Derived Absurdity wrote:It never seemed clear to me that Bernie had all that much integrity to begin with, looking at his record (as you know), so it's still not a surprise to me.
My theory was that Bernie always meant to function as a sheepdog for the Democrats. His purpose was to corral leftists disillusioned with the Democratic Party and Hillary in particular back into the fold by establishing a base and finally folding when the script called for it. The Democrats trot these people out almost every election cycle. If he had any integrity he would have run as an independent and established a real electoral alternative to the two oligarchic parties which have our country in a stranglehold. The Democrats are a corporatist party run by and for the financial elites; he sold out the moment he joined their ticket.
Derived Absurdity wrote:Hilary doesn't believe any of that and she's going to betray the left the instant she gets in. Her pick of Tim Kaine is proof of that.
CashRules wrote:How was she forced to the left of Bernie on gun-control? Her position on that issue hasn't changed at all from what I've seen. She even made sure to shout Bernie down during the debates to try to prevent him from even having a chance to present his somewhat reasonable view.
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