Reprinted from Mike Malloy Website
I'm not in a good mood, Truthseekers. The New York Times is the latest outlet to jump onboard the "Boot Bernie" train. The hard copy NYT front page story is titled "Fixated on Campaign Fight, Sanders Risks Lasting Legacy." But the online edition carries the softer headline: "Bernie Sanders Makes a Campaign Mark, Now Can He Make a Legacy?"
Regardless of title, the message is clear: Bernie made his point, now it's time for him to go. Funny, it's only since Sanders hit a winning streak that there's been this outcry for him to disappear.
In other words, if your fight for true Democratic principles garners a lot of support, then the DNC will rip you to pieces. Fight the big money interests, the corprocats who want the minimum wage fixed at $7.50 an hour, the pharma and insurance industries who want to ensure America is the only Western nation without universal health care, and the lobbyists for the 1% who don't give a damn about free college tuition for our working-class kids. Screw 'em. If you stand up for the average American citizen, the party wants you to sit down and shut up. Better yet -- just go away. Wow. Just wow.
That's not my party. Not anymore. I don't even recognize it now. It's the same way many Republicans feel about their organization. Both parties have moved so far to the right they've abandoned almost every principle they claimed to hold so dear.
I have to wonder, do honest-to-God Democrats really feel like Hillary is fighting for them? Why? What evidence is there that she would bring any meaningful reform to the shameless status-quo in Washington DC that has allowed the middle class to hit the endangered species list?
Isn't Bernie Sander's message -- and record -- more true to the stated party standards? I don't understand these Democrats, just like I don't understand the Republican voters who continuously voted for candidates who will further abrogate their civil rights and way of life.
I'm fed up with the "vote with my vagina" crowd, too. Over the weekend I was at an event with some other moms from our daughter Molly's middle school who were talking about Hillary and how refreshing it was to see the real possibility of a female president. I asked if that was the main motivation for supporting her and they looked surprised, as if to say, what other reason do you need?
Uh...lots more, ladies. If I wanted to see any ol' chick in the White House I would've voted for McCain/Palin. My vagina doesn't trust Hillary any more than the rest of my internal organs. I don't think she represents my best interests, or would guarantee my daughter a better future than a Sanders presidency -- and Supreme Court -- would.
And wasn't the right to make our own informed choices a central tenant of the feminist movement? Or did we just burn our bras and take The Pill so we could smoke Virginia Slims and wear pantsuits?
Jesus these people piss me off. Almost as much as Hillary's statement on CNN that "...the name of the game is how many delegates you have, right? I will be the nominee for my party. That's already done, in effect. There is no way I won't be." Damn that's arrogant. Bernie ought to stay in the race just for that statement alone.
But there are other reasons, and I've stated my top three several times, so let's just recap them briefly:
- Democratic voters in California, New Jersey, Washington State, the Dakotas, Montana, New Mexico, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands should not be disenfranchised by Debbie Wasserman Schultz . Their votes count, too.
- Bernie beats Trump in poll after poll while Hillary's lead over the Donald has disappeared. If Debbie's DNC wants to hold the White House, it should get behind him immediately.
- Hillary may be indicted on federal charges by the Justice Department.