Bernie Sanders Losing Trust Among Progressive Supporters (Tim Black video)

Tim Black talks about coming to understand Bernie Sanders has some explaining to do and we ain’t got time to listen anymore. Good stuff.

“Bernie is on the right side of issues that matter”

Why a Real Leftist Now Hates Bernie Sanders: Sanders Meets with and Supports Leader of al Qaeda/ISIS-linked White Helmets

by Scott Creighton

You thought Bernie Sanders’ support of the corrupt Hillary Clinton was bad after she and her people stole the nomination from his supporters?

You thought his blind support of Israel over the occupied Palestinian people and his throwing them under the bus recently was unforgivable?

You thought he couldn’t get any worse after running around with Obama’s globalist pick Tom Perez trying to sheepdog real progressives back to the DNC this past month?

Guess again.

White Helmets leader Mounir Mustafa, left, and volunteer Manal Abazeed meet with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on April 25

“Last Tuesday, two representatives of the group, officially known as Syria Civil Defense, met with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Through the course of the trip, White Helmets members had their first encounters with Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), a progressive favorite, and a raft of other lawmakers who have not previously engaged with them, like moderate GOP Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana.

“As we try to come up with a plan to end the devastating war in Syria, it’s very important to hear from those who are experiencing it firsthand,” Sanders told HuffPost. “The death and destruction taking place in Syria, and the brutality of the Assad regime is almost beyond belief. I was honored to meet with these incredibly brave volunteers, ordinary men and women, who risk their lives to help their fellow citizens.” Huffington Post

I fucking HATE Bernie Sanders.

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An Answer To Cornel West – A “Peoples Party” Won’t be Imposed From Above

by Bruce Dixon, BAR

We agree with our good friend Dr. Cornel West that the Democratic party is the craven servant of privatizers, gentrifiers and Wall Street at home and of vicious empire abroad, which explains why it’s pretty much useless to those who seek justice and peace. But we are deeply skeptical of Brother West’s latest project, something called the Peoples party, not incorporated or on the ballot anywhere, still a gleam in the eye of some folks who used to work for Bernie Sanders, one of whom was interviewed with West on Democracy Now this week.

Their big insight was that local Democratic politicians run local and state parties. But if their new Peoples Party can steal away some of those Democratic politicians, provided they can find some local Democrats not already bought by telecoms, privatizers or charter school sugar daddies, then the Peoples Party will get millions of Democratic voters, and they’ll become big players. And they want to start by recruiting Bernie Sanders.

In the manner of outfits that don’t have local roots anywhere they hung a petition on the internet hoping for millions of signers, maybe the beginning of a list they can use.

This is wrong-headed on multiple levels.

First, Bernie has decided what he is, and that’s a Democrat, often a pro-war Democrat. Those who believe otherwise delude themselves or others. Bernie will be 77 when the next grueling yearlong presidential campaign begins, not when it ends..

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Bernie Sanders, A Neocon in Sheepdog’s Clothing, Backs Syrian Regime Change Whether You Admit It or Not

by Scott Creighton

Today, real progressive minded liberals like myself are being presented with two main alternatives to political engagement.

  1. the “Justice” Dems who pretend to be an alternative to the corporate unDemocratic Party and want us to come back to the fold
  2. the “Draft Bernie” movement looking to start a new political party with our hero, Bernie Sanders, at the helm

Both are sickening options because BOTH want to drag you back into the warm, cozy embrace of feel-good party of endless wars of aggression and regime change for “BABIES!”

Cenk Unger, or whatever his name is, a supporter of every liberal regime change that has ever been and a guy who you can find Youtube videos from when he was on MSNBC promoting such, heads the “Justice” Dems movement. They say they want to bring up a bunch of new New Dems to run against the old New Dems (neoliberal corporate dems) so we can slowly take over the corrupt to the gunnels party and make it glorious again.

Of course, what Cenk really wants to do is make himself a nifty political following so he can run for office and secure for himself the ultimate prize… a nice cushy well paying job for life that he can turn into all sorts of money on the back end when he sells out.

If you fall for that crap, you are an idiot.

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Hey Clinton Fake-left Dems: See What Happens When You Turn a Blind Eye to a Stolen Nomination?

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Some pundits are starting to figure it out. Here’s Captain Hindsight:

Why, oh why, did it have to be Hillary Clinton? Yes, she has an impressive resume; yes, she worked hard on the campaign trail. But she was exactly the wrong candidate for this angry, populist moment… She was the Democratic candidate because it was her turn…” Thomas Frank, Common Dreams

See that? It was “her turn” she didn’t win the nomination. It was just”her turn”. You also notice how dismissive this establishment hack is toward the populist movement in the country? You think he learned his lesson, this limousine liberal? I doubt it.

It should be noted on Aug. 15th Thomas Frank wrote: With Trump Certain to Lose, You Can Forget about a Progressive Clinton

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The mood was clear and you had to be blind man or blindly sycophantic idol worshiper to miss it: the anti-establishment sentiment in the country was going to win the day. We saw that with Brexit, we saw that with Donald Trump winning the Republican Party nomination and we saw that with the tens of thousands of Bernie Sanders supporters showing up and working the streets every day and swarming to every rally like their lives and their futures depended on it. We saw it all and still when the establishment of the DNC stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders through a number of tricks and treats, the bulk of the dedicated Democrats CHOSE to say nothing. To remain silent.

And you can’t say we didn’t warn you. We did everything we could to show you how the nomination was stolen in state after state. We showed you exit polls that didn’t match results and what did you do? You stopped taking exit polls in the last couple of state contests. We showed you voter registration purges totaling millions of voters being separated from their right to cast a vote in the nomination process and you said “shut up”. Wikileaks showed you how the establishment serving DNC had their finger on the scale from the start on behalf of corporatist Clinton and DWS resigned (to take a paid roll on her campaign) and still you said nothing.

In poll after poll prior to Clinton claiming the nomination, Bernie Sanders beat Donald Trump handily while Hillary Clinton lost to him.

How much more obvious could that be?

Hillary was the ultimate establishment candidate and you guys were led to believe you had to run her for the office at a time when an anti-establishment wildfire is sweeping across the globe. And the people who sold you that lie, were the establishment.

And you think Trump supporters are dumb?

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Bernie Sanders Abandons Clinton in Final Week

(Too little too late. Still a sellout is Mr. Sanders, a man who never opposed a single regime change operation that I can think of and a man who refused to stand with the Palestinians while the IDF was bombing them in Gaza.)

by Michael Sainato, the Observer

Sen. Bernie Sanders has begun to revert to his anti-establishment self as the end of the presidential election draws nearer.

Supporters have balked at a Sanders who supports Hillary Clinton, as she embodies the corruption and corporate influences that have transformed democracy in this country into an oligarchy. Sanders campaign events on behalf of Clinton have received poor attendance from supporters, especially in comparison to the rallies he held during his own campaign.

Rather than delay holding Clinton accountable to progressive ideals until she’s safely in the White House, Sanders has recently emphasized the importance of pushing her to do the right thing, as she can’t be trusted to do so otherwise. “This is not trust. We are not here to trust,” Sanders said in a recent interview with NowThis. “It is the very opposite of what I am saying, ‘oh, sit back, elect Clinton, and then trust.’ No, Mobilize. Educate. And if there are Democratic members of Congress, or if Clinton, when elected President does not go forward in doing the right thing, let them know how you feel about it.”

Sanders’ organization Our Revolution has started a petition for Clinton to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline, in support of the Native Americans protesting the project.

Unsurprisingly, Clinton has remained silent on the issue, only recently issuing a scripted statement of neutrality after protesters camped out at her campaign headquarters. Sanders sent a letter to President Obama on October 28, pleading with him to intervene as he eventually did with the Keystone XL pipeline. Obama has approved two more new pipelines while attention is focused on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Sheepdog Bernie Sanders stumps for Clinton in Michigan

from the WSWS

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders continued his campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Michigan Thursday, making appearances in four cities. His stops included a United Auto Workers (UAW) union hall in Dearborn, the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan State University in East Lansing and a high school in Grand Rapids. He moves on to New Hampshire Friday.

The former Democratic candidate is seeking to rebrand his “political revolution” into a get out the vote effort for Clinton, the favored candidate of Wall Street and the military intelligence apparatus. However, instead of the crowds of thousands he addressed during his primary campaign, Sanders spoke before audiences of only several hundreds, largely made up of Democratic Party faithful.

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