Tuesday, July 26, 2016

When Democrats sound like Democrats

It's a real treat. Because we don't hear it nearly often enough.

Elizabeth Warren managed, of course, Watch Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s full speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention PBS Newshour 07/25/2016

And Bernie Sanders, certainly, Watch Sen. Bernie Sanders’ full speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention PBS Newshour 07/25/2016:

One phrase from Bernie's speech that Clinton should borrow is, "Republican contempt for working families."

Charley Lanyon reports something here that I hadn't heard about before (Today Is a Terrible Day for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and a Vindicating Day for Sanders Supporters New York 07/25/2016)":

Al Gore has confirmed that he will not be attending the Democratic Convention this week despite having served as the nominee’s husband’s right-hand-man for two terms. Gore has so far refused to endorse Clinton for president, saying that he wants the nominee to make a more impassioned push to make global warming the central issue of their presidency. When asked why he wouldn’t be attending Gore gave one of the slickest burns since that old “I have to wash my hair” line, saying he has “obligations in Tennessee.” [Politico]
The cited Politico story says:

In a 2014 interview with POLITICO Magazine, Gore insisted it was “premature” to back Clinton’s campaign for president while adding on climate change matters, “I don’t have any doubt that her heart is in the right place on the issue and that she would like to be an agent for positive change on the issue.”

Philadelphia will actually mark the second straight Democratic convention that Gore will miss. He wasn’t in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2012 either when President Barack Obama ran for reelection. Instead, Gore was in New York anchoring coverage of the DNC from Current TV, the liberal television network he later sold to Al Jazeera.

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