Look at this article as a couple of minutes of deep schadenfreude. Bernie Sanders is upset because Republicans are laughing at his failures. He should be. He’s losing the fight. And while it’s important that we know what the enemy is saying, it’s also important that we have fun wallowing in their discontent.
Bernie Sanders talks about Joe Biden as 'his good friend.'
Joe Biden talks about Bernie Sanders as 'that socialist he beat in the election.'
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FNC: “Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., recognizing the upcoming 2022 midterms could result in a regained GOP majority in the Senate, remarked Sunday that Republicans are ‘laughing all the way to Election Day,’ as President Biden’s hopes of passing election reform and spending packages have stalled in the upper chamber.
After weeks of negotiations, two Democrats, Sens. Joe Manchin, of West Virginia, and Kyrsten Sinema, of Arizona, decided not to support the legislation, and in doing so, Sanders argued they ‘sabotaged the president’s effort to address the needs of working families in this country.’ ”
“What has bothered me very much is that the Republicans are laughing all the way to Election Day,” Sanders remarked Sunday on CNN. They have not had to cast one bloody vote … and we have got the change that.”
“It’s not only those two,” Sanders told Dana Bash. “It is 50 Republicans who have been adamant not only in pushing an anti-Democratic agenda but also opposing our efforts to try to lower the costs of prescription drugs, trying to expand Medicare to include dental, hearing and eyeglasses, to improve the disastrous situation in home health care, in child care, to address the existential threat of climate change. You got 50 Republicans who don’t want to do anything, except criticize the president.
“We have allowed the Republicans to get away with murder. They haven’t had to vote on anything. I think there is widespread understanding that what we have done for the last six months has failed from a policy point of view. It has failed politically. We need to change course. We need to have the courage to take on the Republicans and let Manchin and Sinema decide which side they are on.
“On that particular vote that she and Manchin cast, we were trying to address the reality that you got 19 Republican states all over this country who are undermining the foundations of American democracy,” Sanders continued, “trying to make it harder for people of color, young people, people with disabilities to vote, coming up with extreme gerrymandering, taking action against independent election officials. And it is so important that we protect American democracy, that we stand up to the big lie of Trump and his allies that he really won the election. And they undermined that effort.” All lies from a socialist. The best part? You can just feel his frustrated indignation. Cool.