The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.
– Julius Nyerere, First President of Tanzania (1965)
– Julius Nyerere, First President of Tanzania (1965)
Republicans including President Donald Trump, backed up by former Assistant US Attorney Sidney Powell, are launching a series of bombastic attacks against an electronic voting system vendor called Dominion Voting Systems. They claim that the company colluded with Democrats to “flip” thousands of Trump votes to Biden, and/or simply manufactured additional Biden votes in order to steal the election. Continue reading
Berniecrats who still support Bernie should do everything they can to oppose Biden.
Still, it seems that everyone from the Left who is engaging in that “debate” is failing to see the real threat she poses.
Too many Progressives are willing to accept prima facie the argument that Biden, while not the ideal candidate, is still better than Trump. This case is made constantly, both by the Democratic Party establishment (including Bernie Sanders) and their allies in the mainstream media. Indeed, the entire Democratic National Convention seemed to coalesce around the one simple message expressed by Jill Biden during the primaries: that Democratic voters would have to “swallow a little bit” and vote for Joe. Continue reading
There is an argument raging across Bernieworld between those who want to vote for Biden and those who want to vote third party. Both sides claim to have Bernie’s blessing on their decision – and both sides have reason to.
NOTE: This article is just a reality check for my fellow Berners and it is not meant to be a critique of Senator Sanders himself.
They have failed.
He is a racist, a sexist, a misogynist and a xenophobe. He has sexually harassed and assaulted women. He is corrupt and has used his position in Government for financial gain. And on top of it all, he is demented and seems to be suffering from cognitive decline.
Yes, you may say, Joe Biden is not the perfect candidate, but Donald Trump is all of those things AND MORE.
There have been several articles recently all expressing the sentiment, in one form or another, that with the COVID crisis, “we are all socialists now.” Suddenly Reagan’s quip about the government not being the solution to the problem but rather being the problem itself, seems remarkably naive and out of place. Everyone from bank moguls to CEOs to construction laborers to myriad small business owners are rushing to the bosom of the Government seeking life-saving assistance in the face of an unprecedented disaster. Continue reading
In order to win, Bernie does not need to “go negative’. He does not need to attack the Billionaire Class. He does not need to rail against The Establishment. He does not even need to promise Revolution or delineate his policies. He has already won the policy debate by massive margins.
He simply needs to jog people’s memories. Continue reading
Now that Bernie Sanders is the presumptive nominee, and clearly the people’s choice to head the Democratic ticket in November, the Party Elites and their minions in the media are flailing about in an attempt to find some reason to oppose his nomination and overturn the will of the voters.
The narrative they are pushing, however, is a cynical reversal of their prior positions. It is also precisely wrong, and we have the receipts.
Saying that “Bernie is just a Trump of the Left” is an intellectually lazy way to criticize a candidate. When you cannot fault him on policy or personal grounds, you go after his base of support. Such an attack is as despicable as it is stupid.
Bernie is often attacked for having taken a trip to the USSR in the late 1980’s. This attack is as ancient and outdated as it is erroneous.
People accuse Sanders supporters of being “fanatics” who push “purity tests” and adopt a “holier-than-thou” attitude towards other candidates and their supporters. They are grossly underestimating us. We Berners are on a mission to literally save the world, and in this fight Bernie is not just the best candidate, he is the ONLY candidate.
2020 is nothing like 1972 EXCEPT in the way that the Democratic Party elite is trying to sabotage their strongest candidate.
This smear is another one that I would have thought would disappear given all the blatant facts in evidence to the contrary. But no – there are still some people out there claiming that Bernie is popular only because no one has really challenged him, no one has investigated him, no one has really attacked him.
UPDATED: February 3, 2020
Centrist Democrats love to pillory Bernie for not being on their Team. This particular “attack” is so stupid that I resisted writing an answer to it for a long time, thinking that it would go away. Alas, there seems to be mo end to the stupidity of the centrist CorpDems and #StillWithering Hive Queen Holdovers that are still out there. Continue reading
First, let’s be clear: Bernie is no fan of the NRA. Moreover, Bernie is by no means the most pro-gun Democrat out there. Indeed, throughout most of his career, Bernie has had a solid “F” from the NRA.
In addition, Bernie has been endorsed by the March For Our Lives anti-gun violence group that was formed in the wake of the Parkland shootings.