Tagged: Bernie Sanders

Words I heard

M4A is DOA. Everyone knows it.

Smart candidates will move out of this sackgasse rather than fighting for the best parking spot in it.

Can’t see anyone voting for Trump because he’s better spoken or more coherent than Biden. MAGAts vote for him because he’s a bigot and appeals to their cultural ressentiment.

Biden appeals to proles because he speaks to their moral decency. Trump can never be morally decent.

AOC simply isn’t helping Bern. The age contrast is not flattering.

When Bern and Warren wage their petite guerre de classe against billionaires, they always mention Bezos or Bloomberg, but never Oprah. I wonder if this is strategic/tactical since they poll rather low with black voters or if they view Oprah as an “exceptional” billionaire.

Jacobin has circled the ideological wagons against Warren, going so far as to attack her daughter. The more sophisticated Marxists at the publication must know this was highly undialectical. But the quality of leftwing writer has deteriorated from the days of the Partisan Review.

Bernie stans have one goal: to destroy the Democratic Party “Establishment,” including the NAACP, Planned Parenthood, etc. Anything that stands against Bern must be razed to the ground.

People are upset that Trump flacks keep appearing on MSNBC and CNN. You have to realize these media types travel in the same circles. I went to one of Al Sharpton’s National Action events and one of the speakers was Bill O’Reilly (with whom the Rev was quite chummy). These presenters are not as hostile to each other as we are to one political branch of them.

Distance from necessity breeds indifference to necessity. That’s a simple, objective reason.

Used to sing to the mountains

The more the campaign is about NDAs and tax returns, the more politics is trivialized and the more ridiculous Democrats look.

Populism will be the reason why we can’t have a nice Democratic President.

Tis weird that a candidate like Buttigieg, who has no apparent path to winning the nomination, is under such vicious attack from surrogates of other candidates who also lack a clear path to victory (i.e., Sanders and Warren). I suppose their outrage needed a new outlet after Beto quit.

It’s trendy to call Buttigieg a racist these days. So I wonder what to call this:

I think that having so many Southern states go first kind of distorts reality,” Sanders said during a taping of “The Nightly Show” on Comedy Central earlier this month …

As the field is weeded perhaps Klobuchar will attract more media attention. She doesn’t cry about lack of attention like Castro and Booker.

Darling Nikki Haley is definitely running and has just locked down the vote of the Confederacy.

Clinton wouldn’t have cut food stamps. But Berniebros/brosettes said there was no difference between Clinton and Trump.

So much for their political wisdom!

Pelosi puts her boots on the necks of Kremlin-affiliated Republicans.

Pence misses his old names: Son of perdition. Little horn! Most unclean!

Homeland is basically the Trump Russia/Ukrainegate + Tulsi Gabbard.

Nowhere near

Trump’s 2016 promise to bring the troops home won him accolades from disappointed Berniebros/brosettes, who said HRC was an imperialist warmonger ala Kissinger.

The bros/brosettes are silent about Trump now, but still maintain he was better than Clinton in their tweetstreams.

Drones are not a topic of polite conversation unless it turns to the topic of Amazon delivering the Collected Works of Lenin via airborne tech.

Such is life’s irony.

Imagine Cotton Mather or Torquemada with facial recognition technology. A truly terrifying thing.

Goldens represent bourgeois/suburban respectability; German shepherds are working class canines; mutts are the surplus army of canines (i.e., lumpenproles).

Biden was bashed for saying he got things done with Dixiecrats of yore.

I doubt anti-black/anti-brown proles can become a key demographic within a Warren or Sanders “coalition” without extreme dialectical massaging.

To mix OK Boomer and OK Millennial metaphors: Bern is soft on white supremacy.

Sadly, Bern failed to integrate Burlington schools while he was mayor.

Why is Bernie’s surrogate Cardi B selling product for a billion dollar corporation (Pepsico)?

Re Warren: A century ago, unions fought to limit the workday to 8 hours.

What’s the justification for keeping children in school for 10 hours? (as per Warren’s plan).

Fat man

Bernie Sanders is disgusted by Bloomberg’s spending. Is Bern disgusted by the $2.5 million Bloomberg spent to elect gun reform Democrats in VA? Oh wait. Bern voted FOR the NRA and gun manufacturers.

The election is a referendum on Trump. Only the pundit class thinks it’s about something else.

Trump embodies the political and moral depravity of the Republican Party post-1965. He’s a terrific spectacle.

Trump’s handing out participation trophies now (to Jon Voight).

John Bolton is back on Twitter. Old porn stach is a welcome reminder of earlier, more decadent times.

Jacobin magazine says the all woman moderator panel at the recent debate was a defeat for feminism.

Indeed. Better to have male moderators pose bloviating questions about Evo Morales than to have female moderators pose serious questions about the defense of reproductive rights which matter to the Democratic Party electorate.

The working class is no longer all that. The shift from a production to a consumption economy means “class” means buying power and lifestyle, not what happens at the point of production.

Putin is behind the current chaos, for sure.

The next crisis will be caused by Glenn Greenwald.

Only Michael Tracey is more livid at Fiona Hill than Gym Jordan.

Only Michael Tracey is more upset than Trump at the news coverage of Ukrainegate hearings.

If Mike Pompeo rolled down a mountain, he would cause a landslide.

How will China’s economy develop without property theft?

Cherry

Donald Trump has shifted his domicile from New York City to Florida.

It’s as if a Superfund site just moved south.

The move does lay the groundwork for post-Presidency criminality. Mob often retired to Florida.

Trump is echt Queens, though. Everything about him says ash heap.

The good news: Rudy ain’t going’ nowheres.

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Bern’s relaunch with AOC went unnoticed due to the sturm over Tulsi’s twitter beef with HRC.

Bern will never be the Democratic nominee, so Joe Manchin will never have to vote against him anyway.

With the tragedy of Deadspin following so close on the heels of the demise of Splinternews, we are nearer to reaching the crisis of which Marx wrote.

I’m surprised Bern isn’t fundraising off the suffering of Deadspin ex-staff. $2.70

A teacher in North Carolina is under fire for separating students by religion.

What I want to know is where did the rational students sit?

Impeachment is like Christmas Day for news networks.

Paula White’s criminality precedes her.

A cat is a loaded weapon.

Candy corn is the resistance of Halloween treats.

Threads

It’s great to reach the age when you realize other people’s problems with your identity are really other people’s problems, not yours.

Then they can be easily and absolutely dismissed, banished to the limbo of bad theory and infantile ethics.

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The saffron Mussolini will be seated in the Nats’ ballpark.

Speaking of which, the Deferment President described the demise of al-Baghdadi as follows:

He had dragged 3 of his young children with him. He reached the end of the tunnel as our dogs chased him down. He ignited his vest, killing himself and the 3 children.

I imagine that’s also how Donnie’s reign will end.

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A million NRA hearts are broken as Maria Butina is deported back to her GRU desk job in Russia.

People are upset with Bernie Sanders over the answer he gave to a question about how to handle potentially violent interactions with the police. One has to remember that for Bern, police officers are part of the working class. Thus, they are part of his revolution.

Bill Maher is upset Hillary Clinton owned Tbilisi Gabbard who then owned herself by  moving towards a third party bid (as predicted by Hillary Clinton).

Bern had to come to the defense of one of his leading surrogates (Gabbard) or risk the charge of disloyalty from his cultish followers. He apparently doesn’t care that a fleet of Russian bots and other GRU measures have been launched to support Tulsi.

The Joker could just as well be Michael Tracey or Jeet Heer or anyone who writes for The Intercept, Jacobin magazine, or the defunct Splinternews.

I think all pundits and professional journalists are anxious to see Biden fall and someone else rise (Warren, Bern, even Buttigieg or Wang) just so they’ll have something interesting to write about. If Biden were to cruise to victory, the media bottom line would suffer.

Reelin in the years

I notice journalists, especially from the NY Times, congratulate each other inordinately. Rarely, however, does one self-congratulate/self-hug himself like Ken Vogel does.

Maybe people who bashed Hillary Clinton are finally having second thoughts about doing so.

President Bonespurs forgot that right-wingers lost the first Civil War. He’ll take a deferment from the civil war to come.

The civil war will last until the Deplorables run out of meth and oxy.

Bernie Sanders says there’s voter suppression in New Hampshire. Unfortunately for Bern, they aren’t suppressing votes for Warren and Biden.

To be fair, Bern’s plan to eradicate billionaires is more in line with the dictatorship of the proletariat than a plan that saves the bourgeoisie from themselves

Which begs the question: why is Bernie running for president? It seems like a distraction from the duties of a revolutionary leader.

Answer: Bern will burn the Democratic Party to the ground. That was always his plan. The notion of  winning the nomination is only a pipe dream used to keep his benighted followers in line.

Lukacs’ reactionary stance towards literary modernism reminds one of the limits of dialectical materialism.

I guess nothing is forever 21.