Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bernie Sanders claims that he is not only fighting Hillary Clinton in the primaries, but the "entire Democratic establishment." Wait, isn't that the party that he wants to represent in the general election?

Courtesy of The Daily Beast: 

“Isn't the bottom line between you and Hillary Clinton and who would be the stronger candidate, that she is now fighting a war on two fronts, getting beaten up by Donald Trump on a daily basis?” Mitchell asked. She noted that despite the fact that Trump has now introduced a new “Crazy Bernie” nickname for the Vermont senator, “he has been embracing you, building you up, he likes the fact that you’re taking her down.” 

“So she’s fighting Donald Trump, she’s fighting Bernie Sanders,” the host continued as Sanders interrupted her with a plea of “one second, one second, one second.” He cut her off just as she began to say that the war on two fronts is “depressing” Clinton’s overall support. 

When Mitchell continued to argue that Clinton is being forced to take on two candidates when he only has to challenge one, Sanders let out a sharp laugh and replied, “Oh, really? Really? In every state that 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.”

Sanders then added this, " I'm in this race to win. We're taking on the Democratic establishment."

But isn't that kind of Andrea Mitchell's point?

If Bernie Sanders is not only fighting Hillary Clinton, the eventual nominee, but also the party that she represents by referring to them as "the Establishment" how does that make the Democrats, and their nominee, stronger in the general?

You know it really sounds as if Sanders is still stuck in the sixties and continues to spend his days railing against "The Man,"  just like the counter culture hippies did back when they were protesting Vietnam and arguing for equality for all.

Instead of recognizing the hard work the Democratic party has done on behalf of working men and women, minorities, and children in this country to gain that equality, he instead paints them with the same wide brush that he uses to paint the Republicans.

It seems fairly clear that rather than celebrating all the Democratic party has achieved since the 1960's Sanders simply wants to chastise them for not accomplishing more, while refusing to recognize that the Republicans have been fighting the Democrats every step of the way.

If Bernie Sanders is so unhappy with the Democratic party, then why in the hell does he pretend he wants to represent them in the general election against Donald Trump?


  1. Anonymous6:25 AM

    Isn't that the exact same that Trump/Palin are doing?

    1. Anonymous6:49 AM

      Yes, and that why both he and Trump are exploiting the anger of voters (I don't mean this in a good way, either).

      Both campaigns are about anger and revenge and, not surprisingly, both are fueled largely by white males (with a little more diversity on the Sanders side).

  2. Anonymous6:30 AM

    Yawn. He said the Establishment--I.e. The people sucking up to Wall Street--not the party as a whole. That's pretty evident and Gryphen, you're smart enough to know that.
    You bring up the hard work the Dems have done on social issues but ignored their apathy on wealth and Wall Street. You've no doubt seen the news today that the middle class is disappearing in 90% of American cities. Whether Hillary of her husband's golfing friend wins, neither will do much to change that.

    1. Anonymous6:45 AM

      Really? And who are THOSE people? How do you identify them? How do you separate them from the people who built the Democratic Party, and have been fighting for progressive causes with little help from "progressives"? How do you separate them from the people who worked hard to create a party platform that he now uses to his advantage? Hypocrite.

    2. Anonymous6:47 AM

      He said, "we have had to take on the entire Democratic establishment."

      I've heard a lot of "What he means is..." when it comes to Bernie Sanders this election.

      In this case, he meant exactly what he said.

    3. Anonymous6:52 AM

      I thought all us Hillary voters are sucking up to Wall Street. Isn't that what we've been told by Sanders and his supporters?

      I'd also like to know if we are all "whores," or is it just all of our elected representatives?

    4. Sarah palin supporters were always quick to try and point out what she was really trying to say. I didn't buy it then and I don't buy it now from the bernie bros.

    5. Anonymous8:01 AM

      @6:30 am. Right on. 100% correct. I think this equating the "Democratic Establishment" with the rank&file is reminiscent of the GOP's distortion of President Obama's "You didn't build that!" quote. It's sad.

    6. Anonymous8:46 AM

      By Establishment he is referring to the super delegates: the party elite and Dem Congressmen and Governors. He's miffed that they all support Hillary, but Hillary is one of them and Bernie is not, why would any of these people, the root of the power of the party, support Bernie?

      Oh Bernie, you needed to run as Independent, that's where your heart is and that's where the hearts of your supporters lie. This running as a Dem move was foolish on his part, and even more foolish was to expect the party machine to support him when he's not part of their club.

    7. Anonymous10:37 AM

      Yeah, and he said Planned Parenthood was part of the "Establishment," too. Remember, folks?

    8. Anonymous11:38 AM

      He said PP was part of the establishment right in the middle of their fight against defunding after the "selling baby parts" crap.

  3. Randall6:46 AM

    Give Bernie a break - he's only been a Democrat for a year now...

  4. Anonymous6:48 AM

    HRC does not represent the Democratic party of the 1960's. She would be ousted as to conservative for that party.
    It's to bad you drink her Kool-Aid and ignore the reason Sanders has done so well.
    It's your kind of elitist attitude (HRC's attitude also) that will anger Sanders voters by simply ignoring them.
    You seal you own defeat by alienating that part of the party, and by Sanders results, that's about half the party.
    And you wonder just how Trump can win? You just made the recipe for HRC's loss.

    1. Anonymous7:05 AM

      Sanders' campaign is far more elitist than Clinton's.

    2. Anonymous7:12 AM

      In the 1960s, a woman wouldn't have been allowed this close to the White House, not even by the Democratic party.

      In the 1970s, Sanders was writing about how teenage girls should give it up to their boyfriends and how women who don't have enough sex were going to get cancer.

    3. First off Anonymous 6:48 I do not have the power that you attribute to me.

      Secondly you must not remember that many Democrats of the 1960's were vocal opponents of the civil rights movement, and in the South many were far more conservative than even their Republican counterparts in the North.

      By definition the entire country is more liberal than it was back in the 1960's and virtually all of that is due to the hard work of the Democratic party, and especially their most recent President.

      I am sorry if the Democratic party does not pass your purity test, but then I guess that is why the Green Party exists now isn't it?

    4. Anonymous7:31 AM

      6:48 Yes, Hilary Clinton certainly doesn't represent the Democratic party as it once was-- before the Clintons and "New Democrats" remade it into Republican lite in the 1980s and 90s. Thus the Clintons oversaw globalization at the expense of workers--pushing for NAFTA, WTO, the repeal of Glass Steagal, among other regulations that used to safeguard against excesses in banking and Wall St. that caused the 2008 financial meltdown.

      I come from generations of Democrats, my grandfather was fired from his job for working to elect Franklin Roosevelt, I assure you the Democrats are now to the right of Eisenhower Republicans. The Dems serve big money and many people see it- which is why Sanders is doing so well. The Dems better wake up or they'll hand the country to Trump. Hilary is already moving to the "center" to court Republican voters. She had better take seriously voters who are backing Sanders.

      And she will sell out the people to Wall St. and bankers when elected unless she's pressured by rank and file Democrats to serve the best interests of the people not corporations and banks.

    5. Anonymous9:44 AM

      "I come from generations of Democrats,"

      Yes, so do I.

      So do many, many people. Some of those people are supporting Clinton and some are supporting Sanders.

    6. Anonymous10:40 AM

      I am so proud to vote for Sec. Clinton, whose politics matched Sen. Sanders 93% of the time when they served together in the Senate. She was progressive enough for Bernie to vote her in as Sec. of State, and even praise her on the job!

    7. Anonymous2:07 PM

      You are the one who brought up the 1960's G. I agree the comparison is ridiculous.
      And yes, Sanders wants more from the party and so do I. Bernie's Democratic socialism is based on FDR and he did pretty well for the American people.
      I agree with anon. 7:31 HRC is far more conservative and not progressing the party. If you are happy with that, fine, but don't call yourself a Democratic liberal in the traditional usage.

    8. Anonymous2:11 PM

      I wasn't looking for Bush lite when I voted for Obama and I'm not looking for Obama lite if I vote for HRC. I'm sure she will extend again the Bush tax cuts, or are they now Obama's tax cuts?

    9. 66gardeners2:49 PM

      P.S @2:11
      Quit ya moaning

    10. Anonymous4:00 PM

      "She was progressive enough for Bernie to vote her in as Sec. of State, and even praise her on the job!"
      Anon 10:40,

      Did you expect him to vote no on her for Sec. of State? Or maybe you expected Bernie to vote for Colin Powell, or someone else not even nominated. Geez, a stupid point!

      Just telling the truth 66gardeners, which you obviously can not handle.

    11. Anonymous7:33 PM

      Sanders could have abstained. He could have voted to reject her. He's an "Independent" after all, isn't he? To hear Senator Sanders say it, Hillary Clinton is a corrupted warhawk. Why would Senator Sanders vote to confirm a corrupted warhawk as Secretary of State?

      Sanders doesn't do anything because of politics, right? All of his decisions come from his good heart and righteous ideals, right?

  5. Anonymous6:56 AM

    This is such bullshit.

    Sanders has had the same opportunities Clinton has to get his message out there and sway voters to his side. It's not her fault she had more name recognition or longer histories with certain populations. Was she not supposed to take advantage of those? Should she have given Sanders a head start or a handicap?

    The process is not rigged. There has been no cheating. Clinton has simply earned more votes than Sanders. Period.

  6. Anonymous6:57 AM

    The only one moaning is Senator Sanders.

  7. Anonymous7:01 AM

    Stop moaning, Andrea. You're such a nag. Bernie Sanders is going to tell you the real deal.

    He's the victim here. A victim of the millions of voting Democrats who prefer Hillary Clinton over him.

    The establishment is out to get him. First it was Planned Parenthood. Then it was all those closed primaries. Now it's the entire Party. It couldn't possibly be because his message didn't sway enough people.

    1. Anonymous7:11 AM

      Yep, the familiar white man full of entitlement syndrome. It's mine because I want it and everyone is wrong if I don't get it.

    2. Anonymous8:26 AM

      "A victim of the millions of voting Democrats who prefer Hillary Clinton over him."
      Except for the ones purged in Brooklyn?

      Board of Elections will boot official after her error purged over 100,000 Brooklyn voters from the rolls, wreaking havoc at polls.

      I'll say it again.
      The Clintons will SAY or do ANYTHING to further their selfish ways.

    3. Anonymous8:55 AM

      Please show me how those purged voters would have voted for Bernie to the extent that he would have won New York?

    4. Anonymous9:03 AM

      Unless you can prove that those voters that were purged in Brooklyn would have supported Sanders over Clinton, your point doesn't have a place in this particular discussion.

      Meanwhile, I didn't get to caucus here in Colorado because I had a sick kid, too young to be left alone, at home. I had planned to caucus for Clinton. The caucus system disenfranchised me and I'm not the only one.

      Caucuses disproportionately leave out families with young kids, people who have to work night shifts or multiple jobs, minority voters, people with disabilities, and seniors. There's good reason to suspect that a greater number of Clinton voters vs Sanders voters are being suppressed.

    5. Anonymous10:30 AM

      Oh,I dunno...
      Bernie is from there and this:
      The Clintons and their bots are sneaky chickenshit weasels.

    6. Anonymous10:41 AM

      Why do we have to debate the same old false talking points every week. Clinton WON in Brooklyn and she LOST VOTES in the snafu there. Either way, she won NY big time and this would not change the final outcome.

    7. Anonymous11:16 AM

      10:30 - Did you know that many of the same people travel around to Bernie rallies? True! It's a lot of the same crowd over and over again, within a region--not "unique voters" with each crowd.

    8. Anonymous11:42 AM

      Gonna request a source on that statement.

    9. Anonymous11:48 AM

      It's also true that big rallies don't regularly translate into more votes.

      True, Brooklyn is famous for it's hipsters, has a concentration of hipsters, but it's also filled with minority voters. Brooklyn is 50% White and only 35% White-Non-Hispanic.

      Plus, Bernie hasn't been "from there" in a very, very long time.

    10. Anonymous12:15 PM

      11:42 - CNN interviewed some of the people who did that in April 2016 ,who were at Bernie's final NYC rally. It was like they were following a band around on tour or something.

  8. Anonymous7:10 AM

    OT FYI to the highest bidder>

    1. Anonymous10:45 AM

      BUSTED: Gun broker cancels sale of George Zimmerman’s gun used to kill Trayvon Martin

  9. Anonymous7:23 AM

    Clinton said. "My husband and I have released 33 years of tax returns -- we've got eight years on our website right now. So you have got to ask yourself, why does he not release them?"


  10. Anonymous7:26 AM

    OT YES!

  11. Anonymous7:41 AM

    When you don't know where to start,
    I guess it's best to try the beginning.

    Ms Mitchell not moaning? HA!

    Andrea's second sentence was to start MOANING about "she's (HRC) is now fighting a war on two fronts. She's getting beaten up by DT on a daily basis."...

    Then, later, Andra moaning again:

    "Sir, I'm just saying that HRC's ah, ah, the opposition to her, the negatives against her have been built up by DT just hammering away at her. And up until now at least, he has not been going after you as much. She's fighting two big candidates and you're fighting one."

    So it's wrong for Bernie to point out
    what opposition he has against him???

    "Hey Andrea...Andrea...Oh really? Oh Really? Ha! Andrea, in every state that we have won, in 19 states, we have had to take on the entire...Democratic...Establishment! We have 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 HRC's problems."

    So come on G, don't act like you don't know Bernie was referring to the SuperDs and the fact they are already bought and paid for by HRC and the DNC. You're better than that.,_2016#Totals_by_group

    1. Anonymous8:17 AM

      "Bought and paid for" is such a slimy, bullshit phrase.

      It's just more of this idea that when people are informed and intelligent and not in the pocket of someone else they just HAVE to chose Bernie. Bernie's the BEST and only dumb, uninformed, wall street shills would vote for someone else.

      And Sanders supporters accuse others of alienating them. Meanwhile they are calling us uninformed and corrupted.

    2. Anonymous8:38 AM

      They aren't necessarily "bought and paid for" by Hillary but they are part and parcel of the same machine so it makes perfect sense for them to line up behind Hillary. Sanders is an outsider to the Dem party, why would the Dem power players get in bed with him over Hillary? Makes no sense. Bernie didn't fully think through this "running as a Dem" strategy, or if he did he should realize that establishment Dems stick together, no big surprise there.

    3. Anonymous8:38 AM

      "Bought and paid for" is just calling it what it is: bribery!

      Why else would supposed un-pledged delegates promise unwavering loyalty to HRC even before the primary started, before their own state voted or no matter who their state constituents voted for???

      She doesn't represent the Democratic party. She's more Republican that Trump.

      Turn a blind eye to this slimy corruption at our nation's peril.

    4. Anonymous9:07 AM

      "Why else would supposed un-pledged delegates promise unwavering loyalty to HRC even before the primary started"

      Because they like and support her. Because they believe in her as a presidential candidate and Sanders hasn't changed their minds. Because, even when Sanders entered the race, they still prefer Clinton because of her policies, disposition, intelligence, grasp of the issues, willingness and ability to work with others, etc..

      Why do you just assume that everyone prefers Bernie and the only reason they don't support him is because they've been paid off?

    5. Anonymous10:38 AM

      I don't know why anyone would watch the show of Andrea Mitchell. I tuned her out a long, long time ago!!! Just watching her talk drove me nuts!

    6. Anonymous12:02 PM

      "bought and paid for" is redundant, unless there is a way to purchase without paying anything.

  12. Hedgewytch7:45 AM

    I'm the first to admit that Clinton is basically the centrist Republican (on many issues) that used to exist back in the 70-80's.

    I also realize that the concerted effort to discredit Mrs. Clinton's accomplishments and paint her as a crook have worked.

    Too many so called independent thinkers have taken the GOP meme of the Evil Hillary and ran with it.

    So sad, these are supposed to be the critical thinkers, but what I'm seeing is as much rabid ideology and lack of foresight that the right is displaying.

    1. Anonymous10:44 AM

      Really? Then why does her voting record in the Senate match Sanders for 93% of the votes if she's so Republican? Does that mean Bernie is a Republican, too?

  13. Anonymous7:47 AM

    Sorry if a dup.

    Bernie is buting the hand that feed him.

    Time to cut off his funding from the Dem money machine.



  14. Anonymous7:56 AM nuff said,, think us older independents dont see the coronation of clinton happening? guess again,, i would see bernie over all but trump over clinton any day.

    1. Anonymous8:22 AM

      Coronation? I didn't realize queens were elected by getting more votes.

    2. Anonymous8:23 AM

      You aren't a true progressive.

    3. Anonymous9:57 AM

      Older independent here and you are a fucking liar.

  15. Anonymous8:14 AM



    VG1 has a *very* well connected political friend who told him that Gov. Palin was one of the top tier candidates for VP. She is definitely considered.

    1. Anonymous10:45 AM

      All signs point to Gingrich as VP, who is chomping at the bit to slam the Clintons all over again.

  16. Crystal Sage8:20 AM

    This has been my problem with Bernie from the beginning. He is not a Democrat and he never will be. He likes being "independent" as it puts him apart from the rest of the politicians (although he is still one.)

    Now, after becoming a Democrat (DINO) so he could use them, he is mathematically out of the running for the Democratic nom. So, what does he do? He rails against the "system" that he has used for the past year. In addition, he has languished in the Senate, appearing anywhere there is a camera or microphone, offering his rather simplistic solutions to complex problems, resting on his laurels as a one-time activist against the Viet Nam War.

    Yeah, I was there as well, back in the day. I worked hard to get progressive Dems elected as I knew that was the only way to make real changes. And I continue to do so. That is why I am working to see that Hillary Clinton, the only true Democrat in this race, is elected POTUS.

    1. Anonymous9:25 AM

      I recall that the 2008 Democratic primary was also a hard fought battle. The difference, though, was that Hillary Clinton was a genuine Democrat and she handled defeat graciously and maturely. Then she went on to serve in President Obama's administration with great distinction. She has earned the support of the Democratic Party this year. Bernie Sanders has not. Maybe if he had become a Democrat twenty or thirty years ago . . . .

    2. Anonymous10:45 AM

      +1 to you both!

    3. Anonymous8:18 AM

      Hilary is not a true Democrat where I come from, both she and Bill are part of the coalition of "New Democrats" from the 1980s, formed to bring the party more to the "center": translation: more like the Republicans.

      The Clintons oversaw the dismantlement of FDR's New Deal in the 1990s and signed on to Neoliberal economics, which have now caused serious damage to much of the world's economy. In short, The Clintons sold out labor and workers by promoting pro-corporate trade treaties like NAFTA and the WTO and repealing banking regulations that were put in place during the Depression as safeguards. As a result we had the crash of 2008 and ongoing economic woes as the wealth gap increases and corporate accountability to society is practically nil.

      Hilary also supports the neocons (many of whom are Republicans) who with their hawkish foreign policy spread aggression and war without end, enriching the miltary-industrial complex while bringing untold misery to millions and collapsing states, like Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya-now trying for Syria and Ukraine- and spreading terrorism in the collapsed states (see ISIS). The neocons are empire builders not democrats in any sense of the, some of their mentors in fact did not believe in democracy at all (see Leo Strauss at the Univ. of Chicago).

      The Democratic party is risking losing many votes by alienating Sanders voters and not taking seriously that the people voting for him are fed up with well-insulated and paid Democratic leadership selling out to big business and the Washington war machine at a great price to the people of this country and the world.

      The middle class and poor are losing ground in this country while the wealth at the top increases at a staggering rate. Hilary is part of how all this happened--the New Democrats undid The New Deal and allowed the neoliberal economists and free market idealogy to run roughshod over unions, affordable, health care, affordable education, while privatizing prisons, schools, and other public assets to enrich private industry while shredding the reality of the "commons" or common good.

  17. Anonymous8:35 AM

    I support Bernie's platform however I don't support him running as a Democrat. He's NOT a Democrat, many of us, his supporters aren't Democrats and many of us couldn't even primary for him because we're not Democrats.

    He needed to run as an Independent, period. Of course the super delegates and the party machine are going to ally behind Hillary, these are her people she has been one of them for a long time, a cog in the Democratic party's vast wheel of influence. Bernie hasn't and he needed to stay true to his roots. Running as a Dem has hurt him more than it has helped him simply because he is NOT a Democrat.

    As an Independent I feel his choice to run as a Dem is disingenuous at best, and an example of his naivete at worst.

    1. Anonymous9:25 AM

      Well said and my sentiments exactly. He tapped the label of temporary democrat and now can't stand the treatment it affords him. Go away BS. Now!

    2. Anonymous9:59 AM

      Not only that, he used the very system he bitches about. He's as bad as Trump.

    3. Anonymous10:46 AM

      I have really appreciated reading your perspective on here. 8:35.

  18. Anonymous8:42 AM

  19. AJ billings8:46 AM

    I think the adult in the room (President Obama) needs to take Bernie aside and read him the facts of life.

    You can't burn down the house to save it

    Per Crystal, I came of age in the late 60's and all the progress we made for civil rights, desegregation, women's rights and equality, stopping the Vietnam war, and bringing a progressive agenda to the USA should not be jeopardized..

    Just look at these atrocious laws they passed in Mississippi, and N Carolina.

    In Ole Miss, it's now LEGAL to fire someone if you have a "sincerely held religious belief" about them being LGBT, black, hispanic, or just don't like the way they are dressed!

    If we can't elect Hillary, we could be doomed to DrumpF outlawing abortion, contraception, and even overturning the Civil Rights act of 1964!

    Bernie needs to tone it down, and think about the fallout if he continues to be so radical

    1. Anonymous10:01 AM

      The fall out= Bernie loses the general. Trump loses the senate in 2018 and the white house in 202 (IF there is a white house by then...).
      Second option = Bernie wins the general but loses the senate in 2018, loses the white house in 2020, and a DEM is never elected again. THAT is what we are facing.

    2. Anonymous10:47 AM

      Truth - Bernie will not even be in the General, except as an attack dog/independent force against Trump. He will not be a candidate.

    3. Anonymous11:17 AM

  20. Anonymous8:47 AM

    "....a second front battling a pesky primary opponent who cannot win."

    [Ain't that the truth]

    Bernie Sanders, the Zombie Candidate

    It’s already over, and now he’s just causing havoc. I’ve seen firsthand how much damage this kind of candidacy can do.

    By DAVID WADE May 12, 2016

    When first decided to run for president, Bernie Sanders had a goal in mind: to start a political revolution by getting big money out of politics.

    If he wants to do it—if Sanders wants to build a lasting movement to fight money’s outsize influence—he has to close one door to open another. The transition from contender to gracious supporter of the nominee isn’t easy for any presidential candidate, but he needs to make it, and soon.

    We already know Sanders isn’t going to win the Democratic Party’s nomination; Hillary Clinton has amassed more than 92 percent of the delegates needed to secure the nomination, and she’ll easily pick up the rest. So right now, Sanders’ campaign is the walking dead: a zombie.

    ... Today, with Donald Trump all but guaranteed to be the Republican nominee, the general election electorate is beginning to tune in. At a time when voters could be comparing Trump and Secretary Clinton, the presumptive nominees, they’re instead seeing Clinton take shrapnel not just from the Republicans, but from Sanders.

    Sanders has a stake in this. I hope he sees it. Sanders needs to think long and hard about the big cost of criticizing the now-prohibitive Democratic front-runner. He didn’t set out to become Trump’s best ghostwriter for the general election, but that is the role continued attacks on Clinton risk earning him.

    Make no mistake: Clinton is a crisper candidate than she was a year ago, a credit to her sparring partner from Vermont. She has upped her game. But at this point, it would be better for the Democratic Party if Clinton could focus on the asymmetric political warfare to come from Trump—which she could do right now if she didn’t have to maintain a second front battling a pesky primary opponent who cannot win....

    1. Anonymous10:02 AM

      His and Jane's ego won't let THEM, she's as bad as he is.

  21. Anonymous8:59 AM

    Good for him. So glad Bernie is exposing the deeply embedded corruptness and cronyism in the DNC. The DNC powers that be are in it for themselves.

    1. Anonymous10:49 AM

      Really? What do you think a political party is? They are no more committed to cronyism that ANY party. You come up through the ranks and eventually you are rewarded. It's true in most clubs, groups, political parties, business, etc. If Bernie wanted in, he should have at least joined in the 1980's.

      But he didn't want in. He can't have it both ways.

    2. Anonymous11:55 AM

      Sanders has not been immune to the benefits of cronyism during the course of his political career.

  22. Anonymous9:03 AM

    What's the Best Move Bernie Sanders Can Make Right Now to Strengthen the Progressive Movement?

    What Bernie supporters should demand from Hillary on trade, education and controlling corporations.

    1. Anonymous12:00 PM

      Here's the best next move Bernie can make:

  23. Anonymous9:04 AM

    Against Fortress Liberalism

    For forty years, liberals have accepted defeat and called it “incremental progress.” Bernie Sanders offers a different way forward.

  24. Anonymous9:15 AM

    Watching the View. I sometimes call the witches. Not a woman hater as I am a woman. It's just that the women start screaming. Anyways, they are talking about Hillary flip flopping. One of them said all politicians evolve. I think it is true. We all evolve in our views. Not too long ago, I thought that transgender people were just weird. Now, after all the media attention, I am more acclimated to them. I see them. We are all narrow minded to some degree. As time passes and we find that the gays aren't out to rape us, and the nature effed up with the Y's and X's then we calm down. Que Sera. Yes, we do all evolve. We should start a new party of the evolving. You know we change in idea. That's probably why the Republican party is crumbling is that their ideas were not subject to evolving. They want to be stuck in that time machine when white men ruled. Women, Mexicans, Gays, are nightmares to this dream of theirs. It's okay guys. Wake up. The dream of America is evolving. Take an aspirin.

    1. Anonymous10:34 AM

      I love "The View" as do many others throughout our country.

      They have been on the air for years, even though there are some out there that love pushing 'the show is being cancelled', but it's never come to fruition!

      I especially enjoy the humor of Whoopi and Joy! The panelists on the show represent views on both the left and right of government. I find their discussions thoughtful and enjoyable. Plus having 'humor' the very best part!

  25. Anonymous9:16 AM

    O/T but the scum has crawled out from under his putrid rock...

    George Zimmerman Is Selling The Gun He Used To Murder Trayvon Martin In Cold Blood (VIDEO)

  26. Anonymous9:29 AM

    It is easier to change the Democratic Party's direction, I want them to go back to being a party that supports the general population rather than rich businessmen. Sen. Sander has attended the caucuses the Dems hold for years so naturally he should run in the Democratic Party. The republicans will be the party of Business interests till the end of the world, I would rather the democrats become a party of the average guy rather than a mimic of the republicans and Senator Sanders is the candidate that fits that role much more than Sec. Clinton ever will.

    1. Anonymous10:04 AM

      Possibly but he will never win the general, The opposition research the GOP has on him will bury him alive. The FACT that his dreams will raise out deficit by $18 TRILLION dollars is more than enough to sink his chip before it ever leaves the harbor. Couple that with the hefty tax raises on ALL people, not just the wealthy, and he is DOA.

    2. Anonymous10:52 AM

      All it would take is one week of national ads showing Bernie at the Communist meeting he attended in Cuba back in the day, and his honeymoon in Russia, and saying "socialist Sanders". That's it. Bernie would be done.

  27. Why is Bernie Sanders squandering a priceless opportunity to focus on his MESSAGE and the content of his beliefs? Instead, he's engaged in constant and not-so-friendly fire against other candidates and the Democrats.

    Last week I wondered if Sanders were just naive and perhaps stupid. This week, I'm beginning to think he's malevolent and beginning to suspect he does not have the best interests of the country at his heart.

  28. Anonymous10:12 AM

    I'm a Democrat and I don't want Bernie Sanders a part of our party!

    He isn't a Democrat (which he is on record as saying himself!), but made a decision to join us! And, now he's doing nothing more than dividing the party and making himself look like an old fool!

    He has reached the end of his shelf life (as a politician) as far as I'm concerned and would suggest he be a man, stop his incessant ranting and raving (and waving his arms) and stop listening to his wife!

    We're tired of you, Bernie! It's time to go bye-bye!

  29. Anonymous10:48 AM

    It is Bristols bathroom. There are pictures of her doing selfies in the same bathroom. Maybe Dakotas jeans, etc. Has he moved in? Did she convince him it was cheaper?

  30. Anonymous10:48 AM

    "MOAN" & SEX
    a long, low sound made by a person expressing physical or mental suffering or sexual pleasure.
    She gave a low moan of despair OR sexual ecstasy.
    synonyms: groan, wail, whimper, sob, cry
    2. a complaint that is perceived as trivial and not taken seriously by others.

    synonyms: complaint, complaining, grouse, grousing, grumble, grumbling, whine, whining, carping;
    verb: moan; 3rd person present: moans; past tense: moaned; past participle: moaned; gerund or present participle: moaning
    make a long, low sound expressing physical or mental suffering or sexual pleasure.

    The Bern-ie used the word Purposely. Words matter.

  31. Anonymous11:13 AM

    We need more money to trash Donald Trump's opponent.

    Washington (CNN)Bernie Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver sent a sharply worded fundraising appeal on Wednesday, saying that Democrats "court disaster" by nominating Hillary Clinton

    1. Anonymous11:59 AM

      Fire Sale! Donate now!

  32. Anonymous11:17 AM

    Bernie is right about the the deck being stacked against him.

    "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."

    And what's up with DWS and her hair?
    It looks like she combs it with a pork chop...

    1. Anonymous11:58 AM

      Your overt sexism (e.g. your hair comment) overshadows any political point you might wish to make, 11:17.

    2. Anonymous12:41 PM

      Fer fucks sake!
      What's it called when this blog and its posters make fun of Sarah's hair,Jane Sanders weight or Trump's hair?
      Sanctimonious hypocrisy,that's what!

    3. Anonymous1:11 PM

      12:41 - No. I agree that we should not make fun of Jane Sanders' weight or hair. She's not even a candidate, by the way. I am tired of the misogyny in general.

    4. Anonymous1:35 PM

      I see you left out Sarah...
      She's not a candidate either.
      Nor Bristol.
      Nor Willow.
      But hey,anything Palin draws the clicks here...

    5. Anonymous2:55 PM

      So you're a loser 1:35 for being here

    6. Anonymous3:24 PM

      I very rarely comment on anything that has to do with the Palins.
      Although any pedestrian walk by glance at this blog can see it's the fuel(clicks/posts)that drives this blog.
      In the big scheme of things that needs to be discussed in this country,they don't make a pimple on a flea's ass.

  33. 66gardeners2:45 PM

    Bernie don't moan to us about your problems

  34. I am getting really sick of this old fool.

  35. Anita Winecooler5:10 PM

    ?Has Bernie explained what a "socialist democrat" means? And why did he run under the Democratic ticket rather than independent? I'm for Hillary because I think she's got the experience and the resume' that makes a good President. If she continues the trajectory President Obama started, all the better. All I get is Bernie's attracting people to the party, we're going to have a revolution, stick flowers down gun barrels, join hands and sing Peter Paul and Mary songs. I tried to feel the Bern early on, but it made me want to vote Hillary even more. But I'm not wasting my vote, if he's the nominee, I'll pinch my nose and vote for him.

  36. Anonymous5:26 PM

    I will forever by grateful to Bernie Sanders for shedding the light on some very undemocratic actions within the Democratic Party. Thank God we have him to fight for us!!

    Where is Hillary when these issues come up, and why is SHE not fighting for the little guy? (oh right, if there's no money there she's only wasting her time...)

    1. Anonymous7:23 PM

      Bernie loves caucuses.

    2. Anonymous7:17 AM

      Your whole comment is nonsense.

  37. Anonymous5:54 PM

    Bernie needs to stay in, because like Hillary reminded us that Bobbie Kennedy's campaign ended in June. Let every State vote!

  38. Anonymous6:28 PM

    Damn right!


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