Sanders' Poor Record Comes Back to Haunt Him

Bernie Sanders does a lot of talking. The socialist candidate for president of the United States consistently claims that he’s going to make everything from housing to high-speed internet free for all Americans. Moreover, Sanders’ words strike a chord with people who are either too naive of the real world or eager at the unrealistic prospect of having everything for free.

Bernie Sanders by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Bernie Sanders” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Sanders talks a lot, but his track record in Congress isn’t exactly a productive one. According to Fox News, the socialist has introduced multiple hundreds of bills within the three decades that he’s served in Congress. Of those bills, only three of them have succeeded and gone into effect as the law of the land.

This is now a fact which Sanders’ contenders are using against him in order to boost their own campaigns. Earlier this week, 2020 Democrat Mike Bloomberg took to Twitter, branding Sanders as a “talker” who doesn’t really get much of anything done.

Bloomberg on Sanders’ Track Record

Bloomberg has repeatedly gone after Sanders since the latter’s ascension to frontrunner status within the Democrat Party. While the two candidates have sparred with one another on debate stages, the former New York City mayor also makes it a habit to slam Sanders on Twitter. Taking aim at Sanders’ love for socialism is only the tip of the iceberg though; as of late, Bloomberg’s argument is that he can “get it done” while Sanders cannot.

Bloomberg’s additional criticism of Sanders including calling out the latter’s support for the “Charleston Loophole.” The socialist candidate also took heat from Bloomberg and others for categorizing AIPAC as racist.

An End to Sanders’ Momentum

Sanders’ wins in both New Hampshire and Nevada placed an immense target on his back. In branding his campaign as “unstoppable,” the socialist candidate ignited his opponents with the desire to prove him wrong. Bloomberg’s attacks are only the tip of the iceberg.

Bernie Sanders by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Bernie Sanders” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

During the South Carolina debate, Sanders took heat for his stance on Medicare-for-All and lack of clarity on how this form of socialized healthcare will be paid for. As the 2020 Democrat comes under fire from Bloomberg and other rivals, he’s not leading the poll for the South Carolina primary election. Thus far, Biden retains his position in first place, while Sanders comes in right behind him.

Only time will tell whether or not Sanders’ momentum in the 2020 election has started to reach an end.

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