Ok Jeff, your a Sanders supporter and it's mainly styles of campaigning were disagreeing about. If I understand you correctly, Sanders needed to make the party his Bitch for him to be the winner of 2016. Is that a correct assessment? You've also, if not condoned the Clinton/DNC grift,dismissed it as a more or less 'hey, wadja expect? Bernie's not a democrat so alls fair... Correct? Now there's a final analysis by you of Sanders political career starting from his mild man mannered youth in the rusticated hills of Vermont to his eventual nonconformist golden years resulting in his sentimental old fool status. Maybe I'm dense (and it wouldn't be the first time) but is this irony? I'm not sure what it's for but my take away was Sanders made the critical flaw of not declaring himself a Democrat, remaking the party in his own image, then capping that accomplishment by running for President? Is that a fair summary or was the intention irony?
We could engage in that type of conversation or we could instead discuss and debate what he's actually doing. Now. As opposed to a mythical 'shoulda done'. Like getting concessions out of multinationals to pay their U.S. Workers a living wage. Hosting live video conferences on climate change, health care. Creating a political campaign funding apparatus out of his own presidential campaign. 'Our Revolution'. Hosting an international left wing convention to begin organizing on an international scale leftist ideas and opportunities. Recognizing the far right is way ahead here. Introducing legislation for the passage of Medicare for all and making it a central feature in the mid terms.
Frankly, if you've been discussing these activities as well as others I've omitted and I didn't notice you have the, again, my apologies. If your 'bye Bernie' was in the style of Jonathan Swift's Modest Proposal, I didn't catch it. All I keep reading is what Sanders should have done.