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Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, January 21, 2020: Bernie Sanders’s attack machine comes back to haunt him
Jennifer Rubin covers Hillary's recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter and adds her perspective. The quotes come from a soon to be released documentary about Hillary. The Hollywood Reporters asks Hillary:
"In the [documentary], you’re brutally honest on Sanders: “He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.” That assessment still hold?"
Hillary responds: Yes it does.
Hillary goes on to say "that it's not only him, it's the culture around him. It's his leadership team. It's his prominent supporters. It's his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women."
Rubin adds her own perspective: "If Sanders is feeling the heat now, it's only because his critics and competitors are sick of giving him a free pass to present himself as honest pure idealist while playing Trumpian politics."
As members here know, I have not been a big fan of Bernie. My original post on Bernie was in 2016 during the primary campaign. I started out being okay on Bernie, but my respect for him diminished as the campaign wore on. And now in 2020 I am seeing a repeat of his 2016 tactics. He is ruthless in pursuit of his socialist agenda. And Rubin is right when she says "his critics and competitors are sick of giving him a free pass." Bernie has lots of baggage. Let it all hang out.
The link from my original post that prompted this thread:
Robin Alperstein, Medium.com, April 17, 2016: On Becoming Anti-Bernie
History repeats itself...