Che, Bernie and Leon – Ideological Bretheren
So Diogenes wandered the City of Demville with his lamp. His shoulders sagged, his expression grew hang-dog. He searched in vain for one honest man other than Jonathan Gruber. Ah, but his eyes lit up and his frown turned around. There was one man….one honest man on the American Left. That one last defender of the faith was, alas, not a registered Democrat. He is none other than Senator Bernie Sanders (Socialist – Vermont).
Ah, but Doyle McManus of the LA Times bears news of hope and tidings that would warm the gnarled, hoary heart of the most cynical of the cynics. As avowedly socialist as any prominent American since Gus Hall or Daschle Hammett, Bernie Sanders wears that bright, red letter “S” with pride, I tell you, pride! You can come home, Liberal America. The mother ideology is calling. You may not be interested in the dialectic; but in the person of Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Bernard SandersSenate Independent AverageSee Full Scorecard6%, the dialectic is very interested in you. Interested enough to run for the presidency!
We need this ideological re-seasoning. The time has come to once more sharpen the saw. The Democrats have lost their purpose. They are now essentially crony-capitalist Mussolini’s with mutual funds. They not only occupy Wall Street; they have become rentiers!
Well, now The New York Times has discovered that, lo and behold, “the relationship between the Obama administration and insurers has evolved into a powerful, mutually beneficial partnership.” Mutually beneficial is right. In fact, the industry is positively glowing about the opportunities big government provides. “Our government business is growing along multiple fronts,” WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish boasted. The company called Medicaid “highly profitable.”
Now surely Kommerade Sanders will lead us to the barricades and defenestrate these bourgeoisie Girondists? What’s that you say? This was Obamacare? Regardless of these objections, Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Bernard SandersSenate Independent AverageSee Full Scorecard6% will smite these bloated pigs. Oh, wait. He voted for Obamacare.
Now certainly, as the bloated CEOs of too big to fail banks slosh around the streets of Manhattan …read more