Feel The Bern Or Else
Bernie Sanders' downward spiral is getting uglier every day. Aside from pushing to overturn the will of the voters and trying to jump on the Trump train clown show by pushing for a debate with him even though he's losing against Hillary Clinton, his comic book aficionado turned campaign manager certainly isn't doing him any favors.
Here's what rumored kin to Karl Rove Jeff Weaver is up to now:
According to Bernie Sanders' campaign manager, the Democratic National Committee needs a leader who is willing to unify, one who is willing to bridge divisions and bring people from different parts of the party together. Someone, Weaver suggested Thursday, like Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
Yes, that's the same Reince Priebus who's famous for losing elections by a landslide. Weaver is, of course, using this to get in another dig at Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the DNC, who Bernie's has long claimed was "rigging the election for Hillary Clinton," which means Weaver's latest argument makes that much less sense. Here is a bit of Weaver's latest "logic:"
What Wasserman Schultz did is "really not the role a party chair should traditionally play," he continued. "I mean, if you look at the Republican side, the party chair there has been working day and night to try and you know, keep everybody together and to try unify the party."
"And I think we need a similar effort on the Democratic side," he said.
This is just kind of ridiculous. First of all, the role of both the RNC and the DNC is to remain neutral during the primaries. I'm no big fan of Wasserman Schultz, and there are plenty of reasons to complain about her leadership tactics, but I haven't seen any evidence to back up the notion that she's rigged the game for Clinton. Sure, you can complain about the number of debates and the scheduling, but if she were going to rig the election, why let someone who isn't even a member of the Democratic Party run as one while using the party infrastructure and funds in the first place, while remaining neutral?
Further, Weaver is praising Priebus, the guy who bent over backwards trying to make sure Trump wouldn't become the nominee while pretending to remain neutral. You know, nearly the exact thing Weaver's accusing Wasserman Schultz of doing to Bernie.
As for unity, Weaver is in front of the television cameras almost daily now trying to fan the flames and start fires every time any Democrat even hints at unity. For instance:
Jeff Weaver told MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" that she [Wasserman Schultz] "really escalated the situation."
Weaver dismissed the notion that there are back-channel conversations about replacing her as chairwoman but remarked that, "I think unity in the party is much easier to achieve if we have consensus and a chair who was committed to playing the traditional role that the chairs of parties play."
Weaver would have us believe he's a fly on the wall to all things DNC, and thus can assure us there is no talk of removing her, but he just knows she's "throwing gasoline" on the fire that came out of Nevada where Sanders supporters threatened Democrats because Hillary won there fair and square, buy hey, all Weaver wants to say is "can't we all just get along?"
Besides, he's too busy trying to "unify the party" elsewhere with one of those Democrats who was threatened in Nevada:
Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, said Tuesday he doesn’t think Barbara Boxer is telling the whole truth on what went down in Nevada.
“I don't want to see Sen. Barbara Boxer walking off the stage claiming she's in fear of her life while she's contemptuously blowing kisses at Sanders supporters,” Weaver said to Berman.
Yes, nothing will unify the party more than accusing Sen. Barbara Boxer of being a liar, but it sure will play into the "rigged election" narrative if Bernie loses in her home state of California in their upcoming primary.
But about those "kisses:"
"I just tried to defuse it every way I could," Boxer said in an interview on CNN. “I was heading to the exit and they were following me with more of these vile comments. I used a sense of humor and I blew them kisses.”
“I don’t know why Mr. Weaver, whom I don’t know, wants to pick a fight with me,” Boxer said.
She went on to say: “Let me be clear, I did not defuse the situation. So where are we now? Why are we looking back, I say to Mr. Weaver. We need to be working to win this election to unify, not go back and pick fights with one another and I'm not picking a fight with him. He wasn't there."
There are videos that show Boxer leaving the stage while blowing those kisses, and those she's blowing them to, as she's escorted from the stage for her protection, are Bernie supporters who are ranting, screaming, and completely out of control. But don't believe your lying eyes and ears, says Weaver. He's too busy praising the kind of unity only the Republicans can brag about.
A flaming dumpster fire.