When the racist group “Black Lives Matter” hijacked Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ rally in Seattle, shoved him aside and took over the microphone, Sanders slipped into passive, pander-to-black-racist mode and let his supporters be turned into a captive audience. As Sanders stepped back as ordered, the the group ranted about Ferguson and the killing of Michael Brown ( “Facts Don’t Matter” ) and held a four minute moment of silence. Then the crowd demanded that the activists to allow Sanders to speak, since that’s what they were there for, so one activist called the crowd “white supremacist liberals.”
Another Black Lives Matter activist confronted Sanders, stating he needed “to be held accountable.” Bernie remained silently cowering.
Now there’s a leader for you. Sanders talks a good game, though his policy recommendations come straight from Socialist Fantasyland: free college, free health care, a crippling minimum wage nationwide, and other nonsense guaranteed to turn the U.S. into Greece. Senators are usually good at talking. The Presidency, however, requires standing up for law, fairness, order and the rights of everyone. Is Sanders going to be able to stand up to ISIS, Putin, or urban rioters when he allows his own rally to be stolen by “I can’t breathe!” chanting bigots?
After the activists remained on stage and forced the event to end, without Bernie doing anything to assert his authority, he waved goodbye, and actually left the stage with a raised fist salute, which may set a record for pandering gall.
Having flopped as a leader—don’t tell me he’s an old man; if he’s too old to insist that some protesters get off his stage, he’s too old to lead anything but senior’s shuffleboard league—he then showed that he’s going to loyally follow the current progressive playbook by attributing legitimate criticism of Democrats to racism, sexism…anything to distort public opinion and avoid accountability for corruption, dishonesty and incompetence.
The Vermont Senator, currently the most viable of the unelectable alternatives to the inexcusable Hillary Clinton in the Democratic field, was asked by host John Dickerson on “Face the Nation” about criticism of Clinton’s private e-mail scandal, and whether it meant that she was untrustworthy.
Why no, the fact that Clinton broke her own department’s policy, hid the fact, lied about it, destroyed e-mails and made state secrets vulnerable to falling into the wrong hands means she’s trustworthy. This should be the easiest question south of inquiring about Yogi Bear’s bathroom habits. So what did Bernie say?
“Hillary Clinton has been under all kinds of attack for many, many years. In fact, I can’t think of many personalities who have been attacked for more reasons than Hillary Clinton. And by the way, let me be frank and I’m running against her: Some of it is sexist. I don’t know that a man would be treated the same way that Hillary is.”
I do. A man with Hillary’s history would never have been a senator, a presidential candidate, or a Secretary of State….and definitely not First Lady. Unless the man were married to the only 20th Century President to be impeached, or a lot better speaker than Hillary, she would never be paid more than four figures to speak to the Rotary Club.. “He” would never have a rich book contract for an autobiography. Anyone other than Hillary who pulled her stunt with the e-mails would be facing serious legal problems, especially if we happened to have an honest, non-partisan Justice Department, which we don’t.
Sanders has already proven himself to be an irresponsible ideologue; now we also know he’s a coward…and a hack.