Socialist Bernie Sanders Who Railed Against the Democrat Party Establishement Now Says, ‘This is Not the Time for a Protest Vote’
BERNIE SANDERS TURNS OUT TO BY A LYING, IN THE TANK ESTABLISHMENT FRAUD AFTER ALL …
Sorry millennials and those that backed Bernie Sanders because you thought he was more than just a political candidate and in fact was a political movement, you have been “BERNED”. What a joke and a fraud. The man who ran as a self-proclaimed socialist in the 2016 Democrat primary against Hillary Clinton and a an alternative and protest vote against Hillary and the establishment now says … “This is not the time for a protest vote, in terms of a presidential campaign,” and don’t vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson or for the Green Party’s Jill Stein. FRAUD!!! Its nice to see that the socialist has gotten in line behind the Democrat party establishment. I can say that I agree with pretty much nothing, but I could respect him because I thought he believed in what he was saying. Guess what, the respect is gone too because he is a sell out. However, there is already a large group of Bernie voters who will never vote for Hillary.
Remember when Sanders actually stood for something and was against the establishment?
Anyone driving into Bernie Sanders’s rally here, anyone with a radio tuned to ABC News, could hear the low-key voice of Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson. In 60-second radio spots, the former governor of New Mexico introduces himself as a pragmatist who, like most voters, resented a presidential choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
“Our economic challenges will be conquered not by force, but by cooperation and mutual respect,” Johnson says in one of the ads. “For the independent majority of Americans who feel as I do, I say: Why wait one more day?”
At the rally itself, Sanders continued making the pitch he’s been honing since he returned to the campaign trail: This isn’t a year to vote third party. Mentioning Clinton’s name sparingly, Sanders told several hundred voters — many still wearing gear from the Democratic primary — that their votes could stop the election of a Republican “who thinks climate change is a hoax.”
Sanders, who was the most prominent independent in American politics even before his run, is gradually embracing a role as a third-party critic, a spoiler of the spoilers. As Democrats contemplate ways to tamp down a protest vote for Johnson, or for the Green Party’s Jill Stein, Sanders is already arguing that anyone who voted for him would set the movement back by voting against Clinton. In an interview after the rally — the first in a three-state weekend tour for Democratic candidates — Sanders said that Democrats and the media need to focus on Clinton’s actual policies more than they have been, in a campaign dominated by back-and-forths about Trump’s gaffes.
“This is not the time for a protest vote, in terms of a presidential campaign,” Sanders said.
I could not disagree more … this is exactly the time and place for a protest vote. It is time to vote for anyone who is not the establishment which also means it is time to vote for a non-politician.