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Michael Cohen of the Boston Globe has discovered something important: Bernie Sanders is a shockingly ignorant candidate for president: The @NYDailyNews interview w/Sander is a revelatory moment. It shows that he doesn't know what he's talking about https://t.co/dTPAUq7fIs — Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) April 5, 2016 Preview Open

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It goes something like this: When I began this campaign, I believed with all my heart that I was the candidate who could lead this country into a New American Century. This journey has only reinforced that belief. Yet, as important as becoming president is to me, it is not as important as the even […]

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After his victories in this Tuesday’s primary elections http://www.c-span.org/video/?406174-1/donald-trump-primary-night-news-conference, Donald Trump turned his victory speech/press conference into an infomercial for several of his wonderful brands. Trump, who was obviously flustered by Mitt Romney’s recent evisceration of Trump’s business acumen, proceeded with a litany of lies and misleading statements about several of the businesses Romney had […]

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Is there any stopping the steamroller that is Marco Rubio? After nearly six weeks of Nimitz-class momentum, the answer is a definitive “no”. Why Trump et al., haven’t left the race to rally behind the Florida senator is beyond me. After only 20 primaries Rubio has already picked up wins in not two, not three, but… one state. Throw […]

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While I’m not as terrified as some of a Trump presidency, I’d much prefer a Cruz/Rubio ticket. But it looks as though I may need to engage in a little strategic votery on the 15th. According to the RealClearPolitics average, Kasich is the best bet to take delegates out of Trump’s pocket. So, even though […]

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I just had a thought today that put together two things that I hadn’t put together before:  1. The “sudden” pouring out of the anger at the establishment just when it seemed we had a slate of candidates that were far superior to the previous 5 or 6 Presidential election cycles.  Preview Open

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How can candidates show they are invested in resolving the crucial issues this nation needs to tackle? John Podesta, Chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, advocates a rather unusual but bold campaign strategy that goes right to the heart of current concerns. https://youtu.be/XrTSRl4bb8w Preview Open

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I don’t care much whether the Republican candidate is Cruz or Rubio. Either would be preferable to Clinton/Sanders or Trump, and I don’t expect either to shake the foundations if elected.  That said, the pre-election polling that indicates voters in general prefer Rubio to Cruz is not significant. Why? Because current polls are asking people […]

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Chris Christie will not doubt receive a bump after dismantling Rubio during the ABC GOP Debate. That forces Republicans into reevaluating the viability of Christie in 2016, just we did for a short while with Newt Gingrich in 2012.   These are three items from Christie’s past that might be unforgiving for some, or deal-breakers to consider him this time round. Preview Open

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The media narrative coming out of the Hawkeye Caucaye last night seems to be that Marco Rubio won by finishing 3rd. See this tweet from Reuters: Marco Rubio emerges as champion of battered Republican party https://t.co/OyFbuWSjgT pic.twitter.com/bxKQZYnQlw — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 2, 2016 Preview Open

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Today Ted Cruz’s campaign (his campaign, not a SuperPAC) released a new immigration ad on their Youtube channel whose production qualities and tenor testify to a man who is not only serious, but has the chops to compete with the ad men and women on the Left. This is always where the GOP falls short, […]

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Here is a scenario that at first I thought was crazy.  But as I thought about it more, it could see it happening.  As more and more criticism of Obama comes from the public and mainstream media on his lack of passion in response to the Paris ISIS attacks (along with his sympathies about the […]

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At last count, twenty individuals formally declared their intentions to seek the office of President of the United States of America.  Each of these men and women is stating a case to the people of our great country.  Each candidate is demonstrating to us why we should support his or her candidacy by casting our precious vote […]

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Hillary: Sanders Plan for US Billionaires to Self-deport “Unworkable”

 

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BURLINGTON, VT — Delivering a speech on income inequality yesterday, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (Workers Party, Vermont) called on US billionaires to self-deport. “We’re not going to round them up” said Sanders. “The answer is self-deportation, which is people deciding they can do better by going elsewhere due to a draconian tax code.”

Sanders’ presidential rival Hillary Clinton sharply criticized the proposal, calling self-deportation “unworkable.” Ms. Clinton went on to ridicule the notion that the authorities are going to “round up the 537 billionaires living in America’s shadows and put them in electric cars and private planes bound for a friendlier tax environment. Where are these people expected to go?” asked Ms. Clinton rhetorically, “Switzerland?” Ms. Clinton then painted a chaotic refugee crisis in which undocumented billionaires and their families are forced to traverse the uncharted private airfields and ski resorts of Zurich, Vail, and St. Tropez.

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Potent friends of America’s lord of latte, Howard Schultz, have been pressing him to join the Democratic primary, thinking the time is right for someone who’s not a political lifer. For the passionate 62-year-old — watching the circus from Seattle — it may be a tempting proposition […] After coming up from the housing projects in Brooklyn, Schultz reimagined Starbucks and then revived it. He has strong opinions, and even position papers, about what he calls the fraying American dream. While he was promoting his book on veterans last year, he honed a message about making government work again and finding “authentic, truthful leadership.”

That was from Maureen Dowd, so take it with a pound of salt. It’s unlikely that Schultz will be putting down his caramel macchiato anytime soon. Politics isn’t business. While both fields attract similar Type A personalities, their basic MOs are radically different.