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Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:12 PM

 

Bernie has run his course: The Sanders campaign has stopped being about winning and is...~salon.com

Bernie has run his course: The Sanders campaign has stopped being about winning and is now mostly about whining
Sanders used to add value to the campaign, but lately, all he does is sow unjustified paranoia and anger


Itís time for Bernie Sanders to admit that Hillary Clinton is winning the primary fair and square, and if he canít do that, itís time for him to quit.

Things have been getting sour for Team Sanders for weeks now, but, in the past week, the campaign took a decisive turn away from positive campaigning and actually trying to win towards focusing a baffling amount of energy on a futile narrative about how his losses donít really count.

I wish it were otherwise, but thereís simply no nice way to put this. The Sanders camp has decided to focus on stoking half-baked complaints about process, complaints that donít serve to win a single vote to their side. Instead, it seems about Sanders and his supporters insinuating that Clinton is winning by cheating. The behavior is not the behavior of people trying to win. Itís the behavior of someone who lost a hand of poker and is throwing his cards in his opponentís face and screaming about how unfair it is that the other guy drew a better hand.

Things had already been getting ugly prior to the New York primary, with Sanders trying to dismiss the Clinton wins in the ďdeep SouthĒ by saying, ďThat is the most conservative part of this great country.Ē


AMANDA MARCOTTE
WOW

more in link... http://www.salon.com/2016/04/20/bernie_has_run_his_course_the_sanders_campaign_has_stopped_being_about_winning_and_is_now_mostly_about_whining/

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Reply Bernie has run his course: The Sanders campaign has stopped being about winning and is...~salon.com (Original post)
Her Sister Apr 2016 OP
Her Sister Apr 2016 #1
fleabiscuit Apr 2016 #10
JustAnotherGen Apr 2016 #2
liberal N proud Apr 2016 #3
workinclasszero Apr 2016 #4
otohara Apr 2016 #8
SharonClark Apr 2016 #11
misterhighwasted Apr 2016 #5
Walk away Apr 2016 #6
pandr32 Apr 2016 #7
brer cat Apr 2016 #12
pandr32 Apr 2016 #16
Tarheel_Dem Apr 2016 #9
NastyRiffraff Apr 2016 #13
Her Sister Apr 2016 #15
ismnotwasm Apr 2016 #14
all american girl Apr 2016 #17
Cha Apr 2016 #18
Deuce Apr 2016 #19
Surya Gayatri Apr 2016 #20

Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:15 PM

1. I cannot look at the comments section

 

Bet it's brutal there. She is one BRAVE WOMAN!!! Wonder if she's in NY and voted yesterday! Stay strong woman! OUR CANDIDATE IS STRONG AND SHE GOT THIS!!! THANKS AMANDA!!!!

http://www.salon.com/2016/04/20/bernie_has_run_his_course_the_sanders_campaign_has_stopped_being_about_winning_and_is_now_mostly_about_whining/

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Response to Her Sister (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 05:04 PM

10. Poked my toes in...

It may change, but at the moment the comments are rather interesting. I grabbed the 2nd one-

"Seen from the vantage point of the Socialist Republic of the United Kingdom (or so it should be be called, hearing some US friends talk), my head-shaking at Bernie has turned into full-on <facepalm> lately.

He is a man of principle - we get it - but he is also a political opportunist of the first order. My main question is: why now? If you were really committed to creating a new mass labor (sic) movement, or "revolutionary" "socialist" policies, you'd have started your own party years ago, wouldn't you?

Parallels with our own new Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, are misplaced, politically - Jezza makes Bern look like Mitt Romney - but structural parallels are there: a divided Left, seemingly more interested in Purity Wars than beating the real enemy.

Here, despite the worst government in living memory, Labour trails by 8-10 points in the most polls, untrusted on the economy, muddled on many other issues, failing to connect to many mainstream voters.

Take a warning from the other side of the Pond: don't let the same thing happen there. Trump (or Cruz) would not just be a disaster for the US but for the rest of the world."

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:17 PM

2. Posting to for later

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:21 PM

3. From winning to whining



Although it is not quite accurate, they have been whining since Iowa.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:22 PM

4. From those a**holes at salon?

 

Boy the rats are deserting the ship now!

Shes about to go under folks!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 04:55 PM

8. She's Used To It

 

Amanda is tough as nails too!

I can't click on a link to Salon however - they have been the worst lefty site IMO when it comes to Hillary hate.

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Response to otohara (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 05:23 PM

11. Totally agree about Salon

It's like they grabbed them all from the Sanders campaign office.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:27 PM

5. He's hit a concrete wall, with NY, the next 5 States & the FEC investigation

Looks like the transmission is going out on the momentum bus.

PA Monmouth poll:
HILLARY 52
bernie 39
He's got till tuesday to get that bus in the shop

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Response to misterhighwasted (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 03:44 PM

6. Maryland looks even worse for him.

The fact is, he loses when he breaks even because of the super delegates and breaking even would be a miracle for him. After a month of living through the gloating of the Bernie Followers...this is really fun

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 04:03 PM

7. It really will be more pain-free than they think

Hillary Clinton is a fighter and will get to work right away on the progressive plans she has outlined during her campaign--particularly if the Bernie supporters help make sure we have a solid down-ticket coalition to help in Congress and all over the country. They want action? They've got it--if they do their part, too. Rise up together!

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:29 PM

12. You are so right, pandr32.

If the Bernie supporters could transfer the money, time, and enthusiasm to down-ticket races they could make a huge difference for the country, and come out of this brutal primary ahead instead of feeling defeated.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:22 PM

16. Absolutely!

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 05:00 PM

9. That is an excellent article, and well worth the read.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:32 PM

13. Wow, he's lost Salon?!

Most writers there HATE Hillary. Some of them are as bad as the Berniacs here on DU.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:58 PM

15. This writer is one of the very few at salon.com who's been an HRC supporter

 

for a while now!

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:53 PM

14. K&R

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 03:30 AM

17. If you venture into the comment section...Drama

no all, but wow!!!!

That was a great write up. I like her so much.

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 04:51 AM

18. "Sanders used to add value to the campaign, but lately, all he does is sow unjustified paranoia and

anger."

Exactly true.. and lots of it.. Mahalo Amanda Marcotte!

Lots and LOTS of Whining! Got news for ya, BS.. your Losses do Count.

I wish it were otherwise, but thereís simply no nice way to put this. The Sanders camp has decided to focus on stoking half-baked complaints about process, complaints that donít serve to win a single vote to their side. Instead, it seems about Sanders and his supporters insinuating that Clinton is winning by cheating. The behavior is not the behavior of people trying to win. Itís the behavior of someone who lost a hand of poker and is throwing his cards in his opponentís face and screaming about how unfair it is that the other guy drew a better hand.

I cannot wait until the BS' campaign strategy of taking the lowest road possible blows up in their karmic induced face.

Mahalo, HS.. this is stellar analysis!

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 05:18 AM

19. K&R

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Response to Her Sister (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 06:34 AM

20. Enormous K & R. Thanks for posting.

 

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