Bernie’s Gonna Win
January 14, 2020 at 3:51 PM - Views: 62 #250506
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ernie Sanders is gonna win. The whole thing. He’s gonna win the primaries, and then he’s gonna beat Trump in November. This is not me hedging. This is not me being like, “Well gee, maybe he CAN win.” No. He’s winning. I’m calling it with 0% of precincts reporting.
I realize I am the last blogger alive who has a right to tout unwavering election picks, but I don’t give a shit. I’m ready to try out hope again. Since 2016, I have not worn hope particularly well. I have been led by my own despair, with Trump’s election and its horrible aftermath leaving me hopeless that anything could ever possibly get better. But I think I’m tired of feeling that way, and perhaps you are as well. Laying down fatalist tweet after fatalist tweet is its own form of fiddling while the world burns. It’s self-fulfilling defeatism. And so while I have every reason to feel helpless to beat back the current forces that put Trump in office and have helped enable his grotesque agenda — the electoral college, a revitalized and open white supremacist movement, foreign election interference, voter suppression, Citizens United, a corporatized political media, and the Democratic party establishment — I simply don’t believe that Bernie is as vulnerable to many of those prevailing evils as a lot of other candidates are.
This isn’t just me reading some imaginary tea leaves. All of Bernie’s inherent electoral advantages are already out there in plain sight. The only reason NOT to have confidence in Bernie is because you’ve been instructed not to have any. American voters, particularly on the left flank, have been conditioned to be as meek as the average worker bee daring to ask the boss for a pay raise. Now now don’t go asking for too much, you might scare some folks! The reason Bernie Sanders is both appealing AND formidable is because he has no interest in that meekness. He has no interest in being too careful. That stands in diametric opposition to Hillary Clinton, who remained professionally cautious throughout the entirety of 2016 out of disposition, obliviousness, self-interest, and because she had 538 potential campaign booby traps — laid down by both the opposition and by herself over the course of her career — that she had to dutifully avoid.
Bernie is primed to defuse pretty much any line of attack because he’s been frighteningly consistent in his views since roughly 1806.
Bernie figured he could do more good Alive than
dead in a small plane "accident".
I think he's right.
January 14, 2020 at 4:32 PM #250518
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Oh, I really like this one. As Krystal Ball recently said, as soon as voters give themselves permission to vote with their hearts, the race is over and Bernie has won.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
If Democrats don’t stand for the people, why should people stand for them?--Jim Hightower
January 14, 2020 at 4:33 PM #250519
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I agree. He’s got this.
“Since 2016, I have not worn hope particularly well”
For me, that would be since 2008 when it became apparent Obama was a liar and a fraud and Hoodwinked and bamboozled the entire country.
“Bernie is primed to defuse pretty much any line of attack because he’s been frighteningly consistent in his views since roughly 1806.”
January 14, 2020 at 4:37 PM #250522
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I look for Bernie to point out that Biden supported this endless war and he did not! Voters from both parties know now that it was a huge costly mistake. Biden poll numbers will drop after tonight’s debate and despite all the lies being told about him, Bernie will go on to win the Democratic primary!
January 14, 2020 at 5:50 PM #250560
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