Bernie Sanders Does Not Care About Democratic Party
It comes as no surprise that Bernie Sanders is viewed on this blog as clearly a most compelling part of the political process this year. The drama that he has brought to the nomination fight has allowed for politicos to have quite an event to follow as the primaries and caucuses rolled across the land.
But then I can say the same about Donald Trump.
Over the past weeks I have not been reticent about my growing disgust with Sanders, his campaign, or those who try to rationalize in print or on television that he has some way to win the nomination. Sanders has a quest for something on the presidential trail that he has never been able to actually achieve as a member of congress. That is to have any change in policy that reflects his views.
His revolution ramblings are now simply exhausting to hear. His plans are not realistic, not grounded in solid math, and worse yet if somehow able to pass congress, as with the case of his illogical views on trade, would seriously damage our nation.
Last night as I listened to him speak from Pennsylvania I thought his words spoke more to why therapy is a better route to dealing with internal angst than ramping up the hopes of thousands who first really need a primer on how government operates.
For Sanders to bemoan that anyone other than actual party members should select party nominees underscores the reason no real Democrat should have any time for this interloper. To hear voters on television not understand their role in the state’s primary system or fail to meet required deadlines speaks not to a system that is corrupt but simply people who failed at civics.
When those same voters can not meet simple voting requirements and then in the same breath try to speak to complex trade issues facing the nation means it is time to change the channel. I was very pleased the voters of New York turned out Sanders in a landslide Tuesday night.
I can not express how disgusting the negative ads by Sanders against Hillary Clinton are, or how unseemly he looked as he ran a low-ball campaign in New York. At a time the Democratic Party knows a pivot to the general election needs to be made Sanders takes his verbal ax and slashes even more wildly at our soon-to-be-nominee. It is simply the last-gasp ravings of a candidate who sadly now is acting like his pictures have long made him resemble. Simply unhinged.
Sanders does not care about the Democratic Party. He has used the party machinery for his aims—and that he does with no objections. His high moral horse bends on his need to use the system. He never could run for president and get any traction on his own ticket so he thought hijacking another party was his path forward.
Well he has made his splash. We all have had a grand time watching and reading over the months. But now Sanders needs to end his tirades as there is no more to be gained.
Unless the goal is to damage the Democratic Party.