Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 10 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

Today Bernie betrayed his supporters trust

By       (Page 1 of 2 pages)     (# of views)   2 comments
Author 40828
Message Dave Lefcourt
Become a Fan
  (22 fans)

Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton (Full Speech) Almost a month after the last Democratic primary votes were cast and most of the party had coalesced around Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders is finally ready to ...
Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton (Full Speech) Almost a month after the last Democratic primary votes were cast and most of the party had coalesced around Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders is finally ready to ...
(Image by Bloomberg Politics, Channel: Bloomberg Politics)
  Details   DMCA

Bernie Sanders endorsing Hillary Clinton for president

Well there you have it. Today Bernie Sanders formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for president with the following, "Secretary Clinton has won the democratic nominating process. And I congratulate her for that. She will be the Democratic nominee for president, and I intend to do everything I can to make certain that she will be the next president of the United States".

It was in April he called Clinton "unqualified" to be president. What changed that now makes her qualified two months later and he endorses her? Nothing I can see.

Was Bernie simply a stooge, a foil to draw young people into the electoral process?

He did the latter pointing out he voted against NAFTA, opposes ratification of the TPP (Transpacific Partnership), endorsed free college tuition, forgiveness of college student loan debt, a Medicare type health care system for all, pushed for the $15 dollar minimum wage, spoke of raising taxes on the rich to get them to pay their fair share, pushed a $trillion dollar infrastructure proposal that would add million of jobs, says the banks too big to fail need to be broken up, supports overturning "Citizens United" to get big money out of politics-among many of his good proposals.

Now he's endorsing Hillary who has garnered hundreds of thousands in speaking fees from the likes of Goldman Sachs, received countless millions through the Clinton Super PAC as well as other big corporate donors to her presidential campaign, was a huge supporter of NAFTA which got passed during husband "slick Willey's" time in the oval office-which has caused millions of jobs to leave the country- and until recently, supported the TPP, a trade scheme where corporations can sue governments if the corps can show they lost money because of government regulations and all heard before a corporate court.

Is this not a betrayal of Bernie's supporters? You bet it is.

Yet the New York Times [1] put 85% of Bernie's supporters voting for Hillary in November-this according to a June 15-26, 2016 Pew poll. [2]

It's just hard to imagine 85% of Dems who supported Sanders now opting to vote for Clinton in November. Bernie vehemently denounced Hillary as a captive of big moneyed interests while he received only small money donations throughout the primary campaign refusing to take big corporate donations as an obvious corrupting influence.

Clinton has no such reservations. and now Bernie has no reservations endorsing her nomination. I guess it was all campaign rhetoric and now it's time to kiss and make up.

Please. This is a sellout of the first order. Bernie betrayed his supporters trust. End of story.



[1] "Bernie sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton, Cementing Democrats' Unity", by Amy Chozick, Patrick Healy and Yamiche Alcindor, "The New York Times", July 12, 2016

Next Page  1  |  2

 

Must Read 4   Well Said 4   Supported 3  
Rate It | View Ratings

Dave Lefcourt Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Retired. The author of "DECEIT AND EXCESS IN AMERICA, HOW THE MONEYED INTERESTS HAVE STOLEN AMERICA AND HOW WE CAN GET IT BACK", Authorhouse, 2009
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

An Ominous Foreboding, Israel vs Iran

The Evolving Populist Political Rebellion in the Arab World

A Nuclear War Would Be Insane

The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Poorer, While the Middle Class Gets Decimated

CIA in the Crosshairs

Iran Offers 9 Point Plan to end Nuclear Crisis, U.S. "No thanks".