The Political Assassination of Bernie Sanders

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    • #283122
      eridani
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      https://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/61743-rsn-the-political-assassination-of-bernie-sanders

      This has been a five-year coordinated effort to derail and delegitimize the most popular and trusted political candidate in America because he has the audacity to try to separate public policy from private money.

      What the Democratic Party and its cable news oracles are doing by engaging in this scorched-earth campaign against Sanders’s reforms risks far more than “Democratic Party damage.” At stake are four more years of Donald Trump’s lawlessness, the effective termination of the American Republic and the rule of law, the destruction of the NATO Alliance, and the rise of the Russian Federation in the power vacuum and a whole lot more.

      The argument that Biden is better suited to defeat Trump than is Sanders is a scarlet red herring. If true, Biden would not have needed such extraordinary assistance, which he absolutely did.

      The Democratic Party must not be the Anti-Democratic party. What the Democratic Party is proving is that its nominating process is a show and a sham and doesn’t actually have anything to do with how the nomination is won or who wins it. This is the same old top-down Democratic Party. The voters aren’t there to make decisions, they are there to do what the party instructs them to do.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

    • #283143
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      Kicked and recommended top the fucking MAX!

      The nominating process is a show and a sham! 

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

      Me

    • #283144
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      how long will this co-opted government be able to survive?

      A big part of corona virus’s impact is the fact that we do not have a national healthcare system.

      We are at doomsday’s doorstep with climate change and the corona virus, which is probably only the first of many to come. What’s it going to take to bring down this bastardized version of America?

      • #283184
        ThouArtThat
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        @njcher

        Hi njcher,

        Yep – spot on – as the permafrost and ice melt at higher latitudes, all manner of scary bugs will enter the biosphere to disrupt life as we know it.  And predictably, as a species, we are oblivious to the danger.  And reliably, as a species, our institutions are ill prepared to cope.  It only gets worse moving forward.

        TAT

        “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
        - John F. Kennedy

        "The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it."
        - George Orwell

        "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
        - Jiddu Krishnamurti

        "Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information."
        - Idries Shah

        "A riot is the language of the unheard."
        - Martin Luther King

    • #283149
      Zopilote
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      have shown how deeply, totally corrupt the DNC is.  That organization does not care at all how its policies affect ordinary Americans.  I owe it zero loyalty.

      • #283185
        ThouArtThat
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        @zopilote

        Hi zopilote,

        Yep – the last six years have completely shattered any illusions remaining about the sanctity of American institutions and processes.  Those illusions had been slowly crumbling for decades with the underlying foundations of America clearly turning to powder.  Only the most willfully ignorant and dense are clueless at this point in time.

        TAT

        “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
        - John F. Kennedy

        "The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it."
        - George Orwell

        "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
        - Jiddu Krishnamurti

        "Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information."
        - Idries Shah

        "A riot is the language of the unheard."
        - Martin Luther King

    • #283201
      ThouArtThat
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      @eridani

      Hi eridani,

      Yep – this short, concise article nicely sums up the destitution of American politics and the desperation of the 1% in clinging to their power and privilege.  American politics always were a sham that we were taught to believe in as children.  As adults we voted as we were trained to do believing our vote mattered.  The reality though is our vote was manipulated in one way or another through marketing, coercive propaganda or outright ballot manipulation.  All of this has now been well and truly exposed and the so called democracy we live in uncovered as a lie.

      Reader Supported News allows complete republishing with attribution.  The full article is provided below.

      TAT

      The Political Assassination of Bernie Sanders <- web link

      By Marc Ash, Reader Supported News

      08 March 20

      Joe Biden’s candidacy had the same purpose as Michael Bloomberg’s: they were designed, planned, and promoted to derail the most popular and most trusted candidate in America, Bernie Sanders. No, it was not a fair fight, not even close.

      Why would the Democrats, Bloomberg, and the cable news oracles go so far out of their way to bring down the Bernie Sanders campaign at any cost? Easy — when Sanders says he wants to “take on the special interests,” what the Democrats and their allies hear him saying is that he wants to get between them and the flow of money from those special interests. Yes, they were willing, as The New York Times put it, to “Risk Party Damage to Stop Bernie Sanders.” Party damage and a whole lot more. More on that later.

      Michael Bloomberg was up front when he entered the race that he was entering the race to stop Bernie Sanders. Specifically because Joe Biden wasn’t running a good enough campaign against Sanders. No, Bloomberg’s campaign was not a flop or a waste of his five-hundred-million-dollar investment, it was money strategically spent to achieve an objective. At this point, it’s on track to be a successful investment.

      Joe Biden’s reason for entering the campaign late was virtually the same. Biden was not necessarily considered a strong candidate to defeat Donald Trump. He was encouraged to run because he would have the full backing of the Democratic Party machine for the purpose of preventing Bernie Sanders from getting the Democratic nomination. That machine includes two powerful cable networks, who could be counted on to put their full weight behind Biden and against Sanders.

      Cable giants MSNBC and CNN, owned by NBCUniversal Media and WarnerMedia respectively, are ostensibly broadcast arms of Comcast in the case of MSNBC, and AT&T in the case of CNN, but when it comes to political policy they also function as Democratic Party oracles. At a price.

      MSNBC, CNN, Comcast and AT&T are all subject to various forms of government regulation. If the government is friendly to their needs, legislation is produced that allows them to boost profits, often at the cost of consumers.

      In the days leading up to the Super Tuesday primary contests, MSNBC and CNN generated a non-stop media blitz of coverage favorable to Biden and unfavorable to Sanders. It was a massive unreported campaign contribution to the Biden campaign.

      This has been a five-year coordinated effort to derail and delegitimize the most popular and trusted political candidate in America because he has the audacity to try to separate public policy from private money.

      What the Democratic Party and its cable news oracles are doing by engaging in this scorched-earth campaign against Sanders’s reforms risks far more than “Democratic Party damage.” At stake are four more years of Donald Trump’s lawlessness, the effective termination of the American Republic and the rule of law, the destruction of the NATO Alliance, and the rise of the Russian Federation in the power vacuum and a whole lot more.

      The argument that Biden is better suited to defeat Trump than is Sanders is a scarlet red herring. If true, Biden would not have needed such extraordinary assistance, which he absolutely did.

      The Democratic Party must not be the Anti-Democratic party. What the Democratic Party is proving is that its nominating process is a show and a sham and doesn’t actually have anything to do with how the nomination is won or who wins it. This is the same old top-down Democratic Party. The voters aren’t there to make decisions, they are there to do what the party instructs them to do.

      So much for free and fair elections.

      Marc Ash is the founder and former Executive Director of Truthout, and is now founder and Editor of Reader Supported News.

      Reader Supported News is the Publication of Origin for this work. Permission to republish is freely granted with credit and a link back to Reader Supported News.

      “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
      - John F. Kennedy

      "The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it."
      - George Orwell

      "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
      - Jiddu Krishnamurti

      "Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information."
      - Idries Shah

      "A riot is the language of the unheard."
      - Martin Luther King

      • #283354
        RealityRedux
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        Joe Biden’s candidacy had the same purpose as Michael Bloomberg’s: they were designed, planned, and promoted to derail the most popular and most trusted candidate in America, Bernie Sanders

        Straight from Clinton’s playbook.

        Formally RealityCheck

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