bern out: beyond cowardly lion leftism

Bern out: beyond cowardly lion leftism (intro)
Paul Street, Counterpunch, Jul 18 2016

Screenshot from 2016-07-19 11:13:20

Was there anything for leftish progressives to hope for in Bernie’s endorsement statement? Pardon my dated cinematic references, but perhaps some left and liberal Tin Men, Scarecrows, Dorothys, and munchkins were looking for the Cowardly Lion Sanders to follow numerous leading progressive luminaries in arguing that Bernie’s backers and others have no choice – in contested states – except to vote for the Wicked Witch of the West but only as “the lesser evil” alternative to the Wicked Orange Warlock Donald Trump (and yes, I know there was no Wicked Warlock in The Wizard of Oz)…

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