(PoliticalLookout.Com)- It finally happened. Independent socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, arguably the furthest-left Democratic presidential candidate in history, has gone on record and endorsed establishment candidate Joe Biden.
Imagine endorsing the guy who robbed you of a nomination that seemed to be in the bag…for the second time!
During a live stream on Monday, Biden appeared alongside Joe Biden to discuss the upcoming presidential election and to offer his support.
“We are in a terrible moment, an unprecedented moment,” he said. “I know we share the understanding that we’ve gotta go forward right now and out of this in an unprecedented way to address the terrible pain that so many of our fellow Americans are feeling.”
Perhaps just as shocking that Sanders would offer his endorsement is the fact that, for once, there were no tech issues!
“So today, I am asking all Americans – I’m asking every Democrat, I’m asking every Independent, I’m asking a lot of Republicans – to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy, which I endorse, to make certain that we defeat somebody who, I believe and I’m speaking just for myself now, is the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country.”
At least this president can finish a sentence.
It took six days for Sanders to work up the courage to endorse Biden, and even now that it’s done, it doesn’t look like all of Sanders’ supporters are on board. As Nathan Robinson wrote in The Guardian on Tuesday, “Joe Biden needs to do a lot more if he wants to win over Sanders voters.”
A cursory glance at the Twitter responses to the endorsement shows why. Supporters of Bernie Sanders advocate radically different policies to Joe Biden. While Biden is trying to prove his woke credentials (and is even talking about a transgender running mate – yes, really), he is not advocating for the same radical universal healthcare plan that Sanders was.
New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, a Sanders loyalist and fellow socialist, still isn’t offering much support to the Biden camp. Ocasio-Cortez said Biden must be made “uncomfortable” before there can be any party unity, signaling just how huge a battle Biden has ahead of him.
The truth is that many Sanders supporters may turn to Trump in protest, to stop the DNC establishment succeeding, or because Trump offers similar protectionist economic measures that Sanders has advocated.
It looks like Biden and Sanders are fully on board with working together, though. Sanders said his staff has been working with the Biden campaign for the “last several weeks” and are creating task forces that “look at some of the most important issues facing this country.”
If you want to know what an establishment stitch-up looks like, just look in the eyes of Bernie Sanders in that video has he officially endorses yet another DNC-endorsed candidate.