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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bernie Sanders is a Communist

The New Hampshire primary is now history. Some of the press is atwitter that on the Democrat side it is the first time a Jewish candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders, has won a primary--they didn't seem to be atwitter when Ted Cruz won the Iowa caucus because, I guess, he's the "wrong" sort of Latino, i.e., he's not a liberal Democrat. That's the way it is.

OK, Bernie Sanders has "won," and, yes, he is some sort of vaguely Jewish. Let's give him his due: he absolutely crushed crooked crony Clinton, and apparently did it within every demographic but one (the old folks stuck with Hillary). The Clinton camp is going to have a tough time spinning this one. That said, has it put paid to the Hillary Clinton candidacy? No, probably not at all. She still has the money, the media, and the rigged DNC super-delegate racket on her side. She also has going for her that Bernie, well, how should I put this? Well, he ain't too smart. In fact, I would say that his victory speech after the primary was one of the most insane and clueless speeches given by a major American politician in my lifetime--and that's saying a lot. It was long, about 50 minutes, and it was riveting. Well, riveting in the way that watching two trains headed for each other is riveting. The man is illiterate beyond belief; his illiteracy is perhaps matched or exceed only by that of his followers. The one thing oddly appealing about him is that he seems to believe it. He really does. He is like the nut who thinks he's Napoleon or who thinks he is a woman . . . never mind, strike that last one, the PC police won't let us use that one any more as a sign of derangement.  

Where to start? You can look up the speech, and don't need me to guide you through it, but let me make just a few comments.

He acknowledged that he has promised a lot of stuff, and he kept on promising. A sample follows,
So, are you guys ready for a radical idea? Together we are going to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1%. And, when millions of our people are working for starvation wages, yep, we're going to raise the minimum wage to $15 bucks an hour. And, we are going to bring pay equity for women. And, when we need the best educated workforce in the world, yes, we are going to make public colleges and universities tuition free. And, for the millions of Americans struggling with horrendous levels of student debt, we are going to substantially ease that burden. In America people should be financially distressed for decades for the crime, the crime of trying to get a higher education, that's absurd. 
Well, my critics say, you know, Bernie, that's a great idea, you're into all this free stuff. How are you going to pay for it? I will tell you how we're going to pay for it. We're going to impose a tax on Wall Street speculation. The greed, the recklessness, and the illegal behavior drove our economy to its knees. The American people bailed out Wall Street, now it's Wall Street's time to help the middle class.
Gee. Doesn't all that class warfare sound radical, new, and fresh? Maybe it did in 1932, when those talking points were written in Moscow and sent to the CPUSA, but now? Starvation wages? Looks like he finally got around to reading Grapes of Wrath. He is going to "tax speculation"? He has no idea what he's talking about. Even if you could define "speculation," you could tax it and just about everything else on Wall Street and seize all property owned by the "1%" and you still could not pay for all that he's promising. But, the buffoons cheer.

Pay equity for women? What does that mean? Does he mean that a man and a woman doing the same job and with the same experience get paid differently, i.e., that women get paid less? If that's true, why would anybody hire a man?

I also loved how he declared the debate on "climate change" over. Really? Nice little authoritarian streak you've got going there, Bernie. When is any scientific debate over? How about never: Mr. Newton let me introduce you to Mr. Einstein.

One last observation. Elsewhere in his speech, he says the United States was founded on the principle of fairness. A grotesque lie. It was founded on the principles of individual freedom and checked governmental powers.

One thing Sanders has done successfully, I think, is to put an end to the stereotype that all Jews are smart. For proof we have many items but one is that he spent the day after his victory in New Hampshire in New York having lunch with the "Reverend" Al Sharpton. Yes, Al is a new radical. Right. Wrong. He is an old-time anti-white, anti-Semitic, violence prone, non-taxpaying thug of the first order. Al has gotten rich by blackmailing corporations, a gig on MSNBC, and, of course, by not paying his own taxes or civil judgments against him (Twana Brawley, anyone?) Poor Bernie thinks that Al is the sort of black celebrity that he wants on his campaign to give him some street cred.

Sanders is a power-mad, Communist crank of the first-order. He has had no notable achievements in his public or private life. For support in his campaign to take power, he relies mainly on white "progressive" students and academics all blessed with a content-free education, and is aided, of course, by the fact that he is facing off against one of the most corrupt and tired politicians on the American political scene.

A crook or a Communist. That's the choice. The Democratic Party is absolutely disgusting. No other word fits. Sorry.


28 comments:

  1. That last line, I am totally going to steal. Thanks. Perhaps you could delve a bit more into the Jewish conundrum about Bernie. The blacks I know felt somewhat obliged to vote for Obama, does this sort of race bond translate to Jews as well?

    Ha! From the Jews I know I guess I have the answer to that question already ;-) It's yes and no, but mostly no. But I would like to hear your perspective.

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    1. I am actually writing something sort of about that.

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  2. Clinton seems to have the Super Delegates sewn-up well in advance; sure they won't all pledge their support at once, or for some at all, but the it seems the fix is in. But it does create a wonderful conundrum for the DNC; if Democrat voters reject Clinton and choose Sanders, seemingly as an establishment candidate, over-turning the democratic choice might just prove to the voters what they suspected, that the establishment is only looking after itself and they were right to rebel in the first place. What will all of those democratic voters do come the general election, and particularly the younger ones; turn out to vote for Clinton anyway as they are told? I don't think so; in fact I think they will stay away from the polls, which might just be the edge the GOP needs. It never plays well when political parties rub the voters noses in it.

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    1. As of Feb 10 at about mid-day Pacific Time she had 500 superdelegates pledged. There are about 712.

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    2. @Brett

      Excellent point. The Democratic establishment isn't going to allow Bernie Sanders to become the nominee. The Republican establishment can only look on in envy.

      Disclosure: I'm an ABT kind of guy. But that feeling would extend only through the GOP convention, because no matter whom the Dems nominate, Trump would still be preferable.

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  3. Sorry but this old news,

    To be more polite, it is new bottles for old Whine

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  4. On the grounds that the old Commie would be over-ruled the whole time by Congress, whereas Hellary might do permanent damage, better the Commie than the crook. Grim, innit?

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    1. That hasn't worked out very well the past seven years, has it?

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    2. As Edwin Edwards 1991 gubernatorial supporters put on their bumpers (contra David Duke): "Vote for the crook. It's important."

      I would agree (as between Bernie and Hillary) if I thought Hillary was only a crook. But I think she's a (corrupt) crypto-Communist.

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    3. Wot, the GOP in Congress actually resist a democrat president? Hasn't happened in a long while.

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    4. "But I think she's a (corrupt) crypto-Communist." Agreed. And, more autocratic than Obama.

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    5. "But I think she's a (corrupt) crypto-Communist." Agreed. And, more autocratic than Obama.

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  5. Bernie is a commie? Next thing you know, the desert will be called dry.

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    1. Should we put the federal government in charge of Bernie?

      "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand." - Milton Friedman

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    2. Bernie and a whole lot more like him.

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    3. Desert is a proof of global warming, doncha-kno. Hey, get with the progrom.

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  6. Good point on the only demographic to vote for Hillary in NH. But more specifically, it was older women worth (or earning) $200K or more. Which ties-in with delegates and super-PACers being allied with the Clinton Machine. Political cartoonist Michael Ramirez has a good one on Bernie and Hillary being opposite sides of the same coin.

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  7. I always get a laugh out of room-temperature IQ idiots who want to seize all the property of those evil rich people to pay for their freebies. I always ask, "To whom will you sell this property to raise cash? You just eliminated the people who could have done so."

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    1. They don't intend to sell it, just use it for their personal benefit as if, like, it was their personal property.

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    2. room temperature... in celsius

      - reader #1482

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  8. Actually, I've run into a lot of aging "counter-culture" types (who don't seem to know that those of their ilk who got haircuts and put on suits and ties are now running academia, entertainment, public education, and the MSM) who are all misty over the Bern. A lot of them are also nostalgic for the Soviet Union and East Germany--with its Erich "humanist" Mielke running the shoot-to-kill Stasi.

    I'm afraid the country is in for a rough time. It will require a period of hard experience for the folly-imbibing American people to get the message that you have to pay for "free" stuff. And Experience is the best teacher because he runs the only school in which fools will learn.

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    1. Sure.. universities can be free... just like health care can be free.... just like cars and houses and food and clothes and Rolexes can be free.... it's just a matter of constricting the number of people to whom it will be 'free', and expanding the number to whom it will be 'a long long line'.

      After all, things like medical care, university, houses, and Rolexes shouldn't be partitioned based upon the willingness of someone to *work* for such things, right? How 'fair' is that? :)

      America gets the politicians it deserves, and sadly, Bernie best fits the bill for the freeloader generations that seems to be casting the ballots these days.

      Please please please tell me I'm wrong... tell me that people are voting for strong work ethics and service and faithfulness in all things. Tell me that they're not just voting their Xbox.

      - reader #1482

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  9. A crook or a Communist. That's the choice. The Democratic Party is absolutely disgusting.

    Hey but at least they're not racist (Sharpton) or 1 of the 1% (Soros). You're right, they are disgusting. They throw manure and shut down debate in the most totalitarian manner - a la Red Guards with the Maolings and their media boosters.

    Problem is, the GOP keeps on falling n line with their intellectual terrorism and slander. And we nopw see the result, a coup in the right, led by a man who speaks freely.

    I am becoming more persuaded that Trump is the man for now. Ye, he isn't pur lainne conservative but he is doing the Sampson thing and pulling down the temple of Washington-inside-the-belt.

    This is a good thing. I think most conservatives in the US have moved beyond expectations that the GOP establishment will actually do something.

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    1. A crook or a Communist. That's the choice. The Democratic Party is absolutely disgusting.

      Hey but at least they're not racist (Sharpton) or 1 of the 1% (Soros). You're right, they are disgusting. They throw manure and shut down debate in the most totalitarian manner - a la Red Guards with the Maolings and their media boosters.

      Problem is, the GOP keeps on falling in line with their intellectual terrorism and slander. And we now see the result, a coup in the right, led by a man who speaks freely.

      I am becoming more persuaded that Trump is the man for now. Yes, he isn't pur lainne conservative but he is doing the Sampson thing and pulling down the temple of Washington-inside-the-beltway.

      This is a good thing. I think most conservatives in the US have moved beyond expectations that the GOP establishment will actually do something.

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  10. "Gonna tax the rich to pay the poor," and take their property too! It worked so well for Robert Mugabe. Richest agricultural land in Africa -- now imports it's food and suffers inflation in triple digits. You go, Bernie! This is the richest land in the world! Surely you can destroy it too!

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  11. Alright Dip.. admit it... you didn't actually read the speech... I don't think any sane person could.. I couldn't even read six paragraphs..

    - reader #1482

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  12. Why should it be shocking that a communist is running for POTUS when one is already in office? Obama was endorsed by the CPUSA.

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  13. Ahem, lets go back in time and use your words.

    Strike Sanders, (for some reason your site does not accept the HTML strikethrough tag) add Obama, Obama is a power-mad, Communist crank of the first-order. He has had no notable achievements in his public or private life. For support in his campaign to take power, he relies mainly on white "progressive" students and academics all blessed with a content-free education, and is aided, of course, by the fact that he is facing off against one of the most corrupt and tired politicians on the American political scene".

    Seems your country has been here before AND made the WRONG decision.

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