Bernie's Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Week: September 22nd Edition

Let's take a moment to see how Putin's favorite "Democrat" did this past week.

Sanders Loses Working Families Party Endorsement, His Supporters Respond As Expected

This past Monday, Senator Elizabeth Warren picked up the endorsement of the Working Families Party, a labor-aligned third party that has deep ties to New York and that supported Sanders during his 2016 presidential run. Naturally, Sanders' supporters took this in stride by doing what they do best: harassing those they disagree with. This time, Sanders' supporters were classy enough to call a Black organizer with the party as a "half-man" and "Uncle Tom" and they then chose to attack an organizer who was a rape survivor by expressing their glee that this woman was raped. This is the latest example of the vile and toxic environment of Sanders' entitled supporters and once again his campaign has refused to even acknowledge his deplorable supporters' online harassment and bullying.

Primary State Meltdowns

On Saturday, the Sanders campaign confirmed that Kevin Lata, one of the deputy campaign manager in the critical state of Iowa had left the campaign. This comes on the heels of Wednesday's news that state director Jess Mazour, who had been in place since March, had also been let go in recent weeks. The most recent Iowa poll shows Sanders significantly lagging behind both Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in the state and he is trending downward with Warren trending upward. As if that wasn't bad enough, last Sunday it was also announced that Sanders would be parting ways with Joe Caiazzo, his New Hampshire state political director, and this news was met with overwhelming applause from his state steering committee. This internal strife caused the Sanders campaign to send an internal memo in an effort to curtail leaks coming from the more disgruntled members of the campaign.

Sanders Fact-Checked on Medicare-For-All 
Via The Washington Post, Bernie Sanders fubbed his numbers at the third Democratic debate when he said that his health care plan would save $20 trillion over Joe Biden's. Sanders' statement earned him three Pinocchios and was summarized as follows: 

The $30 trillion Medicare-for-all number is actually the low-end estimate from a 2018 study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The $50 trillion figure comes from an estimate of national health expenditures produced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That study is for years 2018 to 2027, while the Mercatus Center study is for years 2022 to 2031. So, they aren’t considering the same time frame.
If we use the same time frame (2022-2031) and look at total expenditures, the “status quo” figure would be $59.7 trillion, while the Medicare-for-all cost, using the Mercatus methodology, jumps to $57.6 trillion to $63.8 trillion over 10 years. Keep in mind that we are talking about total costs, which includes the cost of moving from private insurance to Medicare-for-all, existing government health care spending and other fixed costs. 
Four of the five key studies on the impact of the Sanders plan estimate that national health expenditures will rise over 10 years. The author of the fifth study predicts a decline but said Sanders exaggerated. Even when using a best-case-scenario estimate, health care expenditures under both systems are comparable, he said.
All and all, it was another terrible week for a terrible candidate and based on how he's trending, this won't be last such week for Putin's patsy, Bernard Sanders.

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