Reich, you managed to not only trash the Obama years, but also claim that Biden is an advocate of oligarchy. What have you been smoking over there in Berkeley, Robert? Stick to something you know about like economics. You’re out of your element here. A left wing Democrat won’t unite the country, and no candidate from either party has experience at the executive level of government except for Joe Biden.
It’s a scam. It’s purpose is to get us to think he’s a wise counselor on our side.
Then when he tells us we HAVE to support that centrist that stole the nomination we’ll listen.
So we shouldn’t support the candidate he is behind----got it----funny though I think I saw him in a video with Bernie and they really seemed to be hitting it off -----two New Englander’s ------maybe Bernie is being duped??? I guess Bernie can’t be trusted he is hanging out with the evil Robert Reich???
But hey I’m supporting that other evil New Englander(transplant). Of course this country has rejected New Englander’s to it’s detriment.
My informal polling of many Clintonites suggests that they will not support Sanders for any reason. Not even Trump. They view them almost as the same person, stunning as that may be. Then again, no one ever accused the Clintonite wing of being especially up on things.
bernie’s not winning anyway. The thumb’s slowly sliding on the scale to back warren. power knows they’re largely safe with her. I think she’ll be Obama 2.
Biden’s not done yet. And now there’s Hilldawg making gurgling noises about possibly jumping in at the last minute, especially if Biden goes down (since he’s the natural placeholder for Her Heinous). After all, as she herself tweeted to Trump, “don’t tempt me”. And if there’s anything that tempts Clinton, it’s the prospect for power. So take heart. The right wing of the party is still on course for their precious dollars.
You can see the Democratic plan coming into focus as we speak. Biden will limp into the primaries. However, since he has the support “super delegates” he will still be at or near the top as the convention approaches. Warren is the Third Ways fallback chick. As long as she continues to soft sell single payer and pays proper homage to Israel and the MIC she may just back into nomination. Sanders was never going be acceptable to the DNC and the Big Donors, and now that he has frightened the electorate by having a heart attack he’s as dead as the dodo.
It will end one of two ways. The DNC and their big (Jewish) donors will either arrange a Biden/Warren alliance, with Joe agreeing to step aside in 2024, or they will hope for a brokered convention, and then Hillary can swoop in and be nominated in the second or third floor vote.
This fish stinks from the head down.
I appreciate the points you make and also have some suspicions about Reich. But he advances the discussion about the dangers of concentrated wealth which I feel is the number one problem in the world. HThere is no bigger danger imho than Catastrophic Climate Change but we can’t begin to do anything about it, or any of our other major problems, until we throttle the oligarchs. So I welcome his comments. Also I have to say that I love Bernie and gave/give more money to him, for both the 2016 and 2020 races, than to anyone ever before. But, I took Chomsky’s advice and voted for HRC because Trump would be such a disaster. I have been a Green for decades but now identify as a Democratic Socialist and prefer Bernie. But I would also enthusiastically support Elizabeth if she wins the nomination. And of course, minus the enthusiastic support, I will vote for whomever gets the nomination.
Clinton will not be running again-the democrats aren’t that stupid! I do think Warren will be the nominee------and I can’t see how Trump can be the Republican nominee----there is now a money trail-----The Republicans are funneling foreign money into their campaigns.
Well said, natureboy, and regarding this gutless, bought and sold, ‘dollar-drenched’, and entrenched “puppet” Democratic Party running back to the useless ‘center’, ‘third-way’ Clintonesque surrender to this Disguised Global Crony Capitalist EMPIRE — I would only slightly extend Texas progressive, Jim Hightower’s famous saying about gutless ‘middle-of-the-roaders’ like Biden (and nearly all the 2020 Democratic candidates):
“The only things in the middle of the road are; yellow stripes, dead armadillos, and Joe Biden”!
Only Bernie/Tulsi & Beto have the brains and courage to publicly, on the debate stage, and courageously call-out faux-EMPEROR Trump for what he is, and call bravely for firing a; loud, public, sustained, ‘in-the-streets’, but totally non-violent “SHOUT (not shot) heard round the world” to ignite an essential Second American people’s peaceful “Political/economic & social Revolution Against EMPIRE” — against this damn Disguised Global Crony Capitalist EMPIRE!