Bernie Sanders – Mushmouth Candidate?

For the first time, I’ve come across an issue where Sen. Bernie Sanders has mushmouth while Mrs. Hillary Clinton has a plan with specific goals and methods. While I expected that there would eventually be a subject on which Mrs. Clinton was “better” than Sen. Sanders BUT I would have never thought it would be Energy Policy.

Mrs. Clinton has a well thought out plan to increase renewable energy use in this country if she is elected. It is a reasonable and attainable plan. Here is the Bloomberg report on her announcement.

Sen. Sanders answered with a bunch of platitudes and general fossil=bad and renewable=good messages but nothing that made you think he has really considered the issue.

Sen. Sanders’ plan “would look like a tax on carbon; a massive investment in solar, wind, geothermal; it would be making sure that every home and building in this country is properly winterized; it would be putting substantial money into rail, both passenger and cargo, so we can move towards breaking our dependency on automobiles. And it would be leading other countries around the world.”

Sen. Sanders runs the very real risk of becoming a one-trick pony with his focus on the economy. I’m not saying the economy isn’t important (it is) but addressing the environment, infrastructure, education and all of the other issues that this country needs will drive the economy to improve. Get the economy working by doing some of the things that need doing in this country.

I would hope his advisers are letting Sen. Sanders know that all of the other issues that progressives have been quietly waiting for have a direct impact on the economic issues that he is so focused on. He can’t afford to be the mushmouth candidate. All he has going for him now is the belief that he tells it like it is. If he loses that, he loses any chance he might have at the Democratic nomination.

Eliot

Military to Ammosexuals: Please Go Away

No, thanks: Military asks armed militiamen to go away and stop trying to guard recruiting centers.

Michael LeRose guarding a West Virginia recruiting center (Screenshot/WCHSTV)

What recruiter wouldn’t want an armed yokel playing soldier outside of his door? I’ll bet all of those Moms and Dads bringing their kids down for an introductory chat with the recruiter are going to feel like the military is just the sort of career they want for their beloved spawn.

Go away, gents.

If you really want to help, go into the office and take the oath.

If they won’t let you, there’s a reason.

Eliot

Claire McCaskill: ‘Cruz following Trump around like a lost puppy’ – Eliza Collins – POLITICO

There’s something that Claire McCaskill is sure she’s getting for this early blocking-and-tacklinjg for Ms. Clinton. She’s gone after Bernie Sanders (of course, liberals are not her natural base so not much exposure there) and now she’s doing the early sniping at GOP low hanging fruit. Allowing Ms. Clinton to remain above the negativity and above the fray.

Seems to be beneath a Senator, so I’m guessing that it’s to show her loyalty to the Clinton Familia in the early jockeying for patronage positions in the coming Clinton Part Deux Administration. It’s quite a bit more than simple ring kissing but the payoff is well worth it.

Secretary of State? Secretary of Defense? Treasury? What is the payoff? VP is out of the question. America simply won’t stand for that much change all at the same time.Although, I would love to see it. The change in the character of this country would create changes throughout the world. Good changes.

Reality, however, rules the day. In order to become President of the United States, Ms. Clinton needs a man with all of Sen. McCaskill’s attributes for the VP spot. Unfortunately, the word “man” is used advisedly. There really is no other realistic choice at this time.

I personally would love to see a complete shake up of the system with Ms. Clinton tapping Jon Huntsman for VP and Mr. Huntsman accepting. The Republican Party would collapse as the moderates forced a reckoning and the faux conservatives headed for the hills.  Something approaching a true conservative party might rise from the ashes. And, American would become a place where sane ideas from both sides compromised near the middle for the benefit of the citizenry more than corporations.

A not totally bad outcome.

Eliot