Liberal Tears Flow At MSNBC After Bernie Win

Liberal Tears Flow At MSNBC After Bernie Win

Liberal Tears Flow At MSNBC After Bernie Win

Who saw this coming? Far left MSNBC pundits shed liberal tears after Bernie Sanders took the Nevada caucus. This seems counter-intuitive, I know, but apparently Bernie was not the droid they were looking for.

There has been bad blood between Sanders and MSNBC before, with Sanders accusing the network of unfair coverage. In fact, Bernie supposedly complained about it to network president Phil Griffin. So when Bernie won the caucus and took the top of the Democratic heap, liberal tears flowed copiously on the floors of the station.

Chris Matthews went Godwin Lite and compared Bernie’s victory to the Nazis overrunning the Maginot Line in 1940. Whereupon David Harsanyi of The Federalist offered a more accurate analogy:

“. . . a far better analogy is to say Sanders has stormed the Democratic Party like the Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace.”

Matthews went on to wonder if it would be better for Democrats if Sanders lost the upcoming election.

“I mean, he takes it over, he sets the direction of the future of the party — maybe they’d rather wait four years and put in a Democrat that they like.”

Plus, Joy Reid sounded desperate and really shed those liberal tears, because she fears not only losing the Presidency but down ballot races as well.

It’s like the lightbulb went off in her head, and she just discovered that a lot of Democrats don’t like their party elite, either. Just like many disaffected Republican voters in 2016, right?

But the ever-colorful James Carville, king maker to Bill Clinton back in 1992, wasn’t crying liberal tears. Instead, he had words. Boy did he have words, saying if the DNC was running a carnival parade, they’d never get out of the chute.

Nor was he finished with those remarks, either. He also said that the Nevada caucuses were working out quite well for Vladimir Putin:

“Right now, it’s about 1:15 Moscow time. This thing is going very well for Vladimir Putin. I promise you. He’s probably staying up watching this right now. How you doing, Vlad?”

But it’s not just the MSNBC pundits who are crying liberal tears. Remember Bill Kristol, the holier-than-thou principled Never Trumper? The former Weekly Standard editor who tweeted that “We are all Democrats now?”

Apparently he’s not relishing the Sanders sweep of Nevada, either, and posted this at Twitter:

Kristol might be shedding his own liberal tears to the sound of the 1980’s Talking Heads hit “Once in Lifetime.”

liberal tearsCredit: giphy.com.

But all snickering and Schadenfreude aside, can Democratic moderates beat the Sanders juggernaut? After all, he’s broadened his appeal for a wide variety of people. Right now, according to exit polling, Sanders leads among white and Latino voters, and is favored by both men and women alike. And, of course, young voters just love his promises of free stuff.

Yet Bernie is behind other candidates among two groups: African-Americans (although he is gaining traction), and older adults. You know, older Americans who actually remember the Cold War and the Soviet Union, who understand the threat of socialism. Older Americans whom young voters derisively mock with “okay, Boomer,” which should tell you something.

But what happens if the race does come down to Trump vs. Sanders?

James Carville thinks it would be political suicide for the Democratic party.

“If you’re voting for him because you think he’ll win the election, because he’ll galvanize heretofore sleepy parts of an electorate, then politically, you’re a fool. And that’s just a fact. It’s no denying it, there’s so much political science, so much research on this that it’s not even a debatable question.”

I never thought I’d say this, but I hope Carville is correct. I want Trump to beat Sanders in a landslide. But then again, remember how only a handful of people predicted that Trump would beat Hillary in 2016? And that all the national polls pointed to a Clinton win, too? While we might shake our conservative heads and wonder how in the hell anyone would support a Communist socialist, remember that lots of people couldn’t see Trump winning, either.

As the saying goes: Be careful what you wish for. But in the meantime, we can still relish the liberal tears coming from the meltdown at MSNBC.

 

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14 Comments
  • Rmd says:

    A significant difference is that, despite the personality oddities, Trump was pushing broadly majority issues. Sanders is pushing issues that are only majority in places like California as the centerpiece of his campaign.

    • Bucky says:

      Also Trump’s message was “Make America Great Again” while Bernie’s motto seems to be “Make America Denmark”.

      • Scott says:

        That’s his claimed message, but his actual message, if you listen close enough, and pay attention to his history, is “Make Amerika Russia under Stalin”…(with him in the role of Stalin of course.. as Project Veritas videos of his supporters have shown, they’re drooling at the proposition of sending all us “deplorables” who are guilty of “wrong think” straight to the gulags (or in front of a bloody wall)…

  • Charles N. Steele says:

    For years Rush Limbaugh argued that Obama governed *against* the will of the people and that MSM’s ability to disassociate BO from his policies was crucial for his success.

    I think MSM realizes they can’t get away with this with Comrade Sanders.

  • Paging Dr. Frankenstein!

    They created this monster.

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  • Mike says:

    Maybe the far-left folks at MSNBC are not as far-left as we thought. Nah, that’s not it.

  • Lloyd says:

    The MSM has ignored, and therefore beat down the best candidate among the Dems…Tulsi Gabbard. Shame on them for treating a genuine American the way they have. Let them live with their socialist/communist crowd!

  • Slow Joe Crow says:

    Since a Sanders candidacy is intolerable to the Democratic machine I expect some fireworks and skulduggery ahead, followed by a Bloomberg/Clinton ticket after a brokered convention. Since I am still a registered Democrat, I plan to vote Bernie, in the hope of detonating the party. I also look forward to Antifa rioting at the 2020 convention as Bernie gets railroaded.

    • Scott says:

      I don’t disagree with you Joe, and I think those results would not only be amusing as hell, but likely guarantee another 4 years of President Trump.. But is also would show that Bloomberg really is a delusional idiot…’Cause if that ticket actually won, he’d have a snowballs chance in hell of making it to the inauguration. It’d also make it reasonable to ask, “does he know he’s suicidal yet?”

  • Joe in PNG says:

    The slate of Dem candidates reminds me of the fest from “Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom”, especially for the Anyone But Bernie crowd.
    Which is one reason Pete, Amy, Liz, Joe, and others will continue to hang on- if they can last just long enough, they might be the ABB choice of president (or Veep).
    Of course, they’re also waiting to see what kind of splash Mini Mike is going to make when real voters are actually involved. If he gets a low %, my gut tells me he’s just going to rage quit, or repeat the Dean Scream, or somehow publicly melt down.
    We shall see.

  • Will Cate says:

    Did Joy really call them “the monkey moderates?” Uuuugly….

  • The question that’s got my attention just now is this: Assume Sanders gets the nomination and goes one-on-one against Trump. Assume further that he survives until Election Day — not a guaranteed thing, given the Clintons’ habit of killing off their adversaries. How large a majority would Trump have to win by:
    1) To persuade the Dems’ strategists and kingmakers that it would be wise to return to celebrating America instead of castigating it?
    2) To utterly destroy the party, rendering it as irrelevant as the Whigs?

    Remember that LBJ beat Barry Goldwater by 61% to 39%, and the GOP emerged stronger than ever. Reagan beat Mondale by some huge margin, but the Dems came back even more collectivist-minded. So how large a margin will it take to effectuate a genuine shakeup on the Left?

  • Fred Walls says:

    The more failure they suffer the more they will double down. They cannot learn anything, as they know it all already.

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