This week in Smearing Bernie

Harvard Law School professor and anti-Trump konspiracy peddler Laurence Tribe decided to smear Bernie Sanders this week.

How can I put it more simply? Based on watching him for decades, I believe @BernieSanders is a phony. Not a monster like @realDonaldTrump but a phony. I’d prefer him massively over Trump. But I’d prefer a cardboard box over Trump.
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) May 6, 2019

Tribe didn't say why Bernie was a "phony", but Intercept reporter Lee Fang revealed Tribe's motivation.

The WashPost, the most anti-Bernie newspaper in the land, has gone back using old news to red-bait Bernie.

Guess what? Did you know that Bernie is a self-hating Jew? I bet even he didn't know that.

In fact, it has already begun, with Zionists, liberal/centrist Democrats and Republicans joining forces...
Once Sanders or those close to him cross Israeli propaganda “red lines” — i.e., vocalize support for Palestinian rights or question the systemic oppression of Palestinians by Israel — the media will jump to accusations of “delegitimizing Israel” and supposed anti-Semitism in the Sanders camp...
However, it did not take long for accusations of employing an “anti-Semitic” trope — “dual allegiance” — to surface against one of Sanders’s aides.

Politico says that Republicans are afraid of Biden, but are salivating at going up against Bernie because he would be so easy to defeat.

Some GOP incumbents are practically cheering him on, confident there’s no way a self-described democratic socialist could win a general election against President Donald Trump and that he’d drag other Democrats on the ballot with him.
“It would be good for us to have a nominee like that,” said Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), who is up for reelection next year and sounded downright giddy about the prospect of Sanders representing Democrats at the top of the ticket...
Yet some Democratic senators said privately they agreed with Republicans that a Sanders nomination would be too easy for the GOP to demagogue. Some fretted about the down-ballot effect he would have on Senate and House races if he were to win the nomination. They declined to speak publicly because it's early in the race and they didn't want to exacerbate tensions within the party.

It's curious that these Democrats won't speak up about what is so obvious that Republicans are jumping at the chance to "help" the Democrats. After all, Dems should listen to what the Republicans tell Dems about their candidates. They would never, ever give the Dems bad advice.

The critical missing piece of information here is that the GOP will do what it has done for at least 10 years, which is call the Democrat a socialist whoever they are. Mike Pence has already said Joe Biden—Joe Biden!— is advocating a socialist agenda...
While we’re talking about Democrats, remember how many prominent Democrats thought Donald Trump was the best candidate to run against? Remember how, according to Amy Chozick’s book, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager asked, “How do we maximize Trump?’”

I'm keeping an eye on the polls which show Biden absolutely crushing everyone else.
The results are so lopsided that they are laughable. I'm just waiting for these polls to be exposed for the bullsh*t that they are.

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Golly, every one know Bernie can't win. Everybody loves Joe Biden, so he's a shoo-in.

Biden takes 32-point lead over Sanders in new 2020 poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden has a 32-point lead in the Democratic presidential race in a Hill-HarrisX poll released Monday.

Biden won 46 percent in the poll compared to 14 percent for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who came in a distant second place.

Source: The Hill - May 6, 2019

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Might as well make it a 102-point lead.
It's just as believable.

That lack of support could be a product of uncertainty about his prospects, as some Democrats ponder whether the 76-year-old, veteran politician from Delaware is formidable enough to hold off contenders who are either significantly younger or hold greater appeal to the New Left.

“When it comes to snagging endorsements from senators, the fact that he only has five so far is more than a little odd,” a Democratic insider added, requesting anonymity in order to speak candidly. “I think it’s because they are very skeptical that he is the right person for this moment in history.”

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Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is already sunk — at least on Google.

Users are reporting that the former vice president’s official 2020 campaign page is nowhere to be found on the first page of results for the search term “Joe Biden.”

Even worse for the Democratic front-runner: A realistic-looking parody site featuring images of Biden touching women and children appears to be doing quite well on Google and other major search engines, particularly for the search “Joe Biden website.”

“Joe Biden has a good feel for the American people and knows exactly what they really want deep down,” reads, the parody site. “He’s happy to open up and reveal himself to voters and will give a pounding to anybody who gets in his way!”
The person who created the parody site is not named, and a disclaimer claims it is not funded “by any candidate, committee, organization, or PAC.”

In response to an inquiry from CNBC submitted through the parody website’s contact form, the person behind it wrote that they identify as “closest to a libertarian.” The person said they are an American citizen and that they have not been contacted by any candidate or organization about the website


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Just like FDR did, even after they tried to assassinate him.

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Modern education is little more than toeing the line for the capitalist pigs.

Guerrilla Liberalism won't liberate the US or the world from the iron fist of capital.

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Joe has reached across the isle his entire career and recently he helped get republicans voted into office. He's the absolute worst person we need in the WH which means that he's a shoe in. ByeDone has no empathy for anyone who isn't in his class of friends or family.

There is so much crap just waiting to be exposed on him that I'm surprised that he took a chance to run unless he knows that the fix is in.

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Which AIPAC/MIC/pharma/bank bought politician are you going to vote for? Don’t be surprised when nothing changes.

@snoopydawg I’ve been thinking the same. There’s too much smoke for us to have seen the worst of Creepy Uncle Joe yet.

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Idolizing a politician is like believing the stripper really likes you.

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@snoopydawg I mean, they must think we're really stupid.

This is all a transparently coordinated effort to provide cover for their highly-projected strategy to once again steal the primary from Bernie and award it to Creepy Uncle Joe. Because, you see, despite Bernie's continued barnstorming popularity,* the Republicans are salivating to face him. And despite CUJ's continued bungling unpopularity,* the Republicans are "afraid" of him. Et voila: once again, we get the President no one but the Duopoly wants. And the sheeple will adequately have been convinced that Biden's installation was actually due to a democratic vote. Over and over, ad infinitum, until the planet burns.

*Except for the manufactured polls, again designed for cover.


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Biden will only defeat Trump by attracting the votes of "moderate" Republicans and conservative independents. None of them will be voting for Democrats downballot. Meanwhile, Biden's rather ugly record will fail to inspire the leftmost half of the Democratic party, as well as any leftish independents.

In other words, Biden might be able to beat Trump, but he will also suppress turnout for Democratic candidates downballot. It won't be as bad as HRC, who actually stimulated GOP turnout by giving Republican women an IdPol motivation to vote when they might otherwise have stayed home. Nonetheless, it will be a Democratic disaster.

Remember, you heard it here first.

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The earth is a multibillion-year-old sphere.
The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

last night on NPR. We both felt comtempt vibes coming from her. She really grilled him (which is of course a good thing), but it was the tone and the look on her face that made us comment afterward.."wow, she really doesn't like him".

We thought he did well, but were disappointed in his buy into the Russiagate nonsense.

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WoodsDweller's picture

and even longer to the general election.
ANYONE can beat Trump, except perhaps a centrist candidate, and maybe even then.
If the polls we're seeing showed progressive support (Sanders, Warren) essentially unchanged but Biden soaking up support from the field of centrist candidates, I could accept them as a valid snapshot at this early point in the race. Biden should be expected to show a bump of support when he enters the race, same as anyone else. But what we're seeing is polls with progressive support half what it was before Biden entered. I'm supposed to believe that Sanders and Warren were the second choice of so many Biden supporters? Clearly the pollsters have their thumb on the scale when selecting their samples.
Just as with Clinton, the more Biden talks, the lower his numbers will go. His supporters will drift to other centrist candidates.

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