It’s Foreign Policy, Stupid: Bernie’s Last Chance At Defeating The Clinton Machine

If the Bernie Sanders campaign wants to have a real chance at winning, he must do a better job at emphatically connecting the dots on Foreign Policy, in regards to Hillary Clinton’s disastrous record as a war hawk.

Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy is literally Bush/Cheney 3.0

President Obama’s Foreign Policy hasn’t been very good either (especially his Drone campaign), but Hillary would be moving us back toward the far right, and backwards in time.

• She was for Iraq, which became a failed state that created ISIS.

• She then repeated the same failed policy again as Sec. of Sate, pushing the overthrow of Gaddafi in Libya, and creating another vacuum to be filled by terrorists. Some of which were created by her Iraq war vote.

Furthermore, Barack Obama has said that Libya was his “worst mistake” – and that was Hillary’s signature piece of Foreign Policy.

Basically, the President equates his greatest failure as President with Hillary Clinton’s main policy push. The fact that Bernie did not mention this in the Brooklyn debate and go after her on it was a major missed opportunity that could cost him NY and the chance to win the nomination. But his errors of omission at the debate do not excuse her disastrous and deadly mistakes.


And, it does not end with Libya. As Sec. of State she worked to arm Saudi Arabia, one of the most repressive regimes against WOMEN and free speech. Her support of Saudi Arabia has led to further destabilize the Middle East, including the regimes reckless bombing of Yemen, responsible for killing thousands of civilians with our support.

In addition to all of this, she has received millions of dollars from the likes of Lockheed, Boeing, and Saudi Arabia, that have contributed to her campaign, her personal bank account, and also her Clinton Global initiative. As former US Marine Corp Major General Smedley D. Butler, once famously said, “War is a racket.” Hillary’s scheme has been to push war in the Middle East, directly benefitting her and her business associates. Imperialism at it’s finest. Her mentor Henry Kissinger must be proud.

As Oliver Stone recently said, “Hillary Clinton has been for every war we have fought.”


Beyond Wall Street


Bernie Sanders has pulled in a ton of new voters with his consistent positions on Wall Street and our corrupt political process. He should continue to make those connections but he’s got that position on lock. He must move beyond defaulting to this narrative, even if he’s absolutely right about its influence on everything else. If we want to beat The Machine, and essentially overthrow the Neo-Liberal Democratic establishment, we have to show that Hillary is essentially Dick Cheney when it comes to Foreign Policy.

Beyond Foreign Policy, Bernie must continue to reach out to disaffected and disenfranchised populations, both through his surrogates and his campaign message, listening, learning, and reminding folks as to the true colors of the Clinton’s and their socioeconomic policies. From Bill Clinton’s recent demonization of Black Lives Matter protestors, to the couples collective support of Welfare Reform (which crushed poor people of color), and ‘Tough on Crime’ legislation that championed the “Super Predator” narrative and exploded the prison population, the Clinton’s have received far too much support from the Black community with very little offered in return. Moreover, examining trends with Millennials and the Twittersphere, perhaps Clinton’s lock on the Black vote is not as strong as the media would have us believe (#BernieMadeMeWhite).

California or Bust

In addition to hitting hard on Foreign Policy, we must work to REGISTER a record number of new voters in California (before May 23rd). The majority of people that are going to vote for Hillary are already registered. We can certainly convert some of them with a stronger and more specific Foreign Policy argument, but there’s no chance of winning a Democratic convention led by a corrupted DNC, unless hundreds of thousands of new voters come into the fold in California and force the issue. California has over 500 delegates including Supers Delegates and we have until June 7th (CA Primary) to move the dial in the Golden State.

If you are tired of hearing the phony Paul Begala corporate news coverage on CNN, and all of this Nate Silver influenced math, then we must push harder on Foreign Policy, and we must Register (and Re-register) more people in California than ever before. Best of luck to everyone in New York on April 19th. Let’s hope you shock the world!

– Nate Mezmer


Black Votes Matter: Understanding Why Bernie Lost in Missouri

Dear Bernie Sanders supporters:
It looks like Bernie will narrowly lose Missouri by less than a percentage point (as well as another close defeat in Illinois). He will end up splitting those delegates but it was more about the symbolic victory that he needed that he did not get. That being said, the race is not over despite what CNN and Politico will tell you. But, it is certainly an uphill battle as long as Bernie continues to do poorly with the Black vote. If that does not shift he will not be able to win the Democratic nomination. However, this must be put in proper context because I continue to see this being misunderstood and I believe that Missouri is a powerful example of why things are the way they are.
While it appears Black folks (that voted) in St Louis county overwhelming supported Hillary Clinton, there’s several things that should be examined more closely. One year ago, as Shaun King and others have pointed out, Bernie Sanders was virtually unknown in the region. Clinton on the other hand has been a household name nationally for decades. While Bernie’s been working quite effectively as an Independent legislator in DC, he’s been primarily focused on his quest to help the working man, Veterans, and to curtail Wall Street corruption. His virtual tie with Hillary in Missouri and Illinois is certainly impressive, when you contrast the fact that he’s literally running as David vs the Goliath sized Clinton machine. Even though he didn’t pull off huge upsets on Tuesday he did score a lot of delegates and the bulk of the race outside of the South and Midwest is still to come.
But it must be said that Bernie Sanders and his campaign are unknown in the St Louis region for other reasons too. Had Sanders spent some real time there (Ferguson and St Louis), with Black leaders in the community, college students, and disaffected youth over the past couple years, he would have more than likely won Missouri by a healthy margin (he lost the State by only a thousand or so votes). I’m not saying that Bernie should’ve been in the streets with rapper Tef Poe during the Ferguson uprising, but at some point Cornel West was there, Rosa Clemente was there, Talib Kweli was there, and Bernie could’ve have been there. That’s at the very least what it would’ve taken to make the necessary moves to defeat the Clinton machine.
To be fair, Bernie did speak on it:
“When you see the kind of force that’s been used in
Ferguson, it really does make it appear that the
police department there is an occupying army in a
hostile territory and that is absolutely not what we
want to see in the U.S.” – Aug. 2014 
But, understanding what’s going on in Missouri is a lot more complex than just assuming Hillary gets the Black vote by default because Bernie wasn’t in the trenches or because people know the Clinton name. Some Black folks are simply not voting at all. This is in part because the top of the Democratic party in the state is a joke and quite uninspiring. Look no further than the DA there, Bob Mcculloch, who is a Democrat. A man who did everything in his power to ensure Darren Wilson avoided a trial… he was just re-elected! While other crooked DA’s were rebuked and defeated in Chicago and Cleveland, he managed to survive. As DA, Mcculloch has not only been a staunch supporter of the Police union that backed Wilson, but a Ferguson Police department that was sued by the Justice Department for “a pattern and practice of unconstitutional police conduct.” The point being, the very party that Progressives are asking Black folks in Missouri to rally behind for their nominee as President, is the technically same party in that state that worked to exonerate the man that killed Michael Brown. Not even a trial. Therefore there’s not much trust in the process. Tef Poe infamously stated in a PBS town hall called ‘America After Ferguson,’ that he “voted for Barack Obama twice and still got tear gassed.”
So, while Bernie Sanders believes in policies that would certainly be better for communities of color than a Neo-liberal agenda, some Black folks just don’t believe in the process. Whether we like it or not they have good reason to feel that way. Because the Democrats in St Louis and in DC, for decades have helped to push “Conservative” Drug policies that literally KILL the Black community. Thus, when White Progressives say “How could ‘they’ vote for Hillary?” understand that it’s a lot deeper than what we are seeing.

The same goes for Trump supporters!
Although Racism and bigotry is often the overriding catalyst for the fervor we see at a #TrumpRally, the bulk of Trump’s base are working class, undereducated Whites that have continually supported a Republican Party that has never worked for their best interests. Many of these people are dumbed down, and broken down by a system that’s never delivered their American Dream (or perhaps took it away), and they have good reason to be upset. Sadly, they’re focusing their rage, as well as their allegiance, toward the wrong people. It’s the Trump’s, and the Koch Bros, and the corporations that fund Hillary, that have been screwing them over, not the darker skin boogiemen that they rally against. If they were going to build an effective Wall, it would be one around Washington DC and Wall Street to use as a jail to lock the crooks inside. This is not to allow Racists or White supremacists a pass for their rhetoric and violence. Getting screwed by the political system isn’t an excuse to scream “Fuck those dirty beaners” and “Kill the Protestors” at rallies. But, if we want to decrease the odds of Fascist right-wing Demagogues being elected, we may want to pay closer attention to these people. Perhaps delve into a little more empathy. It’s not exactly sympathy for the devil unless you are crying tears for the puppet masters pulling their strings.

We have a lot of work to do… and it’s much bigger than one election cycle!
Although I will continue to push Bernie to the convention and beyond if necessary, it doesn’t begin and end with a single candidate. Especially if we turn around and go home after Election Day. As Van Jones has pointed out, “yes We can” quickly turns into “yes He can,” when we disengage. And when we leave it up to a single person to make magic happen in a corporate controlled system, we create a false messiah figure and the results are almost always less than what we hope for. Indeed, if Hillary ultimately becomes the nominee, most Progressives will likely rally behind her rather than allow a silver spooned goon (favorite son of Neo-Nazis and Klansmen) to become the next President. But upon her election, no matter what she has promised Bernie and his supporters, she will predictably veer right, right back to where she’s always been. Right back to where the Military Industrial Complex lay in waiting, and right where her Wall Street money comes from. Until we get the corporate-special interest influence out of the election process, or in all likelihood, until we finally decide to tear down the two-party system, this maddening process will continue. Even if we elect Bernard Sanders as Killer Mike calls him, if we do not continue to push the rest of the system forward, he will be held captive by obstruction and crony-capitalism much like President Obama.

Note: My hope is that the candidacy of Bernie Sanders (regardless of the outcome), a campaign without a Super PAC and without Wall Street money, a campaign that’s been able to change the entire narrative of the Democratic establishment during the primary, opens the door for future Progressive leaders. One’s that will be younger, perhaps less white, and less male. More representative of the future of this nation.

– Nate Mezmer


Donald Trump is like Kanye West for White People

Here’s the thing…

Most people supporting Trump don’t care that he uses dangerous rhetoric that stokes racial hatred, or that he often speaks with a fascist tone. They don’t care if he doesn’t have any plan. They don’t care if he lies about reading the bible. They don’t care if he has no knowledge of foreign affairs. They like that he’s rich, and seemingly “wins” everything. They don’t care that he started out wealthy. They don’t care if he’s declared bankruptcy multiple times. He seems to be doing just fine right now. They don’t care that he’s been a “liberal” in the past. They don’t care that he might be completely trolling this entire election and does not actually care about anything to do with the Republican Party.

Donald Trump is sort’ve like the Kanye West for white people (who are poorly educated). He does whatever he wants. He says whatever he wants. He’s the fantastical American dream on steroids. He is what we have been sold since our youth; especially what has ben sold to white males. That we can literally be anything we want and we don’t have to ask for permission. We just take it. Because it’s all about “winning.” It’s not about morality. It’s not about truth. It’s not about learning from history. It’s certainly not about intellectualism. It’s just about ME, ME, ME. Win, win, win. It’s the legacy of “manifest destiny,” meets hyper-capitalism.

Seems totally insane, and yet it all makes sense to me. We can trace it back to ‘The Birth (certificate) of a Nation.’

Even if ‘The Donald’ doesn’t win the election, he’s winning (I don’t think he will, but it’s possible). Before this election, he was a trumped-up tycoon and a semi-relevant reality TV star. Now he’s hands down one of the most famous people in the world. Ranked somewhere between the Pope, President Obama, and I dunno, maybe Kim Kardashian, Justin Beiber, and Beyoncé. If you listen closely, he really didn’t even want to run for President. But he quickly realized that if he just bloviated toughness and a make-believe inability to fail, that simpler Americans would cling to his cult of personality and the media would do the rest for him. Now he’s going to win the nomination for a party that’s comprised of over 90% whites, and a base that believes the President is Muslim, and that climate change isn’t real.

Seems totally insane, and yet it all makes sense to me. We can trace it back to ‘The Birth (certificate) of a Nation.’ A lot of undereducated white folks are upset, fed up with the system and their plot in life, and they don’t know who to blame other than the usual dark skinned boogieman, and business as usual in Washington D.C. To them, Trump represents an opportunity for “American” resurgence, white dominance, and an alternate universe where a Billionaire goes to Washington D.C. and works for the people, instead of the Billionaires.

That’s where we are at in 2016, with about half of this country.

On the bright side, the kids aren’t buying it.

Cue: DJ Khaled ‘All We Do Is Win‘ #MoreSuccess 🔑

Anquan Boldin: Man of the Year (and “Terrible” Example for America)

Anquan Boldin recently won the prestigious Walter Payton “Man of the Year” award for his volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field. Listening to an interview with Boldin the other day on KNBR680, it was amazing what he and his wife, along with his mother, and his foundation have done.
Boldin’s been working for years to help people in need off the field, but in 2014, he and his wife pledged $1 Million dollars of their own money to the foundation in efforts to take things to the next level, including sending deserving kids to college. Boldin also mentioned that his mother still takes people in off the street at her home and helps them get back on their feet. In his acceptance speech for the Walter Payton award, he said that when he came into the league he was young and “nobody could tell him nothing.” He later grew to understand that his purpose was not to score Touchdowns but to help people.
“The Anquan Boldin Foundation offers numerous programs, including a summer enrichment program, Thanksgiving food drives, which offers 300 meals annually in addition to holiday shopping sprees. Last fall, the Foundation awarded $10,000 academic scholarships to five students entering college. Since the Foundation’s inception, it has awarded 13 four-year scholarships through the “Q81″ Foundation Scholarship Fund.”
The point of all of this…

What a terribly “Liberal” person this Anquan Boldin is. He must be a socialist. Giving out all of these “hand-outs” and “freebees” to impoverished people in need. Such a bad example to set. Can you imagine if we allowed the Government to do more of this!? Using tax dollars to give more young people hope and opportunity, by supporting families in need, and God forbid making public college tuition free. Think about how bad a place America would become if we did this. Instead, we should continue to use our tax money to fund the War on Drugs, Private Prisons, and endless War in the Middle East. As well as allowing Corporations and Wall Street to continue to rig the system and avoid paying their fair share. We can’t allow America to become more like the Boldin family. Such a burden would be too much for us to bear.

CNN & The Corporate Oligarchy Doesn’t Want You To ‘Feel The Bern’

The young man at the corner store by my house works 60 hours a week and every time I come in he’s watching CNN with the volume off (subtitles on). I always tell him to “be careful” because ‘they’ are trying to “brainwash you” and he laughs. English is his second language but he understands what I mean.

Tonight, I told him again to “stop watching CNN” because they were running their usual Trump drama. This time it was beef with Hillary (which is their current wet dream until there’s another terror attack or mass shooting).

He tells me, “I like Trump. He is crazy,” and laughs. I tell him, “yeah he is, he could start World War III.” He laughs again and nods. I tell him that they want him to keep watching CNN and vote for “Coke or Pepsi. Clinton or Trump.” He smiles and says something to the effect of “it’s going to be one of them.” I tell him, “Trump can’t win but Hillary has to beat Bernie Sanders first.” He said “who?”

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I quickly realized that he didn’t know who Bernie Sanders was, until I explained what he looked like. I told him Bernie has raised the most money from individual donors of any of the candidates, and even more than Obama in 2008 up until this point. He was impressed but you could tell he was confused. Why wasn’t Bernie Sanders all over his CNN screen? Why isn’t he more aware of the candidate that’s received the most campaign contributions from average Americans? Upon leaving I told him “good luck, and be careful.”

If you think this guy is clueless or out of the loop, you’re wrong. He literally watches CNN every night and yet doesn’t really know who Bernie Sanders is without explanation. This is how they do it. This is why the DNC chair put the democratic debates on Saturday nights during the holidays when nobody is home in front of their TV. While Bernie Sanders is making a lot more sense on ISIS and Wall Street than Hillary (and infinitely more sense than every GOP candidate aside from Rand Paul), most people who might vote for The Bern are either out drinking at holiday parties or shopping for Christmas.

This is America, but this isn’t a Democracy.

We live in a Nation controlled by a Corporate Oligarchy.

If we lived in a real Democracy our news would tell us truth. Not sell us gossip and drama.

If we lived in a real Democracy, the head of the Democratic Party wouldn’t be rigging the system in favor of the preferred corporate establishment candidate. Thus tricking people into believing HC is “Presidential,” even though she is just another political actor that actively works for the Big Banks and the War machine, rather than the people.

If we lived in a real Democracy, poor white people wouldn’t be lined up to foolishly vote against their own self interests. Working class white Americans wouldn’t favor a bigoted Billionaire that spews fascist rhetoric as opposed to populist policies that would actually help the average hard working person.

But the popularity of Bernie Sanders is because of all of this hypocrisy and madness. It’s because of Bush’s reckless invasion of Iraq. It’s because of the greedy bankers who crashed the economy but were bailed out without jail. It’s because of Occupy Wall Street. It’s also now influenced by Black Lives Matter, and voices like Killer Mike, and Cornel West.

Bernie Sanders may not win the primary (he does poll better against Trump in many states). Hillary Clinton may indeed become the next president of the United States. A lesser of two evils that appears to be progress but is more of the same when it comes to the Middle East and crony capitalism in Washington DC. However, the people that understand that we need true systemic change (from the top down) are not going to go away. Because once you know the truth, it’s very hard to go back. There’s always the NFL, the Kardashians, Christmas specials, your job, your rent, medical bills, drugs, alcohol, relationships, but there’s no ‘Blue Pill’ in this Matrix.

We need more people to Wake up.


originally posted from Facebook

Donald Trump Is Feeling The Bern

I want to take this time to recognize Donald Trump for his courageous admission today that it’s important we preserve longstanding Democratic Socialist programs within our American system of Capitalism.

And I quote, directly from The Donald’s twitter:

Let me repeat that again…

“Ben Carson wants to abolish Medicare – I want to save it and Social Security.”

Even Donald Trump is feeling The Bern.

Quote that!!!

-Nate Mezmer (Few May Know)

p.s. – If you’re unfamiliar with Socialism in an American History context, understand that ‘Social Democracy’ is 100% American, and it’s also very Christian as well. Recall, the great American author Kurt Vonnegut musing about what what would Jesus do in regards to Socialism:

“How about Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes?

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.”

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Crony Capitalism: Hillary Clinton’s Money Trail

This is Crony Capitalism.

Democracy is supposed to be ‘by the people, for the people.’ It’s not supposed to be ‘Corporations buy the politician.’

Hillary Clinton’s Top 10 cumulative donors between 1999 and 2016: Citigroup ($782,327), Goldman Sachs ($711,490), DLA Piper ($628,030), JPMorgan Chase ($620,919), EMILY’s List ($605,174) Morgan Stanley ($543,065), Time Warner, who owns CNN ($411,296), Skadden Arps ($406,640), Lehman Brothers ($362,853) and Cablevision Systems ($336,288).


“In four years as the nation’s top diplomat, Clinton made dozens of sales pitches on behalf of U.S. companies. In 2009 she toured a Boeing plant in Moscow and met with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to persuade state-owned Russian Technologies to buy 50 Boeing 737s instead of jets made by Airbus. That $3.7 billion deal was one of several large contracts Clinton helped clinch for Boeing (BA). In December 2011, Lockheed Martin (LMT) announced a $7.2 billion deal to upgrade Japan’s aging fighter jet fleet, beating out Eurofighter. Clinton advocated for the contract with her Japanese counterpart at the United Nations General Assembly. In February 2012, Space Systems/Loral, which builds communications satellites in Palo Alto, won a contract for equipment to create a national broadband network in Australia. Clinton met with former Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd several times to press for the deal. Last summer, Clinton’s undersecretary for economic growth, Robert Hormats, a former Goldman Sachs (GS) vice chair, took executives from Google (GOOG), MasterCard(MA), and Dow Chemical (DOW) to Myanmar to network with government officials, the first such meeting since sanctions against the country were lifted in 2012.” – Source: Bloomberg News

Hillary Clinton made $3.15 million in 2013 alone from speaking to firms like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and UBS, according to the list her campaign released of her speaking fees.” – Source: CNN Money

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Hillary Clinton, the Political Chameleon

Hillary Clinton is a political chameleon that will change her position based on whatever the political climate may be.
In 2002, she was a coward on Iraq.
Her feigned remorse can only be outdone by her husband, the master of false sincerity. Today, Bill Clinton expresses deep regret for his co-starring roll in the 90’s hit “3 Strikes and your out,” when as President he played a major part in the push for #DisparateSentencing laws & #MandatoryMinimums that helped to destroy much of the progress made by the Black community in America after the civil rights struggles of the 60’s. All while he happily pranced around when it was convenient as the honorary ‘first Black President.’ Remember that? Cuz he played a sax on Arsenio but he “didn’t inhale.” The same slick Billy Clint that signed the fateful repeal of the #GlassStegall act that would help to usher in the economic collapse of 2007. Not to mention he was commander and chief when the United States sat on its hands as 1 MILLION human beings were massacred in Rwanda. I guess that wasn’t good politics? But yet he valiantly intervened in Kosovo.
The entire time Hillary has been waiting her turn. Bobbing, weaving, and repositioning herself for her own political aspirations. She was supposed to be the one in 2008, if it wasn’t for that meddling Obama. Do not forget her campaign staff sent a photo to right-wing radio host Matt Drudge, of then Senator Obama dressed in the traditional clothes of a Somali elder on a visit to Kenya. The tactic was devilishly malicious and meant to bolster the narrative that Barack Obama was un-American and “not one of us.” Indeed, she was supposed to be the one suited for the “3AM phone call” to capture Bin Laden. Not some foolish young Black man from South Chicago trying to change the world.
So, when Anderson Cooper asked her point-blank: Will you say anything to get elected? I think a lot of the people watching at home familiar with her record wanted to jump in and say, “Yes.” She quickly retorted about her ‘values’ with “well, actually I’ve been very consistent over the course of my entire life.” I chuckled, and thought to myself… an entire life of political maneuvering?
Hillary and Bill Clinton
In 2008, the last time Hillary was in a presidential debate, she was against Marriage Equality, she was a much more vocal supporter of the 2nd Amendment, she stood firmly behind her Iraq War vote, and was against driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants. Last night, she had magically flipped on all those issues. Her biggest ‘Flip-flop’ however has been on the #TPP deal that she pushed as the Secretary of State, and now suddenly is against it. It’s not like she wasn’t familiar with disastrous trade deals. After all, her husband signed into law #NAFTA back in the early 90’s which helped usher in the Global corporate hegemony in which we now exist, where American workers are stripped of their value and living standards, effectively destroying what was once considered by some as the American dream. Her husband then promised “more jobs” and opportunities based on the deal with Mexico and Canada but the opposite happened. Although the deal was not entirely all Bill’s doing, it was birthed under Reagan and carried along by the First Bush, he certainly was the one that victoriously claimed it, sealing the deal with a creepy wink and a dirty kiss on the mouth.
So, why is Hillary suddenly against the TPP and simultaneously experiencing great clarity on her mistaken Iraq war vote?
You can thank two major factors for her shifty vibes.
One reason is: The Internet.
People like us on Social Media now have the ability to call Bull Sh*t. We can take our grievances to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and believe it or not, those things add up. Hillary learned the hard way that if you underestimate the groundswell of grass-roots movements you can get steamrolled by the younger generation. Those idealistic fools.
The other reason she’s flipping around like a fish out of water is simply because of Bernie Sanders.
The Populist candidate from Vermont has become more than a thorn in her side, and is drawing the largest crowds of anyone campaigning for President, including Donald Trump, even though up until last night he’s received practically no mainstream media attention (until he blew up Google during the debate). This is why we are seeing and hearing a new version of ‘Hillary Clinton’ that conveniently sounds a lot more like 2008 Barack Obama.
But don’t be fooled. This is how the “best politicians” operate. However, underneath it all she’s not a brave warrior for the people. She’s a 68 year old elitist Washington insider, with stronger ties to the establishment and the Military industrial complex than any other politician running for office in 2016. She may be able to talk the talk, but based on her record, she remains a bitter old war-hawk with no intentions of radically challenging the system in which she navigates. She’ll dine with Wall Street’s top brass and sip champagne with lobbyists for Private Prison companies. This is why her campaign is funded by shady Super PACs and Bernie’s campaign is completely made up of small donors.
So, while it would be “really cool” to elect a Woman as President of the United States, I’d rather elect a person that actually believes in what they are saying. Bernie Sanders may be older as well, but he isn’t full of nearly as much cow manure and he’s no fool either. Although he remains a little too weak on Gun Control, primarily because he reps the gun-loving little state of Vermont, his main agenda has consistently revolved around the idea that greedy corporate powers have absolutely corrupted the process in Washington DC, and that Wealthy elites who rig the system are the greatest threat to the Middle class and the American dream. He has been very vocal about these facts for over 20 years, and in the wake of the 2007 collapse, he’s been proven to be right about “crony-Capitalism” and unchecked Wall Street greed. He also fully admits that no candidate running for President can do anything about all of this without widespread support from the majority of Americans. I say, at least he’s honest.