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[–]d3rr[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (9 children)

I was disappointed to see Sanders play the anti-Semitic card over this. He's very uncomfortable talking about his wealth and assets. You could see it big time in that Fox town hall he did a month ago or so. His behavior there was deceptive.

[–]magnora7 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

I think the fact he feels any shame about it at all is a good thing, unlike all these billionaires that have been running for president

[–]d3rr[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Agreed but when you cross the line into deception you're just another career politician or desperately afraid of being labelled a millionaire. On Fox he tried to claim he's not a millionaire because he brought in less than 1 million in 2018 (or maybe it was 2017), ignoring all of his existing assets like 3 houses. Total career politician move.

I'm not trying to lump everyone into good and not good, I'm just disappointed in him. I've still got his damn Birdy sticker stuck to my car. It was cheap and melted on.

[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Yeah I know what you mean, it's disappointing in a way. But I also think it's impossible to rise to any level of influence like that without accumulating material possessions like that. I think compared to an average congressperson his net worth is probably average or below-average.

Also be careful not to let "perfect" be the enemy of "good".

That said I also think all politicians are sellouts and relying on politicians to save us and drive the country in the right direction is an entertainment/distraction tactic by the military-industrial-banking complex that actually makes the decisions in this country. So despite my first paragraph, in a way I find it difficult to care one way or the other tbh.

[–]d3rr[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

all politicians are sellouts and relying on politicians to save us and drive the country in the right direction is an entertainment/distraction tactic by the military-industrial-banking complex that actually makes the decisions in this country

Epic, very interesting and well put.

[–]HibikiBlack 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm sorry. I also had a lot of hopes for him but he is full of contradictions. Jason brought his supposed Anti-war record the other day, for example.

[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

drumpf should admit he's jewish and pull that card

[–]HibikiBlack 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Yep. Bernie himself is very ambiguous when it comes to his own spirituality. Despite being a Jew, he himself doesn't practices Judaism.

He said he has some admiration for pope Francis. So I wonder if he could be an agent of the Jesuits.

[–]d3rr[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm glad you saw this post, I almost gave you a rambling comment about this the other day when you brought up Sanders.

I'm quick to call everyone an agent, but I guess I have been hoping Bernie isn't one. The fact that he's willing to talk about Palestine goes a long way for me, but I guess he's undone it all with shit like this and his 2016 Clinton endorsement. It would be fun to look for Jesuit connections.

I have found that most Jews in the US are secular and atheist, so the non-practicing isn't much of a surprise to me.

[–]sawboss 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

“I’m not going to sit here and shit on Bernie Sanders for being a millionaire,” the former South Carolina lawmaker and current Kamala Harris supporter told me.

?Why not?

I want to be a millionaire, too!”

Right. That's why you're in politics.

[–]send_nasty_stuff 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

When Trotsky died they found billions in accounts all over the world. The jews are hoarders of the worst kind.

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

if he had billions he should have hired some damn bodyguards