Brock Wants Bygones With Bernie in Fight vs. Trump. Berners Remind Him of What A POS He Was/Is.
Good evening, good 99%er folks...
Haven't had much desire to follow the whole Scare Circus enveloping the nation surrounding speculation about the Pumpking Fuher and his nauseating and tawdry crony capitalist boneheadedness. Instead I've been watching Glen Greenwald appearances in which he successively eviscerates one ill-equipped mainstream pundit after another. Can't get two more polar opposites of intellect and integrity than these two human beings, and that's where my head is now.
However, on my YouTube news subscription tonight I saw Thom Hartmann, who currently resides for me, sadly, in the Neoliberal Apologist camp, had this segment, "David Brock Apologizes to Bernie Sanders...What!?!?", and was curious.
Apparently the $hills alpha attack dog wrote a piece called "Dear Senator Sanders: I’m with You in the Fight Ahead" He pays Bernie some compliments, but short of a mea culpa, simply tries for a common ground, let-bygones-be-bygones and let's unite in the fight ahead. As pathetic as this asshole is, at least he had the decency (maybe the wrong word to associate with him) to acknowledge how long Bernie singularly led the fight against corporate media malfeasance and monopoly.
"Throughout your life of advocacy and career in public service, you have been a leader on some of the same issues to which I’ve devoted my professional life. You were one of the first to identify and call for media reform...
You have consistently devoted yourself to ensuring a fair and free press. In your House days, I remember you being one of very few to attend a Congressional hearing about the fairness doctrine where, despite a mostly empty room, you posed thoughtful and penetrating questions. You introduced a bill to restore that doctrine, to guard against wildly biased and inaccurate media outlets. And how prescient that concern was.
I'm not buying Brock's bullshit, and neither are any Bernie supporters it seems.
So let's have some fun and see how some folks responded to his open letter:
You are a cruel and narcissistic shell of a human. Any Sanders supporter that had to deal with your malevolent team of paid internet trolls knows this. Your vile tactics alienated young people and turned countless rust belt Democrats into Trump supporters. I witnessed as your bullies broke down young, hopeful, and idealistic new voters until they were cynical Pepe Frog worshipping “Deplorables.” You harassed and abused countless high-school and college aged voters. You poisoned a generation.
It breaks my heart seeing what you and the neoliberal Democratic establishment did to these kids. Make no mistake, you are a major symptom of why Trump won. I would genuinely rather eat 20 raw horse penises than team up with you. You’re a monster and your misdeeds will not be forgotten or forgiven.
As a Sanders supporter, I appreciate your apology but cannot accept it. This letter reeks of hat-in-hand, save my own ass by trying to get on the right side of history. Too bad, Mr. Brock, I’ve read your tweets, I’ve followed your PAC’s actions to harm Mr. Sanders’ candidacy — you did everything BUT play fair and now you want to align yourself with the only candidate who was honest and could have beaten Trump? No way. You’ve made your bed, now lie in it.
"Please join me in pressuring these forces to stop facilitating the pollution of our public discourse."
Oh wow. I’m nobody and nothing who lives in a s**thole and every day between May and November of last year, at least two or three of your employees called me a c**t, b***h, whore, “lesbo bull dyke” (personal fave) and told me I was “hate-filled” and also … let’s go in order: misogynist, homophobic, RACIST for volunteering for Bernard Sanders and later when it became known how horrible #DNC was, registered for the Green Party and got even more of the above abuse for supporting Jill stein and Ajamu Baraka. Fortunately my s**thole is a gated community so you can be blocked at the gate.
In addition, I’ve re-scanned this article. You can’t write. All you can do is call names. You are a terrible writer. “Please join me in pressuring these forces to stop facilitating the pollution of our public discourse.” To whom do you refer? Who are the forces? Russian Nazi Racists? Well I’m sorry, they don’t scare me. My gated s**thole will protect me.
...you spent a million bucks hiring mercenary trolls to oppose left-wing progressives. Do you know how massive the face-palmprint of a lefty being called sexist/racist is?
Several, including a few whose Facebook profile pic was a selfie with Hillary Clinton herself, posted child pornography on pro-Bernie sites. I was personally attacked by the now infamous Kitty Alveera — one of your “Barrier Breakers” armed with a CTR blessing and a filthy mouth — the standard namecalling, sexism allegations, and downright despicable posts and private messages, with her HRC selfie for all to see on Facebook. Reality must be a hike from your position should you think you have any role in the political future of this country. Your work guaranteed minimal progressive carryover to Clinton. Can you blame them?
This puts you (at best) on par with Nixon’s CREEP committee. The digital world knows of what stuff you are made. The idea that you could be known for being inclusive or helping cultivate a vibrant democracy is laughable...
Your partnership is not wanted, your skills are better served by joining forces with the Bannons of the world — those folks lie, distort, deceive — you should fit right in. I’m sure the right will welcome you back. Thanks again for the worst SCOTUS judge in history, by the way. Maybe you could take a page from his book and STFU for a decade or so.
At best, your penchant for dirty tricks puts you squarely in the ‘obsolete’ category (that is, if we are to purge fake news and the tabloid scene).
Otherwise, a vibrant, inclusive democracy requires your type to be barred from politics and any public office. Go sell sugar water.
You have GOT to be kidding. You paid trolls to derail Bernie’s campaign. Fuck you and fuck off you neoliberal creep.
Too stiff a jab?
Let’s be clear: you basically called him a racist.
“David Brock, just declared disparagingly to the AP that Bernie Sanders’ new TV ad is evidence that ‘black lives don’t matter much to Bernie Sanders.’”
I’m assuming this is what you are apologizing for, yes? Specifically?
Anyone who supported Hillary over Bernie needs to be forever banished from the democratic party….but since that’s not going to happen, it looks like Bernie’s supporters will need to leave the democratic party. People like Brock, Neera Tanden, Joan Walsh, and others only care about power and not the principles that should guide the democratic party, so I will fight against people like them as hard as I fight against republicans.
David, now that Bernie and his supporters are taking over the party you’re begging for unity so that you can preserve your business and proximity to power. No thanks. You’re the lowest form of scum our political institutions were capable of producing. You’ve made a career of insulting, attacking and trying to destroy the grassroots of the Democratic party. If Hillary had won you would still be at work slandering the left and offering praise for oligarchs and neocons. You would be best off retiring and taking a break from the cocaine. Your help is not needed and you cannot be trusted. Just go away.
Guess the Clinton Media Industrial Complex’s cash dried up.
Apology not accepted. You’re not a progressive, you’re a whoring aparatchi. You belong in the dust-bin of history.