Sunday, June 5, 2016

Fading Bernie Goes Full Rush Limbaugh in California

This is a new low for Bernie. I guess he won't go out with dignity but will further sully his own brand. He's now using Republican style attacks to hit Hillary. He goes after the Clinton Foundation. I thought Saint Bernie doesn't do personal attacks?

He does when he's a sore loser.

"Bernie Sanders has largely been silent in the debate about the Clinton Foundation’s ties to foreign governments – including some with poor human rights records. But in the final week of the primary season against Hillary Clinton, the Vermont senator finally unleashed a few jabs on the issue."

“If you asked me about the Clinton Foundation, do I have a problem when a sitting secretary of state and a foundation run by her husband collects many millions of dollars from foreign governments, governments which are dictatorships … yeah I do,” Sanders said in an interview Sunday morning on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Sanders cited Saudi Arabia, a contributor to the foundation, which he notes restricts civil liberties. “You don’t have a lot of respect there for opposition points of view for gay rights or women’s rights,” he said.

Asked by host Jake Tapper whether that presents a conflict of interest for Clinton, he responded, “I do.

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It's philanthropic organization that does a lot of good in the world Bernie. By the way you shouldn't talk about Hillary's husband and less you want to discuss your own wife's troubling time as administrator of that university.

But I'm not going to waste much time arguing about Bernie anymore. While I was glad to see Chris Matthews hit him on his tax returns, really, he and Jane can keep them at this point.

Democrats have made their choice. He's 3 million votes behind. There's no Hail Mary that changes that.

Will Bernie respect the will of the voters? Until now he has been able to argue that he's done nothing that Hillary hasn't done. After Tuesday night in New Jersey, he no longer can say that.

Bernie is also falsely claiming that when the networks call the race for Hillary after she wins New Jersey on Tuesday night this will be 'in error.'

No, Bernie, you are in error. Your policies are in error, your campaign is in error, and your campaign math is in error. Michael Tomasky points out that even if there were no super delegates, she's win on Tuesday.

"You always read that a candidate needs 2,383 delegates to clinch the nomination. And that is true if you include superdelegates. Hang with me here, this matters. There are 4,051 pledged delegates and 713 supers. Add those two numbers together, then divide that by two, then add one (i.e., 50 percent plus one). That gets you to 2,383."

"But if you’re talking pledged delegates only, 50 percent plus one is 2,026. You never see that number, and I guess I understand why—2,383 is the number, officially. But 2,026 is a majority of pledged delegates—you know, the ones you win by persuading voters to pull the lever with your name on it. I’ve been mystified as to why the Clinton people aren’t pushing more awareness of the 2,026 number. If the situation were reversed, we can be sure that Jeff Weaver would be all over cable denouncing the mere existence of 2,383, that strutting harlot of a number!"

If Bernie is still huffing and puffing that he's winning or going to win or going to 'take the fight right to Philadelphia' he can no longer make the excuse that Hillary did this too. As she didn't.

He can no longer hide behind her precedent.

Tom Brown's niece went to a Hillary rally in California yesterday.

I hope Tom's state pulls through for us. No, it doesn't matter if Bernie wins the state by 2 points. But you can imagine him claiming an absurd mandate if he does just the same.

Which would be senseless. Hillary won California by 8 points in 2008 and no one claimed this a mandate.

But regardless. the party has decided, and they haven't decided for the Bern. He needs to show he can accept that.

We promise to sing you a song Bernie. Goodnight Bernie, Goodnight Bernie, Goodnight Bernie, we hate to see you go.

Ok, that last line is being-very-charitable.

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