Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders is out for blood as he looks to weaponize the masses against the country. Spewing a rhetoric similar to the greatest tyrants of history, calling for a “political revolution” in the United States as he aims to increase support for his fledgling 2020 presidential campaign.
Days after an address at George Washington University in which he rolled out his platform, Sanders made an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” which saw him bring a message of income equality. “If we’re going to bring about real change in this country … we need fundamental change. We need a political revolution,” Sanders said to host Chris Wallace. Sanders attempted to feed on people’s emotions by pointing to the growth seen by the wealthy, in contrast to a decline for those less fortunate. “In the last thirty years, the top 1 percent has seen an increase in their wealth of $21 trillion, while the bottom half of America has seen an actual decline in their wealth of some $800 billion,” Sanders said.
During his GWU speech, Sanders took the opportunity to roll out his democratic socialist platform. He promoted the idea of a “21st Century Economic Bill of Rights”. Bernie’s Bill of Rights would include the “right” to a job with a living wage, secure retirement, health care, education, affordable housing and a clean environment. Sanders claimed that he would be fulfilling a vision that President Franklin Roosevelt had a year before his passing in 1944. Sander’s goals, however, are a pipe dream and have failed whenever put in action. It always ends up with people starving in the streets rather than this utopian dream that is sold which is exactly what happened to countries like Venezuela and Cuba.
Wallace challenged Sanders, referencing criticism based on the fact that what the Presidential hopeful is pushing as a way to create social programs, it is really more of a “dramatic change” to the financial foundation of the country which has kept it at the top for quite some time. Sanders, defeated, gave in and admitted that this was “basically true.” He then said “The time is now for us to say, “You know what, we need an economy and a government that works for all of us, not just the 1 percent, and if people want to accuse me of believing in that, I plead guilty. That’s what I believe in.”
Sanders’ speech was based on the idea that as long as Americans have difficulty affording health care, cannot afford education and have to work 60 hours a week to get by, they are not “truly free.” He promised to release additional details of his proposals over the course of his campaign. Wallace questioned Sanders as to whether or not platform includes support for government control of major institutions. He brought up a quote from 1976 where Sanders said, “I favor the public ownership of utilities, banks and major industries.”
When asked if he still believed in this, Sanders did not directly answer the question but did not deny it. “In the city where I am right now, we do have public ownership of our electric department, and they do a pretty good job,” he said. “Do I believe that workers should have more say and be sitting on the boards of large corporations? Yes, I do. Do I believe that we should break up some of the major banks on Wall Street and support credit unions and community banks? Yes, I do.”
Sanders currently is one of the frontrunners in a rather full pool of candidates who are seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination trailing only former Vice President Joe Biden. Sanders remains confident that his empty promises will help to secure a general election victory, edging out creepy uncle joe. “I think, frankly, I am the strongest candidate to defeat Trump,” he said.
“We can win in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, and some of the other battleground states, and that’s a fight that I look forward to.” His remarks come as a Fox News Poll released Sunday shows Biden tops the list of Democratic contenders with 32 percent support among primary voters. Bernie Sanders trails at 13 percent, Elizabeth Warren at 9 percent, and Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris both at 8 percent.
Sanders is now gearing up for the first Democratic primary debate, which should be an interesting watch as some of the Democrat’s “best” go head to head spilling each other’s blood, before ultimately being defeated by Trump yet again. The debate will be split into two groups on June 26-27. He will face a group that includes current front-runner Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg.