Bernie’s Capitulation and Hillary’s Syrian War to Come

on february 19 2016 i said bernie sanders will not be the next president of america
i don’t have a crystal ball
i don’t have inside information
i don’t have access to the power brokers
but what i do know is americans are not ready for the civil war that it would take to put a man like bernie sanders anywhere close to the white house
all that populist feel good rhetoric is entertainment
to overturn the american system requires jihad!
yall ain ready
prove me wrong

CounterPunch: “I recently had the opportunity to meet with Secretary Clinton and discuss some of the very important issues facing our country and the Democratic Party.” In other words: capitulation.

This is where the boos would have started at a rally. Opportunity? Really, Uncle Bernie, you make it sound like an honor to chit-chat with Wall Street’s warmonger.

“It is no secret that Secretary Clinton and I have strong disagreements on some very important issues. It is also true that our views are quite close on others. I look forward, in the coming weeks, to continued discussions between the two campaigns to make certain that your voices are heard and that the Democratic Party passes the most progressive platform in its history and that Democrats actually fight for that agenda.”

Gary Leupp is Professor of History at Tufts University, and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Religion. He is the author of Servants, Shophands and Laborers in in the Cities of Tokugawa JapanMale Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan; and Interracial Intimacy in Japan: Western Men and Japanese Women, 1543-1900. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion, (AK Press). He can be reached at: gleupp@tufts.edu

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