Friday, June 24, 2016

Today on Morning Joe Bernie Sanders said that he WILL vote for Hillary Clinton in November. Well there you go then.

Nope, still not time to suspend my campaign.
Courtesy of Politico:  

Bernie Sanders on Friday said he will cast his vote for Hillary Clinton in November. 

“Yes,” the Vermont senator said when asked on MSNBC if he would vote for the former secretary of state this fall. 

“I think the issue right here is I’m gonna do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump.” “I think Trump in so many ways will be a disaster for this country if he were to be elected president,” Sanders told MSNBC. “We do not need a president whose cornerstone of his campaign is bigotry, is insulting Mexicans and Latinos and Muslims and women, who does not believe in the reality of climate change when virtually every scientist who has studied this issue understands that we have a global crisis. This is not somebody who should become president.” 

When asked a follow up question as to why he still refuses to suspend his campaign Sanders sort of blinked and said "Why would I want to do that?"

He also expressed his desire to help form the "strongest possible platform" for the Democratic party.

Whatever that means.

Here is video of the interview.

60 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:05 AM

    I suspect that he will finally concede very close to the Convention, since it sounds like it was made clear to him "No concession, no speech'. And, if we've learned one thing about Bernie - it's that Bernie is all in and will do whatever it takes - for Bernie.

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    1. Anonymous12:53 PM

      May be Sen. Sanders is not a quitter and believes in seeing things out to the end.
      He is not a quitter.
      One of the things to like about him.

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    2. Anonymous1:26 PM

      Or maybe he's crazy!

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  2. Anonymous6:07 AM

    Perhaps you've missed Sanders's appearance on The Late Show. No worries, you can catch it on Youtube.
    He and Colbert have a conversation addressing your concern of why Sanders has not suspended his campaign yet.
    He will do so, and he will vote for Hillary as the Democratic nominee.

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    1. Anonymous6:19 AM

      In the meantime, he gleefully stokes the ignorant hate of those of his followers who will vote for Trump just to show the DNC, by god. So much ignorance, so little time.

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    2. Anonymous8:27 AM

      He lost, is he still grifting money from donors?

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  3. Hey, hey purists6:22 AM

    Okay, so where are all the people saying Bernie is a sell-out and corporate whore? Be consistent, purity people! Also, clearly Bernie knows the e-mail server is a ginned up controversy or he wouldn't vote for HRC, right?

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    1. Anonymous8:38 AM

      crickets....

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  4. Anonymous6:42 AM

    @6:22
    "...the e-mail server is a ginned up controversy..."
    Hardly.
    "More bad news for Hillary Clinton and her ill-advised personal email server. Another set of emails released by the State Department shows the government agency had to disable several security processes just to get its server to accept email from Clinton's private email address."
    https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160623/09170034795/emails-show-hillary-clintons-email-server-was-massive-security-headache-set-up-to-route-around-foia-requests.shtml

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    1. Anonymous6:50 AM

      Bernie is voting for Hillary & he knows a lot more about it than you do.

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    2. Shouldn't you get back to your own blog? you haven't posted anything new in five days

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    3. Anonymous7:41 AM

      holy cr@p, you're an idiot.

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    4. Anonymous8:26 AM

      @ Stephen, poor Celia is bad because no one reads or responds to her whacko posts.

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    5. Anonymous8:38 AM

      4chan troll alert!!!!

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  5. Al Giordano on Sanders' Town Hall rally:

    "It's a niche market living in a parallel universe."

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    1. Anonymous9:00 AM

      Yep! Giordano is on to Bernie, for sure!

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    2. Anonymous12:04 PM

      I can hardly wait to donate to Al and help him defeat Bernie and put a Democrat in the Senate from Vermont.

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  6. Anonymous7:08 AM

    He has every right and is totally correct to continue the momentum he has developed. The platform of the Democratic party does need to be overhauled and brought further left. Hillary does need to have her feet held to the fire and regardless of what you try to make people think, she does need our votes. If Bernie were to give up and come back to VT like people keep telling him to, the impetus would just fizzle out as there is way too much time between now and November. I know you guys don't think much of millenials, but he has been successful in igniting a fire in them which was not previously there. I have 2 of my own, I know. Hillary has not been able to do that. Can we just be a little more patient and allow the course of events to play themselves out. We don't even know if Trump is going to make it to the election and I actually doubt he will. What's the big rush in getting rid of Bernie?

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    1. Anonymous7:20 AM

      he's dragging this out to make money - that is all - he lost, but wants every dime, nickel and penny that will come his way - used to respect the man, now not at all

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    2. Anonymous7:31 AM

      Did Bernie join the Democrats or not? Why the hell are we walking on eggshells around an old white man who got a LOT less votes/delegates than HRC in 2008--and her opponent was our great President! In 2016, Bernie lost by about 4 million votes; his millennial attraction factor has amounted to very little. (Why didn't they turn out to vote?) He never once matched Obama's crowd draws, either. He needs to concede like an adult; I look forward to his full concession. This half-assed stuff he's done today is weak tea. Raw Story reports that he already qualified it with "most likely" will vote for her in another interview on CNN today. WTH?

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    3. Anonymous7:43 AM

      "but he has been successful in igniting a fire in them which was not previously there" Bull shit. That fire will lasts as long as the one for Obama. At the first disappointment they all bail. It is the generation of instant gratification. If they don't get immediate results they stay home and pout.

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    4. Anonymous8:24 AM

      Apparently neither you or Bernie understand how things come come up for a vote on the platform, these things are voted on during a 4 yr process and then voted on at the nat'l level at the DNC. Maybe instead of flitting of to Vatican city he should have read up on it. No, he will not get all the changes he wants because the Democratic Party is run by a democratic process and not some communist dictator crap.

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    5. Anonymous8:39 AM

      Yep, just like the same age groups stayed home in the UK and now they are screwed.

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    6. Anonymous9:59 AM

      You are just a bunch of angry old people obviously. The same demographic who ruined it for everyone in the UK yesterday.

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    7. Anonymous10:28 AM

      I know you are but what am I

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    8. Maple3:24 PM

      @8:39 - actually, the millenials DID vote in the UK to remain in the EU. It was the Trump-like followers (blue collar, poorly educated, and oldsters who hate the fact that so many "immigrants" were able to flood their dear old English shores who voted to leave the EU. on the other hand, young, middle-aged and seniors in Scotland voted to remain, and they may very well get their wish if the SNP manages to hold another independence referendum.

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    9. Thank you 3.24!

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  7. Anonymous7:12 AM

    He's voting for Hillary, sure, but won't endorse her or urge his followers to vote for her until she adopts most of his agenda. Perhaps Bernie really believes that life under President Drumpf won't be so bad after all. Sadly, we may just get the chance to find out.

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    1. Anonymous7:34 AM

      Since HRC's vote matched his 93% of the time in the Senate, his feet-dragging here after losing by 4 million votes makes little logical sense--especially if he really aims to stop Trump as he claims. His actions do not match his words.

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    2. Anonymous8:11 AM

      Bernie's a major sexist. I can't picture him behaving this way if the nominee had been a guy instead of Hillary. It's easier to try to delegitimize a woman (or a black man), which is what Bernie is doing to Hillary, just like the Rethuglicans have tried to to with Barack all these years.

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    3. Anonymous8:20 AM

      It makes total sense. Watch his interview with Colbert. Democratic primaries aren't winner-take-all.

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    4. Anonymous8:59 AM

      8:20 -please explain how he is stopping Trump by "staying in the race" when he lost already by 4 million votes? #brandbuilding

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    5. Anonymous @ 8:11, spot on.

      Nothing in Bernie's intellectual symbol structure or his everyday life has prepared him to deal with a woman who is superior to him in brains, education, accomplishments, good looks, backbone, perseverance, taste, marriage to a power-spouse, and honest-to-God good intentions. Hillary's a lifelong progressive Methodist, in contrast to his lukewarm "I'm Jewish but not particularly religious" stance. (No definition given for not being particularly religious. He's trying to please everyone by being vague.) Swing and a miss, and a miss, and a miss. He's out. Forever and always. Good riddance.

      Also look at his wife, who is a poser, a loser, yet she maintains a facade as an intellectual, in spite of running a New Age loosey-goosey college into the ground. She was not an asset to her hubby in the campaign. Just the opposite. Being overconfident cannot compensate for being a professional failure, getting your doctorate from a diploma mill, and being morbidly obese.

      He'll go down in history, not as spawning a revolution, but as just another flash-in-the-pan political anomaly, like Lyndon LaRouche or Ross Perot--except they were at least rich.

      Personally, I bear animosity toward Bernie Sanders because his crazed faux-benevolence cost me a treasured friendship with a young student which I may never be able to repair.

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    6. Anonymous6:20 AM

      12:00 - I think it was possibly your obnoxious attitude that cost your treasured friendship with a young student.

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  8. Anonymous7:25 AM

    @6:50
    Oh yeah he knows...
    That's why he's staying in after meeting with Obama.
    James Comey won't miss this time...
    "In 1996, after months of work, Comey came to some damning conclusions: Hillary Clinton was personally involved in mishandling documents and had ordered others to block investigators as they pursued their case. Worse, her behavior fit into a pattern of concealment: she and her husband had tried to hide their roles in two other matters under investigation by law enforcement. Taken together, the interference by White House officials, which included destruction of documents, amounted to “far more than just aggressive lawyering or political naiveté,” Comey and his fellow investigators concluded. It constituted “a highly improper pattern of deliberate misconduct.”
    http://time.com/4276988/jim-comey-hillary-clinton/

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    1. Anonymous7:44 AM

      fuck off, moron.

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    2. Yeah, I'm going to stop letting those through.

      We have all moved on to the general election now, and these butthurt Bernie-bots can go circle jerk someplace else.

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    3. Anonymous8:26 AM

      Bullshit. You, and your blog thrive on conflict. If you cut this place down to some boring circle-jerk echo chamber, your stats would plummet to zero in a nanosecond. You need dissenting voices for this blog to survive, especially since the Palins are petering out on you.

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    4. Come back when there's a conviction.

      Until then fuck off!

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    5. Anonymous8:40 AM

      4chan troll alert!

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    6. Anonymous8:55 AM

      1996? What? Thank you for stopping this troll. S/he never makes sense.

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    7. Anonymous9:55 AM

      Morality is not determined by the church you attend nor the faith you embrace. It is determined by the quality of your character and the positive impact you have on those you meet along your journey

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    8. Anonymous1:59 PM

      Gryphen mentions "circle jerks" an inordinate amount of times on this blogs.

      Wonder what it all means ;-)

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  9. Anonymous7:45 AM

    He's been saying this since May of last year.
    Look, I know the concept of a politician with consistency is totally foreign to you Hillary supporters, but this is Bernie.
    He doesn't flip-flop.
    He does what he says he's going to do.

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    1. Anonymous8:06 AM

      Consistency? Really? Bernie can't even decide which party he belongs to. Sheesh.

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    2. Anonymous10:50 AM

      Except he does and just did. He is playing games now.

      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/sanders-walks-back-pledge-to-vote-for-hillary-clinton-about-an-hour-after-saying-he-would/

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    3. Anonymous12:01 PM

      Flip Flop Bernie is at it again!

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    4. Anonymous3:57 PM

      Hope he's wearing those socks with thigh suspenders. Nothing fuglier than old man feet in flip flops.

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  10. Anonymous9:07 AM

    OMG! Now he's trying to get a position in the Clinton cabinet! Is he insane?
    https://twitter.com/algiordano/status/746385204755869698

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    1. Anonymous3:58 PM

      The answer is "You betcha!!"

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  11. Anonymous10:48 AM

    The ass hole just basically walked it back. I've now lost ALL respect for him and am ashamed I used to support him and that my vote and support helped him get here

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  12. Anonymous2:00 PM

    Hey, screw Bernie, we can do this thing now with Trump; blow it all up like the UK did! And people said that it couldn't happen, but guess what, "Yes We Can" and it did and we here in the USA can do it too.

    It won't get better until we burn it to the ground and start over. Bernie tried, but was too delicate. Trump will mean it and he will make it happen.

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    1. Anonymous2:25 PM

      Hi, Susan Sarandon!

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    2. Anonymous2:33 PM

      If it comes to that, I hope you REALLY feel the pain that you are wishing for. It's too bad that others will will get hit with the schrapnel. And if I knew you voted for Trump and came to me for help afterwards, I would not only kick you while you are down, I would grind your face into the dirt. Pathetic moron.

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  13. Anonymous2:05 PM

    haha, is he trying to play nice now because Democrats and the Democratic movement have told him to go fuck himself?

    Bernie Sanders is a loser in so many ways.

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  14. Anonymous2:44 PM

    So, Bernie says what you've wanted him to say all along, and you're response is "Fuck HIM?"

    What in goddamn hell do you want?

    Should he lay prostrate before 'Hills' and tearfully beg for forgiveness?

    Jesus fucking Christ, man.

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    1. Anonymous4:05 PM

      Would be a nice gesture, since it's too late to admit he got fewer votes/deligates/superdeligates. He's hanging in there till the last possible donation comes in, screw the Democratic Party.

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  15. Why would he want to save the tax payers 68K a day? Why would he want to accept reality? Why... oh what's the use.

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    1. Anonymous1:01 AM

      You remind me of republicans complaining about the Obama family going on trips & vacations. Is that because you are one or just that you're just as shallow as they are?

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