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Jonathan Chait: "Why Can't Bernie Accept That Democratic Voters Didn't Want Him?"

From the moment he announced his candidacy, Joe Biden led in polls of Democratic primary voters. His lead endured through months of bad press and worse debate performances. He lost his national lead very briefly, after crushing defeats in two overwhelmingly white states — one of them a low-turnout caucus — only to regain it after African-Americans voted for the first time in large numbers, at which point he has led by commanding margins.

The Bernie Sanders movement has mostly accepted the finality of Biden’s victory. What it hasn’t come to terms with is its causes. The Sanders campaign and many of its enthusiasts continue to see Biden’s victory as either a fluke or a plot.

Sanders advisers told the New York Times they believed they had been on the precipice of sweeping to victory on Super Tuesday, until Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg dropped out and endorsed Biden. Ben Tulchin, a Sanders pollster, claimed the candidate was “on the brink of winning until the most unprecedented event in the history of presidential primaries occurred.”

It is hardly unprecedented for the fifth- and sixth-place candidates to drop out of a race after four primaries. Yet Sanders himself has fixated on this decision as evidence of an Establishment conspiracy. Appearing on ABC’s This Week several days later, he described it as “the power of the Establishment to force Amy Klobuchar, who had worked so hard, Pete Buttigieg, who had really worked extremely hard as well, out of the race.”

From Bernie’s perspective, dropping out of a race once you have no chance of winning is peculiar behavior that can only be explained by the work of a hidden hand. For most politicians, though, it is actually standard operating procedure. Only Sanders seems to think the normal thing to do once voters have made clear they don’t want to nominate you is to continue campaigning anyway.

Posted by StarfishSaver | Fri Mar 27, 2020, 02:12 PM (36 replies)

Sanders: "Stay away from me"


Annie Grayer


Via @tedbarrettcnn on the Hill w/ @BernieSanders: when asked to explain how his absence from the Senate was consistent w/ his efforts to address the crisis, Sanders accused a reporter of standing too close to him:

"Stay away from me. There's CDC requirement. Please follow it.”

There's always a tweet, isn't there?

This from the woman who gave her all to warn us about him and this: https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/762739172054601728

Just imagine Donald Trump in the Oval Office facing a real crisis. We can’t afford that kind of risk.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Mar 23, 2020, 11:47 AM (2 replies)

Sanders problem in a nutshell:

Responding to a question about why he hasn't gotten the support of black voters with a rambling answer about the need for enthusiastic cross-generational support and how much Hispanic voters love him - and, oops, not bothering to mention black voters at all.

Posted by StarfishSaver | Sun Mar 15, 2020, 08:53 PM (11 replies)

Bernie really is a one-trick pony

The discussion is about how to deal with the coronavirus crisis - yet somehow, he managed to get back to his billionaires stump speech.

Try to focus, Bernie!
Posted by StarfishSaver | Sun Mar 15, 2020, 07:20 PM (7 replies)

BREAKING: Scientists have zeroed in on the microscopic details of the Coronavirus!

Posted by StarfishSaver | Sun Mar 15, 2020, 10:15 AM (38 replies)

Maybe be all of these infected foreign leaders are getting it from Trump

He's looking more and more like Patient 1 every day ...
Posted by StarfishSaver | Fri Mar 13, 2020, 11:33 AM (9 replies)

Biden: I want to thank Bernie Sanders and his supporters for their tireless energy and passion

“We share a common goal and together, we’ll defeat Donald Trump. We’ll defeat him together.”

Sanders: "We are winning the generational debate. While Joe Biden continues to do very well with older Americans, especially those people over 65, our campaign continues to win the vast majority of the votes of younger people ... Today, I say to the Democratic establishment, in order to win in the future, you need to win the voters who represent the future of our country ... You cannot simply be satisfied by winning the votes of people who are older ... Let me be very frank as to the questions I will be asking Joe."
Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Mar 11, 2020, 02:20 PM (12 replies)

Richard Marx ... that is all. Just Richard Marx


Richard Marx: I don’t care if you’re a Trumpkin or a Berner. It’s 2020 and Google has been a thing for 22 years. If you still don’t know “your” from “you’re” it’s strictly because “you’re” a willfully ignorant and stupid fuck.

Bob Tona: What songs do you sing?

Richard Marx: The ones your girl f*cked to before she met you.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Mar 11, 2020, 12:24 PM (22 replies)

Bernie's made it clear: He's NEVER going away


His "questions" to Biden are ridiculous coming from a man who has been in the House and Senate for the past several decades.

He needs to talk about what HE plans to do, not demand that Biden answer his questions.

Actually, he needs to drop out. But that's clearly not going to happen.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Mar 11, 2020, 12:10 PM (32 replies)
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