Drinking Liberally Tri-Cities Chapter Blog

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We will also be able to talk about the New Hampshire primary results.

Politics and Religion

One of our own, Robert McDonald, had another great letter to the editor publish. Way to go, Robert!

While some media noisemakers try to make the most of Rubio's abysmal gaffe in the latest debate, there are some who point out how Rubio can make himself appear quite reasonable to a potential swing voter. Will he go down before he gets to show that side on a national stage?

What are Bernie's real chances of being elected should he win the nomination?

We'll be talking about these things and whatever else comes up Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM at the Isla Bonita restaurant in Richland.

Countdown

Will the Iowa caucuses bring any clarity to the primary race? Will Bloomberg change the landscape? Let's talk about it this evening. As usual at Isla Bonita at 7:00 PM

Local Stuff

Benton County democrats are electing some important replacement officers at tomorrow's meetings. Who do you think they need to move the party into the 2016 election year? Let's talk about it tonight at 7:00 PM at Isla Bonita in Richland.

Debate Party tonight

Folks are getting together tonight for another debate-watching party and potluck! For potluck ideas, visit the online "potluck tracker" at http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=APKH7019&v=46e557ec2b.

Where: Laborers' Local 348 Hall (2505 Duportail St, Richland).

When: Sunday, 1/17. Doors open by 5:00 PM. Debate starts at 6:00.

Supporters of all three candidates for the Democratic Presidential nomination -- Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Martin O'Malley -- are welcome, as are Democrats (or Independents) who just want to listen to the debate and talk politics. Bring your friends!

This is the 4th of 6 debates sanctioned by the DNC. It is the last one before the February 1 Iowa caucuses. The location is Charleston, South Carolina. Sponsors are NBC News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. The debate will be moderated by NBC's Lester Holt and Andrea Mitchell.
I would like to thank Dennis Jones of Tri-Cities for Bernie Sanders 2016 for helping arrange tonight's party, as well as the one held at the Laborers' Hall on December 19. The Sanders campaign will have a table with voter registration forms, handouts, volunteer forms, caucus information, etc. (NOTE: Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley supporters are free to set up tables, too.) It is exciting to see the new faces and energy of Bernie Sanders's supporters! Just visit the "Tri-Cities for Bernie Sanders 2016" Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/sanders3c, and look at all the volunteers at their Phone Banking Party two days ago!

SOTU Correction!

This is sooooo embarrassing! The State of the Union starts at 6:00 instead of 5:00. We will be gathering shortly before then at the Isla to watch and enjoy each others company.

SOTU Update!

We have a change of plans for this evening! Since Obama's last State of the Union message is tonight, we are going to meet early at 5:00 PM at Isla Bonita to watch it. Please come early and join us if you can.

SOTU Update!

We have a change of plans for this evening! Since Obama's last State of the Union message is tonight, we are going to meet early at 5:00 PM at Isla Bonita to watch it. Please come early and join us if you can.

Feeling the Bern

The inevitability of Hillary as the Democratic nominee seems to be crumbling at the edges while the prospects for anyone on the Republican side to unseat the Trump grow dimmer.

Let's talk about it this evening at Isla Bonita in Richland at 7:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

Looking Ahead

What will the New Year bring? More campaign gaffes? For sure. The rich will get richer and avoid taxation better. There will be more questionable police shootings. There will be more shootings in general. Will the sane countries in the world be able to make progress against violent religious zealots?

Who knows? But we will be talking about it. Come share the discussion this evening at Isla Bonita restaurant in Richland at 7:00 PM.