Today’s show is a pre-emptive strike. Regardless of how many states Bernie takes tonight, we keep going.
Bernie made himself clear last night in the MSNBC (Mute Sanders Nothing But Clinton – thanks @timbartender!) Town Hall.
ZAKUBUWETZ (AUDIENCE MEMBER): My question is, many of your supporters are staunchly opposed to Hillary Clinton and are considering writing you in, voting for a third party candidate or not voting at all if you don’t win the nomination.
I believe you will win the nomination and the presidency, but if you don’t, will you encourage your supporters to vote for Secretary Clinton?
SANDERS: Well, David, thanks for the question. And let me answer it, uh, in this way. Um, first, um, I think it is, you know, we are not a movement where I can snap my fingers and say to you or to anybody else what you should do, because you won’t listen to me. You shouldn’t. Uh, you’ll make these decisions yourself.
I think if we end up losing — and I hope we do not — and if Secretary Clinton wins, it is incumbent upon her to tell millions of people who right now do not believe in establishment politics or establishment economics, who have serious misgivings about a candidate who has received millions of dollars from Wall Street and other special interests.
She has got to go out to you and to millions of other people and say, yes, I think the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and take on the private insurance companies and the greed of the drug companies and pass a Medicare for all.
I think that says Secretary Clinton, that for the young people in this country, you should not have to leave college $30,000, $50,000, $70,000 in debt because we’re going to make as many other countries around the world do, public colleges and universities tuition-free. I think Secretary Clinton is going to have to explain to millions of young people and a lot of other people that climate change is a real crisis and incrementalism is just not going to solve it. That’s…
SANDERS: And she is going to have to come on board and say, yes, I know it’s hard, but I am going to take on the fossil fuel industry and pass a carbon tax.
So the — the point that I am making is, it is incumbent upon Secretary Clinton to reach out not only to my supporters, but to all of the American people, with an agenda that they believe will represent the interests of working families, lower income people, the middle class, those of us who are concerned about the environment and not just big money interests.
To help with my effort to convince you to stay strong and ignore the corporate media’s pressure that’s bound to intensify tonight if Sanders doesn’t win all five states by landslides (which won’t happen), I was thrilled to welcome Tim Black to the show!
In hour two, GottaLaff joined in as she does at that time every week. In addition to last night’s town hall and MSNBC cutting away from Bernie to cover D’ump with Tweety and Jonathan Capefart, we talked about the Miami Herald originally misidentifying me as Nicole Sanders in this article about Ann Coulter (I said a lot of other things that didn’t make it into the piece), and an interview Laffy just gave to AP as a consumer of “liberal media”.
And then there was this:
Truth is stranger than fiction…
Tomorrow, we’ll recap today’s races, talk FloriDUH with Deborah Newell, and I’ll go back five years to the day to tell you about the night I was arrested for committing democracy… radio or not!