Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is a career socialist politician who seems to see no real difference between being a socialist, an Independent or a Democrat). The 76-year-old politician seems to be a socialist from way back in his college days at the University of Chicago where he joined the Young People’s Socialist League. He also became involved in the civil rights movement, but purely from a socialist point of view.
His first elected office was that of mayor of Burlington, Vermont in 1981. He held that position until 1989. He then was elected to he US House of Representatives from Vermont in the 1990 election, and served in the house from January 1991 to 2007, when he was elected to the US Senate, where he continues to serve.
Sanders first identified as a member of the Liberty Union political party before declaring himself to be an independent in 1979. He switched to the Democratic Party in 2015 for the sole purpose of running for president. After losing the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton in 2016, Sanders reverted back to being an Independent. His socialist views were so strong that he was too much of a socialist even for the Democrats, which are nothing more than socialists disguised as Democrats.
The only real admirable trait Sanders has is that he is honest about being a socialist, whereas the vast majority of Democrats are socialist in nature but refuse to admit it publicly. Other than that, Sanders has no redeemable traits or qualities as all of his political ideologies are extremely anti-American. This was made clearly evident during his 2016 presidential campaign when he garnered the support of so many Democrats, especially the younger ones who have been successfully brainwashed by public education and today’s university systems.
This past year, Sanders was one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal critics. When Trump began to push to fulfill his campaign promise of tax reform and tax cuts, Sanders was one of the leaders who argued that such a plan put more money in the pockets of the wealthy elite and corporations and that it would not benefit the American people at all. He said that it would only lead to more national debt without any positive economic result.
Over the weekend, Sanders appeared on Face the Nation and was sailing along fine until he was asked about the tax cuts. Here is part of the discourse between Sanders and host Nancy Cordes:
Cordes: Senator the President is giving his first State of the Union Address this week and polls show that his biggest achievement so far, the tax cuts, are now gaining in popularity as some of these big companies hand out thousand-dollar bonuses. Are you glad that these people have more money in their pockets?
Sanders: Are we having a technical issue here?
Cordes: Senator, can you hear me?
Sanders: silence and blank stare.
Cordes: It appears that we have lost our audio connection with Sen. Sanders, we’ll take a commercial break and we will be right back.
When they came back, they moved on to other issues and Sanders never did respond to the question about the tax cuts. It seems that it’s easier to suddenly feign having technical difficulties rather than answering the question on the tax cuts. If Sanders says no, he’s not happy, he risks the ire of voters. If he says he is happy, it would be taken as support of the tax cuts which would be a betrayal of everything he has said, therefore, it’s easier to claim a one-way technical difficulty than to answer.