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Response to msanthrope (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 11:08 AM

40. Her entire campaign is based on smears

and pouncing on one line and getting as much negative mileage as she can out of it.

And she's not afraid to use people to help her further her cause.

They've been attempting to position Bernie as the white guy who can't connect with black people before his campaign ever left Iowa. Her campaign and her surrogates created special talking points when Bernie's popularity began to rise in Iowa. Before Bernie had even campaigned in a diverse state and while he was still campaigning in Iowa--HRC's campaign began saying that Iowa was too white. Yes, Bernie was doing well here, but the state is white. Bernie won't be able to do well in the most diverse states.

That meme was repeated, repeated and repeated and the whole nation kept hearing it. "Bernie can't connect with non-white voters" even before he campaigned in those states. HRC had her slimy, disgusting mouthpiece David Brock say, "Seems like black lives don't matter to Bernie Sanders." That was on January 21. A week before the Iowa caucuses.

They've been working this angle for months.

They tried to paint him as a liar for touting the photographs that show he fought for civil rights when he was a young man. They realized that they had to further damage him. They expected to be successful. Hell, they had classmates of Bernie's saying that it wasn't Bernie in the photo. Those people lied. They lied their asses off. Anyone care that Bernie was smeared and lied about in Swiftboat/Rovian fashion--complete with people who were probably paid to lie? The photog stepping forward and internet sleuths debunked the entire smear--but it's obvious they tried to decimate Bernie's civil-rights advocacy in a further attempt to paint him as (just like Brock said), "Seems like black lives don't matter to Bernie Sanders.

John Kerry was painted as a coward, when in reality--he was a war hero, leader and someone who earned a Purple Heart. But after that campaign was over, most of the country believed that he was a traitor, a weak piece of shit and someone who failed in the Vietnam theater. Bernie has been smeared much in the same way.

Many Clinton supporters haven't been impacted by this Swiftboatting of Bernie. They support her for their own personal reasons. They've looked at the candidates and made their choices. That's good. That's what happens in a democracy.

However, many people have been impacted by this negative messaging. Because of this David-Brock perpetuated narrative, some people will never support Sanders because they've been repeatedly told that, "Black lives don't matter to Bernie Sanders."

Just like with John Kerry, I find it all very sad.



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