Presidential-elections

If you're voting for Bernie Sanders

please remember:

not many are aware, but a president is extremely, extremely, extremelyyyy limited without a supporting senate and congress.

for example, if the majority of the party is republican, as it is with Obama, most of the bills and “promises” brought up will be vetoed and denied by the congress without us knowing, thus resulting in us blaming the president when in reality, the president needs OUR help even after being selected.

voting does NOT stop after the presidential election. the president of your choice winning does NOT mean the fight is over.

if you support and want all the things Bernie Sanders is in favor of, and want to see change, please vote for a senate and congress that will support and pass these ideas as well.

so if you’re “feeling the Bern”, don’t be upset if you dont get free college tuition. so please, please, please, PLEASE… vote for a respectful, progressive, open minded senate & congress (:

Okay, so I know that everyone is jumping on the Bernie Sanders bandwagon pretty quickly now. And that’s not a bad thing because he seems like a pretty good choice, but I think it’s important to remember some of the not so great things that he’s standing for. Keep in mind that you have to base your opinion on a combination of good and bad. Here’s a more in depth explanation of why he might not be the best choice. Don’t trust everything you see on tumblr.

REMINDER: Hilary was against gay marriage until a couple years ago. Bernie is consistent. Hilary also fought the civil rights movement in the 60’s while bernie marched for it passionately.

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/bernie-sanders-was-full-gay-equality-40-years-ago
This Man Is Great For A Reason
  • Reporter:Do you think it’s fair that Hillary’s hair gets a lot more scrutiny than yours does?
  • Bernie:Hillary’s hair gets more scrutiny than my hair?
  • Reporter:Yeah.
  • Bernie:Is that what you’re asking?
  • Reporter:Yeah.
  • Bernie:O.K., Ana, I don’t mean to be rude here. I am running for president of the United States on serious issues, O.K.? Do you have serious questions?
  • Reporter:I can defend that as a serious question. There is a gendered reason —
  • Bernie:When the media worries about what Hillary’s hair looks like or what my hair looks like, that’s a real problem. We have millions of people who are struggling to keep their heads above water, who want to know what candidates can do to improve their lives, and the media will very often spend more time worrying about hair than the fact that we’re the only major country on earth that doesn’t guarantee health care to all people.
  • Reporter:It’s also true that the media pays more attention to what female candidates look like than it does to what male candidates look like.
  • Bernie:That may be. That may be, and it’s absolutely wrong.
  • (article source:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/23/magazine/bernie-sanders-has-heard-about-that-hashtag.html)

it’s really awful that the only people who are really running for president are an angry orange crayon in a toupee, the zodiac killer, grandma barbie and a cute old jewish man who just wants everybody to be happy

anonymous asked:

is it possible for someone to win the presidential election with and win less than half of the states

Yes! In fact, here’s an even crazier scenario: it’s possible to be elected President of the United States by winning just 11 states – and losing the other 39 states:

That’s all it takes to win the election – 270 Electoral votes. And a candidate could conceivably do it with just 11 states.

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Republicans’ shameful silence

“Trump’s comments are not only derogatory to Mexicans and Mexican-Americans. They are derogatory to Latinos and all Americans who are descended from immigrants. … On Twitter, Ted Cruz and George Pataki welcomed Trump into the race. The other Republican candidates, Politico reported Friday, have not spoken out against Trump…

Sure, immigration is still a contentious issue among some conservatives; former RNC Chairman Michael Steele said last week on MSNBC that Trump’s comments resonate with voters. ‘There are a lot of folks who look at the Mexican border the way he pronounced it yesterday,’ Steele said. That is no excuse for hate speech. A candidate can be against immigration or immigration reform and not devolve into racism. Imagine the furor that would have likely erupted if Trump had similarly disparaged African Americans or Jews. Meanwhile, it is still acceptable for a presidential candidate to denigrate Latinos.”

Columnist Raul Reyes on why Donald Trump’s attack on Mexicans was bad, but the GOP’s refusal to reprimand him was worse. 

next time someone tells you that Rand Paul is a “socially liberal” candidate who can “relate to millennials,” remind them that he: