Reprinted from Mike Malloy Website
We have heard the Republican presidential candidates drone on and on and on with personal attacks, lies and distortions, inane exaggerations and ego-maniacal ravings. Watching the debates last night was like a trip to a middle school spitball fight.
Enough already. None of these GOP clowns has the slightest chance. As Joe Scarboro recently stated ... "when will my party take its hand out of the blender...?" Looks like never, Joe. And even the Republicans hate the Republican candidates.
High time we stop feeding the flying monkeys and focus on the Democrats.
Can Hillary withstand the scrutiny of her missing personal email and the nonstop Ben Gazi reminders from the Flying Monkeys? Her surrogates are out in force following Bernie's campaign, making subtle suggestions that he's somehow not connected to the Latino community, or doesn't fully support women's rights or other propaganda. Karl Rove in a double-knit pantsuit. Yup, that's about right.
Meanwhile, Sanders is gaining in the polls and championing true Progressive Causes, like taking the profit out of the prison industrial complex. Did you see this story on the nightly news? No, it's not as sexy as the Trump-Carly-Jeb mud wrestling match.
Think Progress is on it:
"Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is officially taking on the country's private prison industry. By introducing a bill that would ban government contracts with private prisons, the presidential contender is quickly becoming the loudest advocate for criminal justice reform among his competitors.
"The Justice is Not For Sale Act, co-sponsored by Reps. Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), would prohibit the federal government from entering contracts with private prison corporations within two years of the bill's enactment. Instead, state and local government will be solely responsible for overseeing state and local correctional facilities.
'Study after study after study has shown private prisons are not cheaper, they are not safer, and they do not provide better outcomes for either the prisoners or the state,' Sanders said at a press conference Thursday.
"In 2013, 8.4 percent of the 1.6 million inmates in federal and state prisons were locked away in prisons managed by private entities. By profiting off of the number of inmates as well as inmate labor, large corporations are primarily concerned with filling their prisons -- leading to overcrowding and incentivizing the incarceration of people who commit low-level offenses. Poor management has led to the cruel treatment of people behind bars, who are denied medical services, brutalized by correctional staff, and subjected to inhumane living conditions. And because they are driven by profit, private prisons are less inclined to invest in rehabilitative services for inmates.
"Raking in billions of dollars, two of the largest prison corporations, GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), are some of the most influential lobbyists in the country.
'In my view, corporations should not be allowed to make a profit by building more jails and keeping more Americans behind bars. We have got to end the private-for-profit prison racket in America,' Sanders said. 'It is unacceptable that companies like Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group are spending tens of millions of dollars lobbying members of Congress and state legislatures all over this country to keep more Americans behind bars for longer and longer sentences. That has got to end.'- Advertisement -
"With this bill, Sanders is further positioning himself as one of the staunchest proponents of criminal -- and racial -- justice in the presidential race, setting himself apart from Democratic and Republican candidates alike."
Listen up Donald, THIS is the kind of presidential action that would "make America great again." Not building walls to stop the "Mexican rapists," but taking the profit out of locking people up to provide slave labor for corporations.
Justice is not for sale, and neither is Bernie Sanders. He is the only candidate who truly cares about the welfare of the American citizens. Wouldn't you LOVE to see a Trump/Sanders debate? We could watch The Donald literally flip his wig.