Bernie Sanders’s schtick as benevolent “man of the people” is easy to destroy. We’ve destroyed it. James Woods has destroyed it. Mike Rowe has destroyed it. Hell, even TMZ has destroyed it. What’s harder to destroy is that flyaway hair. My suggestion? Burn it with fire.
But Bernie Sanders as “The Guy Who Funnels Campaign Funds to his Family”? That’s a meme the Senator doesn’t want to keep hushed up. Good news, he’s been exposed as the fraud we always knew he was. According to the Free Beacon Senator Bernie Sanders has been paying his family with donation money. They do not have real jobs like most people (save Sanders’ supporters) have. Check it out:
According to Jane O’Meara Sanders, the senator’s wife, Sanders’ House campaigns paid her more than $90,000 for consulting and ad placement services from 2002 to 2004. She pocketed about $30,000 of that money.
Her daughter Carina Driscoll, Sanders’ stepdaughter, also drew a salary from the campaign. She was paid more than $65,000 between 2000 and 2004, according to her mother. After working for the campaign, the senator’s wife would come under scrutiny for expenditures at Burlington College, where she was hired as president in 2004. While she led the school, it paid six-figure sums to her daughter and the son of a family friend. Burlington College offered its students a study abroad program in the Caribbean, according to tax filings. It reported spending about $47,000 on that program in the tax year beginning in mid-2008.
Around that time, the son of Jonathan Leopold, a Burlington College board member, purchased a small resort in the Bahamas called Andro’s Beach Club and an accompanying hotel, Nathan’s Lodge. Leopold served with Sanders in the Burlington city government—as mayor, Sanders appointed Leopold city treasurer—before becoming embroiled in scandal involving millions of dollars in payments to a Burlington telecommunications company.
Forget prostitution, government work is the world’s oldest hustle. Except at least whores aren’t taking public donation money. Just saying.
So Bernie Sanders, a politician, is a disingenuous liar. That’s hardly new. But he’s built his entire reputation around the idea of “I’m the senator for the people, I represent the poor. Also, I hate capitalism and all its mean greed.” But off teleprompter, behind closed doors, he’s shelling out campaign money (donations from people who work in the private sector Sanders hates so much) to his family. Those greedy bastards.
His campaign coffers may not be as cavernous as the Clinton Family Foundation, but it operates similarly. Here, give us money so we can build a better world. By better world, what we mean is we’re going to pay ourselves fat stacks then tell you capitalism is for suckers. Get it?
Oh we got it. Sadly the Sanders Sycophants (their unofficial cheerleading name) won’t. It gives me nightmares.
Speaking of scary things, we busted Bernie Sanders’ lofty promises with super scary weapons (math).