Bernie Sanders is the best choice to make America great again, because on Friday, May 27, 2016, Sanders was on the HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and made it clear he wants to get back to the societal values from the earlier part of the 20th Century. Sanders intends to move the nation away from the greed that has resulted from the business practices and tactics of a capitalistic economy. The 2016 Presidential nomination campaign process has been a zoo. The Republican candidates were allowed to lie on national television without the slightest amount of remorse. Their rhetoric has led to most of their supporters believing their lies are facts.
MSNBC has stated, supporters of Donald Trump and Sanders feel the democratic process is rigged. However, Sanders defended the process, with a sensible and honest response about how his campaign has been disadvantaged. Unlike Trump, Sanders wants to invest in America’s infrastructure including bridges, roads, energy sources, pipes. Trump continues to talk about cutting the departments of environmental protection, and education and this is why Sanders is the best choice to make America great again. Trump’s desire is to eliminate the two departments of the government that should never be cut.
According to the “Los Angeles Times,” Sanders continues to give the same speech over and over again, regardless of where he is in the nation. This is unique, because generally, politicians tailor their speech to target their audience specifically. Whereas, Sanders’ message is universal and applies everywhere. Since he continues to give the same speech, he no longer requires note cards or a teleprompter, and this allows him to engage his audience and inspire them as he goes.
A dispiriting aspect of the 2016 Presidential nomination campaign, is the success Trump has achieved through narcissistic bullying, dumbed-down rants, yet hopeful messages with the possibility of positive developments in the future.
At the same time, as the DNC and RNC conventions are about to be underway, in July, Sanders’ message is soberer and policy-driven. Hopefully, this will begin to speak to the educated voting population in the United States. Sanders is trying to create real change, which will be the only way to make America great again.
“Rolling Stone” claims, Trump’s emergence as the conservative candidate has made it clear that it is going to be quite difficult for Hillary Clinton to compete against the biases and discriminatory comments Trump has been able to use without any repercussions for his actions. In reality, Trump has targeted older white men, who still harbor hateful biases toward women and minorities. If Trump has been successful even though he has continually made sexist and racist comments, it is evident a female would not be an ideal opponent as the liberal candidate.
This is why Sanders is the best choice since he is dedicated to fighting for the people, instead of focused on making history like Clinton. However, Clinton is a strong candidate, and it will be great when the first woman is elected.
The issue is not only older white men but other people who never acknowledged their biases because it was considered inappropriate. The reality is, Trump’s antics have made it more socially acceptable for people to vocalize their biases and hateful comments, without any shame or remorse.
However, Sanders has continued to run an honest campaign, and he focuses deeply on the lost values of the United States under capitalism. Unfortunately, Sanders was the only candidate who was willing to discuss the betrayal of this nation through capitalism. The existing system has made public needs profitable exploits including the processes and costs associated with energy sources, prison systems, healthcare, education, and society in general.
Additionally, on Sanders’ most recent visit on the HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher,” he reminded viewers that 50 years ago public tuition for college was free. The fact that this has changed depicts how deep the betrayal has been in this nation. Changing the costs involved in the higher education system was intentional and driven by greed. The average college graduate in the modern world starts their repayment amount with a balance around $100,000. This is a far cry from free public school, which also explains how all of the other aspects of life have also been subject to price gouging, which only hurts the poorest citizens of the richest nation in the world.
Opinion By Kristina Lasher
Edited by Cathy Milne
MSNBC: Bernie Sanders agrees: Democratic process not ‘rigged.’
Los Angeles Times: Bernie Sanders’ sober social activism wins him fans in California
Rolling Stone: Bernie Sanders Fights On: The Rolling Stone Interview
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