This morning, Jane Sanders appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe, and was asked how she explains Bernie Sanders' failure to capture more support from people of color. This is how she responded:
I think if he was running against anybody but Hillary Clinton, who was the anointed one, who is the most well-known person that is running for office in this country and in the world— She has a good relationship with the African-American community that goes back decades. So that hurts us, helps her.Let me first note that the question was not specifically about Black voters; in fact, it was asked about minority communities leading up to the California primary, which clearly includes large Latinx and AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) populations.
So, Sanders first of all just ignored them completely, which, you know, might have something to do with the fact that her husband's campaign hasn't caught fire with a majority of voters from those communities.
Secondly, again with this persistent contention from Team Sanders that Black voters aren't thinking hard about their votes, but are just going along with Hillary Clinton because they don't know any better or haven't heard of Bernie Sanders.
Third, calling Clinton "the anointed one" is such gross bullshit.
Just another a day in the Sanders campaign. None of this even surprises me anymore. But I'm still angry about it. For fuck's sake.