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None of this refutes what’s actually in that article—which by the way, was published by Politico, not Jacobin, Current Affairs, or some other leftist outlet. How on earth that can be characterized as “reactionary,” as it “always” is with “Bernie capers” is quite confounding, to say the least.I think Bernie supporters are reaching for something to get mad at. We have no idea the context of what he said and when he said it. Because BTW, it was never likely that Bernie was gonna be the runaway winner in this go around.
Also Obama also said people should calm down about the primary and be ready to rallying around the winner, and Dems should avoid the circular firing squad.
So the dude that:
-Obama campaigned to help Bernie get his Senate seat
-He said nothing in 2016 in the Dem primary so the process could play out
-Who told Bernie that he would hold off on releasing the video endorsing Hillary if Bernie wanted (this was after it was clear Clinton would be the nominee)
-Hell he didn't even say anything about Russia helping Trump so it would got be seen are him interfering
Is gonna try to stop a runaway candidate from getting the nomination.
So he is gonna act completely out of character to do something politically stupid. Yeah, sorry, not buying it without a better source or direct quote for me to buy Obama is out to stop Sanders like this. This is just the usual Bernie capers in the media being reactionary like they always do.
In regards to Universities, if I were running or advising a candidate, I would propose the Federal government charter tuition-free Universities. Universities that could hold tens of thousands of students, high-quality facilities, do research, completely free, food, and housing, focus on educating local students and international students from lower economic status overseas, educate nurses and doctors for free and serve as an economic stimulus for the area. Put them in the regions that could swing voters over to team blue.
If we want to go left on education at the federal, let us try going truly all the way left.
-Dude, the Politico article, had one unnamed source that said he that without giving context to the conversation. Another source could not confirm that they have had a similar discussion. So in the Politico article itself, they could not confirm it with a secondary source. So I don't exactly know what solid piece of evidence you're trying to point to.None of this refutes what’s actually in that article—which by the way, was published by Politico, not Jacobin, Current Affairs, or some other leftist outlet. How on earth that can be characterized as “reactionary,” as it “always” is with “Bernie capers” is quite confounding, to say the least.
And ****, it could be argued that Obama is already doing this in his own understated way, in his recent remarks equivocating leftists with Trump and the alt-right and disparaging the more progressive policies being proposed by Bernie and Warren. You wanna talk about bad faith and obfuscating whataboutism—good Lordt!!
That said, I obviously don’t know whether the impetus for Obama’s recent series of exhortations to moderation have been borne of a desire to stop Bernie or of Obama’s own severely limited political vision and commitments. I don’t even know how meaningful whatever distinction may or may not be there actually is or how much it matters. I wasn’t even upset when I read the article—I laughed because the political prerogative(s) the article describes are already self-evident to anyone paying attention.
If just speaking like a revolutionary was the answer then Bernie would be blowing out the field. I am well left on most Dem voters but when I sit down and talk to more centrist people I still have to try to ground my ideas to something people can understand and not be scared of.“When you listen to the average voter — even ones who are stalwart Democrats, are more independent or low-information voters — they don’t feel that things are working well but they’re also nervous about changes that might take away what little they have,” he said. “So, there’s always a balance in politics between hope and fear.”
This is low key embarrassing.... No check that I am definitely embarrassed by association‘I know Joe’s heart’: Why black voters are backing Joe Biden