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.”
I will leave it at that.