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Crowd Makes MSNBC Reporter Feel The Bern After She Suggests Bernie Supporters Aren’t Democrats (VIDEO)

As the 2016 Democratic race has progressed over the past few months and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has begun to amass victories and delegates, a frequent refrain has been that Sanders just became a Democrat for political expedience. Some pundits have also suggested that those who support Sanders are not actually Democrats, either, but a collective fringe element that belongs to no identifiable party.

Those assumptions were on full display earlier today as MSNBC reporter Kasie Hunt was covering a Sanders rally in Syracuse, New York. Sanders was born in New York, but recent polls have him behind Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton by double digits to the former Secretary of State. So Hunt began by asking some Sanders supporters this:

“Here’s my question for you guys. And this is going to be Bernie Sanders’ main problem here in New York — are y’all registered Democrats?”

 In unison, the crowd replied:
 “Yes!”

So Hunt began going down a line of supporters and asking each if they were registered Democrats. As she did so, she repeatedly got an affirmative answer. One man even bragged:

“I am registered.”

Hunt then had to retreat to a surrender mode, commenting on-air:

“Alright, there you go. I spent some time talking to people yesterday at another rally, and a lot of them are all set to go. But there is this issue with independent voters. If you didn’t change your voter registration earlier this year, you’re out of luck if you want to change it now and vote for Bernie Sanders.”

That’s a valid point, as New York has a very strict policy on their closed primary, and if you are not registered with a party–as two of Donald Trump’s children are not–then you will not be able to cast a ballot on April 19 by merely claiming your party affiliation on the day of the party.

Some have suggested that the tight rules for party affiliation may wind up harming Sanders in New York. MSNBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald even warned somewhat ominously that:

“New York’s closed primary could be Bernie Sanders’ Achilles’ heel.”

Seitz-Wald also added:

‘There is no same-day registration in the state.Independents or members of third parties who want to vote as Democrats had to change their party registration by October 9.”

It remains to be seen if New York’s primary system does serve as a hindrance to Bernie Sanders. But for now, you can watch Kasie Hunt look a bit ridiculous when she asserts his supporters are not registered Democrats:

This article was originally published by the same author at BipartisanReport.com.

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This Ad Will Show You Exactly Why Bernie Sanders Is Surging In The Polls (Video)

Even though Hillary Clinton may wind up winning the Democratic nomination, you have to tip your cap to Bernie Sanders. He has made what many thought was a foregone conclusion into one hell of a close race. Could Sanders still overtake Clinton in the battle for convention delegates? Time will tell.

A new ad released by the Sanders campaign gives you some idea why Sanders is doing so well and making this entire 2016 process such a nip and tuck event. The ad begins with a simple but profound statement:

“What does it mean to lead a moral life? When we talk about morality, and when we talk about hope, we have to understand that there is no justice when so few have so much and so many have so little. There is no justice when the top 1/10th% owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%.”


Then the Senator from Vermont reminds us that in America we spend our resources on the wrong things:

“How can we talk about morality and justice when we turn our backs on the children of our country? We have in this country sufficient amounts of money to put more people in jail than any other country on earth but apparently we do not have enough money to provide jobs and education to our young people.”

Take a look at this ad and share it with others you know who feel the same way. This message must be heard by everyone.

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BOOM! Elizabeth Warren Just Put The GOP On Notice For Their Plans To Block SCOTUS Pick

No sooner had Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia been pronounced dead than the carping on the right began, and it all sounded the same: How dare President Obama even consider nominating a replacement for Scalia in the last year of his term in office!

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader and resident Senate turtle, posted this bit of crap on Facebook:

“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

The American people do have a voice in the selection, Senator McConnell. They elected Barack Obama twice! And they elected him to two terms of four years each. His second term is not yet up, so he is Constitutionally mandated to name a replacement.

But the best response I’ve heard to McConnell’s ignorant bluster came from Senator Elizabeth Warren, who posted this on Twitter:

“Senator McConnell is right that the American people should have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court justice. In fact, they did — when President Obama won the 2012 election by five million votes. Article II Section 2 of the Constitution says the president of the United States nominates justices to the Supreme Court, with the advice and consent of the Senate. I can’t find a clause that says ‘…except when there’s a year left in the term of a Democratic president.

“The Senate GOP took an oath just like Democrats did. Abandoning the duties they swore to uphold threatens the Constitution & our democracy. Abandoning their Senate duties would also prove that all the Republican talk about loving the Constitution is just that – empty talk.”

Boom! Perfect! Thank you, Senator Warren, for saying what we were all thinking!

And as for McConnell, he can take his turtle self back to whatever swamp he resides in and shut the hell up until he learns what it means to be a true public servant.

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Bryan Cranston’s Message To Dick Cheney: ‘Shame On You’ For What You Did To America

I want to say right up front that Bryan Cranston is one of my favorite actors working today. I was a huge fan of “Breaking Bad,” and one of the main reasons I watched it so faithfully was because Cranston has such an amazing ability to bring reality and depth to the characters he plays.

And after reading what he said during an interview with “The Daily Beast,” I like Cranston even more.

Cranston had this to say about the subject of former Vice President Dick Cheney aka Dr. Evil. Talking about politicians using fear to motivate voters to cast their ballots, Cranston remarked:

“We saw that in the middle of George W. Bush’s presidencyDick Cheney said something to the effect of, ‘If Bush isn’t reelected, there will be another attack on American soil.’ That’s nothing but fear mongering.”

Then Cranston added that he had three simple words for Cheney:

“And shame on him. If I ever get a chance to meet him, I would say those three words: Shame on you.”

During the extensive interview, Cranston also lamented the way in which conservatives have sought to demonize the concept of socialism:

“It has been demonized—and they’ve done well. What the public perceives to be the truth is how they behave—and how they respond—and they were able to get this sensibility out and scare the people into thinking that this was happening.”

Despite his strong political beliefs, Cranston also said that actors who are conservative should not be ostracized just because they disagree with liberals in Hollywood:

“The biggest problem I think we have is the polemic nature of politics, and in Hollywood, it’s castigating someone who doesn’t think the same as you and branding them the villain. I look at Fox News and I honestly don’t demonize them at all; I honestly believe that what they’re saying they believe in, and for that I can’t fault them. I disagree, but I hope they can say the same about me—that I’m truly fighting for what I think are in the best interests of the country—because I think they are, too.”

Bryan Cranston: Great actor and great American.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.