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The Bernie Sander's Phenomenon

Updated on February 24, 2020

Freaking Out Over Sanders

He tried in 2016 and almost, but not quite, got the nomination for the Deomcratic Party's man to face-off Trump. That was until the Clinton machine and super delegates derailed it. Now, it is 2020, and it is deja-vu or redux. This time, he is surging well beyond the next threat, Joe Biden, and seems to be the one that will get the nod in the Democratic convention.

The Appeal

Millions plan to vote for this 78-year old man for handful of pie-in-the-sky promises that would prove very difficult to implement before he would naturally die. With one heart attack already, one can only wonder. Just why does the 18-30 yr. old voters want him?

  • Free tuition for college
  • Forgiveness of past college loans and debt
  • Free daycare
  • Free healthcare for all
  • Stop climate change
  • Stop high prescriptions
  • Criminalize those who are filthy rich with 35% tax rates

Basically, turn America into a real socialist country where the government provides services even more than they do now. Turn the USA into a Swedish-type model. But like Biden has said, it is very impracticable to pay for this without raising taxes for all.

All taxes would need to be raised. Maybe the rich would be taxed at 35%, while those in the middle class at 25%, and the poor, 15%. Who knows what the details are because Sander's has not provided such details- but they sound good, especially, free college and healthcare. Could America become a even more socialist country?

The Fear

Turning America into a socialist style country is horrifying to many moderate democratic voters. Enough not to vote or give Trump the nod. The Democratic Party is also freaking out that his lead will increase and by the time the convention arrives, might get the first round nod. To combat this, there is the Bloomberg\Clinton option being explored and promoted so that in a contested convention, this duo would get the nod. Perhaps Biden might also be in the mix, depending on how he does.

Imagine a contested convention with a Bloomberg\Clinton ticket. She did beat Trump in popular vote in 2016, but still suffers bad press at the hand's of Russia, who did not want her to be elected.

Should Sander's prevail and is the chosen one against trump- God help us. Sander's would cause more disruption in America in a different way, a total upheaval that is plagued with unforeseen problems as he tries to implement his socialism.

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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      12 months ago

      I recall watching it on TV, so embarrassing for McGovern

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      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I remember that. My parents supported McGovern, and their best friends went for Nixon.

      They never spoke politics, but I’m sure it caused tension. I suppose it was just as ugly back then. In fact, it was. BUT.....there was no internet!

      I just dread this election.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      12 months ago

      This could be a repeat of 1972 election with McGovern who was very left and was quite popular with the young, however, Nixon clobbered him in the election.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

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      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Imo, we’re going through what we’re going through due to ignorance, with an emotional twist.

      Whoever gave us Trump can take a bow. And can just be quite about our votes this time.

      The damage was done in 2016, when people were too “in their feelings”to think smart.

      “We’ll get Hillary. We’ll get the dems. We’ll get the “establishment” of both parties”.....

      So you did. Congratulations. How you like organized crime?

      I won’t be lectured to by them now. They own this, how it plays out is the Cross we all bear for them.

      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ERobKMKX0AAgVXg?format...

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      12 months ago

      Sometimes, being diverse is not always a good thing and America is going through that now to a certain extent.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Well, the problem with Bernie is the same problem with Trump......is the problem with the USA!

      Bernie would turn off half the country, just like Trump does.

      Half the people will be in uproar against him, like we’re against Trump, now.

      Would he resort to Trump tactics to gain more power? He has that personality, imo.

      It’s near impossible to govern this place, because we have people that are different as night and day.

      I think we need a parliamentary type gvt. Or at least 2 presidents.....one from each big party. Or at the very least, a split ticket....dem prez, repub veep, or vice versa.

      But then, those of neither party would feel ignored!

      We are a big, diverse, divided country.....maybe we need a little adjusting. A little tweaking.

      Because what we have is not working.

      OR.....the people working it don’t follow the rules.....GOP!

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      MG Singh emge 

      12 months ago from Singapore

      My opinion, Bernie can whistle, he got no chance.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      12 months ago

      Right now, I will stick with Biden and see what does happen. Bernie's democratic socialism with democracy would not be exactly like in Sweden etc. It is not communism, either. Its a hybrid. Would he actually last until he is 82? Also, who would he pick as a running mate?

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      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Well, as being one who thinks the uber rich need to pay way more in taxes......

      The problem is, Sanders has not been vetted. It’s all pie in the sky stuff right now.....

      But things like this are coming:

      https://www.newsweek.com/miami-democrat-who-repres...

      Why didn’t he release his taxes?

      Why was Jane charged with fraud?

      Why do they have 3 homes?

      Why is Sarandon connected to one of Trumps Russian oligarchs?

      Our Revolution dark money pac.....

      And this:

      "Bernie knows exactly what's happening," the activist said. "And his campaign is in the loop about this coordinated viciousness."

      https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/bernie-sander...

      They are the worst people on earth online. Like below gutter level. Trumpian to the Max.

      The gutter, pro Trump memes you see here on hubpages, and the disgusting fake stories like Seth Rich and pizzagate......Berners do the same, and call names just as bad.

      It’s cult like behavior, and viscerally evil. Just like with Trump.

      And I saw a Biden clip, and he’s talking about bringing the country together......I’m sorry, I’ll take that over Trump or Sanders any day of the week.

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