Superdelegate Coup Hoax

The superdelegate coup is a hoax put on by the DNC and the corporate media establishment with the goal of demoralizing the Bernie Sander supporters in an effort to discourage them from getting out the vote during the Democratic State primaries.

In 2008 the DNC and the corporate media establishment did not want Barack Obama to win at this point in the election cycle either and they were playing the same game. Then during the Democratic Convention the superdelegates followed the pledged delegates and got behind the popular selection established by the Democratic State primaries.

The fact remains, however that if the superdelegates where to overturn the popular vote in July during the Democratic convention, the Democratic Party would have a REAL PROBLEM! And the problem would not just affect the presidential race. Democrats at every level would be severely hurt by such a moronic, self destructive move. The Democratic Party would be severely damaged going into the general election and Jill Stein of the Green Party would be the likely beneficiary, getting 3-5% of the vote; probably enough to ensure a Republican win.

Primary Math Sans Superdelegate Coup Hoax

As of Monday, March 7, 2016 the primary math to a Bernie Sanders win is pretty simple. At this time Bernie Sanders has 480 pledged delegates to 675 for Hillary Clinton. That is a difference of 195 pledged delegates. Of the 4051 total available pledge delegates 1155 have been assigned to date so there are 2896 left to pledge in the remaining primaries. 195 is 6.7% of 2896 so if Bernie Sanders wins the remaining states by an average of 6.8% or better he will be the nominee.

If there is a tie the unpledged delegates will clearly go for Hillary Clinton.

Another way to state this is if Bernie Sanders ties Hillary Clinton on average during all the remaining states and wins California by 41 points, Bernie Sanders wins the primary election. The article Bernie’s Narrow Path to Victory: a Statistical Analysis has a more nuanced State by State analysis of a path to a Bernie Sanders Democratic Primary win sans the superdelegate hoax.

Debunk the Superdelegate Coup Hoax--Bernie’s Narrow Path to Victory: a Statistical Analysis
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Superdelegate Coup Realness

Currently the DNC and the corporate media are using the unpledged delegates to discourage the Bernie Sanders supporters from getting out the vote. It is pretty clear, however that if Bernie Sanders ends up winning the pledge delegate race the unpledged delegates will need to back Bernie Sanders or the Democratic Party will self destruct the 2016 election. Overthrowing the popular primary vote would not only hurt the presidential race, but it would filter down to every Democrat in the running, so the convention floor will not let that happen, just like they didn’t in 2008.


Dealing with a Trump Troll

Be on the lookout for Trump Trolls! Trump Trolls are everywhere. While it is never a good idea to feed a Trump Troll, they can help one crystallize thoughts. Too bad thoughts are wasted on Trump Trolls, so I decided to turn my response into a Think of a Solution blog post in the hope that some thoughtful reader could get some value from it.

From Wikipedia Internet troll In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion, often for their own amusement.

I recently got caught in a comment feed flame war with a Trump Troll in a Facebook comment debate. The Trump Troll said something that I thought was simply a misguided statement so I responded. It took a while before I realized that I was dealing with a Trump Troll! It is never a good idea to feed a Trump Troll so once I realized what I was dealing with I stopped following the conversation. Damn I hate Trump Trolls, but I did put a lot of thought into my response to his initial assertion which boiled down to that it really does not matter who becomes president. Here was my response to that.

So you are saying that Ronald Reagan did not really make a difference in policy vs if President Jimmy Carter would have had a second term. Are you saying that George Bush Jr would have been the same as Al Gore on a policy level not to mention foreign affairs? Are you saying that Bill Clinton had nothing to do with the CFMA and Glass–Steagall the two main causes of the 2008 collapse AND can you even comprehend the implications of the FACT that the person who helped Bill Clinton get the CFMA to become the law of the land is now the CFO of Hillary Clinton’s campaign? Are you even aware that there are currently 4 superior court judges 77+ in age and that it REALLY matters who the President is when the judges retire or pass away?

President Barack Obama is finishing his administration the way Bernie Sanders will start it. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has never pandered to the right. Period. The job that is being ignored right now is changing the makeup of the House and the Senate, which is the key component to getting anything worthwhile to happen. And if you do not think a president can write policy then you should consider getting some more accurate political science books or you could just listen to the news…what do you think is going on in Washington between Barack Obama and the House of Congress now?

The near 100% media blackout of the Bernie Sanders campaign followed by assertions meant to demoralize his base is arguably the primary cause leading to Hillary Clinton’s 20% lead at this time and don’t think the Bernie Sanders supporters are going to forget it in November. A vote for Hillary now is a vote for Donald later, like it or not. Bernie Sanders can still win this race and will do much better than Hillary in November. The superdelegates are just the latest conspiracy aimed at demoralizing the Bernie Sanders base. Just like in 2008 they are not set until the convention which is in July. A good showing on the West Coast will more than make up for the current delegate difference, so all Bernie Sanders has to do now is not fall further behind and the makeup of the upcoming primaries are in states that will favor Bernie over Hillary.


If you are not keeping up with things, here are a few of the concerns people have with Hillary.

His response was “That is exactly what I am saying, they are all the same and it doesn’t matter who you vote for.” Then he got nasty and said some even more off the wall bs, at which point I realized that I had stepped into a Trump Troll’s trap, so I unfollowed the conversation. F-ing TROLLS SUCK!

Please do not feed a Trump Troll!

Your thoughts are wasted on a Trump Troll!
Trump Troll
Your Perception Is Not Reality: Why We Need a Troll (Trump) as President.

Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders Black Lives Matter

Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders Black Lives Matter

On the topic of Black Lives Matter and the Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders historical record for the cause, Rap artist Killer Mike delivers a beautiful and powerful speech. Rapper Killer Mike contrasts Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders when faced with Black Lives Matters protesters interrupting their respective speeches. Bernie Sanders who helped lead anti segregation protests in 1962 and chained himself to a black woman in a protest in 1963 while Hillary Clinton was a Barry Goldwater Republican. To be fair, Hillary Clinton is no longer a Barry Goldwater Republican, but the Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders contrast in dealing with these protesters speaks volumes. This is a GREAT 1:33 minute video that is a must watch!

Bernie Sanders WAS part of the civil rights movement in the early 60s and here is some original footage from the Chicago Tribune 1963 archive showing Bernie Sanders in action. Bernie Sanders has verified that it is indeed him in the video.

Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders
then vs now

While Bernie Sanders was protesting segregation in the 60s, Hillary Clinton was a Barry Goldwater Republican. In the 80s while Hillary Clinton was on the board of Wal Mart, Bernie Sanders was busy creating community land trusts to help the homeless people as the Mayor of Burlington Vermont. Bernie Sanders has been consistent and forthright his entire life, Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has had scandal after scandal after scandal. Bernie Sanders has been consistent and honest his entire life; Hillary Rodham-Clinton has been flip-flopping then back peddling and then outright lying about what her stance was because it does not happen to fit her story at the time. There are COUNTLESS videos online that catch her in the act and yet she keeps on doing it. Google it if you don’t believe me; it’s mind boggling!

This is also a more general narrative throughout their respective lives. In 1970 Bernie Sanders supported gay marriage whereas Hillary Clinton was against it in until 2013. Bernie Sanders has come out for the legalization of marijuana at the federal level; Hillary Clinton is still against it. It is a long list, so here is a video that shows a few examples of the Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders relative morality and consistency with respect to those morals.