In one of Seinfeld’s most famous episodes: Kramer hires a hard-boiled New York lawyer to rep him in a lawsuit against a major coffee company. Unbeknownst to Kramer the Java coffee company is prepared to start out of court settlement talks at $50,000 and free coffee at any of their stores for life.
But before the coffee company can even say more than “free coffee” Kramer leaps to his feet and settles for a single cup of coffee.
From the few concessions we are learning of, Bernie appears to jumped to his feet for the DNC and Hillary campaign shouting, “I’ll Take it!” and pulled a Kramer. The Bern’s actions seem more motivated by fear of Trump than a true liking for Hillary’s corporatism. But the path of fear is never the way to the light.
Or is this shocking Hillary endorsement the master stroke of a 74-year-old political veteran who plans to fight on at the DNC as FDR did so long with a similar endorsement? One can only hope as Hillary is not a good fit with the principles of Bernie campaign backers and the path to brighter future we all are meditating for.
I really don’t know. None of us do because of the old school back-room politics Bernie’s Hillary endorsement represents. In any case, the sorry result is that large numbers Bernie’s supporters are feeling betrayed and abandoned like Kramer’s lawyer did to hilarious effect on Seinfeld, as you can watch below. Only in real-life abandonment is never funny.
And watch Bernie’s Kramer here from my favorite politico.
2 thoughts on “Bernie Pulls a Kramer”
Kramer was far and away my favorite character in the TV series. Well, he was the only one who seemed to have any real interest in others. So any comparison with Bernie opens up a whole new range to explore, should anyone be so moved. By the way, I’m still of the opinion that working with Hillary through the election, getting candidates from the Left elected to seats now held by Republicans, is what Bernie’s deal is all about. It’s the only way the Revolution can happen, and it can’t wait.
Thanks, Jnana. Bernie is an old school politico and he had to endorse Hillary to be at the convention with his delegates. It ain’t over until the fat lady sings. I just feel Bernie stumbled in how he did this. He’s only human and his heart is in the right place. I am with you on not giving up hope.
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