July 27, 2016

Sanders picks up the pieces and goes home

So Bernie Sanders has left the Democratic party.  Weird, since he just told all of his national supporters to support Hillary Clinton.

Sellout? Fake?  Confused , old man?
The nomination was barely sealed up at the Democratic National Convention before Bernie Sanders, who had campaigned against Hillary Clinton for the party’s nod, went back to being an Independent.

Sanders, who considers himself, officially, an Independent in Congress because his views lean further left than the Democratic party’s platform, caucuses with Democrats. But until declaring an intention to run for the presidency in 2015, he had rarely, if ever, identified as a member of the Democratic Party (he’s been in politics since 1979).

And now, despite pleading with his base to support Hillary, even though they’re concerned that she’s too moderate, Sanders will return to Vermont and to his seat in the Senate, and he’ll do it with no official party affiliation.
The same article tries to defend Debbie Wasserman Schultz as having done her job.  No.  You can't prove Sanders didn't leave because of the DNC's cheating to help Hillary win.  Why would Sanders stick around after that?

Sanders did the right thing.  His mistake was trying to convince people to support Hillary.  There was no reason for that unless he was hoping for a senior spot in her cabinet and was subsequently told he was not going to get it.
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