Just who is Bernie Sanders? February 2, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, disaster, foolishness, General Catholic, Revolution, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society.
Given that Bernie Sanders is now looking like a genuine threat to Hilary Clinton (who only won more delegates in Iowa by winning – get this – 6 consecutive coin tosses), I thought you might like to know a bit more about him. Yes, he’s a boor, yes, he’s a socialist, yes, he’s a radical, but he’s a member of that special breed of radical, you know, the completely unaccomplished malcontent who sits around the den all day, getting high and watching TV on other people’s dimes while whining about capitalism and how the “man” is keeping him down.
……..His family managed to send him to the University of Chicago. Despite a prestigious degree, however, Sanders failed to earn a living, even as an adult. It took him 40 years to collect his first steady paycheck — and it was a government check. [Look, lots of people struggle to find a career. But most people can hold down a steady job. This guy, apparently not. And even with a degree from a prestigious university]
“I never had any money my entire life,” Sanders told Vermont public TV in 1985, after settling into his first real job as mayor of Burlington.
Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances — “We will raise taxes;” he confirmed Monday, “yes, we will.” [I have a guy I used to be friends with. Anyway, he sounds a lot like Sander. He was brilliant. Truly intellectually gifted. He got a degree at a prestigious private university, largely paid for by his National Merit Scholarship, could have made a pile of money, but he knew to get started in his chosen field would take a great deal of hard work and some years of not making very much. He didn’t want that. He wanted it all, now, because he was Mr. Gifted, and just deserved it. Also, he wanted to travel and drink and cavort around. And he did. He had a lot of fun for a while. But then he started becoming very negative, very liberal. He had low self-esteem because he knew he had blown both his education and his gifts. He started blaming “the system” and “the 1%” because he had turned 40 years old and was still working occasional entry-level jobs between lavish trips. Everything was somebody else’s fault. He felt – feels – screwed because everyone didn’t recognize his innate brilliance and just hand him a $200k a year job. That’s increasingly common these days]
One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there.
Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment. Then he had a child out of wedlock. [Remember back when a presidential candidate even being divorced, let alone having a bastard child, would have meant instant disqualification. Now we have this guy, and Trump with his multiple divorces and bragging over bedding married women (among other things). Shows how total the moral collapse in this country has been.] Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. “He was a shi**y carpenter,” a friend told Politico Magazine. “His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.”
Then he tried his hand freelancing for leftist rags, writing about “masturbation and rape” and other crudities for $50 a story. He drove around in a rusted-out, Bondo-covered VW bug with no working windshield wipers. Friends said he was “always poor” and his “electricity was turned off a lot.” They described him as a slob who kept a messy apartment — and this is what his friends had to say about him.
The only thing he was good at was talking … non-stop … about socialism and how the rich were ripping everybody off. “The whole quality of life in America is based on greed,” the bitter layabout said. “I believe in the redistribution of wealth in this nation.” [It is frightening the degree to which naked advocacy of socialism has become an acceptable political platform in this country. I’m not surprised, though, it’s the natural result of the Left’s long march through the institutions. Nevertheless, if Sanders is by some strange happenstance the democrat candidate, he loses in McGovern-like fashion to any likely Republican. Not only for his extreme beliefs, but because he is a lousy, boring candidate]
So he tried politics, starting his own socialist party. Four times he ran for Vermont public office, and four times he lost — badly. He never attracted more than single-digit support — even in the People’s Republic of Vermont. In his 1971 bid for U.S. Senate, the local press said the 30-year-old “Sanders describes himself as a carpenter who has worked with ‘disturbed children.’ ” In other words, a real winner.
He finally wormed his way into the Senate in 2006…… [the watershed year where popular disgust with the ongoing Iraq war ushered in a flood of radical new democrat candidates. It also laid the groundwork for Obama. Thanks, Bush 43.]
Well…….there you go. One of the top four candidates of the two parties. He will likely win going away in New Hampshire, and then lose in South Carolina (if the polls are any indication). Then follows Nevada and Super Tuesday, but right now Hilary generally holds a lead in most states. Not that I have any interest in seeing her elected, she should already be held in jail pending trial for her massive felonies associated with holding classified information on her “private” e-mail server……among other things.
I was gratified to see Cruz win, though it looks like he’s going to get slaughtered in New Hampshire. I fear Rubio is the stalking horse for the establishment. He did better than expected. Not that I’m sure how much any of this matters at this point, with the nation sinking more and more into an amoral, irreligious abyss. Sorry to be negative, but things don’t exactly look cheery right now.
Sorry if blogging wasn’t so great today. I was pretty distracted.