At a press conference Tuesday morning, 24-year-old part-time social media advisor Chad Gerber -- who called Democratic Party superdelegates “gladhanding neo-corporatist stooges” in November, “the last, best hope for our democracy” in April, and “anti-democracy shock troops of the Clinton Industrial Complex” two weeks ago – announced that he can never support Hillary Clinton because of her inconsistent stances on the issues.
“I don’t even know what she stands for – probably because she doesn’t stand for anything. If she gets to the White House, all she’s going to do is cut deals with the Republicans,” said Gerber, who spent much of 2010 through 2015 penning angry Twitter and Facebook screeds about Congressional Republicans’ refusal to find common ground with the Obama administration. “That’s not someone we can trust.”
In his statement, he also took issue with Secretary Clinton’s recent statements on the campaign trail suggesting that she’s clinched the Democratic nomination. “I think it says a lot about her character that she’s parading around acting like she’s won the nomination when California hasn’t even voted yet. Bernie’s only down by 302 delegates – he’s still very much in this game.”
When questioned on how Senator Sanders could pull ahead in California – a state where he is currently running behind by seven to eight points in most polls, has laid off staff, isn’t running television ads, trails Clinton with Latinos and female voters by double digit margins, and would need to win by 15 points or more in order to erase her lead – Mr. Gerber explained that all polls are biased against Sanders and thus cannot be trusted. To prove his point, he then provided reporters with a bombshell report from ProgressiveSocialistGreenNews.info that predicted a surprise landslide victory for Senator Sanders in California and New Jersey, as well as in several other states that have already voted for Clinton.
At press time, the author of the report, Jane Sanders, could not be reached for comment.
“The fact is, Bernie Sanders is the only person who can defeat Donald Trump in November. Don’t take my word for it – just look at the polls! Shillary Clinton can say what she wants about the ‘three million more votes’ that she supposedly has over Bernie, but the hard truth is that if the Democratic Party doesn’t want Trump to pick the next Supreme Court justice, they’ll nominate Bernie instead of her.”
In February, during the week following Justice Scalia’s death and the GOP-led Senate’s announcement that they would not consider a replacement during President Obama’s term, Gerber shared and retweeted no fewer than 14 videos and memes making the case that senators were obligated to follow the will of the millions of people who voted the president into office in 2008 and 2012.
Striking a defiant tone as he concluded his press conference, Gerber stated, “Mark my words: This fight is far from over. We have the votes, and we’re going to win.”
Though he may not have realized it at the time, Gerber was echoing the words of Ted Cruz during the government shutdown in October 2013, which he spearheaded in a quixotic attempt to force President Obama and Democrats in Congress to overturn the Affordable Care Act.
At the time, Gerber tweeted at Cruz, “u have NO CHANCE. ITS SIMPLE MATH U DUMBASS.”