|"Airfare, I'm just asking for airfare dammit!"|
Sen. Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign sent its supporters an urgent call for donations Tuesday, saying it was up to them whether pledged delegates could afford trips to Philadelphia.
"Here's the thing: Our delegates are not wealthy campaign contributors," wrote campaign manager Jeff Weaver in the email. "They're not party insiders or establishment elites. They're working folks, and it's not easy for many of them to fly to Philly and stay in hotels for a week. ... It's easy for the political establishment to navigate this and know whom to call to find the right way in. That, or they're wealthy enough to pay for themselves."
Oh yeah, let me dig deep into my savings to help undermine the Democrats at their own convention and give Donald Trump even more help during this election cycle.
No thanks, I'm with her.
The Post also has a story that takes Sanders to task over that condescending interview he did with Jake Tapper this weekend:
That's a stunning answer from Sanders. What he's saying -- if you read between the lines -- is that the ball is in Clinton's court when it comes to winning his endorsement. Not only does he think she needs to come to him, but he also believes she still has to prove that she is "prepared to stand with them [the American people], as they work longer hours for low wages, as they cannot afford health care, as their kids can't afford to go to college."
Now seems like a good time to revisit the fact that Clinton has already effectively won the Democratic nomination over Sanders, not the other way around. It's good to remind yourself of that fact because from reading Sanders's quote above, you would assume he won.
Boy isn't that the truth?
Slate magazine also has a story on Sanders titled simply, "Bernie Blew It."
The article ends with this paragraph:
As it stands, the Vermont senator has almost vanished from the news cycle, overshadowed by Clinton’s growing lead, overall Democratic unity, global events, and the never-ending emissions of Donald Trump. He’ll still matter to the shape and direction of the Democratic National Convention, but he could have had a larger, more visible role. Bernie Sanders had his shot, and he threw it away.
Now invariably this is where the butthurt Bernie-bots start asking me why I won't stop writing about Sanders and let him slink off the national stage in peace.
And my response to that is to say that I will be happy to never write about Sanders again just as soon as he endorses Clinton, officially ends his loser campaign, and actually slinks off the national stage.