Bernie Sanders is at it again. This guy never quits. He’s like a zombie on the Walking Dead.
This time, he has triggered a backlash by verbally savaging Barack Obama on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King.
The senator for Vermont went after the first black US President as he branded the Democratic Party a “failure”.
Here’s Bernie, speaking in Jackson, Mississippi.
“The business model, if you like, of the Democratic Party for the last 15 years or so has been a failure,’ said the Vermont Senator.
“People sometimes don’t see that because there was a charismatic individual named Barack Obama. He was obviously an extraordinary candidate, brilliant guy. But beyond that reality…”
Sanders’ comments were immediately called out as being “patronizing” and “deplorable”, but he wasn’t finished yet.
Unbelievable! Even the likes of Corey Lewandowski are waxing biblical about how many seats we’ve taken back from the GOP since Trump was elected.
“The Democrats are highly motivated,” Lewandowski told the crowd at Dolphin Aviation.
“They are winning elections in places where they shouldn’t. We’ve seen them win state House races in Wisconsin. We’ve seen them win big mayor’s races in New Hampshire. Fifty seats have already changed hands from the Republicans to the Democrats since Donald Trump was elected.”
Politifact points out that as of February the actual number of recaptured seats was 39, but the trend is clear as day- to everyone except Bernie Sanders, the perpetual sour grape.
He’s always there to run down anything we do and to make light of all our accomplishments. That’s what you do when you haven’t got anything of your own.
Next time we need a post office renamed, Senator Sanders, we’ll give you a call.
In reality, of course, it’s Bernie’s pets that can’t win an election, and why? Because his endorsement is like the kiss of death!
Just in the first few post-election months, Sanders formally endorsed candidates in many different races.
Keith Ellison for chair of the Democratic National Committee, James Thompson for U.S. Representative, Tom Perriello for the position of VA Governor, Heath Mello for Omaha Mayor, Steve Zimmer and Imelda Padilla for Los Angeles School Board, as well as Rob Quist for US Representative.
Every candidate lost, and that trend has continued. Jon Ossoff of Georgia nearly won, and might have, if Sanders hadn’t waited until the last minute to endorse him, and had he not sneeringly referred to him as “no true progressive.”
The guy was 29, and had never held office before. Just how much chance had he received, to make any progress?
Bernie, you didn’t even vote until you were 40! And that was for yourself!
Then Bernie started losing.
April was the turning month. On the seventh, he reviled Hillary Clinton in a speech in Philadelphia, calling her “unqualified” to be President, a blatantly sexist and stupid thing to say. It drew him a monstrous backlash from across the country, and from that day forward things began to change.
There has never been a set of midterms so crucial. Everyone on every side knows this. The best chance we’ve got of getting rid of Donald Trump before 2020, except maybe for the 25th Amendment, is to turn the Congress blue.
In spite of all this, there’s a certain element in the party that refuses to care, and insists instead on fighting their own people.
When Bernie Sanders reviled Barack Obama the other day, he made it clear he’s still wanting to lead the charge. Not for ideological reasons, but because he’s a sore loser. We’ll never be able to please him and he won’t come to terms with us.