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Mini Mike embraces Anybody But Bernie

Three weeks ago -- before the voting in Iowa or New Hampshire -- I pointed out the Democrat Establishment had begun an Anybody But Bernie effort. Their problem with Bernie is he articulates the real Democrat plans that Democrats want to keep hidden.

Mini Mike Bloomberg has gone public with the effort.

The New York Times reported, "Michael R. Bloomberg’s campaign mounted a direct offensive against a Democratic opponent for the first time, as Bernie Sanders shot back by accusing the billionaire of trying to buy the presidency."

Mini Mike's pitch is that he will be the anti-Bernie, anti-President Donald John Trump candidate. His excuse for attacking Bernie is that Bernie Bros mocked Mini Mike online.


Kevin Sheekey, Mini Mike’s campaign manager, told the Times, "It’s a shameful turn of events to see Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump deploy the very same attacks and tactics against Mike, but the reason is clear. At this point, the primary is Bernie’s to lose, and ours to win. Bernie knows this. Trump knows this. That’s why they are united in the campaign against Mike."

The Times reported, "The Bloomberg campaign statement detailed a half-dozen anti-Bloomberg statements from Sanders surrogates and staff, calling them unacceptable. One, a tweet from the Sanders campaign’s national press secretary, Briahna Joy Gray, called Mr. Bloomberg a 'racist authoritarian.'"

In a 1,600-word, triple-bylined piece, the Times could not find space to quote exactly what Mini Mike said.

Fox News found space.

In a 2011 interview, Mini Mike said, "Well, for a long time, people have said there's nothing you can do about it, but blacks and Latinos score terribly in school testing compared to whites and Asians. If you look at our jails, it’s predominantly minorities."

He also said, "If you look at where crime takes place, it’s in minority neighborhoods. If you look at who the victims and the perpetrators are, it’s virtually all minorities. This is something that has gone on for a long time. I assume it’s prevalent elsewhere but it’s certainly true in New York City. And for many, many years, people said there's just nothing you can do about it."

He also said, "Nevertheless, there's this enormous cohort of black and Latino males, age, let’s say, 16 to 25, that don't have jobs, don't have any prospects, don't know how to find jobs, don't know what their skill sets are, don't know how to behave in the workplace where they have to work collaboratively and collectively."

Now I know why the Times did not quote him.

Mini Mike's efforts to stop Bernie are part of the Napoleon of Manhattan's plan to own the Democrat Party. Sanders is drawing Obama-like crowds. His Achilles heel is lifelong sloth which will mean he will be easily fatigued in this campaign.

But he has the prattle down pat. Bernie said, "It is not only a rigged economy, it is a corrupt political system.

"It is a system that allows billionaires like Trump to get massive amounts of campaign contributions from his millionaire friends. Mr. Bloomberg, like anybody else, has a right to run for president. He does not have a right to buy the presidency. Especially after being mayor of New York and having a racist stop-and-frisk policy, especially after opposing a raise in the minimum wage."

Democrats have two problems. If they do not nominate Bernie, they lose his voters. If they nominate him, they lose everyone else.

This is the undercard to the big show in November. It's like watching the XFL as we await the real game in the fall.

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