The Defeat of
Bernie Sanders and the Perfidy of the Democrats
By Donald Monaco
May 02, 2020 "Information
Clearing House" -
The sudden collapse of
Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the presidency comes amidst
what official sources are calling the worst influenza
pandemic to hit the United States and much of the world
since the misnamed ‘Spanish Flu’ in 1918. Sensational
news coverage of the resulting health crisis and the
daily exigencies of life under state mandated lockdown
have dramatically shifted public attention away from
conventional politics thereby eclipsing the announcement
in early April by Sanders that he is
suspending his campaign
and endorsing the utterly corrupt Joseph Biden as the
nominee of the corporatist Democratic party.
decision to withdraw from the race represents an
anti-climactic end to his “political revolution.”
His endorsement of Biden constitutes a betrayal
of his many youthful, idealistic and passionate
supporters. Sanders’ political
treachery is not without precedent.
In 2016, after having been robbed of the nomination by
Hilary Clinton and the DNC, Sanders capitulated to the
party establishment and threw his support behind a
politician he rightly attacked as a Wall Street shill
during the primary campaign.
Sanders’ nauseating subservience to the political
establishment of the Democratic party should not have
come as a surprise in 2020 given his prior endorsement
of a war criminal and racketeer for president during the
last election cycle.
doubt the political and media establishment worked
tirelessly to deny Sanders the nomination this time
around by relentlessly attacking him as “unelectable,”
“unaccomplished,” “disagreeable,” “unrealistic” and “too
radical.” All of the leading
candidates for the Democratic nomination lined up
against Sanders during the primary elections.
Several withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden
on the eve of the ‘Super Tuesday’ contests.
The attack was well coordinated by the DNC.
The Democratic party and its puppet politicians
are firmly committed to neoliberal economics on behalf
of their corporate masters and have absolutely no use
for the ‘New Deal’ reforms that were championed by
on Sanders was also well orchestrated by the corporate
media judging by the tenor of the interviews its
journalistic propagandists conducted with the candidate,
the questions its moderators asked him during
presidential debates and the overall coverage of his
campaign. As could be expected in
the land of the free press, the media presented the
policy choices advocated by Sanders as being idealistic,
unaffordable and unachievable, in other words, as being
the politically irrelevant ravings of an impotent