The Unexpectedly Chronicles: Politico on Dem Losses: BERNIE DID IT!

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The Unexpectedly Chronicles: Politico on Dem Losses: BERNIE DID IT!

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Doc­tor Who The Pyra­mid at the End of the World 2017

Hey Guess what? For a brief moment I thought Demo­c­rat house organ Politico has noticed that there is a dif­fer­ence between media cov­er­age of Demo­c­rat “enthu­si­asm” and actu­ally win­ning elec­tions!

nearly a year after Sanders’ pres­i­den­tial run fell short, one thing is miss­ing in the after­glow — a reli­able string of vic­to­ries at the bal­lot box.

The losses are pil­ing up. Ear­lier this month, Demo­c­rat Heath Mello, whom Sanders cam­paigned with, failed to unseat a Repub­li­can in Omaha’s race for mayor. Kim­berly Ellis, the can­di­date endorsed by Our Rev­o­lu­tion, the suc­ces­sor group to Sanders’ pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, lost a fiercely con­tested race for Cal­i­for­nia Demo­c­ra­tic Party chair. And on Thurs­day night, Repub­li­can Greg Gian­forte bested Rob Quist, another Demo­c­rat for whom Sanders cam­paigned, in a nation­ally watched House race in Montana.

Speak­ing at a vic­tory party, Gian­forte called the elec­tion proof “Bernie Sanders and Nancy Pelosi can’t call the shots here in Montana.”

Could it be that the media has finally reached a stage of self aware­ness? Actu­ally no. The clue to what Politico is really doing is out there. Not so much in the piece, although it hints toward it, nor its title and sub title “Sanders rev­o­lu­tion hits a rough patch Bernie’s sup­port­ers strug­gle to cap­ture the actual levers of power.” which again hints toward the mes­sage they want to send.

No the real mes­sage is in the URL of the piece “http://​www​.politico​.com/​s​t​o​r​y​/​2017​/​05/29/bernie-​sanders-​ballot-​losses238889 (empha­sis mine)

These aren’t “Demo­c­rat” bal­lot losses, these aren’t “lib­eral” bal­lot losses, they aren’t even Hillary bal­lot losses, these losses belong to Bernie Sanders who appar­ently can’t bring the party over the fin­ish line.

I sus­pect Politico’s sud­den real­iza­tion “energy” doesn’t equal votes has more to do with mar­gin­al­iz­ing Bernie Sanders sup­port­ing the Demo­c­rat Estab­lish­ment and Hillary Clin­ton in particular’s attempt to drive Democ­rats back into the “main­stream” fold than point­ing out that the party is all smoke. It the MSM’s attempt to asso­ciate these losses with Bernie rather than the party

Ah the democ­rats and their media allies, out to get Bernie dur­ing the pri­maries and still out to get him when the day is done. I won­der how long after the rest of the MSM picks up this meme before Sanders sup­ports fig­ure that out?

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Doctor Who The Pyramid at the End of the World 2017

Hey Guess what?  For a brief moment I thought Democrat house organ Politico has noticed that there is a difference between media coverage of Democrat “enthusiasm” and actually winning elections!

nearly a year after Sanders’ presidential run fell short, one thing is missing in the afterglow — a reliable string of victories at the ballot box.

The losses are piling up. Earlier this month, Democrat Heath Mello, whom Sanders campaigned with, failed to unseat a Republican in Omaha’s race for mayor. Kimberly Ellis, the candidate endorsed by Our Revolution, the successor group to Sanders’ presidential campaign, lost a fiercely contested race for California Democratic Party chair. And on Thursday night, Republican Greg Gianforte bested Rob Quist, another Democrat for whom Sanders campaigned, in a nationally watched House race in Montana.

Speaking at a victory party, Gianforte called the election proof “Bernie Sanders and Nancy Pelosi can’t call the shots here in Montana.”

Could it be that the media has finally reached a stage of self awareness?  Actually no.  The clue to what Politico is really doing is out there.  Not so much in the piece, although it hints toward it,  nor its title and sub title “Sanders revolution hits a rough patch Bernie’s supporters struggle to capture the actual levers of power.” which again hints toward the message they want to send.

No the real message is in the URL of the piece “http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/29/bernie-sanders-ballot-losses-238889 (emphasis mine)

These aren’t “Democrat” ballot losses, these aren’t “liberal” ballot losses, they aren’t even Hillary ballot losses, these losses belong to Bernie Sanders who apparently can’t bring the party over the finish line.

I suspect Politico’s sudden realization “energy” doesn’t equal votes has more to do with marginalizing Bernie Sanders supporting the Democrat Establishment and Hillary Clinton in particular’s attempt to drive Democrats back into the “mainstream” fold than pointing out that the party is all smoke.  It the MSM’s attempt to associate these losses with Bernie rather than the party

Ah the democrats and their media allies, out to get Bernie during the primaries and still out to get him when the day is done.  I wonder how long after the rest of the MSM picks up this meme before Sanders supports figure that out?