Man, this is just getting too doggone easy. What, you ask? Well, it’s simple: identifying the abject hypocrisy of the liberal progressive left.
And this recent episode emanates from Dr. Emmett Lathrop Brown, Ph.D, the crazy professor from “Back to the Future”…aka Senator Bernie Sanders.
As reported by the Free Beacon, “The campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) spent nearly $40,000 on luxury private jet travel during the third quarter, according to Federal Election Commission records.
Sanders, who has said global warming is causing “devastating problems” and is in favor of a carbon tax, made the payments for the posh private travel arrangements from his Senate campaign committee, Friends of Bernie Sanders, to Apollo Jets, a New York-based private charter company that is “dedicated to providing a luxury flight experience based on superior safety and exceptional customer care,” its website states.
The campaign spent $37,567.53 to rent the private charters during the third quarter, which runs from the beginning of July to the end of September. Sanders said he introduced the “most comprehensive climate change legislation” that included a tax on carbon during a Democratic primary debate in April 2016 as he was attacking Hillary Clinton on fossil fuels. One day after the debate, Sanders took a Delta 767 chartered flight to Rome, Italy, to address “immoral and unsustainable” wealth inequality at the Vatican conference, the Daily Mail reported last year. Fewer than 50 individuals were said to be on the plane that could seat between 211 and 261 people. Sanders’s Senate campaign treasurer and his Washington, D.C. office did not return a request for comment or respond to inquiries on what trips were taken in relation to his committee’s private jet expenditures.”
Seriously? What greater example of “do as I say, not as I do” could there be? Here’s ol’ Uncle Bernie who spews forth his class warfare progressive socialist viewpoints buzzing around in a private jet? Oh the horror, the sadness that I am sure so many liberal progressives now feel consuming their bodies…nah.
See, for the leftists there’s a clear and present duplicitous double standard where we, the simple subjects and serfs, must acquiesce and never question. Here’s the same Bernie Sanders who talks about taxing the rich, yet, doesn’t he own a lake front house up in Vermont? Isn’t this the same Bernie Sanders whose wife bankrupted a college in Vermont, and is under FBI investigation for fraud? As Keyshawn Johnson from ESPN says, “C’mon man.”
Are we truly supposed to take someone like this seriously? I mean imagine the carbon footprint of the Daddy of the Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore Jr. And then there’s little Leonardo diCaprio who rants about climate change, but has a big ol’ mega yacht.
The problem with these progressive socialists is that they do not live by their own “stated” positions. What they are is simply a collection of political, media, academic, cultural, and entertainment elites. And based on this Harvey Weinstein scandal, we must ask ourselves, why do their opinions matter? Furthermore, why do we want to embrace their “values” — actually a lack thereof?
This is the real story behind what happened last year in November 2016. The American people rejected the blatant hypocrisy of the liberal progressive left. They said no more to the lies, deception, cronyism, corruption, and elitism that typifies the leftists in America…and throughout history. Imagine the present-day textbook example of Bernie Sanders’ progressive socialism in Venezuela. There the ruler and his cronies live in tall cotton (sorry, did I trigger anyone?), while the people must live in fear and search out scraps in garbage cans. So, I must ask, who of our loyal leftist detractors will step up and defend Senator Bernie Sanders? I mean let’s face it, Tom Price IS NO LONGER the Secretary of Health and Human Services. So, it does seem there are those who live by a certain standard, a code, with expectations of servant leadership.
It’s time for us all to stop, once and for all, our insidious subservience to those who embrace no semblance of standards. The message of the left is that they’re superior — case in point one Hillary and Bill Clinton. They live their lives according to a different standard than the rest of us. It’s similar to the ol’ Soviet Politburo. I for one refuse to take anyone seriously, such as a Bernie Sanders, who lives such a lie as we’ve seen. Why should they have the ability to enjoy a certain standard of living, while we must accept their ideals of social egalitarianism, equality of outcomes…ours, not theirs?
Churchill said it best, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
Thanks Bernie, but I prefer not to be miserable, and I despise your gospel of envy, preached from your private jet pulpit.
[Learn more about Allen West’s vision for this nation in his book Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom]