Category: politics

Busy bodies

It’s fun to see the Sanders campaign in open war against Human Rights Campaign. Self-destruction apparently has no limits.

Shades of Bern in 2016, calling Planned Parenthood part of the Establishment when it endorsed Clinton rather than him.

This time, unfortunately, Bern is promoting an endorsement from Rogan, a high profile homo- and transphobe. Add this to Bern’s own endorsement of Cenk, and a pretty ugly picture comes into focus.

After the fiasco of his endorsement of Cenk, one would think Bern would be smarter than to accept and promote Rogan’s endorsement of his campaign. One wonders about his campaign staff: who is giving him consistently bad advice?

Walker Bragman’s whatabouts don’t distract from the real damage Bern’s promotion of Rogan’s endorsement does to his credibility as an inclusive candidate. The problem isn’t MoveOn or Obama or anyone else.

The problem is Bern.

What does Bern’s shift to the right mean for his “democratic socialist” credentials?

I wonder what AOC, Justice Democrats, and the international woketariat think about Bern’s online surrogates and extremely online broincels taking shots at Human Rights Campaign for daring to challenge the Vermont revolutionary’s embrace of transphobe Rogan?

I wonder how AOC feels — as a Bern surrogate — sharing the stage with Joe Rogan?

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Tulsi’s close ties to Putin will damage her frivolous lawsuit against Hillary Clinton. Even though it will never go to trial & she’ll never see a penny or ruble out of it, Gabbard would never want to submit to a deposition. Too many skeletons could fall out of her closet (e.g., Assad, Modi, etc.).

According to Jacobin magazine, the “libertarian moment” is over. Libertarians would certainly oppose the dictatorship of the proles. So come the revolution, they would be crushed by the Jacobins. But the libertarian moment is not over yet. As long as there are teenage boys whose libidinal urges fixate on Ayn Rand, there will be libertarianism in American.

Dementia-riddled President asked to apologize over his empty-headed comments on brain injuries. Can’t make this up.

Flee from me, keepers of the gloom

Bern has apologized to Biden for Zephyr Teachout’s scabrous op-ed, sending extremely online Berners into the despair of “betrayal.”

Berners are crying out “let Berners be Bros!”

It was a crude political hit. Bern got away with it in 2016, but not in 2020. People are on to his tactics, farmed out to surrogates.

The damage to Bern’s campaign has been done. His surrogates are like the Houston Astros of politics.

Teachout basically functioned as Bern’s Giuliani, making the similarity between Bern and Trump too obvious. The Vermont revolutionary had to apologize.

It’s not easy to get a rigid 78 y/o ideologue to apologize for a political hit. The blowback against his campaign must have been immense.

Berners like Brie, Shure, Day, and Bragman will eventually blame Neera Tanden for either making Teachout write her op-ed or for forcing Bern to apologize.

One of his staff should lose their job over this, but they won’t. Which makes his apology appear disingenuous.

I’d like to put you in a trance

Incompetence starts at the top of the campaign, meaning with Bernie. It trickles down, permeating the campaign.

When the oppo research finally hits Sanders, it will bern. The other campaigns have been treating him with kid gloves so far.

Oddly, using Zephyr Teachout’s own standards, Bloomberg is the only non-corrupt candidate.

Only extremely online twitter cares about funding. Indeed, the other candidates play themselves by soaking proles for $2.70 they can’t afford to spend on losing campaigns, while Trump shakes down the superrich and Russian oligarchs.

Play to win.

Again. Bern should run as an independent. He’ll never win the Dem nomination. He’ll just play the spoiler role again for Trump. If he had any real convictions and believed in his revolution, he’d run as an independent. If there really is a mass movement for his candidacy, it should defeat Democrats and Republicans handily.

There’s no reason for Warren to be complicit with misogyny just to score a few points with red rose twitter that despises her. But there she is, playing along with Bern’s Biden smear.

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Funny how people who hate the NY Times follow it so closely.

The NY Times’ endorsement should end the media’s Klobuchar blackout.

Almost immediately following the endorsement, a Bern surrogate recycled the story about Klobuchar the abusive boss, forgetting that “women are abusive bosses” had been hashed out as typical sexism towards women in positions of authority. Not something Bern’s campaign can afford to be associated with.

Live to tell

What we learned from the Berner campaign this week is that if you want a Social Democratic version of Trump, vote for Bernie.

The Berner campaign is using a Fox News tactic, “swift boating” Biden and Warren via outlets like Jacobin and Intercept, and surrogates like Brie, Sirota, Shure, Day, Grim, and Bragman, who carry the baggage.

When Bern was breaking rocks with Mandela in the 1960s, I wonder if he ever imagined his campaign surrogates would circulate doctored videos during his 2020 campaign?

Classic Trump-like response from the Berner campaign. Double down rather than do the right thing and disown the video.

It is certainly a distraction from Bern’s disastrous debate encounter with Warren and his apologia for racist Trump supporters during an NY Times interview.

As Bern explained to the NY Times, when as President he passes M4A and abolishes ICE and the CIA, the KKK will abolish itself.

The class-centric, base/superstructure model is traditional among all Marxists. They dismiss racism as epiphenomenal, holding that once the proles abolish private property, white supremacists will cease to exist.

Naive.

Is it too much to ask for a Democratic Socialist to run a clean campaign? Or is this Bern’s Leninist streak coming out again (as it did against Clinton in 2016).

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It’s hard to say “believe women” and then say “except for Elizabeth Warren.” People have to decide if they’ll make this exception in the case of Bern and accept the consequences.

Station to station

“Fake drape” is serious camp shade Rand Paul threw at Lindsey Graham.

According to Jacobin magazine, philanthropy just delays the immiseration that is necessary to propel the proles fully into class struggle.

I told them it is best to use the wealthy to finance the revolution and then, when the dictatorship of the proles is in effect, declare the superrich class enemies, kulaks or whatever, and subject them to collectivization and shock work.

Tucker Carlson could quite easily be a Jacobin contributor.

Now that the Sussexes have de-royaled, the stumblebum Markle father must be bereft that his cash flow will be crimped.

Trump’s visible disability during today’s podium performance shocked Republican Senators.

As I wrote in real time, “CLOTUS is drugged, could barely keep his right eyelid open. Shuffling, sniffling, slurring junkie.”

Obama makes Trump bleed from his wherever.

Susan Sarandon and Michael Moore are eating a big platter of crow. Sarandon put some nonsense on tape about Trump the Peacemaker that will live in eternity.

Basically, Mar-a-Lago is the biggest whorehouse in Florida.

The Jonah

Re Michael Moore: Clinton collected 3+ million more votes than Trump in 2016.

Moore declined to endorse Clinton.

HRC was labeled a “centrist.” She excited the base enough to receive 3+million more votes than her opponent. Which puts a hole in Moore’s claim that only a “progressive” would do this. Or she was in fact a progressive after all, who excited the base.

Obviously, Moore is not sophisticated enough to know that turnout in specific states matters.

Revolutionary twitter has done nothing but give itself a nosebleed from hatred of Biden.

Take Rob Delaney, for example. Basically says he prefers Trump over Biden if Sanders doesn’t win the nomination.

Silly man.

Fortunately, we have a Tea Party for the Left now (Justice Democrats).

There’s probably a faint correlation between Elizabeth Warren’s aping of Bern’s anti-billionaire/class war rhetoric and her wine cave fiasco, and a decline in fundraising.

Build a bigger wine cave, Senator!

Don Imus’ demise should be a warning to any Cenk-like podcasters.

Imus was like an extension of Trump’s Id.