Sunday, May 22, 2016

"Lesser Of Two Evils?" Knock It Off, Bernie

With the primary season closing soon, and with significant shortfall in delegates, Sen. Bernie Sanders' time is running out. While Secretary Clinton has turned her attention to blasting presumptive Rethuglican nominee and neo-fascist sociopath Donald "Rump" Trump, Sanders saves some of his most hostile rhetoric for Clinton.

On ABC this morning, Sanders, referring to polls which show Rump and Clinton with high unfavorable ratings, said he didn't want to see Americans "voting for the lesser of two evils." Upon questioning, Sanders then hedged that statement, saying that he was just reflecting the opinion poll. He went on to say that that would be an argument he would make to the party's super delegates in an effort to peel them off from Clinton (Sanders has previously blasted the "super delegate" feature of Democratic primaries).

Whether he thinks he's reflecting the opinion of the American people, or thinks this is a winning argument with the party loyalists and professionals making up the super delegates, Sanders' insinuation that both Rump, a narcissistic bigot, and Clinton are "evil" is over the line, way over. Moreover, Sanders hasn't faced 30 years of political sewage thrown at him by far-right Clinton haters, much less a negative add about him, so current favorability ratings are, at best, misleading and premature with regard to him. So focus on the real enemy, Bernie, unless you think it's the party you're seeking the nomination of. You're better than that.

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