Bernie Sanders has been hammered over the last several days for selling out his supporters by endorsing Hillary Clinton and calling for his supporters to do the same. As it turns out, the ‘Bernie or bust’ crowd is just as passionate as the ‘Never Trumpers’…Bernie’s supporters are standing their ground.
In a shocking turn of events, it now appears that Bernie literally sold his supporters to Hillary Clinton (or at least tried to).
Here is what has been reported…
Sen. Bernie Sanders will back Hillary Clinton in exchange for speaking opportunities at fall campaign rallies, a fully-funded campaign aircraft and a share of the credit for her hoped-for election, according to a negotiating memo obtained by BuzzFeed News and dated two days before the June 7 California primary.
“Request a plane and staff for a series of fall rallies in battleground states … plane would be paid for by the DNC,” according the the Sanders memo, titled “End Game 2016” and addressed to “Bernie 2016.”
The memo’s authenticity has not been confirmed by Breitbart News, but it has not been denied by Sanders’ campaign team.
The memo said Sanders’ goals are a Democratic takeover of the Senate and grabbing partial credit for Hillary Clinton‘s victory in November. Other demands in the memo include: Votes on minority planks on the platform, a primetime speaking slot on Tuesday night at the convention, more convention co-chairs and speakers drawn from the Sanders camp.[…]
The Sanders camp was also looking to settle scores with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D.-Fla.), the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and former Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank. Frank, long considered a progressive in the vein of Sanders has become an unrelenting critic of the Vermont senator. Frank is a co-chair of the DNC’s Rules Committee, which is another target for reform by the Vermont senator’s campaign.
The memo poses the question: “How much capital are we willing to extend?” in the discussion about forcing Wasserman Schultz out.
The Florida congresswoman resigned from her DNC perch the weekend before the Democratic National Convention opened Monday in Philadelphia, in the wake of the leak of emails from DNC by WikiLeaks.
It’s quite sad that Bernie Sanders sold his supporters out like this. Bernie turned out to be a hypocrite to his followers after saying he would fight to the end and into the convention. Turns out, Bernie is only concerned with his political future and not the “revolution” he sold to his supporters.