The Establishment, Including Cable TV, Wants To Prevent Bernie Sanders From Winning

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Bernie Sanders said at the outset of the campaign that the Big-Money Establishment (my words) would resist his “political revolution” with all its power.

And now that Bernie has gained “the big M” — Momentum — with primary and caucus wins in Western states to match Hillary Clinton’s wins in the South, the pitched battle may be at hand.

I think the Establishment had assumed, until Bernie’s sweep of three western states last Saturday, that Hillary had a lock on the Democratic nomination.

This week, I believe, The Establishment is taking Bernie Sanders seriously. No one expected that voters would embrace Sanders with such enthusiasm and in such numbers.

The Big-Money Establishment certainly did not expect the little-money people to send in enough $27 donations to enable the Sanders “revolution” to outspend the Establishment-financed candidate at this point in the election.

Pundits on MSNBC “the place for politics” began to…

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The Only Thing We Have to Fear

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By the time you read this … Barataria says that far too often. Given the publication schedule at the start of each MWF, at midnight UTC, this blog often comes out before the news hits. The Employment Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will be out in just a few hours and it will be important.

This is, after all, an election year that has opened with a strong downturn in the stock market and a general feeling of panic. Money and politics have intersected in at least one critical way – people feel lousy about the future of both. But should they? And will they keep feeling lousy through November.

Our standing prediction is that sometime in July the economic future will look a lot better – which is to say just about convention time. And that better feeling may start with the BLS jobs report…

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