Over the weekend, the Democrats held three primary contests, in Alaska, Hawaii, and Washington state. Bernie Sanders swept all three of them. Congratulations to Senator Sanders!
In keeping with their curious indifference to the history-making aspects of this election, most media outlets failed to acknowledge that Sanders is the first Jewish presidential candidate in the nation's history to win these primaries. That is no small thing. In fact, it is a big thing! A historical thing! Congratulations not only on your wins, but also on making history, Senator.
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There was, however, one incident on the night of Sanders' big win that I want to mention: While onstage to give his victory address, Sanders was flanked by his wife, Jane. At one point, she moved closer to him, and he put out his arm, pushing her away, saying, "Don't stand there." She looked confused for a moment, and then wandered offstage. Blue Nation Review has the video.
Basically, everything I have to say about this incident is what I already said in my tweet about it: If Iain had ever spoken to me like that, he wouldn't have had to worry about me standing next to him ever again.
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In other presidential news, here is just a real thing Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday:
Uh, Donald? You misspelled "everybody."
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The Republican primary has dwindled down to three remaining candidates from the original clown car of 17, and continues to be an absolute shitshow.
Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry was on CBS' Face the Nation and said "that leaders across the world are 'shocked' by the rhetoric coming from the Republican presidential candidates. 'Everywhere I go, every leader I meet, they ask about what is happening in America. They cannot believe it,' Kerry said... 'It upsets people's sense of equilibrium about our steadiness, about our reliability,' Kerry said. 'And to some degree I must say to you, some of the questions, the way they're posed to me, it's clear to me that what's happening is an embarrassment to our country.'"
Seven years, President Obama and his administration have toiled to begin to restore the country's reputation in the global community after George W. Bush and his warmongering miscreants destroyed it, and the Republicans are already working to undermine it all over again. For fuck's sake.
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Next up in the primary schedule: Both parties head to Wisconsin on April 5. After that, the Democrats caucus in Wyoming on April 9, then both parties head to New York on April 19. After that, it's another SUPER TUESDAY, with primaries for both parties in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
Talk about these things! Or don't. Whatever makes you happy. Life is short.