I never supported Sanders, as made clear last year, a decision vindicated now, but we did give him a lot of attention here, and he made good copy for this blog. I think that Sanders has done a disservice to the left: after that hot air about socialism and the ‘revolution’ his followers are now going to have to live with a party that is cynically going to push the TPP. What a destructive waste of a lot of talents who should have been given an option outside of the party system, and/or a more radical option corresponding to the correct usage of the term ‘revolution’. A whole generation of potential radicals has been mindfucked and muddled. The CIA couldn’t have done it better with a staged fake doing a feint to the left followed by a collapse to the rightist middle.