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BUT WHY, BERNIE?
Not to be rude, but what is the point of Bernie Sanders, eh?

A particular objective of the level in the year 2016. The Clinton machine had succeeded in clearing the area of all but the marginal, strange, and obvious self-promotion, for example, Lincoln Chaffee, Martin O’malley and Jim Webb.

Sanders, a 73-year-old self-proclaimed socialist from Vermont with no record of material performance in a 25-year career in Congress, and a Brooklyn accent, the glass could break, was certainly all of these things. But he was also the only one who is running to be Hillary Clinton’s left.

Had Elizabeth Warren , or any other left icon known how terribly weak Clinton really was and sought the nomination of the Democrats, we probably would have today to remember Sanders with the same urgency that we now for the Chaffee and its metric dynamics.

But he was the only game in town for Democrats, the found open, Clinton was a corporate sellout in their career, and their basic message: “I am with you.” This was basically a shorter way to say: Get in, sit down, shut up.

Clinton was disliked by the democratic “netroots” that had united online, in order to defeat them in 2008. If Sanders, the voters, the centerpiece of his campaign, it was a natural partnership. Had you not hit, you do a longshot candidate, why do it again?

It would be like if Mitt Romney had managed to clear the GOP field in 2012, all except Ron Paul. (Imagine the debates!) There’s always a reservoir of resistance against all of the alleged front-runner, but if the base is very unhappy, there is so much more water behind the dam. And in Sanders’ case, he was the only place for the water to.

How you met Donald Trump to run, the Clintons’ overcooked the strategy for the primaries in 2016. She was so afraid of a repeat of the year 2008, the stick developed a whole new headache: A low-wattage, two-person duel against a candidate with unlimited fundraising and nothing to lose, around for the end.

Some of the top tier have adopted candidates this time, what sounded like archaic liberalism, if Sanders it offered in 2016. This was not the technocratic, multi-ethnic, public-private European-style stuff from Barack Obama, but the old steel Desk liberalism of the 1940s and 1950s. This was Adlai Stevenson in a parka. So the assumption, among those who is in search of a way across the crowded 2020-field, that it was Sanders’ politics, made him a contender.

When backing “the green dream, or whatever you call it is” the price to play the game, then so be it. Universal free college? Fine. The end of private health insurance? Check.

All but not forget that ideology was what Sanders is driven as much as a resistance to Clinton. He did not destroy them in States like West Virginia, because of its platform, per se, but because he fought against the established power.

How to reach trump the right-wing cultural populist, Sanders, a left economic populist, offered, the defeat of the corrupt establishment by its very choice alone. A vote for Sanders was not necessarily a vote for socialism so much as it is a vote for a retro-revolution. And just like with Trump, older, white, less wealthy voters were linked to the most. Make America In 1957.

So, now what?

There are other less anachronistic-sounding selection on the left. Warren missed their moment in 2016, but she still makes a better choice for the same voters, who had to Sanders.

But even worse, Sanders does not have a facility, a candidate for the opponent. As Benjamin Wallace-Wells wrote in the New Yorker: “the feeling of revolution was stronger than ideology alone. It is also less durable.”

A cynical view would hold that Sanders and his advisers are happy to return to the source of cash in the deserts of the 2016 primaries. And if there is a devastating impact on the party, so be it. Sanders, after all, is not a Democrat. In fact, he didn’t even seem like the party he runs in.

A more benign explanation is that Sanders straight Sanders. As he has done since he ran for the city Council of Burlington, 40 years ago, he just goes places and talks about socialism with a lot of gestures. Sometimes the cameras are show, and the money pours in, sometimes nobody cares. But that never stopped him.

THE RULES: CHA-CHING
“Money is, with propriety, considered the vital principle of the body politic; as that, what suffers, its life and motion, and enables it fulfils its most important functions.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 30

TIME-OUT: HBD COPERNICUS
BBC: “Nicolaus Copernicus was born on 19 February 1473 in Thorn (now Torun) in Poland. His father was a merchant and local official. When Copernicus was 10, died to be assured his father, and his uncle, a priest, that Copernicus received a good education. … While a student at the University of Bologna, he held a mathematics professor, Domenico Maria de Novara, who encouraged Copernicus’ interests in geography and astronomy. … [Uncle], died in 1512 and Copernicus moved to Frauenberg, where he long held a position as a canon, an administrative appointment in the Church. This gave him more time to devote to astronomy. … Copernicus’ main work “De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium’ (‘On the Revolutions of the Heavenly spheres’) was finished by 1530. His Central thesis was that the earth rotates daily on its axis and revolves annually around the sun. He also argued that the planets circled around the sun.”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average level of agreement:
from 41.8 percent
The average of the rejection: 54.4 percent
Net Score: -12.6 Points
Change from a week ago: 3.6 points
[Average, includes: Fox News: 46% approve – 52% lean; Gallup: 44% approve – 52% not approved; CNN: 42% approve – 54% rejection; IBD: 39% approve – 57% oppose it; Quinnipiac University: 38% approve – 57% oppose it.]

SURVEY: 6 IN 10 AMERICANS REJECT A NATIONAL EMERGENCY
NPR: “More than 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Trump‘s decision to declare a national emergency so he can build barriers along the U. S border with Mexico, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds. Nearly 6-in-10 also does not believe there is a need, on the southern border and the President is abusing his presidential authority. They also believe that his decision will be made, the question should be before the court. … Republicans and trump supporters are firmly with the President, while Democrats and independents disagree. These figures slightly exceed, but are reflected to a large extent, the President’s overall approval rate. … So, to many to summarize: on its base like this; it is unprecedented; and the Americans are very polarized. That was the story of the trump presidency so far. Trump has done little on its base, and that the theory of policy reinforcement of the base and not the profit assessed on the mid – in the year 2020.”

Sixteen States file lawsuit against Trump – Politico: “A coalition of 16 States lawsuit on Monday to block President Donald Trump’s efforts to Finance its border wall through the Declaration of national emergency, calling it a” flagrant disregard of fundamental rights, separation of powers principles.’ The complaint, filed in the U.S. district court for Northern California, is the third in a series of legal challenges against Trump the use of emergency powers, since he announced the move during a meandering White house news conference on Friday. Public Citizen, a liberal advocacy, a lawsuit late on Friday in the District of Columbia on behalf of three Texas landowners who would be affected by the construction of a wall along the border. And the citizens for responsibility and ethics demanded filed a motion against the Department of Justice that the Agency documents in relation to the legal justification of the president’s emergency Declaration.”

KLOBUCHAR REMAINS IN THE CENTER IN THE TOWN HALL
Politico: “Sen. Amy Klobuchar was fixed in the center lane, the Democratic primaries on Monday, calling the popular progressive political platforms, ‘ambitious’, and falling completely in him to bind. The Minnesota Democrat called the Green New Deal ‘ambitious’ and said that Medicare-for-all “is something we can us in the future,” during a CNN-hosted town hall in Manchester, N. H., on Monday evening. On free four-year college, Klobuchar said: ‘no, I’m for the four-year college for all”. Klobuchar, who started her presidential candidacy earlier this month, is pitching himself as a pragmatic Midwesterner, not on promises of liberal policy on the primary voters. The three-term senator carefully calibrated their responses to several progressive platforms, their support, without having to commit completely to you. But they say-it-like-it-is-centeredness could become as problematic for a Democratic primary electorate, which has moved further to the left”

Obama gives hints, but no confirmation for 2020 – NYT: “A secret meeting of former President Barack Obama‘s donors in Washington, convened earlier this month, … [t]he group interviewed a number of the 2020 presidential candidates and discussed, if you throw your wealth behind one or two of them. Mr Obama had no role in the event, but it unfolds in his political shadow: As presidential hopefuls like senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar and Sherrod Brown played in front of you, the donors, wondered aloud whether Mr. Obama could signal a preference in the race, according to three people briefed on the meeting who spoke on condition of anonymity. David Axelrod, Mr Obama’s former chief strategist, said the group, which you should expect, no such Directive. Mr Axelrod, confirmed in an interview that he was in favour of the Assembly informs, noting: “you have asked me about Obama. I said, ‘I can’t imagine he will.””

Warren suggests, the property tax funded universal child care plan – Bloomberg: “the democratic candidate, Elizabeth Warren proposed a universal child care plan that would restrict American families” spending to 7% of the income, regardless of how many children they have in care — paid for by a tax on the ultra-rich. The Massachusetts senator plan on Tuesday Medium.com the childcare would be presented free of charge for families with income below 200 percent of the poverty line, or less than $51,500 for a family of four. Other families of up to 7 percent of income would pay, depending on how much you earn. The proposal marks the latest entry in group policy in a 2020-armed, the functions of the progressive Democrats scored competition, to mitigate as best seen income inequality and the expansion of the economic safety net for working families.”

TEAM TRUMP ADDS 2020 CAMPAIGN STAFF
WSJ: “President Trump added that a new round of senior-level hires to his re-election team, continues to be an early push to build its campaign and keep a clear path to the Republican nomination in the year 2020. The new hires include a trio of roles in media relations, positions that hold a great significance for a President who applied the lessons of his reality TV career in the billions of dollars in free media during his 2016 race. These media are supported, communications director , Tim Murtaugh, the press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and strategic communications Director Marc Lotter, a former aide-de-camp, Vice-President Mike Pence , whose tasks include the monitoring of campaign surrogates, the news and social media, according to people familiar with the situation said, the staff will be announced later Tuesday.”

Schultz emphasized in the letter to Fans, he is not a ‘spoiler’ – Axios: “Howard Schultz to turn trying to electability again to the Democrats in a letter to supporters today, pledging, he is obliged to ensure that an independent run for President would do nothing to the re-election of Donald Trump.’ … ‘I’m sure you’ve seen,” Schultz writes, ” there were some skeptical and even downright angry comments of party activists, and inside-the-Beltway experts in the press and in social media. Others have feared, and that an independent candidate could help re-elect President Trump.’ ‘I hear and respect the Supreme concern, and have repeatedly promised that I will not spoiler. I am obliged to ensure that I will not do anything to the re-election of Donald Trump. I mean it seriously.’ Will the eventual democratic candidate, the party’s own version of a spoiler?’ Schultz writes in the letter, by E-Mail to supporters and pushed through the social media.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Election fraud hearings work in North Carolina – WTVD-AP

Pergram: ‘George Washington‘s Farewell Address to read to the Senate in an annual tradition” – Fox News

Rosenstein Ministry of justice next month – CBS News leave

Trump is considering a new candidate for the UN job – Bloomberg

Ryan Streeter: “Cheer up. In spite of the national gloom, actually, we are pretty happy with our lives and our neighbours.’ – USA Today

AUDIBLE: #MOOD
“I’m sorry, I’m just trying to have some ranch.” – An Iowan said, as she tried to pass, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand , was addressing a crowd in a bar in Iowa City.

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LOVE YOUR PASSION
UPI: “the police breaks in, landed a late-night drag racing session in the UK, took an unusual vehicle — a fast tractor. Amesbury police said they responded to a report of drag racing motorcycles in Wiltshire and landed to discover the bikes were a race against a New Holland T6 175 tractor. The police said the tractor was found to be using red diesel, a duty-free fuel may be used exclusively for agricultural purposes. “Rather unusually, for team 1 tonight,’ the police tweeted. ‘The tractor is stopped after it is reported that for drag racing motorcycles!’ “The vehicle was seized because the driver could not prove that he was insured, and drove to red, diesel,” the tweet.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“I don’t know really, what do you think of a public figure. I care about what he’s doing. Let God probe his inner heart. You tell me about his external actions.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the Jewish World Review, Oct. 18, 1999.

Chris Stirewalt , the politics editor for Fox News. Brianna McClelland contributed to this report. FOX News mid-term report in your Inbox every day wants? You can register here.

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