I need to say this out loud. There is no one to tell who even remotely cares, so you are stuck with it.
I am done with Bernie Sanders. I might vote for him in the general if he makes it that far, but I am not giving him any money. His refusal to defend Assange is the final straw. I am finding it hard to accept this final snub to his base. When push comes to shove, he picks the Democratic Party over his donors every time.
2016, I was a big Bernie supporter. He walks his talk, blah, blah, blah. All I ever asked of him is not to get in the race against Hillary if he wasn't in it to win it. When he could have nailed Hillary and fought to win, what did he do? "I'm sick of your damn emails."
The primary was stolen out from under
him us, and he did nothing. Not a word about election fraud, crooked voting machines, election reform, or support for the lawsuit against the DNC. Instead of fighting for all the $27 donors who gave him money they didn't have, he endorsed Hillary. He could have played hardball and threatened to contest her win and expose her cheating on the floor of the convention, or he could have threatened or actually bolted and run Green/third party Independent. When he had a chance to fight it to win it, he folded faster than Obama folded over for the banks.
Now here he comes again, and what do we have?
He is no longer Bernie, the guy. He is Bernie the Democratic. Women, POC, unions, every stamped and approved liberal group is featured in his campaign somewhere. Ro Kohanna is made Bernie's campaign advisor, and the man never clarifies if he's speaking as Ro himself or as Bernie's agent when he's out there flapping his mouth. One of the two Ros, went on Hardball and agreed with loud mouth Chris Mathews that Assange is not a journalist. He also made some half ass statement to the press that Bernie would never attack Democrats, not making it clear if he meant first or ever, dredging up memories of "I don't care about your damn emails".
Bruh. Are u purposely trying to tank Bernie’s campaign? Or accidentally? https://t.co/34rYaRPh8V
— Niko House (@nikoCSFB) April 12, 2019
The last straw for me is Bernie, Warren, Ilhan, AOC, Tlaib, Justice Democrats, and all the other phony "progressive reformers". They are running around with their hair on fire defending Ilhan and attacking Trump for his really bad Ilhan tweet, while at the same time remaining totally silent on the false charges and arrest of Julian Assange.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
Let me be clear. The Trump tweet is awful, and it could definitely trigger one of his crazy right wingers to take a pot shot at Ilhan. Twitter should take this tweet down per their own policy, but they won't. They never remove threats or lies posted by blue checks, let alone Donald Trump. Having said that, Trump's Tweet is still just a Tweet that may or may not cause physical harm to Ilhan. Oth, Assange's harm has happened and should be as large if not larger an outrage than another bull shit Trump tweet timed to change the subject from Assange to Trump derangement syndrome. Neither Trump nor the Democrats want to talk about the murder of a million Iraqis, whistle blowers in jail or exile, Hillary stealing the primary, the demise of our free press, or the shredding of the US Constitution.
All of which makes Bernie's silence on Assange deafening.
The extradition of Julian Assange to the US for exposing evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan should be opposed by the British government.pic.twitter.com/CxTUrOfkHt
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) April 11, 2019