February 20, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders made his entry into the 2020 Democratic Presidential race official yesterday with a pair of interviews that were frankly sad for the way they illustrated how far off the leftward cliff the Democratic Party has leaped. 

Just a few years ago, Sanders made many populist points that sounded similar to some of Trump’s points, about both parties being beholden to Wall Street and ignoring the problems of working Americans.  He was even realistic enough to admit that “Medicare for All” would be too expensive to implement.  You could easily imagine that after Trump’s win, he might have even sought out Trump to work on issues of mutual agreement. 

Sadly, Trump’s victory sparked the “Resistance” epidemic and the mental hysteria that’s gripped the party ever since.  Democrats were so furious at Trump for beating Hillary Clinton that they absolutely refused to work with him or even acknowledge that he's President. They took their mindless opposition so far that they now reflexively oppose anything he supports, even building a border wall they once voted to fund.  In the midterms, they elected politicians so radical, they couldn’t even applaud a child who beat cancer if she was introduced by Trump. 

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Thanks to that mass attack of partisan delirium, socialist Bernie Sanders actually now finds himself not far enough to the left for today’s Democrats.  So in his opening interviews, he introduced Bernie 2.0.  This Bernie not only embraces Medicare For All, but also the “Green New Deal” and a $15-an-hour national minimum wage, among other proven disastrous policies.  And to appeal to the rage-based base, he has to parrot all the by-now cliched attacks on Trump, which he did, ranting that the President is “a pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and someone who is undermining American democracy as he leads us in an authoritarian direction” (pardon me while I try to control my laughter at a socialist denouncing authoritarian government.) 

Unfortunately for Bernie, he’s been left behind not only by people who are so far left that they make a old-style socialist look like Ronald Reagan, but also by the era of identity politics.  He implored fellow Democrats, “We have got to look at candidates, you know, not by the color of their skin, not by their sexual orientation or their gender and not by their age. I think we have got to try to move us toward a nondiscriminatory society which looks at people based on their abilities, based on what they stand for.”

Talk about the kiss of death in today’s Democratic Party!  Paraphrasing the Rev. Martin Luther King will get you nowhere with this crowd, which is obsessed with the color of people’s skin and to heck with the content of their character.  Bernie can try to out-socialist the new socialists, but there’s no way he can overcome the fact that he represents everything the modern Democratic Party leadership and activist branch disdains:  he’s old, white, straight, male, wealthy and Jewish.

Incidentally, if you think my implication that the current Democratic leadership is tolerating anti-Semitism is somehow unfair, then read this excellent op-ed making the same point in detail.  It’s written by female Muslin immigrant, Dr. Qanta A. Ahmed.


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  • June Allen

    02/21/2019 04:30 PM

    I read that several years ago that $50 billion was appropriated for the wall by Congress. What happened to that money?

  • Vernon Hinz

    02/21/2019 04:08 PM

    the Democrats are getting more rediculas every day I just hope people come to their senses by election' But when you see what ts coming from the left wing news every day as well as what is coming out of the educational institutions it doesn't look to promising.

  • Robert L Fragoman

    02/21/2019 11:13 AM

    It was reported that Bernie took in a large amount of money in just a short period of time. How do we know that the amount reported is correct and who was donating? How many homes has this socialist has accumulated?

  • Ann Ault

    02/20/2019 09:25 PM

    Thank you for your usual discernment about all things political these days ... the thing that is really eternally tragic, from my perspective, is that the far-leaning-liberal-left are completely duped by the father of lies and the author of confusion. AWFUL!!

  • Ann Ault

    02/20/2019 09:25 PM

    Thank you for your usual discernment about all things political these days ... the thing that is really eternally tragic, from my perspective, is that the far-leaning-liberal-left are completely duped by the father of lies and the author of confusion. AWFUL!!

  • Keethlyn Fletcher

    02/20/2019 08:45 PM

    I believe most of the socialist countries started using the same argument that our socialist party is trying today.
    Most of the socialists pushing this agenda are too young to remember Hitler and Castro but the point is that that agenda didn't go well for any of those countries and the only ones who benefited were all the way at to top of the command. The rest of the people starved, did without, and were killed. Socialism never worked, never will work, and those who are pushing it need to move to another country and try it out. Nothing could be more eye opening than that.

  • Tony Weaver

    02/20/2019 05:11 PM

    Comments on socialism

    To the college student
    Socialist may not allowed you to get that free college education

    To the common person
    There won’t be a Walmart under socialism. Think about it

    To the racing fans
    There won’t be NASCAR under the Green New Deal ... unless they race electric cars

    Shall I expand on these thoughts?

    Thanks for reading this

  • Tony Weaver

    02/20/2019 05:10 PM

    Comments on socialism

    To the college student
    Socialist may not allowed you to get that free college education

    To the common person
    There won’t be a Walmart under socialism. Think about it

    To the racing fans
    There won’t be NASCAR under the Green New Deal ... unless they race electric cars

    Shall I expand on these thoughts?

    Thanks for reading this

  • rodney Burke

    02/20/2019 03:30 PM

    Well at least Bernis can see some folly in his way. We may as well go on the record. The dems are the "We hate America" party. There is not one thing they stand for that is good for America, there is not one thing they stand for that is remotely positive. I guess VE didn't teach them anything. A party that is motivated ONLY by hate is NOT a party but a destructive force for America. Yes Mike, we are at war, and the sooner conservatives accept that the better. We have a party that is out to destroy our republic. They no longer hide the fact. It's funny, they can't say "republic". Apparently that would break their jaw. And apparently they have no clue what a "democracy" even looks like.

  • Dale Ferguson

    02/20/2019 03:14 PM

    So maybe the "Green New Deal" is a carefully crafted conspiracy. Hire half of your people to write it and assign the other half to ridicule it. Withdraw the plan and propose something milder. The opposition says, "That's better," and accepts it, and we end up deeper into socialism.

    Here's a simpler analogy: Say your department wants a million dollars. You ask for ten. The opposition screams, argues, and you settle for two. Who wins?

  • Anne Turner

    02/20/2019 02:16 PM

    Wow, just reading the items in your newsletter has given me a modicum of hope that perhaps the left won’t prevail in 2020. Just a little hope you understand but the .dems are going to do everything they can to prevail, legal or not and their are so many ill informed and undereducated voters. There are s lot of people who would normally be moderate conservatives who simply cannot abide Trump’s decorum, or lack thereof. But hope springs eternal:

    Cortez foolish Green Plam.
    Made up gay attacks.
    Bernie doubling down and all Dem declared candidates so far left.
    Women in .congress making fools of themselves, acting like silly teen girls.
    Big resurgence of anti- semitism out of the mouth of Congresswomen
    Attacks against Orthodox Jews and killing at a synagogue.
    The courage of a high school student in bringing a defamation suit against something as powerful as the WP.
    Left wing media, paractucslly all, jumping to conclusions and painting false narratives.
    Dems doubling down on false narratives
    Evidence that law enforcement and the Justice .deoartment trying to bring down a sitting President.
    Small audiences for the Clintons.
    Great State of the Union speech.
    Administration initiative to protect Gays throughput the world.
    Minorities with increasingly good employment rates
    Good market.
    Low inflation.
    Defeat of ISIS
    Example of Venezuela

    Trump gets accused of being dictatorial. How much more dictatorial can you get than these socialists. I say, go for it lefties. Be as far out as possible dont hold back Ms. Cortez.

    How can anybody in their right minds

  • Teddy Woodward

    02/20/2019 01:52 PM

    Can you say GAG ME WITH A SPOON? Do these people EVER GIVE UP? Jesus, Bernie. The ONLY reason your wife's not in JAIL is because she stole ENOUGH MONEY to bribe EVERYBODY in Vermont. Do you people have NO SHAME?! I would think your backside would still be smokin' from the pokin' you took from Hillary in 2016 to even CONTEMPLATE running again. And she's a member of YOUR party! SHEESH! And how about 'ol Jussie Smollett? Those DAMN Trump supporters. What a bunch of RACIST, SEXIST XENOPHOBES! They are SO INCONSIDERATE, poor Jussie had to HIRE a couple of black guys to ASSAULT him and call him a faggot and GASP! DON'T SAY THE N WORD, though EVERY rapper says it ENDLESSLY in their WHATEVER you call it, though being a REAL MUSICIAN, I can't in GOOD FAITH call it MUSIC. And LITTLE Andy McCabe. I don't have a strong enough stomach to watch the 60 Minutes interview, because I don't want to take the chance of having an Elvis-Vic Damone moment and SHOOT the TV. I did see a few NAUSEATING SECONDS on a news show. What a candyass punk! I wanted to grab him by the throat, stick a blindfold on him, and put him up in front of a FIRING SQUAD where TRAITORS BELONG! I saw one of your commenters VOLUNTEERING for a place on the firing squad. You know what the REAL PROBLEM is? We GOOD PEOPLE of ALL COLORS and RACES let ourselves BE BULLIED by this bunch of IDIOTS. The firing squad is a GREAT IDEA!! I think we should make a lottery-fund raiser out of it. I bet it would be one of the MOST SUCCESSFUL, FASTEST SELLING raffle tickets EVER! Buy a ticket, and get a chance to REALLY MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! READY, AIM, FIRE! Then we can just throw them back in THE SWAMP, where they will be EATEN BY THEIR OWN. Swamp creatures LOVE carrion. BEAUTIFY AMERICA! Tickets on sale SOON! TW

  • Rafael A Salaz

    02/20/2019 12:53 PM

    Bernie Sanders is old enough to know better at what America has stood for for many years. He is wealthy and has investments that have made him lots of money. I guess now he is willing to be taxed 90 % and support all the loafers who will not work for a living any more . Along with taking America in the wrong direction . That's what I hear from his Campaign agenda.

  • Stephen K Lentz

    02/20/2019 12:41 PM

    Please explain to me how Muslin immigrant, Dr. Qanta A. Ahmed is NOT a radical. Those animals all use the same "holy book" that says to behead and kill me. HOW am I not to be offended by that? WHEN are people going to realize these animals are ALL the same? Please explain to me how there are "peaceful" muslims when they all want the extermination of the "infidel and non believer"

  • Jerry Korba

    02/20/2019 12:16 PM

    One more thing Professor Sanders yes you have taught your puppets well they are howling your destructive nonsense about your Socialism theme my advice to you and your collection of nitwits hop back into your time machine go back to the past relive socialism you will find it didn't work then and it won't work now oh buy the way don't bother coming back. We are still trying to find a cure for many aliments cancer etc. we don't have time for your nonsense. We are working on the positives for OUR citizens.

  • Michael Wilson

    02/20/2019 12:13 PM

    Bernie's entrance into the 2020 race, should be good news for the President. Bernie will not be allowed to run on the Democrat ticket due to the new rules established by the DNC. That means his name will be on the general ballot in the 2020 election. We will have a Independent Socialist and a Democrat Socialist clamoring for the same votes from an uninformed and misguided voter base. That should make a nice split and the President should easily waltz into the White House with a second term win.

  • Kendra Strecker

    02/20/2019 12:02 PM

    Didn't Clinton buy him a NEW house to drop out in 2016? also, wasn't his wife being questioned about some financial dealings she had? I say "RUN BERNIE, RUN" you"re GREAT for the Republicans!!!

  • Jerry Korba

    02/20/2019 12:00 PM

    Mike I wonder about the saying give them enough rope they will hang themselves apply to this socialist party. To take that chance is a gamble indeed. We need to flood our country about the beauty and our great people who wish not to be bombastic but helpful, caring, all the great benefits that Americans have earned. I do not see or hear enough of what is great here in America. Donald does a good job but the media beats down America every minute of the day. Mike this country has so many wonderful people all we get to see is how racist and every other horrific trait the left says we are is just vile. We have to counter these attacks the question is can we get a media that will broadcast the positives of our country. Can we talk about St. Judes, Red Cross, all the groups that help our people and all the great charities we have does socialism promote these entities? Lets push our agenda how all of this works only thru capitalism. I think we can get our young people to buy in if we can expose all the good America has to offer.

  • Margi Popp

    02/20/2019 11:55 AM

    Mike someone needs to shake some sense into these people. We the American People chose Donald Trump to lead our Country and to make our Country strong, safe and Constitutionally sound. They had it all figured out and powie; we the people spoke. Did they care? Not at all. Disgusted because of all the monies being wasted; our money.