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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Jane Lynch is correct.
Nonetheless, Ellen and Jane Lynch are officially class enemies. Modern day kulaks!
Wine cave-gate blew up in Warren’s face. She thought she could pick up love from Berniebros/brosettes w/ the winecave stunt. Now that we know she held her own winecave fundraiser, she’s destroyed her campaign.
Which shows that many political attacks are self-referential.
Shows the limits of the class war/class enemies trip Bern and Warren have been on.
It’s good that Joe the Plumber still has stans.
Let’s face it. There’s a homophobic undercurrent to the current Pete hate, especially from Berners and Warren stans.
They are a nasty lot, mocking Biden’s stutter long before the loathsome Sarah Sanders did so.
Amazing how Berners and Warren stans are unnerved by Buttigieg.
Tulsi is running for present.
In the Kremlin, Trump’s codename is Baba Yaga.
Reporters are like fiction writers. They must constantly invent new storylines. Unlike fiction writers, they must produce content on deadline.
So Trump as LBJ 2.0 is a foreseeable plot.
Christianity Today overlooked the Trump-Hicks tryst, but the quid pro quo from bozo was one sin too many.
The retirement of David Letterman devastated the late-night TV landscape.
Trump saying he’ll “no longer read” Christianity Today is like saying he’ll no longer cheat on his wife(ves).
Christianity Today basically said Trump’s soul is rotten from wallowing in sin.
Hard to disagree.
The Army and Naval academies made a bad decision. But at least we’ll know where to find white nationalists: they’ll wear uniforms.
Is Steve Bannon running these academies?
Officers with bad reputations were “fragged” in the Vietnam era.
Every Marx-inspired crisis theory since 1848 is basically a re-write of The Eighteenth-Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte. See the latest New Republic.
There’s no virtue in a small donation. That’s the bizarre populist dogma that has infected the campaign.
Warren is polling at 17% nationally with women and 14% with African Americans. She needs to beef up those numbers or, like Bern, she’ll die in the southern primaries.
Banging on Buttigieg won’t help in this area.
Michael Tracey is famous for knowing the right way to be anti-Trump (e.g., Tulsi Gabbard) as oppose to the wrong way to be anti-Trump (e.g., Nancy Pelosi).
As opposed to Tracey, the revolutionary left are as unhappy with the impeachment as the hardcore MAGAts. Both sides realize it was a massive victory for the Democratic Party Establishment.
Thus the effort to downplay the impeachment or to suggest it was conducted on the wrong basis.
It’s difficult to punish the cadets and sailors when Trump himself is a white power gesture.
Warren is too rational to force the Democratic Party to fall on the sword of M4A.
Since Bern’s goal is to destroy the Democratic Party (i.e., “liberals” or “The Establishment”), he undoubtedly would ram M4A down their throats.
Bern says the word deductible is an outrageous word. But “deductible” doesn’t make my blood boil. Maybe I need to see a doctor.
AOC appears ready to follow Bern down the M4A rabbit hole, damaging her brand with each nonsensical tweet against the ACA.
Trump already gave farmers billions of dollars in government handouts, which only perpetuate a culture of rural poverty.
For many, the choice is not between capitalism or socialism but between HBO or Showtime. Socialisme ou barbarie had its time. Today it should be rendered as socialism or consumerism. The left needs to articulate a theory of needs in the age of extinction.
I predicted Jacobin magazine would trash a trade deal Sherrod Brown (solid labor cred) advocates.
Trump is the first about-to-be-impeached President to attend the Navy-Army game.
Both Sanders and Trump are economic nationalists/populists.
Both are Peacemakers (according to Berniebros).
Both claim to be anti-Establishment.
This is why Sanders claims he is best suited to drawing the votes of Trump supporters.
The Sanders campaign just can’t shake the misogyny label. Endorsing Cenk reaffirms the obvious.
Odd that a misogynist (Cenk Uygur) would run for a seat vacated by a woman (Katie Hill) who was victimized by a misogynist.
When Bern was breaking rocks alongside Mandela in the 60s, I wonder if he ever thought he’d be trailing Buttigieg in 2019?
Elizabeth Warren apparently doesn’t know FDR’s net worth was $60 million dollars in 1933, which is the equivalent of $1.15 billion dollars today.
He made Big Structural Change.
Clint Eastwood worked wonders with the white-supremacist-written Josey Wales, depicted as the victim of Northern aggression. He assumed he could make a similar sort of hero out of Jewell.
Ivanka can’t wait to be with Christopher Steele again.
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.