Now that the AP and corporate media were able to depress the California vote count yesterday just enough to make Bernie Sanders look like the windmill-tilting character these types have always wanted him to be, how long do you think it will take for Hillary Clinton to magically turn herself back into the neo-liberal Republican-lite candidate that she and her husband have been working on for years?
This has always been Bernie’s big fear: that the Dems will be looking for any excuse they can to try to appeal to Republicans in the fall in order to get more votes, and then leave the Left for granted. It’s why he still wants to make a splash at the Convention in July.
This political mollification has been the standard Democratic Party approach for at least the last 30 years. The media will be cheering her on for this of course, because after all, everybody knows that most real Americans are true “centrists” who more or less hold quite conservative “mainstream” positions on the things that matter.
Which in fact in most cases they don’t. But this reality never stops the supporters of the status quo from continuing to blab their phony line about the America they think they know and love. It always resembles that of an old-fashioned moderate Republican from the upper Midwest.
Of course they see it this way. They’re all multi-millionaires! And they’ve already started at it too, beginning last night. Sanders has gone from a real contender in their eyes (after Oregon and Washington) to the “leader of a modern youth movement.” How condescending — and how thoroughly and deliberately marginalizing.
He’s now quickly become “the Vermont socialist” again. The guy who wants “free tuition at public colleges.” Can you imagine such a silly, impossible demand?
The great thing about the Bernie Sanders campaign is that he forced Democrats to see themselves as the progressives they really are. Even better, he forced Hillary to go to the left. But that won’t last after yesterday.
To the Magic Middle! Where — unless Donald Trump completely self-destructs over the next few months — the gutless Dems will most likely lose.