Holocaust references have become at once verboten and commonplace in political discourse, but on Sunday morning’s Face the Nation, panelist and The Atlantic national correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg invoked another more timely atrocity to describe the current Democratic primary contest between independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In discussing the impact of this week’s inspector general’s report on Hillary Clinton’s email practices, Goldberg colorfully made the point that the Democratic establishment has already had its life made miserable by the upstart candidacy of Bernie Sanders:
Yeah, the whole Democratic establishment, to borrow a phrase from Bernie Sanders, feels like it’s on a Bataan Death March to the nomination, obviously because of Bernie, because of a lot of other things, but this has just made them think to themselves that they don’t have this in hand.
Thousands of U.S. and Filipino solders were killed during the forcible march at the hands of the Japanese in World War II, an event which President Obama referenced in his speech at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial this week.
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