Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders: Clinton Voter

Without actually conceding, he makes it clear he's not going to be making any radical moves post-defeat.

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Bernie Sanders
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Sen. Bernie Sanders will vote for Hillary Clinton, he says. He still hasn't conceded, though, that he's actually lost the nomination yet. Way to sell out to Wall Street, Bernie! From Politico:

"Yes," the Vermont senator said when asked on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" whether he would vote for the former secretary of state this fall. "I think the issue right here is, I'm gonna do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump."

In an appearance on CNN's "New Day," however, Sanders' stance wasn't as firm. Asked who his vote would go to on Nov. 8, Sanders responded, "In all likelihood, it will go to Hillary Clinton."

Sanders told "CBS This Morning" that his campaign and Clinton's have been communicating and working closely, but he hasn't endorsed her "because I haven't heard her say the things that I think need to be said."

That immediate slight walking back is because he doesn't want to give up any sort of leverage he might have in influencing the Democratic Party's platform and wants to continue pulling them to the democratic socialist left. He said that in order to secure a full "endorsement" Clinton will have to endorse tuition-free college, $15 per hour minimum wages, and health care for everybody. Clinton is not endorsing "tuition-free college" entirely (she is in favor of free community college) but wants to make it so that students and families don't have to get loans to pay for public state colleges. She has already capitulated and declared she would support a $15 minimum wage. One assumes "health care for everybody" from Sanders means his proposal for a complete government takeover with universal health care. Clinton is not going anywhere near that far, and I can't imagine that she will. Clinton is all about "affordability," not free (or the version of "free" where you pay the government to give you things).

Anyway, it's a signal to Sanders' supporters that he's probably not really going to make some sort of radical move after losing the nomination. There is an open question as to where Sanders' supporters are going to go because a good chunk of them just really, really, really do not like Clinton. A recent poll shows 22 percent of Sanders' supporters saying they'll vote for Donald Trump and another 18 percent saying they'll vote for Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson. But as Jesse Walker noted, it's very likely a good chunk of these folks—once they're done licking their wounds—will choose Clinton in November, even if they really don't like her right now.

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  1. You know who else didn’t make any moves after being defeated…

    1. Joe Bonham?

    2. Ramsey Bolton?

      1. You just can’t trust a ginger.

    3. Apollo Creed?

    4. Kartman, after getting pinched by Ceasar?

    5. The King — unless tipping over counts as a move.

    6. Thats easy; Citizens United

    7. Steph Curry?

    8. Johnny Fuckerfaster!

    9. Anton Yelchin?

    1. He’s an orthodontist from NY currently living in VT; non-descript, looks like a guest star on, “The Golden Girls,” as Sophia date to the local Senior Center.

  2. Fuck Bernie Sanders.

    May all the Bernie supporters sit out the election so Hillary goes down in flames.

    1. This.

      I’m not going to lift a finger to help Donald Trump, but I will laugh my ass off if he beats Hillary.

      1. Same. I’ll laugh my ass off, and then begin drinking heavily. I’ll start drinking heavily if Herself wins too.

        In fact, since it’s pretty much a 100% guarantee that one of those 2 will win, I should probably start drinking heavily now.

        1. You haven’t started already?!? [hic]

          1. Brewing now. Drinking later.

          2. Depends on how one defines “heavily.”

            *drunkenly leans on Citizen X’s shoulder*

            Leme tell ya somephin… this guy, this guy right here…

            *falls over passed out*

  3. But as Jesse Walker noted, it’s very likely a good chunk of these folks?once they’re done licking their wounds?will choose Clinton in November, even if they really don’t like her right now.

    Yeah, I’m sure the vast majority will “jump on the team and come on in for big win.” Afterall, if they don’t vote for the corrupt fascist with a D after her name, the corrupt fascist with an R after his name might win.

    1. Bernie told Hilary to either pay him to leave or shut the fuck up.

      She paid him.

      Enough Bernie Bros are going to see through the bullshit.

  4. Watching the progressives run around in circles screaming with their panties in a knot is just a little taste of what would happen if Trump won.

    I think I want to see that.

    I’m not looking forward to a Trump presidency, and I still expect he’ll probably lose. And I’m sure as hell not voting for him.

    But watching the left have a full blown, grand mal seizure of a hissy fit would be fucking hilarious.

    1. The salty ham tears washed down with a tall cold glass.of schadenfreude will be nice. Probably the only upside of Trump winning.

    2. It would be nice if the proggies would finally make good on their threat to move to Canada should Trump win, not that I plan to vote for him.

  5. Sanders told “CBS This Morning” that his campaign and Clinton’s have been communicating and working closely, but he hasn’t endorsed her “because I haven’t heard her say the things that I think need to be said she is going to payoff my campaign debt.

    FTFY.

  6. He said that in order to secure a full “endorsement” Clinton will have to endorse tuition-free college, $15 per hour minimum wages, and health care for everybody.

    I was told there would be ponies. How are the children going to learn saddlemanship if fedgov doesn’t buy them ponies?

  7. Jesus, Sanders is a dumb, dumb man.

    1. What do you expect? He’s a socialist who was incapable of holding down the simplest of jobs.

    2. Color me not the least surprised.

  8. But as Jesse Walker noted, it’s very likely a good chunk of these folks?once they’re done licking their wounds?will choose Clinton in November, even if they really don’t like her right now.

    And even if they don’t, she’ll still be fighting for them.

    That’s just the kind of President she’ll be.

  9. Saw an interesting bit about how Trump and Hillary are branding their campaigns:

    Make America Great Again – its about you and America

    I’m with Her – its about Hillary. All about Hillary.

    1. Hillary is like that weird monolith from 2001 Space Oddesy.

      1. Except the monolith has a sleeker shape

  10. Rumor has it Bernie Sanders will be replacing “The Most Interesting Man In The World” in the the Dos Equis commercials. The Most Ignorant Man In The World. “I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, I make everyone else pay for it”.

    But seriously, doesn’t this dumbass realize that an honest word has NEVER passed this woman’s lips? She’ll promise him everything he wants to get his “endorsement” (meaning go away), and then deny she ever said any such thing when called on it.

    1. Bernie has made it apparent that he Must Stop Trump At All Costs(tm). So you align with Mussolini or Pol Pot or Hitler to do that.

    2. The Most Ignorant Man In The World. “I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, I make everyone else pay for it am appalled that there are so many different brands while children are starving.”

      1. Why stop at two types of beer, when you can stop at two types of beverage. Americans dont need this many choices on what to drink. Not when children are starving.

  11. So is he still sulking around with a Secret Service detail?

  12. I had some progressive/liberal friends saying they are glad Trump won the GOP primaries and hope he gets nominated, because he is less likely to beat Hillary than another Republican. I said that is a dangerous gamble, and they said he’ll never beat her. If he wins the Presidency, Democrats and Clinton supporters will be partly to blame.

  13. RE: Bernie Sanders: Clinton Voter

    What a tragedy it is indeed to see Comrade Bernie leave the race to the White House Dascha.
    What a wonderful and benevolent socialist slaver he would have made!
    He would’ve redistributed the wealth from the producing class and given their ill gotten gains to the parasite class.
    He would’ve imprisoned those who believe climate change is a hoax.
    He would’ve raised taxes, eroded our already deteriorating economy in record time.
    He would’ve turned our capitalist hell hole into a socialist paradise like Cuba, Venezuela or North Korea.
    A golden opportunity to further enslave us all has been passed over once again.
    One can only hope and pray Heil Hitlary will pick up the socialist torch and make us all free by enslaving us her version of a socialist heaven.
    We can only hope and pray.

  14. The salty ham tears washed down with a tall cold glass.of schadenfreude will be nice. Probably the only upside of Trump winning.
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