Bernie Sanders Is Starting To Sound An Awful Lot Like Trump


Courtesy of Shakesville:

Trump has a legitimate reason to be fighting her (even if he chooses the most despicable means by which to do it). Sanders, on the other hand, has lost. And although he justifies his continued campaign by arguing that he wants to push Clinton to embrace his agenda, that’s not exactly honest: Their agendas are already, and always have been, very similar; the real difference between them is, and always has been, their preferred strategies for enacting that agenda.

So Sanders keeps running, and, although he could very easily continue his campaign by pivoting to a focus on Trump, he’s kept his focus primarily on Clinton, attacking her whileincredibly claiming he’s doing no such thing.

“As you well know, there are many areas that I could have attacked Hillary Clinton on that I have chosen not to attack her on,” he said. “What I have done is run an issue-oriented campaign. That is what the American people want.”

This demonstrable absurdity was offered during an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, who asked him about the fact that Clinton now faces “attacks from both his campaign and Trump’s as she looks ahead to the general election.”

And this was his unbelievable response: “Andrea, in every state we have won, in 19 states we have had to take on the entire Democratic establishment. We’ve had to take on senators and governors and mayors and members of Congress. That’s what we have taken on, so please do not moan to me about Hillary Clinton’s problems.”

Wow. WOW.

I will leave it at that.

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7 Responses to Bernie Sanders Is Starting To Sound An Awful Lot Like Trump

  1. Moles says:

    He’s suddenly got the taste of power and he likes it, but not as much as the little wife Jane. She’s the one pulling his strings. She will happily knife Clinton every chance she gets.

  2. lindak1961 says:

    Sanders is ruining any chance he had at having a voice in the DNC platform.

  3. lindak1961 says:

    Hillary seems to be handling both Sanders and Drumpf very well. She’s ignoring the attacks, and focusing in on attacking Drumpf. Unlike Drumpf’s attacks, hers aren’t personal, and are truthful.

  4. 40Watt says:

    This is not a comment supporting what Sanders is doing.

    My concern is how the DNC is using Citizens United to undermine the democratic process. For a start –

    If that is of any interest, I can walk you through a specific case here in PA, one about which I have personal knowledge. Just know this, the Democratic establishment has little true interest in overturning Citizens United. They use the money against non-incumbents, insurgents or Democrats deemed too independent. In the words of strong arm man, Senator Chuck Schumer to one such Democratic, “whenever I tell you anything, the only answer will be, ‘yes.’”

    • 40Watt says:

      Correction: I meant to say the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: DSCC not the DNC.

    • ProfessorCanine says:

      ” In the words of strong arm man, Senator Chuck Schumer to one such Democratic, “whenever I tell you anything, the only answer will be, ‘yes.’”
      Like Rendell telling Bernie supporters to “behave themselves” at the convention…

      Bernie has a point:
      “In October 2015, DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., reportedly huddled with dozens of lobbyists to plan the convention in Philadelphia, and provided the influence peddlers involved with a menu of offerings in exchange for donations. In February, news reports revealed that the DNC had quietly lifted the Obama-era ban on federal lobbyist donations to the party and convention committee.
      .The Host Committee’s finance chair is Daniel Hilferty. In his day job, Hilferty is CEO of Independence Blue Cross, a health insurance giant that covers nine million people. In December, Hilferty became board chairman of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association of America, a trade group that lobbies for the insurance industry, and he serves on the board of directors of America’s Health Insurance Plan’s (AHIP), the insurance industry lobbying group that spearheaded the campaign against the Affordable Care Act. Lobby registration documents show the BCBS Association is actively supporting a number of Republican bills to roll back provisions of the ACA.
      In an interview conducted late last year, Hilferty said he plans to make “sure to work closely at the congressional level, with the administration, with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to have input” into how the ACA is implemented under the next administration.”

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