You may have heard that Bernie’s senior strategist Tad Devine filled the same role for failed candidates Gore and Kerry. But let’s talk about his successes.
You hear that right. Tad Devine‘s winning candidate caused literal riots in the streets in Bolivia and several incidents locally called “wars”. Devine’s employer in Ukraine wound up signing a highly unpopular deal with Russia instead of the EU, triggering the Orange Revolution, and fleeing to the Motherland with several billion dollars from the Ukraine treasury.
An award winning documentary was named for a phrase Devine coined in Bolivia, “Our Brand Is Crisis”. A decade later Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton brought the story to the masses:
So here we have an election whose message was driven by fear, distrust in the government, accusations of fraud, polarizing division, hyperbolic statistics and empty financial promises. The same methodologies used in Bolivia are in play in the Sanders campaign. Even Russian state media and right-winger sites like Brietbart are welcome sources if it makes “the establishment” look bad.
The far left needs to pause and examine the credibility of its sources.
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