Bernie Sanders’ “Path To Victory” Is In The Same Place As The “Real Killers” O.J. Simpson Is “Searching” For

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Have you seen Bernie Sanders’ “Path to Victory” laying around anywhere? For weeks Dems have been searching high and low, in brooks and streams, on hillsides and mountaintops, down in the valleys and on the high plains, from sea to shining sea, yet we cannot find Bernie’s way. We’ve asked and asked, sent in our most fearless interrogators, we have even asked his team, all to no avail; Bernies mysterious path to victory eludes even the most dogged Dem detectives. From Bernie-world we hear cries of sorrow and squeaks of outrage; how dare we call on Bernie to drop out when not every state has voted? Do we not even care a little for Democracy? This is between THEIR cries for Biden to drop out, usually due to some health condition invented on the spot. We patiently explain math to the masses of angry Bernie people we find braying and howling in our mentions, we explain how unlikely it is that people will flip to Bernie from Biden. Again, all to no avail. Bernie Sanders claims to have a “narrow” path to victory. Who are Berners to believe? Me or his lying lies? Besides, Bernie would never play games, if he says he can win (I imagine Berners think this), then GODDAMMIT HE CAN WIN!!

Many say Bernie is a truth teller, not a self centered old codger who just missed his last chance to hold Presidential power. I disagree.

Bernie Sanders is absolutely full of shit. Ever since he lost the Michigan contest so epically to Joe Biden in March, Bernie has been touting his “narrow path to victory” to anyone willing to put him on the air, or give him the undeserved attention he so desperately craves. But, when asked what exactly that path looks like, Bernie gets mad, and Bernie’s staff gets quieter than a group of mimes at the library during “shut the fuck up” time. Indeed, you can’t get directions to this path from any known map, you can’t get it told to you by enlightened Berners, Bernie’s staff won’t point it out, and Bernie himself will not fucking tell you no matter how many times you ask.

Much like O.J. Simpson searching for the “real killers” of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, Bernie’s fruitless path will lead right back to himself, after winding its way aimlessly around the nation. Let’s hope Bernie doesn’t hit up Vegas and find out someone has some of his stolen memorabilia.

From Politico:

Bernie Sanders insists he has a “narrow path” to the nomination. But he and his aides refuse to say what it is.

I oscillate between laughter at the people still in thrall to Belated Bernie, and irritation AT Bernie for playing these stupid games; if there really is a path, it cannot possibly be so difficult to explain that you lose your ability to speak when its mentioned. Bernie’s comeback was supposed to begin in Michigan, a state he won in 2016, yet lost so decisively last month that he lost every single county. Michigan was supposed to be his salvation, he even went there to deliver a speech on race that he didn’t bother to deliver. For a man who has been CENTERED in the Civil Rights Movement, to the point where Black Leaders have been denounced by The Revolution as “sell outs”, or “selling us all out” for not choosing to support the only person in the race with photos of Bruce Rappaport doing civil rights work, Bernie is terrible at even discussing race. So, I guess he chose not to bother trying to get better in the five years he’s had to fix his issues with Black People, much easier to let PoC speak for you. Maybe soon we can be centered in our own movements again? Yeah. Wish in one hand…

A majority of the states and territories yet to vote rejected him in 2016. The national polls don’t offer much hope either — since Joe Biden defeated him in Arizona, Florida and Illinois on March 17, Sanders has trailed him by double-digits in every single national survey.

At this time Biden is polling ahead of Sanders in Alaska (My State) 57 to 43, in Wisconsin Biden is up by as much as 30% in some polls and 538 has his odds of winning at 88%. Biden is also forecast to win Puerto Rico, Ohio, Kansas, Guam, Nebraska, Oregon, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Indiana, Connecticut, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Delaware, District of Columbia, Montana, South Dakota, Virgin Islands, West Virginia, Louisiana, New York, and Kentucky. This is all the states we have left. Where the fuck is that path to victory?

Whoopi Goldberg grilled Sanders on “The View,” pushing him to explain how he could still capture the nomination. He never spelled it out, instead arguing that “people in a democracy have a right to vote and have a right to vote for the agenda that they think can work for America, especially in this very, very difficult moment.”

Wow, how clever. Does this mean people actually have the right to vote for whatever agenda they think will work best, or is this just some shit the losing side says to convince themselves that their cause is so noble, so integral, that it’s worth potentially handing Trump the White House for another 4 years? Let’s keep it all the entire way real; Bernie knows many people believe his staying in the race long after it was clearly fucking over made it extremely hard for Hillary to unite the party, and it pisses him off when anyone alludes to it. So, why the fuck does he look like he’s about to repeat the same dumb ass shit this year?

His path is so narrow that some of Sanders’ senior aides have even advised him to consider dropping out, though not everyone in his inner circle feels the same way, according to people familiar with the situation.

COME ON, BRO!!! Your own staffers are telling you it’s over, and they are your favorite type of staffers–men. Why aren’t you at least listening to Clown ass Weaver? You LOVE Clowns! You hired Nina, Brie Brie, and Corny to prove it.

Another possible reason for not explaining his long-shot course to victory: it depends on something his staff and allies have for the most part only whispered about — an epic Biden collapse. 

This is the real reason Bernie is staying in and I find it super fucked up. The only ones trying to manufacture a collapse of that magnitude are Bernie’s very own supporters, who behave more like a hit squad than like stalwart fans. Daily we have obnoxious bros in our mentions pushing some half cocked bullshit that mysteriously begins trending overnight, and dies down during the day. Oh, sure, it could really be thousands of Berners up late organically causing hashtags to trend, but it’s not fucking likely.

Here is what Bernie is after:

It is especially important to these Sanders supporters to maintain the rule changes they achieved in 2016, such as barring superdelegates from voting for presidential candidates on the first ballot. In order for his backers to have negotiating power, they said, Sanders needs to receive at least 1,200 delegates — he has more than 900 now — so they can introduce minority resolutions. They also hope that Sanders can push Biden to commit to progressive appointments.

No, no no no no no double fuck you all to hell NO. Fuck NO. Fuck YOU. Progressive appointments? FUCK OFF. Biden doesn’t need any of you back stabbing, ball biting bitches running game on him within his administration. Do you SEE the shit y’all are posting about him? The DUMBEST thing Biden could do is trust ANY of the Berniecrats as far as I could throw Donald Trump.

“The party reforms go down the drain if he doesn’t stay in,” said Cohen, adding that if he drops out before hitting 1,200 delegates, “it’s going to be Biden’s people writing the platform, that’s it.”

Good. I hope we hold Bernie Sanders below 1200 for one simple reason. Bernie Sanders is an asshole and the rule changes were made in hopes of settling some differences and moving forward in unity, without all of the claims of cheating and rigging, yet that is not how things went. Instead, we have Bernie’s loudest surrogates and supporters spreading nasty rumors and assassinating the character of the likely nominee, all in hopes it will stain Biden so bad he will have to withdraw and let Bernie be nominee. THIS IS EXTREMELY UNLIKELY.

If you’re upset with Sanders for not dropping out, there is no need to lose hope or feel like all is lost; staying in the race has the potential to be damaging to Sanders’ movement, possibly completely neutering the left of left, and it would be all their own dumb ass faults.

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But what if, this time around, he sticks it out and there are no more primary wins, or even near-misses? What if it’s just one landslide defeat after another?

If the late stage of the ’16 primary season enhanced his clout, would finishing up now with a string of lopsided losses actually diminish Sanders and his movement? 

Unlike in 2016, Bernie is unlikely to win ANY more states, so that momentum argument they used to “prove” Bernie Woulda Won, would instead prove Bernie Shoulda Not Run. Many voters who chose Bernie Sanders in 2016 have chosen to go with Joe Biden in 2020; Bernie’s base has only gotten smaller as the years have passed, and cries of “Feel the Bern!” have been replaced with memes of “Ridin’ with Biden.” I don’t like to state the O B V I O U S, but most Dems looking for a cool grandpa to hitch a ride to better times with, have already held their thumb out at Uncle Joe’s “No Malarkey Express” this cycle. Look, nothing short of death or a miracle will prevent Joe Biden from being our nominee, it might be wise if Bernie signaled this to his base very soon. Like yesterday,

 

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I am a Brave and Angry Black Woman, and I Will Never Vote For Bernie Sanders

Berniecrats are angry.

Enraged.

Furious.

Positively wrathful.

Well, so am I.

All over the web, people are talking about the anger and rage of the Sanders supporter that fuels Bernie’s campaign, and what usually follows is a soliloquy from some neck-bearded, bespectacled dude-bro about how this Nevada Caucus was PROOF that Senator Sanders has the nomination in the bag. Before Black People have even voted, of course. These emo-prog soothsayers muse to themselves on social media about how only Bernie can generate this type of energy, only he can cobble together a viable coalition, and that he would direct his band of stans, supporters, followers, bros, and assorted Berniecrats to victory, and win the nomination. Once he ascends his throne at the DNC Convention, he will have taken the nomination, and thus taken over the party with a mere plurality of delegates, regardless of what the rules say and how many silly Dem voters oppose that. Then, everyone must have his back, we must come together under his banner, we must defend him from GOP attacks, and drop our petty fears about Sanders and Socialism, because Bernie WILL WIN THE NOMINATION.

Well, perhaps he will.

Commentary:

In a statement, he urged his supporters to avoid “bullying or ugly personal attacks,” but the candidate softened this unequivocal condemnation in a subsequent appearance on PBS. “I don’t know who these ‘so-called’ supporters are,” Sanders said. “We’re living in a strange world on the Internet, and sometimes people attack people in somebody else’s name. And I’m not so sure, to be honest with you, that they are necessarily part of our movement.” He again emphasized “the nature of the Internet,” implying rather clearly that it’s not impossible that his campaign has been victimized by people pretending to sympathize with Sanders only to tarnish his reputation by association.

He never takes responsibility, never helps, yet he will show up for me to unite with him, like a King.

Guess who he won’t he find waiting to unite with his horde of hooligans at the end of that long primary road, crouched down on bended knee and singing his praises? Which woman won’t be ordered around by a bunch of merkin wearing snatch-faced cornballs? That woman is me, myself, and I wish I would take my Black, Identity Politics loving, receipt keeping, still mad one of his fans reported me to the goddamn FBI ass down to the Union Hall and mark a ballot for this old, vainglorious, non-responsive to the abuse suffered by my fellow Black Women who DON’T support him, fighting the Dem establishment that includes the CBC (who I love), gas-lighting people who have been bullied by his goons, ignoring the abuse problem and using very willing PoC and Women as shields from criticism by crying “Erasure!” whenever his fools get out of control, thereby erasing the victim and placing them in the role of the “Real Abuser” just so he doesn’t have to actually solve a goddamn problem and call out his BROS in a real way ass self.

NBC:

“You know me well enough to know if any of my supporters did that, I’d disown them. Flat disown them,” Biden said. “The stuff that was said online. The way they threatened these two women who are leaders in that Culinary union. It is outrageous. Just — just go online.”

Thanks, Joe.

Never depend on Bernie to give a shit what his supporters do to marginalized groups.

“And I’m not so sure, to be honest with you, that they are necessarily part of our movement,” Sanders said.

FUCK YOU.

See, I am just as pissed the fuck off as they are; I’m pissed that they have taken the Liberal media by the balls, and squeezed until the mouthpieces on cable news may as well let Brie Brie write them some scripts to use in their non-vetting of Bernie Sanders. Bernie, from what I hear, has no problem walking right up to news executives and jabbing his finger at them while yelling about how unfair they are, yet he had nothing to say when the Bernie friendly media was torching better candidates in the race. Was he silent because he benefited? Had they done the same to him, he would be jabbing that finger at them, working his salamander tongue while turning puce, and flapping the other arm wildly. But, they would never do that; the progressive media seem to be attack dogs who do his dirty work for him, leaving him with clean hands. They write scurrilous and sensational pieces on each person who climbs the polls in order to spread the nastiest insinuations, the most negative read of any situation, and always with zero context. And his supporters exaggerate even those exaggerations, and use their talking points to attack Dems at random. This shit pisses me off.

Commentary:

“I’m not sure Sanders’s official team has grasped the extent to which their supporters are impacting voter behavior,” observed the Daily Beast’s Sam Stein. “Lots of people at Warren and Pete town halls I talked to were weighing a Sanders vote but said they were turned off by the culture and crowds.”

I see Kamala Harris working, happy, not under attack anymore, and I have completely come to terms with her stepping away. I still don’t believe Democrats will win without her, the field is boring, even Bernie can’t inspire outside his base, but she could have. If only Bernie had stayed his ass at home. I’m pissed that one opinion article was used as a foundation to distort Kamala Harris’ record to the point that so many black people have a warped view of her. I’m pissed that the media didn’t bother to research any of the claims to find out that most were distorted, misstated, dubious, wrong, and at times, not even connected to her, as she had zero to do with that particular situation. I am pissed that “Democrats” of the Bernie camp believe that Black People should not be in law enforcement or prosecuting cases, which would leave the fates of Black men and women in the hands of mostly Whites. Which is how we got to this racist place we stand right now. And that’s just the small shit.

There was a time when I was willing to give Bernie another chance; in the wake of defeat, rolling on waves of self pity, swimming in fear, and drifting in a sense of loss too heavy to be mere politics, I was open to anyone who was not Trump, even Bernie. I tried to hear the same words I had heard from his dry lips a thousand times, but with softer ears. I hoped he would make a better impression on me. I tried. Eventually, I felt rather neutral.

Then, he attacked my values system.

“It’s not good enough for someone to say, ‘I’m a woman! Vote for me!” No, that’s not good enough. What we need is a woman who has the guts to stand up to Wall Street, to the insurance companies, to the drug companies, to the fossil fuel industry,” Sanders said at book tour stop in Boston. 

There were many problems with this, but for me, I instantly felt humiliated, marginalized, shamed and called out, even though I was not there. The fact that I want Black Women represented within government; smart, competent, and intelligent black women, was shrunk down to the size and value of nothingness. In order for me, as a Black Woman, to be worthy, I would have to ascribe to the values of an old white man, one old enough to be my own grandfather. Wall Street. Insurance companies. Drug companies. Fossil fuel. The four bogeymen of the Whitepocalypse loom large in the mind of the Senator; he probably believes we all see these four as the quintessential pillars of the Oligarchy. He forgot the fifth and most important pillar, the one that sits in the center holding this fresh hell aloft; he forgot about Old White Men. Well, in truth? You can add the young white men into the basket, and not just MAGA. Add the BernieBros.

BernieBros are not supposed to exist.

Commentary:

While Sanders has made rhetorical overtures toward civility, he’s also surrounded himself with people who cultivate a very different atmosphere. His campaign has taken on a slate of formal surrogates who have a conspicuous habit of engaging in anti-Semitic rhetoric and who reserve the most caustic vitriol for their fellow Democrats—at least, those who do not display a sufficiently zealous commitment to his “revolution.”

Also, even though they do exist, we are not supposed to discuss them, ever. Discussing the BernieBro is a sin worse than being a BernieBro, because that’s ERASURE of the shitty ass PoC Berners who dedicate hours per day to troll troll trollin’ away. Berners, as I like to call them, are very fond of my timeline; they need to be close to me in order to question my mental health, call me fat, stupid, ugly, and sometimes wish me dead. These young men, and yes, mostly WHITE men, profess to care about humanity far more than the average Liberal, I mean, don’t they want us all to have healthcare? And aren’t Liberals the ones standing in the way by not choosing Bernie, the only man in the history of mankind to want people to have nice things?

That is the essential nature of any campaign premised on the notion that the biggest obstacle to realizing a variety of vital policy reforms isn’t their ideological adversaries but their ostensible friends.

Nobody notices how mad we are, those who suffer the wrath of these dogmatic sycophants of Sanders; they believe since we have no single message that we are simply anti-something, which is always weaker than FOR something. What people don’t see about us, me and those like me, is that we are FOR the marginalized, FOR having our demographics represented and not subsumed into a cauldron of class and social strata; we are FOR transparency, something Sanders fails at time and time again, we are for truth, honesty, integrity, KINDNESS, diversity of opinion, and we stand up to bullies. Bernie Sanders has become a bully; you can say that it’s not him, it’s his supporters, and we cannot blame him for their transgressions. You are wrong. For five years he has been ignoring our cries, gas-lighting us, dismissing us, and playing the victim when he should be showing leadership. It was the bullies in his crew that pushed me away from him the first time; he managed to push me away many times since. His weak and pathetic lack of leadership keeps me in a place where I cannot even conceive of supporting him for one second.

I don’t hate Bernie Sanders, I simply don’t like his ways.

Sanders has incubated a revolutionary consciousness within his movement that regards intolerance for deviationists as a virtue.

There’s nothing unfair about observing this dynamic and making Sanders answer for it. And so far, Sanders doesn’t have an answer.

After five years of watching his revolution attack and smear GOOD Dems, even John Lewis, and destroy the very reputations of private citizens on social media, to silence them in service to him, I don’t trust him as far as he could throw me. His method of winning by engaging in a “by any means, fair or foul” internecine war of attrition is so reminiscent of Trump, that I cannot understand why more people don’t see the similarities. He wins in a nasty way, a cruel way, his supporters are MEAN, and I ain’t got time for no more cruel white men, young or old.

Sometimes you will hear people say, “All money ain’t good money,” but, I’d like to change that around a bit.

“All winning ain’t good winning.”

Sometimes a bad win now is just a worse loss to come.

I ask only this of Senator Sanders:

When you’ve stepped on and broken every toe in the room, who the fuck is going to dance with you?

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