I’d love to see Bernie Sanders in the next Presidential debates

Every few days, I come across a quote from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders that I feel compelled to share. For the most part, I’m able to restrain myself. But, every once in a while, there’s something that I just can’t hold back. Today, it’s footage from the Daily Show, where Sanders appeared yesterday, promoting his new book, The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class. Here it is, in two parts:

I don’t have time to transcribe the whole thing at the moment, but here’s a quote from Bernie that I found particularly noteworthy… “I think at the end of the day, the vast majority of the people support medicare, support Social Security. You go and ask anybody about the wisdom of giving tax breaks – a trillion dollars in tax breaks, which is what the Ryan plan is – to the wealthiest people in this country, while you cut back on education and environmental protection – very few people agree with that.

And, here, while we’re at it, is another great quote from Sanders on the Ryan budget… “(This budget) is the most extremist legislation I’ve ever seen, it’s a transfer of wealth from the middle class to the wealthiest people in this country. This isn’t about deficit reduction. They want to give a trillion dollars of tax breaks to the wealthiest people in this country.

Why isn’t this guy a guest on every television show in America?

[I was going to say “every non-sitcom television show in America,” but then I thought about it a while and realized how cool it would be if he were, for let’s say the period of a week, on every single network show, regardless of it’s format, subject matter, etc. I’ve never watched Two and a Half Men, but I find it hard to believe that it couldn’t be made better with a cameo by Bernie Sanders, playing an opinionated handyman. Or, what if he just showed up on a raft during an episode of Survivor?]

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  1. Bob K
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    I remember going through Burlington, Vermont when Bernie Sanders was running for election once. There were these signs everywhere just saying BERNIE!

  2. Boy O Boy
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    He should show up on Dirty Jobs so Mike Rowe could wade through all his crap.

  3. Edward
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    As much as I like to think that what works in Vermont could work elsewhere (they’re rolling out single-payer health care for all their people), I don’t know how realistic it is. Vermont has the advantage of being incredibly small, very well educated, racially homogeneous, and financially well-off. But, God, how I’d love to have a Senator like that.

  4. Meta
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Senator Sanders is in the news today, speaking out about oil speculation:

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) demanded on Thursday that regulators impose limits on oil speculation to help lower the price of gas in a letter sent to President Obama.

    “There is mounting evidence that the skyrocketing price of gas and oil has nothing to do with the fundamentals of supply and demand, and has everything to do with Wall Street firms that are artificially jacking up the price of oil in the energy futures markets,” Sanders wrote. “In other words, the same Wall Street speculators that caused the worst financial crisis since the 1930s through their greed, recklessness, and illegal behavior are ripping off the American people again by gambling that the price of oil and gas will continue to go up.”


  5. TaterSalad
    Posted April 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Definition of a typical libtard:

    “The principal feature of American lib-tardism is sanctimoniousness. By loudly denouncing all bad things–war and hunger and date rape–liberals testify to their own terrific goodness. More important, they promote themselves to membership in a self-selecting elite of those who care deeply about such things… It’s a kind of natural aristocracy, and the wonderful thing about this aristocracy is that you don’t have to be brave, smart, strong, or even lucky to join it, you just have to be libtard.”

    – P. J. O’Rourke:

    Here is your typical liberal, Barack Obama supporter:

    1. http://noiri.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-obama-got-elected-by-these-voters.html

    ………and then we have this:

    2. http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=4zRbe3kv70A

    3. http://weaselzippers.us/2011/03/02/video-leftist-wisconsin-protesters-cant-explain-what-theyre-fighting-against/

    This is why the country is in the mess we are in. These are the typical people who support and vote for Democrats. Why do they vote this way. A simple answer of one word: “Entitlements”. The Party of Free!

    4. http://noiri.blogspot.com/2010/08/how-and-why-obama-got-elected-idiot.html

    5. http://dailybail.com/home/meet-chairman-bernankes-replacement-happy-hour-in-santa-cruz.html

    6. …………..and then we have this typical moonbat liberal, Joy Behar: http://weaselzippers.us/2011/03/16/lefty-loon-joy-behar-im-sure-the-people-in-concentration-camps-made-jokes-about-each-other-and-the-nazis/#comment-86451

    7. At $174,000.00 per year plus expenses, Linda Sanchez (D), California just can’t make it from week to week! Pathetic!

    8. Now we have your typical liberal/Democratic Congresswoman: http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=43579

    9. Twelve (12) reasons why people voted for a Democrat in the past:


    10. Wisconsin capital, Tea Party, 4/15/2011 where left wing trash show their true selfs and the lowest form of morals and principals.

    11. The liberal, Democratic Party, known as the Party of Food Stamps has now entered a new “low” in morality and here is why:


    12. http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=43998

    13. http://weaselzippers.us/2011/04/20/liberals-hit-new-low-keep-digging-attack-paul-ryan-because-his-father-died-young-resulting-in-survivor-benefits/

    14. “If we can’t get our entitlements from the government, then we will steal them”! http://www.theblaze.com/stories/flash-mobs-of-bandits-and-looter-in-d-c-yes/

    15. Here are e-mails of your typical left wing liberal Obama supporters who hate people of other political beliefs while they are suffering from the tornadoes. How low-life can these people get?

  6. Boy O Boy
    Posted April 30, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Tater nailed it as usual!

  7. TaterSalad
    Posted May 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Muslims are re-acting in their typical barbaric ways when confronting other Muslims for not being “Muslim enough”.


  8. Fred
    Posted June 29, 2011 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    He’s got my vote.

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