At the CNN Democratic Debate in Flint, Michigan on Sunday, there was much spouting of nonsense and telling of untruths. Perhaps nothing, though, was more nonsensical or untrue then this moment from old, addled white socialist Bernie Sanders.
When you’re white, you don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto. You don’t know what it’s like to be poor. You don’t know what it’s like to be hassled when you walk down a street or you get dragged out of a car.
I hardly know where to begin. Democrat racism is so insidious and buried under so much “concern.” Like Wolf Blitzer’s “they’re so poor, and they’re so black” it’s their deep core belief that black people are helpless without a white Democrat to save them.
I mean, we could go on forever about that, but let’s not. What’s really fresh here is Bernie’s suggestion that white people don’t know what it is like to be poor. I assume this is owing to the fact that we get those white people bonus checks every year we remain white. “Still white? Here’s your money,” they say, as you well know.
Although the idea that there are no white people who are poor or who grew up poor does leave some unanswered questions. Like, how is Britney Spears? That’s the whole question, just … how? And what about couches in the yard? How do you explain that? I would also point out the existence of Marlboro Miles. And in conclusion, that singing fish on the wall.
Seriously, though. There are poor white people. It’s where the derogatory phrase “poor white trash” comes from. A phrase I refuse to believe someone from Vermont is not familiar with, although I will grant that at his age and station in life, Bernie probably thinks that is just the regional name for southerners. You know, like how he calls himself a Vermonter, Ted Cruz a Texan, Rubio “Puerto Ricany”, or Barack Obama that Kenyan Muslim kid. You know, shorthand.
Bernie Sanders was talking about black Americans in his response to a question about race. He said that white people don’t understand what it is like in those communities. He then said that white people don’t understand what it’s like to live in a ghetto or to be poor. The obvious implication here is that being poor and living in a ghetto is something black people do. Imagine, if you will, Rick Perry saying that. Or Ted Cruz. Or Donald Trump. (Has Donald Trump said that? It occurs to me we should check that.) The point is, if a Republican said that all hell would break loose.
Again, I hardly know what to say. There are a million other angles on this. But the video really speaks for itself, doesn’t it? Absolutely mind-blowing.