Tag Archives: Al Gore

Bernie Sanders as the Ralph Nader reincarnation?

The supporters of Bernie Sanders, who isn’t a Democrat, are continuing their identity politics push which could actually hurt the Democratic party which is searching for more votes….

Could Al Gore’s trouble be a bad history repeat?

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  @ The Washington Post….

Things could go well for the Democrats in next year’s midterm elections — if they don’t Bern out.

President Trump is woefully unpopular, feuding with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and other Republicans. The GOP can’t manage to repeal Obamacare or do much of anything. Voters say they’d like Democrats to run Congress.

But here come the Bernie Bros and sisters to the Republicans’ rescue: They’re sowing division in the Democratic Party and attempting to enact a purge of the ideologically impure — just the sort of thing that made the Republican Party the ungovernable mess it is today.

Bernie Sanders’s advisers are promoting a “litmus test” under which Democrats who don’t swear to implement single-payer health care would be booted from the party in primaries. Sanders pollster Ben Tulchin penned an op-ed with a colleague under the headline “Universal health care is the new litmus test for Democrats.” Nina Turner, head of the Sanders group Our Revolution, told Politico thisweek that “there’s something wrong with” Democrats who won’t “unequivocally” embrace “Medicare-for-all.”

That notion — not just taking a stand but excommunicating all who disagree — is what Republicans have done to themselves with guns and taxes, and it would seriously diminish Democrats’ hopes of retaking the House next year…..


image…US News and World Report.com

Al Gore witholds an endorsement for Hillary 2016…For Now….

Gotta be a tough one for the former Democratic Vice President…Who COULD have gotten the job…..

And who felt betrayed by Hillary Clinton’s husband…..

Al Gore declined to back Hillary Clinton for president when asked who he thinks would be next in the White House.

When questioned by WPP founder Sir Martin Sorrell at the Cannes Lions festival of creativity about whom he would back for 2016, Gore — Bill Clinton’s vice president from 1993 to 2001 —notably didn’t take the chance to praise Hillary.

In a packed Cannes Lions session Friday, Sorrell asked Gore, “Would you refuse to answer the question [who will be the next president of the United States]?”

Gore responded, “I wouldn’t refuse to answer that question, I would try to cleverly dodge the question … I would say it’s actually too early.”

Gore merely smiled, but didn’t comment further, after Sorrell added, “I think Hillary will win and it would be great to have a female president of the most powerful nation on the planet.”

Gore has reportedly had a complicated relationship with the Clintons since 2000. Political insiders speculate Gore may be remaining neutral for now but would eventually back the Democratic nominee…..



Occupy Wall Street roundup: Day 26

by Chris Bowers @ Daily Kos….

Occupy Boston (JKWalsh80/Yfrog)

The occupation continues:

  • Americans like Occupy Wall Street. Two new polls, one from PPP for Daily Kos /SEIUand the other from Reuters/Ipsos, both show that almost all Americans have heard of Occupy Wall Street and that a plurality view it in a favorable light.Public Policy Polling for Daily Kos & SEIU. 10/6-9. Registered voters. MoE 3.1% (no trendlines):

    Q: Do you have a favorable, unfavorable, or neutral opinion of the Occupy Wall Street movement, or have you not heard of it?Favorable: 35
    Unfavorable: 31
    Neutral: 19
    Haven’t heard of it: 14

    Rueters/Ipsos. 10/6-10/10. Adults. MoE 3.0%

    Favorable: 38
    Unfavorable: 24
    Undecided: 35

  • Life in Zuccotti Park/Liberty Plaza. Kristen Gwynne has a first-hand report of life in the main Occupy Wall Street encampment in lower Manhattan. An excerpt:

    Hundreds of characters buzz through the Liberty Plaza, weaving through makeshift campsites of tarps and sleeping bags, park tables, meetings, and circles of music or chatting. There are arts and crafts, guitar groups, meditation circles, nap time, and hang-outs. At the back of the park, the west end, a loud drum group beats the pulse of the movement, playing late into the night. But stitched throughout the fun is serious hard work. All through the day and into the night, working groups (and there are dozens) hold meetings to carve out their responsibilities in the movement. In the center of the park is the media center, the nucleus of the whole operation, where tech-friendly activists edit video, update the Web site, and manage social networking 24/7. A generator’s hum blends with the helicopters buzzing overhead.

    John Carney submits a remarkably similar report for CNBC. It includes this notable passage:

    Things are so well organized in the park that it is easy to imagine—if they are able to figure out a way to tough out the cold and snow of the coming winter—that Occupy Wall Street might last indefinitely.

  • Goldman Sachs employees warned not to Occupy Wall Street. Gawker:

    Supervisors and co-workers [at Goldman Sachs] have said that they should stay out of the park. The reasons vary. Some say it is unsafe – although there are plenty of people who look like they work in Wall Street jobs around the protest every day. Others say that it could “endanger your career.”

  • Occupy Wall Street hooking up with Move Your Money. The Labor Committee at Occupy Wall Street has endorsed the Move Your Money Project, with a big rally planned for Saturday:

    Following L.A. resident Kristen Christian’s designation of November 5 as “Bank Transfer Day,” a day in which she hopes big bank customers will transfer their funds to credit unions, there’s a march sponsored by the Occupy Wall Street Labor Committee planned for October 15 at Liberty Plaza. The Facebook event page asks people to “Come Support Chase customers CLOSING their Accounts. Join the Occupy Wall Street Labor Committee MARCH to Chase Bank.” The group is assembling at Liberty Plaza at 11 a.m. on Saturday, then marching to a Chase bank, where they will rally.

    Move Your Money is an effort to get bank customers to move their accounts out of “too big to fail” financial institutions and into credit unions and community banks.

  • Legal observer in Boston arrested, says police used unnecessary force. Via DCBlue in the diaries, in turns out that Urszula Masny-Latos, the National Lawyers Guild’s executive director for the northeast regional office, was among the over 100 people arrested at Occupy Boston on Monday night. From Boston.com:

    “They really attacked,’’ Masny-Latos said of police. “They used force that was completely unnecessary. … It was just brutal. I have no idea why they arrested us with such force.’’To her shock, Masny-Latos herself was among those arrested. She said Boston police usually respect the legal observers the guild routinely dispatches to public protests.

    However, even though she was wearing a green hat with the words, “legal observer’’ clearly visible, Masny-Latos said, she was the second person arrested by police.

    “It was very surprising,’’ she said of being arrested. “Boston police usually respect our legal observers. And they usually leave us alone. … I was legal observing. I wasn’t even chanting anything.’’

    “Four officers grabbed me and dragged me,’’ she said. “I begged them to stop, [told them that that] they were hurting me. I have no idea why they arrested us with such force.’’

  • Van Jones speaks at Occupy Wall Street. Van Jones turns the table on those asking what Occupy Wall Street wants, and instead argues that the new movement is here to give:
  • The Onion on Occupy Wall Street: The Onion satirizes the call for Occupy Wall Street to make clear demands:

    Nation Waiting For Protesters To Clearly Articulate Demands Before Ignoring Them

  • Al Gore helps fundraise for Occupy Wall Street. Going a step beyond most other politicians, in his endorsement of Occupy Wall Street today, Al Gore included a donation link:

    From the economy, to the climate crisis our leaders have pursued solutions that are not solving our problems, instead they propose policies that accomplish little. With democracy in crisis a true grassroots movement pointing out the flaws in our system, is the first step in the right direction. Count me among those supporting and cheering on the Occupy Wall Street movement.

  • Ben & Jerry’s distributes free ice cream to Occupy Wall Street. Now openly supportive of the nascent movement, Ben & Jerry’s distributed ice cream to occupiers in New York. The result was full stomachs and mixed feelings:

    Ben & Jerry’s fed 600 protesters ice cream at Occupy Wall Street’s home base in New York’s Zuccotti Park on Tuesday. The Vermont-based ice cream vendor is the first large company to have declared public support of the movement, expressing its “deepest admiration” for the protesters in a statement released last weekend via the company’s website.At the protest’s Food Committee headquarters in the center of Zuccotti park, hungry protesters line up to be served by volunteers in aprons, who rush around to keep donated food plentifully stocked on long buffet tables. On Tuesday afternoon, the free ice cream–served with little fanfare and no corporate logos– was devoured within hours.

    But that evening, protesters expressed mixed feelings about corporations latching onto their cause. Some, like Jules Caldarera, a 20-year-old student from New Mexico, were excited to see support from a high-profile company like Ben & Jerry’s. Many didn’t realize that the ice cream was from Ben & Jerry’s. Others found it strange that any company would support an anti-corporate protest.

  • Stop using hashtags when you are not on Twitter. Pilkington writes something that needed to be written: stop using hashtags when discussing Occupy Wall Street outside of Twitter. In addition to confusing the vast majority of the country that still does not use Twitter, the use of the hashtags renders whatever content you wrote far more difficult to be found on search engines. As such, the use of hashtags ends up deflecting potentially interested and sympathetic members of the 99% from finding information on Occupy Wall Street. So if you want to reach more people, stop using the hashtags.

Axelrod….Obama will address gun control….

Don’t do it Mr. President…..

You can’t win on this….

Call up Al Gore….

He’ll tell ya…

The subject is toxic….

Leave it alone……

American’s like their guns…….

Axelrod: Obama Will Enter Public Debate Over Gun Control

David Axelrod and President Obama

Conservatives, cling to your guns.

Well, not really. But during a roundtable discussion with reporters and liberal writers Wednesday afternoon, White House political adviser David Axelrod said President Obama will soon enter the gun control debate, his silence on the issue during State of the Union notwithstanding.

“There’s no doubt that he will,” Axelrod said in the West Wing’s Roosevelt room — it’s just a question of how.

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Not again!…..The Woman involved with Al Gore in Oregon has the the stained pants!…and DNA results…..

Al Gore was really pissed at his boss Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky affair…

Now the is a report that a Portland massage theripist that allleges a sexual assault has DNA evidence in gthe form a stain on pants…

The police say they will REOPEN the investigation….

First keeping the stained dress for his old boss…

Now keeping the stained pants for him?

What is this world coming to with politicians?

Police announced that they “will re-open and investigate a Portland massage therapist’s allegations that former Vice President Al Gore sexually assaulted her at a downtown hotel in October 2006,” the Portland Oregonian reports.

Said a Gore spokesman: “Further investigation into this matter will only benefit Mr. Gore.”

The moves comes as the woman told the National Enquirer that she demanded a full police investigation of her complaint. The woman is photographed holding the black pants she wore that night. She’s quoted saying she paid for a DNA analysis…….


AL Gore gets sleezed……

It’s gonna take a while for people to get used to Al Gore getting a divorce

It took about 5 minutes for the media ….

The former Vice President and Environmentalist

Who claims to have invented the Internet….

Is now getting sleezed…..

A Portland massage therapist accused former Vice President Al Gore of “unwanted sexual contact,” but no charges were filed, law officials said Wednesday.

A lawyer representing the woman contacted police in late 2006, said Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Schrunk.

Schrunk said the woman – who has not been identified – refused to be interviewed by detectives and did not want the investigation to proceed.

The woman then contacted police in January 2009 and gave a statement, saying Gore tried to have sex with her during an appointment at the upscale downtown Hotel Lucia, where Gore was reportedly registered as “Mr. Stone.”

The National Enquirer first reported the allegations yesterday, identifying the accuser as a 54-year-old woman.

Gore family spokeswoman Kalee Kreider said the former vice president has no comment. Gore and his wife announced June 1 they were separating.

A police report prepared in 2007 said the alleged incident occurred Oct. 24, 2006. Gore was in Portland to deliver a speech on climate change.

The woman, according to the report, canceled appointments with detectives on Dec. 21 and 26 of that year. Her lawyer canceled another meeting scheduled for Jan. 4 and said the matter would be handled civilly.


What IS IT with male politicians?