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Sun Jan 31, 2016, 12:48 PM

A Confederacy of Dunces: The Democratic Establishment’s Assault on Sanders Begins

http://commondreams.org/views/2016/01/26/confederacy-dunces-democratic-establishments-assault-sanders-begins


Make no mistake – this is about power.

"When a true genius appears in your world, you may know him by this sign; that all the dunces are against him in a confederacy."
—Jonathon Swift

Well, it’s started. You knew it would. The Democratic establishment is going into attack mode as their anointed one – Hillary Clinton – is in danger of losing.

Take a look at some of the assaults that have been launched within the last five days:

Sandy Goodman, a former producer at NBC Nightly News, published a piece on the Huffington Post, entitled, Voting for Sanders is Voting Republican. The fact that Bernie does better than Hillary against Republicans is an inconvenient fact Goodman ignores in this ludicrous hit piece;
Paul Krugman’s column last Friday suggested that progressives voting for Sanders weren’t being “adults” and had no idea how change occurred – in Krugman’s world, change doesn’t come from the people, apparently. It comes from party apparatchiks working with the plutocracy;
Thomas Friedman, another New York Times columnist, essentially called Sanders a communist – something he knows isn’t true, but it’s a great scare tactic;
President Obama said Bernie Sanders' ideas haven’t yet been tested and went on to heap praise on Hillary. It wasn’t an endorsement, but it came mighty close.

All of these are coming from credentialed "liberals" who have been staunch supporters of the Democratic Party. And therein lies the problem. The Democratic Party’s interests are no longer aligned with the people’s interests and they haven’t been for a long time.
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note: I put "liberals" in quotes. because..........

Elizabeth Warren: Anyone Who Says ‘Change Is Just Too Hard’ Is in ‘Bed With the Billionaires’

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=1064813


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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 12:50 PM

1. Calling Krugman and Obama dunces. Good move!

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 01:11 PM

2. Stop chasing unicorns, Bernie!

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Response to RufusTFirefly (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 31, 2016, 01:25 PM

3. Is she showing how much she cares?

 

or describing Bill's ....

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Sun Jan 31, 2016, 02:01 PM

4. the "true genius" DC insider has rejected democrats in congress for 20+ years. nt

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