Bernie Sanders Rally Closes Birmingham Homeless Warming Shelter On Freezing Night

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 1:50 PM
Bernie Sanders Rally Closes Birmingham Homeless Warming Shelter On Freezing Night

Democrats continue to puzzle us.  Their greatest moral argument is that of compassion and sacrificing what is good for you, in return for what is good for someone less fortunate.  We all understand their premise.   

What I do not understand is the hypocrisy and how they determine which of the less fortunate receive benefits.   

In Birmingham, AL Monday night, Bernie Sanders held a rally at the Boutwell Auditorium which left the homeless people of Birmingham nowhere to go on one of the most bitterly cold nights.  The Boutwell has always been one of the main stations in Birmingham to house and warm the homeless.  

"We've never had a night like this where it will be in the teens and we weren't able to open," said Don Lupo, of the mayor's office of citizen's assistance. 

"I knew last week that the city used the warming station upstairs, but not downstairs. We had no idea that the warming station would be closed. We were downstairs, they would be upstairs. That's what we knew," said Kelvin Datcher, state director for the Sanders campaign.

Excuses and finger pointing from both sides ensued, but that is beside the point.  Bernie Sanders's platform is to help the homeless and he failed Monday night in the most simple of terms.  The task at hand was to keep the homeless people warm and the Bernie campaign failed.  As the old saying goes, "you had one job."

Democrats pick and choose who they want to help.  They decide where the money goes because they always know best.