Break Glass incase of Emergency
I was wondering to myself the other day, if it would be possible for Bernie.. ( in the unfortunate case he loses the primary )..to make the statement, that he cannot in good faith & conscience tell all the people who have dug deep into their pocketbooks, purses & wallets on his behalf ( many of whom could least afford to)......to vote for a candidate who is clearly accepting financial donations from the very same institutions that have hobbled our country.............UNLESS Secretary Clinton agrees to be the standard bearer for some of Bernie's policies?
In the immortal words of Hunter S. Thompson, "Buy the ticket...take the ride". Well.........many people bought those tickets, but if Hillary wins due to total name recognition combined with complete Bernie Sanders media blackouts & negative spin.......guess what??.......NO Bernie Sanders ride.
I am of the opinion that he is being completely railroaded in just about every mainstream media outlet available. Present company excluded. The fix was in a long time ago. "See dkos/msnbc/fox,cnn,abc.nbc...etc."
I understand fully that Bernie is an honorable man... and more than likely if he were to lose the primary... would say something along the lines of, "Well...we gave it one hell of a shot, didn't we?....we definitely got the attention of the establishment oligarchs though.......etc.etc.etc.........Now we need to line up behind Secretary Clinton because "Scary Republicans".
Hillary has accepted millions from the Wall Streeters, and continues to take their money today. To them she is an investment. She's a tax write-off if she loses. No problem, they'll just back the Republican front runner, hedge their bets....either way it's a win in their column. There's absolutely NO DIFFERENCE between a Democrat and a Republican to a fortune 500 company who needs the status -quo to stay intact. They simply buy off the competition. Not so much for all the poor and middle class folks who were the main engine behind Bernie's campaign, donating 27 dollars time and time again. Over 42 million in the month of February alone. Yours truly donates in 10 dollar increments. I've made so many I have lost count. This is why I would prefer Bernie standing up on that day ( Heaven forbid) and saying loud and proud, "You know what........all of my money came from the PEOPLE. My campaign only existed because of them. I had no super Pac. I accepted no money from big banks, major corporations and Wall Street. Therefore I cannot in good faith and conscience tell my supporters to blindly give their allegiance to Secretary Clinton UNLESS she willingly agrees to accept some of the policy positions that our side of the debate have chosen as sound economic ideas and principles".
Then he could just bullet point the topics. #1. ........what's wrong with spending a Trillion dollars fixing up our own house? If it was a war? NO PROBLEM. Our country is falling apart, literally. See Flint as example or any other trade deal UNLESS it is debated WITH the general public being involved. What...are we a bunch of unruly children that CANNOT be involved in the discussion? TPP was done in complete secrecy. Total cloak and dagger stuff. Did I mention Hillary had a hand in drafting said agreement? See trust issues with Hillary. No more DRILL BABY DRILL. We need to begin the healing process for mother Earth. We've poked and prodded her enough. We need a moratorium on all fracking, period. Put plainly, "Do you enjoy a nice glass of clean drinking water from time to time? OR.......maybe you're a beer drinker? Think about slamming down a cold one that was brewed from the identical water from Flint, MI.? Can I interest anyone in a nice 6 pack of dumpster lights? How about taking a nice shower in that same "clean" water?
And while we're at it..........stop drilling off our coastlines....we're killing the oceans and along with it all forms of marine life. See Hillary taking money from Big Energy corporations.
I will stop with these 3 suggestions as I am sure by now you get my point. Unless Bernie demands these things, no way in hell she does them on her own. Just last week she began to break right on energy. She came out and contradicted herself on declaring a moratorium on day 1 of her presidency, a moratorium on drilling on public lands. She said she would do this ( the moratorium) before. Now, since she feels more confident about the direction the primary is going..........BOOM........back to drilling on public lands again. She simply CANNOT be trusted at her word. This is why I believe Bernie would be well within his rights to ask for these concessions, in exchange for his people's votes.
Desperate times calls for desperate measures. How bad does she want that presidential trophy sitting atop her mantelpiece of life's accomplishments? She's going to need Bernie's people if she wants that trophy. The question remains.............will he do it? If I were him.........I'd do it in a New York minute. Mind you.........I'm hoping for an all out Bernie win, in which case, go ahead and disregard everything I just said. But.........there is a very good chance she could best him,( the media is still twisting the race for Hillary...every single day...I've stopped watching politics on the television. Watched msnbc for years. Rachel Maddow was one of my favorites. Not any more.) and as Bernie people we must talk about it and prepare for it, NOW.
What do you think? Do you think Bernie would do it? Do you think it's a good idea? I came up with the 3 issues closest to my own heart for the concession speech wish list....1 Trillion dollars...injected into our economy, fixing up our roads,bridges,dams,sewer systems, water lines... top to bottom. Let's face facts people.. if our country was a vehicle...we'd be a 1993 Dodge Dakota...completely rusted out, broken down and sitting on a used car lot somewhere in Hoboken New Jersey. ......keep the jobs here in America, PERIOD....and.....save Mother Earth & all of her precious animals too.
Without Hillary being tied down on these issues and given NO WIGGLE ROOM..........I do not see her doing any of these things. Once she is in the White House she will do what she damn well pleases. What her wealthy benefactors have paid her to do. That's what I believe. How bad does she want the presidency? Bad enough to consider doing something like this? Buy the ticket ...take the ride. We paid for the ticket. Our votes should not automatically transfer to the candidate who is bought and paid for by Wall Street. Sorry. You want my vote Secretary Clinton???...it's going to cost you something. The cost of my vote is..... You picking up Bernie's infrastructure plan. You taking Bernie's stance on trade deals. You taking Bernie's plans on climate change. Then I would feel more confident voting for you. I'll go ahead and start holding my breathe now. Speak amongst yourselves. I'm interested to know what other Bernie people think of this idea. I know what Hillary people would call it..."Blackmail". Congress has a different name for it...."Compromise". To our collective success. Bob