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Did You See Rachel Maddow Saying Hillary Clinton’s Lead Is ‘Insurmountable’?



MSNBC Host Says Bernie Sanders’ Fight to Win the Nomination at the Convention Is ‘Fantastical’

Monday night Rachel Maddow surprised a great many viewers by calling Hillary Clinton’s lead in the Democratic race “insurmountable,” and said Bernie Sanders’ attempt to win at the convention “is honestly, fantastical, which is not the same thing as fantastic.”

She all but called for Sanders to drop out of the race.

“Right now, Hillary Clinton has an 11 percent lead in pledged delegates,” Maddow told her audience near the end of the above segment.

“So no. An eleven percent lead in pledged delegates that is not a big enough Democratic landslide that she is on track to clinch the nomination with pledged delegates alone, not counting any superdelegates, but she is way out ahead by every measure. She is way way way further ahead of Senator Sanders than Barack Obama was in 2008, and Senator Sanders promised yesterday that he is never the less going to contest that nomination. Basically saying that he won’t concede. He won’t drop out of the race. He won’t endorse her, and at that convention, he will still be fighting to get that nomination. Flip the superdelegates to him at the Democratic convention in July in Philadelphia.”

“And the Sanders campaign is increasingly insistent on this point now,” Maddow said, in a surprising tone. “There had been a little confusion I think among the top tier of the Sanders campaign. We hear different things from different top folks in the Sanders campaign, but now the candidate has made it clear in increasingly insistent terms that what they are going to do is fight to win that nomination at the convention in Philadelphia in July no matter how far ahead Hillary Clinton is, and they’re increasingly insistent about it.”

“But it is honestly, fantastical, which is not the same thing as fantastic.”

“And so,” Maddow concluded, “ten more states will vote on the Democratic side, including Indiana tomorrow, and we’ll see what happens when the numbers come in, but barring a wholesale shift in the race, like an earth-shattering shift in the race, Sec. Clinton’s lead, I think by any fair measure should be seen as insurmountable at this point.”

Clearly knowing there would be backlash, Maddow closed stating, “Please send your hate mail to Rachel at Your accusations and swear words do hurt my feelings, but they also make me stronger.”

What do you think about Maddow’s comments? Is she correct, and should she have made them?


Image: Screenshot via MSNBC
Transcript via PolticusUSA


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Biden Epically Destroys ‘Insecure Bully’ Trump After President Says He ‘Hurt God’: ‘My Faith Teaches Me to Love My Neighbor’



Joe Biden is hitting back – epically and eloquently – after President Donald Trump attacked the former vice president Thursday.

In what some mocked as a “deranged” rant from an Ohio tarmac Trump told supporters Biden has “No religion. No anything. Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He’s against God.”

Thursday night the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee responded, with 301 words focused on his faith.

Biden is a devout and practicing Catholic. Trump has been attacking Biden’s faith all week. On Wednesday the president’s re-election campaign released an attack ad essentially mocking Biden praying. Some slammed the president for “anti-religious bigotry.”

In a post on Medium, Biden responded to Trump’s latest assault by writing, in part, “My faith teaches me to love my neighbor as I would myself, while President Trump only seeks to divide us.”

“My faith teaches me to care for the least among us, while President Trump seems to only be concerned about his gilded friends,” Biden continued. “My faith teaches me to welcome the stranger, while President Trump tears families apart. My faith teaches me to walk humbly, while President Trump teargassed peaceful protestors so he could walk over to a church for a photo op.”

Biden also called his Catholic faith, “the bedrock foundation of my life,” that “provided me comfort in moments of loss and tragedy,” and has “kept me grounded and humbled in times of triumph and joy.”

He also noted, “like the words of so many other insecure bullies, President Trump’s comments reveal more about him than they do about anyone else.”

Read Biden’s entire response here.


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White Nationalism Supporter Stephen Miller Says Dems Stand for ‘Modern-Day Fascism’ Which Could Lead to ‘True Nightmare’



White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, who has a clearly demonstrated affinity for white nationalism, accused Democrats in Washington, D.C., of supporting an agenda that would effectively institute “modern-day fascism.”

On Tuesday, Miller gave an interview to “Breitbart News Tonight” with host and Breitbart News Washington Political Editor Matt Boyle justifying the Trump administration’s deployment of federal officers to Portland, Oregon, and other cities as part of the Department of Justice’s “Operation Legend.” Miller went so far as to claim that President Donald Trump “saved the city of Portland,” which last night saw its 70th consecutive day of demonstrations against police violence.

Federal agents deployed to Portland have been filmed beating Black Lives Matter protesters, tear-gassing a group of mothers, fracturing a protester’​s skull with an impact round, and yanking people off the street ​and into unmarked vehicles​, detaining them without explanation. The Nation reports that the Department of Homeland Security instructed agents how to arrest journalists and legal observers and expose them to tear​ gas without being held legally liable for violating a restraining order against such tactics.

But it is Democrats in the nation’s capital​, Miller said, that support fascism via so-called “cancel culture.”

“What the Democrats in Washington stand for right now is, in effect, a modern-day fascism that says, ‘If you don’t think what we think, if you don’t believe what we believe, if you don’t act, then you’re going to be written out of society,” Miller said. “That is fundamentally contrary to everything we stand for as an open, tolerant, pluralistic society.”

“If that agenda ever gained power, if they could actually put law behind that thought process, we would be living in a true nightmare,” Miller said.

Boyle replied, “No wonder why you are a senior adviser to President Trump.”

In a series of investigative reports last year, The Southern Poverty Law Center revealed emails sent from Miller to then-Breitbart News editor Katie McHugh that made clear Miller’s obsession with far-right thought and white nationalist hate. In one excerpt from the series, Miller was seen giving editorial directions to Breitbart News, ​using his influence to have​ the site attack his perceived political opponents and to launder his agenda to a mainstream conservative audience.


This article was originally published at Right Wing Watch and is republished here by permission.

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‘It’s Crazy’: Trump Brags ‘A Lot of People’ Have Thanked Me for Fixing ‘Sinks, Toilets, and Showers’ So They Have Enough Water



President Donald Trump spent more than two minutes talking about water and water pressure on Thursday, saying “a lot of people” have thanked him for fixing the water so they have enough pressure to shower and wash their clothes and dishes.

“I was with somebody and they said: ‘We don’t have enough water sir,'” Trump claimed. It’s been found whenever he tells a “sir” story they are generally false.

“They don’t have enough water – ’cause they put restrictors on. So you don’t have any water,” a noticeably sweaty president told the audience at a Whirlpool factory in Clyde, Ohio. Although it was an official taxpayer-paid White House event, Trump turned the entire speech into a partisan campaign rally, which he regularly does.

“I said, ‘What is that? What is that?’ In most states, outside of desert areas we have so much water we don’t know what to do with it, right? A lot of states. Your state does pretty well with it, right? They have plenty of water,” Trump said, amid a pandemic that has now killed 160,000 people in America.

“So I passed a regulation, I signed a regulation to give the dishwashers much more water. And I was asking today – and that, by the way includes your washers. You don’t need too much water in your dryers. But it includes your washers. And I was just saying to your brilliant people that are, uh, doing such a good job running your company, I said, ‘How much impact has that had?’ They said, ‘Unbelievable. It’s been unbelievable.’ Because I had people says they’d wash their dishes and they’d press the button five times. So in the end they’re probably wasting more water than if they did it once. So do you notice the people that make the machines you know what I’m talking about.”

“We now have the water that you need, instead of stupid where you have much less water than you need and you just keep going over and over again. I had people say they press the button five times. They didn’t have enough water. And the same thing with sinks, toilets, and showers. You go into a new home, you turn on the faucet no water comes out, you turn on the shower. If you’re like me you can’t wash your beautiful hair properly. You waste 20 minutes longer. Please come out the water it drips right you know what I’m talking, they put restrictors on, I get rid of that, I signed it out.”

“It’s common sense. So now when you actually go into a new home and pay a lot of money you turn on a faucet and water actually comes out isn’t that nice? That was a regulation that was put in by a lot of people that don’t understand life. Because you end up using the same amount of water you just let it run three times longer. It’s crazy.”


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