Democrats seem to think that if they continue running for president that maybe, just maybe, one day their hope will become a reality. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his campaign team are running a social media campaign focused on why the senator is running for president.
I’m running for president because, now more than ever, we need leadership that brings us together – not divides us up. I need you to be a part of this million person movement to transform our country. Join me: https://t.co/qF3DpJmRX3 pic.twitter.com/3wtNIEkH32— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 20, 2019
Clearly, this is a jab at President Donald Trump. Let's face it. Trump has a different leadership style than most. He says what everyone is thinking but no one has the courage to say. While his comments can come off as brash, he's saying what needs to be said. And Democrats clearly don't like that.
If anyone is being divisive in this country, it's liberals. How many of them are walking around saying "Trump isn't my president?"
I'm running for president because we must end the epidemic of gun violence in this country. We need to take on the NRA, expand background checks, end the gun show loophole and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 20, 2019
Gun violence is an epidemic in this country that must end. Our job: take on the NRA, expand background checks, end the gun show loophole and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons. pic.twitter.com/Fv9IaqYKTD— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 21, 2019
Bernie may not be one of the loudest anti-gunners out there but he's definitely someone who perpetuates the stereotypical anti-2A talking points. He regurgitates the same talking points that really have no merit. And when he says them, his large grassroots followers repeat them and assume they're based on fact (hint: they're not).
1) Anti-gunners inflate the number of gun deaths by including suicides in their statistics. Even the lefty news outlet Vox admitted suicides are a bigger issue than homicides. This shows us one thing: we don't have a gun problem, we have a mental health problem. And it needs to be addressed.
2) The Left loves to talk about "taking on the NRA" but they fail to realize the National Rifle Association isn't a small handful of puppet masters (as they so conveniently like to try and paint the organization out to be). The NRA is made of millions of law-abiding gun owners.
3) Universal background checks are the biggest push anti-gunners are making this Congress and it's probably the dumbest one at that. Democrats want to expand background checks but here's the problem: the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is flawed. As of now, only 38 states provide 80 percent of their convictions. How would expanding a flawed system help? It'd make more sense to Fix NICS before any other kind of background check system is even talked about.
4) Gun show loopholes exist only in anti-2A advocates mind. Anyone who knows anything about guns knows that Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs) who sell at gun shows still have to conduct background checks. Not sure why everyone thinks there's some "loophole" at gun shows.
5) Can we please have a day where we take every gun control advocate in Congress to the gun range and explain to them the difference between an "assault rifle" and a "non-assault rifle?" Because I'm pretty sure they'd be blown away to know that cosmetic changes, like a grip or a specific stock is what makes something an "assault" rifle. The gun function doesn't change. It's still a semi-automatic, meaning one round is fired with one squeeze of the trigger. There's nothing "assaulty" about that.
I'm running for president because we need to have the best educated workforce in the world. That is why we need to make public colleges and universities tuition free and lower student debt.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 21, 2019
Almost everyone can get behind lowering the student loan debt. But very few would agree that college and universities should be tuition free. Here's why:
When you have to pay for your education, you value it. You take it seriously. You study. You get good grades. You earn your degree. When it's paid for, you have less invested, both monetarily and emotionally. Why would you care if you flunked a semester or flunked out of school? You didn't pay for it. No sweat off your back. There's nothing tangible to look at.
And remember, nothing is truly free. You'll just pay for everyone else with taxes.
I’m running for president because we must defend a woman’s right to control her own body against massive political attacks taking place at the local, state and federal level.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 21, 2019
Translation: We must defend a woman's right to murder the unborn. Not allowing her to kill her own baby is a massive political attack.
I’m running for president because we need leadership that will fight for the interests of workers, not just the 1 percent. We must:— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 22, 2019
-Raise the minimum wage to a living wage of $15
-Provide pay equity for women
-Guarantee all workers paid family and medical leave
Someone get this guy an economics teacher!
1) Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour doesn't suddenly make the cost of goods and services go down. Hello, inflation! Businesses can't just make money appear out of thin air. They have to raise their prices to pay their employees more. And it's a domino effect.
2) Women aren't paid equally because we're discriminated against. We're not paid the same as men when we work for a few years, drop out of the workforce to raise kids, and then go back to work. We shouldn't make the same amount of money as men who didn't leave the workforce and gained more experience during the time we stepped away. You can't accrue seniority when you aren't working, what makes people think they can accrue a higher pay scale when they aren't in the workforce?
3) Again. See number 1. All you're doing is setting up small businesses for failure. And then you'd really be giving into big business, which we all know you hate.