3/21/20

Sanders campaign and misogyny


In the weeks before Super Tuesday, Mr. Sanders had indeed refused to yield to critics who were searching for gestures of accommodation. In Nevada, leaders of the powerful Culinary Workers Union Local 226, were frustrated that Mr. Sanders did not speak out more forcefully when his supporters heaped abuse on predominantly female union leaders over their opposition to “Medicare for all.” 
As Culinary officials were deluged with vitriol, including graphic and misogynistic messages, Mr. Sanders placed a phone call to the union’s secretary-treasurer, Geoconda Arg├╝ello-Kline, but they never connected.
“Our feeling was that Senator Sanders should have said something earlier and should have been stronger about it,” said Bethany Khan, a political strategist for the union.


3/14/20

Nation's largest union, NEA, endorses Biden for president

The NEA membership is majority women and has a very significant African American membership.

Just the kind of people that Berniebros hate.

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest union, announced Saturday night it is endorsing Joe Biden for president, a major boost for the former vice president as he battles with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for labor support in the Democratic race.
Lily Eskelsen Garcia, the president of the 3-million member strong NEA, cited Biden’s vocal support for public education and his plans to boost teacher pay and make schooling more available across the country.

“The National Education Association proudly recommends Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States. Biden is the tireless advocate for public education and is the partner that students and educators need now in the White House,” Eskelsen Garcia said in a statement.


3/10/20

Russian asset Jill Stein can't stand that African Americans prefer Biden

It is indisputable that Joe Biden is beating Bernie Sanders because the most important part of the Democratic coalition, African Americans, prefer Biden.

Black Democrats Know They Saved Joe Biden’s Campaign

Bernie Sanders Reached Out to Black Voters. Why Didn’t It Work?

With Black Voters and a Suburban Surge, Joe Biden Took Texas

Joe Biden’s South Carolina Win, Black Voters, and the Democrats’ Way Forward

Biden got nearly two-thirds of the black vote in South Carolina

Why Biden's rivals can't break his lock on black voters

I am willing to trust African Americans' judgement on this.

But not Berners, and not idiots and/or Russian tools like Jill Stein who are pushing conspiracy theories and attacking the Democratic Party, because they'd rather tear down the US by helping Trump/Putin win again. That's how much they hate African Americans and the United States.


3/7/20

The dirt-bag left aligns with Trump/Putin - of course

I've written plenty on my personal blog about how awful the Hillary Clinton hating dirtbag left is.

The recent NYTimes article makes clear just how awful - and frequently Trump-aligned - they are in their obvious misogyny:
When Hillary Clinton’s name came up, the reaction was nearly indistinguishable from a Trump rally. 
“Lock her up,” the co-host Matt Christman said to the crowd. 
The crowd began to chant: Lock her up. Lock her up.
Even more perfect is how many of the dirtbag left leaders come from privileged backgrounds.

They don't represent the working class - they represent the sons of the upperclass who haven't risen in their careers as quickly as they expected:
While the Chapo hosts rail against the media establishment, they are also deeply entwined with it and largely beloved by it. (Mr. Menaker, for example, grew up on the Upper West Side, the son of a New York Times editor and a New Yorker editor.)
And although there's no evidence that they get money directly from the Right or Putin, does it really matter? In their focus on attacking Democrats - especially women Democrats - they are doing the work of Trump and Putin.

What a perfect photo of the Chapo fan base in the article. A ratio of one woman to fifty men.



3/1/20

Jeffrey Wright on that idiot Sarandon

Jeffrey Wright is a great actor. I loved him in Angels in America.

I think he's the only actor who transitioned from the original run of Angels to the HBO version.

I like him even more after this recent tweet.




Here is Wright in a scene from Angels with Al Pacino who portrays Roy Cohn. Fun fact: Cohn was Donald Trump's lawyer.



2/29/20

This is what happens when you write anything remotely critical of Senator Sanders

As bad as Bernie Sanders is, his supporters are always much much worse:

Daily Beast reporter Scott Bixby tweeted a video of his text inbox on Monday night: an endless scroll of messages from anonymous numbers that, by 10 p.m., totaled more than 4,000. None of the texts shared by Bixby were personalized; rather they appeared to be spam invitations to various iPhone apps.  
It’s likely that Bixby’s phone number was leaked and used to sign up for similar services over and over, resulting in the flood. That evening, Bixby had published a story exposing the private Twitter account of Ben Mora, a regional field director for Bernie Sanders’s campaign. Per Bixby’s story, Mora used the account, which reportedly has several thousand followers, to attack Sanders’s Democratic opponents. 
Apparently this type of troll is one reporters who cover Sanders have experienced before. “So weird that the exact same thing happened to me the other night after writing a story that Sanders supporters decided they didn’t like,” tweeted the Atlantic’s Edward-Isaac Dovere. Journalist Andrew Feinberg, a White House correspondent for Breakfast Media, replied to Dovere’s tweet saying “ditto,” adding later, “This is what happens when you write anything remotely critical of Senator Sanders.” 
In a phone interview, Feinberg told me that after he wrote about Sanders surrogates suggesting foul play in the Iowa caucus debacle, he received messages similar to those sent to Bixby. “I wasn’t sure what the hell was going on,” he said. “I got weird texts asking me to change passwords and stuff…confirming services that I hadn’t signed up for. [It] went on for a couple days after that story.”

Like Trump supporters, Sanders supporters cannot tolerate any criticism of Dear Leader.

2/28/20

Bernie Sanders, deadbeat dad

I had read the article back in 2016 about Bernie Sanders, recounting how he lived in squalor, without any food in the fridge when he was sharing custody of his son, who was very young at the time. And Sanders stole his landlord's electricity too, because he'd rather not get a paying job.

It seems like it was even worse than I realized:
Prior to his election as mayor of Burlington, Sanders' income from a single film and writing was not enough to pay child support. In fact, the $33,800 (roughly $94,000 in today's dollars) salary as mayor was his first real full time employment. He doesn't even remember what type of regular work he did before. 
And so, his own child ended up on welfare because his father could not - no, would not - support his child despite having a college degree, which, at that time, was fairly rare.
That makes Bernie Sanders a deadbeat dad. Bernie Sanders' infatuation with his own political ambition kept him from supporting his own child.
 
Not fair? Sure it is. Tell me that had a black candidate for office neglected his child so he could run for office, this wouldn't be a huge issue. Tell me it wouldn't be plastered everywhere on the media if a woman candidate were to have been found doing this in their late 20s and 30s.
I have to say, Sanders was even worse than my ex-husband, who was also content to let me struggle along with our daughter with very little help from him. But my ex-husband didn't have a college degree. Bernie Sanders did.

But of course Sanders supporters don't care - they think it's cool he shafted his baby momma to focus only on what he found interesting, and let her struggle and go on welfare. And the last paragraph is so true - no black candidate or woman candidate would ever be forgiven for such selfishness. That is a white man privilege.



1/26/20

Bernie Sanders & his racist buddy Joe Rogan

Sanders appeared on Joe Rogan's show and then made a promotional ad featuring Rogan's endorsement.

This is Joe Rogan:



Rogan made the Sanders endorsement, appropriately enough, while interviewing Bari Weiss, publicist for the Intellectual Dark Web, who said this about Rogan in her NYTimes article about the IDW:
“People are starved for controversial opinions,” said Joe Rogan, an MMA color commentator and comedian who hosts one of the most popular podcasts in the country. “And they are starved for an actual conversation.” 
That hunger has translated into a booming and, in many cases, profitable market. Episodes of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” which have featured many members of the I.D.W., can draw nearly as big an audience as Rachel Maddow. A recent episode featuring Bret Weinstein and Ms. Heying talking about gender, hotness, beauty and #MeToo was viewed on YouTube over a million times, even though the conversation lasted for nearly three hours.
Rogan is considered such an important member of the Intellectual Dark Web he had his photo taken for the article, just like Michael Shermer and Christina Hoff Sommers.



It's important to note that Rogan would like to see a ticket with Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard. In other words the two candidates who hate the Democratic Party.

I hope that this stops Sanders' recent rise in the polls. I can't imagine why any African Americans, who were already trending towards Biden, would ever vote for Sanders in the primary after this.


Sanders supporters of course can't admit any of this is a problem. I am very disappointed in Ezra Klein for defending Sanders over this. Just like the Trump cult, the Sanders cult cannot admit when their mighty leader is wrong.




1/15/20

Cherry-picking with Susan Sarandon

Elizabeth Warren has a more anti-Trump record than Bernie Sanders

but of course Susan Sarandon likes to cherry-pick. Because lying and misrepresenting on behalf of your old white man with a heart condition guru is what you do when you're a member of a cult.



But then the only women politicians Sarandon likes are pro-Putin ones.