DOMINUS saidIt's only a matter of time before the rest of Sanders' purported delegates switch to Clinton, particularly in light of Sanders' recent lack of leadership in condemning his fans' violence and disruption. As I've always said, Sanders is not an authentic Democrat--he's an opportunistic, pseudo-Democrat who doesn't care about the Democratic Party under whose banner and auspices he's running. I am now seeing what I thought I'd see eventually from Sanders--and it's not a pretty picture.
I often might not believe a thing until I see it; and even then, I question it. So I don't know that this portends to either of your concerns.
On the switch, that might be foreshadowing or it might be coincidental island politicking. Even if it trends, it might have initiated as island politics alone. And what makes me think that: well, wasn't there just a ta'do about USVI GOP delegates? So this could be a bit more of that squeaky wheel, though it could roll into anything.
To your charge of Bernie appearing Nader-ish, I won't believe that until I see his actions and hear his post national convention words should Hillary get her expected nomination.
I believe him to be a man of his word. Here is his word:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton_us_5706fbbde4b03a9e75d3fd93
As the two Democratic presidential candidates engage in some of their sharpest attacks of the campaign, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday affirmed that he would support opponent Hillary Clinton in the general election if she wins the nomination.
“Sure I will,” he said, when pressed by CBS News’ Charlie Rose in an interview. “Look, as I said a million times, I think the idea of a Donald Trump or a Ted Cruz presidency would be an unmitigated disaster for this country. I will do everything in my power and work as hard as I can to make sure that that does not happen. And if Secretary Clinton is the nominee, I will certainly support her.”
So far from what I've seen, to me Bernie very much is a Democrat, my kind of Democrat of the Democratic Party we thought we had before the Republicans pulled our party too far right on their way off the religious cliff. I like Bernie a lot though I don't care for many of his supporters.
But there are many of those supporters aren't there. And that alone, even by his loss, will pull the party away from being too far to the right. Because instead of Hillary just trying to appease anti-Trump Republicans, she'll have to concern herself with the concerns of the left. As it should be. The electorate is finally the fuck waking up to the ridiculousness of the Republican Party Religious. Why should Democrats follow the right off that cliff?
So to me, Sanders is not just a Democrat, but a Democrat taking our Party back. It never should have veered this far right in the first place.
While you'd call Bernie a divider, I think that maybe anti-Bernie statements such as yours or anti-Hillary posts such as metta's are much more so currently divisive of non-Republicans, even if you wind up eventually being correct, which I doubt. He's a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States of America. He's not a Nader. He's not a Trump. Were this the Democratic Party before it swung so far to the right--pre-Clinton v.1--then I'd be just as right to suggest you a Conservative GOPer disguised as a Democrat as you think you are right to call pSanders pseudo.
Or are you suggesting that parties ought to be monolithic and rigid. In which case we never would have swung this far right that Sanders Democratic voice would now sound foreign to its own Democratic hearing. When I listen to him, I hear the reasons why I've been a registered Democrat since the 1970s.