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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 11:59 PM

Craziest @#$%ing thing. Suddenly, America agrees with Bernie. [View all]

Here's what Bernie said today:

"We have CEOs from Wall Street making millions of dollars a year, coming to Washington and saying we’re gonna have to cut not only Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid – we’re gonna have to cut benefits for disabled veterans,” Sanders said. “Let ‘em take that argument to the American people...

We have got to stand tall and say that, in the middle of this recession, we’ve got 50 million people who have no health insurance at all. We ain’t gonna cut Medicare. We’re not gonna throw children off of Medicaid...

And yes, despite all of the power that our friends on Wall Street have, and the fact that they own many of the politicians here in Washington, some of us are gonna stand with working families, low-income families, disabled veterans and senior citizens.”


And it suddenly struck me: Hey! Fuck! America agrees! With gusto! Damn, you bet! Bernie's gone from Socialist nut to truth-teller, even though he hasn't changed a word!

Remember a couple of years ago, when all of Washington from the President down to the Chief Lobbyst for AARP agreed that the only sensible thing to do would be to cut the hell out of adjust Social Security?

Things seem to have changed since the Republicans got pureed in an election that was theirs to lose, given that we're in the fourth year of a depression. They ran on a platform of turning the 99%'s pain up to 11. For the first time in decades, that was not a winning strategy. Seeing this, first weather-vanes like Chuck Schumer and Deval Patrick suddenly turned into Liberals, followed by a bunch of other senators, and seemingly, now the President.

God bless Harry Reid. He's been on the right side the whole time, and proud of it. Nancy Pelosi's been good as well.

Social Security and Medicare are far from secure - Social Security is a huge pot of money that the Predator Class continues to circle with eyes like saucers, saliva pouring from their pie-holes, and their sacks of cold cash are a mighty tempting treat to our elected officials. And Medicare does have an actual problem in that we choose to have health care costs that are twice what others pay.

But American voters have spoken: we're sick of being on the receiving end of forced economic sodomy. We're with Bernie now.

Excelsior!

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