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I saw that.. smh.. Nate Silver agrees with us..

Nate Silver's take on Ocasio-Cortez's victory.

Looks like soon we’re wrapping up for the evening, so I’d like to reiterate one last time the not-so-hot take that primaries are extremely idiosyncratic and one ought to be cautious about global conclusions from local events. On the one hand, Ocasio-Cortez’s win was extremely impressive in New York 14 tonight against the establishment Democrat Joe Crowley; on the other hand, Chelsea Manning received only 6 percent of the vote in her challenge to establishment Democrat Ben Cardin in Maryland’s U.S. Senate primary. (Cardin won with 81 percent.)

I think pundits might do better to focus on the particular combination of attributes that Ocasio-Cortez brought to the table: young, Latina, from the community, media-savvy enough to draw a lot of coverage from lefty outlets (but not very much from mainstream outlets, which she may not have wanted anyway), ran some good ads, very openly and proudly a progressive Democratic socialist, but also running against an old white dude who, while mostly a party-line Democrat, was asleep at the wheel in a district that had undergone a lot of demographic change. And the race was maybe in an in-between zone whereas it was just competitive enough that her voters were excited and turned out, but also enough to the periphery of the radar enough that Crowley’s voters didn’t.

Which of those elements were most essential to her success? Which of those factors might be replicated elsewhere? It’s hard to say. My personal bias is to think being cut from the cloth of the district is pretty important, whereas candidates who are famous for other reasons, such as Cynthia Nixon (who hasn’t made up her deficit with Andrew Cuomo in the polls) aren’t going to resonate in the same way and won’t have the same underdog quality. But maybe the combination is pretty unique — and will be hard to replicate — given that she’s the first challenger to defeat a Democratic incumbent for the U.S. House since 2014.


https://fivethirtyeight.com/live-blog/june-26-election-results/

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210793760

Latino shift in the demographics helped her a lot. We'll see how trendy this is.
https://twitter.com/eclecticbrotha/status/1012168619021783040

LOve Luckovich! I'll just leave this here..

His drawings crack me up..
https://twitter.com/tweetmommybop/status/1012112117430935552
Thanks, Goth

Sure it does. I worked in the Senate for 5 years. It scares the HELL out of them when voters aren't

https://twitter.com/aravosis/status/1012117362626236416

Good on Soledad O'Brien finishing BS' sentence for him..

he should have talked about it himself.. instead he was being the civility police by supporting SHS and not having a clue why Stephanie Wilkinson asked her to leave her restaurant.

"Bernie Sanders Defends Sarah Sanders: People Have a Right To Go to a Restaurant for Dinner"

snip//

On MSNBC on Wednesday, former democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders defended White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on the currently dominant political topic of civility in politics.

“Look, as I’ve said before, yeah, I think people have the right to go into a restaurant and have dinner,” said Sanders (Bernie) about Saunders (Sarah) being kicked out of a restaurant with her family over political differences.

Host Kristen Welker was asking the Vermont senator about the lack of civility in general at first, and he said he’s “not a great fan of shouting down people or being rude to people,” but that people have a right to be angry.

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/bernie-sanders-defends-sarah-sanders-people-have-a-right-to-go-to-a-restaurant-for-dinner/

Only it wasn't over "political differences" as BS asserts.

https://twitter.com/MrJonCryer/status/1010761005138186240
https://twitter.com/chicagotribune/status/1010635490285023237
https://twitter.com/waltshaub/status/1010608206429581312

Yeah, and let me just say..

Fuck the Civility Police


"The Red Hen owner is right. Stop defending decorum and do something about Donald Trump".


snip//

As Donald Trump lies and his anti-immigrant smears turn into child abuse, you can act like it's normal or, like the owner of the Red Hen, you can do something about it.

snip//

This near perfect example of misguided rage from the president’s backers has not stopped the civility police from leaping to the defense of our precious decorum. Nor has another pointed Trump attack on a private business, or his near daily Twitter missiles aimed at due process, the rule of law and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation

snip//

The problem is these critics are doing exactly what Trump’s fans did. They're attacking those with no power for trying to make their voices heard amid the shrill screams of the biggest demagogue ever to sit in the Oval Office. They're aiming their rhetorical eggs in the wrong direction.

snip//

The fear of giving Trump exactly what he wants and thus empowering him into even greater horrors is often used as a cudgel. Critics use it to bash almost anyone who makes the brave decision to risk rebuke from the most powerful man in the world — a man who wields that power the way a 2-year-old wields a rattle — and his rabid fans.

These lecturers imagine that a measured, monotone Jeb Bush-like response to the Trump administration will make this all stop somehow.

More..
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/06/25/red-hen-owner-right-forget-decorum-stop-donald-trump-column/731475002/

It's Not just God..

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1012037727506915329
Mahalo, Soph

JackOff's applauding BS standing up for SHSanders to

to eat in peace?

It's so special.. he's saying "over political differences".. but that's NOT what this is about. And, he should damn well know that.

"Bernie Sanders Defends Sarah Sanders: People Have a Right To Go to a Restaurant for Dinner"

snip//

On MSNBC on Wednesday, former democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders defended White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on the currently dominant political topic of civility in politics.

“Look, as I’ve said before, yeah, I think people have the right to go into a restaurant and have dinner,” said Sanders (Bernie) about Saunders (Sarah) being kicked out of a restaurant with her family over political differences.

Host Kristen Welker was asking the Vermont senator about the lack of civility in general at first, and he said he’s “not a great fan of shouting down people or being rude to people,” but that people have a right to be angry.

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/bernie-sanders-defends-sarah-sanders-people-have-a-right-to-go-to-a-restaurant-for-dinner/

Only it wasn't over "political differences" as BS asserts.

https://twitter.com/MrJonCryer/status/1010761005138186240
https://twitter.com/chicagotribune/status/1010635490285023237
https://twitter.com/waltshaub/status/1010608206429581312

"Bernie Sanders Defends Sarah Sanders: People Have a Right To Go to a Restaurant for Dinner"

snip//

On MSNBC on Wednesday, former democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders defended White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on the currently dominant political topic of civility in politics.

“Look, as I’ve said before, yeah, I think people have the right to go into a restaurant and have dinner,” said Sanders (Bernie) about Saunders (Sarah) being kicked out of a restaurant with her family over political differences.

Host Kristen Welker was asking the Vermont senator about the lack of civility in general at first, and he said he’s “not a great fan of shouting down people or being rude to people,” but that people have a right to be angry.

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/bernie-sanders-defends-sarah-sanders-people-have-a-right-to-go-to-a-restaurant-for-dinner/

Only it wasn't over "political differences" as BS asserts.

Yeah, did the civility police have anything to say

about that?
https://twitter.com/ChelseaClinton/status/1011725756303634433
Mahalo, NCT

uh, BS.. Stephanie Wilkinson Was Being Constructive.. you

just don't know it or have clue one.

The Red Hen owner is right. Stop defending decorum and do something about Donald Trump.


snip//

As Donald Trump lies and his anti-immigrant smears turn into child abuse, you can act like it's normal or, like the owner of the Red Hen, you can do something about it.

snip//

This near perfect example of misguided rage from the president’s backers has not stopped the civility police from leaping to the defense of our precious decorum. Nor has another pointed Trump attack on a private business, or his near daily Twitter missiles aimed at due process, the rule of law and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation

snip//

The problem is these critics are doing exactly what Trump’s fans did. They're attacking those with no power for trying to make their voices heard amid the shrill screams of the biggest demagogue ever to sit in the Oval Office. They're aiming their rhetorical eggs in the wrong direction.

snip//

The fear of giving Trump exactly what he wants and thus empowering him into even greater horrors is often used as a cudgel. Critics use it to bash almost anyone who makes the brave decision to risk rebuke from the most powerful man in the world — a man who wields that power the way a 2-year-old wields a rattle — and his rabid fans.

These lecturers imagine that a measured, monotone Jeb Bush-like response to the Trump administration will make this all stop somehow.

More..
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/06/25/red-hen-owner-right-forget-decorum-stop-donald-trump-column/731475002/

spooky



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