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Feeling The ‘Bern’ – ‘That time Bernie Sanders voted for Bill Clinton’s plan to loosen regulation on Wall Street’

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Now again to be perfectly honest – Bernie has never accused Hillary of being corrupt.

He just wants us to ‘know the facts’.

Wall Street money is corrupting our politics and Hillary takes money from Wall Street. 

I wonder what Bernie feels about voting to deregulate Wall Street but now won’t even admit he did.

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‘When CNN’s Dan Merica noted on Twitter that Clinton had used her husband’s own law as cudgel against her rival, a spokesman for her campaign, Brian Fallon, suggested Sanders was hiding from his role’.

“He said he regrets signing it,” Fallon tweeted of Clinton. “Sanders won’t even admit voting for it.”

‘Sanders has not explained his rationale for the 2000 vote, but only four House members lined up against the bill even as a standalone — and he was not among them’.

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‘Hillary Clinton had to go back more than 15 years, and shine a light on a decision that her husband, by his own admission, would come to regret’.

“You’re (Sanders) the only one on this stage that voted to deregulate the financial market in 2000,” Clinton said, making reference to his support for former President Bill Clinton’s Commodity Futures Modernization Act’.

See The Great Recession Of 2008

‘The law effectively gave bankers, or “sophisticated traders,” free rein from pre-existing oversight mechanisms when they wanted to make deals on the sidelines of the major stock exchanges, in “over-the-counter” trading’.

‘Clinton himself would later cop to having made a serious mistake in signing the bill, saying he didn’t understand the extent to which these deals, if they went bad, could ripple across the global economy’.

“Even if less than 1% of the total investment community in derivative exchanges, so much money was involved that if they went bad, they could effect 100% of the investments,” he told ABC’s “This Week” in 2010′.

From :

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/17/politics/bernie-sanders-wall-street-deregulation-debate/index.html

 

Feeling The Bren – ‘Sanders Scored Over Use of Photos’

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Once is an occurrence.

Twice is coincidence.

3 times is a pattern.

‘Complaints about the mailers with the photographs from the Lebanon Veterans Day event came the same week the Sanders campaign released a campaign ad on YouTube that included a graphic saying he had been “endorsed by” the Valley News’.

‘The newspaper has made no endorsement in the Democratic race’.

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Lebanon — ‘With just days before the New Hampshire primary, the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., is taking heat from Upper Valley residents who say his campaign used their images on mailers without their permission’.

‘When American Legion state officer Tom Wiley, of Canaan, was called by the Legion’s top officer in New Hampshire, Wiley didn’t know what it was about, but he said the tone of state Cmdr. John Graham made it clear something was wrong’.

“He called me, quite straightforwardly, and asked me, had I endorsed any candidate,” Wiley said Saturday. “He asked specifically about Bernie.”

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‘The Rev. Stephen R. Silver, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Lebanon, had an experience similar to Wiley’s’.

‘Silver and his 9-year-old son, a Boy Scout, participated in the Veterans Day parade, and posed for a picture with Sanders during the event’.

Silver said he was not asked to sign a release form, and had no idea that a picture featuring the three — Silver, his son and Sanders — would be prominently featured in a campaign mailer that he said has been mailed all throughout the state’.

‘Silver said the appearance that he endorses Sanders, or any political candidate, compromises his ability to minister to church members’.

“I know in our church, we have Democrats, we have Republicans, we have independent voters. They’re all there,” he said. “I want them to know that they can all feel comfortable coming to me.”

‘After learning his face was on the Sanders mailer, Silver said, he clarified his role to Sunday churchgoers. He also wrote a letter to the Valley News and put a posting on Facebook’.

“I do not wish to be seen offering my support to any particular candidate and have asked the Sanders campaign to cease and desist from using this image, in any form, immediately,” Silver wrote in the letter’.

From : http://www.vnews.com/news/newsletter/20920395-95/sanders-scored-over-use-of-photos

Poll Watch – 2-8-16

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The last time Democrats nominated a progressive, I’m sure you all remember the great things he accomplished.

You do remember President Geroge McGovern don’t you?

And that was of course running against GH Bush and Dan (Potato-Potatoe) Quayle – an early version of Sarah Palin.

After New Hampshire, what happens when the Democrats are in more traditional States?

Michigan Democratic Presidential Primary Polling – IMP/Target Insyght
Clinton 62, Sanders 30

Clinton +32
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Arkansas Democratic Presidential Primary Polling – Talk Business/Hendrix College
Clinton 57, Sanders 25

Clinton +32
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Georgia Democratic Presidential Primary
Polling – WSB-TV/Landmark
Clinton 63, Sanders 22

Clinton +41
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Ignore the actual numbers and follow the trends………
Democrats

UMass/7 News Daily Tracking

Monday – Sanders +16
Sanders 56
Clinton 40
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Sunday – Sanders +17
Sanders 57
Clinton 40
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Saturday – Sanders +14
Sanders 55
Clinton 41
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Friday – Sanders +15
Sanders 54
Clinton 39
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Thursday – Sanders + 22
Sanders 58
Clinton 36
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Wednesday – Sanders + 29
Sanders 61
Clinton 32
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Tuesday – Sanders + 33
Sanders 63
Clinton 30
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Monday – Sanders +31
Sanders 61
Clinton 30

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Republicans

UMass/7 News Daily Tracking

Monday – Trump + 21
Rubio 13
Cruz 13
Bush 10
Christie 5
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Sunday – Trump +22
Trump 36
Rubio 14
Cruz 13
Bush 10
Christie 4
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Saturday – Trump +21
Trump 35
Rubio 14
Cruz 13
Bush 10
Christie 4
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Friday – Trump +19
Trump 34
Rubio 15
Cruz 14
Bush 8
Christie 5
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Thursday – Trump +21
Trump 36
Rubio 15
Cruz 14
Bush 8
Christie 5
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Wednesday – Trump +24
Trump 38
Rubio 12
Cruz 14
Bush 9
Christie 6
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Tuesday – Trump +24
Trump 38
Rubio 10
Cruz 14
Bush 9
Christie 5
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Monday – Trump +26
Trump 38
Rubio 8
Cruz 12
Bush 9
Christie 7

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