Beware of Bernie


Are you among the undecided voters having trouble choosing between tax raising Socialist Bernie Sanders and Democratic centrist  Hillary Clinton? Then consider the following…

Remember the thrill of winning an election? Say goodbye to that and any hope of winning a Democratic Congress for the next decade if we try to pass that old Socialist Sanders off as a Democrat.

For those who think I write too harshly about Bernie, I got to tell you the encouragement I’m getting to continue is amazing. I’m proud to step up to the plate to stop this re-writing of history by Bernie Sanders and his secret stash of Republican elves.

I have been involved with Democratic politics my whole life and I’m not going to sit back and watch history repeat itself by nominating a sure loser in the general election. (See George McGovern, Hubert Humphrey, Ralph Nader and Al Gore.) Left of center candidates always fail in general elections, and when they do, they bring defeat to the whole ticket, state and local races too.


The Bernie Sanders phenomenon has scarily devolved into a faith based religion. He has become a demagogue turning his crowds of college kids against the “establishment” – which in his book is everybody. He can do no wrong, whether it’s dumping toxic waste on poor people, voting to fund every war he could or himself being a taker of Wall Street cash. It doesn’t matter. They now blame Hillary for a 1994 crime bill that their beloved Bernie voted for while Hillary was the First Lady. Try to understand this logic. Bernie voted for the bill. But it’s Hillary’s fault.

President Obama had to raise $1 Billion dollars to defeat Mitt Romney in 2012. Can you imagine what the Republican media machine will do to a tax craving Socialist who honeymooned in Communist Russia; who as Mayor renamed his small village “The People’s Republic of Burlington”, who’s town had its own “foreign policy” which included Bernie flying around playing footsies with South American leftist rebels and Fidel Castro, who he praised as having “transformed” Cuba – while political prisoners languished in jails. The TV ads would be merciless.

And that’s leaving out Bernie Sanders awful folk album and his B movie acting stint and his dirty short story writings. All these different elements, to my calculations, adds up to Bernie Sanders being a grandiose narcissist. His tendency to smear people as enemies of his revolution should frighten everyone paying attention.

His slimey innuendo and “artful smears” against Hillary and anyone endorsing her should get him nicknamed Bernie “Slanders” in my book. False accusations against people’s character can never be taken back. He’s trained his minions to yell “bought” at an honorable woman with a clear record of integrity.

All revolutions have to offer up a scapegoat. Someone to get a mob riled up against and blame everything bad on. Bernie picks his targets for ridicule wildly, but he concentrates on bankers. Do the Bernie kids know their future inheritances are most likely invested on Wall Street? If Bernie hurts the banking industry, he hurts a lot of middle class families who have their retirement savings tied up in IRAs and 401Ks.

Comrade Bernie also doesn’t like Capitalism, so look forward to a future with a lot fewer Apple products. Although, I must admit that the Bernie Sanders Free College program will solve the Elizabethan Poetry shortage.

Personally, I’m going to vote for the candidate who wants to build upon our successes, not tear them down for being insufficiently “perfect”. So I’m voting for Hillary Clinton. I can’t wait until this is all over and Hillary can start repairing the damage Sanders and his helpmate Karl Rove have inflicted on her and begin focusing on defeating the Republican agenda. #ImWithHer

46 thoughts on “Beware of Bernie

  1. Let’s be very clear, Bern is not a Democrat. He doesn’t even like them. But, he’s crawled interesting our bed because his will to power is greater than his, eh, convictions.

  2. A) Bernie’s not a real socialist. He’s a left of center democrat who votes with democrats, raises money for democrats, and takes money from the DNC. He’s about as “socialist” as Dwight D. Eisenhower. Literally.

    B) The smears on both sides of the democratic primaries are rightwing-sourced BS being fed to democrats from the fouled streams of, the Daily Caller, and various Ron Paul conspiracy theorists.

    • I don’t think Bernie would appreciate your calling him a liar. He most admired the socialism found in 3rd world hell holes, like Nicaragua and Soviet Russia. Miami is filled with refugees from socialism.

      • I think Bernie himself would be okay with it. His brocialist flying monkeys would throw me onto the “bone pile of history” with Jimmy Carter and Gloria Steinem and NPR and PBS and Planned Parenthood and NARAL and John Lewis and….

      • If Bernie Sanders won the Democratic Party nomination, the GOP would drop their campaign of manufactured lies against Hillary Clinton and immediately begin dumping Bernie Sanders’ closet full of skeletons into the daylight. . His past will be brought to light as the republicans begin to run ads against him as they have ran ads against Hilly Clinton on Bernie’s behalf.
        This is some of the highlights of the history of Bernie Sanders
        Bernie Sanders’ father was a high school drop-out, who tormented his family with rants about their financial problems. He blamed society and economic inequality for his plight, though as a white male in a middle class neighborhood, he was hardly among the downtrodden.
        This was Bernie’s inspiration to take up the cause of economic justice, though he would spend half of his life as an able-bodied college graduate living off of unemployment checks, and the women in his life, between odd jobs. By his own admission, Bernie was not a great student, starting at Brooklyn College and transferring to Univ. of Chicago, but his enrollment kept him protected from the draft.
        He joined socialist organizations and dabbled in far-left communist politics, gaining national notoriety by petitioning the school to let students have sex in the dormitories. This was before birth control and abortion were legal, when there were still very serious repercussions for women if the condom broke, but that didn’t stop him from crusading against those silly rules that were an obstacle to his own satisfaction. He participated in the 1963 March on Washington, a few demonstrations, and was arrested once, but his activism for civil rights ended when he became obsessed with socialism. NOT “democratic socialism”, but oppressive far-left Marxism.
        Bernie married his college sweetheart, Deborah Shilling, and spent his small inheritance on a summer home in Vermont on 85 acres. The shack had a dirt floor and no electricity, maintaining his proletariat credibility, but not impressing his new bride. He refused to get a steady job, so his wife didn’t stick around long, divorced after 18 months.
        The Viet Nam war was escalating, and when the next draft was announced, Bernie applied for a conscientious objector deferment. His deferment was denied, so he dodged the draft by having a kid out of wedlock in 1969 with his new girlfriend, Susan Mott, even though he STILL wasn’t working, and had no way to support the child. By the time his draft number came up, he was too old to be drafted anyway. He continued to subsist on odd carpentry jobs and unemployment checks, and occasionally selling $15 articles, including the one about how women fantasize about gang rape. He still refused to get a steady job to support his child. His girlfriend left him.
        In 1988 he married Jane Driscoll, and took a cold-war era honeymoon in communist USSR. His new wife supported Bernie financially through his many attempts to win a public office, and shared his radical leftist political views. They visited the pro-Soviet Sandinista Government in Nicaragua known for their human rights violations, support for anti-American terrorists, and the imprisonment and exile of opponents. Bernie blindly overlooked the carnage to stand with fellow socialists. They traveled to Cuba in hopes of meeting Bernie’s hero Fidel Castro, but access to him was denied.
        Bernie Sanders managed not to hold a full-time job his entire life or vote in a single election, until he finally ran for Mayor of Burlington at the age of 40. After several failed elections, he finally won the office of Mayor of Burlington, VT, and eventually a Senate seat, which he has managed to keep off and on. For all of his years representing Vermont, Bernie Sanders passed a total of three bills, and two of them were for naming post offices.
        He was a draft-dodging deadbeat dad … Where is Levi ? Why hasn’t he step forward to help his did in the campaign ? He was a globe-trotting communist dilettante, and a petulant detractor of hard-working honorable Democrats. His one skill is yelling about how unfair the world is, and how everything SHOULD be, but he has no plans for how to make it happen, and no idea what goes on in the rest of the world or how to deal with problems overseas.
        He does not having a foreign policy or plan for national security on his platform: His former wife and girlfriend run when they see reporters and will not speak to the press. WHY ? Bernie’s past, including a brief stint living in a kibbutz in Israel is cloaked in secrecy. Former employees and coworkers describe him as hostile and belligerent. All of the Democrats in Vermont’s government have endorsed Hillary Clinton. The people who know Bernie best cannot stand him.
        Many republicans are supporting Bernie Sanders, like they supported President Obama in 2008 to defeat Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders is getting financial backing by many republicans with attack ads against Hillary Clinton. He is also getting many contributions from socialist organizations around the world.
        Bernie Sanders said, “I want to make MAJOR CHANGES to the Democratic Party.” in the debate. … What changes ? Does the DNC know the changes ? He is called a Democratic Socialist and the organization is funding and supporting him in the USA… check out the website for yourself.

      • I should really do a correction, how’s this: “Bernie is so left of center he falls off the Map.”? There’s no precedent in history to nominate someone so obviously commie influenced as this guy. Metaphors fail.

        Did you know That Bernie “Slanders” shacked up in a extremist Marxist-Stalinist commune in Israel? The more you know…

  3. Clearly slander to try to stop Sanders supporters and America from having the government by the people and for the people we so richly deserve. You are also part of the establishment-you said so in your article.

    The people are rising up. America has reached a tipping point. We will not be silenced.

      • OMG! You are soooo right!
        How could we all be so dumb!?
        Thank you!
        Thank you for saving us, for enlightening everyone!
        ………..who knew Bernie was so very dangerous………
        Thank you, thank you, thank you……

        Keep up the really good work. You will certainly save America!
        Bless tou, bless you…….

        We will never forget you, nor this article……ever…..

      • You’re so very welcome Mike! But don’t be too giddy yet, the first step is admitting you have a problem. The 2nd step is to figure out why you are attracted to complainers who offer no real solutions except demonizing others as being “imperfect. Is it all the freebies? Are you unable to get ahead because of a banker somewhere? Why do you want government to be responsible for everything in your life? Are you unable to make choices without Uncle Sam holding your hand?

  4. I am a staunch Hill fan arguing sometimes bitterly with friends who are unhinged BERNers.
    You had me ready to post and urge others to read until your rabid and snarky and totally non-sequitur-ly ending. A fool never knows when to stop.
    ” Comrade Bernie also doesn’t like Capitalism, so look forward to a future with a lot fewer Apple products. Although, I must admit that the Bernie Sanders Free College program will solve the current Elizabethan Poetry shortage.
    I can’t wait until this is all over and Hillary can start repairing the damage Sanders and his helpmate Karl Rove have inflicted on her and begin focusing on defeating the Republican agenda.”
    So … Uhhhh … We are to believe …
    • COLLEGE is not the new HighSchoolDiploma but a frivolous fascination with poetry
    • SANDERS IS IN BED with chrome-dome Rove
    How glib, silly and disingenuous of you.
    HILLARY ROCKS but God save us from her followers!!! 🙄

    • Sorry that my humor was off putting to you. My jokes are what keeps em coming back for more. But, given Bernie’s distate for capitalism and his penchant for protectionism and raising taxes, those Apple products are going to be a lot more pricey. And college is not a requirement for happiness, but because of the glut of liberal arts majors, it’s becoming a requirement to work at Starbucks. Peace!

  5. Last night, after reading a great piece by Matt Osbourne, I realized something. I hate to say it, but I don’t think Bernie gives a shit about the Democratic Party: he wasn’t part of it and doesn’t care how he leaves it.
    His supporters are going scorched earth, AND If he doesn’t get the nomination, he won’t work hard to get the Democratic nominee into the White House. He doesn’t care if we lose to the GOP and he’s not the winner. Unlike every other Presidential candidate, he hasn’t shared one PENNY with other like minded candidates in smaller races. I am beginning to think he doesn’t care that his supporters are attacking Hillary & her supporters viciously, in a way there is no turning back from. Last night I was shocked at the vitriol coming from friends of my friends: she’s a sociopath, he’s a saint is how it’s playing out. Ugly ugly ugly.
    This MoveOn petition re Super delagates–it leaves off the fact that it was Hillary who released hers for President Obama. I bet Bernie won’t release his if it’s the other way around.

  6. If you want this country to continue in the direction it is in, definitely vote for Hillary. if you are wise enough to see the writing on the wall, and see that the direction we are headed will lead to the further erosion of our democracy, by not only continuing with campaign finance, but making it even easier by now allowing paid lobbyists to influence elections, Clinton should get your vote.

    We are the richest country on earth, so don’t give me any BS that we can’t afford to give our citizens health care and guarantee a college education.

    Our children and grandchildren are guaranteed a world run by big corporations and the rich, who have shown they care more for profits than helping to save the middle-class. The next few generations will inherit a planet closer to becoming more polluted and raped for its resources, and the continued military incursion of US troops abroad.

    • The Nanny State Sanders envisions is a surrender of the freedom to make life choices without government involvement. Free college is not an obligation of the federal government. Voters will reject Bernie by 49 state margin and all possibility for progress will be lost for a generation. Too risky to bet everything on him. I’m voting for the candidate who wants to build upon progress, not rip it all down for being in-sufficiently “perfect”.

  7. I’m a Hillary Clinton supporter, but I also respect and admire Bernie Sanders. Can’t all of us agree that we don’t need to tear the one of our candidates down to show support for the other? There are certainly differences of opinions, but at the end of the day, I would point out that Hillary and Bernie voted together over 93-percent of the time. Furthermore, we should not act the way republicans acted on stage last night. We’re BETTER than that. Bernie’s fans are certainly entitled to their belief in his vision for the future and their desired “revolution.” I tend to prefer Ms. Clinton’s reality-based ideology and proven record.

    Still, let us not tear either candidate down too much, as the weapons we bring to bear today may be utilized by republicans a few months from now. If Bernie Sanders wins the nomination, I will show up and vote for him. I encourage others to vow likewise.

    And yes, I have told Sanders’ supporters repeatedly the same thing. We MUST be more united than republicans–there’s too much at stake to be divided.

    • I agree that we shouldn’t tear down our candidates, but nor should we pretend that either candidate is interchangeable in a general election. My point was to illustrate how Bernie Sanders will be vulnerable to the Republican media machine and his record as a very left of center candidate makes the whole progressive movement vulnerable to up and down ticket defeat.
      Thank you for reading.

      • John, I share Your viewpoint on almost everything You’ve stated! I’ve done my research in all local and Presidential elections since I was old enough to VOTE! My Wife and I were Democratic County Chairpersons and helped get Kathleen Sebelius Elected as Kansas Governor some years back! We finally resigned because we couldn’t afford to do everything ourselves! Kansas people mostly refuse to vote in their Own Interests! They also mostly rely on someone else to do the heavy Political lifting!That’s how we got stuck with our “DUMBER THAN A BOX OF ROCKS” GOVERNOR Brownback!

      • Saying Bernie Sanders will be attacked by Republicans is a great service – What an amazing grasp of the obvious you have. Excuse me if I doubt your sincerity.

        Funny, it may not be worse than what Hillary supporters dish out daily, and then have Ma & Pa Clinton whine to the whole world how they are being picked on because, well because … because I am a woman, because 911, because how dare you do better than we expected.

        Why do you think he is not aware of what happens in politics ? The man has been elected to office either 11 or 14 times, don’t remember which, and has run as an Independent against Republicans and Democrats at various times, sometimes in the same election. I’m sure he’s been called every name there is over 30 years. He knows what he believes in and he sticks to that, while they hurl their innuendos.

      • No, Bernie Slanders is a do nothing congressman with a total of 3 bills to his name in 25 years. He’s coaxed his whole career. Then he becomes a Democrat to run for president and immediately starts undermining the entire Democratic Party who won’t endorse him because he’s not fit for the office and not a Democrat and will likely decimate the Democratic ticket.

      • Right? And they quote polls that only exist in their imagination. As a liberal living in Chicago, I think a lot of us get the wrong impression that everyone in America agrees with them. There is no way the voters are going to support another big ticket healthcare bill. How many Democrats in swing districts did we lose in 2010? Nearly all of them. Most of Sanders supporters aren’t Democrats so don’t think about historical data.

        Thanks for commenting!

  8. . We can’t even call this an “artful” smear, because there is nothing clever, skillful or even cunning about it. Just the same old Clinton politics that have earned her the reputation of untrustworthy and dishonest; a reputation that continually becomes more apparent is well deserved. When will you learn it sticks to Hillary, not Bernie ? You are destroying your own candidate.

    • Not really following who Melissa. It seems (maybe) you are trying to insult my writing, then Clinton and then me again for trying to defend Clinton. But I do agree, everything sticks to Hillary, including Bernie’s lousy voting record!

    • Excuse me. Melissa Crislip.. Hillary did not write this article. In fact you might say Bernie did as he is the one that choose to be a socialist and live off of the people. So put the Hillary did this away and read the facts. Funny thing is not one of Bernie’s supporters that are sticking with him really want to know the truth. They look at free health care without looking at how hard it has been to even get where we are at today. They over look the fact that many can provide a College Education for their kids and want them to go to specific colleges. Forget that Bernie wants the states to do his bidding and they won’t. The real person behind Bernie is Jane. Does it ever cross your mind why everything is in her name? Makes Bernie look like a crook and it gives her all the booty should he kick the can as well as make an excuse for where their money is invested. hmm. The facts were stated in the article so if you do not like them seek out your answers from Bernie. Better yet research for your self because when you bring the facts up to Bernie he turns on you.. That is the saddest thing about those few supporters he has left.. They have yet to experience the revenge of Bernie when you do not agree with him. He will never forgive that Hillary beat him in the primary. That also is due to the fact Democrats check their candidates out to see what they facts are.. Try it. weep .. and get up and work for the party that gave your ole curmudgeon a chance.

  9. Good grief. I’m not sure who wrote this but his right wing whacko mentality somehow got muddied up. I love how it’s written from the perspective of a self-righteous Dem (who has apparently drunk too much – hopefully something delicious like tequila but nonetheless totally inebriated). This is truly the saddest op-ed I’ve read yet. So much innuendo supporting Hillary and yet ironically more people are concerned about Hillary’s honesty than they are about Bernie’s labels – “Off the Map Leftist” “Commie” “Socialist” “Tax Raising”. You know, if your taxes went up $100 a month but your health care was covered that would be a GREAT DEAL! But instead you wanna just call it taxing. Yea, methinks I smell a room full of Republicans.

    • Sorry, your assumptions are incorrect. I’m a lifelong centrist Democrat who worked many Dem campaigsn including Dick Durbin’s first Senate Race. If you glanced at any of my other articles, you’d find such titles as “Republicans Suck and Gay Republicans Swallow”. If you glanced at my bio, you’d see I wrote for LGBT newspapers and magazines.

      So you see, I’m a loyal Democrat, unlike your idol Comrade Bernie, who just joined the party so he could wreck it.

      Now my question to you: Why do you need government to provide you so much free shit? We’re 19 trillion dollars in debt as it is. Did you pick a bad college major and are now having trouble paying back your loans? Is that why you’re attracted to Bernie? Or are you already so dependent on government you can’t take care of yourself any more?

    • Sources for what? I covered a lot of material. But I’ll guarantee my sources aren’t spliced together youtube videos and out of context comments recast. I didnt rely on Bernie’s Commie Camp brochures.

  10. I was saying months ago that Bernie is the leader of a cult — treat his followers like a cult and you’ll better understand their motives. I was also saying Hillary needed to continue to make HIM the target to get him out of the race and I said she turned to face Trump waaaay to early, before Bernie was out of the race. Bernie has a LOT of negatives and Hillary NEVER mentioned his past history. She was too nice to him while he was mean to her. Bernie was CONSTANTLY LYING about Hillary. While she didn’t answer him, his cult grew and believed HIM. Some of His people STILL REFUSE to believe Hillary because of their indoctronation into the theology of his cult. The time is right for the news media to FINALLY vett Bernie — to tell the public about some of his shameful past. His congregation needs to awaken from slumber if they will help Hillary beat the Tramp. If he refuses to come around — IGNORE HIM and go after the middle of the political spectrum instead, that is Republicans who refuse to vote for a Nazi (Trump). If Bernie isn’t smart, he’ll lose a chance to change the Democratic Party, making it more left leaning — he NEEDS to act NOW, as I don’t think Democrats are willing to wait much longer for him to wake up. The thinks he’s the second coming, the Messiah. Bernie — LOSE your Messiah complex, return to reality. If you wait too long, you will have waited too late.

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