Socialist codger Bernie Sanders continues to be resilient despite his nonexistent chances of winning the Democratic party nomination, a quest that can best be described as “mission impossible”. Outside of a federal indictment over those “damn emails”, nothing is going to dislodge Queen Hillary from her preordained run for the White House – especially Mr. Sanders and his rabble. He is making it interesting though and wins in Washington state, Alaska and Hawaii are a very special egg in Mrs. Clinton’s Easter basket this morning.
The damned liberal New York Times reports “Bernie Sanders Seizes 3 States, Sweeping Democratic Contests”:
Senator Bernie Sanders routed Hillary Clinton in all three Democratic presidential contests on Saturday, infusing his underdog campaign with critical momentum and bolstering his argument that the race for the nomination is not a foregone conclusion.
Mr. Sanders found a welcome tableau in the largely white and liberal electorates of the Pacific Northwest, where just days after resoundingly beating Mrs. Clinton in Idaho he repeated the feat in the Washington caucuses, winning 73 percent of the vote. He did even better in Alaska, winning 82 percent of the vote, and in Hawaii, he had 71 percent with a few precincts still be counted, according to The Associated Press.
Washington, the largest prize Saturday with 101 delegates in play, was a vital state for Mr. Sanders, whose prospects of capturing the nomination dimmed after double-digit losses to Mrs. Clinton across the South and weak showings in delegate-rich Ohio, Florida and North Carolina this month. As of Saturday evening, Mrs. Clinton had roughly 280 more pledged delegates, who are awarded based on voting, and 440 more superdelegates — party leaders and elected officials — than Mr. Sanders.
It’s notable that Sanders is doing well with white voters which could largely be due to his opposition to job-murdering globalist “free” trade sellouts like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s appeal is also in a good part based on his heretical idea to put America first and bring back well-paying jobs stolen away by greedy corporate CEOs addicted to the practice of offshoring as if it were crack cocaine. Those jobs were able to be sent to low wage shitholes at the expense of the American worker thanks to the complicity of bought and paid for establishment politicians, the ones who hate and fear Trump.The pathologically dishonest and unlikeable Hillary doesn’t resonate much with these white folks but is hell on wheels when it comes to pandering to blacks with promises of a higher minimum wage to low skill fast food workers. She is an absolute master when it comes to identity politics and the party elite would much rather have the electorate motivated by crap that they can demagogue to death than any sort of actual debate on the state of the decayed American economic system. Many of Sanders’ ideas are wrong-headed and simply utopian but the inescapable fact is that the status quo has sold out American workers for chump change and people are as mad as hell over it.
Bernie’s big wins will matter nothing in the grand scheme as the Clinton crime family already has the game rigged with Hillary loyalist Debbie “the carp” Wasserman-Schultz running the DNC. There is also a huge lead in delegates including the Clintonist super delegates so the fix is in. The Sanders supporters however make it difficult for those calling for the Vermont cadaver to drop out to make their case. Hillary would much rather focus on taking advantage of the current lack of GOP focus on her – as they try to cheat Trump – to begin her general election campaign