Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Fellow New Yorker-turned-Vermonter Howard Dean says that Bernie Sanders doesn't lose with grace.
"He’s even more competitive than I am," the former Vermont Governor and DNC chair said recently. “He couldn’t stand to lose a pickup basketball game in Burlington."
Governor Dean has known Bernie Sanders a long time, so he must know what he's talking about. But in light of that, we're wondering why Sanders is telling House Democrats that victory doesn't matter.
"The goal isn't to win elections, the goal is to transform America," Sanders said in a closed-door meeting with Democratic members of Congress today. His audience's reaction? They booed him.
We cats join the heckling. Senator Sanders needs to get his head out of the 1960s, shake off his inner Jeremy Corbyn and realize that you can't do crap from the back benches.
Do we know how he feels? Sure. We supported Secretary Clinton in 2008. You remember her — the vanquished candidate (by a much smaller margin than she has defeated Sanders today, by the way), who pulled herself together, held her head up high, and enthusiastically endorsed Barack Obama for President.
With a nutcase like the Republicans are about to nominate, the future of the whole planet's at stake. So grow up, Bernie. We cats HISS.