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The Bern is gone: Bernie Sanders blows it

What are you going to do, Joe?

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by William Stroock, author of military fiction…

Joe Biden swept the Democrat Party primary on Tuesday night. He wiped out Bernie Sanders in Missouri (60-34) and also Michigan (52-36), a state in which Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016. Biden won Idaho and Mississippi as well, with Washington State too close to call. Sanders won North Dakota. The Vermont Senator gave a defiant speech the day after and vowed to fight on, saying his ideas were being embraced by the Democrat electorate and his campaign is winning the generational debate. If so, that would mean Sanders is winning everywhere but in the voting booth.   Perhaps Sanders can salvage his campaign during the upcoming debate on 15 March.

Sanders would have to change his passive style. After Biden’s victory in South Carolina and Super Tuesday last week, the Vermont Senator needed to fight like a boxer pushed up against the ropes. Sanders needed to take a swing at Biden and punch him in the mouth.  But, Bernie Sanders, who was thrown out of a hippie commune for being too lazy, who never really did anything before becoming mayor of Burlington, Vermont, who accomplished nothing at all in the House and Senate, didn’t do anything after Super Tuesday. Instead, Sanders meekly said that if Biden won a plurality of delegates by Super Tuesday, he would accept him as the nominee. He continued defending the literacy programs of Castro’s Cuba and Communist China’s anti-poverty efforts. That’s right. Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the man still thinks communist regimes have some good ideas. These aren’t gaffes.

At the same time, Joe Biden’s campaign is his gaffes. His beleaguered staffers struggle to insulate the 77-year-old from himself. Seemingly every day he makes a horrendous gaffe on stage; forgetting Obama’s name, hideously mixing his name with his former boss’s, ‘I’m an O’Biden-Bama Democrat’ he declared, referring to the Declaration of Independence as ‘You know, the thing!’ Now, he gets into verbal confrontations with voters, telling one to his face that he was ‘full of shi*t’. Joe Biden is past his prime.

For thirty-six years, Joe Biden represented Delaware, the second smallest state in the Union.  Delaware is even smaller than it looks on the map. The state is composed of three counties, a few urban areas in the north, the state capitol in the center, beaches and farms in the south. It is known for favorable corporate tax laws, Dupont, and Purdue poultry. Delaware is the kind of state where every family knows every other family, and everyone knows the politicians. It is a little more than an hour away from Washington DC by train and Biden was known for commuting to work every day. Biden rarely, if ever, had to run a tough reelection race.

Biden was first elected to the senate in 1972. He has been in politics long enough to work with Segregationist senators, who themselves were first elected before the Second World War. Bragging about doing so caused controversy for Biden earlier in the campaign. He opposed forced busing, for which former candidate Kamala Harris blasted him, voted on bills related to the Vietnam War, would have sat in judgement of Richard Nixon had the president not resigned, and was a major player in the Supreme Court nomination wars of the Reagan/Bush era. In the 90’s, Biden was the architect of the Clinton Crime Bill, which modern progressives blame for ‘mass incarceration’ of African Americans.

Biden’s first presidential run was in 1988. He had to drop out because he plagiarized ideas and speeches from Neil Kinnock, the failed leader of the British Labour Party. In 2008, he ran an unremarkable race in a primary which everyone knew the real contest was between Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama. When Obama triumphed, Democrat campaign strategists worried that the former community organizer’s lack of foreign policy experience would be a detriment. So Obama chose Joe Biden, who chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to be his vice president. Biden met the first rule of vice-presidential picks, do no harm. But he brought nothing to the Obama campaign or administration. Biden’s value to the Obama Administration was that he had no value. Joe Biden is a historical accident.

When not stammering, Biden spent the last debate shouting at reporters and yelling out his resume. And yet, he is saving the Democrat Party Establishment from Bernie Sanders. In his Wednesday press conference, Sanders promised to bring up issues important to the Democrat base at the next debate: bankruptcies, Medicare-for-All, Climate Change, free college and student debt, mass incarceration, illegal immigration, housing and homelessness. ‘Joe, what are you going to do?’ Sanders demanded. This will be the Democrat Party’s first one-on-one debate.  Biden will be all alone up there with Sanders. Let’s see what the two septuagenarians do.

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Olivia Kroth
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The Bern is gone! Really? Wow! This is world news. 👍😃👍😃👍😃 In contrast to Bern, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is still there, and on his way to become President for life. This is what I call true endurance and longevity. 👍😃👍😃👍😃

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

As for the Bern…don’t discount him…yet. It ain’t over until it is over.

Olivia Kroth
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I do not discount him but the author of this article seems to discount Bern. I am not really able to count or discount any US politician since I do not live in the USA and am not familiar with all the politicians there. I am just a simple reader of news and am always astonished and amused by the strange turns US politics takes. It is meandering like a river, here – there – everywhere – nowhere.

William Stroock
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I don’t think it’s impossible Bernie comes back. He’s really going to have to wallop Biden in the debate. I just don’t think he has it in him.

j t
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j t

As though the DNC was ever going to let the sheeple of the USA decide who their candidate was going to be. This has all been orchestrated. Were I to bet, I’d bet on their somehow getting Killary Cankles in there. Who’d run with her? … no idea.

Bob
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Bob

It’s over.

William H Warrick III MD
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William H Warrick III MD

It isn’t a Debate, its a sit down Town Hall. The DNC changed the rules again to keep Tulsi out and to make it easy for Biden. The Duran and/or RT Or Fox should have a rival event at the same time and damn the “ “Tulsi is a Russian” BS.

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

No, the Bern isn’t gone…yet. Remember…it ain’t over until it is over.

Feudal Peasant
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Feudal Peasant

Mr. Sanders did the same in 2016. He is a “gatherer” for the Demo party. He then hands the collected voters over, the last time to Hillary and this time Biden. Then Bernie collects his reward and goes and buys three more houses.

lex
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lex

Communist China’s anti-poverty efforts. That’s right. Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the man still thinks communist regimes have some good ideas. These aren’t gaffes. China is standing strong and is anti-poverty efforts. are working and most people from the “liberated” former soviet states say communism was better Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall the pepole in the former DDR are stil suffering from the arrival of capitalism and loss of jobs and is the author saying the literacy programs of Castro’s Cuba where bad and he prefers the population illiterate? and ignores the… Read more »

Dan Kuhn
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When you look at the mess capitalistic countries (Buried under mountains of debt and cripling usury) are in you have to wonder where the critisism of communism still comes from. Unlike most Americans I have been to Cuba seven times and have lived in South America for the last 24 years. Cuba is by far the best latin American country to live in. High standards in education ( Free to all) unparralleled health care ( worlds better than the dehumanized for profit American System) A government for the people by the people whereas the American government is by the Oligarchs… Read more »

Brad Golding
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Brad Golding

Alex, the Communists do have some good ideas. Cuba’s literacy rates make the US look stupid, Cuba’s infant mortality rates make the US look like there is a plague among newborns and China’s reduction of poverty has been exceptional whereas, in the US and UK, and here in Oz, poverty is rising dramatically and will get so much worse in the coming months. But you are right, in some respects, like Biden, Bernie is his own worst enemy. But it’s all academic. Before the election and after the nomination has been secured, Biden will have a sudden turn and be… Read more »

John Ellis
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John Ellis

Real issue, the laboring-class, the 50% working poor in America, is it right that they own no land, wealth, healthcare, education, are enslaved by starvation wages and must do 95% of all the bleeding and dying in war?
Comes now Bernie Sanders with a grasp of the oblivious that is most astounding, that we should take half of the land and wealth away from the greed driven upper-half of society and give it to laboring-class where it belongs.
Problem is, the laboring-class has not the funds to hire the politicians needed to gain liberty.

John Ellis
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John Ellis

Comes now no-morality Alex and as is his norm, to say not one word about what is right or wrong, namely what is moral or immoral.

And the need for the poor to have healthcare, a living wage and free education, Alex does a complete blackout that blinds his readers to the real world.

Olivia Kroth
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Dear John, please do not write that Alex has no morality because Alex is the editor of the Duran, not the writer of this article. He placed it in here, giving us the linketo the original text:

“Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by William Stroock, author of military fiction…”

Like every news media, the DURAN publishes different texts with diverging views. The disclaimer says:

“The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Duran.”

John Ellis
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John Ellis

“The Bern is gone: Bernie Sanders blows it
What are you going to do, Joe?
by Alex Christoforou”

Olivia Kroth, where is your common horse sense?

Olivia Kroth
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John, I will try to explain again: Alex is the editor. He writes “by Alex Christoforou” because he placed Stroock’s article here. If you click the text under the picture, you will find the link:

“Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by William Stroock, author of military fiction…”

The placement is confusing, it might be better placed above the photo, not under it. Many readers, not just you, think that Alex is the author of certain articles they disagree with and get mad at him. Maybe you could write an email to Alex Christoforou (editor) and suggest to place the links ABOVE THE PHOTO?

http://infobrics.org/post/30524/

Olivia Kroth
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William Stroock
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Dude, I wrote it.

John Ellis
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John Ellis

Joe Bidden during the Democratic Primary has acted like he belongs in a mental institution, surely like he is 100% senile. Now all of a sudden, he is 100% perfect in his speech, surely 100% presidential.

Surely, it was all theatrics, all to take attention away from Joe Biden being
a war criminal,
an anti-bussing segregationist,
a paid actor for Wall Street,
a lover of the billionaire rich,
a partner with deceitful Obama
in breaking all records in deporting refugees from south of the border
and in creating new wars of aggression for plunder.

William Stroock
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I agree with this assessment almost entirely.

William Stroock
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On a sidenote, my wife is from Delaware and I went to school there for 3 years.

Dan Kuhn
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You went to school? Jeez too bad you did not follow up your education by leaving Delaware and visiting Cuba and China and see what real progressive governments can and do accomplish despite the US throwing every concievable roadblock in their way. Take a break and look up China´s maga projects on Youtube. See what competant governance can do adn compare that to the dismal performance of the US Government that is enslaved to Wall Street. China is the Shinning City on a Hill while the US is a Third World dump.

William Stroock
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Actually I live in New Jersey and left school, and Delaware 25 years ago. If you think Cuba and China are ‘progressive countries’, well, you should probably find something else to follow, dog shows, spelling bees, curling, something other than politics anyway.

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