The Establishment v Bernie Sanders, Coronavirus & the Stock Market | The Common Good w/ Robert Reich

Very good explanation about the difference between a contested convention and a brokered convention.

In this episode of The Common Good, Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses the contentious Democratic debate in South Carolina, the Democratic establishment’s full-blown attack on Bernie Sanders, the dangers of a brokered convention, the rapidly spreading coronavirus, Trump’s utter lack of preparedness to address the pandemic, and the stock market’s worst week since the financial crisis.

Saagar Enjeti: Republican shocks GOP establishment by swearing off big money

Saagar Enjeti says Congressman Matt Gaetz made the right move by rejecting PAC money. That’s one Republican, couple of hundred more to go….


Turd Furgeson
Gaetz is smart enough to see that this populism is the way to grass root support. Bernie’s effect is now reaching across the aisle. He’s lining up for a presidential run in 2024…mark my words.
What!? A Republican that swears off big money…? That sounds like: “A junkie that swears off heroin” LOL!
John Herrington
Gaetz is in a unique position in his district: DCCC won’t fund an opponent because they consider it a waste of effort, and any R challengers are a repeat cast of village idiots who pose no credible threat to his incumbency. On its face this looks like a principled position, it, like much of the rest of his positions, is empty.

Krystal Ball: How the media will weaponize identity politics post South Carolina

The Democratic Party is a corporation whose shareholders are protecting their interests. The Democratic Party’s policies towards democratic principles and the underclass are just an advertising campaign.


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Why do we even have primaries then, if the ‘party’ decides the nominee? I am totally disgusted with DNC … not that I wasn’t before.


Brian H
Which begs the question, why does Bernie continue to run as a Democrat? You have to question soundness of someone who does the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.
Blessing John Chelliah
@BerningUp If the goal is to find a candidate who can beat Trump and at the same time not lose the House, then the DNC has a say in who is the best candidate to do that. Since there are more centrist democrats than progressives in the country , and since Bernie is at heart an Independent who may poll more than a centrist candidate, but may by being at the top of ticket cause a loss of the House, the DNC may use the super delegates to nominate a centrist candidate (possibly Biden or Bloomberg who are both polling 8 points more than Trump). The DNC could also listen to the advice of Democratic senators, none of whom are supporting Bernie currently. This, of course is a gamble, as it may be hard to disregard Bernie, if he polls higher than a centrist candidate If Bernie is given the nomination but loses the general election after winning the nomination, it may further fracture the party needlessly. Since there are more centrists than progressives, the DNC has to make an administrative decision. The there is the current stock market crash to consider. Will the stock market stabilize with a socialist at the top of the ticket, or will it slide down turn further

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Exactly why Progressive are trying to break away from that corrupt AKA swamp.
@Blessing John Chelliah Well, you are certainly explaining the mechanics and rational for the Democratic-Party-as-corporation model well. I could support this admission more, if they just done away with the primaries. Drop the facade of democracy, and say, look, stay home, don’t canvass or volunteer because THE Democratic Party administration has already chosen “our guy”. On the other hand, those who support democratic principles figure that the voters understand who can better rule them compared to vested interests.

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Sean McCoy
They have been laying the ground for that narrative for the whole primary. This is why you really haven’t seen too many stories on the Latino Vote or young people vote but they always seem to have talked about the black vote in South Carolina.
Ishmael Cato
The black guy in this video is Anton Gunn who is a Healthcare consultant. As soon as this sellout opened his mouth in this video I had to check his money trail. He’s in the bag with the pharmaceuticals just like Buttigieg.

Coronavirus update for Feb 28: Mexico confirms infection, stocks puke, U.S. labs to finally begin testing Americans next week after 3-week CDC delay

(Natural News) Updated for Feb. 28th: As we publicly predicted would happen four weeks ago, the coronavirus is exploding around the world. Today, the number of new infections outside China exceeds the number of infections reported inside China.

Here are the highlights of what’s happening so far:

– California looks set to explode into another Italy scenario as local, human-to-human transmission now appears to be taking place in Solano County, where a woman now critically ill with the coronavirus previously exposed dozens of hospital workers in two hospitals. She was not tested for 11 days because the CDC’s testing flow chart — exactly as we’ve been warning for over a week — excludes the testing of people who contract the virus in America and who didn’t visit China.

– The Governor of California stated yesterday that California has only around 200 test kits for the entire state. To this very day, there is virtually zero testing of anyone happening in the entire United States — a fact that many people still are unable to believe (they remain in total denial). The SF Chronicle also confirms this story.

– According to a highly disturbing Wall Street Journal story, federal employees who ran the quarantine sites in California and elsewhere failed to wear proper protective equipment (PPE) and also weren’t trained in how to handle people exposed to the virus. Most disturbingly, as the WSJ subhead says, “Employees weren’t tested for virus before leaving California quarantine sites on commercial flights.”

From the WSJ story:

A whistleblower alleges that some federal employees were sent to work at coronavirus quarantine locations in California without adequate safety protocols and then flew back home on commercial airplanes, according to a person familiar with the complaint against the Department of Health and Human Services.

The employees weren’t tested for the coronavirus before they left two California quarantine sites, the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside and Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, and flew home, the person familiar with the complaint said.

– According to a Yahoo News story, law professor Christopher Robertson and Professor of Medicine Keith Joiner have penned an op-ed demanding that anyone not vaccinated against the coronavirus be restricted from all commercial air travel in America. This is the beginning of the “medical police state” push for mandatory vaccines at gunpoint, combined with gunpoint-enforced medical quarantines of “anti-vaxxers.”

– Mexico has now confirmed its first coronavirus case, underscoring the reality that the coronavirus is now in Central and South America (there are also confirmed cases in Brazil).

– According to a story in The Epoch Times, dozens of state and local laboratories in the USA will finally have permission to begin testing for the coronavirus next week, after nearly a month of CDC-engineered delays that prohibited lab tested across the entire country (explaining why nearly all U.S. states have tested exactly ZERO patients to date).

– Nigeria has now confirmed its first case, bringing the potential horror of the coronavirus to sub-Saharan Africa, reports The Epoch Times. Bill Gates had previously estimated that a coronavirus outbreak in Africa could “kill 10 million people in Africa.” That process has almost certainly already begun.

– Two dogs in Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, indicating the pandemic has crossed into the canine species now, potentially putting millions of dogs at risk worldwide and bringing a new wave of fear among dog owners.

– is now posting daily updated numbers on state-by-state statistics for the number of people tested in each state. So far, those numbers are mostly zero. That’s expected to change dramatically next week as state labs are finally given permission by the CDC to begin testing for the virus.

The following chart, via @jodigraphics15 with h/t to ZeroHedge, shows in blue the number of reported infections outside of China. Note where this trend is going: The global spread has already begun to dwarf the spread in China:

Most people remain totally unprepared for any outbreak. They will soon panic because the lying media deceived them and told them this pandemic was “no worse than the flu.” That lie has been repeated by Rush Limbaugh and a long list of conservative publishers, none of whom seem to have any clue what’s happening. We’re talking exponential growth here, with a mortality rate that could kill literally over a hundred million people around the world.

Krystal and Saagar: Superdelegates admit flagrant plan to take the nomination from Bernie

More proof the fix is in to sideline Bernie:


Random Acts of Cruelty
“Bernie had a big hand in writing those rules.” That’s false. Bernie wanted to eliminate super delegates altogether but Hillary’s people – who were a majority – overruled him. Elizabeth Warren continues to prove what a snake she is.
Operation Power
I feel like we’re all just watching her dig her political grave at this point.
Mark Whippy
When she said “that was Bernie’s position in 2016” he should have said “I’m asking YOU about YOUR position in 2020”. Don’t let her distract from the question.
Yes. She distracted and pivoted just like every other Piece of Shit (yes, let’s just say it) politician out there who doesn’t care about democracy or the needs of the people. I used to think Warren was not like that, but she has convicted herself over and over again with shit positions just like in this video that reveal how progressive she is NOT. Warren is a POSer.
Thomas Gabriel
That’s really a lie too, in 2016 Bernie was trying to release the superdelegates in the states he won. And almost all the superdelegates were pledged to Hillary before a single vote was cast and that absolutely swayed some voters from going to him
The Hillary-fication of Warren is almost complete.
Matthew Geissinger
And who is clapping 👏 for her crap. She is so disappointing and disingenuous. Get rid of audiences for these things and have fact checkers there to call out this crap immediately.
She lied about Sanders position on superdelegates. He wanted to get rid of all of them. 🐍
BLAIR M Schirmer
It’s far worse than you think–it’s not just that they’re going to steal the nomination if Bernie has a plurality of delegates, it’s that they’re going to steal the nomination even if Bernie has a majority of delegates. –For example, they will release the Superdelegates in time for the 1st round of Convention voting.
Samuel Bulow
Superdelegates: “we’d rather never win another election again than have Bernie as President.”
Iraq Lobster
“So this is how liberty dies… With thunderous applause.”

♪Achilles Last Stand – Led Zep

Jeez, JPJ’s baseline galloping in perfect unison with Bonzo’s thunderous drums, Plant’s LoTRs Nordic spirit leading the way… this song is unbeatable! 🙂


Say what you want about LZ live. Jimmy could be very loose. True. Heroin fouled up some of his playing. True. Sometimes his improvisations were off the mark. True. And with all that said, he is still the greatest rock guitar player ever. He went places NO other player even tried, either out of fear or lack of ability. He could do it all and was sometimes the first one to do it. So many subtle tricks he used that unless you are a guitar player, you don’t even know he is doing them. I was watching Achillies Last Stand recently and I have seen it a hundred times. But I never noticed him doing thumb pull offs! It was so perfect. So quick. Simply the Best!
Mac Anoodough
You can’t make magic if you don’t take chances. Unfortunately that means not all the chances you take will make magic. But I’d have it no other way. Nice post.
Jay Dee
His rawness is one of the best things about it. And, he was fearless about his rawness. He chose not to hide behind multiple studio takes or the safe prescribed solo. He went for it all the time and you got it all. And by listening, even the “mistakes” are beautiful in that you can hear where he was going……………………or at least some of us can.

Black History Month — Katherine Johnson

What an amazing life story, the movie is a must watch. She’s a real inspiration and national hero, but without a political agenda behind her she won’t appear in any history books. Again thank god for blogs and the internet we get to discover gems like her, and so many good people of the world. ❤

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Katherine Johnson died today at the age of 101.  When the ‘breaking news’ flashed across my screen, I was working on a different post, but I quickly switched gears.  Some of you may not recognize her name, so let me tell you just a bit about Ms. Johnson.

Katherine Johnson loved to count.

“I counted everything. I counted the steps to the road, the steps up to church, the number of dishes and silverware I washed … anything that could be counted, I did.”

And so it began for this young girl from West Virginia in the U.S. Born in 1918 in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Johnson’s love for mathematics was inherent, an inclination she had from birth. At a young age, she was ready and anxious to go to school. She could vividly remember watching her older siblings go to school and wishing so much that she could go…

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Glenn Greenwald: MSNBC’s laughable Russiagate meltdown

Intercept Co-founding Editor Glenn Greenwald makes the case against Russiagate.

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Democrats Against Democracy (WTF Are Super Delegates?)

DNC shenanigans….

CNN: Elizabeth Warren with a strong 4th. Sanders a disappointing first.
Dems, circa 2016: “Clinton got 3 million more votes, she should be president.” Dems, circa 2020: “The person with more votes shouldn’t win.”
It doesn't matter who we are, what matters is our plan.
The man who bought his way into the debate: “The DNC has rules…”
Achinth Murali
The DNC is going to blame Russia when Bernie wins.
DNC: “Abolish the Electoral College! Popular vote only!” Also DNC: “Delegates and super delegates are awesome. We should let the rules play out. . .”
Jstank X Plays
What was going through her head was, “I am going to lose my job if I say Bernie is winning, but he is winning. DAMNIT!”