Tagged: Elizabeth Warren

Democratic convention, Act 1

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Mr Sanders is learning first hand how politically naive his most fervent supporters are.

One person’s tantrums are another person’s heteroglossia.

Al Franken brings the comedy.

Sarah Silverman brings the rationality.

Can I just say, to the “Bernie or Bust” people, you’re being ridiculous.

Mic drop.

Mr Booker shouts, Berniebros bark.

FLOTUS announces candidacy delivers the goods.

Ms Warren questions what kind of a man Mr Trump is. Berniebros heckle.

Bernie endorses over tears of supporters.

It’s over.

Tamborine

The long, expensive national nightmare of the House Republican witch hunt is over, producing a finding that a risible in its obviousness.

Mr Trump urging on supporters who have no clue about Brexit and can’t locate the UK on a map.

As a philosopher once said: today was a good day.

A Washington Post poll shows that only 8% of Berniebros will back Mr Trump, down from 20% in May.

Now that Ms Warren, the real star of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, has endorsed Ms Clinton and is campaigning with her, Mr Sanders has lost most of his leverage. The best he can hope for is a speech in primetime on the Tuesday of the convention.

Only twitter can cause twitter outrage.

The morning after

The migration of monotheists from Europe ruined the Americas.

Some of my best friends are European monotheists.

Elizabeth Warren in 2016? Doubtful. Both Warren and Hillary Clinton are to the left of Obama on domestic policy. Warren has no record in foreign policy whatsoever. Clinton has massive financial support and institutional ties throughout the Democratic Party establishment. Warren has no Obama-like charisma to overcome Clinton’s gravitas.

Karl Marx knew when to break off relationships with bad men like Hegel and Bakunin.

Morrissey abandoned twitter. Or perhaps he was never really there. It was all a miserable lie.

What difference does it make.

All Morrisseyiana is welcomed, however. I often complete my own thoughts with a line lifted from the great man.

Nationalism is a 19th century affair. Nationalism, as a form of barbarism, can’t be eradicated. All one can do is point it out, criticize it, empathize with its victims, and mock its perpetrators.

Facts rarely deter fear-mongerers and those who are susceptible to them.

The firing of Jill Abramson is a distraction from Benghazi.