Bernie Sanders, qualify your statement that you will vote for the Democratic nominee

The Platform: "...the DNC establishment have little interest in supporting progressive policies even rhetorically." ( )


Tom Usher

It is a huge mistake for Bernie Sanders to not qualify his statement that he will vote for the Democratic nominee.

He should clearly state that he will not vote for anyone primarily supporting neolib or neocon positions.

Hillary Clinton does primarily support neolib and neocon positions.

Her backers are even worse in many, many cases, as the DNC Platform Committee results painfully demonstrate.

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Transcript: Donald Trump's closed-door meeting with charlatan "evangelical" leaders

This deception must end.


Editor’s note: Donald Trump met with several hundred evangelical leaders in New York City on Tuesday to win over a voting bloc that is leaning toward him but not embracing the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Trump spent more than an hour taking questions from former Arkansas Gov. Mike

Source: Transcript: Donald Trump’s closed-door meeting with evangelical leaders


Tom Usher

All I read there was from Old-Testament, self-styled "Christians." Not one even attempts to follow the red-letter words of Jesus Christ. They give Christianity a bad name. People think those anti-Christs define Christianity. They aren't building up Christianity. They're working against it. Jesus defines Christianity. If it's inconsistent with Jesus's words and deeds in the canonical Gospels, it's not Christian. That's what people need to come to realize. We need the real definition of Christianity to hold sway again, not let these charlatans get away with co-opting it and twisting it into what doesn't even remotely resemble what Jesus teaches.

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Trump's speech: What is he really, really wrong on and completely right on?

Trump's speech ( embedded below):


Tom Usher

What is he really, really wrong on? (not an exhaustive list:)

Israel: It's being run by land thieves.

Iran: It's not seeking nuclear weapons.

Mubarak: He was a brutal dictator.

Guns: He's talking as if it's all or nothing.

Coal and oil: He's completely wrong on global warming. It's real. It's ramping up, up, up because of human carbon burning.

Obamacare: While I support single-payer, Obamacare has not been job killing. Millions have coverage where they had none before.

Tax cuts: He apparently believes in expansionary austerity. Austerity doesn't create better paying jobs, jobs, jobs but does the exact opposite. The rich who benefit from massive tax cuts don't plow it back into the general economy. They don't have a tendency to spend it but rather save more. It's the lower classes that spend more of the increases in their incomes; and even if they paid no taxes (which they shouldn't), that would still not rev up the economy enough. We need more, not less, public spending.

What is he most right about? Hillary.

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