Opinion| Good ‘ol Stalinist, Bernie Sanders, the millionaire real estate mogul … of sorts, is back in the spotlight again.
I do not know if you watched the Democrat debate (I can’t blame you if you didn’t, I have to admit I didn’t watch the whole thing either) but from the clips I have seen, the Democrats (and Bloomberg) went after each other pretty fiercely.
Here is a ‘highlight’ reel which the Daily Caller put together and out on Facebook:
Mike Bloomberg took the stage for his first debate and It started with a bang! Here’s everything you missed from it.
Posted by The Daily Caller on Thursday, February 20, 2020
From this clip, it sure looks like the winner of the Democratic debate was … President Trump.
I am still trying to figure out just who decided that Michael Bloomberg was the right man to take on one of the most charismatic Presidents in recent memory.
Not only is Bloomberg a megalomaniac (which, let’s be fair, Trump has high marks in their category too) Mike is just plain out of touch and has a seeming lack of self awareness and an immeasurable God complex that would even make HRC blush.
Now, during this **** show ‘debate’, the topic of communist (my words, not Bernie’s) Sander’s astoundingly capitalistic three (3) private residences came up.
Can self described ‘socialist’ really own three homes, make a mil or so a year, not give all the excess to charity and still be taken seriously? If you look at the poll numbers thus far, apparently the answer is yes.
The Western Journal reported:
‘That’s the question unabashed capitalist billionaire Michael Bloomberg posed Wednesday night as he tried to brand Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders a hypocrite in Wednesday night’s fiery Democratic presidential primary debate.
“The best known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses,” Bloomberg said of Sanders, the independent senator who is running for president as a Democrat and calls himself a democratic socialist.
That charge prompted an irritated Sanders to start ticking through his real estate holdings onstage.
Yes, he has a home in Washington, where he works; one in Burlington, Vermont, where he lives; and “like thousands of other Vermonters, I do have a summer camp,” Sanders shot back. “Forgive me for that.”
The use of the word “camp” is a Vermont colloquialism. In other parts of the country, Sanders’ vacation home would be called a summer home.
Its purchase price — $575,000 when he and his wife bought it in 2016 — suggests it’s not exactly a rough and rustic shack in the wilderness.’
Sanders’ place sits on an acre with a decent amount of lake frontage, according to Franz Rosenberger, co-owner of Coldwell Banker Island Realty.
He believes the cottage was built in 1910 and renovated in 1984, with an additional bunkhouse added later.
Sanders’ wife, Jane, said around the time of the purchase that she and her husband paid cash for the four-bedroom house.’
Being a socialist seems to be a smart business move in America these days. I mean, how many people are paying for their 3rd home in cold hard cash?
It looks like the joke is on us, America.