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Bernie Sanders the John the Baptist of the left
The San Antonio Express-News ^ | August 10, 2018 | Rich Lowry

Posted on 08/10/2018 4:58:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A voice crying in the wilderness is supposed to be ignored, not rewarded with accolades and growing influence.

Bernie Sanders is the prophet with honor in his own party. The former socialist gadfly is now the socialist trendsetter. At the moment, he has to be counted among the most successful ideological leaders in a generation in terms of moving the terms of the American political debate and putting previously discounted ideas on the agenda.

This doesn’t mean that he’ll be the next Democratic nominee for president, or even run. It doesn’t mean that his ideas are good (I personally consider them godawful). It does mean that when it comes to domestic policy on the left, it’s Bernie’s world, and the rest of the Democrats live in it.

Sanders was an irrelevance for a couple of decades in Congress. He ran for president to get a higher profile, and succeeded not merely in that, but in seriously challenging Hillary Clinton. He is now a pacesetter in the party, while she rues what might have been....

(Excerpt) Read more at mysanantonio.com ...


TOPICS: Vermont; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: bernie; hillary; sanders; socialism
I didn't know John the Baptist had a vacation home paid for by a rival. You learn something new every day.
1 posted on 08/10/2018 4:58:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Missing barf alert.


2 posted on 08/10/2018 5:02:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bernie Sanders — the John the Baptist of the left

The knee is the Achilles heel of the leg.

3 posted on 08/10/2018 5:02:49 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They mis-spelled Balaam.


4 posted on 08/10/2018 5:04:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just got a mental image of Hillary cackling, “Bring me Bernie’s head on a platter!”


5 posted on 08/10/2018 5:04:51 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary demanded his head on a plate. So to speak


6 posted on 08/10/2018 5:06:26 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Steely Tom

Lowry can’t get any lower, by this false comparison of Bernie with the man that Jesus said was the greatest ever born of woman.


7 posted on 08/10/2018 5:06:53 PM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: BenLurkin

Or Simon the Sorcerer.


8 posted on 08/10/2018 5:07:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The big difference between John the Baptist and Bernie is that John stopped preaching after he lost his head.


9 posted on 08/10/2018 5:07:49 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Billthedrill
I just got a mental image of Hillary cackling, “Bring me Bernie’s head on a platter!”

But to be more correct it should be Hillary whispering to Chelsea to insist on the head on a platter. That still could happen in a commie Democrat purge or even a pogrom.

10 posted on 08/10/2018 5:29:39 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is Bernie preparing the way for? That is why God called John to a ministry, to prepare the way for Jesus, as anyone who has read the Gospels can tell you.

But seriously, John the Baptist would never have even hinted that people should violate God’s Law. As succinctly stated in the Ten Commandments, two of the Ten directly relate to the sanctity of private property, that being the Commandment that forbids coveting and the one that forbids theft.

Socialism, by its very nature is based in coveting the assets of one class of people and transferring them to another class. If the real John the Baptist were asked about the social ills that socialists like Bernie seek to remedy, he would have said that any system that violates the Commandments is based in sin and thus evil.

Look, the entire four books of the Bible (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) that make up the Gospel are shorter and easier to read than 50 Shades of Grey. Yet it seems that Progressives in the media just cannot bring themselves to read the Gospels and honestly talk about what is in them.


11 posted on 08/10/2018 5:34:48 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hasn’t he got about three houses now?

And I’m sure he wears a hair shirt and lives on locusts and wild honey.


12 posted on 08/10/2018 5:39:14 PM PDT by Jamestown1630 ("A Republic, if you can keep it.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Everyone needs a break from living in the wilderness and nice homes probably weren’t affordable then either.


13 posted on 08/10/2018 5:43:48 PM PDT by wally_bert (Terrific! Terrific? Harve Nyquist never ordered any radials.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Reckon I can’t argue that point...

Home run.


14 posted on 08/10/2018 5:52:43 PM PDT by BAN-ONE
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To: BAN-ONE

You misspelled Judas Iscariot.

When Mary, the sister of Lazarus, anointed Jesus with costly perfume just days before the crucifixion,
Judas Iscariot lectured her and said, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor?”

Notice that Judas Iscariot put on a show of caring for the poor - even though the money was Mary’s, not his!

The motives of Judas, John 12:6 tells us, were corrupt and self-centered - and Jesus responded with a stinging rebuke.

“This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.” - John 12:6

Sounds more along the line of 3-home owner, Bernie Sanders, than John the Baptist.


15 posted on 08/10/2018 6:19:01 PM PDT by captaincaveman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
John The Baptist was an Israelite, a Jewish man who believed in one true God. Sanders is an amoral socialist piece of sh!t who fronts for a system of government that is directly responsible for the deaths of some 200 million people in the last century. I'd love nothing more that to kick the sniveling totalitarian bastard in teeth if I could.
16 posted on 08/10/2018 8:28:52 PM PDT by jmacusa (Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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