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  • leftcoastmountains (3459 posts)
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    Politico Omits Bernie From Poll On 2020 Contenders

    Secular Talk
    Published on Jan 11, 2018

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  • Satan (3512 posts)
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    1. Politico has always had a corporatist right wing bias, so hardly surprising.

    I’m sure they would love their readers to believe that Scamala Harris, Borey Crooker, and now apparently Oprah are the leaders of the “progressive” wing of the party.

    I didn't refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton because any goddamned Russian told me to. I refused to vote for her because she is a warmongering, election stealing, Goldman Sachs fellating, Republican WHORE. No offense to sex workers.
  • Scott Crowder (779 posts)
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    2. Despicable

    making it obvious they aren’t media Americans can trust.

    Think of all the “moderates” who, throughout history, have failed to oppose state-sanctioned aggression, oppression, and abuse, from slavery to child labor, while maligning those who call for change as dangerous and misguided, violent radicals. And yet, in retrospect, when a renewed social contract is established as the new normal, the unlawful actions that brought about these societal shifts are turned into mythical tales of nationalistic heroism and dates for kids to memorize at school.
  • Cleita (2838 posts)
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    3. Their omission is something they will regret.

  • Peace Patriot (3346 posts)
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    4. The CIA wasn't content with controlling nearly all U.S. media…

    …they wanted to have a rag of their own (in addition to the Washing Machine**) – bright shiny techy new, so they created Politico.  As I understand things, you are getting this word straight from Langley:  Bernie WILL  NOT BE a presidential candidate in 2020.  And you have to wonder how they know (or maybe you don’t).

    Can we overcome it?  Dunno.  But we must – we simply must – try, and, if we fail, come back and try again.  Somewhere in our future is American democracy.  Of that I’m sure.

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    **(I’m having trouble finding an adequate epithet for the Washington Post.  For NYT, I have the New York Slimes.  For the Miami Herald, the Miami Hairball.  Like that.  I had the Washington Psst (as in back alley spy vs spy) but that was too subtle.  “Washing Machine” is pretty good, but some might not recognize who I’m referring to.  Newsweek?  New-weak, of course.  Time magazine – Slime magazine.  For the broadcast media I just have the Children’s Alphabet Soup, which I generally abbreviate as “Alphabet Soup” (but I think “Children’s” is a good addition).  Anyway, just thought I’d put that out there.  Need a good name for the CIA’s traditional disinformation and cover-up machine, the Psst.)

    • Grateful Curd (261 posts)
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      7. Don’t forget the Milwaukee Urinal-Shithole.

      • Peace Patriot (3346 posts)
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        11. Ha! I forgot to mention the Wall Street Urinal!

        And the Christian Science Mumbler.

        I had a good one for the Psst about a week ago but I’ve forgotten it.  Washington Paste?  Washington Poultry?  Washington Ghost?  Washington Jest?  Washington Lost?  Dunno.

  • 99thMonkey (3981 posts)
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    5. Oh my. Ooopsie. Must just be an oversight.

    How does Politico explain this epic political obtuseness?  Have they explained themselves on this?

  • hopemountain (2435 posts)
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    6. my thoughts are the meme is bernie is

    a socialist and not a serious candidate. they will not even state he is independent. therefore, they do not have to include him in polls.

    "economic and environmental justice is spiritual work." ~ tom b. k. goldtooth .... "Be a nuisance where it counts, do your part to inform and stimulate the public to join your action. Be depressed, discouraged, and disappointed at failure and the disheartening effects of ignorance, greed, corruption and bad politics—but never give up.” - Marjory Stoneman Douglas  (1890-1998), journalist, environmentalist, activist.  
  • RealityCheck (1180 posts)
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    8. Lately

    I’ve noticed more chatter coming out that Bernie is a do nothing politician. All talk and no action. This is how corporate shills handles a real threat to their actual bs that hurts common folks. They tarnish, tarnish and tarnish (using lies and meaningless accusations) until their target is reduced to an invisable blob in most ppl’s eyes. Bernie remains caught between two big rocks, the Repub and Dem rocks. Both rocks will continue to squeeze him because Bernie hasn’t invested his time into creating a ‘rock busting’ sledge hammer party, that’s allowing those BIG rocks to harden further more, despite a few Progressive candidates making it into office. It’s too little too late in the very short time ahead before our nation and this planet pukes, while only millionaires and billionaires survive and uses up the last of our diminishing resources. So, I pretty much imagine that after the 2020 election, our Bernie will no longer be. An opportunity wasted (2017-2020) to shred both major parties while flourishing a well needed new Progressive Party. Most continue to look at the old same ole same ole shiny objects in the room instead of our inspiring shiny object of substance still on the other side of the door. Sad but true.

  • Scuba (5181 posts)
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    9. They're afraid of Bernie.

  • Half Century Man (1335 posts)
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    10. Run the poll again, and run these names as well.

    Bernie Sanders, Nina Turner, Tulsi Gabbard, Ted Kennedy, and Scooby Doo.

    See how many of those candidates fair against the dead guy and the cartoon dog.