Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) sharply criticized Bernie Sanders on Wednesday for lumping her and Jerry Brown into the “establishment” wing of the Democratic Party after the California governor announced the previous day that he, along with Boxer and other high-ranking California lawmakers, would be supporting Hillary Clinton.
This is how out of touch our politicians really are. Senator Barbara Boxer can’t understand why Bernie might point out that she and California Governor Jerry Brown are part of the Democratic establishment. I mean they’re the liberals. They’re the progressives. How could they possible be part of the establishment?
Bernie Sanders has been fighting this primary race with nearly every major elected politician (of the Democratic Party) openly supporting his opponent. In other words, nearly every Democrat has openly been against Bernie from the beginning. That is the establishment. That is coronation. Having one candidate be the presumptive nominee before the voters were even given options. Despite these elected officials saying to their constituents to back Hillary from the very beginning, Bernie has still taken 46% of the vote to date. That’s pretty damn impressive. Now, as Bernie gains on Hillary in California and is expected to win, Governor Brown endorses Clinton. So Senator Boxer doesn’t see how Governor Brown supporting Hillary Clinton before his state even votes, a state leaning heavily towards Bernie, makes him part of the establishment? Senator Boxer doesn’t see how her supporting Clinton before Bernie Sanders even entered the race makes her part of the establishment? Politicians may be even more out of touch with the American people than I thought. Even our supposedly most liberal politicians fall in line because it’s her turn. That’s the establishment at it’s finest. So no Senator Boxer, he’s not dissing you. He’s dissing the system itself and it seems pretty arrogant that you can’t see that. He’s pointing out the flaws that make most Americans hate politics. That’s why the majority of Americans don’t vote! You might be fine with the way things are. You might like the establishment. But whether you are willing to admit it or not, that makes you part of it. I don’t care how progressive you say you are.