February 15, 2016

#FeelTheBern starts western wildfires, and urban ones

People cheer as Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a rally at the Denver Convention Center, on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Denver. (Photo: Evan Vucci/The Associated Press

As Common Dreams notes, Sanders drew 18,000 in Denver on Saturday night on his way to Nevada.

In Nevada?


And, these observations from Jon Ralston, the dean of Nevada political coverage.
1. Clinton's nervous enough about Nevada to have cancelled a Florida appearance among other things.
2. Harry Reid, the man who got Dems to move up the Nevada caucus date because of its ethnic diversity, is upset about Clinton's lies about Nevada being "white" like Iowa and New Hampshire

And, the Nevada Democratic Party ain't Iowa's. It's pushing back hard against the Clintonite "white Nevada" claims.


The urban wildfires?

Even as Rep. John Lewis has had to walk back his claim that "I didn't see Bernie Sanders" at any civil rights events, the mainstream black political establishment is being outflanked elsewhere. As that same Common Dreams piece notes:
Those coming out to challenge the idea that Clinton would be a better choice than Sanders included legendary artist and activists like Danny Glover and Harry Belafonte; former NAACP head Ben Jealous; prominent black intellectuals like Michelle Alexander, Cornel West, and Adolph Reed Jr.; prominent Ohio Democrat Nina Turner; both co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Reps. Keith Ellison and Raul Grijalva; and Erica Garner, whose father Eric Garner became a household name for many black Americans after video footage showed him being choked to death by a police officer in New York in 2014.

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