Hillary Clinton said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, today, hot off the press, that nobody likes Bernie Sanders. Here’s a bit more: “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”
Hillary Clinton is delusional. She is also petty, vindictive, bitter, and angry, but, the key point of tonight’s blog is that she’s delusional. People LOVE Bernie. Not only does he routinely get 10 or 20,000 people at his rallies, those people are CRAZY for him. He is THE most popular Senator among his constituents of ANY U.S. Senator.
All sorts of people love Bernie. Young people, old people, people in between. He has inspired us, he has uplifted us, he has united us, and that’s a great feeling.
If she’s talking about just people in the Senate, she’s delusional on two counts. First, he’s fairly popular in congress, from all I’ve heard. Most people say he’s respectful, honest, and pleasant to work with. There is all sorts of documentation of this. I remember seeing one letter from the first lady at the time, Hillary Rodham Clinton, thanking him for all his help trying to get her watered down health care passed. Second, to think it matters whether or not he was liked by his fellow congress people. They are not the ones who select the president. That’s the people. And, if recent polls are any indication, a tsunami of Bernie love is sweeping the country.
I don’t know what Hillary Clinton’s motivations are, but I’m hazarding a guess that her very worst nightmare is that Bernie will win the presidency, and he will get Medicare for All through congress, and then her little “He will never, ever get universal health care” speech will look pretty darned stupid. And that will be her legacy.