What in All Hell

What is Bernie Sanders even doing?!

1. "Sanders: Clinton will have to court my supporters."
Bernie Sanders says Hillary Clinton shouldn't expect his supporters to automatically back her should she win the Democratic presidential nomination.

"It's a two-way street, the Clinton people are also going to have to listen to what these people are fighting for," Sanders said during an interview on CNN's "New Day."

"The Clinton people are going to have to say, well, maybe Bernie has a point that we should not be the only major country on earth not to guarantee healthcare to all people or have paid family or medical leave. And maybe, yes, the billionaire class should start paying their fair share of taxes, and maybe, yes, we should break up Wall Street," he said.

"It's not me. I don't control millions of people, but the Clinton campaign is going to have to make the case to those young people that in fact they are prepared to stand up for some real, fundamental changes in this country, and that's the case they have not yet been able to make," Sanders said.
"It's not me. I don't control millions of people." The breathtaking deflection of accountability there. Sure, he doesn't "control" his supporters, but is he seriously going to pretend he hasn't had an influence on the way they view her as being unwilling to stand up for the things they believe in?!

Since the first of this year, his entire campaign has shifted into casting her as evil incarnate, the very emblem of the establishment he says needs to be destroyed. He has so thoroughly demonized her that it would be utterly absurd for him to endorse her at this point, if he drops out. His surrogates have been cruel and dishonest. His staff has been relentlessly demeaning and mendacious. And a huge number of his supporters have lapped up every bit of it.

And now he wants to pretend that he has no role in his supporters' contempt for her?! That it's just her failure to have made the case? Fucking unbelievable.

2. "Sanders comforts supporter who can't vote in NY Dem primary."
Sanders then patted his supporter's shoulder before agreeing that the Empire State's primary rules are shutting out voters.

"Today, three million people in the state of New York who are independents have lost their right to vote in the Democratic and Republican primaries," he said. "That's wrong."
WHY IS HE ACTING LIKE HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND HOW THIS WORKS? This is not new. These rules have been in place for years. If he was concerned about it, then his team should have been out registering people months ago. That he stands in New York, today, and behaves as though he doesn't understand that people ARE NOT LOSING THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE, is extraordinarily dishonest.

And let's be very clear about this: It is no fucking coincidence that there is a massive attempt to delegitimize the results of this nomination process when it's about to be won by the first female candidate ever.


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