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Bernie concedes (sort of) but vows to hold Biden accountable in Sunday’s debate

Bernie concedes (sort of) but vows to hold Biden accountable in Sunday’s debate

“Joe, Whatdya Gonna Do?” is Bernie’s New Campaign Mantra

2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) held a press conference in Vermont Wednesday afternoon.

Sanders was to provide a campaign update after losing “bigly” in Tuesday night’s primaries to fellow contender, Joe Biden.

Despite the fact that once again, Sanders has been unable to amass the delegates needed to clinch the nomination, he vowed Wednesday to continue fighting (at least until Sunday), providing anecdotal evidence of support across the country who really likes him, but will vote for Biden anyway.

Sanders says he has a lock on the youth vote (more on that beneath) and that he looks forward to debating Biden Sunday night. He also went down a laundry list of things he plans to ask Biden, which seems an odd strategy. Unless of course this is all calculated as a means to bring Sanders supporters into Biden’s camp when he inevitably drops out (they won’t) by allowing Biden the chance to tell them exactly what they want to hear — my money’s on that.

Another theory:

You can watch the full video here.

And about that “youth vote”:

From Bernie’s presser:

Biden won Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, and Idaho on Tuesday. Sanders took North Dakota and Washington.

Michigan was the biggest prize with 125 pledged delegates.

In 2016, polls showed failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ahead of Sanders by 25 points. Sanders ended up winning the state.


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2smartforlibs | March 11, 2020 at 1:05 pm

What’s he going to say either my G3 arrived so I’m out or my G3 hasn’t arrived so I’m staying in till it does.

Like commies everywhere, Bernie is a punk.

He didn’t have the balls to hit Hillary over her email scandal.

And he doesn’t have the balls to hit Gropey Joe over his dementia and graft.

Either grow a pair or go home you bitter old troll.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Paul. | March 11, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Sanders will flap his yap some, but in the end he will expire with a whimper.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to JusticeDelivered. | March 11, 2020 at 2:03 pm

      Did Bernie disclose how big his DNC Bribe was to let the DNC steal the primary from him a 2nd time?????

        Guess we’ll find out if he soon buys a fourth house…

        His wife and he set her up to do the ad buying for his campaign. I’ve read that the company that does the buying (bernie and his wife and others) get 10% of the cost of the buy.
        He doesn’t need to be bought off, but with the extra money he could probably demand a bigger bribe than last time when he might have been squeezed for cash.
        And linda soursewer is demanding quid pro joe give in to demands from berniecrats if he wants their votes.
        I’d tell that scummy bit ch to go fornicate a camel. But that’s just the way I roll.

        No but he just got a really sweet advance on a new book he’s “writing.”

I am on a discussion group (not closed, I am not pretending to be a student) for students at one of my kids’ colleges. And the comments are about the issues Bernie talked about. Many students feel they need this to survive.

Those students will have no interest in voting for Biden. But Bident’s supporters will have no interest in voting for Sanders. The Dems have a problem in their big tent: a civil war.

Bernie is reacting to Clyburn’s proclamation that the DNC debates need to be cancelled. Undoubtedly Clyburn is making this demand for the DNC.

To his young supporters: ‘You’ll have to wait for the wealthy old people to die off before we can implement a system to take money from them and give it to the young’ …

i.e., ‘when you’re wealthy and old, if your youthful ideals survive, you can surrender your wealth to the young who I’m sure will feel every bit as entitled to it as you do now’ …

    txvet2 in reply to MrE. | March 11, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    But of course they don’t. They just want to surrender everybody else’s money and keep their own, and they can afford to buy the politicians to guarantee it.

    venril in reply to MrE. | March 12, 2020 at 8:54 am

    A very old joke, paraphrased:

    So comrade, you agree with the peoples revolution, da?

    Oh yes comrade!

    So, if you had two tractors and your neighbor had none, you’d allow the State to donate it to him?

    Oh certainly comrade!

    And if you had two horses, you’d allow the State to give it to your neighbor who has none?

    Oh absolutely comrade!

    And if you had two shirts, and your neighbor was shortless, surely you’d give him your greedily hoarded extra shirt?

    Oh no comrade, I have two shirts!

Well maybe by providing some issues/talking points to Biden several days in advance will allow Biden to be fully prepared to discuss those issues in detail with an energetic and focused manner. Or maybe not.

If not then Bernie will have handed Biden the instrument of his destruction. If Biden can’t remain coherent with advance questions/topics/issues in a very favorable debate format then that fact will be apparent for everyone to view.

    artichoke in reply to CommoChief. | March 11, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    They’re very useful talking points for Trump to use in the general election. He can even say he’s speaking for Bernie!

Maybe Bernie should just go back and do the job he was elected to do, US Senator. I am growing more tired by the day of these types campaigning instead of doing the job the job the taxpayers are paying him to do.
The Senate is in session and he continues to campaign and make announcements from home and not DC.

    txvet2 in reply to buck61. | March 11, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    No matter what he does on the road, it’s not as dangerous as what he’ll do as a member of a Democrat Senate majority – although I admit he’s not noted for the prolific production of proposed legislation.

      CorkyAgain in reply to txvet2. | March 11, 2020 at 5:17 pm

      Not to mention proposed legislation that actually got approved by Congress and signed by the President.

As we’ve seen, sanders is corrupt bastard, easily bribed, and happy to sell the rest of us into slavery. He is an exploiter of the pathetic and the mentally ill. He’s also a pathological liar.

He’s got it all. Hopefully he’ll get a virus too.

Bernie is implicitly conceding he’s staying in the race to push Biden a bit farther to the left before dropping out.

What a weird idea. It doesn’t matter at all where Biden’s pushed, or lead, or whatever; he won’t remember a thing about it.

Biden’s neural networks are so ossified he can’t change them. He can pay lip service to the Bill of Rights at the same time he promises to make O’Rourke his Scary Gun Confiscation Czar, and he’ll genuinely see no contradiction there simply because he’s never thought about it in the past, and it’s too late to start thinking about it now; he just doesn’t have the mental equipment to do so.

And the Dems seriously think that Americans will put this pathetic old poot in charge of the Nuclear Football?

I don’t see how Biden can survive a two-hour debate given the way he responded to the gun confiscation question in Michigan. It’s not just that he has trouble remembering. It’s that he can’t handle opposition. Looking forward to the debate.

I honestly cannot see Biden getting through to November in one piece, especially as the media will have to do several times more arse covering than it did for Hillary and her parkinsons, or what ever degenerative disease she has.

This guy is going to be a real liability on the debating floor…especially if Trump keeps him talking ??

    artichoke in reply to mailman. | March 11, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    Hillary had to be replaced. The woman in the debates was shorter, thinner and younger than the original version. It wasn’t close. They avoided showing her shoes, which were always low heels. The real Hillary wore flats.

    They’re probably growing a new Biden in the lab. After all, Biden did say a couple weeks ago, that he was running for Senate, and that if you don’t like what you see, vote for the other Biden.

Why would anyone think Biden could be the candidate?

Once Bernie is out of the way, the dems can settle on Hillary, without a big public fight.

    artichoke in reply to Petrushka. | March 11, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    I don’t think so, for one thing this Hillary said she won’t run, for another she’s getting kind of old and saying random things.

    I think they’ll pull the same thing they did 4 years ago when Hillary was dying. They replaced her! They can replace Biden with a younger, healthy double. Maybe even Hunter, appropriately dressed up. Has anyone seen Hunter lately?

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to artichoke. | March 11, 2020 at 9:28 pm

      That’s what all of Hunter’s children all around the world wanna know! “Where’s Daddy?”

        “Ma, Ma, where’s my Pa?”

        Though Garfield’s alleged child may not really have been his. As I understand it the mother had several boyfriends, but Garfield was the only single one among them, so it was agreed that he would step up to spare their marriages. (The woman was not married either, so it wasn’t adultery.)

          venril in reply to Milhouse. | March 12, 2020 at 8:47 am

          Hunter is, never the less, a grade A cad.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | March 12, 2020 at 10:33 am

          Definitely. No comparison to President Garfield.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | March 12, 2020 at 10:36 am

          And that’s the second time I wrote Garfield instead of Cleveland. Must be the G stuck in my mind. It was Cleveland who claimed responsibility for his girlfriend’s child, whether or not it was his, which his opponents later tried to use against him when he ran for president.

Bernie may have a lot of questions for Joe but there is no way the debate format or the moderators will allow that.

They both belong in prison. Literally.

    I assume you mean Biden belongs in prison for using his office to get the prosecutor off Burisma’s back, with the corrupt motive of helping Hunter earn the money he was being paid for just that service. I think that’s very likely what happened, though I don’t think it would ever be possible to prove it.

    But what crime did Sanders commit? Do you think he was involved in his wife’s shenanigans at the college, and that these crossed the line into actual crime?

      Aarradin in reply to Milhouse. | March 12, 2020 at 4:50 am

      The only thing that would be difficult to prove against Biden would be the motive, but that is not actually relevant. Its not an element of the crime. Federal extortion law is pretty straightforward: you only have to prove that he did it, not why.

      Biden is on video boasting about withholding US Aid $$ to get Ukraine to fire the prosecutor, which they did. The Ukrainians that were present are on record also: and they all tell the same story Biden did.

      Slam dunk.

      Your post reflects the same nonsense that Comey invented when saying, regarding Hillary’s emails, there was “no intent” to violate the law. Intent is not an element of the crime. All that needed to be proved was that she did it, and that was not in dispute – the evidence was overwhelming. The fact of the private email server being used for Sec State official business was a crime, every email sent or received that was classified was a crime, stripping the emails of their classified tags so they could be sent to the private server was a crime, etc, etc, etc. Some 17 separate federal statutes violated, none of which required any proof of intent. And, of course, there were people currently in prison for those very crimes – and no argument was made regarding intent, much less proved, during their trials.

        Milhouse in reply to Aarradin. | March 12, 2020 at 10:46 am

        The only thing that would be difficult to prove against Biden would be the motive, but that is not actually relevant. Its not an element of the crime. Federal extortion law is pretty straightforward: you only have to prove that he did it, not why.

        On the contrary, the motive is the only potentially criminal element of what he did. Extorting the Ukranians on behalf of the United States would not have been a crime; on the contrary, it would have been his duty. The allegation (which I think is likely, but which I think it’s impossible to prove) is that his true motive was not the proper one he claimed, but a corrupt one — i.e. that this was the quo for which Hunter had been paid the quid.

        Burisma must have paid Hunter for something, and while we don’t know what it was it’s reasonable to suppose that it was for insurance; in case they ran into problems, Hunter would ask his father to pull strings for them.

        Milhouse in reply to Aarradin. | March 12, 2020 at 10:58 am

        Further, I believe that had Trump stood to personally make money from the Ukraine reopening the Burisma investigation it would have been improper for him to pressure them to do so, and the House would have been right to impeach him for it.

        But that wasn’t the case. The alleged motive was political gain, by getting the truth exposed about a potential rival. And in my opinion that was BS.

    Never happen, of course.

    First, there’s a lack of political will from DOJ to actually hold someone like Biden accountable. AG Barr’s last statement on the matter was that there wasn’t even an investigation of Joe Biden’s extortion of the Ukrainian government. Which, again, underscores how ludicrous the D’s impeachment of Trump was. Trump mentions how awful it looked and let the Ukrainian President know he might be hearing from our AG about it – and Trump’s DOJ had not even opened an investigation into it (and, as far as has been made public since, still has not).

    Then, as we saw most recently with the Stone (mis)trial – it would be a jury trial. In DC. The jury pool couldn’t be more biased if it were made up of Joe’s blood relatives, and the Judge would likely be at least as passionate an advocate for him as his defense attorney.

Wish he would just drop out – let Senile Joe make it through the Convention without having a complete meltdown (or worse).

Really looking forward to having him as the D’s nominee.