Monday, July 11, 2016

Alex Christoforou — Despite Corruption And Scandal, Bernie Sanders Will Endorse Hillary Clinton Tomorrow

There was a time a few months back where many Americans thought that Bernie Sanders was a different type of politician. A person of higher moral fabric…with a sense of integrity, sorely missing in US politics.
It was “Bernie of Bust” for many. A mantra that captured a country’s desire to break free of the corruption that plagues its political system, from top to bottom.
Forget about all of that. Come tomorrow Bernie Sanders will kiss the ring of the most corrupt, scandal infested politician ever to run for the office of US President.
Maybe Bernie is being pragmatic. Maybe he is willing to do anything to stop Donald Trump from having a chance at winning the elections. Or maybe, just maybe, Bernie cut a deal…and like so many other people and institutions that come in contact with a Clinton, he too got infected with the corruption virus.
A true man of integrity would never endorse Hillary, no matter what party lines dictate. A man who supposedly stands up for the 99%, would never endorse a candidate who just used her 1% status to avoid an indictment, that would have landed anyone of normal, ‘earthly’ status, into prison.…
The Duran

10 comments:

Michael Norman said...

So, Bernie's a fraud. Compromises his own scruples. He would have been a shitty president.

Bob said...

Obama would've done the same had he lost the nomination in 2008.

Ryan Harris said...

When Bernie chose to run as a Democratic party candidate, this was the deal he made with them, and he is taking one for the team now. It's the honorable thing to do, falling on his sword. He is too old to run again anyhow, so he has little to lose, his followers will have forgotten his name in three weeks anyhow no matter what he does.
Now if he goes to work for Goldies or Berkshire or Amazon, then he was a real fraud. He deserves credit for changing the dialogue in the nation, he rode the wave of populist anger rather than suppressing it, triangulating around it. An improvement. He took MMT right along with him for crying out loud.

Tom Hickey said...

If the revolution can't continue as before without Bernie, it wasn't much of a revolution anyway.

Bernie is now a spend force, but he played his part quite well, all things considered.

On the next iteration.

The process is incremantal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iterative_and_incremental_development

Malmo's Ghost said...

Leaving Trump out of the equation., supporting Hillary is a complete betrayal of what he claimed he stood for.

I despise most Republicans (politicians, that is) but at least they had the balls to tell Trump to go screw himself because of their stark differences.

Salsabob said...

The delusion that Repubs are telling Trump to go screw himself comes from the same place that the meme of Clinton's corruption - amazing how sheeple belive they're not just regurgitating the shXt they're fed.

Salsabob said...

The delusion that Repubs are telling Trump to go screw himself comes from the same place that the meme of Clinton's corruption - amazing how sheeple belive they're not just regurgitating the shXt they're fed.

Malmo's Ghost said...

Got it, salsa.

I get it. Clinton isn't corrupt and essentially agrees with him and thus Bernie is on solid ground in his support of her. There's not incongruity whatsoever.

Can I have some of that shit you're smoking?

Greg said...

The lie is that Clintons corruption is something special/unique/worse than the rest of Washington. Clinton is no more corrupt than Bush, Cheney, Rice, Powell, Rumsfeld, Obama...... Splitting hairs about the exact corrupt deeds that may have been done is silly. Washington is corrupt form top to bottom. Corporate and bank boardrooms as well. Trump is a con man. No moral compass at all, looking only at financial outcomes of his deals. If he can screw the other guy before he gets screwed he wins.

Bernie wants to make sure Trump doesn't win, thats all. He's convinced that Dem unity will get the job done, we will see. Repulsed
republicans like Jennifer Rubin are more likely to sway the election for Hillary than former Berners. Few of the former berners would have been GOP voters, they were just going to stay home.

John said...

Who was taken in by phoney Bernie? Just look at his voting record! Words are cheap. Look at his actions, and in that regard he's a centrist, or what used to be called a Republican before the GOP went totally bonkers.