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The Spectacle of Sanders in Philadelphia As Hillary Puppet

By Stephen Lendman | July 26, 2016

Sanders didn’t just fall from grace. He crashed, burned and resoundingly proved politicians can never be trusted.

Nothing they say is credible. For months, supporters believed he was the anti-Clinton, campaigning against what she represents – an agenda of endless wars of aggression, world peace at risk, neoliberal harshness, police state terror, the worst of all possible worlds.

She’s the most recklessly dangerous choice for president in US history, the most wicked, the most legally, ethically and morally challenged.

In mid-July, Sanders sold out, betrayed his loyal supporters, proved himself just another self-serving dirty politician by endorsing Clinton, embarrassing himself in the process.

On day one of the Democrat War Party convention, he again made a spectacle of himself before a nationwide audience – assuming the role of Clinton puppet, relegating himself to irrelevance.

He touted a “political revolution” the whole world knows is fake. His populist rhetoric resoundingly rang hollow. Who can believe anything a Judas says, a despicable scoundrel selling out to wealth and power while continuing the charade of supporting populism over privilege.

Bush/Obama policies created a protracted Main Street Depression. Half of US households are impoverished or bordering it. Workers need two or more rotten jobs to survive if they can find them.

America resembles Guatemala, not the home of the free and the brave, beautiful for its privileged class alone, a classic example of thirdworldism.

Sanders lied claiming “(w)e have come a long way in the last 7 1/2 years, and I thank President Obama and Vice President Biden for their leadership in pulling us out of that terrible recession.”

What a shameless misrepresentation of harsh reality! He put his thumb in the eyes of tens of millions of suffering Americans – one missed paycheck away from homelessness, hunger and despair.

He praised Obama instead of condemning him, duplicitously claiming Clinton supports a progressive agenda, a scandalous perversion of truth.

The rest of his remarks included similar mumbo jumbo rubbish repeated endlessly while campaigning -meaningless rhetoric, exposed by endorsing Clinton, shamelessly praising her, bashing Trump.

He reduced himself to a caricature of the phony persona he displayed on the stump. Support for Clinton means endorsing imperial wars, democracy for the few alone and tyranny heading toward becoming full-blown while pretending otherwise.

Saying “Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president, and I am proud to stand with her here tonight” showed everything he claims to stand for is a Big Lie.

It’s pure fantasy, duplicitous doublespeak, the lowest denominator of political dishonesty, stringing along his supporters, betraying them when it most mattered.

His soul was for sale all along. He’s now a footnote in the deplorable history of US politics, hugely corrupted, impossible to fix.

Stephen Lendman can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.

July 26, 2016 - Posted by | Deception, Economics | , , , ,


  1. “The church is always trying to get other people to reform; it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little by way of example.” — Mark Twain


    Comment by Leland ROTH | July 26, 2016 | Reply

  2. Whilst I supported Sanders, if only for the fact that Trump and Hillary are appalling options(it’s America’s race to the bottom) I kept asking myself, “but, can he be trusted”, well the answer is NO.
    “All promises made during the running of an election campaign, are made null and void at the closing of the Polling booths”
    I think the USA is in more trouble than it realizes. The system is broken(and has been broken for a long time). Everyone else can see it, except the Politicians with their ‘snouts in the trough’………..


    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | July 26, 2016 | Reply

  3. Harry, you are australian you can’t vote in the USA so why did you support him? He is B.S. he put forth nothing new, same foreign policy same support for Israel, the only thing different with that old Jew would be a more jewish zionist packet cabinet.

    Last time I voted was for Cynthia Mc Kinney. She was kidnapped by Israel twice imprisoned for a week and they tried to sink her boat full of medical supplies for the Palestinians.

    The only thing good thing to say about trump is that he has never gone to war with any other countries, yet. but he’s in the jews pocket, he’s their little money maker.


    Comment by DIAZ'S PACKED BOWL | July 27, 2016 | Reply

  4. Hooray Stephen Lendman!–always on point!

    Bottom Sanders line for me: he’s a Jew-Zionist. I have no doubt that he is relieved to be shed of any support and advocacy, however halting and inadequate, to bend the arc of justice toward Palestine.’

    Sigh — the Palestinians will have to wait more interminable years-cum-decades for their deliverance from unadulterated evil. May they remain steadfast…[easy for me to write].


    Comment by roberthstiver | July 28, 2016 | Reply

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