Lion of the Blogosphere

Tuesday primaries: bad night for Hillary

Not a good night for Hillary. Bernie almost ties her in Kentucky and is ahead by six percentage points in Oregon, an overall win for Bernie.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 17, 2016 at EDT pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. Huh? Oregon is 83% White with Asians at #2. Sanders should be wiping the floor with her. Kentucky is 86% White non-Hispanic (7% Black). Again Sanders should have clobbered her. Yet he lost to her.


    May 17, 2016 at EDT pm

    • They were both closed primaries where independents (who strongly favor Bernie over Hillary) aren’t allowed to vote. Oregon was actually the first closed primary Bernie won. So I would say it was a good night for Bernie.

      Jay Fink

      May 18, 2016 at EDT am

    • Look at the larger picture. In spite of her being the presumptive nominee, she still squeezes by with razor thing margins, an occasional loss, and a win in a state that should be obviously be in the bag.


      May 18, 2016 at EDT am

    • Southern Whites are reluctant to vote for anyone who’s “God’s Chosen”.


      May 18, 2016 at EDT am

  2. KY is a close primary and blacks are 7% of the population. Since all blacks are registered D’s I wouldn’t be surprised if they were over 10% of the D primary electorate, and even with a bloc voter margin of 10% she still only barely won.

    As for OR, you have to understand that there are two types of white liberals: The Occupy/Anti Capitalist white liberals who are represented by Bernie and the Crony-Capitalist/Open Borders white liberals, represented by Hillary.

    Places like Oregon have a lot of Silicon Valley type liberals and they absolutely worship Hillary. They don’t like her, they LOVE her. Probably even more than they love Obama, as hard as that is to believe.

    Obama was interesting because he was able to unite both camps of white liberals as well as appeal to a larger audience. Hillary only appeals to her crony capitalist/cultural liberal constituency, but that can get you very far in the Dem primaries, especially when combined with bloc black votes as well as the votes of older white Dems who don’t realize that the party has left them and think that they are voting for the 90s Clinton.

    The truth is that the Democratic party is in a lot more trouble than the Republicans are. Other than some soon to be destroyed TruCon idiots, the GOP has surrendered to the Alt Right. The Dems on the other hand are in a civil war that will ultimately drive their own insurgents out of the party and to the now no longer socially conservative Republicans.

    Otis the Sweaty

    May 18, 2016 at EDT am

  3. Lion.
    Bernie is toast. In fact, he has been toast since super tuesday. North East primaries put the final nail in his coffin.

    Does that mean Bernie is not going to win states. No. He will win some more states. But Democratic primary has no “winner take all delegate allocation” for any state. What that means is that the leading person cannot run away to victory easily but on the other hand, the trailing person cannot just swing the momentum in their favor.

    Bernie has to win 68% of the votes, each state,every state from here on out. Not happening. He “might” hit that target a few states but the ones he doesn’t will raise his target even more.


    Hillary wont be able to knock Bernie out mathematically before June 7. But at the same time, Bernie cannot get majority of pledged delegates.

    Bernie is just a shyster still selling his pipe dream to idiot college goers. as they say, he is removing money from politics 27$ at a time. what a joke.


    May 18, 2016 at EDT am

  4. I hope Hillary wins the Dem nom. Because polls show her to be a weaker candidate in the general. She has so much baggage. They could hit her with a new scandal every week. Plus, I think it will be hilarious when the media starts attacking her campaign with Epstein. Seriously, I suspect this could become a campaign issue and rattle a lot more names loose. I guarantee there are a lot of powerful people who don’t want that to come out. Which is precisely why I want it to.


    May 18, 2016 at EDT am

    • Wow. Very very brave, very gutsy of Coulter to say these things. Yeah, she was brave to tackle immigration when it wasn’t the issue it is now, but now she is naming some very powerful names.

      BTW, Dershowitz “settled” over the case, .and he scored a substantive victory in wringing an extraction from the lawyers for the other side. But there could still be more to come.


      May 19, 2016 at EDT am

  5. It’s finally happened. That one weird trick that employers were using to squeeze “free” overtime from low-wage employees (label them “manager”) just got a lot less feasible. This is a big test of whether Trump will stay with what got him the nomination and support it, or get pulled into donortarian foolishness and denounce it.


    May 18, 2016 at EDT am

  6. The ruckus Sanders supporters raised in Nevada is probably more important in the long run. The MSM has been working hard to try to bury signs of schism in the Democratic Party while trumpeting the flimsiest bits of #NeverTrump flotsam, but throwing chairs and shouting down politicians is hard to sweep under the rug. The Democratic National Convention this year could get very interesting.


    May 18, 2016 at EDT am

  7. It’s very interesting that the establishment/populist dichotomy is being played out in BOTH parties. Despite the media trying to sell the idea that only the Republicans are splitting apart, the infighting appears to be all the more intense among Democrats. This is by far the most fascinating political year I have ever seen as the coalitions of both parties are no longer joined together but at war with each other.

    Jay Fink

    May 18, 2016 at EDT pm

    • It’s a byproduct of the shrinking economic pie and deteriorating social landscape augmented by higher interconnected was due to the Internet. “Bob, I’m not just crazy. Prices are going up and wages are stagnant! Look at all these other people saying the same thing!” A lot more people should have the courage of their convictions because it’s easier to find those that support you. Same thing happened with conspiracy theories. It used to be just a few tinfoil kooks believed, but now you have normal people jumping on conspiracy theories as well.

      That’s what the alt-right is on some level. Just one big conspiracy theory that happens to be true.


      May 18, 2016 at EDT pm

    • Cogent analysis there from Jay Fink. Its also based on economic reality whereby not just that the 1% are way above the rest, but are now making their puppet politicians openly say they want to privatize social security, have open borders, turn industries into cartels, monitor your phones etc.

      Once the plutocrats get too powerful, the temptation to start doing heinous things is unstoppable, leading of course to revolution.

      If either Trump or Sanders are beaten they will suffer because the next wave of unrest will not be at the ballot box but on the street and in their homes.

      The Philosopher

      May 18, 2016 at EDT pm

  8. Just before he leaves office should declare himself Transgender and say he has always known he was a woman. For no other reason than seeing the look on Hillary’s face if she became President and was constantly asked by PC interviewers–“so how does it feel to be the second female President?

    prolier than thou

    May 18, 2016 at EDT pm

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