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Geoffrey Swenson
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The current state of the Republican Presidential campaign is a huge opening for progressive policies.

The Koch Brothers have pushed the Republican field so far into unpopular things like attacking women's rights, gay people, and they not only touched third rail issues like breaking up Social Security and Medicare, their billionaire backers insist that they just grab tight.

And it is going to kill them politically. Money can't change public opinion on these issues. No matter how many billions they spend, Koch money is going to turn toxic.

The only way a Republican candidate can wake up any voter interest is to go so far down the path of extreme bigotry like Trump that the rubes don't even care to think about any implications to his policies. He's an angry stupid guy like them. 

But even in most conservative states, I don't see that as a way to win. Bernie has shown that you can get people excited and enthusiastic about good ideas and policies, no racism at all. The Koch Brothers will be turning up the volume all if the way to 11 on their crazed right wing agenda, but if we refuse to play along on their terms and create a wide based progressive movement we can't be stopped.
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We hope. He might be able to beat Hillary though, and give Sanders a workout. Ultimately, it's mostly about the economy. 
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I made this poster image, Bernie actually does better than the triangulator in the battleground states.
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And now he's leading Hillary in New Hampshire, such a hot bed of liberalism (not). He's got plenty of time to whittle away her huge lead elsewhere, but if he can already do so well in a very conservative state, he may be able to do well even in very right wing states.
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There is an alternative to Hillary and her unseemly wealth and connections to Wall Street crooks.

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Hillary Helps a Bank—and Then It Funnels Millions to the Clintons

The Wall Street Journal’s eyebrow-raising story of how the presidential candidate and her husband accepted cash from UBS without any regard for the appearance of impropriety that it created.


The Wall Street Journal’s eyebrow-raising story of how the presidential candidate and her husband accepted cash from UBS without any regard for the appearance of impropriety that it created.
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If Hillary wins with her fake populism, we can count on almost nothing getting done. She has coopted Liz Warren and Bernie's rhetoric, but in the details that matter, she won't lift a finger to do anything her banker and corporate friends don't approve.

The banks won't be broken up, they won't be required to obey regulations, they will continue their illegal frauds without being prosecuted.

Electing Hillary is to go for more of the same as we have now. Her populism is utterly fake, she's just about as conservative as Ronald Reagan, with some minor improvements on social issues. Bernie himself is not attacking Hillary, he's got a twenty minute stump speech chock full of popular, hugely reasonable specifics to do about the massive inequality, global climate change, and much more.

Meanwhile Hillary has hot air. Bernie is going to rallies with thousands of supporters while she is mostly going to fundraisers with dozens of selected supporters - rich people, of course - rather than getting a message out. She doesn't take questions from the press and ropes them away from her.

She has nothing but platitudes on important issues. She has to keep the reporters from asking probing questions lest she say anything specific that pisses off her billionaire donors. She only intends to make small paltry changes that hardly address the huge problems.
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This was originally my comment on this post: https://plus.google.com/104760424540874511237/posts/gtFrTyfz8Ch
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His imaginary friend apparently is homophobic, racist, clueless, and evil. Sounds like schizophrenia to me.

Huckabee: 'God Is Much More Real To Me Than The Clouds' - http://huff.to/1IpSp4M
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#FeelTheBern New Hampshire, now Iowa. Next New York.
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I'm questioning these results.

Why would anybody vote for Jim Webb?
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Maybe we should vote for the candidate that actually takes on the Republicans...
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Unless you are among the Top 1% of American Incomes, I don't see why anyone wouldn't agree with Bernie Sanders. If I won the lottery today I would still support Sen. Sanders.
If you're at all curious about what's so appealing about Bernie, why so many people are fired up about this obscure socialist from Vermont, just watch him speaking truth to power:
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Yeah, I agree. Faux News is BS.
 
It's time to come to terms that it is all lies and propaganda pretending to look like news. -mk   #NotRealNews  
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Other than a great place to get a beer, the food is really corporate cheap and awful. The heavily bleached flour used on crusts tastes like paste, there's was too much rather low quality sausage in my calzone, not enough veggies, ricotta, or sauce. Salad was iceberg and fake croutons and cheap bottled dressing.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
It's not very good, just over breaded salty fried chicken, fried in somewhat stale over heated oil. It had acceptable spices. The only tasty thing was the beans and it was a tiny cup. It was tasty enough to finish what i ordered but there are better and much more nutritious places to go, i won't try it again..
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
The food is ok, but the magaritas are insipidly sweet. There are only mexican beers on tap.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
For the prices they charge the food is OK, but not that memorable. The rather soggy smoked turkey on my sandwich was marinated in something mildly sour, and barely tasted smoked or spicy.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
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The food is not so great, typical corporate fare. The salad was mostly tasteless iceberg lettuce, and the croutons were made in some huge factory somewhere, salty, rancid and laced with MSG. The dressing was also not made fresh, but it wasn't awful. The calzone came with a rather bland marinara. Their pizza dough tastes like paste, no flavor, the flour bleached so white. There was too much meat not enough sauce or cheese, especially none of the usual ricotta, so it was a gut bomb, not food. The only bright spot is the huge beer selection.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Service is friendly but somewhat awkward but the food is amazing good and inexpensive.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Some of the food is really great. Prices are reasonable for what you get. I've had some tasty lunches here, not too bad for a chain. Decent salads and / or vegetables accompany some of the meals. They also do pretty good with the happy hour specials, all of which are better than average (other than the garlic fries, anyway). I do agree that the garlic fries are soggy and perhaps more than a bit too much garlic. The regular fries are better. Their in-house beer is OK, but they avoid making anything with any character or hops. They do an OK, very pleasant Pilsner, but nothing else to really get that much excited about. There are much better places to get good brews which is rather odd for a "Brewery" restaurant.
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