In the wake of the Iowa Primaries tomorrow and the race to find a Republican and Democratic candidate, I need to share a few feelings.
I am a little scared.
There are a few frightening things about Bernie Sanders, and I need to face these.
We, as a nation, are so used to the government and political system now in place. The wealthy and elite use their money to put things in ads and on the news, and shape our way of thinking. At the risk of sounding a little nutty, I do not trust the liberal media anymore. The New York Times disgusts me. It creates shepherds and puppets on the left just as Fox News does on the right. Today is no exception as it endorsed Hillary Clinton.
We’ll eventually elect a president. The story usually proceeds as follows: half of us will bitch for 4-8 years while 75-90% of us bitch the whole time about a do-nothing Congress.
This is what we’re used to. This is what we’re comfortable with.
The thought of changing this system is scary. The liberal media doesn’t want to change. And to combat this, it has inserted many questions into the minds of the shepherds on the left. Questions that, upon given a little thought, have answers.
It is scary that our voices may soon be just as loud as the voices of the millionaires and billionaires. It is scary that we may have to do some thinking on our own, come up with our own opinions on the issues, and own up to our own deficiencies, instead of pointing the finger at those that have put the ideas in our head in the first place.
As Robert Reich elegantly put it (from the point of view of a democrat):
Hillary Clinton is clearly the most qualified candidate to become president of the political system we now have. Bernie Sanders is clearly the most qualified candidate to create the political system we should have.
If we look at the endorsement primary this becomes too true. Using 1 point, 5 points, and 10 points for endorsements from representatives, senators, and governors, respectively, Hillary Clinton has 463 endorsement points to Bernie’s 2.
This, in itself, makes many of the shepherds and puppets on the left believe Bernie is unelectable. Let’s do the math. It means 148 representatives, 39 senators, and 12 governors have endorsed Hillary. The last I checked, they only get to cast one vote. That is 199 votes from the political elite. If you want the political elite to do your thinking for you, that is up to you. It is scary, and takes courage to have a voice against the political elite sometimes.
Many regurgitate the question about how he’s going to pay for all this, again, inserted into their minds by their trusted liberal media.
This is an oversimplification, but it will help understand the gist of how we are going to pay for ‘all this stuff.’ Have you ever moved? Switching presidencies is kind of like this. When you move, you have to shut off all the utilities at the place from which you are moving and turn on the utilities at the place to which you are moving. Asking how we’re going to pay for all of this, is like moving from one place to the next and, for some reason, getting confused as to how you’re going to pay for all these ‘utilities’.
Some may be cheaper, some may be more expensive. But we’ve been “paying for stuff” this whole time.
Can you handle the truth? It is scary isn’t it?
|from Project Bernie ’16 @ProjectBernie16|
It will take courage to vote for Bernie Sanders in 2016. This will not be for the weak of heart.