Why is Hillary Clinton Behind in the Polls?

There are probably many reasons why Bernie Sanders is leading Hillary Clinton in the polls.


Why is Hillary Clinton Behind in the Polls?

hillary clintonThere are probably many reasons why Hillary Clinton is behind in the polls. Personally, I think it probably has to do with something that people in this country put great stock in; popularity.  Of course, one cannot entirely trust the polls because there is always a margin of error in all of them. The poll numbers of both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton seemed to sway back and forth, but I tend to believe the lies that favor Bernie Sanders. Personally, I think the poll numbers of Hillary Clinton may be manipulated by the Democratic National Committee(DNC), mostly because of the bias of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who has been a very strong supporter of Hillary Clinton. There has been a lot of pressure lately for Wasserman Schultz resigned her position because many members of the DNC, because they feel that her bias in favor of Hillary Clinton is wrong.

I think that Bernie Sanders popularity is greater than Hillary Clinton, because a few people really don’t trust Hillary Clinton for a variety of reasons. Hillary Clinton’s popularity seems to be lagging in some areas. Unfortunately, the line again Hillary Clinton’s popularity seems to have been put there by the right-wing, with a Benghazi witch-hunt; something that has been proven to have no real merit.

Personally, I think that Hillary Clinton’s lagging popularity is a because she has too many ties to Wall Street; something that cannot be said of Bernie Sanders. This is a good thing in helping to make Bernie Sanders popularity greater than Hillary Clinton’s popularity. Since most people in this country hate the banks and Wall Street, Hillary Clinton’s ties may hurt her in both the New Hampshire Democratic primary and the Iowa Democratic primary. That is, mostly because both areas of the country have been equally screwed over by the big banks and Wall Street speculators.

The fact that Bernie Sanders may be more popular than Hillary Clinton is simply because he has basically declared war on both these entities; the big banks and Wall Street. This is a position that Senator Sanders has taken for many years, and has been consistent in for as long as he has been in the U.S. Senate, and the House of Representatives before that.

Since Hillary Clinton is closely tied to Wall Street and the big banks, primarily because they are huge funding sources for her is something that will come back to bite her. Maybe she will wake up and smell the coffee when she loses the Iowa Democratic primary and the New Hampshire Democratic primary; something that is now very possible since Bernie Sanders poll numbers are so good. She may well wish that she had run the same type of grassroots race for the presidency that Bernie Sanders has run.

Despite that Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers are lagging behind those of Bernie Sanders and send her a very clear message that she has not won the presidency, not by a long shot. There is no way she or her followers can take it for granted that she could become president of the United States because Bernie Sanders is breathing down her neck, as she is smart enough to know it.

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We Will Not Surrender Our Activism For A Better World, Despite Clinton

We Will Not Surrender Our Activism For A Better World, Despite Clinton

Taken from “The Pen”

Single payerWhere is it written, outside of the defeatist hymnal, that we must abide forever with the current infestation of reactionary
obstructionists and corrupt corporate toadies (in both parties) currently in Congress? Is that what they mean by an establishment?

When someone argues that Congress will never do this or that, why do we not vote in more people who will?

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Presidential candidate Clinton is now telling us point blank that, as far as she’s concerned, single payer will never happen in the real world.

Our simple question is this: All the other first world countries that have implemented the superior, economical and efficient, single payer health care system, are they all not in the real world? What is so peculiar about America that good public policy is considered to be unattainable?

Bernie certainly doesn’t think so, which is why a compelling majority of our own participants tell us over and again that they support him. His premise is that we need millions of people to mobilize and pressure Congress, and ultimately, and perhaps as quickly as possible, vote the bums out if they are not serving the interests of the people.

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Does Clinton seriously expect she can generate the voter enthusiasm to get herself elected, let alone retake the House and the Senate, by telling her base to forget about their hopes, their dreams, and their own activism?

Clinton promises that she will build on and improve the current system. But how will she achieve even the most superficial and incremental positive change without confronting Congress head on with the voice of the people?

These are fair questions, and the strong Hillary supporters on our list, and there are those as well, need to be able to answer them.

It seems to us that the less we demand, surely the less we get. Let us demand what we really want, backed by millions and millions of voices, let us vote for what we really want, and just see where the negotiations go from there.

And we’ll see how it goes in Iowa next Tuesday.

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Since When Is Bill Clinton a liberal, or even close?

Since When Is Bill Clinton a “Liberal”, or even close?

Bernie Sanders responds to Bill Clinton and ‘Liberal’ writers about his ‘pie in the sky’ policies.

The fact that former President Bill Clinton is identified as a liberal is something we true liberals should take offense to. Even when he was president, Bill Clinton was in no way a true liberal. The fact that he has always been identified as one just goes to show how skewed the political spectrum is in this country.

Bill Clinton was nothing more than moderate even on his best days. The fact that he gave us an economy killing trade bill like NAFTA should convince most people that he was never a liberal, and has absolutely no right to label himself as one.

After all, wasn’t it Bill Clinton who gave us “welfare reform”, which amounts to nothing more than taking poor people off of public assistance; something which caused a great deal of outrage among those who are true liberals. His so-called “reform” doesn’t even deserve the title of reform because it was far from it. With a true liberal kick the poor around more than they were already being kicked.

If Bill Clinton were a true liberal, would he have been so anxious to send American troops to Serbia to handle a situation that was actually none of our business. Granted, what was happening in Serbia with ethnic cleansing was an atrocity, but was it really our job to clean up this mess?

As someone who considers himself to be a true liberal, I take great offense at Bill Clinton of all people to be labeled as one.

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Smears Single Payer. Are You Kidding Us??

Democratic Presidential Candidate Smears Single Payer. Are You Kidding Us??

Taken from “The Pen”

single payerA certain presidential candidate is out there right now smearing single payer health care, in a desperate attempt to stop the inspirational momentum of Bernie Sanders. Except that it’s another Democrat.

Well, we’ve got some news for Hillary Clinton. Single payer is what the overwhelming majority of the American people want. It’s what we’ve always wanted. And it is precisely the refusal of the Democrats to fight for it that is the reason their majorities in Congress were wiped out.

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Clinton now says, as she reads some focus group stuff off of a teleprompter, that we cannot afford another contentious fight on health care.

Yeah, well guess what. There is NOTHING Clinton might want to do, were she to be elected president, that will not be contentiously fought by the Republicans, unless it’s their own pet baby, like abolishing estate taxes or some other welfare for the rich scheme. And nobody should know that more than Hillary Clinton. Just ask president Obama how his perpetually concilliatory stategy has worked out.

Indeed, before the very first day Barack Obama took office the Republicans secretly swore en masse they would block absolutely everything he tried to do in every possible way, with the purpose and intention of making the argument later that our government can only function when they have total control.

Indeed, there never WAS a contentious fight when the Obama corporate health care plan was passed in the first place, unless you count the contentious fight among Democrats THEMSELVES about how far they were going to sell the American people down the corporate special interest river.

We remember a Senate hearing early on where protesters were
practically dragged out of the hearing room for demanding that the debate include single payer. Was that contentious enough for you?

We also seem to recall that for at least about a year the Democrats had effective supermajorities in both chambers of Congress. They could have passed anything they really wanted to pass, and fast. And even after their dilly-dallying led to the loss of the MA Senate seat, they ended up passing their program to make us all indentured premium slaves using a reconciliation gimmick that only required 51 votes.

The debate was so rigged that in the end the Democrats would not even allow a tepid so-called “public option,” itself never more than a lulling and feeble shadow of true single payer, to even come up for a vote. They had the absolute political power and prerogative to have that vote, and no contentious fight from Republicans could have stopped them.

And the American people have been pretty much chasing the Democrats out of congressional office ever since, for their cowardice, their own corruption, and for their plain old sheer chumpishness.

And all this under a president who led us to believe during his campaign that he was at heart a “single payer guy.” Like, oh sure, Clinton would really like single payer too. Really.

Well, we’ve got some more news for Hillary Clinton. If she is not up for a contentious fight she has no business running for president. If her platform is to surrender to the Republican bullies up front because she wants to shy away from a contentious fight, she’s going to have one swell neutered, lame duck presidency from day one, presuming she even gets elected.

We happen to think that Bernie Sanders has a better way. Take the fight TO the Republicans. Rally the American people to vote them out of office, and keep voting them out of office, the other way, until we can get some real change happening around here. Isn’t it time we all fought for what we really believe in.

The surest way to lose is to do anything else.

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Bernie Sanders Leading Hillary Clinton In Polls

Bernie Sanders poll numbers are looking great, as he has taken the lead of Hillary Clinton in the polls.


Bernie Sanders leading Hillary Clinton in Polls

bernie sandersBernie Sanders poll numbers are looking great, as he is taken the lead over Hillary Clinton in the polls. Quinnipiac, a highly respected polling agency from Quinnipiac University, has given Bernie Sanders a slight lead over Hillary Clinton in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

I’m not really surprised that Bernie Sanders poll numbers would be good in New Hampshire because that state has quite a liberal base, even though the state was once controlled by conservatives, as John Sununu was the governor for two terms, and Sununu is well known to be a hard-core conservative and a vehement critic of liberals.

However, I must admit that I’m surprised that Bernie Sanders leads the polls in the Iowa Democratic primary because that state has always been known to be a bastion of conservatism. After all, Iowa is the state that gave us. Michele Bachmann as its representative in Congress, and we all know what a conservative nutjob that she is.

It also surprises me that Bernie Sanders poll numbers in Iowa would be as good as they are, considering that Iowa is a farm state, and as someone who grew up in a farm state, I know all too well that farmers are usually conservatives.

There is one thing that I cannot understand about the latest Bernie Sanders poll numbers or Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers is that there seems to be some sort of gender gap.

An article in the New York Times seems to show that one factor that puts Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton is gender related. In their story, the New York Times reports that men support Bernie Sanders, 61% to 30% over Hillary Clinton, while women support Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders by a margin of 55% to 30%.

A separate poll by Monmouth University shows that Bernie Sanders has a significant lead over Hillary Clinton by a margin of 55% to 39%. As you can see, this particular survey shows Bernie Sanders further ahead than Hillary Clinton. The lead she once enjoyed is quickly diminishing; something that I’m sure has her rather worried and looking over her shoulder.

Personally, I have never taken much stock in polls, but I am encouraged because most of the polls show that Bernie Sanders poll numbers are quite a bit better than the poll numbers and Hillary Clinton.

Another reason that I don’t take much stock in polls is because most of them seem to be rather subjective. Rarely do they ever agree with one another, not to mention that these polling agencies seem to have different political agendas. As far as I’m concerned, no polling agency should ever have a political agenda. Nor should they have any type of political slant, either to the left or to the right. To be fair, they should always be neutral, especially since so many people place huge stock in them. The fact that Bernie Sanders poll numbers have you been to lead over Hillary Clinton in a variety of different polling agencies is something that I find very encouraging.

There is no way that Bernie Sanders should be counted out in both the Iowa and New Hampshire Democratic primaries. He is showing himself to be very electable; something that I personally have never doubted.

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The Rash of Gun Violence in the United States

The rash of gun violence in the United States has reached epidemic proportions.


The Rash of Gun Violence in the United States

 

gun violenceThe rash of gun violence in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. It often seems like there is some type of mass shooting every week. The only way I can see to solve this problem, or at least mitigate the problem of gun violence is for our legislators to finally grow some balls and enact some form of effective gun-control legislation. Our current gun-control legislation is totally inadequate in solving the problem of gun violence in the United States.

The position that president Obama on gun control seems rather shaky at best. Despite his executive order, given earlier this week, in many ways seems to be paying lip service to citizens who expect him to be a leader in protecting the American people from gun violence. So far, President Obama’s position on gun control seems to be greatly lacking any real substance.

After the massacre of schoolchildren in Sandy Hook, President Obama called out for effective gun-control legislation. Apparently, either our legislators didn’t hear him or ignored him. No one stepped forward with any type of effective gun-control legislation, as far as I can see. Most of them just take lip-service to the idea of gun-control in the United States, as they usually do when a mass shooting happens. It almost seems that our lawmakers are living in some state of denial about gun violence, and are somehow thinking that it will magically go away without doing anything real. By their negligence, on the subject of gun violence and gun control, they are betrayed not only the American people, but their oath of office.

I can’t think of anything I would like to see better than some type of gun control in this country. It is something that has been here for a long time. I just hope it’s not too late to stem the epidemic of mass shootings, which have gone on for several years. It would be real nice if legislators in this country would stop bowing to the special interest groups, such as the National Rifle Association (NRA), and put some type of gun control. We can no longer ignore the problem of gun violence in the United States.

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Donald Trump Flip-Flops About the Minimum Wage

Donald Trump’s position on the minimum wage is like something out of the late 1800s, early 1900s.


Donald Trump Flip-Flops About the Minimum Wage

 

Donald Trump minimum wage Donald Trump’s position on the minimum wage is like something out of the late 1800s, early 1900s. He has the same mentality as the “robber barons” of that era. He seems to think that is okay for American workers to not only work harder, but are compensated less for their labor. If that isn’t the mentality of a “robber baron“, I don’t know what is.

Donald Trump criticizes Bernie Sanders about his position on the minimum wage you probably know Bernie Sanders has fought to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour for a while. He even goes so far as to call Bernie Sanders a liar, after Sanders called him out on his preposterous statements, not only about how the minimum wage should not be raised, but how American workers are. In one of the now infamous Donald Trump tweets, which seems to be the way that he responds to his critics, he said about Bernie Sanders,

“[Bernie Sanders]–who blew his campaign when he gave Hillary a pass on her e-mail crime, said that I feel wages in America are too high. Lie!” He had to have the gall to refuse Bernie Sanders of lying, even though he made the statement in a speech a few days earlier.

I like to In his usual fashion, when challenged by anyone, he always goes into “attack mode” and not give a thoughtful response. Donald Trump seems to think that attacking another candidate who either makes too much sense, or counters, one of his ridiculous positions, the proper way to handle it is to insult that person. In this case, he criticizes Bernie Sanders for not attacking Hillary Clinton, which is something that Bernie Sanders refuses to do. He is trying to keep this campaign a higher level and not to stoop to ad hominem attacks. Many people, including myself, greatly respect Bernie Sanders for taking this position and keeping made last week in a speech. Donald Trump said,

“[T]axes too high, wages too high, we’re not going to be able to compete against the world. I hate to say it, but we have to leave [the minimum wage] the way it is,” Trump said at the time. “People have to go out, they have to work really hard and have to get into that upper stratum. But we cannot do this if we are going to compete with the rest of the world. We just can’t do it.”

In other words, Donald Trump seems to think that the American workers already don’t work hard enough and should be paid a lower wage. How preposterous can this guy get? Studies have shown that people are working longer hours, and that wages have not grown in proportion to this increased amount of work.

In an interview on CBS Face the Nation, Senator Bernie Sanders counterattacked Donald Trump’s position, saying that, “This is a guy who does not want to raise minimum wage,” he said of Donald Trump. “In fact, he has said that wages in America are too high.”

Instead of making a civilized and educated response to Senator Sanders, Donald trump, it is usual fashion attacks Senator Sanders for not attacking Hillary Clinton. In his tweet, Donald Trump basically called Senator Sanders a liar. Apparently Donald Trump just runs his mouth, forgetting about the fact that whatever he says is being videotaped.

Who are we supposed to believe? The videotape of him actually making this statement where he says that the minimum wage should not be raised and that American workers are paid too much, or just his usual vitriol?

Shortly after the fourth Republican debate, Donald Trump flip-flops about his position by saying that he was only referring to the federal minimum wage, which has remained at $7.25 since 2009. Nice try Donald!

Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton made the statement that the reason that Donald Trump’s campaign has been able to gain as much traction as it has is because American workers are angry. On CBS Face the Nation, Bernie Sanders said,

“Many of Trump’s supporters are working-class people and they’re angry. They’re angry because they’re working longer hours for lower wages. They’re angry because their jobs have left this country and gone to China or other low-wage countries. They’re angry because they can’t afford to send their kids to college so they can’t retire with dignity,”

In a total flip-flop of his original position about the minimum wage, Donald Trump tweeted yet again, in a wave attempt to cover his ass,

“The middle-class has worked so hard, are not getting the kind of jobs that they have long dreamed of – and no effective raise in years. BAD,” Donald Trump also tweeted “Many of the great jobs that the people of our country want are long gone, shipped to other countries. We now are part-time, sad! I WILL FIX!”

Apparently, Donald Trump thinks that the American voter has amnesia. He seems to think they are not going to remember this complete reversal of his original position on the minimum wage. What’s even more appalling, Donald Trump doesn’t seem to realize that what he says this early in the campaign, he is just handing some good ammunition to whether a candidate the Democratic Party chooses. He apparently doesn’t know what the term “political blowback” even means; something that could very well bite him in the ass if Republican voters are it was stupid enough to choose him as their candidate.

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