Jeff Weaver, the Sanders Campaign, and the Witch Trial of Hillary Clinton

This just in:according to Sanders campaign manager (and definite political genius) Jeff Weaver, Hillary Clinton is a witch!

Uhhh... whoops, no. She's not a witch! She's just "done a deal with the devil." Okay!

And she is most definitely responsible for everything that's wrong with international trade, the Middle East, and probably your great-uncle Wilbur's gout!

Hahaha! I was just kidding about the gout. She is definitely responsible for ISIS, though! Via Mediaite, which has a clip from Weaver's interview with CNN's Carol Costello:

I think if you look at her record and campaign, her campaign is funded by millions and millions of dollars from Wall Street and other special interests. She’s made a deal with the devil, and we all know the devil wants his money in the end. So that’s the kind of campaign she’s running. She supported the terrible trade deals which have devastated American manufacturing in the country. She supported the war in Iraq. She continues to have a very, very hawkish foreign policy that has led to the rise and expansion of ISIS throughout the Middle East.

Cool story, Jeff! Oh, by the way: receipts or GTFO.

Because you just accused the former Secretary of State of pursuing war in order to fulfill some shady Wall Street deal.

Now, this is the part where I take my red teacher pen and circle Jeff Weaver's head and write in my genteel lady professor handwriting across his conspiracy theory word salad:


Because, generally speaking, Jeff, most people lay the mess in the Middle East, including the rise of IS, at the feet of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and the rest of the Neocon Gang. Hell, Jeff, even the Republicans blame George Bush.

Or did, until you gave them a nice little clip to play in the ads during the General Election.

Hillary Clinton, unlike George Bush, cannot fairly be characterized as "supporting the Iraq war." She has called her vote for the AUMF a mistake. And while she can certainly be criticized for some of her work while Secretary of State, she is generally considered to have worked her ass off to fix Bush's sorry messes as best she and President Obama could.

So Jeff, if you're going to keep up your sorry campaign-by-insinuation, your sketchy claim that all along she's been fixing wars and funneling money to her shadowy unnamed overlords, to continue your clear implication that she is a closet neocon, that she fixes wars for profit whilst rubbing her hands together and gloating Margaret Hamilton style, then I say again:


Check the calendar, Jeff. This isn't 1692, and your spectral evidence just ain't gonna fly.

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