Now I understand the new Clinton strategy...
Because the primary elections (so far) have mostly been held in States that were already previously assumed to be Clinton's (her "firewall" in mostly Southern states with lots of Black voters), because going forward from March 15th Bernie Sanders most favorable States still lie ahead.
But the establishment Democrats (Obama, Hillary, wealthy campaign donors, the DNC, super-delegates, friendly media pundits, etc.) are all trying to change the narrative and kill the enthusiasm for Bernie's campaign by trying to make it appear as though the Democratic primary election is already a done deal — while at the same time, not to piss off Bernie supporters.
These Hillary supporters are all trying to change the subject, to make it appear as though the threat of Donald Trump is what the Democratic-leaning American people should now be focused on (by dismissing and ignoring Bernie Sanders) and hoping to gain more of his voters from the States that haven't yet voted — just to help secure the nomination for Hillary Clinton.
And they're also using fear-monger to claim that Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to beat Donald Trump in a general election (not true)
This is very dirty politics folks, and by a lot of very politically powerful people. It's disgusting what they won't do to get the pro-corporate pro-banker candidate nominated.
In unusually candid remarks, President Obama privately told a group of Democratic donors last Friday that Senator Bernie Sanders is nearing the point where his campaign against Hillary Clinton will come to an end, and that the party must soon come together to back her.
Mr. Obama chose his words carefully, and did not explicitly call on Mr. Sanders to depart the race, according to those in the room. Still, those in attendance said in interviews that they took his comments as a signal to Mr. Sanders that perpetuating his campaign, which is now an uphill climb, could only help the Republicans recapture the White House.
Mr. Obama has been careful in public to avoid disparaging Mr. Sanders, given his deeper history and relationship with Mrs. Clinton. Mr. Obama also does not want to alienate the liberal voters who have flocked to Mr. Sanders.
Why are the establishment Democratic politicos so surprised that Democrats and Independents are going to Donald Trump? It's because Obama and the Democrats screwed them over.
- Obama rallied in front of Nike to promote the TPP trade deal.
- Obama agreed to chained-CPI on COLAs for people on Social Security as a "compromise" with the GOP on a budget deal (luckily, that provision was defeated).
- Obama gave up years ago on raising the federal minimum wage to a measly $10.10 an hour.
- Obama extended the Bush tax cuts for billionaires for two years, but only extended long-term unemployment benefits for one year.
- Obama ran as a "progressive" in 2008, but ended up being another Republican LITE. He went from "hope and change" in 2008 to "the better of two evils" in 2012 to "a total sellout" in 2016.
- Millions of White voters showed up to elect Obama in two elections — their payback was to get Black voters to vote against Bernie Sanders in 2016.
That's Obama's so-called "legacy" — and to honor that damn legacy, the taxpayers have to shell out $1 billion for his damn library.
What did Obama and the Democrats ever do to keep the party loyalty? Absolutely nothing! Now millions of voters are running to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders — and the DNC's political machine is using dirty politics to keep Obama's pathetic centrist/moderate/Third Way "legacy" in tact.
I encourage all of Bernie Sanders supporters to stay home in November if Hillary Clinton is nominated, and to hell with Obama's traitorous "legacy".
Obama will go down in history as the "Divider-and-Chief" — dividing the Democratic Party. Maybe in the end, that will be a GOOD thing, and America can finally have an honest third party.
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