Monday, September 02, 2019

Truest statement of the week II

If BAR managing editor Bruce Dixon had not passed away in June, he would be having a field day with Monday’s New York Times article  describing Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s assiduous “courting” of big-wig Democrats, assuring them of her rock-hard loyalty to the party, in supposed contrast to Bernie Sanders’ call  for “a mass movement, a political revolution in this country.” The Times makes a convincing case that Warren – now in a three-way tie  with Sanders and Joe Biden, according to a new Monmouth Poll – is craftily courting the super-delegates that will cast decisive votes on the second ballot of a brokered convention. Bruce would call it the barking of rival sheep dogs, both of whom are committed to keeping left-leaning voters safely within the Democratic herd.
If the Democratic contest were really about determining which candidate was best-suited to defeat Donald Trump and send a Democratic majority to the Senate, Sanders would be the nominee by acclamation. He and Biden are the only Democrats that polls show beating Trump  – but Biden is melting like the wicked witch in The Wizard of Oz, and will soon be nothing more than a puddle of gaffes, lies and smirks on the pavement of history. Warren wants to convince the party’s gate-keepers that, despite her numerous “plans” to curb corporate power and her recent “I’m with Bernie on Medicare for All ” declaration, she can be trusted to put the party’s cohesion first. 

-- Glen Ford, "Is Warren Talented Enough to Betray the People as Masterfully as Obama?" (BLACK AGENDA REPORT).

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