The media won’t do it. Even the Clinton campaign doesn’t have the time to vet Bernie to the extent you will see here. Bernie Sanders, watch out, your record’s been split wide open and the results are so, so ugly.
For instance, did you know that between 2011-2016, Bernie Sanders took campaign donations from SuperPACs? One of them called themselves ‘Friends of Bernie.’ Heh.
Bernie Sanders keeps his great wealth–valued at 1.5 million–mostly in his wife’s name. He is most likely avoiding SuperPACs by using a huge chunk of that money, while claiming to be ‘free’ of special interests. He has a history of putting in large sums of money to help self-fund his campaigns.
BERNIE SANDERS DOES NOT KNOW THE DEFINITION OF SEXISM!!!
Any ‘ism,’ including sexism, is PREJUDICE + POWER. That power speaks to institutionalized power. When running against female candidate, Madeleine Kunin, in Vermont, ‘He urged voters not to vote for me just because I was a woman. That would be a “sexist position,” he declared.’ Um, no.
Not voting for a man because he’s a man is NOT ‘sexist.’ It’s discriminatory. However, men have institutionalized power, meaning they have privilege in every major social institution. This is Soc 101, folks. Voting against a woman because she is a woman is sexist. Bernie, you don’t seem to one, know, or two, care too much about women’s issues. Bernie Sanders doesn’t even understand a woman’s position of institutionalized oppression!
Bernie Sanders‘ wife works closely with a former Golden Sachs exec with WCS–Waste Control Specialists–dumping nuclear waste in Sierra Blanca, TX on a Latino community living 2.6 times below the poverty level. In 1998, Bernie Sanders’ was a lead proponent for H.R. 629, a ‘private compact between Texas, Vermont and Maine.’ There are only 14 feet separating this disgusting and unnecessary dump site from water. Bernie Sanders is NOT a friend of the environment or the impoverished.
Bernie Sanders supports special interests. In 2012 American Crystal Sugar donated $10,000 to one of his SuperPACs. Did he pay them back, so to speak? Oh, yeah. Funny thing . . . he tabled a vote on legislation to repeal sugar subsidies, preventing said legislation from passing.
Bernie Sanders is NOT in favor of any kind of ‘revolution’–he doesn’t even support protesters, despite the fact that the right to do so is a Constitutional one. During the GE Weapons Protest, he stood on the side of the Burlington Police Department while the brave protesters were arrested and refused to engage in any kind of dialogue with them.
In 1998, Sanders was encroached upon at a political rally by desperate citizens wanting to know what he was going to do about Sierra Blanca, TX, the waste site that his hands are bloody with. They wanted to know about their homes and their children and their welfare. Like a 2-yr-old who doesn’t get his way, he sulked off stage. When asked if he was going to do anything about Sierra Blanca he said he was not; he was going to run for re-election in Vermont. Rich, White Vermont citizens are worth Bernie Sanders‘ time, but poor, Latino’s having nuclear waste dumped all over their community are not. Why? Because it’s making him rich. *hands dripping blood*
There are more examples of Bernie opposing ‘revolutions’ that weren’t in his favor or to his liking at the above links. Bernie Sanders has seen protests against the abuse of the environment and the mistreatment of the poor and his reaction was to turn his back and walk away.
It is also worth mentioning that both Bernie and his supporter–BernieBots–have their panties in a bunch because Hillary won’t release a few professional speeches, but Bernie Sanders won’t release his tax returns.
These are just a few of the examples (and they are very short summations) that can be found at the article(s) below. What we can garner from this, though, is an important revelation about the character of Senator Bernie Sanders–he is dishonest to the core. He is no outsider. He is as wrapped up in special interests as your average politician. He doesn’t even hate Wall Street! The reason nobody has heard about this supposed ‘man of the people’ before this is because he isn’t one. He is not a friend to the working class, the impoverished, the environment, minority groups, the disabled, the underdog. He’s running a good game, mostly on Millennials, who are caught up in his empty rhetoric.
For even more on Bernie Sanders’ finances not included in the articles below, please see Follow the Money: How Bernie Sanders’ Campaign is One Giant Con on the American People.
By J. Eller @SDzzz SandersGuide 2016 YouTube
- Sanders Family: Quid Pro Quo and the GOP Machine
- The Man Behind Sierra Blanca’s Woes
- Sanders & Sierra Blanca Legislation
- Bernie Sanders’ Dissonance and Dissidents
- Bernie’s Sweet Tooth and Simmons
- Bernie Sanders – Trader of “The People”
- Activism FAIL – Politics of Sierra Blanca
- Sanders Family: Sex and the Brain
UPDATE 3/8/2016: Bernie Sanders and Jane Driscoll getting Jonathan Leopold’s help during a budget battle.
UPDATE: Bernie Sanders’ cash on hand for self-funding political campaigns:
Bernie Sanders Cash
- The Sanders true net worth is far higher than reported, some have calculated as being well over $1.5 million.
- Other than joint real estate, almost all of the Sanders’ assets are in Jane’s name.
- Jane Sanders and daughter Carina Driscoll were paid to do campaign…
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