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SharonClark's Journal
SharonClark's Journal
June 7, 2016

From Hullabaloo...Trump has the impulse control of a toddler

On CNN just a few minutes ago:

Jim Geraghty, National Review: This is only going to get worse for Republicans. There is no better Trump behind the curtain waiting to be unveiled sometime. He's not going to get more sensible or more constructive with his words. This is who he is. He has the impulse control of a toddler. And there's no reason to think "oh, by November he'll pull his act together" he'll stop making controversial statements. This is the Trump brand. White nationalism! Why would the Republican party ever want to be associated with this because they'll lose every swing state and every swing district.


June 7, 2016

“There’ll come a time when the love of country will trump hatred of Hillary”:

“There’ll come a time when the love of country will trump hatred of Hillary”: Lindsey Graham tries to convince Republicans to dump Trump

Graham called Trump's attack on Judge Curiel "the most un-American thing from a politician since Joe McCarthy”


June 7, 2016

Andrea Mitchell on Rachel Maddow

Mitchell is whining about the AP and NBC News declaring Hillary the presumptive nominee because it will confirm for Sanders and Sanders fans who think the system is rigged. I wish she would just go away.

June 6, 2016

Sanders says in 2008 he didn't endorse a Democratic candidate prior to the convention

Who cares about what Sanders did in 2008 - he wasn't a DEMOCRAT.

Another delusion gem on Daily Kos:

"Bernie Lays out THE TRUTH on Superdelegates and Clinching the Nomination
by TobyRocksSoHard
But a funny thing happened on the way to the convention. On June 5th, two days after the voting was concluded and before Hillary had dropped out of the race, Sanders had something to say about the nomination...Sanders said he held off supporting either of the Democrats because he has made it a custom not to support any Democrat for the presidential nomination until the party had chosen its nominee."


June 6, 2016

Sanders warns the media about June 7 - the delusion goes all the way to the top

“Ahead of California, Sanders Warns Media Against Preemptive Coronation of Clinton”

Preemptive Coronation of Clinton
by Jon Queally, staff writer Common Dreams

Sunday, June 05, 2016

"I have reports that the media, after the New Jersey results come in, are going to declare that it is all over. That simply is not accurate."

"Addressing concerns that the media may preemptively announce his rival Hillary Clinton as the "presumptive Democratic Party nominee" even before she has won the requisite numbers of pledge delegates, Bernie Sanders over the weekend indicated that such reporting would be both wrong and irresponsible and held to his commitment to take his campaign all the way to the national convention when so-called superdelegates will finally—and for the first time, in fact—be able to cast their vote for who they believe will make the best nominee."

June 6, 2016

Hadn't noticed this excellent fantasy writer before - Tom Pappalardo on Daily Kos

Obama Has Won the First Delegate Battle But Will Lose the War to Bernie
By Tom Pappalardo

Starts with "It is very likely there is a compelling political reason for the FBI’s delay to issuing a richly deserved indictment for Hillary Clinton." ... "In the end Bernie will get the Dem nomination or run as a 3rd party candidate. Either way Bernie wins the presidency and America wins a shot to be free of rampant political corruption. Hillary will be indicted and that will kill her run for president. "

This may be the most well written fantasy I've read on Daily Kos. Like all fantasy stories, it just isn't true.


June 4, 2016

It's happening in Iowa and you're all invited!

This coming Tuesday, June 7, Hillary Clinton will become the presumptive nominee for President for the Democratic Party. The next evening, June 8, Kane Miller will be introduced as the new Iowa Director of the Clinton Campaign at the Cub Club, 5:00 p.m. Come hear Kane, ask questions and socialize with folks committed to retaining the White House.

June 2, 2016

A comment in Talk Left about the Sanders complaint regarding California - Enjoy

Judge Rejects Sanders Supporters' Voting Suit:

"There is absolutely no showing of a federal violation. That more information might be available in one county over another does not rise to the level of equal protection," [Judge] Alsup said. "Citizens of California are smart enough to know what their rights are. I'm giving my order now so you can get your writ to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and then the United States Supreme Court, then the International Court of the Hague. But you're done in federal court."

June 1, 2016

Salon today...looking mostly at the titles, they've turned their hysteria toward Trump

Didn't read these because of the anti-Hillary abuse Salon has perpetuated: About 10 anti-Trump pieces, a couple of Hillary posts that are not titled as hit pieces and one anti-Wasserman Schultz that was written by Ben Norton.

But did read this one: “The clan leader of white Americans”: Conservative David Frum perfectly explains how the disintegration of the GOP has created Trump by Heather Digby Parton

"The more valiant among them take the threat of Trump seriously and are willing to admit the truth, such as Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal who told Fareed Zakaria over the weekend:

I most certainly will not vote for Donald Trump. I will vote for the least left wing opponent to Donald Trump and I will want to make a vote that will make sure he is the biggest loser in presidential history since Alf Landon or going back further. It’s important that Donald Trump and what he represents, this “ethnic conservatism or populism” be so decisively rebuked that the Republican party and Republican voters will forever learn their lesson that they cannot nominate a man so manifestly unqualified to be president in any way shape or form."

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