Comrade Eeyore stands down

Adios, muchacho, compañero de me vida. …

Well, that, as they say, is that. Comrade Eeyore is hanging up his hammer and sickle.

Quick, somebody tell me why I should be thrilled that Daffy Uncle Joe is going to be our nominee.

As The New York Times notes: “Mr. Sanders, 78, leaves the campaign having almost single-handedly moved the Democratic Party to the left. … But Mr. Sanders stirred deep unease among party leaders, and as he ascended to the top of the field in February, establishment Democrats scrambled to block his path, convinced his far-reaching proposals would alienate great swaths of the electorate and make him an easy target for Mr. Trump.”

Thank God for that, eh? Because the party leaders and establishment Democrats got it so right the last time around.

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12 Responses to “Comrade Eeyore stands down”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    As the NY Times said today, he moved the Donk party to the left, along with the Gang of Four or whatever the AOC folks are called. It remains to be seen what influence Bernie and the liberal wing of the party will have on the final platform. My concern is with Bernie flicking it in, I hope his wing of the party show up in November or we may be stuck with four more years of the House of Orange.

    For those who are upset, and I don’t blame you, I’ve held my nose at plenty of elections. Its just part of the drill. You can’t always get what you want, as the song goes. But just maybe, you can get rid of what you don’t need.

  2. Flahute Says:

    Because he is generally well-respected enough that he might actually be able to get bills pushed through Congress, even if the Dems don’t have control of both houses.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Ho, ho, etc. Daffy Uncle Joe could be a combo platter of the Holy Trinity, Johnny Cash, and Elvis, and The Turtle would still tell him to fuck right off if he sought unanimous consent for the preamble to the Constitution. Daffy remains a Democrat, does he not?

  3. Dale Says:

    Used to be said that gaining control of the House and the Senate gave a party power regardless of the President. The giveaway of power to the executive branch has nearly reached its zenith with the current occupant of the white house.

    It’ll take a lot of hard lifting to get back the balance.

  4. Pat O'Brien Says:

    “Mr. Sanders stirred deep unease among party leaders,…” Money talks and gives us 4 more years of shit. Much higher quality shit then we have now if the dems control the whole congress, but it’s still shit. All these old assholes need to retire, and Bernie is one of them. And creaky old uncle Joe needs to pick a good young woman for VP, preferably one of color, and do it now. He has a wide field to pick from. The world is on fire and other pandemics and emergencies are coming, many aided by climate change, and these current ass hats move like sloths looking for a place to nap.

  5. Shawn in the Gorge Says:

    I really like Bernie and was not fearful of his presidential possibility. But then I’m a science educated conscientious questioner and know the pitfalls of a ruled elite capitalist society. Those with born talent and drive become successful and those with born artistry, wonderment and compassion struggle with the tossed off trimmings. We need a little infusion of socialism to our system to allow us to care about each other again. Or, we can continue with dog eat dog and the big orange one and his puppy dog minions will continue to gnaw on our asses.

    My hope is on the VP pick. She will be our first female president and with luck, she’ll have the strength to stand up to Ole Joe’s policies during her VP’dom and work with him behind the scenes to straighten him out (work with him on his policy administration…… and No I didn’t mean what some of you may be chuckling about.

    Re: The Dog and Cat conspiracy… Hmm? It would be a great idea. Lot’s of walks and human slaves. I’ll have another tidbit of the salmon fillet tonight please.

    Last night I think I heard harps playing… and a grumbling voice singing something about “has went to town”, and then…, and then I heard a bell ring.

    • Herb from Michigan Says:

      “We need a little infusion of socialism to our system to allow us to care about each other again.” Yes. And yes again. Or at the very least for chrissakes I’d like to see someone elected who has busted knuckles, dug ditches, gone to bed hungry more than once and walked to work cause there was no other choice. Seems so very few American elected officials have walked that mile in a working stiff’s shoes. I can’t relate to any of them

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Jim Harrison and Thomas McGuane once cobbled up a fake interview for Sumac Magazine, “A Chat with a Novelist,” in which McGuane says, “America has become a dildo that has turned berserkly upon its owner.” I’m not sure anyone has ever said it better.

        • Herb from Michigan Says:

          THAT would be a great billboard quote with a picture of (insert your local Rethuglican legislators) posted all over the country. Everywhere you drive you’d see it pounding the message home that in the last three years you’ve been royally fucked over. Except that is, if you are in the 1% who just keep making bank no matter what.

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