Go Bernie, go. Can we draft Bernie to run against Obama in the Democratic party? Honestly, he’s the only politician who says anything, ANYTHING, about the impact of all this debt ceiling hoo hah has on real Americans, the 99% of us who are not millionaires. He even uses the word immoral. Which clearly means Bernie is out of touch.
Excellent smackdown of the media and economists and politicians who are not in touch with real people and what they have to deal with every day. It’s also a rhetorical road map for any real progressive at the federal and state level who wants to win in November 2012, whether running for State Assembly or President or Governor.
From Senator Sanders YouTube Channel.
UPDATE: Kudos to the Wall Street Journal opinion page for publishing a version of Sanders’ speech. If you’re like me and refuse to pay money to Rupert Murdoch, the full opinion piece also is on Senator Sanders’ website. While I doubt his viewpoint will prevail, it’s great to see it get some hearing. Then again, read the comments on WSJ.com and you’ll see there’s a hard core of people who refuse to realize what will happen if the middle class gets wise and, like the rich, also refuse to pay taxes that go to build courthouses, roads, bridges, and all the rest. We’ll see how that works out.