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Bernie Sanders' Questionable Politics

Brett Davis

Posted on March 1, 2020 17:17

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Some queries of the man, his campaign and his supporters.

As of Sunday (March 1), Joe Biden has won the South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday looms. Given that at the moment Bernie Sanders remains the presumptive frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, here are some questions that need to be answered:

How mindboggling is it that a man who has made a political career out of finding the silver linings of brutal socialist-communist regimes – see his recent remarks on Cuba’s supposedly slammin’ literacy program – may be on the verge of capturing the presidential nomination of one of the two major political parties in America?

Is Sanders aware per his comments on Cuba’s literacy program that he is the personification of the notion, incorrect though it is, that Benito Mussolini made the trains run on time in fascist Italy?

Has a huge swath of the electorate forgotten America fought and won a decades-long Cold War against the dangerous ideology that is socialism?

Could "democratic socialism" be any more of an oxymoron?

Why even call it democratic socialism if there is nothing wrong with socialism?

Would appending "democratic" to other ideologies – communism, fascism, Islamic theocracy, Nazism – make them any more palatable?

Chuck D of the rap group Public Enemy recently performed at a Bernie Sanders event in Los Angeles under the "Fight the Power" banner, paying homage to the group’s 1989 hit single. How do you fight the power (government) by greatly expanding the size and scope of government, as Sanders plans?

How is the solution to the real problem of crony capitalism – the nexus between the business class and the political class – more government involvement in the private sector that Sanders champions?

Does Sanders not realize that he is the embodiment of the fatal conceit of socialism in thinking he will be the one person to finally make said ideology work? Does Sanders really believe that everyone else prior to him implemented it incorrectly?

How can a man who is nearly 80 years old be so naïve about how socialism – with its undeniable record of failure throughout history and around the world – pans out in actuality?

Considering the man is a target-rich environment – a well-documented history as a useful idiot for socialist-communist dictatorships, magical thinking on matters of economics, a hypocrite of the first order – how is it that Sanders’ fellow aspirants for the Democratic presidential nomination have gone so easy on him?

You know who won’t go easy on Sanders if he ends up being the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee? President Trump. Can you imagine the sheer volume and magnitude of opposition research the Trump campaign has stockpiled to unleash on Sanders if necessary?

If Sanders is elected president and is able to implement his preferred policy prescriptions, how will his supporters explain away the predictable results, including but not limited to further bloating the federal bureaucracy, exploding the already hemorrhaging national debt and tax hikes that necessarily bleed down into the middle class and the poor?

Brett Davis

Posted on March 1, 2020 17:17

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