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There's so much going on in US politics right now that it's hard to know what to write about. With all the shouting about the election, impeachment, Trump's bogus Palestine "deal" and so many other important political issues competing for airtime with Kobe Bryant's death and coronavirus fear porn, it feels like we're already at white noise information saturation, and it's not even February yet. Things are going to get a whole lot noisier next month when the Democratic presidential primaries (and all the establishment manipulations that will necessarily accompany them) get underway, and Julian Assange's extradition trial begins.
One of the many interesting developments that I can pluck out of this cacophony to earn my keep here has been the hysterical response to Bernie Sanders' polling bump from the Bush-era neoconservatives who've been rehabilitated by a weird new alliance with the Democratic Party in the age of Trump. In just the last few days we've seen a deluge of smear pieces against Sanders published in mainstream news outlets by virulent "never-Trump" neocons Bret "Bedbug" Stephens, David "Axis of Evil" Frum, Jennifer"John McCain is too dovish" Rubin, and Max "The Case for American Empire" Boot.
Which has turned out to be a good thing so far, for two reasons. Firstly it has ripped off the mask of woke progressivism that these neoconservative war whores slapped on their faces three years ago to promote mass murder within the Democratic establishment's astroturf "Resistance" to Trump. Secondly it has educated an entire new generation of young voters about the evils of the Iraq invasion, and who helped facilitate it.
"You can trust me now," I said, "precisely because I have changed my mind. Don't trust anyone who hasn't."
⁰Which brings me to Bernie Sanders, who never seems to have changed his views about anything.
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Opinion|Bernie Sanders is "insanely consistent." That's nothing to brag about.The candidate's rigidly held views are an ominous sign.washingtonpost.com