Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Bid And Reaction Is Mixed
President Donald Trump praised Sanders.
Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders announced his bid for the presidency on Tuesday and the response was mixed.
Perhaps the most vocal support, in a sense, came from President Donald Trump when reporters asked for his thoughts on Sanders’ announcement.
“Bernie Sanders is running, yeah, that’s right. Personally, I think he missed his time. But, I like Bernie. Because he is one person that, you know, on trade, he sort of would agree on trade. He was tough on trade, I am tough on trade. The problem is, he doesn’t know what to do about it. We’re doing something very spectacular on trade. But I wish Bernie well. It will be interesting to see how he does,” President Trump told reporters.
“What happened to Bernie, maybe, was not so nice. I think he was taken advantage of. He ran great four years ago, and he was not treated with respect by Clinton, and that was too bad. I thought what happened to Bernie Sanders four years ago was quite sad, as it pertains to our country. So we’ll see how he does,” the president said.
“We’ve got a lot of people running, but only one person is going to win, I hope you know who that person is,” he said.
Many Democrats don’t want Sanders.
The response on Twitter was pretty harsh from some Democrats who had the phrase “Sorry Bernie” trending.
Sorry Bernie. You tried. You lost. Give someone else a shot.
— Ryan Honick ♿️ (@ryanlhonick) February 19, 2019
#SorryBernie, your time has passed. pic.twitter.com/R6ACqPQe91
— Tom's Tweets (@tatru05) February 19, 2019
The money is pouring in.
Even with the negatives like his age and his thirst for socialism, which polls show is unpopular among voters, he still has his supporters.
No one can rally the troops like Sanders and in less than a day he ha amassed more than $3 million in donations from mainly small donors, Axios reported.
The funds came from approximately 120,000 donors in the hours after his announcement on Tuesday.
Prior to that the biggest fundraiser on the Democrat side was Sen. Kamala Harris who raised $1.5 million in 24 hours after her announcement from around 38,000 donors.
Raising $4 million in a day is hardly mixed, especially when using Trump supporters as evidence. This lacks analysis.
What is “socialism”, anyway? The term is derived from the more-fundamental term “society”. A society implies socialism, insofar as both imply a mutually beneficial relationship among the members of a society. Zoologists call this kind of relationship “mutualism”.) Socialism does not imply some sort of strict egalitarianism, which has never existed in any society and is manifestly impossible in light of human nature. The United States officially exercises socialism by the collection of taxes, as do the several states and local governments and uses of those taxes for universal social purposes, ranging from road constructions and maintenance to national defense — enterprises that individuals cannot carry out on their own. Social Security and Medicare “entitlements” are further outstanding examples of socialism in practice in the U.S.
Arguments are mostly about the nature and degree to which socialistic practices are undertaken by governments, and those arguments are so diverse, numerous, and endless that I will make no attempt here to even summarize them. I myself am neither a “liberal” nor a “conservative”. I have some beliefs and ideas that likely would be identified by most people as belonging to one of those categories or the other, but I am devoid of a number of beliefs and ideas usually thought to identify a “liberal’ or a “conservative”. “conservative”
I am opposed to welfare as a livelihood and career, but given the inevitability of some substantial degree of unemployment, and the fact that a great many jobs do not pay a living wage (not to mention, the trend of corporate abandonment of employees and their erstwhile pension funds — or the legalized embezzlement of such funds by the mechanism of deregulation, S&L “crisis”, and banking “crisis” — I think homelessness in and denial of adequate medical care by the richest country on earth is inexcusable.
I am opposed to billionaires on principle.