Throughout the 2020 presidential election, Bernie Sanders’ campaign has shifted between second and third place in the polls. One undeniable factor is that Sanders certainly has the appeal in the minds of radical progressives and other far leftists. Sanders is not only a self-proclaimed socialist, but he also supports typical socialist policies such as Medicare-for-All and the Green New Deal. As a candidate, Sanders is about as far left as one can get.
On Sunday, he traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, which just so happens to also be the home state of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. During this time, Sanders slammed McConnell for failing to back far-left and counterproductive policies, such as raising the minimum wage and enacting more gun control. Sanders’ remarks come as Democrats are trying to win the 2020 presidential election and regain control in the Senate, as documented by Fox News.
Analyzing Sanders’ Message to McConnell
According to Sanders’ narrative, McConnell is failing to act in the best interests of the everyday American. He claimed that the Senate Majority Leader’s concern for his “billionaire friends” is the reason behind the lack of support for the Green New Deal, Medicare-for-All, stricter gun control, etc.
What Sanders didn’t mention is that these radically far-left policies will not help everyday Americans; even Sanders himself previously admitted that the middle class will pay more in taxes if Medicare-for-All happens.
Nevertheless, during yesterday’s campaign rally, Sanders had the following words for Mitch McConnell:
“The reason I’m in Louisville is to ask McConnell to do the right thing. Stop worrying about your billionaire friends — they’re doing just fine — and start worrying about the working families of this state and around the country who are struggling to keep their heads above water.”
Care for Working People or Care for Political Power?
Sanders, like many Democrats, has built his political brand upon supposedly caring for middle America and working folks. Unfortunately, there are a portion of Americans who have fallen for it and truly come to view Sanders as a champion for the people.
If Sanders really cared about working folks, he wouldn’t support policies which raise taxes on the middle class, decrease the quality of healthcare, and block Americans from exercising Second Amendment rights. Getting people dependent on the government while presenting the illusion being compassionate is one of the biggest plays out of the Democrats’ handbook. Sanders is a prime example of this.
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