Friday, June 24, 2016

Sanders in New York

Sanders in New York

by Stephen Lendman

His so-called “where we go from here speech” fell short, repeating warmed-over themes highlighted throughout his campaign - ones he largely failed to support during 30 years in public office.

His record shows a deplorable habit of saying one thing, then doing another, destroying his credibility. His populist rhetoric rings hollow.

Days earlier, he acknowledged Clinton becoming Democrat party presumptive standard bearer, saying “(i)t doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee, so I’m not going to be determining the scope of the convention.”

Endorsing her is virtually certain. He’ll choose the time and place to announce it - betraying his loyal supporters, backing an unindicted war criminal/racketeer, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt his so-called crusade for change is phony.

“We have got to work tirelessly to make sure Donald Trump is not president,” he ranted - code language for supporting Clinton, the most recklessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history, WW III a coin flip if she’s elected, Sanders ignoring the major threat of our time. World peace hangs in the balance.

Throughout Obama’s tenure, Sanders supported his deplorable agenda, including endless wars of aggression, corporate favoritism and police state harshness - a Clinton administration likely to exceed the worst of his policies.

His issue isn’t stopping Trump. It’s loyalty to Democrat party bosses, supporting its presumptive presidential nominee, opposing any GOP one.

He sounded buffoon-like, saying “I’ll run around the entire country if I have to. It is hard to imagine a man who has such limited capabilities becoming president.”

He’s a billionaire businessman. His disturbing rhetoric aside, no public record exists to judge him. Clinton’s agenda as me-first lady, US senator and secretary of state is too deplorably lawless to tolerate - a rage for power and super-wealth, representing what Sanders claims to oppose.

Ignore his rhetoric. Examine his House and Senate voting record - on the wrong side of major issues time and again, notably supporting imperial lawlessness.

Maintaining the myth of his so-called “political revolution” persists, smoke and mirrors without substance, rhetoric without follow-through.

America needs real anti-war, populist champions. Duopoly power governance excludes them, Sanders a loyal soldier, supporting what demands committed resistance. 

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

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