Bernie Sanders comes on board the Democratic effort to elect Hillary Clinton…

Finally….

While Bernie sold the idea that he would keep fighting…

That’s seems to be over…

He has pivoted , as a politician does, to REALITY….

For his idea’s to go anywhere he’s gonna need a Hillary Clinton Presidency…

For him to get a US Senate committee chair?

He’s gonna need to show that he’s team player….

He needs to get his supporters to move to Hillary….

In his own words…..(After 2  to 3 minutes of sustained applause)

……’Let me begin by thanking the hundreds of thousands of Americans who actively participated in our campaign as volunteers. Let me thank the 2 1/2 million Americans who helped fund our campaign with an unprecedented 8 million individual campaign contributions – averaging $27 a piece. Let me thank the 13 million Americans who voted for the political revolution, giving us the 1,846 pledged delegates here tonight – 46 percent of the total. And delegates: Thank you for being here, and for all the work you’ve done. I look forward to your votes during the roll call on Tuesday night.

And let me offer a special thanks to the people of my own state of Vermont who have sustained me and supported me as a mayor, congressman, senator and presidential candidate. And to my family – my wife Jane, four kids and seven grandchildren –thank you very much for your love and hard work on this campaign.

I understand that many people here in this convention hall and around the country are disappointed about the final results of the nominating process. I think it’s fair to say that no one is more disappointed than I am. But to all of our supporters – here and around the country – I hope you take enormous pride in the historical accomplishments we have achieved.

Together, my friends, we have begun a political revolution to transform America and that revolution – our revolution – continues. Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the 1 percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice – that struggle continues. And I look forward to being part of that struggle with you.

Let me be as clear as I can be. This election is not about, and has never been about, Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump, or Bernie Sanders or any of the other candidates who sought the presidency. This election is not about political gossip. It’s not about polls. It’s not about campaign strategy. It’s not about fundraising. It’s not about all the things the media spends so much time discussing.

This election is about – and must be about – the needs of the American people and the kind of future we create for our children and grandchildren.

This election is about ending the 40-year decline of our middle class the reality that 47 million men, women and children live in poverty. It is about understanding that if we do not transform our economy, our younger generation will likely have a lower standard of living then their parents.

This election is about ending the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality that we currently experience, the worst it has been since 1928. It is not moral, not acceptable and not sustainable that the top one-tenth of one percent now own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent, or that the top 1 percent in recent years has earned 85 percent of all new income. That is unacceptable. That must change.

This election is about remembering where we were 7 1/2 years ago when President Obama came into office after eight years of Republican trickle-down economics.

The Republicans want us to forget that as a result of the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior on Wall Street, our economy was in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Some 800,000 people a month were losing their jobs. We were running up a record-breaking deficit of $1.4 trillion and the world’s financial system was on the verge of collapse.

We have come a long way in the last 7 1/2 years, and I thank President Obama and Vice President Biden for their leadership in pulling us out of that terrible recession.

Yes, we have made progress, but I think we can all agree that much, much more needs to be done.

This election is about which candidate understands the real problems facing this country and has offered real solutions – not just bombast, fear-mongering, name-calling and divisiveness.

We need leadership in this country which will improve the lives of working families, the children, the elderly, the sick and the poor. We need leadership which brings our people together and makes us stronger – not leadership which insults Latinos, Muslims, women, African-Americans and veterans – and divides us up.

By these measures, any objective observer will conclude that – based on her ideas and her leadership – Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States. The choice is not even close….”

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Bernie also went after Trump HARD!….

And made sure to do his standard stump speech also….

He made sure to come back to Hillary Clinton will do most of what HE wants from the left….

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Open Thread for July 24…It’s the Democrats Turn….

The Democrats are decending on Philadelphia for their Presidential Nomination Convention this week….

Hillary Clinton will acept the nomination it’s taken her eight years to earn….

Democrats are a bit more united then the Republicans, but some Bernie Sanders supporters would debate that….

There where no serious protests in Clevelnad and even less are expected in Philly…

There is little drama expected….

Hillary Clinton has lost some ground to Donald Trump in the national polls….

But is well ahead where it counts in the swing states….

And it appears that in adition to running against Sanders  and Trump?

Clinton is also running against the Russians….

For the Clinton’s?

It’s been like that …..

Here’s a link to the schedule and list of speakers…..

NOTE….

This Blog site was born on July 24, 2009

I am proud to have it still going strong after SEVEN Years

I thankd the regulars here for their support 

And also thank those who drop in on the place…..

We may not always agree….

But we do express our views here…..

Thank You EVERYONE for your support!

jamesb…..The Dog….

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Polling Update July 25, 2016….Lots and LOTS of Polls….Trump Convention ‘Bounce’

Real Clear Politics average has Trump up by .2% in the National Polling Average…

The Upshot has …

Clinton …42%

Trump ….41.7%

FiveThirtyEight has…

Clinton ….53.5%

Trump…….46.5

(It should be pointed out that up to 24 hours ago?…Both 538 and the Upshot has Clinto ahead of Trump by 2 to 1…..

You’ll also notice that Trump’s leads are in the VERY low single didgits except for Nevada….
Monday, July 25

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton

CNN/ORC

Trump 48, Clinton 45     Trump +3

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton

CBS News

Trump 44, Clinton 43      Trump +1

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton

Economist/YouGov

Trump 42, Clinton 47 …..Clinton +5

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton

LA Times/USC

Trump 45, Clinton 41     Trump +4

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein

CNN/ORC

Clinton 39, Trump 44, Johnson 9, Stein 3 …..Trump +5

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein

Economist/YouGov

Clinton 40, Trump 38, Johnson 5, Stein 3       Clinton +2

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson

CBS News

Clinton 39, Trump 40, Johnson 12      Trump +1

Ohio: Trump vs. Clinton

PPP (D)

Clinton 45, Trump 45     Tie

Ohio: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein

PPP (D)

Clinton 39, Trump 42, Johnson 6, Stein 2     Trump +3

Nevada: Trump vs. Clinton

KTNV/Rasmussen*

Trump 43, Clinton 38      Trump +5

Georgia: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein

WSB-TV/Landmark

Trump 46, Clinton 44, Johnson 5, Stein 3     Trump +2

Ohio Senate – Portman vs. Strickland

PPP (D)

Portman 43, Strickland 38     Portman +5

Nevada Senate – Heck vs. Cortez Masto

KTNV/Rasmussen

Heck 46, Cortez Masto 37      Heck +9

President Obama Job Approval

Gallup

Approve 49, Disapprove 48      Approve +1

President Obama Job Approval

Rasmussen Reports

Approve 46, Disapprove 53      Disapprove +7

President Obama Job Approval

Economist/YouGov Approve 48, Disapprove 49      Disapprove +1

…for info on the above polls...Real Clear Politics….

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How many Sanders supporters will vote anyways?

FiveThirtyEight seems to think that 1/3  of Sanders supporters are NOT regular Democratic voters….

Hillary Clinton is coming into her convention with a real problem. Even before WikiLeaks released thousands of Democratic National Committee emails, including some that suggested officials were actively working against Bernie Sanders, Clinton had about a third of Sanders supporters left to try to win over. The emails have exacerbated tensions with Sanders loyalists. And here’s some more bad news for the Clinton campaign about those loyalists: New data and analysis shared with FiveThirtyEight from Catalist and SurveyMonkey shows that, before the 2016 primaries, Sanders’s supporters voted less frequently than other 2016 voters, and they were less reliably Democratic than Clinton supporters.

In other words, it’s not a matter of Clinton simply coaxing Sanders supporters back into the fold — many were never in the fold to begin with. That could increase the difficulty of the task facing Clinton….

Clinton can still win the election even if she doesn’t win over all these Sanders backers…..

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I don’t think I’ve seem ONE postive story for the Clinton campaign in the last 36 hours….

Update….

Ok….

I’m updating the above with a counter piece….

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90 percent of unwavering Sanders supporters plan to vote for Clinton in November

Pew Research has been polling on the 2016 campaign for months, allowing it to track attitudes among voters over time. Nearly half of the Democratic electorate, 44 percent, changed their preference over the course of the three surveys Pew conducted. About 3 in 10 supported Clinton, wire-to-wire; about 20 percent, Sanders.

Pew asked those consistent Sanders supporters who they support in the general election. Ninety percent said they back Hillary Clinton.

That’s lower than the percentage of consistent Clinton supporters who back Clinton, which isn’t a surprise. It’s higher than the percentage of those who’d switched who now back Clinton, though only barely.

Last week, as the Republican convention was going on, Pew offered similar research about the Republicans. Of the 44 percent of the party that never supported Donald Trump, 79 percent were planning on backing him in the general election — lower than the percentage of Sanders supporters backing Clinton, but still nearly 8 in 10.

So why so much outrage in Philadelphia? Delegates to party conventions are not normal members of political parties….

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IPhone 7 rumored to go on sale September 12….

I have 6  Plus and I’m fine….

My wife has a 6S Plus and she liked  the 6 Plus better….

We’ll wait for a REAL design change…..

…from Macrumors…..

Well-known mobile phone leaker Evan Blass has this morning predicted which week of September that Apple will announce the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

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Blass, who has accurately leaked images and details about unreleased smartphones on Twitter (@evleaks) in the past, tweeted today simply “iPhone 2016 release: week of September 12th.”

Blass is better known for leaking Android-based smartphone details ahead of their official confirmation, but his prediction for the iPhone 7’s launch falls in line with Apple’s typical September iPhone announcements – the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launched on September 9th, 2015 – making it a pretty safe bet.

This year’s iterations of Apple’s flagship smartphones are widely expected not to feature major design changes aside from the removal of the headphone jack, as the company is said to be deviating from its standard tick-tock upgrade cycle in order to introduce major new features in next year’s 10th anniversary “iPhone 8” which take time to develop.

This year the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is expected to get an improved camera and optical image stabilization, while the larger 5.5-inch model is thought to be gaining a dual-lens camera and 3GB of RAM….

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Apple is working on iPhones with iris scanning capabilities that could debut in 2018, reports DigiTimes in a wider piece about increasing interest in advanced biometric functionality in smartphones.

Iris scanning would potentially be used in place of Touch ID as a way to verify a user’s identity, performing functions like making payments and unlocking an iOS device. Each person’s iris, or the circular colored muscle of the eye, contains a complex and random pattern that is unique to each individual, much like a fingerprint….

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Russia is hoping on Trump….

Indeed the Republican Presidential choice is turning into a hopeful star there…Who would embrace a foreign policy postion 180 degree’s from the West since the end of World War II…..

Russian President Putin IS smiling….

How much would Trump give away?

Excited by Donald Trump’s pledge to promote “easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia,” the Kremlin establishment earlier this month invited Trump adviser Carter Page to speak before graduating students of Russian School of Economics. Page did not disappoint. In his remarks, Page condemned current American policy for its “often-hypocritical focus on democratization, inequality, corruption and regime change.” When a Russian student asked Page whether he really believed that American society was liberal and democratic, Trump’s adviser grinned and delivered a line that might have come from Vladimir Putin himself. “I surround the word ‘liberal’ with quotes,” he said. ”I tend to agree with you that it’s not always as liberal as it may seem,” he said. “I’m with you.”

It was thus perfectly in keeping with Trump campaign’s entente with the Kremlin that last week Trump aides reportedly watered down the new Republican platform on Russia, removing language that called for giving weapons to Ukraine to fight Russian and rebel forces. Page, an energy expert, has close ties to Russian business and relationships with executives at Gazprom, the giant state-run gas company. Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has worked as a lobbyist for former Ukraine’s former Russia-aligned president, Viktor Yanukovych.

For Putin, Trump is the gift that keeps on giving. Shunned and sanctioned by western leaders for Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, Putin now sees a future ally riding into view. The Kremlin and its right-wing supporters also enthusiastically applaud the isolationist they see in Trump, who has suggested he might curtail U.S. involvement in NATO and European affairs, and who derides the same political “mainstream” that has deemed Putin a pariah.

If he wins in November, would Trump allow Russia’s sphere of influence to grow in Eastern Europe? These are the questions that are rife in Russian official circles. Here in Moscow, I often hear Trump being compared to Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the extremist nationalist politician whom people call Zhirik and who is known as the “palace jester” of Russian politics because of his calls to execute dissenting ministers, lawmakers and generals by shooting them in Red Square, or to reduce the birth rate in Russian Muslim republics by imposing a financial penalty for the birth of a third child…..

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I wonder what how much money a President Trump would want in return?

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Like Black’s…Hillary …as a Woman…Will have to try Harder….

Black mothers have been telling their children for ages…

‘You have to be better’ in order for their children to excel….

The Boston Globe is out with a piece that expands those words to include women and in particular Hillary Clinton…

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She is the same woman as she was three years ago. She has not changed her genome, her values, or her vision for America. What has changed is that she has emblazoned the word “ambition” on her forehead by declaring that she wants to be president.

When women leaders step into territory traditionally occupied by men, something odd happens, according to research by Victoria Brescoll, a social psychologist at the Yale School of Management. Brescoll cites a case in which a male police chief made a mistake managing protesters and compares his favorability with a female police chief in the identical situation. His mistake cost him a 10 percent loss in favorability; she plummeted 30 percent.

We expect a great deal from a female candidate for president. It’s called perfection. The slightest stumble is magnified ten-fold. Compare Clinton’s e-mail carelessness with any of Trump’s deliberate false activities with Trump University, his bankruptcies, and the complaints from his vendors who still are waiting to be paid. Men wear imperfection comfortably. Some voters are incredibly forgiving of male politicians’ mistakes. “Boys will be boys,” but girls must be goddesses.

Women are almost as susceptible to subconscious gender bias as men. We have to check ourselves so that we don’t fall into the trap of expecting the impossible from Clinton. Such as those who say they will not vote for Clinton, but will wait to vote for another woman. Believe me, any woman who is the first woman will be put to a similar litmus test because she is stepping into male territory.

As Clinton battled to win the most votes and delegates to earn the Democratic nomination, she had to be a fighter to prove that she is qualified to hold the toughest job in the world. But a self-promoting woman who raises her voice is rarely attractive. Studies have shown that when a woman shouts, she is considered a scold. When a man raises his voice, he is passionate, strong, and authentic.

Men like Trump can deviate from the customary political game and get away with it. Women are inclined to be caught in the middle. They must play the game by the old rules, but be ready to toss them out. It is ironic that nominating the first woman for the presidency will mark a political sea change, but simultaneously, Clinton has become a victim of perceived politics as usual….

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First Day for the Democrats and the Media….

Have to smile this morning….

Reading in finds the media at it again….

Welcome to the Democratic Convention week in Philly!

Lead stories are Debbie Wasserman Shultz quoting and getting booed by the Florida Democratic delegation….

Then there is the other by-line…

Trump’s convention bounce in two national polls….

Even Trump is knocking the media on twitter….

Me?

Here at this place I’m part of social media….

I’m biased against Trump….

But I’m gonna at LEAST wait for 10 minutes before jumping in ….

The Dem’s haven’t even got their seats warm….

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Tim Kaine has Republican friends…And that’s isn’t so bad at all….

Everyday Hillary Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine for Vice President looks better and better….

With the House probably not going back to the Democrats and the Senate probably switching by a seat or two at most?

Having a Vice President that can at least talk to the Republicans in congress IS a good thing….Even though the progressive Democrats do not see things that way….

As a rank-and-file Democratic senator, Kaine has shown deal-making tendencies with top GOP lawmakers and an affinity for breaking with his own party that’s earned him respect across the aisle.

Those traits would make him especially valuable as Hillary Clinton’s vice president: The Virginia senator would be her line into Senate Republicans, a direct conduit to a group that’s been extraordinarily reluctant to work with President Barack Obama.

Kaine’s most high-profile achievement is work in the trenches on a bill that allowed Congress a vote on Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Working with more conservative Democrats and deal-cutting Republicans, Kaine helped drive a 98-1 vote in the Senate, effectively forcing Obama to sign it and begin the task of lining up Democrats to support it in a roll-call vote.

“He’s sort of Biden-lite on the engagement with the Hill,” said South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who’s been part of negotiating groups with Kaine on Iran and preventing terrorists from buying guns. “Tim would be a good steady hand for her. He’d be well received on our side of the aisle if he’s an emissary from the president.”

But it’s not just aisle-crossing Republicans like Graham who Kaine knows well; he’s also rubbed shoulders with the Senate’s conservative firebrand class. Upon entering the Senate, Kaine began getting to know Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who would later run for president as a rock-ribbed hero of the right and is perhaps the least compromising lawmaker in the halls of the Capitol

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DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz will step down….

It IS time….

She has just had too much dropped against her….

The volume of criticism directed at Wasserman Schultz stands in marked contrast to the muted defense of her.

“She has lots of friends, but the problem is she has enemies who are just louder,” said one longtime friend of hers would only speak to POLITICO on background for fear she would know she speaks to the publication.

In Philadelphia, Democrats downplayed the fact that Wasserman Schultz wouldn’t chair the convention, pointing out that Priebus didn’t chair his, either.

Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio will serve as chair of the Democratic convention, a move that was ratified by the convention’s Rules Committee on Saturday night. Wasserman Schultz had been in place as temporary chair of the convention until the Rules Committee voted in Fudge as presiding chair. The party chair typically serves as temporary convention chair until the permanent chair is named…..

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Donald Trump’s Russian Connection…..

Talking Points Memo does a piece on the connection’s to the Donald Trump coming from Russia….

Trump has been on record as saying kind things about Russian President Putin…

Is America ready for a President that has strong financial ties to Putin’s Russia?

And was the Wikileaks a Putin favor to Trump?

The Manchurian Candidate?

Let’s start with the basic facts. There is a lot of Russian money flowing into Trump’s coffers and he is conspicuously solicitous of Russian foreign policy priorities.

I’ll list off some facts.

1. All the other discussions of Trump’s finances aside, his debt load has grown dramatically over the last year, from $350 million to $630 million. This is in just one year while his liquid assets have also decreased. Trump has been blackballed by all major US banks.

2. Post-bankruptcy Trump has been highly reliant on money from Russia, most of which has over the years become increasingly concentrated among oligarchs and sub-garchs close to Vladimir Putin. Here’s a good overview from The Washington Post, with one morsel for illustration …

Since the 1980s, Trump and his family members have made numerous trips to Moscow in search of business opportunities, and they have relied on Russian investors to buy their properties around the world.

“Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Trump’s son, Donald Jr., told a real estate conference in 2008, according to an account posted on the website of eTurboNews, a trade publication. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”

3. One example of this is the Trump Soho development in Manhattan, one of Trump’s largest recent endeavors. The project was the hit with a series of lawsuits in response to some typically Trumpian efforts to defraud investors by making fraudulent claims about the financial health of the project. Emerging out of that litigation however was news about secret financing for the project from Russia and Kazakhstan. Most attention about the project has focused on the presence of a twice imprisoned Russian immigrant with extensive ties to the Russian criminal underworld. But that’s not the most salient part of the story. As the Times put it,

“Mr. Lauria brokered a $50 million investment in Trump SoHo and three other Bayrock projects by an Icelandic firm preferred by wealthy Russians “in favor with” President Vladimir V. Putin, according to a lawsuit against Bayrock by one of its former executives. The Icelandic company, FL Group, was identified in a Bayrock investor presentation as a “strategic partner,” along with Alexander Mashkevich, a billionaire once charged in a corruption case involving fees paid by a Belgian company seeking business in Kazakhstan; that case was settled with no admission of guilt.”
Another suit alleged the project “occasionally received unexplained infusions of cash from accounts in Kazakhstan and Russia.”

Sounds completely legit.

Read both articles: After his bankruptcy and business failures roughly a decade ago Trump has had an increasingly difficult time finding sources of capital for new investments…..

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Mike Bloomberg to endorse Clinton at the Democratic Convention…

Mike Bloomberg and Donald Trump are cut from mostly the same cloth….

Rich….

New Yorkers…

Been a Republican, Democrat and a Independent…

The Clinton people are happy with the DNC having Bloomberg come out for Hillary Clinton…(He endorsed Obama in 2012 even though he got elected as NYC Mayor as  a Republican Three Times)….

When I told my wife about this?

She wasn’t….

She pointed out that absent his fight against guns?….

What has he done FOR Democrats?

She also pointed out that it REALLY didn’t fit to have another party switching Rich guy appearing on the Democratic Presidential nomination stage…

Hmmmmm?

Michael R. Bloomberg, who bypassed his own run for the presidency this election cycle, will endorse Hillary Clinton in a prime-time address at the Democratic convention and make the case for Mrs. Clinton as the best choice for moderate voters in 2016, an adviser to Mr. Bloomberg said.

 The news is an unexpected move from Mr. Bloomberg, who has not been a member of the Democratic Party since 2000; was elected the mayor of New York City as a Republican; and later became an independent.

But it reflects Mr. Bloomberg’s increasing dismay about the rise of Donald J. Trump and a determination to see that the Republican nominee is defeated.

 Mrs. Clinton is seeking to reach out to middle-of-the-road swing voters and even moderate Republicans uneasy about Mr. Trump. Polls show that significant numbers of Republicans remain wary of Mr. Trump, and question his fitness for the presidency.

Mr. Bloomberg will vouch for Mrs. Clinton “from the perspective of a business leader and an independent,” said Howard Wolfson, a senior adviser to Mr. Bloomberg.

“As the nation’s leading independent and a pragmatic business leader, Mike has supported candidates from both sides of the aisle,” Mr. Wolfson said. “This week in Philadelphia he will make a strong case that the clear choice in this election is Hillary Clinton.”

 Mr. Bloomberg, who has been sharply critical of Mr. Trump’s views on immigration and the economy, may fortify Mrs. Clinton’s appeal to the political center….
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Hillary Clinton just keeps going forward…

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The Washington Post is out with a piece that chronicle’s Hillary Clinton ability to take hits in her life and dust herself off and move on….

The comments to the piece are mostly from Trump and Sanders supporters who do NOT care for her…Some hate her…

But THIS Dog offers props to a woman who has hung in there to probably be the nations first woman President…

“I’ve had a blessed life, but I also know what it’s like to stumble and fall,” Clinton says on the campaign trail. “And so many people across America know that feeling. And we’ve learned that it’s not whether you get knocked down that matters, it’s whether you get back up.”

But her singular, stubborn determination to press on in her own way, no matter what, also runs through some of Clinton’s worst moments and judgment calls, including her insistence that she and top staff use a private e-mail server while at the State Department and her decision to charge six-figures for speeches at nonprofits, colleges, and some of the country’s largest financial institutions.

People close to Clinton, who stood with her through defeats and victories, marvel at her ability to keep going despite the headwinds that always seem to accompany her.

“You could not be her and do what she does for all of these years, or take the abuse that she has taken, without wanting to do good work,” said Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers and a longtime Clinton friend. “There is no other explanation for that.”

In Arkansas, after her husband was elected governor, Clinton chiseled out a law career for herself at a time when most women of her station didn’t work. It made her a curiosity in the courtroom — other lawyers recall stopping and watching her deliver arguments in far-flung Arkansas counties just because it was so rare to see the governor’s wife working.

The most searing public humiliation she endured — and one that Republican nominee Donald Trump continues to taunt her with to this day — was her husband’s repeated infidelity.

But when that pattern of boorish behavior eventually led to scandal and Bill Clinton’s impeachment, Hillary Clinton didn’t turn away from the public spotlight, as some thought she might. She sought to join Congress, the very institution that had just publicly humiliated her family.

To endure such public scrutiny, Clinton’s friends say, she has constructed thick personal armor that both protects her and also makes her less accessible — harder for many to connect with as a person, harder to know or fully trust.

“Hillary is a proud woman,” explained former Clinton administration labor secretary Robert Reich in his 1997 book “Locked in the Cabinet.”

Reich, a longtime friend of both Clintons who had a front-row seat to the early phases of the Clinton scandals, saw firsthand how Hillary Clinton’s armor could also become a political weakness, a barrier to forming bonds with voters.

“She doesn’t take sympathy well,” Reich wrote. “She’s so intent on seeming strong that she doesn’t realize how much hurt and anger she shows just below the surface.”

“She somehow managed to survive it without the kind of scars or bruises most of us would feel having gone through that,”…

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Some will call this a puff piece…

But I don’t care…

She HAS come back after things a LOT of people would not have…

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Sanders supporters effort to get rid of Super delegates voted down 2 to 1…

Democrats  are NOT gonna get rid of the thing that saves them the problems Donald Trump had with getting the nomination….Nor are they gonna shut their elite out of the process, which happened to the GOP….

The primary campaign is over….

Bernie Sanders lost…

Hillary Clinton will lead the party now….

His job should be to get her elected , not settle old scores …or try to re-invent the party…

Sen. Bernie Sanders and his allies suffered a defeat Saturday afternoon over an amendment to eliminate superdelegates.
The amendment, which came before the Democratic National Convention Committee’s Rules Committee, was defeated in a vote of 58 yeas to 108 nays. It came after a heated debate and as advocates for eliminating the superdelegate system chanted “end superdelegates” outside the ballroom hall.

The silver lining for superdelegate protesters, though, is that the vote got the 25 percent support it needed for a minority report to bring the proposal up again on the convention floor.

The amendment was brought by Rhode Island state Rep. Aaron Regunberg. A number of supporters spoke in favor of eliminating superdelegates, including Sanders-surrogate and former Chicago mayoral candidate Chuy Garcia.

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