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Bernie Sanders rethinking his debate email gift to Hillary

Bernie Sanders rethinking his debate email gift to Hillary

Good luck getting that toothpaste back in the tube, Bernie.

Bernie Sanders handed the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton on a silver platter when he said people were sick of hearing about her “damn” emails at the first Democratic Party debate. Hillary knew it then but Bernie is just figuring it out now.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published yesterday, Bernie got tough with Hillary Clinton, four weeks too late. Peter Nicholas reports:

Bernie Sanders Takes Gloves Off Against Hillary Clinton in Interview

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is drawing sharper distinctions with front-runner Hillary Clinton, casting her policy reversals over the years as a character issue that voters should take into account when they evaluate the Democratic field.

Sen. Sanders of Vermont, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, also said the federal investigation of the security surrounding Mrs. Clinton’s private email account is appropriate.

In the Democratic debate last month, Mr. Sanders said voters were “sick and tired” of the focus on Mrs. Clinton’s “damn emails.” Afterward, many Democrats and political analysts said that he had appeared to dismiss her use of a private email account and server in her four years as secretary of state.

Mr. Sanders rejected that assessment on Wednesday. If her email practices foiled public-records requests or compromised classified information, those are “valid questions,” Mr. Sanders said.

The Wall Street Journal points out that in recent polls, Sanders has lost significant ground to Hillary Clinton in key early states like Iowa and New Hampshire, then returns to the email issue.

On the issue of Mrs. Clinton’s emails, Mr. Sanders didn’t say he regretted his debate remarks. “You get 12 seconds to say these things,” he said of the debate setting. “There’s an investigation going on right now. I did not say, ‘End the investigation.’ That’s silly.…Let the investigation proceed unimpeded.”

Too little, too late Bernie.

Let’s all revisit the exact moment when Sanders voluntarily gave up the Democratic nomination:

How is Hillary Clinton repaying Sanders for his gift?

William Saletan reports at Slate:

Hillary Clinton Is Stepping Up Her Smear Campaign Against Bernie

On Oct. 23, Hillary Clinton opened a new front against Sen. Bernie Sanders: She framed him as a sexist. Clinton took a phrase Sanders had routinely used in talking about gun violence—that “shouting” wouldn’t solve the problem—and suggested that he had aimed it at her because “when women talk, some people think we’re shouting.”

Several journalists called out Clinton for this smear. But she refuses to withdraw it. Instead, her campaign officials and supporters have escalated the attack. And now, Clinton is adding a new dimension to the controversy: race.

Some feminists applauded Clinton’s initial zinger. “Hillary Baits Bernie Beautifully,” said a headline in Salon. Another article accused Sanders of “old-fashioned tone policing and dogwhistling about women’s shrillness.”

As Otter said to Flounder in Animal House…

“You fucked up. You trusted us.”

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Bernie isn’t out. Not by a long throw. In fact, being a Collectivist, he’ll know just how to spin the issue.

AND there are about a hundred pretty valid ways to do it, too!

    Just a hundred? Oh, you said pretty. I thought you said petty. My bad. Yeah, they only have about a hundred pretty ways of spinning Hillary’s sordid past. They’ve got a few million when they decide to go petty.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to georgfelis. | November 5, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Using the words ‘pretty’ and ‘Hillary’ in the same sentence is a Level 3 Blog Violation. Report to the main office immediately.

He’s trying to do a Carson: “Of course we are all tired of hearing about her emails. This issues should never have come up, because a reasonable person would have paid attention to both the law and the underlying need for security.”

I think he can get there from here.

It was a rookie mistake. Sanders has never won a seriously contested election. The proper move was to keep his mouth shut – his abdication on the issue was interjected, the question was put to Hillary and he not only gave her cover for the debate, but for the whole campaign. Why intervene to take the opponent’s bleeding wound into surgery?

But it was never going to turn on Sanders’ use of the issue anyway. All that matters concerning the nomination is the further news. An indictment brings it all back in full force, and even a no bill accompanied by a damning report might hurt her mortally. But the party would turn to Biden in that case, too, so it really doesn’t matter what Sanders does beyond pulling Hillary and the party to the left.

Sanders is a g-d old fool. Did he seriously think that Clinton would play nice with him after his ridiculous deference to her in their debate?

Hillary is the scorpion in the proverb about the scorpion adn the turtle. Except in her case, the scorpion doesn’t even get wet (thanks to a fawning media).

Nah. He’s not going to win the nomination by nailing Hillary on the email thing.

He *could* win the nomination by nailing Hillary on the vast fortune she’s amassed and the 1% of the 1% lifestyle she’s living. Or her ties with Wall Street and Big Money. Maybe.

Henry Hawkins | November 5, 2015 at 4:42 pm

Sanders’ job is not to defeat Hillary, but to make her look positively moderate in comparison. He’s failing there, too.

Sanders won’t lose the nomination because of his email gaffe. He will lose because he is not a woman. Toxic identity politics is the primary motivation for the majority of Democrat voters, no matter what they may claim to the contrary.

The MSM/DNC axis has decreed that in 2016 the country must elect Hillary! to atone for its sins (this is just recycling Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns). Like it or not, the Era of the Affirmative Action Presidency is upon us. No way can Sanders go against the MSM/DNC axis – even if he were to Bruce Jenner himself live on national TV.

No good deed goes unpunished and the Clintons are known for their viciousness. Good thing he has nothing to lose, he is eligible for a very generous pension. He should believe in government, it has been and will be very good to him for the rest of his worthless life.