It’s been said Donald Trump won the White House for many reasons.
For instance, conservatives in heartland America see Trump as the savior of a border crisis, and someone who could keep this country safe from terrorists who would use the open borders as an easy in to U.S. soil.
Liberals, meanwhile, see Trump as the undeserving, unworthy recipient of Russian interference, and still say, unbelievably enough, that Hillary Clinton was the rightful winner.
But every once in a great while, a voice chimes in from the left that makes sense; that actually strikes a tone that seems more like a thoughtful, intellectual conservative argument rather than a whiny, snowflake-ridden partisan point.
And this time, believe it or not, one came from Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-declared socialist who was basically screwed by the party he joined to seek the White House, the Democrats, who plotted a path to oust him from the primary.
Fox actually wondered it first, three months ago:
Now, sour grapes notwithstanding, Sanders echoes that point:
“I happen to believe that the Democratic Party has been not doing a good job in terms of communicating with people in cities, in towns and in rural America, all over this country,” Sanders said in an interview on NPR’s Morning Edition, Breitbart reported.
Well, no they haven’t, Mr. Sanders.
And sad as it is that America can learn from a socialist – after all, what red-blooded patriot wants to admit a socialist ever makes sense? – the fact is Democrats have been on a very long hate-fest with average, middle-of-the-road America, the very same America where the hard-working taxpayers send legislators and politicos to Capitol Hill only to get betrayed by them.
It’s that wave that helped drive Donald Trump to office. And Hillary Clinton, with her condescending anti-deplorables attitude, may not, and may never, understand that. But Sanders does – and now let’s hope his age prevents him from running for the White House in 2020.
Because as even Trump admitted: It’s hard to beat someone whose entire political platform is about giveaways and free stuff.