Oh, Snap! Bernie drops a truthbomb!
A good rule of thumb is that a joke is more effective when it contains some truth, but not too much truth, because then it stops being funny.
Bernie Sanders can be forgiven, because he's not a professional comedian.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is taking heat for a joke he made during an interview with comedian Sarah Silverman.
During an episode of her Hulu show, "I Love You, America," Silverman met with the 77-year-old Vermont independent she calls "the voice of the Millennial generation" in his Senate office in Washington.
Later, Sanders continued: "And we can't even use dirty words. This is the United States Senate. We just starve little children. We go bomb houses and buses of children. And we give tax breaks to billionaires, but we don't use dirty words."
Oh, sh*t! Actual, unfiltered truth.
Donchaknow that some people's heads will explode on hearing that.
A Fox News panel on "America's Newsroom" weighed in on what an anchor characterized as Sanders "slamming America."
"You know, he was kind of joking here but it shows also what he thinks," said Chris Bedford, editor in chief of conservative site The Daily Caller. Bedford inferred that Sanders' crack was a reference to an incident in Yemen last month in which a coalition led by American ally Saudi Arabia bombed a bus, killing about 40 children.
Here's a clue Chris Bedford and Fox News: The fact that you immediately knew what Bernie was talking about proves that it also happens to be 100% accurate.
Bedford said that situation in Yemen was "serious" and that the conflict there shows "how just and how careful the United States is when we conduct any kind of operations."
Washington Post reporter Philip Bump said while Sanders was clearly joking, he has become the "voice of the fast left" and cautioned that "those sorts of jokes are going to land a lot differently now than they would have three years ago simply by virtue of his heightened position."
"Joking or not, it's these kinds of statements that I think are damaging to the Democratic Party and people point to and say, 'This is why we don't believe the Democrats are supportive of America," said Capri Cafaro, a former Democratic member of the Ohio Senate. "It's an easy soundbite to point to."
Concern trolling from corporate Dems. Anyone who feels that way, including Silverman, wasn't going to support Bernie anyway, because they are in denial of the truth of our foreign policy.
And speaking of corporate Dems, they've had a problem with Bernie Truth for a while.
Case in point: His recent Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act, also known as Stop BEZOS. The bill, which Sanders introduced with Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) earlier this month, would require companies with more than 500 employees whose workers still need to access benefits like Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to pay the government back, dollar for dollar.
More surprisingly, many mainstream and left-leaning Democrats — both establishment figures and media pundits alike — derided it too, accusing Sanders of denigrating the government social safety net and promoting a policy that would make corporations less likely to support such programs and employ people who needed access to them. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning think tank, quickly published a paper tearing the proposal apart.
“That’s inside-the-Beltway push back, I would argue,” Sanders said. “My political gut tells me what we are proposing is wildly popular.”
Bernie's political gut, unlike so-called "mainstream and left-leaning Democrats", is 100% correct.
Do you know how I know? By asking employees of Amazon.
More Amazon workers have donated to Bernie Sanders than Barack Obama over the past 14 years — and it could provide a boost for the Democrat's war on the tech company.
Amazon actually responded to Bernie, while it continues to ignore Trump's attacks.
That's because only one of them is speaking the truth and wants to change things.