It seems Bernie Sanders wants to become President and one of the titular Masters of the Universe. But how is the man going to deal with an international crisis with the fate of the world at stake when he can’t even deal with a little righteous heat right in his own back yard? A handful of activists from Code Pink and Occupy Central Vermont went to a town hall meeting in Cabot, Vermont on Saturday, hosted by Bernie and loudly confronted him on his unconscionable complicity with Israel’s murderous attacks on Palestinians in Gaza. (Bernie did not sign on to the Senate Resolution but neither did he speak against it when it was passed by unanimous consent.) His reaction was to freak out and call the state police on us, who came rushing through town at high speed as if there was a crime in progress. A few days later, he had cops pre-positioned at a public meeting in another town. -Jay Moore, Bomber Bernie Can’t Take the Heat, CounterPunch Magazine, Weekend Edition 8/22-24/2014The internet is abuzz with memes trying to create a grassroots effort to get Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) and
That race was notable for two reasons. On the one hand, it was the last time that a Democrat won the office in a sweeping landslide, just as the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan did. On the other hand, it was also the first time what became the Southern Strategy was given a test run. Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina, traditional bastions of the Southern Democrats, flipped parties and became bastions of the GOP a century after the death of Lincoln.