A tweet from FBI counterintelligence expert Asha Rangappa
, replying to Bernie Sanders:
The indictment makes clear that they were pushing you, too, @SenSanders. And it's interesting that you also were very quick to claim that our processes were "rigged" as long as you were losing. Coincidence?
A BernieBro came to Sanders' defense:
You act as if Bernie was working WITH the Russians. He was not. He is against all that they stand for. Being a pawn in their game doesn't reflect badly on him. He has acknowledged and denounced Russian interference in our election. We're still waiting on POTUS to do the same.
Ah, those fucking Bros. They do it every time.
Who gives a damn about what Bernie SAYS? Yeah, sure: When the occasion demands, he'll say the right words. But so what? What he says
is not nearly as important as what he does
-- not to mention what the bad guys have done on his behalf
The fact is that Tad Devine, Bernie's chosen campaign manager, is basically interchangeable with Paul Manafort. No actual progressive would stay within twenty feet of Devine.
The fact is that Manafort's partner, Roger Stone, specializes in propping up "spoiler" Dems like Bernie.
The fact is that Bernie's campaign was a cesspool of misogyny. And I'm talking about real
woman-hate, truly vicious stuff. I'm not talking about the iffy claims made by those hyper-sensitive Me-Tooers who accused Al Franken of committing rape because he put his hand on a woman's waist as a photo was snapped. (Isn't it strange how "Me Too" standards differ when we start talking about Moscow-approved politicians?)
Bernie said absolutely nothing about the misogyny pervading his campaign until forced to do so. And even when he finally, belatedly, offered a pro-forma denunciation, nothing in his campaign changed. To the end, his campaign was marked by rage, lies, smears, paranoia, fanaticism, cultishness, Messiah-worship, threats, hyper-emotionalism and hatred of all things female. Compared to the BernieBros, the Bolsheviks were the apostles of sweetness and reason.
Bernie Sanders never denounced the filthy games played by his leading acolytes, such as Cassandra Fairbanks (pal to Roger Stone) and H.A. Goodman, a faux "progressive" now exposed as a fanatical MAGA-boy. Heretofore, I've referred to the latter as Lord H.A. H.A. -- but after the Mueller indictment, I think his new name shall be H.A. Horosho
man. Or maybe (with a nod to Anthony Burgess) H.A. Horrorshowman.
Yeah, I know that Bernie offered lukewarm support to Hillary in the general. He had
to do so in order to be in a position to help Trump in the next election. Bernie's masters want him to say whatever he needs to say in order to secure the Democratic nomination in 2020.
You can depend on the BernieBros to weaken anyone who would be a better candidate in 2020. The scurrilous attacks on Kamala Harris were very telling, and bore the signature of the Internet Research Agency.
The important thing to understand is this: Bernie Sanders cannot win in the general. Kurt Eichenwald has proved that point beyond rational debate
I have seen the opposition book assembled by Republicans for Sanders, and it was brutal. The Republicans would have torn him apart. And while Sanders supporters might delude themselves into believing that they could have defended him against all of this, there is a name for politicians who play defense all the time: losers.
Worst of all, the Republicans also had video of Sanders at a 1985 rally thrown by the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua where half a million people chanted, “Here, there, everywhere/the Yankee will die,’’ while President Daniel Ortega condemned “state terrorism” by America. Sanders said, on camera, supporting the Sandinistas was “patriotic.”
The Republicans had at least four other damning Sanders videos (I don’t know what they showed), and the opposition research folder was almost 2-feet thick. (The section calling him a communist with connections to Castro alone would have cost him Florida.)
Eichenwald found much more. Also see my own post explaining why Sanders would lose all 50 states, including Vermont
Think about it. If Sanders were on the level, if he were not
a witting agent of the Trump forces, then he would talk about that Sandinista video right now
. He knows what's in that oppo file; it's no secret. When you have a skeleton of that sort in your closet, your only hope is to break the news yourself, offering your own spin and mea culpas
. The time to do so would be NOW, not in the middle of a campaign.
Has Sanders done that? No. Will
he do that? Of course not.
He knows that he is not meant to be the first octogenarian to win the presidency. He knows that his job is to insure a Trump win. As I've argued in several previous posts, we have good reason to believe that there is kompromat on Bernie Sanders, or at least on Jane.
Sanders cannot win. Anyone who argues that Sanders can
win in 2020 is a witting or unwitting agent of the Russians and/or the Alt Right.
That's why the Russians are pushing Sanders. From the indictment:
43.By 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators used their fictitious online personas to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. They engaged in operations primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump.
On or about February 10, 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators internally circulated an outline of themes for future content to be posted to ORGANIZATION-controlled social media accounts. Specialists were instructed to post content that focused on “politics in the USA” and to “use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except Sanders and Trump—we support them).”
That's the fact, Jack.
"But...but...Bernie says things that I like to hear!"
Fuck you. It's just words. Words don't count as much as actions. The only thing Bernie Sanders has done
in his life is help elect Donald Trump.