Fly as I say, peasant, not as I do.
You know the Democratic primary is heating up when a former candidate who cheated to win, is going after the old guy who is running over something they all do, fly in private jets that are financed by their campaigns.
This is starting to get good.
According to Politico
In his campaign launch video last week, Bernie Sanders singled out the fossil fuel industry for criticism, listing it among the special interests he planned to take on. But in the final months of the 2016 campaign, Sanders repeatedly requested and received the use of a carbon-spewing private jet for himself and his traveling staff when he served as a surrogate campaigner for Hillary Clinton.
In the two years following the presidential election, Sanders continued his frequent private jet travel, spending at least $342,000 on the flights.
Increased scrutiny of his travel practices, which are at odds with his positions on wealth inequality and climate change, are among the challenges Sanders will face as he makes his second White House run.
Now in all fairness to the old curmudgeon from Vermont, this is standard practice. When you become a top tier candidate, you rent planes to get you from A to B without having to deal with the filthy unwashed masses you claim to care about. When you are finished being a candidate, you kinda like that gig so you want to do it more. This is not a shocker.
However, there are a couple of things really amusing here.
First off, it really goes without saying but just in case someone has missed this. SOCIALISM is based on emotion and not facts. If Bernie gave a hoot in hell about carbon blah blah blah he would be taking a horse and buggy to events. He would not take any cows being his protege Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be appalled.
Second thing is that former Clinton staffers are so ticked off at Bernie thinking he cost them the election in 2016.
Are you kidding me? Read this lil nugget.
“I’m not shocked that while thousands of volunteers braved the heat and cold to knock on doors until their fingers bled in a desperate effort to stop Donald Trump, his Royal Majesty King Bernie Sanders would only deign to leave his plush D.C. office or his brand new second home on the lake if he was flown around on a cushy private jet like a billionaire master of the universe,” said Zac Petkanas, who was the director of rapid response for the Clinton campaign.
Zac is still not over this.
I don’t know if ANY Clinton gopher from the failed campaign happened to read Donna Brazilles book but she basically accused you kids of election fraud. Also, there was a state that you all flew over multiple times and never stopped in called Wisconsin that could have helped you.
I know, they had cows.
That the campaign spent $15.9 million on jet charters in the 2016 campaign and out of that Bernie had just over 300k spent on him seems reasonable. You robbed him of his fair shot at the nomination and he had a bunch of kids excited about him telling bedtime stories. Clinton should have won that election easy peasy.
That Politico decided to run this hit piece makes it quite clear that if Clinton and her crew aren’t running, they plan on knocking off at least one of the candidates they despise. She still wants to be a player in a world she is not invited to play in anymore.
I would say Let The Games Begin but they have already begun and I need to go out and get more popcorn.
I’ll be right back.
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