CounterPunch: Bernie Sanders the Sheepdog

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counterpunch goodThe “Sheepdog”, the Sheep and the Plantation: Why is the DNC Sending Out Pro-Bernie Sanders Emails?

EXTRACT

Here’s the Sanders in an ABC News interview with George Stephanopoulos from May 3:

STEPHANOPOULOS: So if you lose in this nomination fight, will you support the Democratic nominee?

SANDERS: Yes. I have in the past.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Not going to run as an independent?

SANDERS: No, absolutely not. I’ve been very clear about that.

Ironically, it seems that the DNC and left-critics of the Sanders campaign agree on a very important fact: they believe Sanders will attract a number of young voters and activists, then dutifully tell them to vote for Hillary when he drops out.

Phi Beta Iota: This is why the Electoral Reform Act of 2015 is required — Bernie Sanders, even if he won, would be impotent. He will not win the Democratic nomination, he will not run as an Independent, this could not be clearer. If the US public wants an honest government in 2016, it needs to break the back of the two-party tyranny. The Electoral Reform Act of 2015 is how it can do that, non-violently, and with the quiet support of the Black Sheep Billionaires that now realize a 100% corrupt government is NOT WORKING.

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