The election for the nomination and the presidency is over. Clinton won.
So why do you see so many anti Bernie posts on this page if he can’t win?
Remember folks, I am not a Democrat. I believe in rational analysis, and intelligent, effective policy, and electing those people best equipped to move a progressive agenda forward, no matter what they look like or what they call themselves. That is my priority.
Unfortunately, since covering Sanders closely for the last ten months, I have come to believe that he is one of the biggest political deceivers and panderers there is. Worse than that, in the past few months I have come to believe he is both dangerous and destructive. I believe that his self-interested posturing is a distraction to the progressive cause, drawing attention to himself and trivial issues and away from policy and initiatives where progressives can make the most impact. Guns are a perfect example of this.
So I don’t care what you call yourself, or what you look like. I don’t care if you are Republican, Democrat, a Communist, a Socialist, or a revolutionary – if the kind of people and politics you inspire is that where people turn away from rational analysis and govern by how they ‘feel’ about issues, if what you inspire in people is an intolerance for disagreement, the use of rhetoric over reason, and a ‘tear it all down’ ethos – things that are all hallmarks of tea party politics – then I will do everything in my power to steer this country and its citizens as far away from you as possible.