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Old Lady Dem @oldladydem
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Know what I don’t want to be doing today? I don’t want to be talking about Bernie F**king Sanders. But y’all keep throwing him in our faces. Today, @JakeTapper had him on to talk about immigration even tho he hasn’t done one damn thing this week & I can name 100+ *Dems* who have.
Last week, Shaun King wrote a piece telling us all we need to judge BS by what he did when he was 21, not by what he’s done in the 55 years since. And dear God, whatever you do according to the Berners, never, EVER judge him by what he did from age 22 to 39. #OffLimits
Now @NYTimes is getting onto the Boost-Sanders-Even-If-You-Have-To-Resort-To-Distortion (it’s the NYT; we can’t say “lie”) bandwagon.
Apparently “hundreds” of diehard Berners showing up to his event is “winning over converts.” There’s objective data showing support for BS is dwindling and nothing, including anything the NYT reports here, that shows BS winning over new supporters. 🙄
No, no, no NYT. The Dem Party platform is not *Sanders* policy agenda. And Hillary & other Dems are far to BS’ left on guns, immigration, refugee resettlement, human/civil rights, criminal justice reform, women’s repro health, LGBTQ & PWD issues, subsidized childcare, and more.
Here the NYT wants you to believe BS is too “pure” to form a Super PAC. They fail to report he already tried this when he created the dark money org Our Revolution in June 2016 & then had to faux-distance himself when ABCNews reported it was ILLEGAL for a sitting Sen to do so.
And they fail to mention his dark money org just formed a separate (regular) PAC in May so that he can legally fundraise directly for them (as long as he doesn’t ask anyone for more than $5K). So this section of the article is, at best, poor reporting and misleading. Big shock.
Bugs the hell out of me every time MSM mentions his endorsement of Stacey Abrams w/out noting he endorsed her five fricking days before her primary, well after polls showed her headed to a landslide win. He just wanted a BW in his win column & I hate that media gives that to him.
Here again, the NYT is glossing over facts. Dems weren’t asking him to add events to his “busy schedule.” BS was in CA holding several rallies the weekend before the primaries. Dems just asked him to throw in a few lines encouraging people to vote. He refused.
Mind you, Dems weren’t asking him to endorse any candidates or even mention any names. All they wanted him to do was encourage people to vote in the primaries. He wouldn’t do it. How the NYT thinks any of this is “winning converts” is beyond me. 😡
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