In the past Bernie explained that if he is attacked with false accusations he will "respond forcefully." He said they will respond back which is what should happen. They were warned and of course Hillary Clinton has a history of attacking as we saw when she ran against President Obama, she had no idea then what anyone was talking about either. Responding to the lies and manipulations of information such as we saw with the
With all kinds of bullying the outcomes are predictable. Hillary Clinton put out information to indicate Bernie Sanders is not qualified to
be president or is unelectable for a long time. Bernie explains why we
are in danger of having a right wing extremist in the White House and
that his poll numbers show he is more likely to win against a right wing
psychopath than Hillary Clinton, who is kind of the same as them in the next video.
"This is not the type of politics that I want to get in,” added Sanders
in a typical speech in Philadelphia. “But if we are going to be attacked
… if they are going to question my qualifications, I think I have a
right to question hers.”
From the Guardian:
“She has made a deal with the devil and the devil wants his due,” said
Weaver in a particularly blunt Sanders camp attack on her reliance on
wealthy donations on Thursday. “If the Clinton campaign wants to engage
in a more bare knuckle approach, we are happy to do that as well.”
Hillary Clinton is pulling a Palin, hinting, intimating, she gets staff in her campaign to say things for her, uses whispering campaigns and then she plays the victim, "I don't know why he's saying that." She is trying to turn around the psychological impact of her nasty responses and attacks with her statements about unifying the party, "I'd take Bernie over Cruz, Trump anytime." That is not going to happen, too much has gone on, it's like being married to an abusive man who wants to smooth things over, I don't think so and they wonder where "Bernie or Bust" came from. There are false articles written by some Clinton hacks editing interviews of him to make him look like he is saying things he is not with the theme of the article being party unity is starting. These are not journalists, they are propagandists. Examine everything with a critical eye and identify them for what they are.
Here is an example of Hillary Clinton and the DNC having control of the MSM.
Now where would CNN get an idea that was Hillary Clinton's plan, because she doesn't know "why he's saying that?" Does she have no control of her campaign, does she not pay attention to what the news media says, does she have memory problems or is she lying? Is she developing Alzheimer's like Ronald Reagan? Of course she knows why he is saying that, she and her people engineered the situation and her tactics are very sick. The only way to stop a bully is to expose them. This is bullying 101, spread false rumors by using other people and then when the target says something back, play the innocent victim.
Where oh where did the Washington Post get the idea for this title for an article? Clinton questions whether Sanders is qualified to be president, leaves out a direct quote from her using those words, but they did not come up with this out of the blue, she must have told them not to print what she said.
Really you are so obvious that this is Hillaryous! It is just the same as workplace bullying or junior high school mean girls, but this is political bullying and people in Alaska are quite familiar with these tactics. That's not what I said, look how he behaves, look what he said. I never said that, I'm the aggrieved party. Bullying uses the same tactics no matter the setting. Bashing in the background until the target finally gets tired of it and fights back is one of the goals so they can use the response to demonize. The thing with Hillary is we have her tactics from when she ran against President Obama to use for comparison, but those who support Hillary will not be able to see the historical data, the pages will become blank to their brains. Most people read very little so don't even know the facts, so when misinformation is spread they believe it. MSM is useless, for example, Time Warner, CNN’s parent company, is the 8th largest contributor to Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign.We call CNN, the Clinton News Network and these people aren't even subtle.
I have researched workplace bullying for years and know the characteristics of those who are often bullied because I am a main target on many levels all the time due to being an ethical whistleblower type along with the other characteristics of targets of bullies.
Here is a description of targets from the Workplace Bullying Institute and much of this describes Bernie Sanders, this is for the workplace but you can easily translate it to politics or any other bullying situation.
Targets are independent. They refuse to be subservient. Bullies seek
to enslave targets. When targets take steps to preserve their dignity,
their right to be treated with respect, bullies escalate their campaigns
of hatred and intimidation to wrest control of the target's work from
Targets are more technically skilled than their bullies. They are the
"go-to" veteran workers to whom new employees turn for guidance.
Insecure bosses and co-workers can't stand to share credit for the
recognition of talent. Bully bosses steal credit from skilled targets.
Targets are better liked, they have more social skills, and quite
likely possess greater emotional intelligence. They have empathy (even
for their bullies). Colleagues, customers, and management (with
exception to the bullies and their sponsors) appreciate the warmth that
the targets bring to the workplace.
Targets are ethical and honest. Some targets are whistleblowers who
expose fraudulent practices. Every whistleblower is bullied. Targets are
not schemers or slimy con artists. They tend to be guileless. The most
easily exploited targets are people with personalities founded on a
prosocial orientation -- a desire to help, heal, teach, develop, nurture
Targets are non-confrontive. They do not respond to aggression with
aggression. (They are thus morally superior.) But the price paid for
apparent submissiveness is that the bully can act with impunity (as long
as the employer also does nothing).
Getting aggressive back at Hillary Clinton was most likely not Bernie's natural reaction, his advisors probably had to work on him. He really has no choice but to verbally spar and respond because without the information to counteract the lies the public may think the slanders against him are true.
There are two other things about targets that are not mentioned above. The first is we are the kind of people who go to work to do the work to the best of our abilities, we don't mess around, we have no other agenda but our work. Then, the more threatening an ethical target is and the more fear of being outed or not getting what they want the more competitive the bully is with getting into a powerful position, so they escalate their tactics.We have been seeing this. In this case there have been some unethical actions around voting and manipulating the news media. Directly telling news media something negative about Bernie Sanders, giving them information in the background to smear him without saying it herself so they act as her surrogate and then denying that action is unethical and despicable.
In this case Bernie Sanders is surrounded by lots of supportive people and is a seasoned politician, he is shielded from the same negative health effects a powerless everyday worker would suffer from the bullying. I have written before that support prevents the negative health effects of trauma and PTSD. He is also savvy about political bullying. The excerpt above from the Workplace Bullying Institute describes Bernie, the first line even says targets are independent. Notice bullies will steal the good work of others or try to fake they are like the other person to win over their friends and supporters. Hillary has been changing what she says to be more in line with Bernie's message.
Then Bernie Sanders decided to go Brooklyn on Hillary and say here are the reasons I think YOU aren't qualified to be president.She is only qualified to be the president of an Oligarchy not a Democracy.
Then we get the predicted result from the Clinton campaign, engineered demonizing. '“A new low,” complained
Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon, after her rival responded to what he
believed were personal attacks on him by questioning whether she was “qualified to be president” either."'
CNN has done everything they could to avoid reporting on Bernie Sanders until he kicked quite a bit of butt, now they are in the business of reporting misinformation about him to sabotage, but the first sabotage of the MSM was to just ignore Sanders. Sabotage is another bully tactic and then all the information CNN uses comes from the Hillary Clinton campaign.
The young people have you all figured out, Clinton and they know how corrupt the news media is. Unlike what Hillary Clinton would like the public to believe the young people are indeed doing research. They learned during the Occupy movement, from Wikileaks, from living in a world where they have little opportunity, from learning who caused the massive economic disparity in the United States and they read books written by left wing intellectuals. They learned how to think for themselves about corporate media, how Wall Street took control of this country, they learned where the inequality came from, they know why they struggle, they watched dishonest politicians, they learned how to organize and go after changes for the betterment of their country. Trying to turn back time and uneducate them isn't going to work for Hillary or anyone else, so why insult the young people of our country who have had a hard time finding opportunities by saying this, "I feel sorry sometimes for the young people who believe this, they don't do their own research.."Isn't it the lack of research that you count on Hillary Clinton, so the public who get their information from the MSM don't read reliable journalists or watch the honest ones on the internet like the young people do?
I wrote most of the above post about two weeks ago and never posted it. The contents are more important now that more political bullying has been revealed and I will certainly have more to say about this. Today I saw that Rosario Dawson had discussed Hillary Clinton's tactics as bullying and discussed Monika Lewinski's anti-bullying work. Thank you Rosario Dawson.