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Wed Jun 8, 2016, 12:57 AM

 

Inside the bitter last days of Bernie's revolution

For better and for worse, Sanders made all the big decisions.

By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and GABRIEL DEBENEDETTI 06/07/16 11:26 PM EDT Updated 06/08/16 12:33 AM EDT


There’s no strategist pulling the strings, and no collection of burn-it-all-down aides egging him on. At the heart of the rage against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, the campaign aides closest to him say, is Bernie Sanders.

It was the Vermont senator who personally rewrote his campaign manager’s shorter statement after the chaos at the Nevada state party convention and blamed the political establishment for inciting the violence.

He was the one who made the choice to go after Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz after his wife read him a transcript of her blasting him on television.

He chose the knife fight over calling Clinton unqualified, which aides blame for pulling the bottom out of any hopes they had of winning in New York and their last real chance of turning a losing primary run around.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/bernie-sanders-campaign-last-days-224041

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Reply Inside the bitter last days of Bernie's revolution (Original post)
workinclasszero Jun 2016 OP
BlueStater Jun 2016 #1
workinclasszero Jun 2016 #2
aikoaiko Jun 2016 #3
workinclasszero Jun 2016 #5
aikoaiko Jun 2016 #7
workinclasszero Jun 2016 #8
aikoaiko Jun 2016 #9
workinclasszero Jun 2016 #12
aikoaiko Jun 2016 #13
workinclasszero Jun 2016 #14
davidn3600 Jun 2016 #17
workinclasszero Jun 2016 #19
Lil Missy Jun 2016 #23
workinclasszero Jun 2016 #4
DesertRat Jun 2016 #15
workinclasszero Jun 2016 #16
DesertRat Jun 2016 #18
workinclasszero Jun 2016 #20
Barack_America Jun 2016 #6
Renew Deal Jun 2016 #10
TwilightZone Jun 2016 #11
Ron Green Jun 2016 #21
Number23 Jun 2016 #22

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:01 AM

1. Just can't let it fucking go, can you?

You're going to be one of the first ones blaming Sanders if Hillary loses. I can guarantee it.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:06 AM

2. Hillary will win in a landslide against the TrumpenFührer

 

Then you can sit back and realize how you had it in the palm of your hands....but let it slip away.

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:08 AM

3. Had what in the palms of our hands?

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:10 AM

5. The prize

 

I can't wait for the book to be written on this fiasco.

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:19 AM

7. You think Hillary was that weak?

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:22 AM

8. LOL

 

Who was weak tonight?

Who was weak on Super Tuesday?

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:24 AM

9. But you're saying Bernie and his supporters had the win but let it go?


I don't understand what you are trying to say about Bernie winning the nomination.

I don't think he ever had it, but he was close at a time.

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:29 AM

12. Well Elizabeth Warren would have ran a much better campaign

 

than Sanders for sure.

Bernie Sanders failed because his flaws overcame him in the end.

Bullheaded, stubborn to a fault apparently, won't listen to anyone including his staff, doesn't play nice with others, etc.

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:34 AM

13. Its true he made mistakes, but I'm not sure if he ran a perfect Bernie campaign it have worked



The Democratic POC and women's vote was pretty much locked in before he announced.

I didn't realize home much work had been done years before 2008.

But you're right, Bernie has flaws that cost him votes and delegates.

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:36 AM

14. He was doomed when he could make no inroads into the south

 

And the PoC that make up the base of the democratic party IMO.

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:39 AM

17. He was doomed when 95% of superdelegates immediately declared for Hillary on day one

 

...before a single vote was cast.

Easy to win when you have 500 delegate head start.

It was always rigged. And everyone knew it was rigged which is why so few Democrats attempted to run.

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Response to davidn3600 (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:44 AM

19. Uh...Hillary just won with pledged delegates not supers

 

And if Sanders would have come down from his ivory tower 30 years ago and joined the democratic party I bet he would have had a hell of a lot more supers on his side.

Then again with the insider info coming out now about his personalty and leadership style, maybe not.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 02:45 AM

23. Wishful thinking

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:09 AM

4. This story is being talked about on MSNBC right now!

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:36 AM

15. It was interesting to hear Nicole Wallace's perspective

as someone worked on a losing campaign (McCain/Palin).

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:38 AM

16. They can't get enough of this story!

 

This will be all over the media tomorrow I bet!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:42 AM

18. I'm sure it will!

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:45 AM

20. Let the truth come out

 

finally!!!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:14 AM

6. Well, unity sure didn't last long.

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Response to Barack_America (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:26 AM

10. This is an important story

The story isn't rubbing it in. It's about the inside of the campaign. Same thing happened with Bush 3, Rubio, Cruz, etc.

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Response to Barack_America (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:27 AM

11. From the looks of it, you can blame the Sanders camp.

They certainly aren't unified. If they can't unify their own staff and the rats are leaving the sinking ship and telling stories about it, there's little reason to believe they want to unify with anyone else. Sanders clearly doesn't.

Besides, kind of hard to unify with a group you've been disparaging relentlessly for months.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 01:49 AM

21. The last days of this revolution are far in the future,

and they won't be bitter.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed Jun 8, 2016, 02:40 AM

22. Everything about this piece speaks to an absolutely breathtaking sense of entitlement

Particularly the bit where the staff himself say that they were "goaded" into talking about Hillary's speeches from Goldman Sachs after she "hammered" him on gun control. That is astonishing that any candidate would openly admit to attacking someone because they were "goaded." That's something a 10 year old would say.

The vindictiveness, jealousy and anger apparently lodged at EVERYBODY since it's everybody's fault but his own that he didn't win, are incredibly unbecoming.

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