Bernie Sanders is running on a platform to lift up the have-nots and to improve the system of government we have, so that no one will ever be left behind.
"No one will ever be left behind." That quote came from one of Sanders' small dollar donors, and it seems to reflect the point of view that a lot of his supporters have about what he can accomplish as President.
But that is based on fantasy.
President Obama has made improving the jobs market his main focus for the entire seven and a half years he has been in office, and he has by all accounts done an amazing job. But obviously there are still those "left behind."
How in the hell do these Sanders supporters believe that he can accomplish more?
And that is only one of a number of promises that Sanders would have absolutely no way of keeping.
For fuck's sake he is a politician, not the freaking Wizard of Oz.
If elected he would run into exactly the same road blocks that confronted President Obama, and I would argue even more since working with a self identified socialist would be a death sentence to the career of any conservative, and a number of liberals in purple states as well.
In my opinion these promises by Bernie Sanders are irresponsible and are taking advantage of the politically naive and desperate.
And if a quarter of his donors are unemployed then exactly where is the money they are sending Bernie Sanders coming from?
From the parents of college kids? From unemployment benefits?
In other words is the money being taken from older people, possibly Hillary supporters, under false pretenses? Or is it coming from government funds provided to feed and clothe these individuals which is instead going into the pocket of Bernie and Jane Sanders?
And if these donors are literally giving their last cent for a promise that will simply never come, just how desperate is that making them.
The answer, very desperate:
Call them Hillary’s home-state haters.
A group of rabble-rousing Bernie Sanders supporters from New York is headed for the Democratic National Convention next month as hand-picked, at-large delegates -- and they’re threatening to make trouble for Hillary Clinton at the very moment she hopes to make history as the first female nominee of either party and unite Democrats for the coming battle with Donald Trump.
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The disgruntled Sanders delegation, heading to Philadelphia with deep reservations about Clinton’s brand of center-left pragmatism, serves as a reminder of how contentious the four-day meeting could become, and a warning to Democrats of the importance of bringing Sanders happily into the fold.
Some 20,000 protesters are reportedly planning anti-Clinton protests outside of the convention hall. But interviews with members of Sanders’ New York delegation reveal that supporters of the Vermont senator are also considering bringing some of those protests inside the Wells Fargo Center itself — raising the prospect of an embarrassing spectacle on prime-time TV.
So fueled by frustration that the false promises of Bernie Sanders will not materialize these misguided young people are going to lash out at the only political party working to give them what they want.
That is what the Bernie Sanders campaign has wrought, that and nothing more.