Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hocus-Pocus-Out-of-Focus ... 'in all likelihood' ... more magic words

There are magic words flying all over creation in this election cycle.  Donald Trump alleges that if we would only say the words radical Islam the ISIS threat will melt like a green witch under a spa spray.  Now, Bernie Sanders self-edits and peppers his own comments with some bibbidi-bobbidi-boo.

Bernie Sanders Speaks To Supporters - NYC Overview Get price Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters in Manhattan at an event where he went over his core political beliefs on June 23, 2016 in New York City., NY, USA Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd, Sanders did not speak about Hillary Clinton who has secured the delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination. Photo by Dennis Van Tine/Sipa USA (Sipa via AP Images)

Bernie Sanders Said He Was Voting for Hillary Clinton. Then He Changed His Answer Slightly.

The senator also explained why he hasn't endorsed the presumptive nominee.
On Friday morning, Bernie Sanders said he was going to vote for Hillary Clinton in November. Hours later, however, Sanders, who remains in the Democratic race despite Clinton clinching the nomination earlier this month, sounded a little less confident in that decision.
In an appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Sanders was asked if he was going to vote for Clinton in November. "Yes," Sanders quickly responded. "I think the issue right here is I'm going to do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump. We do not need a president whose cornerstone of his campaign is bigotry."
 When asked moments later if his vote would be for Clinton or against Trump, Sanders said, "Well, I don't want to parse words. What I am trying to do right now is to make sure that the Democratic Party becomes a party that represents working people not Wall Street."
Only a few hours later, Sanders appeared on CNN's New Day with Chris Cuomo, who asked: "Simply stated. When the day comes in November and Sanders has to cast his vote, to whom does it go."
"In all likelihood, it will go to Hillary Clinton," Sanders responded, refusing to go all-in for Hillary as he did on Morning Joe.
Whatever, Bernie.  Whatever.  Don't parse it.  please!  Nobody wants to be in the path of your skidtracks.  In all likelihood you will be in the Senate in September with an [I] beside your name and an "also ran" forever after it.  Either you make this an all-out defeat Trump campaign or just sleep under the magic fairy dust.  Vacillating does no one any good, least of all you and your followers.  Time to be straight with them.  Time to end the Disney World mock-up.  This is the real world with real issues.  It is not Game of Thrones or any other fantasy world.  There is a real battle out here, and your generation liked to say, either you are part of the solution or you are part of the problem.

Stop vacillating, Bernie!  It's over.  You're done. Endorse! Bring in your army.

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