Friday, July 08, 2016

Sanders to Endorse Clinton, Betraying Loyal Supporters

Sanders to Endorse Clinton, Betraying Loyal Supporters

by Stephen Lendman

Sanders earlier said he’ll support Clinton if she’s nominated, a de facto endorsement by any standard. 

Unnamed party insiders now say on July 12, at a New Hampshire campaign event, he’ll make it official - according to Reuters, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CBS News, CNN and other media sources.

He almost did Thursday, saying “(w)e have got to do everything that we can to defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton. I don’t honestly know how we would survive four years of a Donald Trump as president.”

Endorsing her shows contempt for loyal supporters, naively expecting better, failing to understand all politicians lie, Sanders a self-serving dirty one like virtually all others. His voting record proves it, on the wrong side of most issues mattering most. 

Rare exceptions like former Congresswoman, Green Party presidential candidate, valued friend and ally Cynthia McKinney prove the rule.

Sanders is no McKinney. His so-called transformational revolution was phony, lofty rhetorical mumbo jumbo without substance, old wine in new bottles, weasel-worded populism for the gallery, not reality - at the same time supporting imperial madness, endless wars, not a word on the stump denouncing them.

Backing an unfit to serve widely reviled hawkish neocon - irreparably tainted, a walking conflict of interest, untrustworthy, scandal-ridden, war criminal/racketeer puts Sanders in bed with the most dangerous presidential aspirant in US history.

Clinton allegedly throwing throwing him a bone or two in return for his endorsement, a prominent convention speaking slot, and perhaps a high-level position in her administration if elected ignores what virtually all candidates do in office.

Promises made are consistently broken, fading in the mist of day, borrowing a line from famed lyricist Oscar Hammerstein.

Sanders represents what’s wrong with America’s debauched political system - promising everything, delivering nothing!

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