Tagged: David Sirota

Celebration day

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Re Bernie Sander’s failed campaign.

The NY Times has its take.

What is unaddressed in the NY Times piece is the incompetence of Bern’s campaign staff, from top to bottom.

I’ve commented before that his campaign staff is historically inept. Moreover, his surrogates are what one can only describe as regrettable. His revolution/movement has more of the markings of a cult than a political campaign. That probably explains why it “went wrong.”

Today, David Sirota is inviting critics to engage in virtual fistfights with him. This is how populist campaigns end.Bern knew he would never win over black voters. So he thought he could counter that deficit by winning white proles massively (ala Trump) and bringing in people who had never voted before. The latter group was, by definition, unreliable, and the former group broke for Biden.Because of the Bern campaign’s ideological spin about itself, it could never acknowledge to itself that black voters don’t like Bern and that his only chance to win was to win the white vote massively. But they couldn’t disparage southern primaries again (as Bern had in 2016).

To this day, Berners persist in the fantasy that Pelosi is not a master politician.

I mean compare her to Bern, Speaker of the House versus a man who has been destroyed in two consecutive nomination campaigns.

She who makes Trump bleed from his wherever to he who names post offices.

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.