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Bernie Sanders is taking a big risk: If he doesnít drop out soon, he could become a villain


The notion that Bernie and his surrogates continue to behave as if the superdelegates are still in play is the beginning of the end of Bernieís reputation, even with some of his supporters, including online journalists who are disavowing their support.

There was a time when we could look to Bernie as the conscience of the left. Today, however, his moral high ground position is rapidly evaporating. Among other reasons, Bernie and his people have been deliberately swindling the public about delegate math and the alleged fluidity of superdelegates for weeks now and, in the past several days, the deception has grown thicker than ever. (Bernie told the National Press Club, for example, that a majority of pledged delegates is 2,383, even though itís actually 2,026.) The Bernie campaign is telling us that somehow the superdelegates, who have affirmed their support to networks and publications of record, will, for the first time ever, inexplicably abandon the winner of a majority of pledged delegates and the winner of the popular vote for a relatively untested democratic-socialist becauseÖ why? California? May polling for the November election? Rally attendance?

This is like cajoling a homeowner to sell a house to a buyer who doesnít have the money, but who just really, really, really wants it, and all their friends say they deserve to own it. Indeed, suggesting that supers donít count because they havenít officially voted at the convention is like announcing that you havenít eaten lunch until youíve fully digested it. Itís like hearing from contrarian wonks who wait for the electoral college to hold its ceremonial votes in December before acknowledging the obvious winner of the November election.

Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jun 7, 2016, 02:11 PM (58 replies)

Can't wait to see Bernie campaigning for HRC.

We clearly have the awesome party.

Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jun 7, 2016, 09:38 AM (74 replies)

What an awesome time to be a Democrat. I am just beside myself with joy.

Now let's take the fight to that fascist wannabe tin horn dictator.

Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jun 7, 2016, 09:20 AM (22 replies)

Now that we have a (presumptive) nominee and are behind her now.

Good race. Seriously. The Sanders people worked hard. Now let's kick Trump's ass.

Edited to say: Holy shit this is exciting.

Posted by arely staircase | Mon Jun 6, 2016, 11:10 PM (56 replies)


Break out the champaign!
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Jun 6, 2016, 11:06 PM (0 replies)

29 delegates away from history.

I am so proud of my party for being the first major party to nominate a woman for president. The other party nominated an openly racist, sexist crook.
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Jun 6, 2016, 08:05 AM (7 replies)

Fuck Naderites.

Carry on.
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:34 PM (70 replies)

Will Sanders enable a crime against humanity?

Because that is what deporting 12 million people is. And that is what Trump promises to do if elected. And Trump will be elected if Bernie runs 3rd party.

Gut check time, Bernie. History will not look kindly on you.
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:33 PM (45 replies)

Re: "Killery"

This is a slam I have heard from Trump people and Sanders people. Losing really fucks with people's heads I guess.
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:11 PM (12 replies)

So will this sewer (GDP) be gone after Tuesday.

After Bernie is done?
Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jun 5, 2016, 06:01 PM (21 replies)
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