As California heads into its primary, everyone, yes, literally everyone, is talking about how close the race between Hillary & Bernie is. The Nurse’s Union or something of the sort have thrown their weight behind Bernie because they, I quote now from the woman who called herself the representative in Oakland talking about how ‘Nurses have a first hand view of the extent of suffering patients experience & how important universal healthcare is’ and therefore they should vote for Bernie. Somehow implying by default that Hillary’s not interested in everyone having healthcare.
How so many Berniecrats ignore the fact that she wrote the first blueprint for universal healthcare when she was First Lady, not even in elected office. She launched into it with passion & gusto striking fear in the hearts of Republicans.
Bernie’s been in elected office for twenty five years & if he had started his revolution back when he was forty five we would have the ‘Revolution’ he now preaches. It takes three decades for revolutions to evolve and for the dust to settle. When he first started his foray into public office, he sounded sincere about his goals for universal healthcare, free higher education, etc. He lost me when he started to volley blame into Clinton territory taking pages out of the Republican playbook and attributed all the woes ailing America at her doorstep and her vote for the Iraq war. Tragic as that war was & is, Hillary and many others were fed lies that she especially felt perhaps (being former First Lady) that President Bush was feeding them the truth, they’ve pilloried her more for that vote than they’ve made Bush pay!
Of course, since then, it’s been almost like he’s working on behalf of Donald Trump. Even if Hillary loses California on Tuesday it will be a testament to her staying power there are still many hundreds of thousands who voted for her despite the barrage of lies Bernie’s camp has relentlessly spread about her.
The citizens of our country as a whole seem like they are in the mood for con artists and ‘revolutionaries’ and false prophets. It’s exciting to be in the thick of a fight. Hillary’s one mistake was that she never hit back at Sanders for fear of losing his voters. She should have because Bernie’s supporters don’t care about Hillary’s winning in November and she may never get them in her camp anyway, but she could have done herself a lot of good if she had exposed his phoniness and it would have made her seem more authentic and ‘likeable’ because people seem to like graceless fighters! Bernie’s bent upon inflicting the most damage to Hillary. He is arrogant & entitled enough and is more like some version of David Duke, exhorting his base to hate, sending his troops to storm Hillary rallies and use that space to evangelize his message.
The other con artist in this race, Trump has gotten so much press, it’s probably best not to mention his name one more time. But there is one key difference between Bernie & Trump, Trump is not shy about being seen as a bigot and an opportunist and bragging about it openly. Bernie is far less courageous and therefore sadly, a hypocrite who is conning people into giving him $27 a piece to help feed his fantasy. That’s unconscionable, more so than Trump.
People around the world look to emulate Americans, they look to make it to America by hook or by crook, even people from developed countries in the West, not just the bruised and the battered coming from impoverished countries. There’s a reason why, we don’t need a revolution here nor for that matter do we need to make America great again. America, with its many flaws is still the greatest country on earth, that’s why millions like me have migrated here.