Here’s one of the things that pissed me off recently about this dude: It was when he ran for the Senate (again) in Vermont — posing as a Democrat in the primary (so no viable alternative from the Democrats could emerge), then declining the nomination from the Democrats and running as an Independent, thereby preserving his ‘purity.’
I simply would not want him on my team. Sorry. He is a Democrat only when it serves him. He preserves the patina of purity while using the platform of the party when he wants visibility or a bit of free ‘machinery’ behind him.
I suppose some might see this as practical rather than opportunistic. But then there’s also the little matter of prevaricating. Apparently, during the 2016 campaign, he stated that he was a Democrat for life. So much for purity, I guess.
And then there’s the similarly ‘little matter’ of the fact that he has not been the subject of GOP attacks…yet. Trump is already gearing up his base to fear a socialist takeover. Are you ready, Bernie? And there’s lots more where that came from. You saw what Hillary went through, so get yourself ready.
For starters, your tax returns were a little thin last time around. Transparency, Bernie? The GOP will be digging. And we the people actually do want to see them and know a little bit more about your and your wife’s finances. Just looking rumpled and being adorably cranky won’t make it this time.
And then there’s the Russian stuff. Conspiracy theorists have floated connections between your campaign and Manafort, to name one percolating story. The recent effort (by the Democrats, mind you) to keep Trump from lifting Russian Sanctions lost by just three votes in the Senate. And guess who wasn’t there to vote. Mr. Independent -who-caucuses-with-the-Democrats we have quite a few questions for you.
This time around, Bernie, you’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do.