Bernie On Being Hillary’s VP: We Will See [VIDEO]

The Hill reports:

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders dodged a question in a Sunday interview about whether he’d serve as Hillary Clinton’s vice president if she secures the nomination.

“I’m knocking my brains out to win the Democratic nomination,” Sanders said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

When asked if he’d take the call if Clinton asked him to be his running mate, Sanders said he is concentrating on securing delegates and getting the Democratic nomination.

But the Vermont senator did not rule out the notion. “That’s where I am right now,” he said. “What happens afterwards, we will see. But right now, my focus is on winning the nomination.”

  • shellback

    “I’m knocking my brains out…”
    That explains a lot.

  • hiker_sf

    Good answer. He’s a good man.

  • Duane Dimitrov

    Bernie’s campaign is dead in the water, and is increasingly going off the rails.

    He needs to drop out.

    More than that, the crazy bullshit that’s defined the Sanders “campaign” as of late is serving to undermine the shot-in-the-arm he’s been to the progressive movement over the past year.

    Great going there, Bernie.

    The campaign should be pivoting to promoting down-ticket progressive candidates, and laying the groundwork for a vocal and powerful progressive section of the Democratic tent…rather than the timid bullshittery we’ve seen from progressives the past 3 decades.

    But, never underestimate the ability of those on the Left to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    • studd55

      Why does the Hillary campaigners insist on Bernie needing to drop out?

      Hillary should be able to withstand an opponent using her policy positions and understanding of what is wanted and needed to move America forward.

      It seems weak to insist someone drop out so that she can win without any challenge.

      In the general election will the Hillary Slogan become “Trump must drop out, so Hillary can win”?

      • Duane Dimitrov

        Your comment is the rhetorical equivalent of garbage.

        No one in the HRC camp is saying that. Certainly no official or unofficial surrogates.

        FWIW, I am not a HRC supporter.

        That said, Sanders cannot win the nomination. Pretending he can–as he is currently doing–is just pointless, a a waste of energy given he could campaign for more down-ticket progressives.

        Remember. HRC is a hawk and a New Democrat. She’ll vote progressive only if she is forced to…and we must force her to. Sanders’ current strategy is not the answer.

        • studd55

          I’m glad you agree Bernie should not drop out, although it would seem more credible coming from a Hillary supporter.

          • Ross

            I am a Hillary supporter.

            I am fine that Bernie stays in the race.

            I am not fine that Bernie keeps trashing Clinton and the Democratic party.

          • studd55

            What trashing would that be?

          • Ross

            Exactly how I knew you would respond.

          • expat_but_still_American

            So you’re psychic. You still didn’t answer studd55’s question, which was: what trashing?

          • Ross

            Sanders stated that Clinton said he was not qualified.

            But Clinton said so such thing.

            So, Sanders lied.

            Then Sanders turned around and stated that Clinton was unqualified.

            That is trashing.

            Sanders has repeatedly accused Clinton of being owned by Wall Street. Yet, when asked on live TV to offer a single example to support such an accusation, Sanders did not have one.

            That is trashing. And slander.

            Sanders has repeatedly stated that the DNC is corrupt, and the election has been rigged for Clinton.

            This is trashing. It is also not true. The byzantine Democratic process has actually FAVORED Sanders:

            http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-system-isnt-rigged-against-sanders/

            There are more examples…

          • studd55

            Next you’ll be saying Sanders said Clinton is under investigation by the FBI and claim that is trashing her.

          • Ross

            If Clinton WERE under an FBI investigation, and Sanders stated as such, that would not be trashing.

            But Clinton is not under an FBI investigation, and nor has Sanders, to my knowledge, ever stated as such.

          • expat_but_still_American

            Thanks for answering. We have a different definition of “trashing” as mine does not include rhetorical flourishes (such as Sanders “unqualified” reply to Clinton’s criticisms of him “not doing his homework”. I would appreciate a cite in which Sanders said Clinton was “owned by Wall Street”. I have only heard him say correctly that she has received millions from Wall Street and it is crazy to think that has no influence (not the same as saying she was bribed). Data is incontrovertible that Wall Street DOES have influence on policy while the working class has none. So unless you can give me a cite I say that’s not anything near to “trashing”. The DNS is of course corrupt and of course the Democratic election scheme has been rigged for Clinton. How otherwise can 400 superdelegates declare their support for her BEFORE anyone else entered the race? Also see the debate schedule for more Clinton-favoritism. Stating facts does not equal trashing. But I also know stating facts has no effect on changing other’s opinions based on emotion. As for MY opinion, I think Bernie has been extraordinarily polite in NOT going after Clinton for her horrible record of being on the wrong side of everything until shifts in the public mood lead her to the right side.

          • Ross

            You offer a lot of “facts” to support your comment.

            But your “facts” are actually opinion.

          • expat_but_still_American

            I notice you forgot to include a cite where Sanders said Clinton was owned by Wall Street. But I also notice you are not particularly open to discussion, so I’ll let this thread die in peace.

          • JCF
          • Duane Dimitrov

            Huh?

        • Ross

          Clinton is not the hawk you believe her to be:

          http://www.vox.com/2016/4/27/11504272/hillary-clinton-hawk

          Clinton is more liberal than most Democrats, and is close to Sanders on most issues:

          From US News:

          “By the most commonly referenced measure, known as DW-NOMINATE, Clinton was the 11th-most liberal member of the Senate, based on her votes. In the 110th Congress, her final two years in office, Clinton was to the left of then-Delaware Sen. Joe Biden and then-Illinois Sen. Obama. The scoring also puts her much closer on the spectrum, ideologically, to Sanders, the most liberal, than to the most conservative Democrat, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson.”

          • Duane Dimitrov

            Oh, let’s hope. I just have a bad feeling about her….

          • Ross

            A bad feeling?

            Might this feeling be influenced by the right-wing lies thrown at Clinton for almost thirty years?

            The question is serious. I am curious where your bad feeling comes from.

            Clinton has an extraordinary resume. Her breadth of experience is perhaps unmatched by any candidate in history.

            While ALL politicians lie, Clinton has a higher Truthy rating than Sanders:

            Clinton has a 71% truthy rating at Politifact.com:
            http://www.politifact.com/personalities/hillary-clinton/

            Sander scores lower at 69%:
            http://www.politifact.com/personalities/bernie-s/

            A truthy score includes True, Mostly True, and Half-True statements.

            By way of contrast, Trump scores a laughable 23%:
            http://www.politifact.com/personalities/donald-trump/

            I also very much like Clinton’s strong environmental policies, which are detailed on her website.

          • Duane Dimitrov

            My “feeling” is my way of saying “I have serious concerns about HRC representing my interests given her donor list is a who’s who of corporate insterests.”

            My “feeling” is that “given HRC’s donor list, she will not be representing my interests as a Millennial.”

          • Ross

            If you study Clinton’s VERY long record, I think you might be surprised by how much she has worked to improve the lives of many many many demographic groups.

            Just one example?

            She, like Bernie, advocates substantially raising the minimum wage (even though most corporations oppose this).

            Trump thinks the current wage is too high.

            Millions of Millennials have minimum-wage jobs.

            Who will be the better choice in November? A Democrat or Republican?

          • Duane Dimitrov

            Did I say that, because I have justifiable reasons to be very, very skeptical of HRC, I was voting for Trump or in any way support him?

            I did not.

          • Ross

            Nor did I state that you were.

            My response was primarily intended for readers who might agree with your skepticism.

            I apologize if I caused any offense.

          • Duane Dimitrov

            We all need to back HRC this election.

            Even if, like me, you are partially holding your nose while you cast the ballot.

            The GOP has gone insane. It is a quasi-religious movement based on theocratic social policy combined with an economic program that can only be described as “batshit crazy.”

            The GOP is a dangerous, dangerous reactionary movement that would destroy the secular republic we live in if given half the chance.

            It must be stopped. Sadly, this election season, we all need to vote RC to stop it.

            My chagrin with Sanders is how he is not dropping out to focus his–and his movement’s–energies on down-ticket races and promoting progressive policies within the Democratic party. He’s missing an opportunity out of what is, apparently?, his pigheadedness.

          • Ross

            Save our differing opinions on Clinton, I wholly concur with your other points.

            And I am pleased to meet a kindred spirit.

          • Chuck in PA

            Bad feeling. Hmmm. Could it be her unreleased speech transcripts?, Her 1209 North Orange Street address she shares with Trump in Wilmington, DE? Her misspeaking of sniper attacks and praising Nancy Reagan for her record on AIDS? Her original stance for DOMA and not voting on LGBT issues? Her weak stance against fracking and nuclear power? Her backing of Israel and not speaking out against their treatment of Palestinians? Her vote for the Iraq war? Etc. Etc.
            Trust your feelings.

          • Ross

            You seemed to trust Clinton in 2008, when you supported her.

          • Chuck in PA

            I was for Kucinich, but, when it was down to Clinton and Obama, I was for her. I voted for Obama twice and will vote for Hillary, if she is the nominee. But, I won’t feel good about voting for her for so many reasons.

          • Ross

            We have some things in common.

            I also liked Kucinich.

            And I was more Obama than Hillary in 2008.

            Today though, I am wild for Clinton, and have never been so enthusiastic about a candidate. I think she will be an extraordinary President.

            Is Clinton perfect? No. But what candidate is? What candidate could ever be?

          • Ross

            …and as recently as twelve days ago, you had good feelings about Clinton’s LGBT record.

          • Chuck in PA

            I am glad she progressed and hope she doesn’t change her course on LGBT issues. I never had good feelings when she said marriage should only be between a man and a woman.

          • Ross

            NO politician was for marriage equality ten years ago.

            Today, the Democrats are.

            Today, the Republicans are still not.

          • Chuck in PA

            Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat who ran for President, was for marriage equality.

          • Chuck in PA

            Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat who ran for President, was, and is, for marriage equality.

          • Chuck in PA
          • Ross

            I stand corrected, thank you.

            Your article is from twelve years ago, not ten, but that is a trifle; I will give you the argument.

            The article notes three candidates (all Democratic), and states: “and they are the three with the least money and the least support in national polls.”

            While you are technically correct, the point of my statement still holds: A decade ago it was not politically feasible for a politician to be for marriage equality.

            And Sanders was not for marriage equality ten years ago.

          • cleos_mom

            Well, what better basis on which to cast a vote in a make-or-crash&burn election than feelings?

          • Duane Dimitrov

            Your rhetorical sword has stabbed me through the heart!

            Then you, Mom of Cleo, shat inside it.

        • studd55
          • Duane Dimitrov

            Fucking Feinstein!

      • Strepsi

        FOR THE PARTY.

      • Six Pins Delores

        “Trump must drop out, so Hillary can win”?

        You mean, that was not understood all this time!?

        🙂

    • Bill_Perdue

      Democrats are right centrists and not part of the left.

  • Tigernan Quinn

    Are you fucking kidding me – TELL ME you don’t think this person is deranged now.

    • Baby Dave

      I don’t think he’s deranged now. Or ever.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        There’s a recommendation for you.

        • Baby Dave

          Thats better than what can be said for his opponent, who is by far the most deranged man ever to win the GOP primary.

    • studd55

      You sound deranged.

  • LOL!

  • MBear

    Hillary fans make fun of Bernie as a VP choice.
    Bernie fans make fun of Hillary as a VP choice.

    …”anyone but Trump”, eh?
    [eyeroll]

    Y’all need to talk.

    • perversatile
      • Acronym Jim

        Please, Shrek is an ogre; Trump is obviously a troll. Two different beasts.

        • perversatile

          Well sure if you wanna get all golly-anthropoly,
          Ester Williams in the Gene Pool, although the only pool we have
          available, currently is filled with ice and beer and my sisters
          ex-husband Lars, but I digress …

          One might compare the tangled limbs in Trump’s family tree
          to the spidery tracings of rosacea on a drunkards nose. (insert me making the universal drinky drinky glug glug sign.) Along with robust livers, ‘Orange Pigmata’
          runs in Donald’s father’s family, and he is a quarter jackal on his mother’s
          side. Go back a few thousand years, and you will find Donald’s
          antecedents, if that is not to grand of a word for a tribe of nomadic
          nose pickers and gatherers. Wait a minute … It’s LSB
          Leakey on the phone, and he has exciting
          news! The fossil evidence has been substantiated by the recent
          discovery of a rather explicit and self aggrandizing series of cave
          painting depicting one of Donald’s progenitors, executing what we now know to be ”the First Con”.
          Which goes something like this;
          1. Make scared face
          2. Point over yonder
          3. When the other bloke turns to look
          4. Steal his sandwich
          Ain’t science grand?! Now where was I? Oh. by all means of course Donald’s a troll, the worse kind I dare say. TTFN

          • Acronym Jim

            Holy fuck!

            That was awesome.

            I’ll have some of whatever you’re drinking.

          • perversatile

            Thanks, I wish you could have seen the sock puppet version,
            my cousin Margarete actually wept tears, (of pure grain alcohol )

  • truckproductions

    Oh HELL NO! After the way he’s dragged Hillary and the DNC through the mud? No thank you. Let’s stick to a VP that is capable of getting things accomplished in an already deadlocked congress, not a megalomanic flame thrower with no follow through.

    • studd55

      What mud is that?

      • Todd20036

        Least start with “Hillary is unqualified to be president”. Heck, let’s stop there. Hillary is the most qualified, vetted candidate you have

        Sanders was left untouched by the goobs. Guess why

        • 2patricius2

          That’s why all those claims that he would be the stronger candidate against Drumpf because all today’s polls show his leading Drumpf by wide margins are so silly. He has never been vetted so thoroughly as Hillary has.

      • Strepsi

        Rigged
        Grifter
        Bought by Wall Street
        Washington Insider
        (as opposed to “former First Lady and Secretary of State”)

        that mud.

  • james_from_cambridge

    Even if she offers it to you, don’t take it Bernie! It’s a trap!!!!

    https://media4.giphy.com/media/MrrDjVvQBxriM/200.gif

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Is this from a rap video?

      • james_from_cambridge
        • Don’t show it to Trump and the GOPers, else they’ll turn it into a race-baiting campaign commercial.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Duh! Rap videos are all LGBT-affirmative lovefests with unicorns.

        • That_Looks_Delicious

          Yeah. I get what people are talking about when they complain about the PC police, and I don’t want to censor anyone, but… 3 black men trapping 3 white girls with nets and carrying them off unconscious? That’s like, almost on the level of that Chinese detergent commercial.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Someone showed that to me last night. I thought I was unshockable.

          • Good Shot Green

            I don’t get it. Are white women heavy into Nutella?

          • That_Looks_Delicious

            I think that’s what they’re implying. I don’t know. Who doesn’t like nutella? Except people on diets and people with nut allergies, but even my cousin who has a severe nut allergy would eat Nutella if she could do it without ending up in the hospital. Are there any women on here of other races who can confirm/deny Nutella’s appeal to non-white women?

          • McSwagg

            Nutella and pretzel sticks are a ‘thing’ with the young girls.

  • Daverley

    I’m 57 years old. If the “Bernie or Bust” brats get Donald Trump elected, the only consolation I have is that THEY will have to live with the fallout a hell of a lot longer than I will.

    • TampaDink

      I have deeper fears about a loss to the GOP in November.
      Longer to live with the fallout depends greatly on how close we are to where the nukes land.

    • hiker_sf

      If Clinton loses to Trump in November, it will be her own doing. She claims to be the nominee and has yet to reach out to Sanders supporters.

      I truly believe that she is going to lurch to the right while campaigning against Trump and that will cost her some votes.

      • abqdan

        Messaging always changes once the nominees are selected – on both sides. Both parties know their candidate needs to be more middle of the road to win; the fringes on both sides are stuck with only one choice, so the candidates don’t have to worry much about them any more. Our primary goal should be to keep Clinton to the left of center during – and hopefully after – the election.

        • Six Pins Delores

          Both parties know their candidate needs to be more middle of the road to win; the fringes on both sides are stuck with only one choice, so the candidates don’t have to worry much about them any more.”

          🙂

          It is the all important M’rican way

        • Todd20036

          I really don’t see Rtump moving to the middle. Do you?

          • abqdan

            Yes. He won’t control the messaging after the covention. The GOP will force him to have an experienced politician as his VP, and that person will, if Trump is elected, run the administration. Trump is in it for glory, not for the work. They’ll tell him he gets the title, and gets to play golf for four years. Pretty much what happened with GW.

          • 2patricius2

            I see him wavering all over the road back and forth…

        • hiker_sf

          No way this is happening. Apart from most social issues, Clinton will embrace the right.

      • You mean the same Sanders supporters that are constantly using discredited old right wing attacks against her? The ones that accuse anyone who says anything remotely positive about HRC of being on the take? Those supporters? What exactly would she do to reach out to them, especially while Bernie is lying to them and saying he can still get the nomination?

        • hiker_sf

          Yeah, all Sanders supporters behave the same. Just like all Clinton supporters behave the same – like the Clinton supporter who GOT ARRESTED for slapping a Sanders supporter.

          How about you stop with the nonsense of trumping-up the extremes and slandering millions of voters because of the actions of a few?

      • unclemike

        When did she “claim” to be the nominee?

    • Jonty Coppersmith

      I suspect that the majority of the BoB people are not Democrats. Some of them will change their minds before November and vote for HRC. Others of them seem to hope Trump wins. One thing to note is that there are fewer BoBusters now than there were Hillary or Busters in 2008. I think that bodes well for November.

    • studd55

      and “Get off my lawn!”

  • RainbowPhoenix

    With the way he’s been asking, I highly doubt she would even ask.

    • hiker_sf

      He hasn’t asked. The question was put to him in an interview.

      • BobSF_94117

        I think it’s a typo. Acting, not asking.

        • hiker_sf

          That makes sense. Thanks!

  • Senator Sanders needs more than 2/3 of the remaining pledged (not super) delegates to get a simple majority of the pledged delegates at 2026.

    It’s not going to happen, even if he wins California by a few points.

  • AtticusP

    It’s looking more and more like this woman will be our next FLOTUS.

    Well, for a few months at least…

    • FLOTUS is first lady.

      Clinton, hopefully, will be our next POTUS, given the only other viable alternative is the baby-handed narcissistic mango man.

      • AtticusP

        I sure hope you’re right, but over the past couple of days I have heard WAY too many people talking about how important it is that Donald Trump become our next president.

        And I live in central Massachusetts, which is not exactly the heart of Republican America. I’m really getting worried about this one.

        • oikos

          Don’t get too worried yet. I live in a heavily republican area of Upstate NY. These are generational republicans going back to the civil war. They vote repug because their parents and grandparents and great grandparents did. Thus far I’ve seen exactly one drumpf bumper sticker on a truck and one drumpf yard sign next to a trailer.

          • AtticusP

            That makes me feel a little better, because I’ve seen more than a few Trump signs, and some of them are quite large.

            I’ve also seen a number of bumper stickers, and signs in the rear windows of cars. Shitty cars.

            Usually driven by old white people.

            Who look like they kill and eat children.

            There you have it: the prototypical Trump voter.

          • oikos

            The guy with the drumpf bumper sticker had a shitty truck with one brake light out and didn’t use a signal when he cut me off in traffic. When I passed him further on up the road he fit your description perfectly. 🙂

          • AtticusP

            Shit. Please tell me they haven’t found a way of cloning them!

          • Margaretjroyer3

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          • TimCA

            Interesting observation. I live in quite the conservative corner of Southern CA. So far very few outward signs of visible Trump support. Zero lawn signs, few if any bumper stickers. Several nasty anti-Trump editorials and opinion pieces in my local Republican dominated newspapers. Also a distinctive uptick in new voter registration statewide portends poorly for Mr Trump. Nevertheless still quite nervous…… as if I’m perhaps witnessing the quiet before the catastrophic storm.

            In other news today, Trump declares to Central Valley residents over tumultuous applause that “there’s no drought” and if President he’ll (by unilateral decree I assume) solve my state’s water problems. Of course no details forthcoming how he’ll make this happen.

            Sad.

          • Margaretjroyer3

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          • Salton

            We’re sick and tired of your room mate Mary…

          • Tor

            Yes, there were details. He said he’d turn the water back on!

          • AtticusP

            And then he plans to walk on it…

          • SoCalGal20

            Glad you haven’t seen any Drumpf stickers in our area. One of my co-workers has one on her gigantic SUV (which I only know about because we happened to park near each other in the parking structure one day). Oh, and a little while ago I saw somebody in Rancho Cucamonga with a Ben Carson bumper sticker. I laughed.

          • The only way California is going to vote for Trump is in the event of a massive Republican landslide, the likes we have not seen since 1984 when Reagan buried Walter Mondale. It is not going to happen. Not with Latinos voting in record numbers this year because they have been reduced to scapegoats and put at risk by a hateful neo-fascist (and that is EXACTLY what Trump is folks) manipulative Republican Presidential candidate.

          • TimCA

            I agree with you about the state itself. Alas California alone doesn’t elect the President.

          • Ernest Endevor

            Me too.

          • oikos

            What part of NY are you in?

          • Ernest Endevor

            Near Woodstock. So yes, I am surrounded by Hippies and graybeard liberals, but surrounding us all is the traditionally Republican agricultural NY State.

          • oikos

            North of Saratoga here.

          • Ernest Endevor

            Not so far, then.

          • oikos

            About 2 hours.

        • Glad I haven’t run into very many of those sorts, Trump supporters, because I’m not sure I could stop myself from angrily demanding, “What the fuck is wrong with you? Only if you’ve decided America needs not to be a country anymore can I see anyone thinking Trump should be elected to anything. The man’s a monster, and if you support him, so are you.”

          All I can say is New Mexico will not vote for Trump. For many reasons which should be obvious.

          • AtticusP

            I was at a Panera early yesterday morning. Two men of a certain age at a table nearby said that Bernie Sanders would be a disaster, Hillary is a crook and Donald Trump would be the savior of this country.

            I literally laughed out loud when I heard that. Loud enough for them to both give me dirty looks. I moved to a table out of earshot, only because I couldn’t bear to hear any more of that bullshit.

            I was trying to eat, after all…

          • I know some people like that. Not one of them would vote for a Democrat in a million years.

          • cleos_mom

            They were probably the same guys I overheard at my south KC Panera a few days before the 2012 election. They were speculating on exactly how big a margin Romney’s win would be.

          • Eddi’s trivia of the day. New Mexico picks winners. With the exception of 1976 when it voted for Gerry Ford and 2000 when it voted for Al Gore (who should have won anyway), it has voted for the Presidential winner in every election since the first time it voted as a state in 1912. Only Ohio has as good a record — being correct in 24 of the 26 elections held from 1912 – 2012.(Ohio was incorrect in 1944 and 1976). .

        • Ross

          You do not need to worry too much:

          • AtticusP

            Thanks. That is a beautiful map.

            Although, given recent events, I have my doubts about North Carolina.

          • Harley

            At least the electoral college isn’t gerrymandered………..yet.

          • popebuck1

            That’s something to watch for, actually. Right wingers have started suggesting how unfair it is that every state assigns its electoral votes winner-take-all, when “wouldn’t it be more fair” to assign them by the winner of each individual district? That sounds fair on the surface, like most conservative ideas, until you realize they mean to use all those same House districts they’ve spent so much time gerrymandering.

          • Only two states don’t do that…oh wait…Nebraska switched because Omaha often goes blue so now it’s just one.

          • GC

            What would really be more fair would be for (enough) states to cast their electoral votes for whoever wins the people’s national vote for president!

            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Popular_Vote_Interstate_Compact
            http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/

          • The map I saw the other day had NC and OH swinging but that’s still okay. In order to win, Republicans have to do an almost full sweep of the “swing states”. The current maps may not favor Democrats in the House or Senate, but they do in the electoral college.

          • Michael Rush

            That makes me feel comforted / not comforted .

          • Don’t get too cocky.

          • Oscarlating Wildely

            Agreed on the map. I do think that NC is going to be pretty hard. Ohio could flip red. The latter would flip before PA. She’s still fine, I would suggest.

          • Florida is not flipping even though it went for President Obama in 2012 with under a 1% margin. Demographic developments favor the Democratic Party — including a large economically-triggered migration from Puerto Rico over the past four years. Trump is now playing footsie with Paul Ryan over Social Security and Medicare cuts — the #1 issue for seniors here. There is a chance of course that the Green Party could throw the election here (and the electoral college) to Trump by attacking the Democratic candidate from the left — just was what happened in 2000, but I do not think it will happen this year.

        • Jeffg166

          I’m not worried Donald has 6 months to alienate everyone. He only needs 6 weeks.

          • GC

            And plenty of senior, (relatively) trustworthy, influential Republicans have already bashed tRump as spectacularly unsuitable for president when he had Republican competition. The Democratic general election ads can write themselves!

        • Strepsi

          I spoke to a lovely Gen X (i.e. middle aged) African American woman today whose boomer father knows that Hillary will be the best President. But she finds Hillary off-putting “for some reason” and will vote Trump 🙁

          • kevway

            That will change when Hilary and Trump start debating. And the dems really come out and bash him. He’s been in front of a camera for along time, I’m sure they are going to find a bunch of stuff.

          • Todd20036

            Tell her that Clinton isn’t running to be her bridge partner, but her President.

            People liked W, and look at how that turned out.

      • Steverino

        So, would that make Bill our first FGOTUS?

        • Sean Williams

          If Hillary wins, most likely Chelsea will be FLOTUS.

        • Todd20036

          I prefer first Bubba

          That acronym looks a little like FAGGOT

          Maybe it’s just me

          • Steverino

            Faggot us?

          • KCMC

            please. thanks.

          • cleos_mom

            Nah. First Dude.

          • GC

            An openly queer President of the United States would be a good thing – if she or he is progressive on the issues all around. (Same criterion I use for straight, cis candidates.)

          • Todd20036

            That’s why I’m glad Lyndsey isn’t going to be our first gay president

        • Brian in Valdosta

          In the eyes of many, Bill would still qualify as FLOTUS: First Lech …

          Of course, I like Bill, foibles and all. So for me, he could be First Lad.

      • cleos_mom

        I’m sure there are still people who think that if the little woman wins, it will be “Bill’s third term.”

        • charemor

          Sad, but true. I know several people who will not vote for Hillary because they do not want Bill anywhere near the White House.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Baby Dave’s new avatar.

    • Prion

      ,..

      • AtticusP

        My 84-year-old mother today actually speculated about possible assassination scenarios should Trump become president.

        If anyone spots an elderly lady trying to buy a Mannlicher- Carcano rifle, I hope they give me a call…

        • Jeffg166

          Before of after the assassination.

          • AtticusP

            Either way.

            If it’s before, I’d try to prevent it; if it’s after, I’d be sure that Mom gets all the credit, as she would be a heroine to countless millions.

          • Kind of depends who would be VP

          • AtticusP

            Good point. But the way I see it, even Cheetah the chimp would make a better President than Donald Trump– and he’s been dead for decades.

          • But suppose it was Palin, or one of the Bundy clan!

            I was always impressed with how neatly they removed Spiro Agnew before going ahead with Nixon. Don’t know if it was the same “they” but whatever…

          • AtticusP

            I have a campaign button somewhere that reads “Agnew – Eagleton ’76: Nobody’s perfect. “

          • Robert Flanagan

            Actually Cheetah died only a few years ago.

          • AtticusP

            You’re right. He died less than five years ago at age 80.

            I stand corrected. 🙂

          • Paula

            How about Chester Cheetah instead? Like Donald Trump both are make believe creatures.

          • Six Pins Delores

            Too many incriminating finger prints! 🙂

          • bkmn

            If Cruz were the VP he would waste no time assassinating Rump, nor would any of the fundies. They want to be in power so bad.

        • drtrmiller

          An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

        • Paula

          Its O.K. The ammo is getting harder to come by. I’ll keep an eye out for her. 😉

        • cleos_mom

          Yeah, we wouldn’t want your mom to get hurt.

    • Six Pins Delores

      China! What pattern will she choose

      • AtticusP

        I was thinking a Whore-de-Lys design, with diamond-encrusted “T”‘s.

        You know: tasteful.

        • Six Pins Delores

          Charming!

          🙂

          • Joseph Miceli

            All the money her parents spent on cotillion was wasted.
            Shame.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Do they still make versace china. Shed be all over that

    • GayOldLady

      Not to worry Atticus, she is not going to be our next FLOTUS, but she does have some really nice breast implants!!!!

      • AtticusP

        The people who bitched about Michelle Obama’s sleeveless dresses are going to stroke out with this one.

        But wait: she’s a Republican. She gets a pass.

        • GayOldLady

          And Michelle Obama is a lovely woman and looks wonderful in sleeveless dresses. They’re probably jealous because they’re sporting chicken flaps.

          • AtticusP

            I’ve said from the beginning that I thought Michelle rivals Jacqueline Kennedy in grace, poise, elegance and charm.

            She will be a very hard act to follow.

            Just like the man to whom she is married, I might add…

          • GayOldLady

            I agree. She has been a terrific FLOTUS. Since we’re going to replace the FLOTUS with a FGOTUS, we’ll have a few years to find a suitable replacement. And no Melania, although I’d rather have Melania than Don The Con!!

          • Ernest Endevor

            Plus, she dresses with real style.

        • Robert Flanagan

          Oh they will be strokin’ alright!

        • Jeffrey

          Some of them stroke every time they see her, Im sure.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Drumpf is an easily scare man. He cannot handle real women. They have to be augmentation to his simplistic perception of his kind of women. Like a blow up doll.

      • Statistics Pailn

        Those are just breast implants?

        I thought Melania had recycled the containment buildings at San Onofre.

        • GayOldLady

          There is a similarity! 🙂

        • Good Shot Green

          Ha! The shot of these in The Naked Gun nearly led me to choke on the Cracker Jacks I was eating during that matinee.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5OQMoSCrqw

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        Glad ur back GOL. Hope u didnt get too many broken bones and bruises from the nice sanders supporters

        • GayOldLady

          I’m as feisty as ever. 🙂 And not a scratch on me.

    • Michael Rush

      I can see her Melanias .

    • JT

      Or would that be BJLOTUS?

    • Cuberly

      Why is it some photoshoots can be fun or any number of things, and yet, this one looks so super trashy, not because of melialalalalalania but because of the trappings around her. The brightly lit setting is just nauseating to me. I’m not even looking at her. Just jet, jewels uber-wealth, bleh…

      • AtticusP

        I wouldn’t trade places with her for all that and more.

        Imagine having to give it up for Donald Trump on demand.

        Sounds like the deepest, darkest circle of hell to me.

        • Cuberly

          Well, she bought the ticket for the ride, so to speak.

          When it comes to Melalalalanaialalania it’s super apparent they regard her as a liability. Seems the only trot her out on well staged Fox interviews and such. To me they seem to downplay her…..a LOT.

          • AtticusP

            It’s so surprising. Clearly, Donald Trump married her for her intellect. It’s hard to believe that she hasn’t been making the rounds of the Sunday morning shows.

          • Cuberly

            I think she knows it’s all Dahnald, all the time. She’s just playing a part in the show.

          • bkmn

            She does, but she never gets on cameras. There are news division VP’s that need to be convinced to be nice to Rump and Melania is just the woman that can convince them.

          • AtticusP

            Well, you know what they say.

            When Slovenia sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.

            Slovenians!

          • bkmn

            And some of them give amazing head…or so I heard. And some of them have no problem bottoming for anal sex so that a megalomaniacal supposed billionaire falls in love/lust with them, or so I heard.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Bel ami videos rock!

          • bkmn

            I could see Hair Furor dumping her and getting a new Slovenian model before the election.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            i admire that u can spell her name so eloquently

          • GC

            A bit like “marriage advocate” Maggie Gallagher Srinivasan’s invisible spouse? 🙂

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Dantes lost chapter on vaginal vomitation

      • GayOldLady

        What I see in the photo is Melania being displayed alongside Donald’s other possessions as if she is a possession. The brief case with jewelry sitting next to Melania inside his personal Jet.

    • JT

      The associated manboobs deserve at least equal treatment.
      http://www.jamesgblaine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/trump_putin_horse-620×412.jpg

    • Jeffrey

      The one and only positive thing about Trump getting the nomination is that it has proven the inefficacy of the evangelical vote. Clearly it doesnt really matter, because Cruz should have been the nom if it really had mattered.

    • fuzzybits

      What Bond villain was she again?

      • AtticusP

        Well, I’m pretty sure she wasn’t Pussy Galore…

        • charemor

          Somehow I have a feeling that Melanoma does not put out.

      • Jeffrey

        Pussy Forrent

        • fuzzybits

          🙂

    • leastyebejudged

      That’s never going to come out of the upholstery…

    • Ernest Endevor

      FLOTUS wannabe refers to her supporters as ‘fans’.

      For comparison I include the famous shot of Carla Bruni’s ass. We call this ‘chic’.

  • Baby Dave

    Good luck, President Sanders.

    Hillary Clinton as an individual human is rather excellent. She is known to comfort low level staffers on the Hill during times of trouble, even bringing food to the bedsides of Congressional pages when they’re ill – personally – and mothering them back to health. She is known to be kind and gentle to those she meets in the nonpolitical world.

    In the political realm though, she has the ethics of Tony Soprano. One reason why that family is so effective- both her and her husband have lost exactly one election each in their entire lifetimes- is that they will gleefully kneecap anyone who dares run against them. To call them intimidating would be an understatement. She doesn’t beat her opponents into submission- she tries to annihilate them. The ones that won’t die quietly get the worst abuse. I liken her to a modern Boudicca. In ancient times, she would be wading through battle covered in blood and gore (no, not that Gore) swinging an axe and felling even the most skilled warriors.

    I admire Hillary Clinton. I prefer Bernie Sanders because his policies are closer to my own than hers. I’d rather he be the POTUS simply because he would govern in a fashion more like the way I’d like the POTUS to govern.

    She has certainly put him through the hardest election he’s ever had to face. He’s still in the fight, and I wonder if she doesn’t secretly admire his tenacity. It would be difficult not to, given what he’s been through.

    That said, I think Chief Justice Hillary Clinton will lead the Supreme Court better than her predecessors after President Sanders appoints her.

    • james_from_cambridge

      I’m also really, really hoping for Supreme Court Chief Justice Barack Obama someday, though I don’t think he’ll take the appointment. He’ll just go around being the coolest, most amazing ex-president ever and just enjoying himself in semi-retirement, which he totally deserves for putting up with this country’s bullshit for eight years.

      “…the ethics of Tony Soprano.” LMAO! True but tbf, your average elected Republican makes her look like Mother Theresa.

      • Baby Dave

        He’s probably going to launch some humanitarian initiative like Carter. Give him 10 years, and he will have eradicated some disease and saved the inhabitants of some tropical country from some unspeakable horror.

        • Ray Taylor

          I would rather President Obama save the USA from the pending unspeakable horror.

      • hiker_sf

        He already said no – before anyone thinks of asking.

        • Baby Dave

          Sadly

      • JK3

        I’m not. Not until there is a clear liberal majority at least. Too many things have happened/passed under his administration that will be court fodder for the republicans for years to come and in many of those cases he will have to recuse himself. ACA was barely saved, if Obama has to recuse himself, which is a given since he signed the law, we run the risk of a conservative lower court ruling (if the court is split) behind upheld 4-4 at best.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      What keystroke did you assign THAT macro to? Ever hit it by accident trying to hook up online?

      • Baby Dave

        Word Salad?

        Are you schizophrenic?

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Trollsayswut?

          • Baby Dave

            Have you talked to your doctor about this?

          • Lumpy Gaga

            He gave me generics becuz Bernie.

      • cleos_mom

        But you must admit the reference to her ‘mothering’ Congressional pages and generally patting hands and being supportive of the people who are really qualified to be in Gubber Mint was downright inspirin’.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Have you ever bothered to ask yoursel of what evidence (i.e. reality) there is to support any these things you accuse Clinton of?

      • Baby Dave

        I’ll cite my sources.

        Leibovich, Mark This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital

        Hitchens, Christopher No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton

        Heilemann, John and Halperin, Mark Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

        • Ross

          So, in short, you have no evidence.

          Just opinions of people who hate Clinton.

          Funny, but it has been widely reported for decades now that people that actually know, and/or work with Clinton, RAVE about her. She is reportedly funny, brilliant, and considerate.

          When she became SOS the department was suspicious of Clinton and outright hostile. Four years later, they adored her.

          • Baby Dave

            Those are opinions. You state no facts

          • Ross

            I rely more on the opinions of people who know Clinton, than people, like you, who don’t know her.

          • Baby Dave

            Do you know her, personally?

  • JK3

    To be fair, Hillary had pretty much the same answer in 2008 when posed with the same question. He knows it’s not happening. She knew it wasn’t happening. Saying “Hell No” however, doesn’t do anything to thaw the chill between their supporters.

    • Yeah, can’t say no, can’t say you really want it either. In a way, I’m not seeing any kind of gotcha to this question, save as I remarked below: Sanders isn’t going to win the nomination because he could win all of the remaining races and still not make it to a 2026 pledged delegate majority or the 2383 pledged+super actual majority.

      • JK3

        Yup, the spread that he needs to win to get a majority of the pledged delegates are just too big. Even if Hillary loses the remaining contests, she just has to get 32% of the delegates to have a majority of 2026 pledged delegates.

        • Todd20036

          538.com already gives her a 95% chance at California

    • pablo

      The people here shitting on Sanders and his supporters will be scratching their heads wondering what went wrong when Trump gets elected in November. Hopefully Clinton is smarter than that. It’s up to her to unite the party. Sanders owes her nothing.

      • JK3

        If Sanders and his supporters want to pout at home instead of stopping Trump, a man who poses a danger to Lgbt folks, women, and PoC, then fuck them and their revolution. Yes, it is up to her to unite the party, but given that Sanders and his grifters have created rifts to fundraise, he also has to do his part. Sander’s does owe the party that has allowed him to caucus with them for 25+ years something. He can pretend that he doesn’t, but he’s not going to want to return to the Senate and have to beg the republicans for committee chairs.

      • studd55

        The Hillary supporters will be glad they have Bernie to blame for Hillary’s loss.

        That way they don’t have to face that Hillary was the weaker Presidential Nominee and racked up her second loss at trying to be President.

        • Ross

          Please see map, above.

          • studd55

            Hillary’s leads evaporate eventually.

          • Ross

            Is that what your crystal ball is telling you?

          • Todd20036

            Which is why Bernie will eventually win.

            Oh, wait….

          • studd55

            which is why Bernie has done so well and has a large support base once they found out about Hillary’s agenda.

          • Good Shot Green

            Exactly. I keep asking what states Obama won that Hillary won’t and all I’ve gotten is FL and OH which isn’t enough for Trump to win. It’s as if the Bernie folk think our president is elected by popular vote.

        • doug van boven

          and the Dem. Party will be in a world of hurt if super-delegates determined the nominee, wrongly, in spite of every poll indicating Bernie is the stronger cand. against Trump.

          • Ross

            You wrote: “in spite of every poll indicating Bernie is the stronger cand. against Trump.”

            You are talking about match-up polls.

            Which cannot be remotely taken seriously six months before an election. Or even later.

            In 2008, such polls as late as September showed a McCain win.

            And how did that work out?

            In 2012 such polls as late as October showed a Romney win.

            And how did that work out?

            In short, match-up polls don’t mean shit.

          • doug van boven

            I am now drinking my Sunday scotch which is really no different than my Monday scotch. It’s been a pleasure to engage with you and not be called any vile names. Thank you.:)

          • Ross

            And thank you!

      • Ross

        When Trump gets elected?

        Uh, no.

        • leastyebejudged

          Then the Clinton supporters need to shut the fuck up about Sanders handing this election to Trump.

          But that’s not going to happen because you gotta have it both ways.

      • Your message there is incoherent. First you criticize people here who are criticizing Sanders. Then you claim Trump will win, which he won’t. You appear to be unwilling to see that both Clinton and Sanders have vulnerabilities. Then you put it on Clinton to apparently fix every single thing wrong with the Democratic party, including the fact her supporters are tired of Sanders lying to his supporters that he’s sure to be the party’s nominee by whatever goalpost move is this week’s argument.

        Pick one.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Oh, Bernie. The only thing you’ll be seeing is the view from section 217.

    (Wells Fargo Center jokes!)

  • My comment history here I’m sure will make it clear that I’m a Clinton supporter, but I get this. I mean, what’s he supposed to say? I suppose he could say he’d consider it, but really, he just wants his supporters to go full steam ahead. Deep breaths, everyone. June 7th is just around the corner. 😉

    • June 7th can’t come soon enough, because only then can the healing hopefully start. The Dems need party unity this year like they’ve never needed it before.

      • Amen.

      • Todd20036

        Technically, June 14 is the last primary

        • Strepsi

          SHUT UP!!!!

        • Yes, absolutely. But if after June 7 Clinton is still ahead by more than 20 pledged delegates and still has a majority of the popular vote, there are no more remaining arguments against her nomination that don’t rely on unprecedented, undemocratic approaches.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    With the California primary coming up, it’s important that voters be informed on where candidates stand on key issues.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Well, we know Bernie likes generic drugs. They cut costs!!

      Where does he stand on pudding?

    • studd55

      I didn’t hear Chuck Todd ask anything about the issues.

      I did hear Bernie talking all about the issues.

      The only thing I’ve heard Hillary say is “Bernie must drop out” and “Look, Trump is a very bad man, vote for Hillary!”

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        IT WAS A FUCKING JOKE!!! I JUST WANTED TO POST A SILLY LIGHT-HEARTED GRAPHIC THAT I FOUND.

        (*groan* Desperate, monomaniacal, last-ditch bernie bruhs driving me to use all caps.)

        • Jay George

          How dare you use humor! 😉

      • Ross

        You wrote: “The only thing I’ve heard Hillary say is “Bernie must drop out””

        Source to Clinton saying this?

        • Capritaur

          Delusion includes hallucinatory hearings.

        • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

          The last few speeches from Hillary have been a call for unity to beat the Republicans.

      • doug van boven

        It’s why she avoids debates. I never hear from her or her supporters on here, about the issues. Always I hear, “my record stands for itself, my speeches are none of your business, and I work haard and get ‘tings’ done. Nothing about fracking, war, bank control, or $12 min. wage. One can bash Sanders all they want but they can’t say they don’t know his ethics on pertinent issues.

        • Ross

          You wrote: “It’s why she avoids debates.”

          Huh?

          Clinton has participated in nine debates and thirteen forums.

          And during all these she discussed a wide range of issues, including raising the minimum wage to even $15.

          You know, if you do not like Clinton, fine. But why do you have to lie about her?

      • 2patricius2

        That’s funny. I have never heard Hillary say “Bernie must drop out.” Quite the contrary. She has said he should stay in as long as he wants. I have heard her say that at least twice. And she used her example of staying in till the end of the primaries as an example.

        By the way, I have heard her talk about many more issues than Bernie. He focuses on just a handful of issues. She has a lot of others she talks about as well. But maybe you haven’t watched their debates, or town hall meetings, or interviews on TV.

  • Lawerence Collins

    I don’t think Hillary will ask. She far to conservative to for his agenda. After all she doesn’t want our votes. After all. She said she’s “Winning”!

    • Ninja0980

      She was never going to get your vote.

      • Reality.Bites

        In Canada the so-cons are threatening to pull their support from the Conservative Party over the long-resolved marriage issue that Stephen Harper said a decade ago was settled and wouldn’t be revisited.

        They have nowhere to go. And therefore the sane ones will stay with the party that comes closest to their beliefs. The insane ones who go will discover both that their numbers aren’t anywhere close to what they think they are and that they won’t be missed.

  • Brad Lathem

    His hair blends into the sky in that photo, making it seem as if he’s fading away like his own relevance

  • Fucking HELL NO!

  • Prion

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    ,.,

    • Friday

      What’s your definition of ‘on topic?’ “There’s Bernie, attack Hillary?”

      • Prion

        Completely on topic. They are cartoons re: why Bernie should not choose Hillary as his running mate.
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b0e8355a1af444301a79ee4643ab6e390c99ed0402f5dadc85a571136ac7a3ec.gif

        • Friday

          You’ll notice Bernie himself isn’t talking *that* delusion.

        • Good Shot Green

          In all the years of Hillary as a public figure I haven’t seen any evidence indicating she thinks she’s royalty. Would you provide some, please?

          The HRH acronym tagged to her is such bullshit in my mind it’ll be nice to have proof she views herself that way.

          • Six Pins Delores

            Prion was being facetious I believe.
            HRH HRC here was not: Enjoy! 🙂

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I1-r1YgK9I

          • Good Shot Green

            That’s a dismaying speech but one that’s in the past. Does she still feel that way? She’s gotten with the times. Gah, 2004 – the worst ’04 ever?

            It still, though, isn’t evidence she feels she’s entitled to the nom.

          • Six Pins Delores

            That declaration of beeif by Hillary Rodham Clinton is on record

          • Good Shot Green

            True. So? What is on record from the other candidates at that time?

          • Six Pins Delores

            Her statement was made in an official capacity. There can be made a difference

          • Good Shot Green

            That doesn’t answer my question but that’s okay – I didn’t expect it to be answered.

          • 2patricius2

            So? Sounds like she was speaking against Bush’s push for a Constitutional Amendment outlawing same sex marriage. This was in 2004. Obama said some of the same things about the institution of marriage and didn’t support marriage equality till 2012 when he was running for president the second time.

          • Six Pins Delores

            I NOW could not care LESS about President Obamas thought or stance regarding equal marriage

          • Ross

            MOST people did not support marriage equality until a few years ago.

            You know, it was not that long ago that everybody believed that the Earth was flat, slavery was OK, denying women the vote was OK, segregation was OK, and so on.

            But most people change. They improve. They are able to wrap their heads around new ideas.

            Both Sanders and Clinton came around, accepted, and then endorsed marriage equality.

            The Republicans have not. Still. In 2016.

            You have a choice.

            Vote for people who can think, and adjust?

            Vote for people frozen in the dinosaur era?

  • Blake Jordan

    If Clinton made Sanders her VP, I would not be surprised if Clinton suddenly became unable to performs her duties as POTUS in the not so distant future, so Sanders would have to take over…

    • hiker_sf

      That’s pretty disgusting, even for you.

      • pablo

        I think he means when she is eventually impeached and indicted. C’mon, I think even her fans expect that.

        • hiker_sf

          Except he is pretty extreme in his support for Clinton and just as extreme in his negative posts about Sanders.

          • pablo

            Ah. Gotcha.

        • Jonty Coppersmith

          No her fans do not expect her to be indicted. She has broken no laws.

          • JK3

            Jane Sanders on the other hand….. The Burlington college thing is slowly unraveling and now even Bernie has been drawn in to it.

          • Lazycrockett

            Wouldn’t it be rich that this time next year both Jane and Trump are serving time while Hillary is running the country.

  • j.martindale

    He is far too difficult to put in the position of VP, and his socialistic/Communistic sympathies have never been challenged, and would make him a real drag in the general election. But he is cornering Clinton into having to tag a visibly left wing VP on her ticket, which doesn’t really bother me a bit.

    • hiker_sf

      How is he doing that…cornering Clinton ? He was asked the question by an interviewer.

      And socialist communist social democrat.

      • Friday

        That doesn’t actually mean Bernie hasn’t actually said certain things about all of these. Or that the electorate’s doing nuance right now.

      • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        socialist democrat social democrat.

        There, I fixed that for you. Bernie has never been a communist. Are you a closet Republican or perhaps Libertarian? Stick around, we will eat you (and yours) for supper. Do you like soup?

        • hiker_sf

          Are you a fucking moron? My comment was in response to the idiot who wrote that Sanders has “socialistic/Communistic sympathies.”

          • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I know. But I still fixed it, for accuracy.

  • Friday

    I’m pretty sure ‘knocking your brains out’ over something that’s not going to happen isn’t exactly a ‘short-list for VP’ qualification. 🙂

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Clinton is going to win. Bernie: you’re moving into non-relevance. She doesn’t need BS. She only needs demographics and oh! National. Polls. Don’t. Matter.
    She has about 304. Maybe up to 347. He’s stuck in the 100s. Electoral College, never before have I loved thee so much.

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Isn’t she only around 200 delegates ahead of him now, before California? I think Bernie as VP would be an unbeatable ticket against the Drumpf.

      • Circ09

        Elizabeth Warren would be a better progressive choice than Bernie. She has already been vetted and the best they can come up with is calling her “Pocahontas”.

        • Cuberly

          That back and forth w/ Trump was entertaining. She kept her cool and kpet jabbing him, of course Dahnald took the low road when he got flustered.

        • Ninja0980

          The problem is the Republican governor would get to fill her seat and after what happened with Scott Brown, I don’t think Democrats want to risk that again.

          • Circ09

            Yeah, that’s a big downside. But I would still risk it even with the increasing shot Democrats have at re-taking the Senate. They’ll need to find a stronger candidate than Martha Cokely to run. But Mass. apparently doesn’t have that deep a bench. Hopefully. later. Clinton will leave other key Democrats in position instead of recruiting to the Executive Cabinet like Obama did. That proved to have a strong negative impact and was detrimental to a lot of Democratic political careers. especially the women.

            Truthfully, I think the bigger factor why Clinton would not pick Warren is that Warren is far more popular and could easily outshine her. Right now, my money is still on Julian Castro.

      • GayOldLady

        She’s about 270 pledged delegates ahead. Her delegate lead is basically insurmountable. I don’t think she will pick Bernie as a VP. I think she’ll pick a lifelong Democrat, likely a man, but Elizabeth Warren wouldn’t make me unhappy. I think she is great.

      • 272. Sanders needs to win more than 2/3 of all the remaining pledged delegates just to catch up.

        Clinton leads Sanders in both California and New Jersey by about 10 points, give or take a couple.

  • oikos
    • Good. Every time Trump opens his mouth, he risks his case, and he also manages a few more racist remarks. In case he still has some followers who don’t already know he’s a racist xenophobe and a compulsive liar.

      • GayOldLady

        You left out sexist!

        • I get tired of typing all the criticisms, but that one’s valid, too.

          • GayOldLady

            That’s going to be the one that beats him. 🙂

          • Cuberly

            In agreement with you on this. As it gets closer to the election it’s going to become even more apparent.

            Drumpf doesn’t exactly do well under pressure, (see Megyn Kelly) he gets desperate…..and we all know what happens then.

        • cleos_mom

          In that respect he blends in with the crowd, a good portion of it Democrats.

    • Cuberly

      My favorite moment from this weekend. Drumpf goes on racist tirade against judge, judge bitch slaps the Drumpf.

  • i know most people here hate Bernie. whatever, it’s a free country. i happen to like him a lot and would love for him to be preznit. however, i’m less excited about him being VP. maybe he could be and do more than other VPs have, maybe not.

    but i’m so grateful for what he’s done, the issues he’s raised, the way he forced the DWS branch of the dem party to face the fact that most americans don’t love corporations and rich people who don’t pay taxes and whine about how much basic social programs cost.

    if i were Bernie’s wife, i’d be telling him, “you did good babe. but when this is all over? just retire. you’ve earned it.”

    • Ross

      Two months ago most people here did not hate Bernie.

      But then Bernie changed his campaign from one that was inspiring and rich with ideas, to one focused on bashing Clinton and the Democratic party.

      He lost a lot of supporters, and admirers (like me).

      His funding also began dropping like a stone as a result, and he began May with just $5.8M on hand.

      • Max_1

        “Two months ago most people here did not hate Bernie.”
        You exaggerate, much?

        • canoebum

          I don’t hate Bernie, never did. I like a lot of his ideas and his passion for positive change. He’s just not going to be the nominee. I suspect many here feel much the same.

      • imho the democratic party needs serious bashing. i’ve toned it down, cause i know drumpf is a monster and neo hitler. that said? DWS and her ilk are killing the dem party all by themselves. believe me when i say that very few dems in my hood are excited about the presumptive.

        HRC fans need to look at the hard facts. which is simply that dem participation so far has been down, except in places where Bernie is popular. that should scare the pants off the HRC campaign. the bottom line is: she really could lose.

        • Ross

          I cannot comment on the excitement level on the few Democrats in your hood.

          Me? I have never been more excited by an election, and more excited by a candidate (Clinton).

          I am unconcerned by how many Democrats have showed up in the primaries. Primaries attract WAY fewer voters (to both parties) than a general election.

          What I do care about is that Clinton has received more votes than any other candidate, and she attracts more demographic groups than Sanders, and way more then Trump.

          And demographic groups are everything.

          • i live in a practically all-black hood. and i’m telling people: she is NOT exciting to young black people, people she needs to vote for her. i registered quite a few new voters in my neighborhood in the last few years, mostly having to do with other issues and local candidates. but the HRC campaign’s messaging? not getting thru, not at all.

            the scariest part is what i keep hearing, from *black* people: “drumpf is rich and willing to take on the powers that be!” he’s got fame, (some) wealth, and talks like an idiot, which apparently a lot of people love.

            i guess my tl;dr point is: take drumpf seriously. you and i may know he’s a monster, but there are millions of Murkins who really do want to see “President: The TV Show.” with him starring. and they don’t want to see “Grandma Talks About Something Using Big Words.”

          • Ross

            Again, I cannot comment on your hood.

            I can comment on some facts.

            Clinton scores HUGE with African-American voters. FAR more than Sanders, and VASTLY more than Trump.

          • which means you don’t really understand how it works here, when it comes to voting. or polling. which, btw, never actually happens here, no matter what you may read in the paper/online. pollsters don’t have the guts to call here, let alone come here and ask in that old fashioned but more reliable way of polling.

            the Clintons have a long, strong record with the black community… in churches. you know, the ones who don’t like gays. maybe you missed that, but homophobia in the black church really is still a thing, but nice white liberals ignore that b/c they need black voters sometimes.

            younger people who don’t go to church (pretty much all of them)? not at all excited about her, or politics in general. the Clintons have long understood, get a few prominent black ‘leaders’ who are mostly older and sitting on their laurels from the CivRights era to endorse them, and the media will say “black people love them!” and then people like you believe it.

            again, i ride buses (i don’t drive) and listen to my neighbors all the time, talking about politics. you know who they are not talking about? HRC. they are talking about drumpf. right there, she has a problem.

            a lot has changed since the 90s. black churches can’t pull in the number of voters they used to. imho, the Clinton campaign is counting on black participation that just isn’t there anymore. i don’t think that many black people will actually vote for drumpf, but i am convinced that the younger generation of black people are not at all enthused about voting for her.

            as a reminder: HRC has really stepped in some shit, saying things about jailing black people (“they must be brought to heel”) and being a moron about drug law reform. her campaign people seem to think this will motivate a lot of black voters to turn out for her. it won’t. don’t say i didn’t warn you.

          • Ross

            I am not talking about the 1990s.

            I am talking about the current primary race.

            And Clinton scores HUGE with the African-American vote, far more than Sanders and VASTLY more than Trump.

            This is a fact.

          • and another fact is dem primary turnout is way down, compared to other years. this does not bode well in the general.

          • Ross

            Once again, what you state is not true.

            “Democratic turnout so far is…the highest since 1992, with the notable exception of the extraordinarily high turnout in 2008.”

            http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/03/08/so-far-turnout-in-this-years-primaries-rivals-2008-record/

          • it’s a little more complicated, but i’ll give you that i do trust pew. however, other sites have reported some other things that aren’t encouraging.

            this is a good site to look at. keep in mind: the population grows every year. so statistical analysis is complex and detailed. what is happening right now has more to do with right now than the past, as you say.

            i’m tired and ready to have some wine, so let’s finish this another time. but explore this site, as it seems to be one of the better ones. http://www.electproject.org/2016P

          • Ross

            Wine is always a good idea!

          • Good Shot Green

            Why is your profile private? Just curious, as you don’t appear to be a troll.

          • Ross

            I just recently made it private. I had to. A troll was trying to harm me. Scary.

          • Good Shot Green

            But your views are attractive so how does one get to know you better?

          • Ross

            Assuming you are serious, golly, thank you!

            And I, alas, have no answer to your question.

          • Good Shot Green

            Dang, guess I’ll just have to fantasize.

          • Ross

            Fantasize?

            Ahh, well, there is no need.

            For, I look just like this.

            Really. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5121086eb481d90a77fa8c9c05cb4e111f5a9e89b86291711243a233fa803913.png

          • Good Shot Green

            The green eyes and scruff I like but I prefer a forty-something rather than a twenty-.

            Nice cut chin, though. Good for you.

          • Ross

            It’s possible, possible, that the above image is not me.

            Perhaps I am actually more fifty-something, And more bald (shaved head). And with an over-sized gray goatee. And a mass of gray hair on my chest.

            Perhaps.

            My eyes, perhaps, may be green (although they look blue I am told). And under the gray goatee may be a cleft chin.

            But in fantasy land I really really really do look just like the above image!

            Sigh.

          • Good Shot Green

            ~GASP~ Gray chest hair is the hottest chest hair! Silver fox, woof. Woof woof.

          • JCF

            I do know that feeling. One thing I don’t like about killfile, is it doesn’t affect email notifications (that is, if my personal troll spews a reaction at me, my email notification still shares that verbal turd w/ me).

          • McSwagg

            Do what I do and use a separate, dedicated e-mail account for your disqus account.

          • doug van boven

            I like the way you think, as well as word those thoughts.

          • Reality.Bites

            Isn’t odd how the things one observes on a personal level often disagree with what actual research says but rarely disagree with the observers own wishes?

          • leastyebejudged

            Recent polling shows Bernie two points behind.

            You people that feel this contest should be cut-short before everyone’s had a chance to vote will never impress me as being reasonable or ethical.

          • Ross

            Bernie has about 30% less votes than Clinton. That is HUGE.

            It is highly unlikely that he can mathematically catch up to Clinton in terms of delegates.

            At this point in 2008, Clinton and Obama were less than 1% apart in votes.

            And votes are vastly more significant than polls.

            http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/democratic_vote_count.html

      • doug van boven

        Dear Mr. Ross, perhaps you should let the Bernie supporters estimate how long the Bernie bashing has been going on. In my opinion it’s been nothing shy of bullying.

        • Ross

          Dear Mr. Doug,

          No, your opinion does not get to supersede my opinion.

          You have a right to your opinion. And I have a right to mine.

          Two months ago it seemed like there were more Bernie supporters on JMG than there are now.

          And during the last two months it seems to me that Bernie bashing has significantly increased. To me, the reason for this is obvious.

          In the last two months Bernie has gone from running an inspiring campaign to trashing Clinton and the Democrats. This has pissed off a lot of people. It has even turned supporters against him. As numerous frequent JMG commenters have declared: I used to support Bernie. No more.

          Also of note is that during the same period when Sanders switched from inspiration to trashing, his fund raising significantly dropped. This is powerful proof that he was losing support.

          So, yes, there is Bernie bashing on JMG.

          But there has always been Hillary bashing, too.

          Do you even see the latter?

          • doug van boven

            I see the latter and my estimated (gut feel) is a ratio of about 1:5. I totally respect your choice of Hillery but I’m sticking with Bernie because his view regarding America’s biggest issues are identical to mine. I am 65 yrs. old and have been a Democrat the entire time. Our caucus in Bellingham Wa. was crowded with Sanders supporters and yes many were young and many were my age and older. The notion of ‘Berners’ all being young, low level researchers, lazy non voters totally to blame for mid-term failures has been engendered heavily on these threads. Personally I’ve been called an idiot, deluded, moron, and told to “fuck off Berner trash.” I’m pretty hardcore so my feelings aren’t at stake here but what I am concerned about is whether Hillary can draw Berners to vote for her. If the goal really is defeating Trump (and I trust it is for all thinking people), Hillary is going to need the support of Berners and she will have to come up with a plan. The nature of Sander’s supporters is not to simply follow his command and I think he knows that.

          • Ross

            I have not once ever slammed anybody for supporting X candidate.

            Not even Trump.

            I think people should vote however the hell they damn well want to.

            Nor have I once stated that Sanders should drop out. Sanders, IMO, can stay in the race however the hell he damn well pleases.

            I have made it clear though that I wish Sanders would stop trashing Clinton and the Democratic party.

            I also agree that Clinton is going to need the support of most Berners. And repeated polls show that the majority of Berners will support Clinton if she gets the nom.

            Based on Clinton’s record (in 2008 particularly, when she enthusiastically supported Obama in order to unite the party), I am highly confident that she will unite the party in 2016. Fabulously.

          • doug van boven

            I’m not as confident as you on the unification and my assessment of B bashing here wasn’t directed at you.Just a note to remember, Hillary waited with throwing her support till the end while Bernie and his supporters have been harassed for several months with the question, “but you will vote for Her if she’s the nominee, won’t you?” She also made absolving her $22 million campaign debt part of the deal. Regarding polls, I have little confidence in them, especially at this point in time as they are generally dependent on land line service, which I haven’t had for 15 yrs. and I doubt anyone younger than 30 has ever had one. I’ve watched every debate and followed most things spoken by Bernie and Hillary and I don’t seriously know what you’re referring to re: Bernie bashing Hillary and I think any bashing of DWS’ Democratic Party is in order.

          • Ross

            What happened in 2008 and what is happening in 2016 is not really applicable.

            In March 2016, it was clear, math-wise that Sanders would not likely win.

            It 2008, it was not clear the Clinton would not win until June. She actually received MORE votes than Obama. However, Obama was not on the Michigan ticket (long stupid story). The super-delegates felt that HAD he been, he would have inched ahead of Clinton, and, thus, they switched over to him.

            Clinton and Obama were less than 1% apart in votes. Sanders is WAY behind Clinton in votes.

            In short, the math in 2008 was such that there was no reason for Clinton (or Obama) to drop out early.

            As I stated, I have no issue with Sanders staying in the race. I do though wish he would stop trashing Clinton and the Democratic party, and I think this is what is pissing off a lot of people.

            Oh, you wrote: “She also made absolving her $22 million campaign debt part of the deal.”

            That is supposition, not fact.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        No, no. It must be hate. Hate Hate Hate.

        Can’t be because he’s not suited for the job, despite his possession of a penis.

    • Reality.Bites

      If I were Bernie’s wife I’d be telling him, “Please don’t let them put me in jail for fraud.”

  • Rebecca Gardner

    • djcoastermark

      Wait folks that’s not all ,in a tragic end, Ozzy bit its head off.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Well, I saw it on the internet so it must be true.

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      The cat ate the Birdie after the rally.

    • 2patricius2

      And then Bernie shot the cat cause it walked on his lawn?

    • hahahahahahah! very very funny thanks!

  • Okay… I think we could all use a little humor, so here’s something for everybody. I feel fairly confident each viewer will enjoy two out of the three, which is a majority of delegates…er, I mean videos.

    First, Bernie:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbXF9WtPGaY

    Then Hillary:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRG-dms6TOU

    And finally, the baby-handed mango man:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft_EJ903sA0

    • djcoastermark

      cute, fun, enjoyed that. Thanks for the little break.

  • Max_1
  • Max_1

    Dear Hillbots,
    We can either berate Sanders for finishing his campaign or…
    We can betray The Donald for being a feckless jackass.

    https://twitter.com/cafedotcom/status/735890836198563841

    • Rebecca Gardner

      “Hillbots?”

      Had to check my URL. Thought I accidentally wandered over to WND. Hillbots? Seriously?

      • Tempus Fuggit

        Given the amount of flak thrown around on here at Sanders supporters, I’m not surprised to see some of that shit being flung (er…flang? Flought…?) back in the other direction.

        • Reality.Bites

          Yeah, isn’t it amazing how when a bunch of misogynist trolls descend on JMG, posting ONLY to attack Clinton, with no contribution to threads on any other subject, that the people who’ve been here for years take offence.

          • Tempus Fuggit

            That’s annoying and tiresome, to be sure, but it’s not what I was talking about.

      • Six Pins Delores

        No, you are here along with Bernie Bros and that implied misogyny

        • Paulino

          Fortunately, Bernie Bros are more endangered than gorillas.

    • DumbHairyApe

      Hey, when Obama was beseiged by flies at an event, some people on the far right called it a sign that he is “The Lord of Flies” which is a reference to the anti-christ. Doesn’t that also apply here as well???

    • leastyebejudged

      Why pick one when they’re sure to do both ?

  • Alyssa

    a Hillary/Sanders Democratic Unity ticket would be cool.

    • Six Pins Delores

      I will drop support for Senator Sanders in a New York minute should such come

      • Reality.Bites

        Good to know there’s no way to satisfy people like you and the party shouldn’t waste any effort trying

        • Six Pins Delores

          The United States of America are more beautiful than United States Constitution can express on paper

          I hope you are able to come visit soon

          • Reality.Bites

            The planet earth is more beautiful than can be expressed on paper.

            I hope you are able to come visit soon.

  • doug van boven

    I’m so proud to be supporting such a classy and astute, albeit 74 yr. old candidate. He dances so well around the loaded questions, knowing the answers would be used against him. He’s all about the same issues that concern me.

  • Clinton should appoint a running mate who is younger than her. Someone with a potentially long political career ahead of them. Sanders is not that person.

    • David Walker

      Cory Booker? Yeah, I know, but he has more government experience than Drumpf.

      • Ninja0980

        Problem is Christie would get to appoint his replacement and thus give a seat to the Republicans.
        No senator that comes from a Purple state or has a Republican governor should be the nominee.

        • Robincho

          Yeah. Barry didn’t think it all the way through when he snatched Napolitano out of Arizona and put her in the cabinet. Thus was Jan Brewer stillborn…

    • doug van boven

      I think Bernie would agree. It seems a foolish question just to stir up more shit for the media.

      • Reality.Bites

        Well not nearly as foolish as asking it to mark Cuban

    • Gianni

      That has been my point all along. Bernie is 74 and if Hill serves 2 terms, he’ll be 82. I can’t see him being a viable Dem candidate to follow Hillary; he’d be too old in the minds of most voters. Presidential candidates have to look ahead to the end of their term/terms for the party’s sake. That normally means that the VP runs as the experienced party candidate. A dinosaur like Bernie would not be a good choice.

  • NO MORE GOP!

    Don’t see that happening. And why would Sanders want to become VP when he can potentially continue as a senator (voters willing) and more actively pursue his political aims? I certainly want to see Senator Warren continue in her role, and if Clinton gets the nomination, I would also like to see Sanders take that approach. Sorry, I don’t see him as POTUS. But I do see him continuing his activism from a position where he has some influence: the Senate.

    • Ray Taylor

      Being on DNC and Clinton’s good side can only help him in the Senate.

  • popebuck1

    Bernie? Dude? I’m your biggest fan, but dude. It’s not gonna happen.

  • danolgb

    I can assure everyone this is a hypothetical that Hillary is not considering. Too many Berned bridges. (And no, it was not Hillary burning those bridges.)

    • justmeeeee

      Nice of ole Hillary to give her Hil-bots the inside scoop so they can assure the rest of us of what’s what.

  • kaydenpat

    No we won’t see.

  • Henry Auvil

    Similarly, I’m undecided about whether I’ll accept her offer to serve as Secretary of State. I’m knocking my brains out trying to make supper.

  • Oh HELL no!

    • TheSeer

      Oh HILL no!

  • Why would he say he’d want to be VP when he’s still trying to win the nomination?

    • Ross

      Still waiting for a Hillary post about something awesome she’s done?

      Oh, have you been in a coma for decades?

      Early in her career, Clinton worked for the Children’s Defense Fund. AWESOME!

      Clinton was the First Lady of Arkansas. AWESOME!

      Clinton was the First Lady of the nation. AWESOME!

      As First Lady, Clinton worked tirelessly to assure health care for everybody. AWESOME!

      Clinton was a senator. AWESOME!

      Clinton ran for president in 2008, and almost won (she lost by less than 1%)! AWESOME!

      Clinton was Secretary of State! AWESOME!

      And, oh, there is more. SO much more. And all pretty fucking awesome:

      (From Daily Kos)

      •Appointed to Senator Walter Mondale’s Subcommittee on Migratory Labor.

      •Co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families

      •Staff attorney for Children’s Defense Fund

      •Faculty member in the School of Law at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

      •Former Director of the Arkansas Legal Aid Clinic.

      •First female chair of the Legal Services Corporation

      •First female partner at Rose Law Firm.

      •Former civil litigation attorney.

      •Former Law Professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

      •twice listed by The National Law Journal as one of the hundred most influential lawyers in America

      •Former First Lady of Arkansas.

      •Arkansas Woman of the Year in 1983

      •Chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession

      •twice named by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America

      •created Arkansas’s Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youth

      •led a task force that reformed Arkansas’s education system

      •Instrumental in passage of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program

      •Promoted nationwide immunization against childhood illnesses

      •Successfully sought to increase research funding for prostate cancer and childhood asthma at the National Institutes of Health

      •Worked to investigate reports of an illness that affected veterans of the Gulf War (now recognized as Gulf War Syndrome)

      •Helped create the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice

      •Initiated and shepherded the Adoption and Safe Families Act

      •First FLOTUS in US History to hold a postgraduate degree

      •Traveled to 79 countries during time as FLOTUS

      •Helped create Vital Voices, an international initiative to promote the participation of women in the political processes of their countries.

      •Served on five Senate committees:

      -Committee on Budget (2001–2002)

      -Committee on Armed Services (2003–2009)

      -Committee on Environment and Public Works (2001–2009)

      -Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (2001–2009)

      -Special Committee on Aging.

      •Member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

      •Instrumental in securing $21 billion in funding for the World Trade Center site’s redevelopment

      •Leading role in investigating the health issues faced by 9/11 first responders.

      •In the aftermath of September 11th, she worked closely with her senior Senate counterpart from New York, Sen. Charles Schumer, on securing $21.4 billion in funding for the World Trade Center redevelopment.

      • Middle East ceasefire. In November 2012, Secretary of State Clinton brokered a ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas.

      •Introduced the Family Entertainment Protection Act, intended to protect children from inappropriate content found in video games.

      •First ex-FLOTUS in US History to be elected to the United States Senate (and re-elected)

      •Two-term New York Senator

      -(senate stats here: https://www.govtrack.us/…)

      -(voting record here: http://votesmart.org/…)

      •Former US Secretary of State

      •GRAMMY Award Winner

      •Author

      • Good Shot Green

        Forget it, Ross – that be a troll.

        • Ross

          I agree.

          When I respond to an obvious troll, my intent is not to actually converse with them. What would be the point?

          Rather, my intent is to assure that there IS a response, for the record, to the lies & nonsense they endlessly spout.

          JMG is viewed by millions. I like, in my tiny tiny tiny way, helping to assure that the truth is heard.

          I think reality is important. It scares me how so many people think otherwise.

      • canoebum

        And a staff attorney on the Senate Watergate Committee.

      • Impressive list fan girl too but too bad she likes to kill brown people.

  • JustSayin’

    Oh hell the fuck no! Not even sure why this silly question was asked.

    • doug van boven

      for controversy, as are most supposed journalist’s questions.

    • sandollar_man

      Because Chuck Todd is determined to make me think he’s worthless.

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

    For a short while, I thought Sanders and Clinton on the ticket could be a good idea, whoever was on the top spot. That now seems both unlikely and undesirable, with the Bernie campaign going sour on Hillary. Even though Elizabeth Warren would be fantastic and would excite the Bernie base, I’m torn between wanting her on the ticket or in the Senate. Whoever it is, it has to be someone who can excite the progressive wing.

    • canoebum

      Again, it should be Senator Al Franken. He brings so much; very progressive, knowledgeable, diligent, quick-witted, knows the GOP playbook very well (he’s written books on it),and the Democratic Governor of his state would appoint another Democrat to the Senate to replace him.

      • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

        Excellent!

  • Cara Rosenberg

    I’m wondering if he’s considering this if it may be a way to pay off his campaign debts

  • Traxley Launderette

    Whatever, man.

  • Surrender Dorothy

    The vitriol faced by Hillary is so great that the risk to her security just might be greater than Obama’s. I wonder if this hatred for HRC would make it unwise to have Bernie one heartbeat away from the presidency.

    • Lazycrockett

      The vitriol seems to vanish once Hillary gets the position. She had great numbers as FLOTUS, NY Senator and SoS.

  • Treant

    First, I think we’re a-gonna need those tax returns and some resolution to the FEC violations and your getting dragged into the Burlington College thing.

    In other words…no. This will not happen.

    • Cara Rosenberg

      Plus his creepy ass writings, tied into his no vote on Amber Alerts and against minimum sentencing on sex offenders will not fucking fly when the GOP/Trump inevitably bring that out.

      • Treant

        Yep. There’s no way Clinton would even consider him. And that’s notwithstanding that the VP leads the Senate…and the other Senators already don’t like him. That’s not something Clinton would do.

  • LarryChemEngr

    I hope she offers it to him, and I hope he accepts.

    • Reality.Bites

      I hope she offers it to him, he accepts, then she says he has to donate $10 million to women’s charities.

      • Six Pins Delores

        You are a clown

        • Reality.Bites

          And you’re an idiot. But when I clown around it’s intentional.

  • bob

    Maybe a few months ago , but you pretty much screwed yourself by dragging this out . You might have a better shot with trump, lol.

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  • Mark

    OT: Vermont transgender has died from beating. Dammit all to hell.
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/29/us/transgender-man-amos-beede-dies/index.html

  • Meanwhile…

    Donald Trump has narrowed his potential running mates to a “very small” list, his top aide said Sunday.

    In an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski — who is leading the vice-presidential search process — said the vetting team has “started to shrink down that pool.”

    “I can say that the list is very small(…),” Lewandowski said.

    Very small. Just like Donald J Trump’s freakishly tiny hands.

    Source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/29/politics/donald-trump-vice-president-corey-lewandowski-paul-manafort/

    • Lazycrockett

      It’s gonna be Newt.

      • SoCalGal20

        That’s who Bob Dole said it should be. Ugh.

        • Lazycrockett

          He checks all of the conservative GOP boxes. scary as Fucking hell.

    • Phil in FLL

      Trump/Gingrich or something equally repulsive. Trump is going for a coalition of racists, neo-nazis and Christianist fanatics, although there’s plenty of overlap between those groups.

      • studd55

        Gingrich was Bill Clinton’s buddy as they implemented the Republican Contract on America written by Gingrich and implemented by Clinton in the 90’s.

        • Phil in FLL

          Do you realize that Newt Gingrich spearheaded the House impeachment of Bill Clinton in 1998? Would you please, please think before you post an idiotic comment like the one above? Gingrich is the House speaker who leads Clinton’s impeachment… and you call them buddies? You are making an utter jackass of yourself.

          • studd55

            You don’t know history. Gingrich was the author of the Republican Contract on America and Clinton worked closely with him to in a “bipartisan” effort to “get things done” and implemented the Republican Agenda. Both Clinton and Gingrich still brag about how they Made America Great Again sending all American jobs to cheap wage countries via NAFTA, repeal of Glass Steagall for Wallstreet, and anti LGBT Legislation to name but a few of the horrors of the Clinton Administration that eventually destroyed the American economy.

          • Ninja0980

            Neither do you or you never, EVER make the statement that Newt and Clinton were friends.

        • Lazycrockett

          If U think that Bill and Newt were “buddies” you actually honestly need to seek out a mental health professional cause you are batshit crazy.

  • DaveMiller135

    I think what the Clinton worshipers should consider (quietly and alone in your rooms) is whether Clinton would be willing to be Trump’s VP, just to get back in the door.

    • Sam_Handwich

      Hillary doesn’t need a back door…..she’s leading by 3 million votes in the primary

      But you Bernie worshipers might want to consider the same question.

      • DaveMiller135

        You must have really struggled to get over your dyslexia. I applaud you.

  • studd55

    Hillary to voters “How dare you talk about the issues facing America!”

    • Phil in FLL

      Are you a ventriloquist with a Hillary puppet on your arm.

      • studd55

        Hillary is a puppet of Wallstreet.

        Her ventriloquists and puppeteers are executives of Goldman Sachs.

        I’m glad you brought that up.

        • Phil in FLL

          OK, let me try the ventriloquist act now.

          studd55 to readers: “I’m stupid enough to call Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich ‘buddies’ even though Gingrich spearheaded the House impeachment of Clinton in 1998. Someone please stop me from posting more asinine comments because I can’t stop myself.”

          There, how’s that for ventriloquism?

          • studd55

            It works when you make a partial quote.

            And your flair for including stupid and asinine is quite effective when you have no real facts.

            But I wouldn’t expect a Clinton supporter to be honest.

        • Ross

          Hillary is a puppet of Wallstreet?

          You know, Sanders has repeatedly suggested the same.

          Yet, when asked on live TV how Clinton has ever been influenced by Wall Street, he had no answer.

  • Never Sucked Before

    bernie for vp? All student loans given out during their entire existence are null and void.

  • Salton

    All this arguing about “my candidate is better than yours” goes nowhere. It is completely counterproductive. Just as saying, if you don’t like my candidate you’re stupid.

    Vote for your candidate in the primaries and for the nominee in the general. It’s as simple as that. IMHO, the worst Democrat is one million times better than the best Republican.

  • JT

    Weatherman: It’s Fleet Week in NY. Yesterday I saw some seamen out in their dress whites.

    And you can bet they were out of them before too long showing even more semen.

  • G Thomas

    Hillary might make a decent VP for Bernie. How come no one is asking her that?

    • Ross

      The person #1 in the vote count is never considered for the #2 position.

      • G Thomas

        my point is, it’s a stupid question when people are still running whether they ask BS or HRC.

    • Reality.Bites

      Because he has no chance of winning the nomination and she has every chance of winning the nomination.

      It would have been a valid question earlier in the process. Valid, but stupid. It’s always a stupid question, no matter who is being asked. The circumstances under which you can say “No, I wouldn’t” are so rare as to make the question pointless and if you say yes, you’d consider it, you’re still not saying anything because the only question that matters is who the actual nominee will ask, and they will never give that out in advance.

      • G Thomas

        Correction: his changes are slim at best, not non-existent. I agree that it’s a stupid question…especially when they’re both still running for the nomination. If one is still running, the answer should just always be the same, which he pretty much said, which is, “At this time, I’m running for the presidential nomination”.

        • Gianni

          The reality of the current standings in the Dem party is that he has no chance of catching up/overtaking Hillary in the delegate count. Even if he edges her out in every remaining primary/caucus, there are no winner-take-all states in the Dem race for the nomination. Given even the most generous odds on his winning majorities in those states, she will receive a portion of each state’s delegates. She only needs about 80 or less now to get the requisite number of delegates to win the nomination. Bernie is too far behind to get there. Truly, even he knows that now. He’s looking to make some sort of power/influence play at the convention and I’ve no doubt that he will make his presence really felt, but that is as close as he will get.

  • Bernie certainly has the right to be considered for VP — at the end of the Primary season, he will have amassed around 42 – 45% of the primary vote factoring in caucus attendance.But does he realize being the VP candidate means he has to take a back seat to Hillary during the campaign and in office? Does he realize that if asked a negative question about Hillary— i.e., taking large funds for corporate speeches if he is the candidate an answer like “yeah, we all know about that but I have to keep my mouth closed now because I am going to the VP. I cannot see Bernie spending over three months without criticizing Hillary and the Democratic “establishment”. Bernie is going to find it nearly impossible to be the #2 player in a supporting role — and is not going to be “co-President” with Hillary. This is not how it works, and Brooklyn directness is too much a part of Bernie’s charm and makeup to allow it. If making Bernie VP is going to keep have all his supporters enthusiastically vote for and support the Democratic party and its candidates it would make sense — but this does not seem likely, does it?

    • Sam

      Not that I think it would happen, but as to your claim: “being the VP candidate means he has to take a back seat”. If we’ve learned anything from 8 years of that horrible Dick Cheney, it’s that this is no longer true. Heck, even Joe Biden has led Obama on a number of issues, not least of which drawing him out in support of SSM.

      As far as keeping his mouth shut on the criticisms on the corporate speech’s and the establishment, he’s going to end up adjusting his rhetoric during the general election even if he’s not on the ticket. Contrary to the views of some supposed Hillary “supporters” here, Bernie knows the difference between the various stages of our “democrat-ish” election process; from a vigorous primary challenge, to a “messy” but productive convention, to a unified party fighting a common enemy in the general.

      Whether as VP or not, Bernie would take the position of objectively critical, but still supportive ally. He’s been doing that with the Democrats in Congress for years. And in the unlikely event he were her VP running-mate, I could see him as a much needed counter-balance when it comes to keeping her on the correct path with progressive issues. If there’s one thing we don’t want from a second Clinton administration (or a third Obama administration) is a president who yields too much to conservatives simply for the sake of “getting things done”.

      • Marc

        I agree that Bernie would probably be a team player if he was VP, but I don’t think Hillary would pick him. I could see her putting him in a different position – like Obama gave Hillary the SOS. I back Hillary over Bernie, but I can’t say I dislike either of them. I also think a majority of Bernie supporters will side with Clinton over allowing the dangerous red-haired loon in office. This is the same scenario that played out in 2008: a majority of Hillary supports said they would not back Obama – until they realized the scary, Stephen King-like scenario of allowing a Vice President Palin in office. REDRUM!

      • Gianni

        In my mind, during Dubbya/s eight years in office, the image was always one of Cheney leading Dubbya around just like Moe used to do to Curly – with his little finger up Curly’s nose

      • Very good points, thanks.

  • Boss Dave

    Hey, Bernie:

    First she has to ask you.

    Personally, I think she should ask you to get your bitter ass out of the way.

    • Gianni

      😀 Oh, the annoyance is showing, but I so understanding it. 🙂

  • Hip Byroads

    We’ll see. As in, “We’ll see about that.”

  • Hillary wins EVERY TIME!

    • leastyebejudged

      So nice of Hillary supporters to make these kinds of declarations before everyone’s votes have been counted.

      • If you had looked at the graphic, you’d have seen that it was by CNN and it compares the various ways conducting the democratic primary and in each way Hillary Wins.

      • McSwagg

        Did you miss the “as of May 28, 2016” line at the very bottom? I know it’s in ‘small print’, but you really should learn to read the ‘small print’ as it often contains really important information.

        • Sam

          In case you missed it, there are still 9 more primaries with 930 delegates up for grabs between now and June 14th. Also, super-delegates don’t vote until the convention in July. Any SD reporting you’ve seen or heard so far are merely polls, not actual votes.

          The election process works on a schedule. Just because you and every other Hillary “supporter” here wants to skip over the process, with your democracy be damned attitudes, doesn’t mean everyone else has to oblige. And for the record, being a dick about it doesn’t help anyone.

          • McSwagg

            I’m quite aware that the primary process is not over. I was just pointing out that the graphic was counting the results ‘up to now’. That does not even come close to implying that the race is over. Nor have I ever stated that any candidate should drop out of the race before attaining sufficient bound delegates to clinch the nomination. “Sanders’ True Believers” have the thinnest skin I have ever encountered.

            Also, nowhere have I publicly claimed to support either Clinton or Sanders. So you are just flat out wrong in your attempts to paint me as a Hillary “supporter” (don’t understand your need for quotes here).

            As a resident of Texas, I vote in the Republican primary because the down ballot local races are so very important and I want to have a say in who is on the ballot in the general election. In many races, voting in the Republican primary is the only way to have a voice in a local election. That means I have no voice in the Democratic primary for President. It’s a trade off that I have to make due to local conditions.

            All in all, you have made quite a few assumptions about me without any basis. I guess that really makes you the dick, here.

          • Sam

            Well, context is everything, especially within the increasingly toxic environment of the Sanders threads. And if that was not your intent, then I apologize for lumping you in with the Hillary “supporters” here.

            I use the quotes because I find their questionable behavior a poor reflection on Clinton. While I am not some Sanders “true believer”, I have been compelled on several occasions to defend him from attacks made by a number of posters here who at one time seemed reasonable, but have lately chosen to respond to a legitimate challenge from the left with uncharacteristic levels of vitriolic hate usually only found coming from hard-right conservatives.

          • McSwagg

            Thank you for the apology. It shows a level of maturity that seems to often to be missing in these comment threads.

      • Steven B

        You also need to consider Hillary v Trump in the general election. What happens If enough Bernie/bots jump ship or simply refuse to vote?
        I’m 100% HRC but you have to look beyond the nomination.

  • “We will see…”

    No, we won’t.

  • TheSeer

    If he apologizes for all the nastiness, she should offer him the position of Santa Claus for the children of the administration personnel.

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/39/97/82/399782e8a04df45869c3a3f4bc62ac22.jpg

  • Gianni

    VP? I’d be totally dumbfounded, flummoxed, bewildered, aghast, agog, baffled, addled, perplexed, addlepated, befuddled, and on and on. I can’t see it happening not no way not no how. She just doesn’t need an old man who doesn’t know what a comb or a barber is, to be her sidekick in office.