I used to like Bernie Sanders – not so much anymore. He has turned into a milder, but still lethal version of Donald Trump. It appears that I’m not the only one turned off by him and his supporters.
Courtesy of TPM;
The New York Timesposted an article late Wednesday evening which confirms and expands on much of what I’ve been hearing from within the Sanders campaign in recent weeks and days. The top leaders of the campaign are now saying openly that they are focused on dealing a crushing blow to Clinton in the California primary on June 7th and aren’t concerned whether it damages Clinton’s chances in the general election or not.
He has essentially lost. He fought a good fight until recently. His issues were important and resonated with many people. Why he decided to get into the mud is beyond me.
It is painfully conspicuous how little the Sanders camp is now pressing its issue agenda as its chances of winning the nomination have diminished. On the contrary, it’s debates and a ‘rigged’ primary process, points that are either trivial and nonsensical or hypocritical inasmuch as the ‘rigged’ parts of the process are the ones the Sanders’ campaign has used most effectively. The process reforms Sanders is now marching to the convention for seem like little more than attempts to prosecute and vindicate his overarching claim that the primary process in which he lost was illegitimate. In other words, his justification for continuing is mostly a feedback loop of his refusal to accept that he came close but ultimately lost.
I haven’t read one favourable article about Bernie today. Even Charles Pierce from Esquire who admitted to having voted for him is royally pissed off.
That being said, this whole mess was over four freaking delegates, and the Sanders people should know better than to conclude what has been a brilliant and important campaign by turning it into an extended temper tantrum.
I voted for Bernie Sanders. I even wrote about why I didhere at this very shebeen. But if anybody thinks that, somehow, he is having the nomination “stolen” from him, they are idiots.
And, no, I don’t want to talk about it.
Then there is the twitter hash tag which was trending yesterday. #bernielostme.
Bernie needs to start behaving like an adult. He is going to hand the presidency to Trump if he keeps this up.