My Opinion

 Just what we need; another symbolic “leader” 

 

And Mr. Sanders himself does not have a reputation for leadership; in Congress, he is seen as more of a lone wolf, known more for introducing symbolic legislation than for methodically building constituencies. NYTs 5-23-16


This poor man has gone through life with his head in the clouds. He has never accomplished anything significant. This begs the question why would Vermont voters return a man to the Senate year after year who is only keen on symbolic legislation.

More important, why would voters want such a dreamer as president; as leader of the free world; as commander-in-chief.

It boggles the mind.

imageHere is an old hippie who, at a time of rising power and aggression from China and Russia, believes our defense budget is too high.

Conventional wisdom says he will never be president. But the real issue is that millions of Americans have swallowed his rhetoric and bought into his fantasy world where government can solve all our problems, where taxing only the wealthy can pay for everything we want in life; where there are no consequences; where mediocrity is acceptable.

Most disturbing is that these supporters don’t consider the big, global picture; they don’t ask the hard questions. Their mushy minds simply absorb symbolism and ignore reality and the hard work to actually solve problems. 

It’s scary stuff!

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Categories: My Opinion, Politics

4 replies »

  1. It is politics at its worst. “A Chicken In Every Pot.” No real solutions to any of our problems, just more of the same old crap.
    I have been watching politics in America for over 40 years and it does not matter if you vote for a Dummycrat or a Ripoffagain, you still get screwed. Just remember what Mark Twain said, “If voting made any real difference they would not let us do it.”
    Why should 2016 be any different????

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    • You have a valid point, but my primary worry is the competence to deal with the rest of the world. I see Europe fragmenting again and Russia and China looking to flex their muscle. We can argue all we want about all the Sanders issues. They mean nothing if we compromise our short and long -term security.

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  2. Hope and change, baby! Worked in ’08, ’12, why not one more time.

    Tell me wise person, you state “he has never accomplished any thing significant”. Give me anything, President Obama was a part of (forget about leading), anything he even voted for that became law that “accomplished something significant”

    So long as the only requirement to garner votes is the ability to make a speech … We will have folks like Sanders and Obama and Trump to contend with.

    As they say, Bernie is not running a campaign, but he is leading a movement … Targeting the 99% ers … folks, which unfortunately, the Obama administration actions have dramatically swelled those ranks.

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    • We have no security and have not had any since the nuclear genie was let out of the bottle. The government leaders only have the power to react after an attack. When we have open borders. How can we have security? Maybe if the U.S. would stop selling arms to the rest of the world, we could have a more stable world. There was no real justification for the IRAQ war.
      The Russia / China Bogeyman just feeds the Military Industrial Complex. Let Russia and China flex their muscle, the U.S. cannot continue to try and be the Policeman for the world. We do a very bad job. We need to have Russia and China as strong trading partners, then they will not have a reason to go to war with us, because it would damage their economies.

      I like what USMC Major General Smedley Butler said in 1935,

      “I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”

      Over 80 years later, almost nothing has changed. SECURITY – Just another buzz word that the political elite use to control the masses.

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