Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The unintentional grimness (and humor) of Sanders' campaign

Sanders is poised to lose his bid for the presidency.

Here's some stats on how much money he's raised and spent to date.

The great socialist hope made much about how his donations were largely from individuals. Poorer sorts, the unemployed, the deeply indebted, and so on.

He's raised close to 200 million so far. Call it 100 million raised from individuals, just for the hell of it.

Now remember: Sanders is, in all likelihood, going to lose this thing. Which makes Sanders personally responsible for taking a hundred million dollars out of the hands of the working poor, and giving them pretty well nothing in exchange. Nothing but a very fleeting thrill and defeat.

Which makes Sanders personally responsible for ripping off more poor people than far and away most of the other individuals he rails against.

Bonus question: do you think he's aware of this, and if he is, that he even feels responsible for what he's done?

Behold, ladies and gentlemen: your saviors, hard at work.

1 comment:

The Deuce said...

So Sanders has taken hundreds of millions of dollars of working people's money and flushed it down the toilet with false promises. Hey, they just got to experience socialism without even having to elect him! Everyone wins!