For reasons surpassing all rational understanding, Barack Obama has turned his back on all his hordes of swooning Obamunist cultists out there in the Nutroots, become a DINO, and hopped aboard the La Clinton Nostra express:
In unusually candid remarks, Barack Obama privately told a group of Democrat donors last Friday that Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont was nearing the point at which his campaign against Hillary Clinton would end, and that the party must soon come together to back her.
Obama acknowledged that Mrs. Clinton was perceived to have weaknesses as a candidate, and that some Democrats did not view her as authentic.
But he played down the importance of authenticity, noting that President George W. Bush — [against] whose record he ran aggressively in 2008 — was once praised for his authenticity....
Not because he doesn't believe that authenticity and enthusiasm and an energized base aren't important - he of all people knows better - but because the Donk "establishment" and its SuperDuperDelegates - can you imagine the Scanners-level rage among "establishment"-haters if the GOP had anything like them?....
....have opted against electability and in favor of the sort of "next in line/"It's my turn" dynasticism that the GOP has abandoned in favor of its Trumpsanity bender.
Obama chose his words carefully, and did not explicitly call on Sanders to quit the race, according to those in the room. Still, those in attendance said in interviews that they took his comments as a signal to Sanders that perpetuating his campaign, which is now an uphill climb, could only help the Republicans recapture the White House....
Quite the contrary, actually, since Weekend Bernie has consistently polled better in general election match-ups that the Empress. This is more a matter of lamenting the choice a small majority of Democrat voters and the Donk establishment have made and recognizing that dragging Granny Jowly McFatass across the finish line will be even more difficult with Sanders still in the nominating race. Fortunately for Herself, Trumplicans have made that task a lot easier.
Obama indicated that he knew some people were not “excited” by Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy, a White House official confirmed.
But, while he stressed that he was not endorsing either candidate, and that both would make good presidents, Obama went on to lavish praise on Mrs. Clinton, describing her as smart, tough and experienced, and said that she would continue the work of his administration.
In other words, she's the Democrat Nixon.
Sanders has very publicly criticized Mr. Obama on certain policies and has called for a “political revolution.”
Which is kind of redundant at this point. Maybe O is sending Bernie warning to cut out the gimmick infringment.
The practical effect of this de facto endorsement is to eliminate any even remote possibility that Reichsfuhrer Loretta Lynch will ever sign off on a criminal indictment of Mrs. Clinton for her countless Emailgate crimes. It will now never happen, because that order has not-so-implicitly come down, publicly, from the top.
I'll miss writing those Emailgate posts. They - especially the endlessly creative Hillary in jail pics - were sure fun while they lasted.