This week on the big show Fingers and Tracy talk about how the DNC is planning to screw Bernie again, Hillary wouldn’t mind being VP, the Coronavirus outbreak, a blast from the past reminds everyone that Joe Biden has always been a liar, the Impeachment saga is coming to an end, will Warren and Sanders supports get raucous at the Iowa Caucus? and Fingers has gone low carb again, is an Enough Already Cut the Carbs! Podcast in their future?
From the show:
Is the DNC gearing up to screw Bernie Sanders out of the nomination again?
DES MOINES, Iowa — A small group of Democratic National Committee members has privately begun gauging support for a plan to potentially weaken Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and head off a brokered convention.
In conversations on the sidelines of a DNC executive committee meeting and in telephone calls and texts in recent days, about a half-dozen members have discussed the possibility of a policy reversal to ensure that so-called superdelegates can vote on the first ballot at the party’s national convention. Such a move would increase the influence of DNC members, members of Congress and other top party officials, who now must wait until the second ballot to have their say if the convention is contested.
DNC Chairman Tom Perez has denied that these conversations are taking place.
Absolutely not. We put in the work to ensure power was returned to the grassroots, we will be following the rules set forth by the DNC. We will not bend on this, we will not change our rules. https://t.co/CZRwRnMxfg
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) January 31, 2020
Do you believe him?
Hillary Clinton wouldn’t mind being VP.
From The Hill:
Clinton and/or her team could be negotiating with former Vice President Joe Biden, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg or the last candidate standing to join the ticket as vice president. She would add the gravitas, delegates and, eventually, millions of votes needed to get them over the finish line on Nov. 5. I am assured that Clinton is on every shortlist for that position.
The obvious question in all this is: Given her ego, would Hillary Clinton settle for being vice president when she twice was within striking distance of being president? The answer, I’m told, is an emphatic yes. The main reason are as follows.
First, and most pressing, she wants to avenge her embarrassing loss to Trump in 2016. Becoming the running mate of the Democratic nominee would give her carte blanche to hammer the president from one corner of the nation to the other. It’s an assignment she clearly would relish.
Second, she still has a burning desire to make history by attaining a political “first.” If she were the nation’s first female vice president, then she could check that box — and it’s a title no one could ever take from her.
Third, I’m told that Clinton simply is not ready to “ride off into the sunset” and believes she still can make a positive difference, especially for women.
But most of all, her reasons are personal — with the wounds of 2016 still open.
Will we be seeing Grammy Falls A lot’s name on the ballot this November?
Our favorite Headline of 2020
From the Huffington Post
Carol Foss said she hadn’t made up her mind which Democrat she liked best when she arrived at a Joe Biden campaign event here on Friday.
Biden made a strong impression, both during his speech and after.
“He gave me a kiss on the cheek and I’ll never wash that cheek again,” Foss said, adding with a laugh that the moment made her feel “really nice and warm and fuzzy.”
Supercut of Joe Biden caught plagiarizing and lying during the in ’88 Democratic Presidential Primary
This is so fucking funny. Worth watching the whole thing but even just the first segment is devastating. pic.twitter.com/mNEu0Hf1pU
— Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) January 30, 2020
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