Bernie Sanders has again urged his supporters to back Hillary Clinton, writing Friday that "Donald Trump would be a disaster and an embarrassment for our country if he were elected president."
Again, BULLSHIT. No sincere supporter of the Sanders campaign should vote for Clinton.
Sanders, this particular issue is a very emotional one for me as well.
"Clinton understands that this country must move toward universal healthcare,"
The fact that you will not even utter the words "Single Payer", or "Medicare for All" in your self-censorship in support of this corporate servicing ________ , until of course, after the election when you are safely back in the Senate as a full fledged Democrat.
Then of course, you will be back at the lectern, in the Senate chamber, like some Mr. Smith goes to Washington moment, with passion and fury, and resounding rhetoric, demanding that "healthcare must be considered a right for every US Citizen, in a Single Payer system, already in place, called Medicare. Medicare for All!!!"
And we will all be "inspired" watching on CSPAN, unless of course you get permission from Clinton to say it on the Sunday talking heads circuit.
Bernie seems convinced his revolution will continue with him . He says "During the primaries, my supporters and I began a political revolution to transform America. That revolution continues as Hillary Clinton seeks the White House. It will continue after the election. It will continue until we create a government which represents all of us and not just the 1 percent – a government based on the principle of economic, social, racial and environmental justice." So there are now two progressive revolutions, one with Bernie and one without him.
Sadly young Bernie Sanders' brief sojourn in YPSL and his contact with that alte kacke retrograde Max Shachtman had a lasting deleterious effect on Bernie after all.
The old curmudgeon, Murray Bookchin, was right about Bernie all along. Shame on you Bernie Sanders!
You are a weak and pitiful man. I would say you should get a backbone. But what good is a backbone if one has no spirit and soul..
Check out the campaigns of Gloria La Riva of the Party for Socialism and Liberation or Monica Moorehead of the Workers World Party. Women one would be proud to vote for.and support
Also, please check out Global Research Canada.
I can't in good conscience support Hillary Clinton. You want a country that isn't run by Wall Street and the 1%? Then why in the hell are you voting for her? She's their puppet! Ask Charles Koch if he's comfortable with an HRC presidency. Her son-in-law is a fucking Wall Street hedge fund manager! If you elect Hillary, I swear to you, she will pass the TPP, she will bail out the banks, and she will enact the "grand bargain" to cut social security, medicare, and medicaid. If you want to elect her, fine, it's a free country, but I'll be supporting Jill Stein.
Sanders saying "being despondent and inactive isn't going to improve anything" shows just how out of touch he is and how little he listened to the people who enabled and sustained his year long campaign.
Why would we be "despondent and inactive" as we enable and sustain the Green Party's efforts to continue the revolution ?
Now that the Democrats put him on the castrato bench, Sanders is the one "being despondent".
Nice pic, omniumgatherum. It reminds us that whatever Bernie was during the primaries, he's now just another of the Wicked Witch's flying monkeys. They pulled apart Scarecrow, they dismantled Tin Man, but in the end Dorothy's friends were put back together with a heart and a brain, the Witch melted away, and Dorothy wasn't stuck in Oz forever.
Now Dorothy won't need to rely on Trump the wizard to get her back to Kansas and she can campaign for the Green Party there.
""Moving forward, as a veteran and someone who knows firsthand the cost of war, I am going to continue to push for an end to counterproductive interventionist wars and lead our country toward a path toward peace," Gabbard said.
Is everyone taking leave of their senses? Scarry stuff, from Gabbard, connecting a statement like this with an endorsement of Hillary, a major hawk and interventionist, boggles the mind.
During the 90s the Democratic Party adopted the GOP tactic made famous by Dubya when he said "if you are not with us, you are against us".
Unless Gabbard left the Party she was required to endorse Clinton.
Yes, Tulsi Gabbard has also lost credibility with that absurd statement coupled with endorsement of Clinton ...
Uh, sorry Bernie. The immediate action is to forego Clinton.
But you sold out, so you have no say anymore.
Jill Not Hill 2016!
I know how it feels. You dedicate your life to an aim and make a sprint towards the goal line to make it happen, but it falls short. Bernie did this, and we should applaud him for this. He came so close, but instead of picking himself up and passing the baton, he threw in the towel.
Hey Bernie, good for you. Take whatever they gave you and go into the night. You deserve it buddy.
But, we are going to move forward. You can continue to push your new BS, or you can go away. Up to you.
Yeah me too. I should have known better.
Bernie -- if that was the goal -- why didn't you fight against the election fraud because you darn well knew YOU were the best candidate to go against Trump! Don't put your supporters in this position -- it's very unfair of you. All that being said -- how can you possibly think that the people have any say anymore on who is the president? It will get stolen for whoever the corp power chooses. All this fear mongering by you is destroying what you started.
You may be right about that. I would not doubt it.
He knows this, but that is what makes his sellout so painful. After a lifetime of activism, to sell out at the end. Wow, it boggles the mind.
He thinks that the Senate chairmanships that they have promised him will make a difference. Hey Bernie, sorry buddy, you've been had.
Really. She should have opted to leave the party. I mean really. Do they not read the news? There are other alternatives, but I'm wondering if they are so captured within the system, that they can't see this.
Hey Tulsi, Jill Not Hill!!
Edit: to add my political bent
As for the disappointment some of his supporters may be feeling, he says that "being despondent and inactive is not going to improve anything," and argues that the political revolution "will continue after the election.
This is NOT a "political revolution"!! It is getting to be a cruel joke that he keeps using that term.