Tagged: Bernie Sanders

… like a girl

USWNT win the World Cup.

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It was brilliant to schedule the Gold Cup Final on the same day as the World Cup in France. It illustrates the gap between the American men and women. If anything, it shows the American men should be paid less than the American women.

Neoliberalism and the establishment media hold back the US men’s team.

Cory Booker is more sorry that he’s polling at 1%-3%

Booker just realized he can no longer ride Harris’ coattails on the busing issue. He’s likely more disturbed by the fact that his poll numbers remain as low as they were before he chimed in.

I love Bern’s email blasts, full of desperate pleading and seething with resentment. I think he and his team know his revolution is quixotic, and that his nomination hopes lack any basis in political reality.

Tsipras was schooled by Merkel and played by Varoufakis. Now he’s out of power.

Pelosi has been chewing up and spitting out political newbies like AOC for years.

AOC is a Perónista. Go figure.

The only thing missing from Trump’s militaristic Fourth of July was Leni Riefenstahl.

All about U

Bern is all about symbolic violence against Democrats. Then he cries about Democrats being against him.

Sanders sees his chance to win the nomination slipping, so he’s going scorched earth again on the Democratic Party.

Bern believes the torch has been passed to him by Dr King. He’s desperate to be nominated.

Bern will argue that Warren is just another neoliberal centrist that his revolution is meant to smash.

When HRC launched her campaign in 2015 quoting FDR, she was labeled a neoliberal by Bernistans. So it is ironic that he’s claiming the New Deal for socialism.

Political liberalism is the core of democratic socialism: rule of law, equality, rights, etc. Dem Soc varies from political liberalism in that it brings liberal values to bear on labor conditions and relations. There’s no socialism without liberalism.

AOC and Cheney continue to double down on stupid (just like Trump).

I always wonder how McConnell shaves his dewlap.

So many people bring naive realist expectations to a fictional TV drama (HBO’s Chernobyl). Literary theory needs to be taught in high schools.

The white Ford Bronco chase was the best live television in history. Everyone was on pins and needles, waiting to see if OJ would blow his brains out in front of a mass audience.

Many male pundits believe they are smarter and better at politics than Pelosi.

Fixing a hole

The professional outragetariat lost interest in Howard Schultz, shifting its ire to Biden when he announced.

The only person who will be genuinely disappointed by Trump’s downfall is Glenn Greenwald.

Hope Hicks will testify. Finally, Trump’s pillow talk will be made public.

Bernie’s revised Gotha Programme is unlikely to reach beyond his DSA and SWP base.

Re the US Women’s National Soccer Team: envy of women’s enjoyment is behind all the pearl clutching over goal celebrations.

Corners of your mind

Trump says he’s transparent.

If transparent means openly corrupt, then yes.

If transparent means clearly insane, then yes.

10,000 bleats and tweets from AOC won’t do to Trump what Pelosi did today.

Pelosi also treated Kellyanne Conway as The Help.

Ben Carson doesn’t know REO Speedwagon.

Eminem was one of the first to turn on Moby, long before the professional outragetariat found him to be a monster today.

People question Bernie Sanders’ hair, but hair is always tousled because he just arrived from marching with Dr King.

Socialism: a nineteenth-century ideology premised, like capitalism, on a fossil fuel based economy.

Ramble on

Libertarianism is the political boutique tendency.

Only naive EFF types thought the “web” could ever be non-toxic.

Elisabeth Moss needs to come under more scrutiny.

Bernie was one of the few New Left who didn’t break with the CCCP. He did march with Dr King, though.

Xenophobia and garden variety cultural ressentiment: the elixir of populism.

The question is whether populist outrage, as channeled by Sanders, is a winning strategy? Didn’t work for him in 2016 and it’s not working for him so far for 2020.

Bern’s anger-based politics has him in danger of slipping behind Warren.

D’Souza is another example of why it isn’t good to give felons the franchise. (see Flynn, Manafort, Limbaugh).

Für uns, gibts nicht.

Walk this world

Eurovision is what the recent Met gala should have been.

Détournement has a temporary effect, nothing more.

Will Iran use children on the front line again as it did in its war with Iraq?

Westboro were MAGAts before there were MAGAts. Proto-MAGAts.

Fox News is a boutique for paranoid style politics and its adherents. There’s no need for Democrats to venture into a space that is impervious to reason.

Bernie is strapped for cash due to poor fundraising. Progs should jump to Warren, who is a better candidate than Sanders (less baggage and, obviously, no misogynistic following).

Biden is assuming that once Trump is out, Senate Republicans will have no interest in protecting his “legacy.” A better argument is that his coattails will be superior to those of non-Democrat Sanders (hence, flipping the Senate).

In reality, Biden has worked with the other guys (even during the Obama era). However, most of those guys have departed, and have been replaced by the children of Palin and Trump.

The US is filled with people who believe the Second Amendment gives them the right to be killed by a gun. They will never relinquish this right.