Monday, May 02, 2016

Bernie Sanders doubles down on his contention that there will be a contested convention.

Oh, that's more than a little upsetting.

And it is not only a waste of time but also doomed to fail.

Courtesy of the Washington Post:  

"It is virtually impossible for Secretary Clinton to reach the majority of convention delegates by June 14 with pledged delegates alone," he said. "She will need superdelegates to take her over the top at the convention in Philadelphia. In other words, the convention will be a contested contest." 

That's true — mostly because, unlike in 2008, Sanders will contest it. Eight years ago, Clinton conceded the race before the convention, recognizing that trying to fight her way to victory on the convention floor was likely to fail, despite her having a slight lead in the popular vote. But Clinton realized the damage that could be done to the party — and perhaps herself — so she didn't. 

Sanders doesn't share the former sentiment, as he has made clear. He was an independent until he decided to run for president, and his goal during his campaign has been to upend the system, into which a convention floor fight fits neatly. 

But that doesn't mean he has any real shot at winning.

The Post then goes on to lay out what should now be an obvious argument for why Sanders' plans to wrest the nomination is a non-starter.

However, as laid out above, by going to this extreme Sanders IS potentially doing great harm to the Democratic party. But since he is not actually a Democrat he of course feels no sense of loyalty to protect and preserve America's best hope at containing the increasingly anti-woman, racist, homophobic, anti-science, and hawkish Republican party.

And not only does Sanders put the Democratic party in jeopardy, he also places his own legacy in jeopardy.

Courtesy of The New York Times: 

He dismissed Clinton victories driven by black voters as products of the conservative Deep South; he suggested that his defeat in New York was unfair because it was a closed primary (you can argue this case either way, but requiring that you identity as a Democrat to choose the Democratic nominee is hardly voter suppression — arguably caucuses are much further from a democratic process); then, with the big loss in the mid-Atlantic primaries,he has turned to a sort of fact-free complaint that any process under which Bernie Sanders loses is ipso facto unfair, and superdelegates should choose him despite a 3 million vote deficit. 

At this point it’s as if Sanders is determined to validate everything liberal skeptics have been saying all along about his unwillingness to face reality — and all of it for, maybe, a few weeks of additional fundraising, at the expense of any future credibility and goodwill. Isn’t there anyone who can tell him to stop before it’s too late?

Good question. Is there?

By the way if I were Sanders I would not put all of my eggs in that California basket.


  1. Caroll Thompson2:08 PM

    I hope all the Dems come home, if you will, and Hillary mops the floor with Sanders in the remaining primaries.

    Now is the time for unity.

    1. Anonymous2:23 PM

      Nah, lets bust this ship apart and correctly point the blame finger at Hillary and her partner Debbie Shultz for causing this discord.

    2. Anonymous2:32 PM

      2:23 PM

      Absolute nonsense. You're incapable of knowing what is 'correct'.

    3. Anonymous2:32 PM

      @ anon 2:23pm
      No one is forcing you or the Sanders to even belong to the Democratic party. As for Bernie , the DNC should have had him and his people criminally charged with hacking.

    4. Anonymous3:02 PM

      We need a new party. One. Not 2 stupid ones.

    5. Anonymous7:16 PM

      I am a lifelong Democrat & I do not think we need a new party. Proud to have voted for President Obama twice & now for Hillary!!

  2. Anonymous2:09 PM

    Community Blog on Daily Kos. (Oped written by a Bernie Sanders dreamer. Take it at face value)

    (Take it at face value-
    Meaning: To accept someone or something without considering whether they really are what they claim to be)

    Oped not officially written by Daily Kos

    May 02, 2016 8:23am PDT by ca democrat

    We asked them to run, now lets support the 128 Sanders-endorsing US-House-&-Senate-Candidates
    May 02, 2016 8:23am PDT by ca democrat


    ARE YOU SURE "democrat ca"?

    ??? 128 Sanders-endorsing US-House-&-Senate-Candidates???



    The Endorsement Primary

    "In presidential primaries, endorsements have been among the best predictors of which candidates will succeed and which will fail. So we’re keeping track."

    UPDATED 9:50 A.M. EDT | MAY 2

    AS OF MAY 2ND:
    Clinton 164 Rep & 40 Sen
    Sanders 8 Reps & 1 Sen


    1. Anonymous2:16 PM

      "democrat ca": ummmm ummmm I got nothin'. You busted me

  3. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Bernie Sanders is a Socialist fascinated with Russia and Cuba.

    Comrade Bernie who takes their new bride to freezing Russia for their honeymoon?

    1. Anonymous5:04 PM

      Only Republicans care. Are you a Republican?

  4. Anonymous2:15 PM

    He may be doing this for the benefit of his supporters and to keep campaign contributions coming in. He has mentioned wanting to establish an organization to keep the 'revolution' going. Whatever they don't spend can be transferred to the organization which Jane Sanders can run.

    1. Anonymous2:33 PM

      LOL< if he doesn't drop out soon there will be no extra, he will be in debt.

    2. Anonymous2:41 PM

      Bernie Sanders's so-called "revolution" has achieved nothing. What has he achieved? Nothing. What have his followers achieved? Nothing.

      Raising money for Jane Sanders to spend has always been their only plan.

      Just try and catch Madame Jetsetter after her husband is dumped. She'll be livin' it up like Sarah Palin. You read it here first.

    3. Anonymous3:20 PM

      He's going to have a lot of money left over from his campaign, and guess what, he gets to keep it, tax free.

    4. Anonymous4:09 PM

      No, @3:20, he's going to have some campaign debt. But it is a money-making venture & now he can write a book about it all. Ka-Ching. Then the movie. Ka-Ching.

    5. Anonymous4:32 PM

      @ anon 3:20pm

      He won't unless he drops out very soon, he could just as easily end up millions in debt.

    6. Anonymous4:33 PM

      I live in Indiana. The amount of TV commercials for Bernie is right up there with the Republicans so he is spending lots of money on TV ads here. Hillary has spent zero dollars on ads. I have not seen one pro Hillary ad that she approved. If she wins, and fivethirtyeight has her with a 91% chance of winning the Indidana primary, then that will have to Bern the Sanderses.

    7. Anonymous7:14 PM

      Bernie is a BIG spender but he cannot buy the election.

  5. Anonymous2:21 PM

    Sanders is a LOSER! He is trying to divide the Democratic party and it's time he stopped.

    Hillary Clinton will be the nominee - he's way behind her - time he shut up (along w/his wife) and bucked up and out!

    1. Anonymous2:37 PM

      At this point I hope he stays in long enough to be millions in debt. FU_K BERNIE and BABY JANE

  6. Anonymous2:22 PM

    As a Californian I think (hope) we will go big for Hillary. I am not a registered Democrat but plan to vote for her in the primary. I love Bernie's ideas but I don't think he can win, and even if he did win he has no real plan. Hillary knows how to do politics and get things done. Also she's had a lot of experience dealing with the kind of negativity our politics has devolved to, such President Obama has had to endure.

    1. Anonymous2:42 PM

      As a CA voter myself, I am glad you're for HRC!

    2. Another Cali gal for HRC-----Can't wait until June to NOT vote for Bernie! ;)

  7. Anonymous2:29 PM

    ABC Politics:
    Even if superdelegates were awarded to statewide winner, Bernie Sanders would still trail

    See graph

  8. Anonymous2:30 PM

    First of all, it is not just up to Bernie to decide if it's a contested convention or not. Maybe Bernie needs to study up a bit on that before he continues to flap his old pasty lips.

    1. Anonymous4:12 PM

      Trump. It's going to happen, get used to it, you Bernie haters are the reason that none of us are going to vote for you screechy harpy hillary.

      Hills can thank you types for losing her the election.

    2. Anonymous5:05 PM

      "None of us"

      That would be you and the voices in your head?

    3. Anonymous6:18 PM

      2:30, you should check the Democratic Party convention rules before you flap your trap. Bernie's technically right: a convention that requires the votes of the superdelegates to determine the outcome, that is supedelegate votes are needed for one candidate to get to 2,382, is by definition a brokered or contested convention.

    4. Anonymous7:13 PM

      6:18 - no. President Obama needed the supers in 2008 and his convention was not contested. Bernie does not get it; he's not a real Democrat..

    5. Anonymous4:00 AM

      In 2008 then-candidate Senator Barack Obama lead Hillary Clinton in delegates AND the popular vote.
      Although candidate then-Senator Barack Obama was leading Hillary in delegates and the popular vote, Hillary's supporters told her NOT to get out of the race and to take it all the way to the convention. THIS was hurting our party, the Democratic party in 2008.

    6. Anonymous7:02 AM

      7:13: Yes. According to the Democratic convention rules, if no candidate has 2,383 pledged delegates from primaries and needs super-delegates to get to 2,383 it is by definition a contested convention.
      And stop with the rude, condescending "no." like you're talking to a dog.

  9. Anonymous2:31 PM

    Bernie tell me something I want to hear even though you can't deliver it.

  10. Someone needs to have a "come to jesus conversation" with Bernie. And quick.
    I am getting so tired of his absolutely baloney.

    1. Anonymous7:11 PM

      I hope it's VP Biden. He's been in the Senate longer than Bernie and has been a Democrat for over 45 years.

  11. Anonymous2:37 PM

    By the time the convention comes nobody will be identifying Sanders with the Democratic Party. He will only be the widely-disliked Independent snake in the grass that we know him to be.

    And as soon as he's gone he'll be forgotten, just like all the other losing candidates. Any respect that people had for him will be forgotten too.

    1. Anonymous3:12 PM

      We Independents, Undeclareds and Non-Partisan people love him. We will continue to support him, even if we are HUGELY disappointed in him running as a Demoncrat.

    2. Anonymous4:14 PM

      Keep sending him your hard-earned Tubmans!

    3. Anonymous5:01 PM

      She sends her Tubmans to Sarah Palin. She never even heard of Bernie Sanders until last year. Palin fans are all idiots.

    4. Anonymous5:07 PM

      Yeah, you speak for all independents, undeclared, and non-partisans.


  12. Anonymous2:40 PM

    I use to like and respect Bernie Sanders. Now I just think he's crazy with a healthy dollop of senility.

    1. Anonymous4:23 PM

      And an old white man's sense of entitlement and privilege. Witness his "i'll get mine and to hell with you." He started out with some good ideas. Now, he's acting like every other white man who isn't getting bis way.

    2. Anonymous5:10 PM

      I don't think he's senile.

      I agree he has a sense of entitlement, probably always had even as he was simultaneously fighting for progressive ideals. Reading the piles of crap he wrote in the early 70s, he seems like just another pompous white, male "revolutionary" who loved to hear himself talk.

      He's had a good career, though, and was a pretty consistent representative of progressive ideals.

      Now, I think he's believing his own hype and loving his celebrity.

  13. Anonymous2:43 PM

    I like Bernie, donated to his campaign twice, but it's time to read the writing on the wall.

  14. Anonymous3:01 PM

    " Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defended staying in the Democratic nominating contest on Friday by pointing out that her husband had not wrapped up the nomination until June 1992, adding, “We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.”
    And I just LOVE this comment from reddit:
    "Pris257 [score hidden] 39 minutes ago
    Nope. Remember when Bernie was called off the campaign trail for the private meeting with Obama? My guess is that Obama told him to stay in the race and that it would be wrapped up in time. And that is why Bernie is staying in the race.
    Hillary's campaign was all kinds of hateful and racist against Obama. He won. And I don't think that he is just going to pretend it never happened. She is a racist to the core. A crook and a thief. And she will be be brought to heel. And Obama will make sure to bury her.
    My bet is that she is indicted right before the convention. And Obama will just sit in the Whitehouse and laugh his ass off."

    1. Anonymous3:27 PM

      Not a chance that Hillary will be indicted.

    2. Anonymous3:36 PM


      Stay away from the RW AM hate radio and Fox. It's fried your brain. You are clueless.

    3. Anonymous3:40 PM

      What a stupid fucking comment about the relationship between Obama and HRC. He disliked her so much he made her Secretary of State.

    4. Anonymous4:19 PM

      3:01 - you are serious? Obama cannot stand Bernie Sanders! He's friends with Hillary! She worked for him for 4 years, and he's loyal to her! Michelle called HRC an amazing phenomenal woman just last week during a speech. It's not 2008 anymore. Wake up: Obama will protect HRC. His legacy depends on it!

    5. Anonymous4:22 PM

      3:01 here...
      In order:
      @3:27 She certainly should be.
      "Charles Gittins, a former Marine and criminal defense attorney, said Mrs. Clinton’s mishandling “was a far more egregious violation of law.”
      “Maj. Brezler violated regulations by maintaining classified information on a personal laptop computer,” said Mr. Gittins, who is not involved in the case. “My personal opinion is that his was a minor infraction that resulted from combat conditions that didn’t allow access to classified systems.
      “Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, as secretary of state, had access to all of the systems meant to protect classified information, and she and her staff knowingly stored secret and top-secret information on an unsecured server.”
      Don't listen nor watch either,EVER.
      We'll see what happens...

    6. Anonymous4:26 PM

      The Obamas can't stand the Clintons. Every time some "source" claims Obama wants to endorse Clinton, Obama counters. Clearly, Obama and Biden prefer Sanders. Obama calls Sanders "The fresh new face of the Democratic Party". Biden said he likes Sanders' big ideas. Now I'm not sure Clinton herself will be indicted, but some time before the convention I believe we will learn that the hacker who hacked Clinton's buddy Sidney Blumenthal's email account, Guccifer, hacked Clinton's server, too. He was brought to the US 2 weeks ago for interrogation. Indictment or not, if it's learned that the server was hacked, Clinton's fucked. What did Obama tell Valerie Jarrett he thought about the server? "Dumb, dumb, dumb."

    7. Anonymous5:11 PM

      Moonie Times.

    8. Anonymous5:13 PM

      I don't believe that the Obamas hate the Clintons.

      However, even if they did, they aren't going to do anything about it. This isn't middle school, this is politics and these are adults. They will do what's best for their legacy and for the country, regardless of their personal feelings toward each other.

      But, again, there's not an ounce of animosity. Barak and Hillary understand politics and probably have a lot of nice things to say about and to each other.

    9. Anonymous7:09 PM

      I guess the Berners and Paulites only have this left:
      1) a "fictional hate" narrative between the Obamas & the Clintons &
      2) a Server security story that they don't understand.
      Sad! What happened to the revolution?

    10. AKRNHSNC2:16 AM

      Another RWNJ pretending to be otherwise. If President Obama didn't like Hillary Clinton, she wouldn't have been asked to be his Secretary of State. Where do you get these crazy ideas from, never mind, it's the same place the rest of your b.s. comes from--your ass! Run back to Fox for more talking points now!

  15. Anonymous3:11 PM

    Whatever Bernie says or do you can take that to the bank.

    "Bernie Sanders doubles down on his contention that there will be a contested convention"

    1. Anonymous3:29 PM

      He also doubled down last week insisting he would win the New York primary.

    2. Anonymous7:05 PM

      Bernie cannot be trusted. Where are his taxes?

  16. Anonymous3:26 PM

    60% Of Americans Agree With One Of The Most Liberal Pieces Of Hillary Clinton’s Agenda

    1. Anonymous5:10 PM

      The answer is preschool and childcare.

      Thanks for the link, but I like knowing the answer so I can decide whether or not to go to the page to read more.

  17. Anonymous3:30 PM

    CNN showed the media how to rip the mask off of Donald Trump by doggedly repeating three little letters until Trump would answer a question.


    H-o-w? That simple three-letter question should be asked by any member of the media who interviews him from now until Election Day. Trump has been able to fluffibuster through interviews by not saying anything and sticking to his empty promises that mean nothing.

    When Trump gets pushed, he crumbles. There is nothing behind the empty salesmanship. Donald Trump is a dangerous empty suit who is trying to con his way into the White House.

  18. Anonymous3:32 PM

    President Obama’s job approval rating now sits at 52%. As the President gets more popular by the day, optimism is growing among Democrats for a big 2016 election victory.

    Here is Gallup’s Daily Obama job approval rating:

    1. Anonymous3:46 PM

      “We cannot let Barack Obama’s legacy fall into Donald Trump’s hands!”

  19. Anonymous3:33 PM

    This is getting ridiculous. I have supported Bernie, but he reminds me now of Ralph Nader. That guy alao ruined it for the Dems some years ago.
    Hillary has almost all the delegates she needs, and top those with the Super Delegates, she already has this no ination wraaped up.
    Give it up already, Bernie!

    1. Anonymous6:22 PM

      2000: A third party candidate should run as Democrat so he doesn't ruin it for the Democrats.

      2016: A third party candidate is running as a Democrat and he's ruining it for the Democrats!

    2. Anonymous7:04 PM

      Bernie = Nader = Cruz.

  20. Anonymous3:35 PM

    Trump’s ‘Woman Card’ Remark Drives $2.4 Million In Fundraising — For Hillary Clinton

  21. Anonymous3:36 PM

    There Is A Hole In Bernie Sanders’ Strategy For Winning The Nomination

    Sen. Bernie Sanders’ revamped plan for winning the Democratic presidential nomination suffers from an inconsistency that could complicate the case he makes to party insiders and allied groups.

    The Vermont independent laid out the admittedly difficult path he plans to follow for the remainder of the primary season in a National Press Club address on Sunday. In many ways, it was a more forceful iteration of a proposal his campaign had offered several weeks ago: By doing well in upcoming primaries, he will close the gap in pledged delegates with Hillary Clinton, so much so that neither of them will have the necessary numbers to win the nomination outright without the help of the so-called superdelegates. At that point, Sanders will encourage those superdelegates — party insiders who also have a say in who becomes the nominee — to back him on the basis that he would be the stronger candidate in the fall election.

    On Sunday, Sanders was more explicit about his view of the role that superdelegates need to play, arguing that those from states in which he had already beaten Clinton handedly had an obligation to switch their support to him now.

    “If I win a state with 70 percent of the votes, you know what? I think I’m entitled to those superdelegates,” he said.

    The word “entitled” is what complicates Sanders’ case.

  22. Anonymous3:48 PM

    Kornacki to Sanders Campaign Manager: Aren’t You Keeping Dems from Uniting?

    ...Weaver talked up how superdelegates should be flocking to them like they did to President Obama in 2008. Kornacki pointed out it was because Obama was winning.

    He brought up the fact that Donald Trump has publicly indicated he’ll use Sanders’ attacks against Hillary Clinton and just straight-up asked him if he’s “keeping the Democratic party from uniting.”

    1. Anonymous6:24 PM

      Kornacki asked Clinton the same question in 2008. It's a whole nother thing when it's someone you don't like has the money and the votes to run a complete primary. What a bunch of fucking hypocrites you Clinton fans are.

    2. Anonymous7:03 PM

      Wrong, @6:24. Hillary & President Obama were only 100 delegates apart in 2008; she also had the popular vote then. The Bern has never come close in ANY metric. Your ignorance does not make us hypocrites.

    3. AKRNHSNC2:23 AM

      Anonymous @6:24, Hillary also conceded the race the day after the last primary when Obama's super delegates put him over the top. They were extremely close in vote totals. As of today, Hillary is leading Bernie by almost 300 PD's. Kornacki also showed Weaver that the idea that Bernie swings all the SD's in the states he's won to him will not put him ahead of Hillary. She is almost 600 PD's & SD's ahead of him as of this writing. Bernie doesn't have a chance in hell of beating her! Polls are meaningless at this point no matter what Bernie says. How ironic that he's depending on polls to back him up when at the time of the NY primary, he called them worthless, saying he would win NY. #TheBernIsFinished

  23. Anonymous3:48 PM

    It's all about him and his not-so-transparent incompetent bookkeeper Jane who bankrupted a college. Jane who said "it would be nice" if the FBI speeds up its investigation of Hillary Clinton. Jane says If Bernie loses, we’ll form a new organization. Looks to me as if the hippy windbags are determined to form it now and split our party.

    1. Anonymous4:25 PM

      I think it would be nice if some journalists would investigate where the money went to for that college and how much really went into Jane's pocketbook. They have to be hiding something in their tax returns.

    2. Anonymous5:39 PM

      The would-be shadow president overstated donation amounts in a bank application for a $6.7 million loan that was used by the college to purchase a prime 33-acre property on Lake Champlain in 2010. She told the bank she had 2.6 million in pledges when in actuality it was only $676k. Jane was forced out of her position at the college over this. She and everyone involved refuse to answer questions or be interviewed except for two donors who said that Jane Sanders overstated their pledges. You can read about her incompetency and fraud here:

  24. Anonymous3:56 PM

    Idiot Donald Trump Supporter Confronts Ted Cruz And It Gets Ugly REALLY Fast (VIDEO)

    ‘Donald Trump’ Joins A Pro-Immigration Rally In LA And It’s Glorious (TWEETS)

  25. Anonymous4:10 PM

    You people that are so hateful towards Bernie and his wife are why we are going to have a President Trump. Can't wait! Won't impact my life in any way, shape or form but damn you hateful Bernie Bashers are going to find that life is perhaps a little different for you under Trump, and I will be laughing my ass off at you hateful bunch of miscreants.

    1. Anonymous5:45 PM

      Calm down child; no need for a tantrum. Things will be just fine with Hillary as President.

    2. Anonymous7:01 PM

      Poor Jarnie fans! Better revolution next time, eh?

  26. Anonymous4:15 PM

    "However, as laid out above, by going to this extreme Sanders IS potentially doing great harm to the Democratic party."

    This is nonsense. Clinton was doing and saying the same things in 2008. You're just setting up to scapegoat Sanders when Clinton loses to Trump.

    1. Anonymous4:44 PM

      Yep, they are all just trying to find an excuse. Hillary may get the D nom, but she can't beat Trump, and these people are whining about it already, just like they did when O got the nom and then won.

    2. Anonymous5:16 PM

      Hillary was a lot closer to Obama in 2008 than Sanders is to her today.

      Trump is an odious character who can't keep his mouth shut. He's going down in flames.

    3. Anonymous7:00 PM

      No. She & Obama had a much tighter race -- only 100 delegates apart in 2098 & she won the popular vote by some metrics. Bernie has never come close in any metric in 2016. Even Rachel said he lost tonight on MSNBC!

    4. Anonymous7:59 PM

      ^^ - "2008"

  27. Anonymous4:19 PM

    I see Jane Sanders is appearing again on MSNBC with Chris Hayes. How many appearances before they make her contributing journalist?

  28. Anita Winecooler4:20 PM

    I don't blame him, its the DNC's allowing him to run as a Democrat in the first place, when it's clear he couldn't give a damn about the party nor the voters. He SHOULD have run as an independent if all he wants is to see a revolution.
    I had a shred of respect for what he was trying to do early on, but these past few months, that's eroded to that little shell thing in popcorn that irritates the back of your tongue and gets stuck in your teeth. How can someone sit there with a straight face speaking of a contested convention when he fired a large chunk of his campaign staff?
    When the math isn't there, no amount of demagoguery will change a thing, and he'll make it almost impossible to unite the party when we need it most.
    What happens when Hillary wins the contested convention?

  29. Anonymous4:23 PM

    **Warning** this guy is a huge Hillary hater:

    Democrats Must Rally Around Bernie Sanders Before Clinton Faces Possible Espionage Act Indictments

    1. Anonymous4:29 PM

    2. Anonymous6:57 PM

      Crazy! I never knew there were so many Paulites in the Sanders campaign.

  30. Anonymous4:28 PM

    About that poll - based on the CA activity by the Clinton campaign, I'd say her internal polling is not telling her something that rosy.

    1. Anonymous6:56 PM

      That poll is not a campaign poll. Can't you read?

    2. AKRNHSNC2:33 AM

      According to, Hillary is up by an average of 15 points. She currently has a 95% chance of winning CA. Here's the link for you

  31. Anonymous4:32 PM

    You'd think after 240 years people would know that the US does not have, never has had, national elections. In the primary, states elect delegates and they vote in the nominating convention. In the general, states elect electors who vote in the electoral college. All of the voting is at the state level.

    So if Iowa wants to hold a caucus, Wisconsin wants an open primary, and Maine wants a closed primary, that is the state's choice. There's nothing "unfair" about it.

    As for superdelegates, the DNC is a political organization, not a constitutional one. They can run their nominating convention any way they choose, and they choose to have a group of party insiders as at-large voters to act as a firewall against an unfortunate nomination (e..g., McGovern). Again, rules of the party, well known, been in place for decades. Incidentally, the best way to win over party insiders is probabaly not by pissing off party insiders...

  32. Anonymous4:32 PM

    Dana Douglas · Orange, California
    I'm all for Bernie fighting to the very end of the voting at the convention, so long as he then lends full-throated support to the nominee and doesn't slink away grumbling and shaking his fist if his strategy doesn't work. Let all the voters vote, let him try to woo superdelegates right up until the first convention ballot.

    And I also think he should avoid attacking the other Democratic candidate. Stick to the issues he really cares about: income inequality, healthcare, college tuition, etc. Leave others out of it. Don't hand Donald Trump a nice anti-Clinton sound bite, while trying to beat her for the nomination. Trump is gleefully looking for them, you know.

    1. Anonymous5:42 PM

      I agree all the way with your comment.
      But lets not forget how shitty it got in 2008...

    2. Anonymous6:28 PM

      Funny how it was all OK with the Clinton supporters in 2008 when Clinton was viciously attacking Obama. Insisted it wouldn't hurt him in the general. Hypocrisy thy name is Clinton fans.

    3. Anonymous6:56 PM

      6:28 - no. She conceded in June and nominated President Obama at the convention! Bernie is going to contest her at the convention. What a ###%%%%hole.

    4. Anonymous5:27 AM

      Oh bullshit 6:56. Clinton conceded on June 7th, 2 days after the last primary and following a meeting with Diane Feinstein and Barack Obama at which she was given things in return for conceding - Obama pay off her campaign debt, a prime time speech at the convention, platform planks, and the Sec of State position. They bought her off. She was a 20 X bigger asshole to Obama during the primaries than Sanders has been to her. Her price is just lower than Sanders.

      And by the way, it's intensely rude to start out an answer by saying "No." like you're talking to a dog instead of "I disagree." A bad habit and a sign of a narcissist.

    5. Anonymous7:08 AM

      5:27 - no. Your own comment validates what I wrote. I don't agree that all that was bargained for in June--just the campaign debt from the legit sources U've read.

      Regardless, you agree that she DID NOT CONTEST at the 2008 convention. Bernie is going to and he's a creep!

  33. Anonymous4:33 PM

    This is a Free Speech matter. The "super" delegates are people -- many of them are quite ordinary people. To suggest that their membership in the party precludes their right to voice support for a candidate is a nonstarter. And that's exactly what Senator Sanders is demanding, that these people who have put career-level efforts into the Democratic Party be ordered (by no authority that exists) not to voice their preference for a candidate before the First Ballot at the Convention. Considering that this is a political party's internecine process we're talking about, it's simply not going to happen. The policy of giving the party a role in decisions like candidate selection didn't spring up overnight (although it hasn't been that long since the McGovern debacle that drives us to this point), and the unbound delegation has nearly unanimous support among people who are active in the Democratic Party. It may make things difficult for an "independent" seeking the nomination against an auspicious candidate with strong, lifelong party ties, but that is by design, and one of the reasons the Democratic Party has a consistent identity and is not simply a "democratic free-for-all".

    1. Anonymous4:43 PM,_2016

      Not just "people" but predominately important Democrats and all of the House and Senate that are registered D.

      These Superdelegates are all power players in the party, hence the name. Party elites, party donors and elected officials under the party flag.

    2. Anonymous6:36 PM

      "Superdelegates are just ordinary people" is one of the funniest things I've ever read. Read the list of Superdelegates here:
      Now look in the mirror and try to say with a straight face that Superdelegates are just plain old ordinary folks. Guffah!

  34. Anonymous4:42 PM

    ...But there’s a strange phenomenon happening on the Democratic side this year. Bernie’s voters aren’t going away.

    I feel the Bern. I voted for Senator Sanders and I’m proud to support him. But, we have to be honest: barring some unlikely, earth shattering, (and it would probably have to be supernatural) event, Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination. I believe she will be a great candidate. I believe she will be a great President. I’m with her.

    That said, ignore the trend of backing the winner! You should still vote for Bernie!

    Bernie can still win.

    No. No. I’m not contradicting myself. Bernie isn’t going to win the nomination. But there’s more than one way to skin a cat, and Bernie could end up with more power and influence than the eventual President, even still.

  35. Anonymous5:04 PM

    $2.2 million to Tad Devine's humble little mom-and-pop business this month.

    Keep those $27 donations coming, folks- and Bernie will keep campaigning right up to November.

    What a crock.

  36. Anonymous5:41 PM

    NY Times

    Bernie’s Bad End
    MAY 2, 2016

    This is really depressing: Sanders claiming that there will be a contested convention, and suggesting that the nomination fight was rigged. Can someone tell Bernie that he’s in the process of blowing his own chance for a positive legacy?

    .... What we’re getting instead is an epic descent into whining. He dismissed Clinton victories driven by black voters as products of the conservative Deep South; he suggested that his defeat in New York was unfair because it was a closed primary (you can argue this case either way, but requiring that you identify as a Democrat to choose the Democratic nominee is hardly voter suppression — arguably caucuses are much further from a democratic process); then, with the big loss in the mid-Atlantic primaries,he has turned to a sort of fact-free complaint that any process under which Bernie Sanders loses is ipso facto unfair, and superdelegates should choose him despite a 3 million vote deficit.

  37. Anonymous5:43 PM

    Who wants this election more?

    Pay Me $200,000 Jane Sanders?

    Git Off My Lawn Bernie Sanders?

  38. Anonymous5:45 PM

    I so regret every ounce of support I ever gave Sanders.

    1. Anonymous6:51 PM


    2. Me too. I really thought he would raise the level of discourse, broaden our vision, blah blah blah fishcakes.

      Now, I loathe how readily he's been willing to damage the chances of electing Democrats. Is he naive or venal? I don't know.

  39. Anonymous5:52 PM

    Game Change - Sarah Palin loving her name chanted like a rock star. Then people found out who she really was. Her elect-ability was a total myth.

    "It’s understandable that Sanders, like anyone, would be carried away by the experience of hearing tens of thousands of people deliriously chanting his name. Perhaps it seems like the revolution might really be at hand, and thus any means are justified. But it’s not. He’s just losing."

    This Is What a Republican Attack on Bernie Sanders Would Look Like

  40. Anonymous6:00 PM

  41. Anonymous6:18 PM

    Think about this

    2008 Sarah Palin constantly attacked Barack Obama but he ignores her

    2016 Bernie and Jane Sanders constantly attacks Hillary Clinton but she ignores them

    Sarah Palin, Bernie and Jane Sanders must feel like lowlifes since they are ignored and not worthy of a response.

    1. Anonymous5:18 AM

      Clinton doesn't ignore Sanders.

  42. Anonymous6:21 PM

    It’s understandable that Sanders, like anyone, would be carried away by the experience of hearing tens of thousands of people deliriously chanting his name. Perhaps it seems like the revolution might really be at hand, and thus any means are justified. But it’s not. He’s just losing.

  43. Anonymous6:53 PM

    Don't miss Rachel! Tonight she said that Hillary's lead is insurmountable & that what Bernie is currently doing is in the realm of fantasy!!

    1. Anonymous7:33 PM

      Let Rachel explain it to the Berners & Paulites:

  44. Anonymous4:48 AM

    Gryphen candidate Obama won the popular vote in 2008, just like he won the delegate count.
    Candidate Obama was not on the ballot in Michigan, so Michigan handed their state to Hillary because she was the ONLY candidate on the Michigan ballot, but candidate Obama did win the popular vote overall nationwide, and he won the delegate vote. Here is one link about it.

  45. Anonymous6:05 AM

    Bernie, I was liking you but that's fading fast. We have the chance to prove Democrats can be much more mature than these idiot Republicans. And you're acting like a baby. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO WIN!

    Concede graciously and Hilary is more likely to make more of the ideas you claim are so important part of her platform.


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