Could there be anything more absurd that a presidential candidate roping off the Media so they can’t ask any questions?
That was Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign strategy as she marched in the 4th of July Parade in Gotham, N.H. According to a report by Fox News, the roped-off herd was pulled along behind her as she waved magnanimously to the town folk. Glenn Beck’s radio program featured a quiz about Hillary; his reporters interviewed college students asking them to whom the four mansions pictured on the display belonged. They named various Republican candidates and businessmen.
The answer: Hillary Rodham Clinton. The students were shocked.
Were Hillary’s sheep corralled to protect Hillary or to prevent and protect them from asking rather obvious questions about her past, particularly her hidden collection of e-mails and her role in Benghazi. Unable to ask the questions the Media didn’t want to ask, Her Majesty did not have to answer.
What a picture it created, though, putting into doubt her judgment and her intentions as future President of the United States. Her acolytes will simply laugh it off; they’d vote for her no matter what. After all, it’s essentially what Obama has done. He spent months avoiding White House Press Conferences.
What’s amazing is that the press corps went along with it, following her just like sheep. Why did they even suffer this indignity? Why not just refuse to cover her campaign? Without their coverage, she doesn’t stand a chance; her record will also follow along behind her. No matter how loudly her cheerleaders shout “Hillary,” those “lost” e-mails will scream louder, “Benghazi!”
Still, the Democrat Party insists, far ahead of the primaries next winter, that she’s the one and only candidate. Only Bernie Sanders has dared to poke his head out. Are the Democrat voters also sheep, following mindlessly along behind their misguided, arrogant shepherdess?
Given no other choice, they will have to either vote for her or stay home. Bernie Sanders hardly seems to be an ideal candidate, judging by appearances, which one should never do. He appears to have all the essential bona fides, if we can believe this except from Wikipedia (no, Wikipedia is never generally a reliable source – unless it pertains to Socialism and Communism. On their enthusiasm for such ideology, I believe we can trust what they say…).
Bernard “Bernie” Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Vermont. He has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential election.
Sanders is the longest-serving independent in U.S. congressional history. A self-described Democrat Socialist, he favors policies similar to those of social democratic parties in Europe, particularly those of Scandinavia. He caucuses with the Democratic Party and has been the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee since January 2015.
After unsuccessful candidacies for Vermont’s governor and U.S. senator, Sanders was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont’s most populous city, in 1981. He was reelected to three more two-year mayoral terms before being elected to represent Vermont’s at-large congressional district in the United States House of Representatives in 1990. He served as a congressman for 16 years before being elected to succeed the retiring Republican-turned-independent Jim Jeffords in the U.S. Senate in 2006. In 2012, he was re-elected by a large margin, capturing almost 71% of the popular vote.
Since his election to the Senate, Sanders has emerged as a leading progressive voice on issues like income inequality, climate change, and campaign finance reform. He rose to national prominence on the heels of his 2010 filibuster of the proposed extension of the Bush-era tax rates for the wealthy. Sanders is also outspoken on civil liberties issues, and has been particularly critical of mass surveillance policies such as the Patriot Act.
Sanders announced his intentions to seek the Democratic Party‘s nomination for President on April 30, 2015, in an address on the Capitol lawn. His campaign was officially launched on May 26 in Burlington. Unlike the other presidential candidates, Sanders will not pursue funding through a Super PAC, instead focusing on small individual donations. His campaign events have been drawing “overflow crowds” around the country. On July 1, 2015, Sanders’s visit to Madison, Wisconsin drew the largest crowd of any 2016 presidential candidate so far, with an estimated turnout of 10,000. According to a June 25 poll, Sanders is running in a “dead heat“ with Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.
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- Issenberg, Sasha (January 9, 2010). “Sanders a growing force on the far, far left”. Boston Globe. Retrieved August 24, 2013. You go to Scandinavia, and you will find that people have a much higher standard of living, in terms of education, health care, and decent paying jobs.
- McMurry, Evan (May 3, 2015). “Bernie Sanders: America Should Look More Like Scandinavia”. Mediaite. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- “Senate Democrats lock in key committee memberships.” The Hill. (December 12, 2014).
- Bernie Sanders confirms presidential run and damns America’s inequities. The Guardian, April 29, 2015.
- Totten, Shay (January 15, 2007). “Sanders to push global warming legislation in Senate”. Vermont Guardian. Retrieved August 4, 2009. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, said Monday he was making good on at least one of a handful of campaign promises — introducing a bill designed to cut U.S. contributions to global greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade. … Sanders added that construction of new power plants is “extraordinarily expensive” and he would prefer to see federal funding support used to expand the development of sustainable energy, as well as biofuels.
- “Sanders, Bernie “If We Don’t Overturn Citizens United, The Congress Will Become Paid Employees of the Billionaire Class”“. Huffington Post. December 10, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
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- Rand Paul, Bernie Sanders Revel in NSA Ruling. The Guardian, April 29, 2015.
- Sanders Senate Speech on Surveillance.
- “Sanders takes on ‘billionaire class’ in launching 2016 bid against Clinton”. The Washington Post. April 30, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
- Rappeport, Alan (April 29, 2015). “Bernie Sanders Announces He Is Running for President”. The New York Times. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
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Although the previous information is from Wikipedia, these are the sources cited, most of which are fairly reliable sources of all things Democrat: Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC.
Where the Republican Party boasts of no less than 16 candidates, with two more said to be on the way, the Democrat Party has only two – so far. The Democrats offer voters everything under the sun – free healthcare, free college education, free sex, free love, free stuff.
Everything but freedom. Their preferred candidate led the “free” press down the main street of Gorham, N.H., by a rope like a cowgirl who’d rounded up a herd of cows. Or sheep. She couldn’t have presented a more perfect tableau for the future of America under her leadership than if she’d led an actual herd of sheep from a local farm.
No question about it.