FAGAN: Bernie Sanders’ Neighbors Get A Taste Of Socialist America

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.

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11 thoughts on “FAGAN: Bernie Sanders’ Neighbors Get A Taste Of Socialist America

      1. I don’t have “my definiton”. I have THE definition for ya.

        a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

        1. Right – so it’s the government who takes from the people who produce, distribute and exchange in a functional economy and gives to other people.

          Your definition is merely a dressed-up definition of Dan’s. There is no difference.

          Any more questions today?

          1. No, in a factually correct socialist government the people ARE the government and decide themselves how policies are made in regards to distribution of wealth. It’s an economic system, not a mandate given by a government. What you’re talking about is Communism. I love how Sanders doesn’t even advocate for full on socialism (as he’s repeatedly stated DEMOCRATIC socialism would be his ideal economic system for the US), yet people like you attack him with the dirty “socialist” moniker to misrepresent him. He just wants America’s version of the democratic process to decide on certain issues without the obstruction of corporations and their lobbyists. And it’s not MY definition, again. It’s Mirriam-Webster’s. Maybe you should take it up with them if you think it’s not a factual definition.

                  1. You may not agree personally, but it’s not pretentious or mindless to back up your assertions with facts. All easily attainable via a google search, I might add. I’d think you’d fact check content before letting it be published on your page, is all.

                    1. Facts?

                      You think it’s a fact to assert that so long as a majority votes to steal from a minority it’s not theft?

                      We spent an entire century facing down evil people professing such ideologies. It appears we’ll have to spend another one.

                    2. Do you propose that taxation is theft in every form, or only the taxation that you personally don’t agree with even though the majority of us did? Because that’s essentially all we’re talking about here. Sounds like you just flat out hate democracy, to be honest. And I’m interested how you propose to pay for defense, infrastructure and education w/o some form of taxation. Rather live in a third world country straight out of the wild west where survival of the fittest is the only form of law? Be my guest. I’d rather live in an advanced civilization that comes together to become and stay strong providing a high quality of life for it’s citizens, personally.

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