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Blended Politics and Befuddled Ideas

David L. Hunter · Mar. 2, 2016

In this day and age of tenuous labeling of human behavior, fluid gender identity and bathroom usage based on the whims of personality, now self-described Socialist and presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders isn’t really what he says he is.

That’s what political scribbler Stefani Olszewski laughably claims. Specifically, how is Sanders’s outspoken advocacy of a 90% income tax not her idea of hindering economic freedom? Further, Ms. Olszewski specifies Sanders isn’t a traditional socialist because he doesn’t want the government to “own the means of production.” That trivial statement is ultimately academic. Bernie “free-millennial-everything” Sanders wants to tax private industry into submission, if not oblivion. Why should government do the heavy-lifting of inefficiently controlling production when it can simply take? That’s the basis of Democrats’ tax-and-spend policies and the Obama wrinkle — wealth redistribution.

Fact: Under Mr. Obama, $10 trillion has been added to the national debt. Per the WSJ, Mr. Sanders’s policies, if enacted, will add an additional $18 trillion to that. That’s a national tab of almost $40 trillion. It’s economic suicide.

Indeed, Mr. Sanders wants to continue self-described “Democrat” Barack Obama’s almost eight years of economy-destroying policies. However, in practical terms, there is no difference in the nebulous 2016 “Democrat/Socialist alternative.” At least those supposedly in the know like DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and front-runner Hillary Clinton can’t explain the difference. Translation: There isn’t one!

Democrats obscuring alphabet soup of different labels is meaningless. Whether proffering themselves as liberals, progressives, Democrats or socialists, all re-brand the same anti-American principle: big-government, cradle-to-grave dependence with themselves, the elitists, perpetually at the top of food chain. In political parlance, this is the Democrats’ poverty plantation (which interestingly keeps 90% of the black population loyal to the party that historically was pro-slavery, anti-women’s suffrage and anti-civil rights).

The duty of all conservative media outlets is to convey these realities (and their underlying facts, as above), not drink the same propagandist Kool-Aid as their fellows in the MSM.

David L. Hunter is on Twitter and blogs at He has previously been published in multiple in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, FrontPage Mag, and extensively in Canada Free Press and American Thinker.

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