What if We Had Some Democracy and No One Noticed? MSM Completely Ignoring Wyoming Caucus

by Scott Creighton

If you only watch the MSM outlets you would think the next event in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination process is the New York primary two weeks from today. However, there is another little state stuck in there along the way: Wyoming. They are having a caucus in two days, this Saturday, the 9th.

CNN, Fox and MSNBC are steadily telling us it’s all about building some Big Apple momentum right now for the two remaining candidates, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. They are telling us that while wearing their “don’t look west” blinders.

Regardless of the silent treatment from the MSM, the people of Wyoming are busy getting ready for their day in the sun.

There are 18 delegates up for grabs over there and the latest polling shows Sanders holding a slim lead over Killary. So you would think it might rate a little news coverage from the press, but you would be wrong.

The reason for that is pretty obvious.

The Clinton campaign has ignored Wyoming. For all intents and purposes, they have conceded the state to Sanders. After all, it is a caucus state and those are harder for Hillary to rig than the primary states because there is no tabulation via electronic voting machines. She’s going to lose and if history is any indication, she will lose by a sizable margin adding to the Sanders campaign’s momentum.

So we can understand why the Clintonistas wish to forget about Wyoming as they try to build their own momentum going into Metropolis.

And when you look at it that way, it’s fairly easy to understand why the corporate press is following suit: they are doing their best to help the corporate Dem’s bid for the White House.

It is almost impossible to find any coverage of the Wyoming caucus in the MSM right now that isn’t simply a mention as a side bar about Bernie’s Wisconsin victory speech. He gave that during a stump speech in Laramie. I found myself on Public Radio websites, trying to find some coverage. Apparently the for-profit ones don’t know Wyoming is a state.

The people of Wyoming are taking this pretty seriously though. They have moved the caucus locations into bigger venues this past week, anticipating record breaking turnouts in 6 different counties. Another reason Hillary figures to lose. Large turnouts do not favor her.

As they were tallying the votes in Wisconsin, Bernie found himself surrounded by thousands of supporters on a college campus while Hillary chose to attend a fund-raiser hosted by a former AIPAC VP.

“She raised at least $60,000 Tuesday night at a fundraiser hosted by Jack Bendheim, the owner of a company that manufactures veterinary health products and nutritional supplements. Benheim, a former vice president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, has deep ties to New York’s orthodox Jewish community.” Haaretz

That didn’t get much MSM attention either.

It looks to me like Hillary Clinton is about to lose yet another state in her race for the Big Prize so it’s no wonder that the media is trying to focus on any little perceived misstep from Sanders instead of mentioning the fact that she lost the last 6 events by: 57%, 59%, 63%, 40%, 46% and 14%

To the folks of Wyoming, I just want you too know, someone out here is paying attention. We haven’t all forgot about you. Have a good caucus and try not to take it personally. Hillary snubbed you. The press is snubbing you. But I haven’t.

I know you haven’t done anything interesting since A River Runs Through It, but I have confidence in you guys. You are important… you do exist on the political spectrum. Maybe not all eyes are on you, but some are. Hang in their, keep your heads up and caucus like you never caucused before.

Oh wait a minute. Was that Montana? Oops.

 

2 Responses

  1. I am not a diehard Sanders fan. There a lot of issues I have with him.

    But he clearly represents something to a lot of hurt people out there. All the more interesting why the media treats him the way they do:/

    • I’ve noticed the language used to describe Sanders voters is getting harsher and harsher with every primary or caucus he wins. They are described as “idealists” and “naive” because what they want, essentially what we all want, is supposed to be out of reach and not realistic in this country and to me, that coming from Hillary’s people and the MSM (all working off the same talking points memos by the way) says a lot about what they want this country to become. And if you listen, you can hear the Lewis Powell memo in their voices. Chris Mathews is practically rabid at this point in his distain for Sanders and his supporters.

      “No… we can’t have real universal healthcare in this country like all the other Westernized nations!” “No! We can’t have free public education anymore!” “And God knows, we can’t really break up the Big Banks and bring back Glass-Steagall!!”

      They even dug up Barney Frank the other day and had him in a screaming match with an economist saying we couldn’t do anything against the Big Banks and we had no reason to.

      It’s a very educational moment in our history, isn’t it? And the longer it goes on, the wider the divide between the factions of the left: the young and idealistic are siding with the left leaning of the proletariat against the pragmatic petite bourgeoisie and the bourgeoisie of the Democratic Party.

      Yes, as I have written, Sanders has his issues, but at least on some of the main economic issues, he’s got the right ideas and has held them for most of his professional life. I give him credit for that and I give him credit for at least taking a swipe at Hillary, if not really attacking her all out, like he should be doing.

      My position is clear on the subject of the upcoming election: we don’t have a real candidate to vote for on the left with the exception of Jill Stein perhaps, and so rather than continue with the dangerous left cover approach we have suffered with under ObamaGod, I would rather see a republican take office. That way the left would finally come back together and get out and protest like they should have been doing these past 8 years (they stopped when Obama became the nominee)

      As soon as Hillary and Barack are “off the table” you will see the pragmatic side of the left embrace all the things they claimed were not realistic these past few years like they never gave up on them. They will become anti-war again. Anti-globalization. They will march in the streets right along with the naive left once again and even start financing these movements they look down their noses at now.

      That’s the only way things are going to be accomplished. That’s the only way anything political has ever been accomplished. After all, we got our big “CHANGE” political revolution back in 2008 and how did that work out?

      The “political revolution” Bernie keeps promising has got to move outside to the streets where it becomes uncomfortable and messy. I’m not talking about a Soros funded “Black Lives Matter” puppet show, I’m talking about a real, grass roots movement to fundamentally change how this corrupt system works and to stop it from taking us where it is headed.

      And who better to motivate the rehabilitation of the left than televangelist Cruz or the TV star billionaire?

      The establishment on the right is afraid that these guys represent the death of their ideology by either “shooting or poison” as Lindsey put it a while ago and I couldn’t agree more. They are the universal healthcare the left needs desperately right now and there is no other way to look at it. Four more years of left cover will decimate us.

      The best thing for the left right now is Ted Cruz or The Donald, which is probably why they wont win.

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