Tag: Bernie Sanders

HBCUs Face Trouble In Trump Era

By Michael December 9, 2016 2

HBCUs are in trouble. On the last day of the recently concluded campaign to select the nation’s 45th President, Barack Obama, President No. 44, took to the airwaves to exhort African Americans to get out and vote for Hillary Clinton.

He appeared on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Joyner, a graduate of Tuskegee University, hosts annual scholarship drives. He donates the proceeds to HBCUs. The President jokingly told Black voters that if Donald Trump was elected President he was “coming after Michelle’s garden.” He followed this joke with what seemed like another joke. He said that Trump needed to be defeated because the Historically Black Colleges and Universities would be in trouble if Trump was elected. read more

Berners File Class Action Against DNC

By Michael July 24, 2016 0

Berners, progressive Independent,  who supported Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) in his quest for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, have filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

The suit comes after Berners learned through documents obtained by WikiLeaks that the DNC did not maintain a neutral posture during its primary process. Instead the WikiLeaks material tends to indicate that the DNC pushed the campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. read more

Jill Stein One Upped Sanders

By Michael July 3, 2016 0

Jill Stein has”One Upped”  Vermont Senator and Democratic candidate for president Bernie Sanders. Stein, the presumptive Green Party nominee for President has gone one better in addressing the tremendous debt college graduates have after completing their education.

Stein sensing that voters under the age of 45 will need a place to park their hats in the November General Election, has pledged to make “student loan forgiveness” a top priority on her first day in the Oval office should voters select her in November. read more

Obama and FBI Clinton Investigation

By Michael June 10, 2016 2

What does President Barack Obama know about the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she served as Secretary of State? This is the one million dollar question flowing out of his Thursday endorsement of Clinton.

As president, Obama should not be privy to an ongoing criminal investigation. At least, not until the findings of that investigation have been completed and released to the public. read more

Sanders Chills Historic Night

By Michael June 8, 2016 0

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders chills a historic night for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. Sanders told a cheering crowd in California that he will remain in the race for the Democratic nomination for President.The last primary contest will be held next week in the District of Columbia. Also, he said that he will take his fight for the nomination to the floor of the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. read more

President Donald J. Trump

By Michael May 19, 2016 2

I have started this piece probably ten times or more. Each time the implausibility of a President Donald J. Trump administration has caused me to scrap my verbiage and start anew. Like many Americans who have lived their lives aspiring to the higher ideals of American democracy, the thought of four years or more of President Donald J. Trump sends me into a panic of disbelief. read more

Lamenting Losing Democratic Friends

By Michael May 15, 2016 3

I am losing far more of my Democratic friends than I care to lose this year. Albeit, many of these Democratic friends I only know via social media. Nevertheless, I regret the strain that the Democratic Primary has placed on the relationships I have enjoyed with my Democratic friends on social media.

I lost many social media friends in 2008. A few more during the 2010 mid-term election year; and a great deal more in 2012 and 2014. The friends I lost during this time period were my Republican friends. They fell out with me over objections to their disrespectful attitude toward President Barack Obama. read more

Dag Bern Bernie Still In the Race

By Michael May 13, 2016 0

“Dag Bern it,” Bernie is still in the race!

After feeling confident that he would overcome a 48 percentage point deficit in the New York Primary (he was only able to shave 33 points from that lead), nevertheless, Sanders presses on in his race for the White House.

The media has written him off, but the dogged Vermont Independent, vows he can wrestle the Democratic nomination from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. read more

Sanders Takes Wolverine State

By Michael March 9, 2016 0

The Wolverine State proved to be a surprise for the campaign of Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. He entered the Michigan Presidential Preference Primary as the decided underdog in the state.

All of the major polls going into the weekend had former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leading Sanders by twenty percentage points or better. Many political pundits had placed the Wolverine state in the Clinton column. Seemingly it was time to write Sanders’ obit. read more

“Swing States,” Swing Sanders’ Way

By Michael March 2, 2016 0

Two “swing states” which were up for grabs on Super Tuesday went to Presidential Candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Secretary Hillary Clinton did as expected. she won big in the SEC Primary. Clinton carried Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia and Arkansas.

Her southern firewall held up but may have produced a hollow victory. Clinton’s southern states victories will lack much of a punch the remainder of the campaign season. The bulk of her Black voting bloc is in the books. This voting bloc will have little impact as the campaign season swings out west and into the nation’s heartland. read more