Bernie is Back and Bigger Than Ever Before
Bernie is Back and Bigger Than Ever Before
October 20, 2019
He’s baaaack! Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail on Saturday, holding a rally in — where else? New York City. Not only did Bernie make a comeback, but he brought in almost 26,000 people. That makes his rally the biggest of the Democratic primary so far.
Move over, Elizabeth Warren. Sanders just beat your Washington Square Park rally from September. You only had between 20,000 and 22,000. Respectable, yes, but not Bernie-sized. And as for you, Kamala: he beat your announcement crowd numbers of a mere 10,000 people, although 12,000 were in overflow. So there’s that.
Never mind that Sanders just came back from a heart attack. He’s jazzed up and ready to rock:
“I am more than ready to take on the greed and corruption of the corporate elite and their apologists. I am more ready than ever to create a government based on the principles of justice. To put it bluntly: I am back.”
Now why would so many people turn up to see Bernie Sanders, when Elizabeth Warren has been the media darling lately? Plus, the most recent aggregate poll from RealClearPolitics shows Joe Biden still in the lead, with Sanders holding at third. Lots of people thought that after his heart attack, the old man had lost his political mojo.
Or maybe Bernie wasn’t the real attraction at the rally. Maybe it was this chiquita (what, am I culturally appropriating a word?): Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed up to introduce Sanders.
Later, she formally endorsed him during an interview with National Public Radio. So why didn’t she endorse Elizabeth Warren?
“For me, this is not about ‘why not any other candidate. The fact that [Sanders] has been fighting for these issues for so long struck me in a very personal way.”
“One of the things that’s so important about what Senator Sanders is talking about, and what this campaign is about, is that it’s far larger than a presidential campaign. This is about creating a mass movement.”
Oy, so typical of socialists. They always have to create this “mass movement,” because right-thinking Americans just won’t buy into socialism. They have to be “educated.”
And speaking of “mass movement,” guess who else made an appearance at Bernie’s rally? Yes, Michael Moore endorsed Sanders at the NYC rally. He was there to counter the idea that the 78-year-old fresh off a heart attack was “too old.” But Moore threw out lots of other things that were also “too old” in his way of thinking:
“Well, here’s what’s too old. The electoral college is too old. That’s what’s too old. A $7.25 minimum wage, that’s too old. Women not being paid the same as men, that’s too old. Thousands and thousands of dollars of student debt. What is that? Too old.”
Of course, Moore also told the crowd it was time to “crush Trump.” Frankly, I think someone of Michael Moore’s heft should avoid the word “crush,” but that’s just me.
“We need to not only crush Trump at the polls, afterwards, we aim to fix this rotten, corrupt, economic system that gave us Donald Trump.”
Yes, that rotten, corrupt, economic system of capitalism. In other words, the freedom for an Everyday Joe to create a business and earn money.
You know what really needs to be crushed? The idea that socialism works. What’s truly disconcerting is that so many young Americans embrace that nonsense, like Bernie Sanders’s base, which is very young — largely between ages 18 to 44. They firmly believe that socialism means free stuff and equality — not that it leads to tyranny, which it always does.
Meanwhile on Friday in Hong Kong, hundreds of young adults donned masks in defiance of the emergency law that prohibits protestors from wearing them. And in New York City, on the eve of Bernie’s comeback event, about 100 Hong Kongers wore black “Stand with Hong Kong” shirts at a Nets-Raptors game.
— New York Post (@nypost) October 19, 2019
Why are young Hong Kongers so exuberant about — and some willing to die for — the blessings of freedom? Why are young Bernie Bros in America so eager for socialism’s yoke around their necks?
Welcome, Instapundit readers!
Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!
Become a Victory Girl!
Follow Us On Twitter!