Arrogance, Weiner, and Surging Trump: Berners Must Seize the Opportunities


We’re coming down to the final plays of the 2016 Democratic primaries, and we must make some epic plays.  Hillary Clinton is ahead on the scoreboard, but most of her points came from early in the game.  During the second half of this gritty match, Bernie Sanders has actually been the leader.  He has won 11 of the last 14 plays, and the three won by Clinton have all been tainted by allegations of voter suppression and/or election irregularities.

Don’t let the ever-louder howls from the mainstream media shake you:  Their frantic demands for Bernie Sanders to tone it down and exit the race only expose their fear that Hillary Clinton, their chosen candidate, is beginning to crumble.  If the establishment had faith in Clinton’s strength, they would not risk alienating progressives and independents by being so hostile to Sen. Sanders.  However, fearing that Clinton’s support is still eroding, the establishment is hoping to “rip off the band-aid” quickly and only then try to “rebuild the party.”

The establishment knows that Bernie Sanders is in the right and always has been, and that voters will increasingly defect to his political revolution over time.  It is in the best interest of the oligarchs to scuttle Sanders’ campaign as quickly as possible, lest his words awaken too many more voters.  Berners, we must hold out!  By July 25, even the Democratic superdelegates will no longer be able to deny that Sanders, not Clinton, is clearly the best choice for presidential nominee.

Fortunately, we have more than two weeks to prepare for the final Super Tuesday…and there are plenty of opportunities to publicize Sanders’ comparative strengths.

First, the documentary Weiner is coming out, and it paints an unflattering portrait of Clintonworld.  Disgraced former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, husband of Hillary Clinton aide/confidant Huma Abedin, is the subject of the unflinching documentary as he seeks to become mayor of New York City.  Weiner loses his bid…and the documentary exposes even more of Weiner’s philandering.  How much say does Hillary Clinton have in the lives of her loyal minions?  This documentary may further taint Clinton’s political machine by exposing deeper levels of dysfunction and sycophancy than the public previously assumed.

Second, the public may react poorly to Hillary Clinton’s hostile arrogance in prematurely declaring the Democratic primaries to be finished.  In no way does she come off looking good by saying that she will absolutely be the Democratic nominee before California and the remaining primaries…especially when the FBI is still investigating.  It implies that she is:

a.)  Worried enough about Bernie Sanders to risk trying to hastily and ham-handedly disillusion his supporters, preventing any easy reconciliation later.

b.)  Privy to inside knowledge that she will definitely not be indicted, which hints at some unethical campaign-to-DOJ dealing.

c.)  Completely oblivious that Sanders’ supporters are already very skeptical of her devotion to fair democracy, especially after her supporters’ controversial maneuvers in Nevada.

d.)  All of the above.

Third, Donald Trump is surging and is now out-polling Hillary Clinton.  While Clinton’s supporters could afford to dismiss the fact that Sanders polled better against Trump back when she was still beating Trump herself, that time has passed.  Trump is now a legitimate threat to win the White House, which means that the Democratic Party cannot afford to not run Trump’s most effective opponent.  It’s as simple as that.

Finally, there is a civil suit about Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server occurring simultaneously with the FBI investigation…and depositions are said to be damaging to Clinton.  Some intriguing text explains:

“Fitton said the transcript of Lukens’ deposition will be made available to the public, possibly as soon as next week.  Until the government can respond, Fitton is legally prohibited from revealing too many details.

However, Fitton did say he sat in during the 2 hours deposition, and remarked that “everyone is going to be interested in this…. It doesn’t help Mrs. Clinton or the State Department.  (Federal) investigators may have an interest in the testimony.  One would hope that investigators would have an interest in all the testimony.”

Clinton’s former Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills is expected to be deposed next Friday.  Stephen Mull, Bryan Pagliano, Huma Abedin, and Patrick Kennedy are also all slated to be deposed.”

Remember, a civil suit can be just as damaging to a guilty party as a criminal case.  Although the Department of Justice may be pressured to play nice with Hillary Clinton, who is Democratic Party loyalty, a civil lawsuit will tougher to the Obama administration to quash.

Berners, go forth and publicize!




Calvin Wolf

By day, Calvin Wolf is a high school social studies teacher. By night, he is a freelance writer and novelist, penning political thrillers and commentary on politics, education, economics, foreign policy, and culture. In the past, he's worked as a professional cartoonist and as a backpacking guide. He once stood between a mother bear and her cub and emerged unscathed!

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