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If we build a large wooden badger …Photo by Youtube

OK, you guys are going to have to help me out here. And by “you guys” I mean those on the left renouncing Bernie Sanders like a baby refusing strained peas. (I’ve given up on trying to reason with establishment Democrats. Bad for the ol’ blood pressure.)

Anyway —

What is it, exactly, that vexes you so about Bernie?

Do you take issue with our tax dollars being used to the advantage of the American people instead of adding to our over-stuffed war chest, or providing endless corporate tax breaks for our beleaguered multi-millionaires?

Is there a problem with your friends, family, and neighbors living their lives with dignity instead of the constant fear of financial ruin thanks to medical bills? Always dreading an illness that would cost them everything they’ve worked their whole lives for? Why would you begrudge any fellow American decent healthcare like the rest of the free world has?

Or do you take offense to young people having access to free college and trade school, so the poor don’t feel that they have to join the military to obtain a shot at a decent education?

And why don’t you want people who are busting their asses to make a living wage? Do you believe some people simply deserve to live in poverty?

Spite, ignorance — what? Because workable solutions to these urgent issues are just a sampling of the appetizers on Bernie’s table.

And if you despise Sanders but believe in his most of his platform (you know, the one that other candidates like to talk about without actually walking the walk), what is YOUR plan to ensure the American People not only HAVE a voice in government but ARE the voice of government?

Lay it on me, kids. Show me a viable roadmap. Because just being anti-Bernie isn’t helpful to this country. You need to have a better case than … well, quite honestly, nothing. Tell me what are you FOR (we already know what you’re against), and just how you plan to make it manifest — with what we have to work with right now. Not sometime in the nebulous future. We don’t have that luxury.

And don’t say that’s lesser-evilism my zealot friends. Bernie would actually have to be evil for that to apply, and my grandson has stuffed animals eviler than him.

If not Bernie Sanders, The Man that Opened a Gazillion Sleepy Eyes, who or what do you suggest going into 2020? Who’s got your seal of approval — and why? I’m all ears, but I have yet to get a direct response to this query. Someone help a bitch out.

The picayune reasons the “left” has for denigrating Bernie are beyond tired. I’m rolling my eyes so hard they’ll probably pop out and roll around like angry green marbles. Let’s break all that nonsense down here:

https://medium.com/@kathycopelandpadden/the-three-lamest-reasons-people-dont-like-bernie-7c62a20aee8b

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So, if Bernie weighs more than a duck, he must be … OUR ONLY VIABLE CHANCE OF CRAWLING OUT OF THIS QUAGMIRE Photo by Imdb

And hey, for the record, I don’t agree with everything Bernie says. I die a little inside whenever he mentions Russia. But you know what? Measured against over fifty years of public service, I’m willing to let some stuff slide. It’s one thing to reject corrupt corporate candidates out of hand, but quite another to dismiss Bernie (or anyone else for that matter) because you don’t agree with every single thing he says or does.

That's ludicrous, self-serving, and batshit insane. Especially when you’re not offering cogent counter-arguments but just indulging in a virtue-signaling circle jerk.

All I hear is a lot of half-baked half-truths that offer no actionable, alternative solutions. Because that’s what we need — solutions. Not self-indulgent hair-splitting. We get enough of that crap from centrist Dems and the GOP.

Bottom line is, I see you guys as cutting off your nose to spite ALL of our faces.

Snap out of it.

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