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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The cold, hard truth: it's game over for Bernie Sanders | Richard Wolffe | Opinion | The Guardian

This is the reality I predicted weeks ago.  It is all but over.  Sanders is finished.  He lost Blacks not by "nostalgia" as you said (more liberal condescension) but by campaigning on a rehash of thirties leftist rhetoric that failed us in the 1930s with FDR, failed us in the 1960s with the Great Society.  Our needs and history are different from poor and working class whites.  Our problem is caste not class.  Sanders refused to recognize that.  Clinton gave voice to the nature of the American caste system.  The questions is can we trust her to do what is necessary when the chips are down or will she , like her husband ending up siding with the status quo even if it means creating a new kind of caste system like the "Prison Industrial Complex" which she and her husband were central in creating.  I like her message.  I am fearful of her commitment to break with the powers that maintain America's racial and class stratification.



"It’s time for some cold hard truths in this presidential election.

Here’s an ice cold one: winning a landslide victory in the mighty state of Vermont is not a foundation for success. Especially if Vermont has been your home since the Jurassic age of politics.
Here’s another: if you hold a victory rally before most of the states have been called, you’re not fooling anyone. When your victorious supporters have emptied the hall before the TV pundits have barely warmed up, you’re actually throwing a consolation party."


The cold, hard truth: it's game over for Bernie Sanders | Richard Wolffe | Opinion | The Guardian

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