(Republican Party News) – One of the things that the radical left often gets slammed for is their hypocrisy. These folks just love to lecture all of us about how we need to pay our fair share, especially the top one percent. You know, the “rich people.”
They act as if there is no greater evil in the world than the rich. Hilariously, most of the “elites” are themselves very wealthy. For some reason the rules they have for everyone else who is not part of the progressive club are different from those they abide by.
A good case in point is socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, who decided that he was far too good to fly coach with all of the other plebs who are beneath him.
According to The Western Journal, the Vermont politician flew out to Pennsylvania in order to stump for fellow hard-left progressive state Rep. Summer Lee, who is a big, big supporter of various socialist schemes. Sanders’ seat was, of course, in first class.
Sanders is the same man who slams and shreds the rich for this very same kind of behavior, particularly if that rich individual happens to be a Republican. And yet, no one on the left calls out the hypocrisy. Wonder why?
“Photos obtained by Fox News showed Sanders taking a first-class seat on an American Airlines flight to Pittsburgh to speak on behalf of Lee, a candidate for Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, at a rally Thursday,” the report said.
“Sanders, masked up, appears to be sitting near the front of the plane in the photos obtained by a fellow first-class passenger,” the outlet stated in its report on Friday.
THAT'S RICH: Bernie Sanders flies first class to stump for fellow socialist candidatehttps://t.co/axna2Agx0o
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 13, 2022
Sanders issued an official endorsement of Lee last week. During his time chatting with the media in Pittsburgh, he deployed heavy usage of the class warfare card.
“We have a working class, a middle class, in this country who are struggling and it’s absolutely imperative we get [people] into congress who are prepared to stand up and take on powerful special interest and fight for working families,” Sanders went on to say in a chat with WTAE-TV.
“Summer is one of those people who will do that,” he said.
“I’ve known Summer for a number of years and Summer believes as I do, that it is totally absurd that you have billionaires in this country, some of the very richest people paying nothing, not a penny in federal income tax,” Sanders went on to add. “[All] because you have a rigged tax system that favors the wealthy and large corporations.”
Summer Lee Bernie Sanders hug thread! pic.twitter.com/VEtPxz3zgi
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) May 13, 2022
Lee has also made it a point to discuss the redistribution of wealth, especially in a tweet that was posted just after the 2020 presidential election.
“Instead of ‘thanking’ Black women, Black voters, and especially, Black organizers … give us the investments we need and deserve, redistribute wealth, ends police violence, abolish the carceral state, commit to building Black directed political power… and reparations,” she stated in her post.
Instead of "thanking" Black women, Black voters, and especially, Black organizers…
… give us the investments we need and deserve, redistribute wealth, ends police violence, abolish the carceral state, commit to building Black directed political power… and reparations.
— Summer Lee (@SummerForPA) November 6, 2020
“Lee has been likened to ‘Squad’ leader Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for both their similar progressive platforms and ascensions into public office by defeating long-established members of their respective governing bodies in 2018,” Fox News pointed out. She also supports “Medicare-for-All” and other “justice” related policies, according to her campaign website.
Sanders’ office did not return a request made by Fox News for a comment.
You know, it’s totally possible that Sanders didn’t actually pay to fly first-class. It’s not clear who purchased the ticket, however, he’s likely a frequent flyer and could likely be a candidate for an upgrade to first class.
“Those last five words are important, however. Keep in mind that former President Barack Obama — certainly to the right of Bernie Sanders, but to the left of almost every other member of the Senate Democratic caucus when he was elected to that body in 2004 — made quite the to-do of remaining in coach before he became president,” the Western Journal reported.
“Therein lies the problem with Sanders, a man who heaps torrents of invective upon the 1 percent and gets nastily defensive when reminded he’s one of them,” the report added.
“In the wake of his 2016 presidential run, the most lucrative thing he’s ever done, the 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist is a three-home-owning millionaire with a net worth approaching at least $2 million, taking into account his publicly outlined assets and liabilities along with the real estate he owns outright,” Politico stated in a report from 2019. “In a strict, bottom-line sense, Sanders has become one of those rich people against whom he has so unrelentingly railed.”
Politico then stated that Sanders has “been impatient to the point of churlish when pressed about this.”
“I wrote a best-selling book,” he said in a comment to The New York Times. “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”
Sanders has become the very thing he claims to be fighting against. And he knows that. What’s amazing is that the millions of supporters he seems to have don’t seem to see it. It’s remarkable really. These individuals have to be willfully blind. There’s simply no other explanation for the kind of devotion he has from supposed “normal” Americans.
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Socialisms great… Just look how well Bernie Sanders has done – AOC
If GOD has his way Bernie and his socialism will be a part of the past of this country. A man has been sent to us , one who did not try to take over this country like Stalin and Putin types did when they were given the chance. Trump left office according to the vote whether or not it was fake. He left office. This is the man we need to get back because he isn’t going to become a dictator, he will put this country back to normal and than leave someone else in charge, maybe DeSantis. Democrats are the true dictators who cheat in elections, lie to encourage people to vote for them saying they will help for example blacks and than only use those blacks who will work with democrats to keep their own people down so they can enjoy the money and power of being in Congress. We need someone like Trump or DeSantis who can fight the dictators in Congress, get them out and than keep the country a democracy as in republic as in a free country again.
Very good comment, 👍
Bernie is one of the biggest MOTHER FU*KERS THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER HAD IN OUR GOVERNMENT! He DESERVES to be put on trial for treason and when found guilty, be put before a firing squad!
👍 I agree
Another loon that’s never had a “real job”….useless pos!!
I don’t care how much money he has, how many homes he owns, or has made lots of money selling his best selling book. He can only live in one house at a time, his best selling book money will soon fade away and after all he doesn’t have too many more years left here on earth because he’s 80 years old and he can’t take any of his millions with him. We won’t have to worry too much longer about Bernie Sanders and his push for Socialism because in November and again in 2024, the Republicans and all the smart people in this country who have been hurt by Biden’s socialist agenda are going to show every Socialist Democrat that this country will NEVER BE A SOCIALIST NATION!!!
👍 Sanders doesn’t care how his bull crap plays out because he’s not going to be around long enough to see it come to fruition. Such a heartless POS to the generations yet to come.
Wow. Is that really all you have? When you find any real act of malfesience maybe then you’ll have a story. This tempest in a teapot looks like you folks are trying to make a story when none exists.
Bernie Sanders , Beijing Joey O’ Biden and Piglosi are All related to each other through their PARASITE Relationship Family Tree. And maybe AOC is also related to them also.
He was also seen eating boogers out of his nose. He’s really careless.
Why are you mad at Bernie? He’s just doing what Bernie does- but you keep voting him into office. Sooooo …..Shut the H E double hockey sticks up and make better choices on Election Day. Remember, 81 million of you losers put Brandon in the WH. So again, shaddap!
First of all I didn’t vote for Prikiden or Sanders even if they paid me. Secondly if you actually believe 81 million people voted for this moron the joke is on you. Elections don’t consider dead people or multiple votes from blank ballots to be valid. Liberal left played a dirty card and got away with it. The truth will come out as we are now witnessing. Still won’t change what is but the lib dems are always going to be known as heartless, power and money hungry slobs who don’t give a damn for the citizens of this country.
Bernie, like so many of the left-wing “progressive” political figures whose primary aim is to make folks more dependent on them, is a reasonably likable if cantankerous old guy who seems to believe a good deal of the socialist wackiness that drones out of his mouth. If only such narcissists could see themselves as refusers to learn from of nature and human history, they could help us to preserve and improve the outstanding nation of constitutional capitalism that our forefathers passed along to the human race.