Over the past 24 hours, Bernie Sanders and his campaign have shed any pretense that they are running a positive campaign and have embraced low-ball GOP-style tactics. But along with desperation comes a loss of message control and Bernie is now contradicting his own positions.

Here are Bernie’s deplorable remarks about Hillary not being qualified for the presidency:

I don’t believe that she is qualified–if she is, through her super PAC, taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds! I don’t think that you are [makes air quotes] qualified if you get fifteen million dollars from Wall Street through your super PAC! I don’t think you are [air quotes] qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in Iraq! I don’t think you are qualified if you’ve supported virtually every disastrous trade agreement, which has cost us millions of decent-paying jobs!

Bernie supported John Kerry for president even though Kerry voted for the AUMF.

Bernie supported Barack Obama for president even though Obama supported those trade deals.

So Bernie’s shameful words about Hillary are flatly contradicted by his own actions.

It seems Bernie is willing to throw away his hard-earned reputation just to win. And he’s willing to savage one of the icons of the Democratic Party in the process.

For this Democrat and progressive activist, it’s a sad turn of events.

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)