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The only consistency may be hypocrisy
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) recently released a video on Twitter of Joe Rogan “endorsing” him. The video of Rogan is of him being asked who he would most likely support in the primaries for his state, to which Rogan responded, “I would probably vote for Bernie.” He also said Bernie has been consistent throughout his entire career.
Of course, the media mob has lambasted Bernie with hate over Rogan’s past comments, urging him to not accept Rogan’s “endorsement.” Let’s see how “consistent” Bernie is with accepting this “endorsement” in a few days. This is relevant because Bernie has a tendency to cower when confronted with a view that conflicts with one of his constituents.
Rogan tells it like he sees it
Now, I do like Joe Rogan, and I think he is the embodiment of how we all should act to one another when it comes to talking about controversial topics. Rogan has had different kinds of people from different backgrounds to discuss things. They are in depth discussions, which many nowadays are too afraid to talk about in fear of being “cancelled.” With that said, I do disagree with Rogan on his premise that Bernie has been consistent throughout his whole career.
Bernie has railed against the “millionaires and billionaires” rigging the system in favor of them to profit off of all of our losses. Once Bernie himself became a millionaire, though, he changed his tune to only use billionaires in his speeches. That in-itself is not a big deal if it weren’t for how Bernie became a millionaire.
Breitbart posted Fox News’ Sean Hannity reporting on Peter Schweizer and his new book Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite. Schweizer includes a section on how Bernie exposes his use of the same loopholes he is so strongly against, in order to enrich himself by funneling taxpayer dollars to his account.
Bernie the millionaire
Bernie allegedly used what is called media buys. A media-buying company is paid to do ads and ad placement for one’s campaign. When Bernie ran for president in 2106, he spent almost $100 million on media campaigns. Why does that matter? Well, according to Schweizer, an unknown media-buying company called Old Town Media was created, this firm being run by friends of Sanders.
“They funneled $83 million through this media-buying company, which was located in a house on a cul-de-sac in suburban Virginia. That company was run by two of Bernie Sanders’ wife’s friends. When she was asked about her connection or relationship to the firm, she hung up on a local Vermont reporter. So, there are various ways taxpayer money, school money other things that have flowed to the family and have made the Sanders family very very wealthy,” said Schweizer.
For someone like Bernie who champions the “little guys” this does not seem very consistent with his actual actions, and that brings it back to the point.
Schweizer’s research comes from court documents and more, as his new book has 100 pages of footnotes citing his proof/findings. For someone like Bernie who champions the “little guys” this does not seem very consistent with his actual actions, and that brings it back to the point. Bernie Sanders might be consistent on paper, but even in his town hall he says becoming a millionaire doesn’t mean he has changed his position on his policies. While that is a good point, the word hypocrite comes to mind. Hypocrites may only be consistent in their views, but not in their actions.
Consistency in policies are lacking
Like every politician, Bernie says one thing, but his actions say another. If one’s a fan of his consistent view of Socialism/Communism okay. To ignore these findings as another partisan hit job, just blinds one from ever thinking for themselves. If Bernie is allegedly willing to tell his constituents he is fighting for them and the unfair system of Capitalism, it’s quite telling when he allegedly has enriched himself using the unfair system he desperately wants to destroy.
Consistent? You be the judge