In a Weird Way, I Appreciate Bernie Sanders (Part III) — Featuring Mark Steyn


Here and here, I mentioned that in a weird way I appreciate Bernie Sanders. My rationale: Sanders is openly a socialist. He honestly adheres to an ideology that murdered more than 150 million people in the last century. He might kill you — that’s what socialists do — but he makes no bones about it, and you can’t say you weren’t warned.

Apparently the indispensable Mark Steyn arrived at a similar conclusion as well. In this post on his web site, Steyn says:

Steyn decried Clinton’s pass from the media and suggested the candidacy of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) would be a refreshing change of pace.

“[Y]ou know, this [Editor’s note: The Clinton campaign] is a joke and it is unbecoming,” Steyn said. “I’m happy to see — I would love Elizabeth Warren to run, not because she’s a socialist lunatic to my tastes, but she comes by her socialism honestly.”(1)

You know, leftists tell the truth so rarely that when one does, you need to seize that truth and learn from it.

Then, Steyn walks back is assertion about Senator Warren just a bit, just as we did in the second linked post in the first sentence of this column. Here’s Steyn’s priceless walk-back:

Well, reasonably honestly. As I put it a few weeks back:

Yes, Senator Fauxcahontas Crockagewea Warren’s got her own scandal – in that she got hired as Harvard Law School’s “first woman of color” on the basis of a dubious claim to be one thirty-second Cherokee and having contributed Cole Porter and the Duchess of Windsor’s favorite crab dish from an upscale Manhattan restaurant to a cookbook of authentic tribal recipes.

Yet, with the benefit of hindsight, isn’t that kind of a charmingly amateur, sweetly naive racket? It’s a small-town home-cooked mom’n’pop racket compared to the 24/7 industrial-scale multinational Saud-kissing pedophile-jetting rackets of Clinton Global Mega-Racket Inc,

I’m sorry, but “Fauxcahontas Crockagewea” had me in tears of snorting laughter on the floor. Sometimes I wonder if Steyn’s supernatural ability to produce a bon mot and a pun might sometimes get in the way of the understanding of his point, which resides rather in this snippet:

It’s [Senator Warren’s fiction about being an American Indian] a small-town home-cooked mom’n’pop racket compared to the 24/7 industrial-scale multinational Saud-kissing pedophile-jetting rackets of Clinton Global Mega-Racket Inc,

Then, Steyn provides probably the best summation yet written of Hillary Clinton, her work, and what a Clinton Presidency would look like:

As I’ve said before, the overriding issue for me this electoral season is the corruption. Hillary has a contempt for the rules, a contempt for the law, a contempt for public accountability, transparency and open government, a contempt for the basic seemliness of official conduct in civilized societies – and a boundless appetite for cronyism, special favors, backroom deals, and protection of her associates when it comes to money, sex and everything else. The government she runs will be a sewer.

It’s worth repeating: Any government run by Hillary Clinton would be a sewer. Going from the Obama sewer to the Clinton sewer could spell the doom of America.

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) — Well, he sort of said it. In the above-linked column, Steyn  reported on his own web site, what someone else had written on his web site, about Steyn’s having said it. Got it? But Steyn did say it.

 

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