It’s for some reason no longer scandalous or outrageous that an unreconstructed lickspittle of the Soviet Union – namely, Vermont’s self-avowed socialist senator Bernie Sanders – actually purports to put himself out publicly as a candidate for leader of the free world. We’ll never get past the insult, and we hope our readers will not either.
Sanders just announced he’s running for president again, and once again as a Democrat…
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is giving it another go, launching a second campaign for the White House four years after surprising Democrats with a strong bid for the party’s 2016 nomination.
“We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it’s time to move that revolution forward,” the independent senator told Vermont Public Radio in an interview airing Tuesday morning.
But this 2020 bid will undoubtedly be a very different presidential campaign than his quest for the Democratic nomination as an underdog in 2016. Sanders enters the race as a top contender who, along with former Vice President Joe Biden, tops most early polls, far outpacing other Democratic candidates in support and name identification.
It’s a sharp contrast from when Sanders seemingly came out of nowhere to surprise the political class — and at times himself — by winning several key primaries against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Buoyed by a big early win in New Hampshire, Sanders fought Clinton for the Democratic nomination through the final June contests, drawing tens of thousands of supporters to rallies in the process.
In the years since his loss to Clinton, Sanders has remained a national leader of the Democratic Party, though he still refuses to join.
If that last sentence makes no sense to you, welcome to the club. This is something we’ve been perplexed by for years – how is it that Bernie Sanders is allowed to run for president as a Democrat without maintaining membership in that party? He hadn’t been a registered Democrat until he decided to seek the party’s nomination in the 2016 election cycle, and as soon as he lost the nomination to Hillary Clinton he re-registered as an “independent.” As in, literally the day after the Democratic National Convention ended in 2016, Sanders changed his registration from Democrat to independent.
And now he’s going to run as a Democrat, again, and somehow this is regarded as normal.
Four years ago there was a great hue and cry about how Sanders somehow had the nomination “stolen” from him by Clinton by use of superdelegates and a “rigged” primary. Which we never could understand, given that Bernie Sanders has never done a single thing for the Democrat Party. He didn’t raise it any money, he’s never carried legislation for it, he’d never helped it to register voters unless he did a bit of that in the 2016 primary solely for his own purposes.
Incidentally, it wasn’t the “rigged” primary which cost him the Democrats’ nomination in 2016. It was his own political cowardice. If Sanders had the necessary stones to be president he would have seized upon Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private e-mail server while Secretary of State and pulled at that thread to expose her as a one-woman graft and corruption factory unworthy of the White House. Sanders had an opportunity to destroy Clinton and make himself a viable presidential candidate but meekly demurred like the loser he is, and when Democrat voters saw that he lacked the courage to fight Clinton they cooled on him. Sanders and his idiot supporters instead concocted a scenario in which it was the party’s leadership rather than his own incompetence and timidity which denied him.
Exactly what is it the Democrats owed this interloper?
And frankly, what is it the Democrats owe him now?
Does anyone think Bernie Sanders is good for the Democrat Party?
Sanders’ policy proposals – tuition-free college, a $15 minimum wage, single-payer socialized medicine and the Green New Deal, or some variant of it – are the surest way for the Democrats not only to lose the 2020 election to Donald Trump but to be routed out of their majority in the House. The Democrats’ leadership, which is about as Hard Left as you can get and still be representative of a mainstream political party in this country, is busily trying to tamp down Sanders’ acolytes like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, who are scaring the bejesus out of moderates and centrists along with conservatives with radical and highly uninformed proposals and rhetoric. Bringing the source of their stupidity into the fold as the potential leader of their party hardly portends a prosperous future for the Democrats and they know it.
They’re certain to “screw him over” again, and he deserves it.
As loathsome as today’s Democrat Party might be, few of the hacks running it were open cheerleaders for the Soviet Union and its platform of murder, starvation, oppression and lies as Sanders was – he honeymooned in the USSR, for Pete’s sake, and kept a Soviet flag in his office as mayor of Burlington, Vermont while the Cold War was going on. And when that Evil Empire finally fell Sanders shifted his allegiance to first Cuba and then Venezuela, which he touted as a model for America’s future. Once Venezuela turned into the inevitable hellhole all socialist countries become Sanders shifted his model toward that of the Scandinavian countries, which are most certainly NOT the model he’s pushing. The Scandinavian countries are capitalist countries with generous welfare states they can afford because their people are almost universally well-educated, skilled and hard-working – and yet each is burdened with a perilously low birth rate because the high-tax environment those welfare states engender makes it difficult for families to support multiple children in anything other than uncomfortable economic circumstances. That’s why they’ve taken in large numbers of Middle Eastern and North African Muslims in order to prop up a sagging population, and are thus in danger of losing their cultures to immigrants unwilling to assimilate.
Even that future is one most Americans would not choose. It must be remembered that Sanders is lying, as he has done all of his life, when he says he’s offering that choice.
Bernie Sanders is a man who has never held down a real job. He’s an unreconstructed 1960’s radical, Useful Idiot of the international communist conspiracy. We don’t know whether he was ever in the pay of the KGB but no one should be surprised if he was. Sanders never wanted to participate in any constructive way in the American economy – he dabbled in carpentry and poetry, and in the latter iteration he wrote of the secret desire women have to experience rape – but drifted toward radical politics as a career choice as early and often as he could.
Bernie Sanders’ entire life has been spent in the pursuit of power over his fellow man and the spoils of that power. He’s made himself a multimillionaire without ever offering a product or service to the American people. His wife bilked and bankrupted a college and brought down an FBI investigation, and along the way Sanders has seen his collection of dachas expand to no less than three while operating as a public servant. His 2016 campaign seems to have been very largely a front for a book-selling operation to line his own pockets – the kind of scam we often see socialist dictators practice when they achieve power. Sanders’ hero Hugo Chavez died richer than Mitt Romney, after all, and his pals the Castros are billionaire thieves as well. Let’s remember that when Bernie runs his pie-hole about American banksters and drug-company CEO’s he’d like to relieve of riches.
No party, no country worth its name would have this wild-haired devil on a list of candidates for high office, and yet there he is in the U.S. Senate making a second run at the White House. It’s a disgusting shame and a thorough disgrace the Democrats would allow him another opportunity to bear their standard. But that’s how low they’ve brought themselves.
And the number one beneficiary of Sanders getting into the 2020 race is President Donald Trump, who is begging for Bernie Sanders as his opponent next year.