...If he had his way, the Vermont socialist would fundamentally change the character of the country. He would make the United States an outlier in the Western world, not in terms of its relatively limited government, but its sweeping activism. A Hellfire missile aimed right at the federal fisc, Sanders would make President Barack Obama's economic agenda look like the work of a moderate Republican.Nope. Sorry, Mr. Lowry, your assessment was horribly wrong.
In foreign affairs, he would bring a sympathy for US enemies not often heard outside academia or Noam Chomsky reading groups.
He is the American Jeremy Corbyn, a socialist true-believer whose fantastical agenda reflects the dictates of dogma. The difference is that Corbyn effectively promised a return to socialist-imposed stagnation in Britain, whereas Bernie is inviting America to experience it for the first time....
In a video released today, Bernie's Iowa campaign manager made it clear: there WILL be gulags under Bernie, there WILL be "re-education" under Bernie, and, if you resist Bernie, you WILL be dead--not to mention dead Milwaukee cops and (possibly) a burned-down City of Milwaukee.
Rich, boy, best up your game. Your polite warnings are a girl's game.
What Bernie and his followers need is a close-up of baseball bats and--if necessary--AR-15's.