Whoopi Goldberg Spars With Bernie Sanders: ‘Why Are You Still in the Race?’
April 2, 2020 at 8:46 PM - Views: 119 #296718JonLPParticipant
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“I have to ask you this question now because I have been watching to see what you were going to do, and I’m told that you intend to stay in this race for president because you believe there is a path to victory,” Goldberg said. “I want to know what that path is because this feels a little bit like it did when you didn’t come out when Hillary Clinton was clearly the person folks were going for.”
“That’s not quite accurate,” Sanders replied. “I worked as hard as I could for Hillary Clinton.”
When he started to lay out what he sees as his path to the nomination, Goldberg interrupted him. “Just so we’re clear, you worked for Hillary,” she said, “but it took you a very, very long time to hop in, and your people also, it took a very long time for them to hop in.” In turn, Sanders said he doesn’t “accept that characterization,” leading the moderator to repeat her original question more bluntly: “Why are you still in the race?”
“Last I heard, people in a democracy have a right to vote, and they have a right to vote for the agenda that they think can work for America, especially in this very, very difficult moment,” Sanders said. “We are assessing our campaign, as a matter of fact, where we want to go forward, but people in a democracy do have a right to vote. And right now in this unprecedented moment in American history, I think we need to have a very serious look at how we need to go forward.”
April 2, 2020 at 8:51 PM #296719elias39Participant
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What an ass. But of course Bernie should have expected as much.
April 2, 2020 at 9:09 PM #296728joentokyoParticipant
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If they took Whoopi off and left Ms. Meagan leaning on the other end, Whoopi’s end of the table would fly up into the air. The biggest mystery to me is why anyone wants to hear what that collection of gas bags has to say.
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April 2, 2020 at 10:07 PM #296748
April 2, 2020 at 9:00 PM #296723FasttenseParticipant
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Maybe he’s staying in cause Biden looks like he is losing his marbles very rapidly. It is sad to see Biden up there stumbling and bumbling. He is a sick old man, with washed out ideas, and should be home quietly taking care of himself.
Just because the Dems go along with suppressing the vote to keep their base away from the polls doesn’t mean the only real alternative to the Filthy Rich controlling our government should go away and leave the senile old men to fight it out.
How can they ignore all the weird and mentally incompetent stuff Biden does? How can they keep pushing that sick old man to compete with the Trump Great Depression and the Trump pandemic?
Dems are picking the one guy who is guaranteed to lose to Trump. Biden has lost the liberal base vote, he has lost the youth vote and he’s about to lose the “I want a rational guy in the white house vote.”
Whoopi is out of touch with the liberal base and younger folks. She is so filthy rich she thinks like a GOPer and doesn’t even know it.
April 2, 2020 at 9:05 PM #296726
April 2, 2020 at 9:15 PM #296730ZimInSeattleParticipant
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Whoopi can go fuck herself. The humble and wise Guinan has turned into a vile disgusting neoliberal cunt.
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April 2, 2020 at 10:10 PM #296750Two way streetParticipant
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- Let it be known that Progressive Democrats will not vote for Joe because, Joe could not control Trump during the Presidential Debate Season which started on the Eve of Super Tuesday to end on the Eve of the November General Election.
- We are staying organized to vote the down ticket for Progressives and Democrats in order to veto proof Trump’ s legislation. Another 2018 Republican Senate must not be allowed to happen. Bernie needs to campaign against Senate Kingpins such as McConnell and Cornyn in their respective states this summer. (Cruz barely won over O’Rourke in Texas in 2018).
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April 2, 2020 at 10:53 PM #296782
April 2, 2020 at 10:54 PM #296784GloriaMundiParticipant
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IMO the Democratic establishment wants Bernie to drop out before the convention, so they can replace Biden at the convention with someone who might be able to win against Trump. If Bernie was still in it, that would be much more problematic. That is why Whoopi went on the attack, using establishment frames before her demands/questions, basically telling Bernie to drop out and drop out now. She seemed to barely hold back from saying “Or else!”. They are trying to drum him out of the race because it is inconvenient for them that he remain in it. Seriously, that was such horse shit.
April 2, 2020 at 11:02 PM #296787Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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She would barely let him get a word out before interrupting him. Despicable woman.
April 2, 2020 at 11:10 PM #296792Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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Sometimes I wonder why Bernie stays in, after all the shit thrown at him. For myself it would be hard to keep the faith, & I’m younger than Bernie.
I get so disgusted with the quality of US “leadership” & sometimes with the self-satisfied/mefirst egoism of the “American people”
April 3, 2020 at 12:17 AM #296845closeupreadyParticipant
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She knows that under Bernie’s tax proposals, her wealth would either diminish or grow more slowly.
I’m betting Joy Behar knows this, as well, and that they have discussed how much they fear actually being forced to help pay the government to run its operations.
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April 3, 2020 at 12:25 AM #296852MizzGrizzParticipant
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In Whoopi it’s even more inexcusable because she was dirt poor once.The smug bitch was even on welfare.
Back home the worst thing you can say about someone who did well in life was that they forgot where they came from.That definitely applies to Whoopi.She wouldn’t lift a finger for the folks she left behind.
April 3, 2020 at 12:29 AM #296859
April 3, 2020 at 11:03 AM #297145PADemDParticipant
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Matthew 7:6 in Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount: “Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.”
Bernie would have been better off appearing on Fox News.
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