Thursday, March 17, 2016

New Clinton Tactic to Beat Bernie Sanders

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.

From the New York Times today:

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.

My related post: Bernie Bro Launches Angry Tirade!



  1. Washington Post:

    “The president has been clear that as we get closer to the general election, it will become even more important that the American people understand what is at stake,” White House deputy press secretary Jennifer Friedman said in an email.

    Out of concern that a Republican president in 2017 — either Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) — would weaken or reverse some of his landmark policies, Obama and his surrogates have started making the case that it is essential for the GOP to be defeated in November.

    Liberal investor George Soros is among the backers helping to amass about $15 million for a super PAC devoted to increasing the participation of Latino voters as well as African Americans and women.

    Democratic Party officials say they are taking the threat of a Trump nomination seriously and plan to begin attacking him immediately, on policy and on his temperament. They also vow not to make the mistakes that Trump’s GOP opponents made early in the primary season. They are not assuming that the billionaire real estate magnate will self-destruct, they say.

    “We’re ready for Donald Trump,” DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz told reporters Wednesday. “We’re not treating him like the laughingstock that Republican establishment folks treated him for far too long.”

    Obama in recent days has been in the forefront of those taking Trump seriously. More than once, the president has gone on extended riffs about why he thinks Trump as a political leader is bad for the country.

    Clearly, once there is a Democratic nominee, which Obama advisers say they expect will be Clinton, the president will hit the campaign trail on her behalf.

    The president has always been a prolific party fundraiser: He has done 99 events for the DNC since winning reelection and has signed 21 donor appeals for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee this cycle already.

    And Obama has begun making his case to the Democratic Party’s most dedicated financial backers.

    * Oh really? Will Obama do fundraisng for Senator Sanders as well if he becomes the nominee ... to protect his "legacy"?

  2. 33 Percent of Bernie Sanders Supporters Will Not Vote for Hillary Clinton:

    "It’s important to have principles in life, and I’m never voting for anyone who says 'I’ve always tried' to tell the truth. Therefore, I’m never 'falling in line' or pledging allegiance to Hillary or the DNC. I’m an American first, before any party loyalty, and I’m voting my conscience. You vote your conscience, and don’t forget to ask why Donald Trump donated money to Clinton’s Senate campaigns.

  3. Bernie Sanders on Rachel Maddow tonight, won't give in to the DEM machine, will take it to the convention and force superdelegates to choose. Go Bernie! Don't let the DEM machine steal your votes and delegates. Take it all the way to California and D.C. and to Philadelphia! Make those a-holes like Howard Dean vote against THE PEOPLE!

  4. Spot on Bud and of course this line of reasoning will only be amplified by the Lame Stream Media to discourage Bernie's supporters from turning out in the remaining primaries by repeatedly telling them it's all over. And it will most likely work. Bernie is a man on a mission and the most honest sincere politician (imagine that) of my lifetime and I hope he just sticks around to be a thorn in that political whore's side.


    The Problem With Hillary, Chez, Is I Don’t Vote Republican

    Why Hillary Clinton Is Not Entitled to Bernie Sanders’ Supporters

  6. The establishment Democrats must think Bernie Sanders can beat her in the primary...because they're using GOP scare tactics now.

    POLITICO: "Protracted combat with Hillary Clinton threatens to do real damage in a general election against Donald Trump, senators warn ... Sanders should focus more on stopping Donald Trump and less on why he believes Clinton’s stands on trade, financial regulation and foreign policy would make her a flawed president."

    * Do you know that, outside of George Washington, Bernie Sanders might be the only presidential candidate in the history of the United States that wouldn't be beholden to any special interests if he were elected.

  7. The former governor of Vermont, Howard Dean (who now works as a lobbyist and was a cofounder of the progressive group Democracy for America, and is also a pundit on MSNBC), is supporting Hillary Clinton, even though his State overwhelming supports Bernie Sanders, including the group that he co-founded, Democracy for America.

    As a superdelegate, in a Tweet he writes: “Superdelegates don’t represent people, I’m not elected by anyone. I’ll do what I think is right for the country.”

    He is the perfect example of a corrupt two-party system. He votes against the majority will of THE PEOPLE, and like GOD, say he’ll do what HE thinks is right for the country. Bull$hit --- he’s doing what he thinks will help the establishment politicians on the Democrat’s gravy train. It’s people like Howard Dean that is driving people to Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders and dividing the country.

  8. Bernie Sanders Giving Bought Establishment A Headache

  9. PER THE L.A. TIMES: George Clooney [net worth $180 million] will host a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. The April 16 event — hosted at the actor's Los Angeles home with director Steven Spielberg [net worth $3 billion] and Kate Capshaw [net worth $20 million], studio exec Jeffrey Katzenberg [net worth $957 million], Haim and Cheryl Saban [net worth $3.6 billion]— is expected to be a major moneymaker for Clinton, with tickets going for $33,400 a a pop. Clooney and the Clinton campaign are also holding a contest for supporters to meet the actor, his wife and the former First Lady during the event.

    [Golly gee! If I were super rich, I could meet a real-life Hollywood celebrity and the former First Lady! I could probably meet Bernie Sanders at a Walmart.]