Brilliant Bernie Burns It Down
Russell Mokhiber, Counterpunch, Jul 12 2016
Bernie endorses Hillary. How disgusting is that? Not surprising. Predictable in fact. But disgusting nonetheless. Not proud to admit that, over the past couple of months, I have preyed on naive liberal friends who actually believed that Bernie was going to act independently, take it to the convention, wreak havoc on the corrupt Democrat Party. I bet that he wouldn’t, that he was not an Independent, he was Democrat as they come, that he would endorse Hillary before the convention. Again, not proud. Bernie is cut from the same cloth as Dennis Kucinich: wedded to the corrupt party. Bowing down to power. Kucinich got a ride with Obama on USAF #1. Bernie got a hug from Hillary. That’s what they do. Build a “movement.” Then burn it down. During the battle over Obamacare on the Hill, I asked Sanders why he was supporting Obamacare when he stood for single payer. I pointed out what he already knew: that they are two different systems, Obamacare controlled by the health insurance companies and written by their lobbyists, single payer a public system that cuts the health insurance companies out of the game. Sanders snarled at me, told me not to lecture him and walked away in a huff. Into the arms of the corrupt Democrat Party.
Russell Mokhiber edits the Corporate Crime Reporter. He will be reporting from the GOP Convention in Cleveland at DumpsterFireElection2016.