Jane Sanders says Trump would be better than Hillary on trade, says current Cabinet is "full of lobbyists." https://t.co/pTEG8C4gRk
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) May 3, 2016
I grew up in a Bronx Irish-Catholic enclave in the same time period and not far from where Jane O’Meara Sanders was growing up in a Queens version. If you want to know why Mrs. Sanders is being insanely intransigent about her husband’s chances in the Democratic primary, it’s for the same reason a farm-bred border collie will not be deterred from herding cats, neighborhood children or passing cars when there are no sheep available: Her genetic bias towards muckerdom, nurtured by the demented Celtic romance with martyrdom, compels her to keep resisting long after a “sensible” person would realize it was time to throw down weapons and bargain for terms. And if you think I’m exaggerating, let me remind you — she won’t even be 2016’s most ridiculous standard-bearer for this toxic trope, not while Catherine Grieg is still “protecting” Whitey Bulger’s reputation, out of “loyalty”.
The only person who could talk her down off the barricades at this point is her husband, and if his other advisors (paging Tad Devine) have any sense they’re working on getting him to do so before she burns down the campaign around their heads. Unfortunately — speaking of natural tendencies exacerbated by recent turmoil — I’m not sure Bernie hasn’t gotten so drunk on his dizzier supporters’ koolaid that he isn’t enjoying her Gaelic theatrics as the proper ending to his surprise hit play. And gods know Jeff ‘Comic Book Guy’ Weaver has no incentive to cut off his own media access if he thinks he can milk the rubes for one more reboot before returning to political obscurity…
Just blocked 2 alleged Hillary supporters who followed me for calling Jane Sanders the c word. Which EVERY GOPer is calling Hillary.
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) May 4, 2016
If Bill Clinton was saying the kind of poisonous shit Jane Sanders is saying, we would flip a lid. Oh wait, we did. STFU Jane.
— John Cole (@Johngcole) May 4, 2016