Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Perils Of Sainthood

Since Bernie is running for Saint of the Left, he has to avoid actually engaging in politics.  As he has basically said that Clinton is unqualified to be president because she's been doing politics for the past forty years, he can't be seen as engaging in cynical politics.

Which is exactly what this Vatican flap is all about.  The Sandernistas are suggesting that the Pope wants to meet with Bernie because Francis is a Bernie-Bro.  But this is an outright falsehood.

It goes back to the surprising result of Politifact that in fact Clinton is the most honest person in the race.

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