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See BS/his team's trying to gaslight people using the line "he worked hard for Clinton” to deflect from his failure to warn his supporters they were being infiltrated by bots/trolls/disinfo. 🙄 Didn’t hold a single event until Labor Day. Too busy writing a book …1/
… and holding at least half a dozen events for his anti-Dem-party Our Revolution. Four “Where Do We Go From Here” events in August alone, in which he *never once* said “vote for Hillary” or “vote for Dems.” His team says he did 35 events for her. 2/
That’s a lie. He was a terrible surrogate. His events attracted OrBusters w their posters and catcalls and Stein volunteers who roamed the crowd w clipboards gathering contact info. And guess which members of the crowd the media would interview? 3/
politico.com/magazine/story…
He’d start off bragging about the votes/demos/contests HE won, then go into his usual stump speech with “Sec Clinton understands …” inserted in front of their shared policies. As if *he* had convinced *her* to support something she had, in reality, long supported. 4/
He wldn’t talk about the progressive policies she had if they weren’t also his, like her game-changing plan for subsidized child care or eliminating the Hyde amendment. And he always included “I’ll be in the Senate holding her accountable.” (dog whistle: you can’t trust her.) 5/
He’d talk about how bad DT was (tho he was generally pretty weak on this) but never, never, vouched for HRC as a person. Never complimented her. Never talked about her experience, qualifications, or heart. IOW, he wasn’t a surrogate at all. 6/
Between his ineffective surrogacy and his being a magnet for 3rd party/other voters, Clinton campaign didn’t officially deploy him all that much and when they did, they made sure to send a REAL surrogate with him to imp events. All the while smiling as if he weren’t a problem. 7/
The majority of those “35 campaign events” his team talks about were primarily for the handful of Dem candidates he endorsed, like the 3 out of 34 Dem Senators running. (all 3 he endorsed lost) Worked hard for her. Riight. 8/
In case there’s any Q about what BS’ REAL goals were during the GE, his staff helpfully put them in writing. Work to elect HRC? Bring his supporters into the Dem party? No and Hell No. To take credit for Dem wins, grow his legacy, & keep his supporters “in place.” For HIM. 9/9
P. S. If Hillary behaved in 2008 the way Sanders did in 2016, she wouldn't have dared show her face in the 2016 Dem primary. (Or in 2012 to run against McCain cuz she might've cost Obama the election.) Yet pundits are calling Sanders a 2020 frontrunner. GTFOH
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