Is the picture above a bit over the top on the cheesy scale? Perhaps, so why Am I building a fanatical crescendo over Bernie Sanders when I condemn us all for doing that with Obama in 2008?
I still think that the fever pitch fanaticism around Obama’s presidency was and still is counter productive. It created a cultish atmosphere that made it taboo to question and demand accountability when an elected official strays far from the platform he/she was elected on–unless I’m wrong and every Liberal always thought drilling in the arctic is gitchy as bellbottom jeans.
The danger during this election cycle, if you’re of the mindset that what we have been sold for over 30 years has put corporate profit over American lives, is that DEMOCRATS have fracture into the status quo camp, that favors OBAMESQUE policies, and the more progressive side that demands Hope and Change be more than a trite campaign slogan.
Right now Bernie is doing well not only because his ideas resonates with progressives but because there is a fringe minority of OBAMAMITES that don’t trust HELLary enough to see her in the White House (again). If someone like Joe Biden runs they will run to what will be in their minds another Obama administration by proxy.
These are the reason that while I’m a skeptic deep at heart, I think it’s crucial that we build a fanatical base of supporters around Bernie Sanders.
This is not an election, this is not democracy, this is WAR–one we must win.
Oh, yeah! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BERNIE!!!!!!!!!!!
FEEL THE BERN.