Ruh Roh!


Bernie who?

Bernie Sanders draws nearly 10,000 supporters in Wisconsin

Bernie Sanders has been running for president for two months, but Wednesday night in Madison, Wisconsin, his long-shot campaign got real.

When Sanders walked on stage at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, he was greeted by a raucous, howling crowd of 9,600 people, according to Sanders’ campaign aides and arena staff.

A clearly energized Sanders, who late last year was speaking to crowds of 50 people in Iowa classrooms, appeared taken aback by the reception he received.

“Whoa,” he said. “In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of people here.”

Sanders’ campaign has been organizing the event for weeks, but just recently started telling reporters that 9,000 people signed up to attend.


Sanders, who is rising in the primary polls and trails only Hillary Clinton, only mentioned the former secretary of state once in his speech.

“This campaign is not about Bernie Sanders, it is not about Hillary Clinton, it is not about anyone else, it is about you,” Sanders said to sustained applause.

Sanders worked the rope line after the event — something the Vermont senator rarely does.

“The message is resonating, not just in Wisconsin, but all over America,” Sanders told CNN. “The people are sick and tired of establishment politics, establishment economics. They want real change.”

Madison is a special place like Berkeley and Austin where the far left holds sway. It’s official tagline is “77 square miles surrounded by reality.” It’s not surprising that a socialist like Bernie Sanders would have a few fans there.

But 10,000 people on a weeknight in July with the first primary still over six months away?? Those are Taylor Swift numbers.

Hillary has got to be a little nervous after what happened the last time. While it’s true that Madisonites don’t represent mainstream Democrat voters they do represent the people who are most likely to vote in a low turnout primary.

Hillary is basing her campaign upon inevitability. She wants a coronation, not a fight for the nomination. It’s not that Bernie is a real threat, it’s that if he pierces that aura of invincibility then other Democrats may start coming out of the woodwork to challenge her.

She’s not exactly generating a lot of enthusiasm, now is she?

This could get interesting.

About Dr. Myiq2xu

Unless President Donald J. Trump pulls a hat out of a rabbit real soon, on 1/21/21 I will wake up in a socialist banana republic.
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98 Responses to Ruh Roh!

  1. mothy67 says:

    Kind of funny our betters decided it was Hillary and Jeb. Trump and Sanders are not supposed to be contenders. To bad .

    • Lulu says:

      I’m enjoying the crazy polling too. Everyone is lying. Reminds me of the recent UK election. The polling is so screwed up our betters don’t know where to cheat. I sense some freaking out going on. Imagine Sanders v Trump 2016. Which one has the worst hair! LOL.

  2. helenk3 says:

    stolen from Ace of Spades

    Let’s sweep away the lies and just say it out loud:

    90% of the left’s attempts at social control are simply attempt to outlaw behaviors they perceived as favored or engaged in by ‘traditional” “conservative” “old-school” “white” etc. people.

    Thus, a liberal can simultaneously demand that cigarettes be outlawed but marijuana be legalized.

    Why? Because (in their conception of social reality) marijuana is a leftist intoxicant favored by the “counter-culture” while nicotine is a right-wing intoxicant favored by the “dominant culture.”

    “The Man” smokes cigars. “The Rebels” smoke weed.

    That’s all there is to it.

    …It’s absolute juvenile revenge fantasy, leftover from the ’60s. That’s all it is. The younger generation of activist are automatons acting out the revenge fantasies of their professors.
    — Zombie

    • votermom says:

      Isn’t it a very insightful observation? I quoted it on the thread before last because it’s so on the money.

      • DandyTIger says:

        Agree. Nails it.

        • Lulu says:

          It the adolescent search to be different. It is a normal developmental stage that they never seem to outgrow. The roots of it are insecurity which most people grow out of in some manner. This society stifles development so many people get stuck in adolescent insecure rebellion.

      • Propertius says:

        I’m really not so sure. I live in a place that *has* legalized marijuana, has had tough smoking ordinances for decades, and is about as left-wing as they come (Boulder, Colorado). Marijuana is subject to the same public smoking restrictions as tobacco, and also subject to the same age and public consumption restrictions as alcohol. There’s no double-standard that I can see.

    • swanspirit says:

      Extremely interesting observation from Ace. Most 60’s folk moved on , but some of these
      professors must be divorced from reality, and extremely frustrated control freaks. Life never goes forward in a direct way. And if they had juvenile revenge fantasies in the 60’s, they missed the message anyway.

  3. helenk3 says:

    maybe this is one of Hillary’s problems. No one can answer this question

    • Propertius says:

      I’m sorry – I may be fed up with HRC, but this “article” is ridiculous. *Every* campaign has young volunteers who are paid little if anything, live in crap accommodations, and are worked half to death. The “trafficked sex slaves” line is just clickbait. I assure you that if you looked into the lives of young volunteers on *any* of the current campaigns you could write exactly the same story. They’re doing it in the hopes of getting the experience either to become the next Axelrod, Stephanopolous, or Brazile (or Atwater or Rove) or to become candidates themselves (if you’ll recall, the Clintons got their start doing this sort of scut work in the ill-fated Gary Hart campaign).

      The real problem with Hillary’s campaign is that she won’t take a position on *anything* – which is exactly what she did in the first part of 2008. She has no proposals, no policies, no aspirations besides sitting in the big chair for 8 years. The woman has been running for President for almost a decade now – you’d think she would have some idea what she wants to do if she gets it. Bernie, on the other hand, is perfectly willing to tell you what he thinks. It’s refreshing – and if Clinton doesn’t show some vision she’s going to lose the nomination *again*.

    • Propertius says:

      Because, as Richard Nixon once opined, “It’s not illegal if the President does it.”

      Laws are for the *little* people.

  4. Dora says:

    Wow! That’s some crowd! Bernie Sanders is honest. You don’t have to agree with what he says, but you know that he will be saying the same thing tomorrow. He doesn’t flip around.

    Hillary’s Big Union Problem: Members like Socialist Sanders over ‘Untrustworthy’ Clinton nearly 8-1

    • piper says:

      Interesting that Bernie drew such a huge crowd in Madison, the most liberal city in the state, as school is out for the summer.
      I say Bernie go – luv all attention he is getting from the public and media which should make team Hillary antsy.

  5. Lulu says:

    Sanders and Trump are backlash candidates against BOTH parties. The media considers both men clownish outside the “norm” types. But are they really? The more each is insulted and personally derided the more the public will identify with each since that is what the institutional corporatist uni-party does to all non-conformists. I know that the public is lying to pollsters as I did last night to an outfit working for Texas Democrats. The UK public just lied through their teeth to their pollsters before an election and I look forward to the day when polls are worthless and we may already be there.Political parties and interests paying for polling that is jibberish like they did for me last night is a good idea.

  6. helenk3 says:

    shooter in DC Navy Yard

  7. mothy67 says:

    Huge presence at the Naval Yard.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Remember when the Reelz Channel saved “The Kennedys” mini-series ?

  9. Myiq2xu says:
    • Lulu says:

      I cannot forgive the peas in guac. That is an abomination. Ick. I hate “Texas caviar” too because it is fraud with no caviar. Blech.

      • swanspirit says:

        Me neither, no peas in the guac, and i don’t want to make my chocolate mousse with avocado, either. I want my avocado straight up.

  10. Myiq2xu says:

    I get up to let Molly out and see a raccoon at my patio door, begging for food. Apparently I am the raccoon welfare office.

    • Lulu says:

      I have what must be Grandpa (enormous and fat) raccoon that comes by to beg on his hind legs and gives me what looks like a peace sign with his front paw. He has a couple of females and a gaggle of youngsters. I think of them as the Rainbow Raccoons. If I shot anything but poisonous snakes I would blow that MF away.

    • helenk3 says:

      not sure if this will work

  11. piper says:

    GOP scorecard

    Cartoons: Nate Beeler for July 2, 2015 — The Patriot Post— Piper (@MerlinBichon) July 2, 2015

  12. piper says:

    Just because:

  13. piper says:

    Another one

  14. mothy67 says:

    I hear shelter in place and I run like hell.

  15. votermom says:

  16. helenk3 says:

    this is just unbelievable only 16 people working in US government against isis radicalization

  17. leslie says:

    To elliesmom
    Happy (belated) Birthday !!!
    I was too busy yesterday so I just read the Wednesday Overnight Open Thread and found out it was your day! ❤ ❤ ❤

  18. Jadzia says:

    My FB feed is filled with Bernie Sanders this, Elizabeth Warren that.

    The tears of my friends are going to be SO DELICIOUS after the election.

  19. Dora says:

    No. She wouldn’t do that. Or would she?

    Has Clinton Dispatched Oppo Researchers to UVM’s Sanders Archive?

  20. lildoggy4u says:

    This guy has been educated;

  21. Dora says:

    Soros Donates $1 Million To Hillary Clinton Super PAC Run By Media Matters Founder David Brock…

  22. Myiq2xu says:
  23. Dora says:

    Here comes Carly!

    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina winning over skeptics

  24. DeniseVB says:

    Jim Webb just announced he’s running for President.

  25. Dora says:

    Here it is. This is getting exciting. 🙂

    Democrat Jim Webb joins 2016 White House race

    • Constance says:

      I can’t get excited about a bunch of old politicians. I respect them for stepping up but why don’t the Dems have any young candidates?

      • swanspirit says:

        Because they are the party of youth and diversity!!! /snark

      • Propertius says:

        Youth is overrated. I’d like to see someone who has some actual executive experience – whether that’s a military command, a governorship, a cabinet/department secretary, or running a company as well as experience in Congress. Webb has been Secretary of the Navy, Assistant Secretary of Defense, a Marine Corps officer, *and* a Senator. I’ll gladly trade some gray hairs for a resumé like that. It beats putting a youthful “community organizer” in that job.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Webb’s a good guy too, very approachable and sweet. I’m just happy Hillary’s going to have to work for the nomination now.

        • Constance says:

          A person in their 50s can have enough relevant experience to be President. People lose energy with age no matter how much they try to fake it. Somewhere around 63 or so you’re getting too old in my experienced observation to do a good job at such a demanding job. At that point I start to wonder who is really in charge. Of course I wonder who is really in charge in the Obama regime. I am also suspicious of any political party who has no one under 65 ready to run. Of course I don’t like either party but the Republicans seem to be a more healthy organization.

    • 1539days says:

      I think the Clintons recruited him like Wesley Clark in 2004.

  26. Dora says:

    Ho Ho Ho!

    Hillary’s secret Santa revealed: It was her Chappaqua hair stylist who got in the way of meetings and private jet flights

  27. 49erDweet says:

    Some days, when ‘Max from the technical department of Windows’ calls, it’s fun to string him along for hours on end. Today it was a hang up at once day.

  28. Myiq2xu says:

    New thread up!

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