There’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is President Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton. The good news is Bernie Sanders turned down the vice presidency, in part because Obama refused to remove Wasserman Schultz as chair of the DNC. This was a good move for Sanders. As for Obama’s part, it made me see that the U.S. government has nothing worthwhile to say to us. I’ve decided it will no longer be part of this conversation.
I admit that I considered condemning the government outright, but I won’t because Bernie Sanders is part of it. It’s like that old legend where God promises Lot He won’t destroy the world for the sake of one righteous man. I do know this is not a perfect analogy—the U.S. government is not the world and I’m not God. And we’d all be very sorry if the world were destroyed.
But back to the good news. Already I can identify two gifts that we’ve received as a result of Sanders’s campaign. We’ve discovered that the majority of Americans share the same vision of the way forward, and we’ve heard the gospel of Bernie Sanders enough times that we can recite it by heart. May his vision become part of our common understanding of morality.
Now if I’m sounding like this is over, it’s not over. After everything that’s happened, Bernie Sanders is headed to the last primary in Washington D.C. and as long as he’s in there fighting we have no business getting discouraged. When this is over we’re going to owe him big time.
P.S. I was going to stay cool and collected but I’ve changed my mind. I’ve been aware for quite some time that when the powers that be need someone to do their dirty work they make a woman do it. Consider Maricopa County Clerk and Recorder Hellen Purcell, Arizona’s governor Jan Brewer, and Nevada’s Roberta Lang. It’s occurred to me that Hillary will be the worst bot of all and I’m sorry to say I may be right about that. Check out this video.