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Youth Turnout in New York Wasn't Much Different Than in 2008 (Revolution AWOL again)

Factlet of the Day: Youth Turnout in New York Wasn't Much Different Than in 2008
—By Kevin Drum | Wed Apr. 20, 2016 12:33 PM EDT

The turnout rate among all residents aged 18-29 was up from 9.8 percent to 11.5 percent. That's a nice increase, but as I recall, Obama didn't spend a whole lot of time in New York in 2008. When you take that into account, it's hard to see much evidence here of a massive surge in youth interest caused by the Bernie Sanders campaign.

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/04/factlet-day-youth-turnout-new-york-wasnt-much-different-2008
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Apr 21, 2016, 08:50 AM (19 replies)

Bernie faces Southern revolt

Bernie faces Southern revolt
Democratic leaders want Sanders to stop dismissing the South, where Hillary Clinton's wins have been powered by black votes.
By GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI 04/20/16 04:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK — An influential group of Democrats is piling on Bernie Sanders for portraying Hillary Clinton's Southern victories as a product of a conservative region that is out of step with the rest of the country’s thinking.

In a stern, roughly 800-word letter sent Wednesday via post to Sanders’ Burlington, Vermont, headquarters, a high-profile group that includes the Democratic Party chairs of South Carolina, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi expresses its concern about his characterizations of the South, which they contend “minimize the importance of the voices of a core constituency for our party”: African-Americans.

Link to letter here: http://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000154-352c-def9-a557-ffbfbacd0000

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/bernie-sanders-south-black-voters-222220
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Apr 21, 2016, 07:41 AM (12 replies)

Bernie faces Southern revolt

Bernie faces Southern revolt
Democratic leaders want Sanders to stop dismissing the South, where Hillary Clinton's wins have been powered by black votes.
By GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI 04/20/16 04:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK — An influential group of Democrats is piling on Bernie Sanders for portraying Hillary Clinton's Southern victories as a product of a conservative region that is out of step with the rest of the country’s thinking.

In a stern, roughly 800-word letter sent Wednesday via post to Sanders’ Burlington, Vermont, headquarters, a high-profile group that includes the Democratic Party chairs of South Carolina, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi expresses its concern about his characterizations of the South, which they contend “minimize the importance of the voices of a core constituency for our party”: African-Americans.

Link to letter here: http://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000154-352c-def9-a557-ffbfbacd0000

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/bernie-sanders-south-black-voters-222220
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Apr 21, 2016, 07:40 AM (14 replies)

Election year sexism against Hillary Clinton brought me closer to my mother

Election year sexism against Hillary Clinton brought me closer to my mother

Laura Bogart Monday 18 April 2016 12.07 EDT

For years I thought of my mother as a pathetic figure who had turned her back on feminism – until I saw the scorn heaped upon Clinton and realized my mom was a victim of her time

But I wasn’t ready for the Republican frontrunner to crack wise about “blood coming out” of a woman reporter’s orifices, and gain in popularity. And I certainly wasn’t ready to see lefties I respected arguing that anyone who’d served as a senator for eight years, and as secretary of state for four years, could somehow be “unqualified” to be president.

Seeing journalists chide Clinton for “shouting too much” when her male opponents on both sides would give Foghorn Leghorn a run for his money makes me understand why someone like my mother might be too afraid to step out of the kitchen, and into a bolder life.

This understanding crystallized during the debates: fingers pointed, repeatedly, toward Clinton’s face; the curt way she’s called “the secretary”; the booing and the constant talking over her – and the fact that she has to stand there, calmly, and take it, lest she be “too shrill” – makes me ache with rage.

I remember the boss who told me to “be more positive” (AKA “smile more”) during a job performance review (the rest of my work “exceeded standards”) and the ex-boyfriend who said, in a not-kind way, that I “want too much in life”. I felt a sudden, inchoate longing for my mother.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/18/hillary-clinton-sexism-brought-me-closer-to-my-mother
Posted by workinclasszero | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:34 PM (16 replies)

Election year sexism against Hillary Clinton brought me closer to my mother

Election year sexism against Hillary Clinton brought me closer to my mother

Laura Bogart Monday 18 April 2016 12.07 EDT

For years I thought of my mother as a pathetic figure who had turned her back on feminism – until I saw the scorn heaped upon Clinton and realized my mom was a victim of her time

But I wasn’t ready for the Republican frontrunner to crack wise about “blood coming out” of a woman reporter’s orifices, and gain in popularity. And I certainly wasn’t ready to see lefties I respected arguing that anyone who’d served as a senator for eight years, and as secretary of state for four years, could somehow be “unqualified” to be president.

Seeing journalists chide Clinton for “shouting too much” when her male opponents on both sides would give Foghorn Leghorn a run for his money makes me understand why someone like my mother might be too afraid to step out of the kitchen, and into a bolder life.

This understanding crystallized during the debates: fingers pointed, repeatedly, toward Clinton’s face; the curt way she’s called “the secretary”; the booing and the constant talking over her – and the fact that she has to stand there, calmly, and take it, lest she be “too shrill” – makes me ache with rage.

I remember the boss who told me to “be more positive” (AKA “smile more”) during a job performance review (the rest of my work “exceeded standards”) and the ex-boyfriend who said, in a not-kind way, that I “want too much in life”. I felt a sudden, inchoate longing for my mother.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/18/hillary-clinton-sexism-brought-me-closer-to-my-mother
Posted by workinclasszero | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:34 PM (10 replies)

Hillary Clinton Is Surging As Hers Is the Only Campaign to Win More Than 10 Million Votes

Hillary Clinton Is Surging As Hers Is the Only Campaign to Win More Than 10 Million Votes
By Sarah Jones on Tue, Apr 19th, 2016 at 10:34 pm

During her New York primary victory speech, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pointed out, "This campaign is only campaign, Democrat or Republican, to win more than 10 million votes." The crowd went wild when Clinton owned her big wins.

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/04/19/hillary-clinton-campaign-win-10-million-votes.html
Posted by workinclasszero | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:18 PM (2 replies)

Hillary Clinton Is Surging As Hers Is the Only Campaign to Win More Than 10 Million Votes

Hillary Clinton Is Surging As Hers Is the Only Campaign to Win More Than 10 Million Votes
By Sarah Jones on Tue, Apr 19th, 2016 at 10:34 pm

During her New York primary victory speech, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pointed out, "This campaign is only campaign, Democrat or Republican, to win more than 10 million votes." The crowd went wild when Clinton owned her big wins.

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/04/19/hillary-clinton-campaign-win-10-million-votes.html
Posted by workinclasszero | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:17 PM (2 replies)

Michelle Obama: Hillary Clinton is an 'impressive,' 'phenomenal woman'

Michelle Obama: Hillary Clinton is an 'impressive,' 'phenomenal woman'
By BRIANNA GURCIULLO 04/20/16 01:57 PM EDT

Michelle Obama called Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton an “impressive" and a "phenomenal woman” on Wednesday in response to a 14-year-old’s question at a White House event, saying Clinton, like "many" of the other candidates, has devoted her life to public service.

“I think Hillary Clinton is a phenomenal woman, and I’ve gotten to know her, and I think she’s made some pretty major contributions over the course of her life,” the first lady said during an event with the children of executive office workers marking Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/michelle-obama-on-hillary-clinton-222211
Posted by workinclasszero | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 02:47 PM (15 replies)

Michelle Obama: Hillary Clinton is an 'impressive,' 'phenomenal woman'

Michelle Obama: Hillary Clinton is an 'impressive,' 'phenomenal woman'
By BRIANNA GURCIULLO 04/20/16 01:57 PM EDT

Michelle Obama called Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton an “impressive" and a "phenomenal woman” on Wednesday in response to a 14-year-old’s question at a White House event, saying Clinton, like "many" of the other candidates, has devoted her life to public service.

“I think Hillary Clinton is a phenomenal woman, and I’ve gotten to know her, and I think she’s made some pretty major contributions over the course of her life,” the first lady said during an event with the children of executive office workers marking Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/michelle-obama-on-hillary-clinton-222211
Posted by workinclasszero | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 02:47 PM (12 replies)

Quinnipiac University Poll...Connecticut...Hillary Clinton 51%...Sanders 42%...April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016 - Trump Leads, Kasich Tops Cruz In Connecticut GOP Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Women, Blacks Give Clinton Lead Among Democrats

A 66 - 25 percent lead among black likely Democratic primary voters and a wide margin among women Democrats propel former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to a 51 - 42 percent lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Another 6 percent remain undecided and 18 percent of those who name a candidate say they might change their mind.

https://www.qu.edu/news-and-events/quinnipiac-university-poll/connecticut/release-detail?ReleaseID=2344
Posted by workinclasszero | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:09 AM (9 replies)
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