JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: BERNIE SANDERS IS THE CANDIDATE WHO CAN BEAT TRUMP – PETE BUTTIGIEG REPRESENTS A WORRIED ESTABLISHMENT’S EFFORT TO STOP BERNIE – THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUTH AND ENTHUSIASM IN DEFEATING TRUMP – IF BERNIE DID NOTHING ELSE THAN SERVE AS THE TRASHMAN CARTING OFF TRUMP, IT WOULD BE AN ACHIEVEMENT   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN CBC NEWS

 

Buttigieg is one of the most “manufactured” American presidential candidates I can recall. Polished, smiling, well-dressed, bland, saying almost nothing with any meaning or force.

He is the establishment’s darling boy to beat Sanders. We’ll never know what went on to give him his “bump” in Iowa. I can’t help thinking Hillary Clinton-style tactics were at work. And Hillary herself, still the effective leader of the Democrats, has made some remarkably insulting public comments about Sanders.

Sanders is the man who can get rid of Trump in the election. His candidacy would motivate the young and enthusiastic. Turned out in large numbers, they would be decisive.

Most presidents achieve relatively little of note during their time in office. But having served as the trashman who carted off Trump would not be a bad historical achievement, even if Bernie got nothing else done.

As far as most of Bernie’s domestic proposals being enacted, I just don’t think that can happen in the United States. So, it’s hard to understand the establishment’s fears, but they are clearly concerned. Big power doesn’t like to take any chances.

As an interesting footnote, there was an article recently in a respectable alternative news source suggesting, from parts of his background, that Buttigieg may well have CIA connections.

I don’t know, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all.

LATER ADDED NOTE

“Sanders Says He Would Consider a Preemptive Strike on Iran and North Korea”
“To prevent not even a threatened strike on the US, but a mere weapons test”

Sanders Says He Would Consider a Preemptive Strike on Iran and North Korea

Good God, is there not even one America politician who does not faithfully serve the war machine?

I guess it’s about the same as asking if there is even one American politician who does not faithfully serve Israel’s aggressions and abuses.

Indeed, the two impulses come from the same place.

No wonder Tulsi Gabbard doesn’t get a fair hearing from the Democrats.

FURTHER ADDED NOTE

In Bernie’s favor, very much, we have this today from Al Jazeera:

‘Senator Bernie Sanders says the United States must be “pro-Palestinian” as much as “pro-Israeli” and described the Israeli government as “right-wing” and “racist”.’

‘”Speaking during a televised town hall meeting in Nevada on Tuesday, the Democratic frontrunner for the US presidency said: “To be for the Israeli people and to be for peace in the Middle East does not mean that we have to support right-wing, racist governments that currently exist in Israel”‘

And that about sums up why Israel and the Israel Lobby are known to be working against Bernie, who is Jewish.

Posted February 17, 2020 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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