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Just who is Bernie Sanders? February 2, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, disaster, foolishness, General Catholic, Revolution, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society.
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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.

Yeah, a loser:

……..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.

 

Comments

1. Anonymous - February 3, 2016

You should read what Pat Bucchannan and Phylis Schaffely has to say. I’m leaning towards Trump. It is the year of Mercy after all. Forgive his sexual sins. I’m not depressed I’m angry and sick of the lies from carrer politicians and sick of my country being taken over by socialists and rhinos.

2. Baseballmom - February 3, 2016

Wow. Had no idea he was such a loser. Praying for you today as I nurse a nasty cold… Especially for your discernment in looking for other work now… I know how tough this is. Sometimes the “handwriting is on the wall…”

3. David - February 3, 2016

“The Democrats should be worried if a Socialist with ear hair (is a front runner) in the Presidential race.”

– Tucker Carlson

4. George - February 3, 2016

I am disappointed by all the candidates. As a Catholic I cannot trust Ted Cruz. His Dad left the Catholic church and is twice divorced. In other words if Rafael Cruz had been faithul to his first wife Ted Cruz would have never been born.

Marco Rubio is a Catholic who regularly attends a Baptist Church. How can a faithful Catholic do such thing?

Tantumblogo - February 3, 2016

And didn’t Rubio also flirt with Mormonism?

Baseballmom - February 3, 2016

Yes. Catholic to Mormon to Catholic to Baptist and back to Catholic. Currently is a “member” of both Catholic parish and Baptist Church.

Tantumblogo - February 3, 2016

I have no love for Rubio. Ever since the Gang of 8 debacle, I’ve been out on him. He’s an establishment tool. He’d be no different than the Bushes.

Cruz is disappointing on several fronts but I don’t see any better alternative among the major candidates at present. But I have grave qualms that he could beat Hillary.

5. shevtsova251 - February 3, 2016

Trump’s success is a reaction to the self-righteous and intellectual corruption of the republican party as adroitly observed by Scott Mahaskey on Politico blog. He also wrote that Trump will be better than many Church-going republicans, and could be was christians are looking for: a bodyguard to shield them from threats to their freedom of speech and worship. Trump is a reformer, populist, whistleblower and a traiter to his class, wrote Mahaskey. Trump is winning hearts and minds of americans because he is not a conventional ideological conservative.

shevtsova251 - February 3, 2016

Correction: It is not Scott Mashaskey that made those observations on Politico, but Tucker Carlson.

6. Mary - February 3, 2016

Cruz has been reveled to be a liar all along, from the truth about his father being, not as Cruz claimed that he fought Castro, but fought for Castro. Cruz has changed his positions depending on his audience, and that little performance he put on in Iowa after inducing staff to lie about an opponent Carson, well it reveals that Cruz was not only mocking Christians but our Lord. I’m disappointed that my choice, faithful Catholic Rick Santorum is dropping out tomorrow, but I am planning on now supporting Trump.

7. kneelingcatholic - February 4, 2016

Folks,

by way of full disclosure…I was totally indifferent to this years crop of candidates, but lately have started to gravitate towards Trump….not because of his being a great person, but because of Ted Cruz’s deficiencies……

1. the birther issue, this question will not go away..Cruz will lose in the general election. Many nativist conservatives, –having it drilled into them that Obama is disloyal because he wasn’t born in the USA– will feel luke-warm about electing a man who really wasn’t born in the USA and maintained Canadian citizenship until a couple years ago….they will just stay home
2. Cruz’ doctrinaire espousal of free trade to the detriment of rustbelt workers. We can forget about him picking up any ‘swing states’ like Pennsylvania. He just cannot win. He thinks he’s Ronald Reagan? Reagan carried CA twice….that’s not going to happen…

3. Gog and Magog. I heard a fundamentalist call in to Michael Savage the other day to explain that Cruz can never cooperate with Putin against ISIS because he sees Russia as either Gog or Magog and teaming up with Iran to invade Israel for Armageddon…..Is this true? beats me! but it does seem to harmonize. Cruz’ behavior seems to indicate that he’s a believer in Left Behind….

4. Cruz stomping out of a persecuted Middle Eastern Christian forum because they would not admit that ‘the State of Israel is persecuted Christians biggest ally’ and then implying that they all hated Jews ( http://kneelingcatholic.blogspot.com/2016/01/kneeling-catholic-wades-into-politics.html ) because some people could not stomach his shilling for Netanyahu at meeting condemning ISIS which IS Israel’s favorite player in Syria, ( http://kneelingcatholic.blogspot.com/2016/01/israeli-defense-minister-if-i-had-to.html )

5. Cruz’ father’s story is not compelling. He fought to install Castro. He’s now a health-and-wealth preacher. Ted is his disciple. Is it unfair? Maybe, but remember how we have tried to tie ‘Reverend Wright’ and Farrakhan around President O’s neck?

8. kneelingcatholic - February 4, 2016

olks,

by way of full disclosure…I was totally indifferent to this years crop of candidates, but lately have started to gravitate towards Trump….not because of his being a great person, but because of Ted Cruz’s deficiencies……

1. the birther issue, this question will not go away..Cruz will lose in the general election. Many nativist conservatives, –having it drilled into them that Obama is disloyal because he wasn’t born in the USA– will feel luke-warm about electing a man who really wasn’t born in the USA and maintained Canadian citizenship until a couple years ago….they will just stay home
2. Cruz’ doctrinaire espousal of free trade to the detriment of rustbelt workers. We can forget about him picking up any ‘swing states’ like Pennsylvania. He just cannot win. He thinks he’s Ronald Reagan? Reagan carried CA twice….that’s not going to happen…

3. Gog and Magog. I heard a fundamentalist call in to Michael Savage the other day to explain that Cruz can never cooperate with Putin against ISIS because he sees Russia as either Gog or Magog and teaming up with Iran to invade Israel for Armageddon…..Is this true? beats me! but it does seem to harmonize. Cruz’ behavior seems to indicate that he’s a believer in Left Behind….

4. Cruz stomping out of a persecuted Middle Eastern Christian forum because they would not admit that ‘the State of Israel is persecuted Christians biggest ally’ and then implying that they all hated Jews ( http://kneelingcatholic.blogspot.com/2016/01/kneeling-catholic-wades-into-politics.html ) because some people could not stomach his shilling for Netanyahu at meeting condemning ISIS which IS Israel’s favorite player in Syria, ( http://kneelingcatholic.blogspot.com/2016/01/israeli-defense-minister-if-i-had-to.html )

5. Cruz’ father’s story is not compelling. He fought to install Castro. He’s now a health-and-wealth preacher. Ted is his disciple. Is it unfair? Maybe, but remember how we have tried to tie ‘Reverend Wright’ and Farrakhan around President O’s neck?

shevtsova251 - February 4, 2016

I agree with you especially on Russia. Russia is currently more often right on many issues, including protecting all christians, than most or probably all european countries.

9. Frances of Rome - February 4, 2016

Oh people. Please read ann Barnhardt. Both Trump and Cruz are insane. Trump had Hillary sit in the front row of his third wedding and the wife of Cruz is a Goldman Sachs executive. There is no more rule of law. Voting is a waste of time.

Tantumblogo - February 4, 2016

I’ve written many times on my belief that this country is well beyond political solutions. That doesn’t mean we just ignore it.

shevtsova251 - February 4, 2016

Hillary Clinton, on February 1st, 2016, said with a slight smile that she gave “nothing, nothing” as a present to Trump’s wedding in 2005. Hillary added: “He used to [be] a Democrat before he was a Republican and he was somebody that we all knew in New York…. Now he seems to have taken another road.” Last August, Hillary said that she didn’t know Trump that well and thought it would be fun to go to his wedding. (source New York Post). Conclusion, I think Trump has more freedom than Cruz from the military-financial elites that have control on so many politicians.


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