Is Bernie Sanders’s

Life In Danger?

 
 


American politicians who make waves against the political establishment as proponents for actual change have a poor history of surviving to implement their noble ideas.

In the case of Henry Wallace, powerful party insiders ended his political life by sabotaging his Vice Presidency in the nick of time before Franklin Roosevelt died.

Years later, John F. Kennedy sought to make Henry Wallace’s liberal vision a reality, but just as his efforts were catching fire, he was slaughtered on a street in broad daylight, before horrified spectators.

Not long after that, Robert F. Kennedy (a hero to the downtrodden) became a serious competitor for the Democratic nomination, after ending Eugene McCarthy’s chances to win the nomination the night of the California Primary. Robert Kennedy of course sought to reclaim the presidency that his brother lost and to expand upon that legacy.

The minutes before he died were a defining moment in his political life. For the first time Kennedy felt that he had stepped out of his brother’s shadow with his hard fought win in California. He spoke with his liaison to McCarthy, Richard Goodwin. He had a message for McCarthy. “Tell him that if he gets out now I’ll make him Secretary of State.” If Kennedy could win over McCarthy and his delegates, he could become a formidable foe for Hubert Humphrey at the Democratic National Convention, now less than three months away. After Kennedy was gunned down, Humphrey won the nomination handily.

A few years later, the Democratic party was in a strange state of disarray, and a populist, semi-disavowed racist named George Wallace was in the lead to win the presidential nomination. He too was gunned down. Unlike Kennedy, he survived, but paralysis ended his presidential aspirations all the same.

It’s been 43 years now since a presidential candidate has been shot at. In a degenerate age where paranoids perpetuate mass shootings, what are the chances that a Socialist calling for revolution like Bernie Sanders will face gunfire in the coming months? There is an anger in this country. An anger that liberalism is destroying America, or will destroy America, or would destroy America if given the chance. Some of these angry, white men with an old school mentality have lost a lot in life, and could feel that they have little to lose in taking out a presidential candidate that is (in their minds) practically a Communist.

Or is Bernie Sanders life in danger because of a threat he could face to a corrupt system? Would the intelligence agencies and militant elites that do whatever it takes to maintain their power, allow him to really get elected President? It is an issue worth evaluating as his ascent continues.

 
Please sign the petition.

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Provide Bernie Sanders Secret Service protection immediately as a leading Democratic presidential candidate and Senator.
Bernie Sanders is a sitting U. S. Senator and a leading candidate in the presidential campaign of 2016. Recent disturbances at Bernie Sanders campaign events have shown his vulnerability with regard to potentially violent confrontations with disturbed people. In 2007, at a similar stage in that campaign, Barack Obama was given Secret Service protection by George W. Bush for exactly this reason, and he had not even experienced such disturbances yet, nor was Obama attracting crowds of over 25,000 regularly, as Senator Sanders is. This situation must not be allowed to continue a moment longer. Bernie Sanders must have immediate Secret Service protection, just as the other leading candidate does.

Published Date: Aug 12, 2015
Issues: Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, Firearms, Homeland Security and Disaster Relief

The Media is Not Normal



….. and Bernie Sanders is. That’s the reluctant conclusion perhaps that one staff writer with the Washington Post comes to, after conceding or acknowledging that Jon Stewart is hip with the public, and that the media is not. It’s an obvious reality to those in corporate media who can see past the DC. bubble.



See video. “Hillarity”


There are a lot of problems with the media, especially on cable news and in opinion editorials. For example, the fact that all their predictions are consistently wrong follows the law of propaganda nicely.

They ALL predicted in 2003 that Howard Dean would become the Democratic nominee.

They ALL said in 2007 that Hillary Clinton would become the Democratic nominee.

These are but just 2 examples of how they were wrong, but you can easily add a couple of zeros to that for all things political. In fact, the best indicator probably of what won’t happen is by listening to what the media says will happen.

Now, in 2015 they are all saying once again that Hillary Clinton will become the Democratic nominee. So will a scandal then befall Hillary? Will she be so inept at relating to other people that she loses her support and places 3rd again in Iowa?* Anything is possible in election politics, however improbable some things may be.

Hillary has huge advantages going into this race, and yet I don’t feel like she’ll become the nominee. She just isn’t general election material. She’s not cut out to be a general election candidate for the presidency. It’s not that she can’t be the nominee, it’s just that she doesn’t fit the type … the type who pulls it off. If she becomes the nominee, it is her who will be defying the odds, not Bernie Sanders.** She has lacked the instincts to get to that point.***

Hillary is not gifted as a politician the way her husband is; she’s not even gifted to the minimal degree that most successful politicians are. She’s lucky she ran against a belligerent man for the US Senate in 2000, and got to ride the wave of her outgoing president-husband’s popularity.

Most Americans will agree with Bernie Sanders on the issues. Most Americans will relate to him being himself, and like that. Americans are parched for honesty and realness. Will Bernie win? I won’t say that he won’t. But he isn’t going to go away for the convenience of Hillary Clinton.

* In January of 2008 Hillary Clinton finished third in the Iowa Caucus, behind Barack Obama… and John Edwards.

** Long story short, Bernie is popular.

*** 1) I’m far from alone in believing that she missed her moment – which was 2004. As someone once asked John F. Kennedy in 1959 while he was preparing for his presidential run, why he was running for the presidency already, Kennedy answered “When you’re hot, you’re hot.” When asked, “Why don’t you wait your turn and play it safe?” He answered, “No. Others will come. They will forget about me.” Unfortunately, Barack Obama came to understand this phenomena of timing, which is why he announced he was running for President just 2 years and 1 month after becoming a United States Senator.
2) Hillary voted for George Bush’s Iraq War resolution. This was not a vote of conscience. It was a strategy to help her look tough on national security, and it backfired. She then doubled down on her mistake by standing by her vote during the 2008 presidential run. The strategy there was to be resolute and to not appear weak. Instead, she just appeared more wrong.
3) She voted for the Patriot Act. Again, she thought that going along with the herd was the bad ass thing to do, because we were going to war and had to make changes! This would not be the last time that she’d play reckless with the nation’s future for self-serving interests.

“For not going with the flow, and for challenging Hillary Clinton, the big fish many elites have tagged as their own, Sanders’s entry into the race was greeted with story after story whose message—stated or understated, depending on the decorum of the messenger—was “This crank can’t win.” The trouble with this consensus is the paucity of evidence to support it. “This crank actually could win” is nearer the mark. But having settled on a prophecy, the media went about covering Sanders so as to fulfill it.”
“The foregoing would be woeful enough even were it true that Sanders has almost no chance of winning, but it’s not true.”