Chris Roberts, American Renaissance, January 24, 2020
Some say the Democrats are as divided as they were in 1968, when the emerging New Left was at the throat of the older New Deal coalition. But it may be that they are approaching a crisis more like that of 1860, when the party split along sectional lines and doomed itself to irrelevance for decades.
At the heart of this split is the contest between Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Vice President Joe Biden. Mr. Biden was Barack Obama’s number-two man, an active member of the party since the 1970s, and the most obvious candidate for the nomination (former vice presidents almost always win the Democrat nomination: Al Gore, Walter Mondale, Hubert Humphrey, etc.). By contrast, Mr. Sanders is a stalwart democratic socialist, one of the most popular politicians in the country, and willing to shed or adopt the Democrat Party label as it suits him. He is a thorn in the side of the party’s elites who openly despise him.
Here is Hillary Clinton on her former competitor for the 2016 nomination:
Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.
Mr. Biden is the choice of the “mainstream” and the Clinton wing of both the party and the media. They think Mr. Sanders is disloyal to the Party and can’t be trusted. His supporters come from the party’s Left-most third, its young people, and Leftists who normally do not vote for the Democrats whom they see as too right-wing. They think Mr. Biden is a tool of our capitalist/militarist overlords and cares little for the poor.
Joe Biden didn’t just vote for the Iraq war — he was one of the Iraq war’s most enthusiastic backers and played a key role in selling the invasion to the American people. https://t.co/JXXBFMHweV
— Jacobin (@jacobinmag) September 13, 2019
Some, however, think Mr. Sanders is not anti-racist enough.
but Bernie doesn’t want to address that entitlement mentality among whites, even the working class, and how it gets exploited by the “Millionehhhhs and Bilyanehhhhs” bc saying anything suggestive that the white worker isn’t salt of the earth and innocent is too much for him…
— Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) January 17, 2020
With the nomination process getting into high gear, the mudslinging has begun.
Should white advocates support one candidate over the others? No. For the last 50 years at least, the whole Democrat Party has been at odds with the interests of whites, and this election is no different. Luckily, though, this fight for the nomination may mark a crisis for the party. At the very least, the insurgent candidacy of Mr. Sanders is revealing the true nature of the mainstream media.
Journalism is full of Clinton fans, and their smears and omissions about Mr. Sanders are remarkable. They often seem unwilling even to name him:
- “Warren leads, Biden falls to third in Iowa poll,” Washington Examiner, Tim Pearce, July 03, 2019
- “Biden falls to third and Warren takes the lead in new national Democratic primary poll,” Daily Kos, Laura Clawson, October 15, 2019
- “Poll: Biden leads Democratic field, Warren drops to third place,” The Hill, Max Greenwood, December 10, 2019
Who’s in second place? The man in the moon?
Recently, Mrs. Warren claimed that Mr. Sanders said no woman could ever become president, an accusation Mr. Sanders denied. Even though it was “he said versus she said,” the media piled onto Mr. Sanders. Joy Ann Reid of MSNBC brought on a supposed expert to analyze Mr. Sanders’ denial and pronounce it false:
Joy Reid brought on a “body language expert” to accuse Bernie of lying because his physical posture resembles that of a turtle. Really. pic.twitter.com/CCfSJoGIkU
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) January 18, 2020
This is the same Miss Reid who claimed that impolite comments she made about homosexuals on her blog years ago were inserted by “hackers.”
Almost entirely absent from this debate about what Mr. Sanders said are two inconvenient facts: 1) After Hillary Clinton won the nomination in 2016, he actively campaigned for her. 2) Tulsi Gabbard, another female presidential candidate, said she got nothing but encouragement from Mr. Sanders.
I also met with @BernieSanders before announcing my candidacy. We had a nice one-on-one conversation and I informed him that I would be running for President. In that meeting, he showed me the greatest respect and encouragement, just as he always has.
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) January 14, 2020
We are getting a stiff dose of media bias as well as nice displays of politician dishonesty.
This month, supporters of Mr. Sanders began hitting Mr. Biden for supporting limitations on social security, and a video of Mr. Biden talking about this began making the rounds on Twitter:
Here’s Joe Biden on the Senate Floor bragging about all the times he’s tried to cut Social Security. pic.twitter.com/t0RNDFFN9L
— Every Billionaire Is A Policy Failure (@DanRiffle) January 15, 2020
Mr. Biden and his campaign responded by claiming falsely that the video had been doctored. Earlier, Hillary Clinton made an even more ridiculous claim: that long-shot candidate Tulsi Gabbard is a tool of the Russian government. There is no evidence for this. However, Miss Gabbard has been one of Mr. Sanders’ most vocal supporters over the years, especially in 2016. It’s hard to believe anything else explains the smear.
The media love to smear anyone they don’t like. In 2016, The Washington Post promoted the absurd idea that AmRen is Russian propaganda. The mainstream media never mention our extensive reporting on race and crime, and try not to mention race in crime stories at all, unless they can crow about “white supremacists.” They invariably mistreat and misrepresent AmRen and dissidents, whether by lies, omission, or half-truths. Unfortunately, ordinary Americans don’t know this, but every flagrant case of bias and the resulting loss of faith in the media is good for us. The mainstream is losing its hegemony — and therefore its power to deceive — so more white Americas are becoming aware of their dispossession.
The forces against Mr. Sanders could even overplay their hand to the point that outraged supporters break away from the Democrat Party. This would reduce the electoral chances of the most anti-white major politicians we have ever seen. So one cheer — perhaps even two — for Bernie Sanders. The longer he lasts, the more nakedly our rulers reveal themselves.