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What in the hell is Bernie Sanders doing?

So, Bernie Sanders, who still isn’t really a Democrat, tweeted this today:

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This is bad strategy. Like, in the not-successful, really sucky, we don’t get House back, Trump gets re-elected way. Do we need to dig through tweets from Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan and other prominent Republicans during the Obama years? They never did this.

Sure, Ted Cruz went after other Republicans, but he was loathed as a result, which is his own party couldn’t rally behind him against an unhinged reality TV host. And Cruz at least focused most of his ire on Democrats and the left. He also constantly harkened back to the Reagan “Golden Years.” Sanders would be hard pressed to name one Democratic president he likes.

This is just bad messaging. Republicans control all branches of government. They aren’t going to attack themselves. Nor are they going to blame themselves for the inevitable disasters resulting from their “unified government.” So, can we expect the next four years to consist of both the right and left saying how much Democrats suck? How does that lead to victory of any kind?

This isn’t to suggest that the Democratic party shouldn’t change into a non-having-its-ass-kicked party. I’m all in favor of that. But focus on the positives of the party. I know Sanders believes Trump’s only in office because he didn’t win the nomination but this is petty and pointless.

Oh, and this was the first response to his tweet.

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This is the platform for the Justice Democrats, the folks who are working to ensure a second Trump term. It’s not even really a political platform. It’s more like something scribbled onto the rolling paper of a joint. It’s so stupid and fantastical, it makes you want to french kiss Ayn Rand’s corpse.

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2017 in Political Theatre, Uncategorized

 

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B.S. on Parade…


Fortunately, for lady-putting-in-their-placer Mitch McConnell, the Sessions hearng is not an actual trial, because that is the sort of obviously impeachable statement any first year law student would know not to make if they want to prevent Coretta Scott King’s letter being admitted as rebuttal.
Coretta Scott King thinks you suck is sort of a deal breaker for any attempt to present yourself as a champion of equal protection under the law. Her mild tolerance of you is the lowest hurdle you need to clear.

Like DeVos, Sessions is not someone Rubio or even Cruz would have chosen for this very reason. That’s not to be naive enough to think they’d have selected defenders of public education and civil rights respectively but they would have bothered to pick relatively non-controversial choices with as little baggage as possible. You know, like sane politicians do.

But Trump’s picks have all demonstrated a degree of contempt for consensus and a tendency toward cronyism. Like his hero Andrew Jackson, Trump believes that to the “victor goes the spoils,” so Sessions, as an early and key supporter, gets the nod. Haley gets shipped out of state so a Trump supporter can become governor, and DeVos gets a Cabinet position as if she’d had it on her Amazon Wish List.

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2017 in Political Theatre

 

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