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Why Bernie Sanders Is Blacker Than You

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Last week, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was parlayin’ with Killer Mike, throwing up what could inevitably be mistaken for gang signs, and going to soul food restaurants in The A like it was just a typical day in the ‘hood and shit. Now, if that’s not a White man trying to assimilate into Blackness, I don’t know what is. That’s damn near the Blackest thing I’ve seen this year. Even Obama hasn’t courted his rapper-supporters in the same manner.

Moderate historical research on The Sand Man—my personal nickname for Bernie, because I hope he puts his wack-ass rivals to sleep come the 2016 election—will hip you to just how Black this man is. He was born and raised in Brooklyn. In 1941. That’s less than 100 years removed from when Black slavery (allegedly) ended in the United States. Before gentrification. Way before that lone pioneer Columbused–I mean, “settled”–downtown Brooklyn. Do you realize how Black that is? I’m talking a Brooklyn that preceded Spike Lee Joints and bodegas.

Bernie’s Jewish, but less than a century earlier, based on looks alone, he literally could have been willed a plantation to oversee.

In the name of Black baby Hay-Sus, this man endorsed Jesse Jackson for president…before some of you were even born. Twice!

Forget I said that and strike it from the record. Not necessarily the best example of why Bernie should be the leader of the free world, but I’m sure he had his reasons based in progressiveness. He did get slapped in the face at a rally around that time, too–presumably for supporting Jackson.

Yes, he’s definitely had his mea culpa moments, which I’m certainly not excusing. But he also seemed to make use of the slight margin of error he was granted to make up for them. Besides, if we no longer supported folks who shared only a fraction of our sensibilities, and not all, every Black actor, comedian, athlete and talk show host on Earth would be without a following, broke as hell and homeless. Bernie has shown solidarity with people of color in ways that resonate with us, past and present. And not by embarrassing himself doing rudimentary shit like the Nae Nae on national TV.

All that aside, he aligns himself with Socialism. And all your favorite Black Americans have at some point. Truuuust me, the only socialists you know–and the most important ones–are Black. Tupac’s mama, Afeni Shakur. His godmother, Assata. Hell, the entire Black Panther Party. Malcolm X and even MLK, Jr. All of whom were martyred courtesy of J. Edgar Hoover and his COINTELPRO or other White supremist adjacent fuckery. Shit, from the looks of things, Bernie need to go’on and put FOI on speed dial.

In true Black rapper fashion at Bernie’s Atlanta campaign rally, Killer Mike passionately endorsed political revolution and declared that he has “no time to relive the Reagan years,” but not before informing anyone listening that he had “tours to go on” and “jets to fly on.” Full disclosure, I was born in the thick of the Reagan years and don’t remember them like some of y’all do, but I’ve heard and read the shit was bad. Before Killer stepped away from the podium, he made sure to clarify that Bernie “spent the last 50 years radically fighting for your rights and mine.”

Frankly, I’ve seen actual Black people less enthusiastic about our liberation than Bernie Sanders or Killer Mike is. And I’m sure one of you is reading this right now. And that’s exaaaactly why Bernie Sanders just might be Blacker than you are.

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  • MrsRivera

    Bernie has my vote.

    • Val

      Yeah, the thought of another Clinton or another Bush in the White House makes me depressed.

  • Killer Mike is one of favorite rappers at the moment but I there still isn’t anyone running for president that I would actually want to be president. I keep hoping that someone will convince me in the coming months #doe

    • miss t-lee

      This is me, all day.

  • As long as the economy is doing fine (and it is) Americans are not going to try Bernie’s brand of socialism. That is why Hilary will be the next President. I think we can and should make the transition to a more socialist democracy but people are too greedy and still buy “The American Dream” BS.

    • Bernie could’ve tried in 2008 and had a better chance, but in 2015 with things picking back up ain’t no one really checking for their fellow American like that. You have ninjas making 12/hr shaming welfare now

      • Qris_10

        Truth!

    • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

      I hear you, but I’d like for you to recognize that may you mean as long as the economy is not getting worse ..because the economy is not doing fine and the middle class in america is still be maimed. It may not affect some of us who are, in some ways, more privileged career wise, but make so mistake, part of the reason Bernie is as popular as he is is because economically, the bulk of Americans are still in a ditch. But as you say, perhaps things are bad enough for people wake up from the dream.

      • I’ll give you that main street is in a rut. Ironically, though, Bernie has tapped into the same ethic that makes people vote Republican. American people think, regardless of their efforts, they should have more money. He is successful in telling that to poor and middle class Americans where Trump is convincing the rich.

    • Wild Cougar

      I agree and Bernie looks like an apology. I know that shouldn’t be a consideration but I, an informed intelligent person, vote with my gut. My gut has never steered me wrong. Nobody will respect a president Sanders. Certainly not Putin. Or congress. He looks like he just un wedgied his shorts and tumbled out of the locker.

  • Tina

    I really like Bernie, but right now I can’t see him actually winning an election.

  • I don’t mind Bernie Sanders, but I wouldn’t vote for him.

    Partially because he’s a socialist (this term has little meaning in America, as does Capitalism: in American politics commonly use words become symbols (i.e. images replace meaning) so Socialism = FDR; Capitalism = Reagan.) More importantly, the American political system is designed so that a president has little to no influence on domestic issues (that falls on congress), unless it has to do with issues of security, or they know how to make use of their popularity and influence over the people to bully congress into fulfilling their will like FDR and Reagan did which is why they are the political ideals in both parties (Johnson would’ve made the cut, but yeah, Vietnam).

    That being said, the main job of the president is to oversee foreign policy based on the political system of U.S. which hasn’t changed much in structure since Lincoln, and no ones more qualified for that than Hilary Clinton, mostly because of her experience as Secretary of State (which has always been the best training ground for the presidency, since Jefferson). Practically, it’s no contest, but then again, who has ever really liked Hillary Clinton? I don’t see Sanders excelling in foreign policy (Obama’s foreign policy skills kind of suck) and I don’t see him having the muscle or political capital to work congress, so outside of people confusing activism with actual policy making and creation, I don’t see any practical reason to vote for him.

    • It is funny how few people know what the President actually does or is supposed to be doing. I think Barack Obama’s foreign policy has been fine. After living through two Bushes, I don’t want another cowboy in office.

      • Bush is one of the worse presidents of all time, so yes, Obama looks good compared to him. But Obama’s foreign policy hasn’t been good and the results speak for themselves in the Middle East and in Africa especially. I’m not even going to bring up the TPP deal. I’ll give him credit for having the guts to slowly dissolve the relationship between the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Israel, but overall, there’s a lot of things he could’ve done better.

        • Val

          I agree. Especially about him doing damage to Israel-U.S. relations. That may be the most historic (and good) thing he’s done in general and almost no one has noticed.

      • -h.h.h.-

        I think Barack Obama’s foreign policy has been fine.

        i can’t speak on most of his foreign policy, but his team’s moves in the Middle East, w/r/t Iraq, supporting a government that really wasn’t for the people, incarcerating people in such a way that fervent jihadists could spread their doctrine easily kind of got the ball rolling for daesh, which has been essentially a thorn in the side of everyone in that area.

        then again, i listen to Tinashe, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

        • The Middle East has been on this path since the 80s. It may well get worse before it gets better. Can’t really blame Obama for stuff with Cold War roots.

          • Val

            This deserves a long conversation so I’ll just say this; Obama has had a hands-off foreign policy in general. You say that Obama can’t be blamed for stuff that was done in the past (this goes back to the end of WW1) but he has continued the same policies so he gets to share the blame.

            When you support dictators it’s not enough to just watch them fall, you must participate in their demise.

            • Epsilonicus

              “When you support dictators it’s not enough to just watch them fall, you must participate in their demise.”

              That is what got us in trouble with Iraq

              • Val

                What do you mean?

                • Epsilonicus

                  Participating in Saddam’s demise got us in trouble.

                  I would not say that Obama’s foreign policy is hands off. What it is though is a realization that America ain’t getting deeply involved in a problem unless it had significant backing from the rest of the world. So if that means tinkering around the edges, so be it. And I think that while it is slow, it works.

                  • Val

                    The problem with Iraq was the U.S. had no business there in the first place.

                    Either the U.S. leads or it follows. With China on America’s heels this is no time to have a light hand.

                    This country has to have a realistic foreign policy that acknowledges and tries to fix wrongs it committed in the past. That is a futuristic foreign policy. Anything else is regressive.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      “Either the U.S. leads or it follows.”

                      False dichotomy. What “leading” has meant is that our country bears the brunt of any military action that is taken. It has meant Europe not spend money on its defense because it knows the US will have its back. Nope. Not going to work anymore.

                    • Val

                      Europe isn’t part of the real equation though, Eps. The equation includes the U.S. and China. And China isn’t having a light hand.

                      There is how we want things to be and then there is how things really are.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      China is about money, not war. They would only do it if it is in their financial benefit and there is not any way so far where that is so.

                    • Val

                      Check out what China is doing in the China Sea and in Southeast Asia.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      Right. Because it knows the US will not engage in war over that. But it also recognizes that its neighbors are too weak to fight back. So yes. Its antagonistic but there is no serious risk of war over those actions.

                    • Val

                      Wrong. Japan will engage. An China is/has been pushing and pushing Japan. Once Japan does engage then the U.S. is in the middle of it all.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      Japan has no military. Its self defense force is weak. Again. No threat

                    • Val

                      Dude, you need to check the history between China and Japan. First, Japan would go at China with sling-shots if it had to. But, the Japan has no military is a thing of the past. In the last 20/ 30 years they’ve begun re-built their military.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      I know the history. And if China really flexed on Japan, Japan could do nothing about it. Yes they have built up their self defense force but it would fall like Desert Storm 1.

                    • Val

                      Except that the U.S. is right there with bases in Japan and all over the Pacific. Big brother Uncle Sam would step right in.

                    • Question

                      What’s driving Chinese behavior in the South China seas and the Middle East (and Africa for that matter) are three different goals.

            • Drone technology has increased exponentially since Bush was last in office.

              • Val

                Drones are gonna be a sad legacy for Obama.

              • Epsilonicus

                No one wants troops on the ground so this had to suffice.

            • We are such a war-weary nation, hands off is the lesser of the two evils. I agree that this is a hairy issue but I don’t see it being played any better than the current path.

              • Val

                I agree that the U.S. is war weary. But, sometimes when you start ish you then have to finish it. The U.S. is going to have to put boots on the ground in Iraq/ Syria.

                Within in a year this will happen, IMO.

                • Not as long as Russia is there. That’s an incident neither side can afford.

                  • Val

                    We shall see.

              • Epsilonicus

                If Europe won’t spend the money defending itself and its interest, why do we need to step in?

                • Exactly.

                • Question

                  Ahh…see. Why are you asking Europe to fix the Middle East? You’re still seeking interventionist resolution in the Middle East.

                  The Middle East needs to fix the Middle East. And Obama, through oil exploration policy, has shown the Saudi Arabia that we don’t need them as much as they think we do…. so they can either start playing above board or fend for themselves.

                  • Epsilonicus

                    As much as a completely non-interventionist policy sounds good, there are moments when it is completely appropriate. Examples: WW2, Desert Storm 1. If ISIS rolls back the progress the Kurds make and start moving in on Baghdad, or they make a move and invade Jordan, then an interventionist approach would be needed. And the EU and other Middle Eastern countries would and should take the lead in doing so.

                    We need the Saudis for more than just their oil. And they play off both because the Saudi royal family need the Wahabis to maintain legitimacy of their rule. Yet the Wahabis keep funding terrorism. Saudis are actually doing a good job of fighting ISIS in their own country.

            • Question

              But the Middle East isn’t that cut and dry. Truth be told, we didn’t realize how tribal beefs in the Middle East actually were until we started dismantling governments, thinking we were trading human rights violating dictators for Democratic sympathetic leaders, until we realized we were fighting to replace one evil with another.

              Don’t forget – you’re talking about a region with three of the world’s most in demand products (oil, lithium and opium) in abundant supply. People aren’t letting that go lightly.

  • Oh, hi.

    I just can’t get with this Bernie thing, he has some good ideas but I don’t see how a Republican Congress doesn’t walk over him like they have already been doing the past 25 years.

    • Other_guy13

      He lost me at $15 and hour minimum wage…I mean it sounds nice but did he really think it through?

      • He’s like Trump, except people like his ideas. Free college and a 15 minimum wage nationwide is as implausible as mass deportation and a wall

        • YeaSoh

          Actually they’re polar differences… on one hand there’s an opportunity for pumping money back into the economy (when people make more money they also spend more – this goes for free education and a higher min wage)… on the other hand there’s an opportunity to suck the economy dry (the cost to increase deportation and construct a wall offer no economic value).

          • Tina

            Investing in people is never a bad thing. I’m not an economist, but if we can find money for the most irrelevant sh*t, we can find money to put folks through college.

            • YeaSoh

              Preach

            • In theory, yes. But when has this country ever invested in anything that wasn’t the military, infrastructure, corporate or energy.

              • YeaSoh

                Seriously? That’s your only rebuttal? That we’ve never done it before? Puhlease, Trist.

                • Yes. It is. I’d love to be wrong tho.

                  • YeaSoh

                    Since when does “it hasn’t happened” = “it can’t”… Like at least he’s even bringing it to the table.

                    • Bringing it to the table at a time where the economy is doing good enough that people can fall for the banana in the tailpipe. As I said down thread he could’ve tried this in 2008 after the recession.

                    • YeaSoh

                      Regardless though, yes things are looking better but please don’t be silly enough to think that majority of the working class isn’t still sore from the crash we all took a hit on. People are looking for a radical approach that speaks to their personal needs and ideals. That’s why Trump is in the lead… not because he’s good but because many (I’m gonna take a guess and say majority white) people are looking for a candidate that’s less PC and more honest about the issues, no matter how crude their honesty may be.

                    • Fair point. I suppose I’m a cynic. The system collapsed and we still went back and rebuilt it in the same likeness. What do they define insanity as?

                    • YeaSoh

                      Lol gotta do stuff differently to get different results.

            • Val

              And to forgive student loan debt.

              • Tina

                I need this in my life.

        • This stuff actually works in Europe. The reason why it isn’t working here is because we still drinking that white picked fence Kool-aid.

          • Brandon Allen

            Idk there’s not 300 million people in any European country…and you know that defense budget isn’t coming down.

            • It just has to. That and the tax rate has to rise on the top 50% not just the top 1%. Not much of a chance of that making through a congress full of millionaires.

            • “and you know that defense budget isn’t coming down.”

              If only we would stop defending everyone else.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    I would prefer a Bernie over a Hilary, but I just don’t see main stream America getting on the Bernie Sanders bandwagon and I also I don’t really understand why African Americans aren’t sold on Bernie policy wise. His ideas make more sense to me. I don’t really think Hilary has a great policy plan to help protect the rights of African Americans…or women.

    But think she’ll get the nomination..I could be wrong though. I said 8 years ago America wasn’t ready for a black president.

    Egg on my face.

    • TeeChantel

      I just had a conversation with my homeboy about this the other day. I still don’t think our country was actually “ready” for a black president. As soon as Obama got elected into the office, everyone started to lose their minds.

      • Tina

        My bf has a theory that once Obama leaves office a lot of this foolishness will calm down. Not sure if I agree, but we shall see.

        • AlwaysCC

          if by calm down he means folks won’t be brazenly as racist as they’ve been recently, i agree. it’ll revert back to the subtle racism and foolishness that has been rocking for years before Honolulu Slim was elected into office.

          • Tina

            I think that’s exactly what he means. Although, I’m not so sure they will chill out.

            LMAO @ “Honolulu Slim”

            • TeeChantel

              Who knows what will happen.

            • LMNOP

              I think a lot of these kind of people don’t have a chill setting

            • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

              I think it may be exactly the opposite. Much of America’s racial politics have been motivated by fear, retribution and dominance. There will be an uptic in this ‘craziness’ before it subsides as America acts out its racial fears and tries to reassert the visible appear of white supremacy one the white house has a white person in it again.

      • Mochasister

        My mother says the same thing. She really thinks Obama being elected president has a lot to do with all of these Black people being gunned down. They can’t get Obama so they get the next Black person. It’s like a psychological stand in for Obama.

    • I actually saw Obama coming from a mile away

    • miss t-lee

      “I said 8 years ago America wasn’t ready for a black president.”

      When he was first running, I didn’t think it would happen either. Some friends and I attended a rally he had here in early 08. I felt he had a chance after that, and then I was all in.

    • Hillary gives not one danm about the kneegrows.

      • Courtney Wheeler

        She an intelligent woman..and a tough as nails politician..and for that I respect her whole heartily. She’s even the grandmother of the idea of Americans embracing universal health-care. But alas she’s a “politician…” She knows what to say or backsdown when she knows that would hurt her chance of relection..that’s my gripe.

        Not to mention even though Clinton and Obama are different in many ways..they both share a commonality that Republicans are OBSESSED with “taking them down a peg”.. Hmmm I wonder why..it couldn’t be the fact that they’re both successful and outspoken black man/woman…

        • I am so not here for her. Intelligence be danmed. She is NOT concerned about black folks at all. And sisters fall for that we are women rhetoric. She does not include us in that.

          http://media.tumblr.com/e6b0a71f097fa058ecdf163d17717bc6/tumblr_inline_mpdizumB5j1qz4rgp.gif

          • Val

            “…And sisters fall for that we are women rhetoric. She does not include us in that.”

            I agree. Hilary is a typical White Feminist.

            • Tina

              “Hilary is a typical White Feminist.”

              Yep.

            • Freebird

              donna brazil called her a sister though. i used to like donna before i heard her say that.

              • Val

                I guess Donna is both trying to keep her job and maybe get a new one if Hilary wins. But, you’re right, calling Hilary a sister was going way too far.

            • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

              Thank you!

          • Courtney Wheeler

            I agree with what you said, but I do acknowledge that some peoples obsession with making her look stupid is unfounded.

            I also don’t even consider her a feminist at all..i think she dances around with the idea when it suits her.

          • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

            Thank you! I’ve had some really on-the-low frustrating conversation with women female friends who are falling for that…I’m like, really? You hit me with the ‘its time for a woman’s voice…’ word? You don’t get that when Hillary said that she means white women??

      • Question

        Most politicians give not one damn about kneegrows because we don’t ask for anything. We need our “immigration” “gay marriage” issue.

        • Val

          We have it, education, employment and police abuse. But folks have been really busy making excuses for President Obama not addressing these issues so…we got nothing.

          • Question

            No, we don’t have those things. What is our ONE request with education or employment or police abuse that is ready for the Executive Branch to act on? What are the bills that Black politicians and social scientists have proposed, that the overwhelming majority of the black community agrees with that politicians seeking office are required to respond to? Nope. We don’t have those things. We don’t have our “support for Israel”, “Immigration reform” or “Legalized marriage”.

            We have a loose collection of political demands with no real will power behind them. There is a HUGE difference.

            And to people who claim that others have been really busy making excuses show a lack of understanding as to how the executive branch operates. It is REALLY difficult for the President to make laws, especially those that appropriate funds. That’s the role of Congress. So what you do is get Congressional champions that can push the President to take action.

            I would say our Black Congresspeople have been caught asleep at the wheel and are passing the buck to the President, when in reality, its the job of the legislation to legislate.

            • Val

              You just proved my point.

              • Question

                If talking about how our three branches of government are designed to function is making excuses, okay. The Executive Branch doesn’t draft laws – that’s the Legislative branch’s job, hence why laws are typically referred to as “legislation”.

                Tell me – what bill that addresses a need of the Black community is sitting on the President’s desk , waiting for a signature, that he refuses to sign?

          • esa

            what do you make of Eric Holder resigning from Attorney General, after he visited Ferguson?

            • Val

              He probably wanted to do more and was shut down by the President. That and he’d been AG for a while.

    • Sigma_Since 93

      A Bernie Sanders / Elizabeth Warren ticket would be epic

      • Courtney Wheeler

        A progressive sploog-fest would occur. I gots no beef with Miss Warren though..

      • Val

        Especially is she were on top of the ticket. But it’s pretty much too late for that to happen.

        • Sigma_Since 93

          Nah I need her to be that bully that operates in the shadows

        • Clinton had her spooked.

          • Sigma_Since 93

            Elizabeth doesn’t want to ride with some of the folks needed to win (Wall St.) Clinton pretends not to fight them.

            • Epsilonicus

              Exactly. Because Wall Street gives its money to both parties.

              • Question

                Exactly. Wall Street doesn’t care who is in office, as long as they have a hand in said person’s pocket.

                • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

                  This is why Bernie Sander campaign as a demoncrat is particularly important. He won’t take money from them publicly.

          • Val

            That or she has a skeleton in her closet. I’m thinking it may be the latter.

            • Cleojonz

              I don’t think so, I think it’s just too early for her yet. She will have challenges enough without some one saying she only just became senator blah blah blah.

              When she runs, I think she wants to be completely ready.

            • Janelle Doe

              I may have read somewhere that the skeleton might be her being counted as a native faculty member in the university she was at. Then it came out that she wasn’t native.

            • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

              I agree and with Tristan. I’m think that there something being held over here head and the Democratic machine told her to fall back. That’s why some of her talks on economic and racial justice have been particularly vehement and sincere (she’s felling a wait about not being given the mainstage to let her progressiveness fly).

      • And I’d consider asylum. She scares me. Like she’d arrest people for wearing the wrong colored ties to prove a point.

        • Val

          If Trump somehow wins I’m going to Canada and asking for asylum.

          • trinity

            My husband and I have decided on New Zealand.

      • miss t-lee

        See if Elizabeth Warren would have run, she would have my vote.

      • LMNOP

        I want him to pick Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore prosecutor as his running mate. I figure at his age, he’s got to have a decent chance of dying in office and I think she would make a great president.

        • Epsilonicus

          And she is smexy as all get out

          • LMNOP

            Giving Bernie a bump with the ever important heterosexual male demographic.

            I think she’d have as good a shot as anyone at getting Congress to do their jobs and stop acting like obstinate, spoiled four year olds.

            • Val

              “Giving Bernie a bump with the ever important heterosexual male demographic.”

              Ahem. And the lesbian demographic too. j/s ;-)

              • LMNOP

                I almost said that but then I thought to myself “no, women don’t base votes on s e x iness, we’re too smart for that” but I didn’t want to come right out and say that and start gender wars.

                • Val

                  I wouldn’t base my vote solely on how someone looks obviously but cuteness will get my attention long enough for them to possibly convince me to vote for them.

      • fxd8424

        Me too and even before the speech that catapulted him into the stratosphere.

    • It’s more than that – don’t think of Obama – think of REAGAN – but in reverse. I witnessed the so-called “Reagan Revolution”. It came out of nowhere. Back then “conservatism” was a dirty word. Remember, it was just a little over a decade earlier that we had the Great Society and Medicare was launched, etc.. SNL used to make fun of Reagan all the time. He was a joke – far out on the fringe. But Reagan somehow made Conservatism cool. And he won by a LANDSLIDE. I mean, he won over Democrats, Independents – he won almost every “blue state” including NY, Mass., even Vermont! And he gave control of the Senate to the GOP for the first time in 26 years!

      I was shocked, and so was everyone else. No one saw it coming. In 1980 the Republican nomination was supposed to go to Poppy Bush or Bob Dole or some other “establishment” Republican, not some Goldwater retread out of SoCal. But Reagan won, and he won BIG.

      So this can happen, folks. I have been waiting 35 years for the pendulum to swing back, for people to wake up to how they are being screwed. And thanks to Bernie, it’s happening!!!

      #FEELTHEBERN

      • aabb4455

        #FEELTHEBERNOUT

        Bernie is an UNELECTABLE SOCIALIST and a rgun nut. He’s DONE.

        Nate Silver’s 538 political analysis blog currently gives Sanders a 13 percent chance of taking the Democratic nomination.

    • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

      I agree, I think she’ll get the nomination because people, particularly democrats are afraid of not going with the establishment party line (much more so than Republican) and American’s in general are really big on symbols (read, form over substance). This is counterintuitive but some how true.

  • TeeChantel

    I can’t say I’ve paid that much attention to the presidential race. It is a joke. All of the Donald Trump hoopla and shenighans thus far have really turned me off. Unfortunately, Bernie Sanders won’t get my vote, Hillary is subpar, and there really isn’t anyone else in the race that I’m actually thinking about voting for.

  • And this title? Was this the writers own design or is Champ gonna test the waters and write a rebuttal 3 days later and say he’s just an editor

    • LehcarB

      The title was off putting for me too.

    • panamajackson

      You are on fire lately.

      • -h.h.h.-

        that praise is going to make his beard longer, chillllllllll

        • panamajackson

          Who said it was praise.

      • I work with the material I’m given.

        • panamajackson

          I see. Shoot your shot, young man.

  • Brandon Allen

    He’s just too old…he doesn’t have the juice like Uncle Joe to make me feel like he can handle the constant travel, long nights, and just overall terribleness of being president.

    • Giving Bernie 8years is like when baseball teams sign the 30+ player to a 10 year deal

      • I could see Bernine Al Davising in the White House.

        • I’m surprised Obama didn’t inspire younger candidates, it’s like they all seen that Clinton machine and was like, nah we good.

          • Epsilonicus

            That is what happened

            • Bernie is following the Obama blueprint and trying to get it via grassroots… I really wish he was like 10 years younger and didn’t always look like he’s running late for work

              • Epsilonicus

                My top two choices are Bernie and Hillary. I know O’Malley too well to trust him even though he was an ok governor. And the other side just has not given me anyone I could rock with. I could tolerate Kasich. That is about it.

                • Kasich seems normal, and Rubio hasn’t really done anything stupid yet which worries me because he can mess around and win the whole thing

                  • Rubio is Romney 2.0,with all of his strengths and fewer of his weaknesses.

                    • Romney was moderate moderate moderate then heel turned when he thought it was close… Rubio and Kasich both strike me as the same

      • miss t-lee

        They let Reagan’s old azz rock, so…

        • Epsilonicus

          Didn’t he Alzheimers in office?

          • miss t-lee

            It was never confirmed, but he definitely had signs of senility in those years. His diagnosis came later after he was out of office.

        • True but the president can’t be out here napping while the “freedom caucus” and ISIS are making stone-age moves. Ronny got lucky that the Commies went broke.

          • miss t-lee

            True. That ninja was known to sleep right through some sh*t like it was commonplace.

            • I don’t see Bernie being alert all of the time.

              • miss t-lee

                True…lol!

    • Tina

      This is another concern I have. I really like him, but he just looks…old :-(

      • AlwaysCC

        the fact that obama is relatively young makes him seem even older lol we’ve been used to looking at a young guy as president for the past 8 years

        • Tina

          Exactly! He’s really passionate, which is great, but he sometimes comes off like the grumpy old guy (see: John McCain circa 2008).

      • PDL – Cape Girl

        I believe Reagan was elected at 69….I think it was 69

    • -h.h.h.-

      well..they’re both old lol.

      • Joe realized he was too old for this sh t

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