To me the most telling moment of the painful two and a half hours with the five Democrat candidates for President was when Bernie Sanders helped Hillary Clinton sweep the crippling email scandal under the rug.
Either Bernie Sanders is deeply stupid, or he never really intended to win the Democrat nomination and only entered the race to ensure that all the Democrat candidates careen as far to the Left as humanly possible before November 8, 2016.
And though I believe Bernie Sanders to be a nut-case and a kook, I don’t believe he is deeply stupid.
So why boldly give Hillary a pass on this email scandal? Which isn’t so much a scandal as it is a criminal investigation.
By barking in his typical blustery voice that the American people are sick of hearing about it (which, recent polling says is not exactly true), Bernie effectively neutered the very best weapon to use against the former Miss Rodham.
This leads me to suspect that Bernie Sanders has never been in this race to win. I think he knows the likelihood of him obtaining the nomination is slim to nil.
Not because he doesn’t have grassroots support. He may very well win some primaries because sadly there are enough people who want to vote for an angry, spiteful Santa Claus who promises to punish their enemies and reward them with oodles of “free” stuff.
But the Democrat Party’s financial backing comes from the very entities that Bernie Sanders wants to tax into oblivion. They are not going to let this guy anywhere near the nomination. They want a Democrat nominee who will happily play in their sandbox and let them happily gobble up corporate welfare from the Federal Government.
And that means Hillary Clinton.
Bernie, since he isn’t deeply stupid, is fully aware that the Democrat Party’s cozy, intimate relationship with Wall Street makes his candidacy as fantastical as his socialist policies.
Unlike Obama who is a conniving Chicago politician who wraps himself in Leftist ideology, Bernie Sanders is purely an ideologue.
His becoming the Democrat nominee isn’t nearly as important to Bernie as his desire to see his ideology win the day.
Bernie knows the only chance to transform this Constitutional Republic into the socialist state he desires is to ensure the Democrat wins in 2016.
Since he, like the rest of the thinking people in this country knows that he will not be the nominee, the best Bernie could hope for is using his presence in the race to push Hillary — the presumptive front-runner and heir apparent — further and further Left toward socialism.
And what better way to do that than to publicly remove any teeth from this email scandal? By cutting the legs out from under Hillary’s biggest liability to winning the nomination, Bernie is ensuring that Hillary will win the nomination.
I’m sure his supporters will stringently disagree with this assessment. But I think I’m right.
Because if Bernie really wanted to be the one who gains the nomination next summer, he would have used the debate as an opportunity to undermine Hillary’s candidacy by shining a bright light on just how thoroughly corrupt this woman is.
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Books by Dianny:
RANT 2.0: Even More Politics & Snark in the Age of Obama,
Liberals Gone WILD!!! The Not-So-Silent Conquering of America,
RANT: Politics & Snark in the Age of Obama,
and two novels: Sliding Home Feet First and Under the Cloud