Brent Budowsky: Young people and many independents and others support Sanders because he believes in the power and nobility of the dream, while cynics claim those dreams are “naive” and “unrealistic” and should be abandoned before the battle to make them come true has even begun.
Brent Budowsky: What the insider Washington Democratic establishment fails to understand is that the issues Sanders raises have great appeal to the broad nation.
Brent Budowsky: Numerous polls suggest Trump’s politics of perpetual insults have created negative ratings so high among general election voters that both Clinton and Sanders could defeat him by epic landslide margins.
Brent Budowsky: Sanders is the Rembrandt of progressivism, painting a portrait of a progressive reformation in vivid and dramatic colors, while Clinton paints by the numbers.
Brent Budowsky: Many TV news organizations — led by CNN — have turned their campaign coverage into virtual infomercials for the Trump campaign that masquerade as news, supporting a reality television show personality who masquerades as a potential president.
Brent Budowsky: Not since the days of the racist governors of the segregationist South has any American politician so embodied values that are alien to the American idea as Donald Trump does today.
Brent Budowsky: On music that moves, movies that matter, literature that lives forever and art that can change the world.
Brent Budowsky: The pressure from GOP leaders will momentarily become excruciating on lagging candidates such as Jeb Bush to withdraw from the race and endorse a center-right candidate such as Marco Rubio, who consistently runs slightly ahead of Clinton in polls.
Brent Budowsky: GOP leaders and their smartest strategists are terrified because the campaign has entered a phase that promises to bring an intraparty bloodbath of epic proportions that could continue until the Republican national convention.
Brent Budowsky: It is shocking that the data suggests that Sanders has a lead over Trump that could be so huge that he would win a landslide victory in the presidential campaign, with margins that would almost certainly lead Democrats to regain control of the Senate and could help Democrats regain control of the House of Representative.
Brent Budowsky: When America’s premier journal of capitalism releases a poll showing the democratic socialist candidate defeating by a landslide margin the capitalist who dominates television news, methinks it is liberals, not conservatives, who have the better argument against bias!
Brent Budowsky: The abuse of power and possible violation of House rules by using taxpayer money to misuse a congressional committee to achieve partisan purposes continues today with Clinton’s testimony before the Benghazi Committee.
Brent Budowsky: What I suggest is high-stakes poker for a man who is rightly thrilled by the chairmanship he now holds and is being drafted for a position he does not want.