♫ I feel snarky, I feel snarky … ♫ Oh … hi! In case you didn’t hear, I am feeling a bit snarky this afternoon! But then, when don’t I feel snarky these days?
What the heck are they doing???
Today marks 173 years since rescuers first reached the Donner party who had been stranded by a snowstorm as they tried to make their way across the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. The Donner story is a tragic one … of the 89 people that set out from Springfield, Illinois, in the summer of 1846, only 45 would survive. But what the Donner story is most well-known for is that after they killed and ate their dogs and pack animals to keep from starving, they then began to eat their own, even killing two Native Americans who had joined their party, and roasting them.
Why, you ask, do I bring up the Donner story now? They ate their own. There is a parallel between the Donner party in 1846-47 and the Democratic Party in 2020, for the democrats seem to be hellbent and determined to lose the election in November by eating their own.
Bernie Sanders is polling at the head of the pack, a full 16 points ahead of #2 candidate Joe Biden. So, wouldn’t you think democrats would get behind Bernie, help lift him? After all, the democrats have stated more than once that the goal is to beat Trump, and much as I hate it, much as I would prefer to see a campaign based on the issues, I agree that the reign of Donald Trump must come to an end.
But, instead of patting Bernie on the back, helping make his candidacy even stronger, the pack is trying to eat Bernie! Now, what sense does that make? According to Politico, a democratic group called the Big Tent Project, has launched a million-dollar ad campaign in South Carolina and Nevada intended to bash Senator Sanders. They are running two ads. The first accuses Sanders of dumping waste in Latino communities — and profiting from it.
The second ad goes to the heart of some of the more moderate democrats’ concerns, that his plans are too aggressive, and too expensive. The script …
“Socalist Bernie Sanders promises the world. But at what cost? Sixty trillion in new spending. Losing our private health care. Largest middle-class tax hike ever. The cost? Another four years of Donald Trump.”
Wow … why not just shoot him and be done with it? The jackals who are stirring this pot are the very ones who will be handing Donald Trump the keys to the kingdom and he will stay in office until his death. With our luck, he’ll live to be 100.
Come on, democrats … wake up! Bernie Sanders is NOT the enemy, nor is Elizabeth Warren or Pete Buttigieg or Joe Biden. The enemy is sitting on his fat ass eating a Big Mac on the Resolute desk in the Oval Office! STOP the damn infighting, stop supporting groups that put out these ads! Believe me, the republicans will be running a full-throttle campaign of ads against Sanders and all the others … the democrats don’t need to join forces with them! I can hear the republicans laughing now, saying, “Hell, boys, we don’t need to waste money on ads … they’re doin’ it for us!”
“United we stand, divided we fall” – John Dickinson
“Divide et impera” (Divide and conquer) – Julius Caesar
In other news …
According to The Guardian …
“Donald Trump offered Julian Assange a pardon if he would say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic party emails, a court in London has been told.
The extraordinary claim was made at Westminster magistrates court before the opening next week of Assange’s legal battle to block attempts to extradite him to the US.
Assange’s barrister, Edward Fitzgerald QC, referred to evidence alleging that the former US Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher had been to see Assange, now 48, while he was still in the Ecuadorian embassy in August 2017.
A statement from Assange’s lawyer Jennifer Robinson shows “Mr Rohrabacher going to see Mr Assange and saying, on instructions from the president, he was offering a pardon or some other way out, if Mr Assange … said Russia had nothing to do with the DNC leaks”, Fitzgerald told Westminster magistrates court.
District Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who is hearing the case at Westminster, said the evidence is admissible.
Assange is wanted in America to face 18 charges, including conspiring to commit computer intrusion, over the publication of US cables a decade ago.
He could face up to 175 years in jail if found guilty. He is accused of working with the former US army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to leak hundreds of thousands of classified documents.”
Can we say … WITNESS TAMPERING????? Yet another criminal and impeachable offense to add to the ever-growing list. Yo … republican senators!!! Wake UP!!!
Okay, my blood pressure is sufficiently high … I’m going to go wash dishes and fold laundry now.