Wednesday, April 20, 2016

In 2006 Senator Obama endorsed Bernie Sanders

10 years ago in March 2006, then-Senator Barack Obama campaigned for Bernie Sanders in Vermont.

Chuck Schumer, the Chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada — and the Democratic National Committee chairman (and former Vermont governor) Howard Dean — had all endorsed Bernie Sanders. They didn't in 2016.

Back in 1988, when the Reverend Jesse Jackson had ran for President in a very close contest with Governor Michael Dukakis, the mayor of Burlington Vermont, Bernie Sanders, had endorsed Jackson, who had said at the time, "When it mattered, Bernie stepped across the color line." 

Meanwhile, Bill Clinton had endorsed Jackson's opponent, Michael Dukakis. But Bernie's endorsement of Jackson ended up being an ungrateful slap in his face, as Jackson didn't return the favor in 2016. 

Now all the corporate Democrats endorse Hillary Clinton. But Bernie still has us.

New York did their best, but now the States like California and Pennsylvania are going to have try a little harder to save our country from the plutocrats.

#BernieOrBust #BernieSanders #2016


  1. Bud you are on the right side of history ...

    this nomination was rigged from the get go ...

    all i can hope is that Bernie sticks it out until the convention and rips the corporate democrats a new asshole!

    he should do whatever he can to BURN the fucking party to the ground !~! they do not and have not in over 50 years at least, represented american workers


    1. Obama campaigned as a "progressive" (quoting Theodore Roosevelt and FDR in his speeches) — but he was a total sellout. That's why Bernie Sanders thought he should have been primaried in 2012 -- to move him back to the left.

      "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist Professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets."'

      Now he's just another corporate whore, like most Democrats (and Republicans) in Congress.

      And Hillary’s voters just voted for more of the same. IF NOT THEN, what did they vote for? What will she do that Obama didn’t, won’t or couldn’t?

      If the Democrats don’t take back both the House and the Senate, she will just blame the GOP — just like Obama did. Nothing will change.

      She's the one who’s been "making promises" that SHE can’t keep. Bernie made no promises. He only offered bigger and bolder ideas, and tried to move the country more to the left.