History is made: Obama first president to endorse someone under criminal investigation by his own FBI

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Published by: Dan Calabrese on Thursday June 09th, 2016

Unprecedented!

Of course, the attorney general who will ultimately decide whether to ask for a criminal indictment works for him. And he just publicly said she should be the next president. Surely that won't influence the decision-making. No. Not at all. Not in the slightest.

Not. At. All.

Bernie hasn't exactly conceded, although we keep hearing that he's going to "work with her to defeat Trump" or whatever. I think Bernie will go after superdelegates if he thinks the political environment gives him the opportunity. Presumaby Obama's endorsement is designed to send a message that it's not, but who knows? If anyone is capable of fumbling away a moment like this, it's Hillary.

You have to wonder, of course, what Obama said to Bernie in that meeting:

Look, bro, you and I are both socialists, obviously. You admit it. I can't. But we're practically comrades. I have to endorse Hillary because you know what she's like, and let's face it, if you're the nominee it won't be long before they're throwing Venezuela and all that in your face. Hillary's a total crook, and it's all I can do to hold off the Justice Department, but at least with her in charge most of our people will be protected.

I love your take on the minimum wage. On global warm . . . oh, right, I'm supposed to say "climate change." What a load of crap, but whatever. You and I both hate capitalists and business people. But that's who Hillary extorts her money from, and my hands are kind of tied if you know what I mean.

Nice job, though. You look like doddering old fool and I never thought you'd get this far - and just between you and me, if Hillary had the slightest instincts in retail politics, you wouldn't have - but we all know the jig is up now and we're going to have to be with her.

Did I really say that? I bet you hate that line. I don't blame you.

Oh well, Bernie. You don't have to win to be a good socialist. In fact, I think it helps not to.

On to the convention!

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