Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bernie Sanders Can Kiss My Ass

Bernie Sanders just can't help himself. Every time he has a chance to tear into the Democratic Party, he sticks the knife in a little deeper. Every time he is given an opportunity to litigate the past, he refuses to acknowledge why he failed to win the Democratic nomination.

I just want to scream. Bernie lost--why doesn't he go away? The media wants Hillary Clinton to go away, but they don't want Bernie to stop ripping Democrats. How is that even remotely consistent? Jane Sanders is being investigated by the FBI. How is that not a reason, in and of itself, to ignore Sanders? Come on. The hypocrisy here is breathtaking.

Here's what he said:

Bernie Sanders has criticised the Democratic party’s current direction as “an absolute failure” in a speech at the People’s Summit in Chicago.

Speaking to a crowd of 4,000 activists, Sanders hailed the “enormous progress in advancing the progressive agenda”, saying the increasing House and Senate support for a $15 minimum wage and the opposition to the Trans-Pacific partnership showed the success of the movement. 

But the Vermont senator said that establishment Democrats were standing in the way of further progress.

“The current model and the current strategy of the Democratic party is an absolute failure,” Sanders said.

“The Democratic party needs fundamental change. What it needs is to open up its doors to working people, and young people, and older people who are prepared to fight for social and economic justice.

“The Democratic party must understand what side it is on. And that cannot be the side of Wall Street, or the fossil fuel industry, or the drug companies.”

This from a guy who won't release his tax returns so that everyone can see that he's not making money off of Wall Street, the fossil fuel industry, or the drug companies. When it comes to ethics, Bernie just runs out the clock. And he's the guy with the moral authority to lecture Democrats? Nice work if you can get it.

This bashing of Hillary Clinton is wrongheaded and demonstrably ridiculous. How many stolen elections have you won? It's kinda hard to win an election when it has been stolen from you. And, oh by the way, did you hear that the election was stolen? Millions of people voted illegally, or so I hear.

The current model and and the current strategy of the Democratic Party is to put Bernie's guy in a leadership position at the Democratic National Committee. The current strategy is to oppose Donald Trump, save Obamacare, and elect more Democrats. Democrats are working their asses off to come up with ideas to create jobs. In case Bernie wasn't paying attention, we have a race in Georgia that he damned near monkey wrenched. In case he hadn't noticed, Keith Ellison, who is part of the leadership at the DNC, is out there trying to talk about a living wage. There are hundreds and hundreds of Democrats out there trying to make life better for the American people. The DNC has new leadership and new blood--Tom Perez literally threw everyone out.

Every time I turn around, there's a Democrat trying to save this country from ruin. That's what I support, that's what I believe in, and that's what needs to be done. If you still want to have a republic when all is said and done, you damned well better support the Democratic Party. All other options lead to ruin.

And that's still not good enough for Bernie? Kiss my ass.


  1. Bashing Bernie and his supporters isn't going to unify the Democrats. I'm as sorry HRC lost as you are - but seriously, get over it. Bernie's trying to drag the Dems into a winning position. He's got the demographics on his side (millennials and a huge swath of independents) - if you want to win again in the next 20 years, listen to him.

  2. Chicago has about 8 million registered voters and 55.4% of them voted for Hillary Clinton - that's a lot of voters. My point is this, 4000 Bernie supporters at a rally to hear him speak and cheer him on, is not a mandate for all to listen to him, nor is that indicative of dragging the majority of Democrats to a "winning position". In reality, it appears the majority of Chicago Democrat voters choice to stay home and not listen to him.

  3. What Bernie is doing isn't going to unify the Democrats. I'm sorry Bernie lost, but seriously, get over it. The Dems are working hard (read above) to drag the Dems into a WINNING position. (again, read above) . If you want to win again at ALL, listen to this writer.

  4. I don't see a byline on this, so I don't know who an American lion is, but if you keep it up you'll keep getting our democratic butts kicked. Time to start unifying and that means bringing the progressives and Bernie into the big tent. And Bernie actually has a MESSAGE. What the hell is the dem message....because I've been listening and I haven't figured it out yet.

  5. In case you missed it, Tom Perez and Keith Ellison are leading the Democratic Party right now and they're trying to win elections and help the American people keep their healthcare, earn a living wage, and create jobs in depressed areas. All Bernie is doing is undermining their work. You claim that there is no "message" but you haven't been active at the party level because you'd rather just watch the country burn to the ground so you can tell everyone "see! I toldya so!"

  6. Tom Perez and Keith Ellison have the job Bernie thinks he has. If you think they're not up to it, explain why.

  7. Katharine PHipppJune 12, 2017 at 2:52 PM

    I can't even believe Bernie still has a platform to speak to anyone. Most --95% or more-- of the candidates he has pitched have also LOST. I wish he would figure this out. He does not get to throw out MOST Democrats and his ideas are old and never had traction with voters when George McGovern pitched these ideas in 1972. Bernie is never going to have enough support to gain any traction in any election at any time. People like Harris, Newsom, Swalwell, Schiff, Perez on and one are the next generation of Democratic leadership. Bernie is not in that group and does not have any coherent policy that can reasonable be adopted ANYWHERE in the country. Slinging bull shit is easy, getting work done is hard. And Bernie's record in the House and the Senate shows him to be incapable of getting anything done.

  8. Bernie is totally addicted to pitching his unworkable plan to his adoring, uninformed, naive groups. He loves the roar of his crowd. He has no real plan. In fact, he is mostly responsible for Trump's victory. He is a dIvisive, mysoginistic, little man who has done much more harm than good.

  9. Only in a world rules by partisan politics does a person getting praise from across the aisle even remotely seem suspicious. I'll be over here trying to get the American people unified against fascism, you continue to play your petty Red vs Blue game.
    Keeping shilling, friend.

  10. The problem is, our system is based on partisan politics and denying that is not going to win you a purity pony that you can ride out of town.

  11. Too bad that you NeoLibs do not understand that Bernie is only a symbol for the MILLIONS OF DISENFRANCHISED DEMOCRATS who are sick and tired of Neolibs and want a real progressive movement in the party. If you were a traditional Democrat, you would believe that superdelegates belong in the elitist Republican Party, that we are about making Americans, all American better. You would applaud his fundraising mechanisms, getting grass roots money, rather than relying on billionaires and Wall Street. Shame on all of you. Go sign up for the Republican Party where you belong.

  12. Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat. I am. You are ignorant of the issue of "superdelegates" and that reveals you to be someone repeating an old line from the primary campaign. Nice try, anonymous clown on the Internet.