So an article on PunkNews.Org from 2016 has been circulating through the net, claiming that Jello Biafra has officially endorsed Bernie Sanders as president this year. While it’s true that at the time Jello did endorse Sanders, this year he had not made any endorsement of any sort official.
Until now. Here is Jello’s Democratic nominee endorsement.
“I endorse Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination for President! If the New York Times can do a dual endorsement, so can I!Jello Biafra
Yes, I am registered Green. I have not voted for a democrat for Prez since Jimmy Carter in 1976, right after I turned 18. But for the Dems, Liz and Bernie are by far the best.
Biden and Bloomberg are almost as bad as Trump. If those so-called “Super Delegates” hijack the convention, swipe the nomination and hand it to one of those guys, Trump wins. By a lot, as millions under 45 may well stay home in disgust. This can’t be allowed to happen, as the Senate and State offices are even more important than who’s president. A President Warren or Sanders gets nowhere if Moscow Mitch McConnell still controls the Senate. A (gasp!) re-“elected” (ha ha) Trump thwarted by a Democratic-majority Senate can’t put any more neo-Nazis, rapists and Christian Supremacist crackpots on the Federal courts.
I personally like Warren slightly better than Bernie because:
1) She’s done her homework. Bernie too, but not to quite the same depth or degree.
2) Think about it – Who really has a better chance of actually beating Trump, and helping flip Congress and state legislatures?? It’s Elizabeth Warren, hands down.
And those state races are more crucial than ever – whoever controls the legislatures in each state this time gets to redraw all the Congressional districts and all the districts in both state houses too. They could even repeal Jim Crow 2.0. Go!”
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34 comments on "JELLO BIAFRA’S 2020 DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION ENDORSEMENT"
February 28, 2020 (15:21)
Fuck me, you used to be my hero. Endorsing a liberal like Warren is embarrassing. Punk really is dead. #Bernie2020
February 28, 2020 (15:26)
So punk is dead because Jello likes both Warren and Sanders out of the choices available?
Punk is fragile.
February 28, 2020 (15:41)
Jello’s right. You’re wrong.
Dunks Not Ped
February 28, 2020 (15:42)
You’re probably–no definitely–a fucking moron if you’ve been a fan of Biafra’s and didn’t know just how liberal he has always been.
February 28, 2020 (16:55)
I found the guy who never listened to DK!
February 28, 2020 (16:55)
wow, punk is dead cause he endorsed bernie, but also someone else for good measure. man you berniacs are fucking *intense*. it’s all ‘bend the knee or else’ with you guys.
February 28, 2020 (17:20)
Wholeheartedly agree JB. Once we get a rational person in the office of the POTUS, we can spend 4 years working on creating a strong Green Party. If Drumph wins (or steals) the 2020 election, there will be no more punk/green or any other alternative social movements with being shipped off to a prison camp.
February 28, 2020 (19:22)
Lol give me a break. Your attitude is why the orange idiot is in the white house
February 28, 2020 (15:32)
February 28, 2020 (15:38)
Cute how so many punks turn into bootlicking bitches for the state.
February 28, 2020 (15:51)
Who the fuck did you think he would endorse? Have you even listened to punk before? It’s about bringing power to people and trying to make sure everyone has all of their needs met plus more.
The man ran for President with ideas not that far off of Bernie/Warren.
Jello isn’t a liberal…he is about as leftist as anyone.
February 28, 2020 (16:01)
And, she’s Native-American ! ;). Whats not to like ?
February 28, 2020 (16:02)
Completely with you! The fulcrum point is now. Millennials have it within their grasp if they can take it.
Why don’t we have more protest music?
If I had a genie my first wish would be that you and the rest of the band could tour just one more time before we all die.
Just tossing that out there 🙂
February 28, 2020 (16:08)
Trump wins if they nominate Sanders. Game over. They need a moderate to lure the liberal republicans that are tired of Trump’s rhetoric. Mayor Pete is the man for the job.
February 28, 2020 (16:39)
Warren is a fraud. We need a woman for prez but it needs to be someone who doesn’t keep getting caught lying.
February 28, 2020 (16:46)
Yeah let’s endorse the lady who can’t win win state even her own people say she”s just coasting to the convention to try and become the “unity” candidate. Fuck Jello
February 28, 2020 (17:09)
Punk is not dead. Punk is not fragile. Some people’s notions are though.
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February 28, 2020 (17:27)
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February 28, 2020 (18:12)
This is the pathetic world we live in now. A world where Jello Biafra endorses an establishment corporatist.
February 28, 2020 (19:16)
“She’s done her homework. Bernie too, but not to quite the same depth or degree.”
Scintillating deployment of homework metrics. What gobbledygook. (It’s Bernie or it’s status quo).
March 1, 2020 (10:14)
I supported Warren at first for the same reasons but not as the primaries are going by she hasnt gained the momentum needed to win it seems. Bernie definitely has and if he is who is chosen during the primaries than he is the right one. No old fogey super delegates should be playing around with our choice as a people. sad to see so many supposed DK fans calling Jello Fucking Biafra a bootlicker.
February 28, 2020 (19:43)
Wow. According to every poll Sanders does way better than Warren against Trump, and has the most support among every demographic except over 65. Have you been watching too much MSNBC?
February 28, 2020 (20:17)
Bernie is the only one who is completely publicly funded and trustworthy. Warren was a Republican and is not all-in on Medicare For All. Trump will wipe the floor with the easily-flustered Warren. Bernie has strong multi-ethnic and union worker support. I won’t even put the two names in the same sentence.
February 28, 2020 (23:47)
First, I’m a warren stan and donor going back to 2012. Jello, and the world his thought opened me up to is the reason I know Sanders, not warren, is the one to beat trump. Just watch that clip of trump shushing Jeb, getting booed and then saying “those boos are all jebs rich donors. I’m self funded, so I’m beholden to no one.”
She is seriously compromised because of capitulating on the issue of taking big money, on super pacs, and thereby all that’s wrong with politics at its root. She would get handled by trump. She has no movement, and she is about to lose her own goddamn state because of her prevarication and simping.
February 28, 2020 (23:51)
One more thing. The way you elect downticket dems is turnout. Let’s all ask ourselves whether warren or sanders is going to turnout more voters. Who’s more likely to expand the base of dem voters and activate more non-voters and disengaged voters?
We have the GE polls to go on, and we have the primary to go on. I’ll let the reader guess.
March 1, 2020 (04:31)
I am a punk of the same generation as Jello.In 1980,I voted for John Anderson.This was the first election after I became old enough to vote.The only Democratic candidate I ever voted for was Jesse Jackson.I became a Green,right after George W Bush was elected,and I stayed a Green for the next twenty years.In 2018,I left the Green Party,to join the Party For Socialism & Liberation.Our candidate has been on the ballot,in California,as the Peace and Freedom Party,in both 2016,and 2020.Our 2020 vice presidential candidate is Leonard Peltier,the famous political prisoner,and Native American activist.This is very much in the tradition of the great Eugene V. Debs,who ran as a socialist for president,from prison,in 1920.Unlike the Green Party,the PSL is growing by leaps and bounds.We have branches in many states,several in California.Warren is a fraud,who has not only changed her positions on every issue countless times,has lied about being a Native American,but has said she is a “capitalist to her bones”.Warren is a blatantly pro-war imperialist,whose only solution to both imperialism,and climate change,is to make our global military empire “green”,whatever that means.We in the PSL have conditionally supported Bernie these past two elections,even though we see he is just another imperialist as far as foreign policy is concerned.His positions on Cuba,Venezuela,and the DPRK are unforgiveable.That said,we see that his policies on heath care,student debt,etc would benefit a great many in the poor and working class.But more importantly,we see Bernie as a catalyst for greater political,and societal change,far beyond Bernie himself.The fact that Bernie,who would be a center right politician,in most other countries in the world,is considered this wild eyed radical,who is such a threat to both the ruling class,and the system they hold dear,in this country,only goes to show what a reactionary,and oppressive country America has become.
March 8, 2020 (15:51)
Centre-right? Bernie’s a Social Democrat. He would be a part of the non-Third Way wing of Labour or the SPD.
March 1, 2020 (10:10)
With you Jello. It’s amazing all these sell outs here calling you a sell out. HA. Like they ever elevated and educated the “scene”. morons
March 2, 2020 (02:04)
March 2, 2020 (22:42)
Right on!! Trump 2020!! Being a Republican/Conservative in this era is actually pretty fucking punk in my opinion!
March 8, 2020 (15:53)
By Republican being punk you mean Skrewdriver or Panzerfaust Records?
March 6, 2020 (23:19)
Vote for neither party! Democrats and Republicans are jokes! Two heads of the same snake! #VoteIndependent
Linda Jean Main
April 15, 2020 (13:40)
April 15 tax day, and what a tax day it was! Can you imagine any matter more harmful than finding a cop in your bedroom?!
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