Could it be that when Bernie wins the Democratic primary his coat-tails will help take back the senate and maybe even the house, in spite of the massive gerrymandering in Republican controlled states.
The NRCC just sent out a tweet to its 65.5K twitter followers "@BernieSanders
is outpacing @HillaryClinton
in the polls. We have to stop him. Now."
I found out about this tweet from this article: The NRCC doesn't want Bernie to win. Why? They want Hillary.
That's interesting, and positive for Bernie. But the NRCC doesn't have election of the GOP presidential candidate as its mission. It has election and re-election of GOP house candidates as its primary mission. And THAT, I believe is why they are tweeting to block the bern.
The NRCC has good reason to be very worried about Bernie's effect on congressional races. He has the potential to massively change the composition of the house, especially if he works as hard on GOTV as he's talking about doing. I just attended a Bernie rally where 95% of the attendees were students. If he can energize them to come out he could enter the White House with a majority in the Senate and House, in spite of all the gerrymandering.
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In Vermont, 25% of Republicans voted for him in 2012, when he won against the Republican candidate by a 43% margin, with 71% of the votes.
There's not a chance in hell of Hillary Clinton pulling off anything like that, but who knows what's possible with Sanders? If he can bring out the under 30 voters and get Republicans to cross the aisle, and pull as strong a response as he seems to be pulling from Independents, Sanders could enter the White House with the power to make the changes he envisions happen, in spite of the incumbent DINO corporatist Democrats.
Okay, maybe I'm being overly optimistic. But I saw with my own eyes the excitement of the under 25 crowd at the sold out Bernie event this past monday in Chicago. They don't want the fucked up politics the two main parties are offering. Neither do the independents. Remember what Bernie said at that event:
"I would hope that all of you are prepared to think big, not small"Understand, you are living in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, and when we stand together, when we do not allow demagogues to divide us up as to whether we are white or black or hispanic, whether we are, born in this country or born abroad, whether we are straight or gay, men or women, when we stand together we can accomplish extraordinary things."
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.
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