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Bernie Sanders

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Sat Jul 2, 2016, 03:20 AM Jul 2016

Why Democrats Don't Get Sanders' Endgame (and Why It Will Hurt Them in the End) [View all]


Let’s examine Krugman’s quote, above. In his view, Sanders loses credibility and goodwill by not quitting. Quite a revealing take. Credibility, in Krugman’s world, isn’t about sticking to the values and ethics you’ve been espousing; it’s not about being true to the people who supported you because of those values. Rather, it is about playing by the Party rules. Once again, Party trumps people.

Rendell, looking through the Party lens, can think of nothing more important than having a prominent speaking role at the Convention, and he is perplexed that Sanders isn’t doing all he can to get one. Values? People first? Not even in the equation.

Then there’s the world according to Conrad. If you don’t “fall into line”, then you are not “a team player.” And of course, if you’re not a team player, then you must be “just focused on yourself.” Here, Conrad is looking through the doubly distorting lenses of the horserace and the Party simultaneously. No wonder he doesn’t get it.

What Sanders wants, of course is obvious: He’s less interested in joining the Democratic Party than he is in transforming it. And with good reason.
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Krugman sure has shown his stripes this campaign season. It is a different world Mr. Krugman. corkhead Jul 2016 #1
Principles over party? How quaint. Scuba Jul 2016 #2
All three of those pundits can only see this campaign ... surrealAmerican Jul 2016 #3
Because they CAN see is exactly why they try to create self-fulfilling prophesies and discredit. nt merrily Jul 2016 #14
I posted a couple article like this only to get them removed 4dsc Jul 2016 #4
Seems like anything posted that was published by CommonDreams KPN Jul 2016 #5
Commondreams is also having trouble with their fund drive arikara Jul 2016 #9
I donated too. Good for you for doing so twice. KPN Jul 2016 #10
Cdommon Dreams now seems to be classified as right wing n/t eridani Jul 2016 #12
They can't comprehend that Bernie is not motivated by power and position. senz Jul 2016 #6
Well, unfortunately, they are in the majority whether ... KPN Jul 2016 #11
The majority of what? Of primary voters? Of elected officials? Of Americans? merrily Jul 2016 #15
Primary voters. My point wasn't meant to be discouraging. KPN Jul 2016 #17
? My question and comments had nothing to do with your post's being discouraging. merrily Jul 2016 #19
Bernie sees the forest, while some are lost in the trees andym Jul 2016 #7
Krugman should stick to economics RussBLib Jul 2016 #8
Is it really his strong suit, though? (Yes, I know: Nobel Prize.) merrily Jul 2016 #13
Krugman: The guy who bashed "Obama boys" in 2008 and Bernie Bros in 2016. merrily Jul 2016 #16
Yup. K&R nt riderinthestorm Jul 2016 #18
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