Bernie surrogates AOC and Talib’s attempts to resuscitate campaign backfire after Tuesday’s dip

(Video screenshots from Channel 4 News/”Face the Nation”)

With Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders having fallen from his status as the 2020 Democrat front-runner, his top surrogates appear to be desperately trying to revive his campaign by resorting to the “lamest” arguments possible.

In a tweet posted Wednesday, for instance, surrogate Rep. Rashida Tlaib tried desperately to play the Anita Hill card against front-runner Joe Biden.

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The tweet was based on the dubious assertion that then-Senate Judiciary Committee chair Biden did something wrong when he fiercely interrogated Hill during Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearings in the early 1990s.

That being said, the tweet was completely off the mark because Hill already said last summer that, despite her illegitimate beef with Biden, she would vote for him over President Donald Trump were he to win the Democrat nomination.

“Of course I could,” she replied when asked by an NBC reporter whether she could conceive of voting for Biden. “I don’t think it has disqualified him.”

“He’s perfectly capable of running for president. I think we will have to make our decisions about what we want our leaders to be doing in the future around these issues of gender violence.”

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Whoops …

Conservatives didn’t even need to involve themselves in Tlaib’s tweet this time because thousands of liberal Democrats were already on the job.

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Ouch!

About six hours after Tlaib’s failed attempt to revive Sanders’ campaign, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her own attempt by highlighting the 2020 candidate’s more radical policy proposals, i.e., free health care, “racial justice,” etc.

This time well-educated conservatives were best for the job, though unfortunately for the socialist congresswomen, both conservatives and liberals decided to tag-team her with a large dose of inconvenient facts and observations.

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Ouch again.

The latter tweet summed up the Democrat primary. Despite a lot of noise from “Bernie Bros” about Sanders’ alleged electability and favorability, Biden appeared to prove this Tuesday that the candidate a majority of Democrats want is indeed him.

Of course, several more primary elections remain, so things could theoretically change, though it may help if surrogates like AOC and Tlaib put a lid on it.

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Vivek Saxena

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