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"Elizabeth Warren’s Big Challenge: Winning Black Voters" nytimes.com/2019/10/06/us/…
Jessie Jackson asked #ElizabethWarren and #BernieSanders to meet with us privately to plan an attack on the racist #Crosscheck vote purge system.
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First, his cancellation of the attack on Iran. Now this. If Senate Rs start turning against #Trump on #impeachment, it's b/c of THIS--because he's not a reliable enough trigger-puller for the neocon warmongers of both parties.
#Syria #impeachment #Turkey
nytimes.com/2019/10/07/us/…
Of course, even he can't get completely out of the neocon grip. Note that US troops r NOT being withdrawn from #Syria, only "pulled back." i.e., they won't fight a Turkish invasion, but will be there as tripwire should gov of Syria try to take back control of its own territory.
Because the #Kurds, now seeing what fools they were to ally with the US, will now likely negotiate a resolution with #Syria which they would much prefer to Turkish occupation.
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@Superciliously @cmclymer If you're sincerely asking, I will sincerely answer, but will take a few tweets. I'll come back to this when I'm at my computer (easier to type out there than on my phone). ✌🙂
@Superciliously @cmclymer Ok, so let's go back before the 2016 elections. I don't have a date for this, but given that she's wearing the bob haircut she first became known for during the financial crisis, it's most likely sometime circa 2008-2011. Here she is, praising #Bernie2020's integrity. 1/?
@Superciliously @cmclymer Here she is in 2002 on Bill Moyers, talking about HRC's help (as FLOTUS) in having stopped a bill that Warren was sounding the alarm on. Yrs later, Senator Clinton voted in favor of that same bill that came back up again. Listen to her explanation... 2/?
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I understand why #YangGang and #Bernie supporters don't get along.

1) @AndrewYang trusts people, whereas @BernieSanders trusts institutions. This is vital. Hence the #FreedomDividend puts $$$ directly into people's hands but #FJG/$15 makes people go through institutions for $$$
2) Yang is inherently capitalist, Sanders is inherently socialist. People who support Sanders want to totally upend the system. Us #YangGang want capitalism to work for us.
3) Yang has spent his entire career in the private sector, as opposed to Bernie who only has (extensive) govt experience. So Yang looks at #FightFor15 and thinks "This can hurt small businesses" and Sanders discovers that its hard to run a business. cnbc.com/2019/07/25/for…
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ON BERNIE-HILLARY WARS

In 2018, I began the process of bridging the divide with #Bernie supporters I had fought bitterly during the 2016 primary. It wasn't easy, but it gave me invaluable perspective on the divide in the Democratic Party and what we need to do to win in 2020...
The only way we defeat the far right menace of Trump and the GOP is to build a massive people-powered movement that overhauls the Democratic Party and embraces bold progressive values and principles. The Warren and Sanders candidacies represent that approach.
Some dedicated Hillary supporters insist that Bernie harmed Hillary and caused Trump to be elected.

Some dedicated Bernie supporters counter that Hillary wasn't the best candidate to defeat Trump and that Bernie would have won.

These types of arguments will NEVER be resolved.
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@leftyaaron @BlueBoyBrown 1.
I don't have THE Answer about how to convince one's parents that Bernie is the Real Deal..because individuals are unique.
But I do have some facts handy and you can decide what matters most to the particular person..
I'm going to thread some now-
@leftyaaron @BlueBoyBrown 2. A whole lot of the Country seems to like #Bernie200 enough to put their hard-earned money into his campaign.

@leftyaaron @BlueBoyBrown 3. Here are some of #BernieSanders Achievements in Congress, a thread by @GunnelsWarren .
He would know.

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1) Recap of last night's democratic debate:

The Chairman of the Democratic National Committee funneled four pots of coffee before taking the stage and nearly has a heart attack while screaming about the republicans.
2)The quote of the night is already, "Climate change threatens our universe."
Never change, Tom Perez... Never change.

The moderators are introduced.
We have three hours of tonight's debate featuring ten candidates talking for seven minutes each divided into segments of four
3) I'm already confused.

ONE?! Only one of these jobbers has dropped since the last debate? How is that possible? I'm looking directly at you, Beto.
The national anthem is sung and shockingly, all the candidates remained standing and no one took a knee.
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#Sanders and #Biden have both been on #Medicare for well over a decade.
Didn't they every look at what it is?
Medicare has parts A, B. C and D.
Everyone has to buy a plan in addition to what the government provides.
So this is actually exactly #Medicare--for all....
Parts A, B, C and D. Parts A & B are known as Original Medicare. This is the most basic coverage you can get. Parts C & D are available through private health plans. They're both ways to enhance your health care coverage if you want more than what Original Medicare offers.
#M4A
Medicare has several parts. Part A covers your hospital care. Part B is for your medical care or doctor visits. Part C, which is an alternative to Parts A and B covers both your hospital care and doctor visits. Part D is a prescription drug plan. - aarp.org/health/medicar…
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I ask you to get a better team that can frame your strategy in 45secs max and is about what you can do for voters, not about folks you think don't like you when it's actually Liz Warren and her proven policy they fear.
What #Bernie should've done is show how his signature issues have been incorporated into the Zeitgeist. This looks old, with clips from debates he lost. Plus SURELY there's a CEO who's not Jewish? This has an unpleasant " rich Jews run the world" vibe he should have seen.
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Also, none of these people even says they hate #Bernie. These are such tepid call outs when he claims they "hate" him. They have called out Liz #Warren viciously, but not Sanders, which makes this feel even more irrelevant. And Greenspan retired in 2006! Why is he in here?
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Americans are once again allowing the Republican and Democrat party divide us over race, when in fact race is not the issue! Please look at the foreign policies these woman support, and the policies they do not support! This is not about race & we must address the real issues!
@AyannaPressley, @RashidaTlaib, @IlhanMN, @AOC.

I ask for Americans to please look at the human policies these woman are addressing. I ask Americans to actually research the US Foreign Policy that causes massive Refugees and Endless War.
I ask Americans to look at who is funding the election campaigns of their representatives. I ask Americans to question why we are continously at war, when it does not benefit the United States! I ask Americans to research the foreign influence that controls US policy!
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Sanders campaign: Media ‘find Bernie annoying, discount his seriousness’ politi.co/2JGNNNv via @politico
#Bernie looking for some way to again claim that the white male system that has kept him in office for 40yrs is in fact rigged against him, not against women and POC.
If people love your message, you can't hold them back. Yet Sanders lost in a landslide of 4M votes in 2016.
Maybe the fact is what works for Vermont--America's whitest and 2nd least populous state with only 620k people--doesn't work for the country, which is 40 percent POC and eager for a fresh new vision for the nation. Maybe that is Bernie's real problem. Not the press.
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HUGE.
#Biden & #Bernie continue to plummet. I wrote last month that #Buttigieg was the natural inheritor of voters divesting of Biden. #Warren is the natural inheritor of the left vote. #Harris, still the most charismatic candidate, has now tripled her Iowa standing since June.
This is the Democratic field. The debates both winnowed the field and reshuffled the deck. Despite massive help from MSM that included two full hours on Chris Cuomo in prime time, much spent attacking Harris and progressives, Biden fails to move his campaign forward.
Sanders has released a couple of videos vomosring himself to FDR, who was president when Sanders was born in 1941. Both Biden and Bernie focusing on the past while Harris and Warren roll out forward-thinking policy almost daily.

This is why the polls are shaking out as they are.
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Socialists do not realize that capitalism’s privately owned means of production benefit everyone who buys the products of those means of production. Thus privately owned auto plants, steel mills, and iron mines benefit the buyers of automobiles. Likewise for all other products.
The socialists’ mentality is trapped in the Dark Ages, when production was not yet for the market but for the personal use of the producers, an arrangement that the socialists seem to think was superior, since it was “production for use” rather than “production for profit.”
Under capitalism, the private owners of means of production see profitable opportunities and on their own initiative use their means of production to produce things that others, often millions and tens of millions of others, want to buy.
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As I first wrote several weeks ago would happen, the Democratic debates have restructured the polling, putting, as I predicted, @KamalaHarris and @ewarren within striking distance of @JoeBiden.

Biden 22%
Harris 17%
Warren 15%
Sanders 14%
Buttigieg 4%

cnn.com/2019/07/01/pol…
Months of assertions that #Biden was "inevitable" have been eviscerated. Unable to stand up to #Harris at the debates, Biden appeared tired, confused and unprepared, despite having been kept away from major events for weeks by his handlers. Harris has been campaigning daily.
#Warren won the first debate handily, with only @JulianCastro and @CoryBooker offering any other strong moments in the two hour debate.
The new rankings put #Harris and Warren in the lead for most electable and many are already talking about Harris/Warren as the 2020 ticket.
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I think Elizabeth Warren is going to win the Democratic nomination and go on to beat Trump to be the first female President of the United States.
I've donated to Warren, spread her positive qualities and even do some neighborhood running in my Warren shirt (tired in this pic!) to raise awareness. One of her bumper stickers is even going on my car!
I prefer Bernie to her (and all others) just slightly due to some economic and foreign policy differences (those who say they're nearly identical on policy aren't correct, more on that in a sec) and his lifelong consistency, but she would make a fantastic President.
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THREAD: "BERNIE BROS"

I never used the term in 2016 because I thought it was too broad. But I still subscribed to the belief that virtually ALL online attacks in the Dem primary originated with Sanders supporters. THEY were the sole aggressors. But I see things more clearly now.
"BERNIE BROS"

While it's true that some #Bernie supporters engaged in vicious attacks, that behavior is not exclusive to them. Saying positive things today about Sanders or negative things about Pelosi and Dem leaders can result in furious personal insults and smears.
"BERNIE BROS"

This cycle, I see politics through an issue-focused rather than a candidate-focused lens. And I want to acknowledge that dismissing all progressives & leftists who are inspired by @BernieSanders as raging "bros" invisibilizes many young voters and people of color.
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Those who support #BernieSanders #SinglePayer legislation need to get knowledgeable on the specifics and talk w friends & family about the realities of #MedicareForAll.

Talk about the built-in transition period, the supports for impacted workers, the comprehensive coverage...
A good reference article on #MedicareForAll and some of its lesser-known aspects. It includes summaries from the PERI report plus details about the transition period and supports for impacted workers...

jacobinmag.com/2018/12/medica…
Get to know #MedicareForAll...

Bill Summary: sanders.senate.gov/download/medic…

Paying For It: jacobinmag.com/2019/03/medica…

Cost Savings w Better Coverage For All: businessinsider.com/bernie-sanders…

PERI Study Summary: jacobinmag.com/2018/12/medica…

Beware Those Trying to Co-Opt M4A: jacobinmag.com/2019/01/medica…
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THREAD — #BERNIE'S MESSAGE

Watching @BernieSanders on @allinwithchris and something struck me:

For a long time, I viewed #Bernie through a veil of frustration and anger leftover from 2016. Now that I've worked on mending fences with fellow progressives, I see why he resonates.
THREAD — BERNIE'S MESSAGE

Bringing younger voters and the disillusioned into the fold, getting them excited about politics, is crucial. We need a movement if we have any hope of confronting the far right menace.

One politician can't do it alone. It's about the people.
I'm trying to move past attachments to individual politicians so that I can focus on the issues. I've criticized Bernie on some things, and I still feel those critiques are valid. But I can say that for Hillary or any other politician. The key is to spark a progressive movement.
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So my wife @leeladaou, a Clinton defender who withstood death threats and harassment in 2016, a year where she lost a pregnancy and nearly her life, is being viciously swarmed by a small gang of Clinton voters/Bernie haters. It's vile and shameful.
@leeladaou Leela is a dignified, brilliant woman of integrity. The hideous hypocrisy of people she defended who are now verbally abusing her because she and I have mended fences with fellow progressives is really something. #Bernie hate is a thing.
@leeladaou For all of 2016, the mantra was that Bernie supporters were trolling and harassing everyone. So to see this small online Hillary cadre be so venomous tells you something about broken narratives. And it is entirely unprovoked. Shameful.
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#Biden slumps, #Buttigieg soars, tied with #Sanders and #Warren, #Harris next in benchmark #Iowa poll thehill.com/homenews/campa…
Critical point here is that the MSM is claiming that #Sanders "came within a handful of votes" of #HillaryClinton, when he lost in a landslide of 4M votes, 1k pledged delegates (not SDs) and a dozen states.
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This false narrative harms #Sanders--it's meant to highlight how badly he's doing in 2020 and prop up #Biden. But Sanders is actually doing better than in 2016. There are just more players. And Biden is being replaced by a younger centrist, #Buttigieg.
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Replace "oligarchy" and "authoritarianism" with T-R-U-M-P and people might actually listen.
Cue all the folks who hate Bernie claiming that socialism is bad when at least half their daily lives are *stops to get mail and also remembers I'm on Internet* filled with small s socialism.
#Bernie is his own worst enemy with his incessant buzzwords.
The FACT is, we need Dem Socialism desperately as a modality, but the #GOP has so tainted the word "socialism" that people forget what it really means.

Our MOST socialist prez was #LBJ, who gave us the #VRA, #CRA, #Medicare, #Medicaid, #SNAP, #NEA, ##PBS, #NPR. So...it's doable.
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MY TASTE OF BERNIE HATE

I haven't endorsed #Bernie. I haven't attacked Hillary. I've built bridges to fellow progressives and called for better Dem leadership.

In response, a small group of online Hillary voters has maligned me with the same venom Bernie defenders did in 2016.
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This small group of online Hillary voters, whose mantra in 2016 was "Bernie bros are toxic, sexist, malignant haters," are using the identical language against me that they said Bernie defenders used against them. Vicious, personal, and ugly.
MY TASTE OF BERNIE HATE (3)

When Hillary voters were trolled and harassed, I confronted their attackers. And when many Bernie defenders said they, too, faced online attacks and felt marginalized and maligned, I dismissed them. I genuinely believed THEY were the aggressors.
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Beware of the coming repeat of the 2016 theft of the California primary from #Bernie. The CA primary will have an outsize impact on the nomination.
Is the fix in? Secretary of State Alex Padilla — the Katherine Harris of California — in charge of the vote, is backing Kamala Harris (as she endorsed him last year). politico.com/story/2019/02/…
Padilla has stonewalled my request for a breakdown of the approximately 700K ballots disqualified from the count in the 2016 #CAPrimary — overwhelmingly those of independent "No Party Preference" voters. gregpalast.com/bernie-won-cal…
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