Taking Bernie Sanders Seriously

The only out-in-the-open Socialist, Bernie Sanders is a real candidate for President, and a real threat to our Republic.  You can laugh if you want, but with Hillary Clinton being hounded for all the scandals of her past (see my previous post that has a link to an article on her emails) Sanders stands a pretty good chance of being a viable Democrat primary-winner.

Regular readers of this page being fairly Conservative, y’all know that Progressives are all socialists; and y’all know that Democratic Socialism is a bad thing.  There are an astonishing amount of voters, though, who don’t know that, and they are the low-information voters who should have all of us scared.

Sanders also has the media on his side, since the lamestream seems to have turned on Hillary.  Don’t believe me?  Check out this article in the New York Times, fawning over Sanders’ Facebook presence.  From the Times post:

But somehow, Bernie Sanders, the 73-year-old senator from Vermont, has emerged as a king of social media early in the 2016 presidential campaign, amid a field of tech-savvy contenders.

Socialism sounds good.  It sounds like the people who espouse it CARE, y’all.  Do not underestimate the power of unicorns and pixie dust.  More, from the Times:

“He can post a quote graphic or a long text-only Facebook status, and it doesn’t really matter what the algorithm favors,” said Laura Olin, who was in charge of the much-praised social media strategy for President Obama’s 2012 campaign.

“If it sounds like him,” she said, “his people will find it and spread it.”

Sanders is going after Hillary, and trying to do it in a smart way, too.  From a post at CNN:

Sanders said he personally likes Clinton. He said he’s willing to challenger her on policy issues — but that he hopes media will cover those differences without Sanders having to launch “reckless attacks.”

“Are you in the media prepared to allow us to engage in that serious debate?” he said. “Or do I have to get media attention by simply making reckless attacks on Hillary Clinton or anybody else? I don’t believe in that. I believe in serious debates on serious issues.”

I hope I’m not the only Classical Liberal out there who takes this man seriously.  I hope I’m not the only one who intends to expose Democratic Socialism for what it is.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 8:  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is seen outside the Supreme Court in Washington, on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Committee, a first amendment case that will determine how much money an individual can contribute directly to political campaigns. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)