT MAN IS GARY JOHNSON.
Also, there isn’t any fear mongering in his Twitter feed. Literally, you can look. He’s not calling for a ban on Muslim immigration (like Trump) or calling for a heavier restrictions on guns (like Clinton). He’s being this called a decent human being.
In the wake of the Pulse Shooting, I’m seeing a constant theme:
People shouldn’t be allowed to have guns at all! #BanAssaultRifles #BanGuns
No, that’s not what you want. You want only the government to have guns. That’s really what you’re arguing. Not only would it take an army to take away all the guns that regular people have (tens of MILLIONS, if not a hundred or two), but that means you also support the guns being centralized in the hands of police, who you same people claim:
I could go on, but that’s pointless.
You support this. This is what your argument boils down to. To deny it is idiotic. This is your arguments conclusion.
Are you ready to feel the equality yet? It’s coming…
The National Defense Authorization Act for FY2017 passed the Senate 85-13-2. The bill passed by both a vast majority with Republican and Democrat support, along with one Independent.
Some of the notable no’s:
Who missed the vote, with some very crucial things like changes to Indefinite Detention and the Draft?
The next time someone tells you that Democrats stand with women, question it. Since the vast majority have signed on to having them drafted into war and killed on a battlefield, that high horse no longer should exist.
And the next time someone tells you that Bernie cares, tell them he skipped out and didn’t care at all. If he did, he would have been there, and fought.
I was casually going about my day, when a post came across my dashboard. It was by a Tumblr user names “notanotherberniesandersblog”, and it had some out of date and quite odd logic to it. So I took the liberty of responding to it, and in the process, crushing all their hope.
The original post:
URGENT; PLEASE SPREAD THIS WIDELY! According to the Associated Press, Hillary Clinton has already accumulated enough delegates to win and become the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. Please ignore this announcement, it is not true at all. They’re including unpledged superdelegates in the delegate count to misinform potential voters. The primaries are far from over. Neither of the candidates will reach the 2,383 pledged delegate threshold needed to win the Democratic Party nomination. There will be a contested convention.
The Real Math
(As of June, 4th, 2016)
Total Number of Delegates Available = 4763
Hillary Clinton = 1769
Bernie Sanders = 1501
Total Number of Delegates Required to Clinch the Nomination = 2383
Total Number of Delegates Remaining = 1493
Total Number of Delegates Who Vote on June 4th Through June 14th, 2016 = 930
No Candidate Can Clinch the Nomination Before June 14, 2016
Hillary Clinton Would Need 614 out of 930
Bernie Sanders Would Need 882 out of 930
Total Number of Delegates Who Vote on July 25th, 2016 = 719
(Democratic National Convention)
The Nomination Will Be Decided on July 25th, 2016.
Please spread the word, this must go viral! California voters deserve better!
Tl;dr: Ignore it! Keep phone banking and donating and volunteering and canvassing!
(Credit to Jacob B. for writing this)
Now, I found this a little strange, due to the numbers still being off, and how they treat Superdelegates. So, here is my response.
Let’s look at reality, instead of this “real math” (as of June 9th):
Total Number of Delegates: 4,770
Number of Pledged Delegates (by candidate):
Number of Unpledged Delegates (superdelegates by candidate):
Total Delegate Count (by candidate):
Which one is closer to the nomination? Hint hint, not Sanders. With superdelegates, Clinton already has the nomination. Without them, she’s VASTLY closer than Bernie is. If you choose Bernie at convention, don’t even try to talk about how “the people have spoken” and crap like that.
Second of all, let’s just look at the delegates who’ve yet to either vote or decide. This would include Washington DC and some superdelegates still. The total number left to pick up? Just over 150. Please spare me the “well the superdelegates don’t really matter!” crap. You know that’s a lie. There’s a reason they’re there.
Bernie is finished. He is done. There will not be any saving him at convention. You will be wasting your time. You will be wasting your money. You will be wasting so many valuable resources because you will be deluding yourselves that he can somehow magically win. It’s time to admit defeat.