Kos Has It Wrong – Bernie Can Win

Bernie will win

Those of us who frequent the Daily Kos website, where for months the recommended list has been full of exciting stories about the Bernie Sanders campaign, saw something weird yesterday. Site owner Markos Moulitsas Zúniga (better known as “Kos”) announced that beginning on March 15 Daily Kos will permit pro-Hillary discussions only (they’re calling it “The Ides of March”). Apparently Kos and the other “front pagers” on the site have grown impatient with grass roots progressives, and they are worried that Bernie might actually win the Democratic Party nomination for President.

Of course, being a political pro now and a party insider, Kos won’t admit that Bernie has a clear path to the nomination. He claims that Hillary is now inevitable, and for the sake of party unity it is time for all Bernie supporters to STFU.

We know that Bernie has had to work very hard to get to this point in the campaign. The media ignored him until he tied Hillary in Iowa and won New Hampshire. Then the attacks began, the lying, and Clinton briefly claimed to be a “progressive,” no doubt to the consternation of her Wall Street billionaire donors. They even resorted to sheer nonsense, like claiming Bernie is a “one-issue candidate.” Then came “Super Tuesday,” and Hillary now wants to pretend Bernie is gone — she says her opponent is Donald Trump, and has already started scuttling back to the right for the general election. Her campaign’s new argument boils down to, “vote for the lesser evil – it’s Hillary or Trump.” And that’s what Kos is (in effect) telling people on his site.

Well, here’s the deal. Hillary’s so-called “firewall” didn’t stop Bernie. Only 15 states have voted so far. 11 more states will vote in the next ten days (including this evening). Hillary’s lead will expand. However, after March 15 (Kos’ Ides of March) Bernie will start catching up in the delegate totals. There will be no big wins for Hillary except for Maryland and DC. Demosten on Daily Kos:

After March 15th Bernie will have a string of 9 consecutive victories, starting with Democrats Abroad on March 21st and adding Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Washington, Hawaii, Wisconsin and Wyoming. After those nine he will cut the lead by approximately 85 delegates to 230. That will probably give him enough momentum to tie or even win in New York (let’s consider it a tie). And on the road again until June comes and Hillary’s lead is again under 200 (some virtual ties, some wins for Bernie and Maryland for Hillary). On June 7th New Jersey and California have a total of 600 delegates. 30 points win for Bernie in both can tie the race!

Don’t believe the media or Establishment Dems like Kos who are doing everything they can think of to stop Bernie. It’s not over until it’s over. Let all 50 states vote!

Bernie supporters from Daily Kos will be migrating to caucus99percent.com and other sites in response to Kos’ invitation to leave or else get banned.

Last but not least, remember to caucus for Bernie on Tuesday, March 22 in Utah. The Democratic Party has open caucuses. Utahns can vote for Bernie Sanders regardless of their party registration.

More info:
Why the math of Kos is wrong!
Cenk Uygur: Why Bernie Sanders Won Super Tuesday
Utah Democratic Party: Caucus Night 2016
How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Utah

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on March 6, 2016 - 1:33 am

    This seals it. KOS is dead to me!

    I met the guy once, and I don’t trust him.

    Go to hell, dude!

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on March 6, 2016 - 2:47 am

    The democratic party leadership and even the so-called liberal website Daily KOS is a disgrace to the concept of democracy. How sad is that?

  3. #3 by Larry Bergan on March 7, 2016 - 12:35 am

    Bernie Sanders cracks me up in this really short video.

    • #4 by Richard Warnick on March 7, 2016 - 4:19 pm

      The MSM has this crackpot theory that Bernie is going to the enormous effort of running a presidential campaign just to make Hillary talk like a progressive for a couple of months. Who would do that?

  4. #5 by Richard Warnick on March 7, 2016 - 4:22 pm

    I’m thinking about putting this poster up on DailyKos. It’s for an upcoming movie in the “Purge” series.

    The Purge

    Or how about a “Star Wars” theme?

    Order 66

  5. #6 by Larry Bergan on March 7, 2016 - 7:46 pm

    One thing’s for sure: millennials are getting an education on just how locked out the non-establishment candidates are. Well, and so am I. I’ve never seen anything quite like this. I’m fed up with the democratic party like I’ve never been before.

    This is dangerous.

  6. #7 by Nathan Erkkila on March 9, 2016 - 12:15 am

    It’s funny how Bernie Sanders won when every poll said he would lose by 20 points. It’s as if the news was lying to us.

  7. #8 by Larry Bergan on March 9, 2016 - 12:16 pm

    Sanders Takes Michigan, But Mainstream Media Keeps Discounting His Campaign

    …The South is totally irrelevant to Democratic presidential victories and has been since Johnson pushed through the civil rights act. In fact, it looks like the South is the only place she can consistently win.

    Plus the south is famous for voter suppression.

    Sanders isn’t merely battling Clinton, he’s battling the establishment forces within labor unions, not-for-profit think tanks, and the press. In addition, Sanders is working to win over the justifiable cynicism of people who believe there is no hope for changing the system.

    The press coverage of this election is absolutely disgusting!

    I did my own little poll on my walk yesterday, after I found out where my caucus is, and got excited about going. I stopped 7 people by saying, “so, are you going to vote for Bernie Sanders”? Three of them were absolutely going to vote for Sanders; three were most likely going to vote for him and one was, in his words, “a Trump guy”. I’ve been wearing a Sanders button on my shirt for months now, and constantly get thumbs up.

    So now you have the truth. 🙂

  8. #9 by Richard Warnick on March 9, 2016 - 10:33 pm

    The momentum story: How the Bernie Sanders crowd can still win

    The media and the political class have called it — Bernie Sanders has lost the Democratic Presidential nomination. They are flat wrong, and not for the first time.

    Here’s the real story: the Sanders campaign is changing the laws of political physics — just like Trump did, only far more profoundly. The Bernie crowd is building the most extraordinary grassroots momentum I have ever seen. The movement is gathering strength by the day, and its chances to win are growing fast…

    • #10 by Larry Bergan on March 10, 2016 - 1:25 am

      The ruling class media has it’s pants down and it’s not a pretty sight. It’s pundits are well fed and lazy.

      New blood is on the way.

      The KOS establishment will be lost in the transfusion.

    • #11 by Larry Bergan on March 10, 2016 - 1:53 am

      But what’s this?

      Is Markos Moulitsas feeling the Bern all of the sudden, just after his Bernie ban?

      How about an apology to democracy?

  9. #12 by Larry Bergan on May 23, 2016 - 9:20 pm

    Wow. Looks like Marcos Moulitsas is doubling down for Hillary and spouting off about the mythical violence at the Nevada convention.

    Dumb article from Politico.

    I just found out yesterday that only one person was arrested at the event, and it was a Hillary supporter that got physical with an attendee. Why am I not surprised that hasn’t been reported on the corporate media?

    • #13 by Richard Warnick on May 24, 2016 - 9:41 am

      I thought blaming the victims was a trademark of the Tea-GOP.

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