I just don’t care about him

I guess I’m a Democrat. I’m definitely a liberal, but the recent infatuation with Bernie Sanders makes me question the former. every time I hear him speak, every time I see him, all I can think is that he’s the left’s version of Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, or any of the other’s on the right who gladly say whatever crazy crap will most appeal to the base. Yeah, single payer health care would be great. Guess what, ain’t happening. I don’t care who you elect, it isn’t happening. Hate the rich. Yeah, rework the tax structure, try to make the whole economy thing is a bit more egalitarian and not weighted heavily towards those already riding high on it. Big ass economic change also isn’t going to happen.

Why?

Because there are two other houses of government and neither of them will let such an agenda go anywhere. Hell, when Obama first came into office the Democrats controlled both of those houses and they still couldn’t pass any of this pie in the sky thinking. And any basic common sense should tell you that it’s not going to happen now regardless of how enthusiastic someone promises it.

Except the base eats it up. The same base that has griped about Obama the past eight years because he was just too damn not left enough. Unlike Sanders, though, Obama was insanely effective.

So, Bernie offers this pie in the sky promises the left eats up, and then looks like a deer in headlights whenever foreign affairs are brought up.  One of, if not the, most important aspects of being a president and after serving in government since the Methuselah administration, he still doesn’t seem to have a decent talking point here. It’s brutal.

And if he goes up against one of the crazies on the right with such tepid lines, he’s going to get scorched because the crazies play really well when confronted with tepidness.

I’m not a huge fan of either of the democratic candidates, but to look at them and think that Hillary isn’t easily the most qualified is just dumb. But the base on the left is just as gullible as the base on the right, and the base is what seems to drive these elections.

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