How Bernie Sanders Betrayed Progressives a Second Time!
This is a continuing sad tale.
The great Progressive hero Bernie Sanders, who likely and rightfully won the Democratic Nomination -- if all the Election suppression, coin-flips, poll closings, E-Vote cheating, and other visible gimmicks had been properly prevented (as they should've been), now has backed his truck up again, and turned his tail on Progressives yet one more time.
Right in the middle of a heated Primary battle for Florida's critical Congressional seat between the Wiki-Leaks proven crook and queen of DNC election corruption Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and the genuine progressive "no-PAC money" candidate Tim Canova ---- Sanders rejected Canova's requests for help and completely walked away from making any campaign appearances, or showing any public display of support for him.
Instead of Sanders using his great popularity, and huge base of voter support to excite and galvanize large voter interest, funding, and voter turnout for a genuine and true Progressive like Tim Canova ... and (just as importantly) against one of the most slimy, sleazy, crooked, corrupt dark forces of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, to ever come along..... Sanders instead decided he'd just sit the whole contest out ..... right when it counted. No appearances, no fundraising, no promotion, no help at all.
And to be clear, Sanders did not come down with some mysteriously health issue, or suffer from fatigue. After letting this DNC bitch from hell off the hook and prevail in the Florida race with zero help or support given to Canova, guess who he happily decided he would devote his time to, and actively campaigning with? That's right --- the Neocon Perpetual War Statist favorite, Wall-Street's backdoor gal, and the manifestation of all political corruption: Hillary Clinton.
Actions always speak louder than words .... don't they?
Sanders is doing his best to make the whole progressive movement now look totally weak and futile, and drive the whole progressive movement away. It almost makes you wonder whether he was just acting out some role the whole time (on behalf of CIA Research?) - with no commitment to his own words.
It's one thing to stubbornly cling to the myth that some non-binding, Democratic Platform paper which: a) no Democratic President ever paid any attention to ever before, and b) fails to even reject the TPP or support Medicare-For-All, is some sort of great step forward and "major victory" -- and by extension --- worth his endorsement of dedicated Corporatist Hillary Clinton (who I'm sure is laughing at him behind his back), and worth his rejection of the real Progressive movement alternative Dr.Jill Stein / Green Party.
But his rejection of Tim Canova in his hour of need (and his silent acceptance of the DNC Election thief: DWS) makes a total mockery of his "we need a political revolution", "establishment politics aren't good enough" talk -- and he has reduced himself now into just one more embarrassing puppet of a man who runs for cover right into the waiting arms of the crooked Establishment -- the same Establishment who stole the Nomination from him, along with the money invested of all those true progressives who donated to his Campaign.
In the last few months, Bernie Sanders has transformed himself into a man who may still talk the talk, but who clearly and decidedly will NOT walk the walk anymore.
If the 13 Million Bernie Sanders voters out there are smart, they will abandon any further loyalty to him and shift their investment and time and energy into building a Parallel Political Party .. and support Jill Stein / Green Party now and forever.
Sanders has proven that he simply no longer speaks for Progressives any more........
You cannot support both DWS and HRC after what they've done -- and then have any remote credibility left.