The whole idea of socialism is you take what is not yours and give it to someone else. The vast majority of Democrats are full-blown socialists but won’t admit it. Sen. Bernie Sanders not only admits he’s a socialist, but now apparently he is acting like one by taking what does not belong to him.
According to WMAL talk radio host Chris Plante Sanders has been stealing his neighbor’s Washington Post newspaper. Plante says the neighbor called the Washington Post to complain about not receiving his paper. It would show up some days and not others. Here’s a transcript, via RedState.com, of Plante telling the story…
Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane when they are in Washington DC, live in this house on Capitol Hill, ok? Part of their vast real estate empire. They’re like wannabe Trumps with their real estate holdings.
The next-door neighbor…their neighbor on Capitol Hill called the Washington Post and told the Washington Post that they were cancelling their Washington Post subscription because their very expensive Sunday Post stopped showing up. Not there this week, last week, the week before, then it was there one week but the week before it wasn’t delivered, so I’m cancelling my subscription to the post because your delivery person never gets to me. I’m paying for it but it never gets to me.
The Washington Post said, “Please, do not cancel your subscription to the Washington Post. We will investigate with the delivery person and we will get back to you.”
So the Post investigated. They got back to the person cancelling their subscription to the Post and they said, “Listen, we talked to the delivery person. Our delivery person claims has seen you come out of your house again and again and grab the paper on Sunday mornings. Immediately as the paper delivery person delivers the paper, they’ve seen you come out of your house and pick up the newspaper. So, sir, you are lying to us.”
[The neighbor] said, “Oh, ok, I’ve been coming out and picking up the paper?”
“Yes, and we got a description from the delivery person. You are an older man with gray hair, balding, and little round glasses…”
And the guy said, “I’m like, you know, in my 50s and I’ve got a full head of dark hair. But, my neighbor is Bernie Sanders.”
And Bernie Sanders has been coming out every Sunday morning and stealing his next door neighbor’s Washington Post.
Here’s a podcast of Plante’s show. He tells the Bernie Sanders/WaPo Thief story about 1:10:00 in.
Is Bernie Sanders living out his socialist dream by redistributing his neighbor’s newspaper? Maybe Sanders believes his neighbor makes too much and is too rich and social justice demands he take his paper. This could be Mr. Sanders’ way of bringing about equality to his neighborhood.
Karl Marx is famous for saying, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” Maybe Sanders believes he needs a copy of the Washington Post more than his neighbor.
If all of this is true Bernie Sanders’ neighbor is learning first hand how socialism can be a bitch. And but for the Post catching Sanders stealing that paper we almost saw a perfect example of the famous Margaret Thatcher quote coming true – “The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other people’s money.” When Bernie Sanders’ neighbors cancel their Washington Post subscription after not receiving the Sunday paper one time too many, then he’s stuck having to buy it himself.
In this case, capitalist law and order won the day first – if the story is true, that is.
Dan Fagan is a former television news reporter, journalism professor, newspaper columnist, and radio talk show host. He grew up in New Orleans and currently lives there. He is a regular contributor for The Hayride. If you have a news tip for Mr. Fagan you can reach him at [email protected] or 504-458-2542. If you like this post please share it on your Facebook page.