A growing number of Bernie Sanders voters are threatening to leave the Democrat Party should former vice president and front-runner Joe Biden continue on to become the Democrat nominee for president in 2020. Should their threat become a reality, it would likely assure President Donald Trump’s reelection in November.
Left for politically dead not long ago, ex-vice president Joe Biden has risen like a Phoenix to sweep 10 Super Tuesday states in the race for the Democratic nomination. Erstwhile frontrunner Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) went from the wind at his back to political heart attack, as late-deciding voters made the difference by breaking largely for Biden. Meanwhile, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) had a disastrous night — finishing third in her home state — while billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s similarly poor showing caused him to exit the race.
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who was considered to be the frontrunner in the race to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination until former Vice President Joe Biden won the South Carolina primary on February 29, is coming under fire in the Miami area for his comments praising Castro’s communist Cuba.
With low unemployment numbers, high stock market numbers, and the failure of the twin ruses of the Mueller investigation and the absurd Democrat impeachment effort in the past year, you might think that the nation’s conservatives might want to rest a bit. But that’s far from the case according to American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp, whose group hosts the Conservative Political Action Conference, more commonly known as CPAC.
With Bernie Sanders surging and the economy-aided Trump train rolling, Republicans are overjoyed and Democrats overwrought. Or at least that’s the conventional wisdom. In reality, a growing number of rank-and-file Democrats believe the socialist senator offers the best chance to beat the president in November.
In a fact sheet released by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Monday night, the Democratic presidential frontrunner outlined a number of ways he intends to pay for his vast array of government programs, including by cutting military spending, creating new taxes on the wealthy, and filing lawsuits against corporations.
Ah, feel the Bern. Love him or hate him — and avowed socialist Bernie Sanders does evoke extremes in feeling — even conservatives will credit him with being honest. But they shouldn’t. Not only has the Vermont senator and presidential contender changed positions to capture today’s “woke” Democrat Party left flank, but there are three factors to be considered when assessing honesty, and Sanders fails in the most dangerous way possible.
Sometimes a “radical” is someone right 50 years too soon (or too late) — and often a “moderate” is a wrong radical who wants to be thought right by people voting today. The latter is the case with this year’s Democrat candidates, points out commentator Jack Hellner, as he warns of the “phony press trope about all those Democratic ‘moderates.’”
The directed killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s blood-soaked field marshal in the “forever war” of the Middle East, has begun to roil the politics of both the region and the USA. A stunned and shaken Iran retaliated by firing a dozen missiles at two U.S. bases in Iraq. Yet, before launching the attack, Iran signaled that its retaliation would be strictly proportionate, to avoid an escalation.
Anyone who doubts that the election of socialist Bernie Sanders, also known as “the bum who wants your money,” will usher in a progressive utopia can rest easy. The candidate will end free speech as we know it, “re-educate” Trump-supporting Nazis with his plans for a “free” college education, and set up gulags for resisters.
With former vice-president Joe Biden still maintaining a lead in many polls, some of the more “progressive” elements of the Democrat Party are dreaming of a scenario in which some combination of Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), two icons of the far left in America, would join forces to run as president and vice president against Donald Trump in November.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) not only denounces socialist tyrants such as Mao, Stalin, and Hitler in his new book, The Case Against Socialism, he targets domestic socialists such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders, because in Paul’s view, these domestic socialists favor policies that, if adopted, will turn the United States into another socialist country.
In 2016 during Bernie Sanders’ first run for president, Investor’s Business Daily called him “the bum who wants your money.” Sanders failed at everything he tried, IBD explained, except yakking about socialism and the crimes of the rich. Now, 29 years after he was elected to Congress, he’s still yakking about socialism but has become one of the rich. In other words, he’s learned nothing about economics in those three decades, likely because he got rich through elected politics, not private enterprise.
In a 10-2 vote this week, members of the Burlington, Vermont, City Council passed a resolution that would allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. Councilor Adam Roof, the resolution’s sponsor, argued that every resident should have the opportunity to vote because all are affected by local government decisions.