In a visit to Detroit on Sunday, where Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib endorsed his presidential candidacy, Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders talked to reporters in front of some empty store shelves.
A 1928 campaign slogan connected with Herbert Hoover was ‘a chicken in every pot‘ meaning his presidency would restore prosperity to America. On Sunday, Socialist 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders gave a speech touting the virtues of what his Socialist presidency could do for America in front of empty store shelves, instantly conjuring up visions of breadlines and toilet paper shortages from the Soviet Union and more recently in Venezuela. What was Sanders actual speech about? Who cares? All anyone will remember is that image of the Socialist candidate standing in front of empty store shelves and asking for votes.
In the short histories of both Communism and Socialism, both utter failures as economic or governmental models, the images people associate with them are always ones of shortage, want, lack and deprivation. Communism and Socialism both promise a ‘utopian experience’ but not only do they not deliver on that promise, the enslave the people as a result. Bernie Sanders standing in front of empty store shelves may have been terrible optics for his campaign, but for the viewer it was an excellent illustration of what America would get with a Bernie Sanders administration.
Bernie Sanders Pitches Presidential Candidacy In Front Of Empty Store Shelves
FROM THE DAILY CALLER: Bernie Sanders was at the Brightmoor Food Pantry in Detroit to demonstrate that the store is out of the bottled water that some residents are forced to buy because the city has shut off their water services for not paying the bill, the Detroit Free Press reported Sunday.
“Here in this campaign, we hear the word socialism a lot. Well, what this is a perfect example of is socialism for billionaires, massive amounts of subsidies and tax breaks,” Sanders said, during his stop at the store. “But for children, there’s not enough money for a decent education and for poor people, there’s not an ability to get clean drinking water.”
The optics of a left-wing candidate having a photo of with imagery that is closely associated with socialist failures from Soviet Russia to Venezuela was not lost on at least one reporter.
Which social media genius decided to film Bernie Sanders –the presidential candidate people accuse of being a socialist — in front of empty grocery shelvespic.twitter.com/hpPRh7irRU
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) October 28, 2019
In Venezuela, the government has used food shortages to justify conscripting citizens as peasant farmers and controlling what bakeries can produce. More than 50 countries urged the socialist country to request international aid due to the scarcity of food and medicine — that has led to starvation and disease in the once prosperous South American state. In a futile attempt to remedy the situation, the government even ordered the military to control and distribute the food supply.
At his visit to the empty shelves in Detroit, Sanders took the opportunity to criticize one aspect of last weekend’s daring al-Baghdadi raid, with the senator saying, “That mission was accomplished by information supplied by the Kurds and as we know President Donald Trump has turned his back and betrayed the Kurds — something I think will have a negative impact only in that region of the world but in terms of our relationship to our allies.”
Bernie Sanders recently declared that Democrats who want real change should support him because left-leaning Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren still calls herself a capitalist while Sanders said, “I’m not.” READ MORE
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